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  2. Its going to take some bold moves and a healthy check book to build a playoff team in the metro....Bottom line is, does RF have both???
  3. Today
  4. I hit the send button again
  5. Nice late season run put them in the playoffs. It ended too soon but I can't complain. They made the playoffs. Checkers' Season Ends with Game 5 Loss in Chicago by Nicholas Niedzielski Leighton, who was cleared to return from injury just prior to this series, played his first game since Feb. 17 in relief of McCollum … Di Giuseppe’s goal was his first point of the series. Aleksi Saarela left the game due to injury in the second period and did not return
  6. Everblades win 7-4. On to the next... http://www.naplesnews.com/story/sports/hockey/everblades/2017/04/26/echl-hockey-blades-beat-bears-game-7-complete-comeback/100877286/
  7. And that's it. The Everblades advanced tho.
  8. Rem my mention of RFA offer sheets was solely based on potential success rate. Chicago, Minnesota, and the Rangers will have serious cap issues. Of course Granlund or Zibenijad would be good center additions. Nino would be amazing to get a good true mythical RW. I would agree we should see 3-4 moves. The dependence on a 4th move is do we get a top line center or winger. If its a winger then we'll need another move to get a good 3rd line center. Im good with Oshie and the fact we don't trade any assets.
  9. ESPN has been hemorrhaging programming for a while and losing viewers as well as long time commentators. People just don't watch them that much anymore. And some of their new programming is moving towards more social/entertainment topics.
  10. Just saying . . .
  11. You really think so? Judging purely by our record this year, we already did.
  12. 3rd Period. Chicago leads Charlotte 3-1. McCollum pulled after giving up 2 goals on 1st 4 shots. Chicago starts the game scoring 2 PP goals. Game started with a penalty before the puck dropped. Charlotte given a bench minor for Incorrect Starting Lineup.
  13. Years of having elite line mates such as Chad LaRose or even Boychuck is what was holding him back here. I hated to lose him and agree that it was probxbly best that he moved on. But boy is it hard to replace him.....
  14. That sounds like me, just resent 'em.
  15. NOTE TO ALL: IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE FROM ME WHEN YOU SENT IN YOUR PICKS FOR ROUND 2 PLEASE SEND THEM ALONG AGAIN. I HAD TO CLEAN OUT MY INBOX FROM THE FIRST ROUND AND IF YOU USED THE SAME MESSAGE TO RESPOND FOR ROUND 2 AS YOU DID FOR ROUND 1 IT IS POSSIBLE YOUR PICKS HAVE BEEN DELETED. IF THAT HAPPENED THE DEADLINE WILL NOT APPLY TO YOU. JUST SEND YOUR PICKS AGAIN AND WE ARE ALL GOOD. I'M PRETTY SURE THIS ONLY APPLIES TO MAYBE 3 OR 4 PEOPLE. I'M ABOUT TO POST THE 2ND ROUND PICKS SO IF YOU DON'T SEE YOUR NAME SHOOT ME A PM. MY APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
  16. Who knows, it could have been a shot at NY. Well this year he "found that extra gear" that Forslund kept talking about. Well, at least in the regular season he did. There seemed to be no desire the last few years here to look for that gear. Oh well. Water under the dam.
  17. On Eric. Didn't seem like necessarily a shot at us, just a guy feeling some vindication against the idea that he was done. Of course it's a bit frustrating that he rebounded after leaving here, but frankly, whatever was holding him back here, would have continued here, and his presence in that situation here was holding this team's rebuild back. Had to happen, so good for him if he's found life in his career. But yeah, not so much in the playoffs.
  18. On the any number of forwards... Offer sheets have worked like one time in the last 12 years, but probably guys could be traded for. Go Canes: Granlund, Duchene, Nino all would be good additions. Chicago is talking changes, but Panik might be one notch lower than we need. I also wonder if Landeskog is just in decline for good, or if a really off year gets him for a bargain price and a change of scenery wakes him up. Draisaitl? Problem solved forever. But just can't imagine he's available. If he is? Faulk and our first rounder and all of our second rounders and Bean....that guy is for real and I've wanted him somehow here forever. Not happening though, can't be for sale.
  19. A couple of things. I too would prefer a 1C. But this and dominant 1D are probably the two hardest positions to fill from a trade or UFA. They just aren't usually available because if you have one, you don't give him up. If Francis can find a center that can put up 65 plus points, 25 plus goals, I'll be as thrilled as anyone. I like Oshie because he's proven, but also because he's a UFA. The idea of filling a slot and not giving up a Faulk or a prime prospect, will allow us to fill that need and keep all of our powder dry for other moves in the future, including a goalie move. Signing a guy like Oshie increases the chance that we can do whatever we need to do to get that guy in goal. If we end up keeping our prospects, and if any of them deliver, we can always trade contracts of guys not quite up to our level. Say for instance that TT never quite puts it all together, but he is a nice 45 point guy in a couple of years, but Roy and Gauthier are, by then crushing it, but we are up against the cap. Trade TT for picks and prospects and dump that salary. Or Hanifin, replaced by Bean or Fleury, etc. Or Faulk in favor of McKeown, etc. Those moves can be made later IF the cap becomes an issue. Same thing if we are getting too close to the cap in a couple of years BTW. But IF we picked up Oshie and say Darling, and this team gets off to a good start and stays in a playoff slot and makes the playoffs, the building will fill, and that and playoff revenue might make our budget problems better by the time it's an issue. I have to raise the two move issue again. It's like saying would you rather your plane got a left wing or a right wing? Probably doesn't matter if you don't get both. Goalie and 25 goal forward gets it done. One or the other might, but is too close to be a plan. I think Francis can make two moves. Likely he makes at least 3, possibly 4 moves. Two less important moves would be that veteran bottom pair D man (likely), and my pet move, up the draft (unlikely). Lastly, while I am keen on Oshie for the reasons listed, I'll be very happy if we get any number of top forwards.
  20. Good point. I should have kept it. Maybe E. Staal could be our new goalie.
  21. Yesterday
  22. Not even sure i realized they still covered hockey at all, to be honest. Haven't watched that network in years. Hopefully all 3 of them will find employers who give a crap about what they write about.
  23. We thought the ESPN coverage of the NHL was bad. I can't wait to see what they do now. I expect the ice they will cover will be in short glasses at a sports bar. Let GO.. NHL Columnist Pierre LeBrun Hockey Writer Joe McDonald NHL Columnist Scott Burnside
  24. Since when did that ever stop anybody?
  25. i just hope that Eric's mindset is not familial!!!
  26. In for round 2, here's hoping my luck continues!
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