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Comment 13 hours ago

It just struck me as odd when guys like Haula went extremely cheap and then Carolina was able to stash the extra first rounder and we did nothing. 

If Jarmo didn't see anything in free agency, fine. If he didn't have a trade he thought helped, I understand. But when your whole mantra is to build through the draft and you had very little draft capital anyway, not trying to take on Marleau seemed cheap. I am sure the cap flexibility was nice, but there are teams right on the cap that get by every year (and win more games). 

Comment 21 Oct 2020

I am saying given the lack of spending last offseason and blatant salary dumps this offseason the blue jackets are a budget team in my opinion, and were last year as well. 

Comment 21 Oct 2020

CBJ opened the year with over $7M in cap space. They only got within $3M after extensive call-ups due to injury, etc. Not to mention Dubinsky was never on LTIR and his $5.85M is counted in that figure all year. 

The salary cap did not stop the CBJ from taking on salary. Everyone was thinking the same thing during the offseason last year: "Does Jarmo have a trick up his sleeve?" "Is Nyquist the only addition after losing Bob, Bread and Duchene?" Nothing happened and the Blue Jackets entered the year with a bunch of cap space. 


Comment 19 Oct 2020

I thought it was obvious this was a budget team going into last year. The team had the space to eat the last year of Marleau's deal and pick up a first round pick, and chose not to. They didn't use that cap space at all and were not a cap team last year. 

Comment 19 Aug 2020

Is this actually Brady Hoke? 

PLD led the team in points in the postseason. After him it was Atkinson (averaging a point per game too), Foligno and Wennberg. You just want to dump 3 of the top 4 scorers who happen to play solid 2-way games to boot? 

You want to gut this roster and fire a Jack Adams candidate? Where did anyone expect this team to be? In the lottery. Torts did a hell of a job. 

Its one thing to be critical, but  this is just silly. Atkinson averaged a point per game but also disappeared? Torts is maybe the coach of a year, but you want to fire him to play Toronto style hockey? Really?

Comment 03 Jun 2020

Your commentary is generally stupid and makes this site less enjoyable for me. 

Does one instance prove or disprove a systemic problem? No.

Does your “stat” that black folks are more often charged and processed through the criminal justice system prove that the police and that system is in-discriminatory? No. The cause and effect here are critical. The whole point is that minorities (specifically African American) and other classes are targeted and charged more frequently as well as treated differently. 

Does your “stat” that a minority population making up 13% of the pollination is shot by the police half as much than the majority population which has 5x more people support your ignorant position in any way? No.

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.