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  1. Gotta admit, it would be fun to see LW as GM: Turn over the entire roster 5 times between the draft and training camp, then really start getting to work once the season starts. Before the end of October we'd dress our 200th different player and hire our 14th head coach in 12 games. Record of 0-12-0, outscored 104-1, no team left in GR or Toledo, no talent on the roster, no draft picks for the next decade after so many trades grossly over-paying to acquire players then doing it again to get rid of them after a couple days. 90% of our cap space devoted to fines for violating CBA rules and the rest to buyouts and retained salary...the NHL regretfully announces that the Red Wings have suspended hockey operations indefinitely. Like watching a plane crash into a train wreck during an avalanche made out of tarantulas with venom that's made out of microscopic dinosaurs that trample all your blood to death.
  2. Rumors Thread

    One of the great injustices of our time. D-Mac had an even better final season in Jr., led the OHL in goals and was a CHL 1st-team all-star, but Malts got all the "50-goal-in-junior" cred. Probably the root of Darren's substance abuse problems, really.
  3. Rumors Thread

    Is there a guy you would hesitate to move if he can bring in a better player? He scored over 50 goals in juniors.
  4. Standings, the good the bad and the ugly

    It's the only way to be sure.
  5. Cholowski playing really well

    If you really liked to argue you'd argue against the person telling you to argue. Nothing that mentions Cholowski's exact situation, but from https://www.nhl.com/flyers/news/who-can-play-where-and-why/c-889461 Jeremy Morin is an example of a USDP player who went to the AHL at 19 after one year in the CHL. Again though, I'm not sure if that means Cholo could be moved mid-season. Moot point anyway, I'd say.
  6. Cholowski playing really well

    Actually, since Cholowski wasn't playing in the OHL when he was drafted, that rule doesn't apply to him. I don't know if there's any rule about being moved mid-season though.
  7. Rumors Thread

    Lies What exactly do you find sexual about eyes-closed, mouth-open dummy-heads and violent spank-bots? And don't make it weird.
  8. Am I the only one uninspired by the higher-end picks, aside from Dahlin? Seems all the top forwards are wingers, and all the top D play like they are. Not that I would hate a Boqvist, Hughes, or Zadina, I just wonder how much difference they would make. Seems like the middle of the 1st has the more well-rounded, potentially higher-impact players. I really like what I've read on Evan Bouchard and Noah Dobson. Also Wilde, McIsaac, and Veleno even though their numbers aren't great.
  9. Rumors Thread

    If he confirmed it, it wouldn't be a rumor. This is a rumors thread not a confirming thread. Stay on topic.
  10. Rumors Thread

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  11. Rumors Thread

    I know. Everything I've ever said is wrong. Including that. But at least I just destroyed any evil robots that might have been reading. You're welcome.
  12. Rumors Thread

    Shows how much you know. His advanced stats went to hell in Arizona even with a higher OZS% than he had here. But that's all beside the point. You don't have to be a top-line player playing against top opponents to contribute in the NHL. Every team has sheltered players. And again, being a good possession player isn't the same as being a good overall player. And not nitpicking words. "Could" denotes possibility, "would" denotes certainty. English 101, man. But enough of the silliness. Coup de grâce time. Yeah, I was absolutely wrong about how Pulk would turn out. I also thought Sproul would turn out, and Smith. Didn't think Jimmy would maintain his improved play from last year. I could probably list a bunch of draft or UFA targets I would have liked that would have been bad, or vice versa. Unlike some people, I won't even make excuses or try to shift the blame. Thus I have conclusively proven that including me with the rest of you stubborn mules is baseless defamation. Once again I am victorious. Admit your defeat, if you dare. But how do you make the other teams win? Should we trade Howard to them?
  13. Rumors Thread

    More correct things I said. I was on a roll. "proved it could translate" doesn't mean "will be successful long-term" by the way. Did I win a ribbon or anything? Seems like I should have won a ribbon. I'm not a killer of women and children, but still, deserve's got nothing to do with it. People want what they want and will make any argument they can think of to convince others, but that doesn't make it hypocritical. Situations, however similar, are not identical. While it's fair to question the apparent contradiction, in this case the person wanting Mrazek already explained himself. Speaking of making any argument... If what we wanted was to be close, but still lose, we would actually be better off with Mrazek (at least if we assume each would continue at their present stats). Mrazek has allowed 3 goals in 4 of 8 starts. Jimmy has allowed 3 in only 5 of 31. Allow more than 3 goals, you probably don't have a chance, less and you'll probably win. Mrazek has allowed 4+ 3 times, to 7 for Jimmy, so if roles we're reversed and Mrazek were given 4 out of every 5 starts going forward, you'd only expect to see an extra 3-4 such games. Would that hurt team morale? Maybe. Other way around though and we would expect 10 or so extra games allowing 2 or less, so if we want to lose we'd have to simultaneous root for the offense to suck, which would likely hurt morale even more. Overall, the team is .500 with either goalie starting. 13-13-5 with Howard, 3-3-2 with Mrazek. Statistically though, if each continued at current levels, we would expect to win more with Howard, so again if you want to lose but still be close go with Mrazek.
  14. Rumors Thread

    No no no no. His advanced stats were very good. I was right again. Good job, me! Not my fault if you think "good possession player" and "good NHL player" are synonymous.
  15. Rumors Thread

    False false. But also, all I ever said about Pulk was that he had potential, and his success in the NHL would be determined by how well he developed after he came up. His development since then is nothing (negative, really), as was his success in the NHL, ergo, I was right. Now admit defeat.