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  1. 16 points
    Hey all, this is the end unfortunately. I want to thank you all for participating in 10 seasons of 6.0. We've had some great memories but I think now is the right time to call er quits. Thank you to all the members of the BOG and most of the GMs in the league for making it a pleasant experience. For the others, kick rocks. I hope to see you all in 7.0 once it gets rolling again
  2. 16 points
    ALLOW ME TO RE-INTRODUCE MYSELF October 15 https://imgur.com/a/DpyVupV October 16 https://imgur.com/a/3ariKTD October 17 https://imgur.com/a/3zwudgJ October 18 https://imgur.com/a/w4LBp5k October 19 https://imgur.com/a/kmSiK9g October 20 https://imgur.com/a/lvP8o67 October 21 https://imgur.com/a/hBf8w9l October 22 https://imgur.com/a/iyZXhf8 October 23 https://imgur.com/a/uiB5KRT October 24 https://imgur.com/a/t6cYarP October 25 https://imgur.com/a/2xLMbCP October 26 https://imgur.com/a/ti1IKaq Standings
  3. 15 points
    CAST OFF THE CRUTCH THAT KILLS THE PAIN! THE RED FLAG WAVING NEVER MEANT THE SAME... December 13 https://imgur.com/a/7hYCRmL December 14 https://imgur.com/a/K4DB3RV December 15 https://imgur.com/a/tshKQkt December 16 https://imgur.com/a/Ut9olDt Standings
  4. 15 points
    I ONLY GOT FOUR MINUTES, TO SAVE THE WORLD! December 9 https://imgur.com/a/5vn7ZvO December 10 https://imgur.com/a/Cf9YWcr December 11 https://imgur.com/a/DOhu51Y December 12 https://imgur.com/a/1cZTRNg Standings
  5. 14 points
  6. 14 points
    CAUSE THE PLAYERS GONNA PLAY, PLAY, PLAY, PLAY, PLAY.. AND THE HATERS GONNA HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE December 17 https://imgur.com/a/w2O8SQk December 18 https://imgur.com/a/n80DWUK December 19 https://imgur.com/a/LkrLOfy December 20 https://imgur.com/a/5ASB0mb December 21 https://imgur.com/a/pHI4WyL December 22 https://imgur.com/a/zg2xfj7 December 23 https://imgur.com/a/uqf7MUg December 24 - NO GAMES December 25 - NO GAMES December 26 https://imgur.com/a/wYfDFDI December 27 https://imgur.com/a/4Wi4nq6 December 28 https://imgur.com/a/snVqyEz Standings
  7. 14 points
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  9. 14 points
    November 1 https://imgur.com/a/ttygmDe November 2 https://imgur.com/a/6sNzc28 November 3 https://imgur.com/a/fkTprcw November 4 https://imgur.com/a/nCXRyVA November 5 https://imgur.com/a/GrJFYQY November 6 https://imgur.com/a/sSKQtOX November 7 https://imgur.com/a/J5MNCSl November 8 https://imgur.com/a/Nb4Iw2G November 9 https://imgur.com/a/XRRFbQX November 10 https://imgur.com/a/YjXy9WZ November 11 https://imgur.com/a/G0ZDGvF November 12 https://imgur.com/a/4lYlTik Standings
  10. 14 points
    Not sure, but it signifies that the Flames are going to have to put a lot of work in to get Tkachuk over the border.
