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  1. Nino Niederreitter was fined 5 grand for an elbow to the head of Predator goalie Saros in last nights game. Too much? Not enough? Alex Chiasson went after Jimmy Vesey of the Leafs after the game was over and received a one game suspension for doing so. Truth? I think Chiasson shoulda been fined and if you had said Nino was suspended for a game for the hit to Saros I would have understood that better. Sometimes I do think the player safety committee really does have a wheel they spin to determine punishment. These two, I really think they got them in reverse.
  2. Sid the Kid is currently in Covid protocol which did not slow the Pens last night who gutted out a nice team victory over the Flyers last night. Crosby leads the Pens in scoring but they still put up a five spot without him. Auston Matthews should be back tonight for the league best Leafs against the Oilers who they have dominaed without him. Derek Stepan is out for the year with the Senators who desperately need centers to play with their crazy talented young wingers. Ryan Ellis will be out for a month or more for the fast sinking Preds.
  3. Trade to announce!! DARTH CHILD RECEIVES Mike Smith Timo Meier Ryan McDonough FOIL RECEIVE Mikael Granlund Sam Reinhart Ryan Pullock I have a glut of goaltending and Smith has been lights out but makes me nervous with his injury historyand the defense in front of him. Still, he is the prime add of the deal. Both Meier and McDonough were waiver adds I was streaming but both are servicable. Granlund is a faceoff machine who scoresa bit and qualifies at the wing and center, Reinhart has always since his first day in the leagu
  4. With this shortened season and the mad dash until the deadline this years trade deadline is April 12th, six weeks away. TSN released their first deadline trade bait list today...  (tsn.ca) A couple of thoughts. DeAngelo is on the list good luck getting someone to take this tool off their hands. Ekholm is listed as the plumb of the deadline, I still am not certain the Preds have interest in dealing him. It looks to be a very weak deadline crop with David Savard, a very serviceable but hardly gamebreaking player listed at number 2.
  5. A few notes from last nights games.... Last nights games showed the continued switch towards youth in the NHL, A few highlights included a hat trick by the Ducks Isac Lundestrom (of course in a losing cause) a gut check shutout by Thatcher Demko in what was his best game of the season, it is easy to forget that Elias Pettersson is still only 22 with what he has done so far in his young career but he was a force last night all over the ice. Jordan Jyrou continues to impress in a top six role for the Blues with another goal, with the Senators Tim Stutzle and Josh Norris look like cag
  6. Thing of Beauty goal by Kane last night in the blowout win against the Dead Things. 400 for a career of a player still going strong. The only thing that cracked me up was Nemeth dove across towards Debrincat to cut down the pass, everyone in the Nation knew it was going to be Kaner taking the shot. I think Nemeth just did that to get on television in the highlight shows, lol. Alex Stalock who has been injured and lost his starting job in Minnesota, has been claimed by the Oilers.Solid addition for the Oilers adding depth to a veteratn duo of Smith/Koskinen both of whom spend a fai
  7. I would like it to be Blash but I picked Travis Green out in Vancouver. I listen to way to many podcasts, my God do they hate him out there. The fans are frustrated and expected more this year and I think he is next on the chopping block. Truthfully when I heard a coach was fired I thought for sure it was Green.
  8. With the somewhat surprising firing of Claude Julien last week, I gave it some thought and to me these are the next most likely candidates to be whacked next JEFF BLASHILL Has watched the Wings slip into a funk as by seasons end this will be the worst two year stretch in Wings history. OH!! He is the third longest tenured head coach in the NHL right now. Really. JOHN TORTORELLA There is not a bigger fan of Torts in this forum than me, but he has a shelf life and it looks like he is officially curdled. RALPH KRUGER The team is lackluster to put it mildly. The
  9. I was just posting my 2 cents in here about it, lol. Good deal for both, we both filled a need.
  10. trade between myself and @J0e Th0rnton He receives Mike Smith Max domi I receive Jake Guentzel Martin jones Lets be honest, Jones/Domi are both junk this year and the odds are that neither will makemuch of a difference. J0e gets Smith, he has been riding the Fleury train but has clear concerns with Lehner coming back and has offense to deal what with the Boston trio, Aho and Panarin I am second from last in goals scored, in the last two weeks I have added Tkachuk, Eichel and now Guentzel. Sooner or later someth
  11. I have been very hard on Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill for his failure to develop first round picks, for his yoyoing minutes of players and poor communications. In the interest of equal time I have given it a lot of thought this morning and decided to list every single reason that I can think of to keep a coach who has guided the wings to what will be the worst two consecutive years in team history. So again, in the interest of fair play, listed below are all the reasons that I could come up with to keep Blashill on as head coach. Thank you, pleasant reading.
