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Derek21

Member Since 09 Sep 2002
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In Topic: Is it time to trade Cory Schenider?

Yesterday, 01:02 AM

To sum it up in one word, no. There was a similar thought process last year when Lundqvist struggled and Talbot was on a roll. You just don't trade number 1 goalies due to a couple of hot games by an unknown backup. 

In Topic: 2014-2015 Around the league thread

15 December 2014 - 05:08 PM

MacTavish is such a joke. I did a piece on the Edmonton mess. They are such a laughingstock.

In Topic: Looking back at the '11 Draft: Larsson was the right pick

14 December 2014 - 07:23 PM

Hamilton is a heck of a defenseman. But he also has been helped by being developed in Boston. There are many factors that play a role. Being in a winning environment with experience (Chara) is beneficial. My favorite team to use is Detroit. They also happen to boast two future Hall Of Famers and the best coach. Overall, the organization is patient. They give kids a taste and then send them back before graduating. Nyquist and Tatar are the latest gems with Sheahan. The most important aspect is draft and development. That includes making tough decisions whether to keep a high pick or send them back. Each team must decide what is best long-term for their prospects.

In Topic: DeBoer "Firing Watch" Thread

14 December 2014 - 07:17 PM

It's hard to win when you have a lack of talent. From an offensive standpoint, the Devils are relying heavily on vets (Cammalleri, Elias, Havlat, Jagr, Ryder, Zajac). Outside of Henrique, they're not getting much contribution from young forwards. At some point, they need to find out about Boucher and Matteau. That probably won't come until March. Hasan had a nice evaluation of the team citing recent drafts. They at least hit a home run on Severson. Merrill is a top 4 D. Larsson has been mishandled and is probably worth trading for a forward. Gelinas should be a forward. They must be right about Schneider after investing long-term. 

In Topic: Brunner clears waivers- PDB says their relationship is over

05 December 2014 - 05:32 PM

I see it as a team going in a different direction. Isn't it about time they see what Boucher or Matteau are?