  11. 14 points
    2027 DRAFT TIDBITS PART 1 Alexander Knechtel (C) One of the top prospects in this years draft, Knechtel is a German born two-way forward currently in his first full season with Dusseldorf in the DEL. At 6'3 and 196 lbs, Knechtel has NHL size and has impressed scouts thus far this season with 2 goals and 8 points through his first 8 games. Knechtel is a very good skater who has good speed and also has a decent shot. On many levels, he still seems raw and may take some time before more attributes begin to shine, however he has a strong base of attributes to build on to for the future. Milan Roch (C/LW) A small yet chunky 5'8 194 lbs playmaking centerman, Roch is currently in his second season with the Red Deer Rebels in the WHL. The Canadian born forward has put up 11 goals and 19 points through 15 games thus far, and has put up an impressive 7.93 AVR. Although his goals are likely to go down (Roch is currently shooting at almost 30%), this is not one of Roch's strongsuits to begin with. Roch is very good at dishing the puck and his shot will be something that needs to improve down the line. Roch may project as a winger at the NHL level due to some defensive deficiencies. Brandon Merisier-Ortiz (C) Merisier-Ortiz is a two-way centerman currently in his second year with the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL. Through 14 games this year, Merisier-Ortiz has produced at an outstanding clip with 7 goals and 22 points. Some scouts are rumoured to have preferred Merisier-Ortiz over Knechtel based on a look at his individual attributes, as Merisier-Ortiz has better speed and may be closer to the NHL than Knechtel. However, this has nothing to do with potential and Merisier-Ortiz will have to continue to get stronger and work on his offensive game more in order to become a legitimate NHLer. Corentin Janil (LD) Currently in his rookie season for the North Bay Batallion in the OHL, Janil has jumped up many draft boards rapidly even after a subpar start to his year. Through 17 games, the playmaking offensive defenceman has just 4 assists and has yet to score, however it is the rest of his game that is impressing scouts. Although not the best skater or the strongest, the 6 ft 167 lbs defenceman has showed an exceptional defensive game, which is rare for offensive defenceman with 27 takeaways to just 4 giveaways. Many scouts believe the offense will come eventually making Janil one of the more intriguing picks in this years draft. Brody Guhle (RW) In his second season with the Swift Current Broncos, the youngest brother of Brendan and Kaiden is off to a fast start with 11 goals and 19 points through 15 games with an AVR of 8.00. The two way forward has shown exceptional instincts at both sides of the ice, and may be the fastest skater in this years entry draft. There is reason to believe that Guhle's offensive game will elevate as highlighted by his shot, and his defensive prowess makes for a coaches dream. Guhle may be one of the most pro ready players in this years draft and will be ready to make an impact very soon.
  12. 13 points
    HEY HEY YOU YOU I DON'T LIKE YOUR GIRLFRIEND January 13 https://imgur.com/a/zaF8ZkX January 14 https://imgur.com/a/GzQE4es January 15 https://imgur.com/a/cnfZ54f January 16 https://imgur.com/a/4Z28zFS January 17 https://imgur.com/a/kgaBEj9 January 18 https://imgur.com/a/eTCs4NR January 19 https://imgur.com/a/ZicDBAE January 20 https://imgur.com/a/zqMFdxG January 21 https://imgur.com/a/Kz3KwfB January 22 https://imgur.com/a/zriZQxY January 23 - ALL STAR BREAK January 24 - ALL STAR BREAK Standings
  13. 12 points
    Just got a call that one of my close friends (former close friend) has tested positive and is quite sick. For 6 months she's been laying heavy guilt trips on us for not socializing and living in fear of a "flu". She's been living very recklessly in the last few months. So, apparently she went out drinking with an EA from Armstrong whose kid tested positive and she works with someone who tested positive she started feeling sick, went and got a tattoo, then felt worse and got tested. Who knows how many people she's come in contact with. Luckily her son has been staying with Grandma for two weeks, but who knows. I'm so f'ing sick of these people........not only are you putting the rest of us at risk, you're hurtling us toward a long, complete lockdown. Had everyone just listened to experts and followed the directions we might have avoided it........now, I don't see us avoiding a long lockdown through the darkness of winter.
  14. 12 points
    Thin skinned little bitch, he will regret his decision to run in 2016 for the rest of his life. Should have stayed in his lane and hawked steaks, fake degrees, reality TV, wine, bottled water and other merchandise. Also he made money by licensing his name, well that income source is about to go dry after his dumpster fire performance in this country.
