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  1. I think you put Cammy right back in and see if he responds to being scratched yesterday.
  2. Cammi is a healthy scratch tonight. Well earned IMO
  3. I would go with Gretzky, Orr, Howe, Hasek and probably Crosby jumping over Lidstrom at this point. As pointed out, Crosby has a much better 200 ft game than Lemieux and Mario had even more of his career wiped out by injuries/illness. Not that it is necessarily a prerequisite to be on a top 5 list but I have a hard time putting Jagr or Messier up there because at no point do I remember considering them the best player in the game at any point in time.
  4. No scoring by our guys last night but the good news is that Bastian is playing again so the injury wasn't too serious.
  5. I think overall, we're in pretty good shape going forward. Up front we have 1 clear 1st line player in Hall and Zacha certainly looks like he'll be a second one within a year or two, Palmieri Zajac and Henrique are good 2nd line players and I don't think it's a stretch to say we should be able to fill out a strong middle six in 2 years with those 3 plus some combination of Speers, McLeod, Q, Wood and Blandisi. The back end is a little uglier but Severson is a 2-3, Sanitini looks like a 2nd paring guy so far and Merrill has improved enough to be a 3rd pairing fixture IMO. Basically between our 1st rounder this year, a shrewd trade or two around the expansion draft and getting a free agent with our pile of cap space, we need to add 1 first line player and two top 4 defenseman. That would slot everyone else named above into their proper roles and this team would look pretty damn good IMO. All that being said, getting lucky in the draft lottery certainly wouldn't hurt.
  6. 2G for Speers tonight in a 7-2 win for Sault St Marie.
  7. I sound like a broken record but McLeod with a goal and an assist and another 1st star in 3-2 win today. He also had two other two point games this week.
  8. You mean we can't start talking about the Zacha banner raising yet? Elias is my favorite player ever but I've also come to accept he is at the end of the line and almost hope that the last minute goal against the Leafs in the last game of the season was the final send off. <--- What a fun night that was between the Elias goal, Zacha excelling in his first pro game and Palmieri + Henrique both hitting 30 goals for the year.
  9. It's meant to help a player land on a team that actually plans to use them. It prevents an Arizona or Colorado from claiming every player that comes down the wire that they know other teams would have interest in but don't really need themselves, just to try and pry an asset later on.
  10. That exactly what i thought.
  11. While the Whalers name and logo are more fitting, I don't see how you can change the identity of a team that's won so many cups. If the Islanders are forced to relocate, Hartford wouldn't be a horrible option. It allows the die hards who continue to follow them to at least make a few weekend trips per year. I hate ESPN but having a team in their backyard again probably has some advantages as well.
  12. Good effort by the whole team so far tonight. Hall has been all over the place. Zajac having a great game and good for JJ scoring for the first time in what feels like forever.
  13. Love it. Zacha looked the part at times in the 1st half of the season but now we're seeing confidence and production.
  14. McLeod really turning it on. 2 goals + 1 assist and 1st star again last night
  15. McKenzie's new rankings are out. Patrick and Hischier seems to be the clear cut top 2 and then it will be a total crap-shoot with no clear census on guys from 3 to 13. Assuming we don't luck out on a top 2 pick, our amateur scouts are going to have to earn their money this year.