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About gregthehockeynut

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  1. Tim Schaller | #59 | C

    Brock Boeser Slap Shot Goal After Dirty Crosscheck by Lewis (Jan. 23, 2018) (SNP) - YouTube This should never happen to your star players. Spot shift Schaller in the top six occasionally at even strength and Dbags like this guy will think twice before dirty hits.
  2. [Signing] Maple Leafs sign John Tavares

    Those young Leaf forwards looked like deer in the headlights for a lot of that Boston series. Tavares is a good fit to get them past the first round but they need a top pair shut down D a lot more so maybe their dealing is not done yet.
  3. [Signing] Canucks sign F Tim Schaller [2 year x $1.9M AAV]

    Baertchi Horvat Boeser Virtanen Sutter Petterssen Roussel Beagle Eriksson Schaller Gaunce Granlund black aces: Gagner,Leipsic,Goldobin JB clearly wants push back especially at center during even strength and PK. Our PP could run with 1 D and 4 forwards as the young skilled smaller players filter onto the roster with injuries opening spots.
  4. [Signing] Canucks sign F Jay Beagle [4 year x $3M AAV]

    Canucks really needed some size to compliment their current and incoming smaller skill players. I love this signing!!! Jay Beagle spins and scores on backhand 12/28/10 - YouTube A bit of hands too!
  5. [Signing] Maple Leafs sign John Tavares

    TSN is forcasting Leafs line combos with Tavaraves as #2 center...after his showing in the playoffs Matthews is still clearly a100ft player and will benefit from #2 matchups.
  6. [Signing] Maple Leafs sign John Tavares

    Let the hyperbole begin!!!
  7. [Signing] Canadiens sign Michael Chaput

    Chaput struck me as a late bloomer who had trouble getting past the holy sh!t factor young players have when they are on the the ice against their childhood heroes. He is just fine for a fourth line role as he settles down with age. Good guy, dunno if he sticks but I wish him well.
  8. [Signing] Capitals sign Nic Dowd

    Dowd can do the PK and checking role so for a cap strapped team he is reasonable value. He is smaller, can't fight and not as good on face offs but still a character guy when he can stay healthy.
  9. Habs need size and grit so Armia makes sense in the deal but trading a D prospect when they need to upgrade their defence is puzzling. Maybe the Habs will shock the world and move Carey Price...
  10. The Western conference has a lot of huge centers (Kopitar etc) that would offer very tough match ups for Petterssen. I think he should start at wing for even strength match ups and work the half boards setup PP role that Henrik vacated. Depending on team and line match ups Elias can get sheltered even strength minutes and grow into the full time center role at the NHL level.
  11. Dowd had trouble staying healthy last year...size matters in the bottom six roles. Gaunce (217lbs) Beagle (218lbs) Virtanen (225lbs) would make a formidable shutdown line with a bit of offence. Henrik's PP role hopefully is filled by Petterssen and his even strength minutes can easily be split among Sutter/Beagle/Horvat/Granlund/Gaudette/Gagne
  12. Recent draft history: Burke, Nonis, Gillis and Benning eras

    I think the comparison should be weighted by importance of position just to add a fun wrinkle to the puzzle of drafting. Dominant centers :1st top pair D :2nd goalies 3rd the forwards last. The order of the top 3 positions importance is entirely debatable but scoring wingers without elite 1/2/3 ain't worth a hill of beans. So I give Burke the edge with Henrik and Kessler in his regime.
  13. [Rumour] Oilers actively shopping Milan Lucic

    Benning could make an outrageously high offer to Reaves on a 2 or 3 year deal and costs no assets. Any Lucic deal would have to be hugely lopsided in our favor to be worthwhile, it's not happening here even if he really is being shopped.
  14. Brian Boyle to Mikhail Sergachev "Im going to f*%^ng kill you"

    The MMA press conferences embrace this kind of smack talk and use it to sell tickets! NHL interviews etc. are way WAY too vanilla. Let's get some heated smack talk into the mix to fire up this contact sport before it gets homogenized into basketball on ice.
  15. I thought Kesler was almost done when he was still a Canuck. All those surgeries and his style of play my expectation was 2-3yrs with the Ducks then all the hard mileage would catch up with him. They look like a team that got old all of a sudden (see Canucks roster about 2013}. Also they seem slow to adapt to the move away from dirty interference hockey, aka "heavy" to the new speed model. I guess you need a bit of everything on the roster now but leaning towards speed and goodbye to the tough guy specialists. I wonder if Maroon and Reaves are going to have trouble finding a team this summer...