  15. 12 points
    SAY SOMETHING I'M GIVING UP ON YOUUUUU March 13 https://imgur.com/a/uMMqsGj March 14 https://imgur.com/a/cmF0F40 March 15 https://imgur.com/a/lq3bdki March 16 https://imgur.com/a/L2OLQ9O March 17 https://imgur.com/a/7KnX8Tt March 18 https://imgur.com/a/oNAUfwx March 19 https://imgur.com/a/1nAKoGQ March 20 https://imgur.com/a/pqwkz3W March 21 https://imgur.com/a/ChkVwiH March 22 https://imgur.com/a/2khDiO0 March 23 https://imgur.com/a/GoQSVwR March 24 https://imgur.com/a/WMFkFf4 Standings
  16. 12 points
    LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX BABY, LETS TALK ABOUT YOU AND ME, LETS TALK ABOUT ALL THE GOOD THINGS AND THE BAD THINGS THAT MAY BEEEEE LETS TALK ABOUT SEXXXXX January 25 https://imgur.com/a/EjPQ08o January 26 https://imgur.com/a/FHGgpSw January 27 https://imgur.com/a/aBkDhTI January 28 https://imgur.com/a/3lk9UII January 29 https://imgur.com/a/yoml3rO January 30 - NO GAMES January 31 https://imgur.com/a/NOxIi3q Standings
  17. 12 points
    CAUSE EVERYTIME WE TOUCH, I GET THIS FEELING, AND EVERY TIME WE KISS I SWEAR I COULD FLYYYYYYYYY January 1 https://imgur.com/a/Ck1o0ZV January 2 https://imgur.com/a/qbaxNJR January 3 https://imgur.com/a/N7bl7G8 January 4 https://imgur.com/a/eFzOktp January 5 https://imgur.com/a/evSkesF January 6 https://imgur.com/a/yfClyvl January 7 https://imgur.com/a/7WYTWai January 8 https://imgur.com/a/T9l6SFx January 9 https://imgur.com/a/tNWLSba January 10 https://imgur.com/a/GHDW9nU January 11 https://imgur.com/a/gIuCSwk January 12 https://imgur.com/a/ZAxFBjP Standings
  18. 12 points
    December 1 https://imgur.com/a/c1fC29g December 2 https://imgur.com/a/JFiQnxq December 3 https://imgur.com/a/i6jHfyf December 4 https://imgur.com/a/DxsuFYe Standings
  19. 12 points
    2027 DRAFT TIDBITS PART 2 Sigi Hauptman (G) One of the top goalie prospects in this years draft, Hauptman is massive coming in at 6'7 and 198 lbs. Playing for the L.A. Selects program, Hauptman hasn't had much experience against better competition yet, and is likely to play in the AHL next season if he is unable to secure a NCAA scholarship. Like many big goalies, Haputman blocks most of the net while in the butterfly, but is prone to letting in goals in which he is going lateral side to side. Due to a lack of competition, many scouts aren't sure how Hauptman will translate, and may be a bit of a longer term project. Brandon Edquist (C) A playmaking centerman playing for the GNG-Poland High School team in Michigan, Edquist has dominated the league the past few years putting up point totals of 90, 73, and 89 points in 60 games. Playing there again this season, Edquist is another prospect who will need to either get a scholarship or will be in the AHL next year. Edquist is very poor defensively, he may even project as a winger at the NHL level. At 6'2, he has very good speed and playing as a winger may actually bring out more production in him than playing as a center would. Alexey Mukhametdinov (RD) A hulking, 6'4 233 lbs defensive defenceman straight out of Russia, Mukhametdinov is a mammoth you don't want to mess with. Mukhametdinov is a throwback style defenseman, who loves to play physical but may not provide you with much offense. There are some comparisons to Columbus defenceman Cole Samson, however scouts are not sure how high his ceiling may be in comparison to Samson. While just as effective defensively, it remains to be seen whether Mukhametdinov has any offensive upside at all. Mukhametdinov is averaging over 2.5 hits per game this year in the KHL. James Rose (G) The goalie who may challenge Hauptman as the top prospect within this class, Rose is currently in his second season with the Whitby Fire. Like Hauptman, Rose has not played against any significant competition to date, making them two of the more risky top prospect investments. At 6'5 and 185 lbs, Rose has NHL size however loves to play in his butterfly. He is prone to letting in goals up high and he needs to get a lot stronger in order to make a future impact. Like Hauptman, Rose may be a longer term project, and only time will tell to see how he develops. Taylor Wotherspoon (RW/LW) A later birthday goal scoring winger from the Kootenay Ice, Wotherspoon scored 50 last season in 72 games showing just how effective he could be. This season, on a weaker Kootenay team, Wotherspoon only has 12 through 27 games showing he may need someone who can dish him the puck in order to score goals. At 6'2 and 200 lbs, Wotherspoon is a fairly good skater, however besides his shot a lot of the rest of his game is still a bit underdeveloped. This includes his ability to play defense, as well as create offense through passing. Although not a major flaw, this could be something that holds him back.
  20. 12 points
    Some posters demonstrate their love for the team by crapping on various members of the organization. I believe they call themselves "realistic fans".
  21. 12 points
    October 27 https://imgur.com/a/d9iwgRq October 28 https://imgur.com/a/Sq6nk0B October 29 https://imgur.com/a/bccyYOd October 30 https://imgur.com/a/tY6IGOA October 31 https://imgur.com/a/h2uFtRF Standings
  22. 12 points
    Also, here’s a recent write up from Canucks Army: https://canucksarmy.com/2020/11/18/jack-rathbone-going-wild-card-training-camp/ This section details an element to Jack’s game that tends not to get much discussion: Having watched Rathbone quite a bit over the years, I can certainly attest to this. He’s a much more physical player than he’s generally given credit, and he’s extremely solidly built and very strong for his size. Every once in a while, you see Rathbone described as undersized, lacking physicality, and being a purely offensive D, but I suspect the people who believe this are ones who’ve never actually seen Jack play a game.
