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Forum: Channelside 01-15-2014, 08:36 PM
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Posted By nhljohnson
You know what would really help the locker room...

You know what would really help the locker room in Edmonton? Winning. Matt Hendricks isn't going to make much of a difference one way or the other in that regard, in the same way that Luke Gazdic is...
Forum: Channelside 04-02-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By nhljohnson
Imagine if he could skate.

Imagine if he could skate.
Forum: Channelside 04-02-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By nhljohnson
Yes. Was playing off that.

Yes. Was playing off that.
Forum: Channelside 04-02-2013, 07:53 AM
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Views: 760
Posted By nhljohnson
Noooooooooo...

Noooooooooo...
Forum: Channelside 03-28-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,793
Views: 85,092
Posted By nhljohnson
I agree. Have some additional thoughts, though. ...

I agree. Have some additional thoughts, though.



Given the timing of Thompson's re-signing, it's clear he's a lock to stay. Purcell's hard to move but Yzerman could likely find a taker IF Vinik...
Forum: Channelside 03-27-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,623
Posted By nhljohnson
Yes, I know. That's why I say the benefit of...

Yes, I know. That's why I say the benefit of tax-free earnings was "mitigated" and not non-existent.
Forum: Channelside 03-26-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,623
Posted By nhljohnson
Yes, but that's mitigated somewhat by the fact...

Yes, but that's mitigated somewhat by the fact that athletes have to pay city and state taxes on income earned from games played in locales that have such.
Forum: The Farm 01-11-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,332
Posted By nhljohnson
The organization traded for Lee and re-signed him...

The organization traded for Lee and re-signed him to a one-way ticket for 2-years. That right there should tell you all you need to know. Despite your opinion of his play at the tail end of last...
Forum: The Farm 01-10-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,332
Posted By nhljohnson
Malone has a NMC in effect through July 1, I...

Malone has a NMC in effect through July 1, I believe, so he's in the driver's seat if the Lightning had any interest in trading him. After July 1, the NMC modifies to a limited NTC that allows Malone...
Forum: The Farm 01-10-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,332
Posted By nhljohnson
On the surface, there appears to be a numbers...

On the surface, there appears to be a numbers game working against Barberio this season. However, if they are willing to bury Bergeron, Barberio's chances would look a lot better. That said, the...
Forum: Channelside 07-10-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,633
Posted By nhljohnson
The risk of waiting until mid-year is more to do...

The risk of waiting until mid-year is more to do with the increased probability of his testing the market, where he is likely to field multiple multi-year deals.



Hudler's a few years older and...
Forum: Channelside 07-01-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 30,187
Posted By nhljohnson
Weird. McKenzie says Carkner's representation...

Weird. McKenzie says Carkner's representation denied a deal was in place w/ Colorado yet. This after the Avalanche put it out officially.
Forum: Channelside 07-01-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 30,187
Posted By nhljohnson
Matt Carkner signs with Colorado. Freaddy should...

Matt Carkner signs with Colorado. Freaddy should be relatively chipper.
Forum: Channelside 06-27-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By nhljohnson
As expected, back in the fold.

As expected, back in the fold.
Forum: Channelside 06-27-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,459
Posted By nhljohnson
My first sentence in the post the one above yours...

My first sentence in the post the one above yours that I've cited:



Also, I get that Bergenheim had an amazing playoffs and loved having Bergenheim here but--and this is not to disparage...
Forum: Channelside 06-26-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,459
Posted By nhljohnson
I think the Pouliot's biggest issue has been his...

I think the Pouliot's biggest issue has been his consistency, perhaps the single greatest separator between he and Bergenheim. Otherwise, they are somewhat reminiscent: crafty with the puck, fairly...
Forum: Channelside 06-26-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,459
Posted By nhljohnson
So, if he hits 30+ points for the third season in...

So, if he hits 30+ points for the third season in a row (all three of which are the only full seasons he's played in the in the NHL), he's a failure?
Forum: Channelside 06-26-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 15,096
Posted By nhljohnson
Hejda and O'Byrne played the toughest minutes (in...

Hejda and O'Byrne played the toughest minutes (in terms of quality of competition and zone starts) which allowed O'Brien and Johnson to take advantage of more favorable matchups but they, too, were...
Forum: Channelside 06-26-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,459
Posted By nhljohnson
You can not live up to your perceived potential...

You can not live up to your perceived potential as a teenager and still be an effective NHLer.
Forum: Channelside 06-26-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,459
Posted By nhljohnson
Ouellet was a throw-in who the Bruins may or may...

Ouellet was a throw-in who the Bruins may or may not have use for on their farm team. Very possible he goes unsigned.



The Lightning know Pouliot is a capable bottom-line option. What is extra...
Forum: Channelside 06-25-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,459
Posted By nhljohnson
Don't be. The Lightning are confident they can...

Don't be. The Lightning are confident they can sign Pouliot before July 1. Pouliot had arbitration rights and may have exercised them if he had been qualified. In short, they're making an educated...
Forum: Channelside 06-20-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 15,096
Posted By nhljohnson
Yes. Winning more faceoffs helps establish more...

Yes. Winning more faceoffs helps establish more possession time, which is something the bottom lines need to improve upon next season. Of course, once they have the puck, they need to do a better job...
Forum: Channelside 06-20-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 15,096
Posted By nhljohnson
NHL execs have taken notice; why shouldn't you?...

NHL execs have taken notice; why shouldn't you? That's the exact take many in baseball used to--and some still do--take toward the use of sabremetrics. Advanced stats aren't stand-alone information...
Forum: Channelside 06-19-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 15,096
Posted By nhljohnson
It's getting harder and harder to; he played just...

It's getting harder and harder to; he played just 33 games--4 in the playoffs--this season (after playing just 50 in 2010-2011 and 81 in 2009-2010). But, of course, even if he was playing regularly,...
Forum: Channelside 06-19-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 15,096
Posted By nhljohnson
You can't clean up a mess if you don't warrant...

You can't clean up a mess if you don't warrant ice time. We are all well aware you like the skull-crushers, Freaddy, but Carkner's a one-dimensional goon who will be lucky to get scratched at the...
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