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  1. The public won't know until he's been at least released from Phase II back into Phase I (which I don't believe has happened yet) and they may even keep the Phase I portion private (if possible) until he's cleared to play again. No, he's not back on the ice.
  2. Way too many passing grades for a team currently on pace for 30 wins, 82 points.
  3. 2nd round pick during the season, 3rd round pick during the off-season is the rule.
  4. They stopped updating the CHL and AHL rosters at the same time as the first NHL roster update after the season started because, prior to that, the first update always had all the CHL-to-AHL graduates missing due to licensing issues (could no longer be used under CHL license once CHL rosters were updated, can't use players under AHL license until they are part of the PHPA and sign a waiver form allowing use of name and likeness in media). So, as an example, we would have Zhuke, but we'd be missing Subban, Stewart, Sautner, etc. While their rosters are still garbage, IMO, this is one thing that EA actually did right.
  5. How good was he in scrums, though?
  6. O'Neill had already cleared waivers, increasing his value (to a conditional 7th, which is only marginally better than future considerations aka free).
  7. People seem to forget that Dubnyk was so bad, Nashville waived him and demoted him to the AHL less than 2 months after acquiring him from Edmonton ... while Rinne was on LTIR due to a post-surgery infection in his hip. Trotz and their goaltending coach were very critical of Dubnyk's bad habits, which most inferred as a shot at the Oilers and their goaltending coach. Days after being waived, the Predators ended up dealing him to Montreal at the trade deadline where he ended up, once again, being demoted to the AHL where he backed up Dustin Tokarski in Hamilton. When Price went down in the playoffs, Tokarski ended up taking the reigns with Budaj backing up and Dubnyk watching from home. This was in 2014 ... Not a decade ago. He was proverbial inches from being out of the NHL forever. Sean Burke saved his career. Even still, he's basically had one good season. As others have mentioned, he still needs to prove he's not a flash in the pan. Comparing him to Schneider in 2013 is beyond laughable, especially when you consider the absolutely horrendous track record Edmonton's goaltending coach (Frederic Chabot) had developing goaltenders. For the record, Edmonton fired Chabot in November 2014.
  8. NHLPA requires 1 regular season game to use name and likeness in media. PHPA (union for AHL and ECHL) requires that you sign a release form. Has nothing to do with games played.
  9. Your recollection of the events is incorrect. We placed Volpatti on waivers on February 27 (new CBA, no more 2-day waivers, which were only on weekends, anyways, and this was on a Wednesday). Volpatti was claimed by Washington on February 28. Tom Sestito was placed on waivers by Philadelphia on February 28 (1 day after the Canucks placed Volpatti on waivers). Sestito was claimed on March 1. Unless you truly believe that the Canucks had inside knowledge that Philadelphia was going to place Sestito on waivers 24 hours later AND that 21 other teams would pass on him, I fail to see the correlation. And, of course, there's this: https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/306820813213011968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw And this: https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/306824713357893633?lang=en And this: Don't let facts get in the way of a good story, though.
  10. Has to be born in 1996 or later. Demko was born in 1995 (December 8th). 24 days too old. http://www.iihf.com/fileadmin/user_upload/PDF/Sport/IIHF_Official_Rule_Book_2014-18_Web_V6.pdf
  11. Where exactly are the elite prospects in any of these proposals? Also, first trade in a thread titled Moving out valuable vets for elite prospects involves a prospect and a pick for another prospect. 10/10, would recommend to friends & family. Gold star.
  12. Link > http://www.hockeysfuture.com/teams/vancouver_canucks/ Virtanen rated an 8.0D still, which ... if you go by their rating system, put him anywhere from a 1st line forward (best case) to a 4th line forward (worst case). I'm pretty sure a guy with his tools, it's safe to say he's going to be at least a 3rd line forward, which would mean he should be rated an 8.0C.
  13. Matthias was gone whether we wanted to re-sign him or not. He wanted to go play for the Leafs, his hometown club. That's what he did.
  14. I'd rather the best person for the job rather than just having a visible minority in charge just for the sake of having a visible minority in charge. If a visible minority is the best person for the job, IMO, I'll throw down my vote for him/her and I think most people in Canada would. Don't misunderstand me, I'm not saying Obama wasn't the best candidate or not, but inferring that the US is more "progressive" because they have a visible minority as their president ... doesn't strike me as a logical or reasonable thought.
  15. Beta is decent, but definitely not perfect. I hate that XxDiRtYxDaNgLeZxQcxX can still be standing still and just move his stick to negate a bodycheck or pokecheck.