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  1. It’s a pointless pipedream imo. 1st’s are rarely dealt, and even in the event that NJ was open to it, we would have to give away way too many assets. It just ain’t worth it. Take Soderstrom or Broberg, and get the &^@# out of dodge.
    15 points
  2. Sup gents. I have paid for all playoff teams to view scoring at the moment, so we don’t have to wait until tomorrow. Not able to see it yet, but should anytime.
    9 points
  3. Let's trade the 10th and Quinn Hughes for errrr wait....that won't work
    7 points
  4. https://eventhorizontelescope.org/ Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun. This long-sought image provides the strongest evidence to date for the existence of supermassive black holes and opens a new window onto the study of black holes, their event horizons, and gravity. Credit: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole An international collaboration presents paradigm-shifting observations of the gargantuan black hole at the heart of distant galaxy Messier 87 The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that they have succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow. This breakthrough was announced today in a series of six papers published in a special issue of The Astrophysical Journal Letters. The image reveals the black hole at the center of Messier 87 [1], a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. This black hole resides 55 million light-years from Earth and has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the Sun [2]. The EHT links telescopes around the globe to form an Earth-sized virtual telescope with unprecedented sensitivity and resolution [3]. The EHT is the result of years of international collaboration, and offers scientists a new way to study the most extreme objects in the Universe predicted by Einstein’s general relativity during the centennial year of the historic experiment that first confirmed the theory [4]. "We have taken the first picture of a black hole," said EHT project director Sheperd S. Doeleman of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. "This is an extraordinary scientific feat accomplished by a team of more than 200 researchers." Black holes are extraordinary cosmic objects with enormous masses but extremely compact sizes. The presence of these objects affects their environment in extreme ways, warping spacetime and super-heating any surrounding material. "If immersed in a bright region, like a disc of glowing gas, we expect a black hole to create a dark region similar to a shadow — something predicted by Einstein’s general relativity that we’ve never seen before, explained chair of the EHT Science Council Heino Falcke of Radboud University, the Netherlands. "This shadow, caused by the gravitational bending and capture of light by the event horizon, reveals a lot about the nature of these fascinating objects and allowed us to measure the enormous mass of M87’s black hole." Multiple calibration and imaging methods have revealed a ring-like structure with a dark central region — the black hole’s shadow — that persisted over multiple independent EHT observations. "Once we were sure we had imaged the shadow, we could compare our observations to extensive computer models that include the physics of warped space, superheated matter and strong magnetic fields. Many of the features of the observed image match our theoretical understanding surprisingly well," remarks Paul T.P. Ho, EHT Board member and Director of the East Asian Observatory [5]. "This makes us confident about the interpretation of our observations, including our estimation of the black hole’s mass." Creating the EHT was a formidable challenge which required upgrading and connecting a worldwide network of eight pre-existing telescopes deployed at a variety of challenging high-altitude sites. These locations included volcanoes in Hawai`i and Mexico, mountains in Arizona and the Spanish Sierra Nevada, the Chilean Atacama Desert, and Antarctica. The EHT observations use a technique called very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI) which synchronises telescope facilities around the world and exploits the rotation of our planet to form one huge, Earth-size telescope observing at a wavelength of 1.3 mm. VLBI allows the EHT to achieve an angular resolution of 20 micro-arcseconds — enough to read a newspaper in New York from a sidewalk café in Paris [6]. The telescopes contributing to this result were ALMA, APEX, the IRAM 30-meter telescope, the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, the Large Millimeter Telescope Alfonso Serrano, the Submillimeter Array, the Submillimeter Telescope, and the South Pole Telescope [7]. Petabytes of raw data from the telescopes were combined by highly specialised supercomputers hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomyand MIT Haystack Observatory. The construction of the EHT and the observations announced today represent the culmination of decades of observational, technical, and theoretical work. This example of global teamwork required close collaboration by researchers from around the world. Thirteen partner institutions worked together to create the EHT, using both pre-existing infrastructure and support from a variety of agencies. Key funding was provided by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the EU's European Research Council (ERC), and funding agencies in East Asia. "We have achieved something presumed to be impossible just a generation ago," concluded Doeleman. "Breakthroughs in technology, connections between the world's best radio observatories, and innovative algorithms all came together to open an entirely new window on black holes and the event horizon." Notes [1] The shadow of a black hole is the closest we can come to an image of the black