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  1. Anybody but Newell Brown and Nolan Baumgartner is a win
    11 points
  2. He didn't "run back to Montreal", like he was some kind of rat. Montreal's affiliate team hired him initially, and he got promoted. He's paid his dues.
    10 points
  3. Right? He was born in Quebec. "Run back to Montreal" is a funny way of saying returned home..
    9 points
  4. Don’t care. Need to sign Clarke. He’s the important guy.
    8 points
  5. Apparently Brad Shaw is the other name associated with the Canucks. It was announced last month that Shaw wouldn’t be returning to Columbus, so he’s available. He’s a 23 year veteran coach, 18 spent in the NHL as either an assistant or associate, and he played around 1000 games as a defenseman, split between the NHL, AHL, and IHL. If hired, Shaw would obviously be the Baumgartner replacement. EDIT: Muller and Shaw also worked on the same coaching staff in St. Louis, from 2014-16, under Hitchcock.
    7 points
  6. Matthews deserves it. He showed a lot of sportsmanship only scoring one goal against the Habs. A true gentleman.
    7 points
  7. I also like the idea of Green having someone on the bench who's not a pushover or yes man, and is maybe a bit of competition for him since Muller would make a good interim coach if need be. Not that I want to see any animosity, just new/more experienced voices back there that can push the team to be better.
    7 points
  8. Travis Green: See where it says here in my contract that I get to hire whomever I want as my assistant coaches? Jim Benning: See where it says here in my contract that I get to fire the head coach.
    7 points
  9. Burrows runs a similar system to Brown, which clearly doesn't work here; he is also doing well in Montreal and unlikely to want to leave. Muller's got a ton of experience and wouldn't have gotten the opportunity as a head coach if he wasn't a damn good assistant. Brown and Baumgartner were huge problems for us last year; I am hopeful that this shows that management is going to force Green to hire actual coaches to assist him instead of those clowns.
    7 points
  10. Urgh... I really hate hearing “it’s” voice. Much more appropriate use of the word, IMO...
    6 points
  11. And Jesus said..."shut up libtard or I'll beat you up with my huge internet muscles", lol
    6 points
  12. Hard pass. There's nothing about his game that makes him the right fit here. First - let's look at his upside - which is misleading imo. 35 pts this year - seems decent at first glance. However - he had 7 even strength goals, 8 assists - 15 es pts is quite poor. That's with 59.2% offensive zone starts (4th highest on the Coil), with nearly 15 es minutes/game... Just under 50% of that even strength ice time came while playing with McMe1st. His secondary/next most frequent linemates were guys like Puljujaarvi, Draisaitl, Yamamoto... Horrible 5on5 production. 20 of his points came on the powerplay - actually had a hair more powerplay ice time/game than McMe1st - a whopping 4:12/game for RNH - on the league's most productive powerplay. In other words - his production was highly inflated. Poor 5on5 goal metrics as well. More warning signs.... 5 Oilers took more faceoffs than RNH - including Khaira, Haas, and Turris - all of whom played considerably fewer games and minutes than N-H... 160 draws - N-H was 45.6%.... He was effectively a winger / secondary center - and one who brings little grit / next to no 'heaviness' to his game (26 hits, 29 blocks in 52 games). Yeah - he was one of their secondary penalty killers (Archibald and Khaira killed more penalties than RNH this year...) But that's just not enough - to go with 'responsible' defensively - to make him an attractive target. So many better targets/fits out there, some of them also expiring - who won't cost what RNH would probably believe he's worth. Likeable person - decent player - but no thank you. To underline the point: Sutter had 10 es pts in 520 es minutes = 1.2 pts per 60 minutes. RNH has 15 es pts in 764 es minutes = 1.2 pts per 60minutes. Needless to say - Sutter played much harder 5on5 minutes - with much less productive linemates.... Does this team need a left handed powerplay winger? A tweener and secondary penalty killer? No, it doesn't - and certainly not at anywhere near what his cap hit will likely wind up to be. Sutter Jenner Haula, Richardson, Thompson... Nick Paul... These are the kind of targets we 'should' look at. Of course, we'd all love a Sean Couturier - but RNH aint that. Save the cap space. Get a true, dedicated shutdown center (certainly if Beagle won't be healthy). Retain the secondary scoring roles for our own emerging prospects - tilt the ice for them - add guys to our bottom six that handle hard minutes on a regular basis, win faceoffs, bring more 'grit' - provide 'foundation'. If we're also looking for a legitimate future two way center, RNH isn't the guy.
