kiwi wingnut

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  1. I can't recall exactly, was Nosek undrafted? Wouldn't a mid-round pick be just as likely to be Nosek or better, than not? Genuinely unsure, just asking. Also, I reckon post expansion draft Mrazek becomes infinitely more tradeable. Up till this point any other team if they traded for him would have had to protect him. Which current starter is he that much of an upgrade over? Post draft - teams looking for a tandem or a backup could take a swing on him.
  2. would you pay a mid-round pick to PROTECT Nosek? Because in that case the price is the mid-round pick AND Mrazek (or whoever else they decided to choose). Or are you suggesting you would pay a mid-round pick for them to take a particular player? Look at who you'd want them to take. They would need a hell of a lot more than a mid-round pick to take the players we need to get rid of.
  3. I must be the only person alive who is fine with Howard being protected? I fully get the arguments around asset (mis)management, but I think there is a whole human element not being mentioned or discussed. Howard came off a pretty bad season, worked his arse off, came back a much better player, held teams to zero goals over 60-65mins, while his team failed to score in front of him. And no complaints the following game he'd come back with more of the same. If I was his team-mate I'd have a truckload of respect for the man and his attitude, likewise if I was his boss. To me he has earned the right to be protected, especially looking through a lens of respect and integrity. Meanwhile the young kid with all the potential in the world, lets in 3-4 goals a game, and calls out his team-mates for not scoring enough? Who would you rather had your back when it came to the crunch? As stated, I agree not a good move in terms of asset management. But do we all forget that these are people & not just assets? That when they earn the respect of the peers, and management, they deserve it in return? I hope we keep Mrazek, but if we don't it ain't the end of the world. I'll still be cheering my damned team on.
  4. Aren't these our Manthas, Larkins, Schevnikovs, Athanasious? Are they wasted picks?
  5. Weird, that is what I hear every time some says "Ericsson".
  6. Patrick Eaves has more points than Larkin, Nyquist, and Tatar. How in the hell...?
  7. I must be right out of market in New Zealand, I can see all the games on game centre. Only downside is they're usually during work hours, so I rely on you guys for commentary. Oh and the 20 hour flight and a few thousand bucks if I fancy seeing a live game...
  8. You'd happily put that line out for a D-zone start at an away game, knowing the home team have last change?
  9. Well - there would be scoring. This much is true.
  10. GDT

    Tomas Jurco = -1 Anderson out = loss. Gustav Nyquist = -1 Pulkinen out = loss. Mike Green = -1 Smith = loss. Kronwall = -2 Lashoff in GR = loss. many permutations to this fun game, all of them dumber than cement.
  11. I've no right to comment, I only ever lurk here to get updates during games since in NZ we're at work at this time, and I am too lazy to ever contibute. But I have to say mate, as far as broken records go, you take the bacon as the most annoying ever. (Worth a ban, I'll take it)
  12. Thank you! I would hate to use my once a year post to complain about grammar, definitely more fun using it to thank someone for stepping in and doing so... And on topic, man that sucks for Cole. I really liked the trade and was hoping for good things. Hope he recovers for the next season!
  13. Isn't she the US of A?
  14. You've probably not heard of our hockey down here because we have maybe 1500 players countrywide, though it is one of the fastest growing sports. The haka itself is a traditional war challenge, performed by the Maori, our indigenous people. We're pretty proud of our culture hence its incorporation into the sporting arena. I was privileged enough to perform the haka when I played for the NZ lacrosse team at the World Cup in Canada 2006. (Another minority sport with about 150 senior players in total!). There's the occasional uproar here about the overuse of the haka, but I reckon it's pretty cool, shows off our little country and gets people like yourselves who wouldn't otherwise know who we are talking about us!