hole itself, a completely dark object from which light cannot escape. The black hole’s boundary — the event horizon from which the EHT takes its name — is around 2.5 times smaller than the shadow it casts and measures just under 40 billion km across. [2] Supermassive black holes are relatively tiny astronomical objects — which has made them impossible to directly observe until now. As a black hole’s size is proportional to its mass, the more massive a black hole, the larger the shadow. Thanks to its enormous mass and relative proximity, M87’s black hole was predicted to be one of the largest viewable from Earth — making it a perfect target for the EHT. [3] Although the telescopes are not physically connected, they are able to synchronize their recorded data with atomic clocks — hydrogen masers — which precisely time their observations. These observations were collected at a wavelength of 1.3 mm during a 2017 global campaign. Each telescope of the EHT produced enormous amounts of data — roughly 350 terabytes per day — which was stored on high-performance helium-filled hard drives. These data were flown to highly specialised supercomputers — known as correlators — at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and MIT Haystack Observatory to be combined. They were then painstakingly converted into an image using novel computational tools developed by the collaboration. [4] 100 years ago, two expeditions set out for the island of Príncipe off the coast of Africa and Sobra in Brazil to observe the 1919 solar eclipse, with the goal of testing general relativity by seeing if starlight would be bent around the limb of the sun, as predicted by Einstein. In an echo of those observations, the EHT has sent team members to some of the world's highest and isolated radio facilities to once again test our understanding of gravity. [5] The East Asian Observatory (EAO) partner on the EHT project represents the participation of many regions in Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, India and Indonesia. [6] Future EHT observations will see substantially increased sensitivity with the participation of the IRAM NOEMA Observatory, the Greenland Telescope and the Kitt Peak Telescope. [7] ALMA is a partnership of the European Southern Observatory (ESO; Europe, representing its member states), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) of Japan, together with the National Research Council (Canada), the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST; Taiwan), Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA; Taiwan), and Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI; Republic of Korea), in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. APEX is operated by ESO, the 30-meter telescope is operated by IRAM (the IRAM Partner Organizations are MPG (Germany), CNRS (France) and IGN (Spain)), the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope is operated by the EAO, the Large Millimeter Telescope Alfonso Serrano is operated by INAOE and UMass, the Submillimeter Array is operated by SAO and ASIAA and the Submillimeter Telescope is operated by the Arizona Radio Observatory (ARO). The South Pole Telescope is operated by the University of Chicago with specialized EHT instrumentation provided by the University of Arizona. More Information This research was presented in a series of six papers published today in a special issue of The Astrophysical Journal Letters, along with a Focus Issue that summarizes the published studies. Press release images in higher resolution (4000x2330 pixels) can be found here in PNG (16-bit), and JPG (8-bit) format. The highest-quality image (7416x4320 pixels, TIF, 16-bit, 180 Mb) can be obtained from repositories of our partners, NSF and ESO. A summary of latest press and media resources can be found on this page. The EHT collaboration involves more than 200 researchers from Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America. The international collaboration is working to capture the most detailed black hole images ever by creating a virtual Earth-sized telescope. Supported by considerable international investment, the EHT links existing telescopes using novel systems — creating a fundamentally new instrument with the highest angular resolving power that has yet been achieved. The individual telescopes involved are; ALMA, APEX, the IRAM 30-meter Telescope, the IRAM NOEMA Observatory, the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT), the Large Millimeter Telescope Alfonso Serrano (LMT), the Submillimeter Array (SMA), the Submillimeter Telescope (SMT), the South Pole Telescope (SPT), the Kitt Peak Telescope, and the Greenland Telescope (GLT). The EHT collaboration consists of 13 stakeholder institutes; the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the University of Arizona, the University of Chicago, the East Asian Observatory, Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt, Institut de Radioastronomie Millimétrique, Large Millimeter Telescope, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, MIT Haystack Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Radboud University and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Contact Information Sheperd S. Doeleman EHT Collaboration Director Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 E-mail: sdoeleman@cfa.harvard.edu Phone: +1-617-496-7762 Peter D. Edmonds Public Information Officer Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 E-mail: pedmonds@cfa.harvard.edu Phone: +1-617-571-7279 EHT Outreach Working Group E-mail: ehtelescope@gmail.com
    6 points
  5. 6 points
  6. You say that and 2011 officiating and Colin Campbell just fill my head.
    6 points
  7. I've been playing fantasy hockey for 10+ years in various leagues. This is the first time ever that I've ever had the 1st overall pick in a keeper league.
