GMRwings1983

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  1. GMRwings1983

    GAME 7 STANLEY CUP FINALS (GET IN HERE)

    Totally. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Poor presentation and the Blues players didn't even skate with the Cup properly. Nobody took a big lap. They better not do that when Larkin lifts the Cup.
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    GAME 7 STANLEY CUP FINALS (GET IN HERE)

    Oh yeah.
  3. GMRwings1983

    GAME 7 STANLEY CUP FINALS (GET IN HERE)

    Bunch of amateurs never won the Cup before. You can tell. They're not even taking long skates with the Cup.
  4. GMRwings1983

    GAME 7 STANLEY CUP FINALS (GET IN HERE)

    Guys, this could be our team next year.
  5. GMRwings1983

    GAME 7 STANLEY CUP FINALS (GET IN HERE)

    Is that by choice? When I was there, the keepers were letting everyone touch it. I actually intended not to beforehand, but I saw a bunch of Blues fans touching it, so I figured why can't I. In fact, I remember joking with Blues fans that they aren't allowed to touch the Cup. Seems funny now.
  6. GMRwings1983

    GAME 7 STANLEY CUP FINALS (GET IN HERE)

    It figures the year I was lucky enough to touch the Stanley Cup and take a picture with it, is the same year these idiots finally get one. I was pulling for them, though, because I'm tired of Boston too.
  7. GMRwings1983

    History of Ice Hockey

    Yes, there's several such paintings in European art. There's no nets in the pictures, though, which leads me to believe they were just taking curved sticks and hitting rocks with them on the ice. Not organized hockey.
  8. GMRwings1983

    Poll: Datsyuk on the team at 41?

    He saw that Helm, Abdelkader, and Glendenning were still on the roster, and decided to stay in Russia rather than have those linemates.
  9. In NHL 19, I was finally was able to trade Abdelkader before the start of my second season. I traded him to Florida for two lower draft picks, and a young player with low potential. Did not have to retain any of the salary. I'm very pleased.
  10. Do we have too much talent now? How about when Mantha, Tatar, Bertuzzi, or Smith were playing the minors?
  11. That's probably true. It's good if the main team is so stacked that they don't have room to call up players. However, that basically means NHL ready players are being held back and are wasting their time in the minors. Not sure if that's a good thing in the long run for those players. I don't think spending a long time in the minors is beneficial for any good young players. In the example of Veleno, I want him playing in the NHL as quickly as possible. There's only so much he can learn playing in a league full of players who will never make the big team. He can learn more with less minutes at the NHL level than playing more minutes against worse players. Give him a little time in the minors but not much. Sometimes you have to throw these players to the wolves, but that's a harsh saying. It's basically just giving them a chance to prove they can hack it at the top level. Oh and guys like Mantha and Tatar spent too long in the minors. The Red Wings weren't exactly stacked during those players' final few seasons in GR. Also, dominating the AHL doesn't mean you'll be a great player. Look at the list of players who lead the AHL in scoring every season. Not exactly future stars. Wade Megan led the league in scoring a few seasons ago.
  12. Well there better be if you're going to keep a guy in the minors. If someone is ready to play in the NHL, they need to be called up. There's only so much you can learn from playing in the minors. There are many players who never do anything at the NHL level, but dominate the AHL. What can a Mantha or Tatar learn in the AHL, when a guy like Jason Krog is dominating that league? The exception would be if you have a logjam at the NHL level. Then you can't call everyone up from the minors, even if they belong in the NHL. However, that's not overriping as much as it is hindering someone's development due to having no room in the lineup.
  13. What evidence is there that these players would have been worse had they been called up sooner?
  14. Hopefully. As I've said before, good NHL players don't spend multiple seasons in the minors. Ken Holland didn't seem to believe that. Over ripening never produced anything but bottom six forwards and third pairing defensemen. In other words, journeymen.
  15. GMRwings1983

    WCF: San Jose Sharks vs. St Louis Blues

    That sounds like something a 25 year old millennial hipster would say.