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When do Backstrom and Orlov come back?
Who the hell can score on the second line with Semin gone?
Is Tom Poti back from the dead?
Does Oates install a system that at least tries to score goals?
“Am I really the prettiest one here again?”
I hope Ovie is good again. Doesn't even have to be great. Just good. Not a turd.
"Not a turd" is quite the bar for someone making 16% of the salary cap.
He'll never be the player he needs to be by that measure. I've accepted that. Just don't suck.
Season opens on the 19th in Tampa.
First of the season: Ain't hockey grand!
My lines for the first game assuming Nicky's out.
I could see flipping Chimera or Laich to the 2nd line to avoid how weak and small it is but I like having a legit 3rd line and a defined second scoring line even if it's soft and really not even that good, welp.
God those top 2 lines would be horrible defensively. Nicky really is the glue of everything.
How is Forsberg doing overseas anyway?
Is that Wolski dude really a top line player or is it out of necessity?
I just got depressed.
lol me too.
Mostly necessity and skill set, he's generally a brainless turd who can't play defense and since we have no scoring depth might as well give him a run with ov. he's got the skills to be a good offensive player but it's not likely. Homeless mans Semin sort of
Is Hillen any good?
Don't know much about him other than he's small ish and more of a puck mover than a stay at home guy. He's a 6/7 dman making 600k. He'll be good depth i think. Much better than someone like tyler sloan
CVD, you've become so depressing in threads recently....I just want to be excited :/
I am the merchant of doom. I tried your way. I tried to be good. I did.
I know I am in the minority but I really didn't want Semin to go. Would have loved to see him play under Oates to see if he could produce the way he can and playing with Ribeiro would have been a benefit to both of them. Nicky is the key. If he is healthy maybe this team can surprise us. If not, who knows what will happen.
I kind of agree with you, as it leaves us with a huge secondary scoring hole, but we wouldn't have been able to fit his $7mil under the cap with the rest of the team as its constructed. We would have had to make a tough choice somewhere else (Green, Carlson, Brouwer, not trading for Ribeiro, etc). One thing worth noting: we have $6.6 mil free on the cap right now, and could make a move for a scoring winger towards the deadline if we deem the Wolski experiment a bust. And with a decent bit of space available for next year, depending on what we want to do with the other players up for free agency, we could even afford to take on a player with an extra year left on their deal, if a team needs to dump salary.
We finally went and got a second line center and he has no one to pass to. Good strategy.
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Hockey would be even grander if that douche Garry Bettman was gone. Throw in Pierre MacGuire too. lol.
Agree with wut you guyz say aboot Jizz, eh. Especially since they got a 2nd play making center and we didn't replace his potential goal scoring ability. I've been saying all along to a lot of the Semin bashers to be careful wut you wish for. They wanted him gone.
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