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Comment 22 hours ago

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 22 hours ago

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: https://www.liveabout.com/nhl-draft-picks-2779293

"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.

Comment 05 Feb 2020

I said preseason we were making the playoffs.  I maintained that until shortly before the streak started.

Now, I believe we're making the playoffs again.  Making a run will depend.  If we maintain the current play, yes.

Goaltending, defense, not taking penalties and distributed scoring can work in the playoffs.

We get to watch....

Comment 05 Feb 2020

Yeah, Picard was the worst player.  Brule was the biggest miss (Kopitar, et al).

But we had three first round picks and got Wennberg, Dano and Rychel....

Comment 30 Jan 2020

Yes, we can agree Lilja goes to Cleveland.

But it does get dicey after that.  Another consideration is how many dmen are healthy?  I think we sent Peeke down so we are back to 8.  I think Murray is still out.

So as long as Murray is out you can scratch Harrington and two of Bemstrom, Milano, Robinson and Tex.  If all teh dmen are healthy you can only keep one extra fwd.

BTW, it's interesting that Korpi has been a scratch through his injury.  There must be a money reason for that...

Barring other trades or injuries, somebody will have to be sent down.  it won't be Milano.  I'd think the rest can be.

It'll be interesting to watch.

Comment 27 Jan 2020

I just keep coming back to the goalies.

They are both in my head as playing lights out.  When Korpi comes back, it'll be the thing to watch.  If Torts can keep our G playing great, 3-4 games over .500 for the rest of the season seems easy enough.  I just think it's going to be hard to manage the two.

Comment 21 Jan 2020

...and.....we're both wrong.  matiss gets the start and is fine.

Comment 17 Jan 2020

Enjoy the ride.... I don't smell pumpkin!

I said all off season we would make the playoffs.  I admit losing faith earlier in the season.  But I think it's gonna happen.  

We need more goals.  Goals from the AHL replacements won't carry us to the playoffs, probably.  So 13 and 71 scoring last night is a good sign.... even 8's goal that wasn't.

Let the good times roll!

Comment 17 Jan 2020

Good article....I wouldn't want to have to choose yet.

You have to like what they are both doing on the ice this year.  Elvis has more charisma and is more marketable, IMHO...but does that count for anything.

We have too many developing goalies and not enough nets.

I look forward to the weekend to see if Elvis starts both or VV gets a game.  I don't think 80 gets a start this season.

This reminds me of the Calder Cup year, both Korpi and Forsberg were great in the AHL.  It would seem Jarmo made the right call there.  I'll watch with interest....