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  1. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    Funny, his coach uses him like the best defenceman on the team. And the fact was he excelled when paired with Emelin. And the fact is he did play more than half the season with Emelin... we've already seen this from the ice time charts. Why do you argue against numbers that are easily verifiable. Fact Subban played more minutes with Emelin than Ekholm. The NHL tracks this,
  2. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    SSM is the strongest team in all of Junior Hockey and were my pick to win not just the OHL, but the Mem Cup. I was shocked that OS took them 7 games. Hamilton was my pick to win the conference, but I think Sault Ste. Marie spanks them in the OHL final. The west is stronger than the East overall.
  3. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    I hate them both. Like you I hate the Bruins more, and i live in the middle of Leafs country and have more annoying Leaf fans as friends than Bruins fans. In most circumstances I'd hope the Leafs would win the series. But with the draft pick, I want the Leafs OUT. That said, I'm cheering for the asteroid.
  4. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    I want the leafs out because we own their second round pick... so the sooner they are out, the higher that will be. if they make the conference finals, its not good for our pick. Same with Washington.
  5. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    Subban is playing with Ekholm now. He didn't during most of the season. Ekholm played with Josi when Ellis was hurt, which was more than half the season. Subban played a lot of minutes with Emelin. This again says a lot about how much the Preds rely on Subban defensively and how much they trust him. When Josi's partner was hurt, they were sure to make sure that the player beside Josi was one of their big 4 defenceman.... while promoting a bottom pair guy to play with Subban, and still trusting Subban and the bottom pair D to take the toughest zone starts and opposition.
  6. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    Burns scored almost 30 goals last year, which was like 10+ goals more than the next highest defenceman. thats the difference. When the offense is overwhelming, it is hard to argue against. Carlsson's offence wasn't overwhelming... he was barely ahead in points, and his lead was based entirely on secondary assists, as hedman and Subban beat him in primary points.
  7. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    Meh... he still has less than 70 points. Big deal If he was a 90 point defenceman it would matter. That he's the top scoring defencemen. When there is such little separation in points, i can't give Carlsson a nomination when his defensive game is clearly inferior to guys who he beat by a point or two. Add in the fact that Hedman and Subban have more primary points, and he's getting the extra second assist a lot of the time, and I really don't care that he has a single digit point lead on the three nominees.
  8. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    Did you read my entire post? "- He is given more defensive zone starts than Ozone starts. He's given a bigger percentage of Defensive Zone starts than any defenceman on his team and bigger than both of the other two finalists. He put up over 60 points, despite his deployment as the top shut down pair, while the Josi/Ellis duo is used for more offensive deployment at 5v5 - Despite the fact he is used in a far defensive deployment, he still is a positive Corsi player, and has a positive relative Corsi as well. - Despite the fact he is used in that defensive deployment, he is neck and neck with all the other defence in points... yes he's 8th, but there is very little separation from 1st to 8th... He's 9 points off John Carlson, but just 4 points off Hedman and 3 on Doughty. - His d-zone starts is, by a big margin, the highest of any of the top 15 defencemen in scoring." All of that goes to why he is a deserving nominee.... Add in the fact that he leads the league (tied with Hedman) in Primary points as MOLG pointed out.... and yes, he deserves the nomination. I still think Hedman wins the award.
  9. Injury news

    Byron showed great attitude and character by playing out the season despite being hurt.
  10. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    He is the best defenceman on his team - He is given more defensive zone starts than Ozone starts. He's given a bigger percentage of Defensive Zone starts than any defenceman on his team and bigger than both of the other two finalists. He put up over 60 points, despite his deployment as the top shut down pair, while the Josi/Ellis duo is used for more offensive deployment at 5v5 - Despite the fact he is used in a far defensive deployment, he still is a positive Corsi player, and has a positive relative Corsi as well. - Despite the fact he is used in that defensive deployment, he is neck and neck with all the other defence in points... yes he's 8th, but there is very little separation from 1st to 8th... He's 9 points off John Carlson, but just 4 points off Hedman and 3 on Doughty. - His d-zone starts is, by a big margin, the highest of any of the top 15 defencemen in scoring. When you are looking at shooting percentage, plus/minus, etc... you are looking at the wrong stats....
  11. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    All those talented Leafs forward, and the only one who is clutch tonight is Tomas Plekanec.
  12. 2018 draft thread

    Barre-Boulet is the passer, Alain is the shooter on that team.
  13. 2018 draft thread

    He has some offensive skills. Is it enough to make the NHL, probably not, but still there is a chance. We have a bunch of extra contracts. I'd rather give them to guys like this, skilled but question marks, than to AHL grinders. You never know when one will work out like a Tyler Johnson.
  14. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    I've already said I'd trade Pacioretty. I see no need to get Smith. He's not better than the wingers we will have even after trading Pacioretty. He's meh, and has the same issues of aging. I'm fine going forward with Galchenyuk, Drouin, Gallagher, Lehkonen, Hudon, Scherbak, as the top 9 wingers instead of spending 4 million + on Smith. Thats not even counting Paul Byron, who I'm also willing to trade.
  15. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    33 14 15 4 39 24 37 23 30 21 35 12 17 25 Career 226 vs 123 Yup basically the same guy.... Pacioretty is a whole 1 year older. Its almost double the career goals. Again Craig Smith is a poor man's Pacioretty at about the same level as Desharnais is a poor man's Crosby.
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