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  1. Mrazek traded to Philly for Conditional 3rd and 4th Picks

    4 goals on 10 shots tonight
  2. Ovechkin to 1,000 Goals?

    Yes, that's correct. Espisito lead the league in goals in 1975 at the age of 32. In the 43 years since, the leading goal scorer has been 30 years old 2 times, but never older than that.
  3. Ovechkin to 1,000 Goals?

    He very well may be, but that doesn't mean it is not unlikely. Even if he plays to what scoring pace will he maintain? The one thing that would make me lean more towards thinking he'll stick around is simply if he's within reasonable reach of the record...he'll stick around for that. I originally thought Jagr was sticking around to pass Messier, but he stayed a bit past that (although he pretty clearly shouldn't have).
  4. Ovechkin to 1,000 Goals?

    Why is suggesting he won't break Gretzky's record a poor opinion? Seems to be a lot on here in that boat. Of course it's not impossible and perhaps that the angle that some are taking, but it's most certainly unlikely. Some perspective on this. At the same number of games played, Gretzky had 749 goals (and was almost 2 years younger). Gretzky retired at 38, so you'd first have to assume he plays to 40 just to catch up on the time period and then you'd have to assume he scored 150 more goals between now and then what Gretzky did over the same period. Yes, Gretzky back broke down later in his career and his numbers suffered, but it's also a stretch to think Ovechkin will be healthy over the rest of his career. Then you have to consider what rate he'll score at. People talking about him getting there if he plays to 45 is just silly. Again, not impossible, but highly unlikely....only 5 guys in the history of the league has played to 45.
  5. Mrazek traded to Philly for Conditional 3rd and 4th Picks

    Very good odds at the 4th becoming a 3rd, I think it's unlikely that Philly will miss the playoffs....they are in a pretty good spot right now. 1 more win for Mrazek is a no brainer with this many games left. Moving up to a 2nd pick is a different story though....pretty unlikely 1) I don't see Philly making the ECF and 2) Mrazek would have to have won 6 out of the 8 games to get there.....I'm not sure what their goalie situation is now, would we be the no brainer starting goalie, or chance he becomes backup by playoff time? Anything can happen in the playoffs though.
  6. 2018 draft , who's your 2 picks in 1stR

    It was the most first rounders dealt ever. In terms of the 2008 draft, there may have been a lot dealt as well, but what was the perception of the draft? There may have been star players picked, but we have the benefit of hindsight now....were they all projected to be great players? Anyway, just mentioning what I've heard. In terms of deep draft, I've heard that as well....but deep in terms of having quality players deeper in the draft, but light in terms of high end talent....which is why a 1st rounder wouldn't be that much more valuable than a 2nd rounder. It's not my opinion, just mentioning what I've heard the so called experts discussing around the trade deadline. I get that Dahlin is super hyped, but I haven't heard much about elite talent beyond that. Of course it's speculation, same as it would be speculation to say it's a very strong draft. Neither can really be proven as it's a guess either way. It's almost impossible to judge how good an 18 year will eventually become in the NHL. There have been very few sure bets over the years.
  7. 2018 draft , who's your 2 picks in 1stR

    What analysts? A lot of the discussion around trade deadline was that a lot of 1st rounders were moved because GMs didn't really value them that much this year due to the quality of players available this year. I thought it was fairly common and accepted that the draft was weak.....obviously not view held by all.
  8. 2018 draft , who's your 2 picks in 1stR

    I see the opposite...Dahlin is obviously good, but looks like an extremely weak draft beyond #1.
  9. Mrazek traded to Philly for Conditional 3rd and 4th Picks

    Ha, not my area of specialty....I'm not a scout, especially not a goalie scout. That said, I'd probably say too early to tell. He just turned 26, if he was a forward, it would be different, but so many examples (I'd say probably more the norm) for goalies and defenseman to not hit their stride until later in their 20s. I think he's right around the time now though that he should be showing what he really is. He's going through a pretty tough stretch now, but who knows? It doesn't look good, but I wouldn't write him off just yet. Probably easy to say, but "let's see what he does next year". He has shown the ability to be a very good goalie, he has been inconsistent, but that doesn't bother me at all as you would expect that with a young goalie.....the trouble signs now are that he seems to be going in the wrong direction.
  10. Mrazek traded to Philly for Conditional 3rd and 4th Picks

    Are you suggesting he started out playing awesome for a bit with Philly and then took a nose dive? Or saying the he played awesome to start with DET and then took a nose dive that continued with PHI? If the former, playing awesome for a bit is probably on overstatement. He's been there 7 games now, his first game was good and was against CBJ (bubble wild card team right now). 2nd game was bad and it was against OTT (makes it even worse). 3rd game was good, but was against MON, so take that with a grain of salt....the following 4 games were all bad.
  11. Mrazek traded to Philly for Conditional 3rd and 4th Picks

    Huh? His last 4 were against PIT, FLA, TBL and CAR. PIT and TBL are in top 5 in the East, but not league (only TBL is.....he let in 6 that game). FLA and CAR aren't top 5 no matter how you look at it.
  12. Svechnikov being called up from GR

    Looks like we are making progress then.
  13. NHLPA Poll results

    Except Yzerman was Crosby's favourite player and I think Forsberg is probably up there with his most hated.
  14. Mrazek traded to Philly for Conditional 3rd and 4th Picks

    Only 4, one was an empty netter....but still pretty bad stat line, .852 sv % and 4.03 GAA. He's given up 4 or more goals in each of his last 4 games
  15. Decision for Backes hitting Nielson

    To be honest, it looks like a totally non-eventful type hit....perhaps a little late, but nothing out of the ordinary. You have to watch the slow motion video to see there is head contact. Certainly wasn't an aggressive/vicious hits like some of the others we've seen in the past. So, I get the suspension in this day and age.....head shots are extremely dangerous...3 games makes sense.