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  1. It may be that this player was the most eager to get a deal done. That $255K will go a long way toward helping his family, assuming they came/want to come over here and be together.
  2. Like Lake, I have doubts Askirov will still be available at 13. That would mean all 12 picks before us fealt that the needed a chance at a high end forward or defense men more than a shot at a high end/franchise goalie. Even the #1 pick who could be a franchise player for the Rangers could fail🙏. As for should we take him if he falls, all things considered yes. I think our current prospect pool can survive a year without a 1st round pick and not drop heavily. And for the final part, yes I think the committee will take him if he is there. The fact that they traded away our 1st rounder when there was still a chance we wouldn't get the Leaf's this year tells me they would take the gamble. That is as long as our scouts haven't seen something to concern them about Askirov or wondering why players fell so far.
  3. Don't forget that a normal broadcast has the announcer watching live while the video is slightly delayed. I always enjoyed sitting below the press box before the new scoreboard as I could see the broadcast monitors that are projected for my own instant replay when I couldn't make out the detail from the 3rd deck. I worked on baseball and volleyball broadcasts during college running cameras, the switchboard, and even producing a couple games, so I can promise you that split second is worth its weight in gold. Watching JF during games, you can see he focuses on the live game as he calls and only relies on the broadcast images for detail. Currently Mike, and the entire Canes broadcast team, has to rely on the feed with no control over what cameras are focusing on.
  4. Watched the game this afternoon and listened to John's call of the first period of PITT Vs. MTL game so far. Can't say that John's call is making a huge difference in my enjoyment of the game. John's call is better but Mike's wasn't bad at all and will improve. I hope a deal can be worked out with John, but we have been staring down the barrel of losing him to a national gig for a few years. If John doesn't come back, I will wish him well and continue to watch the Canes.
  5. On my DirecTV guide it shows the exhibition game and game 1 being aired on NBCSN. No listing yet for FoxSports Carolina, though the Canes calendar shows both as being broadcast there.
  6. I read several of the articles online, the N&O was the best one for details. My take from the overall reading between the lines is that the Canes and Checkers have been having a rocky relationship lately, atleast that is how I interpret not getting your agreement in place until halfway through training camp last year. With Vegas buying an AHL franchise to move and dropping Chicago, it forced Chicago to go looking. Given the Wolves previous history with DW and the appearance of a troubled relationship between the Carolina club's, the Wolves decided to approach the Canes with an offer that sounds better than our current one. The Checkers can counter with a better offer, stand fast hoping that the proximity between the clubs is worth more, approach the Panthers looking for a deal, or plan to go it as an independent. From the statement made by the Checkers I am guessing they are relying on the proximity or reaching out to the Panthers.
  7. Rem, I think I heard your sentiments are along the lines of what I heard someone on the news say, " Social distancing isn't going to stop the spread of Covid-19, but it can help us to slow it down and make it manageable" or something like that. The great thing about social distancing is we can continue to practice it while starting to move toward normal and it will still work. The stay at home theory requires everything to remain on hold until we have a vaccine circulated to the general public, I don't think the world can wait for that.
  8. Went to Sam's Club yesterday to pick up some Halos and other fruit. Told my wife it felt like winning a raffle, when I passed an employee going to reshelve a couple packs of TP.
  9. I would imagine the only factor that would have mattered is who gives the team a better chance. If the answer was "toss a coin" because they are going to be backing up the rented mule AKA Petr, Ned probably went down to keep him playing.
  10. Legend, I don't think this rule is going to increase the subjectiveness of offsides. Think about how much time is wasted by refs staring at video trying to decide when/if the foot was off the ice. Now the review will no longer be worried about elevation just how far forward.
  11. Sorry, but this just sounds like fanboy excuses. Ned had previously made 2 NHL game appearances and earned a win in his start but he needs more games to be ready? Dave had about 22 minutes to wrap his head around actually dressing for an NHL game and maybe 5 more to realize he was going in, if Ned isn't ready with his previous experience then wave him and get Booth or someone else up here. As for your other point, yes the team did not do "poor Ned" any favors at all. Ned played a decent game last night, neither bad nor great, but what you would expect from a call up. Hopefully last night was the result of our D not having had a chance to shake out the kinks of having two D suddenly playing their off side and one entirely new to the team and system. Hopefully the bugs get worked out today and tomorrow, or we bring up a RHD if needed.
  12. I would feel better if the pick was also conditional on us having two this year, allowing it to slide to next year if Toronto's protection clause goes into effect. It would suck if we both miss the playoffs and both win the lottery leaving us without a first...
  13. Rem, I think you forgot a couple. Pesce and Slavin kind of threw some major wrenches in the defensive depth pipeline/development program. Who would have expected 2 of our later round college picks to come in and become among the best defenders in the league? But I agree with the general idea that we aren't bringing prospects up and putting them in an opportunity to succeed. We call up prospects and ask them to perform in a role they aren't built for,. Kind of like Svech being played at center when he first got to America before his brother informed the coach "He will do whatever you ask, but he doesn't know how to play center" (paraphrased from an article I saw).
  14. He opted for a non-surgical rehab of the shoulder at the end of the season rather than the surgery about a week after the initial announcement.
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