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Everything posted by sim.on

  1. Jason Demerse is still UFA. We might be up against the cap and Savard might already fill our quota on the right side. Might be a interesting player, a local guy as well.
  2. I have to say I am quite disappointed with the decision to let him walk. Obviously I believed in KK to develop into an impact player. As a third overall pick I trusted that the team had done their due diligence in drafting the player. From what I observed he was showing great promise, namely his hockey IQ and what I considered a strong performance from such a young player in the playoffs. Maybe this was poor drafting, maybe this was the team rushing a young player. Personally I do subscribe to the idea that 99% of the time teenagers should not play in the NHL. There is a big difference between 18 and 20 and very few players development has been hampered by leaving them in the minors too long. Another possibility is that the relationship between KK and management had degraded to the point that his exit was simply a matter of time. Regardless of the reason, I think it would be pretty difficult for management to defend their asset management in this case. You don't want to be put in such a terrible and awkward loose loose position with such a young and promising asset. The kid is only 21 and there is such a wide range of potential outcomes his development could take. Bottom line, I don't like how the whole situation unfolded and from what the outside appears to be hard headedness from the general manager is quite concerning. It makes it hard to cheer for this team when promising young players are consitantly not meeting team / media created expectations or leaving. All this said, I though Galchenyuk was on the cusp of breaking out as well.
  3. I think you have to match. There are no other attractive options out there and you can't let a 21 year old 3rd overall pick who has shown he will be at worst a decent player walk for a few picks that are likely to not get 100 games in the league. The contract sucks but we'll figure it out. We finally have some young depth at center and we all know how hard it is to find quality at that position. The real screw up was bergy being too cheap signing Aho.
  4. That was tough. They are playing well though, gotta have a big third period. They were going to need another goal anyway.
  5. WOW I still can't believe what just happened! GHG Carey was unreal!
  6. Toffoli is on fire! WTF is going on with all these penalties?
  7. I wonder what this does for his confidence? Also wondering how long the team is hopping to have hi down there? Any chance they leave him for the season for more long term development? Glad he's going to play instead of sitting though.
  8. Thats the frustrating part about this team..... lots of good pieces and lots of good efforts but just not quite good enough. Also, i know that at some point there isn't room for excuses but this is a bubble team and missing Gallagher, Drouin and Armia can often be the difference in these close games.
  9. I believe he was a top 4 in Minnesota back when they had one of the better Ds in the league. I haven't followed his career as of late. seems a little suspicious that Buffalo would trade him in the division.
  10. This is awesome! Finally the upgrade we need on left D. A 4th is basically nothing and who knows, he's a local kid so maybe he'll re-sign. This makes the Rilliey trade make sense now.
  11. Looking at the Flames roster I'm supposed they're record isn't better. 3 lines that can score and a sold top 4.
  12. I'm calling this a must win tonight. Even though Ottawa just beat Boston, we have got to get these wins over the teams lower in the standings.
  13. I thought we were getting the goal and the power play. Beauty goal by Armia!
  14. I noticed that some of their top scorers, such as Guentzel, McCann, Rust and Kahun all have pretty high shooting percentages so hopefully they're due for some regression.
  15. I have to admit that I was not a fan of the Domi trade at the time. I was convinced that it was only a matter of time before Galchenyuk broke out. Boy was I wrong and boy does that trade look good now. I have to say, that Penguins lineup doesn't look so intimidating with Crosby out. Hopefully the boys can make it 2 in a row.
  16. I though the team showed a lot of heart in the 3rd. Too bad they couldn't get 1 more.
  17. Night after night Gallagher brings the same high intensity battle level. He has got to be my favorite player on the team.
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