Jan. 1, 2021
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>mondo</b></div><div>lol you think i'm serious
my actual opinion is here: https://www.capfriendly.com/forums/thread/649921/5/</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>mondo</b></div><div>People want him banned from hockey because "something he did when he was 14-years-old" was something he was convicted for in juvenile court; and something that he showed no remorse for unless said remorse would gain him access to further his career, something the magistrate in his case concluded.
This isn't some "slippery slope" case where we need to feel obligated to dig into the background of every NHL player to find something to "cancel" them. There is a clear legal violation and condemnation of this kid's behaviour and there are clear indications that he has shown no remorse and no growth for his actions; and he's multiple opportunities to rectify this. He only apologized to Isaiah Meyer-Crothers <em>over Instagram this year</em>, six years after he was in court. Unless you want to be skeptical to the point of naivety, it's obvious this apology was done to check off a box on a list in order to get an NHL contract.
Also, his volunteer work was 24 and a half hours. You need more volunteer work to graduate high school. His cultural sensitivity and counselling should be the bare minimum to have a good standing back into society and not to earn and NHL contract.
Hundreds of kids get drafted into the NHL and not everyone ends up with a contract (let alone one with maxed performance bonuses). Nearly all of those other kids are able to get through their teenage years without systematically abusing a classmate, what makes Miller so deserving of a contract? His "second chance" is to put this behind him, learn from it and contribute to society in a meaningful way; this incident should be a barrier to him making the NHL. <strong><strong>The precedent should be set for Miller and everyone after him - if you end up convinced in juvenile court for bullying a classmate, you shouldn't make the NHL.</strong></strong></div></div>
You made some good points here, but this final sentence reaffirms my worry about this case. People’s desire to ban him does not come from his lack of remorse, or the little work he has done on himself to improve. But instead comes from the action itself.
What if he was 12? Or even 10 or 8 years old? If banning him works for NHL, should it not work for other organizations and industries? Should he ever be able to work again? Rent a house? Lease a car? Marry a wife?
I do not think this approach serves society well at all. If we want to make long-term improvements, we must educate and correct our wrongful actions. To do that, we must practice acceptance and forgiveness.
As Abraham Lincoln once said, “Mercy bears richer fruits than justice.”
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Dekes</b></div><div>read the first sentence and completely wanted to ignore the rest. this website isn't meant for petty little comments that are irrelevant to the topic. "we", "i", "they" whatever pro-noun the ACGM creator uses is so irrelevant.
rangers had zib, strome, chytil, goodrow all C's and they still went and acquired Copp at the TDL
carolina had Aho, Staal, Necas and Jarvis all capable of playing C and yet they still got Kotkaniemi
bruins had bergeron, krech, spooner(looked very promising at that time) still signed backes
toronto had matthews, kadri, hyman, nylander who all played C at that time. hyman took over 200 draws and nylander took over 350 and yet they still signed tavares.
vancouver had horvat, petey, gaudette(was a promising young 3C) still spent assets on miller
tampa had stamkos, gourde, point, cirelli, johnson, colton still went out their and traded for coleman and goodrow to have more versatility at C
st louis had schenn, thomas, bozak, barbashev all C's yet stil acquired o'reilly.
you see teams that want to win know they can always upgrade somewhere and since boston needs to dump 2-3 dman before they can acquire 1 i highly doubt they spend their assets there, especially with the way clifton, zboril have been playing and with the potentials of lohrei, gallagher, mast have of cracking the line-up soon
but what is 1 thing the bruins lack for the future? a 1C, what else do we lack a 1C potential prospect. now guys like zacha/ coyle could fill 2/3C spots and Beecher/ mclaughlin/ stud/ harrison/ poitras/ merkulov all have 2/3C potential but still that leaves us with a whole in a really big spot. sure ya we could take a chance that our 23 1st probably around the 24-32 mark could become a 1C but that is a big "IF" and that would also take 4+ years,well guys like mcavoy/ pastrnak/ debrusk/ carlo/ ullmark/ swayman/ lindholm/ hall/ coyle/ zacha basically our whole core for next season are in their best years and B's need to give a reason to a few of those guys why they should re-sign.
so you see not only does horvat makes us one of the deepest and strongest teams in the league this season he also provides us a future and if some chance one of our C prospects turns into 1C production level player well boom even better now we can stay competitive and with the cap potentially going up 10 mill by 24-25 and most our top guys being re-signed B's can look to acquire another top level C if need be and wow the bruins fanbase is happy for the next 5-10 years and maybe just maybe we can win a cup and that right there would keep a fanbase happy through a rebuild if that time comes.
so do you see why i prefer this horvat trade route. via trade we get an extra 3 months to negotiate and if he likes it here potentially be able to get him closer to a 7x7 rather then have to bid in UFA and more likely pay 7x 8-8.5
so do i think giving up smith(UFA and B's probably won't resign due to the fact Lysell, Mclaughlin, Merkulov, Lauko will all be pushing for a full time winger role next year), Freddy (who yes has made improvements but who's game is replaceable by much more skilled players with the same physical/defensive style in greer and beecher), a highly probable late 23 1st that doesn't help us for 3-5 years (if that's what benning asks for) and a 25 2nd that has low odds of being anything is good value for acquiring another 1C that could help win us a cup this year and somewhat replace bergeron's spot (only barkov could fully do that) for the next while is fair value. Yes i do think it is</div></div>
You just listed a whole bunch of wingers.
Bruins don’t need a center.