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  1. It's not that complicated. Miller played poorly but is elite at the shootout, so he shot. As soon as I saw Pearson step onto the ice I had a good feeling it was over though.
  2. Because Miller shoots close to 50% in shootouts? You don't just sub one of your best shooters out because he had a bad game. Would've liked to have seen Hoglander over Pearson though.
  3. That might be the slowest line in the league
  4. Just tuning in but loved that powerplay. That's more shots on net than we had on any powerplay last year. Some really good chances too.
  5. Don't forget that Lockwood was not a bottom six player in college! Lockwood was our best forward and Quinn was our best defenceman that year - so let's not make it too big of a deal that the top forward could "keep up" with the top defenceman haha
  6. I don’t see the issue with having a life outside of hockey??? Are they not allowed to enjoy a game of football while not being under contract? You can talk about optics, but it’s not like they were posting about themselves. This was a photo from the UMich Hockey Instagram account. They’ve also been training here, and so I don’t see the problem with “optics” especially since all of you guys know why they’re here and what they’ve been doing. It’s also quite standard procedure for our athletic alumni come back for games. NBA/NFL players in the middle of the season just show up to a game when it’s convenient for them and they have contracts. Quinn and Petey don’t even have contracts yet so I find it odd that people are complaining? Also, for context: Quinn was also honored at the game as a former Wolverine (pretty cool to see 100k+ cheer for him), so that could be the reason he was here, and perhaps Petey just tagged along.
  7. I was respectful!!! Just had to yell because it’s hard to hear over a crowd of 106,000 people even if they’re just a section away. I didn’t mean that I was yelling AT them. Just telling them Vancouver would love to have them back. As for if it’s real, I mean I’m just a guy on a message board so you can decide whether to trust me or not haha. I mean, what kinda proof do you want LOL. I’m a senior at UofM that has front row seats that was pleasantly surprised to see Quinn and Elias this afternoon. Also not that it matters, Maggie Mac Neil was honored at the game today too as she’s a fellow student which I found pretty cool!!!
  8. There are many perks to having row A student section seats to Michigan Football games. Did not expect (politely) yelling at Quinn and Petey to sign their contracts to be one of them. They both gave me a look so my takeaway is that I either did my part or they’re never signing with Vancouver.
  9. Umm Hughes has not talked to the media yet if I'm not mistaken? I'm not going to defend either Petey or Hughes because I'm pretty sure they're both extremely confident with perhaps a quiet arrogance to them, but Hughes not having spoken up about it means nothing. He literally hasn't had the opportunity to yet.
  10. A 22 year old who hasn't seen meaningful NHL minutes will not be be a factor for Hughes' negotiation. Besides, Petey's negotiation is the one to focus on. Hughes cannot be signed until Petey gets signed. For all we know, a deal could be done with Quinn already.
  11. "What did the Sedins, Edler, Tanev or Markstrom do to help the team out after they were treated with years and years of loyalty?" Unless I'm not understanding correctly, are you for real? You're going to cite the SEDINS as examples as to why we shouldn't try to re-sign our two best players to the best of our abilities? And you're going to say that we were loyal to the two greatest players in our franchise history, as if not being loyal was the rational choice? THEY were the ones loyal to us!!!. "I say offer them a fair deal and if they refuse, then move on and bring in someone who will play for just a little less for the team to succeed." Who are we supposed to find that can just come in and replace Petey and Hughes? You don't just find two franchise level talents in the UFA market, and if you do, you're going to have to overpay massively, more so than the RFA market. You don't just draft two generational talents just to move them away once their rookie contracts are up. Sure, don't give in to their demands and play the waiting game, but are you serious? Move on just to show them who's tough? Trust me, we won't be better off without Petey and Hughes for a long time. Is your point that we shouldn't have been so "loyal" to guys like the Sedins and Edler? Also, neither Petey nor Hughes are getting paid 10M nor 11M, you don't have to worry about that.
  12. What's with the BS speculation going on here? Hughes cannot sign until Petey gets signed due to leverage issues. There could be a verbally agreed upon deal already for all we know. From reports, Hughes is the guy we're probably going to lock up long-term. Petey is the one whose contract talks aren't really close to being done yet, as reported by the agent himself. That's going to hold off the Hughes' talks for as long as it drags on for. Also, I'm just a guy on a message board, so obviously no need to take my word seriously. But I know for a fact that Quinn wants to stay in Vancouver long-term. I don't know anything else about the contract talks but that I'm sure of. You can take my signature or location as a hint.
  13. Grape

    Jay Beagle | #83 | C

    Going to have to disagree on this one. Don't think any opposing offensive star is looking at 36 y/o Jay Beagle and thinking, "crap this might make things more difficult."
  14. Lack of fans probably clouds judgement. But in general, I do agree. Teams just seem to be overmatched by Tampa.
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