Our draft position will be about what it was last year. You can quote me on that when the time comes. This team will make the playoffs, and I like their chances getting beyond the first round if they can finish within the top 3 of their division. Another thing I think they will accomplish.
Well we did pretty well with that pick last year... Mantha.
I just hope holland doesn't feel like he has to resign him cause he basically promised cleary he'd resign him after the cap went back up .... Feel bad for cleary cause he was loyal and turned down more money but it's time to go
We can give him a job within the organization if he wants one. That would be fair. He is pretty much done in the NHL.
What does Nyquist have to do to get some respect? Scores the game winner and plays hard last game and he gets 4th line duty to start again. Meanwhile Cleary hasn't played in forever and has done nothing in recent memory to garner playing on the 1st line. Babs is probably just trying to be fair to some of the older guys before he benches them again during the playoff push.
The obvious choice to me was to have Glendening in on the bottom line and Nyquist on 1st line.
Does anyone watch a lot of Griffins and know how he's scoring these? Is he straight roofin missles? Or is he just hunting rebounds in front of the net?
For the first time in his career he has less PIM's than number of games played, and is doing his best scoring. Maybe he's just not in the box as much anymore??? He only has 8 assists though, which is a bit concerning. Truly skilled players usually have a bit more than 8 in 54 games.
Last 2 were a tip in and a garbage rebound both off of Almquist slapshots.
Jarnkrok has been increasing production lately 13 points in last 13 games. I think he will be fine. When you see him on the ice he looks dangerous often (especially on PP) and always looks to play it safe to prevent odd man rushes (which is why his point production is lower). After watching the griffins over the olympic break I am less worried about him panning out. Also he would benefit from Mantha on his wing.
When I hear statements about the players being "paid" during the olympics it makes me think directly of elementary and high school teachers (in canada at least) who get paid during the summer even though they don't work during that time. The pay is spread out over the year and even though they are earning it all in a 10 month span - they aren't paid it all as they earn it so they get money during the summer.
This isn't really in response to anyone in particular - I just think its not as simple as saying NHL players are the only career where you can get paid while you aren't directly working for it.
if the injuries to Z Pav and Mule are more serious than thought, would the front office ever entertain the idea of cashing in on them to contenders?
No. Maybe Franzen but no to Z and Dats. They are so valuable to teach the next generation of wings. Also their cap hits are too high for most contenders to deal with. We would need a 1C or top 5 pick coming back for this to make any sense at all.