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Drake12 last won the day on October 26 2017

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  1. At which point, they'll have another team to fight to make it into the postseason. Fall off after Vlasic, Burns, Karlsson in the D corps is steep. And the carousel of the third and fourth lines has already begun. Goodrow and Melker Karlsson have had plenty of time to develop, and last season's numbers from them, wah-wah-wah.
  2. Getz until he retires. Then, we'll talk. As for the A's, no Kes, no Perry. Give 'em to Rico, Silf.
  3. Good Gulls, keep building for the push. Oh, and keep beating up the Reign. This isn't a damned monarchy, it's a constitutional republic!
  4. With the way assistants have been shuffling in and out since Gabby got the hook, it doesn't surprise me. Then again, having MacLean didn't seem to make much difference. I'd like someone who can sort out a room, see who needs what kind of motivation, and work on their mental resilience. Especially with the younger guys. This old boys club Dehydrated Donkey Dung gets tired when you see someone on their third or fourth NHL coaching job, and still limited success. If you're going to blow it up, make sure you use the right stuff to make a good boom. You know what DTS, #7 sounds about right if they were truly mucking about to get Carlyle binned. And I thought we were harsh. Funny how Hall, who apparently liked Eakins in Edmonton, is doing pretty well now that he's out from under the sludge. And Yakupov is a double bust at this point. If Eakins wants to stay in SD, I'll have him as long as he's willing. But, he's done his penance for offending the WHA's proudest, along with some learning in the interim. The days of the dictator are gone, the days of the communicator are here. Explain things, teach the young guys, they'll go straight through Kassian and Lucic and the rest of the throwbacks on their way to the net. That is the sin. They must atone. They quit on him so much, and there were nights were you could see Gibby getting to the point of quitting on them in return. But he's too much of a competitor to just sod off out of pettiness. My four cents (adjusted for inflation): HE GONE! Eakins has earned an interview at the very least. He set the tone in San Diego, and even with the I-5 shuffle at full-tilt boogie, the fledglings are looking good. That Teaford article in the register has a lot of nope, but names are good to work with. No Q, no Stevens, no Hitch. Q's had his turn, the Hawks were done by a combo of roster and coaching problems, no more of that needed. Stevens, didn't do well in Philly or LA. No reason to give him a shot at #3 after this year. Hitch should have been done, but he keeps pulling a super ball move. Yeo and McLellan, both twice burned, but did well enough to make things happen. Interview if the pickings are slim. Like Thom said above, fresh air is good. I've been staring down lists of NCAA coaches since Carlyle came back. Quinn and Montgomery could've been had after the debacle at the Tank last spring, but Murray had his thumbs in his ears. Looking at Keith Allain at Yale, Rand Pecknold at Quinnipiac, and Scott Sandelin at Minnesota-Duluth. All good contenting teams over the last five, ten years, long enough that a big step up might be just what they're looking for. Talent from all three has proven themselves at the NHL level. Pecknold in particular seems to be adept at bringing lesser-known players along on D, and making them stars. Don't rightly know who in the AHL we could poach, but there's gotta be someone, or a few that have been working on adapting to the new style of play, conditioning and mindset. Let's get a jump on things for once, let the rest of the league watch our feathered butts pull away in winning style. Sorry for the TL;DR, was at Four Continents when the news broke, haven't really digested until this afternoon.
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    Luponics have been bunk since about 3 or 4. So the fact that one might be good is surprising at this rate. Had a FW Rosalie last week. Had a sixer in fact, some kind of lager/rose hybrid. I would drink the hell out of it when it gets hot. Easy drinking to the point where two a day was easier than my 3 Nalgene a day water habit. Went to Noble Ale Works on Saturday during one of the breaks in the Four Continents schedule. Naughty Sauce always on point. The imperial stout got me good and toasted, glad I got kebabs after.
  6. I'm impressed at how much front loading in signing bonuses is built in. Toronto will have to paaaayyyyyy to keep him as a UFA when that's up.
  7. Oh, this is beautiful. Flames get dumb, they get served. Backstrom with a solid shoulder check to Gaudreau's chest, Orpik throwing hands at Tka-schmuck, Holts giving Giordano a little bit of a hassle, and then Backy gets Johnny Pucky in a headlock. And no Cassie Campbell, it wasn't a cheap shot by Backstrom. Gaudreau on Orpik, yeah that was cheap. He earned a barracking for that. Wish our boys would handle the flaming idiots like this. Still owed to Giordano for Fowler's knee. RMNB with the GIFs. https://russianmachineneverbreaks.com/2019/02/01/brooks-orpik-fights-matthew-tkachuk-braden-holtby-gets-involved-in-postgame-brawl-with-flames/
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    Anyone else had the Resilience IPA by any brewery?
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    Who we playing tomorrow? Who's their coach? Frackety-frack-frack-frack. Manchurian GM.
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    Draw 'em to death?
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    He gone! Off to Minnesota for whatever a Justin Kloos is. https://twitter.com/AnaheimDucks/status/1085678704645160960
  12. Agreed. Toronto can go snort a dart. No reason to be doing business with 'em unless Matthews or Marner are coming this way. P.S. No Kadri.
  13. Ah, but the nice thing is, Despres cap hit is $0. They can afford to pay the $625k per at that rate. https://www.capfriendly.com/players/simon-despres
  14. Nope. Especially with his wife being an actress and them having a young child.
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