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Messages - Frank E

I'd bet once Matthews gets his 70th that that'll be his last shift for the year.
Quote from: Joe on April 13, 2024, 12:44:30 PM
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Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 12, 2024, 10:42:23 PMThanks for that CTB.  Is he worth it?  What I remember when his name popped up is that he is big and good at blocking shots and that's about it.

Who knows. My gut instinct at first was that there almost certainly wasn't anything here. But since then James Mirtle has said a couple of times that he's heard people say there's a good chance he actually plays NHL games at some point next season and presumably those are people who have watched him closely.

To Toronto's credit they've been reasonably successful when it comes to college players in this position. Either in acquiring guys prior to them becoming free agents (like Hyman) or signing them when they do (Moore, Marchmentnot from the college, McMann, Steeves-ish, possibly Rifai). So maybe he can end up being something, even if the upside would likely be quite limited.

That's of course the optimistic take. The pessimistic one would reasonably point out his zero goals and 15 assists through 4 years of college hockey make it incredibly difficult to see a NHL future and any talk about him is more simply because he's 6'7" tall.

I appreciate the response.  You can't teach size.  (You can teach cliches, however, as I've just demonstrated.)

So Cory Cross with less talent?

Nice reference...fun fact Corey Cross is 53 years old!
Tre gave Kampf a 10 team NTC along with $2.4 x 4.
At this point, Nylander with 2 goals in the last 10.  5 points in 10 last games.

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2023-24 NHL Thread
April 10, 2024, 06:09:40 PM
Quote from: Bill_Berg_is_pissed_off on April 10, 2024, 05:20:57 PM
Quote from: herman on April 10, 2024, 03:13:41 PMhttps://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/1778152145033785694
QuoteThe NHL and the Arizona Coyotes are preparing for the possibility of a move to Utah as soon as April 18, multiple sources confirmed Wednesday.

I know people in Scottsdale and I know people in SLC. Should I be happy or sad? Ah yes, indiferent. That's what I've always been.

Pissed off.
Toronto Blue Jays / Re: 2024 Blue Jays
April 10, 2024, 04:11:59 PM


"Finally, starter Alek Manoah is expected to start for the Bisons on Saturday. Like Swanson, he pitched for low-A Dunedin on Sunday. However, the 26-year-old allowed six runs over 1.2 innings, walking four batters and allowing five hits."
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2023-24 NHL Thread
April 05, 2024, 01:09:12 PM
Well, I'll believe it when I see it...interesting that they put "Phoenix" on top of the arena, and not "Arizona".

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2023-24 NHL Thread
April 04, 2024, 09:33:35 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on April 04, 2024, 09:11:46 PM
Quote from: Frank E on April 04, 2024, 06:51:00 PMDallas is pretty damn deep, if no superstars:

It's amazing how many experts are sleeping on Dallas. They could win it all.

Are "experts" sleeping on them though?  I read that they're rounding into form quite nicely, and Jake is playing well.

The Stars are most certainly built nicely to contend, I think.