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  1. The difference is that Paulie is playing the game. Andy sat there doing nothing. His social game wasn't what won him the game, it's just that everyone else was hated by the jury, allowing him to win. He won the same way how Ian won over Dan in season 14 ( I think) when Dan was far and away the best player. But I do agree. The other house guests are brutal.
  2. Don't understand the hate for Paulie. He's literally the only one playing the game right now without a personal issue. Would have loved to have Frank and Paulie to work together but obviously that broke up real quick.
  3. Dubois is by far the best of at 4, and I even have him at 3. The guy is great at every tool and potential to be a #1C or winger in the NHL. After Dubois i would take one of the 3 d. Not high on Tkatchuk at all, see him as a fringe 2nd/3rd liner. Lower than keller on my list. He's more of a support player than a player you build around, somewhat like Dal Colle or Crouse in the last couple years.
  4. Bonino Just started clicking with Kessel. Sbisa and Dorsett are nothing to write home about. A barely #6 D and a 12th forward, both of whom are overpaid. By the way, you think Sutter would get us into the playoffs? You said it earlier, and I'm really hoping you are sarcastic. Karlsson can't even get the Sen's in the playoffs and their roster is better than ours. McCann will be better than Kesler offensively? If that was the case, the guy would have been a top 5 pick. He has a chance to have 3/4 of the production Kes does. And this is coming from one of McCann's biggest fans. Kesler's offensive tools are inflated? The guy is carrying the ducks. Not Getz, or Perry, it's Kesler. He will win their MVP this year. Who is a person you compare Sutter to in the NHL, I'm curious on how much better our 27 year old 3rd liner will get, while Sbisa turns into our Shea Weber, Dorsett starts potting 25 goals, and McCann becomes a Selke winner. Dorsett has almost no skill lol. He's not scaring anybody either. 99% of the time, the team that get's the best player wins the trade, and Anahiem won the trade.
  5. This is why i don't even come to these boards anymore. The amount of homerism you are showing is saddening. Clendening was never going to be a top 4 PP QB LOL. At best, wewere hoping for a #5-6 that could man the point on the 2nd unit. Anything more would have been an absolute bonus. He was traded for a 5th rounder to us. He couldn't crack our pathetic defense, along with the Pen's pathetic defence, and then the oilers Pathetic defence. You can't say Sutter is a 20 goal, 40 point player after having 1 season of 20 goals, and never reaching 40 points. Kesler is an elite 2 way player, and is among the top 5 elite 2 way players with Bergeron, Kopitar, Toews, and Datsyuk. Sutter got awarded a contract for having one overachieving season that wasn't even with us. You want to know who got a similar contract? Cody Hodgson. Another one? Micheal Grabner. Sutter should have been given a 1-2 year extention worth 3-3.5mil/year to see what he could provide. The chances of a 27 year old Brandon Sutter showing he has more offense is slim to none, when all he has shown is that he's a defensive center with very low offensive hockey IQ and a good shot. By Sutter's age, Kesler was already a Selke nominee and winner, while having multiple 20+ goal seasons and a 40+ goal season under his belt. He was already an NHL allstar. I love McCann, and who is the player we are hoping he turns out to be? Oh yea, like Ryan Kesler. The same player he models his game after. What are the chances of him becoming that? Pretty slim. He probably tops out as a 25+25 player if most goes right, with the outside chance of becoming elite. McCann is better for us, since we are rebuilding. Sutter is basically here to ease Horvat into the shutdown role, and that's it. If you don't think we would be higher in the standings right now with Kesler rather than McCann and Sutter, then you can keep living in your dream world. Kesler is carrying the ducks on their surge into the playoffs, something Sutter will never do, hence to why he is not a foundational player and isn't a player you build around. He's a supporting piece on a team, not a core player. On mobile so I apologize for spelling errors.
