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Forum: Armchair-GM25 minutes ago
I feel like this will be a ongoing thread I'll keep up throughout the season - giving some thoughts on the team + players and hearing others opinions. For sharks fans to discuss but also for other fans to join in to and see where the sharks are at. I feel like with such a critical year for the sharks ahead it would be a great year to follow closely (as a new fan, or long time, or from another fanbase looking in).

Season Debut - Pre game thoughts:

LEONARD! Excited to see this kid in teal for a long time.
Ferraro is going to be a top pair/ top2d player by season end, period.
That third line is flying, can they keep it up?
Jones' new mask is sick.. will he be as good?
I dont know why I did this but in fantasy I picked Couture over Hertl and and changed Kane out.

During game thoughts (1st to 3rd period):
LEONARD - CALDER FINALIST, WINNER (jk but kids good, still room to shine but a good debut)
That third line is like a bat out of hell at times
not getting to catch full game - IRL distractions
Coyotes broadcast hella bias
Holy crap I knew picking Couture over Hertl was a bad call when I did it. I felt Meier - Cooch - Labanc was just a more rounded line so I thought Hertl would have to carry his line too much with Kane potentially struggling throughout the year due to personal issues and Leonard being a rookie. But daaaaaaaaaaaamn, Hertl looked good and strong - but also agile and fast, Kane was a bullet with a sick goal, and Leonard held his own and Im excited to see his future (I hope he gets a new number, I dont like 43).
Not really focusing on the third pair enough to rate them (plus distractions irl).
Jones is actually looking good (which compared to the past is a like a dream).
Donato looks alright, Gregor looks solid, Nieto = fast; looking to see more from this line though going forward.
Meier and Labanc looked alright
Powerplay had a noticeable uptick imo
Karlsson looked smooth***(he did look like he was holding back at times, waiting to see more)
Burns wasnt bad - but wasnt noticeable

Game end (SO):
Donato was cleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeean
Didnt like the Jones 2nd go, didnt go in but he didnt react nearly at all or fast enough it looked - if it hit the net it woulda been a goal, but he has a good effort on the 3rd to make up for it.
couture is cooooold.

Hopefully I can pay more attention in the next game with less irl distractions. I would say I caught 85% of the 1st, 60% of the 2nd, 35% of the 3rd, and 100% of the OT/ SO. Not enough of the game though to give clear/ detailed reviews.

First Line: Timo - Cooch - Banker
- They were good but not the "top line"

Second Line: Leonard - Hertl - Kane
- This the current "top line". All of them were great and they did it all. They were fast, they were strong and in good positions. Made a ton of chances and had good looks throughout.

Third Line: Donato - Gregor - Nieto
- faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaast, but I think overall they played well.

Fourth Line: Who?
- Honestly dont recall seeing this line lmao. Saw kellman get a penalty tho! Others can speak on these boys. We aint ever scratching Marleau so Id like to see Sasha or Viel get a shot, to really earn a spot.

Defense Pairs:
This will be better kept in the future at the next point I post PT2.
I did not see enough/ focus enough to give concrete thoughts other than Karlsson looked good but he has so much more to give/ show, Ferraro looked alright but he should be on the top pair, Burns was only noticeable because hes Brent Burns but otherwise his play didn't frustrate me or impress me (not a bad thing i guess tho lol). Didnt even know we had a third pair (JK).


Jones actually looked better. He took scrambles well and played smoothly. Solid stops that were much needed; were made. Great on the breakaways. No goal made me upset (the third was more unlucky imo, if it was five hole, which i thought it was; then i woulda been upset). We'll see how he goes throughout the year; Im not saying he was amazing or hes rebounded but it was a good start to the year for him that was much needed and Im happy seeing a win for him. And its already an improvement to say there was more than 2 stops (Id say he made 4-7) that we really needed; that were made and we couldnt say that much last year.

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I woulda kept Jones in but I heard it may be Dubnyk - good to see Dubnyk early tho I guess.
I'd like to see Middleton in - or Brinson.
I like to see someone on the fourth line out (Kellman or Sorensen) and Viel or Sasha in.

Prediction =
Leonard gets his first career goal!
Yotes play a better overall game
Karlsson shines

Sharks win in OT or Lose in Shootout
Forum: Armchair-GMTue at 1:42 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Nhl_oilers</b></div><div>Hahaha! I would laugh if it was first OA!</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Alfie11</b></div><div>lindholm isn't for sale and if he was it would cost 3 or 4 times that much</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>villenash</b></div><div>I didn't realize it was being taken that far... would be absolutely bonkers.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Pond_Duck</b></div><div>I’ve heard they may terminate his contract but I’m not really sure</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Pond_Duck</b></div><div>Lol, some things just never change, they probably still think they are a cup contender</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>villenash</b></div><div>What is the plan with Kane this season?</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>villenash</b></div><div>What is the plan with Kane this season?</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Jah1722</b></div><div>CGY isn’t trading their most complete player let alone just for a 1st.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Jeuck75</b></div><div>Sharks trade 1st and miss out on a top end player....AGAIN!!!!</div></div>

Kane is playing and Sharks aren’t trading picks (even if Kane wasn’t playing we’d likely take on a bad contract like Johnson or Eriksson to gain assets not lose).

Meier - Couture - Labanc
Leonard - Hertl - Kane

Was our top 6 for practice that’s opening night lines. Kane’s not terminating it would make zero sense - it’s more logical to recoup the money by playing and fix his debt; sell his houses (if plausible) (he’s got at least 3 houses but reported 6 or 7 dependants so he could be paying for families housing and that’s hard a lot of money going out) and downgrade to reduce costs can start there.
Forum: Armchair-GMMon at 5:34 pm
Thread: I called it
Forum: General Fantasy TalkSun at 8:35 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>SevenLeg</b></div><div>Hi everyone. The season starts and three days and I've created a Pool for the season.

For those who are interested, it is completely free &amp; super quick. I deactivated the trade and all the other options that daily work, so you only have one thing to do for the whole season. I created 32 boxes and you have to pick one player per box. There's no winning prize, no draft, just fun. We'd need to be around 20 people to make it more interesting and more competitive.

<strong>If you join :
1- Do not put your real name nor your phone number if you don't want to be recognized.
2- The name of your team HAS to be your CapFriendly username </strong>

Link : http://www.officepools.com/invite/classic/m/QUJR4EL
Password : SevenLeg

There is also a mobile app for Office Pools

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Good luck boys and thanks for setting this up Seven, appreciate it!

Y’all don’t sleep on all my sharks picks 😎😅

Haha glhf