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Everything posted by Jasoaks

  1. It's incredibly admirable for the Coyotes to make this stance and so far I think it's a great statement they are making. Things like this are beginnings to ACTUAL change... ...unless it's all talk and they can't back it up. But I do think they have the genuine intention to do this. Look, this kid aint going to last long in this league if he doesn't shape up his perspective of being overtly racist. He'll get destroyed on and off the ice. He's only 18...his brain is very much still developing and there's an opportunity for him to change. Not changing between 14 and 18 doesn't mean much to me. Not changing between 18 and 25 while a professional hockey league puts some effort into it -- that means a lot more. He wont change unless he wants to...and maybe he fakes it at first. But sometimes even faking it can lead to actual change. I don't believe any one is born racists, so I definitely believe anyone can stop being it. And it usually stems from some sort of hatred towards yourself and looking for something to blame for that pain you feel within. If the Yotes can foster an environment where he'll feel comfortable to be honest with them...they can work with him on diminishing that self-hatred and find constructive ways to channel that anger and properly vent it. It's a balance of being accountable for his actions but also understanding what he hates about himself isn't his fault (spoiler alert: it probably has something to do with his parents). Maybe he doesn't "show remorse" right now, but him showing continued anger sounds like he's probably even more upset with himself than he's giving off. He just hasn't gotten through it to the remorse part...yet. Don't force the kid to apologize. That'll never do anything. He needs to come to it himself. And he absolutely can. And I can't think of a better sport than hockey to accompany that!
  2. I think we'll have a new GM before a new coach (and then after that, who knows) but I think BM will ride out his contract and then "retire" or move to a different position. or just not be a GM and stay VP of operations or whatever. Hell, maybe he'll become the head coach again, I dunno lol Either way, he's here till AT LEAST the end of the ED regardless of how successful the team is.
  3. hmmm...really not sure how much I like that...seems like a misstep in his development to me.... but I dunno! I know Getzlaf broke in as a winger and then pretty quickly went to center. I just get really worried with how we develop players lol Like, if he wants to be center. Is already very good at center. And we need a top center. Why spend ANY time with him somewhere else? Also, Terry should be center. It's still mind blowing that they haven't put him there, to me.
  4. Yeah, I hear ya on all that...it just makes me sad to see it in reality...like...man you're doing an ENTIRE article about the Ducks reset in the off-season...like...do a little more than the bare minimum of research. Like, I get it (sort of) if you're doing an article on all the teams and don't have as much time for each team...but...ugh...yeah. Now I really want them to sign Miller (even though I already did lol) just to make the nhl.com writer look even more dumb lol
  5. I mean it's the absolute lowest you can pay a guy so it truly is essentially NO risk. Hopefully for the Leafs his lack of good leadership and his inability to show up in big games doesn't rub off on them... Also, I just read that "Anaheim reset" article on NHL.com....and...it said if Miller doesn't retire he's unlikely to sign with the Ducks?? Is that true?? I kept hearing it was either Anaheim or nobody....
  6. I see Thornton is now a Leaf.....that's interesting. The only real positive here I'd say is the Leafs have now entered the category of "teams an old veteran wants to join to get their first cup before they retire." Congrats, Leafs! At that price, too, it's such a low risk. So that's cool for them. But I don't believe Jumbo has good leadership skills and am curious to see how he does where he isn't THE leader or face or "heart" of the team. He's still got a lot to offer I'd say on the ice. But he also isn't very clutch and chokes a lot...so... *shrug* again at that price, it really isn't going to hurt them. But I also don't feel like this solves ANY problem for the Leafs. I feel like Dubas just likes taking the idea of a player...a player he gets excited to see on the ice...and doesn't really think about the quality of said player or like...if it actually addresses any issue. Thornton addresses the issue of...need center depth. And maybe the players will get excited and want to help him win a cup...but he doesn't address anything else or help anything else. But super curious to see how he does with less pressure as a player on him. Will be interesting to see. Meh, he probably doesn't do much lol hopefully for the leafs he just doesn't get in the way.
