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Dan Dukart

Staff

Columbus (via Cincinnati)

MEMBER SINCE   June 11, 2017

I'm most likely watching, playing, reading/writing about, or dreaming about hockey.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The best is yet to come
  • HOCKEY PLAYER: Joe Sakic
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 14 May 2019

It's unfortunately not a typo. Elvis was signed to a 1-year entry level deal in March based on his advanced age. He immediately hits RFA status, and I believe he'll retain that status until his age 27-season (UFA). I'm hoping he signs another 1-year RFA deal (similar to Murray) at a cheaper AAV in a 'prove it' deal. Time will tell.

Comment 28 Apr 2019

If it's an injury, it's not obvious. After his turnover in the middle of the 3rd period, he didn't play another shift. High Stakes. I think it's just a matter of the Bruins being a bad matchup for Texier. In a weird way, the Lightning are a favorable matchup for a skill forward, who doesn't have to go against the same grind on every shift. Against Boston, he's looked more timid since he's had so much less space. To your point, he's 19, so it's definitely not worth worrying about. I get the sense Dzingel takes his spot on Tuesday.

Comment 26 Apr 2019

Agreed on the walking wounded comment. Not sure I loved Jones' game, but there's a lot of pressure on him to play close to flawlessly with the minutes he's eating and the injuries in the lineup. He (correctly) admitted it was entirely his fault on the game-tying goal. When 3 and 8 are the reasons for a late 3rd period and early OT goal, that's a problem