2018-2019 General Lightning Discussion

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  1. LightningStrikes

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    DaBolts Win IT ALL or Don't Come Home

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    Bigger question...

    Do I keep my beard neat and trimmed or do I go full animal until ahem, we hope, you know, and go full Grizzly Adams?

    (Or do we need a new thread to debate this because well, you know)

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    Nikita Kucherov has best line of All-Star Game
     
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    They're saying all the right things this year. They know how close they've come. They know they've lost to the Cup winners all these times.

    I sure hope they back up the talk this time.
     
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    So this is interesting. I mean, we knew it, but definitely can say Coburn is gone this offseason.

    I think Coop may prefer having everyone playing their natural sides in the postseason, which would mean that Coburn may be the one left out.
     
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    I am okay with that. Cobie has done an admirable job in having a good bounce back year after being in pairing hell (AKA with Sustr) the last few years. However, I am thrilled with the way Cernak has played and Sergachev's rounding into form minus a few bumps and bruises. Cobie is the odd man out and it's a nice problem to have.
     
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    This really is an interesting development. If Serge is staying on the left side long term that means Girardi over Coburn in the short term, which I don’t love.

    It also means the Lightning can’t squeeze Serge into the top 4 anytime soon and the team has on RHD signed for next year unles Foote is ready, which seems unlikely.
     
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    Coburn can play the right side too though.
     
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    Yes, but there's an organizational preference to play the same side as your handedness. If we have 3 RHD that can play, they'll play (especially because Girardi and Coburn are pretty much a wash quality-wise).
     
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    Personally I’d take Coburn over Girardi. But I get what you mean.
     
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    I want to see Coburn on Hedman’s right side to be honest:

    Hedman - Coburn
    McDonagh - Cernak
    Sergachev - Stralman

    Surprised we haven’t seen Heddy / Cobby pairing AT ALL past few seasons.
     
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    I'd prefer to have Coburn in over Erne, Callahan or Girardi for the playoffs. Hopefully they don't just sit him and go 11/7 instead.
     
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    I read a great article on HockeyBuzz.com today where it was suggested that for some pairings, Serge and Hedman should be on the ice together to pressure the other team. I LOVE, and I mean LOVE that idea...(along with Point-Stammer getting some time together):

    HockeyBuzz.com - Sam Hitchcock - Don't Knock It Till You've Tried It
     
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    You want Girardi out there, just not as many minutes. He is a good PK and great at blocking shots.
     
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    The right handed organizational focus really highlights the probable turnover for next year on the D line.
     
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    This information also means TB was NEVER a player for Muzin
     
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    Here's a legitimate question that I've been wondering for some time now:

    Do hockey players ever sit down and get together and discuss forming a super team similar to that of the NBA?

    Obviously the playoffs are vastly different between the sports, but I've started to wonder if they're going to give it a go right here in Tampa.

    You have virtually every player taking discounts to sign and stay here (signing bonus for most of the contract and taxes do help with that) alongside a winning culture.

    With Karlsson and Panarin being linked to Tampa as desired/possible destinations for both (former being heavily linked to wanting to be here), could the players and JBB actually make it happen?

    I understand our cap situation but, with Coburn, Girardi, Callahan and JT Miller off next year, it may actually be possible (with a Point bridge/miracle) to make it happen.

    We've seen in the past where Selanne and Kariya got together but this is on a whole different level.

    Just something that I've been wondering for some time now...almost seems like the final form of the Yzerplan.
     
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    I'd be really surprised if they didn't at least play with the idea. Especially with Karlsson since he has been hanging out with Heddy and Stammer during the last two all-star events.
     
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    Super teams in the NHL aren't really possible as far as results. Even with a bunch of stars they still can only play like half the game at the most, unlike basketball where those guys can play a vast majority of the game. The closest we can get is stacking the D with Karlsson so at least one #1 guy is on the ice at all times if we roll all 3 pairs equally.
     
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    Yea, just the nature of the game and parity across the league. Any team has a shot at winning once the playoffs start whereas with the NBA, it's the complete opposite.

    Reason I brought it up is because of where we're at. It's literally the perfect storm as far as a possible super team goes.

    Amazing part is how SFY and JBB spaced out all the significant contracts to expire at different intervals that line up with the need to sign / pay raise with up and coming stars.

    Suppose all parties involved are up for it -
    'Is it necessary?'
     
  22. AlwaysSunnyInTampa

    AlwaysSunnyInTampa LOLZ! This friggin sucks dude!

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    Its all gotta line up. Point will have to take a discount. We would have to move a couple of players. Might have to ask a player later to waive NTC. I dont know if we are willing to do that or not.
     
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    my source says that is untrue just buy in was tooo high is all....

    and yes toronto overpaid probably but they need the help like we did i look at this as the adding stralman type of thing and yes I know how we got stralman as a ufa lol...

    as far as coburn think he is pretty much done and why he gets extra time on bench or seems more the girardi gets. as far as playoffs? i want girardi for pk cause we gonna be taking penalties as always and we NEED to shut down that side for sure... I mean who would you rather have i one of our notorious periods coburn on pk who doesnt get puck out doesnt block tires out the line or girardi taking pucks off head to save goales? I will be glad when foote is our 7th next year:)

    next the muzzin deal? to me toronto moved that much closer to equaling out us and we probably now have to send them home... think this move they might win a playoff series finally smdh. To stay ahead of them MOVING forward and compete for multiple cups cause of shut down etc.. dont want no one and dones here

    I am desperately wanting karlsson here. Cause I honestly do NOT think toronto is done and I have a feeling they gonna do everything in their power to land a top D MAN in this league a subban type or heddy etc... a difference maker... and then imho fairly they will be sitting equally with us until vasy hits his hasek run that I pray for and is the difference.

    they add a top 10 d man a number one I got them equal to us in ever category at this time...
    that SUCKS and is scary to me
     
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