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Everything posted by jeff33

  1. Our RW depth BEFORE trading Shaw, was gallagher shaw armia/lehkonen weal/whoever which was absolutely not good enough as it was, and then we traded shaw for cap space we didnt use, and now just passed up a perfectly affordable top 6 winger. you poor guys thinking he is going to do something....he is going to get a guy from waivers and trade a plug for a different plug and beyond that I do not hold my breath. there's no plan and this guy is not serious about winning. its about creating the illusion and keeping his job. unless everything goes unbelievably right, which would be no testament to bargain boy anyway, I would expect similar results to last year. bubble team that needs everything to go right to get into the playoffs, with no real horses to make a serious run either way
  2. I am jealous of the leafs because they made a real trade to address a need, not because I want to be in their cap hell. I am jealous of the rangers because they acknowledged that the team they had was not good enough and it was time to move on from their veteran core. we half did it by moving patches but cling to weber as if he's not rapidly declining asset. as for shaw this was absolutely the time to trade him, but either as a package for something we need or to free up his cap space for another trade for something we need, not to make a joke of an offer sheet and then do nothing you keep holding your breath for what bargain boy is gonna do, this is the team, you're looking at it
  3. I think hes saying essentially what I'm about to say. We just arent being serious. Everything we do is just platitudes, treading water. Since when is "hoping to make the playoffs" an acceptable philosophy. I was listening to the tsn radio guys and someone was saying oh he tried! you gotta admit hes trying! you know what that kind of trying is? when you ask out the girls you like and they say no and you go oh well I tried! I guess Im single forever! not my fault, I asked what else is there to do? You up your game, you get serious when you arent getting what you want. you never trade subban for weber no matter how much of a problem you think he is. thats a loser trade. you being serious? you get prospects and picks, or you keep your legit star, not get an older safer guy who isnt going to make a difference. you find a way to keep radulov. even if you overpay. at least as a fan , I say, well he had to overpay. He's trying to keep this team as stacked as possible. He wants to win now. Thats just two of the bigger examples in recent history but its all we ever hear. Im trying. Its hard. Loser talk. What did we do this offseason, trade shaw (good!) to get cap space (...ok..) to offer sheet aho with a very reasonable deal? and that was all we had planned? oh well I tried. she said no. Incel. Trade shaw as part of a package to get that dman we obviously need. and maybe give up more than you want. because you have to if your serious about winning. Im so jealous of toronto. they needed a top RD. they traded an important player and got one. Im so jealous of the rangers. they had the guts to say not good enough, traded mcdonagh and nash and look at them now. we said ummm well maybe we can kinda do it and kinda did nothing. The only way we win anything is if we luck out completely with these kids like we did with the last 2 trades and they all pan out immediately and fill all the roster holes that need filling. thats not a plan, thats just plain old hoping it all works out somehow. I honestly kinda hope we have a bad year and miss the playoffs comfortably because its the only way we have any kind of chance of moving on from this crap
  4. Whats being reported is they want a 2nd rounder and a B level prospect for gusev. we should be in on that all day
  5. This is exactly why I have such a bad taste in my mouth. Thats what I expected. Thats a move from a GM who is serious about winning and addressing a team need. This Chiarot move is a move by a loser who isnt serious about anything other than window dressing to keep his job
  6. nobody at zero years would have been better than benn or chiarot. keep the space open and work on making a trade.
  7. my friend...I'm here to tell you.....this is it. You now know the roster for opening night. enjoy
  8. This offseason has really bummed me out so far We start by trading shaw and dlo , which I am totally in favour of, to make room for? a big signing? a big trade? no! for making this really stupid offer sheet to Aho for totally reasonable money that they would match easily, and then we address our LD situation by signing yet ANOTHER PLUG This feels so much like the Alzner signing. another "safe" guy who doesn't address the actual needs of the team and is going to be pressed into duty way above his ability stay mediocre bargainbin. hey "at least you tried!!"
