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Go Boltz! & Go Avs!
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Watching NHL since ~ 2000.
Lifelong Tampa Bay Lightning supporter.

From 2019/2020 season i found my 2nd team:
Colorado Avalanche
Forum: NHL TradesMar 6 at 6:42
Forum: NHL TradesMar 3 at 11:37
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>lol this comment coming out of like no where!

I hope you are just joking about losing your house as that is not good.

You did win though, congrats.
how are you watching old games? I can stream current games, but I can't watch old games.
unless you DVR them or something?</div></div>


Thanks m8! FeelsGoodman! You got some cups recently, so you can't complain as well ;)
Now we TBL fans don't need to hear the "we will never win anything, we are a soft team blablabla"!!!. We can finally forgot about all the bad losses over the years, this overwrites them :)
Most people remember only the recent teams/series/matches/cup winners, so we don't have to hear, that we are a team like Toronto who can't win anything ever...
We are now in Washington territory, we did it! It was a long journey but we got there. The way we played was beatiful... If we can win one more, that would be your team territory :))

The way i'm watching games is multiple ways: (grey area sites, like streaming websites,reddit,torrnt,web-dl) Trying to find a source is not that easy for every match. Maybe if you google "nhlgames reddit", that's a pretty good one, when it's working. Years old games available too.It's an application. I just checked a 2018 playoffs game TBL-NJD - Cirelli was so much thinner OMG... he really did become so much stronger, have so much bigger muscle... i didn't remember him being this lean guy... i guess this last few years were a huge improvement for our squad :)
I remember after training camp our fox sun commentator said , almost our whole team in the offseason got faster, and stronger... he was right... we dominated the playoffs... the offseason workouts were excellent for almost every single player... we barely had injuries(stamkos already had problems for half a year before playoffs begin)... even one of the games in the finals Kucherov did an impactful big hit. I called that hit the best moment of that game... Kuch making a hit is super rare :) Now he has huge injury thanks to those hits probably haha... i mean he never did it in his life so no wonder... even when he hits, it's a small one, which doesn't really mean anything... but he did a couple good ones surprisingly in this recent playoffs....

Last time we talked a lot about refs... they didn't dissapoint in other series as well, they were sometimes making unexplainable whistles... carolina-boston series for example was a joke...
OFC the refs screwed us the most just like last year(noone attacks as much and cycles as we do, not even close... it's really hard to defend with "proper ways", when we have our legs(see 62 wins reg season, was not a fluke, we were that good...) in so many games i cant remember, like 1 million penalties not called when we attacked 24/7 vs all these defensive teams... but we still won when it mattered, so can't complain this time about the results. A cup win is a cup win... It's just worrying and freakin annoying, i expected at least 60-40 refereeing to underdog teams... not 90-10... we should got 8 penalties/game, it was insane how much pressure we put on every single team almost every game... Blatant high stick(bleeding as well sometimes)/tripping not called consistently, in the final it was painful to watch all those refs intentional mistakes just to make the games closer, i wish they would just change it to off-ice refs, who can review real time from the booth... Holding a stick like missed just in the finals like 5 times... when it was obvious... it was clearly obv they want to evening up the calls, however the game plays out... i guess game7 are the most watched, so makes sense from a business perspective... But when we are playing this good, it's pretty annoying to deal with every single game with these issues... in reg season it's happening way less... like did you watch the point embelishment calls in of the late game siutation? That was a joke... Perry clearly hooked on a clear 2 on 1 breakaway, then it was 4on4, Point faked it LUL. Point who is faster almost, than Mcdavid or Barzal... and needed to beat Corey Perry, a 35 year old player... He definetely needs to fake diving to get a penalty call on 2 on 1's...
i don't think we can ever play this good again... our roster(it's that much talent) was meant to play like this, but in reality it's just really hard over 25 matches...
NHL is so even compared to like NBA... and even NFL 1 quarterback sometimes enough to have a huge edge... see Brady... Mahomes etc... Here you need full team effort and freakin back2backs you have to go through LOL...

With the betting...Ofc i didn't lost anything , i didn't bet on your Pittsburgh, that was just a metaphor by how insanely shocked i was by that series results... I literally would never figure out before the series how Montreal would win... 2 fresh teams, looks like for Montreal freshness is more important...
Now i figured it out... That was the key... Penguins is winning with 10 injuries/team sometimes. Montreal never wins a game, when they got injury problems in recent years... It's just i see 1 good period from montreal vs us last year, i didn't see a consistent performance like that and they were actually playing good in the next series... they could've won... So Montreal was this year's Columbus... I guess that's why we watch sports... No upset vs us this year haha(our defenseive new system really shined: under 2.0 goals allowed/game is excellent), that 22% odds to win the cup were pretty good :)) next best team with like 12% based on one oddsmaker site...

Okay 1 question to you, maybe you know it:
Why Taylor Hall would ever go to the worst team in the NHL history(kinda) :sabres... what the heck was that signing??? That's a complete player's graveyard, worse than Arizona... Not even a chance to make the playoffs, but even if they make it they will be out 1st round 90%+... Is he really care that much about money??? This signing is just crazy to me, maybe i should check the topic here hahaaa, what people are saying when they hear the news... Buffalo *** Sabres the go to team for Hall... Joke...

Last time we talked about the coronastuff as well, well that really didnt get any better, another surprise... maybe in 1 year we will have actual real amount of vaccines over the world... this pandemic is way too long now... i feel like olympics gonna get cancelled...can you travel now? omg it's terrible for you i imagine... people in my country don't really even want to get vaccinated especially not from eastern countries vaccines which not approved by EU... so idk how this situation will solve... 15k people in my country we lost already... we are top10 country worldwide in lost lives... we did a full lockdown when we had almost no infections... now we have 5000/day and we barely have something... like evening part lockdown....
At least the bubble worked for a couple of sports... good job by the nhl on that part... :applaud :applaud :applaud
Forum: NHL TradesMar 3 at 11:33
Forum: Armchair-GMMar 3 at 9:44
Welcome back! I'm back as well haha....
We are the championssssssssssss, my friendssssssssssss!!!!:cheers

Woohooo finally we cashed in, bring it home, oh yeee!:rockon

All those years worth it for this cup. Let's see if we can win more... I don't have high hopes anymore, cause this is the hardest trophy to win in sports... but our team is so good in every year, that i have to hope we can do at least 1 more in like 3-4 years :)

About TJ:He is still here haha, i just watched the finals, we won haha. So c00l... At least he defended okay :) Good enough...Gourde was shining with his linemates. Amazing effort...
I watched every single match of the playoffs from every other 24 teams, it took long... but worth the wait :) We were miles better than the 2nd team, which was probably colorado/islanders tossup...
In my opinion this playoffs top 3:
1st Tampa(huge margin)
2nd Colorado(too many injuries cause the loss + mediocre goalies also injured,so noone left)
3rd Islanders, we beat them in though matches, but still a fairly convincing win.
4th probably Vegas but failed miserably to score any goals deep in the playoffs, they got tired or idk why...
5th was Dallas for sure... they made it to finals... can't really find a better team for 5th place... maybe boston if they had a goalie...

