Central Division Talk

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby slaps » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:01 pm

Troy McClure wrote:I love all of the "low risk, high reward" talk. What reward? That if he goes out and has the best season of his career, he could get you 35 points?



For almost league minimum, that's not bad.
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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby ToddM » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:22 pm

Great. Pencil him in for two hat tricks against us this year.

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby Troy McClure » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:26 pm

ToddM wrote:Great. Pencil him in for two hat tricks against us this year.

You think a guy who wilts under the least amount of pressure is going to score on a team he's going to get all hyped up to play?
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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby B Kat » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:13 pm

I have know idea what he's gonna do. On the one hand, his confidence, scoring zero goals, has to be pretty low. But knowing how hockey go, he will probably light it up, afterall he is way overdueski! I thought he did play well without the puck and defensively last season, maybe that's worth 850k. I'd rather he signed out of the West or for sure out of the Central, but it will be interesting to see how he performs this season.

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby SaintAngerBH » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:51 pm

Foolish. A change of scenery isn't the issue. He sucked in the KHL for God's sake.

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby ScubaSteve » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:01 pm

B Kat wrote:I have know idea what he's gonna do. On the one hand, his confidence, scoring zero goals, has to be pretty low. But knowing how hockey go, he will probably light it up, afterall he is way overdueski! I thought he did play well without the puck and defensively last season, maybe that's worth 850k. I'd rather he signed out of the West or for sure out of the Central, but it will be interesting to see how he performs this season.


Dude hasn’t scored a goal since 2016. There’s a big enough sample size to conclude that it’s due to lack of talent, not lack of confidence.
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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby B Kat » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:44 pm

I hope you're right.

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby ToddM » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:07 pm

Yeah, ya'll keep telling yourself that. Meanwhile, when Val burns Polak for the third time in the second period en route to an injured Bishop's backup...

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby Troy McClure » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:43 pm

ToddM wrote:Yeah, ya'll keep telling yourself that. Meanwhile, when Val burns Polak for the third time in the second period en route to an injured Bishop's backup...

... And pushes the puck into the goalie's pads... For the third time.
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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:50 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:Dude hasn’t scored a goal since 2016. There’s a big enough sample size to conclude that it’s due to lack of talent, not lack of confidence.


Yeah but he's playing great defense now.

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby Math » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:59 am

Wasn't the NHL too rough for him ?

The Avs failed with Yakupov, they're trying another shot with him.

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby wonko80 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:51 am

I wouldn't say he was great at defense. He was maybe average or above average, but then again, you'd think a coach like Montgomery who decided to play a purely defensive scheme would've then decided to let him play if he were good a defense.

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:08 am

wonko80 wrote:I wouldn't say he was great at defense. He was maybe average or above average, but then again, you'd think a coach like Montgomery who decided to play a purely defensive scheme would've then decided to let him play if he were good a defense.


That was supposed to come off as sarcasm.

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby Troy McClure » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:05 am

The Frugal Gourmet wrote:
wonko80 wrote:I wouldn't say he was great at defense. He was maybe average or above average, but then again, you'd think a coach like Montgomery who decided to play a purely defensive scheme would've then decided to let him play if he were good a defense.


That was supposed to come off as sarcasm.

You need to venture to other sites. Lots of Stars fans convinced themselves he is a great defensive forward. I don't really get it. It seemed like he lost the great majority of puck battles.
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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby SaintAngerBH » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:31 am

Same. He just sort of floated around and got in the way from time to time.

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby ScubaSteve » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:33 am

He didn’t even get in the way. If you were involved enough to get in the way, you’d accumulate at least one minor penalty over the course of a season.
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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:35 am

Troy McClure wrote:You need to venture to other sites. Lots of Stars fans convinced themselves he is a great defensive forward. I don't really get it. It seemed like he lost the great majority of puck battles.


Yeah that's where the sarcastic take comes from.

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby Math » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:16 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:If you were involved enough to get in the way, you’d accumulate at least one minor penalty over the course of a season.


Even if it's a stupid one in the offensive zone, leaving your team in a world that would eventually become full of *poo poo*. At least it'd mean that you tried something.

First round bust. I won't bet on a 30+/pts next season.

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby slaps » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:10 pm

According to FancyStats, Nichushkin both never scored, but also prevented the other team from scoring.
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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby SaintAngerBH » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:20 pm

Which is why FancyStats are bullshit.

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby Troy McClure » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:33 pm

SaintAngerBH wrote:Which is why FancyStats are bullshit.


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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:45 pm

slaps wrote:According to FancyStats, Nichushkin both never scored, but also prevented the other team from scoring.


That was probably all Polak.

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby Math » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:26 pm

#JTONTFJTGM wrote:


It will be him. Official confirmation to come soon...

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:36 pm

Considering he's probably loaded from his playing days, this isn't quite the gamble for him that it would be for some generic assistant GM who is gambling their career on this kind of decision.

The league used to recycle GMs the way they do coaches, but those days seem to be over. There are a few exceptions, but the great majority of GM hires these days are first-time GMs. Those new GMs get about five seasons, and most are done after that, never to be a GM again. It's hard. There are only so many of these jobs, and if you end up in a bad situation where the prior GM set you up with limited assets and bad contracts, you could find yourself gone before you're ever able to truly reset things.
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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby slaps » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:14 pm

By all accounts, Guerin is a smart guy with good hockey instincts.
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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby ToddM » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:27 pm

He looks like an alien wearing a skin suit in that picture, tho.

Also, here's hoping the Wild draft is nothing but Guerin going down a list of 18 year olds and playing "Gay or Not Gay?"

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:43 pm

ToddM wrote:He looks like an alien wearing a skin suit in that picture, tho.

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby Troy McClure » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:38 am

Just what fans love to hear. "I won't focus on winning as much."

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby SaintAngerBH » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:47 am

ToddM wrote:He looks like an alien wearing a skin suit in that picture, tho.

Also, here's hoping the Wild draft is nothing but Guerin going down a list of 18 year olds and playing "Gay or Not Gay?"


He did not age well.

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