NHL Thread: One Cookie Each, Practice Tomorrow

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  1. IrishLAX2

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    Dolan, on the other hand, will probably run sales promos in the greater Raleigh area if suites don’t sell-out.
     
  2. Fran Tarkenton

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    Nashville does this too. Smart.
     
  3. DeToxRox

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  4. zeberdee

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  5. zeberdee

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    also guys, who gives a shit what the NY Post has to say?

    we're better than that.

    not that we're good or anything, but that's the bottom of the barrel.
     
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  6. IrishLAX2

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    We should’ve known when they hired Larry Brooks decades ago.
     
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  7. WC

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    I knew we were trying to match up the Staal line with Bergeron’s, but didn’t realize it was this sharp of a contrast. Home ice last change basically decided the series.

     
  8. enjj

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    Only been two weeks of playoff hockey but a night off feels odd.
     
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  9. danny2430

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    Pardon my ignorance, but is there a reason the Blues and Avs aren’t playing tonight?

    They’ve been done since last Thursday
     
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  11. Truman

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    Fouled out 3 min into the 2nd half
     
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  12. ohhaithur

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    Looks like the Stanley Cup Final schedule will go until June 29...that's so late
     
  13. Wendel Clark

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  14. Mix

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    New owners starting strong.

     
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  15. DeToxRox

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    FSG is a really analytically driven company, so it doesn’t shock me that they aren’t going to offer huge deals to those guys. Curious how that works out in the interim.
     
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  16. Mix

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    I think they have to let Letang walk but you have to re-sign Malkin.
     
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  17. DeToxRox

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    I concur. I think Malkin is worth 3x8 or something along those lines. The Pens window is basically going to be cracked open for 3-4 more years anyway. Lock him in for the duration.
     
  18. Truman

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    Only seeing two games on the schedule tonight made me sad. We were spoiled by the first round.
     
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  19. Sean Connery

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    I’m the opposite. The Pens don’t have any other defensemen who can carry the big minutes Letang does. You could argue Matheson, but I think he’s a much better 2nd pairing guy. He can be brilliant or he can skate himself into a turnover as he carries into the offensive zone.

    Malkin has fallen off, granted he’s coming off significant knee surgery, but I don’t think physical regression is going to be kind to him. If he’d be willing to take a notable pay cut, I’d be all for bringing him back.

    Ultimately, I don’t think it matters as the window is likely closed, but FSG is known to be quite aggressive when it comes to remaining competitive. I’m very interested to see what happens with Rust. If they’re priced out, I’d love to see them use the money on Rakell.

    Letting McCann walk and extending Carter is looking rather poor in hindsight.
     
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  20. The Banks

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    3x15 seems like a pretty fair offer for Letang. Probably worth 8M this coming year, 5M next, and 2M when he’s 37.
     
  21. Cornfed Buffalo

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  22. Mix

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    Problem is from what I've read is Letang has no interest in a hometown discount and the market for dmen is just insane. His body won't survive 5-6 years that some crazy team will give him and Pens should not match that. I think you take the Letang money and shift it to Rust and hope Malkin takes a 3x6.5-7ish.
    I'd like to see NHL teams learn from NBA and rest guys more often. Malkin and Crosby having minutes managed til late in the year would be so much smarter.
     
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  23. Sean Connery

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    Jarry, too
     
  24. Truman

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    Oettinger was so absurd. Also Mike Smith.... obamanotbad.jpeg

     
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  25. The Banks

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    TBF, 7 games in an incredibly small sample size.
     
  26. Truman

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    Well duh. The entire playoff is a small sample size. This is just commentary on how well they played in the first rd. :idk:
     
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  27. teel

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    Can't be talking about sample sizes in the playoffs, you either help your team advance or you don't
     
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  28. zeberdee

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  29. WC

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    Im not an expert of metrics like these, but I generally understand top right is good. For Raanta is the interpretation that he didn’t face a ton of high danger shots (xG) but that he stopped a slightly above average amount of the ones he did see?
     
  30. Truman

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    That chart doesnt show high danger vs low danger, just the total of xG.

    For instance lets say a ton of shots from the point w no screen is worth .1 xG. but high danger chance in the slot is worth .5 xG. It could be the Canes allowed just a ton of point shots and very few slot shots, or just a few high danger shots.

    Relative to the rest of the teams, CAR didnt allow a ton of shots that amassed a high xG. And yeah he was above average in stopping them.
     
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  31. beerleagueman

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    I can feel the hockey in the air with the rising dew point
     
  32. WC

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    Yea, high danger was the wrong term. But you got what I was getting at. Much thanks.
     
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  33. Dump

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    It was a great first round and they finally ditched NBCSports and the NHL Network which no one had
     
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  34. IrishLAX2

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    Pretty much, yes. Faced slightly less than average xGF chances. Saved slightly more than average.
     
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  35. The Banks

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    I don’t know anyone that didn’t have NBC Sports but had to use Sling TV to watch most of the first round.
     
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  36. DeToxRox

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  37. miles

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  38. DeToxRox

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    This is smart
     
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  39. DeToxRox

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    I worry about a big guy like him being able to effectively use his size playing a North American game. I like his tools and I suspect he will be a consistent 20-30 goal guy but he’s definitely a huge risk.
     
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  40. Sub-Zero

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    I'm getting nervous.

    I also haven't been to a Panther playoff game in person since they got swept by the Devils in 2000. I'm wearing my red Bure jersey tonight (since I wore it for games 4,5,6 vs Caps). The last time I went to a playoff game, Bure was on the team.
     
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  41. DeToxRox

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    Feels like it should be Barry Trotz interviewing the Winnipeg Jets
     
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  42. miles

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    I still think Winnipeg should blow it up, but if you're going to have another go at it with this core, that's probably the best option/fit they could hope for. If there's anyone out there that could fix their issues on the back end, it's Trotz.
     
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  43. bro

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  44. DeToxRox

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    I only want Trotz in WPG if they promise to keep Scheifele. Would be hilarious to see that marriage.
     
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  45. danny2430

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    Miss watching the Russian Rocket
     
  46. Truman

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    This is some amazing spin. Or something

     
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  47. bro

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    Ken needs to calm down
     
  48. CF3234

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    I remember this series. I went to the game where the Devils scored a SHG on a 5 on 3 PK
     
  49. Sub-Zero

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    I remember that I went but dont remember a single thing about actually being there or what happened.
     
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  50. CF3234

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    that's the only thing I remember because it was so pathetic.

    And apparently my childhood memory is broken because this never happened.