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Comment 02 Jul 2020

I tend to agree with the General. With the way the Pegulas gutted the FO, plus Buffalo being, literally, just across a river from Canada and not all that far from Toronto, they're in the hockey media spotlight. Which, to me, means that Adams (the new GM) is going to feel pressured to hit home runs with any trades he makes, especially with Eichel's recent statements in mind. I have several friends on a Buffalo sled hockey team and they tell me that there's a strong feeling in Buffalo fandom and the local sports media that the Sabres need to make significant improvement soon. Historically, such pressure leads to panic in GMs who overvalue their players and demand too much in return. Were I in Jarmo's shoes, I'd wait until Eichel gets tired of wasting his prime years on a franchise spinning it's wheels and demands a trade, then hit Buffalo with a strong package.

Comment 29 Jun 2020

You make good points, except.... I doubt Reinhardt will be available because Buffalo is a less capable version of the Jackets. Good to very good goaltending, good to very good blueline (both weaker than hours) with insufficient offense. I expect Buffalo to go looking for offense. Oh, and I agree trying the trade I proposed with Ottawa is a long shot, but one never knows.

Comment 29 Jun 2020

I'm borderline on them trading either pick, but.... Hoberg isn't quite ready, yet. One could argue that Hoberg would be better off playing another year or two in the AHL than playing for a losing Ottawa. One could also make the argument that, with both Korpi and Elvis on reasonable 2 year contracts, one of them could act as a mentor to Hoberg, then move on as a free agent.

Comment 29 Jun 2020

I'm borderline on them trading either pick, but.... Hoberg isn't quite ready, yet. One could argue that Hoberg would be better off playing another year or two in the AHL than playing for a losing Ottawa. One could also make the argument that, with both Korpi and Elvis on reasonable 2 year contracts, one of them could act as a mentor to Hoberg, then move on as a free agent.

Comment 28 Jun 2020

A thought has occurred to me. Ottawa holds picks 3 & 5. Ottawa also needs a young goalie to take over for Anderson. The Jackets have 2 NHL level starters, plus VV, Kivvie and Thome in Cleveland. Why not talk to Dorian and see if a deal involving one of those picks - say the #5 - for one of out goalies plus other assets - for the same of argument, let's say Korpi, whatever pick we end with (unless it is the first overall) and some mid-level prospect - can be worked out? First word is that Dorian isn't interested in trading those picks, but you never know until you try.

Comment 27 Jun 2020

Do you have some inside information leading you to declare Elvis the starter? I ask because, as soon as he came off the IR, Torts made Korpi the starter. So, unless you have some inside info that Elvis will definitely be the starter, it seems to me that it's still a toss up on who starts.

Comment 27 Jun 2020

Do you have some inside information leading you to declare Elvis the starter? I ask because, as soon as he came off the IR, Torts made Korpi the starter. So, unless you have some inside info that Elvis will definitely be the starter, it seems to me that it's still a toss up on who starts.

Comment 24 Jun 2020

Agreed. I'd love to see a breakdown of his point gathering through his career. How consistent was he when he had Cam on the wing, game in and game out? How often was he playing with, at least, one new/unfamiliar player on his wing, this year? Remember what Mark Twain once said, "There are lies, damned lies and statistics."

Comment 24 Jun 2020

And as much as Gerbe is a "heart and soul" type, so is Boone. As a noted in a different thread, Toronto has difficulty with strongly physical teams, so I'd rather have a Nash or other big, physical type playing than Gerbe.

Comment 20 Jun 2020

I must point out that Cam has a serious talent for getting short-handed goals. Which does argue for putting him on the PK. I tend to agree with you about Foudy, yet the memory of Tex against Tampa keeps coming up. Honestly, in some ways, I hope the Jackets lose this "play in" series (since that would give them a better draft position) and in other ways, I hope they kick TML arse. The only thing I'm sure of is that these 5 game play in series will show younger fans why the playoffs were more intense, meaning more fun, in the 80's.

Comment 16 Jun 2020

Teams already can buyout contracts. The difference is that, under a standard buyout a portion of the contract's value counts against the team's cap over twice the length of the contract. While with a compliance buyout, this is not true. All you are actually proposing is trading buyouts, which is completely unnecessary.

Comment 13 Jun 2020

A nice analysis. The last I heard, the league is not considering allowing compliance buyouts. But I expect pressure from certain owners will change that. Either way, with the number of teams pushing the cap and needing to dump salary so as to fill their roster, I expect this off-season, whenever it happens, to be one of the most active for player movement in many years.

Comment 05 Jun 2020

Your article reminds me of something from history. After Pearl Harbor, MLB found itself struggling because so many star players enlisted. The commissioner at that time, Ford Frick, talked to FDR and explained that, as most of the teams would struggle financially due to rationing and low attendance, and because winning the war was more important, MLB was going to go on hiatus for the duration. FDR refused to allow, granting baseball teams exemptions from some rationing and providing some government financial support. FDR's reasoning was that baseball provided an essential escape from the harsh reality of the war. Your article reminded me of that and why, as passionate as I can be about my two favorite sports (hockey and Australian Rules football), they are intended to be escapist entertainment. Thank you.

Comment 02 Jun 2020

My point is that, at this time, there is no proof that the cap is racist. He's has several complaints of excessive force filed against him. Maybe he's just an asshole. But because Mr. Floyd is black, the automatic assumption has been that he's a racist. Before I would make such a leap, I'd want to read those complaints and find out what color those people are.

Also, I can produce DON statistics showing that, while black people comprise less than 20% of the population, they account for about 40% of the crime committed in this country. DOH statistics also show that white people are shot by police nearly twice as often as black people.