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In Topic: Rumor: Travis Zajac being shopped to Toronto

29 September 2015 - 08:53 AM

Technically, Daniel, that's the passive voice, not passive tense. But you're exactly right; people who write for a living can find subtle ways of making headlines sounds a certain way without actually providing any substantial information. The fact that he uses an impersonal 3rd person (ie, "it is believed" rather than "I believe") accomplishes the same thing.


Not trying to be a grammar nazi here, but I thought your point was so good, I couldn't resist cleaning it up for you :)

In Topic: Gdt Rangers at NJ @7pm

28 September 2015 - 11:38 AM

I really liked Severson's game along with Palmieri; both really stood out in this one. Other than that, I've liked the move to the 1-3-1 PP setup. More teams are using this now than anything else. It puts a ton of pressure on the point man, but it's incredibly hard to defend if the low men can move the puck quickly. Entries are still a bit sloppy, but once it's set, it looked good. My recommendation would be to dump the puck to a corner softly and let the F's out number and outwork the D men if the opponents are clogging the blueline on entry.

In Topic: TSN Interview with Lou

25 September 2015 - 10:44 AM

Not sure if this was directed at me but my point was that I think Lou did want to sign Parise long-term when he was an RFA, regardless of the knee injury, but was handicapped by JVB's finances. That's not Monday morning QBing, simply stating that Lou was handicapped by Ownership.  


Besides, Zach had a knee injury.  Athletes blow out knees all the time and come back fine.  Given that Lou later signed Clowe to a 5 year deal coming off several concussions and Zajac to an 8 year deal despite not playing anywhere near as well as he did pre achillies injury, I seriously doubt he was taking a prove your health stance with Parise's knee.  


Not really directed at anyone in particular. I am a big proponent of people being allowed to express whatever they want on this forum, but the sob story about letting Zach go for nothing is well in past. We'd be better off as a fan base to let it go rather than pretend like the decisions involved were simple and, subsequently, unforgivably mismanaged.



And, for the record, I agree with you that finances played a big part. 

In Topic: TSN Interview with Lou

24 September 2015 - 09:51 AM

This is obviously an old debate, but you cannot argue with the fact that ZP only played 13 games his second to last year with the club. If you want to argue that Lou should have given him a massive extension before the season, then that's your opinion, but you're Monday morning QB'ing at least a little. If Lou signs him for 7 years before 2010/2011, and ZP has a catastrophic knee injury and is never the same player, how would you feel about the extension then? Or what if the team signed him to that extension and then legitimately couldn't afford to pay it?


Was it great for the franchise? No. But that's the way things happen sometimes. If everyone had the perfect foresight, ZP would have been a Ranger (or something else) and not a Devil to begin with.