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WhiteLightning91

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In Topic: James Neal traded to Predators

28 June 2014 - 03:51 AM

It seems odd to me that a guy who is theoretically just coming into the prime years of his career and has proven to be worthy of 30-goal potential, along with ideal size, has been traded twice already early in his career. You could chalk it up to simply a financial decision in both cases, especially in Dallas, but maybe there is something about this guy that just doesn't mesh well in a dressing room.

 

Completely skeptical on my part.


In Topic: scenario: if McLellan gets fired, bring him back as PP coach ?

01 May 2014 - 12:06 PM

Pretty sure our PP problems have a lot more to do with the retirements of one Lidstrom, Rafalski, and Holmstrom than McLellan. I find it hard to believe that Todd McLellan is simply that much smarter at organizing a PP system than Renney.


In Topic: Will Mantha join GR after the QMJHL playoffs?

30 April 2014 - 01:54 AM

I'm pretty sure the difference between the DeKeyser and Mantha situation in regards to GR is the fact that Mantha plays major junior and DK was playing college. The CHL "protects" their assets a bit more than the NCAA.

 

I have no proof to back up this statement.


In Topic: Claude Julien wants less embellishment

20 April 2014 - 03:08 AM

Has anyone ever come across the exact reason why the league considers diving a match penalty?

I've never actually heard anyone from the league asked by someone in the media outright why that is the case with the diving rule. Which really bugs me. I mean, logically it simply does not make an iota of sense. Someone had to embellish a situation to get a call, implying the situation wasn't an offense at all in its organic form.

#noideawhatisgoingon

In Topic: Apparently it can get worse in Vancouver.

05 April 2014 - 03:34 PM

I don't know boys. I feel like a lot of decisions that have been made in the past 18 months have been dropped on Gillis' head from above. They just seem like strange moves. Gillis is someone who has been involved in hockey for decades, as a player, an agent, and as a manager. I think Aquilini and his boy's club were centainly the ones who would not allow Luongo to be traded without equal value coming back in return and I believe Tortorella is a coach who makes a good PR story when hired, but doesn't fit the mold of what GIllis has been building the Canucks as a puck possession, quick skating team.

 

I gotta think that Gillis is having his input and judgment cast aside by Aquilini.