Jump to content


Member Since 06 May 2008
Online Last Active Today, 07:23 PM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: 2015 Miami Dolphins thread

23 November 2015 - 10:37 AM

If there is some kind of silver lining is that the post-Philbin/Coyle pass rush, even without Wake, has been outstanding, and should be in place for at least next year. 


I would expect a decent draft pick, somewhere in the top 12.  So perhaps we end up with a stud linebacker of the Kuechly mold.  And maybe even Dion Jordan manages to chip in next year. 


I imagine that Lamar Miller won't be back, which isn't the end of the world as Ajayi has shown a lot.  But for jeebus's sake, get Devante Parker in the game.  At the very least we need to know if he's any good. 

In Topic: NJ's Biggest Issue- the Bottom 6

23 November 2015 - 10:28 AM

The other guy that hasn't gotten mentioned as possible call up for the bottom six is Blandisi.  He didn't look out of place in the preseason, and his superficial AHL stats have been good. 

In Topic: NJ's Biggest Issue- the Bottom 6

23 November 2015 - 09:49 AM

Is Elias really that slow?


I don't have the inclination to look into it that closely, but I imagine a lot of the offense is coming from the powerplay which is something like third in the league at this point.  Couldn't tell you how sustainable that is though.


I don't think it's that unreasonable to expect Henrique's point production to go up this year.  He's still at that point in his career where he ought to be on an upward projection.  He's also mentioned that the offseason wrist surgery he had has helped a lot.  So a 50-60 point year isn't an unreasonable thing to hope for. 

In Topic: The Problem with Matteau

19 November 2015 - 06:34 PM

First of all we had to give up that pick... 2nd of all I watched him play juniors, he was playing either 2nd or 3rd line... against smaller kids. How can you see an NHLer in there?

in his draft year he had 10 points in 18 games. The year before 9 pts in 28 games...

then there was a guy with 91 pts in 60 games still on the board... yet we go for the fvcking typical all around player producing very average offensive numbers. And we watch that 91 pts guy getting drafted by the Kings and he's doing quite well.

I know that's 20/20 hindsight but godamnit that's not an isolated case. Our drafting sucked and decisions like this clearly shows why.

Draft special talent, that's the only way to get it cheap, you can easily get role players for your bottom 6 on the market or cheap trades or off waivers.

Matthau went right around where he was predicted in what has turned out to be a pretty crappy draft. The two players that I can think of that we're drafted after him that are clearly better than him are Severson and Tanner Pearson, who was an overager that year.

Another guy who put up comparable numbers in the AHL who has had a decent career thus far is Zemgus Girginsons, who, I recall a few people here at the time were saying Matteau might turn out to be.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

In Topic: 3-on-3 tournament to replace NHL all-star game

19 November 2015 - 09:07 AM

I remember the All Star Game for any of the sports I watched appealing to me until I was about 14.  The last time I actually watched any ASG was when I went to see it at Fenway in 1999 (?) back when I was really into baseball.  Besides that though, I don't remember the last time I ever watched one, and I wouldn't mind if they got rid of it all together.


I guess it's one of those things though that you need to have to be a "respectable" North American sports league.  For that reason, I would make it as gimmick free as possible, but what do I know.