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  1. Imagine the KHL was the top league in the world. And let’s say you’re a good Canadian kid from New Westminster. You’re also a hulking physical specimen, play D, skate well for your size, and from all reports, you’re pretty damn good at hockey. Let’s say you’re named Kevin Bahl. I know it’s a funny sounding name, but I dunno, this is my hypothetical so let’s just go with it. So you’re Kevin Bahl and you get drafted by Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg in the KHL Entry Draft. You sign a contract (with a North American assignment clause) and head over to Russia to give hockey a
    6 points
  2. No, I'm saying that the reason he stated (coach and lack of ice time) is the main reason he left. His body language throughout the season reinforces that. He felt he deserved more ice time and when he got his window to head home, he took it. If that's still his attitude, he can stay in the KHL wasteland. If he wants to change his attitude, work hard and play with and against the best players in the world, the org will welcome him back. If he thinks WD was a hardass, wait until he meets TG.
    5 points
  3. If Hughes signs and goes to Young Stars, then WOW. Roster would include: Dahlen, Pettersson, Juolevi, Lind, Dipietro, Hughes, Gadjovich, Gaudette.
    4 points
  4. ^ A select few have too much time on their hands. So tired of visiting the Tryamkin thread and seeing the pointless back and forth arguments.
    3 points
  5. Star Wars Clone Wars resurrection brings me life
    2 points
  6. Holy schnikey!! That is alot of chatter about a russian 3rd pairing D the Canucks have under contract but bolted back home. I liked Tryamkin when he was here. He has some traits few NHL players do...namely his behemoth size and strength. He is average on D but young and can get better. I hope his attitude changes and he comes back but if he doesn't...well....whatever. Certainly not a make or break for the Nucks.
    2 points
  7. If you don't think Virtanen has improved by leaps and bounds, you are simply confirming you don't really follow the team and/or willfully ignore this player. You invoked Virtanen in the Trymakin thread, if you did that just to take yet another of our endless swipes at Virtanen versus actually trying to make a point about Tryamkin in the Tryamkin thread and you used Tryamkin in your post, I apologize for assuming.
    2 points
  8. So... https://www.google.ca/search?q=fiction&rlz=1C1GGRV_enCA751CA751&oq=fiction+&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.4527j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
    2 points
  9. Whose accounts are those?
    2 points
  10. Don't strain your single brain cell. You haven't the intellect to keep up.
    2 points
  11. Sometimes I wonder if Alfstonker is WD himself
    2 points
  12. Tryamkin made his decision, but also voiced his opinion on what he didn't like. And certainly there's been plenty of bad-mouthing of Desjardins in this thread (just like pretty much any player at a given time in other threads) so it's a bit of what's good for the cat is good for the canary. About the only reason any of us can think of that Tryamkin would go back to better his career (more minutes in a lesser league for less money isn't bettering his career) was that he could get seen by the Russian national team. I wouldn't have a lot of issue with that - and technically I don't ha
    2 points
  13. I think the same thing. He showed signs of being able to really elevate his game, but he needed to work with coaching and continue to adjust and fine tune his game for the NHL. My concern is that he jumped back to an inferior league at the wrong point in his development and could very well wind up becoming no better than a 7th D in the NHL. Time will tell. Hope he still develops and comes back, but we've seen lots of guys from the KHL try and make the jump to the NHL past 25 years old and many have not been able to make the jump. 20 - 25 is when certain principles of being a pro at
    1 point
  14. Tryamkin on his thread on CDC, crica 2018.
    1 point
  15. More of a maturity issue than what you claimed FWIW. An issue he went a long way towards rectifying this past ~year'ish.
    1 point
  16. You know a guy.....well, that settles it. The other stuff you post is fine....he responded and that is what young guys are expected to do. He didn't quit. He didn't give up. He put his head down, when to AHL and is now on verge of blossoming as a key power forward in the NHL....and perhaps its fastest. Tell me how that is the same as what Tryamkin did?
