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

18 November 2015 - 11:30 PM

im perfectly fine with them gimmicking out the all star game. They should do something different with it every year. Make it fun and unique.

In Topic: GDT: Stemp's Streakers against Fruity Drink Accessories

24 October 2015 - 09:02 PM


In Topic: Columbus Beat Writer Says Devils Interested in Atkinson, CBJ wants Lar

23 October 2015 - 03:39 PM

Larrson is going nowhere I would not give him up for anything he is the future of this franchise


The only thing we could realistically give him up for is a player of similar pedigree and similar possibilities. The only guy on Columbus I'd consider is Ryan Johansen and outside of him unless we were getting their 2016 first AND Zach Werenski AND another highly rated prospect, it would not be worth doing whatsoever. Columbus isn't going to do that, but outside of a sure thing or massive overpayment this deal cannot (and wont) be made.

In Topic: GDT- San Jose at New Jersey; 7 PM

16 October 2015 - 07:06 PM

I stand by that we are a legitimate number one center and RWer away from being a playoff team again.

We have the depth, we have the defense and goaltending...we just need the legitimate first line talent.

We aren't gonna be a playoff team by rolling a first line that would be a 2nd line on most teams and a 3rd line on some elite teams. People need to understand that


You're delusional. No offense intended, but I just don't understand this type of optimism watching the garbage on the ice at this point.


We don't have the depth. Its largely a team of 3rd/4th liners with a few guys who would be on a 2nd line. Most good teams in this league can roll 3 relatively decent forward lines that can chip offensively. We don't even have 1. We have castoffs that were not signed by any other team prior to signing with us after being invited on PTOs. We are relying on guys in key areas that have never proven to have the type of impact in those roles that's needed to succeed beyond Cammalleri. Guys like Henrique are being given far too much responsibility and are in over their heads talent wise. We don't have the defense. We have Greene and Larsson, and 4-6 other guys who are all either still developing or are other team's castaway garbage (Schlemko) who regularly are having bad shifts. Schneider can only do so much. There's a reason why 4 games into the season we rank low in virtually every team defensive and offensive statistic. We're the worst at drawing penalties. The only positive defensive statistic is shots allowed, but we're second worst in shots for. "We just need legitimate first line talent", right and it doesnt grow on trees and is not easy to come by unless by luck when we have no real assets beyond trading pieces we need going forward. We need minimum 2-3 forwards of merit to even think of looking at them positively at this point and at this point, I would argue we need another defenseman of merit as well. 


Granted, this is 4 games into the season and Id not be surprised if things get at least minimally better, but as of right now this is incredibly bad. There is no silver lining IMO at this juncture. We're likely going to be out of the picture by Thanksgiving at this rate. I'm not angry about it either. I expect and even accept a bad year, but so far its absolutely woeful with only Larsson's play being anything to hang a hat on.

In Topic: We're #28 in this preseason poll

05 October 2015 - 05:14 PM

Calgary was going to be one of the worst teams in the NHL last year until they weren't. We added Palmieri, have another year of growth with Severson and Larsson, don't have Deboer or the three headed coaching staff. I don't think we'll make the playoffs, no, but I wouldn't be flabbergasted if we did. You point out only the negatives, that's a sh!tty way to live.


I get where you're coming from, but there's not a lot of reason to believe that we take a big step forward from last season. Its hardly being a negative nancy and more looking at things realistically. A year of growth with Severson/Larsson IMO is not a bright spot in terms of where we end up at the end of the season. Yes, they should get better, but expecting two young defensemen to be major catalysts in some sort of turnaround is a gigantic ask. The biggest bright spot is Schneider. The biggest hope IMO is that its not a complete loss of a season and that we do see some tangible growth to be positive about going forward, but to expect that to be reflected in the standings is overly wishful thinking. I think at the end of the day we're a team that tries hard that will have stretches of strong play, but ultimately we'll be passed by better teams. Calgary was in a much better position than us with young forwards that took great strides. Monahan and Gaudreau were outstanding. Who is our Monahan and Gaudreau? IMO unless Zacha is on the roster and plays out of his mind, we won't have a guy like them. They also had guys like Lance Bouma come up big and 4 defensemen with 30+ points.


Conversely, Cammalleri is a year older and will not play the entire season. We have barely any depth in respect to forwards and are counting on career 3rd liners (Stempniak/Tlusty) while great acquisitions in terms of their value should not be expected to score a lot of goals. Elias is all but done. There is just not a lot of talent in front of the blueline. Palmieri is another good pickup, but what are you expecting from a career high of 30 points on better teams? He was also a minus player on a WC Finalist last year. 


This team should have low expectations, any performance above will be applauded, but they also shouldnt be crucified if they play to their paper value. My biggest hope is to see the further development of Larsson/Severson/Merrill/Gelinas, and to see someone like Josefson emerge. It will take a lot for this team to be above water come the end of the season.