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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: Armchair-GMOct 15 at 7:15
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Ledge_And_Dairy</b></div><div>God that is tempting I really do like Sergachev a lot. I haven't been able to catch as many bolts games this year due to work but i saw Serg was playing on his off side with Hedman. How is he doing with that switch, because he would have to play there in CGY too. Anyways, I cant see any situation where Flames trade Hamonic and if they do i highly doubt he would resign in Tampa. He requested a trade out of NY to be closer to his family (near Winnipeg) due to health reasons, its assumed he will probably either resign with the flames or sign with the Jets next year amd likely no one else</div></div>

Good info about Hamonic. Thanks, he was on my watchlist, but i've checked him out in couple of games this season, and he played bad hockey for some reason anyways.
So now thanks to you i can give up on him. (He was my top3 target trade deadline).

What about TJ Brodie. Available? 2nd round pick + 1 prospect like Katchouk price range. Or he is also on the "nevertrade-block"?

Serg = too expensive for most of the teams, he is not that good yet, but really huge potential once he learns to defend.He has lots of years though to improve...
He can play both sides. But for us he mainly plays RHD. He has some skill moves, when attacking. Good on PP. Think about like Tyson Barrie. He is the same right now, except the speed, he is not that fast. In my opinion Serg will be not good, until he is capable of stopping elite players in the D-zone. And that can take a while... He is average right now, so far mostly played 3rd pairing D. TOP pairing D = needs to be much better, or else we allow too many goals in the long run.
Forum: Armchair-GMOct 15 at 7:08
Guys just chill, look at Nashville freaking BEST D-core Predators and who they lost to. <strong>Detroit freakin' rebuilding Red Wings and Los going for Lafreniere Angeles bunch of 35 years olds Kings</strong>. 6.0 GAA in those 2 games...
<strong>It's the NHL, there are no easy games here.</strong> Last year was unrepeatable, we all knew, and was also pointless... <strong>Colorado made it to the playoffs with 38 wins, great right? Who went further in the playoffs?</strong>
So did it matter that we won 62 games? Around 45 will be enough based on my calculations +-2. Can Tampa win 45 games, if not... that's life...

Cooper is just testing things, no need to overreact.
<strong>Our focus this year = defense. And taking less penalties. It failed miserably so far, but that's ok.</strong> (Toronto game doesn't matter, we are unstoppable vs soft teams with our speed + skillz)

Forget about last year's historic run. It's a completely new season. We are playing bad hockey. But it's just a testing phase.
For us, this regular season is kinda like preseason 2.0 for a long while... At least the first 10-40 games.
Remember how much regular season results impacts playoffs? We learned our lesson, and don't push in the regular season anymore, when it's not needed.

We also need to prepare for injuries, so any chemistry will be useful come playoffs time.
Yes, you can say that if we play bad hockey with non optimized lineups, then we might miss the playoffs, but we are above the field so much in depth and skill &amp; speed, that in the long run it's almost impossible that we go 0-4 vs teams like ottawa or Montreal,Detroit,NYR,Devils,CBJ,Flo etc... in reg season, which would result indeed that we would miss the playoffs.
Average result vs those teams should be 3-1 even with unoptimized lineups. If not, and things are looking really bad at january. We can go for a long push. Or not, if it's not needed and wait until feb-march.

The only goal for us is to prepare for playoffs, and make it to the Stanley-cup finals, or at least conference finals. Any other result doesn't matter, including reg season and 1st or 2nd round exits. Those will be considered huge disappointments. Let's say we play :sabres 1st round... we win... then we rip in 2nd run vs :bruins...
Cooper's job won't be that stable anymore... So he tries his very best this year, that our chance in the playoffs will be maximized. We need shutdown lines and super good defense with depth, and multiple working D pairs. One Hedman injury and we look like an AHL team vs CBJ = not acceptable, even if Hedman is a beast.

Fingers crossed this strategy will work, with an added trade deadline RH D player or a physical forward. Our goalies are set. Our goals are set. Now it's preparation &amp; execution. It's a copycat league. We are now officially copying Boston, Colorado etc... with an insane 1st line... idk 300 points... looks like those lines don't fail in the playoffs... they are just too good = impossible to shutdown. At least we will have options, if things not working, so 2nd-3rd line doesn't matter, if the 1st line wins you the game... If 1st line fails, going back to balanced lines, if that means we will win a playoff game vs a random team. It's all about chemistry + options.

