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  1. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Still going on about size Alf? Is there something we should know? The fact someone created this without concern for size, and how commonly it's used, should tell you of how little importance it is. Speed is the new size.
  2. [Proposal] Trading For 1rst Round Picks

    My $1,000 vs $1,000,000 comment wasn't regarding Montreal or Ottawa; it was in regards to your who would you rather have question. Asking if you'd rather have Baertschi vs Svechnikov is like asking if you'd rather have a Porsche or Hyundai. Neither yourself or I said trading OJ would be giving up on him. I was referring to the comment you made that we need to load up on draft picks but then also state we could trade OJ or Virtanen. Doesn't that kind of contradict what you're saying? On one hand we need to stockpile draft picks but then you're advocating trading those draft picks a couple years later? Or maybe I misread what you wrote and you're suggesting specifically stockpiling TOP draft picks? In which case it could make sense to trade guys like Juolevi and Virtanen for top picks specifically. I'd still prefer not to trade either. I'm a fan of both players but I'm not sure Juolevi's stock is at an all time high and definitely not Virtanens so I'm not sure we'd be selling high on either.
  3. [Proposal] Trading For 1rst Round Picks

    That's like asking if you'd rather have $1,000 or $1,000,000. But you're also suggesting they trade Virtanen and/or OJ... isn't it counter-productive to load up on draft picks if you're going to trade the player a year or two later?
  4. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    They were saying the same thing on an NHL broadcast I watched. I've said it as well, speed is the new size.
  5. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    I get what you're saying; however, is there a Canadian factor for what Drouin and Turris did to the Coyotes and Lightning respectively? It may happen more with Russians but it goes both ways. That being said I still don't think this applies to Svech. He's commited to North American hockey.
  6. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    I'm hoping he either takes Svech at number 2 or trades down and takes Hughes +. Please no Bouchard unless Dahlin, Boqvist, Hughes, Dobson are gone. There's no Russian factor with Svechnikov. He and his entire family moved here and he's playing in the OHL
  7. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    Can anyone clear something up for me? I've seen Pettersson listed as C/RW but have also read he has played on the LW. Is he more C/RW or C/LW?
  8. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    The only thing I'd add is that Vegas targeted fast players. Also, they scouted extremely well. They were able to identify players the same way JB and staff were able to identify Pettersson, Gaudette, Lind, Boeser etc. A guy like Karlsson was probably too far down the depth chart to really show what he was capable of and/or he is just having a break out year.
  9. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Respect your opinion regarding the gap not being as big as some make it out to be. As for the OHL vs QMJHL, the OHL isn't a "tougher league" but it is widely accepted to be a harder/tougher league to score in. If I remember correctly it goes OHL>WHL>QMJHL in terms of difficulty to score.
  10. Playoff Hockey : Still a street fight. CANUCKS ARE YOU WATCHING ?

    Not to mention Malkin, Crosby, Kessel, Letang etc aren't physically intimidating either and have the last 2 cups.
  11. Alexis Lafreniere 2020 Draft

    Lafreniere in 2 years, Hughes in 1. I know a lot of people will hate me saying this but I hope we're bad enough to at least have a shot at Hughes next year.
  12. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Best of luck with everything.
  13. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    And was it people like you who thought Virtanen was ready for the NHL? It is easy to cherry pick one player, Boeser or Virtanen, but it's hard for any of us to predict when a player is ready. None of the experts had Boeser putting up the numbers he did in his first full year.
  14. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Are you really that delusional that you think you can get banned for giving an opinion? Your post above is bordering on offensive and it makes it pretty obvious why you were banned in the first place. Also, can you please break up your paragraphs and use commas and sentences properly and spell check? Your posts are very difficult to read.
  15. 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    According to who? Svechnikov IS the clear cut number 2. And what if Svech had Stamkos level potential? If the scouts have Svech ahead of Zadina then they clearly see his potential being higher.