  7. and Hall signed a 1-year deal with Buffalo....wow...fascinating. If anything, I feel this is just gonna be trade bait come the trade deadline lol and it gets Buffalo a little bit closer to the ceiling...i mean, why not? I just don't understand how this sounds good to Hall lol I guess...pad stats with Eichel?
  8. With no clue when the season is actually going to start...the start is no where in sight. I don't think teams want to make many trades at this point, unless it's inevitable cap ones, till there's an official start of next season. Once we have that official date, I'd expect to start seeing the trades pick up... Until then.......there wont be much going on......
  9. Granor McGravid? Granty McGrant-Face?
  10. I support that! We have a really good player...let him play with who he wants to play with!
  11. Now THAT'S a GM strategy I could get behind....sign the guy to a 1-year deal....then at the trade deadline...move him for a 3rd rounder or something. Re-sign in the off season. Repeat.
  12. Manson is the x-factor, true. I really wish I knew what happened to him...it was so sudden. like *snap* suddenly not very good. If Manson returns to from, really, we'd be looking at a very strong D. Not just passable. But strong.
  13. I'd add our entire D into that list, too. And our assistants....
  14. hahaha ohhh sounds exciting! remember that game tying goal he deflected into his own net in the finals? I would imagine we'd have a Fowler/Shattenkirk pairing.
  15. So, it seems like we essentially went from Gudbranson to Shattenkirk. I'd say that's probably an upgrade...and we also got a 5th rounder next year. The price is essentially the same. And we got a pick. And a player to expose for the ED.
  16. ha! so, basically we got Thimo Nickl and some prospect named Kyle Criscuolo for...essentially nothing!
  17. Oh that's definitely what i meant! haha Same, about feeling bad for their fans. Since they were one goal away from a stanley cup appearance, they looked like the most poorly run team in the league. Now they've seemingly addressed all their issues. I'm not as much of a question mark on Murray. I think change of scenery-type trades can make a difference. But he may continue to be inconsistent, for sure. I also never felt like Edmonton was ever the team worthy of a crown. They hardly addressed their real issues in goal, depth, or on D. Same with Toronto. Same with San Jose. Just never really fully addressing their actual issues. Ottawa i feel they have been. Although, when your issues are "everything" ...it's tough not to I think Ottawa and New Jersey are gonna be really exciting to watch. Well, if NJ would fix their goaltending....oh and I guess they need some D too haha
  18. so...are the Sens like...the best looking team in a couple years???
  19. I get the sesne something like this would be happening....otherwise why make this seemingly useless trade the day before UFAs become available? it's gotta be for a signing...and for someone to play with Fowler (hopefully).
  20. Wow....a #3 overall going for a 2021 5th-rounder....that's...insane. I liked him, too!! Is this move of things to come? Does this free up money we COULD use to trade Manson for Nylander? Or Lindholm for Nylander? Seems like an odd move to me. And a sad one at that. Sorry to see you go! Especially for a 5th rounder...
  21. Exxxaaaccctttllllly. We need Drysdale to develop well...I don't know how to do that. And I'm still not confident the ducks management also knows how to do that lol
  22. Yeah, I kinda get a sense this is more likely, too. Lindholm should get us some goooood return, though. At this point....what do we need? You could argue we need everything except goaltending still? Do we still need a "goal-scorer" finisher? Or should we be content with seeing how our prospects work out right now? Is Nylander still a worthy player to go after?
  23. It looks like Zegras and Colangelo were teammates at some point? Maybe even....friends? For a pick that's had so many goals recently, but people think it might have been just from being on a "good" team...that's not a terrible sign for us that Zegras and him know each other. Could have some of that "chemistry" we need. Perrault has the better shot, but it might not be terrible to put all 3 of them on a line at some point...even though they are both RWs. Could still work with Zegras being a L shot!
  24. I don't understand when these people say "ohhh what a find!" for teams to take a player that fell lol like...no one had to search for that. Also, aren't like...most if not all players drafted on some sort of radar for most teams? So many players go undrafted I'd have to imagine that within the first 4-5 rounds each player selected is scouted pretty well and most GMs have a good read on. It's not like the Ducks went to some unscouted player they found playing in a pick-up game at TheRinks lol (aka a fantasy I should probably stop hoping for at this point in my life.... )
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