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Comment 16 Jun 2019

I actually expect Korpi to be signed. I simply think trading him and signing Kinkaid is the better option.

Comment 14 Jun 2019

I've seen Kevlinieks a few times. He doesn't strike me as starter material for the NHL, but will, I believe, make a good back up with another year's seasoning. Therefore, were it my decision, I'd sign Kinkaid to a one year contract so he could back up and mentor Merzlikens and either trade Korpi or let him go.

Comment 13 Jun 2019

With this win, the Blues become the last team, still existent, from the first expansion to win the Cup.

Comment 12 Jun 2019

I have nothing against Harrington, but players like him are a dime a dozen. He's never going to be more than a 7th/8th d-man. Sure, offer him a short term contract as every team needs a d-man who can sit in the press box for long periods, then do a credible job when a regular needs a break or has an injury.

Comment 11 Jun 2019

I'm looking at the holes those leaving are creating and realizing that no one in the system can replace that offense and in goal ability. That's not pessimism, that's fact. Can Elvis step in and immediately be a Vezina worthy goalie? Sure, but the odds are heavily against it. Can Texier immediately supply 80+ points to make up for Bread? Sure, but the odds are heavily against it. Here's fact. Washington and Pittsburgh will still be a force in the Metro, next year. Carolina and NYI are going to improve their team. NYR is not far from challenging for the playoffs. Montreal is going to improve. And the Jackets? Their two, potentially three, best players are leaving and replacing that talent with untried and barely tried youth is not the way to remain a playoff worthy team.

Comment 10 Jun 2019

But, the last two years, it wasn't until the last week of the season that the Jackets got into the playoffs. And, this year, one more win by Montreal and the Canadians would have been in the playoffs. Plus, your statement that the competition in the Metro doesn't work. It was even tougher, three years ago, and the Jackets were a solid third, not the second wild card, as they have been the last two years.

Comment 10 Jun 2019

I've heard the argument that the moves at the TDL were less about trying to win the Cup than about stirring higher interest in casual fans to increase ticket sales, next season. This argument falls flat for me. Because of Central Ohio's near obsessive compulsive behavior in regards to OSU football, any other sport must rely on winning to attract casual fans. When Bread and Bob leave, and Duchene potentially leaves, the Jackets will not have the players to step in at their level. Considering the Jackets only snuck into the playoffs on the next to last game, this year (And, truth be told, solidly made the playoffs the first year of this run.), the odds that the Jackets will be better, next season, are not good. Even should Duchene resign, the Jackets will be relying on a goalie whose stats have become worse each season (Korpi) and a goalie who has never played a single second in North America (Merzlikens). This is not a recipe for success. Yet, already, we are being told that the Jackets will, yet again, be one of the youngest teams in the league. When do we stop accepting that as a "reason" to be patient and start demanding success?

Comment 05 Jun 2019

Frankly, I'm getting tired of hearing that the Jackets are among the youngest teams in the league. When next season starts, I'll be 60 years old. I've been a hockey fan since I was 8. In that time, no team I've supported has won the Cup. I'm tired of excuses. I only want my team to win the Cup. Period. End of discussion.

Comment 01 Jun 2019

I don't know about that. Now, let me start by saying that I don't see any GM trading for Wennberg. The decline in his production is a case of losing his balls after a minor injury. But his showing in the recent tournament might cause some desperate GM to think that all he needs is a change of scenery. To me, Turris in Nashville always struck me as a "right player, wrong team" situation in that Nashville's style and his style don't mesh. His recent injuries only serve to make him seem to be on the back end of his career. A move to a different team should revive his career. The thing is, I don't see Poile taking on Wennberg for any reason.

Comment 30 May 2019

While I understand your frustration and, to some degree, agree with all of your points, the major roadblock is finding a trade partner willing to give up more than a mid-round pick or middling prospect for a player whom you want to trade because of a history of injury. Are there teams willing to take a chance on Murray? Almost certainly. Are any of them going to give up something that Jarmo considers fair value? I'm leaning towards no.