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Post #5101 by chaosof99 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:26 am

So Kassian got himself a two game vacation for going apeshit on Matthew Tkachuk. "Good" is what I say to it. Tkachuk is a dick, but both the hits were inside the line (the first one barely) and the response should be to hit back, not to start throwing fists out of nowhere. I just wonder why Matt's brother Brady only got a fine for basically doing worse against Laughton. Both Brady Tkachuk and Kassian went after guys who riled them up with borderline hits earlier in the game, but Tkachuk's response seems to me much more premeditated rather than spur of the moment.

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The caps have resigned Backstrom for 5 years and 46 million. I mean, he's a good player, but jeez, 9.2 million a year for ages 33-37 seasons seems like a baaaaad idea.
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Post #5102 by Craig » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:52 pm

Negotiated that himself too I heard, which is pretty great. Means he keeps an extra 15% or something of it.
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Post #5103 by Hovercraft » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:35 pm

One of those Tkachuk hits was definitely an illegal hit to the head. It was almost like a Downie hit. Both of them should have been suspended.

Backstrom's deal seems a bit pricey but He is the type of player who generally ages well. Same % of cap on new deal as his last deal when he signed it. Definitely means Holtby in UFA is gone though.
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Post #5104 by Craig » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:21 am

They were both primary contact to not the head, which is the dumb way the league evaluates.
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Post #5105 by Hovercraft » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:44 pm

Really surprised to see Vegas fire Gallant.
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Post #5106 by chaosof99 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:35 am

Brandon Manning has been suspended for 5 games in the AHL for using a racist slur. Welp, fuck that guy. Glad we are rid of him now from both a hockey and a personal level.
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Post #5107 by jester » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:52 am

Guys. Gritty's ROE have been loosened.
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Post #5108 by Rogers Pancreas » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:09 pm

Last year, Sidney Crosby finished in 4th in Selke voting.

He started in the offensive zone 57% of the time. He was on the ice short-handed for 44:47 (over the span of 79 games). And, perhaps more importantly, he was on the ice for 83 goals against (5 of which came while on the penalty-kill), playing for a team that gave up 241.

This year, Giroux has started in the offensive zone 44% of the time. He's been on the ice short-handed for 52:29 (over the span of 50 games). More impressively, he's been on the ice for 38 goals against (5 of which came while on the penalty-kill), playing for a team that has given up 150.

Anyone want to take bets Giroux doesn't finish top-10?

Anyone want to take best Couturier wins it?

EDIT: https://www.thephwa.com/news_article/show/1080159
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