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Anyone get an email supposedly from Apple recently?

17 July 2014 - 09:46 PM

A few days ago I got an email claiming to be from Apple, saying someone had hacked my iTunes account and I needed to contact someone. A few words were misspelled and I'm pretty sure it was some sort of scam. Still curious though, anyone else get anything like this recently?

Let's discuss which Western Canadian team will be considered a cup contender the so...

12 April 2014 - 02:28 PM

So with Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg all bottom feeding for the past 5 years, and Vancouver sliding downwards from there 2011 Peak, let's take a closer look at what the future holds for these 4 teams. I don't have a lot of time to go really in depth right now but will add to this post later, as I'm leaving for my parents house shortly.

Edmonton, have been rebuilding for almost a decade now, since the Pronger debacle.
What they have:
Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, RNH, Sam Gagne, Nail Yakupov, David Perron, Justin Schultz.
And a lot of plugs.

There top prospects include,
Darnell Nurse, Mark Oliver Roy, Danil, Zharkov(spelling), would be in my opinion, there 3 best prospects in the cupboard. 2 forwards and a Dman.

What they need:

A more balanced team, they need to add some more veteran presence to guide the young ones, they need to sort out coaching and bring in a guy who can really put some structure into there run and gun game. They need a much stronger defense and a Bonafied #1 Goalie.

They could part with, IMO, Gange, Yakupov, RNH, in exchange for some of the lives they are missing. I would consider Hall and Eberle untouchables. They have a good shot at Exblad this year, if they get him, and Nurse develops into a top 4 Dman, and they can solidify a decent #1 goalie, and bring in some veteran presence. They could contend soonish, 2-3 seasons. A lot of variables and what ifs there. Hard to predict them. Every year I go on the bandwagon saying this year they will make a splash. But now I'm stepping back, eating my words, and watching to see what happens.

Calgary
No real solid veterans, Giordano is a good top pairing Dman, Cammy is likely gone by the offseason. Huddler will be solid for a few years yet.

Prospects currently playing:
Monahan, Colburne, Backlund, Russel, Ramo

Top Cupboard Prospects:
Granlund, Baertschi, Poirer, Kanzig,

What they need,

I would like to see Eckblad in a Flames uniform, but this likely won't happen. I am happy with all of the players available to the top 5. I think Calgary has an excellent sniper prospect in Poirer, and a huge stay at home Dman in Kanzig, Granlund impressed me in the few games he has played before getting hurt. Ramo looks better in net each game. I think Monahan will continue his success next season while working on his defensive game. Calgary needs to get bigger, more stay at home dmen going forward, and try to find a few veterans to work with the young guys. Oh and can't forget about future hall of famer Jankowski( just kidding, just wanted to make you laugh, stupid Feaster, face palm).

If developlemt goes well, and Calgary drafts good the next two years, I can see playoffs in 2015-2016. Cup Contendors? I will reserve my opinion until I see how development comes along next year.

Winnipeg, ( Will update later). Please feel free to throw me some opinions on what you think. I will go threw roster players, prospects, what they need when I get back tonight, but my predictions, are playoffs next year, contenders? Unknown.

Vancouver,

Rebuild is just beginning, starting with the firing of Gillis. Right now NTCs and fresh contracts for the Sedins has them a little hog tied for cap space, but I'm sure they will figure out a way to move some key assets for picks and prospects.

Top Drawer Prospects,
Horvat, really great heart, strong two way forward. Defanetly going to be an impact player. SHINKARUK, I'm still a little ticked Calgary passed on him, but I think he will be a steady 20-30 goal and 60-70 point guy in a few years.

They have a good draft spot this season, and I would hope they take the best forward available to them, as the Sedins will soon be relegated to second line duties, and the Canucks need offense badly.

I can see playoffs being a possibility next year, depending on which route the Canucks go this offseason, either sign free agents, make trades for roster players, or focus Om the future by aquiring prospects and picks. If they go the former route, they will likely be in the playoffs next year, but not contenders, if they go the latter and focus on the future, I can see playoffs in 3-4 seasons with a decent team that might depend. But there are a lot of variables, and we will see what comes to fruition in the off season.

So Discuss who you think will be in the playoff picture first, and who will be a contender first. I recommend reading up on each teams prospects from the last 3-4 drafts, as well as there current situations.

Edmonton-Winnipeg

14 January 2014 - 12:15 AM

To Jets:
Gagne/3rd

To Edmonton:
Bogosian

To Montreal,:

Yakupov, Smyth

To Edmonton:

Fucale

Some help for Edmonton in there own end, a good young Dman and a goalie prospect.

Eckblad 4 goal night tonight

12 January 2014 - 04:53 AM

Aaron Eckblad had a 4 goal night tonight! The kid is pretty amazing, Im going to see him on Wednesday when the top prospects game is in Calgary. At this point Buffalo, Edmonton and Calgary are the bottom three in the league, hoping Calgary can win the lottery and pick this gem up. Although Edmonton could really use a versatile two way defenseman like him.

I would take him in a heartbeat over Sam Reinheart(Spelling?) Who do you guys see as the mid season first overall ranking draft 2014 draft eledgible player?

Pavel Bure's take on the 2014 Olympics

04 January 2014 - 05:09 AM

Just read this article, seems Pavel doesn't see Canada being a threat in the upcoming Olympics. In fact he doesent even see Canada competing for any medal let alone gold.


http://olympictalk.n...lympics-hockey/

Maybe its my homerism but to not consider Canada as a medal contender in hockey seem kinda bizarre.

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