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Quote from: Joe on September 21, 2023, 10:00:22 AMThanks for the responses. If anything I'm still seeing this as a long shot. I'm with Frank, I don't think this lasts into the regular season.
Quote from: Joe on September 20, 2023, 10:52:07 PMI'm asking this genuinely. Can anyone give an example of a player, after 7 years in the NHL made the transition to a full time centre after never playing that position with any regularity?
Quote from: Significantly Insignificant on September 20, 2023, 01:10:31 PMQuote from: CarltonTheBear on September 20, 2023, 12:37:27 PMQuote from: Frank E on September 20, 2023, 12:07:21 PMI don't disagree with this, but Mirtle has got him lining up with Robertson and Domi there behind Matthews and Tavares...I think Nylander has a cow if that's where he's slotted.
My guess is Nylander starts with with Domi and Jarnkrok, not Robertson. And really I think you could make the case that that's a better duo than Tavares' wingers (Knies-Lafferty). If Nylander can handle the C position I think it's entirely possible that his line outperforms the Tavares line. Which one beat reporters decide to type up first in their tweets doesn't really matter.
Yeah that Knies - Tavares - Lafferty line is more of a third line. Personally, I would put Marner and Nylander together because I think that would help Nylander be more successful, but I get that has drawbacks as well.
Quote from: L K on September 20, 2023, 10:41:53 AMI know we have time to make a decision on who gets cut to get under the cap but I hope they don't make a bad decision with Timmins. If he bulked up that much I really wonder if he finds the next gear to be a guy you would really regret losing. The potential upside is still pretty significant with him.
Quote from: bustaheims on September 20, 2023, 10:37:57 AMQuote from: Significantly Insignificant on September 20, 2023, 09:49:17 AMHow did Giordano grow an inch?
New and improved measuring tape. ;P
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on September 20, 2023, 10:14:46 AMBased entirely on the two training camp groups I'm assuming the pre-pre-season expected regular season opening lines are:
Top-6 are all in group 1, bottom-6 are all in group 2. Certainly lots of time for that to change but Keefe generally doesn't just pick his camp groups/lines willy nilly.
Quote from: herman on September 19, 2023, 09:29:55 AMhttps://twitter.com/spittinchiclets/status/1704129975065219102
SC has its own issues, but Bisonette is pretty right here in terms of the crux of the message. There was more that happened that didn't make it to public consumption.
The uh, methodology prescribed at the end there is not helpful though; again, SC has their issues too.
Quote from: Dappleganger on September 15, 2023, 08:09:00 AMQuote from: CarltonTheBear on September 15, 2023, 08:02:51 AMI mean unless there's new/worse details I'm still not sure this seems worthy of this level of attention, but if players were uncomfortable with it they're obviously fully entitled to bring those concerns up the chain.
As long as Babcock didn't take the phones out of the player's possession I think this is a nothingburger. It's been established Babcock has done this activity in the past, with no one saying "he took my phone and starting going through it" and until that changes I think this is weird but not a gross violation of people's rights to privacy. We know people have a vendetta against Babcock and I also consider that in all this.
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on September 15, 2023, 08:02:51 AMI mean unless there's new/worse details I'm still not sure this seems worthy of this level of attention, but if players were uncomfortable with it they're obviously fully entitled to bring those concerns up the chain.
Quote from: herman on September 14, 2023, 12:13:02 PMhttps://twitter.com/Kyle_Cush/status/1702368580442939502
Quote from: Significantly Insignificant on September 14, 2023, 08:49:51 AMI think the problem is that there isn't enough information to actually form an opinion, which leaves many of us filling in the gaps with our own assumptions, which is really bad reporting. It's reporting for the sake of controversy, and they are wrapping it in the guise of trying to do right by the players.
Any leader worth their salt knows that they have to understand the people they are leading so that they can create roles for them that they will feel invested in and ultimately perform well at. So Babcock trying to get to know his players is not all that strange. It's how that personal connection is being fostered that matters. You can't force a personal connection. It needs to be grown.
So if Babcock invites the players into his office, they start chatting and then organically it leads to showing some pictures on the screen, then that's fine. There is nothing wrong with that.
Even if Babcock sends out an email ahead of time to the team and says something like "Hey I'm new here, I want to get to know you guys a little better, so during our 1 on 1 meeting, I would like for you to show me some pictures from last summer around what you did" is a little more forced, but still okay because it isn't a surprise, everyone is on the same page for the reasoning, and there is time for the player to prepare.
But if the player walks in to Babcock's office sits down and the first thing out of Babcock's mouth is "Get out your phone and show me what's on it", then even if the reasoning is that he is trying to get to know them, that is forced, and invasive, which counteracts the part of trying to get to know them.
So without knowing how the whole thing shook out, it's really hard to judge whether this is something that is bad or good.
Quote from: Frank E on September 13, 2023, 09:30:42 AM"A member of the team" sent me a text, so it must be true.
I certainly hope he's not depicting that it's true based on a text from one player.