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Troy McClure wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 12:14 pm I remember someone posting a compilation of all of the goals he score as a rookie, and he didn't score a single one with a shot off of the ice.
Yes. He had both a skill problem and a defensive problem . Dallas's having him here was a desperation move.

But even with that puck lifting problem it absolutely is unbelievable that he couldn't get a goal.
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B Kat wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 12:10 pm Val is so yesterday's news.
For Stars fans he is, but Avs fans are far angrier than anything you see from us. Despite my mostly failed efforts to make him a hated former player, Avs fans now do hate him for tanking two playoff runs and want him gone. They're also pissed the Avs chose him over Kadri.

On top of that, there seems to be signs the Avs franchise is also done with him and will be eager to find a way to get rid of him.
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Troy McClure wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 12:26 pm
B Kat wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 12:10 pm Val is so yesterday's news.
For Stars fans he is, but Avs fans are far angrier than anything you see from us. Despite my mostly failed efforts to make him a hated former player, Avs fans now do hate him for tanking two playoff runs and want him gone. They're also pissed the Avs chose him over Kadri.

On top of that, there seems to be signs the Avs franchise is also done with him and will be eager to find a way to get rid of him.
Yeah. All these corporate PR statements I keep hearing from the players and Bednar are total lies. They took his nameplate out of the locker room that fast for a reason. He'll likely be bought out. The question then is does any other team take a chance on him again in the future? Non-zero chance Nichushkin has played his final NHL game.
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Perhaps Val’s next location has already revealed itself. Seems like he’d be a culture fit here:

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My conclusion after reading the hawks article is that the woman may actually be a nut, though.

It gradually got worse until the end when it turns out that the people who she accused of sexual harassment (only after she didn’t get to renew her contract) never even worked there in any capacity.
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ScubaSteve wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 1:09 pm Perhaps Val’s next location has already revealed itself. Seems like he’d be a culture fit here:

I first read "breach of oral contact"
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The Frugal Gourmet wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 1:19 pm My conclusion after reading the hawks article is that the woman may actually be a nut, though.

It gradually got worse until the end when it turns out that the people who she accused of sexual harassment (only after she didn’t get to renew her contract) never even worked there in any capacity.
Even if this is complete nonsense, the fact it’s the Hawks again makes it delicious.
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Perry is such a terrifying figure. A face for horror movies.

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I like Val and think he's great.
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ToddM wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 4:15 pm I like Val and think he's great.
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Troy McClure wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 12:26 pm
B Kat wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 12:10 pm Val is so yesterday's news.
For Stars fans he is, but Avs fans are far angrier than anything you see from us. Despite my mostly failed efforts to make him a hated former player, Avs fans now do hate him for tanking two playoff runs and want him gone. They're also pissed the Avs chose him over Kadri.

On top of that, there seems to be signs the Avs franchise is also done with him and will be eager to find a way to get rid of him.
Good.
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ScubaSteve wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 11:36 am
If only there had been red flags about a guy who refused to play in the minors despite clearly not being NHL ready.
He wasn’t allowed to play in the minors. His KHL contract stipulated he could play in the NHL or go back to the KHL.
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slaps wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 10:22 am
ScubaSteve wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 11:36 am
If only there had been red flags about a guy who refused to play in the minors despite clearly not being NHL ready.
He wasn’t allowed to play in the minors. His KHL contract stipulated he could play in the NHL or go back to the KHL.
Sure, but he signed that contract. It’s not like he was forced to.

Not that I blame him. Playing in the AHL sucks.
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I thought it was that Nill promised he would only play in the NHL if he came over and not a contractual agreement. Val did do a couple rehab (not that kind) stints in the AHL, IIRC.
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B Kat wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 3:11 pm I thought it was that Nill promised he would only play in the NHL if he came over and not a contractual agreement. Val did do a couple rehab (not that kind) stints in the AHL, IIRC.
It was how the out clause in his AHL contract worked. Most NHL prospects have contracts with their European clubs that let them leave whenever they're asked by their NHL club to go to North America. Nichushkin's KHL contract only let him out of his agreement if he played for the NHL club.
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Troy McClure wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 1:22 pm
slaps wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 10:22 am
ScubaSteve wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 11:36 am
If only there had been red flags about a guy who refused to play in the minors despite clearly not being NHL ready.
He wasn’t allowed to play in the minors. His KHL contract stipulated he could play in the NHL or go back to the KHL.
Sure, but he signed that contract. It’s not like he was forced to.

Not that I blame him. Playing in the AHL sucks.
He signed before he was drafted, I believe. If you’re wanting to be a pro athlete and the second-best league in the world offers you a contract, you don’t not sign it.
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Wow. The Rangers are in actual trouble now.
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Wow. The Hurricanes are in actual trouble now.
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Krieder had two prime chances at almost that exact same spot earlier in that shift and he whiffed.
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Kreider’s shift chart was wild. Three goals in five shifts.

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Channeling Messier.
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The current Hurricanes front office people are kinda correct that goaltending is a bit of a crapshoot, but continually trying to underinvest in the position in hopes you get a hot run from a mid tier guy isn’t working.
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I certainly don’t blame Canes fans for crying. It is too bad, their team is really good.
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Weird how actual real good teams can turn it up and deliver when the situation calls for it.
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ScubaSteve wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 9:37 pm Weird how actual real good teams can turn it up and deliver when the situation calls for it.
Like the Rangers and Panthers did in their Game 5s?
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B Kat wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 9:19 pm I certainly don’t blame Canes fans for crying. It is too bad, their team is really good.
I felt bad for the kid they showed on TV lol.

I was approximately 12 when the Stars lost to the Oilers in 97. I may or may not have cried when that happened.
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SaintAngerBH wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 9:56 pm I felt bad for the kid they showed on TV lol.

I was approximately 12 when the Stars lost to the Oilers in 97. I may or may not have cried when that happened.
Yes, but you weren’t lucky enough to have been turned into a meme back then. That kid is a legend now.
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SaintAngerBH wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 8:44 pm Channeling Messier.
You mean he’s throwing cheap elbows and looking very uncomfortable on camera?
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