    6 points
  8. Just want to publicly thank @Tylez for all his work while I've been MIA for a bit. He's put in a lot of work and effort. Cheers buddy.
    6 points
  9. Cole Caufield IMO has the most potential to be an elite driver of player, after Jack Hughes. He’s a big risk to take at ten, but I think we need to swing for the fences and select guys who have star potential. We already have enough third and fourth liners. We need more guys like Petey, Brock, and Quinn who can drive play. Caufield has that potential.
    6 points
  10. They'll likely have a deal ready at the draft, then wait and see if there is a player they really like at 10.
    5 points
  11. Ill take 6.5x8 aaaaallll day long
    5 points
  12. Lol. I'm still waiting for the NHL to redo the Petey draft. No way we were supposed to land the best player!
    5 points
  13. If a trade for Jack is ever gonna happen it will go down like this. JB right after drafting our guy at 10th. Phone rings Shero: Hi Jim, this is Ray. JB: Hi Ray what is up. Shero: Do you want to trade for Jack Hughes? JB: What do you want. Shero: I want the guy you just drafted. JB: Sure, why though? Shero: Well, if I learned anything from back in 2017 it is clearly that you just drafted the best player in the draft and that my scouts and I have no idea what we are doing. 5min later Gary walks to the podium. While getting booed/cheered by the crowd. Bettman: Ok shut it guys. You guys really and I mean really want to hear this. Crowd: Cheers. Back in NJ. Well it is NJ so nothing happens.
    5 points
  14. To NJD: Gaudette, Demko 10th OA, our 3 6ths To VAN Blackwood, 1st OA, their lowest 2nd
    5 points
  15. Best of luck to @da.moose and the Capitals in round # 1, oh whats that ? oh just a reminder of our 2017 series, was a hard fought one. A memento if you will.
    5 points
  16. Because teams keep their cards close to their chest, and that Benning had EP ranked high, and probably thought someone would grab him in the top 4
    5 points
  17. You just here to troll? Jake's story isnt over yet. Need guys like jake to win Stanley cups.
    5 points
  18. Appearantly Victor Soderstrom should be 10th but you know how that goes but if he's our guy, elite prospects has a bit to say about him Victor Solderstrom: uber competitive two-way defenceman that thinks the game at the highest level, Victor Söderström is the complete package. A naturally gifted skater, his ability to traverse all three zones is best described as smooth and effortless. He never looks disinterested and it's always apparent just how badly he wants to win. His vision and awareness is outstanding, allowing him to play a responsible yet dynamic brand of hockey. He's a dangerous puck-carrier with a great shot. Defensively, he makes good decisions quickly and consistently, never looking out of place when pitted up against the other team's top players. He pressures the opposition and limits options, never getting in the way of his goalie. All-in-all, Söderström's competitive instincts allow him to take full advantage of his offensive ability and defensive prowess. He's a game-changer. (Curtis Joe, EP 2019)
    5 points
  19. Official Draft Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oV1OdYluuXx13_F2ThkOPoXYrK3mcYOD6F_KkBjOsoc/edit#gid=572555230
    4 points
  20. He would of been a difference maker in 2011 as he was big and tough as well. God bless.
    4 points
  21. I think Chicago goes for Byram to replace Seabrook
    4 points
  22. That's what I was thinking too. IIRC but I did some research on Matthew Boldy and he was at the same school (Dexter) as our very own Jack Rathbone. I'm expecting one of Turcotte (if he falls), Boldy, Zegras, or Soderstrom as our pick. Possibly Caufield if Bennning and Brackett believe he can realistically reach his upside. If Boldy is really comparable to Mark Stone, then a line of Boldy - Pettersson - Boeser would be dynamite.
