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  1. IOC bans Russia

    This Olympic hockey tournament is shaping up to be just a level above shinny. I'll probably still watch, though.
  2. Drafting Moments

    Yup. Had that happen to me twice in the CFHL draft. Both Vasilevsky and Hellebuyck went one pick before I was going to take them. But my fallback picks were pretty good - Jack Eichel and Jacob Trouba.
  3. Lets fix Montreal Canadiens Thread

    Still don't think Edmonton landed a face off specialist, though. That liability really showed up against the Ducks. I would be in favour of trading RNH because he's a $6M defensive centre who doesn't score enough and doesn't win enough draws. You could find a $3M guy to give the same production. But failing landing that guy, the Oilers should not trade RNH or their centre depth would be crap.
  4. Worst And Best Free Agent signings on July 1st

    That one takes the cake for worst of 2017. Maybe they thought he was only 28?
  5. The Official Expansion Draft Thread

    I'm also shocked. It was the right call only taking the minimum amount of forwards, but I thought they go something like 5 goalies and 11 defencemen instead. But they must be convinced there isn't a trade market for goalies right now. The Mrazek and Grubauer passes remain head scratchers.
  6. Spreadsheet Changes

    Done. Thanks for all your hard work, as always, James. Hopefully slipping you that $20 will ensure my competitive advantage over your team in the PCFL ... er ... was that out loud?
  7. Great piece on the Travelling Jagrs in the Sun today ... http://www.calgarysun.com/2017/01/16/jaromir-jagr-meet-the-travelling-jagrs As a side note, I'm related to Ranger Jags through marriage, so I always get a chuckle when these guys are doing their thing. (He also played Jr A hockey in the late 90s for the Camrose Kodiaks of the AJHL).
  8. Chatbox Formatting

    Yup. It's working on the desktop now. Thanks.
  9. Yakupov article from STL NHL.com writer

    Still think the jury is out on him big time. He was never THE guy in Edmonton as the quote in this article suggests. The Oilers had three players who were more go-to than he was when he came into the league. Never had to be THE guy and he couldn't succeed. It's because he didn't go into traffic. Didn't play defence. Didn't even score when he should have. Was invisible far too often. Perimeter players rarely find success in the NHL, but maybe he'll buck the trend in St. Louis. We'll see.
  10. Gretzky skates with Griffins

    I thought you all might find this interesting. The Great One decided to do a few laps at MacEwan University Griffins practice last night before the Oilers-Flames game. I love how the greatest player of all time is always trying to give back to the game at all levels: http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/CampusServices/Griffins/MHKY_GRETZKY
  11. Ristolainen Re-signs

    And Trouba for less than 5 please.
  12. Kucherov and Gaudreau Re-Signed

    Such a good contract. Here I thought I would need to trade for cap space in HUEL to keep Kucherov. Lucky me.
  13. Exactly. Yakupov is flashy and fast all right, but he's ultimately a perimeter player who doesn't play great defence. Surprising that's someone Hitch would want on his team. Will he flash with some skill from time to time? Sure. But I'm betting he drives Hitch nuts sooner rather than later and gets demoted to either the fourth line or press box. My money is on Yak going to the KHL next summer after flaming out. The return the Oilers got was a decent draft pick and Kris Russell. I'd make that trade any day.
  14. I thought you guys might like this

    Cool. Thanks for sharing.
  15. I managed to secure several up-and-coming defencemen during the PCFL inaugural draft in 2008, picking up P.K. Subban, John Carlson and Kevin Shattenkirk. I also had Byfuglien, Weber and Chara, so I was set up well for lots of success.