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  1. Despite the fact that Sanguinetti is an offensive minded defensemen, I think he is still less of a defensive liability than Harrison. So it's sort of irrelevant that Harrison is a 'defensive defenseman'. Sangs has the potential to be a solid two-way d-man in the league. I don't see that in Harrison at all. But if we really do want a defensive d-man, I really don't know why Carson is on the outside looking in. He was absolutely solid last year.
  2. And we can never have enough of this: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hlp=8470649&event=EDM467
  3. Jokinen, Staal, Ruutu Larose, Sutter, Cole Tlusty, Boychuk, Skinner Samsonov, Dywer, Kostopoulos Gleason, Corvo Pitkanen, McBain Babchuk, Carson Ward Peters 7
  4. Zach Boychuk was injured for a handful of games, as was Ruutu. Carson was out about 10 games. Everyone else played 82 (with the exception of Matsumoto, Samson and Osala, who were call ups).
  5. I just simulated 1 season in NHL 11. Here are the stats the computer generated (good for a laugh). Erik Cole: 35 G, 29 A, 64 PTS Jussi Jokinen 26 G, 30 A, 56 PTS Eric Staal 24 G, 34 A, 58 PTS Tuomo Ruutu 17 G, 15 A, 32 PTS Zach Boychuk 15 G, 19 A, 34 PTS Sergei Samsonov 14 G, 22 A, 36 PTS Jiri Tlusty 14 G, 18 A, 32 PTS Drayson Bowman 13 G, 15 A, 28 PTS Brandon Sutter 12 G, 15 A, 27 PTS Joe Corvo 8 G, 30 A, 38 PTS Tom Kostopoulos 7 G, 10 A, 17 PTS Joni Pitkanen 6 G, 40 A, 46 PTS Jamie McBain 4 G, 22 A, 26 PTS Chad Larose 6 G, 10 A, 16 PTS Pat Dwyer 4 G, 7 A, 11 PTS Tim Gleason, 2 G, 20 A, 22 PTS Jerome Samson 2 G, 1 A, 3 PTS Brett Carson 1 G, 21 A, 22 PTS Jon Matsumoto 1 G, 3 A, 4 PTS Anton Babchuk 0 G, 23 A, 23 PTS Oskar Osala 0 G, 2 A, 2 PTS Cam Ward 30-35-4, 3.25 GAA, .889 SV% Justin Peters 6-6-1, 2.67 GAA, .901 SV%
  6. I don't remember my exact number, but I think it's way off. Edit: I don't know if your list would have ColossalCaniac or Givbloodpl4yhcky
  7. Well Tlusty was 100% on faceoffs last year (2/2), so problem solved.
  8. [quote name='Obi-Wan wrote: gocanes0506 wrote: Obi-Wan']There are certainly a lot of worse players we could have picked up. Corvo was a solid player for us before and there's no reason to think he won't continue to be good. Pitkanen-Gleason Corvo-Babchuk Sanguinetti-Borer Not bad, all things concerned, and gives us piles of options on the PP at the point, especially if we rotate Staal in there as well. no McBain? Having seen Bobby Sanguinetti play in person at least a dozen times, I'd say he's easily better than McBain. Of course, McBain and Borer are interchangeable depending on how Coach Maurice feels on any given night. Well Jamie McBain was ranked the #8 rookie of last season by TSN. 3-7-10, +6 in 14 GP. Sanguinetti has played in 5 NHL games, and his only appearance on the stat sheet was his 5 PIM. + / - 0 also. It seems pretty premature to say Sanguinetti is easily better. Also, McBain and Borer aren't on the same level. Jamie is easily the best defensive prospect in the organization.
  9. Man I really do hope those guys are gone by the time our pick comes up. If I were a GM, I would, by rule, never pick a defenseman in the top 10. With that kind of a pick, I go for a game changer thats gonna bring me W's. The unpredictability in picking defensemen, imho, is significantly greater than for forwards. There are soooo many instances of teams that gave gone for a defenseman that high, who has turned out to be a bust. Obviously, this happens with forwards too, but my perception is that you generally know what you are getting with top 10 forwards. I'd use second round picks and beyond to find my defensemen.
  10. Actually we acquired a conditional 4th round pick from Anaheim (initially belonging to Boston), along with Pogge in exchange for A Ward. We can exercise that in 2010 or 2011, at our discretion. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=519835
  11. I totally second the idea of taking Neiderreiter. I think most mock drafts have him between 7-14. His availability really depends on how many defensemen are taken with the picks ahead of us. If Fowler and Gudbranson (and maybe Gormley) are taken, I think we have a good chance at grabbing him. However, if the teams ahead of us decide they want offense, then Connolly and Neiderreiter might get taken before 7. Anyway, I really do hope we get him. I'd love to see him do this next year
  12. 4.7% to be exact http://www.tsn.ca/draftcentre/feature/?id=18342
  13. I'd like to win out and finish .500. That said, I wouldn't be disappointed if we were to lose, as there is a silver lining.
  14. For those saying that the last two seasons have hurt Rod's chances, I would point out that Wayne Gretzky had 9 goals, and was a -23 in his last NHL season (and a -11 in his 2nd to last season). Obviously I'm not making a comparison between the two players, I'm just saying that they look at your career holistically, not just the last two seasons you played.And while I do think that when you look at his career numbers, he is one of the all time great two-way forwards in the NHL, its so hard to draw the line in the sand to determine what is a hall of famer. There are people with much better stats than him who have not got in yet, but also some with worse who have got in. And carolina_kat you are right about the game winning goals. My bad.
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