Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by Fenway, Jul 7, 2019.
"It" being the Oilers franchise in this case
McDavid nor anyone else can't turn a franchise around single handily. It's foolish to expect otherwise. There has been a **** load of mismanagement of this franchise . Chia was the last thing this franchise needed considering his predecessors . Hope Holland can do better, so far, he leaves me wanting. Maybe there's something in the air up there that makes everyone so crazy. Must have something to do with the global warming thing because before that they were Aces.
Even with Edmonton miraculously moving Lucic (and receiving James Neal in return), the Oilers will likely still suck for a couple of more seasons, at least, by which point McDavid will probably have had more than enough.
Your being generous here.
Is their any "fracking" being done around Edmontons water supply? Seriously tho, i used to think that EVENTUALLY oil fans would stop showing up and supporting the dumpster fire that has been their team the last decade. F'ing place still sells out, still selling hella merchandise. I used to think "man if they dont get it together they could lose the team" but even after snagging McDavid and STILL being awful and STILL selling out and STILL selling hella merch i now believe Edmonton will always have a team. Like, who is to blame? Obviously management but at what point do you start shaking the stick at the fanbase for supporting/enabling it to happen?
Agreed. Oilers fans are stupidly still buying tickets and merchandise and perpetuating the mediocrity there in their own way. I have no sympathy for those fans. In fact, they've been spoiled since the 1980s, including by having Gretzky and being gifted McDavid. That franchise has five Stanley Cups to its name. I think of the many other NHL franchises that would kill to have just one.
Matthews' fashion sense gets a solid -4367 from me
I don't even know where to begin... The hair... The shorts.... The socks/sandals combo... Wowsers lol
At least his hairline is focused on backchecking.
I don't see the socks/sandals combo in that photo (and maybe I don't want to, either...)
It takes a click....I don't recommend it
As someone who was blessed with the balding gene at a young age, I feel for Matthews. But in all honesty with the money he makes, there are ways to mitigate what's going on up there. Cuz whatever he's trying to pull off now is not working.
Father/son time... Which is which?
Haha, yeah, slicking it back only makes it more obvious.
He's going to be like Phil Kessel when he's 30 if he's lucky. If not the full Getzlaf.
Long-awaited Flames arena deal could give Calgary much-needed boost - Sportsnet.ca
Looks like Calgary will be getting a new arena
Did the City of Calgary cave in to demands for corporate welfare?
The deal will see the City and the CSEC each contribute $275M to the project and the City will own the building. The Flames will run operations as part of a lease lasting 35 years and will fund all maintenance and repairs throughout the tenure of the lease.
"This is a good deal for Calgary," said Mayor Nenshi. "For some years now, I've been saying that any investment of public money in this project must come with public benefit. This deal does that."
"The City of Calgary will receive a facility fee on every ticket sold to every event for 35 years. The City will receive a share of naming rights, CSEC will invest even more than they do now in amateur sports and community here in the city."
"We're thrilled to stand in front of you today after not months but years, frankly, of dealing with the notion of a new home for our teams and a new place builder for our city," said Ken King, vice-chairman of CSEC. "This is a submission of a three party agreement and I emphasize it's a submission. There are many more critical steps to take."
If approved, construction on the event centre is slated to begin in 2021 and the main facility will have a seating capacity of 19,000. City council is scheduled to vote on the agreement on July 29.
Good for Calgary that deal looks reasonable on both ends.
I can't believe the Flames didn't get Edmonton to retain more on Lucic but I like that trade a lot for off the ice reasons Lucic is a good dude and can protect their skill players Neil is an annual lock for one of the 5 biggest scumbags in the NHL.
I wish we could draft like them.
Well, the city didn't get completely bent over like Edmonton did. Sounds as if Nenshi did cave in part, though.
^ This . I have many excellent hockey memories because of Looch. He was a great guy too. I wish him the best .
What am I missing here?
Well, for starters they would not have passed on Matt Barzal if they hadn't traded away the pick to us.
Would we have been against a Backes for Neal trade similar to this one? I think Neal may have had a negative effect on the locker room, but he’s bound to have a bounce back year this year.
Would have helped in the next 2 years. And then I'd assume it would sort of be like the situation we are in right now with Backes. Probably ends in a buyout.
But you'd probably get 1 more really good year out of him with Krejci and then a contract you can actually buyout.
I'd do it if he were a good dude like Lucic and Backes.
That's true. Their track record in the last 5 drafts is ridiculously solid....
Sisson's signing that contract makes me wonder what we can lock up Kuraly for.
maybe 5 yrs at 2.25-2.5?
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