2018-2019 NHL Regular Season Thread

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Postby Knives Out » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:14 am

slaps wrote:Boom, mama cuddler:


6 months later Marchand would be lifting The Stanley Cup.
That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Postby slaps » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:13 pm




https://sports.yahoo.com/berglund-walks ... 58144.html


The big Swede will now have the opportunity to seek employment elsewhere instead of being buried in the AHL thanks to a relatively hefty contract that carried a $3.85 million cap hit and was meant to run through 2021-22.

In terms of on-ice utility, Berglund should generate some interest around the league. As recently as last season he has producing at a respectable 0.46 points per game with positive possession metrics. Although he’s clearly fallen short of the “next Mats Sundin” label that was once attached to him he still has size, relative youth, and the ability to contribute on special teams in a middle-six role.


If he comes at league minimum, I'd give him a shot on a 1-year deal. I doubt he'd hurt much, and we could use someone with decent production.

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Postby B Kat » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:36 pm

I'd heard about that being a possibility. Something about his being traded during a clause window, but he hadn't let the team (STL) know which teams he would go to and he ended up in Buffalo against his wishes. But don't quote me on it, I was listening to the heads in the background.

As far as signing him, how fast is he these days because we don't need any more dead weight.

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Postby SaintAngerBH » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:21 pm

A point every other game is certainly better than Nichushkin et al.
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Postby wonko80 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:39 pm

I'm not sure he's really the answer for our scoring issues. He's also 30.

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Postby ToddM » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:16 pm

That's a pretty big diss on Buffalo.

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Postby Troy McClure » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:02 pm

ToddM wrote:That's a pretty big diss on Buffalo.

It’s more of a hockey hypothetical. He could keep getting millions to play in the AHL, but he decided he would rather give up tons of money to avoid the minor league lifestyle.
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Postby slaps » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:06 pm

wonko80 wrote:I'm not sure he's really the answer for our scoring issues. He's also 30.


If he'll sign for league minimum or thereabouts for a year, what's the harm?

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Postby ToddM » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:18 am

Why would he sign for the league minimum?

For $12 million, he could have bought his own AHL team. He clearly thinks his value is pretty high.

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Postby slaps » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:23 am

How many teams are going to be lining up to sign him in light of what just happened?

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Postby ScubaSteve » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:43 am

I don’t know.
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Postby slaps » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:15 am

You have no frame of reference here, Steven. You're like a child who wanders into the middle of a movie.

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Postby wonko80 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:22 am

slaps wrote:
wonko80 wrote:I'm not sure he's really the answer for our scoring issues. He's also 30.


If he'll sign for league minimum or thereabouts for a year, what's the harm?

If we expect a 30 year old to score at his highest pace ever, then sure, he'd be scoring less points than Devin Shore is this season. So that would be some help. Not something I'm really excited about though.

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Postby SaintAngerBH » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:39 am

Still better than Nichushkin.
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Postby Knives Out » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:24 pm

That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Postby SaintAngerBH » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:18 am

Man. I hope he is alright.
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I love seeing the Whaler jerseys again. But, it was a moronic decision to wear them in the first place by the Hurricanes. They have barely any connection to the Whalers at this point. Why even do this?

This is like the Stars wearing the N* jerseys and allowing 19 and 8 to be worn by someone. I hate Jack Edwards, but he's sorta right here.
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Postby Troy McClure » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:03 pm

Letting them do that is kind of like giving a middle finger to the fans in Hartford who lost their team.
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Postby slaps » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:15 pm

People in Hartford should be used to being flipped off.

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Postby wonko80 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:34 am

People in Hartford don't have the internet, so it's not like they'll ever actually know anyway.

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Postby slaps » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:15 am

They have it, it's just that the magic boxes that bring the Internet are usually more full of bullets than wiring.

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Postby Troy McClure » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:04 am

slaps wrote:People in Hartford should be used to being flipped off.

For sure. It's a *poo poo* hole.

It's also a small *poo poo* hole, which is why I tend to have more sympathy for them than I do most cities who lose a team. They didn't lose their team for lack of support. They lost their team because they were far too small of a market to ever be able to support any pro team once salaries started climbing into real money like they did for the NHL in the early 90s. That was especially true considering a decent amount of Connecticut's population was made up of people commuting to NY or Boston who were Rangers or Bruins fans. Even if they didn't have very established and very close by neighboring hockey competition, their population and local economy wasn't going to carry a pro team.
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Postby slaps » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:19 am

People think of Connecticut as this super-wealthy state, but it's only that very small Stamford / Bridgeport area that's New York City North. Otherwise, it's a pretty poor state and Hartford is remarkably awful.

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Postby ToddM » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:55 am

I guess Yzerman was holding them back this whole time.

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Postby One_Timer » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:34 pm

Down goes Canada AND Sweden on the same day in the WJC quarter finals. Nice!

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Postby ToddM » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:22 am

In Shapiro's piece on Monday:

Jason Spezza once told me that the World Junior Championships were great because they were an opportunity to win free lunch from Europeans who thought their country would beat Canada.


Meanwhile, on Wednesday:


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Re: 2018-2019 NHL Regular Season Thread

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This makes me hate Crosby just a bit less.
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