So it makes sense that we won. I predicted a finals/win and we won! Congrats to Cooper! Please, you owe him an apology! And i told you Palat is Cooper's fav player.... you can see why he likes Palat for like 9 years now? Because Palat is decent, when not injured!!! Not a capdump!
You hated Cooper/Palat/TJ/Gourde/Stamkos so much over the years. The coach and the players delivered in both the playoffs and in regular season over and over. You have to at least neutral with the coach now and don't hate the players please :)
I get it that you don't like Stamkos, but he is still an elite player if he is healthy... Last year he was top10 in whole NHL.... that's not bad i think for his caphit... now i think they changed places with Point, but still like top20...(just don't watch him defend, close your eyes ;) haha)

I was shocked to see TJ is still here after the speculation we did about him last year. But with Kuch injury, it makes sense we could keep him. Can we trade him at trade deadline or we need to wait until next playoffs over? He is just not a good fit here anymore. He is still a solid player in my eyes, just the cap hit a little high, but we can retain like 1 million$, and then it's not that bad anymore, especially after 3 years left only on his contract next season... The problem is he blocks us to get trade deadline acquisitions to make the team better. It's really hard to win back2back cups, however awesome and dominant we were.
It will be a completely diff playoffs this season... So every useful player would come handy... but with cap hell, we can't really hit a homerun like Coleman, Goodrow,Bogosian was surprisingly also decent...What if we go down in any series 0-2, then it's really hard to win, that's why u need every edge...
We can be out again in 2nd round/conf finals or even just random lose in finals, like against Pietrangelo strengthened Vegas...
Washington+Barry Trotz did it ofc we remember... Chicago was the better team back in like 2014... everybody was way too young... So we'll see what happens...

We'll see but i don't expect a cup finals this year for now... If we lose though in the playoffs(no doubt in my mind we make it ofc), we probably lose because of injuries like the season before this(Columbus wrecked us when playoffs mvp and Point were injured).
Covid helped for us to be super fresh in playoffs...
Next time probably no 5 months without playing so everybody can heal will not happening again...
Look at colorado how much injuries they had... It's about luck sometimes, and this time we were lucky. But it's back2back so highly unlikely we will have this smooth run, and probably worse roster as well, so we won't have this high edge over every team we play...

We litereally destroyed everyone...
:bluejackets was super easy...(reverse of last years series)
:bruins the usual stuff, no trouble vs pasta line...
:islanders we beat them regularly, they have just no elite players exept barzal...
:stars we also play good vs them most of the time unlike vs Minnesota(we always lose LUL)... we can just score vs them, not unlike Vegas did in the conf finals...
Our offense is top1, to shut us down, need a healthy team with perfect gameplan and execution and super good defensive players... + hot elite goalie... Khudobin was tired for sure and never was elite... same with Varlamov... he is not Bobrovsky... Colorado dumped Varlamov for a reason... Boston played with backup goalie as well, that made things easier...

So next year's playoffs run will be so much harder.... so don't excpect a cup, just because we won this one...
It's gonna be completely different matchups.. puck luck etc... But still we have a good shot ofc...
Just not a lock like this year i was like 90% sure we made it to finals... and in the final if we were not facing a top tier west team, we can win.
Dallas was just a good defenfesive team without goalie + without offense. Literally Dallas can't score a goal sometimes for weeks... in recent years they struggle(Benn Radulov Seguin getting past prime age is the reason,defense is prime age)... and they did it vs us in stanley cup finals fortunately. Next time we probably face a much better offensive team, so a close to 50-50 battle... And to me they also look tired in the last match... we never had a shutout before it... So that was good for us...

Anyways finally the cup is ours , so we can be happy for a while! Wooohoooo!

:lightning Go Boltz! :lightning
Forum: NHL TradesMar 3 at 7:02
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>I think the biggest issue is going to be hearing the players on the ice. I don't think it will be as heated. With no crowd their voice will carry, you'll hear everything. I don't know if fake noise is going to get rid of that. They can't have it all over the place because of the kids watching. So I expect the whole playoffs to be tame.

I'm taking CAR, EDM, NYI, PIT, TOR, VAN, WPG. NSH

Hard to say on other seeding of the other 4 teams. I think seed 2 and 1 are what everyone will prefer in the east. NYI not that good, and TOR has no defense. Teams will want to avoid CAR and PIT.
In the west, no one is gonna want seed 4. Other 3 are much easier.</div></div>

:grimace <strong>WE WON! ZULUL</strong> :grimace

:cheers GG BOYS! :cheers

I'm back ;)

I lost my house on your Pittsburgh round0 series though oops hahahaaa... Montreal was so fast there... i don't know why they wanted to win that much... i would never guessed that one... when they could land lafreniere with an okay odds... well i guess everybody likes to win...

i just read back all the comments in this topic after 1 year passed.
So...anyways...I also finished yesterday watching all the playoff games from all the teams combined.(Even all round robin games included)
That was a lot of games. It took a long time as you can see... and now im behind this season have to catchup soon... i watched the playoffs spoiler free, i didnt visit this site or any other NHL site... avoided the news who won the cup fortunately, so was super enjoyable to watch us crush the whole :nhl... Well we got one finally after 2004! Woohooo! Now i can't complain for 10 years...
dat 5OT game OMG. that was crazy if you watched it... we got our revenge on columbus...

I didn't even skip 1 single playoffs game, even though there were couple of boring series... It was a beauty to watch us play compared to the other teams... jeez... we were rocking this year... clearly we were the best team in this playoffs, just like in the 62 win regular season the year before this season... it's so much better to be the best in the playoffs though, then to be the best in the reg season... i hope we never win another pres trophy haha...

You should read the comments back here, if you have free time... almost everything i was saying was spot on about our physicality and matchups and odds...
ALSO THE MATH was right hahaaa... We were bound to a win, just like NHL2018-NHL2019 console game, when u simulate in GM mode, lots of times it went like tampa wins a cup in either like 2020 or 2022... we just have a really good roster... thats why the odds are high...

NBA won by Lakers... my fav team lost there(Heat, but it was insanely good run by my team to make it to the nba finals, the result is expected though:Lebron is still the king)

Back to NHL:
We changed a lot, as you can see by the results (AND THE HITS) i hope ;) Goodrow was as good and useful as advertised in the playoffs.... perfect trade... now it's all worth it... goal achieved... you go allin as a gm, when u really have a good team for a long time... and some spark is missing...
Like columbus going allin with like panarin, duchene, bobrovsky etc.. was not a good idea... now they lost one more Dubois i just read in the trade news couple hours ago, jeez... thats like all the superstars... now they are empty... what the heck the gm is doing there... Laine cant defend for his life, he tried last season... not a good fit for columbus imo, when Torts wants you to defend 24/7... win 1-0...

The Coleman line was crazy important.... u said we should play 40 minutes the maroon line?
Why?i think Kuch+PointerZ line except couple of small injuries were perfect! Palat the "capdump"(by those legendary capfriendly experts) was soooo good as well.
So many points and good defensive effort... I was going to vote on Hedman or Kuch or Point win the MVP... I struggled to pick one, but i went with Hedman... I was right hahaaa... The voters were right imo... But it was hard to pick one player honestly... We played so perfectly(except maybe Rutta) in most of the like ~ 25 games... Even when we lost we were usually the better team... just unlucky... really well deserved Stanley-cup imo... and we did it without Stamkos! LUL 3 min playtime 1 magic laser goal not bad LUL


You see, i knew we will beat the Bruins(do u believe now 10-2 record counts for something in a matchup or you still think we will lose to them next time?) As i said just shutdown the pasta line and we are gucchi... the boston coach needs to split up the big line or they are toast most of the time... or find a new tactic which counters ours. Until then they have smaller chance to win, than Tampa in any game... yes they can win, but it's unlikely...
And ofc the Isles! Clutterback EAZYPEAZY hahaa... we needed to beat BARRY once in our lifetime... WE GOTEM'
I correctly predicted the conf finals... :) idk why vegas was so bad at goal scoring deep in the playoffs... they were like us in recent years..... forget to score in last few matches... even in vancouver series they barely could score... so that Dallas win was a surprise ofc... but they are a defensive team.. so maybe not... defense just wins hockey games... we needed to play all of the top defensive teams in the universe, besides arizona(what a boring hockey Arizona plays)... hahahaa, what a joke... at least we avoided Washington haha...

