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  1. You'll have to challenge me for being the most anti-benning fan here! However, I can admit I liked his draft this year because I didn't have a clear favourite I liked in the 5 spot, unlike past years. Liked that he took a chance on a skilled euro over the bigger cdn guy and isn't afraid this time unlike the virtanen draft. I like our 2nd round picks and loved the palmu pick because I always root for the small guys, so hope he succeeds! We need as many top prospects as we can get, so I'm on board team tank for at least 2 more years, then I will reassess in 2020 to see how our prospects have developed before deciding if we need to tank more or should be transitioning out of the rebuild.
  2. We had a good draft this year. You want more optimism? Then join #teamtank because next year is supposed to be a better and deeper draft. Another top 5 pick there, plus a high 2nd, etc would just be more optimism for the future!
  3. On the contrary. This year showed us how important it is to tank. It's not just about getting a lottery pick, but also protecting how far you fall. We dropped the max 3 spots, but 5th is still a great pick. Wouldn't have gotten Pettersson if we had a pick in the teens. Finishing 2nd last also gave us 33rd overall allowing us to pick Lind and any other 1st round fallers. I would love another top 5 pick next year, so am fully aboard team tank again!
  4. I'll give benning credit. I liked this draft. I don't know how glass/vilardi will pan out, but I'm glad they're not repeating the nylander/ehlers mistake and aren't afraid with going for the smaller skilled guy this time. Have to give benning a lot of credit for that! Now let's start pettersson on the virtanen diet!
  5. I'm ok will the pick because I didn't have strong feelings about anyone this draft. He might take longer to make it, but has pretty high upside.
  6. Congrats crosby! I feel bad for Carrie Underwood though. I hope fisher doesn't retire.
  7. Wrong thread.
  8. Man, I'm torn this series. I want crosby to get another cup, but also want subban to troll montreal and for fisher to win for carrie underwood. This is probably fisher's last year and a chance at a cup and I want to see underwood in the parade! I'll be happy either way and the main thing this playoffs for me was making sure kesler or ovechkin didn't win! Nashville has played a lot better than I thought they would and would have swept by now if it wasn't for murray stealing the first 2 games and rinne being garbage.
  9. Duh...European skill is the difference!
  10. Well, he's probably going to college for at least 2 years, so has plenty of time to add strength. I have zero concerns about him not being able to do one pull up.
  11. Different sport, but Kevin Durant couldn't do one bench press of 185 at the NBA combine and he turned out to be an MVP. The guy who did the best in the tests didn't end up being drafted.
  12. For the reason you just stated. Looks like a man playing against boys. With big guys it's sometimes hard to tell if they're doing well due to talent or because they're just bigger and more physically mature than most. Once that player gets to the NHL, then that size advantage disappears, so if he relied on being bigger than everyone, he won't be as effective. Some see Rasmussen falling in that category.
  13. Hardly. For every call crosby gets, 10 uncalled penalties are committed against him that goes uncalled. Most abused player I can remember. Read what rutherford said about it for the truth. The perception that the pens and crosby get all the calls is just pure fantasy. This vid just shows how unfair the refs are to crosby in most cases. However, people latch onto that one missed interference call on crosby last night and equate that to crosby getting all the calls, when in reality the ratio is far weighted towards uncalled abuse against him. It's sickening to watch, but players do it because they know the refs won't call it fairly, otherwise the pens would be on the pp all game if the refs did their jobs properly.
  14. Lol, you called sbisa one of our best dmen, so I now know not to take your opinion about subban seriously because your talent evaluation is definitely way off since sbisa is straight up awful! He's a borderline NHL player and I'm Praying vegas is dumb enough to take him off our hands! I agree with this review of him. He'd be a great 7th dman, but should never touch your top 4.