This team is inconsistent. We haven't won 3 games in a row all season. We've got skilled players, the core veterans are all playing well, Jimmy is playing excellent, and the kids that needed to be good have been. So what's the problem?
I'd like to say I'm shocked but I'm not ... He's gonna be a pleasant surprise for Carolina and with mantha and others coming up I'm not super pissed but dissapointed we couldn't even get a 7th round pick
Nestrasil is going to be a pleasant surprise for the canes? Based on what? 1 game with them? Cause he wasn't anything special in our minor or pro system.
It's already happening. The salary cap and the influx of European players was the death knell of fighting in hockey. It's just taking a while for it to work its way out. More than fines, suspensions, etc., the thing most necessary to get rid of fighting in hockey was a change in the "fighting culture". By which I mean, a change in attitude away from fighting from the people that are in a position to do something about it.
The salary cap and Euros already have accomplished that. More and more first rate players aren't fighting because they're European, and beyond that, they can't be goaded into fighting either. Add to that the fact that because there's a salary cap each dollar and roster spot is more valuable than ever so GM's and coaches aren't willing to give a spot (or a paycheck) to a fighter who has fewer opportunities to fight, and generally a smaller skill set.
If you're like me, and you want fighting gone, just wait a while. It's an inevitability. Nothing else needs to be done to make it happen.
I love fighting and would love to see it returned to what it was, but yes it's 100% slowly phasing itself out.
No someone made a childish backhanded comment about frank Clark and michigan. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH HOCKEY OR THIS THREAD.
Clark got arrested for DV then the next day kicked off the team. And included in his childish
Comment it's suppose to be an insult on their integrity which in reality it's kind of a compliment that's some schools actually do the right thing.
I'm ok with the team being penalized a bit. But it shouldn't be his whole salary maybe 50% or less.
It'll get resolved soon though. If he actually faces prison time I gotta imagine he won't count against the cap then. But IMO it'll be more likely a deal is reached then it'll be interesting how long the NHL keeps him suspended for.
If I'm him I'm skipping town and going right to the KHL. Party with Putin.