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Offline TimKerr

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Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« Reply #750 on: February 06, 2018, 04:32:14 PM »

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So you're saying, the Oilers hiring Craig MacTavish and Kevin Lowe to run their front office is a much better move than the Sox and then Cubs hiring Theo Epstein. Got it.

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« Reply #751 on: February 06, 2018, 04:46:49 PM »
In regards to that chart, they defined playing in the "pros" as NHL only. If you expand that to include any notable minor/non-NHL hockey there's really only a handful of GMs in the league that it wouldn't include.
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« Reply #752 on: February 06, 2018, 07:54:20 PM »
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« Reply #753 on: February 06, 2018, 08:40:14 PM »
More teams have adopted a higher pace of play this season compared to last, i.e. a general uptick in shot attempts.
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I had a feeling this was the case. I mean just logically if SV% is high and SH% is only slightly higher then the only thing accounting for such high point totals by players is increased number of shots and/or attempts. I wonder if overall shots against by goalies per 60 are up as well. Would fit nicely :)
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« Reply #754 on: February 07, 2018, 09:31:23 AM »
Alex Burrows is, unsurprisingly, a piece of human garbage:


Hall lays a clean hit on an Ottawa player (edit: it was actually Burrows who he originally hit). Play continues and Burrows chases Hall around a little bit. Play is called dead and Burrows tackles Hall to the ice and starts kneeing him in the head multiple times.

20 games please.
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« Reply #755 on: February 07, 2018, 10:32:44 AM »
Alex Burrows is, unsurprisingly, a piece of human garbage:

Hall lays a clean hit on an Ottawa player. Play continues and Burrows chases Hall around a little bit. Play is called dead and Burrows tackles Hall to the ice and starts kneeing him in the head multiple times.

20 games please.

Not just jumping him after the play....he waits until the linesman/refs are tied up with other scrums to jump him.

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« Reply #756 on: February 07, 2018, 10:47:55 AM »
George Parros this past September:

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"I've always thought that they could have been a bit harsher on certain plays that I felt where clearly someone intended to do something that was away from the play, had nothing to do with the game and no benefit other than to disable or hurt a person," Parros said. "Just trying to go a little bit harder on those, because I felt it's been soft in some instances."

Anything less than 10 games would be a complete failure on his part. Burrows was offered (and declined) an in-person hearing so it will likely be at least 6 games.
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« Reply #757 on: February 07, 2018, 11:33:39 PM »
Couldn't quite believe what Burrows was doing.  Kneeing someone (Hall) in the head.  Is this a newfound form of 'headshots'? 

The guy should be suspended at least ten games minimum, twenty games maximum.  This type of garbage needs to be buried from the game.

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Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« Reply #759 on: February 08, 2018, 08:29:07 AM »
Should have been more.  Very disappointing.
There's NO reason to be kneeing in this game, and this little **** has a rap sheet.

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« Reply #760 on: February 08, 2018, 09:07:09 AM »
Well they did the bare minimum of what was acceptable to me, but still not really something to celebrate.

Hall not being injured in any way probably saved Burrows' ass, which is dumb.
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« Reply #761 on: February 08, 2018, 11:20:27 AM »

Any other sport on the planet and that's, at minimum, a quarter of the season.
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« Reply #762 on: February 08, 2018, 12:09:08 PM »

Smith and Kruger are pretty surprising names to see on the waiver wire.

Smith was a guy I really liked in the playoffs and thought the Leafs should look into him when he was an UFA this summer, but the contract he signed is too big for me (4 years, $4.35mil AAV). Very weird that he's on waivers. It doesn't seem like he's having a great season but it hasn't been awful either.

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Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« Reply #763 on: February 08, 2018, 12:21:06 PM »
I didn't realize just how bad the Rangers have been from a possession standpoint. They're last in the league in CF% at 45.8%. They have just a single player over 50% and it's Zibanejad at 50.5%. Their 6 regular defencemen all range from 46.7%-45%. They are still technically in the playoff race thanks entirely to Lundqvist but even that is fading fast.
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« Reply #764 on: February 08, 2018, 12:26:26 PM »

Smith and Kruger are pretty surprising names to see on the waiver wire.


Kruger could be intriguing, but we're at 50

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Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« Reply #764 on: February 08, 2018, 12:26:26 PM »