<em>PS.: draft lottery rigged. LUL NY team won haha LUL u were right hahahaahaaaa</em>
Forum: Armchair-GMMar 3 at 5:32
Thread: Next Season
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ZiggyPalffy</b></div><div>No I can't read, anything you write. I dont even remember our argument, but if you are still insulting me months down the road then you're probably just a douche bag. Especially if you dont know anything about Doughty.

I'm sure my knowledge is superior to yours though. Thanks anyway</div></div>

Just for you only about 10 sentences to read... maybe too much LUL :

I'm back. I watched 100% of the playoffs games now finally...<strong>every single one of them. </strong>All teams and all series(round robin too) included even Arizona, Florida, Nashville, and our cryptonite Minnesota too etc. all 24 teams...
Yes that was a lot of games. and took a long-long time, but worth it...
I think i have some knowledge about the 24 teams... let me know how many playoffs games you watched, but you only watch LA games 90% of the time... i bet... prove me wrong... LUL...

This was probably the best team that has ever played in the playoffs without stamkos 99.99%... in terms of effeciency and skill level and overall balance and physiciality and clutchness(see 5 OT win), :popcorn it was a beauty to watch :popcorn , like our 62 wins epic regular season the year before this season...
and we only played vs top defensive teams(unlucky), like all of them... LUL BUUUT STILL <em>GOTEM'</em> LUL
This team would have crushed your 2010-2015 LA, sorry...

<strong>Sooooo, who is jealous now <em>"douchebag"</em>?</strong> hahahahaa... i thought so.... bye. :help

PS.: Still no Serg for you... thanks anyway for your interest....:rolleyes
Forum: Armchair-GMJul 22, 2020 at 10:39
Thread: Next Season
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Bf3351</b></div><div>Doughtys contract isn't horrible because we aren't hurting cap wise. The last 5 games this season he had t points. His production decrease is the result of being on a rebuilding team like most good players on rebuilding teams. He was worth every penny when he signed the contract. Just came off of a 60 point season back then. You'll see him progress next season and the season after not decline. This season was proof he is not decline. If you look at his production game by game this year you will see that there was lots of hot and cold streaks. He would get 5 points in 5 games then get 0 points in 5 games and went through that cycle pretty much the whole year. Declining players dont do that. Decline players have cold streaks and that's about it. No hot streaks.


I have no idea who the Kings will actually pick, I am not in their office. If they pick Byfield they'll have to trade Kopitar in like 1 year. I dont think that's Blake's style. If they draft Stutzle they can trade Kopitar later in his career or wait till he retires. Kopitar hasn't really decline either. I project Byfields ceiling being an 80/90+ point player. I project Vilardi Vilardi being our future 1C and being a 70/80+ point player.

Stutzle is the better player IMO and has the same ceiling production wise. Which makes him the more logical choice and gives us the rare ability to actually draft for need, LW. We dont need more centers. Turcotte as is, will have to play LW for his first 1 or 2 seasons.

I don't really want DeAngelo anymore. I



Doughtys contract isn't horrible because we are not hurting cap wise. He was worth every bit of that money when he signed. He just came off a 60 point season back then too. Doughtys drop in production is a result of being on a rebuilding team like most good players who are on rebuilding teams... people who say he's declining dont know what they are talking about. If you look at his production this year game by game you'll see he's having hot and cold streaks. In 5 games he'll get 5 points then he'll get 0 points in 5 games. He continued that cycle all year. Decline players dont have hot streaks. They only have cold streaks. Next year and the year after you'll see his production increase significantly.

I have a clue on who the Kings might draft out of the two, I don't have a seat in the Kings office. If we draft Byfield we will have to trade Kopitar in about a year. That's not Blake's style. I want Stutzle. He is the better in my opinion. Byfields ceiling is 80/90+ points IMO. Vilardi will be a 70/80+ point player. Stutzles ceiling production wise is about the same as Byfield. The Kings have the rare ability to pick based on position. They should pick Stutzle. Kings already have to play Turcotte on the LW for his first season or two.

I dont really want DeAngelo anymore. I still want Sergachev, but I think I would rather wait and draft Brandt Clarke instead and trade up for him if needed.</div></div>

Nice, finally you can read, it's a progress... !!! I hope you will draft well :) I can't wait to see for a surprise pick. (that's my feeling). Maybe you guys just draft Rossi :) I really like Rossi. :)

Vilardi so far projection wise:a middle top6 center, he hasn't proved in the NHL yet.
Getting 10 points in the NHL doesn't mean his next 500 games he will get the same point percentage.
So far he looks like a good player... but noone knows him so he has an easier time. No injuries etc...
Yes he can improve and become a 1st line center but that's just wishful thinking right now(see lots of teams who failed to get over the year to get a true number # 1 center like crosby/matthews etc...), that he will beat Kopitar anytime soon in the next 3 years...
Obviously you hope that's the case, but it's like the odds not on your side... i will watch carefully Vilardi next year, so we can discuss about his developments, but seeing how kotkaniemi struggles in the NHL, Vilardi : with him it can happen the same time... If he develops slowly in like 4 years, than it still doesn't mean success the other 3 years...
And thats the problem.Blake should trade away Kopitar(but this trade has a huge downside which i will discuss later) until he gets value for him... so in 3 years you have so many good talents, that only 1 or 2 need to work. If you draft Byfield and he gets to be only a 60 point player? Do you think that's enough? Will you still praise him? Or will you be disappointed? First 3 seasons all 60 points or lower...

Remember in LA much harder to get 100 point seasons, than in for example Toronto or Tampa, which teams are full 100% offense/ 0% defense = much more points in general...
I will tell you example: Kucherov in tampa = 120 points. Kucherov in 2020 in LA = 90 points... The difference is insane... These teams never played the same way...
I have never seen any LA team, which cares about offense at all. Dustin Brown = all about toughness/grind... Yes Doughty is good now i agree with your statement. The problem is that it will not be always like that. Next 2 years super good Doughty = not good for your team... In 2023 you still expect Doughty be amazing top tier defender? I for sure not... Decline will start sooner or later... With Hedman it will happen too... thats why we need to win until he becomes mediocre... couple years we have left, he is close to 30:)

So back to Byfield:I would consider him a bad pick then at #2 place...(first 3 years = struggle) Don't forget that he is a big guy, so while he is crushing low level leagues = not a guarantee he will crush NHL, when Bergeron will try to defend vs him or Mark Stone... It's easy to reach 100 points in low level leagues and really hard to reach 90 points in NHL: see Goudreau this season.... You thought Goudreau is a 100 point superstar, guess what he isn't...
One 80 points season also really doesn't help your franchise.
You need to be consistent, like Kopitar(almost always beat the opposition).
Like look what Patrick Kane did over the years. If Vilardi is only 60% of that it's not good enough... like 110 points vs 70 points = not a ture #1 line centre... If this draft doesn't have a true #1 line centre, then you need to hit the lottery later years or trade for one(borderline impossible).
Kopitar i think won't get traded, beacuse of the "teaching" value, if you know what i mean... I thought about Kopitar a couple times while playing NHL 20... he will stay imo for a while, because of teaching all those young kids how to defend as a forward... that value is really good... but that means next 3 years is in the trash bin... will you be happy with a .550 win % in 3 years? like a Columbus? (no real shot at cup).
I think Byfield will be that player... who helps you get better... but not great... if you know what i mean... great = 80-90 points + no leaks in game...

