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  1. Yeah, I think when it comes to CHL/NHL Agreement (the age 20 AHL rule), that only applies to players with the draft status as CHL players, which Klimovich isn’t, as he’s been deemed a European drafted player. So, he’s exempt from the age 20 rule, and can play in the AHL from age 18. If he’s loaned to the QMJHL, he won’t suddenly get locked into an AHL age 20 requirement, as his draft status is already determined, so the CHL/NHL agreement shouldn’t come into play. And players under NHL contracts can be recalled from their CHL teams, even mid season, so I’d im
  2. Can’t help liking this trade more, after seeing the Jones trade and extension, Werenski extension, and Ristolainen trade, among others. While I certainly wouldn’t turn down having either either Jones or Werenski on my team, I’m not sure I’d take either of those contracts, even compared to OEL at $7.26M. I mean Jones had an objectively worse year last season than OEL. In fact, Jones’ 2020-21 analytics are worse than any season in OEL’s career. And Jones has never had a season close to OEL’s god-like 2015-16 season. And even OEL’s 2017-18 year, by the analytics, was bette
  3. Really hard to figure out their right side depth chart. You’ve got Alexandre Carrier, who’s hardly a high profile player, but just came off playing 25+ minutes a game for them during the playoffs. Phillippe Myers, who’s highly underrated and a bit of a stats darling, and coming out of AV’s doghouse in Philly. He could be primed for a breakout season in a new environment. And Fabbro, who hasn’t necessarily impressed much to-date, but has the best pedigree of the bunch, and is just hitting the age where you expect his game to come together. Put the
  4. He’s been pretty meh on the analytics side. Below replacement player, at least by fancy stats (for what it’s worth). On the other hand, he’s a young, mobile, RHD, with a very good set of tools, and has the pedigree of being a first round pick. He’s averaged around 19 minutes a game the last couple seasons. And at age 23, he should be just about to enter his prime.
  5. I wish NHL D’s would defend Boes like #88 (Clayton Phillips?) does in that clip. Brock would probably score 200 goals a season.
  6. Yeah, I just posted them as a play on “devil tatar” but I might actually have to try making that recipe sometime.
  7. Yeah, they’re quite similar statistically. I think Dickinson will earn a slight premium from being able to play centre, which tends to be a higher value position than wing. I’d be very happy with something between $2-2.5M AAV for Dickinson, or really anything under $3 million, depending on the term.
  8. https://sarahsvegankitchen.com/recipes/deviled-potatoes/
  9. Yeah, definitely. If he continues to progress on the offensive side, and also refines his defence, this deal is going to be a huge bargain. Even just last season, he valued out around $2M, so literally any positive development and improvement to his game and he’ll be very good value on this deal.
  10. Bargain deal at 2x$4.5M if his next two seasons are anything like his previous three in Montreal. The stats say he gives his team an extra 3-4 standings points above replacement per season, which works out to a player value between $5-8 million per season.
  11. Nice deal for the Pens. And hopefully a helpful comp for negotiations with Dickinson.
  12. It’s my understanding that most Belarusians are completely fluent in Russian, but not all can speak Belarusian. The way I’ve heard it described is somewhat similar to Ireland and the Irish language. Speaking Russian in Belarus is like speaking English in Ireland. And speaking Belarusian is somewhat similar to speaking Irish (Irish Gaelic). The majority of Belarusians can probably speak some Belarusian, but fewer can actually read it, and very few can write in Belarusian. On the other hand, nearly every Belarusian is fluent in Russian, and most Belarusians prefer to speak R
  13. I think the recent KHL experience with Podkolzin had an effect. I’ve heard that some inside the organization were possibly even more impatient than the fans with Pod getting the “rookie” treatment and playing very limited icetime during much of his tenure with SKA.
