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26 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

It’s most certainly correct.

‘Fraid not. 

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Posted (edited)

Found this tagged on Jesper Bratt's instagram.   

What are we looking at here?  :blink:

 

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2 hours ago, glenwo2 said:

Found this tagged on Jesper Bratt's instagram.   

What are we looking at here?  :blink:

 

According to their insta, these are stats for someone's fictional NHL 19 GM mode

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2 minutes ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

According to their insta, these are stats for someone's fictional NHL 19 GM mode

Seriously?     LMAO!!

I feel so silly for posting that now.  :doh1:

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27 minutes ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

According to their insta, these are stats for someone's fictional NHL 19 GM mode

 

25 minutes ago, glenwo2 said:

Seriously?     LMAO!!

I feel so silly for posting that now.  :doh1:

That’s amazing. 

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6 hours ago, LittleBallofHate said:

I'm surprised Kakko needs a translator. The NYR locker room will be interesting between all the new Russians & the Finn ... 

Was it @jagknife that was having some fun with Hynes not liking guys that don't speak English well?  

I guess that settles it - Hughes it is 😁 

People remember me!

I swear I read a tweet that Hynes said the language barrier between him and Yak was a problem, and I stick by that today haha

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1 hour ago, mfitz804 said:

 

That’s amazing. 

What's amazing?

The stats or me posting something wacky again?

I admit when I first saw that, I was like "Bratt is right up there with Hughes!  What is this sorcery?"

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Careful glen. Already blocked by Kinkaid on Twitter, don’t want to add Jesper too...

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17 minutes ago, WaffleFries said:

Thanks for the "Better video".      For some reason, the GIF isn't working.

Nice to see the pass in real-time as well.  

People said not to make too big a deal as the pass was deflected.....that's not what the replay shows to me.

It was a great saucer-pass to Kreider who converted.    

A U.S. player FINALLY CONVERTED on a Hughes pass!!   PRAISE THE LORD!  HALLELUJAH!

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9 hours ago, glenwo2 said:

What's amazing?

The stats or me posting something wacky again?

Well the stats didn’t actually happen, so...

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Good article on Jack - it's long but some good pics and even a Langenbrunner quote: 

https://www.nhl.com/news/jack-hughes-gets-assist-from-family-ahead-of-2019-nhl-draft/c-307453174

ETA: Patrick Kane quote:    And yet the Blackhawks forward believes Hughes can be not just a comparable NHL player, but better. "I feel like when smaller players come into the League and they have that offensive-type game, it seems to be easy to compare them to a guy like me," said Kane, who is 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, but was 5-9, 160 at the 2007 NHL Scouting Combine. "But I think he does a lot of things better than me, to be honest with you. "He's always moving, always skating, and even if he's not near the puck or the action, he's still got his speed and he's coming into the zone or coming into the action with a lot of movement and speed."

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18 hours ago, Nicomo said:

 

Is NJ pizza basically the same as NY? Didn’t get to try it either time I’ve been to NJ. 

Both are amazing, living in upstate NY for the past couple years has sucked in that regard because the pizza up here is trash compared to back home.

Not sure if anyone has been there, but Kinchley's in Ramsey is probably the best pizza I've ever had.

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19 hours ago, glenwo2 said:

As I scoured the internet, I came across this interesting viewpoint in regards to Kakko's "playing against men" thing that's basically becoming a Meme right now.   Now I'm not going to pretend I know anything about the Finnish League or any other league since the NHL is the only league I know but this was stated by someone *claiming* he knew so take it for what it's worth :

 

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Kakko played against "men" in the Finnish league. His results were impressive, but "men" in the Finnish league isn't as impressive as it sounds as it's not that great of a league.

Obviously the NHL is better, but so is the KHL, and so is the SEL.

Even the Swiss league is nipping on Liiga's heels, and the AHL is probably only behind Liiga by a bit.

It's really not comparable to just say "men".

