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Comment 31 Mar 2020

Yeah, it's an interesting time to be alive.

It was national news when the CBJ was going to play in front of fans despite the governor's 'suggestion'.  Then they were going to play without fans.  Then the league 'paused'.

Resumption will likely be similar.  The league wants/needs the money.  The politicians will likely get to have their say.

Then there are the doctors and scientists who have the best guesses.

It'll go back and us something to talk about.

Comment 30 Mar 2020

I read recently that 80% of first rounders become regular NHL players.  I think we decided we're a little below that mark, but not awful.

I would love to see a breakdown of other teams' first round numbers.

Comment 26 Mar 2020

RU getting paid by the word, Dog?

Just teasing, I always love your contribution, and it's clear here too.

Even among non-players, I see the game differently than buddies I take.  They notice things and I'm like, I don't see that...  It's all about the lens we see through.

But strategy would be a great topic.  Hit some of the top 10 strategy topics...I might not even realize that half ARE strategies.

Comment 26 Mar 2020

Crap!  I agree with Choke again.  I'm a firm 'no' on retiring 72.  He was good, but not like that.

I can go either way on retiring 61.  It's not like it's a popular number like 9.  He was our best so far.  But it's not all that, for me, speaking of leaving the franchise willingly...

As for the #1s, it's hard to just think about what they did for us and also hard to divorce the thought of what they might become.

Here's what I did:

61, 44/97, 8, 18, 27, 31, 19j, 13, 16,  93, 41/10, 56, 22,  17, 19f, 28, 17, 53, 52, 19p, 

Comment 23 Mar 2020

Yeah, I think Jarmo overpaid for Dubi, Foligno, Wennberg and Boone.

But I don't want to buy any of them out.

Comment 20 Mar 2020

...and building off that, are there players who are on the outs with the CBJ?  I'd love to see some of them come back to be recognized.  David Vynorny is an example.  Oliwa, not so much!

Lyle O is the only one I recall...employees like Nash don't count, btw.

Comment 11 Mar 2020

LOL... if only Doug MacLean wasn't a dunce.  


Comment 09 Mar 2020

Yeah, you guys and your Wennberg faceoff thing...he's at 46%.  We have one guy over 50%, Jenner at 55%.

We need another one...Dubinsky, Sillinger, Vermette...

Comment 09 Mar 2020

Who were the Montreal Maroons, anyway?

The original six does seem to diminish the 26 "expansion teams".

But it's really just about winning, eh?

Comment 05 Mar 2020

Well, we still want the point.  I'm not sure we'd come out ahead by pulling the goalie when we're tied.

But we do seem to lack these skills we used to have...

Comment 05 Mar 2020

No, I get where Qbert is coming from....

Basketball is a good comparison too.  While convention is GGCFF, sometimes there are three guards, or whatever.

Hockey sometimes does this too in the power play.  

As i tell my rec soccer teams, offense and defense is a mind set rather than a position.  You can play offense or defense from any position.

I might argue when we go into prevent defense, or a period kill, nobody is playing offense like they did in the first period.

Comment 04 Mar 2020

Dalton Prout played wing when it didn't matter a couple times.

But while I don't think faceoffs are a Wennberg strength, he is a defensive forward.  I don't think that necessarily makes him a good dman.

It's rare that a player moves between D and F at this level.

Comment 28 Feb 2020

Well, I love the player on the ice.  But I didn't like the hold out.  I get that it's his right, but I don't think it benefits anyone.

Now, I'm actually somewhat relieved he needs surgery.  I thought it was another game.

I root for him to be signed long term, but extrapolating from the hold out that seems unlikely.

...and replacing him???  Young players who are big, fast, snarly and have demonstrated they can score are scarce.

As always, I hope for the best and trust in mgmt.  That's really all I can do.

Comment 19 Feb 2020

So yeah...I'll play.

I lived across Coldwater Road from the Allen County Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne for a year after college.  I dated a girl who was into hockey and started going to Komets games.  Their rivals were teh Indianapolis Checkers and the Muskegon Lumberjacks (who moved to Cleveland).

First NHL game was at the Aud in StL c1993.

It's the best game to see live.

Comment 19 Feb 2020

Thanks.  More info out there now that we've done this a couple times.  

Just to stir the pot some...I could see Jarmo selling a bit between now and Monday.  Of course, that could just be the loss streak talking.

Comment 11 Feb 2020

Doggy, do you know the rule on Foudy?  He came up and has to go back immediately after the game?  I thought he could stay for 6-7 like they sometime do at the beginning of the season.  But if they get to 8 they can't go back.

Comment 11 Feb 2020

What!?!??!  Next you're going to tell me Jack and Rose weren't really on the Titanic!!!

But I'm busted.  I believed the legend that Gehrig got the start due to injury and went on to play 1500 games or something.

Maybe we are arguing nits.  But if korpi doesn't get hurt, I wonder if Elvis would've emerged.  It seems like he needed consecutive starts (just from the neck up).  I agree that Korpi gets a shot when he's healthy.  I just don't see how he's the #1 with the game split like it was before.

Comment 11 Feb 2020

Yeah.... I think I counted Milano, he's not going back down.  But I think I gave Carlsson the incomplete. 

Comment 06 Feb 2020

I wasn't necessarily saying all of the three are bad picks.  I just have the notion that a first rounder ought to be an NHL player.

That year we were one for three.

So I found this:

"TSN concluded that 80 percent of first-round picks become at least low-level NHL players,"

2015 - Werenski Carlson

2014 - Milano

2013 - Wennberg, Rychel, Dano

2012 - Murray

2011 - none

2010 - Johansen

2009 - Moore

2008 - Filatov

2007 - Voracek

2006 - Brassard

That looks like 9 wins and 3 losses in ten years.  About average, I guess.