  23. 11 points
  24. 11 points
    Here's the response from Dominion Voting: https://www.dominionvoting.com/dominion-statement-on-sidney-powell-charges/ STATEMENT FROM DOMINION ON SIDNEY POWELL'S CHARGES While Dominion Voting Systems is not named as a defendant, on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Sidney Powell released what appears to be a very rough draft of a lawsuit against the Republican governor and secretary of state of Georgia alleging a bizarre election fraud conspiracy that—were it possible—would necessarily require the collaboration of thousands of participants, including state officeholders, bipartisan local elections officials, thousands of volunteer Election Day poll watchers in thousands of locations across the state of Georgia, federal and state government technology testing agencies, private elections service companies, and independent third-party auditors. This quite simply did not occur. Dominion Voting Systems is the gold standard for transparent and accountable voting equipment. The allegations included in the draft complaint are baseless, senseless, physically impossible, and unsupported by any evidence whatsoever. We stand with the state and local elected officials and bipartisan election volunteers that this suit maliciously maligns. In Powell's error-filled document, she repeats a number of baseless allegations about Dominion Voting Systems, which she has made in public since Election Day. The allegations about DVS most relevant to the election outcome in Georgia are that votes tallied on a Dominion vote tabulator were somehow manipulated on a statewide basis to elevate the count in favor of the Democratic presidential candidate. It is important to understand that this is not possible—not on a machine-by-machine basis, not by alleged hacking, not by manipulating software, and not by imagined ways of "sending" votes to overseas locations. But even if it were possible, it would have been discovered in the statewide handcount of votes. Dominion's systems are secure as certified by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). In fact, all voting systems must provide assurance that they work accurately and reliably as intended under federal U.S. EAC and state certification and testing requirements. Further, Dominion source code is verified and secure. Third-party test labs chosen by the bipartisan U.S. EAC and accredited by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) perform complete source code reviews on every tabulation system that is federally certified in the U.S. Every vote from a Dominion device in Georgia is documented on an auditable paper trail and creates a verifiable paper ballot available for hand-counting. In fact, the Georgia handcounts, independent audits, and machine tests have all repeatedly affirmed that the machine counts were accurate. In addition, Powell makes a number of allegations that go beyond Dominion's role in Georgia's elections—which is only to provide the ballot tabulation systems. For the record, again, Dominion does not develop voter-registration systems, poll-books, signature verification software, or provide vote-by-mail printing. These parts of the voting process are instead supported by other companies and controlled by the state and local officials who run elections in hundreds of thousands of voting places across the country. These assertions in the Powell filing are non-sensical and unsupported by any presentation of evidence. However, to respond to some of her specific assertions about Dominion: Dominion was not "founded by oligarchs and dictators." It was founded in Toronto, Canada, and it is now a proud nonpartisan American company. Dominion has attested to its ownership—under penalty of perjury—to local, state, and federal agencies, including the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which includes all U.S. national security agencies. Dominion is not, and never has been, owned by Smartmatic. Neither has Smartmatic ever been a subsidiary of Dominion, as the complaint asserts. Dominion is an entirely separate company—they do not collaborate in any way and have no affiliate relationships or financial ties. Dominion does not use Smartmatic. These are all facts verifiable in the public record as well as in regulatory and legal filings. Dominion has no ties to the Venezuelan government, nor any other foreign government, including China and Iran. Dominion has never participated in any elections in Venezuela and has no connection or relationship with the now deceased former Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. Other companies have serviced elections in Venezuela, but Dominion is not one of them. Dominion does not have operations in Germany including an "Office of the General Counsel." Dominion Voting Systems are in fact auditable—and are audited and tested regularly by multiple government agencies and independent third parties. All electronic devices used in the U.S. must be designed to be audited. Dominion's system does in fact include a paper ballot backup to verify results. In fact, thousands of elections officials in Georgia just completed the largest vote recount in American history using the paper ballots produced by Dominion devices. Dominion's system cannot be manipulated by a technician in the way Powell alleges. This has been confirmed by the government agencies that have certified Dominion equipment. Despite repeated counts and audits, there is no evidence of any kind that any voting system deleted, lost, or changed votes in Georgia, or in any of the other 28 states that use Dominion devices. Certifications and audits have instead shown the accuracy, transparency, and reliability of Dominion's systems. The federal government agency that oversees U.S. election security verified that there is no evidence that this election was in any way compromised. In fact, they have called it the most secure election in American history. Servers that run Dominion software are located in local election offices, and data never leaves the control of local election officials. There were no "glitches" with Dominion's voting systems, and no unauthorized or last-minute software updates occurred. There were no "data breaches" of Dominion software by anyone, let alone rogue foreign actors. Human errors did occur in some counties but were resolved quickly by county officials before the canvass process. Votes are not processed outside the United States. Votes are counted and reported by county and state election officials—not by Dominion, or any other election technology company. Election safeguards—from testing and certification of voting systems to canvassing and auditing—prevent malicious actors from tampering with results. Sidney Powell's wild and reckless allegations are not only demonstrably false, they have led to stalking, harassment, and death threats to Dominion employees. This criminal activity has been duly reported to the appropriate law enforcement agencies, and we intend to hold Ms. Powell, and those aiding and abetting her fraudulent actions, accountable for any harm that may occur as a result.
