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Would Marner go to Buffalo?
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on Yesterday at 01:46:05 PMTampa trades away McDonagh when they shouldn't have (betting he would fall off in his 33 and 34-year old seasons, he didn't) and then reacquire him when they shouldn't (more likely to fall off in his 35 and 36-year old seasons, and they're in more of a cap bind with Stamkos). Alrighty.

Pretty tidy bit of business from Nashville though, but it also leaves a big hole in their defence.

Marner played defense.
It's early to tell, and this isn't really based on anything, but I'm already sensing more coherence among the management group. Treliving, Berube, and Doan seem to be a good fit.

I'm guessing they clean house on the coaching staff.
Quote from: Highlander on Yesterday at 02:40:51 PMShanahan had to be there. Ultimately he is the boss.

Agreed. It seemed normal to me. If you're having a press conference with one of the most important persons, the boss is usually there.
I mean, Aho did it on Carolina; I'm positive Marner would as well.
Quote from: herman on May 16, 2024, 10:15:24 AM...
So unless Marner lands with another shooting C that hits 15+% sh% on the regular, he's going to have a tough time getting to 90+.

I don't think it'll be that surprising if he hits it. He'll be on the top line of whatever team he's on. So he won't have Matthews, but he'll have someone capable of potting the puck.
That was a terrible podcast in case anyone else wants to waste their time. Completely sensational and uninformative.

Take-away: Mitch Marner, a supremely talented player who's been destined for the NHL for years has a bit of an ego.
Quote from: herman on May 10, 2024, 10:39:47 AM
Quote from: Kaberle15 on May 10, 2024, 10:35:24 AM
Quote from: mr grieves on May 05, 2024, 08:38:13 PMunless whoever's coaching the team next season has no use for him.

I think all the 32 Teams can use a 99 point player in the caliber of Marner...

I would like all teams to keep thinking that and forget about his quality of linemates.

Let's just admit that you can't be impartial about Marner.

He's an absolute superstar in this league. Teams will not be affected by the quality of his linemates.
I'm not entirely convinced a different coach will make much of a difference. Any change, though, often inspires people at the beginning. So, this might be a time when change for change's sake makes sense.

I think the playoff team was starting to look like something made for success. Totally different type of defence than we've had. Knies brings an element the team has lacked. Lyubushkin, Edmundson are good defensive/physical guys, etc.

The team is missing a 2nd high-end offensive defenseman and a high-end goalie.

I can't see a different coach having much of an impact on the play of Marner, Nylander, Tavares, Matthews, Rielly. Drop Bertuzzi's $5.5M and replace that with a defenseman and we're on to something.

Marner is not the reason they lost that series. And let's not forget: it was OT in game 7. Who knows what would have happened if they won that? Maybe Marner goes on to absolutely torch the next opponent.
He was on pace for his first 100+ point season. So, gangbuster for him would be 110+ points.
I imagine he was probably 4th.
Quote from: cabber24 on May 08, 2024, 06:27:59 AMWatch the f-ing games! The clown scores points when it matters least! Good god!

With respect, one of your previous posts is you being critical of him scoring a goal.

Another is you saying he likely won't net a good return.

Kind of hard to take your opinion seriously. Marner is clearly one of the best players in the league. He's likely underpaid.

Quote from: Zee on May 07, 2024, 08:14:21 AM
Quote from: Peter D. on May 06, 2024, 09:56:58 PMI was expecting a more concrete explanation of his health issues during the playoffs than the vague response we got today. 

I was fully expecting him to say something like he tore ligaments in his knee or ankle off the McAvoy play.

Yeah I don't get it either.  The season is over, what are they hiding?  Teams will disclose injuries during offseasons.

I mean, ultimately his personal health is his personal business. Maybe he just doesn't want to disclose?
I have to admit, both Domi and Bertuzzi grew on my as the season went on. Obviously no way I'd bring Bertuzzi back at $5.5M, but for lesser I would.  I'd keep Domi out of the two.
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on April 24, 2024, 12:27:55 PM
Quote from: louisstamos on April 24, 2024, 12:18:05 PMUtah Ice for me - everything else sounds like bad beer league hockey names.

I'm not a big fan of team names where you can't really call a player the nick name. Like "Clayton Keller is an Ice" or "Clayton Keller is a Venom" is just odd.

100% my thought.

What do they call Minnesota players?

Clayton Keller is a Yeti is kind of funny though.

I'm in favour of Utah HeeHaws, but, what do I know?