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    Esa Lindell 6 years @ $5.85

    Fake news https://www.nhl.com/player/andrej-sekera-8471284?stats=gamelogs-r-nhl&season=20182019
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    Always thought highly of Boucher, so it seems surprising as an outsider, but I'm reading a lot of bad stuff about him from the Ottawa crowd. Still think his teams overachieved during his time there.
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    Out goes chiarelli

    Gosh. Best suggestion yet. They'd have to make him the highest-paid GM in history, though, to even get him to look their way. Katz does have some of the deepest pockets in the league ... I also think the injuries played a big part. It would be better if Klefbom was their second-best puck-moving defenceman, though. The trades have been painful. Lucic hasn't panned out, obviously. I have no idea why their latest first-round picks can't seem to do anything while peers their age are. But despite all that, the amusing part is they have most of the same roster that a good portion of so-called "expert" pundits predicted just 16 months ago would finish atop the Western Conference in 2017-18. That's why I never really believe much of what the sky is falling talking heads think. They could easily turn this thing around next season. Wouldn't surprise me. But one thing's for sure, they have to absolutely knock the next GM hire out of the park.
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    Fantrax live scoring

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    Fantrax live scoring

    I know, but this is terrible. Big downgrade from what they had before.
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    Fantrax live scoring

    That works!
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    Fantrax live scoring

    Yeah, that's what I did.
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    Fantrax live scoring

    I just sent them a message asking them to bring it back, but they said it's gone forever. I laid into them about how truly bad the new version is, so maybe if others did that they'd at least consider a return to the old one.
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    Fantrax live scoring

    Anyone else think the new live scoring absolutely blows compared to the old one? I was still using the old one up until they recently discontinued it in the new year.
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    Seattle team is a GO for 2021

    With Seattle coming in, the NHL should go to a different playoff format. It would work great with eight divisions of four teams each (four in each conference). Four division winners get the top four seeds in each conference and then there are four wild cards. Divisions would work nicely as: WEST 1. Seattle, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary 2. San Jose, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Vegas 3. Arizona, Colorado, Dallas, Nashville 4. Winnipeg, Minnesota, Chicago, St. Louis EAST 1. Florida, Tampa Bay, Carolina, Washington 2. Columbus, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia 3. Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Boston 4. Buffalo, NY Rangers, NY Islanders, New Jersey Play each team in your division six times = 18 games Play each team in one other division in your conference four times = 16 games (division would rotate on a three-year cycle like the NFL). Play every other team in the league twice = 48 games Total: 82 games Seems to make too much sense not to work for me. Thoughts?
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    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.
  12. 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.