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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: July 2, 2016, 12:05 AM »
I don't think that Tampa can keep them all.  I kind of wonder if Stamkos isn't a little ticked at what Hedman got?  That must make him in the top five D salaries.   :o  indeed. 

Like Stalock, good pickup.  Not so sure about Staal.  I'll go back to my point about the Wild being a little up there in years.  Which Stewart?  Hopefully you somehow grabbed ours, he's awful (I know not our guy). 

Edmonton got Lucic for same money as Hall was making and longer term.  Not sure how old he is but not sure he's going to be worth that money in eight years.  I think in some respects swapping out Hall for Lucic should make them a better team but they remain what they've been for the last five years - weak defensively. Guess we'll wait and see if Eberle/RNH can do anything to shore up that back end. 

Canadian dollar will be fine once prime minister selfie legalizes pot.  We'll all be stoned beyond belief but the tax revenue should be grand.  I'll feel bad for all the dimwits that try to cross the border with it in hand though.  Gonna suck being arrested at the border for possession.   

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: June 30, 2016, 10:22 PM »
That was kind of a crazy half hour as it all seemed to steamroll out.

Edmonton got hosed.  That's just a bizarre deal.  I suppose Larsson could top out higher but he's been in the league for a while and I don't think of Edmonton as a place where young talent blossoms.  It goes there to fester is more like it.  Giving up Hall makes sense if they are signing Lucic but I think the return for what is arguably a top 5 if not top 3 LW in the league (and young) should have been a much better defender.  I also really wonder how Edmonton is going to manage the cap.  Yeah, moving Hall out frees up six million but you have to think Lucic gets at least that and Larsson is signed for four more years at $4+.  I know they suggest they're moving Eberle and RNH but I don't think there are many teams in a flat cap era that want Eberle at all.  He'd be the second highest paid Jet and likely slot on our third line with everyone healthy.  He's more like a $4 million kind of guy.  RNH is better value and I could see teams take him on even at $6 but I think any return the Oilers would get would be less.  Then they have Draisaitl, arguably their #2 center going forward, coming off his ELC next year and McDavid the year after.  McDavid is going to get Stamkos/Crosby/Toews money and suddenly Edmonton is stuck in cap hell.  They should have got something like Subban for Hall. 

Speaking of Subban, that was a weird ass trade.  Certainly if only due to age Nashville got the far better player.  There are a lot of rumblings out of Montreal though about Subban's behavior in the locker room.  Who knows what is or isn't true and we'll see in time in Nashville if those play out similarly.  He certainly puts on a fabulous outward display of behavior given his charitable donations, etc.  Nashville definitely got much better.  Stoopid Central division.

The Stamkos deal makes me smile.  Not sure if anyone else ever ventures over to the Hockey Futures board but the Toronto contingent is massive and utterly delusional.  Seeing Stamkos stay in Tampa is such a slap in the face to the Leafs who seemed so certain to sign him.  On the plus side for the Leafs I really believe that's the best possible thing to happen to them.  Otherwise they'd have tried to short-cut their rebuild which wouldn't be smart given how methodically they tore the team down.  A little more patience and then some smart moves building in character veterans who can play (not Jets-style character veterans who can't play - Stuart/Thorburn) and their future is bright.  They have some excellent prospects though probably not quite as excellent as they'll tell you (not talking Matthews I believe he's a legit future #1 C). 

On Tampa though I think they're headed towards Hawk-style cap hell.  They simply can't afford to retain all their players under the cap.  Way too many good players that will be getting better salaries coming out of their ELCs.  Palat, Johnson, Drouin, Bishop, Kucherov.  Not all are due this year but in the next year or two a lot of guys are going to be looking to be paid and I think you start to see Chicago-style dumping of excellent players going on.  Hedman is due up soon I believe, but a year or two down the road.  That's kind of crazy.  Some guys are going to have to go and I don't think anyone aside from Stamkos (and probably Hedman) is guaranteed to stay.  Bishop will likely end up out, but a couple of skaters too. 

We aren't nearly as good as Tampa but we may run into similar issues as well.  Scheifele and Trouba up this year and reasonably speaking Scheifele should get Barkov money ($6+) and Trouba's comparables are around $4.5-6.  Ehlers, Connor and Laine will all be due in the next three years and if they meet their expectations they won't be any cheaper than Scheifele.  Plus Wheeler and Little will be due new contracts around the same time. 

