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17 Apr 2019 16:10:36
Worst collapse ever. My god Tampa.

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17 Apr 2019 22:09:03
Based on regular season record I would have to agree. That being said clb is a lot closer to Tampa then the regular season totals suggest and that's before the additions at the trade deadline. They can match anyone in forward depth and I think their defence is better then tampas especially with Hedman playing hurt. Also I have always thought bobrovski is a better goalie then vasilievski and torts is a better coach then cooper. i'm waiting to hear the excuse that they lost because yzerman left or somehow he knew they would be swept in the first round so he got out of dodge lol.

17 Apr 2019 16:05:45
Big series win by the Guelph Storm after being down 3 to 0 and for any habs fans who didn't follow the series nick Suzuki dominated.

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16 Apr 2019 21:58:29
oilers terminate lucic contact due too breach of contract when he got into a fight in a bar and had to miss a game due to injury from fighting in a bar
what are your thoughts on that could it happen?

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16 Apr 2019 23:22:30
In a world where Hossa developed a mysterious skin allergy to hockey equipment, I think nhl teams will go to leaps and bounds to remove unwanted players/ caphits from their roster.

17 Apr 2019 04:12:33
Send Lucic to Robidas island.

15 Apr 2019 15:06:12
Kadri is poor and I hate him but would like to see thoughts on value here, taken from an article:

Oil: Larsson

Leafs: Kadri.

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15 Apr 2019 18:58:47
As much a Kadri brings to a team he is a liability because the next undisciplined play would lead to a 10+ game suspension. This alone brings down Kadri's value.

15 Apr 2019 18:55:15
I think I would value Larsson more just speaking from a value standpoint. Kadri is on a good contract for the next 2 years I believe and will be hard to resign at a good deal while he starts to decline.
From a team standpoint, I don't think the oilers would want Kadri and should keep Larsson. Not to say that another team might be interested at a similar cost for team needs.

14 Apr 2019 19:19:04
Lehner and the islanders 4th line are the MVPs so far in this playoffs imo.

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15 Apr 2019 01:36:52
Everyone laughed at Lou Lamorello for trading for Matt Martin but that move turned out amazing. Best shut down line In the game by far at the moment.

15 Apr 2019 04:26:39
Cbj is mvp

15 Apr 2019 20:49:05
No Cbj isn't Tampa is just playing terrible like absolutely horrendous anyone who watches hockey would agree. NYI could win the Cup if there 4th line keeps playing the way they are.

16 Apr 2019 00:14:11
Islanders are also playing the worse team in the east imo. Let's see how they do against a good team in the 2nd round. If they are still winning then maybe ill jump on the bandwagon too.

17 Apr 2019 01:11:44
Pittsburgh the worst team in the east? They’re much better then Toronto. Crosby, Guzentzel, Malkin, Kessel And Letang vs Mathews, Marner, Tavares, Nylander And Rielly? I’ll take Pittsburgh’s core short term.

17 Apr 2019 15:43:04
Yeah but the problem is they have nothing else Toronto doesn’t have the best depth in the league or anything but they do have an edge on pits on both offense and even defense combine that with most of Pittsburgh’s core is aging and or one hit away from retiring and yes imo they have the worst team of all those that made the playoffs in the east.

17 Apr 2019 16:44:49
Lol yeah VBBVVVBBBV you can’t just compare half a team. that’s not how hockey works.

Where do you draw the line? The Oilers arguably have a better “core” with McDavid, Draisaitl, RNH, etc. than a lot of teams in the West. Doesn’t mean they are a better team.

17 Apr 2019 20:32:21
Okay unsportsmanlike I’ll do a in depth analysis for you of lines

1st line

Rust-Crosby-Guzentzel vs Hyman-Tavares-Marner

Pittsburgh wins

2nd line

Hornqvist-Malkin-Kessel vs Johnsson-Mathews-Kappanen

Pittsburgh wins

3rd line

Simon-Bjustad-McCann vs Marleau-Kadri-Nylander

Toronto wins

4th lines are a draw

PP Pittsburgh wins

PK Toronto wins

1st pair

Dumoulin-Letang vs Hanisey-Rielly

Pittsburgh win? It’s close

2nd pair

Matta-Gubrandson vs Muzzin and Zaitsev

Toronto wins

3rd pair

Johnson-Schultz vs Gardiner and Dermotte

Toronto probably wins

Murray vs Andersen I mean this is very debatable I mean Andersen is very good and consistent but Murray is phenomenal at times and really takes it to the next level but can be inconsistent.