    1 point
  17. In the interview done in Russia after he left he said it was due to ice time. I also have met a number of people, well one person, that's worked with him and said he has a bad attitude and is an all around jerk. Take that for what it's worth. Daniel Sedin & the coach calling him lazy: He was among a group of players Daniel Sedin recently, and uncharacteristically, called out publicly for, essentially, not trying often enough. He had his minutes choked by his head coach for “mistakes,” which may have been on the ice, off of it or both. https://na
    1 point
  18. From what I've read and heard it's mostly thst he was homesick.. WD didn't help but Tram was a young kid in a foreign country and wanted to return home. He probably made more money in Russia too. Nothing wrong with that and it's not even remotely close to quitting. Tavares signed with the Leafs. He didn't quit. He just changed teams. Same with Tram. He went home. He didn't quit hockey.
    1 point
  19. The ones I been hearing. The evidence I been seeing.
    1 point
  20. Pretty sure his posts would be more knowledgeable if he was WD. I can't believe that Willie would post the ignorant, obnoxious, fabricated nonsense that Stonker has posted in this thread.
    1 point
  21. Ah the straw man argument has surfaced when finally facing reality. This has nothing to do with the coach and everything to do with your obsession with the player, the coach and the player's own immaturity. Lidster was the D coach and as I have said Lidster would ultimately decide TOI, shift changes etc. WD would become involved when he felt that Tryamkin could do more to fulfil his potential and to help the team. It is strange how Hutton, a player who has had his TOI reduced and had to suffer healthy scratches on many an occasion has not had the same type of feverish r
    1 point
  22. Okanagan horizons are lit up tonight! Just a reminder, don't do stupid $&!# that could start a big fire!!!
    1 point
  23. I think it was a collection of things. Family obviously being the big one. I think NHL players not allowed in the olympics gave Tryamkin a glimmer of hope in playing for Russia. The Canucks were still on track to be a bottom feeder team so it’s not like he was gonna miss much in Vancouver. I do think he’ll be back in a year or two.
    1 point
  24. “We are disappointed Nikita chose to sign in the KHL, but also recognize from what he told us in our exit meetings that this was a family decision first,” Benning said. “He has a chance to be an impact player in the NHL and we offered him a two-year extension. But for now he is home and we will move ahead with building this team with other young players.” If his wife was pregnant like alf says, then it may be as simple as him wanting his child to be born in Russia. That's his prerogative. We don't need a villain in this. Let's hope he returns Tryamkinly.
    1 point
  25. Anybody who doesn't understand why Tryamkin - with a young expecting her first child - jumped at the opportunity to play for his hometown team doesn't know anything about what a big deal your first baby is. Family is very involved, and it is really helpful, especially for the wife. So this was perfect for his family. I mean, for a hockey player in his early 20's to have the chance to choose to play professional hockey in his hometown is awesome in itself. And the fact he could do it at the perfect time for his family made it too good to turn down. All the other stuff (abandoning a
    1 point
  26. He was not an outstanding player.......he was a kid who could develop into an outstanding player. But, do you know what kind of players develop into outstanding players? Players who listen to coaches, keep their mouths shut and go to work. Kids who pout about ice time, which was quite high for an out of shape rookie, take their puck and go home are doomed to live out their careers in the wasteland that is the KHL. I loved Try, and would welcome him back with open arms, if he changes his attitude and comes back ready to learn and to work.
    1 point
  27. What about people like me HW that didn't think WD did a good job and still blame Tryamkin for his own decisions? If a rookie quits because of a coach, whether that coach be WD or Keenan or Scott Bowman, it is on that kid and not the coach. There isn't a player in the NHL that didn't have a coach at one point that they didn't align with and there isn't a rookie who didn't feel under used and/or misunderstood etc. etc. Tryamkin was a kid who had some definite upside but needed to decide if he really wanted to be here and he decided to go home. He (or anyone else) blame the c
    1 point
  28. LOL. How do I flip flop? WD is a good hockey man but clearly was the wrong coach at the wrong time for the Canucks. Where have I said differently? Flip flopping would mean I have said WD was worst coach in Canuck history one week and then said they may a massive mistake in firing him. I hate playing this card but I will as you won't stop - you are not looking at this like a player does or would. Any player who wants to be in the NHL, particularly in their rookie year, would never turn their back on a shot at NHL just because they didn't like a coach or a coach hurt their
    1 point
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