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Chuck the Duck last won the day on July 19 2017

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  1. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    I'd protect the following assuming Nico, Bratt, Butcher, and Santini are exempt and don't need to be protected. 7 F's - Hall, Mojo, Palms, Wood, Zajac, Zacha, Coleman 3 D - Vatanen, Severson, Mueller (or I could be convinced to protect Moore instead). 1 G - Cory If the expansion draft takes place after Nico, Bratt, Butcher and Santini are no longer exempt, it becomes really difficult.
  2. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    We need to continue to build for the future, not try to make a run by trading away assets we really don't have during a season where we clearly overachieved early and are now regressing to the mean. Stay the course Ray! Hard no on guys like Brassard.
  3. Roster Musings

    We are fvcked. This week is key for our playoff hopes, and Corey being out of the lineup could be the difference between us sneaking in and being on the outside looking in once again. I have no confidence in our backup goaltenders to make the big saves when we need them.
  4. GDT - Devils vs Flames 2/8/18

    Hell NOOOOOOOO!!!!!! That guy is a total sieve. You think KK is bad, Niemi will make him look like Brodeur. While this is true and he's been good on the draw most of the year, he was not good in the circle last night and lost of number of draws in the third period. He just looked slow to react once the puck was dropped throughout the night.
  5. Revisiting the new Uniforms

    There would have been an absolute riot (maybe not on Philly proportions) if that had happened. I can see someone like Hugh Weber thinking that logo looks good and would make a suitable replacement for our current logo.
  6. Revisiting the new Uniforms

    I don't know what the Philly/NY talk has to do with our current jerseys, but I must say ... "Suck it Philly!" I'm still amazed that this chant hasn't been started at our games when we play the Flyers, all things considered. As far as the jerseys go, my opinion has not changed. While they are not god aweful, they just don't look right to me and I don't like them. I will not be purchasing one anytime soon. However, I am starting to see more and more around the Rock, almost always with Hischier on the back.
  7. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    You just know that there is a moronic GM out there that is going to be willing to offer a 1st for him. The Rags always seem to find ways to make good trades to get out of bad contracts. Some team will look at the name and think this guy can still play at a high level, which we all know he can't. He's a big body, but is a soft perimeter player.
  8. 2017-2018 Prospects Thread

    You mean the Kerfoot treatment? I viewed that almost as a trade that both teams benefitted from.
  9. GDT: 1/25/18 Preds @ Devils

    Hall is out tonight. I heard on NHL radio this morning that the thought was he would be back, but I guess not. Should be an interesting one. Would like to get a W to go into the All-Star break on a high note. Is Hall going to be out of the ASG as well? I'd much rather him miss that to treat his injury than risk making it worse.
  10. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    That was my thought as well. Where was the outrage when the same thing happened to us twice in consecutive games which would have broken the tie and given us leads in the third period each time? Oh, but because it's Montreal, now every know it all hockey writer has to take to twitter to go on a diatribe about the great injustice that was suffered, and how the rule needs to be changed. I hate the offsides challenge, so maybe this will help get the rule amended to something more manageable so we don't keep taking more goals off the board in a league starved for scoring to begin with.
  11. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    I don't understand what he means by that either. I agree with his point that we should not be trading for Karlsson, and even agree that there is a chance we regress next season (look at Toronto and Edmonton as examples). However, to say we banked points early in the year as a fake team isn't accurate. The team is playing above expectations, but they are tenacious on the forecheck and give teams fits getting out of their zone by taking away time and space. The speed and skill the kids have brought to the lineup have made this a good team that is difficult to play against. They aren't a cup contender, and still have depth issues on F and D, but they are entertaining to watch and deserve to be in the position they are currently in.
  12. Brian Gionta to Captain USA Olympic Team

    Spot on. The IOC is as corrupt as FIFA. The competition in the Olympics is still great, but everything else surrounding the event is an absolute joke. No countries are bidding for the games anymore because of the bid rigging and financial demands associated with hosting the event, which never pays off in the end and usually leaves the host with billions in added debt.
  13. GDT - Devils vs Rangers 12/21/17

    As much as I'd like to say they are lucky, they aren't. They skate well and get to the net for rebounds. They don't have a superstar forward or big shooter in their lineup, and don't need one. They transition the puck well out of their zone, create lots of odd man rushes, and they back off the opponents D with their speed, which opens up the middle of the ice for the late forward into the zone to get a shot as the other 2 crash the net for rebounds.
  14. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    True, or the client just really has his hopes set on something that doesn't necessarily jive with what is best for his long term financial gain. It rarely happens, but I can remember 1 instance where both Kariya and Selanne went to COL to play together for a year when, at least Selanne could have made more money on a longer term elsewhere. Also, as much as we like to sh!t on him around here, Shattenkirk certainly left a lot of money and term on the table to sign in NY this offseason. I'm sure his agent counseled him against it and pushed for him to take the best offer out there, but sometimes logic doesn't win out with these guys and they follow their heart.
  15. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    If he signs anything short of a 7 or 8 year deal, then his agent had nothing to do with the decision. Agents are there to get their clients the most money on the longest term deal possible. No way any agent would tell him to take a 1 year deal in TOR to try to win a cup for that insufferable fanbase, then go through FA again while hoping the whole time that he doesn't suffer a career ending/debilitating injury.