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  2. New Jersey vs Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh NY Rangers vs Ottawa: Ottawa
  3. A first point for Habsfan@Pa with an impressive 5 from 7.
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  5. If we're looking for scoring help at RW, Mikael Granlund might be an interesting option. He's on an expiring contract and it looks like it's just not working for him in Nashville, so I don't think he'd be crazy expensive to acquire. He's still relatively young and could also be re-signed for somewhat reasonable money if he pans out, looks like a potential MB target to me. For now, that'd give us something like: Tatar - Danault - Gallagher Domi - Suzuki - Granlund Hudon - Kotkaniemi - Armia Lehkonen - Thompson - Cousins/Weal Once Drouin comes back, we'd certainly have additional scoring depth and line combinations to work with. I know we should go after a top 4 LHD but I don't really see it happening with MB at this point, maybe during the offseason though because I don't think Romanov is ready for NHL action yet.
  6. 1. This team will battle for the playoffs. They are a pretty good 5v5 team. They have one of the best 5v5 lines in the league with Tatar-Danault-Gallagher. They have one of the best goalies in the league in Price. They have a very good D man in Petry and they have some promising youngsters. But yes, this team isn't anywhere close to winning a Cup. They lack top-end scorers, so they need a lot of different parts to be working right at the same time to have success, and they haven't addressed the biggest hole in the line-up at the top of the left side of the D. 2. Suzuki has been very good. He's an NHL player. Maybe he cracks 20 goals this year but he's not going to hit superstar status this year. Kotkaniemi looked pretty good against the Sens IMO, and he looked good on his 1-2 shifts with Tatar and Gallagher and he looked good with Drouin and Armia. But neither he nor Suzuki are going to do very much if they're pegged with playing with Byron, Lehkonen, or Weal as linemates. You want those two to succeed as offensive players, when they're both playmakers first and you need to put them with guys who can finish. My guess is that if you put either one of those guys with Tatar and Gallagher and they could put up 50-60 points or more in a season. Put them with Lehkonen and Weal and they probably won't crack 30. You need to build the line-up around these guys, not shove them into the spare holes. 3. Domi... pretty much the same thing. He needs scoring wingers to have success producing. So we pretty much come back to the same issue I talked about recently, which is that you have JK, NS, and Domi and the guy who has to be the odd man out is Danault. You just can't continue to give Danault 2 of your 3 best offensive wingers and expect the other guys to produce. Danault's giving you maybe 50 points on the top line. But Domi or JK or NS could potentially give you 70-80 points in that role, and Danault could be excellent as a 3rd line center with Lehkonen or Armia or so on. We don't have enough talented wingers to go around, so we need to reunite the best skilled players. As good as Danault has been, he's the guy who least needs to play with Tatar and Gallagher. 4. I don't think we need a full re-build. We have a lot of decent elements. We also have the likes of Romanov, Brook, Caufield, Ylonen, Primeau, etc coming soon, but JK, Suzuki, Mete, Fleury, Juulsen, Domi, Drouin, and so on are all relatively young and ready to be contributors now. The team needs to address the LHD position, and I'm still largely in favor of trading Weber, especially now that his value is high again. Lehkonen is fine as a 3rd-4th line winger, and like I said, I think you can put together a line of Lehkonen-Danault-Armia for example and have that be a good 3rd line shutdown trio. I'm also fine with a 4th line of Poehling-Thompson-Cousins, for example. But yeah, it doesn't make sense to have a 1st PP trio of Weal-Armia-Cousins and it doesn't make sense to go with a left side of your D that reads Mete-Chiarot-Kulak. And it doesn't make sense to ride Kinkaid when he's been no better than Niemi. This team isn't too many parts away from being a contender, but they need a GM who's willing to make the hard decisions (trading Weber, dealing a prospect or pick to find a LHD, cutting Kinkaid, etc.).
  7. NOVEMBER Sat, Nov 23 7:00 PM ET New York Rangers @ Montreal CITY, SNE, TVAS, MSG 2 kinot-2 Tue, Nov 26 7:00 PM ET Boston @ Montreal TSN2, RDS, NESN Thu, Nov 28 7:30 PM ET New Jersey @ Montreal SN, RDS, MSG+ Sat, Nov 30 3:00 PM ET Philadelphia @ Montreal SN, RDS, NBCSP kinot-2 (Special Day for kinot-1 )
  8. Yesterday
  9. Buffalo vs Boston, Boston Anaheim vs Florida, Florida Pittsburg vs Islanders, Tie Philadelphia vs Carolina, Philly Detroit vs Columbus, Columbus Tampa Bay vs Chicago, Tampa Bay Toronto vs Arizona, Tie
  10. Peoria, Illinois - The excuse for this drunk - he was making out with his girlfriend who was also drinking. He had refused medical help four times.
  11. NFL has upheld the suspension of Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett for hitting Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with his own helmet.
  12. Philadelphia 109 New York Knicks 104. Lack of defense from beyond the arc and poor free throw shooting by 76ers continue to be problems.
  13. NHL.com. Columbus has named Paul Maclean assistant coach.
  14. NHL.com. Columbus forward Nick Foligno returns against Detroit from suspension.
  15. Good goaltending by Anderson last night.
  16. NOVEMBER Sat, Nov 23 7:00 PM ET New York Rangers @ Montreal CITY, SNE, TVAS, MSG 2 Tue, Nov 26 7:00 PM ET Boston @ Montreal TSN2, RDS, NESN Thu, Nov 28 7:30 PM ET New Jersey @ Montreal SN, RDS, MSG+ Sat, Nov 30 3:00 PM ET Philadelphia @ Montreal SN, RDS, NBCSP
  17. Home teams for me too please.
  18. Yup, from the top down. What a quagmire. I'll be watching the TO/AZ game tonight as it's on TV.
  19. I'm just laughing about the Leafs in whole.
  20. Buffalo vs Boston: Boston Anaheim vs Florida: Flo Pittsburgh vs New York: NYI Philadelphia vs Carolina: Canes Detroit vs Columbus: Columbus Tampa Bay vs Chicago: TB Toronto vs Arizona: Yotes
  21. Buffalo vs Boston: Tie Anaheim vs Florida: Panthers Pittsburgh vs New York: Isles Philadelphia vs Carolina: Carolina Detroit vs Columbus: Columbus Tampa Bay vs Chicago: Chicago Toronto vs Arizona: Arizona
  22. Buffalo vs Boston: Boston Anaheim vs Florida: Flo Pittsburgh vs New York: NYI Philadelphia vs Carolina: Tie Detroit vs Columbus: Columbus Tampa Bay vs Chicago: TB Toronto vs Arizona: TO
  23. Buffalo vs Boston: Boston Anaheim vs Florida: Tie Pittsburgh vs New York: Tie Philadelphia vs Carolina: Carolina Detroit vs Columbus: Columbus Tampa Bay vs Chicago: Chicago Toronto vs Arizona: Arizona
  24. Home wins except for TO at AZ which will be a tie.
  25. I disagree .. I think Domi looked just fine on Suzuki's wing. My problem is CJ's useage period. Why is Weal/Cousins out on the PP? Why are we still playing Danault as the top line center? Why is JK still saddled with inferior wingers? The list goes on and on ... he's an old school coach who's slowly getting left behind by how the game is changing.
  26. I want to let everyone know that I am trying to get back into Marshall. this time, I want to go for a doctorate in education - curriculum and instruction. I have taken the Miller Anthologies Test and did well on it. More than enough for their program. I have also submitted the other materials they have asked for. I may have to go down there and interview with them. You don't have any idea how much I miss everybody down there.
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