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22 Sep 2018 16:21:12
What’s anyone’s feelings about the Domi suspension?

Personally, I think it’s not nearly enough. When Clarkson jumper the boards in preseasOn to fight Scott, he was given 10 games and that’s the rule, I have no problem with it. But they let him play preseason and then suspended him to start the regular season so he actually lost money and the games he lost meant something.

Now suspending Domi for only preseason doesn’t seem right. The games mean nothing, he doesn’t lose any pay, and he probably wouldn’t play all of them anyway. It’s like MLB having to suspend a pitcher for 6 games so he atleast misses a start.

This isn’t a Habs hating thing, because Domi has done this punching an unsuspecting player when he was in Arizona too and I called him out for it then, his dad did this garbage a cpl Times as a leaf and I hated it, and I openly spoke about the stupidity of Kadris hit in the playoffs and said he deserved what he got suspension wise.

This was absolute garbage. Ekblad couldn’t win. I’d he drops his gloves and kicks Domis ass, he beat up a little guy, if he gets hurt fighting in his first preseason game he gets in trouble from his own team. He’s a $7.5 million dollar AllStar Dman, guaranteed a top pair spot who has had concussion problems. What could he ever gain from fighting on his first preseason game? That was the height of cowardness and shows zero respect for a fellow player. He should have had a lot harsher penalty. If trying to lay a check, and clipping a guys head is looked at as dirty, then there is no more blatant attack on a players head than this.

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22 Sep 2018 16:59:01
2 things could have happened to avoid this situation number 1 is if it's so we'll known about ekblads concussion history that you think domi should have known this then shouldn't the refs have known as we'll and steped in much earlier? Number 2 Is shouldn't Ekblad have protected himself a little better then he did and shouldn't he start playing a little bit more of a position defence instead of a slash and cross check game which he is slowly becoming one of the best in the league at and yes I have talked before about before this incident. He's probably 7 inches taller and 40 lbs heavier then domi in theory he should have been able to just wrestle him or pin him against the boards till the refs saved him. if you play a dirty game you can expect it thrown back at you. I know it's preseason and he didn't have much to gain from fighting but his stick work was in mid season form and I'm glad he got socked tbh.

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22 Sep 2018 17:13:05
It was still stupid on domi part he should know by now when you get slashed your suppose to dive and draw a penalty in today's game. This is the only era in the history of the game when two players are locked together that throwing a punch is considered a cheap shot. ekblad should have just dropped his gloves whether he wanted to or not or had anything to gain or not it doesn't matter. You can't just expect to play mean and dirty when it benefits you if your going to pull that crap game in and game out you should be expecting to get clocked occasionally. Andrew shaw gets his cheap shots and he hasn't turtled from anyone yet I watched sheldon souray drop his gloves a few games after having a serious wrist surgery. Gary Roberts fought with a broken neck. It makes me sick that some guys continue to play and be among the dirtiest players in the league but when the time comes to face the music they say no that's ok I have had concussions In The past lol shea weber is another example he uses the cross check a little more often then he should but he will at least back it up if someone challenges him. It was as funny a thing I have ever saw cause it looked like a college student being bullied by a kid in kindergarten.

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22 Sep 2018 17:13:22
I'll keep it short. didn't like it. wasnt a good first impression.
And like you say Jim. doesn't really hurt Domi at all. miss preseason. so what. however, it hurts his new teammates, . , coaches ect, with line chemistry, ect. .

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22 Sep 2018 19:39:04
I will add this to it for those who may not get the point I'm trying to make if domi did the same to kadri I'd feel the same if he did it to mattgews marner nylander Kapenen reily gardiner etc I wouldn't. Some players deserve it when they decide to play like this. And I'm not saying kadri would have handled it the same way as Ekblad cause I think kadri actually drops the gloves there. To allow the dirty player to do what he wants and not have to suffer any consequence is what's going to ruin this game. and jim a punch to the face is not why the league has a concussion problem. Eventually if players are not allowed to police themselves we will have a league with zero fighting zero hitting and guys just skating around and slashing ankles.

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22 Sep 2018 19:41:19
I watched the game, and I’m not saying Ekblad had it coming but Doni was clearly tired of the ankle slashes handed out by Ekblad. Ekblad was playing dirty, if you’re going to play with that edge you got to stand up for yourself and don’t go crying to refs when the guy wants a scrap. That being said I still think domi should’ve kept himself in check and probably should’ve gotten at least a game or 2 of regular season action.

