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2023-24 NHL Season Discussion Thread #1: Here we Go!

Oct. 27, 2023 at 10:42 a.m.
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Seems like maybe the panic button gets pressed earlier than later in Calgary, which seems like it could be a good idea given that they have probably the most valuable piece on the market if they do (28 y/o Elias Lindholm).

I don’t know that they need a rebuild, or what, but seems they can avoid that with a killer return from a big trade. They should take somebody to the cleaners this winter if trends persist.


I have only watched parts of Flames games so far; is Markstrom turning into John Gibson 2.0 or is he (and Vladar) getting left out to dry too much?
Oct. 27, 2023 at 1:26 p.m.
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Quoting: CantStopWontStop
Seems like maybe the panic button gets pressed earlier than later in Calgary, which seems like it could be a good idea given that they have probably the most valuable piece on the market if they do (28 y/o Elias Lindholm).

I don’t know that they need a rebuild, or what, but seems they can avoid that with a killer return from a big trade. They should take somebody to the cleaners this winter if trends persist.


CGY needs a legit #1 superstar C

Lindholm aint that guy hes good but hes more of a 2C. Like imagine if their C core was

1C = Superstar, 2C = Lindholm, 3c = Kadri, 4C = Backlund

He needs to slot behind someone

Issue is there isnt one out there
Oct. 27, 2023 at 2:39 p.m.
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CGY needs a legit #1 superstar C

Lindholm aint that guy hes good but hes more of a 2C. Like imagine if their C core was

1C = Superstar, 2C = Lindholm, 3c = Kadri, 4C = Backlund

He needs to slot behind someone

Issue is there isnt one out there


No one is paying Kadri 7m to be a 3rd liner
Oct. 27, 2023 at 3:04 p.m.
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Quoting: DucharmetheDOMinator
No one is paying Kadri 7m to be a 3rd liner


When you got good depth 7m 3c is a luxary

Were already seeing it with 3-4m 4th line centers

VGK is deep enough to where they can have Roy at 3c making 3m

Heck Buffalo might be the first team to have 3 C's in the 7m range
Oct. 27, 2023 at 4:31 p.m.
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If they are forced to look to make a deal, they’re extremely fortunate to have a mid aged 2-way center on the block right as the cap is expected to go up. There should be no shortage of interested trade partners.

They should be able to get an absolute monster return.

But the season is early, they have a new coach, and they have good players. I can see this playing out a wide variety of ways.
Oct. 27, 2023 at 5:28 p.m.
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Bobby Brink for Calder.

Brink 4 points in 6 games. Bedard 4 points in 7 games.

Brink>Bedard. simple

No but, Brink has been very good, and could easily have more points. His line (Farabee-Cates-Brink) has been our most effective in zone time, and creating chances. Brink has been noticable every shift in a good way.

He's proving a lot of doubters of his size and skating wrong. His college success was no fluke.
Oct. 27, 2023 at 5:34 p.m.
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Quoting: ARMCHAIRGMOFTHEYEAR
Bobby Brink for Calder.

Brink 4 points in 6 games. Bedard 4 points in 7 games.

Brink>Bedard. simple

No but, Brink has been very good, and could easily have more points. His line (Farabee-Cates-Brink) has been our most effective in zone time, and creating chances. Brink has been noticable every shift in a good way.

He's proving a lot of doubters of his size and skating wrong. His college success was no fluke.


Some other standouts:

Couts looks like the Couturier of the old. No change he didn't forget how to play hockey.

Konecny is right where he left off.

Sanheim is a MONSTER, he's looked very good this year. 8 Points in 7 games, and he;s finally putting his skating, hockey sense together at the same time.
Oct. 27, 2023 at 7:07 p.m.
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Edited Oct. 27, 2023 at 8:06 p.m.
Its funny how I was right about Philly so far

May still be early and they may slip and fall but had a feeling Coutourier coming back would help

As you look at the projected forward core and goaltending it looked too good to be as bad as people suggested

Now the question is Frost
Oct. 27, 2023 at 7:20 p.m.
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Quoting: ARMCHAIRGMOFTHEYEAR
Some other standouts:

Couts looks like the Couturier of the old. No change he didn't forget how to play hockey.