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Woke up to a double whammy from the sports world. Tennessee Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt and legendary NFL coach Buddy Ryan.

Summit had been sick for quite a while, hadn't she?

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: June 26, 2016, 11:30 PM »
Chuckle.  Our young first rounder landed in Winnipeg.  Being a Twins fan I thought I'd post this pick:



He can share my baseball misery while lifting up my hockey team. 

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Thanks for the reminder Tracy.  Hard to believe it's that long ago now.  Not that I ever need a reason to raise a glass but I'm more than pleased to do so in her honor.   :'(

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: June 15, 2016, 10:07 PM »
************.  Hawks trade Teravainen and Bickell to NC for 2nd and 3rd round draft picks.

Love getting Bickell's money off the books, hate that they had to include Teravainen to do it.

Also, - congrats again to Jesse.

I love the Hawks, but as long as you have Kane and Toews on those contracts you're going to see that happen every year.  Up against the cap as defined by Chicago.  Horrible Canadian dollar is really messing with a lot of teams right now.   :-\

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: June 13, 2016, 11:02 PM »
Hey, I'm happy for Phil.  Seems he can actually play the game pretty well.  Maybe it was something about his former team?   >:D

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: May 7, 2016, 02:34 AM »
PEKKA!

I heard you were dead. 


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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: May 3, 2016, 11:19 PM »
Yeah, a Laine smile for sure.  Nice stroke of luck for not pulling the full on tank to end the year.  With Connor coming up we'll be very young and I imagine we'll miss the playoffs again, but the future looks brighter than it has. 

It may be a Matthews smile as well, for who knows what the Leafs will do.  If they want to pass on a #1 center, well that's up to them. 

Thanks for the explanation of the situation with the Wild, it seems we're of a fairly similar mind. 

Finally thanks to Chicago for the 22nd pick OA, appreciate you fellas losing in the first round. 

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: May 1, 2016, 11:05 PM »
 ;D

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: April 24, 2016, 11:02 PM »
The kids? 

Forgive me, but my perception is that Minnesota kind of went all in with the signings of recent years - Parise/Vanek/Suter - so I tend to think of Minnesota as more of a win-it-now kind of grouping that seems to have failed.  Some good youth but hardly a young team. 

Wish we'd get a new coach/asst coaches after that gong show of a season with the abysmal power play and PK.  Ugh.  We definitely went youth movement but wouldn't it be nice to get some decent coaching? 

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: April 23, 2016, 12:11 AM »
I'm just going to copy Jeff's list with Tampa over the Red Wings though.

Very brave of you to make that pick with Tampa up 3-1 in the series, Steve.   :P

My Detroit pick was totally selfish - I wanted to see Detroit advance only because I didn't want to admit that this might be the last Datsyuk-hockey we get. :(

That's why my first pick in our Jets season ticket draft was the Wings.  Got to see Datsyuk play live at least once.   :)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: April 18, 2016, 03:24 PM »
At least he has the only working cell phone left in the universe. Will have to re-watch again next week to see what he actually said...all I got was "Ill be there".  ???


One of two - he was talking to someone else.  I'm assuming it's a satellite phone in hopes that they'd still be functional based on being in space, rather than cell towers that were nuked.  I think it's a stretch, but I'll somewhat allow for it. 

Family coping fine, our heroes show up, two of them die (at least).  Yippee!  Another reason to hate our merry band.  These people are dumb.  I really wish Strand would toss them all off the boat.  Still operating like it's a democracy for the bleeding hearts.  Blech. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: April 16, 2016, 11:28 PM »
I just read FTWD has already gotten a Season 3 greenlight. 

I hope the acting and storyline improve dramatically in the next couple of episodes.

http://screenrant.com/fear-the-walking-dead-season-3-renewed-amc/
Well that seems a little premature.  I'm sure it's based on numbers that tuned in for the premiere but really at this point it's like watching a car accident - you should look away but for some reason you can't. 

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: April 12, 2016, 10:33 PM »
Jets in... oh wait, after a month of the season we sucked.  Until the last four games, when we rocked.  Pointlessly.  Well, not entirely, I love beating the Wild, Kings and Ducks.  But good luck to y'all cuz we ain't there (and if the youth movement continues we won't be there next year either but the future looks bright).

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