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  1. It has been a while and my memory is a little foggy, but I think L.A. did something similar when they traded for Jeff Carter and Mike Richards. They went on to win a couple of cups with those two on their team. I don’t think they were $7 million dollar contracts, but I think they were near the top of the league in salary at the time (7ish years ago).
  2. I wasn’t trying to make a point about points, or who is the better player. I was just curious about how the two prospects are doing. I haven’t heard much about Karlsson (or Dahlen) in a while.
  3. Reliving all those Burrows highlights made me curious to see how the prospects are doing that were involved in his trade. Linus Karlsson (3rd pick from San Jose - traded to Van for Jonathan Dahlen) Playing in the Allsvenskan league Listed on elite prospects at 6’1” and 179lbs at 20 years old (pretty good size and it’s nice to have another centre prospect in the system). Draft Regular Season Playoffs Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM 2017-18 Karlskrona HK SweHL 13 0 1 1 2 -3 -- -- -- -- -- 2018-19 Karlskrona HK Swe-1 52 5 13 18 59 7 2019-20 Karlskrona HK Swe-1 27 6 9 15 14 -6 I realize these are two different players, playing two different positions, but I wanted to check out Jonathan Dahlen as well: 2019-20 Timrå IK “A” Allsvenskan 26 14 21 35 8 7 35 points in 26 games as a 21 year old in the Allsvenskan
  4. We scored 5 goals at 5v5 last night against Pits on the road. I like these things! Hughes had 3 assists in 5v5. I like these things! Adam Gaudette scored 2 goals. I like these things! The team is going to have to learn how to protect a lead. I’d rather they learn it now, in November, than in a late season playoff push or worse, in the first round of the playoffs. I hope the loss stung the players and they focus on what it takes to play even harder when they have a lead. They are learning what it takes to win games in every type of situation. They are still a young team. The drop pass for the power play has been adopted by every team in the league because it is a good way to gain entry. Add another couple ways to gain entry and the power play will be very tough to stop. I’ve noticed the ‘Flying V’ entry for the power play. I’ve seen it work a few times now. The puck handler starts with the puck and has two options on either side up ahead of him in a ‘V’ formation (reverse Mighty Ducks ). I really like watching Hughes just take the puck from our end into the opposing teams end. What a treat watching a skater like Hughes. That is 3 legitimate options on the power play that will cause Opposing teams stress. I also like the second power play just bullying their way into the zone. I’ve watched the team play defensive, hard working hockey for years. Watching the high-skill level now is truly enjoyable. The dominant years of the Sedin twins also began with the team learning how to win in all types of games. I remember Vigneault taking heat because he wasn’t using an offensive system and he replied that he didn’t have enough offensive players. Then in 2008-09, the style of play changed and the team started playing offensive hockey. They lost some games when they had the lead. They had to learn how to play with a large lead. Our team now needs to learn the same thing. They are young, talented and determined to win. They are learning, as a team, what it’s going to take to win night in and night out, on the road and in back-to-back games, through an entire 82 game season. I like these things!
  5. Article by Ben Kuzma from The Province: Shutdown pair together again after pairing up with Kelowna of WHL in 2005-06 season VICTORIA — Alex Edler remembers the tall, skinny kid who joined the Kelowna Rockets during the stretch drive of the 2005-06 Western Hockey League season because he was hard to miss. Tyler Myers was an underage junior in his transitioning 15 to 16 age year and the towering blueliner learned in a two-month period of being paired with Edler that the Swede was destined for a long NHL career. “It was at the end of the year before he made the (NHL) jump and he certainly made it a lot easier for a kid like me,” Myers recalled Friday following the Vancouver Canucks’ first training-camp session. “It was so long ago, but a lot of the same that people see now. I don’t think he gets enough credit for a lot of the plays he makes out there.” Reuniting the defencemen here isn’t just a memory-lane moment. It was by design. Job 1 for management during the off-season was to fix a defensive corps that had trouble staying healthy, defending and scoring. The Canucks not only surrendered the 18th-most goals last season, only the Anaheim Ducks (23) scored fewer than the 27 mustered by a banged-up Vancouver back end. The free-agent additions of Myers, Jordie Benn and Oscar Fantenberg to complement the potential of Quinn Hughes, the versatility of Troy Stecher and experience of Chris Tanev and Edler were imperative. So is icing a shutdown pair and having versatility to tailor the game from the back end depending upon the opposition. And if Edler is paired with the 6-8 Myers on opening night — while Hughes is aligned with Tanev and Benn with Stecher — he expects to find instant chemistry because there were encouraging signs Friday in camp drills and systems play. “He’s a good player and has a lot of experience,” Edler said of the 29-year-old Myers. “Any time you play with a guy like that, usually you’re able to read off each other pretty good like I did with Tanev for many years. It’s pretty easy to play with guys like that. “I always like the challenge of playing against top players. And he (Myers) is tough to play against because he has a long reach and it’s hard to get around him or by him. I think we would like that challenge because our defence is stronger this year.”
  6. Interesting how things have come full circle for these two defencemen. Reunited in the NHL after their brief time playing together in the WHL with the Kelowna Rockets.
  7. I actually read that Burke made that trade because ticket sales were waning and ownership wanted a way to reinvigorate interest. It was a business decision and not necessarily a “best for the franchise” decision. George McPhee built the Capitals and the Golden Knights when they played each other for the Stanley Cup. That was a pretty interesting storyline! I would say that Burke inherited a good team in Anaheim and was lucky that Teemu Selanne wanted to play for the Ducks again (especially for $1 million). Niedermayer wanted to play on the same team as his brother and I seem to remember that Pronger (or his wife) wanted out of Edmonton and they asked to be traded to California. Overall, some good luck for a GM to inherit when coming to a new team. I really appreciate what Burke did to get the Sedins and his patience with them and allowing them to develop. But Burke was gone when Nonis traded for Luongo and there is no way we make the finals without Bobby-Lou back-stopping the team. The whole Burke experience in Anaheim is written well in an article here: https://flamesnation.ca/2014/01/26/brian-burke-the-anaheim-duck-years/
  8. How much further ahead would the Leafs have been if they’d held onto the 2 first-round picks and the 2nd rounder instead of trading them for a first line winger that was in his prime? Their rebuild would have happened way faster than the way it dragged out for almost a decade. Burke didn’t recognize where the team was at and traded away the future. My point is that Burke didn’t realize what state the team was at and sacrificed the future for a return that payed no dividends. He traded away a first line centre and a top pairing D-man for a winger.
  9. Kessel was good for the Pens, but he was not a good fit for the Leafs during their rebuild.
  10. Brian Burke traded 2 first-round picks and a second round pick for a winger...while the team was awful. People recently lost their minds that Benning traded a lottery protected first round pick for a winger, while the team is looking like it is making progress. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Let’s see how Benning does at trades when we have some tradable assets and a contending team. Burke traded Toronto’s 2 first-round picks to Boston which were used to select Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton. An all-star centre and a top pairing, right-shot defender. This is a great article that does an in-depth look at the trade: https://www.cbssports.com/nhl/news/revisiting-the-original-phil-kessel-trade-where-nobody-is-a-winner-today/
  11. Hmmm, I wonder if the expansion draft had anything to do with the 2 year deal?
  12. Not to be outdone: haha I love that Petey can’t be outdone! Competitive drive!!!