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In Topic: Changes to Prudential Center

23 April 2015 - 11:32 AM

Based on the images from the fire lounge it appears Brodeur will be our starting goalie next season

In Topic: Slow News Day: Kremlin Edition- Could IK Come Back to NHL?

22 April 2015 - 10:34 PM

I wouldn't call that a problem. That's how top leagues in most sports look in top countries. I don't have the info on hand. But compare Barcelona's payroll with whatever team finished last in la liga last year. Even here, the Astros payroll is 25% of the Dodgers.

It is a problem if you want parity. I suppose it all depends on how you define "problem." The point I was trying to make is that Kovy's team was realistically one of 5ish teams with a realistic chance of winning. Kind of like La Liga, where Barcelona, Real Madrid, and perhaps a couple of other teams are the only ones with a chance.

In Topic: Slow News Day: Kremlin Edition- Could IK Come Back to NHL?

21 April 2015 - 02:05 PM

Kovy's team won because most of the other teams folded and probably won't be back in the KHL. "His" team has the highest payroll and still almost didn't make it.
If Kovy comes back it's to play with Oveckin.


No teams folded during the season. Kovy's team had the highest payroll because he was on the team. The real problem with the KHL is not the budgets of the top teams, there are four or five teams with budgets rivaling mid-tier NHL teams, its the bottom teams which have 10% of the payroll of the top teams.

In Topic: What NHL forward is currently worth the 6th pick

20 April 2015 - 01:47 PM

A sixth round pick doesn't guarantee a player who is going to make a big change for a franchise and teams know that. They won't overvalue pick #6. Just for reference...


2000 - Scott Hartnell

2001 - Mikko Koivu

2002 - Scottie Upshall

2003 - Milan Michalek

2004 - Al Montoya

2005 - Gilbert Brule

2006 - Derick Brassard

2007 - Sam Gagner

2008 - Nikita Filatov

2009 - Oliver Ekman-Larsson

2010 - Brett Connolly

2011 - Mika Zibanejad

In Topic: GDT: 2015 NHL Draft Lottery- 8PM, NBC

18 April 2015 - 07:19 PM

Lets all take a moment to be thankful it was Edmonton and not the Flyers.