I love Tampa Bay thanks to Stevie but I gotta say I'm glad Boston won, Tampa wouldn't have stood a chance IMO but Boston should be a real challenge for Vancouver. Boston has a tonne of depth up front, a future 2 time winning Vezina goalie, one of the best defenseman in the league. I say Boston in 6
Will it be announced if any other teams had claims in? So if the Isles waive him, who is next in line?
Unfortunately we'll never find out who else put in a claim, it could have been every other team between the Isles and the end for all we know.
Regardless, if no one else put in a claim and he doesn't work out there for whatever reason, they release him and he's ours.
I don't think, if the Isles waive him, it goes by whoever put in a claim the first time. Rather, it starts all over and everyone (including NJ) will get a 2nd chance to put in a claim if they want.
Again, incorrect. Why do people keep posting on here like they are experts.
First and foremost, the contract type (1-way or 2-way) determines if a player can be sent to the AHL. Secondly a players experience also determines whether or not he can be sent to the AHL. Thirdly, the rules for players coming over from Europe dictate if a player can be sent to the AHL.
Nice post but one correction: being sent to the AHL has nothing to do with whether you have a 1 or 2-way contract, 2 way contracts simply mean that you make less money in the AHL. There are lots of examples of players sent to the AHL on one-way contracts [e.g. Wade Redden, Jeff Finger makin bank riding the bus].
I don't see any controversy. The puck wasn't under control by the goaltender, and then it found it's way into the back of the net. That's a goal any day of the week.
The issue is that in the past there have been these exact situations where the puck has gone in (wasn't under control by goaltender) and yet its called no goal because play was dead due to a whistle (this case) or the "intent to blow the whistle". (Read: Hossa's disallowed tying goal against the Ducks in 2009 playoffs that would have forced OT in final 2 minutes IIRC). That's why even the Pittsburgh announcers were shocked, it was called contrary to the way it has always been done in the past, and that's where the controversy is stemming from.
Now, as an aside, IMHO, the way they called this goal should be the way that it's done. There is such thing as human error so why not use common sense and say that if a goal should be a goal, call it a goal? It's not like everyone stopped playing for that fraction of a second.
and the first one to do... IS THE 3 POINT SYSTEM!!!!!!!!!!!!
100% agreed, but I am also ok with this slow feeling out process they are doing. (Not to say testing in the AHL would be a bad idea, quite the contrary).
Here is what they need to do to finally come to the perfect system, and IMO it is inevitable that they make it here:
1. Make every game worth 3 points, one way or the other. 3 for a win in regulation, 2 for a win in OT or Shootout, 1 for a loss in OT or shootout. Fair to everyone. 2. 4 on 4 OT followed by 3 on 3 OT. Better than the current system and better than the pre-lockout system, adds much excitement while also cutting down on shootouts 3. Make shootouts 5 skaters a side. Soccer does 5, international hockey does 5, where the hell did they ever get 3 from?
This is what can never be done for a variety of reasons: - Award no points for losing in OT or Shootout - Go back to having ties - Introduce shootouts or 4 on 4 or 3 on 3 stuff into the playoffs - have continuous OT during the regular season
And on a complete sidenote: They need to start the season in mid to late September, so that the playoffs finish before June and then they can bump up the draft and UFA day so that the latter doesn't fall on North American holiday weekends (July 1st and 4th)
Dom's team only lost one game in the playoffs. He won 12 straight games with 3 shut outs to lead his team, Pardubice Eaton, to the Czech Championship. See avatar. He was named MVP of the league, top player and top goalie, with ridiculous stats -- in the playoffs and regular season.
He's fine. I wish he was still in the NHL.
Good luck, Dom. Play forever, if you want to.
I concur! Amazing avatar! Dom is my favourite player of all time only 2nd to Steve