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22 Sep 2018 20:23:57
Yeah no doubt. Domi should not have done it but I bet you the 20 guys on the habs bench were happy that he did.

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21 Sep 2018 20:11:05
How about Rattie with McDavid and Nuge. Not bad for a waiver pick up. Has the speed to keep up. 5 points last night. 7 in 2 games. Pre season still, but I was sceptical he coupd continue this season after ending last season so well on that line. Was on waivers twice last season I think too. Hope he can continue producing tho.

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21 Sep 2018 23:42:30
Just gunna throw it out there that the jets fielded an ahl team. Aside from our 4th line and morrisey/ Trouba.

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21 Sep 2018 23:43:32
But he did look good and that first goal by pulj was very nice. He looked like he could do very well this season.

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22 Sep 2018 00:07:56
Could Rattie be McDavids Rob Brown? ( MarioLemieux sidekick for a couple seasons)

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22 Sep 2018 00:32:57
I think the line of having a good season on McDavid’s wing is at least 50 points so if he can’t keep that pace I could see Yamamoto being called up to take his spot. But yeah your right he has looked good and I hope he can do it.

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22 Sep 2018 03:05:09
I know you don't have much reason for optimism in Edmonton, but if you're hanging your hat on pre-season games as a reason for a glimmer of hope, you're going to be in for a very long season.

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22 Sep 2018 13:13:09
Lmao I didn't come out and say the Oilers crushed the Jets WOOHOO!
I simply said that a line has good chemistry so far and I like it and I have good hopes it can continue. And did have a solid showing together at the end of last regular season (not pre season) . So I just hope it can continue. This waiver pick up Rattie has hopefully now shown he can be a fit.
I know it's pre season. Relax Jets homer.

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20 Sep 2018 20:27:16
Current leafs training camp lines-

Hyman-Mathews-Brown
Johnson-Tavares-Marner
Marleau-Kadri-Kappanen
Lievo-Ennis-Grundstrom

I thought Hyman was going to play with Tavares? And the lines aren't looking bad without Nylander

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21 Sep 2018 03:41:00
Um I don’t think so
Hyman/ Tavares/ Marner
Marleau/ Matthews/ Ennis
Leivo/ Kadri/ Brown
Johnsson/ Lindholm/ Kapanen
Those are the lines Babcock had, have you watched a pre-season game yet? Or even seen anything saying that Hyman plays with Matthews and Brown, I dought your lines actually happen.

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21 Sep 2018 04:15:10
I think Hyman was playing with Tavares game one. Ennis was also with Matthews for game 2. Lots of options up front, unfortunately not so much on the back end.

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21 Sep 2018 20:55:41
That’s what the lines were at the morning skate.

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22 Sep 2018 00:31:47
It’s been Matthews with Marleau and Ennis (Nylander) and then Tavares with marner and human like the plan has been for weeks.

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22 Sep 2018 14:32:13
I didn’t watch the games as I’ve been busy but I don’t understand why they’d do those lines at morning skate makes zero sense to me.

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Sporting Villains Part 1: Spain's Paralympic Basketball Team 2000

20 Sep 2018 17:32:13
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21 Sep 2018 14:03:41
I agree Mr Shark.

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19 Sep 2018 14:40:31
With the injury to Nicolas deslauriers it's a big boost for michael mccarron I would think this will be his last chance to make the team if he doesn't take advantage of this situation or at least dominate when sent to laval I'm certain this will be the final straw.

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19 Sep 2018 16:04:46
Ya I agree Habby. I wonder if there is someone in his same situation, that Montreal could make a deal, 2 players needing a change, to see if they can get there careers going.
Kinda like the Rychel, Shinkaruk deal.
What about Virtanen for McCarron?

Hopefully , as you stated, he can take advantage of this and play hard and show something. I'm starting to lose hope for that however.

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19 Sep 2018 16:17:04
That would be the only way to get anything back for him right now Sosa. I doubt van trades virtanen straight up for him at least virtanen has showed he can stay in the nhl even if it is in a limited role.

