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  1. 13 hours ago, dlbalr said:


    When there are reputable independent scouting services not ranking Wright 1st, I wouldn't simply dismiss it as click bait. Wright would be the consensus favourite to go 1st but it doesn't seem like it's anywhere close to a guarantee either.

    If the Canadiens were considering taking Slavkovski, don't you think they would have taken him to a dinner too?

  2. 2 goals was good but it was looking a little scary when it was 1-0.


    The wings almost made it 2-0 a couple of time.


    The team seems to have woken up now. The team also seems to have tendency to get down on themselves when things aren't going their way which only makes the problems worse. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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