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Newark, OH (via Newark, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   March 09, 2017

Got started on the #CBJ by my best friend in college circa 2013-2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. Been hooked since.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Haha...Dubinsky scoring on Fleury with 20 seconds left.
  • NHL TEAM: #CBJ!!
  • NFL TEAM: Does it really matter?
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 23 Sep 2019

Haha we pretty much said the same thing!! But yeah, Kyle Connor, not Blake Wheeler. And that trade has been on my mind too. Although, I hate the thought of trading Savard. But he’s got to be drawing some major interest, especially after his series against Tampa.

Comment 23 Sep 2019

I’ve said this often. We have such a deep blue line, it seems silly to not trade someone for some forward depth. I don’t know that it’ll be a one-to-one scenario like what we did with RyJo/Seth, but I could see something similar. 

One scenario that intrigues me is Winnipeg. Trading Trouba seemed inevitable, but now there’s some doubt about Byfuglien’s status heading into the season. We have tons of cap space. Does that interest someone like Patrik Laine? Would Winnipeg even consider dealing him? I’m not saying that I’m necessarily in favor of a trade for Laine’s rights, but I don’t think it would surprise me much. I think Blake Wheeler is in that RFA boat as well, but I could be way off.

Comment 11 May 2019

I know I’ll move on at some point. Speaking from a mostly sentimental standpoint. I do think it’s going to be beneficial for this team to learn how to win without relying on Bob.

The thing killing me the most is waiting. Still almost two months away from UFA period beginning. And even then, it won’t be over on July 1. 

Sounded like there would be some other serviceable starters available in UFA this summer too. Mrazek, Lehner, I think Jimmy Howard was one. Hopefully Elvis will prove to be the future for us. But at least there could be a couple options on the market.

Comment 26 Mar 2019

Josh has by far been the most consistent skater we’ve had all year. He’s played well and played his game no matter who he is playing with or what line he has been on. His speed paired with his physicality is scary for opposing D-men I’m sure. And he’s gotten way better on the puck. He’s playing his way into a nice contract soon.

Comment 24 Jan 2019

Who knows? On one hand, Panarin seems to be having fun. On the other hand, the universe is a bleak, apathetic hellscape, assigning meaning to anything is a fool’s errand, everything is a mistake, morality and sentimentality are human constructs, and the Chicago Blackhawks will have about $18 million of cap space this summer. Hope is for suckers. Eat at Arby’s.

Kyle, you okay, bro? But for real, this had me laughing lol. My take has been that Panarin is staying. It’s been easy to see how much fun he is having, and he genuinely looks like he enjoys his teammates. I’m honestly even hopeful that they’re gonna announce an extension after JK meets with him and Milstein.

Comment 05 Oct 2018

I was very impressed by Duclair last night. The speed was obvious, but just watching his hands, the guy handled himself well in traffic.

Plain and simple, Gabriel Carlsson was not very good last night. He was late getting back on the Red Wings' first goal and then took a penalty leading to their second goal.

I'm not going to deny that Carlsson had a bad game, but he was hooked which allowed Cholowski (I believe) in behind him for the wide open shot. And that interference call that led to Detroit's second goal was BS. Kukan, however, impressed me immediately. Hopefully 53 can bounce back a bit tonight.