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19 Sep 2018 16:57:12
I think his chances are running out too. Like I said earlier in the summer with gauthier in Toronto, I think this season determines if he’s an NHL player or a good lifetime AHL vet. And I also think Virtanen would hold more value at the moment. But that’s the type of move you would get. Just don’t see what Vancouver gains in that deal. McCarrons older, bigger (which isn’t the asset it once was) and had marginally better AHL numbers, but Virtanen did get into a lot more NHL games and managed 10 goals, not great but a sign he can compete.

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19 Sep 2018 18:02:56
Gauthier is in the same boat jim. Both were not bad picks at the time but the game changed during the 5 years it took them to develop. Mccarron probably has a better oppurtunity to make it this year but I'm not betting on him. From what I hear he had a good off season and came to camp in the right frame of mind so you never know I guess.

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18 Sep 2018 19:01:36
After seeing Braun post, i just read a great article on THW - Side Effects of the Eric Karlsson Trade. Really worth looking into and goes in depth regarding the SJS blue line and depth concerns up front.
Also reminded me that Burns used to play RW... doubt it would happen again, but does bring up some great questions.
Really do suggest checking out that article if you get a chance.

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18 Sep 2018 21:00:02
That is a good article and does it ever go into depth. It is exactly what I was thinking regarding SJ’s forward depth now. I think the only time you see Burns up front is on the PP. That is why I thought Kapanen or Brown might be something they’d be interested in, however it seems a center is what they need most. With Braun coming off his best season and Toronto’s need for a RD, the Sharks could probably get a steal for Braun. I understand not wanting to break up Braun/ Vlasic but as mentioned in the article, it may have to be something they explore. This same article could be written in reverse for the maple leafs. Did anyone (Sosa) notice the part that says, “When opportunity allows a team to bring in great talent, they need to do it. ”.

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18 Sep 2018 21:31:12
Oh yeah, I saw that for sure. I think Braun would be a great addition to the Leafs, ideally for the 2nd line but would for sure be your 1RD for the time being. I think Kap would be a good starting point but i'm sure they would be asking for ++ after that. Kap, Leivo and Bracco? I think Bracco was drafted as a center but don't know how he has done since.

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18 Sep 2018 23:53:22
Pavalski, Joe, Hertal and Couture is pretty good center depth of you ask me.

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19 Sep 2018 04:15:41
Read the article vbb’s. It said that Hertl can also play center but he belongs on Couture’s wing because he was excellent there. We all know big Joe is slowing down and the article mentioned all the games missed between Thornton and Pavelski. You’re right Turkey, it would be Kapanen plus but I think it would be something both teams would consider.

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19 Sep 2018 04:51:52
I don’t watch much Sharks at all so I could be wrong, but even if they are listed as centres don’t Pavelski and Hertl typically play on the wing?

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19 Sep 2018 15:19:24
Your right jbs. The article goes into that. Also just the chemistry of their current defensive pairing being better than the sum of the two players - which i think has a big impact on the team as well as trade value. If the mix up Braun and keep him on the 3rd line they have an unbalanced team but also his stock is at risk of going down. If they try and move him now they might get a great return for him.
I think Toronto is a great trade partner as they are in a very similar predicament - great players but unbalanced - each on the opposite side of the scale.

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16 Sep 2018 03:45:57
Does getting Karlsson make Braun expendable? He's not a #1 RD but he's just as good if not better than any of the leafs right side. The leafs could get him without giving away too much I would think.

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16 Sep 2018 15:54:00
Braun is probably expendable but not a player San Jose is shopping.

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16 Sep 2018 23:02:43
He probably just plays on the 3rd pair for this year no biggie.

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17 Sep 2018 15:43:33
You’re right habby, I just thought their winger depth could use some help by trading Braun. Maybe Brown or Kapanen might be something they’d be interested in. I’m assuming they’re going to try and resign Karlsson as well and SJ could fill the 3rd pairing d with a much cheaper option.

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17 Sep 2018 20:47:57
I’ll reiterate what I said for the three unintelligent enough to comprehend what I said. Justin Braun is not being shopped around on the trade market but for the right price he’s available.

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17 Sep 2018 23:10:31
What? There is only two of us talking, you must be including yourself. Nobody said Braun was being shopped, most players we put in proposals are not being shopped. You are the last one on this site to talk about intelligence. I guarantee you used a dictionary because those are some pretty big words for you. Also, how the f*ck do you know who’s available and who’s not?

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18 Sep 2018 03:14:53
Lol I think he was referring to the 3 disagree on his post.

