Horvat is a Boss

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  1. Lose to the Wild so Brackett drafts as late as possible. That'll show him! /Sarcasm
  2. 12.5% odds are ridiculously high and more than any team in the Play-In tournament deserves. If we win the series and the Wild win the lottery, it'll be tough to swallow. If we lose and the Wild win a round or two, it'll be a tough pill to swallow. I'll choose to look at it as a win-win.
  3. I thought it was Baertschi - Jasek - Goldobin? Comets were deep up front this year.
  4. Lind's numbers went up significantly in part because he was playing with Boucher right? We'll see what he can do next year as the go-to guy. That should be a great test for him.
  5. If I was looking to trade Podkolzin it would be for prospect of RHD prospect of equivalent caliber. I was talking with some Islanders fans about Podkolzin for Dobson straight up and the value was close, but its tough to pry a young RHD on an ELC. They're probably the only team that meets the conditions necessary for a move like that: 1) They have a RHD prospect we could use (Dobson) 2) They have an excess of current and future RHD 3) They have a need for wingers. The Rangers might fit the bill as well but I don't think their RHD prospect (Lundkvist) fits our needs as well as Dobson. I think there was a poster on here who suggested this deal a while back as well. I was also talking to some Detroit fans about dumping Eriksson's contract and we actually agreed on a deal: Eriksson + DiPietro + 2nd 2021 for a 6th 2021. They originally wanted Demko but I offered DiPietro instead. The Red Wings still need a goalie for the future and they have cap space to spare since they won't be competing soon. Keeping Demko allows the Canucks to not have to worry about our suddenly barren goalie pipeline as he's young enough to be around for the long haul.
  6. How does Edler need to be added? He holds a bunch of franchise records for defense men already. Nominating Edler. Voted Daniel.
  7. Karlsson's season has been the tale of two teams. His first team, Karlskrona, was somewhat challenged offensively. Their leading scorer has 37 points in 52 games (0.71 PPG) and Karlsson in his time there before the trade had 22 points in 36 games (0.61 PPG). Karlsson's new team however has some more offensive firepower and his offense has taken off as a result. Karlskoga, his new team, has the 6th and 7th leading scorers in the league at just over 1PPG each. Karlsson has put up 18 points in 12 games (1.5 PPG) on this team. If Karlsson does stay in Sweden for another year, hopefully he can continue this kind of offensive output.
  8. Paryako couldn't replace all of Pietrangelo's offense, but he's capable of playing those minutes. You don't think Paryako's point totals would jump playing on the first unit powerplay? I agree that no team would let their #1 defenseman (and captain) walk, but every decision has to be made with the cap implications in mind especially now that we could actually see a cap reduction next year.
  9. Much more likely that they let the older, more expensive player walk rather than move their younger, cost controlled asset who could effectively replace him. I get that he's their captain, but tough decisions have to be made.
  10. The Rangers signed Miller out of the NCAA yesterday, so signings are still allowed. Of course the new signed players aren't really going to play anywhere, but they get their money.
  11. Wow, this could severely impact a lot of teams including us.
  12. Newhook has had an incredible 2nd half of the season in the NCAA. Sakic took the two west coast boys while in Vancouver.
  13. Ovechkin will bump up other player's totals, but not to the same degree as Crosby. Ovechkin has played with prime playmakers (Backstrom/Kuznetsov) for a reason. Crosby has played with relative plugs (Kunitz/Dupuis) for far longer and much more consistently. As a lesser example, Boeser's scoring dried up when he moved down to the 3rd line. Virtanen's scoring jumped up after playing with Pettersson.
  14. I see a lot of young players as potentially good fits with Pettersson. That shows how elite Pettersson's hockey sense is; we can throw virtually anyone with him and expect them to become offensive forces. One of the true traits of a great player is the ability to make other players around him better. It's one of the reasons I favour Crosby over Ovechkin in that particular debate.
  15. I feel bad for @SilentSam. He was counting down the days like a kid counting down until Christmas morning, but there was no Tryamkin under his tree
  16. Podkolzin could play with Horvat, especially since Pearson hits UFA that year.
  17. I'd rather pick 1st overall than 4th and 5th. You telling me you'd pass this up? Miller - Pettersson - Boeser Lafreniere - Horvat - Podkolzin Put some duct tape on our defense, re-sign Markstrom and we're good to go
  18. Rafferty with the dangles in tight to win it in OT.
  19. MacEwan is definitely on the path to proving me wrong as I thought he'd be a career AHLer (our Grenier replacement). He brings speed, physicality and most importantly that fire to the lineup. As Benning said, he should be a regular by next year. I really hope that he can be groomed as our Beagle replacement. He needs to work on his defensive awareness and face offs to get to that point.
  20. I don't have a subscription to the Athletic so I can't read it. Can you summarize the main points of the article?
  21. Podkolzin had 1 assist and 2 SOG. He's at 3 points (1G, 2A) in 3 Playoff games.
  22. He has been great since getting more ice time. Good on Podkolzin for making the most of his opportunity. The Playoff experience will be good for him as well.