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  1. Daniel

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Have you ever felt this blah about an upcoming NFL season?
  2. My short rant: one of the stupidest intellectual developments in recent years has been putting a percentage chance of how a one-time event will turn out. Examples, "My super secret algorithim says there's a 40% chance Mr. Jones will win the upcoming election" or like here "there's a 30% chance that Taylor Hall will re-sign with the Devils." I predict with a 99% certainty that extraterrestrials will land in the middle of Time Square tomorrow. When it doesn't happen, I'll say I never said it was certainty.
  3. Daniel

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Daneyko was never a great player and more or less played no role in the third cup. His number is retired because of what he meant to the franchise and is deserved on that basis. Luongo is a bit of column A and bit of column B.
  4. Daniel

    2019 Offseason Thread

    It’s a bit borderline, but I think deserved, akin to the Devils retiring Daneyko’s number. It would be one thing if out of nowhere they decided to retire Ed Jovanovski’s number just to sell some tickets and create an artificial buzz like the Rangers do when they retire numbers of players who retired more than 30 years ago. But Luongo is a Hall of Famer who spent roughly half his career in Florida who also has a connection to the area and to the franchise that’s more significant than a great player who played some games there.
  5. They said he might just take his qualifying offer, although that might change if he has a great stretch run.
  6. They’ve pretty much crushed everyone in the division this year, including the Rays who usually give them trouble. The thinking is that they don’t stand a chance against the Astros in the playoffs, but I’m not sure that’s really true.
  7. Whatever the case, I wouldn’t get cute and try to do all that side wheeling a dealing. Just protect your best players and let the chips fall where they may.
  8. Among Yankee fans, you hear “this will be the worst 105 win team ever.” As to the Mets, I hope they don’t have posterboards where they take a section of clothing off the Wilpons for every win because that would be disgusting, even if it helps them win the World Series.
  9. Apparently BVW said that if the Yankees wanted Stroman, they had to give up Florial and Deivi Garcia, which is a pretty insane ask. I get that the Mets don't want to trade someone like Syndergaard or DeGrom to the Yankees, but pretty silly to hold out over making the team better in the long run for someone they got a few days ago for a can of magic beans. Like, BVW is just being an a$$hole to the fans if he wouldn't just take Clint Frazier and something else.
  10. You're right that it's something that gives you pause that he's a sure thing, and what the Devils gave up to get him and the contract they signed him to indicate they understand he's not a sure thing. However. the difference is that the Gusev and Vegas were much less familiar with one another than Colorado was with Makar. The way I see it, Gusev could be found money, but I would still be looking to improve the team if there's a move out there to be made.
  11. Vegas's big obstacle to keeping him was their cap situation. My guess is that he didn't play in the playoffs last year because he joined the team right when they started, and unlike guys like Kreider and Makar didn't participate in the team's development camp and was not ready to jump right in to a playoff series and deal with the smaller ice. I agree though that people should be a bit skeptical that he'll be an immediate 60 point player, or something like that.
  12. Daniel

    2019 Offseason Thread

    If it’s true that Winnipeg is disillusioned with him primarily because of some supposed lack of a two way game, a deal that centers on Bratt and a first next year probably gets it done.
  13. Daniel

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Put Laine on one of those top two lines. That would be something.
  14. Yes, but want to see how things play out with Hall.
  15. The defense overall is adequate and you don’t need a stacked group like Nashville to win. On the other hand, you can’t have too many players who are capable of scoring goals.
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