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  1. Official 2018 NHL Amateur Entry Draft Discussion Thread

    I met a scout for VGK (amateur scout) and he stated after the top 10 it’s pretty shallow. That’s why they weren’t opposed to trading their 1st this year. I also asked him where they had Rasmussen on their board, which he replied around 5. He thinks Big Ras (which is how he referred to him) will be a good nhl player. They are going to try to load up on 2019 picks because he claims it’s a much better draft.
  2. I think you’re on the right side of this one. Eddie Lack blows, plus some guy on a sports betting forum who is like 10-30 down $4000 is on Calgary. I might just follow you for a lil degen action on a Wednesday night.
  3. Corsi CF% vs CA%. Last year he gave up more than he created and at a worse rate than Smith. So he may block more shots but he also, as unimaginable as it may be, fails to clear the zone more which leads to more opposition offense. That was the breakdown on wiim, and data was backed by
  4. What's strange about that is his shot suppression isn't as high as Smiths, and of course he gets more points than Smith he has had much better forwards to play with. If he is better overall it isn't by much... You're right we are going to the Stanley Cup Finals... Everyone is going to be better, injuries are not going to happen, and Mrazek is going to have a vezna caliber season... I am not a pessimistic person, but this team has regressed every year since 08 why would that change now?
  5. I just don't see how this team improved. Smith is better than Daley, and Kronwall is only going to be worse. Not to mention Big E is on the decline. I don't see how the defense improved at all, actually it may be worse. I don't think it is likely for Z to match his production from last year, but that should be offset by Mantha, Larkin, and AA taking another step forward. Tatar and Nyquist should be about around the same production. Howard is not going to replicate how good he was last year, nor will he be healthy all year.
  6. Off-season moves

    My interpretation is that he would be subject to the normal waiver procedure. If he is sent to the AHL by Vegas, claimed by Colorado on waivers, and subsequently sent down again by Colorado he would go back to Vegas at the AHL level as Frk did for us.
  7. Keith Petruzzelli

    With our lineup it is entirely possible
  8. Off-season moves

    Idk about that. I think Nosek will carve out a really nice niche for himself at the NHL level.
  9. Ken Holland contract extension watch

    Well at least he isn't Al Avila...
  10. Off-season moves

    Why would that make you a racist? He just isn't very good at hockey. Neither is Girardi so we should stay away from both...
  11. 2017 Draft

    Why do you have two defensemen listed on your pp units? I sure hope we a better option on the point than DD when Rasmussen is ready for the NHL.
  12. 2017 Draft

    I think this is a fair critique of those not happy with the pick.
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  14. 2017 Draft

    Hopefully Philly doesn't take Ukko-Pekka