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  1. Not going to call marginal penalties at this point - has to be pretty flagrant zebras letting them play
  2. Belzile - omg - obviously Poehling has a lot more development required with Bouchard
  3. I would like short term pain for long term gain with a Penguins comeback - not so much for a shot against Laf but picks 9 39,40 is better than 16, 39 and 47 and so forth. At 9 we have a shot at Perfetti Holtz and Quinn vs 16 Jarvis, Holloway Mercer and the eggs risk of Lapierre. However it is a deep draft and will be interesting. The 2nd part is that a series win validates Bergevin even more that he’s on the right track when the reality is we miss contending pieces despite a lot of character and heart on the team
  4. Evans has rotten luck - this years Juulsen
  5. 0 for 7 power play - can’t win with that - Caufield cannot get here fast enough
  6. He’s taken 3 stupid penalties and Crosby cruised by him on the only goal - are we watching the same game?
  7. Armia is frustrating to watch!
  8. If you’re not a 1-3 round pick, you better have a pretty good progression in the year after your draft and the year after. McShane had only minor progression- Fonstad and Houde did squat so none of them warranted any contract. If you’re a round 1-3 pick teams can accept a minor setback in one of the two post-draft years since you have a body of work
  9. For a $1.5m -$2m one year contract (since he’s not entry level) and hasn’t proven himself in the nhl, use the #%{*€ cap room to sign him and save the embarrassing and likely rejected offer sheet for Sergachev. it’s not a bad gamble for the $ - he’s gambled and lost worse - hello Kinkaid, Alzner
  10. That means next year’s team will determine his stay or go - Gally is a heart and soul character leader and mgmt should make strong efforts to keep him. He will depart if we aren’t competitive in the playoffs next year and who could blame him for that outlook
  11. Very good Thoughts - thx for the added value - Domi I hate to trade as I believe he is a character effort team guy (despite some stupid temper penalties now and then yet he’s not quite in Gally’s leadership mold). Drouin the jury is still out on him and maximum value might not be obtained at present. I agree with you on Mete so I’m not sure who the other forward could be - gotta be careful that I don’t over value the player perhaps Danualt as an alternative - it’s gotta be a pretty good LD im totally onside with you on BAP but I’m desperate for a scorer - it’s been ages since we have had one at levels beyond a Tatar or Gally. In the past ev1 wanted Zadina or Lavoie who haven’t progressed to the large degree expected so I hope I can trust our scouting and Risk assessments to find one.
  12. Agree - it’s easy to complain and criticize without adding any value
  13. I am not as pessimistic as this - 1) Romanov is an imminent signing - he's unlikely to be a 1/2 pairing and will start in 5, 6, and will likely progress into the 3,4 pairing in 2 years 2) Cale Fleury , Victor Mete, Jordan Harris, Jayden Struble give me hope for the #5/6 pairing. 3) I can live with Chiarot for another year - Kulak is just bondo filler Have you looked at the draft for a #1 elite LD? It's a forward Heavy draft! - I've spent hours poring thru - The top LD is Jake Sanderson - committed to U of North Dakota and his stats are below last year's darling of Cam York - not electrifying besides, Buffalo ranked ahead of us is known for picking USA players, Jeremie Poirier out of the QMJHL ranked #18 in NA skaters by Central scouting and most boards have him as a first rounder in pick area 21-25. - Remember our last LD man from that same league with similar stats was Nathan Beaulieu! Kaiden Guhle from the WHL is another LD (ranked #8 NA skater by Central Scouting) who will fall into this similar range. Not sure they have that potential for #1, #2 So that leaves us with either waiting for next year's draft or targeting a Free Agent (Alzner Round 2) like Krug,Brodie, Edmondson, Offer Sheet to cap strapped Lightening for Sergachev or trade - Gostisbere What's your recommendation? This draft year, we need to take advantage of picking a scorer in round 1 - if we stay at pick 8, I would love Holz or Perfetti to fall to us - Marco Rossi is on the small side and could be this year's falling Caufield. Quality falls off IMO just around our 2nd round picks of #39,40. I would love Bergevin to consider trading pick 8 and 39 for Minny Wild's #11 and #25 or the Rangers #16, #21. That would provide options of targeting Jack Quinn / Jacob Perrault / seth Jarivs / Tyson Foerster, and one of the above defenceman, or swinging for the fences without all your eggs in one basket on Hendrix Lapierre Thoughts?
  14. Cleaning? Doesn’t she know you’re gonna put a brown paper bag over it and drink it on a park bench? 🤪
  15. Jesse Ylonen signs entry level contract - nice!