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Posts posted by Drakrami

  1. Giving a D to Hughes/Pettersson signing is more than fair. We have left ourselves with only 14mil of cap space when it will probably take 8mil each to sign both. This is why it is still not done deals and we will see how it plays out. It is much better to get these done early so the star players are prepared for training camp, which further adds to the D grade. 

  2. OEL, Poolman, Rathbone, Schenn are all new. Will depend on how the season progresses and how well we are coached but slapping together a D core half of them new to the team is hardly solid. We just lost our blueline anchor for the past decade - Edler; that's probably bigger than most people imagine. 

  3. On 9/2/2021 at 7:58 AM, Elias Pettersson said:

    “Tend to” doesn’t mean ALL Dmen. It means a majority.  Maybe you should look at the attached list of the all time leaders for games played by a defenceman in the NHL and tell me how many big bruising Dmen made the top 50. 



    Here’s a list of the top 15. Tell me how many of these guys would you consider the big bruising type? 3? 4? Would 11 or 12 Dmen who are not big and bruising not equal a majority?

    Chris Chelios 

    Scott Stevens

    Larry Murphy 

    Ray Bourque

    Zdeno Chara

    Nicklas Lidstrom 

    Phil Housley 

    Glen Wesley

    Tim Horton 

    Luke Richardson 

    Al MacInnis

    Harry Howell 

    Paul Coffey 

    Roman Hamrlik 

    Doug Mohns 


    Well I respect the effort you are putting in. But how does 1) Big bruising Dman not lasting long in the league and 2) top 15 players games played of all times have a correlation? 


    And you get 4 likes from this board rofl.... 


    First of all, if small/medium sized guys can last the longest in the league, it does not affect the ability for big bruising Dman to play long in the league, there is no correlation at all. 


    Secondly, you are taking the entire history of the league when we were obviously talking if big bruising Dman can last long or not in today's NHL. You see everyone on your list is historic players.... 


    I already mentioned... Weber played until age 36, Chara will probably play this season at age 42... Orpiks played until he was 38, Byfuglien 34 until he had ankle problems or something like that, Kronwall played until 38, Phaneuf played until 34, Girardi was 35, Seabrook was still playing last season he was 35. 

  4. 1 hour ago, Elias Pettersson said:

    He'll be 37 when his contract ends.  OEL will be 36.  Big bruising Dmen tend to age quicker.  


    Just trying to point out that OEL's contract to age 36 isn't going to be guaranteed to kill us like some people are suggesting...

    Big bruising Dmen tend to age quicker? Why did Weber still play so well at 36 and Chara is still playing lol. People shouldn't post without thinking... 

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  5. 55 minutes ago, iinatcc said:

    Probably but I think the difference is Aho cap hit and term is probably around what he was worth (and even good value). 


    For the Habs they know this is a massive overpayment designed to mess up the Habs cap structure. And really does no favors for the Habs at all. 

    Even if Aho is worth 9mil right now, Boeser signed for 5.9mil AAV the same year. It means Carolina probably coulda get Aho signed at a much lower AAV without the offer sheet screwing things up. 

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  6. Matthews: I really believe in the team and I really believe in all of the players on the team -- the core group especially... I truly believe that we're going to get it done. 

    McDavid: We obviously [like] where our group is at, we've got lots of guys that are just stepping into their primes that's a core group. the focus shifts to next year and everyone will be getting ready to go for a big year next year.

    MacKinnon: I thought we were the best team in the league. For whatever reason, couldn’t get it together... I’m sure in training camp next year we’ll figure it out, dissect things and come back better.


    The guy who is about to become our highest paid player...

    Pettersson: I also want to play for a team that's winning and has the chance to go far into the playoffs every year...  If we have that chance when my next deal expires... I don't know. I just wanna play where there's a chance of winning.


    = /

  7. To make it short, you would like Pettersson and Hughes to take a team friendly contract so you can lowball Parise and Bozak and sign them. Not gonna happen after all those 9million contracts handed out around the league. Pettersson's comment basically confirms he won't be doing the team any favors. Basically he is going to take a short term contract to see where the team goes. Most of the time when people make these comments years ahead they are setting up for their eventual departure. (I hope not and he flourishes in Vancouver, we'll see)


    I was hoping Benning lowballs Garland and Dickinson on their contracts. Didn't happen, so I really can't see how he can lowball Pettersson and Hughes, our presumably superstars. 

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  8. 45 minutes ago, shayster007 said:

    I read the first half of your post thinking, "huh, I guess people can change and be better" then I read the second half when you are still doubting the victim... Nevermind.

    Yea sorry about being open minded and looking at each fact separately instead of being stubbornly fixated on a conclusion on case that hasn't even gone to trial. 

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  9. 8 Accusers, really? Would make me look dumb to somewhat defending the case before. 


    I was just reading up more about the case though... The girl did not report the crime to the police so this is not a criminal case, it is a civil suit filed in.... Kelowna, blows up the whole thing/leak to the media through that Twitter account. Pretty meticulous planning for someone who is the victim. 

  10. 11 hours ago, combover said:

    He looked good in his extremely limited opportunities here.

    hopefully he gets a real chance in Seattle  to show what he can do.

    Having a coach choose vessey Boyd and other plugs in a loser season over developing youth  doesn’t do the club any favours.

    Hope  he makes the team, best thing to happen to him was getting picked up Gad and macewen probably a bit jealous stuck here with no real opportunity. 
    but hey atleast we got to see vessey and Boyd do nothing nightly…

    Yeah Green was still under the delusion that he can either make the playoffs or they should play the best player every game. Except... Vessey / Boyd and the unknowns we picked up last season were a giant waste of time instead of developing our own prospects. 

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