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Everything posted by Thom-74

  1. I agree, we don't have those kind of players currently. We used to, but time has caught up with them. But last night's game was a good illustration, size still matters and speed can only take you so far. The Thorntons, Getzlafs, and Kopitars may be diminishing, but power forwards are still not only viable, but probably are necessary, in the playoffs.
  2. After watching tonight's Avalanche - Flames game... is the new NHL really about speed? On the Flames' OT power play, they were really only up half a man at best. Gudreau is good on fast breaks, but not so good setting up in the offensive zone. Speed can't make up for size in the playoffs. Giordano, when he isn't targetting knees, is a defender that should be great against a speed team. But, he was helpless when McKinnon, Rantanen and Landeskog were on the ice, all big, physical skaters. Maybe Ducks' hockey isn't extinct afterall. It needs a new coach and new wrinkles, but I don't think the league has changed to a speed game just yet. p.s. That Cogliano is pretty good isn't he Parros. Much better than you ever were Parros, isn't he?
  3. Sharks nearly eliminated, Blues... we'll see how they do in the second round. Go Jets all the same.
  4. Let me suggest this... I prefer the Ducks' 2018-2019 season to Tampa's. I can't believe last season wasn't enough fuel to inspire them. Toronto has an open path to the Cup finals now, if they'll take it.
  5. Bob's comments were that he was surprised by players he didn't think were like that. It wouldn't be any new acquisitions, as he wouldn't have past experience with them to be surprised they'd changed their approach to the game.
  6. Kinda suspiscious.
  7. Let's Go Avalanche! (They're playing dirtbag Giordano afterall)
  8. Awesome on the ny and nj fans.
  9. I'll be rooting for the Avalanche. The Flames will never win a Cup while a dirty player like Giordano is their Captain.
  10. April 9th is almost here. We're pick number 8. 6% chance to be the number one pick. 24% chance of a top five pick. Lowest possible pick, 12th.
  11. Team culture is more valuable than one pick. Anywhere in the top ten of each round, and pick #20 from St Louis should make this a good draft year. That said, if the Ducks can trade their high 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. For a lower pick this year and next year... I'd take those trades, so we can overcome the crap shoot nature of the draft with quantity of rolls at the table.
  12. St. Louis currently with the 20th pick.
  13. If BM is taking a defenseman, he should trade down, or use his 2nd pick of the first round. There's no reason not to draft a center if the Ducks get a top five pick. And if the lottery gives us the second pick Kaapo will make any of our centers look better. But don't waste a top six pick on a defenseman this draft, if BM does that, it should be the end of his tenure with the Ducks.
  14. He did it to Bobby Ryan too. This is the season to punish him and take the suspension imo.
  15. Here's a random idea... since the Ducks have two first round picks... if the Ducks for some reason dont end up with a top five pick.... would you trade this year's first for a first and second next year from a non-playoff team? We know we're going to be better next season afterall.
  16. We'll move up to a top five, not down to a top ten, with the lottery I expect.
  17. I think the lottery will put the ducks in a top five pick range. April 9th is almost here. April 9th, we turn the page.
  18. On the first question, on one hand, gmbm tends to play it safe. On the other hand, being down on the ice may have convinced him of the need to take more gutsy actions. We shall see. On the second question, we have a few weeks to find out whether Friday's game was an outlier or a glimpse of the future. If it's the latter, you'd have to count the Ducks as one of the luckiest franchises in the league.
  19. When I think rebuild, I think a team whose best players are past their prime, and a couple of them have not fully recovered from major injuries the last few seasons. You can be rebuilding and make the playoffs. But if you don't have a chance of playing in the conference finals, you're rebuilding. Either the cup window is opening, or it's closing. If it's closing, the team rebuilds to start opening the window again. The Ducks are rebuilding based on the trajectory over the last three seasons.
  20. Three year rebuild was my expectation. May be shorter than that if last night's game wasn't an anomaly.
  21. George Parros is worse than Colin Campbell.
  22. (Expletive)ing George Parros. What a hoser, eh?
  23. I think with Sprong and Kase on his wings next year, he'll be over 60. Which isn't terrible for a 2c. I don't disagree, he might serve the team better as a wing, but he's not bad at center with capable wings.
  24. Ducks will finish with 68~76 points I expect. Low end if the Kings don't out tank the Ducks in their matchups.
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