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  1. I was hopeful and excited too but there are far more Hobey Baker winners that never panned out than became stars or even regulars. Take Pierre’s enthusiasm for a player with a grain of salt. Pierre Maguire - “He’s a Hobey Baker Award winner. This is a player that is NHL ready right now, he’s ready to step in today. This is an extreme,extreme talent.” ….on Jimmy Vesey (drafted round 3, 66th overall) Lots of hits and misses by PM. Some of his other notable misses: Tyler Biggs (“instant game-changer”), Nail Yakupov (“true can’t miss player”), Angelo Esposito (“I can’t believe the Habs passed on him for Ryan McDonagh”) , Zack Phillips (“not much not to like, fans are going to fall in love with this guy”)
  2. AG was never a blue chip prospect except in the eyes of us hopeful souls at CDC. Let’s not forget that he was the 28th pick in the 5th round where less than 10% of 5th rounders will play 100 games, which he has surpassed. No 5th round picks are considered misses. MH was undrafted so zero expectations there. Higher ceiling for Gaudette for sure but I don’t expect either guy to move the needle much and I doubt either of the two would be picked up if they were put on waivers.
  3. We will lose some more games to teams we should beat and win some against teams that should beat us. So will every other team, that’s the nature of the league. Granted we do have to make sure we don’t lose too many of those. NVM, I see @Viper007 types faster than I do! Also last night there several posters complaining that “the Canucks always manage to make backup goalies look like all-stars.” Greiss had a terrific game and stopped 23 shots in the third and earned everything he got. He was the best player on the ice on the night.
  4. It’s at 1:34 of this clip. NSFW language, so turn the volume off if your kids are in the room.
  5. I posted the overhead last night on page 15 and Hoggy clips him before the puck goes in.
  6. I have to say in real time I hated the call. After seeing the overhead I looked up the rule and it boils down to the refs judgement of whether Hogs made any reasonable attempt to avoid the contact. I still don’t like it but I will concede that as others pointed out, I would be po’d if that was Bertuzzi hitting Halak and the Wings scored a goal. Reluctantly in the end I concede it was the right call. The Official NHL Rule Text (Rule 69) This rule is based on the premise that an attacking player’s position, whether inside or outside the crease, should not, by itself, determine whether a goal should be allowed or disallowed. In other words, goals scored while attacking players are standing in the crease may, in appropriate circumstances be allowed. Goals should be disallowed only if: (1) an attacking player, either by his positioning or by contact, impairs the goalkeeper’s ability to move freely within his crease or defend his goal; or (2) an attacking player initiates intentional or deliberate contact with a goalkeeper, inside or outside of his goal crease. Incidental contact with a goalkeeper will be permitted, and resulting goals allowed, when such contact is initiated outside of the goal crease, provided the attacking player has made a reasonable effort to avoid such contact. The rule will be enforced exclusively in accordance with the on-ice judgment of the Referee(s) but may be subject to a Coach’s Challenge (see Rule 38).
  7. Looks like Kuch might go back on LTIR until the playoffs so that Tampa can load up again.
  8. You have to love a guy that gets called “an angry little elf” in one game and “a little midget” in the next. So nice to have someone that gets under opponents skin again, and damn talented to boot.
  9. I love the positivity Alf but it has me thinking… @apollo is AWOL. You haven’t abducted and “probed” him have you?
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