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Richdg last won the day on April 27 2016

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  1. Think Coraeu's size with Mrazek's agility. Watched him play 1 game last year. Very agile. Yes it was the USHL but him and Svechnikov were by far the 2 best players on the ice for the Jacks.
  2. With our current roster? No. If a trade or 2 is made then maybe. He needs another year maybe 2 to be ready IMHO. Svechnikov is ahead of him in terms of development, so he gets the first opening. Rasmussen is most likely 2. Both need to earn a spot. That being said, does he have the natural talent to make it? Yes.
  3. The teams that own the rights have the advantage because they can offer an 8th year. Get the rights.
  4. You are funny. Nyquist will never repeat his career start. NEVER. A nearly 20% shooting % is not sustainable. By anyone. Z's is around 10% and he is twice the player Nyquist will ever be. Tatar is a sniper and that is it. He will always have more goals than assists-meaning he dosn't help those around him. We have much better players coming behind them already here. Nyquist doesn't play in the slot because he spends most of his time at the position lying on the ice after he gets knocked down. That is also Mantha and Svechnikovs best position-both are much much better than Nyquist. Bert is not nor will he ever be a top 9 F, neither is Helm btw but you have to fill the position. The cold hard trueth is we need to add top end talent. Be it a top 2 Dman or a true #1. To get guys like that you have to give up value. If the options are give up Nyquist and/or tatar to fill one of those holes or a Mantha or Svechnikov to fill one of those holes you move the expensive guys that are maxed out. Mantha is a future 30 goal man and Svechnikov may be as well. Same with rasmussen. Something that neither Nyquist or Tatar will ever be. All that being said, do I expect Nyquist and tatar on our opening night roster? Yes. Why? Becasue Holland is too afraid to make a trade.
  5. I missed the 't after can. As in can't score 40 goals between them. They don't make others around them better. They are run of the mill average players in the league. As for your question about why not all 6? Not enough roster positions. Z, neilsson, Abby, Larkin, mantha, Rasmussen, Svechnikov, AA, and Helm as your top 9. Ok we move AA, Nyquist, and tatar and get tavaras? we can only hope. That is also the minimum it would take to get a guy like him. Yes there is risk becasue Rasmussen and Svechnikov may need another year or 2. But now your top 9 is something like this: Z-tavaras-Mantha Abby-Larkin-Svechnikov Rasmussen-Neilsson-Helm Not bad at all.
  6. Tatar and Nyquist are secondary scorers, nothing more. Soon we will have 9+ million tied up into the 2 of them and they can produce 40 goals between them. As our major offensive threats they don't score 40. That is the problem. Would we be a better team with Nyquist, tatar, and AA or Tavaras, Svechnikov, and Rasmussen? Give me the later group. Now is that possible? Maybe.
  7. Petruzzelli will need more than 2 years to become our starter. But to be on the roster in 2 years is very possible.
  8. If a move is made-yes big if, for say a Dman, how bold should we be with our young talent at the F position? There are 3 old vets for the top 3 lines: Z, Neils. and Abby. There are also 3 speed guys in: Larkin, AA, and Helm. There are 3 big young F's with offensive ability: Mantha, Svechnikov, and Rasmussen. Checking line of Bert, Sheahan, and Witkowski/Glendening. That would be a big gamble but also might be the most talented F group we could ice. That of course would free up Tatar and Nyquist + some young D to get another top Dman. You could run F lines of: Z-Larkin-Mantha Helm-Neilsson-Svechnikov Abby-AA-Rasmussen Flip Helm and Abby if you want.
  9. I said before the draft (or just after) that Rasmussen was somewhere between Daze and Primeau. Either one in their prime would make us a much better team. Is he one of our top 9 F's right now? Find out in September....
  10. He is a checker. Nothing wrong with that. Every scouting site in the world had him as a 5th or lower. Many had him not getting drafted. Yes he plays great in the PO's. 3 years in a row. But during the regular season he hasn't been an offensive player. 25 goals in 120+ AHL games. He is a 4th liner in the NHL.
  11. A lot of faith in a guy that isn't dominating in the AHL and has done nothing in the NHL. The problem with Bert isn't that we drafted him, its that he was a projected 5th round guy and we used a 2nd on him. We could have had Bert and another player like Fasching or Hayden, etc.....
  12. You sure on Smith. He played with the Griffins last year. Yes there are some funny rules between the NHL and the CHL that I can't ever remember.....
  13. This is true. Howard is a better G right now. His problem is one of health not ability. Mrazek may be better down the road, time will tell.
  14. That is the feeling and has been mine. But there is always hope!
  15. Smith is a bust. He is supposed to be an offensive Dman yet he doesn't score or produce assists. He also wasn't available. Daley is a defensive Dman something we need to get better at.