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  1. originaljroc

    BOLD Predictions

    1. Hockey News will refuse to eat crow after their ‘first-place’ Flames miss the playoffs. 2. Nashville is not as good as everyone thinks they are and will finish behind both Winnipeg and St. Louis. And maybe Dallas, too. 3. San Jose finally wins a Cup .... 4. Over Florida. 5. Toronto riots when Leafs lose in first round again. 6. Vegas misses playoffs. 7. Kris Russell blocks some shots 8. Sam Steel wins Calder 9. First coach fired is Jeff Blashill 10. Seattle hires Ken Holland as GM after he leaves Detroit 11. Rick DiPietro still collects a paycheque 12. Most surprising team will be Montreal. 13. Jaromir Jagr attempts to come back again ... in Buffalo. 14. Patrik Laine reaches 50 goals. 15. Zdeno Chara finally granted his own zip code. 16. Some more people forget there’s a team in Arizona. 17. Carter Hart starts for Flyers by January. 18. Oilers return to the playoffs. 19. Canucks win draft lottery, reunite Hughes brothers. 20. Senators trade Duchene for three unknown Latvian prospects.
  2. You've maxed out your IR ... before the NHL season has even started. That's where the Octopi are starting out in the PCFL. Anyone else in the same boat?
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    Knights Sign Theodore to Extension

    Definitely higher than I thought they'd sign him for, but that deal should look pretty good a few years from now.
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    Sens Dumpster Fire

    More of a gut feeling. I’ve just said to myself more than once in the past few drafts that they made a very shrewd pick where they were picking. Tkachuk was, arguably, the best pick of the first round this year where they got him. Let’s put it this way: there are many other GMs you scratch your head at in the draft before Dorion. He might be the worst GM in the NHL at trading, though, so I’m not really saying they’re in good hands overall.
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    Sens Dumpster Fire

    Can't say Dorion is great at trading, so that doesn't give much hope for getting fair asking price in offloading those veterans. If there is a hope for Sens fans, though, it's that Dorion and his crew are actually really good at the draft table. I'd put them top 10 in the league, for sure, and possibly even top five in their work at the draft table. That's way more than can be said for ... ahem ... the Oilers, for example.
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    Larkin - 5 year @ $6.1 AVV

    Great deal. I wouldn't have actively shopped him in a trade in the spring if I thought he'd come in this low.
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    All drafts

    CFHL is done!
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    All drafts

    PCFL #37 HUEL #18
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    Tavares to the Big Smoke?

    I wonder what dominoes are falling after this. Does this mean Matthews is dealt? My hot take: Matthews is dealt to Arizona for OEL and Keller.
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    Massive Trade

    Exactly. On talent, Carolina wins this trade by a mile (a stud and more for two maybes). But as we saw with Hoffman, sometimes fixing the off-ice chemistry is more important. I think that's what Calgary tried to do here.
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    Massive Trade

    Carolina definitely won that trade. Hamilton is the best player in the deal hands down, so they won it just from that perspective. But I also like Fox to one day be every bit as good as Hanifin. Lindholm is just a meh player to me, but others are clearly higher on him.
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    The Draft Day Thread

    I hope you're right about Koskinen. Don't know enough about him yet. Of course, it doesn't mean we Oilers fans won't be hitting the sauce hard if Talbot should be moved.
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    The Draft Day Thread

    Oh man, that's depressing. Can't believe they decided he should still be the one making decisions for the franchise.
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    The Draft Day Thread

    Heck, Griffin Reinhart would probably be available, too.
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    The Draft Day Thread

    On the Oilers front, I just hope Chia doesn't go nuts. Slow and steady wins the race. Panic trades have been his biggest downfall. I have no problem if they keep No. 10 and just take the best player available, regardless of position, but something tells me he will panic again.