  12. The youngest lives on campus and her sorority is literally right across the street from Cady Arena where they play Hockey and she is a HUGE hockey fan. I told her that next year when Covid is over she has to meet and date a hockey player who goes to the NHL. No pressure.
  13. Ice Capades is hilarious , send him a trade offer he always responds with some of the funniest stuff. We have done a deal or two over the years from when he was in all star and chatted a bit in here even without a trade coming together he is a funny dude.
  14. We raised seven, the YOUNGEST is 19 attending college at Miami of Ohio (same as one of her sisters did). THANK GOD we are past the teen stuff. Actually, other than teen angst we only had one who was a massive problem who said she hated us and couldnt wait to get away. The funny thing, she and her husband bought their home almost in our backyard, our grandkids walk over whenever they want. In other words the one who couldnt wait to get away is the one we cannot get rid of, lol.
  15. I am playing you this week and getting crushed in a few cats that I always win. You definitely inherited a solid club and when you put your signature spin upon it I feel confident you are definitely going to be right there until the end. I like Jarry a bit better, agreed about the Pens defense still waiting on Burke and company to do their first deal. Muzzin was at best an afterthought, I alrealy have Reilly and dont really like two defenders from the same team.
  16. Patrick Kane seems to be getting better with age. Last night he stole the puck just inside the blueline and fired it past a stunned Korpisalo for the eventual GWG in Chicago's latest win. In spite of the inferior talent around him he has 31 points (3rd best in the NHL) and 3 goals in his last 3 games, now sitting at 399 for his career. The certain first ballot hall of famer is showing absolutely zero sign of decline. Strangest hat trick of the year will almost certainly belong to Sam Gagner who nailed a hatty in last nights 5-2 win over the fading Preds. Gagner had zero goals in
  17. A bit of this and that Jason Zucker crashed into the boards awkwardly in the third period against the Caps a couple of nights ago and according to his coach will be out 'long term' which is Hockey speak for..... who the hell knows how long. He has been a disappointment so far this year. Trevor Zegras has been recalled by the Ducks to provide what they hope is a shot in the arm to their pathetic offense. He is expected to play top six minutes and first power play right off the bat, he was an absolute monster in World Junior competition with 7 goals and 18 points in onl
  18. Mark Friedman was claimed by the depleted defensive corp in Pittsburgh, low risk signing probably medium reward. I have attended quite a few Ohio College games, I have daughter number two at Miami of Ohio, when daughter number one was there I beleive four or five years ago Friedman played for their archrival Bowling Green and at a game I attended Friedman was all over the ice, played about 30-35 minutes and tied the game in the last minute. Easily the best player on the ice for either team, I remember memorizing his name thinking he would be a player. It hasnt happened yet but I think another
  19. @TropicalFruitGirl26 As soon as I saw that Romanov might be traded the first name that came to mind was Sergachev. Great minds think alike, lol
  20. yave1964


    I get that but Blash has done a terrible job of developing the kids into NHLers so yeah, he has to go. I see no harm in him finishing out this season but I would love to see former Wing and Yzerman best friend Gerard Gallant get another kick at the can next season. I love his resume but i agree it doesnt matter who coaches this woebegone F troop this season.
  21. Wow that was quick. After being the toast of the NHL to start the year in which every new addition from Jake Allen to Tyler Toffoli to Josh anderson, Joel Edmundson and Alexander Romanov all seemed to be smash success they have fallen into a six game losing streak that cost coach Claude Julien and assistant Kirk Muller their jobs. They have been replaced by assistant Domingue Ducharme on an interim basis. Ducharme is a long time Quebec Junior coach who graduated to the NHL a couple of years ago joining the staff as an assistant of the Habs, how long he coaches is up
  22. Starting off with M A Fleury having his 64th career shutout last night against the high powered Avalanche. The sure fired hal of famer seems to be aging like a fine French wine. so much for rumors of him being done or traded back to Pittsburgh, with Lehner out and Fleury playing the best hockey in years he is the main reason Vegas is sitting on top of their division. Well him and those golden helmets. Zuccarello came back this past week with a vengeance, last night contributing a goal and three assists being involved in all four wild goals. In four games since his return he has 2
  23. The problem is their literally are ZERO NHL caliber goalies in the organization at this time. None. None of our goalie prospscts have panned out so we are n a holding pattern with Bernier/Greiss and hope that we sign someone elses free agent down the road when we are ready to compete.
  24. Oh I know, Mcdavids combo of speed, power and vision is simply unique in the game today and he is a joy to watch, no doubt, I have always been a fan of the heavy game, the 200 foot players, the Brendan Shanahan type of power forwards and that is what I see in Tkachuk. In the days when hitting and even playing the body is becoming a lost art he is a breath of fresh air to an old timer like me who loves the that aspect of the game. Just for clarification.
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