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Forum: Channelside 04-10-2014, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Mike
I'm as happy to see the Caps eliminated as...

I'm as happy to see the Caps eliminated as anybody but there's bigger problems with WSH than Ovechkin.
Forum: Channelside 03-29-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,021
Posted By Mike
Callahan's play possibly tailing off and his...

Callahan's play possibly tailing off and his style perhaps resulting in more injuries late in the contract, a la Malone, was brought up earlier in the thread, I believe, or elsewhere on the board and...
Forum: Channelside 03-27-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 743
Posted By Mike
Should be noted that the number (and, thus,...

Should be noted that the number (and, thus, percentage) of total games played that the number of playoff wins an individual NHL team must win to become the league champion is actually a range between...
Forum: Channelside 03-26-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Mike
Franson is interesting because he's probably very...

Franson is interesting because he's probably very amenable to bolting from the smoldering turd that is the Leafs, especially after Toronto, having mismanaged its cap situation, played hardball with...
Forum: Channelside 03-23-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,021
Posted By Mike
If league revenues continue to grow -- even...

If league revenues continue to grow -- even modestly -- a $6.0m deal won't really be as prohibitive as it seems now but it wouldn't really be much of a bargain, either. Rather than getting fixated on...
Forum: Channelside 03-23-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,141
Posted By Mike
Remember, folks, that if TB becomes motivated to...

Remember, folks, that if TB becomes motivated to move Purcell, it is allowed under the new CBA to retain up to 50% of his salary and cap hit for the remainder of his deal (2 more seasons).

Odds...
Forum: Channelside 03-15-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,021
Posted By Mike
He doesn't and you're right. Any deal...

He doesn't and you're right.



Any deal for Myers would probably involve a contract that gobbles up most or all of what he makes. The main incentive, of course, being the real catch: the...
Forum: Channelside 03-07-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,021
Posted By Mike
I'll probably explore this in greater detail at...

I'll probably explore this in greater detail at some point but, off-hand, it does seem possible to re-sign (or, more appropriately, overpay) Callahan and add an impact "D" -- be it via trade or free...
Forum: Game On! 03-07-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,323
Posted By Mike
No doubt in my mind this team needs a Myers far...

No doubt in my mind this team needs a Myers far more than a Callahan. TB has the assets to burn. Question is whether Murray is done selling off remaining pieces.
Forum: Channelside 01-20-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 24,554
Posted By Mike
Keep in mind that open letter was published in...

Keep in mind that open letter was published in 1982.
Forum: Channelside 01-20-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 24,554
Posted By Mike
Germane to the discussion: A Letter To My...

Germane to the discussion:

A Letter To My Son About Violence (http://www.nytimes.com/1982/02/07/sports/dave-schultz-a-letter-to-my-son-about-violence.html) by Dave Schultz (1982).

You...
Forum: Channelside 01-20-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 24,554
Posted By Mike
No arguments here.

No arguments here.
Forum: Channelside 01-20-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 24,554
Posted By Mike
You really don't think 20 years ago there was at...

You really don't think 20 years ago there was at least one curmudgeon bemoaning the state of the league, reminiscing with fervent nostalgia about a bygone era and how much better it was in every...
Forum: Channelside 01-20-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 24,554
Posted By Mike
Here are a few relevant and easily found media: ...

Here are a few relevant and easily found media:

A youth "fighting camp" -- http://deadspin.com/5546689/school-of-fight-learning-to-brawl-with-the-hockey-goons-of-tomorrow

Trevor Gillies...
Forum: Channelside 01-20-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 24,554
Posted By Mike
Twenty years ago, somebody was probably saying...

Twenty years ago, somebody was probably saying it's a good thing Probert didn't have to fight the badasses from a previous era.

You're missing the point. There are specialized camps and schools...
Forum: Channelside 01-19-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 24,554
Posted By Mike
Philadelphia's resurgence has nothing to do with...

Philadelphia's resurgence has nothing to do with Ray Emery beating up a hapless Braden Holtby and everything to do with Claude Giroux rediscovering the joy of racking up points.

Vancouver has a...
Forum: Channelside 01-19-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 24,554
Posted By Mike
I really doubt this has anything to do with a...

I really doubt this has anything to do with a "genuine hate" between two clubs, especially with the amount of roster turnover that goes on.Vancouver and Calgary played twice prior, once in early...
Forum: Channelside 01-19-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 24,554
Posted By Mike
You're missing my point. Tors went postal after...

You're missing my point. Tors went postal after the fact. For the thousands of people in the building, how many were settled in their seats and paying close enough attention to see an orchestrated...
Forum: Channelside 01-19-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 24,554
Posted By Mike
There's really no logical reason to believe this....

There's really no logical reason to believe this. What is the incentive for players to become more reckless than they already are with their stick-work and physical play? More penalties and...
Forum: Channelside 01-19-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 24,554
Posted By Mike
Wow. So, basically, the SJ-TB game earlier in the...

Wow. So, basically, the SJ-TB game earlier in the day featuring 9 goals, including two separate hat-tricks, was an orchestrated line brawl and a coach acting like a petulant child away from being the...
Forum: Channelside 01-17-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,668
Posted By Mike
This is a joke, right?

This is a joke, right?
Forum: Game On! 01-11-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,552
Posted By Mike
Lindback came up with some key stops, yes, but he...

Lindback came up with some key stops, yes, but he lucked out in the 1st period with several attempts that beat him clean dinging the iron and staying out and several other shots squeezing through him...
Forum: Channelside 12-27-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,683
Posted By Mike
I highly doubt WPG has any interest in moving...

I highly doubt WPG has any interest in moving Buff, who is under contract for 2 more seasons, short of a phenomenal return. I'd venture the asking price for TB would be rather hefty. Really don't...
Forum: Channelside 12-20-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,419
Posted By Mike
Not to poop on the parade because Cote certainly...

Not to poop on the parade because Cote certainly had a memorable night in registering the helper and with the Bolts out-attempting the Predators 16 to 1 (all at even-strength) with him on the ice --...
Forum: Game On! 11-20-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,450
Posted By Mike
Connolly definitely had a rough game but let's...

Connolly definitely had a rough game but let's remember that his move to center was an experiment that hasn't gone well and I don't expect will continue much longer.

As a winger, I think he's been...
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