24 Cups - (Steve)

Member since November 12, 2007

Habs fan since: 1959
Favorite current player: Brendan Gallagher
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur

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  • Comment on Eighth HI/O summit planned for Nov. 29th (2014-07-17 10:43:41)
    B - Looks like you beat me to it as I was just going to post the same thoughts. As well, Markov's 3 year deal is looking pretty decent compared to Orpik's five year/5.5M a season contract. That's even after using the extra two years to make up the difference in age. 24 Cups
  • Comment on Eighth HI/O summit planned for Nov. 29th (2014-07-17 08:37:24)
    Looks like the boys are shooting the lights out at The Open. Anybody but Tiger is fine by me. 24 Cups
  • Comment on Eighth HI/O summit planned for Nov. 29th (2014-07-16 09:26:55)
    That basically proves my point about forwards as only Hartnell has really been a decent success. Drafting Hornqvist in the 7th round is pure luck just like some other teams. The Forsberg and K brothers/Radulov/Gill playoff experiments were total busts. Before Seth Jones, the Preds only picked twice in the top ten over a ten year period. Other teams like Chicago, St Louis and LA tanked and were able to add solid building blocks. Of course Edmonton unwillingly did the same and are still on shaky ground. 24 Cups
  • Comment on Eighth HI/O summit planned for Nov. 29th (2014-07-16 09:17:57)
    Brian - Sorry but I don't have any contacts. I just like to visit the city. It's a bit like Toronto was years ago. 24 Cups
  • Comment on Eighth HI/O summit planned for Nov. 29th (2014-07-16 08:04:09)
    Cal - I have visited Nashville a few times and can tell you it's a great city with a perfectly located hockey venue. Alas, Nashville as a franchise has been held back for a variety of reasons. - first and foremost a lack of money and the ability to spend up to the cap - because of this, their coach employed a defense first approach to the game for well over a decade. They didn't bottom out but basically lived the life of a bubble team - because of that fact the team never was in the running for the prime offensive draft picks like Tavares or Stamkos - Nashville got burned both times they went all in on a Cup run - free agents don't want to play there because it's not a "marquee city" - they have a great record of drafting Dmen and goalies but usually strike out when it comes to forwards - Signing all these retreads this summer will probably cost them a chance at one of the two top lottery picks. Ultimately, that failure to reset the franchise could be all she wrote. 24 Cups
  • Comment on Eighth HI/O summit planned for Nov. 29th (2014-07-16 07:45:23)
    The Preds replace a devout Christian with a poster boy for bad behaviour. Go figure. Having said that, here's an interesting fact about Ribeiro. Since 2003-04 he’s posted 431 assists, which is the eighth highest total in the league. He’s also proved his durability as he’s played in the 10th most games among forwards during that stretch. He also works well with a gunslinger and Neal fits that role perfectly. 24 Cups
  • Comment on Eighth HI/O summit planned for Nov. 29th (2014-07-15 17:06:59)
    rhino - Keeping Glachenyuk on the left side for another year is a no brainer. It makes tons of sense in terms of the present day assets available to play LW or C. I totally agree with your last three sentences. 24 Cups
  • Comment on Eighth HI/O summit planned for Nov. 29th (2014-07-15 17:02:40)
    DD - It's Ollie the slug. Fisher is out for six months so I guess this is why some of these moves were made. Nashville was also in on the Spezza sweepstakes and even kicked the tires on Vinny. Rob - I can see Ribeiro rebounding. The guy can always put up points. Things must have been really bad in Arizona to get bought out after just one year. Once a jerk, always a jerk? I figure Volchenkov is the replacement for Klein. 24 Cups
  • Comment on Eighth HI/O summit planned for Nov. 29th (2014-07-15 15:50:45)
    Rob - Nashville couldn't get any really good players (besides Neal) so they have now settled on slugs and underachievers such as Jokinen, Roy, Stalberg, Ribeiro and Volchenkov. They better hope that Rinne bounces back big time. 24 Cups
  • Comment on Fans pack Bell Sports Complex to watch final scrimmage at development camp (2014-07-14 18:06:14)
    Rusty Nails and Grand Marnier were my undoing on the weekend. I'm going to try and not drink at this year's Summit. I mean how hard can it be? 24 Cups