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Post #4901 by Rogers Pancreas » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:51 am

Horavt just got paid, "earning" a 6 year, 5.5 million dollar per year extension. And the Canucks follow suit with Edmonton Oilers, overpaying anyone and everyone coming up through the system with even a hint of potential.
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Post #4902 by GoneFullHextall » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:01 pm

well Horvats production has been on the uptick every season. He will be a kid they build around once the Sedins are gone.
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Post #4903 by Rogers Pancreas » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:40 pm

GoneFullHextall wrote:well Horvats production has been on the uptick every season. He will be a kid they build around once the Sedins are gone.
I admittedly don't watch him/them play (I barely watch the Flyers as is), but I think offensive number sometimes get inflated when all the scoring is done on a poorly performing team. Jon Sim, Kyle Calder, Mike York and Tyler Arnason are good historical data points. Sure, they produced, but it came at the expense of their team's overall performance.

Horvat is giving you good offensive production, but it's not really moving the needle if you're Vancouver; why not pursue a bridge contract?
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Post #4904 by vonbonds » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:54 pm

I assume it's also about keeping fan interest as high as possible. It's clear the twins are gone soon and they need a new face even in the interim for the franchise. Worrying about him signing again in 2-3 years (whatever the bridge would've been) might've been a shit-show. Just thinking out loud...
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Post #4905 by Rogers Pancreas » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:24 pm

vonbonds wrote:I assume it's also about keeping fan interest as high as possible. It's clear the twins are gone soon and they need a new face even in the interim for the franchise. Worrying about him signing again in 2-3 years (whatever the bridge would've been) might've been a shit-show. Just thinking out loud...

Think you nailed it. That is one shit way to run a franchise, though, and that is not an opinion.
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Post #4906 by jester » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:40 pm

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GoneFullHextall wrote:well Horvats production has been on the uptick every season. He will be a kid they build around once the Sedins are gone.
I admittedly don't watch him/them play (I barely watch the Flyers as is), but I think offensive number sometimes get inflated when all the scoring is done on a poorly performing team. Jon Sim, Kyle Calder, Mike York and Tyler Arnason are good historical data points. Sure, they produced, but it came at the expense of their team's overall performance.

Horvat is giving you good offensive production, but it's not really moving the needle if you're Vancouver; why not pursue a bridge contract?


This is not confined to hockey, either. Put mediocre players on shit teams and they will put up some numbers just because they will get opportunities that they won't get on a good team. It isn't really that it's at the expense of the team's overall performance, it's more that there is a wall that they cannot surpass because they cannot convert opportunity as efficiently as a legit "good" player.

Essentially, someone has to accumulate some stats, but you don't want to be paying for that production like its real or going to improve.
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Post #4907 by GoneFullHextall » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:03 pm

you may be right about that RP. Never really thought of it like that. But I still like him as a player.
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Post #4908 by Hovercraft » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:05 am



Schenn doing Schenn things for STL
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Post #4909 by chaosof99 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:14 am

That McDavid goal

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Post #4910 by Hovercraft » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:09 am

Apparently McDavid was clocked in at ~40 km/h in full stride for that goal.
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Post #4911 by Konecny HypeTrain Captain » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:37 pm

I'm laughing pretty hard at Brayden Schenn, also McDavid has Bure speed.
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Post #4912 by chaosof99 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:53 pm

Dubnyk pulled a Boucher:

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Post #4913 by Rogers Pancreas » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:53 pm

That dude Ovechkin has his second hat-trick in two games. But even if he nets a third hat-trick in the next 47 games, he'll need to score at a 72 goal pace to finish with 50-in-50. I say this because this might be the best start to the season I can remember, by one of the best goal-scorers I have ever seen play the game.
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Post #4914 by Rogers Pancreas » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:09 pm

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnddd he's at seven.
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Post #4915 by chaosof99 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:31 pm

Carter got cut by a skate and it seems bad. Surgery involved. The Kings just signed Brooks Laich as a replacement.
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Post #4916 by chaosof99 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:20 am

Penguins got hammered by the Bolts for 7-1. Also Crosby got himself a 10 minute misconduct for abuse of an official because he yammered at the refs after getting a penalty.

Also, the Bruins lost in OT to Buffalo, even though they led 4-1 at one point in the game.
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Post #4917 by JLHockeyKnight » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:27 pm

Gotta give props to Vegas. First team to win 6 of their first 7 games in their inaugural season. And them being successful is a good thing for the league in general.
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Post #4918 by Hovercraft » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:41 pm

I can't believe Pitt signed Niemi as backup, he's done.

Vegas lost Subban last night. Down to their 3rd string goalie already.
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Post #4919 by Rogers Pancreas » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:13 pm

JLHockeyKnight wrote:Gotta give props to Vegas. First team to win 6 of their first 7 games in their inaugural season. And them being successful is a good thing for the league in general.