Let's see today vs Montreal if anything changes after the loss vs Ottawa... Maybe we win today... maybe...(even with bad lines)... if not that's also ok... it's all about the long run. I prepared for any reg season game loss now. I just can't prepare myself for another bad plaoyoff run. If we lose, at least lose 2-4, or 3-4... that's hard to swallow, but at least we had the chance in game 6 or 7. Going 0-4 is unacceptable anymore...( except Nashville in finals, but that's ok, maybe : predators won't be there, if we get lucky)

<strong>TLDR: Don't be concerned with lines, it's all about testing. Results doesn't matter. All we need is chemistry + consistency " FOR PLAYOFFS".</strong>

Alright, now it's gametime...


Let's go :lightning!
Forum: Armchair-GMOct 15 at 6:48
Thread: Lineup
Cooper is just testing things, no need to overreact.
<strong>Our focus this year = defense. And taking less penalties. It failed miserably so far, but that's ok.</strong> (Toronto game doesn't matter, we are unstoppable vs soft teams with our speed + skillz)

Forget about last year's historic run. It's a completely new season. We are playing bad hockey. But it's just a testing phase.
For us, this regular season is kinda like preseason 2.0 for a long while... At least the first 10-40 games.
Remember how much regular season results impacts playoffs? We learned our lesson, and don't push in the regular season anymore, when it's not needed.

We also need to prepare for injuries, so any chemistry will be useful come playoffs time.
Yes, you can say that if we play bad hockey with non optimized lineups, then we might miss the playoffs, but we are above the field so much in depth and skill &amp; speed, that in the long run it's almost impossible that we go 0-4 vs teams like ottawa or montreal,detroit,NYR,Devils,CBJ,Flo etc... in reg season, which would result indeed that we would miss the playoffs.
Average result vs those teams should be 3-1 even with unoptimized lineups. If not, and things are looking really bad at january. We can go for a long push. Or not, if it's not needed and wait until feb-march.

The only goal for us is to prepare for playoffs, and make it to the Stanley-cup finals, or at least conference finals. Any other result doesn't matter, including reg season and 1st or 2nd round exits. Those will be considered huge disappointments. Let's say we play :sabres 1st round... we win... then we rip in 2nd run vs :bruins...
Cooper's job won't be that stable anymore... So he tries his very best this year, that our chance in the playoffs will be maximized. We need shutdown lines and super good defense with depth, and multiple working D pairs. One Hedman injury and we look like an AHL team vs CBJ = not acceptable, even if Hedman is a beast.

Fingers crossed this strategy will work, with an added trade deadline RH D player or a physical forward. Our goalies are set. Our goals are set. Now it's preparation &amp; execution. It's a copycat league. We are now officially copying Boston, Colorado etc... with an insane 1st line... idk 300 points... looks like those lines don't fail in the playoffs... they are just too good = impossible to shutdown. At least we will have options, if things are not working, so 2nd-3rd line doesn't matter, if the 1st line wins you the game... If 1st line fails, going back to balanced lines, if that means we will win a playoff game vs a random team. It's all about chemistry + options.

Let's see today vs montreal, if anything changes after the loss vs ottawa... Maybe we win today... maybe...(even with bad lines)... if not, that's also ok... It's all about the long run. I prepared for any reg season game loss now. I just can't prepare myself for another bad playoffs run. If we lose, at least lose 2-4, or 3-4... that's hard to swallow, but at least we had the chance in game 6 or 7. Going 0-4 is unacceptable anymore...( except Nashville in finals, but that's ok, maybe :predators won't be there, if we get lucky)

<strong>TLDR: Don't be concerned with lines, it's all about testing. Results doesn't matter. All we need is chemistry + consistency " FOR PLAYOFFS".</strong>

Alright, now it's gametime...


Let's go :lightning!
Forum: Armchair-GMSep 24 at 6:32
Thread: Point
Forum: Armchair-GMSep 23 at 4:14
Thread: TDL Options
Over the years our goal was:convert Serg from LHD to RHD.... it's still in the process... we are still not sure if it's succesful or not... it's hard...
natural RHD = hard to find good ones in this league right now, so if we manage to do that = 1 less problems to solve for next years

I like Verh. and Stephens(starts in AHL) the most so far. Foote also i like(Cal). But he probably only gets 9 games. Nolan Foote is for sure WHL.(update)

ABB,Raddysh on the other hand for me clear they are not gonna make the team. I thought they are better. I guess they need more AHL years...

