Billy739

Billy739
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Forum: Armchair-GM2 hours ago
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>villenash</b></div><div>I mean, I agree and disagree. If you're using Salomaki as your example, he was never projected to be a top player in the NHL. He is in the exact role he was expected to play - 3rd/4th line energy player. He doesn't have the high offensive skill that other players do. I'd like it if he put up some more points, but he's also been hit with an awful injury bug nearly every season.

As for the age thing - you think every player is the same at 20 that they are at 30? You think no player has any room to grow? That's just nonsense. How about Erik Gustafson? He just had a 60 point season at age 27 - but I guess players don't get better after 23...it's just silly. Or William Karlsson for that matter.

And it's not some secret that Tolvanen is a top prospect - <a href="https://www.tsn.ca/top-50-nhl-affiliated-prospects-1.1241869" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://www.tsn.ca/top-50-nhl-affiliated-prospects-1.1241869</a> - just one ranking of many that have him high on the list of top NHL prospects.

I would suggest humility over of ignorance. It's a much better look.</div></div>

no i didnt say they we're , you're ignoring context
Volume of younger players have seen the window in which Drafted players have to step up shrink .

it used to be you could develop a guy for 4-5 years before he'd be considered ready at age 23-24 to get his feet wet in the NHL.
The direct issue this create's is now teams are closer to the 50 contract limit then every before with many teams forced to not sign players before their rights expire .

MTL Canadians just had to let Tyzka and Walford walk for nothing because they're looking at 2-3 years minimum development and MTL cant take on 2 contracts for that long .

if you're hell bent on ignoring logic to convince yourself that you're right , the so be it.
i suggest you look at all the mental olympics and out right putting words in peoples mouths to do so .

please piss off my post with your arrogance
if you cannot contribute you cannot stay
disagree all you want but dont talk ****
that last comment was about your ego nothing more
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>CMac66</b></div><div>Or the preds find any other way of trading Turris without trading Tolvanen?
So the Habs trade juulsen, Shaw, McCarron, a 2nd and a 4th and somehow come out with a really good top 4 Dman and a 20 year old with star potential? What???
McCarron is a throw in, shaw has a temper that tends to cost his team and juulsen is the only thing of value.</div></div>

Tolvanen isnt that great , he's at the same level of skill and hype for that matter Lehkonen was .
after 2 years that will die off and people will focus on a new player .

NSH has a lot of better prospects but ill take Salomaki just as easy if it helps

your evaluations on Mccarron and Shaw are both outdated though
Mccarron had a right to be pissed he was about to be the 5th first round bust under the same coach destroying them in the AHL.

he threw his tantrum and changes were made in Laval .
mccarron was a top guy for Coach Bouchard who made every skater earn ice time including Alzner
no one got hand outs based on cap , you stepped up or sat out .

Shaw Plays how he needs to
MTL put him on 4th he took 110 PIM playing Claude Juliens Goon /pest
Put him on 3rd line and he breaks in Danault , helps Chucky and Lehkonen lead MTL to last playoff .
put him on 2nd with Domi and he goes out and has career highs in offense and lows has lower penalty issues.

its why PHI when talking trading Ghostisbhere
Shaw's name was first mentioned
when linked to Duchene deal in COL Shaw's name was first mentioned in the deal .

Teams with a history of Winning or atleast intelligent GM's want Shaw .
WPG new this trying to land him the year they brought on Statsny .

to quote Domi '' if you dont understand Shawzy's value , you just dont know hockey , you just dont .''
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