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  1. With the leagues 32nd team, lets play the fun game of vote for the best name, come up with appropriate new names or post pictures of jersey mock ups. Seattle... Sockeyes - Alliterative. Named for salmon of the region. Steelheads - similar to above. State fish. Taken from an all negro baseball team to play in seattle during the 1940s. Evergreens - named for unofficial state tree which lent its name to the monikor 'the evergreen state' Mammoths - Named for the state fossil Metropolitans - named for Seattles former hockey team of the early 1900s. Totems - named for Seattles former hockey team of the early 1950s. Named in relation of the west coast aboriginals that built iconic wooden emblems. Spacemen - named in relation to the iconic Space Needle constructed for the worlds fair that has prominantly been associated with the city since the 60s. Emeralds - named after the city nickname which originated due to the rich forestry surrounding the city. Sounders/sound- this is already the name of the seattle soccer team. Named for the geological locale of the city and conjures feeling of the grunge movement of the 90s. Could possible buy the naming rights from the soccer team. Lumberjacks/ Loggers - named in relation to an occupation in the first large sector of the state economy. Kraken - an imposing monster of lore that indicates a relation to water. Sea Monsters - alliterative variance of Kraken. Snowcaps/Snowpeaks - an alliterative homage to the states iconic Raniere Mountain Seals - named for a prominant animal that populates the region Stags - prominant animal that populates the region Timber - forest related name Scarecrows - a play on the emerald city monikor of the famed book the Wonderful Wizard of Oz Blacksmiths - fairly generic name alluding to the history of seattle as a through port to repair miners tools during the gold rush or the long history of shipbuilding in the area.
  2. I think that we will sign two of our PTO tryouts on defense. There are some good fringe nhl players and they may prove themselves with us. We are lacking depth in the ahl on defense and I don't believe kulak and prout are good enough to hold down their positions in the nhl. All the forwards on tryouts should be passed over however as we have good forwards on the farm who deserve a chance.
  3. Jankowski outplayed Bennett yet most are still wanting to give Bennett favorable ice time. It is based solely on his draft spot and not on anything he has shown. He should have been put back in juniors however now he should play fourth line to limit his mistakes and bad penalties until he can think the game at a higher level. (If the third line gets broken up)
  4. Personally hoping we can move on from Kulak. Doesnt bring enough to warrant a full time spot. Valimaki joining us would be good with Andersson being our 7th ultimately means we will have to expose a good dman for Seattle.
  5. I never expected to get Neal. This is great to have a sniper to pair with Gaudreau (even if only on the power play). The best part of this may be that Neal can bring some of the magic that seemed to be in the Vegas locker room. Whether it was an attitude or coaching approach, he would at least have some insight.
  6. Of course i dont want to pay anything for him or pay him like brouwer but we were paying Ferland 1.9 million. I would be okay paying Beagle the same amount or a bit more as he brings a heavy game to the bottom 6, is a face-off specialist, defensively responsible and would be playing in his hometown. Derek Ryan may put up more points but doesnt bring any of the other traits and is only one year younger. i would rather flames pay 700k more for Beagle.
  7. As long as it's not too much ( ie Brouwer) I could be okay with that. He is a faceoff beast which I think all flames fans have wanted.
  8. If we end up over paying g anyone for a year, I hope it's Beagle
  9. Our bottom lines need changes and there some free agent signing I would like to see. My Armchair GM signings ADDITIONS Jay Beagle Anthony Duclair Calvin de Haan ( or Ian Cole or John Moore) Option Derek Ryan SUBTRACTIONS Lazar Hathaway Kulak Shore LINES Gaudreau, Monahan, Lindholm Tkachuk, Backlund, Frolik Bennett, Jankowski, Beagle Duclair, Derek Ryan, Brouwer Mangiapane Gio, Brodie Hanifin, Hamonic De Haan, Stone Andersson
  10. I'm seeing on a lot of boards, that people are wondering why some players were not qualified as rfa. Just want to remind people that there are two types of rfa. One with and one without arbitration rights. If the player does not have arbitration rights he can be offered a contract at at least a 5% raise and is open to sign an offer sheet. With arbitration rights, the player is made an offer (>5% raise) and if he doesn't except it, he can file for arbitration. Arbitration can lead to a large contract and leave teams in limbo til arbitration is done well after the start of free agency. Nick shore therefore would file for arbitration and if he was awarded too much, we could walk away but would have missed out on a number of ufa centres that signed in July.
  11. This is a thread about speculation. It is not intended to run a players name through the mud. With that in mind, the information that is public and the parties that have chimed in, can lead one to assume the simplest explanation. With Hoffman having been previously linked to Calgary, there is a place to discuss the allegations and the affect on his value or place on an nhl team. I do not believe that if his fiancee did do this, that he would necessarily know. Ones online antics are not always a discussed thing. It very well could have been that when EK confronted him that he heard about the harassment for the first time and didn't believe it, confronted her and was faced with her denial.
  12. I would offer something for him solely to help the senators locker room. The wives of former senators that know both of them have spoken out but this (alleged) POS has probably make others wives of current players uncomfortable too. Get him and ban his wife from any nhl related event so that the senators themselves can move on from this. As passionate fans, we can chant ditch the witch every game too. Let him walk when his contract is done.
  13. The recalls were made so that the players are available for ahl playoffs. It was just a precaution so that if Gillies does something great, they can send down Rittich or vice versa. We have the necessary depth for the reg season and if we need someone, we just have to put a player on injured reserve. That is what Emergency call ups is for.
  14. I would be okay with that. Don't know if he would be though.
  15. Cameron must go now. Hopefully Gully gets the boot too. Tippett is not coaching and should be. I can't stress enough how much better we would be under his leadership. BT knows him well so it's possible.