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Old 06-09-2018, 08:33 AM
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The Senators are ranked too high...
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:07 AM
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Bolts being listed as the favorite is a startling revelation.

Until we know who is going to mind the "D" and "PK" they are no better than last year. Wannabe's hoping for some success.

How about the Captian showing up like Ovi?
Where was the glorious PP when it was needed?
How can you go 2+ plus games and not score a goal?

Might this have to do with the wear and tear on a smallish team? While getting pushed around like mighty mites with the bigger team?

Lot's of questions need to be addressed and answered in order to push this extremely talented in season team into the playoffs with a depth able to succeed in the later rounds of the playoffs.

Only time will tell.

Let's see if you can pick up any more 5'9" guys who weigh in at 175 in a wet blanket.
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:24 AM
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Bolts being listed as the favorite is a startling revelation.

Until we know who is going to mind the "D" and "PK" they are no better than last year. Wannabe's hoping for some success.
They were the 2nd best team in the league and took the SC champions to a 7th game. That’s more than a little success. One would expect that Sergachev, Cirelli and even Vasilevskiy will improve. The team that won that game 7 has serious questions about whether they can retain their #1 defenseman.

To be anything but the favorite entering The season would actually be surprising. That’s not to say that they will win, just that on paper, they would appear to be the betting favorite.
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:46 AM
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They were the 2nd best team in the league and took the SC champions to a 7th game. Thatís more than a little success. One would expect that Sergachev, Cirelli and even Vasilevskiy will improve. The team that won that game 7 has serious questions about whether they can retain their #1 defenseman.

To be anything but the favorite entering The season would actually be surprising. Thatís not to say that they will win, just that on paper, they would appear to be the betting favorite.
I'm kind of with Donnie on this. Looking at this roster compared to everyone else, we should be the favorite. We aren't small, and we were quite physical in the playoffs (until the ECF). Boston is bigger and stronger than the Caps and we manhandled them.

All that said, this game is not played on paper, and I wouldn't bet on this team at this point. The Kucherov play was shocking.
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Old 06-09-2018, 12:23 PM
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If you had to target coaches for us to hire for D and PK who would you-all go after? Is Scott Stevens available? Listening to him on the NHL network was a breath of fresh air...I wonder how he would do,as a coach?
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Old 06-09-2018, 04:04 PM
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I'm kind of with Donnie on this. Looking at this roster compared to everyone else, we should be the favorite. We aren't small, and we were quite physical in the playoffs (until the ECF). Boston is bigger and stronger than the Caps and we manhandled them.

All that said, this game is not played on paper, and I wouldn't bet on this team at this point. The Kucherov play was shocking.
If 91 and 86 can perform in the playoffs like 8 and 92, then its a good, make that a great, bet. If not, I'd rather bet on the ponies.
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:46 PM
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Maybe Melnyk isn't stupid by attempting to trade Karlsson and/or Hoffman. This is... something.

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-...-erik-karlsson
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:09 PM
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Maybe Melnyk isn't stupid by attempting to trade Karlsson and/or Hoffman. This is... something.

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-...-erik-karlsson
Seriously who trades anything for Hoffman now?
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:15 PM
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Seriously who trades anything for Hoffman now?
Not only that, but if you are Karlsson, how do you agree to ever play another game for that franchise?

As bad as the Lightning organization was under the cowboys, I'm not sure it ever got as bad as it is in Ottawa. Two brutal stories hit in an hour.

If the Karlsson story wasn't bad enough, their assistant GM is going to court for harrassing a young hotel employee in Buffalo.
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:46 PM
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Never hurts to read about the Stanley Cup History

Just a portion of the article....
"On 18 March 1892, Stanley announced that he would donate a “challenge cup, which should be held from year to year by the champion hockey team in the Dominion of Canada.” He subsequently had a small silver bowl made in London, England, which arrived in Ottawa in early 1893. Originally called the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, it quickly became known as the Stanley Cup."

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia....e/stanley-cup/
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