Rick Blight

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  1. To be fair, it was 12 years ago so it would be difficult to remember the size of players that far back. I would have guessed Lucic was bigger at that time but perhaps the players were generally a little smaller back then and made him look a little larger? I really like where we picked up Gadjovich but only time will tell us if he will have the same impact in the NHL that Lucic has had. Based on his Junior production numbers, he really seems to be a notch above Lucic from an offensive perspective. Lucic only had 9 goals in 62 games in his draft year
  2. Elite Prospects lists Gadjovich at 6'2" and 201 lbs. Hockey'sFuture lists Milan Lucic at 6'2" and 204 lbs at his draft. Milan Lucic, LW 2nd round, (50th overall), 6’2 204 lbs, Vancouver Giants (WHL) The Bruins turned a few heads when they drafted bruising power forward Milan Lucic in the second round. At 6’2 204 lbs Read more at http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/8930/bruins2006_draft_review/#3VBUgO6kBS4iomk7.99 http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=252476
  3. Yes it is and has the most ex-Americans living there......at least it use to.
  4. Yup........lived in Winnipeg and Edmonton during those years.
  5. 1960 VW 1967 Toyota Corolla 1968 Ford Cortina 1970 Mustang Fastback 1974 Mustang 1978 Chev Malibu 1982 Buick Regal 1986 Honda Prelude SE 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2004 Lexus SC430 (still own) 2014 Audi Q5 (still own)
  6. I wonder if Dallas consulted Kesler before making the offer.......
  7. Players on one way contracts would be more willing to go to the minors to work on their craft. I think it is highly unlikely that players on two way contracts would waive their rights to waivers as they would be giving up $600K or so in salary per year doing that. That wouldn't be a difficult decision for any player IMHO.
  8. For those that don't know much about McEneny, you may find this article of interest. Some of the more interesting parts of the article include: Evan McEneny came to the Canucks in a rather unusual manner. Having blown out his ACL in his draft season, he played just two games in 2011-12. Prior to the season, he was considered to be a prospect worthy of selection in the top two rounds "He's a guy that has improved a lot over the season," head coach Travis Green said. "He's learned how to be a good pro. There are not a lot of nights where he doesn't play a pretty solid game. That's part of his preparation and part of learning how to be a pro and being ready to play every night." McEneny has always been known as a puck-moving two-way defenceman. At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, he's got size on his side. He's a very good skater, a displays excellent vision on the ice, couple with excellent passing, which can be hard and accurate when necessary McEneny has shown that zone breakouts are a strength of his, and in that area he might have an advantage over Subban. Whereas Subban is more of a rusher, McEneny plays more of a quarterback role on breakouts. He possesses the speed to move quickly through open spaces, but leaves himself the appropriate amount of room to make the smart play - something Subban has struggled with this yea Another thing that has very noticeable about McEneny is his ability to play the right side as a left handed shooter. He's not in the same league as Olli Juolevi, and while he doesn't have the same raw offensive talent as Subban, he might be a player that the Canucks' management is more willing to give an opportunity to, given his play in his own end http://nhlnumbers.com/2017/2/24/do-the-canucks-have-something-in-evan-mceneny
  9. Green used him in every situation in Utica last year and I don't think he would hesitate to use him during call ups this year. He has the size, mobility and puck movement capability that management wants to see from the d corps.
  10. If a Player drafted at age 18 or 19 is a bona fide college student at the time of his selection in the Entry Draft, or becomes a bona fide college student prior to the first June 1 following his selection in the Entry Draft, and does not remain a bona fide college student through the graduation of his college class, his drafting Club shall retain exclusive rights for the negotiation of his services until the later of: (a) the fourth June 1 following his selection in the Entry Draft, or (b) thirty (30) days after NHL Central Registry receives notice that the Player is no longer a bona fide college student; provided that if the Player ceases to be a bona fide college student on or after January 1 of an academic year and the Player: (1) is in his fourth year of college and has commenced his fourth year of NCAA eligibility, or (2) is in his fourth year of college and is scheduled to 19 ARTICLE 8 8.6-8.6 graduate from college at the end of his fourth year, then in the circumstances described in (1) or (2), the Club shall retain the exclusive right of negotiation for such Player's services through and including the August 15 following the date on which he ceases to be a bona fide college student. The Club need not make a Bona Fide Offer to such Player to retain such rights.
  11. The below is the range of state income rates in the U.S. It ranges from a low of 0% in places like Florida to a high of 13.3% in California. A salary of $5M per year could potentially be taxed an additional $665K in Los Angeles as compared to Miami but that would be the maximum differential within the U.S. The differential between the Florida teams and others is typically closer to $250K - $300K. Dallas and Las Vegas are also in states with no state tax.
  12. Schmaltz has already proven himself as a pro at the AHL level with a PPG above 0.5. Molino, on the other hand, is scoreless in his only 5 professional games. Scmaltz was a 1st round pick. Molino went undrafted. I don't see why St. Louis would do this without a significant add from our side.
  13. This article would suggest that the lack of state tax is not as big a factor in determining where you want to live as many on CDC might think. Do those of you that live in B.C. have an overwhelming desire to live in Alberta because they don't have PST? Meanwhile, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, or CBPP, noted that a state's income taxes have little influence over whether people ultimately decide to live there. "States should not cut their income taxes with the expectation that they will thereby significantly slow -- let alone reverse -- the flow of residents leaving their state," CBPP's Michael Mazerov said in the 2014 report. "Indeed, the opposite may well be true. Such cuts are more likely to reduce than enhance a state's attractiveness as a place to live by leading to deterioration in the quality of critical public services." Read more: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/taxes/state-with-no-income-tax-better-or-worse-1.aspx#ixzz4mTlfoI00 Follow us: @Bankrate on Twitter | Bankrate on Facebook
  14. That would just open up a can of worms that you would never be able to get out of. Do you just restrict the comparisons to federal taxes, just state taxes, just provincial taxes or all of the above? What about sales taxes? What about the cost of homes by city? What about the advantages players in Canada get by being paid in U.S. dollars but their expenses are in Canadian dollars? There are so many factors involved for the pros/cons of cost of living throughout all of the NHL cities that it would just get too difficult to administer IMO.
  15. It kicked in on July 1st. He can now name 8 teams that he will not accept a trade to. (Chris Tanev)