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Everything posted by gotchabari

  1. I just disagree with this. There could be individuals who are better and worse, but the overall makeup was similar, and they similarly underperformed and improved with a coaching change. They've had some puck luck in the playoffs, but you never know who does and doesn't get that.
  2. Ahh... what do YOU kn... Nevermind.
  3. Yup. My wife and I just kind if laughed and said "of COURSE Cogs missed the open yawning net!"
  4. Only when it's Gary's Angels in LV.
  5. Bingo, and the result of the contact is a big part of determining that. Plus you mix in the clear directive recently that head injuries get the biggest penalties (see also: Cogliano, Andrew). This is why you see majors and/or GMs for pretty soft taps that result in a head to the boards, turnbuckle, goalpost, ice, etc.
  6. Yes, a major can be called for a crosscheck. And it elevates to a major due to????? Injury and/or intent historically. It doesn't have to be intentional, either. If it starts a problem (knocks Pavs off balance for this one) it falls into the same group of careless penalties and suspensions for head shots. You're stopping your judgement at the crosscheck. The refs are judging all the way through to the eventual result. That's why you stood at 2 and they go to 5.
  7. According to 59.3, a crosscheck that results in injury (regardless of intent or how it got there) can get you a major and GM (59.5). Historically it has been called that way. Stastny's role was peripheral. Eakins's crosscheck was the root cause of the series of events, hence his being the penalty. It resulted in serious injury, hence it becoming a major and GM.
  8. St. Louis moving on to the second round from last place just highlights how important changing the scenery of coaching can be. Their new coach is no Messiah, but the change of voice allowed what is a decently talented roster to play to their potential. The Blues are the alternate universe Ducks if GMIHCBM had pulled the trigger when he should have.
  9. I think highly of him. Debrusk kneed him earlier, elbowed him in the head earlier, and immediately prior to the crosscheck, Debruck boarded Kadri's teammate with a headshot into the buckle. I have no idea how Debrusk escaped penalty and DPS review. His actions were way more dangerous (and repetitive) than Kadri.
  10. The list was on the NHL website the day before. Still there now, I think. Not an easy read, but at least it's there.
  11. Given the eventual outcome, I think we've already had their staff!
  12. The Ducks were literally the 8th worst team. They had stretches that wereworse, and stretches that were better. In the end, that left us as 8th worst. Literally.
  13. I'm guessing that is 99.99999% of it.
  14. That is mastery level trolling by Giordano.
  15. Looking pretty much like the 6th worst record. We're at #7, now, but I expect us to go 1-1 to close out (Lose to CGY, Beat LAK). With the Rangers on a nice streak AND 2 games in hand, I think they overtake us. Doesn't seem likely Edmonton would lose all 4 of their last games, and Detroit's streak will likely come up short of catching us.
  16. We're 8-4-1 lately, some of it without Getzy. I'd LOVE to see more of that in 2019-20!!! This draft pick is more about 4 years from now than next year, whether it be first or tenth.
  17. So you're saying there's a chance...
  18. You mean Brian Burke, the guy who traded for a some multi-year rentals, but drafted our current franchise players in late first round?
  19. When they were playing there, they had a similar record and were still stuck in 3rd. I've been watching all year trying to figure out what the big hubbub was about, even considering that it might have been poaching, and don't see a pattern.
  20. Could be, but their three others are Detroit, Ottawa, and Devils. If they pick off 2 out of the 6 playoff teams in addition, then that covers the games in hand and keeps them ahead. Rangers would be the most likely to have us shift, but I don't see any worse occuring.
  21. So, all this talk of Dallas Eakins doing so many wonderful things down in SD and being the heir-apparent, etc. I'm not seeing it. The Gulls are doing all right, but are 32-20, and have been stuck in 3rd place despite reports of going on long tears. Is he really a magical coach, or is he just a good AHL coach that should stay there to help keep developing our youth?
  22. Why is it luck when it happens to us and not when it happens either way to the teams around us? It is odds, plain and simple, and will remain so. We will win some and lose some moving forward, as will our nearest teams. There will be games including two teams near us. Yes, we won some, but also lost to the Kings and Yotes. Bottom line is that we have maintained that 5th spot for weeks, despite claims otherwise and despite promises that we have screwed ourselves, and having played more games than most ahead of us, odds (not luck) are in our favor of it staying that way.
  23. We have been 2 points behind the teams above us this whole time, and we have only recently built the games in hand in our favor. So, technically, we have become more solidly implanted in our spot.
  24. We are 9-9 under Murray. 0.500 Hockey. While it is an improvement over the losing streak, it is not "winning a ton of games." I disagree with your premise, so am going to register a "no" for my answer.
  25. In all the complaining and promises that we are losing our pick, we have not changed ranking once in two weeks, including tonight. And no, we are not tied with the Rangers right now as they have 2 GIH.
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