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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: September 21, 2018, 12:44:58 PM »
No it's not. They're playing in the NHL for the preseason so you simply suspend them for the preseason and whatever games of regular season in the NHL. Simple as that. So if this player ever does make the NHL, they will still face a suspension before being allowed to play.

Exactly. Just because they may never actually serve the suspension is no reason not to hand out appropriate punishment.

Leafs Media Rumours / Re: Rick Nash
« on: September 14, 2018, 09:54:23 PM »
save the dough and target defencemen of the same caliber

And which defenceman currently available without having to trade away assets would you suggest?

General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: September 14, 2018, 09:57:58 AM »
Just to be a contrarian, I'm going to say that it's no sure thing that Karlsson will ever be as good as he was.  That injury he took ... OK it's still a horrible trade.

I guess but coming off injury he still put up 60 points.  If he isnt the best defensman  in the league hes still a #1

And, considering the dumpster fire that the sens were last season, 60 points is a very impressive number.

General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: September 13, 2018, 04:18:44 PM »
It's going to be so much fun when Ottawa wins the draft lottery after they trade Duchene for a pair of wooden nickels. Colorado must be so happy.

General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: September 13, 2018, 03:31:34 PM »
There are going to be some epic battles in the West this season...trotting out Karlsson, Burns and Vlassic on your back end ought to strike fear into a lot of opponents.

Their blueline is excellent, no doubt. Probably the best in the league now. I just don't think they have the firepower up front to make it out of the 2nd round.

General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: September 13, 2018, 03:26:07 PM »
Yeah, if the Sharks make the playoffs then Buffalo gets their 2019 pick. Pretty sure they're making the playoffs.

Yeah. That seems pretty likely. Just an excellent trade all around.

General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: September 13, 2018, 03:17:41 PM »
San Jose doesn't currently have a first for 2019, so this is... something conditional.

Per Ottawa's press release

Ottawa receives San Jose's first-round choice in either 2019 or 2020 (not lottery protected); if the Sharks miss the playoff in 2018-19 it will be a 2019 selection, otherwise it will be in 2020.

I wonder if maybe the pick they're supposed to send to Buffalo has the opposite conditions?

General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: September 13, 2018, 03:10:21 PM »
What an awful deal for Ottawa. Yikes. A couple okay prospects, a couple okay middle of the roster players, and a late first, a late second, and maybe another pick (though, odds are they get the 2nd rounder for EK re-signing with San Jose, but, that's probably it).

If they're not giving Brown or Kapanen a shot there it leads me to believe that that's Nylander's spot regardless of when he shows up to camp (as it should be).

Also leads me to believe they think they're relatively close to getting something done.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: September 12, 2018, 03:47:00 PM »
Dreger: this is literally meaningless information, but I'm going to provide it anyway

Yup. I'm gonna take it with the largest amount of the saltiest salt I can safely ingest.

General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: September 07, 2018, 03:12:27 PM »
I don't know if I'd agree he's definitely going to leave but I absolutely think there's a real chance that Tavares might be the start of more upper-tier UFA types wanting to actually test the market.

I have no doubt that guys like Stamkos and Hedman and whoever are happy where they are but you'd have to think there's a lot of guys out there who saw Tavares get the highest non-McDavid AAV in the league and getting to sign with his childhood team after being wooed hard by whoever he wanted and might start thinking it's be the better way to go.

Especially when they're considering leaving a team that isn't anywhere near contending for a Cup. Most guys who know they're going to get their money regardless are probably going to be less likely to hitch their wagons to teams that are bottoming out.

Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Re: Minor Ex-Leaf News
« on: September 05, 2018, 02:53:04 PM »

Looks like Kris Versteeg is heading to the KHL.

Looks like Franson is, as well.

General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: August 23, 2018, 06:55:48 PM »
Not that it matters, but...


General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: August 22, 2018, 12:24:06 PM »
I've said this before but I almost guarantee if/when Ottawa trades him the value will be underwhelming. Which is why I said they'd jump for joy if a guy like Nylander was available in trade talks (for the record, I doubt he is).

Yeah. When you look at the few instances in recent history where high profile guys were traded without term on their contracts, the return is usually only okay. Very rarely are top flight prospects/young guys involved. It's usually good but not great prospects/players (Kapanen-types, at best).

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 MLB Thread
« on: August 21, 2018, 04:42:47 PM »
There has been talk the last couple seasons that physical changes to the baseball are causing all these blister issues. Why not go back to the older baseballs and see if there is a drop in pitchers getting blisters?

I read an article the other that said an independent investigation found that the thread used for the seams was thicker than previously (MLB's investigation couldn't determine a specific cause for why the balls were different - just that they were), so, it's not simply a matter of going back to the old balls. They'd have to find the right thread which could require rigorous testing (it wasn't stated whether or not Rawlings had source the thread from a new company or their supplier was now producing thicker thread) and manufacture hundreds of new balls.


That is the one, yes.

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