    6 points
  13. 5 points
  14. Was gonna get into Columbus next, but you’ve saved me the time. Also, those years with the Jackets add an Ian Clark connection. I don’t know their relationship, but past familiarity between the goaltending and defence coaches could be a good thing, if they worked well together. Seems like these two candidates have good familiarity with each other, and with some of the existing coaches (Green, Clark, if extended) which would be bonus, for the new staff to hit the ground running (if these guys are actually hired).
    5 points
  15. The twins are just too smart to take those roles this early, if indeed they were offered. Especially after seeing what happened with Linden. But even without that reminder, these are guys who want to earn it, learn the business from the ground up, and make sure that if and when they are handed the keys to running a team, it’s a long term gig, and one where they are going to be successful, as in building a Cup contender/winner, and not just being window dressing or a shield for ownership.
    5 points
  16. Certainly seems we can throw the “penny pinching” narrative out the window, if these are the types of candidates getting interviewed for the new assistants/associates. Muller and Shaw are not what you’d call cheap options for coaching staff hires. Both are well respected, highly experienced NHL coaches, who’ve been associate (head) coaches, and even full head coaches (Muller NHL, Shaw AHL). Not the type of guys who will be taking any “cut rate” deals for their services, or how you’d build a staff on a shoestring budget. Seems like the cost savings measures were a short term thing with the Aquilinis, but they’ve decided to loosen up those purse stings, as we move out of the pandemic, which would be great news (for both us fans, and for the team/management/etc).
    5 points
  17. Juice calls it like it is
    5 points
  18. Brown and Baumgartner need to be replaced with new assistant coaches...
    5 points
  19. I highly doubt that will happen. I have no idea where this notion is coming from. We made the playoffs the season before last. Not only made the playoffs, but won the first round being the heavy underdog. We then engaged with a slugfest and had a tight series, again as a heavy underdog. The next year we had a huge turn over in our crew. We lost our season MVP, and some real heart players. Had a tough start to the season and then start scrapping our way back into the picture. If not for covid obliterating our team, we could have had a very real chance of making the playoffs and then who knows what happens. Look at Montreal now. If the fire Benning hasn't taught us anything, it's not a silent majority hating management right now. It's a number of loud mouths being encouraged by some of the media pundits. I reckon the average fan can use basic logic and see what happened last season, and is very positive about the direction of the team.
    5 points
  20. That always boggles my mind. It makes zero difference in a person's life, yet they get so worked up about. One of my colleagues, a grade 4/5 teacher, is a very religious guy and he has a student exploring gender fluidity this year and he's really struggling with it. As the SOGI rep for my school I try and talk him through things and that's one of the things I say to him. He gets all twisted up because one day the student seems to want to be male, other days female, others non-binary. My conversation with him is always the same.......what difference does it make? Does it impact the way you teach of the way you treat them? Of course not. I tell that's why they call it exploring......they're just trying on different identities, but the core person is still the same. Luckily he's an incredibly kind, caring person and would never let his own personal feelings influence the relationship, but he really twists his own brain into knots over it.
    5 points
  21. you need to take a wider look than just one year. Under most of his career with MTL it was up over 20%. Its a very good idea, imo anyway, to bring in more experience on our bench. I'm thrilled for Burr but he's only been an assistant NHL coach for a few games, its not really possible to compare Burr vs Muller, and not sure how useful that is. I'd like both.
    5 points
  22. Don't flatter yourself that I'd ever be found within a 10 mile radius of your 'sack'...
    5 points
  23. Shaw coached the defence and PK in St. Louis. From 2012-16, the four years when he was associate coach behind Hitchcock, the Blues had the NHL’s 3rd highest winning percentage, 2nd lowest goals against, and the #1 PK%. He also helped develop Dmen like Pietrangelo and Parayko.
    4 points
  24. Hiring people with experience in their jobs... that would mark a new strategy for the team...
    4 points
  25. When Benning joined the Canucks, where was his expendable elite prime asset (Duchene)? Where was his elite young core of O'Reilly, MacKinnon,Barrie, and Landeskog ? We had one young impact asset in Horvat. (and a barren prospect pool), and one impact player on the team entering his prime years (Tanev). What Benning and Sakic inherited are night and day.
