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  1. And then that's when you realize that Markstrom is a couple years behind the curve because of being jerked around by Florida to begin his career. Markstrom was literally worth next to nothing as an NHL goaltender when we got him, and now look he's been rehabilitated into at worst an excellent backup who can shoulder 30-40 games, to being on the verge of breaking out as a starting goaltender.
  2. 10/10 would read again. I LOL'd. Troll well done.
  3. In all honesty a lot of blame goes to all governments around the world. 99.9% of all this $&!# that takes place is due to obscene and absurd foreign policy. Governments around the world create their agendas, create the circumstances which lead to extremism and the result is the collateral damage you see in situations like this. The other side of the coin is instead of fixing the problem by holding themselves accountable for their actions, and divert money to what is an eventual by product of the direct results of their actions (mental health issues, and people engaging in vigilantism) they instead spend more money for further "tough action" and further perpetuate the issues. Everyone in every government in every country is so caught up in this arms race of climbing to the top of the food chain to control the planet that they fail to heed one very important lesson: This planet controls us, and we are absolutely LUCKY to even be here at all.
  4. Jesus. I hope there aren't many more fatalities to come out of this, and to those who have passed, I can't even imagine what their families are going through. I'm envisioning had my daughter been of age to attend such a concert and if something had happened to her... my heart is just.. no words.
  5. Players are NEVER going to tell the media exactly how they feel about a situation, or a particular coach and his decisions with personnel. It's called professionalism. When I say his personnel decisions are chaotic and non-sensical, I'm basing that off of what I saw and what a lot of other people saw and were frustrated with as well. There was an obvious divide between coaching and management, hence the nearly full house cleaning (Jarvis not withstanding) with the coaching staff. WD was clearly not on board with management's decision to throw in the towel on the season, and in spite of their wishes continued to deploy career AHL'ers over inexperienced and raw prospect talent. Even prior to that, when winning and challenging for the playoffs was the mandate, his deployment of certain players and refusal to change up power play lines was EVIDENT. If you couldn't see how ridiculous his management of player personnel was with your own eyes then I can't help you there.
  6. WD was tough on his players, but his handling of those players was chaotic and non-sensical at best. Everything points to Green being both hard and fair at the same time. Green at least understands theres no one size fits all approach that works with every player. I feel he's going to be a good coach because he gets that sometimes you need to coach a player up and in order to do that, you have to work on their level and how they perceive things. Being a good communicator is key in that, and Green is as good a communicator as there is from all accounts. WD was cerebral, he was learned and educated but hockey and pro sports is not something you can really approach in an academic fashion and expect results.
  7. That's a good point. Ship out Tanev for 3rd and flip 3rd and 5th for 1st/2nd overall + 2nd round pick? That would give us a legit prospect that can play next year plus 3 2nds to stock the cupboards
  8. The only way this makes sense for Benning to pursue is to add the 3rd in addition to the 5th by shipping Tanev and another piece (clb 2nd maybe) for 3rd, goalie cap dump and nichushkin's rights.
  9. Maybe we leave it up to the players. Many didn't think Bo was ready during his rookie season, and look how he did. It's all up to the individual, look at Virtanen for example. I think Demko may be more ready than many are willing to admit given the time he spent playing College hockey.
  10. I still remember vividly Rypien going toe to toe with Hal Gill:
  11. Hmm BUF Hutton Tanev VAN 8th OA Reinhart Vancouver gives up two big pieces on D in order to replenish the future and get their #1 C Vancouver keeps its 5th OA and adds 8th OA drafting Liljegren/Makar and Owen Tippett Liljegren could step right into the NHL Edler - Stecher Juolevi - Gudbranson Sbisa - Liljegren (assuming they make a deal with LV to not take Sbisa, so good bye Gaunce) Then forwards: Eriksson - Reinhart - Boeser Baertschi - Horvat - Virtanen (I believe he's still T6) Sedin - Sedin - Granlund Cramarossa - Sutter - Dorsett
  12. BUF Hutton Baertschi 5th OA VAN Sam Reinheart 8th OA 2nd round pick
  13. Wow. So now they REALLY need to drop one of Lehtonen or Niemi. Time for the Canucks to pounce by getting a good young prospect and the cap dump in exchange for a 3rd round pick