    4 points
  23. If Caufield is available and we pass on him ill be pissed
    4 points
  24. Nah, I don't want him to move down. It is likely that one of Turcotte, Podkolzin, Zegras or Krebs could be there at 10. I would take any of them as high as the 5th pick. If not, Soderstrom looks like he could be a stud for us. We are going to get a massive piece of the puzzle at 10 for sure, no reason to move down.
    4 points
  25. Maybe using our 2nd to move up into the later first round is the way to go. Get onto the stage a second time for the home draft. Personally i’d love to get thomson and this the only way i see it happening.
    4 points
  26. He also took what many perceived as risk with Elias Pettersson. Arguably, Quinn Hughes at his size on defence is a similar, or even bigger risk. I don't think he is afraid of CDC crucification..
    4 points
  27. Many people mistake the difference between hypothetical, and theoretical. A hypothesis is just an idea. A theory is a hypothesis that is proven with open source, replicable methods and data. Its a near assurity that there can be so much matter compacted into an area, that it overcomes gravity and nothing, not even data, can escape it. The math said so, hypothetically, and now, there is evidence to make it an actual theory.
    4 points
  28. Just watching the Jersey manager sitting looking like kid, who was just listed by father Christmas, makes me sick to my stomach, and really is a turn off for me watching hockey. Burkie is right that once you pick 1st OA you should not be allowed top 3 or 4 for the next 3 years... How is Devils picking 1st twice in 3 years fair? This is even worse than watching stinking Oilers draft 1st year after year, as they just plain suck... Watching Devils become a power house now, while we have to pay our dues because Oilers were piss poor for so long. God almighty I hate Oilers for screwing it up for us. And then Rangers and Blackhawks???? Blackhawks...ffs... Just wait and see the system being changed again in a few years, when we become playoffs bound again...This is an absolute joke. Have been trying not to post too much today and in general keep calm, but I'm raging with anger....
    4 points
  29. I would not trade EP for Jack Hughes in a one for one.
    4 points
  30. I don't think many people are upset with NYR or even NJD. What makes me salty is a team like CHI being in the top 3. That should have been the Canucks spot.
    4 points
  31. thats exactly the case. Its a myth that there is just 1 person "most qualified" for a cabinet post, other than maybe military experience or someone with exceptional financial knowledge. For most of cabinet there's more than enough experience to go around amongst several candidates. CPC supporters that like to rag on BPA myths for politics seem to forget that even Harper shuffled his cabinet from time to time. But how could that be if the 1st person he selected was "the best."
    4 points
  32. Chicago jumps up from 12th to 3rd... taking lethunder with them. There is no justice in this world...
    4 points
  33. He was actually trying to trade down, thinking he would still have his pick but decided against it. Concerned that he would get scooped. I can’t recall the article but it had a couple quotes in it from him. *edit - it was sportsnet. Copied below. THE RANGERS SPOOKED VANCOUVER FROM TRADING DOWN TOO FAR It seems as though Vancouver assumed Nico Hischier, Nolan Patrick, Miro Heiskanen and Cale Makar would be picked in some order with the first four selections. At that point, Swedish centre Elias Pettersson was Vancouver’s guy and Benning believed he could trade down a couple slots, add an extra pick, and still get him. Initially, Benning was talking trade with new Buffalo Sabres GM Jason Botterill about moving to the eighth pick. However, after the New York Rangers acquired the seventh-overall pick in a trade that sent Antti Raanta and Derek Stepan to Arizona, Benning shied away from the Buffalo deal, thinking there was a shot New York would take Pettersson. “Now that the Rangers popped in there, I don’t know if… I’m scared to go all the way down to eighth,” Benning told Botterill. “The Rangers were the wild card,” Bening told his staff after selecting Pettersson. “Like I had no idea, and they might have taken Pettersson if he was there.”
    4 points
  34. 4 points
  35. i’ve been counting everyones thought so far, boldy and soderstrom have 16 votes each, caulfield 9 and broberg 8. no one else has more than 4. is this scientific research?
