2018-2019 NHL Regular Season Thread

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Re: 2018-2019 NHL Regular Season Thread

Postby slaps » Sun May 05, 2019 1:39 pm

And here I thought they couldn’t get worse. Did they not look at the contracts Holland handed out to current Red Wings’ players?

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Re: 2018-2019 NHL Regular Season Thread

Postby Knives Out » Sun May 05, 2019 4:56 pm

Uh, granted that Holland is well past his prime, the Oilers were a *kitty kitty* hair away from like naming Keith Gretzky their GM, so this definitely does not make them worse LOL.
That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Re: 2018-2019 NHL Regular Season Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Mon May 06, 2019 7:12 am

Holland does not know how to manage a modern NHL team. The Oilers will continue to flounder.
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Re: 2018-2019 NHL Regular Season Thread

Postby slaps » Mon May 06, 2019 3:15 pm

I really like Justin Bourne's columns from The Athletic:

https://theathletic.com/964491/2019/05/ ... ch-marner/

One of the worst parts about being a fan of the NHL today is that in a salary cap era, you legitimately have to care about the dollars and cents and legalese that makeup player contracts. Building a team is as much about putting together a financial puzzle as it is about just getting and retaining the best players. These discussions have brought about a few different nuggets of common knowledge, including the one we’ll be discussing today: centers are to get paid more than wingers because it’s a “premium” position, we’re told.

I’m not here to dispel that claim. As much as we love to find areas where common knowledge is, in fact, incorrect (I see you, every single person who loves advanced stats), most things that are common knowledge are common knowledge because it’s widely accepted that the knowledge is true and verifiable. In this case, though, we rarely stop to consider what it really means and just how true it is that a center should out-earn his perceptual equals on the wing.

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Re: 2018-2019 NHL Regular Season Thread

Postby ToddM » Mon May 06, 2019 5:17 pm

I didn't realize that Jere was the last winger ever to win the Selke.

Also, Bourne misspelled Lehtinen.

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Re: 2018-2019 NHL Regular Season Thread

Postby slaps » Wed May 08, 2019 7:47 am

*Dang ol'* if this doesn't just encapsulate the Senators in one paragraph:


https://theathletic.com/967125/2019/05/ ... f-changes/

Ruszkowski had been working as Melnyk’s No. 2 man since last June after Tom Anselmi, who was hired in January 2017, quit after a year on the job. Anselmi had been brought in after popular longtime president Cyril Leeder, who spearheaded the initiative to find a liver donor and saved Melnyk’s life, was fired in January 2017.

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