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  1. 7 points
  2. We shouldn't get carried away though. He needs to put on some weight if he is to stay healthy in the NHL. In Sweden he has a LOT more room to move and set up, he will not get that on the smaller surfaces here and the bigger more physical Ds on his back. Let's not put too much pressure on the kid and do him the favour of waiting to see how he copes.
    7 points
  3. Girardi, who was the sole part from my side in my very first trade, has got me a lot in return -- if you follow the parts of that trade. Sikura, Roy, Hobbs, From, 3rd, Spezza... Luff, Gagne, Gustafson, Prosser, 5th... Rittich, TBA and some Fpts. Not bad. Edit: Also a slight part of the value of the VGK 1st I got in the Marleau/Olofsson trade.
    6 points
  4. Always feel like a jerk when I can;t understand someone's accent. You say "pardon me?", they repeat themselves and you still don;t understand and just kinda nod like an asshole hoping it wasn't something you needed to respond to...
    5 points
  5. No of course not. We can't afford as a Club to be so flippant with who we flip and who we keep. If we have 2 power forwards we say "Thank you Lord" and look for another one. Jeez Alf I seriously wonder if you are for real.
    5 points
  6. It still blows me away some complained about this pick. I called this pick before the end of last season. This kid is unreal. G stylz........
    5 points
  7. Gotta feel for him. He's had such a string of poor luck in North America, dating back to his stints with those Chicago Wolves teams, and continuing through his recent seasons with Vancouver/Utica. I hope the hockey gods throw him some blessings and keep him healthy the next several years. Would love to see him get back to dominating the SHL, and then cash in with a fat deal on a rich KHL team or maybe another run at the NHL. Wish him the best, wherever he lands.
    4 points
  8. @Mattrek you forgot the part about Mary and Joseph making it OK too its really something, You can creep a mall looking for teenage girls and still be a republican senator. We really are in a political age where nothing matters but the gang colours.
    4 points
  9. To NYI: Kari Lehtonen To VAN: 2018 CHI 3rd
    3 points
  10. Short and (not) sweet answer. Love it. But you're right. Jake and Jonah are don't render each other redundant. Other than them both being wingers with size and physicality, they're pretty different players. First off, Jake shoots right and Jonah shoots left. Beyond that, they have different strengths. Jake's offensive game is about his skating and his shot. Jonah's is more about reading the play and getting to the front of net at the right time. Gadjovich is an absolute beast in front of the net with exceptional ability to tip pucks and bang in rebounds. Virtanen is more dangerous on shots from further out. Gadjovich is highly effective on extended possession, setting up camp in the goalmouth, and getting sticks on pucks. Virtanen is better on rush chances or as a shooting option from a higher position. Away from the puck, they are also quite different. Gadjovich plays a two-way style based on positional defense and keeping himself in the right spots to support a five man containment effort. Virtanen plays pretty well positionally, but he's more of an effort defender, using his skating to harass guys one-on-one and force turnovers. Honestly, Jake and Jonah seem more complimentary than redundant. In fact, given their individual strengths, they might actually have some potential as future linemates (with the right centre).
    3 points
  11. Absolutely... But I think the man's classy in just about anything he does. I'm a big Benning fan. The future will determine how good a manager he is, but I'm happy, with how he has dealt with his first job as manager.
    3 points
  12. Good lord... come on... there's no coach on the planet I hate more than Babsuck. First of all he stole Luongo's thunder in Sochi... now he's benching ma boy Polak?! #FREEPOLAK
    3 points
  13. The world according to Trump: American intelligence agencies: lying Comey: lying Obama: lying Media: lying Democrats: lying Republicans: lying Mayor of Puerto Rico: lying Gold Star widow: lying Vladimir Putin: Very honest person!
    3 points
  14. That goal that JV is getting blamed for is total BS. The Sedins had at least 3 chances to get it out and Biega shouldn't of over committed like that plus he knocked JV over with that pointless hit. Sometimes it's not best to hit everything and that play was a token example. They will destroy this kids confidence if they keeping putting him in situations where he is bound to fail like playing with the two slowest players in the game. I though JV came out strong and looked good in the first period, a lot better than everyone else not on the first line then they sit him for 10min. As Willies stated in the Province on Monday it is clear JV is being held to a different standard.
