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  1. Personally, I think that road trips are very important for team building and with so many young and new players on the team the ban will make sure that they all go out and get to know each other better. I don't think the ban needs to last all season but I think the first few months will help them bond. What they do after that I think should be up to the individuals. If however, they don't play video games and instead just stay in and watch TV there is no advantage. I'm 45 and I play video games so I don't think its an older player vs younger player thing. Its more of a let's hang out together and get to know each other thing while we don't have the distractions of home.
  2. Well Horvats looking good there is no doubt about that.
  3. [Official] 2018 Training Camp Thread

    I think the KHL is a better offensive league whereas the SHL is a better defensive league and probably a better developmental league. Just my opinion of course.
  4. Vancouver's 3 new free agents

    Well if you're at the bottom of the league and you sign free agents it usually because you paid the most to get them.
  5. Henrik discusses his first pre-season without the NHL

    I imagine that will happen by around Christmas. How many people go back to high school to visit after you graduate? And if you do you will find out quickly your not really wanted. You can use an old job as an example too. The occasional visit is fine but more then once or twice a year gets akward.
  6. Well us having 4 prospects in the top 50 means 2 other teams have no players in the top 50.
  7. Quinn Hughes | D

    All I can say is of all the picks we have made in for as long as I can remember this is the pick I was most excited about right from the second We picked him. Boeser and Petterson grew on me but I was excited right away with Hughes.
  8. Quinn Hughes | D

    Not sure about that but I sure hope your right.
  9. [Signing] Jannik Hansen signs in KHL

    Hansen was an excellent checking player with decent offence who could fill in on any line but fit the 3rd line best. He could and would fight but wasn't a goon. He was fast as well. Good team mate and the Canucks got his best years. Nothing to complain about here. Wish him all the luck in the world.
  10. Will we finish higher or lower in the standings?

    My guess is this year we end up in a very similar place as last. We might be harder to play against from a physical stand point but our offense is probably about the same. Our defense is the same and our goalies are the same. Carolina and Ottawa are doing there best to make sure we can't finish lower then 3rd.
  11. Ray Emery has passed away.

    Take this for what it's worth and it's not worth much but, a really good friend of mine who grew up and lives in Hamilton. Told me that buddies of his who are also buddies with Emery where at an event with Ray till midnight say Ray was sober when they parted ways at midnight. They also said Ray liked to use certain substances which I won't mention. However up till midnight they believed him completely sober. What happened after midnight is a mystery. Again take that for what it's worth which isn't much.
  12. Coyotes to retire Shane Doan's No. 19

    Makes sense. Good for Doan hell of a player and very loyal.
  13. Quinn Hughes | D

    Ack that might make me stop watching hockey.
  14. I have a cousin who when he was younger basically dominated every game he played in. He got drafted by Arizona in the 4th round and honestly I saw how dominant he was in all the games I got to watch him play in I was certain he would make it. He did get a couple cups of coffee in the NHL but could never stick. Guess what I'm saying is I have a good idea how hard it is to make it to the NHL. Getting drafted is a real achievement. I wish Cole all the best and there is no shame in falling short of making the NHL. Hopefully he can make a good living in Germany playing the game he loves.
  15. Quinn Hughes | D

    Barzal is one of the best skaters in the League so that's good company to keep.