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  1. People saying Hughes isn't money can't be serious. 2 great plays, and just like that we're back
  2. SHARANGOVICH!! Hughes great play again!!!
  3. Zajac and Palms were goners. They tried to re-sign Palms to no avail and Zajac waived to leave. By the way, Zajac isn't moving the needle either at this point in his career. Keeping them and losing them for nothing would've been a mistake Also, I know we're all frustrated, but saying that Smith "kind of sticks out", is such a bad take. He's the most promising d-man we've had in years, plays like a future 1st pairing defenseman, and has had an outstanding season as a rookie. Young teams don't necessarily win. But young teams growing together and developping together end up doing so, or at least become competitive. This group of young players is promising, and there's more to come.
  4. Side note, the Ranger's top 6 has an average age of 27.6 years old. Not exactly comparable with our situation right now. I agree we are not alone in this situation. Doesn't mean that it should make it any easier for us. No other team has an offense as young as us. Most of our players are literally rookies. I don't get how that isn't significant. Blackhawks also have a top 5 player in the league in Kane who is basically carrying them, and Debrincat who is shooting 17.6% and is at an over PPG pace. We don't have those kinds of players yet. Dallas have Klinberg, Heiskanen, Benn and Pavelski who are all producing and good players (Notice some established vets in there). Also, they aren't exactly running the league either after going to the SCF last season. So maybe they aren't doing too well with their injuries either? Same with Columbus, they're 5 points over us, with 3 more games played, not exactly ground breaking, even though they have Jones, Atkinson, Laine (Dubois at the start of the season), etc. We don't have players of that caliber yet/our players aren't there yet. Yet, they aren't really in a better spot than us. You seem to not want to take context into this, when it's really important to do so.
  5. For one, regardless of age, having 2 top-10 NHL players in Panarin and Zibanejad and a Norris trophy candidate in Fox might have something to do with why they're more successful than us right now don't you think? We clearly don't have that yet. Also, side note, the Ranger's top 6 has an average age of 27.6 years old. Not exactly comparable with our situation right now. This year, I've seen progress from Zacha, Bratt, Hughes and the emergence of Ty Smith. Blackwood has had some good stretches, even though he's been affected by COVID hard it seems, and even though young goalies tend to be inconsistent. I've been happily surprised by Kuok and Sharangovich, that have shown they can contribute as top-9 forwards for us. I've seen a young team battling through COVID-19 and not giving up on games. I've seen a team not having their captain for most of the season, and having one of their top offensive players in Gusev falling down a fvcking cliff. I've seen young guys getting a shot, developing and not being pinned to the bench at every mistake, as we've seen in the past. This season has never been about making the playoffs. But this team has shown fight, progress and has surprised us at many times during the season. If you want to judge this team based of the last week after losing two of their main veterans and 2 of their top-6 wingers to injuries, be my guest, but I won't. We're clearly not going to see eye to eye on this, and that's ok. It is what it is at this point lol.
  6. Ah yes. A new coach will be able to do miracles with the youngest offense in NHL history missing 2 of their top-6 players. Come on man. We're all frustrated and obviously we'd like better results. But the coach isn't the problem. Ruff is working with what he can, which is a group of young and developing players. He's giving them a shot, which is what we all wanted to see for a long time (seeing young guys getting a shot).
  7. Some good chances by us, then they score.
  8. I really like the Frolunda logo, but yeah european jerseys are pretty brutal.
  9. Lucas Raymond has signed his entry-level deal with Detroit. Hopefully, Holtz is taken care of soon.
  10. He's been great in Vancouver with some of their young guys, maybe he could be a scoring winger for Jack? I also see Larsson coming back here. He'd definitely help our d-core and our PK.
  11. I'd like J.T Miller honestly, I think he could stir up some things in our top-6, and bring a little grit. Sure he isn't a world class player but he can bring something this team needs.
  12. Zajac is a 35 year old player that clearly wants to win given he waived his NTC to go play in the playoffs. What makes you even think he would've re-signed here? Should we have lost him for nothing? Plus, I have no doubt that if he wants to come back to play on the 3rd/4th line, Fitz will bring him back. There have been multiple reports that an extension with Palms has been discussed and worked on for a while. Nothing came out of it as Palms clearly never accepted the offers given to him. So, once again, should we have kept him and lost him for nothing? All I'm saying is there is a 100% chance Fitz tries to bring a few "veteran" players via FA or trades. Doesn't mean they have to be over 30. Who knows, maybe we'll get a big fish who sees the promise in our young core as some do? One can dream. Nobody can be sure of the impact players will have with a new team. That's sports.
  13. I don't think people realize how low a 22-year old average for our forwards is. It's incredible. We can expect 2-3 veteran signings up front during the summer. This should balance stuff nicely with Jack, Nico, Pav, Bratt, Shara, McLeod, Kuok, and others. I have no problem with our young players and I like how they've progressed all season and how Ruff handled them. But there is no way you can ice a lineup like this for the start of next season. No chance.
  14. This might honestly be the most inexperienced group I've ever witnessed in the NHL.
  15. 100% agree. He isn't a problem on this team, he's a young player developing, as are most of the players on our team at the moment. So, who do you think is the problem? We have an EXTREMELY young team. In fact, we have the youngest forward group in NHL history (tied with the 1981 Buffalo Sabres). I'm extremely happy with they way they've handled themselves all season considering they are young players, playing for a new coach (who has done well in bringing their game up imo), and played through COVID in a sh!t season. Most teams are more experienced and have vets around (I'm sure this will be addressed in the summer). Sure, the "old team" excuse came around a few years ago, but I sure as hell would rather see a team of our young future guys playing and developping than losing with Micheal Ryders and Cammalleris and Damien Brunners around.
  16. He hasn't exactly been lights out these last few weeks. They're a young team, and I'm pretty sure they all see what they can accomplish if the keep on growing as a group. We have a talented group of young players that has developed nicely this season.
  17. The Ruff take is so funny. He clearly has helped the young kids. Our offense has a 22 year-old average age for crying out loud. What are people expecting here? Yes, young players make mistakes.
  18. 22 year old average for our forwards, missing two of our best forwards, and not expecting much. Anyone who has high expectations here should take their head out of the sand.
  19. LOL I think that's Johnsson's man... What the fvck is he doing in front of the goalie? Cover your point!!! He's buzzing as usual.
  20. Young, unexperienced team making defensive mistakes. Not shocked.
  21. I actually think he'd be really good for us. If he'll take 4-5 years, sign him up.
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