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  1. You hit the nail on the head. Benning is a scout by nature, that's his strength and always has been. Its obvious that his trades and signings haven't panned out as well as everyone has hoped. In other words, he tends to gain value for the team by doing great draft day only for him to subsequently lose value in trades and signings. This pattern causes us to stagnate as a team. Instead, why not make trades that allows Benning to play on the field that he's a master at and acquire picks? That way, he can eventually increase the teams value over time.
  2. IMO, keep Demko and either trade/ let Marky go. Allow Demko to grow with the team. It's pretty clear that his potential extremely high. I think we get more value on our returns if we trade Marky and keep Demko. Remember, we have a cap crunch to deal with and our teams is perhaps 2 or 3 years away from hitting its peak (Might even be more).
  3. I'm glad you bumped this thread. It deserves this kind of attention.
  4. Myers and Hughes. Also, with the amount of space the Dmen have been given recently, I'm not too worried. Besides, there is no harm in trying and it might even give Hughes a better chance to catch up to Makar. Edit: Yeah or we can place a forward there.
  5. Its hard to say whether this is a slump or not. Afterall, most of our wins have been against weaker teams. What would I do if I were in Travis Greens shoes? Tell the power play to start taking slap shots from the point more often. I can't believe we haven't been doing this despite how often the point is open. Opposing teams have figured out our power play and are simply collapsing in front of the net and stopping cross ice passes. This forces us to pass the puck up to a D man and the D man then passes to the wing in hopes that the winger attains a good shooting lane. This is done often because cross ice passes are closed. On the other side of the equation, it is also done easily because the point is wide open. This begs the question as to why we wouldn't start shooting from the point to start threatening the opposition with slap shots from the blue line. If so, the opposition would be much more apt to start opening up those shooting lanes later on once the opposition tries switching tactics and starts trying to pressure our D men. I have no idea why Travis hasn't made this adjustment yet and I've been waiting for this adjustment for the past 2 or 3 weeks.
  6. Win the draft lotto. We need one lotto win badly if we want to keep up with the Avs in the future. We need to wait out the buy outs and bad contracts anyways. Attaining high quality rookies would help us with our rebuild and keep us afloat for next season.
  7. So I was looking at our core as compared to Colorado's and I realized that we'll probably be bitter rivals for years to come. We may not be in the same division, but within our conference, there isn't another team that I can see as scary as theirs. Chicago is going to have to rebuild, Edmonton has no depth, and I don't think anyone else is rising as fast as we are. In a few years we'll be a powerhouse, but so will Colorado. I see both our cores as time bombs waiting to explode. Lets look at our core compared to theirs: Hughes vs Makar Horvat vs Landeskog Boeser vs Rantanen Petterson vs Mackinnon We might have an edge in goal tending though but I see tough times ahead against in our near future than anyone else out there. Having said that, I'm sure were all in for some major excitement and an amazingly bitter but fun rivalry.
  8. This thread will never get old. It should be an internet legend someday. You know, one of those "Hey computer, whats a legendary thread" Computer: "Burrows? Do we really need him?"
  9. Take him at the waiver. Trade him for the 10th overall pick at the draft...again
  10. Babcock straight up. Honestly, this guy has far more experience in coaching than Green and has a proven track record for winning. You can't go wrong with him. But what about the Maple Leafs? If Babcock were so good wouldnt the Leafs be doing good right now? The answer is no. If you're missing your attention to detail and motivation to play while Mike Babcock is coaching you, the problem isn't Mike Babcock, the problem is the players.
  11. The fact of the matter is that this team is still so young and still trying to build its identity. We had a fast start true, but in cold streaks who do we believe we are. Lets be real here, This is Boesers 3rd year, Pettersons 2nd, Hughes' 1st and Horvat has only been named captain this year alone. He's only been captain for like 1/4 a season and he's still probably getting into the nuances of this position. Oh and did I mention Markstrom just lost a family member? Our core is still going through its growing pains. Can we really expect a team this young to know exactly how to react to a cold streak like this right off the bat? This is still a learning process from a team that is trying to understand itself and what makes it tick. It would be difficult to have top of the line success under these circumstances.
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