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  1. On 12/28/2019 at 9:39 AM, FanSince1993 said:

    I remember 5 years ago was so much hype on this forum about Nick Ritchie: powerful, dominant forward who'll drive to the net and crush the opposing team defensemen. And now this guy, who didn't prove anything yet on professional level, but some naive Ducks fans already project him to be our #1 center. I better be quiet before some forum members start hate me here...

    If nobody on the board hates you, then you are not doing a very good job of expressing your opinion. 😁

    BTW does anybody have a link for the USA v Russia game?
    I speak neither Czech nor Russian and thus far those are the only links I am finding.

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  2. 14 hours ago, Jasoaks said:

    I can't argue with that. But that doesn't prove anything. I still don't think it's rigged.

    No, it's not rigged. It is however, a strange coincidence that both of the largest TV revenue markets got a nice boost in draft position.

    There are representatives from each team in the room for the ping pong ball festivities.
    Henry Samueli was our rep this year.
    What I don't get is...if they already know the order...do the team GM's and executives on stage for the card flipping already know the results as well?  Or, are the ping pong ball team reps sworn to secrecy?

  3. 9 minutes ago, dtsdlaw said:

    I agree that you need great players, but I also maintain there are other ways to obtain them other than to draft them into your own organization with top-5 picks. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the only players on our 2007 Cup team that we drafted into the organization were Getzlaf, Perry, Bryz, and Drew Miller, and none of those were high drafts picks.

    Boy, I remember that Getzlaf/Perry draft like it was yesterday.
    Driving in my car and Lee Hacksaw Hamilton came on the Mighty 690 radio station gushing about those 2 guys.

    You are absolutely right though...outside of the first 2-3 selections, you need great scouting mixed with good luck.

  4. 13 hours ago, Fowl said:

    They were destined for the bottom after hiring Desjardins - the Tank Commander.

    Which is probably why they hired him in the first place.

    Toffolli said the practices were pathetic.

    Kovalchuk, their third leading scorer, was a frequent healthy scratch.
    Doughty said he couldn't wait for the season to be over.
    Doesn't exactly sound like a team giving their all.

  5. 13 hours ago, gorbachav5 said:

    Screw tanking.  If the Ducks hadn't blown that game to the Blues and the Kings they'd be picking third right now.  

    Or if the Ducks had told their players to just stop playing hard, like I'm sure the Rangers did, maybe they could have managed to finagle themselves into just the right position to pick 2nd.

    There's just no way to know how these things play out.  Hopefully they get a stud at #9.

    I think if I read somewhere that if the Ducks had lost 2 more games, they would have picked 2nd.
    Had they won 2 more games, they would have picked 3rd.
    Of course nobody knows this in advance but interesting nonetheless.

    Interesting to look at the 9th selections going back 10-15 years.
    Even more interesting looking at the players left on the table and selected below the 9th pick. Most notable was in 2010 when Tarasenko went 16 and Kuznetsov went 26, just 3 picks ahead of the Ducks pick at 29, Emerson Etem.

    Can you imagine Kuznetsov, The Birdman, with the Ducks? That would have been pretty cool.


    So do your homework, boysss. Pick us a winner.


  6. 44 minutes ago, Shadowduck said:

    What's that smell? Oh yeah.. it's the corrupted stench coming off of the NHL Draft lottery.

    Devils, Rangers and Hawks.. gimme a friggin break. Hawks jumped from 12 to 3? Every year it always feels like someone piddleed in the punch bowl.

     At least the Ducks are in the top ten. (barely)

    If I didn't hate the Queens so much I would feel bad for them. Going from #2 to #5. They got screwed. 

    They got what they deserved after an obvious tank job.
    No way were they the second worst team in the league.

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  7. 40 minutes ago, Jasoaks said:

    I really don't think this is rigged. I'm sure Kings and ESPECIALLY Avs fans think so...but I don't think it is. It's truly not in the NHL's best interest for Chicago or the Rangers or the Devils to have the top 3 picks. They care the most about making money...Chicago picking 3rd or 12th isn't really going to move the needle financially speaking. Same with the Rangers. Not really for the Devils either.

    If it was rigged you'd see Florida getting the #1 pick. And Arizona after. That would move the needle tremendously. Honestly, we'd may have actually gotten the #3 pick if it was rigged.

    Reading up on some of these later players that aren't Hughes, Kakko, Dach, or Cozens I'm pretty excited to see what we come up with. I think we definitely need a solid center...but our D pool has shrunk significantly the past couple of seasons and I wouldn't be surprised to see us go after one of those Ds!


    Not having the Rangers and Blackhawks in the playoffs is indeed a big loss for the league in terms of TV ratings.
    Hate to disagree with you but generational players in this year's draft will go a long way towards ensuring at least one of the two gets back in the dance sooner rather than later.

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  8. 2 minutes ago, hoxxey said:

    Regardless of what we think, it's going to be what it's going to be.  That kid Hughes looks pretty small to me.  He was shorter than everyone who interviewed him.  I know height doesn't make a player but how will he fare against Giordano's knee?  You have to ask that question...

    I like that the ducks tried really hard at the end of the season - I think that was the right move.  Picking the right player is key.  #9 is the highest energy number on the board so that is a good sign...

    Go Ducks.

    Jack was being interviewed?
    Huh, that must have been who Kathryn was talking to. I couldn't see anything else on the screen TBH.

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  9. Do you guys think EVPIHCGMBM is a seller at the trade deadline?
    If so, who do you think goes?

    Not a whole lot of easily moved pieces and the guy I figured would be moved, Cogs, is long gone.

    Speaking of which, I have not had much time to look in on Star's games. How's Andrew looking?

  10. 6 minutes ago, dtsdlaw said:

    If you believe both bolded statements are true, then the only way to really embrace the tank would be to get rid of talent. Its actually really hard to tank a talented roster (props to RC for figuring out a way!), so the logical question becomes: Who should GMHCBM get rid of to make the roster a lot less talented for the tanking effort?




    Is this a trick question?

  11. I have a feeling that after tonight's game, IHCGMBM will promote one of the assistant coaches to take the reigns for the rest of the season.
    It won't take him long to realize while standing there amongst the snot rockets and puddles of spit on the floor of the bench that life was much better (and def less gross) in the confines of his cozy luxury suite.

  12. On 2/1/2019 at 0:23 PM, duck123 said:

    It's all about momentum.  If the Ducks are inspired with the return of Perry, Eaves, and Silferberg, and win tomorrows game--and then can defeat Toronto with a follow-up win, I can see them doing well this road trip. And I think they will play inspired tomorrow night, and get the win. We shall see.  GO DUCKS!

    Not seeing much of a future in sports prognostications in your immediate future.

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  13. 2 hours ago, Jasoaks said:

    Leafs just traded for Muzzin...soooo they got their D I would say...or they probably think they got the guy they needed on the blue line.

    Leafs overpaid.

    Los Angeles gets forward Carl Grundstrom and the rights to unsigned defenseman Sean Durzi in the deal, along with a first-round pick in 2019.

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  14. 48 minutes ago, nieder said:

    Honestly I don't think we will see Fowler, Lindholm or Manson moved. They are our 'big 3' if you will, even though none of them have played particularly well this year (fire carlyle).

    Montour would be the one to go if anyone, but I think that hits our defensive depth too hard as guys like Larsson, Mahura etc. aren't really ready for more minutes.

    LMFAO Well played, Nieder.

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