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Triumph

Member Since 08 Sep 2002
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In Topic: GDT: Devils vs Pens 7pm

Today, 09:48 PM

That's the problem. Our GM, Head Scout, and coaches plays it like its 1995.

 

I don't think you could play a player like that in 1995, though I thnk the gap between the Mark Frasers of the world and skilled defensemen has increased in the intervening years.

In Topic: GDT: Devils vs Pens 7pm

Today, 04:45 PM

Fraser isn't there to play hockey. He's there to hit people. He's moderately good at that.

 

You can't play a player like that on defense in the 2015 NHL.

In Topic: GDT: Devils vs Pens 7pm

Today, 08:54 AM

Helgeson isn't an NHL defenseman either so I have no problem with Fraser over him - Fraser's a one year mistake, Helgeson's something it could take years to get rid of if he's improperly valued.  I don't know how they are blind to the fact that Fraser is terrible, that's what I really don't understand.  There was yet another hilarious moment in last night's game where Zidlicky saw that Fraser was open-ish but knew that he's terrible so he just tried to keep the puck himself and do some weird circling manuever in his own zone.  Oh, and in case you were wondering, the Devils get 32% of the shots when Mark Fraser's on the ice.

 

They're sitting Gelinas probably because Oates doesn't trust him to run his power play, and they're not wrong on that, because Gelinas is not a smart player.  And he's also terrible in the D zone.  I'm just not sure how that much experience around an NHL rink misses the fact that Fraser is worse than Gelinas at everything except hitting guys, or maybe they're not missing that at all.

In Topic: GDT: Devils vs Pens 7pm

Yesterday, 09:55 PM

At least Lou gets to watch this up close.  


I hope you're right, because I'm guessing the Devils will pick somewhere around 10th.

 

I don't think that's likely.  It's especially unlikely if the Devils sell Jagr and Zidlicky.  This team's forwards are real bad.  They are using Mark Fraser in a top 4 role.  

In Topic: Brodeur retires, joins STL front office

Yesterday, 11:08 AM

It's also hard to stay good for this long. Also, with so many goalies being butterfly netminders from the young age, I wonder if we'll see goalies start to breakdown earlier anyway.

 

Luongo still seems to be himself and he turns 36 this year.  Still, you've got to be able to start into your 40s to have any chance, and there's probably not going to be any of those for a while.