    4 points
  26. The USA send enough to Israel each year who then use it to buy American arms (seems like a way of using public funds to subsidise the arms industry) that would be able to pay for the costs of universal healthcare. @taxi I don’t think anyone on here is trying to say that the Palestinians are not culpable for their actions. Where as you are the only one which seems to be pushing a view that Israel only acts in defence, and this includes illegal settlements which some how are a fault of the Palestinians
    4 points
  27. We really should not overlook Heimosalmi. He was far and away the best D at the u18 and Clarke, Ceulemans, Edvinsson weren't even close to challenging him even though they all had better teams around them to help them pad their stats.
    4 points
  28. It's always surprising to me, the idea that getting attention is so important to some people. No matter what kind of attention that it. The internet casts a microscope on it. Those that will troll and cast ignorant opinions, just so someone, anyone, will 'see them'. I have heard some greetings in other languages translate to mean just that...'I see you'. I understand that, It takes strong person to be able to realise that we are born and die alone in this life. Some believe in a higher being to help them with this existential crisis. These gods have a set of rules based on morals, commandments etc... So, I wonder why some of the negative attention seeking believers think they will ever get a chance to meet their maker? Don't those types just get to burn?
    4 points
  29. Criminal charges possible: Negligent homicide Aiding and abetting conspiracy Whatever, throw every single appropriate charge at this moron. This man helped people kill people. LOCK HIM UP.
    4 points
  30. it just comes down to basic respect. You don't call someone by a label they don't want. You may not agree or like it or choose it for yourself but thats not the point, its not about you. But thats where we are at. So many conservatives choose to act like bottom feeders like Nux, and they really seem to get off on it. If his actual world view is anything like what he does on here I feel sorry for him.
    4 points
  31. Absolute worst case, "they" and "them" are gender neutral and not dehumanizing.
    4 points
  32. Reading through the last two pages was amusing and rather telling. However, it was not the least bit surprising.
    4 points
  33. Their power play was horrible under Muller and didn’t improve until March when Alex Burrows took over. Perhaps we should consider bringing Burrows back as an Assistant Coach instead.
    4 points
  34. He was fired from Montreal at the same time as Julien. He was in charge of their powerplay.
    4 points
  35. Imagine Gabriel playing with Petey. Maybe play Nils on RW. Gabriel would love Vancouver. All Swedish players do really. The Sedin twins could convince him to come I’m sure. Maybe that is why they are in management now. To recruit the best available Swedish players in the world and convince them to come to Vancouver. I am sure Colorado will do everything in their power to re-sign him. He is their captain and Colorado drafted him. Colorado is the only team he has ever played for. And Colorado is a Cup contender. So why would he leave all of that to come to Vancouver? To play with me of course. Landeskog Pettersson Boeser Pearson Horvat Podkolzin Hoglander Miller Appleton Highmore Trenin Lockwood
    3 points
  36. "I answer only to God" "Liberalism is a disease" When Jesus, if in fact he ever existed was the biggest Liberal to ever walk planet Earth. Call me when this thread has has it's bowels evacuated.
    3 points
  37. HI. First nations individual here. Tell me more about the persecuted getting their own nation due to sacrifice....
    3 points
  38. Yeah, that would be nice. I know some of the European federations have tried to push for this, but the NHL is still pretty resistant. Also, re: the age 20 stuff and the AHL, just a bit of a clarification. I went back and checked some of the articles and releases, and it’s a little different than what I said earlier. There were reports that the European federations had been given the same conditions as the CHL/NHL agreement, meaning that European prospects would need to be 20 years old to play in the AHL. But this appears to be a misunderstanding. What seems to have happened is that a version of the what the Swedish federation had negotiated was extended to all the signatories on the new transfer agreement. The Swedes at one point had a rule in place where any drafted prospects signed to NHL ELCs under age 22 had to be loaned back to their Swedish club, if they didn’t make the NHL. First round picks were exempt, but picks from rounds 2-7 would be loaned back, rather than sent to the AHL. The new terms appear to be that any European prospect (under the transfer agreement, KHL not included), drafted in rounds 2-7, must be offered back on loan to his European club, if he’s signed within the first 3 years of his 4 year draft rights, and does not make his NHL team. So, basically, that means, in most cases, a European drafted in rounds 2-7 will need to be 21 or older (first three years of draft rights are usually age 18/19, 19/20, 20/21) before he can be assigned to the AHL. Unless his European club declines the loan, or some other arrangement/accommodation is made. There aren’t any good articles on this stuff, and the ones I’ve looked at today either don’t get into the details, or report them incorrectly, but he’s a tweet that breaks it down fairly clearly: The Europeans have really pushed for greater rights to hold onto their young players, unless those players are in the NHL. One of the governing bodies over there commissioned a study several years back that looks at outcomes for European players who went the AHL path early on (like ages 18-22), and the results were quite discouraging. The study showed that European prospects who were developed through the AHL were far less successful in becoming NHL regulars, compared the those who remained in Europe, and then went over when they were older and more ready. They also found that European players who spent time in the AHL and then returned to Europe had inferior European careers to similar quality youth players who remained in Europe for their entire development, and then continued to play in elite Euro leagues. Basically, from the European perspective, the AHL steals their players, ruins them, doesn’t offer better odds for their prospects actually becoming everyday NHLers, compared to development in Europe with their home clubs, and returns inferior players, once they’ve been used up in the AHL, and finally come back home to play in Europe.
