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Harvey Specter

Member Since 24 Nov 2009
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In Topic: Faith in Benning

Today, 11:57 AM

The whole "we want change!!!" approach has arrived, whether the fair-weather fans want it or not. If you don't have faith in the management team and their projected path moving forward with our acquisitions and losses, then the door is over there. 

 

We have the opportunity to armchair GM on CDC and other forms of media (Twitter, etc) but we aren't at the negotiations tables/listening to the phone conversations. Add on the fact that Benning is still viewed as a new GM around the league (not a seasoned AGM) so some of the deals will not be as favourable as we expect. 

 

I still believe in our #AccidentalTanking2K16 movement.. dubbed as the "Youth Movement" a SIGNIFICANT portion of CDC wanted. You asked and Benning and Co. is delivering.


In Topic: [Poll] Possible Candidates for the "A"?

Yesterday, 03:43 PM

Burrows is the logical answer but I think it will go to Hamhuis. For two reasons: 1) no defender has a letter and 2) if Burrows gets a letter then you've got three on one line (if they play together) that makes it kind of redundant. 

 

I'm a believer that the 'A' should be used for pragmatic purposes with the refs and not only to denote "leadership".

 

Definitely agree about having the linemates (for the most point) having all three letters at once. 

 

Hamhuis has shown he deserves to be an alternate captain from his time here and through international play with Team Canada.


In Topic: Comets training camp in Lyon France next season....

23 June 2015 - 11:51 AM

Nice to see the Comets partnering with the Syracuse Crunch, despite being relatively big Thruway rivals on the ice! Being a long-time fan of the Lightning as well as my hometown Canucks, it's nice to see the two farm organizations collaborating.  

 

You can see the idea has been brewing for a while - evident from another article, since team president Robert Esche has close ties with Crunch owner Howard Dolgon. 

 

Esche and his AHL running mate, Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon, were the movers behind a new league alignment that puts Albany, Utica, Binghamton, Syracuse and Rochester all in the same division next season (along with Toronto and St. John's). The duo sell tickets by playfully trash-talking and pushing the teams' heated rivalry, but there's a much more important shared goal that makes the Comets and Crunch partners.
 
Esche thinks the grouping of the New York state teams will strengthen the financial foundations all five franchises, especially when they work together.
 

"The whole league operates as a partnership. I think this is a really unique opportunity for all of us to kind of do that,'' Esche said. "This was always something that I've been working on. I think that it just makes a lot of sense. It's something that I think will really help all of us capture maybe some of that revenue that's out there that we didn't think was out there.''

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For instance, Esche believes that the closer on-ice ties between the New York teams will make them a more attractive marketing tool as a group. That could be especially true for statewide programs, such as the lottery or the "I love New York'' campaign.
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Esche and Dolgon have the advantage of pitching their products in what's something of a golden era among the Thruway teams. Rochester is a rising team surged with optimism by hope from rebuilding parent club Buffalo. Syracuse made the Calder Cup finals two seasons ago and parent club Tampa Bay is two wins away from the Stanley Cup this season.

 

I am all for promoting the league(s) in a foreign country, especially where one of their cities possesses a long and rich history in connection to the sport. I am expecting it to be a blast for the teams but hopefully they don't enjoy it too much... (it's still training camp after all)  :lol:


In Topic: Hidden Fears about Benning

23 June 2015 - 12:03 AM

Wow.. this has got to be one of Wyatt's most disappointing contributions. <_<

 

I am usually a fan of his jokes and sarcastic remarks but this is not what I expected...  :sadno:


In Topic: Patrick McNally Talk

22 June 2015 - 09:23 PM

Granted, we traded our top three picks away in the 2010 draft.

 

2010 wasn't a particularly strong draft anyway, so the Canucks likely didn't miss out on much.  Perhaps a player like Bjugstad, Toffoli, Etem, or Coyle.

 

Oh...

 

To be fair... we didn't have a shot at Bjugstad since he was drafted 19th overall, and our (traded) pick was the 25th overall.

 

However, I do agree that we missed out on Kuznetsov (right below Howden...), Etem, Coyle, and Toffoli - if you want to stretch it that we would take a projected 2nd rounder in the 1st. All of this is a moot point now... 

 

Here's to hoping that Benning has a replacement college free agent on his radar as DeNiro mentioned...

 

I hope Benning has another college free agent prospect he's looking at, because we really don't have the depth to be passing on guys like McNally.


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