  6. Buddy, without evening using facts. If teams thought Sutter was capable of creating 20 goals and 40 points on his own, he would return a hell of a lot more than Nick Bonino + scrubs. Kesler is a guy you can build with, a real foundational player. Sutter is a last add on a condtending team, like Malhotra was for us in 2011. I don't think you believe he was that good, do you?
  7. 20 goals are nice, but he's done it once while playing the easiest minutes on the Pens. Let's be real here, he probably versed the other teams 3rd pairings as Malkin and Crosby had the top 4's against them, while Sutter would easily feed off those lines. He has a very good shot though, just little to no hockey sense in the offensive zone to become a reliable and consistant top 6 player. Good defensive guy with a great release. I like Sutter, but he's just overpaid buy at least 1mil and many, many years on his deal.
  8. Kesler is a top 20-30 center in the league, Sutter is a 3rd liner getting paid like a second liner, who had many of his goals playing with the Sedin's this season, in which his pace was going to go down anyways. EDIT: I just also misread your quote and missed the 3/4 part. Possibly true.
  9. I love all these butthurt fans. He EARNED his no trade clause. He was our most important all around player for a decade, and gave 200% every shift. He doesn't want to stick through a rebuild because he's pushing 30 with a mindset on winning a cup (HIS LIFE GOAL), with a fragile body from the way he plays and knows he most likely won't have much in the tank till his down swing starts. Yet all he get's are thousands of pissy fans that turn on him the moment he does something for himself. There was almost no way the Canucks were going to make a playoff impact while he's still playing for us, so he wants to go to a contender. Now how many teams can take a 5mil/year contract with term left? One up and coming with many ELC's, which definitely doesn't sound like many, and the only reason Anaheim even worked is because they had many young cheap players coming up, while getting our idiot GM to take on Sbisa. Hope he wins the Selke this year, it's between him and Bergeron, who is also having a fantastic season. If Ovi and the caps don't win the cup, I'm hoping the Ducks do.
  10. Hart Winner- Alex Ovechkin- Simple fact that Washington is a bottom 5 team without Ovi. He was by far the best skater in the NHL this season, and stole games every time down the line. Runner up- Carey Price- I see Montreal as a playoff team even if they replace Price with the average NHL goaltender. Will they be as good? Not at all, but none the less, they would still be a playoff team. Price was better than the other NHL goaltenders this season, but that gap is smaller than Ovy and the 2nd best skater in the NHL. Finalist #2- John Tavares- Took his offence to another level this year, with over a PPG in the regular season and leading the Islanders to their best season in years. HM: Jamie Benn, Mark Giordano, Rick Nash, Andrew Hammond Calder W- Mark Stone- Became the most important piece on the Senators after Maclean was fired along with Hammond. Offence was just as good as the other top candidates (Gaudreau, Forsberg), but he has the all around game to go along with it. Will be a real good player for the sens in the future. Runner Up- Johnny Gaudreau- I had huge doubts about Johnny hockey buy he's proved me wrong. Electrifying player that tore up the NHL in his rookie season, and was the biggest offensive catalyst among all NHL rookies this season. Could be a 1B for the Calder IMO. Finalist #2- John Klingberg- Honestly, he's the most underrated rookie this season. Anyone having Ekblad as a finalist should be replaced by this guy, even though people are going to go with Ekblad because of age (even though they shouldn't, it should go to the better rookie season). Played the tough minutes in Dallas and emerged as their number one defenseman. Deserves way more recognition than he gets. HM: Filip Forsberg, Aaron Ekblad, Mike Hoffman, Kevin Hayes Vezina Carey Price- Landslide here. Runner Up- Devan Dubnyk- Minnesota loves you Devan, you'll be getting a fat check soon. Finalist #2- Brayden Holtby- A solid season from Holtby this year. He emerged back to form after a disastrous season last