Crzydrvr

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  1. Hello 2018! Hope everyone's doing well!

  2. Mock Draft made it in time for the 1st pick! Congrats to Nico Hischier, what a rise for the prospect over the 12 months.

  3. Part 3 of my Final Rankings are up! I wasn't able to finish everything in time, so if you have any questions please ask and I will do my best to answer or respond accordingly!

  4. Part 2 of my Final Rankings has been posted! That's my top 31, with more coming (probably).

     

    If you have any questions, ask away!

  5. Part 1 of my Final Rankings have been posted! Feel free to fire away....

  6. Left for a few weeks, came back to a WHOLE NEW WORLD

     

    (yes, you may imagine the scene from Aladdin)

    1. Kulstad

      Kulstad

      It's just a Sominex-induced dream.  It will last for approximately 8 years.  Relax and enjoy the ride :-)

    2. Flyerfan52

      Flyerfan52

      It looks a lot different. You missed some not fun stuff.

  7. 2017 Draft Watch List is up!

  8. @Kulstad, I can't login via the Flames forum login button even after changing my password through nhl.com. Right now I can only log in via nhl.com, should I be concerned or will there be some sort of fix for bugs like this as the summer rolls on?

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    2. Crzydrvr

      Crzydrvr

      @FF52 Man I still remember the "old" old boards, back before the switch to the current IPBoard software (I wanna say back in 08, but I'm not sure anymore). The good old days lol

    3. Flyerfan52

      Flyerfan52

      No kidding Crzy. Man we lost some good people after every change. It was funny but right after I joined the Flames board I won a t-shirt & some of the oldtimers were POed that a newbie with my name was 1 of the 1st winners. Then I started predicting the next winners (some right) & it was like "pick me" (lol).

    4. DirtyDeeds

      DirtyDeeds

      oh yeah.. we all forget the spammers that made our lives miserable ?

  9. Spent 2 days trying to log into this account before learning I had to reset my PW through nhl.com. Would have been handier to say that instead of "The security code you supplied did not match the one displayed, a new code has been generated, please try again", though.

    1. devilsadvocater

      devilsadvocater

      Thanks! Saved me two days of hardship and hair pulling! I noticed your post entirely by chance though. I couldn't agree more. What kind of diabolical mind thinks up such totally useless error messages? Remind me not to up-vote whomever was responsible for that lunacy?

    2. Kulstad

      Kulstad

      that would be NHL.com and MLBAM. I've had the exact same isssue, and just got it resolved yesterday.

  10. Whelp, just had my contract terminated yesterday, so I'll have a bit of extra time on my hands for a few days. Guess it's time to organize my draft lists.

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    2. Crzydrvr

      Crzydrvr

      Haha thanks guys, I needed a pick-me-up. Feels weird having time during the day but I will do my best to have my draft stuff updated as soon as possible.

    3. Flyerfan52

      Flyerfan52

      Sorry to hear it but you were missed here.

    4. jjgallow

      jjgallow

      Definitely missed, Better times ahead Crzydrvr!

  11. Honestly hasn't been that bad this year. Whether that continues next season aside, he wasn't as big of a tire fire as prior and brings something other defensemen didn't. Still not great and a replacement option as soon as someone better comes along IMO, but he isn't the worst option to play 6th defender minutes and right now playoffs are hoped for, not expected. I like Hartley, but if he wasn't the long-term solution behind the bench, then BT had a responsibility to his team to find the guy that was. Hartley did an overall excellent job of instilling a culture of hard work and getting young players to improve. They are past that stage in the life cycle of a franchise. I disagree that the next coach is under pressure to immediately make the postseason. I think his immediate goal is to get the team to buy into a style of game besides dump and chase, long passes and shot blocking. Not that a different system has to ignore those parts entirely, but there needed to be a shift in how we enter the offensive zone, how we stay in the zone, how we create space on the ice for plays, and how we structured our style of play defensively. If this means one year where the team lies outside the postseason (which I believe will happen, just not to the extent we saw this year), then so be it. Rather than spending that year of adjustment after Hartley's contract expired (and timing it with the Flames' short window of opportunity) the team now gets to spend this entire year working to get comfortable with Mr. New Guy and improve their own skillset so that the year after, when a bunch of contracts are off the books and the young guys have hit crescendo, they're a legitimate threat in the postseason. Opportunity cost is a real thing, and this is very good forethought by Treliving IMO even if it doesn't pay off with a championship or even a run of success.
  12. Happy holidays! Confirmed I'm still alive and still following prospects with aplomb. I'm wondering if I should start a quick and dirty midterm draft thread, would that be something worth reading?

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    2. Flyerfan52

      Flyerfan52

      We've missed you Bud. Go for it.

    3. Crzydrvr

      Crzydrvr

      It hit me when I saw FF52's name that I've been on this site long enough to remember back before the "new" IPBoard software came into effect. Cheers to you for still kicking around, old man :P

      On a separate note, it seems there's light interest so I'll be spending the next couple of weeks putting together some semblance of coherent thought for the draft. Right off the bat, it's Matthews and Chychrun for me at 1-2, in that order. And it's a wide gap b...

    4. tmac70

      tmac70

      For Sure always a great read!!!

  13. Oh boy....GM Don Sweeney making it real easy to hate him. Zach Senyshen is an excellent player, but man he's really off the board with names like Matt Barzal, Colin White and Kyle Connor still on the board.

    1. travel_dude

      travel_dude

      Did the ghost of Feaster take over Sweeney? That trade and the subsequent pick will be downfall of the GM. Not today, but sometime soon.

    2. Flyerfan52

      Flyerfan52

      I rather like Sweeney right now. He gave us Hamilton for nada. Boston fans can hate on him but TB rolled a few picks for a player better than we could expect @ 15. I think I'll send Sweeney a Christmas card.

  14. Sweet, sweet victory. It's been so long since I've seen the playoffs that I didn't allow myself to get my hopes up for fear of disappointment, but it feels good to be a fan for just one day.

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    2. Crzydrvr

      Crzydrvr

      I like to pretend I'm professional and wouldn't let my feelings get in the way of a good objective viewpoint.

    3. travel_dude

      travel_dude

      Of all the years since the last playoff appearance, this one "felt" like we were in position to make it. When US Thanksgiving came and went, and we were in the top 8, I knew we would do it. During the 8-game losing streak, I felt we had a bit of a cusion, so it was still going to happen. When Johnny scored 3 goals to tie the Kings, I knew he was going to make the difference. Other teams, other years didn't have that. The Hudler/Mony/Johnny line was money.

    4. jjgallow

      jjgallow

      I'm with you Crzydrvr, I refused to let myself go down that emotional rollercoaster and I am still in pleasant disbelief that we've made it.

      It's great to be a fan here again

  15. My final rankings are up! Only the last mock draft left to go!