I no longer consider Colorado a favorite in West to win after this horrible idiotic move even retaining money
? Maple Leafs really smart ditching trash for cash w/ Kadri a cancer getting moved... HE would always get some stupid penalty or get suspended, he is not a top center in my book either... Its like trash Reaves on Vegas or Blues would cause the refs to call more penalties on them cuz of their reputation etc... Also they infect or rub off on entire team, Colorado should just sign Raffi Torress get it over with... Maybe call Wideman that D-man who shot right that never got back in NHL for that incident w/ Ref getting in his way
Wow I would be so mad if I was fan of Colorado, Stars fans should be jumping up and down
... They are the favorite now in the west I would think since Predators got a gaping hole in net
Completely agree about this trade for Colorado. Kerfoot and Kadri aren't that uneven anyway ... then think about the fact that Toronto also gets Barrie. Rosen sounds like he'll be nothing more than a 3rd pairing D most likely. And the difference between the picks isn't very big. Toronto gets a steal of a trade here. The other way to look at it is Barrie>>>Kadri and then Kerfoot is also in the deal. I think Barrie is a better player, the only problem is the expiring contract. That could change things. And Colorado has Byram and Makar now, as well as also Johnson, Girard, and the other guys they already had. I'm still not too sure about depth scoring with Kerfoot now gone. Burakovsky is good but it may have been a bit too high a price for them to get him. Kadri makes their forwards better and right now is an upgrade over Kerfoot, but idk about in the future. They've also traded Soderberg which makes their depth scoring worse. Their defence is looking pretty good though. This trade makes it a bit worse but think about it ... Makar, Byram, Girard, Johnson, Zadorov, and Cole most likely as your top 6. Cole is out for the start of the season, but then you can have Counnauton playing. When Cole comes back Connauton is most likely your 7th D. That is, if Byram plays. This defence is looking pretty good. I also feel like Grubauer is a starter. So, forwards after the 1st line are the problem IMO. We'll see though.
That's a joke about Wideman, right? The linesman didn't get in his way ... okay, well, yes, he kinda did, but he didn't know Wideman was there. Idk if that's the reason he's not in the league. It could be, but we really don't know. I think it had to do with it, but i don't think that was everything. I'd have to say, though, he obviously shoved the linesman. The guy was just standing there and he couldn't see Wideman, then he gets shoved. And it wasn't accidental. He tried to do it, no question. I'm not saying he tried to hurt the linesman or anything. He just wasn't thinking. But i mean "wasn't thinking" as in he made a stupid decision without thinking much about it. He didn't just do it, something told him to do it, and he probably noticed soon after how stupid a decision that was. Really, he was no more than a bottom pairing d-man at the end of his career, so maybe that had nothing to do with teams not signing him. Like i said, i think it was partly that, but that wasn't the only reason. If McDavid did that and was on an expiring contract, he'd probably still get signed. Not that him doing it would make it okay, but teams would think, "well, we're getting a really good player." Wideman was a good player but teams maybe just didn't have a need for him. Hard to know.
LOL i love how people keep talking about Rinne like he's not that good. He's been consistently good every year, and people act like Saros is going to replace him. He's turning 37 soon, so you might be right, but i still think he's a starter. Every year, people seem to say "Saros will replace Rinne as the starter this year". I just think people are underrating Rinne. If the Preds make the playoffs, i could really see him bouncing back from the last few playoffs. Idk if he'll get back to where he was in 2017, but maybe close. Really hard to know. I wouldn't be surprised at all though. It was really fun watching him that year, that's for sure. It's like what people are doing with Lundqvist. Hank's numbers haven't been as good as Rinne's, but they've been pretty good. He had a bit of a down year this past year, but that was playing behind a below average defence for the NHL. Now we have Trouba and Fox. That'll help us out a lot. Unfortunately, we'll still need to move out some cap, but we got Breadman so i'm happy lol. Will be interesting to see what we do for our cap. We still need to sign Trouba and Buchnevich. We're looking a lot better though. We have Panarin, Trouba, Fox, and Kakko. I think i heard Kravtsov is also coming over, right? We're looking like a pretty good team!