NHL 2021

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  1. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    I have a gut feeling he wanted Sullivan gone and the owners intervened, but I could be wrong.
     
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    I imagine you ran outside into the middle of the street, fell to your knees and hailed to the heavens :pray::gayfight:

    I'm still very bothered by near-league-minimum signings having to pass through waivers. "Oh, this UFA we negotiated with only wanted THAT much money? Nice, yoink." I don't think it has happened, but knowing it could feels like violating a signing GM's rights and putting him at a disadvantage as far as acquiring a player.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Eh we'll see. Not sure how much of what's going on was from ownership not wanting to trade a core player. Morehouse is still talking about win now etc etc etc With the current lineup and cap situation not sure the GM makes any difference this season :lol:

    I agree, seems pretty stupid to me.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Wow, seeing that Rutherford wanted an extension and ownership wasn't ready to give him one yet so he quit. If that is really what happened that is some seriously unprofessional behavior.
     
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    That'd be on odd way out for sure. Only other thing I've seen is that maybe he wanted to trade Malkin or Letang, and ownership said no.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Yeah I've seen fans theorizing about that, but not a press article. Kovacevik is usually pretty spot on...

    Kovacevic: Rutherford read the room ... management now must do same
     
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    I'd like to read the rest of that article...always with the paywalls...I still have doubts that the extension was the only thing that did it, maybe it was the last straw for him.
     
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    My guess would have been difference of opinions between GM and ownership, in regards to how long they think their Cup window is open with Crosby/Malkin vs trading for future assets. Ownership thinks they still have another Cup within reach, while the GM is skeptical seeing little coming up the pipeline and diminishing returns on the aging core.
     
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    One would certainly hope this was it, but there's no evidence of it in any of Rutherford's actions up to his resignation. Given he's been sort of pissy with the press for the past year on any question he didn't like and has had several temper tantrums that were caught on recording it wouldn't surprise me in the least if DK is right and he just decided to walk out when they wouldn't give him a new contract. Especially given he is just going to collect his salary until the end of the season and then decide if he's retiring or not :2c:

    EDIT: crap and also just caught that both Dumoulin and Marino were not at practice yesterday... that would make 4 of the top 6 out, and the 2 best defensive guys on the team... and I 6 D injured total.
     
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    Things are getting ugly with injury and COVID. Eller and Pinho are out, so Oshie now has to play center in order to prevent McMichael from playing career game #2 as 2nd line center. Also, McMichael may need to replace Wilson since he’s a game time decision again. I don’t even know who Carr is... The lineup looks like a combo of Penguins leftovers and the Hershey Bears.

    Vrana-Backstrom-Wilson
    Sheary-Oshie-Panik
    Hagelin-Dowd-Hathaway
    Carr-Sgarbossa-Sprong
    *McMichael (fill in if Wilson can’t play again)

    Dillon-Carlson
    Chara-Schultz
    Siegenthaler-Tvr


    Vanecek
    Anderson
     
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    Could it be Daniel Carr? He was a prospect of ours, honest 4th liner.
     
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    Marino is in the lineup, Dumoulin is now week-to-week. The Pens top D pair is now Letang / Joseph... Joseph who had 3 NHL games under his belt. Kid looks pretty good, but damn :lol:
     
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    Had to look him up, apparently been dwelling in the minors since then.
     
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    Down 3-0 after 1. Shocking, who’d have guessed with that all star lineup.
     
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    You know if they merge the Caps and Pens into one team they might have a full lineup :lol:
     
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    Caps up 5-3 after two... I don’t even know what to say, hockey’s determined to be weird this year.
     
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    Pens lost 4-1... and the only Pens goal came from Ceci :nuts:
     
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    3-0 Avs today. They might have taken the cup last season if Grubauer hadn't broken his dick. Strong start so far, though
     
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    Got to admit watching Sullivan talk up how great Joseph is when the kid is literally only seeing ice time because half the defensive core is out is hilarious. I REALLY want to see a reporter grow a pair and ask why, when he is this good and played this well in camp as well, he wasn't in the starting lineup.
     
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    Sounds about right. He was a good filler when injuries occurred, but limited potential kind of guy.
     

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