  9. the leafs had a glaring need at RD and they traded for tyson barrie rangers traded for trouba we signed yet another plug. Bergevin, I had enough of you 2 years ago. I really, truly hope we don't sneak into a playoff spot because this guy needs to be out of here
  10. refused to even call the guy back. the all class regime
  11. I'd be happy with that and I'd be happy with St. Louis getting a win, they are a classic team who has been good for a long time with a lot of disappointing playoff exits. I'm leaning towards them but happy with either. Boston obviously can die in a fire, and I could care less about carolina
  12. Ive always really like Duchene, but he has a bit of an inconsistent track record as a star player, but personally I'd offer him a generous deal Panarin I would 100% over pay for. those 2 , especially Panarin, are of the elite skill level we simply dont have and have been missing for...most of my life when I think about it LOL we can talk about being a playoff team all we want but until we have at least 1 guy if not 2 or even 3 getting 75 + points we are not winning anything. What I espcecially like about Panarin is he is a righty, and as well as shaw played, thats not a real top 6 winger...and honestly if you want to argue that he is, then we have him on our 3rd line and thats cup contending kind of depth. Skinner is good, but drouin -tatar- byron > shaw-gallagher-armia so Id prefer the help on the right side. Also we would be paying skinner to repeat what hes done once as opposed to paying panarin to do what hes been doing his whole career Other than that Id prefer to see suzuki and poehling playing rather than sign a mid level guy, but to add legit star power , I'm interested
  13. Yup, I would like that to happen as well. As far as Im concerned this drouin experiment is only going to get worse, Id rather max out his return now.
  14. no chance we get hanifin for scraps come on guys Im interested in taking a serious run at duchene and panarin. we lack legit elite level forwards for the last 20 freaking years, we have 2 available this year who are both in their prime so its not like paying for past glory. either of those guys IMO would instantly change the complexion of this team
  15. is there something written into our team code of conduct that we have to sign at least one plug to an unnecessary charity contract per year??
  16. I work late so I miss the early games, but those were both amazing finishes! I LOVE 1st round hockey, best time of the year
  17. crazy ending in the Nashville game. Any other PK fans following? he almost pulled off the magic again last night. incredible goal to make it 3-2, created tons of momentum, got a pp, and just missed on multiple glorious looks, including an almost crazy highlight goal by arvidsson cant find the arvidsson one, ill post it if i can find it later
  18. Does it count if he hasnt formally appeared yet in the first place?
  19. the 2 names I was hearing on tsn were point and marner
  20. yeah, no they dont. maybe this year since subban has been hurt all year, but their last 2 playoff runs he was used as the #1. Josi is great but subban is better. I know people saw him have a couple of brutal giveaways over the years here and get on this thing where we start imagining this guy is just out there doing spineramas and cant defend, but the fact is hes one of the best defensemen in the game, and weber isnt anymore.
  21. did you read somewhere where I implied anything like what you are describing? I said subban accomplished more with the habs and with nashville than weber did. thats a fact. did he do this by himself? obviously not. but its still a fact that needs to be acknowledged Also he plays top minutes for nashville. this defensive liability trope stopped being realistic at least 5 years ago
  22. he did better when he was here and weber was there, and he did better there than weber did when he was here. thats quantifiable. its a team game absolutely, and our team and nashvilles team has quantifiably done better with subban. theres no arguing it. obviously nashville has a better team. i get your point. end of the day, we went further with subban than with weber, thats a fact, and nash has also gone further with subban than with weber, and thats a fact. we cant sit here and say its tomatoe tomato if we are being objective, hes outdone weber, period. it was a stupid trade that we lost. we branded him the problem and we then missed the playoffs 2 of 3 years and did nothing the one time we made it. thats hard reality. does it mean weber is dog food, no, but thats what happened. the narrative was idiotic and quantifiably wrong
  23. Just because we don't win more, doesn't mean we aren't a better team. Thats the logic. Makes lots of sense but he objectively HAS won more. we went to 2 ECF with subban. Nashville has now been to a cup final and were a hair away from the WCF last year, with subban leading the team in minutes and taking all the big matchups. and he was nominated for the norris and finished in the top 10 in d scoring. we have missed the playoffs 2 out of the 3 years and rolled over and died in the 1st round of the one we did make. weber was not nominated for the norris and was nowhere near the top 10. Im not going to carry on this debate, but I find it hard to look at the case objectively as I laid out here and see that it is anything but a clear loss. ANYWAY moving on.... do you guys want gardiner? what do we think?
  24. seriously thats the most epic debut I can think of ....ever just build the guy a statue our front now hahaha
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