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SMantzas

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In Topic: 2015 NHL Off-season Thread

20 August 2015 - 02:27 PM

I dont know how that org has been relevant the last decade considering they traded Thornton, Kessel, Seguin and Hamilton. Bergeron, Thomas/Rask and Chara, Krejci are so awesome.

In Topic: Your Thoughts About: Reid Boucher

19 August 2015 - 10:42 AM

He hasn't shown whatever it is that allowed him to shatter Stammer's record in junior hockey.

 

Not yet, at least.  I hope he can learn to.. get his shot off more quickly?  Make space for himself?

I dont think him getting his shot off is an issue. His snap shot is insane, and that's the shot the typically takes the least amount to get off. Probably a combination of finding holes in the defense, not having a good playmaker and opportunity

In Topic: Your Thoughts About: Stefan Matteau

18 August 2015 - 11:19 AM

This is a case of eye test failing to match any sort of statistics. I'm not sure why he isn't getting more shots at the AHL level, or dominating per say. Maybe the "Devils system" wasn't a match.

I dont think he's ever going to be a dominating player, but he does seem to be able to hack it as a 'glue' guy on a line. A guy you can shuffle around anywhere in the top 9 and not drag a line down. Those players are very valuable

In Topic: Adidas gets NHL jersey deal. Starts 17-18. Advertising on jerseys poss

18 August 2015 - 11:09 AM

Hopefully that's the thinking, which means that it would still be a ways away before we see the players look like billboards as they do in the European leagues, especially the SEL. 

 

I can live with the small logos of whoever makes the jersey at a particular time.  But yeah, I would never buy a jersey with conspicuous ads.  I have to imagine that the great majority of fans won't either, and that the NHL gets a higher proportion of its revenue from jersey sales than the other leagues.  I wonder though if the NHL goes through with it, if part of the deal is that jerseys can be sold to the public without the advertising on them. 

In European soccer, it's not the case. In fact, I find that the sponsor is as much a part of the team as the logo (well almost). For Arsenal, you have "Fly Emirates" for Man City "Etihad". I dont mind them personally, as long as it's tasteful

In Topic: Your Thoughts About: #44 Eric Gelinas

17 August 2015 - 03:44 PM

The Devils had the puck a ton more his rookie season