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  1. Hopefully Pierre just blurted that out while playing with his Crosby and MacKinnon action figures.
  2. I’ve always been a supporter of Fleury, great signing/deal. I think he deserves more but I’m not going to complain.
  3. Awesome stuff gocanes, really appreciate you taking the time to do this.
  4. ...oh, and I forgot to add that I’m all for having higher expectations on our AHL affiliate. I think it benefits our players to experiencing winning instead of dismal seasons, followed up by a good season, then another dismal season, etc.. Hopefully this is the case and Chicago proves to be at least average to good on a consistent basis to keep the players fully engaged. .
  5. Like DW said, the Wolves are not the same as the Checkers. Charlotte was strictly our AHL affiliate, whereas Chicago is a little bit more akin to a team of its own. The Wolves have a pretty good history and I think their standard is slightly above the normal AHL team. They are not going to have a lineup of all green/first year players, it was basically said to expect to see a more veteran presence in Chicago. I think that’s what we are seeing.
  6. Wow, all of this time later and people are still talking about and defending Skinner. To me, that’s the real head scratcher.
  7. I have been thinking about Virtanen for awhile. I keep going back and forth. He is the type of player we need but why does Vancouver keep jerking him around. What’s the issue. Whatever the case, that dude has some serious anger issues, he’s one of the more volatile players out there even though he’s not a big guy. Kind of like Sam Bennett.
  8. You mean Alexander “Boom” Nikishin. Lol, I saw this nickname while watching videos on him and I couldn’t help it.
  9. Elliotte Friedman’s latest 31 thoughts states that: 1. Carolina is still exploring trade options for Jake Gardiner. 2. Carolina is looking for a scoring winger. 3. Carolina made a last minute “stealth” pitch to try and sign Jacob Markstrom.
  10. Yeah, I remember watching Smallman in juniors with Gauthier. He was the captain of the team, character player. Hard worker with some size and skill, but it was his skating that I thought would hold him back/prevent him from making it. It was noticeable. I think he is more sure-handed with the puck than Foegle (I think everyone is). He’s my guy but the amount of times he fans/misses/loses control has to be addressed. If his hands could just catch up with his brain/legs, we would have something. Foegle is a much quicker/faster skater than Smallman though. Either way I’ll be rooting for Smallman, like I said seems like a character guy on and off the ice.
  11. Apparently some Vegas players are really unhappy with how this all played out. Remember these are people who develop friendships with each other, and constantly hearing your name in trade rumors can be pretty stressful. There were quite a few players involved in trade rumors (Schmidt before he was traded, Marchessault, Karlsson, Pacioretty, Fleury, Stastny before he was traded), and these are just the ones we know about. With that looming over the heads of the players, it’s not hard to see why there might be some hard feelings, especially when it’s all for one guy. .
  12. Remkin, I know this has always bothered you so... I saw a video a month or so ago that some players/prospects were trying to file a class action lawsuit against the NHL. Players are upset because players from Europe can sign in North America and start making money right away, while those playing in the CHL have to wait until they are 20. Obviously this is not fair, and some players who may be career AHL players or who are simply long shots want the opportunity to make some money sooner rather than later. I saw it in a video so I don’t have a link. Anyway it was said that it is unlikely that this gains any traction. It would be a huge blow to the CHL. It is unfair, but you know...money. .
  13. I’m just throwing it out there, but there is the Boston Bruins model of “if you want to cash in, you won’t do it here.” This is something Marchand said and he was referring to the fact that players that sign in Boston should do it with winning in mind, if you want every last penny, then you should probably go elsewhere. Keep in mind the “perfection line” all make under 7 million per. All are/have been underpaid. I do have a nagging feeling that Dundon may feel the same, or he simply will not pay one cent over what he feels is fair. I think Dundon will bend slightly if he really likes the player (see: Aho and Svechnikov). Dougie’s contract will probably be the first true test regarding this matter. Like I said, just throwing it out there.
  14. Just to clarify, teams and players can negotiate up until the hearing starts. Once the actual arbitration hearing starts, no more negotiations.
  15. Canes sign defenseman Joakim Ryan. Has played some NHL games with LA. Two-way deal that likely sees him helping out the Wolves.
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