It's impressive, but no expansion team had the privileges the Knights did in the history of the league. So, some context is necessary when this gets brought up in the future.
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Post #4920 by Hovercraft » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:31 pm

Niemi on waivers.
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Post #4921 by Rogers Pancreas » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:07 pm

Fuck the Blackhawks.
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Post #4922 by chaosof99 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:47 am

Seems like getting rid of Niemi wasn't the whole solution to Pittsburgh's goaltending woes. They just got beaten by the Jets 7-1. Murray played 18 minutes and gave up 4 goals on 9 shots. His replacement didn't fare much better when he gave up a goal 10 seconds into his NHL career with Blake Wheeler completing a hat trick. Pittsburgh now rocking a -14 goal differential after 13 games. Ouch.
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Post #4923 by Rogers Pancreas » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:14 pm

I feel for Avs fans. A roster with Duchene, MacKinnon, O'Reilly, and Landeskog on it is a team that can compete with most anyone. But after several years of mismanagement, they are in no man's land. And I don't think their management has a good plan to get out of it.
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Post #4924 by chaosof99 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:58 am

Yeah, Duchene being in the east is not something I look forward to. Thankfully it's not a straight upgrade as Turris moves to Nashville in the whole ordeal and immediately signed a six year extension with the Predators. The Avs got a decent return for Duchene in total, with a 1st, 2nd, a 3rd, Shane Bowers, Samuel Girard, Vladislav Kamenev and Andrew Hammond. However, considering none of them are anywhere close as good as Duchene and this is the result of years of mismanagement by the Avs this is still a big L for them in my book.
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Post #4925 by dbr » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:36 am

If the Sens fail to resign Duchene this deal will turn out to be terrible for them. Their owner is very cheap in comparison to other owners around the league. The Av's are doomed, however.
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Post #4926 by Rogers Pancreas » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:15 am

I wouldn't say he's cheap. He's paying almost 15 million for Phaneuf and Ryan. If/when he finds a way out from at least one of those contracts, it shouldn't be hard to justify the 8 million Duchene's looking for. Which is funny to say considering the guy's broke 60 points twice in his 8 year career.
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Post #4927 by Hovercraft » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:12 pm

dbr wrote:If the Sens fail to resign Duchene this deal will turn out to be terrible for them. Their owner is very cheap in comparison to other owners around the league. The Av's are doomed, however.

Duchene has one more year after this one at 6 mil. Lots of time to find some cap space
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Post #4928 by chaosof99 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:22 am

Well the Hawks scored four goals in the 1st and hat a 4-1 lead at one point. They then allowed four goals in the 2nd. In the end they lost 7-5. Yikes. Would be funnier if it wasn't against the fucking Devils.
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Post #4929 by Rogers Pancreas » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:57 pm

It would be even funnier if Kane didn't clown Leighton in game six, BUT HERE WE ARE.

Without another Cup.
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Post #4930 by dbr » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:21 pm

And here we are with Bob in Columbus and two Vezinas later.
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Post #4931 by MiD » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:33 pm

Crosby scored "goal" by spearing goalie logo about foot from the puck, I smell some rules changes in goalie interference and intend to blow to justify that "goal" by league
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Post #4932 by CantSeeColors » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:47 pm

MiD wrote:Crosby scored "goal" by spearing goalie logo about foot from the puck, I smell some rules changes in goalie interference and intend to blow to justify that "goal" by league

Should have been at least two for slashing, if not a match penalty for spearing. Crosby didn't even touch the puck as far as I could tell
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Post #4933 by MiD » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:07 am

CantSeeColors wrote:
MiD wrote:Crosby scored "goal" by spearing goalie logo about foot from the puck, I smell some rules changes in goalie interference and intend to blow to justify that "goal" by league

Should have been at least two for slashing, if not a match penalty for spearing. Crosby didn't even touch the puck as far as I could tell

Change Crosby to Gudas. How many games?
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Post #4934 by Rogers Pancreas » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:58 pm

Jersey just picked up Vatanen for Henrique and Blandisi (?)

So, if I'm swapping bodies based on position, in are Hall and Vatanen and out are Henrique and Larsson. Not a bad pair of moves from an outsider's perspective.
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Post #4935 by Rogers Pancreas » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:12 am



It's a Christmas miracle! Malkin throws a gloved shot, and the refs don't immediately jump in.
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Post #4936 by chaosof99 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:40 am

Just saw Rinaldo sucker-punching Girard. Jesus fucking christ. thank fuck we are rid of this moron. Should be a big suspension in addition to the beatdown Erik Johnson dealt him.

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Post #4937 by Rogers Pancreas » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:40 am

Honestly, I miss Rinaldo 0.00%.


And in other unfortunate news, McDavid blocks a shot almost the worst way possible - with Laperriere and Thoresen holding the top two spots. The result is as expected.

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Post #4938 by Rogers Pancreas » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:30 am

Re: Flyers History

Claude Giroux is now 10th all-time in games played, 4th all-time in assists (!), and 9th all-time in points. His competition, as of this moment, are Gary Dornhoefer (725 games played), Bill Barber (463 assists), and Mark Recchi (627 points). And assuming Giroux is able to avoid any catastrophic injury/setback, they are all very much within play.

Other notable achievement: Sean Couturier has now played more games as a Flyers than Mike Richards. And by the end of the season, he will have passed Jeff Carter as well in games played as a Flyer.

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Post #4939 by Hovercraft » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:03 pm

I knew our division was stacked this year, but I did not realize we had pretty much caught up with Pittsburgh.

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