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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:27 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:57 pm 
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Can't wait for the new season. Just can't wait.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:18 pm 
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We need more forwards. Still a massive hole in the roster with Colborne leaving.

Gaudreau - Monahan - Brouwer
This is fine.

Tkachuk - Backlund - Frolik
This is wishful, don't think Tkachuk is ready for 2nd line minutes, but neither is Shinkaruk or Ferland. Maybe Stajan winds up on LW?

Ferland/Shinkaruk - Bennett - Stajan
Put Stajan on RW because why not.

Bollig - Bouma - Chiasson/Hathaway/Hamilton
Lots of random crap here that will probably find their way to the 2nd/3rd lines.

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome New Guys
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:59 pm 
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Ron Swanson wrote:
We need more forwards. Still a massive hole in the roster with Colborne leaving.

Gaudreau - Monahan - Brouwer
This is fine.

Tkachuk - Backlund - Frolik
This is wishful, don't think Tkachuk is ready for 2nd line minutes, but neither is Shinkaruk or Ferland. Maybe Stajan winds up on LW?

Ferland/Shinkaruk - Bennett - Stajan
Put Stajan on RW because why not.

Bollig - Bouma - Chiasson/Hathaway/Hamilton
Lots of random crap here that will probably find their way to the 2nd/3rd lines.


Jesus. We suck.


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 Post subject: Re: Welcome New Guys
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:23 pm 
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Fixed the huge goaltending hole though. We should be on the playoff bubble this season.

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome New Guys
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:52 pm 
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Playoffs? Are you kidding me? Playoffs? I just hope we win a game.

I was almost optimistic until I saw how our forwards look on paper. Our first line is fine, and then we have 3 third lines.


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 Post subject: Re: Welcome New Guys
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:24 pm 
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Playoff bubble. At the very least in the wiid card position. We could have made the playoffs last year if it wasn't for the utterly crappy goal-tending, especially in the first half. So yah, playoffs.

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome New Guys
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:39 pm 
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According to advanced stats, we would have made the playoffs last season with league average goaltending.

I just think we would have lost fewer games by 4+ goals.

Speaking of advanced stats, I think I'd like Sam Gagner as a free agent. Shitty shooting results but other advanced stats things are good with him, might be able to keep up on Gaudreau / Monahan's line.

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome New Guys
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What advanced stats had us making the playoffs with league average goaltending? We were near the bottom in all Corsi and Fenwick types...


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 Post subject: Re: Welcome New Guys
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:10 pm 
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I do not recall but it was a compelling argument. Hero charts or something, maybe?

Basically with competent goaltending we would have had a significant number of key goals against reduced.

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome New Guys
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:21 pm 
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I'm naturally pessimistic, and so I say we finish somewhere between 27th and 20th overall and miss the playoffs by 8-12 points.

I don't buy the argument that bad goaltending is what fucked us last year. We ranked 20th or worse in just about every statistical category other than goals for. Goals against, 30th. PP, 22nd. PK, 30th. Shots for, 20th. Shots against, 20th. Faceoffs, 27th. And what's scary is that despite all the talk about us overachieving in 2014-15 and regressing back to the mean in 2015-16, our shooting percentage was still 6th in the league. In other words, we were somewhat lucky to score as much as we did.

I just don't see us improving that much by swapping out Hiller/Ramo for Elliot/Johnson. We're still going to have some form of tandem going I assume - if we don't, we're taking a big risk on Elliot since he hasn't played more than 45 games since 2010-11. Even if Elliot plays great, we're going to need Johnson to cover 30+ games this year. There's a reason why Johnson is playing for his 6th team since 2010-11.

I'd love to be proven wrong though.


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 Post subject: Re: Welcome New Guys
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:25 pm 
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I'm almost certain that Moose & Chad Vader will platoon as a 1A/1B, and Chad Vader may actually be the better goalie of the two.

Yes other holes need filling, hopefully new coach helps with that.

And we will always suck at faceoffs.

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s3c0ndh4nd wrote:
I'm naturally pessimistic...I'd love to be proven wrong though.



And you will be.

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I'm with Drak. Image

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome New Guys
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:33 pm 
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That Chad Vader guy is pretty good.

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