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Forum: Armchair-GM14 minutes ago
Thread: next year
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Hockey_Mind</b></div><div>Hey if they are ready then I say play them, but you said they’ll play because they’ve played 19 year olds before, and that is a horrible reason.

I would love it if Marchenko gets bought out or whatever but it just doesn’t happen often and CBJ are among the poorest teams in the league. They had tight margins before COVID, now with a fraction of typical revenue they are obviously trying to keep costs down however possible and it’s even less likely than usually that they buy out a guy’s KHL deal.</div></div>

Like I said we don't know what that contract is. I'm not going to speculate.
Ready is a lose term here. Teams don't hold guys back based on ready, most of the time they do it based on age. There are a lot of younger guys who are "ready" who don't get to play and a large part of it is age based. But this team has no problem with the age issue. They simply play them. Where other teams will sit guys because of their age.
Take McMichae in WSH, he only got to play because of injury. He's not going to be any more ready next year than this year. But they would have sat him.
Take Poulin for the penguins. There is no reason other than his age to hold him back. It's not like he's going to magically improve over one year. These guys are what they are and it is why the league is getting younger. Teams are playing guys earlier instead of .....not ready.
At 19 you either know how to skate and shoot a puck or you don't and playing with people of half your talent isn't going to make you any better. Which is why CBJ plays their guys young. They will be given every shot to compete for a spot and that's the point and they are good enough to fill it. No one is sitting here saying Krill wouldn't make CBJ. We know that's not true. He would.
Forum: Armchair-GM28 minutes ago
Thread: next year
Forum: Armchair-GM4 hours ago
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>BruinsCharlies</b></div><div>Boston will keep Coyle and that contract. Disagree with your opinion but respect the fact that you might know about bad contracts. Malkin falling off a cliff at 9.5M for 2 years, Zucker at 5.5M for 3 years and the gold standard, Matheson 6 years at 4.875M. That's the cost of being good and trying to stay relevant as long as possible.</div></div>

When you think Malkin who was well over a PPG player last year is a "bad contract" and "fell off" Hell in 55 games last year he had 50 points in even strength alone. How does an almost point per game even strength player become a bad contract????????
Zucker as well had 12 points in 15 games for the penguins last year. Not exactly looking like a "bad contract"

Now that Matheson contract is no doubt a bad contract currently. No one is going to argue that. But at least I'm honest about it.
You are paying Coyle 5.4 million and he can't grab up more than 30 some points and even hit 20 goals.
Be honest about your bad contracts, you'll sound like you actually know something about hockey. No player making 5.4 per pulling those kind of numbers is earning his weight.
And yes, it would be just another bad contract on the penguins who have had to deal with their share of them lately. But at least I can be honest about which ones aren't working out.
As for this year, it's way to early to go off on what ones are good or bad etc... these guys didn't have real camps, no exhibition no nothing. Don't expect too much from anyone at this point. There are a lot of players still trying to get up to speed.
Forum: Armchair-GM4 hours ago
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>jimmmyg</b></div><div>what's up pharrow! long time no talk (about hockey)

definitely have some thoughts for future lineys once the team can get (somewhat) healthy again. First, I think Janko has been just fine on this team even if he is slower than Teddy or McCann. His line with Tanev &amp; McCann was our best line for the first week of the season. I think he can be serviceable, and while I am a Sam Lafferty stan, I don't know if he has done anything to deserve a lineup spot *yet*. I think it's worth letting them play a bit more, atleast until they prove to be an anchor. I wouldn't even mind seeing ZAR-Blueger-Tanev get some third line minutes and have McCann have some talent on the 4th line.

the defense is EXACTLY what I would like I see once they get healthy. Keep Pettersson-Marino together, with Marino on the right side. I am a bit worried about Dumo-Letang, but am also optimistic about them much like I am about Geno &amp; Zucker.

Don't know where I stand on Laffterty/O'Connor/Sceviour, but I like that we have some players that can step and in play hard, especially when the injuries happen.

Let's Go Pens!</div></div>

I think the think with Jankow is they are already demoting him because the underlying numbers don't look good.
His 5v5 is a 46% corsi. I don't think it's all his fault though. That 3rd line has to deal with the 3rd pairings a lot. But when the underlying's are the worst in the forward group that's how you get moved down. He does get most of his starts in the DZone but thing is, they are getting hemmed in, a good part of that is the defensive pairings that are usually 3rd pair. But you got to get that puck out and he can only do so much with the defense.
I do agree about Lafferty but they will seek a lineup change at some point. It could be ERod, or Lafferty. They are gonna look for someone to press the pace and create space. The last few games are how they want to play. Fast. Up and down the ice.
We need MP to come back to help the defense out. But I think if the play doesn't improve he might be out. 28.6 Corsi in 5v5 last game. 33% total. They won't keep playing that. The game prior was 27.3 Corsi in 5v5. The game befor that was 36.4% corsi in 5v5. During that time his ice time went from 15 mins to 13 to 11......
You take out the two Philly games, actually the 1st one only....and the stats look abysmal. He's playing his way right off the roster.
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