NHL 2017 - 2018

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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Got to admit watching the local Post Gazette reporters trying to create stories about the Pens is hilarious. The Pens have IIRC about $6 million in cap left, Sheary has an arbitration hearing tomorrow and they still need two centers and have a surplus of really good wingers and the idiots are acting shocked when Rutherford tells them they have no interest in Jagr :facepalm:

    EDIT: scratch that, Sheary just signed a 3 year deal for $3 million a year so $3 million in cap space left to sign two centers (or one and go with Rowney or Simon for one of the lines)
     
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    ^^ Flyers just had a wave of "Nolan Patrick injured again!!!!" from the beat writers.

    He was sick and on medication that made him drowsy/loopy so he wasn't skating...at home...by himself...for 3 days. Not even team related.
     
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    I would be okay with giving another young guy a shot at filling a bottom-six center role. Give him a couple months of evaluation and go from there. That is, however, under the assumption that Matt Cullen comes back for another year. If he's done (and I suspect he is) then we'll need to add at least one capable center in short order.
     
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    I am betting Cullen retires, Rowney ends up centering the fourth line, and they trade for somebody for the third line center position. At this point we have 8 defensemen with NHL contracts so something needs to give or we are going to lose somebody on waivers so a trade seems likely.
     
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    It's official, Mike Fisher is retiring.
     
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    Ah bummer Cullen signed a one year deal with the Wild
     
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    Figured he would have just gone out on top with 2 straight cups.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Yeah I'm a bit surprised I figured he'd retire too. He's from Minnesota so maybe he just wanted to finish his career there.
     
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    Phil Kessel still trolling I see.:lol:

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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Absolutely LOVED that photo when I saw it, such a fantastic fuck you to all the dimwit haters :lol:
     
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    I still think the White House visit, Obama opening-joke is the best :D
     
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    Karlsson named NHL's #1 defenceman :barf:
     
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    So...I just registered here and discovered that there's a ****ton of ERG players who are hockey fans? Just hit the internet gold mine!
     
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    Being a Detroit fan, I really hope they have a solid season. However, they still have Ken Holland for a GM and that genius Jeff Blashill for a coach, so I won't hold my breath. I'll be happy if the boys make it to the playoffs. Really hoping that Mrazek will shine again so I can stop hearing them gloat about how incredible Howard is(n't). On a positive note, we do have a new arena!
     
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    So Will Butcher is going Jersey :lol:
     
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    I'm not sure how that's a step up from Colorado :lol:
     
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    Yeah I'm going to guess they gave him some obscene bonuses on top of salary to get him. :2c:
     
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    I think you're the first Wings fan I've heard pulling for anything but a fire sale and a complete rebuild. They have quite a few awful contracts locking up mediocre players. If/when Zetterberg and Kronwall retire, the Wings are going to be in a world of hurt unless guys like Nyquist and Athanasiou turn out to be elite scorers.
     
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    All optimism aside, you're absolutely right. I feel like Holland is just riding out his remaining years and really isn't concerned with the future. To keep Blashill as head coach is an incredibly terrible idea, as is to continue signing aging players like Howard or talentless hacks such as Ericcson, aka "Frankenstein On Ice". You know damn well that when ol' man Illitch passed away, so did the real fire under this teams' ass. I mean, I understand he wasn't the be all end all of the Wings, but he had a damn fine run owning them. I'm getting the drift that the main concern now is more-so with profiting off the new arena more than anything. Anthanasiou has most certainly shown promise, but I recently heard that he is speaking of going to play for Russia. Sounds to me like he is pulling for more money from management, as you don't hear too many guys stating things like this unless they are nearing the end of their career (returning home). As if it couldn't get worse, Zetterberg stated about a week ago that he most likely will not finish out the remainder of his contract.
     
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    From a recent news article on what the Avs are looking for for Duchene

    "The Avs are looking for a first round draft pick, quality young defenseman, a proven NHL player and a top prospect."

    The Avs are delusional :rofl:
     

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