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  1. Do people still like UFC? I stopped watching almost a decade ago because it got so boring. No personality and no cool unique styles left. It's so weird you'd make that complaint about the NHL but praise the milquetoast modern UFC.
  2. People are overrating the Rangers I think. Their defence as a whole is still weak. Lundqvist and Gorgiev aren't above average goalies. After Panarin/Zib their O still leaves a lot to be desired. They'll be a really good team in a few years, but not this year. On the other hand Minny is being faded hard by people for no reason. Glad they're up there on this one.
  3. Let's be honest. People "hate" on Jake because he was picked over better players that we wanted more and then failed to live up to the team's hype. Same as Juolevi. It's one thing if the consensus pick flops, it's another thing if a reach flops. It makes the team look stupid. I don't remember anyone who was calling for Jake over Nylander, Ehlers or even Ritchie. Now obviously it isn't Jake's fault he got picked at 6, but that's obviously where the hate comes from. If he was picked at 25th, no one would complain.
  4. It's weird that they wouldn't pay money for legit superstars but are now willing to spend 64mil on a kid who had one good year? Sure he looks like a stud..but why didn't some of that money go to building a good team in the first place?
  5. Not if that addition costs them a guy who could possibly lead the team in scoring. This would be an absolutely braindead move.
  6. The last star 10.2c winger was Johnny Gaudreau who signed for 6x6.75 in 2016. Given the raise in contracts since then, I think 6-6.5 is the best Brock can hope for given 3 years.
  7. Jake is pretty much an average 6OA pick. Historically if your 6OA becomes a middle 6 player that's a pretty standard to good outcome. Maybe people have gotten used to these stacked drafts lately, but 6OA is the territory of the Filatov's, Brule's and Fata's as much as the Monahan's.
  8. Once you are out of the top 2, the chances of getting a bust skyrocket. That's why I'm so confused why Canucks fans treat 1st round picks as untouchable treasures.
  9. Pretty much. I work with a few guys who played at a high level (AHL, NHL plugs etc) and they always say the biggest relief when they finally gave up was not having to prep for another season. A couple of them got in to other sports and never even wore the equipment again. If that can happen to a 25-30 year old, imagine being 37 and staring down another off season regime and training camp when you've already accomplished so much.
  10. Then don't base an article with a clickbait headline on that season? It's still poor journalism whether he gives himself an out or not.
  11. Good. Shannon never had anything to do with hockey or analysis. The guy is a show producer.
  12. Mac, Kyper and Shannon. My 3 least favourite "analysts". This is a great day for Sportsnet, honestly Hell, Shannon was a show producer who somehow convinced the network to let him work as an analyst. At least Mac had some background in the league, brutal as he was.
  13. Yeah. Poolparty (or his agent) demanded to play in the NHL, got time in the top-6 and couldn't do it. I don't think this is really on the Oilers. I think the guy is just not very good. Top 5 picks bust all the time. I'm not sure why everyone gives Puljujarvi the benefit of the doubt as if he's some star being held back.
  14. You don't have to specify. It's sometimes "do me a solid in a future trade or something". Like exchanging low picks. You can't trade a player for nothing. Future Considerations is the legal way to trade a player for nothing. I'm not sure you're even required to follow up on it.