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  1. In other sports it is history that leads to bizarro geography. The best example of this is the 1982 National League Championship Series, in which the NL East champion Cardinals had to fly east to face the NL West champion Atlanta Braves, and vice versa.
  2. Well, this is a bit more optimistic take . . .
  3. Yes -- Finally! Kerfoot with the GWG! The trophy hasn't been back in Cambridge since the year after I left. Another 1989 this spring in Chicago??
  4. Maybe not a powerhouse, but they DID win the National Championship my freshman year there. Go Crimson.
  5. Shero himself said on XM this past week that Zacha must either make the NHL roster or return to junior. This is presumably why.
  6. Unfortunately, this was not a single assessment. These were a compilation of separate analyses from multiple scouts. Each of the quoted observations came from an entirely different evaluator. Hopefully the apparent consensus is proven over time to have been incorrect . . .
  7. Quotes from scouts excerpted in the recently-published 2016 NHL Draft Black Book: "More than once I've seen Dmen back off because they couldn't handle his speed, but he would close the gap on himself by skating at speed right into them . . . He needs to understand creating time and space for himself. He gains the offensive zone with ease, but it's after he enters where he shows some weaknesses. I think it's a case where too often his brain can't catch up with his feet. Early this year I thought I saw signs of him making some progress but it didn't happen. If this was my first year watching him, I'd probably have a more positive outlook on him making some progression, but I've seen the same thing for three years now. I think he will play in the NHL, but I don't see . . . huge upside." "Too many good to great decisions were not converted into goals. While we do not see him as a dumb player, we do think his decision making lacks at times . . . We see McLeod as a player who doesn't get as much production out of his talent as we think he should. His skating is high-end, he works hard, he has great size but just too many missed scoring chances and poor puck decisions." "Our worst interview. I don't know how a kid with that much energy on the ice can have so little energy off the ice." "Overall the feedback scouts gave me on the combine interviews was this year might be the best [ones] ever. That said, I had a few teams tell me McLeod's interview was either the weakest or one of them."
  8. Dude has Borderline Personality Disorder. No doubt.
  9. There is no third round in the NBA draft.
  10. True. But this won't even help without a complete house cleaning in the scouting department. Conte has been living on past glory for way too long. Years of horrible drafts have left this team with the dearth of talent it is suffering from. In this regard they are the NY Giants on ice.
  11. seven more years. wonderful.
  12. Yup. I was one of them.
  13. I agree -- they are not intimidated. But they are practical. I've settled many a case with those very same lawyers at Proskauer, Skadden and the like. And they don't turn down a reasonable deal that provides their clients with a satisfactory resolution and the certainty that goes with it. And A-Rod had no case -- legally or factually. Totally different situation. And to the rest of the board -- you're welcome for the copper wire.
  14. I've seen injunctions issued in situations that are a far cry from the situations you cite. And if you want to take your chances on that argument in Chancery, go right ahead. Given all the hell it could raise, I'm not sure the NHL would roll the dice that some judge in Chancery wouldn't issue a TRO and make a mess.