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  1. This is a wrinkle I had not realized. His 46% faceoff percentage, while not great is still much higher than past. Meaning he's worked on it a lot at some point. Seems like he wants to be a center. Bringing in Reino would cost Bo his 2nd line spot. Which I am sure is not something he'd take kindly too, yes he's a good dude and a great leader but not many top 6 players just accept a bottom 6 role. Miller did in Tampa but he never was used top 6 in NY so he never had to revert from being top 6 so would he go back after getting a taste of top 6 with us? Not likely. Same with Bo, he's not gonna be
  2. His shot is elite, but nothing else about him is elite. Not saying it as a hater. People compare Laine to Ovi. But Ovi is a physical force, that can skate like the wind, and has underrated hands. Again, Laine is just good at slapping pucks accurately and really hard.
  3. It's all coming together. Benning was rumored to be interested in Reinhart at the draft when rumors of trading up were swirling. Depending on where we sit in the draft I'd even be willing to move that pick for Reino.
  4. No, the way reffing is these days enforcers would be sitting for 30 minutes a game for being too mean. Also, the idea of a pure enforcer is not good. Today's NHL every player on the roster needs to be able to play the game of hockey. The tough guys these days, the Tom Wilson's for instance, do more than just hit and fight. Between Mac and Gadjovich I think we'll be okay in the toughness department. And Woo if he pans out is said to be one tough customer.
  5. Think we all like Mac. He's a good 4th liner. Still has 3rd line upside too. Good guy.
  6. According to capfriendly Juolevi needs 6 more games to meet exposure requirement. What does that even mean? Why are these rules so f-ing confusing? Lol.
  7. It's actually tragic how they've handled things since getting Eichel. It's clear he was never the one they wanted, he was the one they got. So I can imagine how that relationship didn't start on the best of terms either. Lol. Now they've wasted so many years of his career. And are being weird about his health now. Eichel to Seattle. They are the only team that can really make it work. Especially if they get even half the free picks that Vegas got from other teams. They'll have a motherload of picks and nothing but cap space. As for Buffalo as a whole. I think it's time for us to go
  8. Innocent until proven guilty, but if true even I will jump off the Virtanen bandwagon. I just hope it isn't. I know this allegedly happened roughly 4 years ago, but still. There's no excusing sexual "misconduct". Whatever that means. This is just what we needed though, another stain on the team and the season. He needs the Kassian treatment if these allegations are true. We cut ties for whatever we can get, or even nothing, and hopefully he has an awakening and grows up. Also, why refer to her as "Emily" and not just "Jane Doe". A widly known way to refer to someone anonymously. Lo
  9. Hamilton is intriguing. But I dunno if I'd trust him with Hughes. Feel like he and Schmidt would probably gel better. I will say, I like adding Wennberg to the third line. I wouldn't be surprised if he stayed in Florida though, having a solid year there. Goals are way up for him. Averaging 18 minutes a game, so he's getting more looks than what he'd get here.
  10. I always said Bennett was an intriguing piece with top 6 upside and his time in Calgary helped him develop a meaner bottom 6 game. Glad to see him flourish, especially away from Calgary. They wasted his talents, although you could argue how they played him forced him to round out his game more. Which could be a pretty significant reason for his breakout play thus far. I really do hope he keeps this play up. I always liked him as a prospect. Kid is only just turning 25 this summer. Perfect time to hit his stride.
  11. We had Sundin to prepare the team for 2011, so this must mean we should go and acquire Sundin again for the next wave. Kovy, stay in the K. It's fine.
  12. I like Benning's drafting, but his ability to build around it is proving to be anything but good. I wouldn't waste money on a fire Benning banner, but I am starting to come around to the idea of moving on from him. I dunno. Maybe the team just needs more playing time and maturity. I am just a fan that is tired of losing. Lol.
  13. He's no Roussel, it's why he didn't get 3mil per.
  14. I was defending the bottom 6 all season on Twitter. They HATE Beagle and Sutter on Twitter. I even tried to defend them here. The overpaid bottom 6 jokes were rampant even though it wasn't Beagle or Sutter weighing this team down. They been really solid all season. Are they a tad overpaid? Yes, but they have been good. And when they are healthy, they are good to have around. Gaudette, while his effort I'd never question. Just doesn't have bottom 6 toolbox in him and isn't all around talented enough to be a top 6. I said at the time of trade we traded a KHLer for a AHLer. And honestly, I may ha
  15. Righties my friends, we should be after righties. Vegas had a bunch of lefties as well, it's why they moved out Schmidt and brought in Pietrangelo. We already have Schmidt, Hughes, Juolevi and Rathbone that are all gonna need looks. That's not including potentially bringing Edler back. Tryamkin as well. Besides, we don't need nor should we want Russian Sbisa.
  16. We still debating the value of a 2nd line/top tier 3rd liner? We aren't gonna convince the haters they're wrong, cause their egos won't allow it. 3mil for Pearson is great value. I'ma just leave it at that.
  17. It's a ridiculous narrative. Iafallo and Lowry got more term than Pearson. So these GMs are mad at the dollar, and because of that also threw in more term for their players than we got in Pearson? Yeah okay. This is just some BS Benning haters are drumming up to add more credence to their blind rage. And I say this as someone that isn't really happy with management anymore.
  18. Not even gonna touch on the idiocy that is comparing a 3rd line C to a 2nd line LWer having a down year. But yes, this is a very good deal for Winnipeg. Lowry is the perfect 3rd line center in my books. Can do it all.
  19. Vrana has 4 PP points this season. So he's done a good amount with just 5 on 5 points. Albeit a very protected 5 on 5 role. Nearly 70% ozone starts. But nonetheless, 0.5 points per game 5 on 5 isn't too shabby. And with Detroit being what they are, he's gonna get more PP looks in all likelihood. Playing more on Detroit should also help. He was getting 14 minutes of ice time a game on Washington. We seen what getting top 6 looks did for Miller's points per game. Not saying he pulls a Miller, but we should see an increase in Vrana's overall numbers with an increased role on Detroit compared to h
  20. Lets not pretend the players didn't okay this. They realize money needs to be made and they aren't making it if a season doesn't happen. It's not just a need to entertain. It's a business and lots of people, not just owners, kinda need the game to be played for employment. This was always a possibility. It sucks that it happened, but it's the hand we've been dealt. If Miller doesn't feel comfortable, don't play. We have a taxi squad and he's allowed to leave. I respect anyone's decision to prioritize their safety, I believe the league does as well. Season is lost for us anyway. We aren't losin
  21. He seems like the D version of Jake? Based on your apparently not watching Bowey scouting report? At this point people are just saying this stuff cause they need to roast Jake every chance they get.
  22. It's almost like Pearson brings more to the game of hockey than points. But hey, just google their point totals, compare them, then rage :D
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