Buppy

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  1. So much wrong here: One: Trouba didn't have any choice in where he was traded. Maybe Chevy wanted to be nice, maybe Trouba somehow got the word out that he wasn't interested in going anywhere else, or maybe that whole thing was bulls*** and Chevy just took what he thought was the best offer. Two: The residency thing is part of the reason they wanted to leave Canada. Nothing about that story says anything about NY specifically. Three: You're assuming that Trouba would otherwise not want to go to NY. Four: Making career decisions is often how things in life become certain. Five: No decision he can make will permanently define anything. Anything can be modified later.
  2. Buppy

    2019 Draft

    Seems logical, I know, but it's just not the way it works. Take a look at top 10 picks from Europe from the last several years. Stats are generally unimpressive for those playing in the men's leagues.
  3. Buppy

    News From Around the NHL

    I don't think you understand how years work. Not at Yzerman though. Poser.
  4. Buppy

    2019 Draft

    I wasn't actually comparing it to the AHL, just trying to say that "dominating their league" isn't a very good standard for judging European prospects. Almost all the best ones play in the pro leagues, and they are rarely dominant. I don't want to debate the relative strength of different leagues, because that is only part of the equation. Euro leagues tend to be lower scoring, and I would guess it's somewhat harder for a young kid to earn a top spot. If they were just "easy" leagues, the good European NHL players should have dominated, but for the most part that isn't the case. Even Ovechkin and Malkin didn't dominate in Russia. Put the top NA prospects in Allsvenskan I don't think they'd have anywhere near the same numbers. The same goes for almost all the Euros: Podkolzin, Seider, Soderstrom. Have to look beyond the stats much more than with NA players.
  5. Buppy

    2019 Draft

    Stop giving away my secrets. Thought you said he had no speed. Pick a horse and ride it, Mr. Indecisive.
  6. Buppy

    2019 Draft

    And Nyq likes his neatness on ice. Now any robots who were reading this are dead. You're welcome, world.
  7. Maybe we can trade the #6 for the #20. Might have to throw in Green to get them to go for it though.
  8. Buppy

    2019 Draft

    I know exactly what you mean. It's like that one time when he skated right between those two defenders without getting touched, but then he fell down anyway, but then it was ok because he shot the puck from his knees and scored a goal. How neat was that? So neat, is how neat it was. Plus the way then the exact same thing was also recorded from a different angle. Super-duper neat. Then just when you think it couldn't possibly get any neater, the first angle also happened zoomed-in and in slow motion. Boom. That was the sound of my head exploding from neatness overload.
  9. Buppy

    2019 Draft

    I tried to google him, but the only result I get is "that thing he did that one time". Guess it's kind of hard to put together much of a highlight reel when you score like 4 goals all year. No team is going to look stupid for drafting a kid with elite potential over a different kid with elite potential, regardless of how either kid ultimately pans out. If we look stupid, it won't be for passing on Pod. It will be for passing on all but 3 of Byram, Turcotte, Cozens, Zegras, Dach, Caufield, Pod, Boldy, plus maybe Krebs, Newhook, Seider, and Broberg. But obviously this is a pointless debate. He scored a neat goal once, so now you think he's the best player in the draft. I get it. It was neat.
  10. Maybe it's not one of his three days.
  11. Buppy

    2019 Draft

    No, in the back of my mind there's nothing but the burned-in image of Pod splitting those D to score that one goal he did that one time. I can't get it out. You're acting like no one would draft him period. He's going to go pretty high, and right in the range where he deserves. You could make the same kind of argument for any of the kids in that 3-10 group or even 3-15. None of them are the top of everyone's list either. If he's still there at 35 and we take Vlasic instead, then you can say something. You're right, I don't know how Pod or anyone else will turn out. Neither do you. For that matter neither do the people who's job it is to know as much as possible. That's why we don't know who's going where yet.
  12. Buppy

    2019 Draft

    Doesn't really matter. They have a year now to convince him to stay. I wouldn't get my hopes up until he comes out and says he wants to go to free agency.
  13. Buppy

    2019 Draft

    It has little to do with being Russian. Some to do with being committed to the KHL for 2 years, and a whole lot to do with not scoring any points. Plus that every highlight reel of him is pretty much one play repeated 30 times from different angles and speeds. Seen that clip so many times I'm starting to fantasize that the next time I see it, one of those defenders will morph into Scott Stevens and flatten the little f***** for having his head down. Kids going to go in the top 15, probably top 10, in a loaded draft, mostly because of one tournament. Let's not pretend anyone thinks he should go in the 6th round.
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    News From Around the NHL

    My thought of Hronek + #35 was pretty close. Trades are almost always less than most people think they'll be.
  15. Buppy

    2019 Draft

    Yeah, they're all long shots, but someone falls almost every year. Those are just the kids at the high end of the range that could fall. Brink seems under the radar a bit, and a lot of rankings have Kaliyev in the 20s (and a couple into the 30s), which seems weird for a kid that scored 50 goals. There's hope. But if not them there'll be another kid considered 1st-round talent there at 35. Quite a few think Leason should go in the first, for example. Hard to get too excited about a kid that didn't do anything in Jrs until he was 20, but could be a good pick. The Bert-Larkin-Mantha combo produced 24 points. Barely better than the Nyquist-Larkin-Abby combo, and worse than Bert-Larkin-Nyquist. They looked good at the end of the year, but we're a long way from where we should set anything in stone. And the Ranger thing was a joke, since they went off the board a bit with Kravstov and Andersson the last two years. And McIlrath not that long ago for that matter.