In other words Byfield for sure will be a worse version of Kopitar which is not good enough to win cups... all GM's goals should be = only win cups. ( + fill stadiums for profits which is in corona times is hard :D)

TLDR: I would skip Byfield --&gt; or trade down --&gt; = get multiple picks = more chance of finding that true #1 centre- maybe trade with ottawa for #3 + 5# pick for a (pick #2 + something package)

What do you think about Rossi + Askarov? #3 + #5 if ottawa willing to trade for #2 pick? Maybe Stützle/Raymond + Askarov?
A good goalie, like old quick = for sure playoffs when in prime :) Askarov i think will be really good... Do you think LA has a good goalie yet for future? Without a good goalie, all teams are hopeless in the playoffs...
Doughty's contract will be horrible(it's mediocre/bad now) in 2023 most likely... that was my point when u guys starting to get compete... maybe... when those bad "other" contracts expire...
Move Doughty and/or Quick next year? Keep Kopitar for full contract?(to teach the young studs)
Forum: Armchair-GMJul 22, 2020 at 9:59
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>jasalex</b></div><div>Move Tyler to center. Cooper said it was his natural position and he hoped it helped getting Tyler going. IMO, he is at center because they have their fingers crossed he does well and there is a market for him after the seasons. Got to shed 2 or 3 big contracts.</div></div>

Consider TJ gone, for whatever value we can get for him. Probably a 2nd atm i think. I can't see him in :lightning jersey in 2020/2021 season. NTC's are basically even less important now... gg Tyler thanks for being part of the team for many many years... hopefully he leaves with a cup :nod

Coburn also i have a feeling gonna get traded. Almost 90% sure about that... Cal Foote maybe next year as 3rd pairing?

And the hard(from an emotional view) part is: Killorn/Palat/Gourde. 1 of these 3 needs to get moved, although i'm not sure about this part. Maybe Paquette moving is enough, depends how much Cirelli wants. The rest of the guys i'm not worried at all. Will Cirelli be ok with a 4 mill contract @ 1-2 years? I hope he is just as a cool guy, as Pointerz in the negotation periods. I think a "labanc" like deal could also work with even less than 4 million for 1 year... Labanc was 1 million though, that's a little bit on the low side after a close to 60 point season.... i'm sure Tony wants a little more than that ;)
I can't wait for all the garbage GM's calling him for offersheets and he sends them to hell each one of them.

Serg/Cernak:those contracts are really easy to negotiate... 3rd pair D never gets premium salary, unless long term 6+ years(not happening because of virus+cap reasons).
Cernak had a down year, so he can't command any out of the world salary, around 3 mill(maybe less) my guess, again we talking about 3 years or less contracts, which are bridges which are always on the low side.
Shatty we might keep him, if he is cool with a little raise... if not it's ok... if we can find a better defender than Bogosian/Schenn, that's a win in my book... for less than 2 million $... if not we might trade for a cheap 1-2 million older type of guy, who is better than Coburn...

I really want to keep Killorn... so i hope Cooper by giving Killorn a 1st line tryout role.... thinks the same... and we will move Gourde instead...(or Palat)

TLDR: All other topics are saying in this site:cap hell for us --&gt; i'm saying 1 or 2 fairly simple trades and easy time for BriseBois... whatever value he gets from the trades... it's good enough... Killorn for less than a 1st round still ok... even though i would be sad... less value in this case considering the covid situation is ok now... we need to win anyways this playoffs or the next one... then find new cheap "gems" for the 2021/2022 season...
We solved our cap problems at trade deadline, most people for some reason failing to realize that... Tampa fans i think get it :) Those trades were the "sad" trades(coleman+goodrow)... the other ones will be "okay" category or better... ;)
Forum: NHL TradesJul 22, 2020 at 9:01
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>yeah this will be interesting. I think 50/50 odds they finish. Although they are almost forced too. One outbreak in a hotel and they gonna have real issues. Bubble is good as long as it doesn't get in. If it does it's not a bubble it's an incubator.

I think penguins win easy. We'll see when the next series start. Then again they always start so slow. But might be because games don't really mean much in October.
But all play in teams got 50/50 chance. You either win or you lose.

Wilson is a jerk but won't be looking to get suspended yet.

Games in europe were hard to watch. You hear noise but can see seats are empty.
fake like everything else on tv.</div></div>

True true true, i wonder how hard the players will play without fans... Especially round 2... I consider your qualifings match as Round 0...
I excpect softer plays then usual, referees will be not get distracted too much, and call penalties more correctly maybe...

I just want an equal playing field with no bull_$_hit calls. Just a fair game without suspensions + crazy injures, like usual... But maybe i'm delusional and when tampa and boston plays, things will get out of control like in the regular season.

Fun fact. Jon Cooper talked in an interview about that famous tampa-boston "best game of the season by a landslide" match.
He actually said by my surprise it was not a premeditated game at all , and we went into it like any normal game!!!. It was just all that happend there, it's just happend by the moment... It was not even planned that we play hard at all... + fights every 5 mins... That's just crazy to me. I was shocked by his comments...
I always thought it was a statement game and we just wanted to prepare for playoffs style games...
Nope it was just players getting mad and crazy out there haha... Good to know that NHL can be that reactionary almost full match from nowhere haha... All other games vs Boston this season were normal "kinda" games so it was crazy that it happend... That's why we watch games as fan i guess. That match worth 30 bad games of experience... Maybe i should rewatch it before playoff starts haha...

I expect from the seeding games group we will finish 1win-2losses and getting #3 place... Who do you think we will play playoffs round 1 if we finish #3rd seed? Do you have some knowledge bombs about the playoffs round 1, who plays who? I have no idea, i was out of the loop for so long with NHL stuff i started to get up to date this week. Watched the lottery and some news etc...

Oh yeah , i expect the winners to be :mapleleafs :islanders :hurricanes :penguins. No way Rangers gonna win vs Carolina, no way... I give them only 25%
The others are pretty str8 forward imo...
Trotz will destroy Quennville... Pens we talked about... Columbus is 5 times worse than last year... if toronto can't win that series, without panarin+ duchene+bobrovsky columbus, what can you say for toronto fans then... watch NBA LOL? Toronto is a 80% lock in my book there...
What's your predictions for east Round 0 Qualifiers?
Forum: Armchair-GMJul 22, 2020 at 8:44
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Jambo</b></div><div>Someones getting moved. Probably Cirelli</div></div>
NO.
He Stays.
I'm not biased at all... Seriously... just stop... He is a selke candidate. Selke candidates are not for sale... go open a topic in Bruins world to trade Bergeron... see how the fans will react... great ideas though... lulz...


