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Posts posted by ChuckNORRIS4Cup

  1. 2 hours ago, Dixon Ward said:

    If we don't do something spectacular, Ceci would be my first choice.  26 and best all around of the RHD available.


    OEL 7.25 Ceci 3

    Hughes 6.5 Savard 4

    OJ 1.5 Myers 6

    Rathbone .9 Bowey .725

    Brisebois Woo

    When I looked it showed he was 27, but on that list, I clicked on points and categorized it that way then looked at salary cap then checked age, for price range same as Hamonic younger why not, he also had a higher .ppg avg then Hamonic. Then the other rumor of signing Schenn, I think Schenn is the perfect fit for Hughes, let Hamonic go sign Ceci and Schenn, Schenn can also be that 6th/7th guy to allow chances for other prospects as well.


    Although Leafs fans might be confused :lol:

  2. 2 minutes ago, gurn said:

    Just where did you see somebody say that?

    Omg can we just drop this.


    The original quote from Hefty was those 3, he didn't use anyone else those 3, the other poster wanted it to be addressed again, I'm not into a debate on this issue why can't it be just dropped? Why is this so hard? Why do people want me and Hefty debating this so badly? I'm not doing it. I don't want to be stuck on here for hours tbh.

  3. 4 minutes ago, Nucksownyou said:

    What debate? He presented a fact and you couldn't deal with it. Cry more.

    What he used 3 players... You both are going to tell me Benning has only ever signed 3 RFA in his 7 years here and not over paid on any... And then the UFA players he has signed over the 7 years don't matter, because he signed 3 RFA players to decent contracts, Brock shouldn't be making more then Horvat but whatever. Like I said I'm not having this endless debate period, deal with it kid.

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  4. I'm definitely not surprised with him signing with Caps, that was a no brainer as he had said if he doesn't sign with the Caps he's going to finish career in Russia, but what kind of shocks me is the length of this one tbh, he still wants to end his career playing in Russia I just thought he was planning to do it before he was 40, I guess he does want to break the great ones record :frantic:

  5. 5 minutes ago, stawns said:

    I'm not buying the offer sheet risk at all.  Nothing more than the agent trying to leverage.  Ultimately Petey doesn't have a lot of options as an RFA and hopefully he sees the value in leaving $ on the table for depth.


    He's won a championship in Sweden, I'd guess he understands how important depth is

    Hopefully this is where the Sedins kind of step in and explain it better for him.

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  6. 9 minutes ago, stawns said:

    People are making out like petey is a 100 point player.  I love his game, but he's not even a ppg yet

    No I know, he's close though, 165gp 153p, pretty close, he's a skilled player no doubt, but he needs to strengthen up more before he gets huge kind of money imo, but my gut is telling me Benning won't be factoring that one in, and may even over pay because he's worried of the offer sheet.

  7. 2 hours ago, kilgore said:


    Too much truth for many on here.


    To be in a deficit of even your allotted picks, throughout a 7 year term, from a GM of a team mostly languishing at the bottom of the standings is unacceptable as far as prospects coming to fill the second wave.  Especially disturbing coming from a GM marketed to the fans as a build through the draft guru.  


    People criticize Gillis for not stocking the cupboards with new blood.  He at least had an excuse. We almost made it to top with him.  Benning has traded away two firsts, and multiple seconds during his time, while maxing out the cap, for a perennial underacheiving team.  Even when we finally make the playoffs last season, after the 2015 exit with the Gillis core, none of those latest core players could be retained because of past blunders, so that run becomes a blip. Now we take a loss on Holtby.  Really? Not even a seventh rounder?  I think JB has grown a soft reputation with other GMs. Now that Braden's bought out, one of them will snap him up.


    Its the cut of a thousand blunders. Its about losing value, even if its one drop at a time.  Value interpreted in different ways.  Terrible pro scouting on the effectiveness of incoming vets. Overpayment on contracts. (giving Pearson an above market value contract during a flat cap, according to hockey experts, as an example) Over extended contracts. (Beagle, Sutter and Rousell, you can add Gagner, and LE) Losing value for nothing..(Madden and a second).  Running out of time.  No communication with those waiting to sign, for him to do his one thing at a time, "day to day" management style. One or two blunders is acceptable, but when its one or two blunders every season, it adds up and becomes a millstone the hampers the future success of the team.  That is what I'm pissed about. I want the Cup here!


    I have no idea how JB is still here, and why he gets such a vote of confidence on this board.  I still WANT him to succeed, as its my home team on the line, but I just do not have a lot of confidence that his decision making won't need a good dose of lady luck as well. Which is fine. I accept that.  But I expect the Benning Booster Club to let me know I'm being too mean to him in 3....2....1.....


    They do know one day Benning WILL be let go too right?  No GM lasts for decades. When the Aquilini's get over their guilt for being a part of Jim's bad decisions,  which now I see must be the only reason he's not been gone yet.  If these were totally hands-off owners, and their GM hire had still had this kind of management outcomes, I doubt he'd be here.  When that finally happens,  we'll see a whole lot of those in the booster club jumping ship, just like they did with Gillis. 


    But hey, Go Jim Go!  Maybe it will all work out. I really hope it does.  OEL does revert to his prime production years.  Podz is an instant success. All his new signings live up or surpass expectations. (As you point out, they pretty much have to!) Heck, maybe even his Joulevi pick proves himself finally.  And that can he's kicking down the road will sort itself out, somehow some way.  As another big self promoter said about the virus "Like a miracle it will just disappear".   I hope all of that comes true.  Miracles can happen. I must go now to pray to the Hockey Gods.



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