  25. 11 points
    WHY YOU ALWAYS IN A MOOD? F***IN ROUND, ACTIN' BRAND NEW, I AIN'T TRYING TELL YOU WHAT TO DO BUT TRY TO PLAY IT COOL... March 1 https://imgur.com/a/924OhxW March 2 https://imgur.com/a/Pxokd1K March 3 https://imgur.com/a/krqtI22 March 4 https://imgur.com/a/6JUajt7 March 5 https://imgur.com/a/pq8UiFt March 6 https://imgur.com/a/CGXEqou March 7 https://imgur.com/a/HZWdbwC March 8 https://imgur.com/a/Ne9cgJw March 9 https://imgur.com/a/HhYzSSc March 10 https://imgur.com/a/2jhJWlh March 11 https://imgur.com/a/li8Afrb March 12 https://imgur.com/a/k5Oe7Lc Standings
  26. 11 points
    Can we get a recount of the numbers you used to arrive at those percentages? I heard that Hugo Chavez sent a food truck to the polling locations and Republicans were calling in thousands of fraudulent opinions. 100% chance that those percentages are wrong. Your ass-clown lost. End of story.
  27. 11 points
    ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS STAY A MINUTE, JUST TAKE YOUR TIME, THE CLOCK IS TICKING, SO STAY! December 29 https://imgur.com/a/6MF0VtR December 30 https://imgur.com/a/TebP8lR December 31 https://imgur.com/a/u1zjD51 Standings
  28. 11 points
  29. 10 points
    Thanks for tagging me so I didn't have to even check!
  30. 10 points
  31. 10 points
    What gives you that idea? If anything, he's renowned for bringing a relentless work ethic and being dialed in every night. He's just not a terrific finisher as of right now. His shot still needs a bit of work - but at least that's something that, no matter what stage of your career you're in, can always be worked on. But to answer your question: no, Podkolzin is not a Russian Virtanen... That's a very lazy and not very thoughtful comparison.
  32. 10 points
    BUT SINCE YOU BEEN GONE!!!! I CAN BREATH FOR THE FIRST TIME, I'M SO MOVING ONNNN YEAAAAAH YEAAAAH February 17 https://imgur.com/a/E7c3cj5 February 18 https://imgur.com/a/HPqqchU February 19 https://imgur.com/a/sUg5eqy February 20 https://imgur.com/a/oTgc47q February 21 https://imgur.com/a/09qxT18 February 22 https://imgur.com/a/3cxVHoH Standings We are now at the trade deadline.
  33. 10 points
    BEVERLY HILLS! THAT'S WHERE I WANT TO BE! February 1 - NO GAMES February 2 https://imgur.com/a/fR4B9Yr February 3 https://imgur.com/a/N1lxF5c February 4 https://imgur.com/a/u3ct0e1 February 5 https://imgur.com/a/ATJRBda February 6 https://imgur.com/a/IINjapO February 7 https://imgur.com/a/Vc3YSsk February 8 https://imgur.com/a/ZENmKCe Standings
  34. 10 points
    I watched your press conference and it was nothing but the fakest of news... I have it on good word that @Tarkington in fact did not have sex with farm animals; rather, he was the recipient of fellatio from an undersized, not too enthused forest squirrel. Anyways, I provided my evidence. Prove me wrong...