14 Apr 2019 05:24:48
Ridiculous cross check to the head by Kadri. Repeat offender, should be 3 games at least. Maybe more considering it was obviously intentional.

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14 Apr 2019 16:10:38
I felt like I could actually see it in Kadris eyes in game 1 that he was going to do something stupid again. The only thing saved him in that game was everything was going the leafs way. In his defence the Bruins got away with a bit of dirt too but that's really still no excuse for what he did. If it was me with him being a repeat guy and the fact this kind of thing is a yearly trend for him at this time I'd give him at least 5.

14 Apr 2019 16:15:30
I'd say a lot more than 3 games . Kadri is one of the guys I like on the Leafs. but that was out of line. I personally think his playoff should be over. That was total intent to injure.

14 Apr 2019 16:38:21
Yeah he’s got to be better composed. I get that the Bruins were taking liberties out there and if the refs were doing there job he wouldn’t have to take the law into his own hands but he just totally fell into the bruins plan (again) . Him being out probably for the rest of the series throws away the depth advantage the leafs have down the middle which was there greatest asset. With Krug potentially out for a while they were still in really good shape heading back to toronto 1-1. Dumb play. why not just drop the mitts instead? Serves the same purpose but you don’t risk getting banished from the league 😂.

14 Apr 2019 17:14:23
Kadri should get a minimum of 6 games for his cheap shot on DeBrusk coupled with his history of suspensions for head shots. The Leaf fans and media monster got what they wanted from him as he's one of the only players to stand up to the physical Bruins its only he doesn't have the intelligence to know when not to cross the line.

15 Apr 2019 01:42:27
Krug is a bigger loss compared to Kadri and that is undebatable. Kadri is a very good 3 C And is a tough loss but is manageable. Krug controls the offence through the backend he is the only puck mover on the Boston defence And is absolutely vital to the success of the Bruins PP. McAvoy will be expected to fill that void and I do not believe he will be an effective replacement.

15 Apr 2019 03:46:32
In all honesty I don't think the leafs will miss him.

15 Apr 2019 15:02:55
He was offered an in-person hearing, so the League can suspend him for 5+ games. Hopefully they will.

15 Apr 2019 15:23:46
To say that Kadri stepped up to protect anyone is an overstatement. If he dropped his gloves i would have commended that. He blindside crosschecked someone to the side of the head. Garbage move, did the same thing last year and got 3 games. I say 7 game suspension.

15 Apr 2019 18:06:03
Krug and Debrusk are scheduled to play tonight.

12 Apr 2019 07:11:26
Nikita Zaitsev actually looked really good tonight :o

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12 Apr 2019 13:23:51
still not finding anyone to take that contract.

12 Apr 2019 17:28:53
He actually did but was it the leafs were really good or were the Bruins really bad? Idk but the next game or two should tell the tale. I think the Bruins if they start seeing the same result in game 2 will begin to dump and chase and go strong on the forecheck. It looked to me the leafs were the more physical team last night which really leads me to believe the Bruins were not in the right mindset. I will also never understand why Cassidy would actually try to get chara matched up against the marner line. marner will eat him alive. I saw first hand how guys like desharnais and cammelleri had there way with him 5 years ago when he wasn't quite as slow as he is now. If they can do it marner should be able to do it in his sleep.

13 Apr 2019 16:59:22
If someone took clarkson someone would take Zaitsev if he plays like that all playoffs he could get a draft pick. I’d take him over Johnson.

13 Apr 2019 21:42:14
Erik johnson?

13 Apr 2019 22:35:19
I think he meant jack Johnson and if so I'd almost have to agree with him.

14 Apr 2019 01:53:07
Id take him over jack johnson if he continues to play the way he has. Leafs ain't joking around, flames and leafs are our only hope. Jets are unfortunetly not good enough to beat the Blues...

14 Apr 2019 14:25:47
Yah Jack Johnson. Eric Johnson is underrated.

12 Apr 2019 06:12:21
I wanted to do a list of best players ever played against/with or watched before they were in the NHL. These rankings have nothing to do with how good these players actually are, just my opinion. I thought it'd be interesting to see if anyone else played against some NHLers.