    3 points
  15. never forget this point: as much prep and research as I do in a week almost every week there are 30 other GM's here who by and large are doing that and more. Collectively, if the 31 and more of us (agm's) put our work to benefit hockey kind I bet we would have quite a formidable group product to market...but that would impinge on the many solo and team efforts already ongoing, lol....sharks, you are all sharks. that is the bottom line here: but it is a privilege to lose to you. lol....I have learned some good lessons though.
    3 points
  16. Good point. Very much agree. Also says a lot about a kid who, at age 18, and having been accepted to Harvard and drafted by an NHL team, chooses others over himself. He could have easily decided to focus on his own future, go off to school, and get himself one step closer on his journey to a hockey career. Instead, he recognizes his brother is in the middle of some therapies and treatments that are working, and is at a crucial time in his own development. Decides to stick around and help out, and not risk destabilizing his little brother's life. Apparently Jack is a huge positive influence on his brother, works with the kid during his therapy, keeps him calm and safe when he has seizures, acts like a third parental figure in that family, and is also his little bro's best friend. Sounds like he's just an amazing young man. And on the hockey side, a guy who would be an incredibly loyal and supportive teammate.
    3 points
  17. To CHI: Ryan Callahan (50% retained) To OTT: Jason Spezza, Jeremy Roy, Connor Hobbs, Mathias From, 2019 BUF 3rd, David Rittich
    3 points
  18. It has always been understood, in any debate here on CDC since I was first a member here back in 2003, that the person making the claim is responsible for providing the proof and facts to back it up or they'll get called out on it. It's the basis of any debate/discussion here and always has been.Otherwise anyone can pull some wild and wacky claim out of their nether regions, claim it as fact and never have to back up their words or own it. Just thought I'd clear that up for you, Alf
    3 points
  19. If we bottom out and strike gold (pleaseee baby jesus!!!) Dahlin would orchestrate the PP. PP1: Kane -Horvat- Petersson Boeser - Dahlin PP2: Baer/Virtanen - Gaudette - Lind Stecher - Juolevi
    3 points
  20. I've said it before and I'll continue to do so. This current team is not going to contend like TB, St. Louis, or L.A is atm. Those are high calibre teams. We will not be winning a cup anytime soon. There is no reason to rush such an exceptional prospect onto this team. I think it would do wonders for this franchise and this future teams chances at winning a cup if EP, Dahlin, Gaudette, Lind, Gadjovich, Juolevi all played one season in the AHL. Esp for EP, that way he can work on being the #1 centerman we need for the next 15-20 years. He will still be playing against men while getting acclimated to the smaller ice surface in his natural position. The long term gain is what's best for him and the Canucks moving forward imo. Let him tear up the SHL this year, the AHL next year, and the NHL for the next 15-20 years after that.
    3 points
  21. C'mon Alf... Bo Jake Gads MacEwen Gaunce Gudbranson ...& maybe Try-man returns? Wouldn't you love to go into barns like LA & StLoo with almost half our guys, 220 lbs+?
    3 points
  22. The LA Kings place Steve Oleksy on waivers.
    2 points
  23. No one's putting pressure on the kid, he's just that good. If he comes in and struggles, no biggie, send him down until he's comfortable. Ten years ago, sure, now, I don't have an issue with his weight, it's a more skilled and speed based league now, if Keller and Hischier are doing well weighing in at 168 and 175 respectively, don't think his weight is gonna be an issue as long as he comes in around 175lbs next season. Also, we won't have Willie benching him after he scores his first goal or keeping him off the pp because 'he doesn't know the systems yet' .. I'M SO EXCITED FOR THIS KID
    2 points
  24. Couple of things: 1. Your bringing religion into this is just one more way to divide us between an ill-defined us and a stereotypical them. 2. I would think very few Americans would make religious affiliation a dealbreaker, unless the candidate were a fundamentalist Muslim. 3. I would point out that the entire electorate knew JFK was a Catholic and he was still elected 57 years ago. 4. Since JFK, America has elected a good old boy Texan, a crook, a God-fearing peanut farmer, a B-grade actor, a Texas oil dealer, an oversexed Bubba, a moderately intelligent Texas party boy, a half-black Hawaiian and a bloated pre-schooler who golfs and tweets. And you worry about being Catholic? 5. You are showing your age, Alf.
