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  1. I think the fact that he hit big on a first line centre, #1 Dman and a big game goalie wins this argument for Jim already. If we were missing even one of those key pieces the reason would be we didn’t take enough swings at the draft and we wouldn’t have a real shot at the cup. Sure we could be in better shape but getting the 3 hardest to find pieces of the puzzle really saved his ass in my opinion. He may have traded way to many picks but at least landing Petey Hughes and Demko really gave this next generation a legitimate chance. He’s going to have to smarten up going forward here though. Need to stock up for when we have to make the do we keep brock or podkolzin type decisions. Hopefully at least one of Klimovich or Lockhart hits by the time Podz and Hogie earn their big one
  2. He’s like a Russian tkachuk
  3. Enough drive and reliability that you can afford to let Jake fly on the other wing.
  4. Not too long ago I heard Elliot say the owners were the ones dead set against it. I think it was on his podcast. Sucks if that’s the case. It would be such a huge boost coming out of the pandemic to let everyone cut dead weight and maybe add a real solid player who was bought out. Wouldn’t the trickle down of teams getting to add guys like Sven or Lucic on affordable show me contracts improve the quality of the game overall? They should just allow it to a point anyways if only for that reason. Maybe you get one every 2 or 3 years but make it a tradable asset so small market teams benefit or well managed teams get rewarded For not needing it. It’s the best league in the world but it could be better if we didn’t make such a point of punishing teams for things they all do to some degree. The cap is great. Every team has an even chance every season to build a winner. That doesn’t change if you allow buy outs. Everyone still gets an even clean slate next year to try and contend. Nobody gets to sandbag the league like the avalanche 20yrs ago haha. Plus just think of how much better the deadlines/draft/July1st would be. Legalize recreational buy outs!
  5. Every once in a while one of these dudes just has it in him and carves out a spot for himself in this league. May not be the free lottery ticket but it’s at least a solid raffle ticket haha
  6. I think no matter what they should throw everyone a bone and grant a couple compliance buyouts. This whole situation screws every single party involved. Let’s be realistic, even when we get going again, things probably won’t be the same for a few years. Kinda steals a good chunk of guys careers/fans watching careers. Why not give everyone a lil bonus to compensate for the dead spot forced into everyone’s career.
  7. I wonder if we used a prospect to get a guy like wood who has another year on his contract, if we could flip him at the draft for a pick. The contracts we want to move we aren’t getting anything for. If a heavy team takes the cup again maybe we can turn a prospect into wood then turn him into a 2020 pick.
  8. Makes you wonder what’s next. We’re all in here, guys. We’re not grabbing one of the big fish and not tuning up the defence too.
  9. If the losing cup run happens while these guys are all still babies, you know damn well this core is the real deal and we can probably win a couple down the road. 2 please.
  10. Yeah I only throw it out there to show what it would take for it to be worthwhile on their end, they need someone that can play now or they probably don’t trade him. If Jake finished the year on a heater and then stumbles next year and gets hurt, we wouldn’t throw him in the bargain bin. Better off hanging on to him and looking for a bounce back unless you’re getting a young impact player back.. Just saying If we were to do it, that’s the most comfortable angle I could see to roll the dice on it. If I really believe in Anderson and think we’d be scoring another JT Miller like win and how confident are we in Tyler madden working out.. If both those things happen, we likely do come out ahead. at the same time if one day we have to chose between gaudette and madden, that deal might be better made then. So In the end I still probably don’t pull the trigger but I can see a case for it.
  11. I’d love him too but we’re going to have to give them at least gaudette or virtanen to make it worthwhile for them. They still probably don’t do it. They’re going to be asking for Boeser. Im still not sure it’s really worth it but here’s a gamble I don’t completely hate .. Pick up Hawyrluk on waivers today then trade Gaudette for Anderson.
  12. That’s a dirty play, no question about it. I hope he’s not marchand/kadri-ish all the time but I love seeing that edge from him. Maybe we got a guy that will go apesh*t in the playoffs and have the monster games you need from your support players.
  13. Exactly the type of addition we’ll need at the time too. In 2 years we’ll have 3 rock solid young centres, a high end offensive defence man and one 30+ sniper. The hard to get parts are there. A tenacious skilled Russian winger will be just what the doctor ordered. If he hits the ground running and we got a goalie, we’ll beat the wheels off the pacific.
  14. I’d take that. 7mill in years 6&7 is almost a slam dunk to come back and bite us but I can handle that over 5.
  15. What a dream for the arena announcer. Can you imagine how hard he’s going to be able to belt out Hoglander in a starting lineup call. I could probably get a pretty good one off and I’m not even good.
  16. If he’s playing well enough that we want him to stay, then he’s going to have a really fun 2 years here. Young Russian star Vasili joins the team in the second year on a team just finding its legs. This guys going to have a blast in Van as long as he takes it seriously and shows up in nhl shape with something to prove. man if we get Nikita back and sign Myers, in 2 years we could have Myers Tryamkin Bo Miller Podkolzin virtanen beagle roussel mckewen. That’s a pretty rugged team surrounding Petey and Quinn.
  17. He probably stays and drafts Byram if he’s still there at 6. Im thinking Broberg went up a tier on Jim’s list and he’s trying to get him before Edmonton.
  18. I think Boeser is in that category. Petterson? Ya, probably will be with the heart and determination he has... but I think Boeser is the first of the elite, elite that we have. everything is trending So right it’s not even funny. We’ve got the top end winger with one of the best shots in the nhl and the selke level workhorse 50-60 point centre already confirmed. Then add Petterson, the hopefully top end first line centre, 2 shots at a #1 goalie with one real close, and now the puck moving top end blueliner who skates like Coffey that we’ve always dreamed of haha. Never thought I’d see the day we had this much quality depth for key positions on our team.. and I didn’t even mention Tryamkin, Hockey Gaud, Jake, Dahlen or Oli. if we land Noel tomorrow I won’t be able to contain myself haha
  19. I’m so glad we didn’t fire Jim after he didn’t draft konecny lol
  20. Just had a funny thought.. what if Ottawa took Quinn Hughes this year. Then next year Colorado gets Jack with their pick haha. Be a hilarious grand finale to the show they’ve been putting on.
  21. Anyone hear Bo’s interview on sportsnet radio? Said something like it’s good to see a guy like that that’s “almost nhl ready” haha. Just Bo’s opinion from practicing with him but still pretty cool.
  22. Quite the detailed description. Sounds like he’s seen every game Dobson’s ever played haha
  23. I don’t understand this. They play tomorrow morning. When is the roster deadline?
  24. Overhead shot of me skateboarding
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