    3 points
  39. In most organizations they can do more than one thing at a time without “running out of time”.
    3 points
  40. 3 points
  41. This could turn out to be very costly to this Legion. Hudson American Legion to close permanently after cutting veteran's mic during Memorial Day speech Post officer resigns, president has not By: Ian Cross Posted at 3:13 PM, Jun 04, 2021 and last updated 3:47 PM, Jun 04, 2021 HUDSON, Ohio — The Hudson Lee-Bishop American Legion, whose post officer cut the microphone of a veteran as he spoke about Memorial Day’s connection to Black history during a speech on Monday, has been suspended pending permanent closure, according to a news release from the American Legion Department of Ohio. Jim Garrison, the Hudson American Legion’s post officer and the man who was discovered to have censored retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter’s speech at Markillie Cemetery on Memorial Day, has resigned as a post officer, and the American Legion has demanded that he resign his membership altogether. “The American Legion Department of Ohio does not hold space for members, veterans, or families of veterans who believe that censoring black history is acceptable behavior,” the release states. “We discovered that the censoring that occurred at the Memorial Day Ceremony in Hudson, Ohio, sponsored by Hudson American Legion Post 464, was pre-meditated and planned by Jim Garrison and Cindy Suchan." American Legion officials told News 5 partner the Akron Beacon Journal that Suchan, who chairs the Memorial Day Parade Committee and is president of the Hudson American Legion Auxiliary, has not resigned, but her case is being handled by the American Legion Auxiliary of Ohio. During his Memorial Day speech, Kemter referenced historians from Harvard when he said, “Memorial Day was first commemorated by an organized group of freed black slaves less than a month after the Confederacy surrendered." Just before Kemter expanded on how the Black community paid tribute to Union troops, his microphone was cut off — which Kemter recognized — but he kept going and spoke louder. Suchan and Garrison “knew exactly when to turn the volume down and when to turn it back up,” the American Legion Department of Ohio release states. Before the event, Kemter gave a copy of the speech to Suchan, who asked him to remove the specific part of the speech about how Memorial Day was first commemorated by newly freed black slaves after the Civil War. “These actions of Post 464, through its authorized representatives or officers in attempting to censor or suppress that portion of LTC Kemters’ speech and effectively doing so by reducing the speaker system volume, constitutes a violation of the ideals and purposes of the American Legion,” the release states. Suchan had told the Akron Beacon Journal that the volume was turned down during part of Kemter’s speech because “it was not relevant to our program for the day” and the “theme of the day was honoring Hudson veterans.” The American Legion Department of Ohio concluded the news release by stating: “We are deeply saddened by this and stand in unity and solidarity with the black community and all peoples of race, color, religion, sex, and gender, so that those who are exclusive of such persons will know that this behavior is not acceptable in The American Legion, in our homes, our hearts, our communities, in private, public, or anywhere. We will continue to educate the value of diversity. Being different amongst each other is what makes us better – together.”
    3 points
  42. RED SAVAGE.... Draft him for the name alone LOL
    3 points
  43. I find the internet tough guy to be such an amusing, entertaining species.
    3 points
  44. Wow.... I used to think you were just a goof, but this post shows you're a straight up pos....
    3 points
  45. I don't usually do these, but I was bored. Also my partner at work left for the rest of the day, so I had some time to kill. :hydration: all around Here's my June mock draft lol. Honestly, Ottawa could use a bonafide #1 goalie, but would they go for Wallstedt?
    3 points
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