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Posted 04/26/2015 11:14:14 EDT
There seems to be some kind of myth that if you do X in building a team, AUTOCUP will follow. It just isn't true. What works changes, and actually changes pretty quickly these days. It depends a lo more »
Posted 04/26/2015 11:23:36 EDT
I think there are two things I find curious in all of this. The first is that Chiarelli had a new job in 9 days. A new job, a promotion, and the first overall pick. Who fired whom, here? If it wasn more »
Posted 04/26/2015 12:25:32 EDT
Well, I won't go over the Colorado Cup thing again, fun as that is, but hey, how about the Tampans? Go ahead and guess how many of their high first round picks played on their cup winning team. In f more »
Posted 04/26/2015 12:16:43 EDT
In response to bim09's comment: In response to WalkTheLine's comment: Turning a losing culture around is not easy. PC has his work cut out for him. He's got four 1st overalls. I don't think it will b more »
Posted 04/25/2015 02:03:00 EDT
In response to Crowls2424's comment: In response to BsLegion's comment: and the plot thickens Pierre LeBrun â@Real_ESPNLeBrun 7m7 minutes ago Told that the Oilers are in discussion with the Bruins more »
Posted 04/24/2015 11:55:29 EDT
I like the compensation rule; I'd even support seeing it apply to players who get bought out. Call it the scorpion's tail of a guaranteed deal. I think all kinds of teams fire guys they know are goo more »
Posted 04/23/2015 08:25:27 EDT
Who would you have not re-signed the last couple of years who they did, in fact, re-sign because there was no rookie in the wings?
"Chaos is hard. Fools tire quick."
- James Ellroy
Posted 04/23/2015 07:06:40 EDT
In response to marco0863's comment: All the oikers need is yet more time. Those forwards will make average dmen look good but still need time remiscent of the nordiques when sakuc and statsny took tim more »
Posted 04/23/2015 06:08:29 EDT
In response to kitchener's comment: In response to Bookboy007's comment: isla, I'd be happy if the sequence repeated perfectly - Philly flop and all - as long as it ends with a Cup in three years. I'm more »
Posted 04/23/2015 06:07:24 EDT
Always amazed me that Gill was able to seize the opportunity to play in the NHL right away, right out of college. As much as that had a lot to do with the dude being 6'7", I think it also had a ton t more »
Posted 04/23/2015 05:53:59 EDT
You know the biggest reason I would hire PC if I were Pittsburgh? Name another GM that had the cohos to trade a prominent #1 or #2 overall pick because he thought it was the right thing for the club? more »
Posted 04/23/2015 12:47:09 EDT
So let's fire up the WayBack machine, Mr. Peabody (and seo), and go back to days of Bob "Gary, that's not" Goodenough. In fact, go to the first lockout when they first introduced caps on rookies that more »
Posted 04/23/2015 11:30:03 EDT
steve, in general, I agree that the whole "cap hell" thing is terribly overblown. Just misguided and blindered - and when the media does it, I would add lazy if the misrepresentation is the result of more »
Posted 04/23/2015 08:25:50 EDT
A good part of that franchise's ability to do everything wrong has been putting their faith in their ex-players "who know how to win." They have proven they have the opposite of the Midas touch, turn more »
Posted 04/22/2015 05:38:07 EDT
isla, I'd be happy if the sequence repeated perfectly - Philly flop and all - as long as it ends with a Cup in three years. I'm a simple man. I can live with the Bruins winning the Cup every three ye more »
Posted 04/22/2015 05:35:01 EDT
In response to kelvana33's comment: I could see a scenario where PC comes in as a consultant or director of player personnel then after a while is named G.M. "Hi Peter, it's Kevin Lowe. Listen, we we more »
Posted 04/22/2015 04:14:13 EDT
In response to Fletcher1's comment: I don't really remember Rask bashing his teammates at all. I remember some comments about defensive mistakes, which frankly were very obvious to the observer. I r more »
Posted 04/22/2015 04:10:56 EDT
In response to OatesCam's comment: Kassian is the type of player I'm talking about. Simmonds would be amazing if he was available, but it would be a tougher trade and less realistic. I think Vancouv more »
Posted 04/22/2015 04:01:04 EDT
In response to days-of-Orr's comment: if Louii can play in the top six and put up offensive numbers comparable to what he did in Dallas, i have no problem with him staying.... but if he's going to rem more »
Posted 04/22/2015 12:53:56 EDT
As always, when playing the trade game, the following spot check is very helpful. In this case: "Trade Loui for a real good power wing." Sure. 1. Name all of the "real good power wings" - define this more »
Posted 04/22/2015 12:36:07 EDT
Yes, yes, yes, "Hulk Smash" blah blah...
Posted 04/22/2015 12:18:58 EDT
In 2008-09, the Bruins were one of the best offensive teams in the NHL. They scored 3.29 goals/game, second in the league, and they had the best 5 on 5 goal differential of any team by a country mile more »
Posted 04/22/2015 12:01:01 EDT
I think it's a universal rule: if you go with a lot of Spoons of Pasta, you get Fat.
Posted 04/22/2015 11:56:30 EDT
So you're saying you want MORE of this?
Posted 04/22/2015 09:08:08 EDT
In a season that was a long, dark, ugly slog, where even the early performance of Hamilton in Chara's absence became the story of Hamilton's struggles after Chara's return, the only two genuine bright more »
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