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NHL Transactions / Re: Duchene & Turris traded
« on: November 07, 2017, 09:10:43 AM »
I believe the tax difference between Ottawa and Nashville is around $800K a year on a $6 million contract.  That just might be why Turris would be willing to take less from Nashville.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« on: November 02, 2017, 07:40:53 PM »
Looks like Oilers are well on their way to a Franchise Defenceman. 
We're about a month into the season and the bottom-3 teams are Arizona-Edmonton-Buffalo. It's 2014 all over again!

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Leafs Media Rumours / Re: OEL - come on down
« on: November 02, 2017, 10:43:29 AM »
Larry Murphy.......runs and hides!!!
I’m struggling to come up with one but who was the last “great defenseman” who spent years in a bad wnvironment and then went on to be a superstar when with a better organization?

OEL makes the Leafs defense better but at the same time the cost is gong to be steep and I don’t think his skill set is necessarily the key piece that is lacking on the blue line.  Great offensive defenseman who can carry and pass the puck are valuable but I think we need someone who can step in and be a mobile defender more.

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Leafs Media Rumours / Re: OEL - come on down
« on: November 01, 2017, 05:20:45 AM »
I watch the Coyotes a lot live and while I like OEL I wouldn't be willing to pay ransom for him.  He is good offensively, ok at best defensively,  but his give a poop meter runs rather cold IMO.  He hasn't been tgat great for the Coyotes in a couple of seasons.  Could he regain ground?  I think so but there is risk involved if the price is high.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Vegas Tragedy
« on: October 03, 2017, 02:37:33 PM »
That's two of us unless you count my BS gun after a few pops!!!  I can't understand how a Country can't see that this culture needs a change??  In my US travels I take with Americans from all over,
 we talk about Politics, we talk about healthcare , and we talk about guns.  Everything goes rather normal until we get to guns with one of the US's 2nd Amendment folks, then you just stop the conversation as it's going off the rails quickly.
One of the sad things is Puerto Rico will be ignored by the news now.  Something unavoidable that causes many deaths and illness.

I feel horrible for the families of the fallen in Vegas but their deaths were preventable.  Instead people will rush out and buy more guns in response to this.

I've never understood the gun culture in the U.S.  I'm soon to be 49 years old and I've never held a gun in my life.  I don't think I'm missing anything.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« on: September 22, 2017, 12:47:33 PM »
Leafs and Preds.  Or Oilers and Preds.

Lunch thought:

Take any two teams/prospect pools in the NHL right now and combine them to form a mega team. Which two teams, and what's your cap-compliant lineup?

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: The Lupul Situation
« on: September 19, 2017, 02:30:45 AM »
It's actually $3.75 million but your point still stands. 
Mr Lupul

Just stay at home and earn your 5.25 mil dollars.

thank you

the fans

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2016-2017 NHL Thread
« on: August 31, 2017, 12:44:26 PM »
I wouldn't vote either in but am fairly confident they will get there. 

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2016-2017 NHL Thread
« on: August 31, 2017, 10:17:57 AM »
There's the joke to make up for my previous brain fart.
Brain fart, I thought Roenick and Tkachuk were already in??? So he was on team with 3, Selanne, Gartner, and Pronger.  Future HOF'ers Roenick, Tkachuk, and Datsuk were also on teams he played on!!!  He still isn't worthy, no matter how nice and Classy he is.

 ???

Technically true, although the two bolded never put on a Coyotes uniform ever!

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2016-2017 NHL Thread
« on: August 30, 2017, 07:47:41 PM »
Brain fart, I thought Roenick and Tkachuk were already in??? So he was on team with 3, Selanne, Gartner, and Pronger.  Future HOF'ers Roenick, Tkachuk, and Datsuk were also on teams he played on!!!  He still isn't worthy, no matter how nice and Classy he is.
He played with a few HOF'ers as well but I still don't think he's worthy. 

At a glance the only members of the Hall he played with are half a season with Selanne as a rookie and then a couple years of Mike Gartner at the very end of his career.

Roenick and Tkachuk will probably get in eventually but they've been retired for a while now and there doesn't seem to be a rush.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2016-2017 NHL Thread
« on: August 30, 2017, 02:48:44 PM »
He played with a few HOF'ers as well but I still don't think he's worthy. 
I don't think he's Hall worthy but there are plenty of guys in there that were rarely their team's best player pretty much every year they played.

Fair enough, when you're teammates are other HHOFs it's acceptable. But when they're Keith Yandle or Radim Vrbata it's not.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2016-2017 NHL Thread
« on: August 30, 2017, 02:41:54 PM »
I don't think he's Hall worthy but there are plenty of guys in there that were rarely their team's best player pretty much every year they played.
I don't know if it's ridiculous...he played 1540 NHL games plus 55 (ha!) playoff games.

You don't get into the HHOF because of longevity alone. I think if you looked at Doan's career season by season more times than not he probably wasn't even the best player on his own team.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2016-2017 NHL Thread
« on: August 24, 2017, 10:30:55 PM »
Didn't the NHLput penalties on these type of contracts in last CBA for contracts already signed?  Or am I remembering that incorrectly? 
It was within the rules at the time but I would still like the NHL attempt to fine the team/player for the contract.

You want the NHL to retroactively fine teams for doing things that were legal at the time?

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Juuuust didn't quite make it
« on: August 22, 2017, 11:48:40 AM »
I was a STH in St. John's when Dempsey played there, I'm still shocked at how good he was in the minors but couldn't translate it to the NHL.  Chris Snell was another guy who kinda fell off the map after lighting it up in St. John's.

To redeem myself from my Harrison pick a teammate of his, Staffan Kronwall, was a guy I really thought would be able to play in the bigs.

And then from the "sort of had a NHL career post-Leafs" file is Nathan Dempsey.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: August 16, 2017, 02:18:34 PM »
How would you explain Antifa's violence in places like Berkeley or Seattle?  Who were they doing the right thing against there?  In this situation they just happened to be the preferred thugs.
The other side isn't exactly you and I against those who want to exterminate Black People no matter how much you want to make it that simple.

Trust me, that's becoming abundantly clear.

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