Forsy

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  1. Unpredictability is the biggest thing. The more skilled players the Sedins can play with, the less their moves are anticipated. That's why it's important to change the 3rd player on their line many times, to keep opponents off balance and second guessing. Burrows, Hansen, Eriksson and Sutter can all work for periods of time. Whatever it takes to penetrate the defense they are faced with. The issue is finding another great line with the pieces we have left (to have 2 scoring lines).
  2. Proteins and BCAAs mixed in the drink don't improve performance during the game, but aid in the recovery and rebuild of muscles. The gatorade is just fine, with regards to calorie intake and electrolyte and fluids ingestion. You don't need that much electrolyte to keep someone fully stocked, and most athletes can easily eat/drink their electrolyte requirements, as long as they don't drink pure water and sugar. Gatorade is probably not the cleanest fuel you could get, but it's not a big deal for this level of athlete (even with all those chemicals and additives). I would recommend Maltodextrin drinks/gels and HBCDs powders allow you to intake more calories per hour, and would result in increased power output, and potentially improve the performance of the players on the ice. If hockey players intake 50-200calories per hour already (assuming one period and intermission takes about an hour). They could be eating 300 calories per hour instead with Maltodextrins and HBCDs, replenishing their glycogen at the highest rate possible so far.
  3. Fubar was great! Still haven't seen Fubar 2 though
  4. And it's a meaningless loss, because 1st round pick means nothing unless it's actually a useful asset.
  5. If those often repeated talking points were proven true, the toronto media would still be horrible, and the analysts incompetent buffoons if you couldn't have seen and believed that. The only concern should be whether injuries or whether perhaps some of those things may not be reached, resulting in a less successful season. Canucks are picked last because extreme negativity is the best way to get Canucks fans to read the news.
  6. Too much speed in the game now, the porn stache might just drag Hutton down! Well, maybe if he shaved it in an aerodynamic shape...
  7. Secondary scoring is attained by having more players who can wake up the second line/third line. Don't knock down the first line trio to get it, it won't work for long. If anything, you temporarily take Eriksson off the first line to get people to forget how to play against the trio, and maybe think up new combinations (once the enemy teams have figured their line out).
  8. Not sure where all this doubt about Malhotra's ability to teach face offs comes from. Before he was with the Canucks, he lead his teams on face offs, and more importantly, his team's centremen saw a sharp rise in fo win percentage (and an inevitable drop after he left). He can definitely teach faceoffs, if not more. His defensive play as a 3rd line shutdown/PK centreman is also underrated, as most people only mention his faceoff skills.
  9. One of the worst articles ever on the internet, even if the trade does go through.
  10. If we are destined to be a bottom feeder team anyway, then we not only get to ice the best team we could have right now, we also have the highest probability of getting the 1st overall draft pick.
  11. I'd say the reverse is true, cardio potential drops earlier than maximal strength/speed. However, you are correct in that someone's 40s do not represent a massive drop in potential or performance. Most players now could play well into their 40s without being left behind (maybe drop down to the next line or two). Retirement is more likely due to a build up of stress-induced injuries and pains over the years of playing professional hockey, and the inability to recover enough to play full seasons (plus not wanting to be a bottom line player when you were once a top line player). Professionaly athletes don't peak into their 40s, and while some are still peaking their minds and bodies as a combined unit into their mid 30s (thus improving performance or winning championships), they have already physically peaked by 28-30. Some even say the true physical peak is by 21, but that seems a bit early to me). 40 year olds are being able to maintain or reduce the decay of ability, avoided the wear and tear over the years, and mastering their recovery, that's how they are able to stay in any professional game. Average people who see improvement into their late 30s and into their 40s are people who never reached their potential beforehand, and are only doing so at that point (even if they had been athletes in their youth, training and nutrition knowledge have just improved so much in the past 15-20 years, much of the information being widespread only the past 5-10 years).
  12. Imo it's never been about Balance or Superstar, it's about how many players/lines you have that can consistently penetrate their defense, close in and score. How many superstars do we see not scoring in the playoffs? A guy can get 50-65pts during the season, but won't be able to penetrate and score against a defense that is tough, fighting 110% because it's the playoffs. Another guy with the same 50-65pts can score a decent amount, regardless of the defense in front of him. 80+pts guys can generally score, even in the playoffs regardless, but some 70-80 pt guys are able to score 0.5-1ppg during the playoffs (considered to be a good or great playoff performance), where as other 80 or even 100pt guys will be stuck at 0.25ppg (not so good, but still contributing). In terms of # of players who can score consistently, you should look for at least 6 scorers, (at least 1-2 of them being defenseman to spread the threat). Lose someone due to injury in the playoffs, and a team who is poised to win the cup can suddenly lose the series. And if you don't have 6 guys scoring 0.5-1ppg in the playoffs, then you'd need a couple 0.25ppg guys to make up for each one you don't have. But it's the ability to penetrate, close and score, not the actual point stats that matter. In terms of # of lines, you traditionally wanted 2 scoring lines (because the tough opponents had a great shutdown defense pair) but defensive play has become well mapped out, and defensive systems becoming even more stifling, so you will most likely need 3 scoring lines (the 3rd can be slightly less effective though), as the opposing team will probably be able to field 3 great defenders split into shutting down two forward lines (2 great defenders can shutdown 2 forward lines too, but with 1 defenseman playing 30mins, partnering up with someone else half the time).
  13. There was a chance he could have been a reclamation project, for lower than market value, Vancouver boy, big, skilled, could use another chance. But if he continues to prove he will continue his $&!#ty behaviour, then he will just be a cancer, and no reclamation will occur, hence potentially not worth acquiring.
  14. A saavy GM would wait until Kane gets charged and is outed by Buffalo, and get his value really low. Then you can trade/sign him for much cheaper.
  15. Just watched the Prospects Camp video, his skating is fluid, fast, on point, hands too. Head is up also, this guy has either been practicing all summer, or he's got massive skill ceiling. Have to see if he can do it under pressure, and under physical punishment and fatigue.