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18 Sep 2018 03:45:05
We should really try to be more civil on here. Anyway my 2 cents is he’s no more available than he was before the Karlsson trade. They’d have to make their team this year better they are going for it. Also until Karlsson signs an extension they have to treat him as a rental, if they trade Braun and Karlsson walks, they get real weak on the right side real fast. San Jose is definitely going all in this year, so having a solid D play 3rd pair is valuable, and I don’t think they plan to kick off a rebuild and start tanking next year so he’s insurance they know can step into that top 4 role if they can’t get a deal done with Karlsson. If Karlsson extends i feel it gets more likely.

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18 Sep 2018 05:11:37
I’m confused too lol.

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18 Sep 2018 05:54:08
You have proposed trades for “Paryanko and Stephen Jones. ” Are they being shopped or is anyone available for the right price? You’ve used words like “critera, tital, and let’s not forget imput. ” Sounding out words should not be used after kindergarten. You think steroids should be legal in the nhl because it would be “funner” to watch. The next time you have “INPUT” on a conversation, please realize that you show your lack of intelligence on a daily basis.

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18 Sep 2018 06:39:41
Good point jbs about Karlsson possibly being a rental.

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18 Sep 2018 22:35:42
VB just got ripped a new lolol.

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19 Sep 2018 03:15:06
Ripped a new one by a fellow fan too. Wow. Leafs17 has impressed me for the first time ever I think.

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19 Sep 2018 07:16:02
Everyone is entitled to an opinion if you don’t agree with my opinion, okay but that dosent make you right. I don’t think I’ve made a proposal that was unrealistic/ unfair value wise on this site. You’re “inferior” mind just can’t comprehend the posts I make leading you to direct a hate post on me in order to deflect the topic away from something you don’t fully understand and in this case it’s Braun’s availability, which if you don’t agree with my above statements you have no idea what you’re talking about. So in that case you’re welcome for teaching you about Braun’s availability have a nice day :)

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19 Sep 2018 08:53:20
I know that “dosent” make me right. Some of us with inferior intelligence than the beautiful mind of vbb’s like to post ideas without being ridiculed. You try and have a good day too kid. Don’t forget your lunch for school.

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15 Sep 2018 05:19:51
That's 3 times this week I've read someone say pacioretty was never the same player after the chara hit. Are people that stupid? Or is this some kind of sarcastic saying people have started? At least 2 of them were habs fans. I mean the chara hit was in 2011 pacioretty played his best hockey by far after that incident.

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15 Sep 2018 22:12:32
He wasn't the same he was better I guess.

Just fans trying to convince themselves it was a great deal.

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15 Sep 2018 22:08:52
Why do u care we got 2 times more then we should of gotten for him so be happy for that ahah.

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15 Sep 2018 22:57:57
I don't know why they would have to convince themselves of that cause it was a good deal. I think they are just stupid and don't realize that happened like 7 or 8 years ago.

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15 Sep 2018 23:59:47
When Patches gets better quality than EK lol.

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16 Sep 2018 04:17:31
Totally agree with ya Habby. he was more of an up and comer when he got hit by Chara. Anyway. for once I'm happy with a Bergevin trade.

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14 Sep 2018 22:01:33
Kotkaniemi vs dubois? Thoughts?

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14 Sep 2018 22:21:55
Dubois he’s way more proven and dosent have many question marks.

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14 Sep 2018 23:19:45
Dubois is right now as he is 2 years further along in his development I don't think he was better then kotkaniemi is now 2 years ago though.

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14 Sep 2018 23:20:01
What's all the question marks vbb?

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15 Sep 2018 00:48:04
Dubois a year after being drafted so high looked awful at the World Juniors and at times didn’t notice him at all. He’s redeemed himself since and looks good, but it’s not fair to compare him to a kid drafted 3 months ago.

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15 Sep 2018 04:11:30
Well he never played a game in the nhl. That’s mostly what I was referring to.

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15 Sep 2018 18:41:18
Dubois has the size. Kotha is just drafted. Need to see more in training camp to make a comparison.

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16 Sep 2018 23:51:37
Dubois.

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14 Sep 2018 14:43:16
I wonder is Rambone will ever come back.

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14 Sep 2018 19:45:15
He’s lurking in the shadows somewhere. if you listen carefully you can hear him whimpering.

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14 Sep 2018 22:39:00
Would be nice if he came out and admitted he was wrong. Would save a little face.

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