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Everything posted by Yung1

  1. Green understands process. He also understands how to hold the confidence and respect of a locker room. He's honest when he thinks the team hasn't played well. He's also honest when he thinks they have played well but haven't gotten the results. I respect that and I think the team does too. If there's one thing this team has in spades this year, it's buy-in, and that's a big reason why. "emotion, some passion, and outrage" doesn't work. Think back to the disaster of a season under John Tortorella. Green is handling this with perfection.
  2. True that they were old by the time they left, but I'd argue their declined coincided with the decline of our team. Bieksa with a 40 point shut down defenseman with snarl. Extremely hard to find. Hamhuis was one of the best defensive defensmen in the league. We had the lowest GAA in the league with them as our shut down pairing. They were huge. I would argue we still haven't replaced them, and that they were far superior to our current shut down pairing of Myers and Edler, who are the best performing shut down pairing we've had since 2012.
  3. I would. were they replaced when they left?
  4. Daniel Hank Burrows Raymond Kesler Samuelsson Torres Malholtra Hansen Higgins Lapierre Tambellni Hamhuis Bieska Edler Ehroff Salo Tanev/ Alberts/ Ballard Luongo Schneider Coach AV This year we have a much better bottom 6 than that team. Top 6 is almost there, but hard to give them an edge when you tak 40 goal Kes into account. 2011 defense much deeper but our defense this year is solid.
  5. I feel like you just want to be the guy who gets to say he came up with the name, lol. It's lotto line. The opinions have been stated. The conversation was over before it started. With that said...
  6. Marky seems like a good team guy. I don't think his teammates would feel a type of way about him smashing his stick upon losing the game. I think genuinely think Marky loves his teammates (watch how his face lights up in the preseason locker room video when Bo's named captain), absolutely hates losing. I want that in a goalie. He's highly competitive.
  7. To simply say he was a back up and leave it at that does not even come close to telling the full story. I agree with you that it was a solid trade, though.
  8. He was a 1B (arguably a 1A) in tandem with Luo when he was traded. Definitely not a backup. With that said, an elite goalie is generally regarded less valuable than an elite skater in trades. Markstrom was the #1 ranked goalie prospect before he went pro, but his stock had fallen quite a bit by the time we traded for him.
  9. I think it's a product of player agents realizing the Dubas has very little negotiating skill.
  10. What a way to pay homage. Even got Burrows on there. Classy mask.
  11. Can anyone recommend the best place to buy cheap single tickets last minute? Been a while since I've been to a game. Decided I'm going tomorrow.
  12. When healthy, that's almost an entire lineup of viable NHL callups, save for Juolevi, only due to playing catch-up after a major injury. Maybe not Lind or Jasek either but those are solid players. Idk much about Camper but he's gotta be decent if he's centering their top line. Impressive.
  13. I agree with this. This game will be a test of focus for the squad. This team seems to have a great mindset though. Hopefully we get the W.
  14. The fact that he's sneaking up on burr with a similar number of games played goes to show how great a defenseman Edler has been for us. He had a few rocky years there after major back surgery, but man has he ever been good outside of those few years.
  15. exactly this. way too stagnant. blues pp had way more movement and got far better chances.
  16. Actually you were just explaining the whole thing really incorrectly. Sorry, don't mean to come off rude. But you were.
  17. it's not back-diving that's illegal. It's super long contracts that allow for back-diving to make a significant impact on cap hit that are illegal. Nothing says you can't give a player $10mil in his first year and $1mil in his last of the contract. You just can't sign a player to a contract more than 7 years long, or 8 years if they're your own free agent. We benefited from luongo's contract as much as we did because it was 12 years long.
  18. petey will be in the same tier as those guys in a his prime, it's just gonna take him longer to get there. his intelligence, shot, hands, and compete are generational but his body is quite behind and it does hurt him. hes going to really take off at 23-25 imo.
  19. half those goalies were backups but you're not wrong
  20. Virt looking good in a few shifts with Horvat and Pearson
  21. Benn put him in a full headlock and guys were giving him good shots before the scrum was broken up. I liked the response personally.