Vasi is a lock to stay 100%. He is our franchise goaltender for a while. Not saying in last years of his contract he can't be traded but he is a lock for next 3-4 years... You can quote me on that if opposite happens, and i take all blames for it... BriseBois wouldn't give out him a huge contract if his intention was to trade him... It's not how it works...

This thread is not good... My head hurts from these comments btw... I expected just a tiny bit better from you guys...

The guy who is a lock to get traded is Tyler "tiny" Johnson. (or Palat) In my mind TJ is already gone.... good luck to him in his "new future" team... NTC's are even less meaningful now... it's a must thing now to trade someone.(after playoffs over) And that clause will not work in this case... There are 25 teams who wants him... if not we can give bonus ...
We are moving into "tough" team category this year. We try to copy Washington/St. Louis. He is just too soft/too small. So it will not work... BriseBois now knows small players get crushed in playoffs and the referees just allow any dirty play... The Columbus series was a huge lesson. Goodrow/Coleman cheap good replacements... And they are not that "weak", like TJ.

Cernak for sure will be cheap...(down year)

Shattenkirk might get resigned for cheap... if not that's ok... we can find someone else... not needed 40 points from a D... we need rather help Vasi stop being an AHL level goalie...(sometimes this year he played that bad thanks to the bad defence + new system). We fixed that so Vasi is again pretty good... We'll see in playoffs how good truly he is now soon(tm)... Last year Columbus series was a fluke from Vasi... Now he will be better by a mile...
I doubt Shatty have much success in other franchises(see NYR years), he is a perfect fit for us... He gets a little raise, but that's ok...

Serg contract will be interesting but a 3rd pairing D gets less money, than people think... If you guys want to look up 3rd pairing D-men contracts feel free. It's not that expensive... i help you guys...
I just played last week NHL '20 game and some team signed him for xyz years for 6 million $... it's not gonna happen in real life... i bet you guys expect huge $$$ dollars' $$$ for Serg... you will get disappointed... we sign players anyways for discounts all the time and he will not be exception... especially in these times... when cap is low... and no no offersheets lulz... he just says no thanks to those garbage agents calls(like Pointerz did)... he likes to play with Vasi+Kuch... it's a dream for him to play in our team... + cup chance for next year as well... can be a 1 year cheap contract as well... next year little raise 1 year again... but if it's multiple years is still gonna be lower, than most people think in these forums...
Forum: Armchair-GMJul 22, 2020 at 8:13
Forum: Armchair-GMJul 22, 2020 at 7:56
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>papishark</b></div><div>Ey bro good luck icing a team with 80 mil cap! You might have to have only three forward lines! No team is going to help you out and pay you high for Killeen, although I could see him getting more than I have here, I don’t think anyone’s dropping a first</div></div>

Sorry for the late reply mate...

:grimace Hahahaa :grimace , i didn't excpect(nor my GM) this freakin disease to hit this hard the whole world <strong> especially the strongest &amp; richest &amp; most advanced country in the world "USA"...</strong>
Who expected that USA will have bad cases/death numbers, like Brazil or India... i know protests and riots happend but still... it's just way too much...
If someones tells you in 2019 fall that this thing destroy for months the whole world economy... u would think that person needs to go to mental institution...
I'm not sure how the contracts will go now... things just got unpredictable for next few seasons... trades values are going to be different as well... maybe good contracts like Killorn will actually worth more... he had a truly amazing season(and it's not over)... i hope you watched a couple of :lightning matches this year.... until virus happend...

I have a question, since playoffs soon starts.
<strong>You think Goodrow really good in playoffs or he will be bad/invisible?</strong> When we lose in playoffs it's usually the same story... we score no goals... or only 1-2... our team is not built for 1-0 wins... yet... in last 6 years...
<strong>So does he perform well under pressure vs. tough &amp; defensive minded teams?</strong> Like :flyers/:capitals/:blues
The rest of the teams i'm not worried against in playoffs. If we lose... i can't really explain...
So that will be because of injuries or idk... i will be not happy then.... and Cooper needs to go...
Our team is unbeatable vs offensive teams...
Maybe :goldenknights can destroy us... but i will be happy for that team... That's just a really balanced team... so that's ok to lose vs that team in my book...
Forum: NHL TradesJul 22, 2020 at 7:37
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>yeah I think the season is over soon. 75% chance made up stat lol
If they suspend play it's too close to next season to resume.
Games start in September and end in June. And then you have to have the draft sometime in between and Free agency. There is not enough time.
It's only like 2 1/2 months between. There would be no off season. Because this probably going to last a month or longer.

Teams with really good chances got to be mad.
Penguins probably swept 1st round lol. oh well.
Only way is if they cancel last 13 games and start playoffs right away. Maybe do shorten best of 3.
But I don't think they will because of the travel etc...

NHL will never call all those penalties. Slows the game down no fun to watch. All special teams games.
Parros head of player safety :squinty

They won't change the game till something really bad happens aka they get sued. They are reactionary.</div></div>

I'm back dude.. .season soon(tm) restarting.. empty seats, like i suspected.... i wonder how much fun it will be for player or fans... we'll see... in europe in football matches they emulate in TV boradcasts the audience with pre recorded audience sounds ffrom previous matches... i'm not sure if they'll do the same in NHL haha...

Jesus USA handled this virus so bad... It's a miracle we can see sports... in europe same cases/deaths = would be no matches at all... would rip all sports events with those numbers full 2019...

One good thing for your :penguins... Easy series.... EASY 3-0... WAY too EASY... :tonguewink :tonguewink :tonguewink
RIP :canadiens. I would bet my house that your team wins that series... Crosby will not let you down :rockon , if he is healthy. You scared though? haha :rolleyes
What if you lose and you get with the 12.5% chance that #1 draft pick dream.... Crosby replacement for 15 years... 2020-2035.... hahahaha...If Montreal gets it... maybe you will cry after playoffs over, that u wished for your team to lose this series... i don't have any doubt that Lafreniere will be super special player.... 100 points+ for many years after the one rookie year or two struggles.(most player struggles first few years).
Tampa is playing joke(no point of these matches, since it's bubble neutral ice) playoff preseason matches vs 3 toughest teams in league besides :blues...
All i can hope is all those teams will only be in "coasting" mode Haha... :tearsofjoy good luck for Stamkos not getting injured jeez... Please Tom Wilson, have some :halo mercy :halo on us!
Forum: Armchair-GMJul 22, 2020 at 7:20
Thread: The NHL bruh
Forum: Armchair-GMJul 22, 2020 at 6:52
Thread: Next Season
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Bf3351</b></div><div>You assume to much. I never said Sergachev was the savior of anything. I could careless if the Kings acquire him. I'd rather have Deangelo. We have the #1 prospect pool in the League, we'll be okay. Stop diverting the conversation. I'll tell you along with all the other Tampa fans who think it will be that easy to trade those players and resign those players. Take 10 mins out of your day to break it down in an ACGM for "delusional" people like me. Otherwise quit commenting on my stuff talking **** about my team and about my posts when you have nothing to show for. Again, not reading any of your 8 paragraph essays.</div></div>

Okay, so couple of months later, corona and stuff happend etc...
Let's try this one more time... If you!!! can read... And you want to have a normal conversation... ,maybe you changed a little bit... i always hope people can change...

