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In Topic: Doggone it Danny Cleary

24 November 2014 - 08:22 PM

Very, very cool.

In Topic: Inconsistency

23 November 2014 - 06:44 PM

This team has been consistently inconsistent for the last 3 years.  This is what they are.  As the OP said, we do have good offense, defense, goaltending, and special teams, and pretty much everyone is playing well (or at least not poorly).  But they are, simply, inconsistent.  A good chunk of the core is over-the-hill and another good chunk is young and inexperienced.  The players in the "prime age range" aren't key players, outside of Howard and Ericsson.  It is frustrating, but most nights they do play well and I expect they'll contend for a playoff spot again.  They just have to ride it out, not panic and make any stupid trades to "load up for a Cup run" (they don't have the core to do that) and risk mortgaging the future.

In Topic: Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

17 November 2014 - 05:07 PM

Aside from obvious reasons, I am against this because I don't want an expansion draft.  If there is an expansion draft, we will lost prospects to this adventure.


Prospects aren't eligible for selection in an expansion draft.  There are guidelines for who can be protected and what kind of players must be exposed (experience, positions, etc., and they have been different in every expansion).



 Wouldn't have the player agree to that first ? I mean they legally binded to a contract. Also I think the NHLPA would have more than a bit to say about that scenario :-)


Would who have to agree to what?  In expansion situations, the contract is transferred from one team to the other, just like in a trade.  And the PA will agree, it's 46 more jobs...

In Topic: Ranking Wings Players by Draft Order

14 November 2014 - 06:18 PM


Good point.  I hadn't even noticed that.  I wonder how many other teams have only three players on the roster that weren't drafted by them?


I'm guessing none.  


This number is a lot lower than last year... Alfredsson, Bertuzzi, Samuelsson, Tootoo, Eaves/Legwand, all drafted by other teams, all gone this year.

In Topic: Ranking Wings Players by Draft Order

12 November 2014 - 09:39 PM


IIRC, yes.  I was actually going to comment on this.  Him being listed as undrafted is a bit misleading.  He picked the Wings over many teams pursuing him.


Nothing misleading about it, DeKeyser was not drafted by an NHL team.

He, and a lot of other NCAA players, are late bloomers.  In most cases, they aren't the kids who are ready to play major junior at 16 or 17.  Major junior is usually a faster track to the pros... you're out of eligibility at 20, which would be the age of a college player in the middle of his career.  Some players benefit more from the CHL, others benefit more from the NCAA.  It's up to each player, his family, and his advisors to decide which route is better for that player.