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nessus last won the day on December 24 2018

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  1. nessus

    2019 Offseason Thread

    For sure, but I was more going for the idea that average or pretty good goaltending probably doesn't cut it for a Cup winning team, regardless of how good the rest of the team is. That's something that I don't think everyone agrees on.
  2. nessus

    2019 Offseason Thread

    The point isn't whether or not Binnington is an "elite" goalie. It's that he had an excellent (elite-level) season that carried over into the playoffs, and was a major reason the Blues won the Cup. Having a strong goalie is just as important as ever. Every single year, the Stanley Cup winning team has a goalie who performed very well during that season/playoff run. Who cares whether you can throw the label "elite" on Binnington or not? What matters is that his top level performance was critical to the Blues' success last season. Having an elite goalie means your goalie is more likely to have that type of season, which remains really important for winning a Cup.
  3. I'm a fan. Butcher will continue to improve. I think he's one of the more underrated players on the team.
  4. nessus

    2019 Offseason Thread

    This is why it's a good thing Shero's job isn't to please the fans. Why does last season's lack of moves matter?
  5. This is hilarious. The New Jersey State Police facebook account posts a picture of PK. No mention of it on PK's social media accounts, but somehow he's a cheesy attention whore? All this nonsense about him being a locker room cancer is speculation. No one has anything to say other than the fact that he didn't get along with Gallagher.
  6. Thanks for the write up. It's good to hear that Maltsev impressed. He is my dark horse vote for a player that really impresses this season, even if that means in Binghamton. He seems like a physical, high energy kind of guy who can bring a lot of what Coleman does. Did you (or anyone else who was able to watch) have any thoughts on Okhotyuk? I get the feeling that the organization must have been super high on him given that they traded down and still arguably drafted him early.
  7. hardly looks like he's trying, too. Looks like he's making the team. Walsh is having another impressive showing too. He could be a good one for us.
  8. Hynes is starting to take after Shero: using a lot of words to say very little. You mean to tell me that Simmonds will be playing with one of our centers AND he'll get more ice time if he plays well?
  9. Walsh: nearly a point per game defenseman in his sophomore year at Harvard Maltsev: mostly because we haven't seen much of him but I have a feeling he will impress Studenic Any of the 2019 draft picks, but particularly Okhotyuk, Moynihan, and McCarthy. Also interested to see Pasic.
  10. Lou would have had him banned from the NHL for that one
  11. nessus

    2019 Offseason Thread

    This Nylander situation is not that different from the Subban situation in Nashville. In both cases, there's a really talented player who is overshadowed by some of the other stars on the team. And now re-signing Marner is a priority, much like signing Duchene was a priority in Nashville. For that reason, I think Shero can pull off a similar deal. The big difference is that the Leafs haven't really seen Nylander reach his potential yet. I also think Nylander may not be TOR management's favorite player right now, given his hold out last year, followed by an underwhelming season. These are two things that could work in Shero's favor. The fact that the Devils don't have their 2020 2nd rounder makes this challenging to pull off. I kind of wish the Devils were the team that took on Marleau's contract at the draft, because we could just give back that 1st round pick and it would be a done deal. But if there's no 1st round pick we're willing to part with, I think it would start with Anderson/McLeod + 2021 2nd, and we would need to add quite a bit. I would also assess their interest in Coleman. I'm quite high on Nylander. I think he'll really break out soon, and his contract that does not look great now will look considerably better in a couple of years. But oddly enough, I kind of agree with Neb00rs, he really doesn't seem like a Jersey guy for whatever reason.
  12. nessus

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Gusev has been a dominant player for a long time. Ray should definitely be in on this.
  13. I had a feeling he was going to be signed. Ray probably paid so much because he wanted to outbid everyone else who was offering multiyear deals. This is the most Simmonds has ever made, and he is definitely past his prime, so it doesn't make sense otherwise. I was not able to watch Simmonds at all last season, but I've always thought he was an underrated player. It's possible that he declined tremendously over the last couple of seasons, but I think it's worth the risk. Hopefully he bounces back. I'm just glad it's no more than 1 year.
  14. nessus

    2019 Offseason Thread

    I could see the Devils having interest in Wayne Simmonds. I know he isn't well liked around here, but he'll add some toughness that Shero seems to be looking for, and he can score goals.
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