Jackpot. You hit the lottery now, Nr #2, unless trades happening(doubtful)...
Things are little better for LA by my projections, "if" you get the "right" player.
It's important that your team hit it this year and not in 2023... so that helps, but by how much we still don't know...
Making the playoff from 2020/2021---2024/2025 seasons not equals having a decent chance to win the cup with "old" Kopi+Doughty+Quicky. So who is gonna be that amazing player :kings chooses in the draft.

I have my doubts right now about Byfield after all the things happend in this year and he might not be a player we thought he will be 1 year ago. Same is not true for Lafreniere, who will be 99% superstar status in a couple years...

Is it gonna be Stutzle? Tell me your guess by need/best player available, as we all know Alexis will be Nr#1, so you can choose from around 5-10 players who are close to equal skill level, and you never know who is gonna be a bust... By bust i mean not fulfilling full potential like top#2 picks from the past...Let's see how much is that player really will help your organization by becoming a really good team over the long run. It's not gonna be trades i repeat from months ago, you 're not getting Serg or any other young top tier D... Your hope is the draft.... Maybe you draft a D-men Drysdale??? That guy might be the next Quinn hughes 2.0... that would surely help to offset Doughty's horrible contract...

I have to remind you:
Sam Reinhart :sabres #2 pick from 2014 = bust. (not good enough to help buffalo)
:flyers 2017 #2 pick Nolan Patrick = bust. ( health problems, migraine )
The reason doesn't matter considering all facts, just end result... These players just not good enough to cause damage to other good teams... La needs to avoid this thing, like plague...

So who is a super sure 99% not a bust player who are :kings will choose in your opinion. They just can't risk this stuff, or for sure 2020-2025 gone.
(unless they find gems like in the 2nd/3rd round like tampa did - really hard job, Point, Kuch etc...)
<strong>Yeah you can think LA prospect pool is good or "da best", but that doesn't guarantees success.</strong>
What does is superstars ie. special players who provides amazing things for full 82 games+ playoffs. Tampa players have a leak for example by not providing same play in playoffs, as in regular season = no cup for us yet...
Maybe this year it changes... if we can go in playoffs full healthy with Hedman + Stamkos etc... Cup is not guaranteed ofc, but a deep run should be mandatory based on rosters overall strength... Goalie+Defense+Offense + Chemistry + superstars... and we went allin with goodrow+coleman this year + next.... So that's 2 chance to win the cup... After that we don't know yet how good tampa will be... Stamkos getting older = not good sign though... in like 2022... injuries only going to get worse etc... McDonagh same... But we still might have a shot at it... we'll see...

My pick would be #2 Stützle... for now... whats yours? And i mean who Blake, your GM will choose? I'm interested in the closest most accurate projections... not your personal opinion who you like the most from all prospects... You know your team much better, than me...
So all i want to know is when Battman announces:
"The LA kings will select with the #2 overall draft pick: ???"
Who is that player exactly? Yeah i know wait for the draft... yeah sure, but it's fun to speculate. :awesome
Forum: Armchair-GMMar 12, 2020 at 7:15
Thread: Next Season
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Zwui21</b></div><div>Lmao delusional thread alert.

Explain me WHY would Brisebois do this.
Killorn will be gone, Paquette will go if we need some more cap, Coburn waived and if not picked up by anyone sent to Syracuse (1.1M cap relief for Tampa).

I just love how sometimes, other teams fans that only give a superficial look at our team's Cap Friendly page, suddently think to know better our situation that we do.</div></div>

This guy is a lost case, i already told him, that from 2020-2025 his :kings will be bottom 15 in the league(in 2024 Kopitar will be 36... how you compete with that contract...),by keeping all old players on the roster like Quick, Brown, Kopi etc... and not aquiring the draft picks, which needed to trade up for superstars(top3 usually) other than it's luck... Now here is the thing, in this league noone trades up for players, they rather just sit on their picks in general... But when you do that, you are drawing lotto numbers like:
4 Edmonton Oilers - Jesse Puljujärvi Finland RW Signed
5 Vancouver Canucks - Olli Juolevi Finland LD Signed

If LA gets these type of "bust" players by drafting 4th-5th for years.(they dont want to tank for 1st-3rd, so only luck can get them that 1st-3rd) They have zero % to be contenders... Every contender has superstars, and usually more... and on Goalie/D/Foward positions... if you have a bad D core... u have no chance...
He is saying i'm hating on his team, and i'm jeaoulus because they have more cups, than Tampa... LUL

In reality i'm just telling the truth about his bad GM and the lack of 1st round draft picks in 2020, and if they keep everybody 2021...
It's another case when his GM changes his mind or new GM and starts to selling these players for max value, until they regress that a buyout needed... or wait it out = anchor to the team...
He agrees with his GM by keeping all the old cup winners and he thinks they will be contending next year, because they had a 7 game winstreak in a meaningless part of the season(now).
He also thinks Sergachev is the savior of the LA franchise, and by getting him... suddenly LA's defense will be magical and indestrustible.(roughly, thats why he opens topics about serg)
Forum: Armchair-GMMar 12, 2020 at 6:32
Thread: The NHL bruh
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Ajp_18</b></div><div>The league will be suspended once all games are concluded for today... rip... we aren’t going to be able to do anything for the next for months until this dies out....</div></div>

It doesn't die out in "next months", it only gets worse.(except if somehow the spreading stops with quarantine/people staying home/no traveling etc... - with extreme measures)
This is nothing what's reported right now...i heard like possible 50k-100k already infected is USA:
Lots of them not reported/no symptoms--&gt; people are not understanding, that you can have the disease, but no symptoms.
You think you're healthy --&gt;nope...not how it works---&gt;80% of people who has the virus has absolutely no symptoms... So if 20k got reported... already 100k infected...they just didn't get tested/no symptoms...

Projections from experts looking really bad right now... like really bad until end of the year... in USA it looks like impossible to stop.
Fingers crossed all of these projections just false, and Trump can stop the widespread disease by increasing the money by huge amount from the current amount they spend on solving this situation...

Yes, somebody wrote above me, death rate in that big spread doesn't even matter, if you don't have beds in hospitals... It's 1% worldwide... that doesn't help the ill people, who doesn't get treatment because no beds left :cry If singapore can handle the virus perfectly and 0.0% deaths, that doesn't help on those countries, who cannot handle the virus...(out of bed as soon high number of people infected). Vaccine for public in 2020 = unlikely. 2021 early= hopefully
NBA already suspended, impossible almost NHL to not follow really soon... :cry

<strong>RIP :nhl Season 99.99%</strong> - or empty seats(unlikely and not that much fun anyways)
All sporting events now in full danger in the whole world in 2020...
The question is, what happens with 2020/2021 season? Will it start? Will it start with empty seats? Ouch...
Forum: Armchair-GMMar 12, 2020 at 6:13
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Bf3351</b></div><div>Kings are on a 7 game winning streak. They don't need to get rid of franchise players. Ever since Vilardi came up they have been better than your team on paper. If you really think I'm going to go through and read 12 paragraphs or whatever you just wrote(mainly insulting my team that has more cups than yours) then you are delusional. Whatever you wrote could have been written in 3 paragraphs. But hey, if you have that much time on your hands then by all means, take the risk.</div></div>

Here is your winstreak--&gt;before the season projections:
Next time you read my sentences, maybe you'll understand what can you expect in the next 5 years:
<img class="for_img" src="https://hockeyviz.com/static/txt/preview1920/preview1920points-West.png" alt="preview1920points-West.png">

It's really simple. Vilardi will be as good as any other player. Completely random. Some player light up the nhl 40 games, then they don't. Every team plays bad, at least almost all top teams, so you can beat anybody.