  14. And Hakanpaa, at age 29, and with all of 62 NHL games played, still got $1.5M x 3 years in this market. And a bunch of “great signing” comments from folks on Twitter. Based on tax rates, a comparable deal in Vancouver would have been around $1.8-1.9M per season. But Poolman, a year younger, twice the NHL games, and a year longer term, at $2.5M is somehow terrible, at least based on reactions from the same Twitter folks. I mean, I’d agree, to a point, the the Poolman contract is a little long and a little high, for my tastes, but I can also e
  15. He’s said that playing in the NHL is his dream and that he hopes to test his skills at the highest level one day. He’s focused right now on taking the next step, which for him is the KHL, but he’s said that he’s had conversations with the Canucks and that his agent is in regular communication with Chris Higgins and Ryan Johnson, regarding his development and longterm career path. Zlodeyev has stated that he’s willing to take the AHL route, if that’s what the Canucks want for him. He also speaks excellent English already, and seems like an outgoing, good-natured kid, who’d handle the transition
  16. I think maybe Russia’s Internet Research Agency (the infamous “Troll Farm”) has stopped hacking elections and is now trolling Canucks fans by changing all our draft picks to 192cm.
  17. I just rewatched some video from the Black Sea Cup in May of this year (the most recent game videos I could find), and there’s just no way Zlodeyev is 192cm, unfortunately. I mean, here’s Z three months ago, scoring a goal assisted by Alexander Pashin (usually listed 5’7” but he may be a little taller now): A 6’3.5” guy should look like a giant beside Pashin, which isn’t the case here. Z is clearly taller than Pashin, and by a good few inches, but clearly he’s not 2/3 of a foot taller.
  18. That was the first thing I noticed as well. Would be wonderful news, if true. And definitely not impossible for someone to have a dramatic growth spurt at age 18/19 (I even grew about two inches at that age) so it’s possible he’s really shot up over the past year. He has looked bigger to me than 5’11”, but I’m not sure about the 6’3”-6’4”. I’m thinking it’s most likely a misprint. I can’t imagine this would be the first time we’d hear about him growing a full 12cm taller (or adding 10kg), if indeed he’d had that drastic a change in his height and weight over th
  19. Agreed. I think Rathbone, barring a completely dominant camp/preseason where he forces the issue, should start the year with Abby. He’ll still get called up for games regardless, even if it’s just for injury relief. And he very well may claim a lineup spot by mid to late season, but there’s really no need to start him on the roster from day one. Especially since that would mean either sitting or waiving Juolevi, which I can’t imagine the Canucks brass would want. They’re already far too invested in OJ to give up now. And they have no reason to, as Juolevi made good progress
  20. Plus, the Kraken went undefeated last season. They have nowhere to go but down. (Weak joke, I know, but couldn’t resist. )
  21. Even though it’s not quite like the good old days, when the NHL didn’t even track usage or SAT, and arbitrators could only look at the most traditional of the counting stats, I think the process still favours the club, when evaluating value on a player like Dickinson. Between his slight drop-off in scoring rate, historically below average faceoff percentage, and the general inability of NHL to keep stats to really quantify defensive value, I think the Canucks can present a fairly good case to keep the value pretty low, or at least at a reasonable AAV. I’d be more worried if the pro
  22. Thankfully, I think with all the changes, Podkolzin is going to get a fair amount of cover, with the fans having lots of other players to focus their attention on, both positively and negatively. If our roster was largely unchanged, and Pod was the only notable new piece, I’d imagine there’d be a much bigger spotlight on him.
  23. Morgan Clark, if memory serves, was maybe 5’11”, about 150lbs soaking wet, and not particularly naturally gifted. Of course, nepotism goes a fair way, especially in terms of his getting drafted, but I’d also imagine that his dad had a fair amount to do with molding such an unlikely candidate into a good enough goaltender to play major junior and CIS. Who knows what he’s have been if the Clark genes actually produced 6’6” monsters with elite levels of natural athleticism?
  24. Nah, it’s a trade, so somebody else signed him, and therefore he’s on a good contract. But if Benning had signed that $800K/105K two-way deal, it would have been an overpay and we’d all be mad about it.
  25. And bumped the Poolman thread from top spot for a while there! Indeed this was a day of legend, and one not soon forgotten.
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