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  1. RIP Botchford

    RIP Botchford Passing the Torch

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    Wrong thread
     
  2. John Bender*

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    Man, how can the Caps NOT be legitimately interested in Luongo. He's the difference between playoffs and no playoffs - really. They are going nowhere with Holtby.
     
  3. Samzilla

    Samzilla Prust & Dorsett are

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    No team who sucks wants to get better at this point. Mackinnon/Jones/Drouin loom too large.
     
  4. aandbreatheme

    aandbreatheme Registered User

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    Watching the FLA/WSH highlights and Holtby is so ****ing awful, it's comical. I don't see how his play doesn't discourage the rest of the team.
     
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    funny how Hotlby was the reason Caps beat Boston last year... talk about one hit wonder. He's still very young though.
     
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    Wasn't Bmac saying Jarmo Kekalinen was going to be the first Euro GM and become the GM of the Blue Jackets?
     
  7. LickTheEnvelope

    LickTheEnvelope 7th Overall is my jam

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    Steve Mason syndrome... this is why you let goalies develop in the AHL for a few years. There's very few guys like Carey Price who can just maintain at the NHL level.
     
  8. nameless1

    nameless1 Apathy is great!

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    He looked so good in that 1st year too.
    At least he is looking better now.
     
  9. canuck4life16

    canuck4life16 It what it is-mccann

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    maybe the cap be like the lighting and outscore the opponent........but I don't the cap are a run and gun team though
     
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    you mean Andrew Raycroft syndrome?
     
  11. Free Edler

    Free Edler Enjoy retirement, boys.

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    Blaine Lacher syndrome.
     
  12. kevinsane

    kevinsane Flashing the leather.

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    The Lach Nets Monster
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    Clearly, avoiding a nickname is crucial.
     
  13. Eddy Punch Clock

    Eddy Punch Clock Jack Adams 2028

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    I will do my part and never reffer to Eddie Lack as the Stork again.
     
  14. Proto

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    Price didn't though. He's a good young goaltender but criminally overrated because of the market he's in. He's only posted a SV% above .916 once since his rookie season. By contrast, since he became a starter in the NHL, Luongo has only posted a SV% below 916 three times and has a career SV % of 920.

    Price is good, but I thought Montreal took a big risk with his career when they brought him up so early. For awhile there it looked like it wouldn't work out for him in Montreal.
     
  15. ItsAllPartOfThePlan

    ItsAllPartOfThePlan Registered User

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    It is now official. Columbus is going to become a pretty good team in the future.
     
  16. PRNuck

    PRNuck Sell the team.

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    You're forgetting about the Flames :D

    Yet for some reason I keep seeing Price as the Sochi starter, and Luongo not even on the roster :facepalm:
     
  17. Proto

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    Darren Dreger also picked Fleury for the Vezina late last year when he had a 914 SV%. Hockey media :help:

    Unless Luongo is awful, I expect he will go in as the starter, with Price as the backup. Hockey Canada will waste the third roster spot on an overrated goaltender like Ward or Fleury, but it won't matter.

    Luongo will start and unless he's bad like Brodeur was, he'll be the guy.
     
  18. Ronning On Empty

    Ronning On Empty Formerly BleachClean

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    And they are officially keeping all of their 1st round picks. Jarmo will make great use of them to kick-start the new era in CBJ.
     
  19. Burke's Evil Spirit

    Burke's Evil Spirit Registered User

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    Hi, I'm Jay Feaster

    We're not going to re-build, we're going to re-tool

    *overpays a bunch of slow players*

    *eats a whole ham*
     
  20. PRNuck

    PRNuck Sell the team.

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    :biglaugh: I lol'd.
     
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    Kekalainen, from what I understand, is a pretty big proponent of advanced stats. His draft record speaks for itself. I'm interested to see what he can do with a Columbus team that doesn't have a lot going for it at the moment.
     
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    Yes, I like this hire a lot.

    As much as he'll want to hold on to some of their useful roster players, I have to think he's going to want to tank pretty badly right now so they can get Seth Jones.

    I expect Jack Johnson to be gone because, well, Kekalainen has a brain. Maybe some desperate team will take that abysmal Wiz contract off his hands if he gets healthy and plays decent hockey.

    I think he'll hold on to some of their useful guys like Dubinsky and Anisimov. Even if they're overpaid, capspace isn't a concern for them obviously.

    Edit: maybe he holds on to Jack Johnson because having him on the roster helps the Jackets tank....
     
  23. VanEric

    VanEric Registered User

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    A young D built around Seth Jones, Ryan Murray, and Tim Erixon would be a great start.
     
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    i'm just stupidly happy gilman is still ours.
     
  25. Waveburner

    Waveburner Registered User

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    While I think Kelkalainen is an excellent hire, I do not understand the timing of this whatsoever. I mean ownership lets Howson stick around to be the guy who pulls off the Rick Nash trade and run the draft where they pick second overall. Then they fire him a dozen games into the next season?

    I'm sorry but were they under the impression the Jackets were going to magically turn into playoff contenders after the season they had?

    What I want to know is how these people can manage to make so much money that they can afford a pro sports franchise, but have no idea what the concept of 'forward-thinking' is all about.

    Howson needed to be fired at the end of last season. Firing him now is just another sign that everything about the Jackets organization, from ownership on down, is a complete and utter cluster****.
     
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