  35. 10 points
    Jašek played the majority of last year at centre for the Comets. I believe he made the switch full time around December last year, and stayed at C for much of the remainder of that season. This year, in the Czech league, he played the first 3 games back at RW, but has been a centre for the past 8 GP. He was also a centre as a younger teenager, but that’s not all that unusual for the more talented kids, and was developed as a winger through his middle and later teens. I watched a lot of Jašek in the Czech leagues and, to be honest, I was not convinced at first that he had the makings of a centreman. Both Liberec and Trinec would try him, at times, down the middle, but I always got the sense that he’d overthink his positioning and responsibilities, and that took away from some of his bread and butter play, as a winger. He’s a good skater and as a RW he’d fly up and down the ice. As a C, he’d tend to hang back, and look to cover his for linemates, which made him dependable defensively, but took away some dynamism from his offence. He’s also really aggressive along the wall, as a winger, and plays like a dog on a bone, especially for a guy with a rather slight build (or at least who was quite skinny for many years—he has bulked up since), but seemed to be less engaged, and almost a little timid, as a centre, which again took away from one of the areas where he brings value to the ice. So, it took me a while to really get on board with the idea of Jašek being a great fit for the centre position. I was a doubter for quite some time. But his success last season, in Utica, started to bring me around to the idea. At some point, it seems like things just kind of clicked for Jašek, and he found a way to get really comfortable at C, grow into the position and it’s responsibilities, while also finding a way to bring in most of the elements of his game that made him successful as a winger. And that’s only continued with his return to Trinec, where the move to C has coincided with a nice little hot streak, and he’s been posting some very encouraging possession stats, and faceoff numbers, in addition to solid points, while being deployed in a 3rd line checking role. At this stage of his development, I’m having to rethink some of my earlier impressions. I’m still not quite sure whether or not he’s a “natural centre,” but he’s starting to look like a pretty damn good converted C. And he’s finding success in a defensive/checking role, which actually bodes quite well for his chances, as the bottom-six is probably his best opportunity to catch on, if he ever does in Vancouver. I’m more optimistic that you, regarding his chances. I’d say maybe around a 25% chance he at least gets a look at some point with the Canucks. Of course, I’ll admit some of this is bias. I’ve followed this kid a long time and I really like his game. Saw some real potential in him as a teenager. And he’s made a couple leaps that most kids of his draft profile never make. The first, just getting signed. The second, becoming a regular AHLer and finding success at that level. The next leap is a huge one (getting to “The Show”), but I think he has a chance. It also helps that he has Allan Walsh as his agent. He switched agents back around 2017, and things really started clicking at that point, after him languishing through some dark days in the Trinec system. Made the switch to Liberec. Earned regular icetime and found some success. Earned his NHL ELC. And came across the pond and again found success at the AHL level. I think Walsh will continue to help open doors for Jašek. But, of course, it will ultimately be his talent that will decide how much higher he rises as a hockey player. I wouldn’t count him out, though. Jašek had a ton of drive and he’s already been through some really rough years (Trinec ****ed him around pretty bad) and he never gave up on himself. He’s been tested, and has found ways to succeed. He’s a really hard working, motivated kid, and I believe he has the mental wherewithal to make it where many others might fail. I’m not penciling him in just yet, as the Canucks’ future #4C. You’ll find that my posts on the main board are much more conservative, when it comes to projecting young players into the lineup for the big club. But over here in the prospects forum, we deal in upside and potential, so we’re usually a little more optimistic about these kids. Especially since they are “our kids.” I usually try to remind people that most prospects are “long shots.” It’s just the numbers game, and most (other than the absolute cream of the crop) just never pan out as NHLers. However, when it comes to the “long shots,” I still like Jašek’s chances better than most. I’ve seen enough from him to be a real believer in his potential, and to know better than to ever count him out. It will not surprise me if he ends up surprising many Canucks fans, and coming “out of nowhere” to become a decent NHL player one day.
  36. 10 points
  37. 10 points
    Ah yes, once again, the Scots cut right to the heart of the matter..... Warning: NSFW language.
