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Everything posted by realmdrakkar

  1. I think it depends on how the team does without him. If they hit the ground running, jump off to a great start, and have a great season, i think he returns to sound the siren and visit John and Tripp in the booth. If they struggle out of the gate and hit Thanksgiving like they hit Thanksgiving last season, i think he returns to the ice.
  2. Even less guilty than most by now. Time and Pu have whittled down many of them.
  3. With half of them coming from a GM who's been gone for 5 years.
  4. We'll have to agree to disagree on the first part - i saw too many games last season where McK played circles around Fleury. I want to see good things from Fleury, but it's a struggle sometimes. I still think Didier and JWesley were better options, but i'm just this old hippie in the stands - the committee obviously didn't see what i saw in those two. I definitely agree with you on a solid defensive partner for Gardiner, though.
  5. Move Pesce to his off side (where he seems more-comfortable) and replace Fleury with McKeown and it would be even better.
  6. One thing's for sure, unless there are other moves to be made, we won't have to worry about seeing Fleury get 8 minutes or whatever it was of ice time last season.
  7. Guy can move the puck and make great passes. Can he defend?
  8. Man, we really need some hockey games to talk about or something...
  9. I'm sure there won't be a dry eye in the forum once everyone sees this.
  10. Pierre McGuire removed from NBC's top NHL broadcast crew https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/report-pierre-mc-guire-removed-from-nb-cs-top-nhl-broadcast-crew-212256963.html
  11. I agree with this, but i'd rather have annual naming of captains than the no-C/3-A's option or naming 2 Captains like season before last. I want a "some player" option... i'd vote for that. "Who's the new Captain?" "Some player."
  12. I don't think having co-captains had any more to do with a bad season than having a single captain caused bad seasons the 8 seasons before it. As to who the right choice is, i'm not in the room either so i can't call it. I still feel the players should choose their captain. I certainly don't see either Staal or Faulk as players who can carry the team on their back like Brind'Amour or Williams, but again i'm not in the room so i can't call it. Fully agreed with SD - it isn't about selling jerseys. Find the real leader and not the posterboy.
  13. I don't think McKeown was ever given a chance to prove it.
  14. Can't argue with that. But to add a 6th "if", the committee may be feeling if he chooses not to return and they don't have a contingency plan. I just hope he's given the committee a hint one way or the other.
  15. Or it could be a problem if the team would need to find someone to fill his role if he decides not to come back. If he waits until the 11th hour, the committee won't have so much time to work on filling his shoes. If they already have a plan in place then perhaps it isn't an issue, but if they're waiting on his decision to know if they need to further attack free agent market, he isn't doing them any favors by putting off the decision.
  16. I apparently missed a nickname being given out, but who the heck is 'McLovin'? re Gauthier: I've seen absolutely nothing in his game that tells me he's ready for the NHL. Maybe he is, but based on last season anyway, i'm not seeing it. You want a Checker to provide grit to the Hurricanes' 4th line, i'll take Bishop every day of the week and twice on Thursdays over Gauthier.
  17. Looking at the new sweaters again after a few hours, i threw up in my mouth a little again. I hope they petition a lot of other teams to let them wear black again next year. These things look worse to me now than they did the first time i looked.
  18. Thank you for reminding me of this because it does tell me it could be worse. I still threw up in my mouth a little over the new one tho.
  19. GM Realm would look to trade Fleury before McKeown, but then GM Realm would have had McKeown in Raleigh last season instead of Fleury as well so what does he know...
  20. To the surprise of absolutely no one, show me he can defend and i'll get excited. Goals from a defenseman are nice, but if he can't defend, he isn't doing his real job. Cam Ward is one of the leading scorers amongst goaltenders in the NHL but that doesn't mean i want to rely on him to stop pucks. Make the cake first and then the goals can be the icing.
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