Konecny is right where he left off.

Sanheim is a MONSTER, he's looked very good this year. 8 Points in 7 games, and he;s finally putting his skating, hockey sense together at the same time.


You guys really missed Couts.
Oct. 27, 2023 at 7:46 p.m.
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Quoting: ARMCHAIRGMOFTHEYEAR
Some other standouts:

Couts looks like the Couturier of the old. No change he didn't forget how to play hockey.

Konecny is right where he left off.

Sanheim is a MONSTER, he's looked very good this year. 8 Points in 7 games, and he;s finally putting his skating, hockey sense together at the same time.


I’d add Cam Atkinson to the list of standouts
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Oct. 27, 2023 at 8:37 p.m.
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Only 1 team left undefeated


And its gone lul
Oct. 27, 2023 at 8:44 p.m.
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WATCH OUT ****S THE BLACKHAWKS ARE BACK
Oct. 27, 2023 at 8:58 p.m.
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Quoting: IconicHawk
WATCH OUT ****S THE BLACKHAWKS ARE BACK


imagine winning the "not rigged lottery".

couldnt be me
Oct. 27, 2023 at 9:01 p.m.
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imagine winning the "not rigged lottery".

couldnt be me


Imagine not having a win

Imagine never winning the lottery in your entire history

Imagine never winning the cup

Imagine getting reverse swept
Oct. 27, 2023 at 9:44 p.m.
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Imagine not having a win

Imagine never winning the lottery in your entire history

Imagine never winning the cup

Imagine getting reverse swept


are you okay?
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Oct. 27, 2023 at 9:52 p.m.
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Kuznetsov will be the reason a shot clock will be added to shootouts

Jesus that mans slow
Oct. 27, 2023 at 10:27 p.m.
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Quoting: IconicHawk
Imagine not having a win

Imagine never winning the lottery in your entire history

Imagine never winning the cup

Imagine getting reverse swept


You're getting awfully defensive over a lottery that definitely wasn't rigged.
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Oct. 27, 2023 at 10:32 p.m.
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You're getting awfully defensive over a lottery that definitely wasn't rigged.


1. Get off the copium, it’s bad for your health

2. Every fan base does that **** whenever something happens

3. I obvious know this game was flukier then the Hurricanes’ Stanley cup run
Oct. 27, 2023 at 10:45 p.m.
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1. Get off the copium, it’s bad for your health

2. Every fan base does that **** whenever something happens

3. I obvious know this game was flukier then the Hurricanes’ Stanley cup run

- guy whos on copium
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Oct. 27, 2023 at 10:51 p.m.
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Imagine not having a win

Imagine never winning the lottery in your entire history

Imagine never winning the cup

Imagine getting reverse swept


bro is TOO pressed
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Oct. 27, 2023 at 11:03 p.m.
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- guy whos on copium


We won him fair and square

Deal with it
Oct. 27, 2023 at 11:08 p.m.
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I’d add Cam Atkinson to the list of standouts


He's got a good statline, but he's also had like 3/4 games where he was invisible or bad.

IF he keeps scoring, that would be great. Turn him into some sort of value. Otherwise, Philly should buy him out next year. He's blocking kids.

and there is a 99% chance Gauthier is here next year. So we're running out of forward spots.
Oct. 27, 2023 at 11:12 p.m.
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Quoting: ARMCHAIRGMOFTHEYEAR
He's got a good statline, but he's also had like 3/4 games where he was invisible or bad.

IF he keeps scoring, that would be great. Turn him into some sort of value. Otherwise, Philly should buy him out next year. He's blocking kids.

and there is a 99% chance Gauthier is here next year. So we're running out of forward spots.


I think you could get something out of him in a trade
Oct. 27, 2023 at 11:20 p.m.
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I think you could get something out of him in a trade


idk how much tho, would be retained half and a small return, Like Hayes trade If I have to guess.
Oct. 28, 2023 at 12:31 a.m.
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God bless Darcy Kuemper, unreal
 
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