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Re: Opening Round: Tampa vs Columbus
« Reply #150 on: April 17, 2019, 10:19:44 AM »
I love what Columbus did at the TDL, and I'm super glad that they were ultimately rewarded for it. 

I wonder how this effects their ability to keep their UFAs. Or at least the big-3.

I hope that they look back and see that they actually have something there, and I hope they ALL come back.

That being said I'm hoping they suffer a crushing defeat in the 2nd round to our Buds!

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« Reply #151 on: April 17, 2019, 10:28:32 AM »
ohhhhhhh SNAP
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Re: Opening Round: Tampa vs Columbus
« Reply #152 on: April 17, 2019, 10:28:37 AM »
Here’s a little factoid that won’t lessen the hurt for Tampa followers:

Not since the expansion era has a team who has led the league all season lost in the opening round of the NHL playoffs.  Sorry Tampa fans, little solace for you.

What do you mean by this? Lots of Presidents Trophy winners have lost in the 1st round.


I should have added “been swept” not “lost”.

The actual statement is here:  via Sportsnet

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Tampa Bay became the first team in the expansion era, which began in 1967-68, to go winless in the first round of the playoffs after leading the league in points during the regular season.

Also this:

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Re: Opening Round: Tampa vs Columbus
« Reply #154 on: April 17, 2019, 02:18:31 PM »
Imagine being a Bolts fan. For all eternity now, a 3-0 lead in a game is going to conjure up even more painful memories than a 4-1 lead does for us. Maybe even more painful than hearing the words "Kerry Fraser" and "high stick".
It's not denial...I'm just very selective about the reality I accept.

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Re: Opening Round: Tampa vs Columbus
« Reply #155 on: April 17, 2019, 02:29:22 PM »
Imagine being a Bolts fan. For all eternity now, a 3-0 lead in a game is going to conjure up even more painful memories than a 4-1 lead does for us. Maybe even more painful than hearing the words "Kerry Fraser" and "high stick".

Cooper said something like if they win the Cup next year this will all be forgotten. But yeah if this core doesn't end up winning in the next few years before change is necessary then it'll loom over them for a long time.

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« Reply #156 on: April 17, 2019, 02:49:58 PM »
Imagine being a Bolts fan. For all eternity now, a 3-0 lead in a game is going to conjure up even more painful memories than a 4-1 lead does for us. Maybe even more painful than hearing the words "Kerry Fraser" and "high stick".

Cooper said something like if they win the Cup next year this will all be forgotten. But yeah if this core doesn't end up winning in the next few years before change is necessary then it'll loom over them for a long time.
Bolts have some decisions to make going forward. Point needs to be signed and he isn't coming cheap. Kucherov and Gordes contracts kick in so they're already at 50 mill for 9 forwards before signing Point. They also only have 4 D signed with Stralman, Girardi, Colbourne becoming UFAs. Somebody's getting traded I would think.

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« Reply #157 on: April 17, 2019, 03:04:33 PM »
]Bolts have some decisions to make going forward. Point needs to be signed and he isn't coming cheap. Kucherov and Gordes contracts kick in so they're already at 50 mill for 9 forwards before signing Point. They also only have 4 D signed with Stralman, Girardi, Colbourne becoming UFAs. Somebody's getting traded I would think.

Stralman's the only real loss there, the other UFAs are all old and overpaid. And considering Stralman turns 33 this summer and had a CF below 50% for the first time in 6 years it might be a blessing in disguise if they're unable to re-sign him to a long-term deal. Point will probably re-sign to some stupid team friendly contract and they'll ditch the last year of Callahan's deal by sending him to the Rangers or something. So they'll need to reply on some cheap deals to fill out the roster but they'll probably be fine.

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« Reply #158 on: April 17, 2019, 03:07:47 PM »
Bolts have some decisions to make going forward. Point needs to be signed and he isn't coming cheap. Kucherov and Gordes contracts kick in so they're already at 50 mill for 9 forwards before signing Point. They also only have 4 D signed with Stralman, Girardi, Colbourne becoming UFAs. Somebody's getting traded I would think.

Stralman's the only real loss there, the other UFAs are all old and overpaid. And considering Stralman turns 33 this summer and had a CF below 50% for the first time in 6 years it might be a blessing in disguise if they're unable to re-sign him to a long-term deal. Point will probably re-sign to some stupid team friendly contract and they'll ditch the last year of Callahan's deal by sending him to the Rangers or something. So they'll need to reply on some cheap deals to fill out the roster but they'll probably be fine.
Probably will be like the Leafs will also. Just have to move some pieces. I wonder what Stralman would cost. Could he be an option for the Leafs if cheap enough or is he done and we hope Liljegren is ready?

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Re: Opening Round: Tampa vs Columbus
« Reply #159 on: April 17, 2019, 03:22:07 PM »
Stralman would be such an upgrade over Hainsey. He'll probably be too expensive though.

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Re: Opening Round: Tampa vs Columbus
« Reply #160 on: April 17, 2019, 04:24:56 PM »
Stralman would be such an upgrade over Hainsey. He'll probably be too expensive though.
That's what I was thinking too.

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Re: Opening Round: Tampa vs Columbus
« Reply #161 on: April 17, 2019, 05:08:19 PM »
Stralman would be such an upgrade over Hainsey. He'll probably be too expensive though.
Well, when we get rid of Nylander, Kadri, Gardiner, and Marleau will have some cap space...
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Re: Opening Round: Tampa vs Columbus
« Reply #162 on: April 17, 2019, 05:22:07 PM »
Imagine being a Bolts fan. For all eternity now, a 3-0 lead in a game is going to conjure up even more painful memories than a 4-1 lead does for us. Maybe even more painful than hearing the words "Kerry Fraser" and "high stick".

Cooper said something like if they win the Cup next year this will all be forgotten. But yeah if this core doesn't end up winning in the next few years before change is necessary then it'll loom over them for a long time.

Couldn't anyone say that who didn't win the Cup this year? I mean I get what he's saying but that seems like a strange thing to say.
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Re: Opening Round: Tampa vs Columbus
« Reply #163 on: April 17, 2019, 05:37:17 PM »
Bolts have some decisions to make going forward. Point needs to be signed and he isn't coming cheap. Kucherov and Gordes contracts kick in so they're already at 50 mill for 9 forwards before signing Point. They also only have 4 D signed with Stralman, Girardi, Colbourne becoming UFAs. Somebody's getting traded I would think.

Stralman's the only real loss there, the other UFAs are all old and overpaid. And considering Stralman turns 33 this summer and had a CF below 50% for the first time in 6 years it might be a blessing in disguise if they're unable to re-sign him to a long-term deal. Point will probably re-sign to some stupid team friendly contract and they'll ditch the last year of Callahan's deal by sending him to the Rangers or something. So they'll need to reply on some cheap deals to fill out the roster but they'll probably be fine.
Probably will be like the Leafs will also. Just have to move some pieces. I wonder what Stralman would cost. Could he be an option for the Leafs if cheap enough or is he done and we hope Liljegren is ready?

They will be better off than the leafs, who will lose at least one big value piece (Gardiner). 

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Re: Opening Round: Tampa vs Columbus
« Reply #164 on: April 18, 2019, 02:52:34 PM »

Oh my god

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