1. Ty Smith - He scored 4 goals against my team as a Dman in spring hockey. They guy was impossible to stop

2. Bowen Byram - I played minor hockey for years against him and he was just so much better than everyone else it was insane

3. Jasper Wetherby - played against him when he was with Wenatchee. He laid me out

4. Massimo Rizzo - Played against him. He scored. He was so shifty

5. Kale Howarth - played with him. So strong and such a good skater

6. Jake Lucchini - Just signed in the AHL. He's just so solid in everything

7. Connor Jones - played against him for like five years at hockey school. Probably the most intense guy I've met

8. Seth Barton - played with him a year ago. He's still a long ways away from the NHL but has tons of raw talent

9. Luka Burzan - he went undrafted last year but I expect him to go this year. Hat trick against my team in spring hockey

10. Travis St. Denis - amazing shot. Could see him getting a shot in the NHL pretty soon

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12 Apr 2019 09:29:01
Where ya from? I'm a Cranbrook boy. I'm a lot older than you if you played against Byram. I use to play with Rob Neidermayer.

12 Apr 2019 11:14:16
Hahaha Sosa i’m in the same boat. maybe I played hockey with some of those kids’ grandparents.

12 Apr 2019 11:24:10
You a Kootenay boy as well Unsportsmanlike?

12 Apr 2019 11:37:52
West Kootenays. Byram was unreal. It’s funny seeing a guy go from AA hockey to potential top 5 pick.

12 Apr 2019 14:37:06
I skated circles around Michael Ryder for years. He kept playing while I leaned more toward sex drugs and rock and roll. Now he is a millionaire and I'm posting on here.

12 Apr 2019 15:00:55
no I didn't mean same as from the region. i meant same as in old AF haha.

13 Apr 2019 00:28:28
I’ve played with Anderson MacDonald, Lynden Breen, Josh Lawrence, Jaxon Bellamy, Peter Reynolds, Lukas Cormier And Cam Whynot. Practiced with Joe Veleno and Shane Bowers. Played against Alex Lafreniere, Alex Newhook, Brett Budgel, Dawson Mercer And Jacob Pelletier.

13 Apr 2019 02:30:52
It’s pretty cool to see guys you’ve played against or with make it to the show. I got 3 shifts when we played Victoria so I got a great view of him the whole night.

13 Apr 2019 23:23:49
Played a pick up game with Aaron Brand, we’re I live we used to have a huge county wide roller hockey tourney called “the coupe classic” coupe being the name of our roller hockey court. Anyways Rick Nash played in this tournament one year. or at least a game. That was pretty cool as that was before he was drafted and I think he would have been playing for the knights in his rookie year.

16 Apr 2019 05:18:36
i played in bantam and midget tournaments in the late 90's, some of the names in the program include

carlo colaiacovo - mississauga reps

derek roy - eastern ontario cobras

cody Mccormick - Elgin Middlesex chiefs

daniel paille - welland tigers

kevin klein - kitchener Jr rangers

matt moulsen - mississauga braves

matt stajan, chris campoli, Matt foy - mississauga senators

lee stempniak, Mike cammalleri, Jay mcclement and Steve eminger.

12 Apr 2019 02:43:28
The leafs bruins game tonight was probably the only game I ever watched that there wasn't an actual cycle by either team in the offensive zone. If the Bruins wanna play this way against the leafs its going to be a short series

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12 Apr 2019 15:03:30
I think that was about as good as the Leafs can play. When Zaitsev looks good against the Bergeron line you know something's up.

13 Apr 2019 05:32:23
It's the best they have played since Christmas. Good time to come back to life I guess.

11 Apr 2019 21:30:56
Discuss .
With the Seattle expansion draft coming, and Ottawa gutting the roster so much they won't have anyone they need to protect (maybe this is a brilliant way of getting rid of the Ryan contract. Seattle will have to take someone) . With that in mind, what should the Sens do? I'm sure there are several strategies.

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11 Apr 2019 22:22:53
Even an expansion team won't want to take on the contract. by the way. how much term is left? Seems like it's been an issue for a really long time on Ottawa.

11 Apr 2019 23:04:54
It expires after the 21-22 season.

11 Apr 2019 23:40:04
They might consider taking him anyway if they follow the Vegas method. They would just want a good player or pick added for taking him.

12 Apr 2019 00:37:08
Pretty sure his NMC means he has to be protected 😂

That contract is silver bulletproof.

12 Apr 2019 22:51:33
they didn't protect him in the Vegas draft, so I'm pretty sure the nmc doesn't matter.


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