PavelValerievichDatsyuk

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  1. Mrazek traded to Philly

    Well, this did seem likely to happen. Would have preferred to keep him and see if he continued his resurgence, but I do think it was unlikely that we were going to qualify him, so if that was the decision then I do think they took advantage of probably the only opportunity get a return for him. The goalie market and Mrazek's value did seem to be weak and it took the duo injuries to even get that much. A 4th ain't much, but I think that'll be a 3rd since I think he'll win 5 games and they'll make the playoffs. But they'll probably play the Pens in the 1st round so I don't think it'll turn into a 2nd. And, I doubt they re-sign him with their duo so I'm betting it's just a 3rd, which is an okayish return. So, who do we call up? Coreau? - that would help our draft odds, haha (edit: apparently he was just named the AHL player of the week, though)
  2. 2/18 GDT - Maple Leafs @ Red Wings - 7:00 PM EST

    Missed the beginning. Thought Howard was supposed to be in - What's up?
  3. 2/18 GDT - Maple Leafs @ Red Wings - 7:00 PM EST

    Agreed. He used to leave people behind more often. Maybe it's also a bit that the rest of the league has gotten faster in his 8 or 9 years in the league
  4. 2/18 GDT - Maple Leafs @ Red Wings - 7:00 PM EST

    Yeah, sort of understandable - but there is some absurdity in it. I think there's a fine balance in there somewhere: you never want a group of players who are just lay down and be fine with losing. I think these games are as much about young guys development (Larkin, AA, Mantha, etc) as much as getting a good draft position. We're 7th from the bottom. That would give us a chance at a very good player. Where you're going to fall in the picks is dependant increasingly on the lottery since the odds are more even now. We finished 6th from the bottom last year and end up with the 9th pick. Dallas, who were 7th last year (our current spot) ended up with the 3rd overall pick. Philly got the 2nd overall, but finished 12th from the bottom. And, in fact, none of the bottom 3 teams last year even picked in the top 3 spots. I'm just rooting for the guys and hope to see good signs and development for the future. Trading Green - and maybe others - will likely lead to a sinking in the standings and better draft odds, as well as that inevitable effect it has on players once playoffs are completely out of the picture.
  5. 2/18 GDT - Maple Leafs @ Red Wings - 7:00 PM EST

    I think on back-to-backs you almost always have to switch up the goalie, so I think it's a good call to put Jimmeh in. Green being injured is not good Predictions: - Bertuzzi continues to ruffle feathers. - Jensen scores leaving XO as the only guy who hasn't scored - If we win people will complain about the team being too good. If we lose, people will complain about how bad the team is.
  6. Official 2018 NHL Amateur Entry Draft Discussion Thread

    Agree with this comparison. But for them chemistry really wouldn't have amounted to much because I don't think they played on the same line much, since they were both centers. I wouldn't put much into weight into potential chemistry between the brothers Svechnikov. The Sedins were twins and played together at every level, I think. Other brothers probably only played road hockey together. Might help to have a close locker room, though. The Kostitsyns are interesting to bring up because they seemed to be bad influences on each other. They were big partiers and were quite a story here about 10 years ago with pictures with a local crime boss and drug dealer. Doesn't really have to with them being brothers - just that guys being close isn't always necessarily a good thing, haha.
  7. 2/17 GDT - Red Wings @ Predators - 8:00 PM EST

    What no 5 minute misconduct for that slash?
  8. 2/17 GDT - Red Wings @ Predators - 8:00 PM EST

    WIT!!!!!!! Breakaway, haha
  9. Phaneuf traded to Kings for Gaborik and Shore

    Not so sure about that. They already have Clarke MacArthur's 4.65 mill on LTIR retirement for the next 2 years since he won't be playing again (apparently he even moved out of Ottawa to Florida). So if Gaborik gets injured into retirement then they'd have a potential 9.525 mill in LTIR players. That's more than the 10% margin for teams with players on LTIR to go over the cap in the offseason, so the contract would still mark against cap space (for the current cap it would be 2.025 million over). Put that together with the fact that they'll have a 1.75 miil caphit from Phaneuf's contract for the next 4 years, so I think it'd be like them carrying somewhere around a combined 3 million caphit of dead weight if Gaborik were to LITRetire in the next 2 years. I wouldn't call that a great way to be free of the Phaneuf contract. I guess they could trade one of those LTIR contracts to ARI or someone else in that case, though.
  10. Goalie Flame War

    I'm good with that! ...checks stats... Larsson: USHL GP: 25, GAA:1.68, SV%: 939
  11. Goalie Flame War

    To me, the goalie debate's not really that straightforward. We're not worried about playing the goalie now that's going play for the cup run. If we were, yes, Howard would still have that role. To me it's about the team that will compete in the future. With that said: 2 years ago: close, but Mrazek overall Last year: obviously Howard This year: Howard by a shrinking margin 3-5 years from now (what really matters): I think Mrazek is more likely to be in the position to be a starter rather than the injury prone Howard who will be 36-38.
  12. Goalie Flame War

    Agreed, but I wasn't arguing against that - I was arguing against whether he's been consistently bad for 2 years straight. It's not that black and white - he's had some good stretches in that 2 years.
  13. Goalie Flame War

    15/16: in the Playoffs he was great (GAA:1.36, SV%:945, 1 SO)
  14. 2/11 GDT Red Wings at Capitals 3:00 PM EST

    And TATS!!! Seems like a good answer game so far after the meltdown from the last game.
  15. 2/11 GDT Red Wings at Capitals 3:00 PM EST

    3 goals in the past 2 games for Mantha. Good to see he's shaken off his scoring slump.