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  1. In regards to Johnny I think the biggest thing is this year he's starting to experience the most adversity he's seen and is always second guessing himself, I think if a lot of the pressure starts to lift off of him he'll return to form, you can see it he's trying too much and second guessing himself this year compared to the last couple years.
  2. Whoops! Forgot to mention the Bonuses, my only question is why this is only coming to light just before the Season is set to start and not during Free Agency, etc...
  3. This is all due to SOB not being a Compliance Buyout at the time in 2014. https://www.capfriendly.com/articles/37/shane-obrien-buyout-update Pretty sure this is news to us as Armchair GM's but not Treliving and Co., they would have better access to their information since they're the ones who made the deals and such. Unless they use CapFriendly or GeneralFanager... *EDIT* Plus 7 Players reaching their Bonuses last year as TD was happy to point out!
  4. Well what are ya gonna do, "It is what it is" But in all seriousness I'm gonna go shower now, that statement made me feel dirty.... Looking forward to the season to start, this is killing me not having anything new of substance to talk about with you guys! Extremely curious to see how Gulutzan operates.
  5. Seems very strange the B's didn't qualify him, I thought he looked like a decent player. To be fair though the B's have really looked "odd" through 2-years now.... lots of questionable decisions.
  6. I thought this was their direction last year since it was Brad Trelivings first year have full reign, I thought their size guys they picked all have a good combination of Speed and Skill; Andersson is "bigger" but has some really stellar potential skills and is a talented Dman although I think he's working on his footspeed, Kylington isn't "Big" but he has incredible potential and the most talented skater. Karnaukhov is really raw but could turn out to be a good bet as a strong power forward (although I thought he was a winger not centerman). Mangiapane is of the Low Risk super skilled player that you need to take chances on late in the draft. Bruce... Well we'll see, it seems he's made some strides this year compared to the past years, Big Defenceman but not sure what else he has as I've never seen him play, but a 7th round so why not.
  7. Sorry guys I take partial blame for the Grant injury....
  8. Crap... so pretty much his season is done and we probably won't get to see him until next season, that is depending how the team looks post TDL.
  9. I had done some contract Analysis using General Fanager - Calgary Flames just to look at a possible scenario and what i think would be realistic given our situation. Any criticisms are welcome as I made a couple assumptions, and could have been reading some of the Cap stats incorrectly. *note* I don't like ever being capped out, a rainy day fund is smart to have for those "Just In case" scenarios. Assuming: Gaudreau = $8 @ 8 Monahan = $6 @ 6 (Barkov Contract) Ramo or Hiller = $4 @ 1 Jones = $2 ($2.5) @ 2 Total = +$20M Subtract Hudler and either one of Hiller or Ramo (whichever wasn't signed) is roughly ~ $8 Final = ~$12M Russel is better than Wideman so if you could move Wides and sign Russell at $4 @ 4 (I'd much rather $2.5 @ 2), that'd be $1.25 in savings. I don't think Wideman will be traded this year but can only hope. Gio's contract kicks in at the end of the year and that's another extra $2.23M against the cap. Doing some calculations and we would have about ~$66M total on the cap IF we assume Wideman was gone and none of our RFA's were signed, these include Colborne, Jooris, & Granlund, also Nakladal is UFA so unless you don't want to retain him he will cost some too. I would like to see if Colborne could garner a return, I would trade Ramo and try to re-sign Hiller just because I think we will get some return on Ramo as opposed to Hiller. This was in response to a question about keeping Russell at $4@ 4 IF Wideman was for sure gone July 1st, now I have no problem keeping Russel at $2.5 @ 2/3 but if he wants more I say move him given the amount of interest in the market. I honestly think the extra cap room will be extremely useful for contract negotiations.
  10. Agreed with everything, but the bolded would be more of the coaches prerogative, BT hopefully (which I get the feeling he does) knows this team well enough to see the holes and understands what we have coming up the pipelines, we need open roster spots at least just a couple which in turn should return us some picks to replenish the farm with. This year is as good as a year we'll get to begin pushing transition, expiring contracts of replaceable players, I would retain Jones on a reasonable one or two year contract given our lack of RW depth but Russell, Hudler & one of Hiller or Ramo I would like to see traded. If possible any of Wideman, Engelland, and/or Smid too but those are harder to move I think. I know there is skepticism with Ortio but I think if you can trade one of the two G's you do it to give Ortio a sense of confidence in him as well, Ramo is more likely to return over Hiller but if Hiller is willing to stay a year or two I'd trade Ramo just because he will garner a better return.
  11. This is why we can't have nice things..... Arnold just having a rough time, I don't think it's the same injury so at least it's not like it is a nagging propensity to be injured in a particular way, much like Bouma. It's probably a silly question but for someone who hasn't sustained any sort of break or fracture, how bad is a jaw fracture? Obviously a broken or shattered jaw is brutal (See Hamhuis), I guess it would depend on the severity of the fracture correct?
  12. For all we know how he is performing now is because of everything that he was taught on the Heat, however, just because he's getting an opportunity in a fresh environment doesn't mean we didn't develop him properly. I don't think he ever showed he was better than a player on our roster the last couple years, without going back and watching all the times he played, he always seemed disinterested and making mistakes that he just couldn't put aside, I can't ever remember him back-checking or fighting for a puck he had just lost, much like Taylor Hall who watches as the puck enters his zone and he's off on a change. Not a good way to instill confidence in you. He did have his opportunities to play, it was just meant to be that a fresh scene made things better because there was no history there. Again I could be totally wrong on this it was just the feeling I have.
  13. Of course there's concern over what looks to be regression down in the A but I'm going to wait another year or two here before worrying. There was a lot of transition going on with new players being added, injuries happening at inopportune times, the team basically mirrored everything that happened to the Flames this year. They made a serious change in locale and playing schedule etc... I want to see how things settle before becoming leery about the state of our development. Last year they were way better so I'm not sure it's as much coaching/development as it is situational change, heightened expectations and confidence. Drafting is another tough nut to crack as every year is different, we can hope for all around wins every year but I think this is just a false predication. I honestly have the feeling that our drafting is much better since Treliving joined and now has full understanding of the state of the team compared to when he was 1st hired.
  14. Derek Grant now is leading the AHL in Goals with 23 and also ranked 9th for scoring with 38 pts. He's only played 30 games whereas some of the leading scorers are in the 40+ games played mark. He's killing it down there, really hope to see him up on the big squad around the TDL!
  15. Agreed JT, definitely a huge Seller's focus this year for the TDL and as long as everything goes accordingly I think this would be a great opportunity to open some spots for some of the youngsters on the farm.
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