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    Jonas Mahonas

    All Star Weekend Idea

    The all star games are ridiculously lame now. I think we could all agree to that. But imagine the NBA/NHL/NFL/MLB all coming together for an extravaganza. I would tune in for Larkin in the home run derby vs Kevin Durant vs Patrick Mahomes. Fastest skater Steph Curry vs. Andrew Luck vs. Mike Trout. ETC. Then have a 1 day pro am scramble gold tournament with 1 player from each sport and a PGA tour player.
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    Learn2LuvIt

    All Star Weekend Idea

    LOL. You're probably right. I'm getting old and cranky.
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    krsmith17

    2019 Trade Deadline

    I'm still hoping we can trade Nyquist to Nashville. The Preds are a very good team, but they lack offensive fire power. Nyquist could help bolster their top six. Poile bent Holland over 5 years ago with the Legwand trade. Hopefully he can return the favor now. Nyquist for Fabbro (rights) and a 2nd round pick...
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    The 91 of Ryans

    2019 Trade Deadline

    And yet he's still coming out of the 2019 draft with 31 picks in 3 years. CRIPPLING. Holland smart. JoMah stupid. How's that?
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    The 91 of Ryans

    2019 Trade Deadline

    Remember last year when Holland told everybody in January he was going to trade Tatar to Vegas in a month for a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd? Oh wait............ Holland's just talking s*** right now. On purpose. And honestly, why wouldn't he? I can't imagine what it must be like to actually think he's being serious about his "plans".
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    kickazz

    2019 Trade Deadline

    I bet he’d go back to Caps in a heart beat. They could easily repeat this year.
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    kipwinger

    2019 Trade Deadline

    Article said that all of NYI top four prospects from the 2018 draft are likely untouchable which is why I opted for Toews. Forgot to mention that.
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    Jonas Mahonas

    2019 Draft

    Dabura's Corner, brought to you by Miller High Life.
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    Dabura

    2019 Draft

    Personally, I'm 100% sold on Kakko being THE #2 guy. One of the key reasons Kotkaniemi was so attractive is that he performed well against men in the Finnish Elite League (SM-liiga, "Liiga" for short), the top Finnish pro league. Another key reason: he stood out at the WJC. 10 goals and 29 points through 57 Liiga games (2017-18) 3 goals and 9 points through 7 WJC games (2018) Remember all the HYPE! surrounding Patrick Laine? Same deal: 17 goals and 33 points through 46 Liiga games (2015-16) 7 goals and 13 points through 7 WJC games (2016) Jesse Puljujarvi: 13 goals and 28 points through 50 Liiga games (2015-16) 5 goals and 17 points through 7 WJC games (2016) Mikko Rantanen: 9 goals and 28 points through 56 Liiga games (2014-15) 2 goals and 5 points through 7 WJC games (2015) Aleksander Barkov: 21 goals and 48 points through 53 Liiga games (2012-13) 3 goals and 7 points through 6 WJC games (2013) Mikael Granlund: 13 goals and 40 points through 43 Liiga games (2009-10) 1 goal and 7 points through 6 WJC games (2010) So that gives us some perspective. If you're surpassing or even merely flirting with 30 points in the Liiga as a 17-18 year old and your name isn't Jesse Puljujarvi, your floor is probably high and your ceiling is wayyy up there. (Barkov is arguably the best two-way pivot in the NHL. Laine, Rantanen, and Granlund are big-time scorers.) That being said, here are Kakko's numbers: 11 goals and 22 points through 29 Liiga games (2018-19) 2 goals and 5 points through 7 WJC games (2019) My thoughts on Kakko, beyond just the production? I think he's pretty close to perfect. He's elite in nearly every meaningful category and he doesn't have any meaningful shortcomings. He's the Platonic ideal of the modern-day power-forward made flesh. The total package. If Jack Hughes is playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers, Kakko is crushing everyone at checkers. Is he better than Kotkaniemi was at this time last year? I think so, yes. Kotkaniemi is maybe more valuable because he's a centerman's center (Kakko's a natural winger who plays center sometimes). Beyond that, I think Kakko has him beat in pretty much every way. The biggest thing is the skating; Kakko is an outstanding skater, which gives him a dimension that Kotkaniemi lacks. If Kotkaniemi skated like Kakko, Kotkaniemi might've been drafted 2nd overall. I'd say Kakko is more similar to Svechnikov; they're both ultra-projectable all-around scoring wingers. I think Kakko is a little more tantalizing than Svechnikov was at this time last year, as Kakko is excelling in a tough pro league (Svechnikov was dominating the OHL) and Kakko arguably delivered the more impressive WJC performance (Svechnikov registered no goals and 5 assists through 5 games at the 2018 tournament). tl;dr Kaapo Kakko is the real deal. I'll follow this up with some thoughts on Podkolzin and Cozens. Have to head out for a bit.
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    conundrumed

    2019 Trade Deadline

    My apologies. I'm new to this board so need to learn my way around. Is Dreger still respected?? lol I know Holland has claimed he won't move Kronwall but we need the asset(s) at least. Be it a 3rd or whatever the running opinion is. I doubt a playoff bound team will want 20 mins/gm from him. Why just let him walk when GM's get retarded at TDL? RSD with vet presence holds pretty good value imho. Regardless of how we view his current game. In other news, look at us getting Chiarelli fired in the 2nd period (according to Nicholson). Friedman now saying Edmonton's first call should be to Yzerman. lol
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