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  1. Shattenkirk showed he's not "the guy" these playoffs... he's a good piece, but not a linchpin. Someone said solid 2nd pair guy and I agree! For what he'd cost versus what he brings I'd avoid him at all costs.
  2. Easy now..... Peter Mansbridge is a national treasure. The Homers that do the Bruins games on NESN make my ears bleed... Edwards and someone.
  3. Edmonton also plopped each of their top picks directly into the NHL. I get frustrated with how overly cautious the Wings are with young players but the old Edmonton way setback some of their best assets by years.... in the case of Yakopov it may have ruined the kid entirely.
  4. Is that the best you can do Branch, maybe your TROLL skills are fading.
  5. No you're Branch... through and through.
  6. Move on Branch.
  7. Thanks for proving my point (again) Branch.
  8. You're the most dogged Troll I've ever seen.
  9. Assuming Team USA, wants an American coach... the options are slim. Most likely they want an NHL coach, familiar with many of the likely players. The coach's team must be out of the playoffs. AND The coach just want to take on the job... what other options out there fit the first 3 criteria... off the top, Bylsma, Hynes, Rowe
  10. It sounds like someone's stopped believin'
  11. Am I remembering correctly that the draft lottery for teams that miss the playoffs happens before round #1? It seems to me that's how I remember it from last season but I wasn't playing close attention since we weren't in line for a top pick.
  12. Do you ever stop being an argumentative ass... or is that your default setting.
  13. What's maybe even more of a concern is that this late season "run" may not only hurt our draft position... but might be enough to keep Blashill on the bench next season.
  14. It's in the water. Duh. We'd better slow our roll on the wins or our pick may not be as high as we all want it to be.
  15. Generally speaking... rugged players from the west. I've not changed my argument.... heart and will to win are paramount... I did mention other factors such as culture and environment (within which rink size can be inferred, which you did and went on to say I didn't mention explicitly...) DK is making 750k less than Dougie Hamilton. Having looked that up on capfriendly reminded me how many average or mediocre players we have locked up to term and dollars. Not unique to the Michigan linked players but no discount either.... which is the point I've been making had you been following along and not arguing for the fun of it.