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  1. Meanwhile, while we were all sure that RC was the next head coach to be canned, the team’s results (notice I did not say performance) the last few weeks has probably moved him into the early coach of the year discussion.
  2. I am no on any of the retread coaches. I would prefer going the Dave Quinn route like the Rangers. Really shake things up.
  3. Hard pass from me. I view him as an average coach who stumbled into a situation where he had Kane, Toews, Hossa, Keith, etc. I don’t see him as someone to develop this current Ducks team.
  4. Shots blocked has to be one of the most meaningless stat. In fact, it may be inversely correlated to defensive performance. I don’t want defenders blocking shots. I want shots prevented to being with. That requires defensive clears and team possession. I also want defensemen clearing be crease and allowing the goalie an unobstructed view of the shooter.
  5. I never understood the favorable view of Fowler that many fans have. For whatever the reason, his shot has never developed and his lack of any physical play is infuriating. I’m not saying that he needs to be Brent Burns, but for all the Niedermayer comparisons, Scotty would never get pushed off the puck like Cam. He is not a first pairing defenseman on a elite level defense. If this team is in rebuilding mode, I would be interested to see what he could bring on the trade market.
  6. Just want to make sure I understand. You will not honor a player who jumped ship the first chance he got, and took less money. So I assume you are talking about Scotty’s jersey retirement? Right? For those of you still angry at PK, recognize that without his contribution, this team’s history would have been significantly different. And I don’t mean for the better. Without PK, there never would have been a Selanne trade with Winnipeg. Would Chad Kilger have led this team to the playoffs or the SC Final? Maybe we should have drafted Rob Niedermeyer at number 4 instead? You can certainly be upset with the way he left, but we should honor the contribution he made. Recognize that other players have left teams they were identified with (Roy, Bourque, Blake, etc.) and they were still honored by their teams and their fans for their time with the organization.
  7. Sounds like the second coming of Jiri Sekac.
  8. In the end, how does having Kessler, Eaves and Perry our for an extended period impact the team both financially and with the cap? Do they still pay the salary or is part (all) covered by insurance? Do they get cap relief? While this might open up playing time for the young guys, that has not been the team’s MO over the years. Don’t be surprised to see some aging vet waiver pick ups this week.
  9. Does not sound like he taxed himself too hard in the off season. No real surprise though. Would have preferred he addessed this in May instead of now. Like it or not, I would be happy if they could find a way to unload his contract. Perhaps he could become allergic to his inform?
  10. The conventional wisdom is that the team that walks away with the best player the day of the trade is usually the winner. It’s the rare exception that the team getting the draft picks and prospects walks away with the better end of the deal. Maybe the Hershel Walker trade is one of the few times that the team getting the picks, etc. comes out on top. That trade help to set up the Cowboys for several years. Has there been a similar hockey trade where the team trading the superstar ends up “winning” the trade? Maybe when Calgary traded Niewendyk for a prospect named Iginla.
  11. After surviving Don Waddell’s tenure as GM of the Thrashers, his failures never surprise me. There must be someone in the Hurricane’s we can steal.
  12. From an advance stats perspective, it never makes financial sense to pay that much for a goalie. There is no real correlation between salary and save percentage better than average. However, what you are paying for is a little piece of mind that Gibson will, at worst, be average over his career. You are paying to guarantee that your goalie is not worse than average. Given how the salary cap has increased, the cost of Gibson and the revolving door of backup goalies beginning the year after next (at about $1 million per year), will fit nicely within the teams salary structure for the next 9 years.
  13. With about a month to go before training camp, I was hoping to read a story about the radically intense new training program Perry has been involved in this summer. Too date, nothing. Not hoping for much of a change from what we have seen the last two years.
  14. Throwback? I think they mean throw-up.
  15. Based on this article yesterday, that may not be a given. https://www.tsn.ca/talent/the-nhl-still-hasn-t-figured-out-how-to-pay-goaltenders-1.1137499 In brief, no real correlation between save percentage, save percentage above expectation, and salary cap consumed. Looks like goalie is not where you really want to invest your capital. Interesting to note that Ryan Miller stood out as a real bargain last year.