Three Things: A Big Gaffe in OT, Liam Foudy Makes a Strong Debut, and a Rivalry Rekindled at Nationwide Arena

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Q's picture

Looked to be a playoff atmosphere @ NWA and I'm really glad that we had the national coverage tonight. Tampa came out aggressive and with a chip on their collective shoulder, but no one wearing the Union blue backed down an inch. Good for them. Torts had them mentally ready to go, so hockey fans around the country saw what the CBJ are made of even when we are missing some key players. If only Boone's shot had been 1/4 inch lower; but Rob's right, no sense moping over this one. We are still in a playoff spot, so on to Buffalo.

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General Mokus's picture

Boone is starting to irk me. I know he does a lot for this team not reflected on the score sheet but his offensive production is flat out abysmal. That 30 goal season feels like ancient history

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CBJMatt's picture

If you're expecting 30 out of Boone, that's a you problem. That was always going to be an aberration given his history practically his entire career His max since then was 18, I believe. He also did that playing primarily wing over center. 

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General Mokus's picture

Not expecting 30 a year, but asking for 18-20 goals from your second line center is not an unreasonable request

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CBJMatt's picture

That's because he's miscast as a 2C. Ideally he's 3C or a winger in a top 9 role. He just doesn't have the offensive skills to give you any reason to think he can pot that much with any consistency.

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General Mokus's picture

I guess. Just frustrates me nonetheless.

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Bradychoke's picture

Definitely miscast... especially at 3.75.  Jarmo should not be allowed to do contracts anymore. 

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General Mokus's picture

That one was more defensible after the 30 goal year

Riley Nash at 2.75 is not lol

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qbert381's picture

I think that you have to look at these contracts in context... Nash had just come off of a 41 pt year when that contract was written and had 3 years of 20+ points before then. I don't think that was a terrible contract at the time, especially for only 3 years. 

“Because it’s not worth winning if you can’t win big!”

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CBJMatt's picture

Jenner at 3.75 is incredibly fair! He's solid in his own end, kills penalties, etc. He's like the 300th highest paid player in the league. That's about right as far as I'm concerned. He signed it two years after his 30 goal year too. If he hit the market, he's getting about the same, in my opinion. 

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Q's picture

Just for context, the current salary cap is about $82M. Each team has 23 players, so the average contract = $3.65M. Thus, Boone is being paid only slightly more than the average. Some may disagree, but I think Boone's contribution to the CBJ's success is way more than just average.

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General Mokus's picture

Wennberg has more points than him in less games. WENNBERG

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OWSH45's picture

Wennberg is also being used as a #2C, a line expected to produce offense, while Nash is the #4C, the 4th line traditionally being a grinding, defense oriented line. Wennberg's lack of near 20-20-40 numbers is much more disappointing than Nash's. Sure, more offense from Nash would be great. The same could be said for every other Jackets forward and every Jackets defenseman not named Werenski.

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General Mokus's picture

I was referring to Boone, but I guess the same point loosely applies.

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PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Good effort - but only scoring one goal against two of the better teams in the league isn’t a good look. I know - everyone is hurt. Yada yada yada. Would still like to see us score more then one. 

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Evgeni Frankenstein's picture

Anybody heard anything on Brandon Dubinsky? Is he done?

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CBJMatt's picture

Not officially, but it seems to be trending that way. Portzline did a story on him earlier in the year, and anytime he's been asked for an update, it's usually a "nothing new since then".

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Evgeni Frankenstein's picture

Thanks CBJ MATT. Hey maybe Nashvile will be willing to sell off a few centermen.  Joey and Duchene are not having very productive years.

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General Mokus's picture

My guess is NSH would ask for way too much in return. I imagine you'd be better off going after someone like Cirelli 

The General

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OWSH45's picture

Hell, Nashville's having a disappointing year. So what? That doesn't mean they're going to do something stupid like trading their expensive off season UFA signing.

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