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About Ray_Cathode

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  1. Just more blindness than we typically see here. New business for the league, selling short cuts to Stanley directly rather than creating a structure where it has to earned. Perfect for billionairs unwilling to earn it, not when you can buy it. Much like billionairs running to the cities to have the taxpayer build their rinks for them. Feeding the generation of the entitled.
  2. They paid their players just like every other team in the league, they didn’t buy the cup from the league. Sports depends on the premise of fairness, and without that integrity the sport means nothing, it devolves into nothing but a business, no different than professional wrestling.
  3. Thank you for making my point, after 75 years of failure and more money than anyone else in the league, they finally won one cup - the old fashioned way... they earned it.
  4. No, they still had to build teams like all the rest, the Rangers, for instance, the richest team in hockey, weren’t able to buy a cup in all those years. If Vegas wins the Stanley, Bettman will have sold it to them and it won’t be worth a damn thing.
  5. Special, read all about it! Stanley Cup for sale, Stanley Cup for sale, get your Cup here! Get out your cheque book, no fuss, no muss, no years of building and struggle, just write a cheque!
  6. Jonathan Dahlén | C/LW

    This guy has amazing balance, which he achieves through changes in the angles of skates, then uses his legs to step past the defenders. I don’t see many people doing this, even in the NHL. He took on two defenders getting to the net - straight through the middle of the offensive zone... and stayed on his feet, still making plays on the puck - now this is a guy you want to follow to the net. Now, can he do this in the NHL?
  7. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    Cuz Lucic has brought so many cups to Oddmonton.
  8. Jonathan Dahlén | C/LW

    Many on CDC ARE real Canuck fans who want to see that we have realistic expectations for our prospects and players. I have seen this group all too often turn on guys when they don't live up to the fan boys expectations. If our prospects and players exceed our realistic hopes, then that will be a wonderful thing to celebrate, but I hate to see people on CDC dumping on our prospects because they don't live up to unrealistic expectations. I'd much rather be pleased when a player does better than we hope than disappointed because he can never live up to unrealistic expectations, and even though he becomes a useful player, he just ends up being a whipping boy because he disappointed someone's daydream about him. For the first time in years, I like the prospect pool management has built - lets not ruin it with overblown expectations leading to disappointment, leading to sniping at these young guys.
  9. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    +"...largely, it seems, due to his wife being homesick". I believe this may be a false assumption and a damning one at that - seems I read on this thread earlier that they went home so that his wife could finish her education - which apparently now has been done. If you are going to be an NHLer where you are away from home a lot, you'd better have a happy wife. Nothing can ruin a player faster than a disintigrating relationship on the home front. When it comes to commitment, the best place to see it is on the ice. There was nothing shy about Tryamkin's commitment on the ice - he stood up for his teammates, answered the bell, made a lot of very impressive contact on the opponents' forwards, cleared the front of the net, moved the puck up ice both with the pass and his feet.
  10. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    He doesn’t, he needs to be on the ice at the same time as the other team’s best player. You do not protect your best player by fighting his attacker, you fight it by attacking the other team’s best player - mutually assured destruction, the principle of deterrence.
  11. Brock Boeser | #6 | RW

    Not many players backed off the defense at their own blue line like Bure. He also put the fear of God in pinching defensemen... just in case he chipped past them, or left the zone early on a turnover - the other team had to surrender the Canucks' blue line a lot when Bure was on the ice, and possession was in doubt.
  12. Ashton Sautner | #59 | D

    Not really, Sautner is very sound defensively, not much offense. McEneny is very good offensively, good defensively, and has more size. Very unfortunate injury for McEneny this year, he was off to a great start - first PP unit and first PK unit. Sautner has steadily improved ever since he came to the Comets - his +/- is no accident - Wiercioch -5, Holm and Brisebois -6, Sautner +9... and Sautner had the more difficult defensive assignments.
  13. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    I can see this happening... IF he is matched with one of our young centers, and if that young center has a great start to his career.
  14. Petrus Palmu | RW/LW

    According to Elite Prospects, Palau is 179 lbs. - that makes a big difference when you are 5’7”. He’s like a scaled down version of Horvat physically.
  15. Matt Brassard | D

    Good response, but the proof, they say, is in the high test.