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Comment 12 Mar 2020

The time to heal will be good, but the effect of a truncated season could be bad. If they shorten the season, the games in hand will be more important. 

Also - the pause may allow the NYI to regain their mojo. 

Comment 12 Mar 2020

The only reason you remember, or know about, H1N1, SARS, Ebola, Swine Flu, etc. is because of the media coverage. Do you honestly think the media was no covering those situations similarly with 24-7 coverage? Did any of those illnesses cause entire developed nations to be essentially shut down, as we are currently seeing in Italy?

There is no outrage, that I have seen, demanding that leagues shut down. The outrage seems to be predominately on the other side (people who think this is an overreaction). For example, the only emotional whining in this thread is about the perceived overreaction. 

Comment 11 Mar 2020

I believe it would have been the CBJ first rounders for 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. The team currently holds all those picks. 

Comment 10 Mar 2020

Yeah Dubois was seen as a reach at the time. Jarmo got that one right - or at least got lucky. 

Comment 10 Mar 2020

Werenski is in there too. 

The last 4 first rounders are Foudy, Z, PLD and Carlsson. Not too bad and I wouldn't give up PLD and Z for Marner. The 4 before that were Milano, Wennberg, Rychel, Dano. Yuck. 

Comment 10 Mar 2020

Apparently analytics are on the side of offer sheets. The numbers suggest the draft is hit-or-miss after the top two picks, so giving up the picks for a star in their prime is generally a good idea. Friedman says the offer sheets will come because of this . 

To me, paying the large salary to one player, and also giving up 4 cost-controlled assets that the 1st rounders would produce seems like a steep price to pay. 

Comment 10 Mar 2020

In the end, Marner (or his agent) were likely trying to force a shorter term deal via offer sheet. I'm guessing Toronto would have matched the shorter deal. 

Comment 07 Mar 2020

Banning the use of the phrase seems a bit much. Never really bothered me personally and isn’t hurting anyone. I’d guess most modern NHL fans don’t care about the original six and probably couldn’t name them, so it will likely become irrelevant soon anyway.

Comment 04 Mar 2020

Soccer and Lacrosse have a lot more players - which lends itself to more flexibility (in the case of soccer). In lacrosse are there not essentially a fixed number of defenders, attackers and midfielders? 

Teams do change formation in Hockey (or structure would be the better verbiage). A team might sit back in a 1-2-2 to protect a lead or switch to a 2-1-2 to get more aggressive on the fore check. (Even when teams are aggressive on the forecheck they usually try to keep two guys back). 

I am going to assume that coaches don't line up with 3 D-men because there is no advantage to doing so (sort of how no soccer teams line up with 6 defenders). At some point, the return of adding a defender is diminished because they are just taking up space doing nothing. (Back to ice coverage).  

Comment 04 Mar 2020

Rangers losing helps - they could easily leap us with games in hand.

Philly took advantage of everyone's losing streaks - they were fighting for a wild card spot a week or two ago and are now a near lock. 

Comment 03 Mar 2020

It happens in hockey - a lot of guys will switch from forward to D in the minors and lower levels. In the NHL some prominent examples would be Byfuglien and Brent Burns who have played both winger and D for various stretches. In Columbus Fedorov played some D under Hitch. 

I am not saying Wennberg couldn't switch, but it would make no sense for this team. We have no depth at center and good depth on the back end. Wennberg is a top 9 center on this team but probably would't crack the lineup as a D-man.