:redwings just beat :lightning. So what does that mean? Nothing. Before that 16 games over 4+ seasons
16 wins:TBL
0 wins: Detroit

We had a nice winstreak of 16... Stanley-cups? 0
I'm so happy about the winstreak... Now it's over... Rip winstreak...

You can check before each season. It's the teams overall strength. As you can see theoretically LA could reached 105 points. So that 7 winstreak is nothing compared to what could've happened.That's 14 points out of the ~95 which usually need for playoffs.(+- 5)
I'm not insulting any team, i'm just saying you're putting impossible expectations about future results.
My team has 1 cup from 2004, and that was a pretty good season.(i still remember it well that playoffs run)
I don't care how many other cups any other team has LUL If your team wins 5 cups until 2050, it's good for you, irrelevant for me.
It's different conference anyways(our teams rarely meet and all meaningless matches), you should rather read my sentences, rather then forming incorrect deductions based on your own imagination.
Ofc it was wrong...

I'm just saying your team will have no chance to win anything until at least 2025, but putting up around ~80-95 points seasons with current strategy by keeping the "old guys"...
Otherwise with a different GM, with a different approach:
2020-2023: 50-70 points(tank and sell good players + draft high risk-high reward players + as you can get mediocre players from UFA &amp; lower round of draft)
2024+ = contending with a young and team full of(hopefully superstars)

<strong>I would be really surprised if LA even get's into top6 teams in this chart from 2020-2025. But with amazing asset management, it could be as early as 2023. I think it's time to change your gm, before it's too late...(wasted years for no reason).</strong>

TLDR: You think like your GM ---&gt; I say think differently, and have success.
Success to :nhl = superstars. LA has = 0 superstars. Doughty/Kopitar/Quick/Brown was... but now they are old and average players. Time to sell until they have value to REBUILD PROPERLY.
Not the NYR way... Not the 2015-2019 Detroit way

Good luck, if you/your GM choose the Det/NYR way!
Forum: NHL TradesMar 12, 2020 at 2:15
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>NBA just suspended the season
<a href="https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2880463-nba-suspends-season-until-further-notice-amid-positive-coronavirus-test" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2880463-nba-suspends-season-until-further-notice-amid-positive-coronavirus-test</a>

NHL next???</div></div>

I read this amazing story about Marino(s).
I'm shocked... CoolStoryBob ;)
They should do a sportsnet video about it... like i've seen yesterday on sportsnet about Motte dealing with anxiety(revelead in the video).
:canucks Vs. :islanders = game of the week imo - i watch a lot of other teams, when i'm bored :p
Congrats to that Pittsburgh scout, i guess that's another way to get insane players :) (know them from young age and follow their career).
I think one of our scout followed Point's career in junior's. He just knew this guy is special :) Still 78 other teams skipping him... Round 3 79th pick...
It's insane how NHL teams only have choosen players early rounds by combine data/weight/size and they didn't care about skill in 2014 until later rounds.

I think now it's changed...now several other teams are picking small skilled/goalscorers/playmakers, like Montreal drafting Caufield in round 1... but still they're like really scared to draft those tiny players... They're saying like "if this guy is small/weak = noone drafts him anyways, so let's just wait until round 3 to draft this "kucherov" or "point" or "gaudreau" or "debrincat" caliber player...
I mean until referees are cheating in the playoffs...it works... but if it ever changes ie. same rules in playoffs vs reg season, then smaller players will become instantly drafted in round 1 i bet...
:blues + :stars = zero small players forever :rolleyes

I think it's Gary Bettman's fault... there is no way a penalty is a penalty in reg season... then you do the same thing(like holding) more times = less penalites.... it's just a joke...
I just watched Boston-Philly game... Marchand did like 4+ obvious holdings, he got a penalty like 2/4 times... If you do 4 holdings in my book... even in playoffs... 1 player = 8 min penalty... otherwise it's blatant cheating... If a tampa player does 6 holding penalty a game = 12 mintue powerplay for our opponent...i will be mad... but rules are rules...
So Marchand in playoffs will do 6 holdings/game, will get called for like 1/6 = 10 min powerplay advantage for that team... same will be for washington's dangerous tom wilson hits... he will cause 2 injury/game... maybe 1 game suspension... will be a joke like usual... but if kucherov makes 1 bad move... instant suspension... because we are soft...
It's a rumour that we are a soft team, even if it's not true anymore, you still claimed 1 week ago we are soft, and boston will destroy us :)
Looks like NHL referees officiating based on "rumours"... we get penalized every game way too much.... like joke penalties... which are never called for 90% of other matches... result = again last place in penalties taken stats around in the league... or close to it...

Soft teams gets punished... but if u play super hard = referees = become immune to that team's "shady things" over the time...
I watched a :blues game this week... this St. Louis player elbows the other guy, like literally an insane hit to the head, it was sundquist i think, but might be not him, doesn't matter who he was...
It was obvious he should get major penalty/game misconduct/suspension... Then they review it from the "booth"... they change it to minor 2 penalty random "elbowing".
LUL What a joke LUL :panthers still won that game, but that's crazy that you can get away by causing a bad concussion(not by accident)... then 2 minutes small minor penalty... Like nothing happend... dat poor florida player... I think he still sees ghosts from that hit... and the migraine...
That's how St. Louis won the cup... ofc players are scared Vs. them and they play bad Vs. St. Louis, if referees are doing nothing to stop the obvious unsportsmanlike conducts...
I see so many 1-3 game suspensions... those are literally nothing... nobody cares about 1 game suspension.. they should do like 5 minimum games suspension... then if you did multiple times.. then 5x 2... then 5x3... next elbowing(like what perry did in that outdoor series...) then 20 games... etc... great rules...

I know last year referees wanted columbus to win... well they got it... good for that city for 1st playoffs win ever... then whole league laughed about us... they should have laughed about referees obvious "noncalls" 5 times/game at minimum, thats 40 minutes powerplay non-called(4 games*5= 20 penalties), just because it's playoff hockey LUL...

Oh yeah, and i didn't even talked about the statistically proven(I've seen it on twitter 1-2 months ago) "evening up" penalty calls by refs...
So, if a team has 4 powerplays vs other teams 0 powerplays = Result should be = 50% that the team with 4 powerplays get's the 5th...
Nope. It's almost crazy high number of times the team with 0 powerplays will get the 1st powerplay...
Then it's still really big number they will get the 2nd, before the other team gets the 5th.
Then it's get closer but still likely 3rd for the team... It's a thing in the league and it's he dumbest thing i've ever seen in sports officiating. Like if 1 team makes 20 penalties, give them 40 minute penalties. If other team did no misconducts... 40 vs 4(2 minor they did let's say)... rules are rules... you will never see this happening... it's a fact...

