NHL Thread: Offseason Mode Engage

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by CF3234, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. CaneKnight

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    I honestly don't know enough about the tactics to post as a person of knowledge in this thread but I've been following the team for 6-7 years now. Buddy of mine got me into hockey and I haven't stopped watching.

    First playoff Hockey I ever got into was the LA Kings upset of San Jose back in like 2014. I couldn't stop watching. Kind fell in love with the sport. Just don't know shit about the tactics of it. But I'm getting better. It's just fun to watch and obviously I adopted the closest team to me as my team. Obviously a Lightning fan was the one who sent me down this path :laugh:
     
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  2. Wendel Clark

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    Yes he actually is. For the last couple years, he fell in love with the playoffs. He’s basically our own Tony X
     
  3. CaneKnight

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    Been even longer than that... Did you even meet Dylan? I think you were gone by then

    Hell I took my Dad to a fucking Lightning playoff game.

     
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  4. Wendel Clark

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    Don’t think I ever did. You’d have loved to come watch our team back in the day
     
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  5. CaneKnight

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    Funny enough, I actually went and saw Dyl and his boys play in the Amway 2 years ago.
     
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  6. Wendel Clark

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    Think I’m going to start coaching. Was asked to come start with the U16 AA team.
     
  7. soulfly

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    I hear ya, fam. Best of luck to your squad in the SCF. I’ll admit that, personally, I’m a bit bummed, because I’d prefer teams that actually reside in areas that experience freezing conditions to be in it, but that’s just my weird bias.
     
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  8. MJH

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    Islanders gave the Bolts all they could handle. Lightning certainly did more in the series offensively but the Isles just wouldn’t quit and they don’t make it easy. There are some good pieces to build around but they need more scoring depth up front and on the back end. With Lou and Trotz they’ll be a playoff team the next few years. I’m glad the arena situation is finally settled as well. Good run by your club.

    I can’t even think of the next series right now, what a grind this was. I’m more relieved there’s not a game 7 than happy the Lightning won the East. This core has been through so much the last 5 years to get back to this point, it’s time to finish the job.
     
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  9. Fuck this

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    im the same way. I love hockey but I would get roasted talking scheme and all that. Probably my favorite playoff sport honestly
     
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  10. CaneKnight

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    It and the NBA playoffs, nothing comes close. They're both perfection
     
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  11. ohhaithur

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    Just caught up on the game. Varly was great but he got caught cheating on wraparounds three times and it eventually did them in.

    Can't wait for the final
     
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  12. The Banks

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    It’s a joke if anyone else wins the Norris.

    (the Norris is a joke for all the year that Lidstrom didn’t win then they gave him one late that he didn’t deserve).

    It’s an all-around defenseman trophy but way too much emphasis on points sullies it’s reputation when people like Karlsson win it.
    Chara obviously should never have won it and those years when Blake/MacInnis/Pronger won it over lidstrom is the late 90s was embarrassing. Niedermayer also was a poor choice that year. Wasn’t even a top 5 season of his career.
     
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  13. The Banks

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    Been asked for like the past 3-4 years. Have helped put once a week but one of these years I’ll jump in when it’s a good spot.
     
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  14. CF3234

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    Been doing it since I had to stop playing. Love it even if my players frustrate the shit out of me 95% of the time.
     
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  15. IHHH

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    tried it for a week, I can’t deal with these little superstars and their parents
     
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  16. Dump

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    IHHH would remind me of an old drunk Russian coach that would just constantly yell at his players
     
  17. IHHH

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    i am way too lazy to yell at them

    the practices I did I was just shooting at them and try to score on these little shithead(and I did most of the time) and maybe correct a few things they do. But once I see that blank stare I just move on.
     
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  18. RavenNole

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    With the game last night the lightning broke the record set by the New Jersey devils in 1994 of most overtime minutes played in a single playoffs. Already over 3 full games of overtime so far these playoffs.
     
  19. Illinihockey

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    Coaching hockey is great except for the parents. Its crazy, it starts at age 7-8 and doesn't get any better over time
     
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  20. DeToxRox

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  21. 34

    34 just gonna send it
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    Finally, back to black uniforms
     
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  22. teel

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    Sens should just steal the uniforms from the Eden Hall Warriors

    Edit: I misremembered and those had an Indian head not an actual warrior, teelsy regrets the error
     
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  23. 34

    34 just gonna send it
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  24. Dump

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    so classic
     
  25. zeberdee

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    calling something from the 90s classic. way to make me feel old dump.
     
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  26. DuffandMuff

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  27. Dump

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    this is the shit that I like
     
  28. dtx

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    [​IMG]
     
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  29. DuffandMuff

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    Healthy stammer and pointer and my prediction would've been bolts in three.
     
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  30. bro

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    Bolts in 3
     
  31. dtx

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  32. Dump

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  33. JGator1

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  34. Vince Benedict

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    How long have Islanders fans been waiting for something to cheer for?

    They actually stalked the team flight from Edmonton and were at the airport to welcome the team home.



     
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  35. DeToxRox

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  36. dtx

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    lmao people are really offering me $150 each for tickets to a watch party at aac that i got for free for being a season ticket holder

    hockey town confirmed

    :texassmug:
     
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  37. DeToxRox

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  38. Truman

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    The way that's worded makes it seem like the AAV isnt an issue for Pietrangelo, which is hard to believe.
     
  39. CF3234

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    Naw. No chance he was ok with that AAV. Josi got 9 AAV. Pre-Covid, but still. He's the #1 D-man on the UFA market and it's not close. Longterm, Blues are doing the right thing letting him walk, but it 100% narrows and maybe even closes their cup window.
     
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  40. DeToxRox

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    Yeah I think STL made a decent offer if the AAV is true. You can’t let loyalty blind you though.
     
  41. Truman

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    COVID has fucked everything
     
  42. CF3234

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    I think it's the right offer if you care about not having an anchor on your cap the last 3-4 years of the deal. but It's 100% not enough to sign a top end defenseman. I don't blame Pietrangelo in the slightest for giving that contract the :yaoface: but STL is doing good business here for their org. He's really good, but I don't think he's in that all time tier where paying him into his 30s is going to end well.
     
  43. RavenNole

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    without knowing the structure? So sign a contract blind?
     
  44. DeToxRox

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    I am wondering if they mean signing bonus, which would be protection if they lose a season to Covid.
     
  45. CF3234

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    I interpret it at, they will do a deal at 7.7AAV and figure out the structure later. That's a laughable offer considering the money really isn't very close.
     
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  46. Vince Benedict

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    I'd be willing to bet the StL offer was only for 4 or 5 years.

    7.7 AAV starts getting really risky in the middle 30s for d men who have had no reservations about dropping down and blocking 160 shots per season.
     
  47. IHHH

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    He should not sign that, but this COVID thing must be so infuriating for these guys. He would’ve gotten 10 a year
     
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  48. Truman

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    It’s gonna suck to see them walk, but it’s probably for the best. It will still suck. Especially when he plays great for the next 3-4 years
     
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  49. Champ

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    I’d be willing to bet it’s quite longer if the offer is as low as 7.7 AAV.
     
  50. IHHH

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    for chicago