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  1. Pia8988

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    It is much better to have too many good players than not enough. Brown/Hyman and Marleau fix the issues with out losing a lot of their forward depth.
     
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    that because he racked up nearly 400 wins with the Bruins which can't be taken away no matter the efforts
     
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    I actually gave McQ the advantage early in the fight, but Reaves came on strong at the end. I would give Reaves the slight edge, but I don’t think McQ got beat up.

    Two tough hombres as Pierre would say.

    :laugh:
     
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    No one is. But his tenure has been largely a disaster in Edmonton. It's quite astounding consider he was gifted the ability to walk up and not **** up McDavid's name.
     
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    McQuaid has always been sort of a string bean for a guy who is 6'4 (210 pounds per hockey reference).
    Reaves is listed at 6'1 225 pounds.

    Each side is giving up some to the other but Reaves is just an animal. Not that McQuaid is someone I'd wanna fight either :laugh:
     
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    The Oilers have been a bust for while, no matter how many #1 picks they get. Maybe it's a bad fit for him. His #'s in Boston are very good, and the core beside Debrusk and and Mcavoy is still very much the team left us.
     
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    Post Cup, Chia was awful in Boston and has continued that trend in EDM. You would hope that a GM would learn from his previous mistakes, but Chia appears to be doing the same stuff in EDM that got him fired here.
     
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    Thankfully we have one we get to see every game....

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    well I don't consider a 102 point season, a cup run in the lockout year, and a 117 point season a huge decline after the Cup run. Yes he had a tough 96 point season on his way out, ill give you that, however Bruins made the playoffs 2 years later with 95 points (as a 6 seed)
     
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    IMO McQuaid was too focused on shaking his elbow pad off, stopped punching, and gave Reaves the opening. Wouldn't be surprised if there's a round 2 at some point to make up for that.
     
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    It wasn’t just about the records, it was where the team was trending. Rather than swap guys out (ala Chicago), Chia tried to keep the band together and then put all his chips in when he signed Iginla and handcuffed the team going forward with the Cap. Combined with some subpar drafting, the team was going South.

    If the rumors are to be believed, Neely vetoed a trade in Chia’s last deadline that would have shipped Krug to Arizona for Vermette I believe? Thank god for that.
     
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    Bobo getting on the naughty list early this year...

     
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    I thought I recalled a potential Yandle/Vermette for Krug and their 1st rounder or something like that. But you're right, thank God. And the way the national hockey media panned the Bruins for firing him.

    It's crazy, he had a great run in building that Cup team, Kelly for a second, Horton and Campbell for a 1st and Wideman (lol), Peverley, Boychuck for a minor leaguer, Seidenberg from Florida, Paille for a pick. He was rolling.

    Then it all fell apart after 2013, Seguin trade, extending Seidenberg instead of Boychuck, trading Boychuck on the eve of the season (thanks for Carlo though) gutting the locker room, etc., putting them in Cap hell (Krecji deal, Campbell & Paille extensions, etc.) And he royally screwed up Edmonton, he had a blank friggin canvas, and insisted on building a 'heavy' team when the league was going the other way. He drove his second team straight into cap hell too. Brutal.
     
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    The only other fight I remember McQuaid losing was preseason against Bobby Robins. What can you say, Reaves is the champ.
     
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    I just watched wednsdays leafs lunch... gord miller is saying over 13.5 for Matthews.

    they went through an exercise trying to guess the combind hit for the 2 players... the one guy was saying 22.5 for the over/under and the other guys said over...

    even at my projection they are losing kapanen/hainsey/gardnier/and johanson. will they get value back? a couple of these guys are ufa and they wont be getting anything back

    the leafs right now are bragging about their depth... how much depth do they have after all the necessary adjustments?

    in the past it was teams like boston, Chicago, LA who won a cup and had to let guys go because of the cap... now its teams that have never won a playoff round who get 3 years of a kid before they have to start making slashing cuts into their lineup

    im shocked you cant see the problem that is developing
     
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    personally I miss Jamie Erdahl
     
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    Next in the line of people going to Vegas and playing great is Brandon Pirri. In other news, Alex Tuch is still really ****ing good.
     
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    You never show up a coach, especially in public. I don't care how great of a player you are, I would hope McKinnon was benched for that.
     
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    McDavid is a machine, wonder how many points he'd score on a decent team.
     
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    Don't think it would be monumental. He does get to play with one of Draisaitl or RNH. At least he wouldn't have to play 27 minutes on a better team
     
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    Probably a lot with the lightning


    But he might score less on a team like Boston where he’d play less minutes and have less supporting skill around him

    How good would Boston be with McDavid though :laugh:
     
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    You honestly freak out way too much in cap related endeavors. They will lose people. I expect them to play serious hard ball with their non-star RFAs like Kapanen and Johnsson. Hainsey isn't really a loss. Their AHL club is still really well, and they have a decent enough pool to recover from some losses. Gardiner will be the biggest piece they have to figure out.
     
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    Tuch is a player I would love in Boston. I've had that feeling every time I watch him play. Always stands out to me.
     
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