Dabura

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    2020 Draft Thread

    http://www.mynhldraft.com/2020-nhl-draft/mock-draft/ https://www.draftsite.com/nhl/mock-draft/2020/ https://www.eliteprospects.com/draft-center/2020 https://www.nhl.com/news/alexis-lafreniere-headlines-2020-nhl-draft-prospects/c-308003352 https://thehockeynews.com/news/article/the-top-five-2020-nhl-draft-prospects-at-the-world-junior-summer-showcase https://thehockeynews.com/news/article/future-watch-top-ten-2020-draft-prospects-to-watch-at-the-hlinka-gretzky-cup https://dobberprospects.com/2020-nhl-draft-rankings-november-2018/ https://dobberprospects.com/early-2020-draft-class-viewing/ https://dobberprospects.com/2020-nhl-draft-ranking-european-prospects-august-2019/ https://dobberprospects.com/team/2020-nhl-draft/ https://lastwordonhockey.com/2019/07/15/2020-nhl-draft-an-early-look-and-rankings/
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    News From Around the NHL

    YUUUGE news:
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    2020 Draft Thread

    Bob McKenzie's first 2020 rankings: https://www.tsn.ca/lafreniere-leads-loaded-class-in-tsn-hockey-s-pre-season-draft-ranking-1.1364438
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    GDT 9/17 - Blackhawks at Red Wings 730 EST

    *you Learn to spell, loser.
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    https://lastwordonhockey.com/2019/07/23/detroit-red-wings-prospects-2/
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    GDT 9/17 - Blackhawks at Red Wings 730 EST

    Look at your amateurs, blowing your HYPE! loads days before Game Day. Have I taught you nothing?
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    2019 Training Camp

    Yup. Which might not bode well for Seider's push to make the team. I figure the top four is pretty much set. Nemeth may be vulnerable, but I think they want to have a couple of big-bodied shutdown guys in the top four (DeKeyser being the other one). Blashill's been saying for a while now that the team needs to improve defensively and drastically cut down on goals against. So, if Seider isn't playing big minutes, do we even want him on the team right now? Feels like it's top four or bust, in which case he'll need to have a hell of a preseason if he wants to be on the opening night roster.
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    2019 Training Camp

    The season needs to hurry up and start already. I know that much.
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    2019 Training Camp

    I'm just s***posting, tbh. Based on my extreeeemely limited exposure to him (highlights vids on YouTube and today's scrimmage), I do think making him "position fluid" might be the best way of maximizing his strengths and minimizing his shortcomings. Specifically: running him as a forward at 5-on-5 and as a point man on the PP.
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    2019 Training Camp

    I'd totally forgotten he played forward. Good call. Do you know when he made the switch? Was it last season?
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    2019 Training Camp

    Old Alfredsson Brunner Frk Pulkkinen Old Vanek
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    2019 Training Camp

    Way-too-early opening night lineup projection based mostly on the combinations we saw in today's game: Bertuzzi Larkin Mantha Athanasiou Filppula Hirose Erne Nielsen Zadina Helm Glendening Abdelkader de la Rose, Ehn DeKeyser Hronek Nemeth Green Ericsson Daley Bowey From where I stand, that 3RW spot is up for grabs. I have Zadina there because I think we need at least one high-skill scorer in the bottom-six mix, but Zadina has to prove he's ready to be an NHL scorer and, imo, he hasn't been doing that. "So why give him the spot?" He's generating Grade A chances in every game ("game"). He's doing everything but score goals. You give him the spot if you believe he's simply snakebitten right now and is poised to explode.
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    2019 Training Camp

    Not shown in that second clip: Erne got the puck at his blue line right at the beginning of his shift and he tore into the offensive zone like a bat out of hell. Several things I like about Erne's work on this sequence: he recognized that he had a man changing behind the play, he drew attention to himself with the hard drive around the net, and I'm guessing he recognized the shot threat in Kaski as he (Erne) was busting into the o-zone and that he trusted that Kaski would put himself in position for a cross-ice feed -- and even if Kaski failed to do so, Erne would have the late man with fresh legs coming off the bench.
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    2019 Training Camp

    Game is over and it was pretty boring and I didn't learn much. Hronek is low-key great. Erne seems decent enough. I want Kaski on the left side on one of our PP units; his shot appears to be as good as advertised, buried a nice one-timer in 3-on-3 action. Veleno and Seider were quiet. (To be fair, most players were quiet.) Zadina had two or three solid chances and couldn't convert, so that maddening trend continues. Sigh. Rasmussen was playing center. I didn't really notice him. Bertuzzi does the little things right. Ericsson almost murdered Chris Terry. To my eye, Ericsson actually looked more mobile than Nemeth. For what that's worth. Hirose almost murdered Pickard on a drive to the net. He definitely looks quicker than he did last season. His shot is kinda poop, I guess, but I like him as a smart, shifty, Nyquist-esque playmaker.
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    2020 Draft Thread

    BS. You have never once discussed Zadina. Where is this sudden Zadina hate coming from? Real talk tho: If Zadina doesn't take a big step forward this season (early returns aren't very promising) and Quinn Hughes has a really good rookie season in the NHL, I might start leaning towards your side of the fence.
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    2019 Training Camp

    I really, really like Hronek. Reminds me a bit of a young Kronwall. They're playing 9 preseason games? Holy s***.
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    2020 Draft Thread

    I didn't know you don't like Zadina. What don't you like about him? Could you expand?
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    2019 Training Camp

    Carley is still hot.
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    2019 Training Camp

    Yup, that Chicago game is his "debut."
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    2019 Training Camp

    I'm kinda getting that vibe too. It's gonna be real interesting seeing how he does in exhibition action.
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    2019 Training Camp

    Media person asking Yzerman to write her "The Captain's Homecoming Starts Now" piece for her: "Give us a sense what it was like sitting up in the crow's nest watching your team in Traverse City." Yzerman, with a straight face: "WELL, I thought all three practices have been very good. The drills were very good. Jeff's very well-organized and they worked very hard." lmao You could upload them to a pic sharing site, if you're comfortable with that. Then all you have to do is post the URLs. Postimage is pretty good.
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    News From Around the NHL

    You can cross Jared Spurgeon off your UFA wish lists.
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    Oh Captain, No Captain?

    Retired Zetterberg when he hears Larkin blasting Taylor Swift's new album after an OT loss to the Sens:
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    Oh Captain, No Captain?

    I don't really buy that Yzerman needing more time to get to know the players is why they're holding off. I don't think it's necessarily the wrong call to hold off tho, and I'm sure they have good reasons for going this way. We've lost two bedrock leaders in a two-year span in Zetterberg and Kronwall. And that's happening right in the middle of a painful rebuild. And Yzerman has given every indication that he expects the team to suck this season. And Larkin is an emotional guy who maybe doesn't need to be shouldering the weight of a tank team's shortcomings any more than he did last season, all when what the organization truly needs him to do in the here & now is focus on becoming a Selke-caliber heavyweight centerman in the mold of Ryan O'Reilly. Work on the two-way game (-6 last season). Cut down on the penalties (75 mins last season). Keep improving at faceoffs (54.5% last season). So I'm guessing they're protecting Larkin and the other top young roster players. Let them focus on playing hockey. Guard against a "Wings fans thought the future was now. Turns out the young core isn't ready for prime time. Now the question becomes 'Where does the organization go from here?'" media BS. Or maybe they're just gonna give Larkin the C at the end of camp. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    News From Around the NHL

    Honka Honka