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  1. I think we've already got a similar player in Shaw. 4th line guy that plays some PK and can't score. Re: the above conversation, I'd bring back Beleskey in a heartbeat.
  2. Interesting, Flames are buyers?
  3. I thought at the time that the Chicago/Anaheim series in the West was basically the Cup final. They were the 2 best teams in the playoffs and it was an outstanding, fast series which I enjoyed thoroughly until we crapped the bed at the end. I think if Anaheim wins that Game 7 at home they have another Cup.
  4. Anaheim wins that series against Detroit if the refs don't let Zetterberg push Hiller's pad into the net to score the winning goal.
  5. It probably makes more sense for us than it does for Colorado anyway. Maybe Vats to Toronto for Nylander? But then Toronto would have to protect Vats and they might rather protect some of their other young blueliners. It's tough.
  6. It's not a dumb question. Teams can protect 7 forwards, 3 defense and 1 goalie, OR 8 skaters and 1 goalie. If Anaheim went this route we would probably protect Getz, Perry, Kes, Silf, Rakell, Fowler, Lindholm, Vats. That leaves Cogs exposed and no room to protect Vermette or Manson either. The 7F, 3D option is better for us.
  7. 7 forwards, 3 defense, 1 goalie Getz, Pears, Kes, Silf, Cogs, Rakell, and at this stage Vermette. Fowler, Lindholm, Vats (assuming Bieksa waives his NMC or is bought out) Gibby
  8. He does, but it doesn't apply to the expansion draft. We can expose him.
  9. I agree with you, those are the 3 guys I would protect. It sucks that Manson would get picked immediately though. Honestly this is why trading Vats for a guy like Landeskog makes sense. We have 4 young defensemen that we need to fit into 3 protection spots. If we trade one of them for a forward, that problem goes away, and we have space in the forward spots to protect a new forward i.e. Landeskog (assuming we expose Vermette). Either that or give LV some 'future considerations' to pick Boll. Edit: Of course this is all assuming Bieksa waives his NMC, otherwise we are fitting 4 young defensemen into 2 spots.
  10. I can't see Murray letting Vatanen go for nothing. If that's the way he's going to go he might as well trade Vats at the deadline when he has the most value. It's not like this team is a true playoff threat anyway.
  11. That was disgusting. Hope he gets a decent suspension.
  12. This is true, but I think Steel is a more well rounded player than Etem. He's defensively sound and plays a more gritty game in the corners. Steel has a better chance at being a regular NHL player than Etem did IMO.
  13. It's not just the fact that guys aren't performing well. The team just plays an uninspiring, boring brand of hockey compared to last season. I've barely missed watching a game for the last 15 years, but this season I've probably only watched 3/4 of them. I don't really find myself looking forward to watching games like I used to, as the team is just so boring to watch.
  14. Kinda a weird time for yet another Perry thread. He had a number of chances and set up Rakell a number of times against Florida. This wasn't a guy just floating around going through the motions. I think he's been playing far better the last few weeks, he's just not getting many breaks I really like that he's getting involved in the rough parts of the game again. Going after Reimer was great. He will take penalties, but Perry is at his best when he's antagonising other teams.
  15. I'm honestly not trying to take a dig at your country, but I've never understood how things like inclusiveness, minority rights or supporting veterans, stuff that seems like everyone should be for, becomes so politically divisive in the USA. It's not something I've witnessed in my travels around to other western countries. But in the US everything is political, and seemingly you can only have an extreme view either way. It's kinda crazy. I voted for the right wing party back home in a recent election, but the right wing party in my country was still for gay marriage, abortion rights for women, believes in climate change, etc. The US just kinda stands on it's own among western countries when it comes to debating this kind of thing. My 2 cents anyway, before this topic is inevitably locked. Lol.