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Is this right?    Is the KHL, and SEL better than Liiga?

That's pretty accurate, in terms of league strength, it probably looks something like this:

1. NHL
2. KHL
3. SHL
4. LIIGA
5. AHL
6. NLA (Switzerland)

While there's obviously due credit for producing the way he has against men and pros over in Finland, there's countless examples of high producers coming over from Finland and struggling even in the AHL, see Malte Stromwall, Henrik Haapala, Ville Meskanen, Antti Suomela as examples over just the past two years. I obviously believe Kakko is on a way different plane than the players I just cited, but production in the LIIGA is a little more overstated than it deserves. Like Kournianos said, Hughes has produced at an unprecedented 2:1 or 3:1 clip at the US Program for years now, and the U18 Program plays a good chunk of their games against college teams as well, so even playing at the program he was playing against guys 4-6 years older than him with pretty frequent regularity.

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1 hour ago, LittleBallofHate said:

Good article on Jack - it's long but some good pics and even a Langenbrunner quote: 

https://www.nhl.com/news/jack-hughes-gets-assist-from-family-ahead-of-2019-nhl-draft/c-307453174

ETA: Patrick Kane quote:    And yet the Blackhawks forward believes Hughes can be not just a comparable NHL player, but better. "I feel like when smaller players come into the League and they have that offensive-type game, it seems to be easy to compare them to a guy like me," said Kane, who is 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, but was 5-9, 160 at the 2007 NHL Scouting Combine. "But I think he does a lot of things better than me, to be honest with you. "He's always moving, always skating, and even if he's not near the puck or the action, he's still got his speed and he's coming into the zone or coming into the action with a lot of movement and speed."

Damn!  That's Extremely HIGH PRAISE!  spacer.png

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I'm probably wrong to think this but here goes :

 

You know...I noticed on Twitter how there are constantly Finnish fans(trolls, imo) coming into tweets about Hughes, with them trashing him and putting Kakko on a Pedestal.    Stay Classy, btw.

I think the real reason they're doing this is that they want so badly to be able to say a Finnish player was the #1 pick.  

Am I right? 

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19 minutes ago, glenwo2 said:

I'm probably wrong to think this but here goes :

 

You know...I noticed on Twitter how there are constantly Finnish fans(trolls, imo) coming into tweets about Hughes, with them trashing him and putting Kakko on a Pedestal.    Stay Classy, btw.

I think the real reason they're doing this is that they want so badly to be able to say a Finnish player was the #1 pick.  

Am I right? 

Finnish people want the Finnish player to go first overall just because he is Finnish? Absolutely absurd. Definitely not remotely connected.      /s

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6 minutes ago, NJDevils1214 said:

Finnish people want the Finnish player to go first overall just because he is Finnish? Absolutely absurd. Definitely not remotely connected.      /s

Hence, the bolded statement (disclaimer) I put up.   (also /s )

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7 minutes ago, NJDevils1214 said:

Finnish people want the Finnish player to go first overall just because he is Finnish? Absolutely absurd. Definitely not remotely connected.      /s

 

Just now, glenwo2 said:

Hence, the bolded statement (disclaimer) I put up. 

I think sarcasm has been missed. 

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2 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

 

I think sarcasm has been missed. 

I think an "edit" has been missed, too.   Added my own.

(I saw the tiny /s there a bit later)

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Posted (edited)
7 minutes ago, glenwo2 said:

Hence, the bolded statement (disclaimer) I put up.   (also /s )

I cant see bolded text. The website has been messed up so all the text looks bold on my computer all the time. Sorry. (I'm also hungover; not all the gears are turning)

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1 minute ago, NJDevils1214 said:

I cant see bolded text. The website has been messed up so all the text looks bold on my computer all the time. Sorry. (I'm also hungover; not all the gears are turning)

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You didn't see this part then :

I'm probably wrong to think this but here goes :

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