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About SamJamIam

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  1. Sam Gagner | C/W

    Friedman has gotten so bad in the last couple years. Just goes for cheap negative headlines because someone in every fan base will always be pissed off by a move. How is Gags getting waived somehow the fault of the Canucks? He's looked like a steaming turd for over a year. They tried to trade him, no one wanted him so he got waived. Then they went out of their way to put him in a position to find another NHL home. Whether he's a swell guy doesn't matter one bit.
  2. [Waivers] 22 players - Oct. 01, 2018

    Never had a 6'5" goalie looked so small in net
  3. Genuinely thought we should have picked Kulak up for the Canucks for additional competition. I think he could have pushed one of our current 8 out of a spot. Worst case he doesn't, we waive him, lose him and our defense has a fire lit under their asses.
  4. Olli Juolevi | D

    He is but he's only played one game. He was supposed to play last game but was replaced at the last minute by Sautner. Could just be an injury issue but the team is playing pretty coy. When he's been on the ice he's looked like our most solid d prospect by far so not too worried.
  5. [Official] 2018 Training Camp Thread

    Pettersson does his dekes. Poor Demko. Poke checking Pettersson is an absolute trap. By the time you're thinking about it he's already pulled the puck out of reach.
  6. Sven Baertschi | #47 | LW

    I suspect Goldy gets the spot with Bo and Brock and Leipsic plays with Virtanen. Those two seem to have some real chemistry and are speedy as hell.
  7. Kole Lind | RW

    Might as well just give Gadj the W.
  8. Winnipeg Jets Leaked Third Jersey

    Still not as bad as the mustard yellow, sleepy/mid-sneeze Predator jerseys. The colour plus logo that was drawn by a child was something else
  9. Goalie Masks

    Ducks might win the best mask tandem but Mrazek's is pretty damn cool. Amazing how good the double flags look here. Too bad the jerseys look
  10. Jake Virtanen | #18 | RW

    Usually it was McDavid hitting the ice People seem to forget that 5 on 5 offense for the Hitmen ran through Jake. The only solid teammates he had were Jake Bean and Travis Sanheim, both d men, which required him to be very aware of plays developing behind him. He has no problem with awareness. What he's struggled with in the AHL and NHL is a more static cycle game (i.e. the Sedin's playstyle). The nuances of endlessly shifting your position to remain open for those guys is a skill. But on the rush, Jake has never had trouble receiving passes, creating lanes and hitting a trailer. His playstyle is the direction this club (and much of the NHL) are heading. And we saw that in the last 20 games he played he looked like a force. Good young players don't suddenly emerge when there team is playing opponents battling hard for playoff spots. It's the most difficult play of the season, conditioning is often an issue and it can be hard to keep up. For Jake to have shown how much he was developing at that time says loads of good things for his future.
  11. Michael DiPietro | G

    I hate to break it to you but I don't think you're going to be able to land that goalie scout job any time soon...
  12. Guillaume Brisebois | D

    I've heard JB mention guys like Sautner and McEneny more often in the last year too. Glad to see these guys who are quietly turning into solid d men getting some recognition in the system.
  13. Petrus Palmu | RW/LW

    He gets no credit for his edgework but it's very good. He's strong but to make up for lack of stride length, he has to be REALLY efficient at using his edges. So he pushes off strong then maintains speed well, plus he's able to pivot and shift on a dime. He's a complete antithesis for what you would expect to be a successful player. But once you see the whole package it makes perfect sense why he is as good as he is.
  14. Jonah Gadjovich | LW

    Huh? Jonah had some great passing plays. His offensive awareness is top notch. Only times he isn't playmaking are when he's sitting on the goalie or putting the puck in the net himself.
  15. Artyom Manukyan | RW

    Is Manukyan your next Jasek? If so looking forward to the updates before he comes to Utica and blows the doors off, surprising everyone.