  38. 10 points
    I’m going to re-up what I said a few pages ago because I think people’s perspectives/expectations need adjusting. No one currently breathing on this planet has ever lived through and dealt with a deadly disease outbreak of this scale. Let that sink in for a moment: Billions of people on the planet, none to consult on their expertise. No one has the past lived experience either to say “I remember when x happened, no way I’m not taking precautions this time” or “my aunt died in x by doing this, so we won’t do that.” What we are doing now is the equivalent of trying to put a meteorologist in charge of hurricane preparations and recovery. They have the expertise and the mechanics of how the disaster is created and works/moves, but little in the area of effective management to mitigate the damage caused by it. That’s the best option we have right now, but it’s obviously not a very good one in an ideal scenario. The last time something like COVID-19 occurred was all the way back in 1917 from the Spanish Flu in a society that wasn’t globally intertwined and a far cry from how we live now. In 1917 in the US: - 6% graduated high school - Only 23% could read - No flights existed, travel took days/months by boat - 8% of people had landlines - Getting around day to day was mostly by horse and carriage To name only a few differences. 1/3rd of the world or 500 million people were infected and 50 million were killed globally. As we sit now after almost a year since the original outbreak there’s been 60 million cases and 1.4 million deaths on a planet of 7.5 billion people. That’s a remarkable improvement, hundreds of millions of lives have likely been saved due to our collective actions. In times of crisis it’s about saving as much as possible. Every managed disaster could have been worse and could have been better, there’s no perfect answer when crisis comes, even less of one when it effects the entire world at the exact same time straining the same limited resources. Some managers do a better job then others obviously, but all at least have access to knowledge. Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, droughts, forest fires, blizzards, I could list forever every type of disaster in which we have experienced people to rely upon to investigate/mitigate/manage the problem/s after the threat passes. We currently have a crisis that is the worst of both worlds. The threat isn’t going to pass quickly, it’s long term so we can’t work on recovery, disaster fatigue sets in and we have no one’s experience to lean on for how things should/shouldn’t be managed. We are all flying blind. Even at the best of times during a disaster there’s confusion, mistakes, refusals to adhere to safety precautions and opinions from elected leaders/scientists to the people. Now imagine the disaster effecting the entire planet. Now imagine the threat being invisible. In a social media obsessed society this only exacerbates our problems. Or put another more succinct way have you ever heard of someone who sees a tornado on the ground nearby or hears a tornado warning siren that doesn’t immediately get their families to the basement/shelter to hunker down until the threat passes? That’s easy to do. Would they do that for a whole day? week? month? longer? Most will go outside as time passes regardless of the potential danger. Now imagine asking people to do that for 8 months (and counting) for a threat that no one is able to see. It’s beyond human capacity for our ancestral hardwired brains fight or flight mentality to effectively handle the danger because we can’t do either. Taking the situation all together we’re doing well. Could be better, could be worse, some countries doing worse/better then others, but given the changes to society over the last century, the infection number and death toll speaks to how most leaders/experts/businesses/people across the planet are taking this disease outbreak seriously. The hard truth is people are going to die, people are going to lose their businesses, people are going to lose their jobs, this is the sad inevitable pain felt by people in every disaster. It’s not ok, one life, business and/or job lost is worth mourning. I wish it weren’t the case, but this is the reality. Mistakes will be made, solutions will be created and we will try to limit the damage as much as possible. Expecting anything else given our current unique situation is setting yourself up for disappointment throughout this long term global health epidemic.
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    December 5 https://imgur.com/a/Q9pITU1 December 6 https://imgur.com/a/ZHdP5aq December 7 https://imgur.com/a/8q0ddw3 December 8 https://imgur.com/a/IRewcgz Standings
  41. 10 points
    November 13 https://imgur.com/a/XGEUwqW November 14 https://imgur.com/a/x9Cyxr8 November 15 https://imgur.com/a/ULRz011 November 16 https://imgur.com/a/j0yJxjk November 17 https://imgur.com/a/4ArTJwK November 18 https://imgur.com/a/N5Mr0kO November 19 https://imgur.com/a/qzlhqqp November 20 https://imgur.com/a/rK4aw75 November 21 https://imgur.com/a/cWsrHge November 22 https://imgur.com/a/idi7IzR November 23 https://imgur.com/a/4z3yUau November 24 https://imgur.com/a/IUdOdMi Standings
  42. 10 points
