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  1. Montreal and Columbus seem to have switched places. Heading into last season, the Jackets were expected to be in contention for the top pick and Montreal was hoping Price would be back early enough to get them in wild card contention. Instead, Montreal went off the rails immediately and never got back on, while Columbus surprised and while they were never truly in playoff contention, they scored enough goals to give people a sliver of hope through mid-season, before ultimately finishing in the top half of the non-playoff teams. This year, Montreal was expecting more of last year, while Columbus thought that Johnny Gaudreau would put them into the playoff hunt. Instead, Columbus went off the rails immediately and it is Montreal scoring goals left and right, giving that slight hope of sneaking into the playoffs. The most likely scenario in my mind is that Montreal does exactly what Columbus did last year and finishes in the top half of the non-playoff teams.
  2. How great was the Bash Brothers cameo? And how disappointing was it that Charlie Conway wasn't the secret contact inside the Ducks front office?
  3. Brad Treliving is the man! Chill forever!
  4. Oh, I know. I'm not trying to contradict or anything. I'm really just highlighting the wishy-washy-ness of the NCAA, an organization who for a time allowed schools to provide bagels to student atheletes, but only if they didn't also provide cream cheese.
  5. Athletes get super special treatment. A lot of them were already doing all their classes online to maximize training time even before COVID. And as the NCAA is now dissolving into two mega-conferences that are going to range from coast to coast, we're going to start seeing schools setting up home bases thousands of miles away from campus so athletes can have a central location to live during long road trips and attend classes remotely. In other words, there are reasons why college athletes can't attend camp, but missing classes is at the bottom of that list.
  6. Well, the big schools make a lot of money off of football and basketball. Must sports at most schools are just trying to scrap by. Student athletes also get a lot. Tuition, room and board, elite trainers and facilities, top notch health care, etc. That's probably six figures a lot of places, plus now athletes can make money off of their name, image, and likeness while still in school. Sure, it kind of crazy how the top football/basketball players are making pennies compared to what their programs bring in, but that is not true for most sports at most schools. All that being said, it seems like the NHL could simply allow teams to invite players to training camp without having to sign and pay them. Like in golf, amateurs can still play professional events and simply not take their winnings.
  7. As a Jackets fan, it still hasn't sunk in that a star UFA not only wanted to come, but turned down more money to do so.
  8. Keep in mind they have Drouin listed on LTIR, so adding him to the roster puts them well over, with 3 roster spots still to fill. Of course, if Price is done, then they are in the clear easily.
  9. Can confirm that Benelux and Dieu du Ciel are good recommendations, having followed Joe's advice a few years ago.
  10. Oh, please do go on. This should be good.
  11. Leon Draisaitl, Alex Tanguay, Mark Parrish, and Andrew Brunette. Stamkos is right on the edge, at 16.9%.
  12. Fewer than 50 players with at least 200 career goals had a career shooting percentage of at least 17%. Only four of whom were born after 1970.
  13. Wow. It's not every day somebody I've never heard of gets traded for two firsts and two potential late bloomers, much like Hagel himself.
  14. hockey-reference has steered me wrong! A number database is one thing they have over hockeydb, but obviously not perfect!
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