Aug. 3, 2020
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>AG_sweden</b></div><div>It could be worst, you could be a NYR fan...</div></div>
Yeah, very tough to be a Ranger fan, lol. Trouba declared he only wanted to be traded to the Rangers. Adam Fox wouldn’t sign with any other team than Rangers. Artemi Panarin signed for free and turned down even bigger money from Isles and Florida. They were miraculously gifted two draft lottery wins when they weren’t even near the bottom of the league, so happy that #2 Kakko and #1 Lafrenière so far hasn’t panned out, cosmic justice. Also, after having the best goaltender in Lundqvist for an eternity, it just happens that Shesterkin replaces him immediately, drafted in the 4th round, #118 OA. It’s gotta be tough to be a Ranger fan.
And they went to the CF last year. But yeah, lucky for sens fans that they don’t have to suffer like you Ranger fans.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Xspyrit</b></div><div>Well, how many of these games have you watched? That's the thing... people always think they have the whole picture but it's rarely the case...
Did you know for example that Erik Brannstrom caught covid on the way back from Europe when the NHL resumed in 2021? (season 2020-21)
Did you know that he missed several weeks with a broken hand in 2021-22 too?
He also had a few minor injuries the last 2 years
So, despite covid and injuries, Brannstrom has played 116 NHL games by the end of his 22 y/o season. He is FAR from a bust as he is just scratching the surface.
Last season, he played 22+ minutes in 15 of his 53 games, including 3 games more than 25 minutes. It's not new that he has looked like the Sens best D-man in some games
Again last night watching him play, it's pretty evident that he will be a quality player (even if not a star). The road has not been easy playing on a rebuilding team with a totally discombobulated team defense (coaching staff has no idea how to implement defensive hockey systems). Until this season, he had played 50% of his time in the NHL with Josh freaking Brown as his defensive partner (not really or barely NHL caliber IMO)
Erik Brannstrom is not and won't be a BUST, no matter how much you repeat it.
And I don't know if he was a "top-5 prospect" in the league, but on Ottawa he has always behind guys like Batherson, Norris, Stutzle and Sanderson... so 5th in Ottawa and 5th in the league? Maybe I guess.
No problem but IIRC it's Dorion that made that comment. It was ridiculous though so not something I plan on remembering. He specifically said that to save the face after trading fan favorite and elite inger Mark Stone ho he completely botched the file.</div></div>
Sometimes it’s just best to agree to disagree, I think we unintentionally misread some things we both say. I didn’t say he was considered a top-5 pick in the world at any time, just from his specific draft class soon after he was drafted, that’s a huge difference. It’s not always on the player necessarily, sometimes bad luck with injuries or covid etc. happen and can derail a prospects projected path, and I think it’s fair to say - that regardless of what the cause is, that he hasn’t lived up to his hype as of now, I really hope he does though, as a fellow Swede, I would love for him to become a good player.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>vols94</b></div><div>The Buffalo equilalent of the Toronto's Engvall, anderson and a 3rd for any player in the league is Middlestasdt, Rosen and a 3rd</div></div>
Eh, what? Isak Rosén is 19 years old and was picked #14 OA, essentially 13th OA because Arizona´s pick was forfeited that year. Mittelstadt is 23 years old, picked #8 OA, 8 points in 12 games this season, but of course, a major disappointment, and Buffalo's 2nd rounder is way better than Toronto's 3rd in this scenario lol. Also, Buffalo doesn't need Chicago to retain. Engvall, (Joey?) Anderson and a 3rd is NOT even close to the value of Rosén, Mittelstadt, and Buffalo's 2nd lol.