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  1. I remember this exact scenario being brought up months ago in another thread here but my answer will be basically the same. If you get the same return Quebec did then yes. But you could also get a ROR return as well. And we all know how well that worked out. Which return do you think Jbots could get? haha Also gotta remember that even after Quebec made that deal, it wasnt until 5 years later & after they moved across the continent to another city that they were able to win a Cup.
  2. Whalers games were some of my favorite games as a kid when i grew up watching the Sabres. Seemed there were always multiple fights & the games were always physical. Just something i remember with the few brain cells i have left from back then haha. I hope MSG puts these games on YT as well or i can find them somewhere else on there. I couldnt watch the broadcast on cable but i'd love to watch some of these games.
  3. Such a good idea releasing these games to watch now. I just wish it didnt end the way it did. Maybe if i rewatch all of these, the ending will change? Here's to hoping for the best!
  4. The good thing about all this is that kids are largely safe from this virus. With a mortality rate of 0.2% from 10-19 meaning theyre 99.8% likely not to be deathly ill from its effects. However they can still carry the virus & pass it to others, which is why closing the schools for a short time is a good idea. If i personally were a parent, I'd keep my kids home to play it on the safe side regardless of what NYS does. I'm sure other parents are doing the same, (even though it poses some difficulties with sitting in some cases). But it does seem like a State-wide closing will be announced at any day or moment. Cuomo is getting a lot of pressure to do it, so knowing him he will.
  5. I imagine the AHL was waiting to see what the NHL did... now that the NHL season is suspended, i imagine the AHL will soon follow suit
  6. Send an email of your plan to Botterill... seriously. He may not read it but if theres even just a chance at it, i say its worth it! 😛
  7. Looks like ur gif is from that Good Time movie by the Safdie Brothers. Such a underrated gem imo. But can you imagine if Risto had broken the glass on that ghost hit? He would've been on every sports bloopers highlight reel from now til eternity. He's lucky it didnt happen haha
  8. Yeah anyone who thought UPL might be up here next year were out of their minds. It often takes 2, 3, 4 years in the minors for a goalie to properly develop & be ready for the pro game. This will have been a good learning experience for UPL. As he now has a better idea of the speed of professional players & what he needs to work on. Sure it wouldve been nice to see him put up stellar numbers & dominate. But a solid learning experience that'll aid in his growth isnt that bad either. He's years away from ever playing here. I'd expect him to play well in Cinci down the stretch here.
  9. Rick Vaive's toughness Andrew Peters' willingness to buy you drinks on Chippewa late at night Derek Roys ability to get young hot girls Dominic Hasek's desire & will to be the best Eichel's talent mixed with some LaFontaine & Mogilny on top Kyle Okposo's contract but used on this Frankenstein player 😛
  10. An upgrade at goalie definitely needs to happen. Ulmark going down definitely hurt us, but there have been far too many soft goals let in this year. However, we also can't expect every goalie to be Hasek either. Over this season, heck focus just on this roadtrip, there were plays where our defenseman made bone headed plays or where we werent tying up attackers sticks or playing heavy on their body, leaving forwards wide open & alone with space & hanging the goalie out to dry. There were lazy or misguided passes by our forwards that led to oddman opportunities that RK needs to ask what those players were thinking & then correct it. Hasek was good enough to stop a lot of those chances when our play broke down, but you can't expect that from everyone else... its why he was the Dominator. We talk about effort. Colin Miller i see is trying. But he's made a ton of bone headed mistakes that have cost our team goals. I heard the other night on the broadcast a comment from RK about how he thinks the guys have finally understood how he wants to play D. Every coach has their own system & it takes time to understand it & get to the point where you dont have to think about what you're doing & you just go out & react & play. Think of how often we've changed coaches/systems. I saw the Bruins mentioned above. They have stability & consistency thruout their organization & it shows on the ice. Whereas we have the total opposite of that & it shows on the ice. A dysfunctional organization will have a dysfunctional team. They go hand in hand. Unless theres some cant miss great GM out there looking for a job, i think we need to stick with Jbots for this offseason, just to try to have some stabilization of the franchise. But i think we have a golden opportunity to change the culture with the amount of players we can swap out of here. Some of these guys have known nothing but losing. Kahun while young had a taste of a winning organization. Simmonds has as well. Bring a few other guys, goalie/2c, 2RW & another year with the same system & that culture should change by addition & subtraction. I know everyones frustrated, i am for sure. But unless theres a clear upgrade at GM, blowing this up will cause more harm than good. We're really not that far away. For as much as we suck, we're a non Hutton 1st half of the season, a Skinner who scores 10 more goals, a healthy VO & 2C away from making the playoffs this year. Tage Thompson mightve helped too. (Did i really just say TT?, never mind i take everything i just said back!) haha we're doomed! Na but really i just dont want TP firing Jbots without a clear plan & upgrade to replace him. IF they had a GM they wanted now then sure maybe, but dont fire him & then look for your guy. You shouldnt quit your job before you already have a new one lined up. You don't move out of your house unless you have a new one lined up. I'd be more comfortable with replacing Jbots if it was because they had a guy in mind, not just because the fan base was riled up. But if we're having this same conversation next year, then yeah get him the $%@! out of here!
  11. both guys blew it on that play, but Millers gotta stay with his man
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