Let's just say i would be disappointed if Verhaeghe doesn't start game 1-2 in the regular season. From there anything can happen. But still couple matches left from preseason.
Some guys i heard talking here and there: Volkov is better than last year, but i'm still not so sure about him...
Kucherov(128 points LOL, still crazy to think about that many points from 1 player) coached him this month a lot... so maybe he will be good enough... idk... the question is good for 40+ games or only under 10...

My top3 right now:Verh(4th line),Volk(Scratch),Witkowski(Scratch), but maybe our coach has different opinion. They see every pratice etc... so i trust them, that they will choose the best player avaialable for Oct. 3rd.
Update :Stephens(assigned to AHL already)--&gt; replaced by Witkowsky on my top3 list, i like that guy, he is versatileand likes to hit/fight.(from what i've seen so far)


I also like Schenn, can you rate Schenn for me on a scale 1-10? You must have seen him play a lot... What's the weakest thing in his game?
Oh, you're from Vancouver, so i guess you're a :canucks fan?
What do you think right now? Playoffs or no playoffs in percentages?(Calg,Vegas,SJ + 5 from central imo)
For me 35% playoffs only for your team... But if you think it's 50%+, i will be glad to listen to your reasons/feelings :)
Forum: Armchair-GMSep 23 at 2:42
Thread: Point
Forum: Armchair-GMSep 23 at 1:57
Thread: Point
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Eli</b></div><div>
Can they clear a little cap space now just by dropping Killorn? Sure. Is that a stable long-term solution?</div></div>

Killorn next year gone = covers 2 of these RFA's. He is basically gone.
He begins his last season almost 95% sure about that. Modified NTC he will have from next season, so not that hard to trade him. He is really good. Probably top10 3rd liners in the league... On some teams, he would make 2nd line... yes he is aging... but still not that old... in his performance it doesn't show at all... Can't say any bad thing about him , when i see him play...
We will get pretty alright value for him... if not, that's still okay... we don't need to win every trade ever... we can lose some...
Now with Point's bridge, we also save some $$$ for next year, and also a buyout penalty comes off which is like 1.5 million $, so that also helps a little.( i just checked: it's 1.8 million $ !!! that's not bad at all) I hate buyouts in general, good thing we get rid of it next year finally...
Also we save 1.3 million $ with Condon gone as well. Things are not that bad right now. It will be though to deal with the cap if it's not let's say 83.5 million $. I heard reports it stays at 81.5 million $ because of reasons... I still hope it goes up by at least 1 million $ to 82.5 mill $.
But BriseBois will solve this problem easily, i'm sure about that :cool You can offer 1 year bridge deals, if neccesary for guys like Joseph.
Forum: Armchair-GMSep 23 at 1:40
Thread: Point
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Eli</b></div><div>Okay, but is that why Point, who got two fewer points than Marner, but almost twice as many goals, is getting cr@p offers in every Tampa Bay ACGM on here? He's not taking 9M. Everyone else expensive on Tampa has an NTC, except Kucherov. If I had to guess, Kucherov is the driving force on that line, and Point was in the right place at the right time, with obviously top six skill, but a lot of score effects and quality of teammate effects helping out, and the opponents probably still put their best checkers out against Stamkos half the time. That all matches Marner's situation, though, so you're still stuck paying at least 10M per year, and yeah, 75k of cap space might start to look more valuable than your third string goalie, especially if Columbus or Detroit offersheets Point at a number you can't otherwise match without making some bad trades on a 24 hour clock.
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6.7 million $ @ 3 years Baby! No trade! Nope! :tonguewink

I said this multiple times in many topics, WE ARE NOT :mapleleafs and noone cares about Marner here from a contract standpoint.
8 years deal for Point = still lot lower than Marner.

EW Contract Projections: 2019
Brayden Point:
8.9 million $ @ 8 years - and knowing BriseBois, even lower than that with a couple of 100k.
That's already a whopping 2 million $ difference and for a few years more! Would have been a steal as well.
Our GM's in last 10 years = just plain &amp; simple = good
We are lucky, i wish everyone in the league could hire a GM like ours. Look at what the new minnesota GM just did with a 30 years old player contract. Insane... Even if it works out for them... it's just not worth it to offer that long contract over 30 years of age... If it ever backfires... it's just really sucks. His 7 years contract starts, when he is 31 years old in 2020 november... 31... if u check him... he is already 30 in 1-2 month... 31+7 = 38... jeez... why on earth not a 5 years deal tops... i have no idea...

Poor :wild
Forum: Armchair-GMSep 23 at 1:05