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  1. I think Shout at the Devil by Motley Crue would be fitting and awesome.
  2. Interesting thing is IIRC Lou didn't start doing the "all-out, no matter what" kind of thing until early 2000s. Before that he'd usually trade the player before the deal was up. In some ways it's kind of ironic because I remember an interview in the mid to late 90s where he was sitting there implicitly poking fun of Neil Smith for his sacrifice the future to win now mentality. In those days hold-outs and impending UFA's often got traded either for value or draft picks. I think as Marty got older he was trying to keep things going at all costs. The only big UFA I remember losing in the 90s was Bruce Driver. I'm not including the UFA rentals we got like Gilmour and Housley because it was understood going in that those were more than likely rentals. Discontented players typically got traded quickly. Guys like MacLean, Lemieux, Richer, and Guerin come to mind. We used to always have a full complement if not more than 1 pick in a given round of draft picks in the 90s.
  3. The Blue Jackets haven't taken a dive yet. Their season without those players hasn't begun yet. It was pretty well understood that the Islanders minus Tavares would be in dire straits, yet somehow they managed a better season than they had with him the prior year. I'm not saying the Blue Jackets do the same, but I am saying not to pronounce the winner before the opening bell. The likelihood is that the Blue Jackets will suffer in the standings due to the players they lost, but at the same time, it isn't our job on the line to see to it that doesn't happen. That dubious honor goes to Jarmo Kekalainen, though I agree with you that the odds do not seem to be in his favor.
  4. Meh, I honestly forgot how old Madden was, but really counting Holik and Gomez in retrospect seemed similarly ridiculous.
  5. Don't forget Gionta and Madden as well.
  6. There is no real way to address the differences in taxes that doesn't penalize teams in high tax states and countries. It's enough that it ranges from states like Florida with no state income tax to states like California and NJ with high state income tax, but then you've got the difference in Canadian income tax systems from province to province. When you add in the fact that Canadian teams bring in revenue in CAD and have to payroll in USD (effectively, they actually pay in CAD adjusted to USD value) with all the fluctuations involved in that exchange this would be a nightmare for even a motivated league to solve. This isn't that motivated of a league to solve these particular problems. The salary cap system as it stands has brought teams within enough of a range of one another that it has alleviated most of the issues of teams declaring bankruptcy for the most part and the teams that are too weak even with the current system would remain too weak even if the tax and currency issues were fully addressed.
  7. NewarkDevil5

    Hughes or Kakko

    The biggest question to me is, what does @Jas0nMacIsaac think? He's been the most consistent prognosticator of draft picks on this board for the better part of two decades.
  8. It took a really tough concept for people to fathom and tried its best to make it work in a movie. It's been a long while since I watched it, but I remember feeling like they could've done a lot better but that considering the subject matter, it was decently well done. Ashton Kutcher in a serious role was probably the most difficult thing for me to work through at the time.
  9. Wouldn't that be the great irony. Us poaching Lou's UFAs.
  10. Whether their role was flashy or not, guys like Oliwa, Rupp and Janssen managed to have NHL careers. That's a lot more than can be said for Matt Corrente or Adrian Foster.
  11. It's not our fault, there are just other teams in the league that just suck too bad to let us be last.....
  12. Remember when winning 2 in a row didn't seem like that much of an achievement?
  13. You probably are taking the better odds overall and I'm inclined to agree with you that the odds are pretty good he'll continue to bust, but I would say there are better odds of him getting better than he is now than someone like Gryba who is 5 years older and has played all of 100 more NHL games.
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