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  1. I think you are arguing from different perspectives. There are some who want to make the playoffs every year no matter how so they rather take the safe route with the veterans. You know what you get but there is little upside left. The chance that they become better is smaller than the chance that these players regress over time. In the end it also means that your team has some kind of upper limit it can reach. You shouldnt forget that last season was an outlier not the normal. It is not like the NFL where you have all or nothing games in the playoffs. Over 7 games it is much more probable that skill/the better team prevails. 

    Others want to win the cup and realize with the material on hand you wont do that. They rather want to see the unproven players and which upside they can provide going forward. Arguably their chance of getting better is higher than that they regress. It is a more risky route which could lead to not making the playoffs but if you are right you might reach the promised land mid/-longterm.

    I didnt know anything about icehockey when the Habs won their last cup. I joined the bandwaggon during the dark years around the millenium. The first highlight was when Theodore had his good time with us. Unfortunately there also not many early Habs games so I have to ***** up my sleeping schedule to watch a game. I did so last night and there was very little to get excited about. Besides Suzuki and Caufield there arent many players I would tune in to watch them like I would do just for the sake of watching how Stützle, Seider or Draisaitl do. So the safer way of going with the vets right now is not very appealing and watchable. Seeing defenders in the attacking zone dumping the puck along the boards to nobody behind the net when there are 2-3 other Habs forwards is just infuriating. We lost too many pucks far too quickly again. I wouldnt have a problem with young guys making mistakes but I have a problem with vets making too many of them because in the end I know there probably isnt much progress to expect going forward anyway.


  2. I really dont get that relativizing here. Lots of people seem to forget that there is also a victim to his actions. Yes everyone has stuff one isnt proud of but how often did you "hurt" somebody else in a similar way. She has to live with his actions the rest of her life. Once the picture is out there its hard to get it back.

  3. I got taught I shouldnt compare myself to others. I have to be better. Just because others do bad stuff doesnt mean I get a free pass. I dont have a problem with people who did bad stuff lose their credentials. And I dont watch the Kardashians. Whataboutism sucks. This kid as you call it wants to earn millions. So he should behave himself. The world is already a terrible place for many people it doesnt need others to relativize bad behaviour.

  4. Sorry but I am on team fire MB for that one. We live in the 21st century and if you dont understand that you cant treat woman like this you havent understand anything. That people actually dont find this disturbing is mindboggling to me. That doesnt even take into account that MB comes from Chicago where you have similar stuff from the past in the news right now.

  5. 2 hours ago, PuckPundit said:

    No, I'm trying to raise appreciation for proven playoff warriors. Treasure them as long as they continue to deliver during playoffs.

    Don't do stupid things like trying to waive or expose them to expansion draft, and regret later in the playoffs when regular season pointers fail to show up. Or worse, have these playoff warriors score against you for their new teams in the playoffs.

    We have to be realistic here: For most part that was not good hockey last night. If it wasnt for a "lolfleury" moment we might be down 1:2. 

    In my opinion we are doomed to win now. This run probably means that there wont be any changes made to the GM and even the coaching position. So we better get something out of it to endure the next few years.

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    Seems like an appropriate time to remember, both if you're the Oilers and the Leafs, that it took the Caps 12 years to get past the 2nd round w/ Ovechkin. 12 years. Must've been a helluva lot of inquisitive calls over that decade about potentially flipping for him.

    In their 13th try, they won the damn thing. The only two mainstays for a decade were Ovi & Backstrom. There are some guys who are simply too good to move.

    Read this in a forum today. He(a CGY fan not a TML) also wrote:


    Price has been performing on this stage for well over a decade now. MacKinnon has figured it out. Only one of them actually earns 8 figures but they're both worth it. For Toronto's top end to look *this* overwhelmed, by the moment or whatever it was...and for it to happen five years straight...something in this mix is not working.


    You can wait 13 years to win a Cup, but you need to be damn sure the guys you're committing to are hardwired to get you there.


  7. 4 hours ago, maas_art said:

    In a normal year thats always been the case. It rarely happens (except minor deals) because GMs usually want a bit of a break and also they dont want to take away from the 'real news' of teams still in the hunt, but technically it should be allowed, assuming they didnt change anything for this odd season. 

    Well Pittsburgh and Toronto just made a deal.

  8. State: miserable

    outlook: cloudy at best

    I often read about Caufield and Romanov here. Checking in on elite prospects I see few guys with quite some points in their junior leagues. Any input on what we can expect of Cam Hillis(seems to have a nice rebound year), Fonstad or Harvey-Pinard? Or too early to tell?

  9. We lead the league in shots per game yet we are hopelessly behind the rest of the league. Is it a talent thing that our players just cant shoot precise enough or is it mainly a gameplay problem because we mainly play style that relies on a lot of shots from everywhere in the hope of rebounds?

  10. 30 minutes ago, jennifer_rocket said:

    Yeah... I'm doubtful Lindgren will provide any relief for Price in Montreal. I'd rather we give Primeau or McNiven a shot as the back-up for a week or two. It's not going to stop the bleeding, but it's always fun to see prospects get some NHL games.

    You might end up total destroying them by playing them behind this defense. Imagine being called up, play a game and face numerous oddman rushes. You get 4 or 5 and they will start questioning themselves before their career even had a chance to take off.

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