Around the League 2020-21 part 2 *Insert funny thread title here* edition

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    Oh for sure. I remember alot of writers gave Vegas a pass as they plan was to take guys with low term who they could trade at the deadline for picks/prospects. That team surprised everyone including their GM.
    Bottom line is Vegas not being exempt would not hurt them as bad as other clubs.
     
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    It's because they are a young franchise. They may be exempt from the ED now, but wait until they get older.
     
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    I know why, but makes no sense given how good Vegas has been and the type of players that would be exposed. Give them an extra exemption spot sure, but otherwise I don't get it.
     
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    Should of given him one game. He went out of his way to get the elbow up, that could of been brutal. Pretty selfish act on his part.

    Not like he hasn’t been suspended previous.

    Imagine if that was Tom Wilson or Tkachuk, jeebus, pitchforks would be out.
     
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    Pretty sure when the Sens and Lightning came into the league, the Sharks had to expose players and they had just completed their inaugural season. Different rules back then.

    Those were some bad expansion teams back then.
     
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    curious scratches in Philly, both Patrick and Lindblom scratched.
     
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    So Demko gets a new deal reported at 5-years, $25 million. Canucks fan singing the praises of their GM Jim Benning.

    I must be missing something here as they now have 2 goalies tied up long term at a combined $10+ million.

    The goalie market isn’t really strong trade wise and with Holtby’s lacklustre play it’s going to be difficult to move him, I would assume. Even if they ask Seattle to take him you would figure there would be a premium to be paid that Francis would require.
     
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    Maybe just some additional rest?:dunno:

    They have both overcome fairly significant health issues.
     
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    sounds like it. Haven't had two days off since end of Feb
     
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    Benning is an awful GM
     
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    Vegas also doesn't get any of the expansion franchise fee Seattle paid the league. given the flat cap and no fans in seats for the bulk of the season, I think vegas may be regretting giving up that cash.
     
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    Not to AV...




    The fact he has Gustafsson in the lineup over Ghost is just another reason he needs to be fired.

    At least Patrick and Lindblom have talent, their replacements are 4th liners
    Connor Bunnaman Carsen Twarynski...

    Looks like his changes are working, Sabres up 4-1
     
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    Good for Buffalo.
     
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    Breaking news the streak is over!!! It's finally over!!!
     
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    In other news Aves game was 5-1 after 8 min thats gotta be a record
     
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    With Demko getting a pretty big extension and York signing, maybe one of them can become the first true star player from Southern CA. There are a few younger guys coming along, but so many of the SoCal prospects the last dozen years or so have fizzled out.
     
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    York will be solid.
     
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    Tom Wilson continues to be the biggest douchebag in the league.
     
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    Ah yes, I remember so many salivating over Emerson Etem and Beau Bennett in 2010. What a couple of duds they turned out to be.
     
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    Really haven't had a good solid player come out of So Cal in the history of the NHL as far as I can remember. You look at guys like Blum, Nieto and as mentioned by Ziggy, Etem, Bennett. I'm probably missing someone but I don't think there will be one for awhile just not enough kids playing and the sport is just too damn expensive. Hoping one day we'll have a guy like Matthews who's from AZ representing So Cal but certainly doesn't look like it.
     
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    I don't understand it.

    Phoenix has a superstar in Matthews
    Dallas has a star in Jones

    Even places like Vegas (Zucker) and South Florida (Ghostisbere) have produced a higher end player.

    There has been a ton of team success in minor hockey with teams from SoCal but none of the individual players can get over the hump to be anything more than depth players in the NHL. Hopefully this next wave with York, Johnson and Brisson can produce a star.
     
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    York was born in Anaheim Hills if I'm correct but did he play in So Cal and develop here before going to the USNTDP? Or was he just born here and moved away somewhere to play his youth hockey? Me personally I don't really consider him a So Cal kid if his birthplace was the only thing that associates him with Southern California. Just a thought. But I agree pretty strange considering there have been some good SoCal minor teams. But York, Johnson and Brisson are very promising prospects so we shall see.
     
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    I feel like Beau Bennett could have been more if not for injuries, unfortunate path for him
     
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    Bobby Ryan wasn't born here, but he did live in El Segundo and play youth hockey for the L.A. Jr. Kings before getting drafted by the CHL.
     
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