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  1. Nice stat work. Probably over states Tanev's value to the team. But it's dramatic and clearly Tanev has a positive effect on the team! What do you think @Alf ?
  2. This is a big ass interesting trade. Congratulations guys!
  3. 3 years ago I don't reckon we would have seen Apollo come out of his room if these words were uttered. By anyone.. Never mind Apollo? The evolution of the man! Much respect! Did you catch Lou congratulating Hank?
  4. Trade issues > Michael Dal Colle for Jake... More seriously? The Islanders could do waaay better than Berube in goal. They have massive problems protecting D men in expansion. Actually just fielding an NHL D. Lots of injuries. And they have Stephen, cough, Gionta centering Chimera and Alan Quine on their second line. They have to be regretting letting Nelson go to Detroit, just dreadful up the middle. Their prize UFA Andrew Ladd is both hurt, and ineffective. In short; the have problems all over the place. There is something to be structured! My guess is a 3 or 4 player swap, to balance cap & expansion with Ladd coming home among.
  5. Early reports high on meth. History of family violence. Guy stabs his brother. Then goes nuts. Burnouts in the stolen car front of Flinders station and Federation Square. In Australia that's like Time Square in New York. Hanging out the window giving everyone the bird. Its all over the internet. Then on to the side walk 2 blocks up on the busiest retail strip in the country. Its like he watched the terrorist attack with the truck in France. Terrible.
  6. No. I'm normally against that kind of thing. Its hard to come to terms with your thoughts at times like these? By all reports the police were amazing. On the scene in less than 30 seconds. Did not wait for the ambulance. Took a critically injured baby to the hospital in the first cop car. Shot the suspect in the shoulder to subdue him. Imagine the self control it would have taken...
  7. Jeeebus! Hairy in downtown Melbourne this arvo. Apparently I left before all the mayhem. All the trains & trams on lockdown. My wife is stuck waiting for it to clear. Apparently some fruit loop jacked a car after getting into a stabbing fight with his brother. Dumped the car owner on a bridge. Took the car to the central business district a few minutes away. Did three doughnuts. Then steered onto the sidewalk and started mowing down people. 20 mowed down, 3 dead, 3 more likely including a 2 year old.
  8. Jeeebus! Hairy in downtown Melbourne this arvo. Apparently I left before all the mayhem. All the trains & trams on lockdown. My wife is stuck waiting for it to clear. Apparently some fruit loop jacked a car after getting into a stabbing fight with his brother. Dumped the car owner on a bridge. Took the car to the central business district a few minutes away. Did three doughnuts. Then steered onto the sidewalk and started mowing down people. 20 mowed down, 3 dead, 3 more likely including a 2 year old. .
  9. Must be cheap meds... Frack my memory pulls up the right concept, in the wrong place, all the time!
  10. There is no urban myth. And if the record was important, which it's not, in this case, I also have some background. Some peoples anatomy is more prone to certain injuries. Ask anyone with an instep. Soft tissue injuries commonly re-occur. Once you have rolled your ankle. You probably will do it semi-occasionally for the rest of your life. A ligament can never quite heal like a bone can. You may, or may not, ever recover from a sports hernia? Or surgically torn groin muscle. Why did it occur in the first place? Commonly how people train, lack of training, or over training routinely impacts ongoing risk of injury. Because some guys just don't pay attention. And the same guys keep getting the same stupid injuries. Ask David Booth how many times he injured his groin? Or why... People's game style, blocking shots being a completely different obvious example, lends to guys like Edler having had more than one broken leg. A broken hand. A broken foot. Tanev routinely gets smashed on the boards recovering pucks. And he's only 185 lbs. Him and Edler can now probably qualify as injury prone? Edler has never been the same since back surgery. Dorsett is not likely to be. A different player can never replace surgically replaced cartilage. That joint will have more wear and tear for the rest of its life. Concussions, funny enough, seem to both happen to the same guys? And happen to the same guys... For reasons both related to whether they were ever truly healed enough? To again game style. Getting more knocks. My opinion is yours is a misguided post.
  11. Virtanen may not be an optimum pick? But first its waaay to early to call him a wasted pick! Second, even to call him a bad pick... Jake is a knock down guaranteed NHL player with his size and speed. He was already highly effective as a 3rd and 4th liner. Best or 2knd best Corsi on the team when he was sent down. And added a dynamic we need and needed. As much as you might like better from a 6th overall? Sometimes you just have to take what you get if they make it. He's only (maybe I should not use only?) down in Utica to develop him (back) into the Top 6 sniper we were also hoping he would be. Which is still possible. I personally argued for Nylander leading up to the draft. I still applauded, and have not changed my mind yet when we selected Jake. You cannot always get the single best player, and claim the GM is a bum, if we don't. Example > people here laud our selection of Boeser? A great pick! Which he is. But the very next selection was a guy, Pastrnak, who is already a legit top line sniper, on his way to nearly 40 goals and 65 points. And just as a related conversation, Ritchie was a much bigger risk where he was taken. He had perceivably more skills, even bigger size. But he was fat and out of shape at draft time. Jake was the fastest skater forwards, and backwards, in his draft class. He has athleticism Ritchie dreams of. Just like Ritchie has slick hands Jake could make use of. I would still bet on both to have long careers.
  12. Not that ESPN or Pronman is the worlds greatest source of scouting advice? But here in Minny we're stoked to have four of the Words top 30 prospects by their rating scale! 5 of the top 50... Congratulations Tyson Jost, Joel Eriksson Ek, Henrik Borgstrom, Travis Sanheim & Olli Juolevi! And even better, instead of constantly crediting all to past GM Nail (but thanks), some of these were also of our own doing. Players acquired via trade (Ek. Juolevi) & aquired with picks acquired by trade (Borgstrom).
  13. Not a great year so far in Minny! But maybe some hope for the futures is coming? But we have 3 of ESPN's top 50 prospects in the World in our pool. I know its just ESPN and Pronman, but congratulations Kasperi Kapanen, Oskar Lindblom & Kale Clague! Adrian Kempe made the short list as well. Also props to Maddison Bowey who got stoned, I mean stiffed in consideration for this list! No real answer for where Michael Dal Colle is at... Open season on any veterans in trade talks as Minny will look to get younger this deadline!
  14. Yes and the comments surfaced, including on maybe trading a D, from questions surrounding the expansion draft. When asked about who we might protect? Benning made note their / our pro meetings were next month. And, like the depth chart on his office walls, they were tracking what was likely for all teams. This kind of chatter surfaced before the Kesler trade. They are looking at it like a bigger puzzle. Which is good...
  15. There is an undertone here perfectly aligned with your name Dark Poet! You should be in clubs...