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  1. I have a question or two for some of the folks on here who participate in short-term investing/speculation/individual stock selection and are much more active managers than myself, just out of interest and for my own learning. To be clear, I consider myself too inexperienced (been investing just 2.5 years) and underfunded to delve into strategies with higher risk, plus I first learned about investing from authors with the perspective that EMH and low-cost indexing/asset allocation is the winning strategy for most individual investors and that perspective is hard to shake (nor should it be shak
  2. Remember when Baertschi-Burmistrov-Boeser was a line at the beginning of the season? I'd forgotten until watching last year's game recaps this evening, but it shows how much Green likes having offensive players playing together on an offensive line. That usage lends itself to the argument that Baertschi-Pettersson-Eriksson/Gagner/Leipsic/other happens sometime early this season. Food for thought :) 

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    2. Guile


      I think the key things are continuation and consistency. He looked so dominant some games and shifts, so for me it'll be a successful first half if he can consistently push the pace of play, get his hits, and be a quality two-way player (as opposed to focusing purely on D responsiblity as he has at times over the past two seasons). 20 goals would be awesome, and is completely attainable, but 15-20-35 would be fine for me as long as he is constantly getting better.


      I also think he fits better on one of the more defensive lines we're appearing to have (Roussel-Sutter-Virtanen, for example) compared to the guys I mentioned in the OP. However, Bear-EP-Jake looks sexy and dangerous, plus everyone in the organization seems to understand the kids are going to be playing offensive hockey, so that's a possibility as well!

    3. Guile


      @luckylager Our fifth or sixth game in mid/late October, a 3-0 win vs Ottawa, I believe. I was shocked! 

    4. J-23


      Yes I alos can't wait till' Green sets up that Pettersson - Horvat - Boeser line.

  3. I actually like that idea in principle, but you don't have a face-off winner on that line and that would create some interesting problems. See below; that basically forces EP to play on the other offence-oriented line, which happens to be the top line, because he certainly would not be utilized well on a checking line. That sounds good to me, to be clear, but then suddenly Thing 1 and 2, which you'd think based on talent would be Baertschi and Eriksson, don't really fit on their lines. In other words, I think Jake would be a great fit on one of the two defence-oriented lines because of his tur
  4. Will I be able to hear you screaming "Just wait til October... JUST WAIT" from my seat? Sure hope so! It's just prospects camp, but I'm so fired up to see Rathbone impressing, Gadjovich and Lind being a little more in the spotlight, etc, etc... so much reason for optimism and enthusiasm around the future of the team, even as media is dumping on our most recent pro signings.
  5. Guile

    Jay Beagle | #83 | C

    Price tag aside, I'm thrilled to have him here. His face-off prowess alone makes him a great addition to the team.
  6. I agree that he and Edler should be our top pair, to begin the season at least, since Alex does indeed have that hockey sense, poise, and a good outlet pass. It's unfortunate that we don't have another poised LD on our roster at the moment that could partner Guddy, since I would prefer to have he and Edler on separate pairs to spread some size throughout our top 4. Once he has sufficient NHL experience, I think Juolevi will be an excellent partner for him, but only once OJ is comfortable to play with poise, as a vet would. This could take 10 games or a full season, but I see them being success
  7. Sid is the only site that is up to date
  8. Just having a bit of fun To be fair, this all stemmed from a couple of us saying that we're very interested to see him perform at the prospects game in a couple weeks, since he's one of those guys that doesn't have a lot of video out there. Should be exciting to see how his skating compares to some of our better prospects, particularly if we take a D at 7th overall.
  9. Just bought my summer showdown tickets!

  10. You never know, he could perform better than expected. One day, he may make fans scream. I think he could be huge for us.
  11. I am so FIRED UP to see Captain Jack - may honestly take a morning off in July and watch a practice, or get tickets to the Summer Showdown. He, like ya boiii Lukas, is going to be one of those last round beauties that pans out in a big way.
  12. Sounds like Lind and Cull are on the same page - I predict a moderately slow start to the season for him in Utica, followed by a strong second half as he picks up the pro game. For me, a successful first pro year would see him becoming a fringe top-six player for the Comets by season's end while contributing on one of the PP units and maintaining his edge and drive. A year later, definitely a good pick.
  13. Alex Tuch is a beauty; big dude, huge reach, great hands, and scary eyes like Kopitar

  14. Take a peek in the Utica thread for some updates - First period just finished, Comets are up 2-0. Lukas Jasek has two assists, Lind pointless so far. He's played mostly with Wacey Hamilton and Michael Carcone; it's been tough to get a good look at him, but hasn't stood out negatively. I'll update after the game as well!
  15. Didn't some wise old fool once say, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result"? Asking because I do the same as you
  16. Today, my friends, today is a good day. Today is Gaud's day.

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    2. Roger Neilsons Towel

      Roger Neilsons Towel

      @Brad Marchand It’s hard to know. Gaud works in mysterious ways. 

    3. Xbox


      And MLB IS BACK!!!

    4. MJDDawg


      In Gaud we trust!

  17. Who are you? Where am I? Canucks...??
  18. Put Jake on their line and create widespread fan happiness?
  19. After missing most of the season with a knee injury? That would be a heck of a feat... I feel like Holm is ahead of him for now based on his continuous improvement and key role throughout the whole season for the Comets.
  20. Holy, Lockwood just crushed a Dane. Love this kid.

    1. Nuxfanabroad


      Musta' felt petrified?!

  21. On the first quote above, I remember one play against Calgary where Jake was coming in with speed, maybe a stride into the Calgary zone, and he attempted a saucer pass. It was knocked down, but that puck looked like it was going to hit the end boards before coming back down to ice. Totally agree that his passing and/or vision and awareness offensively are lacking so far. No worries for me though, obviously this will take time, and your Hansen example is a good reality check for some of the other impatient folks on here. PB, I remember right after Jake drew a penalty, perhaps the Ja
  22. Newer, but not better, right???
  23. Looks like someone's... needs.... to take.... breaks... in between... using it... at speed... I kid Though admittedly, having the sloth from Zootopia as your profile pic would be stunningly appropriate!
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