    2 points
  25. ???? You have a pool of prospects but if even one of five or ten make it, then you are doing great. If someone doesn't make it, they are not "mishandled", they simply didn't make it. There is talent enough to populate dozens of NHLs BUT finding that mix of 20 to 25 players for any given roster takes going through many, many times that number and not everyone makes it.
    2 points
  26. I think Phaneuf's contract was a modified NTC wasn't it? Makes a big difference. Alex's contract is finished at the end of next season, so I think management probably waits until 2019 to trade him. I disagree with you about Phaneuf being a pylon; he's just overpaid for what he does. Guys big and tough, puts up 30pts each season and 100 pims.
    2 points
  27. Amazing that right after Horvat, we got another class act in Brock. I'm so excited for the leadership of this team to come.
    2 points
  28. The problem with Pence is the ridiculous level of homophobia. While he might be more fiscally sound, he's still an unmitigated disaster for human rights. You simply cam't fix pure evil without making use of the second amendment. I think the world has had quite enough of having a bigoted piece of fecal matter in the White House.
    2 points
  29. Girl in the top left looks like Lewinsky? Does she has NEW accusations? But wait, why are we talking about a Clinton?.......what has Donald done now?
    2 points
  30. Well it is Ottawa haha they aren't famous for making good trades recently. Dahlen says hi
    2 points
  31. I thought he looked better than most in preseason, from an offensive standpoint. Was cruising around perimeter looking for open man or a deflection opportunity similar to how Boeser attempts to get some open space rather than try and fire it though 4 people.
    2 points
  32. I don't count Buzzfeed as a reliable source but wouldn't multiple members of his staff thinking the president is an idiot, while dealing with a rogue nuclear state, be news?
    2 points
  33. Very sad, I'm glad we dealt with it honourably and let him leave. I hope he manages to get his optimum fitness back and has an excellent career without further injury. He was a player who I had great expectations for but it wasn't to be. Good luck to him.
    2 points
  34. Don't run with bagpipes - you could put an aye out - or worse yet, get kilt!
    2 points
  35. Classy of Benning to do what Rodin asked instead of dragging it out trying to get a pick for him.
    2 points
  36. It's now become: If you're a Republican you can commit whatever crime you want to, tribalism on the right will protect you because voting for any criminal is better then a Democrat. It boggles my mind. So much for the party of "family values".
    2 points
  37. Yip exactly...patience grasshoppers... time will tell.
    2 points
  38. 2nd woman has come forward accusing Franken of grabbing her butt in a photo at the Minnesota state fair. Unlike some people I don't choose who to believe based on my political lean and I honor my word. He needs to resign, I was willing to give him a 2nd chance, but this is now a pattern. It sucks because he's been a fantastic senator, but there's plenty of capable Democratic replacements the governor can appoint. Also this move would put an immense amount of pressure on Moore if he won.
    2 points
  39. Proof, or facts? That someone making an outlandish claim should provide corroborating evidence to support the claim? As someone who's been on these boards since '04, I can confirm @Cerridwen's statement. The burden of proof (or evidence, at least) does and has always, resided with the claimant.
    2 points
  40. You are making a point here, can you please provide proof or facts of this.
    2 points
  41. Any Trump related discussion? It's no wonder most your posts get deleted.
    2 points
  42. Where to begin... Excellent Negotiations from the reigning and two time PUCK GM of the year @somethingvery. Meat and Potatoes of the deal is Callahan WITH retained salary for Futures. Smaller parts being Spezza cap dump, taking on a useless contract, and later TBA trade that gave SV some security in Callahan's value (being on a cup contender). This will be a home coming for Roy, who should never have been traded to begin with. Hobbs is a rough and tough defencemen with great hockey IQ. In the mold of Donald S. Cherry's favourite tongue twister, Kevin Bieska. From brings some major skill, but risk, to our prospect pool. And as long as @Sygvard and his minions are on team #RebuildNotTanking, I'll take as many of their picks as I can. We wish callahan the best.
    2 points
  43. Jake Evans will finish his 4th NCAA year. Invoke UFA & sign with Boston! The other guys are ok...
    2 points
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