NHL 2019-2020

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  1. AdamMaz

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    Not a huge contract, but now Shattenkirk too... lets all go to Tampa because they are loaded and can fit everything under their advantageous cap :facepalm:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    I increasingly realize what a freaking train wreck the Pens are from a management standpoint... 3 goalies and 8 D on one way contracts, and one of our starting RFA D has no contract and we don't have money to sign him :facepalm:

    EDIT: and rumor is Guerin is the leading candidate for the Wild GM spot. I would prefer to see them let Rutherford go and promote Guerin as opposed to losing him. I had thought that was the original plan to begin with, but it seems to have stalled...
     
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    Looks as if Marner is threatening to do what Nylander did last season and go play in the Euroleagues until he gets a contract he wants.
     
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    Now confirmed.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Can't fault him for taking the job, hope he does well. I was really hoping to see him as the Pens GM...
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Awesome :facepalm:

    Mike DeFabo: Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said he has an informal list of assistant GM candidates to replace Bill Guerin. Rutherford is not in a rush to fill the position: “I probably will wait for a period of time – maybe even until the end of this coming season.”
     
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    And pretty well fucks the team I’d bet. He’s probably gone 20-30 I’d bet.
     
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    Same problem with Galchenyuk when he was a Hab, suspected for the same reason. Have fun Pittsburgh! I think technomancer might find his new sh*trod to replace Jack Johnson.

    Another day, another hockey-household name signs in Tampa.
     
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    Rookie camps are underway... NOW it feels like the season is on its way :woot:

    Thornton signed another year in SJ and Gardiner signs 4Yx4M in Carolina.

    Anyone else tired of hearing about the RFA logjam? :coffee:
     
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    I will try to follow the Habs rookie camp this year. Although the medias seems to try and sell them as being amongst the most promising group for a long time, it does feel like there's a couple very good prospect in the bunch (Poehling and Suzuki are getting me hopes quite high). Quite a shame that we won't see Caufield in action this year but eh, if he can have another killer year in the US University program, it'll already be a good telling of the future.

    EDIT: Should have added Romanov and Yloven (if I'm not mistaken, the winger that plays in the Elite Finnish league) as players that'll be interesting to see next year
     
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    It is looking like a good group overall, but not NHL-ready with the exception of those two. Although the Laval Rocket are headed in the right direction with Bouchard after one season, they still haven't proven to be above average.

    Caufield arguably could have been productive this year in the NHL, but in ~3 years when he is done University and has grown into a bigger 20 years old body, he will be 200% NHL-ready. Top line with Suzuki centering?? :bowdown:

    Not sure where Romanov is right now, but I believe he was only projected for next year. Yllonen I seem to remember having suffered an injury in the past year, probably needed another year anyway. Lined up with Kotkaniemi would be interesting, granted they have history if I remember correctly.

    In a year or two they will all be much closer to NHL-ready and I imagine a lot of the players on the current Habs roster will likely be let go or get traded, thus making room for the new crop to rise en masse and takeover the core of the team for the mid-to-long term future.
     
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    For as long as I remember Galchenyuk, his player model had Malkin and to think they are playing on the same line together now... very happy for him.

    Season hasn't even started and Corey Perry is already injured again :lol:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Yeah I hope he has a great season, if nothing else it will be interesting to see how well the changes work out.

    Also, DK sports have posted several articles with the statistical analysis, Johnson is objectively terrible :lol:
     
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    :fawk:


    So glad we don't have to hear about Marner anymore. Enjoy salary cap hell for the next million years Toronto! :cond:
     
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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    Anyone watch Jack Hughes play last night (more than just highlights)? Thoughts??
     
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    Missed it, but 2 goals isn't a bad start.
     

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