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  1. [Report] Ryan Nugent-Hopkins out 5-6 weeks

    NHL will lose millions of fans if they win the lottery again. Not saying that lottery is fixed but fans of teams that are struggling are going to be so mad that they may quit watching for a while.
  2. Brock Boeser | #6 | RW

    The best model for success in the NHL is connection and influence. I guess Chia didn't realize that Jacobs family's influence is what got him that Stanley cup ring.
  3. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Crosby and mcdavid are generational talents but not only that, they reached their respective max potentials very early on in their careers. Pettersson may become an elite player, maybe HHOF, but he is not very close to reaching his max potential. What makes us excited is the fact that this player's ceiling seems to be sky high as demonstrated by his SHL plays in comparison to former NHLers. I think that is why McDavid and Crosby would have made team Canada but Pettersson may not. Sweden's management may view young Pettersson to bring less to the table than some of their best older players playing in various leagues. For McDavid and Crosby, they were as great as they can be when they were only eighteen and so it would have been hard to find Canadian players not playing in the NHL that were better than those two.
  4. Brock Boeser | #6 | RW

    Lol @oilers. They gifted the islanders an entire second line when they are having trouble building their own second line.
  5. 46 women roster? Lol. Play a complete eight line game?
  6. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Clearly better? Probably just McDavid and Crosby. On par or better? Probably can count with five fingers: McDavid, Crosby, Kucherov (the two players are now on par in my opinion), Malkin. Eventually this list will most likely include Matthews in a few years. That's why I was saying, if his skating becomes better (I shouldn't have said becomes as good as Kane), EP would be a sure fire HHOF and probably the best Swedish player since Forsberg. Maybe even better than Foppa. As he is now, he has a very good chance to become an elite player but nothing is set in stone. He might just turn out to be a offensive specialist whose defensive awareness is good enough to make him effective NHLer. Could be like a more dynamic version of Henrik Sedin in his prime, equipped with much better shot/goal scoring abilities. But Henrik Sedin with his brother Daniel might still end up a much greater player than EP.
  7. I don't know if the united team is a good idea after reading this article. The first thing that pops into my head is, considering the roster size of 23 (I guess it is the same for women's hockey as men's), quite a lot of players from each countries that made their respective rosters, will now lose their chance to play in the olympics. I understand the significance of this but it's kind of too late. like one month before the event commences...?
  8. I guess this is Canada's chance to contribute to peace between North and South Korea by letting them win. Imagine if Canada pulls the goalie for the entire 60 minutes and plays with 6 skaters. Do you think the Korean team will ever make it out of their own zone?
  9. wow, didn't know they ever won a medal in winter olympics. summer yes, I know they have sent lifting teams in the past that won medals.
  10. nice... but I wonder if North Korea even has a single athlete that competes in one of the winter sports.
  11. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Yep. The difference I think is that Kane and Gaudreau's skill levels are elite whereas Subban and Shink were very skilled but not elite enough to overcome their other limitations. I think Pettersson is in Kane and Gaudreau boat as you say. Elite level passing, vision, and shot. Enough to overcome his size limitation. Although I do have to say that if his skating reaches Patty Kane's, then Petterson would be something else. Then, we might really be talking about best Swedish forward since Peter Forsberg. EP's skating is not bad, his edgework and change of direction already seems fine but speed and acceleration looked just OK.
  12. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    I agree. If Pettersson had a Naslund type sniper on his line, I think Pettersson would have put up more points. I also think that with his vision, maybe the Canucks should try him out at C for 5-on-5, although I think Pettersson-Bo-Boes is going to be a great line as well.
  13. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Elite player that is not franchise level talent? Can you define elite and franchise level talent. Can a player be a franchise talent but not elite? Crosby, McDavid are both elite level talent and franchise players. Patrick Kane? Elite level talent but not franchise level talent? Jonathan Toewes? Franchise player but not elite? How about Henrik Sedin? Elite but not franchise level? To me, being elite is like being top 10 or top 20 in the league in something, like goal scoring abilities, points scoring, and etc. So if a player is top 10 in something, I'd say that is a franchise level talent. So if Elias will be elite, then I think he will be a franchise level talent. But from what you say, I interpret it to mean that a player can be elite but not franchise level talent. Is it correct to assume that in your definition, Patrick Kane is elite, but by himself he would not have resurrected the Hawks so not a franchise level player. On the other hand, Jonathan Toewes is not elite, but he is a franchise level player? Kinda weird.
  14. We need both the vets and the youth to compete. Capable vets like Sutter and Hansen makes it easier for the youths to flourish. Sutter needs help moving forward with Dorsett retired. Hansen would be a good replacement at the right price. I'd say Dorsett's salary can be used to pay Hansen. I think this is the last year in which we suck terribly. I don't think it is a good idea to prolong this rebuild too long -- otherwise we rick falling into Edmonton, Arizona, Buffalo territory. Starting next season, we should be looking at being in the top 20 in the standings. Hansen would help in that regards. Granlund/Eriksson-Sutter-Hansen is going to be a great checking line.
  15. I agree. He can move the puck but he is less than average in the defensive zone. I'd rather play Hutton over MDZ.