    4 points
  36. Show us what your blow up would have looked like. I mean really - you walk in, Tortorella and Gillis have just left the building. Here's your team: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/teams/0000392014.html Tell us where you'd get all the picks. Take Kesler, Garrison, Bieksa, Lack, or Diaz out of any story - they were dealt for picks in reality. Don't pretend to get anything for 15 pt, $5 million Burrows - or 20 pt Hansen - let alone a Goldobin, pick and Dahlen/Karlsson. Luongo is already gone. Dont pretend to be able to deal the Sedins or Edler. Try to keep it real. So here you go: Higgins (NTC) Kassian, Santorelli, Richardson, Hamhuis (NTC), we all know what happened when Hamhuis was otb, sorta. Booth, Tanev, tradeable asset - and still is - but at age 23 - he's not a teardown asset, so don't pretend to cash in on 23 yr old Tanev. Stanton, Weise, Weber, Sestito, Dalpe. Matthias, Schroeder, Jensen, Archibald, Laine, Corrado, Welsh, Zalewski, Ferriero, Peltier, Sauve OK - that's your list. Go.
    4 points
  37. First 15 Draft Order: 01. Chicago Blackhawks @WalkWithElias40 02. Detroit Red Wings @Salter 03. Washington Capitals @Tigs 04. Colorado Avalanche @Big-Country 05. Ottawa Senators @Art Vandelay 06. Anaheim Ducks @Jaku 07. Calgary Flames @maroe 08. Toronto Maple Leafs @canuckledraggin 09. Buffalo Sabres @Sygvard / @Sestito'sHandMadeVodka 10. Tampa Bay Lightning @Alain Vigneault / @Sane33 11. Pittsburgh Penguins @Watermelons 12. St. Louis Blues @LilBurrows 13. Minnesota Wild @Baer. 14. New York Islanders @Nail / @Blue Jay 22 15. Montreal Canadiens @Bombastik der Teutone
    4 points
  38. This is a great game but I'm gunna have to see the Jets & Blues when it starts. Atleast the CBJ/TB game is already over.
    3 points
  39. I got this from NBC here's what Stan Bowman said ... "I just believe that's the only way it works is you've got to try to win the games," My response is so how did Chicago get Toews and Kane again? "I never believed in trying to lose games. I've said that before, and honestly, our guys want to win. And we owe it to our fans to try and win as many games as we can. Athletes are competitive. We pushed our team all year. Don't try to worry about the draft, those things have a way of working themselves out. Obviously I didn't know it work out this way. ... There's no question that we're in a different category now picking in the Top 3. It's sort of poetic justice that it worked out that way." Basically he's saying yes the NHL's stupid lottery system helped us out and the Hawks sucking in the mid 2000's and bad teams today not being able to have the same drafting advantages as them in the period they got Kane and Toews was poetic Justice? sounds pretty arrogant and selfish to me Source https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/blackhawks/why-moving-top-3-nhl-draft-game-changer-blackhawks
    3 points
  40. *moved this over to the correct thread..... Watched this last night in prep for the announcement. Just awesome. Brian Greene hosts Andrea Ghez ( studying the closest stars to the super massive black hole at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy, using infrared light) and Shep Doeleman ( Event Horizon Telescope, the ones that released this image, studying black holes using radio waves) I found this very informative. Highly recommend.
    3 points
  41. Well folks... Here it is! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11O3lMFSw6P8GBgrwpe5NxeE3is4TCQQ2MYsLL4qfxp0/edit?usp=sharing
    3 points
  42. Before this year it felt like a long aimless walk through the desert following this team. But after getting so close this year, & getting that playoff itch, im really dying for this team to get back to being good again. I want us to be in the playoffs next year & trending upward from there. Not that im not willing to be patient. I see theres still work to be done, i just wish we were further ahead & rightly or wrongly I guess thats why im critical.
    3 points
  43. I can understand that we are all P***ed off about getting screwed yet again, but its what makes us bleed Blue and Green. The Canucks and us fans have been getting it in the rear end from day dot. Its going to make hoisting the Stanley Cup so much better. We can hold the cup in one hand and give the finger to everyone else with our other! We can say "we got shafted at every every turn by the league, by the officials by the ever changing lottery rules but we stuck together and won this by our own shear hard work and determination. Thank you all for nothing!" It will be won by a team that had no leg ups or helping hands, one created by good management, good team work and Blue and Green pride! No gifted 1st overalls or expansion draft shopping adventures. It will happen and I will be there bending over Scottish style telling the rest of the league to kiss my hairy A**.
    3 points
  44. I think cheering for Bettman very loudly, would be hilarious...
    3 points
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