Wheelchairsuperhero

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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to derblaueClaus in Yzerman Interview with Ken Kal   
    Goaltending is Voodoo. I'm with @krsmith17: If we had our team set and the only missing piece was goaltending maybe then I'd take the risk picking Askarov in Round 1. But since that is not the case Yzerman should pass and rather load us up with a few goalie prospects during later rounds.
    Whoever is advocating singing Holtby should take a look at his stats the last three years: .907, .911, .897. He is probably as done as Howard is. Will some dumb GM throw money and term at him regardless? Probably. But it shouldn't be our GM. 
    I'm all for singing Lehner though, if we get the chance.
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to kipwinger in 2020 Draft Thread   
    I 100% agree.  But I also have to be prepared for the likely scenario that we end up drafting 4th and Lafreniere, Byfield, and Stutzle are off the board.  And in that scenario I'd be very pleased with Rossi.
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to ChristopherReevesLegs in 2020 Draft Thread   
    Intriguing. He can speak German with Seider? Very intriguinggggg...

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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to The 91 of Ryans in 2020 Draft Thread   
    Alright. Now that you've made amends, back to your last comment.  I'm feeling better about Rossi. You single handedly did this. Also, I like that he's Austrian for some weird reason. Plus he plays like Zegras, on juice. 
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to ChristopherReevesLegs in 2020 Draft Thread   
    You musta been gone a while. We all think Larkin sucks now.
    I know, I see your points, but the board even convinced level-headed me too.
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to kipwinger in Gallant fired - Deboer replaces him...   
    I don't think defense is going to be an issue for us going forward either.  Getting to the point where we've got blue chippers there too.
    And I agree that I'd rather have Laviolette.  Always loved that guy.  But I don't have a beef with Gallant.  Having a defensive minded guy, like Babs, would be the worst possible scenario for me.  I'm just not convinced that's winning hockey anymore.  All those guys, Babs, Hitchcock, Julien, haven't been worth a damn in a while.  I think that modern coaches have figured out how to solve their systems by basically killing them in transition.  I don't see that type of hockey working again under the current rules. 
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to kipwinger in Gallant fired - Deboer replaces him...   
    I like Gallant, would be happy with him (or my boy Laviolette).  Both get a lot out of bad rosters.  The Vegas team that's on the ice today is seriously flawed and they're within 2 points of 4th overall in the West.  Their defense is trash, their centers are trash, all goaltending is mediocre, and they're still posting strong offensive numbers (and possession numbers as well).  I think both guys are a big improvement over Blash and could do wonders with a young, very fast, lineup like ours.
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to Dabura in 2020 Draft Thread   
    I'm pumped too. I was afraid no one would step up and make things really interesting.
    Rossi's 5'9, so I wouldn't bet big money on him becoming a gamebreaking 1C -- and a future gamebreaking 1C is what we should be hoping for if we're taking a centerman in the top 4. That's not to say Rossi isn't awesome, mind you.
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to krsmith17 in 2020 Draft Thread   
    I'm not convinced Rossi plays center at the NHL level. Maybe, but being that undersized I wouldn't bet on it. I know there are examples of elite undersized centers in the league (Point), but I'd say more convert to wing than stay center.
    Also, it's hard to say for certain that Rossi is / will be a more talented offensive player than Raymond based on play from two different leagues. 
    I asked the question because not too long ago, you didn't think it was certain that Lafreniere would go number one.
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to Dabura in 2020 Draft Thread   
    I'm still not *super* familiar with the relevant players, but atm my guys are Stutzle, Raymond, Drysdale. I'd say Raymond is the most "Yzerman guy" of the three. Smallish, shoots right, tenacious, plays The Right Way, instinctively understands the finer points of two-way hockey and possession and high-level playmaking. Here's a nerdy analysis:
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to ChristopherReevesLegs in Yzerman Interview with Ken Kal   
    THEE Corey Pronman said that?
    Wasn't Corey also the one who was forced to begrudgingly admit that he was wrong about Seider during training camp this fall? That he had him ranked way too low at the draft and that he hadn't even watched Seider play that much prior?
    Seider was THE BEST player in his draft class. Better and more valuable than Jack Booos and Krappo Cracko. Years from now folks will do their little re-drafts and Seider will be #1 without question.
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to The 91 of Ryans in Gallant fired - Deboer replaces him...   
    In all seriousness though, I think Yzerman's putting this team (specifically it's young core) through a year-long stress test here. Firing the coach now is anti this. 
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to The 91 of Ryans in Gallant fired - Deboer replaces him...   
    LGWers require a blood sacrifice. Either give me my January trade or fire that bum!!!!!!!
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to Dabura in Gallant fired - Deboer replaces him...   
    Ultimately, I'm going to defer to Yzerman's judgment. It's not like he doesn't know this team is a tire fire and it's not like he doesn't know that some big names are landing on the coaching market. Whatever he does with the coaching situation between now and, say, the end of next season, I'll get behind that decision.

    FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY PLEASE FIRE BLASHILL
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to krsmith17 in Gallant fired - Deboer replaces him...   
    It's not just Yzerman used to play with Gallant, apparently they're still really close friends... Also, I didn't say that because Yzerman knows him, he should hire him. I'm saying that because Yzerman knows him, he should have an idea whether or not he should hire him.
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to ChristopherReevesLegs in Gallant fired - Deboer replaces him...   
    What have you been hearing?
    Looks like he did 7 seven years as an assistant coach, and is now a lesser than associate coach. Not exactly a great sign on paper.
    If I was forced to make a move now, I would bring back Babs. Hire Peters and Montgomery as his assistants. And just run a full on abusive locker room.
    If I'm forced to be more realistic, I would hire Laviolette. Loads of experience with 4 separate and very different teams. Has a cup. Been to the finals multiple times. Plays an up-tempo offensive system, which I think would be conducive to our roster.
    "Yzerman used to play with that guy" isn't exactly a good reason to hire someone. Yzerman knows lots of guys.
    If they are still friends great. You don't have to be best friends to work with someone though.
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to The 91 of Ryans in News From Around the NHL *Mod warning page 75*   
    LOL you're not? 
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to ChristopherReevesLegs in 1/12 Sabre Rattling GDT - Sabres @ Red Wings - 5:00 PM ET   
    Please. Howard bashing is so 2013-2019
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to The 91 of Ryans in 1/12 Sabre Rattling GDT - Sabres @ Red Wings - 5:00 PM ET   
    He'll be the great french ambassador for Lafreniere since Mantha will miss 50 games and Veleno will still be in GRs.  
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to krsmith17 in 2019-20 Prospects Thread   
    Yeah, I think so for sure. Assuming Ras stays healthy, continues at the pace he's been playing at, has a good summer / training camp, I think he will start next season as our 3C. (More reason we should be trying to get rid of Nielsen...). I still think Veleno has a higher ceiling, but Rasmussen appears to be further along in his development (being a year older). I've watched most of the games Ras has played this season, and I've been really impressed. Still not sure if he'll be better suited at center or on the wing at the NHL level, but I have more confidence in his ability to play center than I did prior to this season. 
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to krsmith17 in 2019-20 Prospects Thread   
    Yeah, I watched. Was a pretty good game. All of the players we need to get going had good showings tonight. Svechnikov didn't get a point, but played well, and would have been the 3rd assist on the Cholowski goal. Great setup by Veleno by the way. Ras had a good game, with two goals. Tap in on a beautiful play by Terry and a beautiful tip on a shot from Hicketts. There were a couple times we had all five 1st round picks (Rasmussen, Veleno, Svechnikov, Seider and Cholowski) on the power-play. Hopefully they can build off this game, stay healthy, and go on a bit of a run here. They're currently outside of a playoff spot...
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to Dabura in 2019-20 Prospects Thread   
    So the Griffins had themselves a game tonight.
    https://theahl.com/stats/game-center/1020189
    Cholowski goal. Seider goal. Two Rasmussen goals.
    I love the Seider goal for multiple reasons, the biggest one being that Seider would even be the F1 in the first place...
    Dude is pure concentrated DGAF and I love him for it.
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to Neomaxizoomdweebie in 1/10 SPOILERS GDT - Senators @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM ET (NHLN)   
    I was being fair. You made some valid points. I was acknowledging it. No need for confused face. You've been going at it with Kip, CRL, and Mackel for too long. Lol.
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to nyqvististhefuture in 2020 Draft Thread   
    I just think we need a superstar forward to come and tear the house down with the new kids coming but ya unfortunately we gotta wait and see where the chips fall
    f***en 18% is a travesty for how s*** we are 
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to krsmith17 in 1/10 SPOILERS GDT - Senators @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM ET (NHLN)   
    How is thinking the league has it out for the Red Wings at all "realistic"?...