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3 minutes ago, moustic said:

Tri is the best. Period  ; ) 

To his credit, he did call that Palms would be an excellent pickup, even if his quick-glance numbers didn't suggest that at the time he would become a guy who'd score about 30 G per 82 GP as a Devil.  He also hated the Mueller trade at the time he was acquired.  He was 100% right on that one too.  He also predicted that Severson would be a star...can't get 'em all right (I sure don't).  

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This will probably get buried but I'm an architect and I helped design Hank's apartment a few years ago. The nicest dude you've ever met, but there's this one story that always sticks with me. We

I can't believe I never realized that "Buffalo Wild Wings" is the name of 3 hockey teams

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Triumph was an awesome member here. Whether or not you agreed with his posts, he definitely added a lot and created discussion on many different topics. Hopefully he decides to start posting on here again, but I can see why he stopped being a regular.

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Triumph was there when i first arrived (along other people of course) a long time ago... During game night, 15 years ago... He even told me some hockey rules in the chat. He is awesome, with a really special sense of humor. I miss him ! 

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4 hours ago, sundstrom said:

this is what i was getting at. you can use stats to paint a picture and give you greater probability but that just doesn't always work out. its also about recognizing that counting stats like shots aren't necessarily in a vacuum. to wit:

again - i really don't want to speak for tri, but I'll say that he very much did NOT say kovy didn't have a good 2012 playoffs. quite the opposite. the 2012 team was pretty much all kovy, unreal luck from salvador and CBGB becoming the hottest line for 6 weeks.

tri's argument about kovy was that while he had good shot totals and counting stats, they were inflated because of just how much TOI he had and that, on a RATE basis (stats/60), he wasn't as good as it seemed. basically, there were plenty more players that accomplished more on a per 60 basis). Now I will argue that being able to play outsized minutes (just like maintaining an abnormally large shooting percentage) is a skill, I will concede that being able to do more on a per 60 basis is overall more valuable.

I just quoted him. he straight up said that "Kovy wasn't really good" in the playoffs. And the " _______ is not really good" is something he said countless times referring to players from other teams or wtv because of wtv stats. 

Also those stats can be misleading like +/- if there's no context attached to it. It doesn't take a huge and rare event happening literally every game and over a season to really potentially skew your stats. You can literally get off the bench for a change and the other teams scores while you didn't even cross the blue line yet and BAM, you're -1 lol Then you can be on the ice when a weak wrister is shot to the goalies chest to get a faceoff in the offensive zone or get a very low chance shot from the outside and this all counts as the same as a dangerous shot from the slot and a scoring chance.

Kovy was also holding on to the puck a lot, thats a positive. He'd basically always do the same thing, if he was coming from the left side.. he skate up to the hashmarks and either take a shot if he had a line or stop there and wait for a player coming in for a square pass. If he was coming off the right wing, he'd beat the dman with speed... go allllll the way around the net and pass to the point. Well if that shot is blocked or missed the net. All his effort was for nothing when it comes to that stat.

And the whole inflated thing is again... yet another term that stat people throw around when stats doesnt tell the story they want. "well this was luck" "its not sustainable" "its inflated"... well then why even bother if very basis situation can skew the stats that much?

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9 minutes ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

Someone hit up DanoIsGod while we're at it and get him back in here, that guy was gold

Yeah liked him a lot.  Was a great guy IRL too.

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11 minutes ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

 

what is going on up there?!? 6.5 aav seems HIGH am I wrong?

yeah especially after hearing that the talks broke off like yesterday

Gallagher is the heart of that team but he had a few hand injuries that's been crippling him lately

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34 minutes ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

 

what is going on up there?!? 6.5 aav seems HIGH am I wrong?

What’s going on up there is Marc Bergevin is the worst GM in hockey, and it isn’t particularly close.

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So funny Gallagher story circa 2010-2012 timeframe, can’t remember specifically which season other than it was on or just before the 2012 final run.

I was outside of the Habs locker room outside of the rock cause I wanted to try and snag a few autographs. Galchenyuk (sp?) signs and the Gallagher comes out and starts chit chatting with a few of us. He asks me why I’m asking for his, I said it was cause he was single handedly carrying my fantasy hockey season, he laughed and said, “damn, I’m sorry.” 

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3 hours ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

So they have about 20 million tied up in Gallagher and 2 goalies next year. Daaaaamn. 

i actually argued with a habs fan today about this. It's really not a good "setup" to basically have almost 20% (18.1%) of your cap taken by your goalies. The problem they had last year is that they weren't scoring enough and we're lacking depth. Well they did add a few players this offseason but still. When every game you have either 10.5m or 4.something m in value sitting on the bench... and that you don't have a Crosby or McDavid to lead the charge... it's not that great

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On 10/14/2020 at 1:06 AM, SterioDesign said:

Well yeah maybe I didn't explain myself well enough, i didnt mean that if you didnt play that you can't possibly comprehend those things. I said that i suspect that he was discarding those things as unimportant cause he couldn't bring that to the table. Obviously im just guessing but i did ask him countless times if he ever played and he always ignored the question. 

So there's a difference with not having been through something but willing to learn and acknowledge it... and someone who never been through it simply doesn't believe it cause it doesn't benefit them... kind of like females who says blue balls are a myth and something guys made up. lol 

Tri is awesome guy but he Ignores questions that ruin his narrative sometime. Anyway he has structure opinion and always interesting to read.  He has a consistent mindset, he is smart and not emotional, a rare adult.

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6 hours ago, SterioDesign said:

i actually argued with a habs fan today about this. It's really not a good "setup" to basically have almost 20% (18.1%) of your cap taken by your goalies. The problem they had last year is that they weren't scoring enough and we're lacking depth. Well they did add a few players this offseason but still. When every game you have either 10.5m or 4.something m in value sitting on the bench... and that you don't have a Crosby or McDavid to lead the charge... it's not that great

Price has 10.5, Vasilevskiy has 9.5. I don’t think that this is somehow bad for the Tampa game. it seems to me everyone is happy there now. 

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9 hours ago, SterioDesign said:

i actually argued with a habs fan today about this. It's really not a good "setup" to basically have almost 20% (18.1%) of your cap taken by your goalies. The problem they had last year is that they weren't scoring enough and we're lacking depth. Well they did add a few players this offseason but still. When every game you have either 10.5m or 4.something m in value sitting on the bench... and that you don't have a Crosby or McDavid to lead the charge... it's not that great

I have a friend who is a Habs fan who has been on the Fire Bergevin train for a long time. This signing has been driving him insane haha 

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14 hours ago, jagknife said:

So funny Gallagher story circa 2010-2012 timeframe, can’t remember specifically which season other than it was on or just before the 2012 final run.

I was outside of the Habs locker room outside of the rock cause I wanted to try and snag a few autographs. Galchenyuk (sp?) signs and the Gallagher comes out and starts chit chatting with a few of us. He asks me why I’m asking for his, I said it was cause he was single handedly carrying my fantasy hockey season, he laughed and said, “damn, I’m sorry.” 

That reminded me of this from the other day lol.... 

 

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4 hours ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

I have a friend who is a Habs fan who has been on the Fire Bergevin train for a long time. This signing has been driving him insane haha 

Habs fans are actually very pleased with him this summer. Adding Tofolli and Anderson and signing the "best backup in the league"... they are 100% convinced they are making a run this year.

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1 hour ago, jagknife said:

It doesn't sound very convincing, but. It seems to me that if Fitz wanted to keep Gusev. Without options. Into the future with Gusev. He would have signed Dadonov.

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