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Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related

Post by Ronning's Ghost » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:11 am

Strangelove wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:45 am
And if Canucks eventually trade Sutter for that exact same player after getting a few years of use out of him? :sly:
Then Benning did very well to trade for a player who is presumably younger than Sutter and with more upside. JB hasn't made many trades like that, so far. It would be reassuring to see he's getting the knack.
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I'm the "try to focus on X-number of years from now" guy remember?
And we're now X=0, correct ? Playoffs in 2019, and looking good doing it ?
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Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related

Post by Hank » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:32 am

I like the shock absorber analogy, UDL.
Try to focus on 1 year from now...

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Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related

Post by DonCherry4PM » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:45 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:37 am
Island Nucklehead wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:25 am
Hockey Widow wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:33 am
Again Doc. How many positions did they give up in that swap of picks?
Why bother rehashing this again and again?
Because people (yourself included) keep repeating the myth that a pick was "pissed away" in the Sutter trade.
So rather than a pick, would you say that a "young developing player" was pissed away? Wasn't Clendening's potential "greater than any extra picks we could have had"?

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Strangelove wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:59 pm
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:43 pm
the standard amount of picks and not one extra
... as long as ALSO other "young developing players" are coming in - YES

The overall potential of those "young developing players" that came in

... is/was greater than any extra picks we could have had.
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Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related

Post by ESQ » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:10 pm

Ronning's Ghost wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:11 am

And we're now X=0, correct ? Playoffs in 2019, and looking good doing it ?
Playoffs in 2019 or 2020, try to keep up. (I mean, the guy's been saying it for 3 years now...)

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Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related

Post by DonCherry4PM » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:26 pm

ESQ wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:10 pm
Ronning's Ghost wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:11 am

And we're now X=0, correct ? Playoffs in 2019, and looking good doing it ?
Playoffs in 2019 or 2020, try to keep up. (I mean, the guy's been saying it for 3 years now...)
RG is up. We are now in 0-1 territory which means it should have happened or will happen in the upcoming year in accordance with Strange’s prediction. Unless of course the numbers are changing....
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Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related

Post by Hockey Widow » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:44 pm

To me, we are entering year 5 of the rebuild. This is the year we need to be in playoff contention.
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Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related

Post by Hank » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:22 pm

If playoff contention means they will finish out of it but with a clear improvement in the standings... with the drivers of the team being the young guys like Bo/Brock/EP (and hopefully Hughes) being backed up by the (expensive) vets... then I'd say the season is a success.

But if they aren't fighting for a wildcard at least in 2019-2020, then yeah, it's a problem.
Try to focus on 1 year from now...

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Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:25 pm

I LOVE the foe feature. :thumbs: less drivel
TRY TO FOCUS ON HOW MY ASS TASTES IN ONE YEAR

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Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related

Post by dangler » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:44 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:00 am
My take from his post spending bonanza interview is they are trying reduce the injuries to key skilled players by loading up the roster with shock absorbers basically.

The Beagle signing was damn good in my books. He is far more than a plug.The other 2 i can take or leave but neither present much of an issue for the foreseeable future.
Agreed. Whatever your smoking, can you send Blob a quarter?
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Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Relateda

Post by Hockey Widow » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:48 pm

De Haan signs with Canes, four years, 4.55 cap.
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Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:49 pm

dangler wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:44 pm
Uncle dans leg wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:00 am
My take from his post spending bonanza interview is they are trying reduce the injuries to key skilled players by loading up the roster with shock absorbers basically.

The Beagle signing was damn good in my books. He is far more than a plug.The other 2 i can take or leave but neither present much of an issue for the foreseeable future.
Agreed. Whatever your smoking, can you send Blob a quarter?
Blob is 100% dangler. It’s a bit nauseating that I’m being painted as the problem here. The zealots will have you believe that every non believer is a sinner. Blobs problem was engaging species of a lower iq
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Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related

Post by dangler » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:58 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:49 pm
dangler wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:44 pm
Uncle dans leg wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:00 am
My take from his post spending bonanza interview is they are trying reduce the injuries to key skilled players by loading up the roster with shock absorbers basically.

The Beagle signing was damn good in my books. He is far more than a plug.The other 2 i can take or leave but neither present much of an issue for the foreseeable future.
Agreed. Whatever your smoking, can you send Blob a quarter?
Blob is 100% dangler. It’s a bit nauseating that I’m being painted as the problem here. The zealots will have you believe that every non believer is a sinner. Blobs problem was engaging species of a lower iq
Better put that in a Suppository UDL
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Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related

Post by Hank » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:03 pm

dangler wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:58 pm
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:49 pm
dangler wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:44 pm
Uncle dans leg wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:00 am
My take from his post spending bonanza interview is they are trying reduce the injuries to key skilled players by loading up the roster with shock absorbers basically.

The Beagle signing was damn good in my books. He is far more than a plug.The other 2 i can take or leave but neither present much of an issue for the foreseeable future.
Agreed. Whatever your smoking, can you send Blob a quarter?
Blob is 100% dangler. It’s a bit nauseating that I’m being painted as the problem here. The zealots will have you believe that every non believer is a sinner. Blobs problem was engaging species of a lower iq
Better put that in a Suppository UDL
:lol:
Try to focus on 1 year from now...

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Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:04 pm

Or a pen :lol:
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Re: Free Agency 2018 & Everything Related

Post by Uncle dans leg » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:14 pm

The strains I'm hitting right now are gold leaf and LA confidential and I find I'm far more agreeable because of them
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