BriseBois did the right thing with the trades... i wonder if we also will not get punished by those hits/holdings/interferences or "cheapshots" as you call them... if there will be any playoffs...
Chara deserves every cheapshots... he never gets suspended and he does it all the time...
He just did in the TBL-BOS game as well btw later in that game... referees saw nothing ofc... NHL is a joke right now... need video referees soon,(who can actually stop the game in case he sees something bad happens, which referees miss) game is too fast nowadays on ice for the refs... :shakehead

Yes, i've seen that an NBA player getting infected with the virus and heard about the news couple hours ago in a random comment on youtube...
That's really bad news and i have to admit you were right about this stuff :nod and i was super wrong... :shakehead
I didn't think it would spread this fast in rich countries and be unstoppable...
It's much worse, than i thought. The "panic" is through the roof with every single sports event now... and theaters... and cinemas... and concerts... etc... i knew about in china noone was on the streets... But still...this soon...
Indian wells, like 5th best tennis event in the world just got canceled. I'm a huge sports/tennis fan, so i'm really mad/sad that 1 billion sports event cancelled, because of this virus...
Next is :nhl, now i have no doubt it will get cancelled...
I don't think without spectators, it will be fun... so i don't see how that's a solution at all...
Now i'm banking on rip full NHL season... Can they resume season in june? If the virus will stop spreading in summer? Or that's not an option?(no rest for players then until next season, if there will be even a 2020/2021 season...)
Vaccine is even with modern advanced techonology is like 1 year away... We would need vaccine in these months... not next year... so maybe rip almost??? all sports events in 2019? European football championships, olympics,tennis,nba,nhl... everything... great... rip nfl as well in september??? ouch...:cry
What happens if humanity get's an actual life threathening virus like 50% death rate in modern age??? We need to spend insane money right now to prepare... We thought we are fine... Nope we are not...
Time to watch those hollywood movies about viruses/diseases and disaster movies... we all thought it's gonna be in "2012"...
Looks like 2020 is the new "2012"... and as i said what happens if in 20 years we get a much worse virus?...
Forum: Armchair-GMMar 12, 2020 at 12:37
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Bf3351</b></div><div>Retain Kopitar 5M for 5 years? Come on man. Blake already stated they are building around Kopitar and Doughty.</div></div>

LUL, rip rebuild then - i mean you guys got your cups, so no biggie. I guess if the fans happy with these decisions, i guess it's ok.
Chicago doing the same as you guys, keeping Kane/Toews/Crawford/Seabrook/Keith forever, better than the :sabres / :panthers way = never even make the playoffs and never win a round. At least those cups keep the fans happy during "no-winning season'" days...

<strong>It's 3.5 years next trade deadline....</strong> Or if u take like 25 games out... It's 3 years only in 2021 february 25...
Check your math dude... don't say false things, if you don't know what you are talking about...
And those are not caphell years anyways... cap doesn't matter for rebuild... for lots of years... it's never few years.... like you think right now...
You want sergachev = i bet because you think your team will win with him... let me tell you something about serg...
He is a 3rd pair D.... as a 2nd pair D = he suffers = can't defend + makes mistakes... he is not good...
We tried him with Hedman 1st pair = epic fail...
He needs lot of years to improve.... he is better then last year... but it's not enough to stop McDavid or Ovechkin to score goals... He probably will never reach pro defensive level status, like Hedman, but we'll see... In offense he is pretty good though... but he is a defender so he should defend top priority at least be average/pretty good,like Martinez/Muzzin was in LA... Serg is far from Muzzin defensive skills... but that level is reachable with lots of work... we'll see.. he has time...

I don't follow your gm's statements, because your team is in the bottom-tier category since couple years + will be for too much years. So how should i know these "insider informations"(keeping aging overpaid player forever for a rebuild)
In my eyes rebuild = you sell those guys... The sooner... the better... the more value you get for them... the rebuild can be finished sooner.
So with a proper Yzerman "tanking strategy and selling everyone possible" = :kings could be ready in 2023/2024. We are talking about top10 team in the league and a respectable chance to win a round or 2 in the playoffs, like what toronto now looks like.(not cup contenders yet, because no defense superstars)
Other than defenders, superstars everywhere and no old dudes. If you keep all those old players, they just delay the process, because having more assets = can trade up for those superstars in the draft. Right now noone is trading up in the NHL = mostly bad gm's... They are just sitting on their draft picks 95% and hope for the miracle hit. Sometimes you can hit gems like tampa did with kuch,point,cirelli etc... but that's not the reality for most teams... you will miss too many players over the years... and in 5 years = no kucherov if unlucky in the draft. Look where Montreal is right now since like 2015... they have no hope...they are sitting on guys like petry + tatar for no reason... + not tanking(chasing the dream to get into playoffs for that 1% chance to win the cup there)

Yes you can be unlucky with 3x 1st overall or 3x3rd overall picks(tanking+ max amount of high draft picks) too, but at least you give yourself the chance...

How is a soon 33-35--&gt; then 35+ year old bunch of guys part of the rebuild with insane caphit when u guys have insane cap penalties for 2 more years after this?
Also a super regressing Doughty won't be the same as Giordano winning Norris in like 2023...(where those 21-25 year olds LA players will be NHL "hopefully" stars).
It's a waste for Kopitar to suffer there for years, so i'm not sure what his motivations are. Oh, the usual, "he will teach the young guys everything"... well you can get those guys from UFA market for much cheaper... or take on the salaries for draft picks you can...those old guys will be the same... except cheaper... and u can use the picks to have a faster rebuild... yes i know sux to have 50-60 point seasons(bottom 3 team in nhl for 3 years+, but if you're not doing it, you're not getting anywhere, except if u are lucky(or skilled finding gems), like Tampa's old gm...We'll see in Detroit if he still can find gems in the next 5 years...

I could written the same retention for Quick/Doughty/Brown/Carter, they are basically ensuring that your franchise will have no success in the upcoming 4 years.
<em>2020/2021
2021/2022
These seasons are hopeless.

The next one, 2022/2023 most likely still out of playoffs.

2023/2024 = last year of Kopitar's contract. Do you think a 36 year old Kopitar will help the team win anything in this season. The answer is clearly = will be just an anchor...(you can't get value probably by then = wasted asset)
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If you retain 30%-40% of the salary and sell him for amazing value this summer. That 3-4 million $ will not be that bad(remember new tv deal+ cap going up like crazy every year by millions... = 3-4 mill in 2022/2023 = not even that much), when your team might start thinking about going into playoffs.

With this current LA GM approach, i expect LA in the playoffs after 2026-2027.(with real chance 1%+)
If sooner, then you need to be lucky in the next 2-3 draft years and draft actual superstars on all of the front:Goalie/Forwards/Defense.


<strong>TLDR:</strong>Come on man... i could write the same... i hate to see in the nhl hopeless teams with no future...
If you enjoy losing... support your gm and he will keep Doughty/Kopitar/Quick forever... and all others... delaying the rebuild with keeping old players= delaying the success.

BTW 50% retention was just throwing random ideas for you to create realistic scenarios for getting value... you can do 30% retention and same thing still apply = 7 million $ Kopitar is still alright in my book.
Just not for Tampa :)

<strong>In short:
sell everybody, maybe keep 1 old guy for a couple of years... = full rebuild completed in 2023/2024 = contending again(hopefully). That's the only way...
Your gm's way = bunch of mediocre seasons upcoming = no real chance to win cup.
And here comes the bad part. After the rebuild is over. If you fail to draft superstars in those 3 years = rebuild is a failure.</strong>

It's only my opinion about rebuilds, you can laugh at me, not read my message(your choice), but don't be too surprised is success will be the last thing in your franchise until 2025 = not that much fun for fans...

Just check out NY Knicks in NBA... if the gm is bad = bad things happening for lots of years...

Okay i wrote too much, i'm out...

RIP this NHL season anyways...