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  1. Would you be opposed to a two year deal? I don't know if it matters that much if you get a little discount.
  2. That's the thing. This isn't the same situation as Iggy. We are a team heading in the right direction, whereas with Iggy we were heading in the wrong direction. The only questions for me are: Can we get there while Gio is still contributing; and If we can't get there while Gio is still contributing, is his leadership and experience more valuable to the development of the flames than a trade? I don't know the answer to either question, but I will say that Gio's story is more compelling than just about anyone else's. If there's one player you want your team to model itself after it's Gio. Just some thoughts.
  3. Tkachuk's composure is unreal. He never showed an ounce of emotion, whether he was spearing someone or scoring a goal. Very impressive demeanor. That's not to say he had no emotion, just that he was very composed.
  4. Depends on whether we are a contender in the next two years or not. If we are then don't trade him, if we aren't then I think you look at it.
  5. Good news is I think we're a good goalie and a little experience away from being a fairly competitive team.
  6. I was talking about this with my friend during games 3 and 4, and I think Gio has lost a step. He looked good on the ice and he can still skate with the best of them--when he has to. But he's certainly not dominating the game like he was a couple years ago. I'm very scared his contract is going to be an albatross very soon. If we can get a good return for him I'd be completely open to shopping him. And to those this will insult, I was the biggest Iginla proponent on the board and hardest to resist trading him. Lesson learned. It would have been better for the team and Iginla if the trade had happened two years earlier.
  7. Lol, I don't know if I should be insulted or flattered.
  8. The real question is a personal one for Gaudreau: does he want to be here? I don't think anyone can question the kid's skill or drive. You don't excel in the NHL at 5'7" if you lack either of those. But there is a question of what's important to him.
  9. That's good news. I'm more upset about another southern expansion team than the prospect of losing players. But if it helps us I won't complain as much.
  10. Thanks. I honestly have paid zero attention to the expansion draft. It irritates and I don't like that it's happening. So my approach has been to stick my head in a hole and pretend it's not happening.
  11. Wait, are you saying we don't protect Tkachuk? Or is there some reason we don't have to?
  12. I've heard rumors, but I don't like spreading them. That being said, his game and general disinterest were very apparent.
  13. Something needs to change with Gaudreau. I hope this season was just a slump but he's not playing up to his own standards.
  14. Just so we're clear, that wasn't my suggestion (I don't think you're implying it was, but given the proximity of the response I want to clarify).
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