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Oct. 10, 2021 at 2:19 p.m.
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Well, our 22 player roster is set. No more offseason business remains, so I proclaim this the start of the season thread!
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Oct. 11, 2021 at 12:19 p.m.
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Cooper is sticking around and I don't have to change my name at least for the next 4 years.
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Oct. 11, 2021 at 2:05 p.m.
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No mas Barre-Boulet 😢
Oct. 11, 2021 at 3:34 p.m.
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No mas Barre-Boulet 😢


At least he's going to Seattle. If I could pick one team for him to go to it would be Seattle. Need young forwards that can score and they're a new team.
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Oct. 11, 2021 at 9:36 p.m.
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I legit wanted to get a Kraken jersey to wear around Vancouver and draw the ire of many a Canuck. But as much as I love Gourde I'd never get his Jersey. Now a Barre-Boulet jersey could be the winner. He's probably gonna stroll into top 6 minutes too.
Oct. 11, 2021 at 11:00 p.m.
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I legit wanted to get a Kraken jersey to wear around Vancouver and draw the ire of many a Canuck. But as much as I love Gourde I'd never get his Jersey. Now a Barre-Boulet jersey could be the winner. He's probably gonna stroll into top 6 minutes too.


I think Seattle is probably the best place BB could have landed. Lots of open spots and roles to be sorted out this season for them. Probably the best situation he could be in.


Also, I've decided to make a preseason prospect pool assessment. I'll post sometime tomorrow but also include a link here.
Oct. 12, 2021 at 12:35 a.m.
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I legit wanted to get a Kraken jersey to wear around Vancouver and draw the ire of many a Canuck. But as much as I love Gourde I'd never get his Jersey. Now a Barre-Boulet jersey could be the winner. He's probably gonna stroll into top 6 minutes too.


I'm confused. What's wrong with getting a Gourde jersey?
Oct. 12, 2021 at 1:21 a.m.
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I'm confused. What's wrong with getting a Gourde jersey?


I was very vocal about really not liking his contract and thinking he should have been moved early. Admittedly I was wrong. And like all Bolts fans embraced Gourdrowman. But getting a Gourde jersey would've felt like bandwagoning.
Oct. 12, 2021 at 6:34 p.m.
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For those of you who like keeping up with my current thoughts on our prospects, I present to you my preseason prospect pool assesment.
Oct. 12, 2021 at 10:18 p.m.
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Well, that's how you want to start the season.
Oct. 12, 2021 at 10:27 p.m.
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Not gonna lie the boys looked terrible. Definitely didn't deserve any goals let alone 2. You knew it was gonna go bad when Point completely missed the puck on that wide open shot on our only PP. The announcers said it best. Something along the lines of the 3rd line brought the energy when it was needed. We needed energy tonight and nobody brought it (or really even tried)
Oct. 12, 2021 at 10:37 p.m.
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Not gonna lie the boys looked terrible. Definitely didn't deserve any goals let alone 2. You knew it was gonna go bad when Point completely missed the puck on that wide open shot on our only PP. The announcers said it best. Something along the lines of the 3rd line brought the energy when it was needed. We needed energy tonight and nobody brought it (or really even tried)


Katchouk-Colton-Raddysh coming to your Tampa Bay Lightning this December.
Oct. 12, 2021 at 10:39 p.m.
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Katchouk-Colton-Raddysh coming to your Tampa Bay Lightning this December.


I don't think Raddysh is fast enough. rather Joseph
Oct. 12, 2021 at 10:42 p.m.
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I want to see:
Palat-Point-Kucherov
Killorn-Cirelli-Stamkos
Katchouk-Colton-Joseph
Maroon-Bellemare-Perry

next game.
Or maybe try that Stamkos-Colton-Perry line.
Oct. 13, 2021 at 11:35 a.m.
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I want to see:
Palat-Point-Kucherov
Killorn-Cirelli-Stamkos
Katchouk-Colton-Joseph
Maroon-Bellemare-Perry

next game.
Or maybe try that Stamkos-Colton-Perry line.


I wanted to see:

Palat-Point-Kucherov
Killorn-Cirelli-Joseph
Stamkos-Colton-ABB
Maroon-Bellemare-Perry

Not really possible anymore
Oct. 13, 2021 at 5:03 p.m.
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Well, that's how you want to start the season.


They looked completely out of sync and just plain lost at times, Penguins were reading everything they tried, and Vasi was not his usual stellar self after a very good 1st period. Hopefully they rebound against the Red Wings on Thursday.
Oct. 14, 2021 at 12:07 p.m.
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Sustr Szn.
Oct. 14, 2021 at 12:47 p.m.
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Sustr Szn.


I would've preferred Claesson. It sucks that it's the 2nd game of the season and our 8/9 D-man already has to play
Oct. 14, 2021 at 4:09 p.m.
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Bogosian is on LTIR! Wasn't expecting that. Hopefully Foote is back soon. Don't really want Sustr to play a ton. As I've already mentioned today I would prefer Claesson. Yes I know that Claesson is a LD. Sergy can play the right
Oct. 14, 2021 at 7:25 p.m.
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Bogosian is on LTIR! Wasn't expecting that. Hopefully Foote is back soon. Don't really want Sustr to play a ton. As I've already mentioned today I would prefer Claesson. Yes I know that Claesson is a LD. Sergy can play the right


I think our defense situation outside of the Top 5 is going to be sketchy all season. 2020 playoffs was Bogo jumping into a favorable situation next to Hedman at the height of his powers. I think it's fair to say Bogo could have lost a step even since then, and he's no longer paired with Hedman. Foote doesn't do anything to calm the worries until proven otherwise as well. We may come to miss Schenn's predictable 8-10 minutes he could provide.
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Oct. 14, 2021 at 9:18 p.m.
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Constant feed crashes I've only seen 3minutes of tonight's game (2nd Detroit goal, fml)

What's going on?

Stamkos did the thing!
Oct. 14, 2021 at 9:25 p.m.
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Constant feed crashes I've only seen 3minutes of tonight's game (2nd Detroit goal, fml)

What's going on?

Stamkos did the thing!

Detroit getting a bunch of Grade A bounces and chances. Except there was one where Bertuzzi made Sergachev look silly.

Larkin was kicked out of the game for intent to injure Joseph. Joseph's original hit could get DoPS on him though.
Oct. 14, 2021 at 10:42 p.m.
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Wow! What a game.
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Oct. 15, 2021 at 10:02 a.m.
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Wow! What a game.


That was insane. With about 10 minutes left i was preparing my Vasilevskiy let the team down post. btw Larkin has to get suspended for that. Joseph could maybe too, but I don't think he hit Larkin hard enough. If he had hit hi harder he might have been ejected/suspended too.
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Oct. 15, 2021 at 12:14 p.m.
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That was insane. With about 10 minutes left i was preparing my Vasilevskiy let the team down post. btw Larkin has to get suspended for that. Joseph could maybe too, but I don't think he hit Larkin hard enough. If he had hit hi harder he might have been ejected/suspended too.


Vasy wasn't bailing us out, but it's not exactly like we were doing him any favors either. I am quite surprised only Larkin is getting disciplined in that incident, but I guess the NHL takes exception to throwing haymakers at unexpecting players.
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