    One thing I'll never understand: Why do Trumpists claim America is the greatest, wealthiest, freedom loving, strongest militarily etc country in the world... And yet at the same time claim that pretty much all of its institutions, the media, economics, election apparatus, educational systems etc are covertly overseen and dominated by Communists, George Soros, Hugo Chavez, Darth Vader and the Tooth Fairy
  43. 9 points
    2027 DRAFT TIDBITS PART 5 Neil Sartoretto (C/LW/RW) Currently 5th in WHL scoring with 24 goals and 78 points through 63 games this season, the playmaking forward for the Red Deer Rebels has produced 245 career points over 207 WHL games in the past 3 years. Sartoretto's best attributes are his passing and stickhandling as expected, and it is a bit surprising how many goals he has put up, as his shot really is not that good. One of the older prospects in the draft, Sartoretto is a decent skater, but due to some defensive restraints he may end up projecting as a winger at the NHL level. Nonetheless, his offensive production has put him on many teams radars. Kirill Rhinehart (LW) Picture this: A 6'7, 209 lbs winger that is known for his ability to score goals. Rhinehart is about to hit the 30 goal mark this year for the Edmonton Oil Kings, while producing at a point per game clip overall. Rhinehart likes to use his size effectively, with over 200 hits so far however there are some scouts that want to see him put on a bit more weight to really take advantage of his frame. Rhinehart has really good abilities in tight, however is not known for his defense at all. This will be something that shies teams away from him, and may affect his draft stock. Brent Bauld (RW) Another older draft prospect from the WHL, Bauld is currently in his 3rd season with the Kamloops Blazers. The goal scoring winger has put up 28 goals and 53 points in 63 games this year, with only 12 of these points coming on the powerplay. At 6'2 and 216 lbs, Bauld is stockier than most, and as a result has some issues skating wise. There's no denying his offensive abilities, his shot is very good and could allow him to score goals at the NHL level. However, he has his issues getting up and down the ice, and he is not very strong defensively. William MacKinnon (LW/RW) Another goal scoring winger from the WHL, MacKinnon got some draft exposure last season while playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers at the Memorial Cup. This season, MacKinnon has 34 goals and 67 points through 63 games. In some ways, MacKinnon is similar to Bauld. Not a great skater, but offensive talent that allows himself to create chances offensively. MacKinnon may be one of the biggest boom/bust players in this years draft, as some scouts think he has the worst defensive abilities that they have seen in recent years. How will this affect MacKinnon's draft stock? Only time will tell. Michael Lockhart (LW) A playmaking winger playing for the Victoria Royals, Lockhart has showed more of a goal scoring touch this season, with 39 goals and 72 points through 61 games. At 6 ft and 194 lbs, Lockhart has NHL size, and most definitely has NHL speed as well. Much of his offensive and defensive game is still developing, and some scouts believe he could have some untapped NHL potential should his development continue on his current track. However, there are also some scouts that think Lockhart's game is made for juniors, and he has no future at all at higher levels.
  44. 9 points
    YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE YOUR EYES, IF TEN MILLION FIREFLIES, LIT UP THE WOLRD AS I FELL ASLEEP... February 9 https://imgur.com/a/wvoEZ3a February 10 https://imgur.com/a/9pK1zO9 February 11 https://imgur.com/a/nTXwVvo February 12 https://imgur.com/a/tHp2GcE February 13 https://imgur.com/a/0fZYFcp February 14 https://imgur.com/a/WMgSoni February 15 https://imgur.com/a/V6CVBk6 February 16 https://imgur.com/a/BYfXDFc Standings
  45. 9 points
    TRADE DEADLINE WILL BE THURSDAY AT 7:30 PM PST.
  46. 9 points
    2027 World Juniors https://imgur.com/a/TfATiuP
  47. 9 points
    John Garrett sat down with Erik Karlsson recently - Snippets from the interview below John: at what point had you known... Wow... I'm Erik Karlsson, and I've made it! Was it when you won the Norris? Erik: Norris was up there, tbh thought edler deserved it that year but oh well... The cup run was up there... But lots of sour taste from that run after running into @Patrick Kane's Hawks. We believe PK convinced Andrew Shaw to leak all our strats to his old team and put laxatives in star players pregame meals... Typical old boys club Chiraq attitude Anyways, I digress... The moment was probably in a game earlier this year against the iconic Canucks below... I genuinely finally felt like I had made it after I was in on a goal with both Bertuzzi's. It was all a blur... But at the end I knew... That this is the pinnacle of my career accomplishments. It all happened so fast, I dished it to Tyler then next thing I know Tag receives the pass, snipes it bar down and I'm just trying to rush to the room to replace my oozing jockstrap
  48. 9 points
    2026-27 AHL Stats (Update 1) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1etZjpgAx3yAjezRU_dllT3fYyxuWpb8dUk1LWTy1yhI/edit#gid=511922461
  49. 9 points
  50. 9 points
    My gut tells me I'll love some guy called Stan for the big assist. Couldn't figure out his last name though, Stan Chun? (never heard of him but must be the best Asian NHL player ever).
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