year and became the second most important person in Washington. His consistency this season gets him the finalist votes. HM: Pekka Rinne, Steve Mason, Cory Schneider Norris Winner- Shea Weber- So this may be a bit of a homer vote as Shea is my favourite defense man in the NHL, but the guy is the heart and soul of Nashville. He is excellent at every part of the game, and is the defender you would least want to play against (Just read Kevin Shattenkirk's story in The Players Tribune). Hes deserved it each one of the past 4 years, and is the most consistent and reliable defender in the NHL today. Runner Up- Erik Karlsson- Helped lead Ottawa to the playoffs after a late season surge by the Captain. Was the best defense man in the last 25 games or so in the NHL. I think weak first half of the season should hurt his votes a little bit, but knowing the NHL voters, he's the most likely candidate for win (They see the offense and vote right after). Finalist- PK Subban- He developed an all-around game this season. The offense speaks for its self, but its his shutdown ability this year that has caught my attention. The most entertaining defense man in the NHL today. HM: Mark Giordano, Roman Josi, Oliver Ekman-Larsson Drew Doughty Ted Lindsay Winner- Alex Ovechkin- Absolutely dominant season from him. Runner Up- Carey Price- Another outstanding season here, just a little bit less than Ovy's is though. Finalist #2-Andrew Hammond- His season was pretty damn outstanding, I think we can all agree on that here. HM: Jamie Benn, Jakub Voracek, Erik Karlsson, Roman Josi, John Tavares Selke This trophy has turned out to be a joke lately, but I'll go with who I think will win. Should be renamed to The Reputation Trophy. Winner-Patrice Bergeron (Should be Sean Couturier here) Runner Up- Johnathon Toews (Should be Ondrej Palat here) Finalist #2-Anze Kopitar (Should be Patrice Bergeron here) HM: David Backes, Ryan Kesler, Tyler Johnson, Sean Monahan Jack Adams Winner-Bob Hartley-First time ever I'm using this, but AINEC. Runner Up- Peter Laviolette- Even with the shaky ending, he still had an excellent campaign. Finalist #2- Willie Desjardins- Excellent campaign as a rookie coach, leading the Canucks back to the playoffs after a forgettable season last year. HM: Mike Yeo, AV, Barry Trotz As you can see, I got very lazy in the last few awards.
  11. I honestly enjoyed it, but that may have been because I was with my cousins and we were all cracking jokes too. I'd rate it a 7/10.
  12. Well, I was at the game and was hoping for it being a good one being my parents 20th anniversary, and I was wrong. The good: Edler- Probably the only dman I felt comfortable with tonight. Almost 30min in TOI, solid game. Lack- Let in the softy but really kept us in it, especially in that ugly 2nd period. Vey and Hansen- Both were our best players tonight apart from lack. Played well along the boards and had plenty of chances. I found myself screaming again at the chances Hansen missed though. The Bad Sedin's- Their passing was off, Henrik has a wide open net off a rebound and elects to pass instead Looking brutal again, and I'll go as far to say that Vrbata is the one that's been carrying our second line for the past 10 games or so. Sbisa, Weber- Turnover after turnover. Bieksa- All in all, We really need an upgrade on D, and another top 6 winger. Someone that shoots. And I am really jealous of Seguin and Benn. Even though they had no points, they were so exciting to watch. So fast on the rush, yet so strong along the boards and in the zone. Reminds me of Nazzy and Bert.
  13. I want next games forward group like this if both Sestito and Bieksa are out like this. Sedin-Sedin-Vrbata Higgins-Bonino-Kassian Richardson-Horvat-Hansen Mathias-Vey-Dorsett But am expecting the following. Sedin-Sedin-Vrbata Higgins-Bonino-Hansen Mathias-Richardson-Kassian Vey-Horvat-Dorsett Just don't like Hansen in the top 6, I think I've made that pretty clear.
  14. Doesn't mean he should have that spot over Kassian, Vey, or even a call up from Utica for the 3 games. He should be on the 3rd line, ideally the 4th line for depth. He basically made his line invisible today.
  15. Please, just get rid of Hansen for anything because I think we're all sick of seeing him tried in the top 6 over and over again.