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Pupinabox


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MEMBER SINCE   August 29, 2017

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Comment 12 Jan 2019

Well, as one of those on the other side of the fence on the Nash legacy argument, I will admit your article has good points and could sway my aggravation towards the guy a bit. I do believe the Jackets do need to retire a jersey if for no other reason than to raise some sort of banner. Up until a few days ago I figured it would probably be 72, but that ship looks to have sailed. So I say, let bygones be bygones and let’s do it and eventually I will get over it.

all I can say is in some bizarro world I hope he does make the Hall of Fame cause I would really love to see what jersey he would pick to be inducted in. 

And as a final side note, as an embittered, fan scorned, I thought it would have been a hoot for Riley Nash to wear #61

Comment 03 Jan 2019

Doggy, 100% agree with you. Hate the all-star game, never watch it, have no interest  in a 19-17 hockey game. I want my guys going to the beach for a few days and re-charging for the stretch run. 110% agree I don’t like the league shutting down for the Olympics. Just don’t care about it and really don’t want to see Cam or Seth or Zach break an ankle or blow out a knee and hurt the CBJ playoff chances. 

And as far as growing the game, when I was a kid I would much rather have gone to/watched a meaningful game with guys playing hard instead of going to the skills competition and watching guys put on dopey costumes and trying to make trick shots. No use for it. Just my opinion. 

Comment 26 Sep 2018

Gotta be honest, it would be nice to see Cbus get a little recognition that we actually are in the NHL. I just think the outdoor games are dumb. It was kind of a novelty when it was just the winter classic, but now there are several each year, played on crappy ice, never starting when they are supposed to because of weather, and it usually looks like the sight lines from the seats are usually terrible.  Just my opinion. 

Comment 22 Sep 2018

Interesting interview. First I have really heard anything from Elvis. This makes me kind of excited for a couple years down the road. 

Side note. Hire Lindsey to do videos. Hockey loving girls are great and hot hockey loving girls are even better. 

Comment 13 Sep 2018

One wrist already has significant damage, but.....that’s a very good point. 

The Price contract is and will be a disaster for Montreal for years. Bob’s agent has proven himself to be a kook during prior negotiations. I’m just worried by the tone of Bob’s comments that some bridges are beginning to burn, because I ‘m not sure he and his agent are going to find the better than Price deal they are looking for. 

First, they need a team looking for a starting goalie. Next, they need a team with enough cap space and willing to pay him better than Price money.  Finally, they need a GM dumb enough to do it. That really narrows the list down to about nobody. 

Comment 05 Sep 2018

Totally agree. For the last almost 20 years I’m the idiot at this time of year that walks around his office telling people how great the Jackets are going to be, all pumped up, drinking the kool-aid and buying tickets. 

This year I’m just sad, have tickets to opening night because I haven’t missed one, but just can’t muster much enthusiasum. It’s going to really be hard to get all jacked up when Panarin snipes an incredible shot, knowing his bags are half packed. 

I also believe that one way or the other, the Bob era comes to a close this year. Hard to get excited. 

Comment 05 Sep 2018

The more bizarre situation is Jarmo and JD are in the last years of their contracts. What the hell is going on on Nationwide?

that being said, I have a source that says all three will be announced as re-signed shortly. The hold up with Torts is they are debating term. 

Comment 13 Aug 2018

I want to agree, I really do. Every year at this time I take a few big chugs of the Kool-aid and proclaim that this is our year. This year, meh, I’m having trouble getting fired up. The Panarin thing has been a kick in the gut, and I really think Bob is just resdy to move on, it’s not just about money. Just afraid it’s going to be a long season. 

Comment 23 Jul 2018

This whole off season has been agony. 

I totally agree, a long term will come back to haunt us in 4-5 years. The only hurdle is, what the heck do we do for the next 3 years if we let Bob go?  Not really sold on Korpi, and frankly, this team is starting to take big steps backwards with roster issues. 

Maybe try to sign Bob to say 6 years and really front end load it for the first 3-4 so the last couple would just make him a well paid backup or a value trade bait. After all, we will probably be saving 9-10 million a year right now by not signing Bread:(

Comment 17 Jul 2018

The bigger difference is at least Bread is being kinda upfront about what he will probably do. Almost makes it more painful having such a lengthy ordeal. Would almost rather “jerk the band-aid off” and get it over with. 

Comment 16 Jul 2018

I disagree a little. I really think we need a player with an “intimidating” presence. Nobody is concerned about anybody on this team doing anything but pushing and shoving, which is why guys like Wilson feel free to take liberties. I’m not saying take a roster spot with some “goon”, but we need to find a physical guy that can take care of business and still play reasonably well. 

As far as “hits” go, I always thought that was a dopey stat because you can have a million of them and that just means you didn’t possess the puck much. 

Comment 09 Jul 2018

I think the cruel reality to all this is that Bob wants to head to “greener pastures”. Ian Clark jumped ship, now they are not even talking contract, I think the writing is on the wall. 

I would really like to know the inside story to what the heck is going on over there.  Jarmo, JD, and Torts are all in the final year of their contracts.  Panarin wants to hang out in South Beach or Studio 54, and Bob ain’t talking  

this is not the model for franchise stability  

Comment 09 Jul 2018

I say pay him the 9-10 per year for four years for three reasons:

1. Don’t ruin Elvis like so many Jackets of old by throwing him in the line of fire right away. Give him 3 yrs of AHL seasoning. 

2. Bob’s value. He may not have stood on his head during the playoffs, but his relative value to the team is that without him we would not even have made the playoffs. 

3. The other options kinda suck and are a big step backwards. 

What is very troubling is the fact that they aren’t even talking. 

Comment 07 Jul 2018

Full disclosure: I’m about a bottle and a half of wine in. 

I have made the critical error of falling in love with my players. i have lived and died for close to twenty years with this team, mostly died. 

Hey Bob, guess what, this team and this City brought you on board when you were an afterthought in Philly and treated you like a God. 

You make the same amount of money in about two games as I make in a year, you face pucks, I face bullets. Whats really the difference between 9 mil and 11 mil?  That’s more money in a year than most of us will make in a lifetime. 

We are not a great team, but we are not a bad team. Do what you need to do, but don’t forget those that had your back when nobody even knew who you were. Feel free to share with Panarin