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  1. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    There are a few teams (NYR for example) with less than 12 forwards currently on the roster, and I think he'd be an upgrade on most teams' 13th forward. Granted, a lot can change between now and the end of preseason but I'd think Granlund would get claimed on waivers.
  2. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    Lol, I'll take the bait. Not sure what it is, but he does look more physically mature here. In a lot of the other pictures and videos we've seen he looks like a kid, this picture is all man.
  3. Now and then: CDC

    That's awesome! I'm working on a BBA in accounting right now. I went back to school in 2016 (graduated high school in 2010), it feels great to be back. How is the CPA programme?
  4. Who is your celebrity crush?

    Karen Gillan
  5. confessions

    That's actually a real job. (though you don't confront them, just get evidence) Get a PI licence. Rich people definitely pay good money to get evidence of affairs. especially for divorce proceedings .
  6. [Signing] Flames re-sign Elias Lindholm

    The AHL where he belongs
  7. Jett Woo | D

    I'm pretty sure Woo is not eligable for the AHL in the 2019-2020 season. He wont be 20 before December 31st 2019. Woo was one of the younger players in the draft (he is still 17), he absolutely should be going back to junior this year, and likely next year too. On the plus side he is eligable for the next two WJC tournys.
  8. confessions

    Overrated. Friends always want to... do stuff. I want to go to work, go to the gym, then cook for myself and spend the evening alone. Friends are always asking to hang out, go to the pub, etc.
  9. confessions

    You don't have to go to business school to start a business. Know your product/service inside and out Know your market: who, where, when, and how much Grind like crazy! It might take 70+ hour weeks in the beginning. Put in the work to be successful, but don't work yourself to death. Keep good records, keep every receipt, and go to a CPA at tax time. Don't try to do business taxes yourself as an entrepreneur without formal education.
  10. Your favourite NHL teams ranked 1-31

    This sums me up pretty well. I love Vancouver, like the Jets, Caps, Lightning, Devils, Predators, Penguins, and Senators. Hate the Bruins/Leaf/Canadiens/Oilers/Hawks/Kings. Pretty meh on everything inbetween. 1 Vancouver Canucks 2 Winnipeg Jets 3 Washington Capitals 4 Tampa Bay Lightning 4 New Jersey Devils 6 Nashville Predators 7 Pittsburgh Penguins 8 Ottawa Senators 9 Dallas Stars 10 Buffalo Sabres 11 San Jose Sharks 12 Detroit Red Wings 13 Philadelphia Flyers 14 Florida Panthers 15 Arizona Coyotes 15 Carolina Hurricanes 17 New York Islanders 17 Colorado Avalanche 19 St. Louis Blues 19 Columbus Blue Jackets 21 New York Rangers 21 Minnesota Wild 23 Anaheim Ducks 23 Calgary Flames 25 Toronto Maple Leafs 25 Edmonton Oilers 25 Montreal Canadiens 25 Boston Bruins 25 Chicago Blackhawks 25 LA Kings
  11. I've struck a deal with the Mrs. I'll take the names Daniel and Henrik off the table should we have twin boys, in return, she's taking me to the jersey retirement game!
  12. Olli Juolevi | D

    I think there are some rules about team staff being "hands off" with the players during the off-season. It's in the CBA somewhere. 15.10 Conditioning Camp. (a) In each off-season, a Club may hold one conditioning camp (a "Conditioning Camp") for the Players set forth in Section 15.10(b) below, provided that such Conditioning Camp be limited to the months of June and July only and may not last longer than seven (7) days, and provided further that such Club shall advise the NHL and NHLPA of the time, duration, and location of its Conditioning Camp at least two (2) weeks in advance, in accordance with Exhibit 3. (b) Participation in Conditioning Camps will be limited to the following: (i) Unsigned Draft Choices; (ii) Any Player in the Entry Level System with less than 120 NHL Games played (but who did not play in excess of 70 NHL Games in the preceding Regular Season); (iii) Draft-related Unrestricted Free Agents; (iv) Players who were eligible for selection in the preceding Entry Draft but were undrafted; and (v) Any Player who is not in the Entry Level System, who finished the preceding season disabled, and who submits a written request to the Club, with a copy to the NHL and the NHLPA, to participate in his Club's Conditioning Camp. (c) Ice-time during Conditioning Camp will be limited to no more than three (3) hours per day, per Player. (d) No Player shall be required to participate in more than three (3) Conditioning Camps in total for any one (1) Club (but may opt to do so in his sole discretion). (e) A Conditioning Camp may be held in a location of the Club's choice, as long as the arena facility and hotel/lodging accommodations are of suitable standard for professional hockey players. Clubs shall pay all reasonable expenses for the Players participating in a Conditioning Camp, including, without limitation, travel and lodging. Players participating in Conditioning Camp are also entitled to the same per diem meal allowances as provided in 96 ARTICLE 15 15.11-15.13 Section 19(a) of this Agreement (subject to the appropriate offsets in the event the Club provides breakfast and/or lunch, as per Section 15.2(b)). 15.11 No Conditioning Camp. Other than the Conditioning Camp described in Section 15.10 above, a Club is prohibited from organizing or holding any mandatory or voluntary camp in the off-season for any Players.
  13. Ferlund is a good player, but I'm not sure he can repeat 20+ goals without johnny gaudreau and Monahan. They definitely lost some bite in their top 6 though. I don't really know enough about their roll players to comment on their bottom 6 vs ours.
  14. Hard to say. They might have a better forward group, but we'll see how our young guys adjust over the next two years, we could pass them there. Their Defence is much better than ours right now, but Girodano is in his mid 30s and declining. We'll have to see if Hanafin can improve his D zone play, but I don't think losing Hamilton and Fox improves them at all. I'd give us the edge in 2 years. Goatending is clear advantage Vancouver.
  15. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    Think there is any chance Gagner would clear waivers if we don't have a roster spot for him in Vancouver? He could be a great 1C in Utica.