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Does it make me a bad Canadian that I would gladly make a deal where the Leafs win the Stanley Cup and Team Canada never wins another gold medal in my lifetime?
I would just like to note for the record that Teemu Selanne is ####### awesome.
Of course, if Toronto does win, that probably means the city burns to the ground in the celebration.
I'd take a Blues Stanley Cup in exchange for the United States never winning another winter olympic medal in anything
Word is the Penguins offered Brandon Sutter, Simon Despres, a 1st and a 3rd for Kessel, which the Canucks declined.
Someday, sometime, an NHL team will figure out that most goaltenders are fungible.
There is no goaltender in the NHL right now that I would pay more than $3 million a year for. You can get very nearly the same performance for free.
I think I've got the Penguins figured out--beyond Crosby and Malkin they're an untalented team that tries hard. They win a lot in the regular season because they're so high-effort all the time, but in the playoffs their opponents match their effort level, and when they run into a team with enough defensive talent to focus on stopping Crosby and Malkin, they can't score at all.
The Blues comically overpaid for Miller, who isn't significantly better than Halak. Someday, sometime, an NHL team will figure out that goaltenders are fungible.
Yeah, but a playoff series can change on a just a few saves.
In what I can only assume is Stan Bowman trolling Blackhawks fans for critcizing him after winning a cup, the 'hawks have signed upjumped-punchtaker Brandon Bollig for a $1.25 cap hit. For three years.
The David Clarkson signing has been disastrous.
There used to be a lot of talk about goaltending styles when I first started watching hockey, in the early 1990s. Now every goaltender basically uses the style Martin Brodeur does.
i'd disagree. they're an extremely talented team that has no discipline whatsoever. the peak-era devils played high-effort all the time, but they did it within their system. high-effort for the penguins means a ton of penalties and a ton of freelancing, leading to your goalie being hung out to dry, either on the PK or on odd-man rushes.
Brodeur's astounding consistency is what has made him an all-timer. His save percentage is about the same as anyone else's, always has been.
Whether it's lack of talent or lack of discipline, the Penguins' bottom two lines are getting killed, and their lack of depth might well kill the team in the playoffs.
I really don't think current Executive of the Year Ray Shero has any idea what the hell he's doing.
Nobody thinks the Flyers are that creative.
I have a sneaking suspicion that depth is more important in hockey that it gets credit for. After all, the worst players in your lineup are still playing something like a third of the game, maybe more. You can bury one or two guys who are struggling, can't play defense, or whatever without too much trouble, but you can't hide your entire bottom two lines and 3rd defensive pairing for very long.
SCREW JEFF CARTER - GO CBJ's!
Thanks to Columbus for gift wrapping another missing piece to the Kings in exchange for essentially nothing (or at least very little the Kings had any use for).
Because the failings of bad teams are always blamed on the guy who ####### about being traded there.
Lombardi is easily one of the best GMs in the league (now and before).
Meanwhile, this Devils-Flyers game is one of the poorest excuses for officiating I've seen in some time.
Just in case not everybody knows, the Leafs do in fact suck.
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