@ingy56 @Pent_House @HHT speak of the devil I actually want to get into coaching asap myself.
19 hours, 47 minutes ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@ingy56 @HHT appreciate the trust ingy lol lots of people questioning me lately haha.
I can't say I'm a big fan of perlini. He's big but he plays a finnesse game when I see him the few times. Lots of rush, PP scoring, lots of those wacky goals that you see in junior but don't really happen in the pro's. He seems to beneift a lot from verhaeghe as well. Who know's maybe when turning pro he starts to use his size more but he seems risky for me at #8.
20 hours, 16 minutes ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@Mind Bomb @Pent_House @ingy56 it's about time duke the dog got a call-up
20 hours, 19 minutes ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@Burtonboy @Pent_House @wiski @The_Polish_Cannon @rustynail yea those PPP guys really turned so many people off it. It's unfortunate those guys were the big promoters of it. I thought I could be an arrogant asshole at times but those guys blow me out the water. I look like an altar boy beside em lol
20 hours, 24 minutes ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@wiski @Pent_House @Burtonboy @The_Polish_Cannon @rustynail Yea no doubt polak, it's only going to grow from here. I still think some of those stats are flawed, but I do see more value in them then say 2-3 years ago when i thought they were completely useless.
20 hours, 32 minutes ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@Burtonboy @The_Polish_Cannon @rustynail I saw Corsi numbers for the first time on TSN last night
20 hours, 36 minutes ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@Mind Bomb @Pent_House @ingy56 Definitely a valid point MB, I wouldn't be mad if that's what ended up happening. I've just been changing my mind so much in the last two weeks I find I can't really be decisive on anything any more. I've wanted to tear it down and rebuild, I've thought about just tweaking, I've thought about re-doing the 2nd line, thought about keeping RC and firing him. Keeping Kessel and trading Kessel. I can see validity in a lot of ideas, but I can't even begin to decide what I think would be the best one.
20 hours, 45 minutes ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@darthNihilus I don't really trust those giveaway stats, I've seen some rinks treat a dump in for a fore-check as a giveaway, which I don't really think is the spirit of a giveaway.
20 hours, 51 minutes ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@Mind Bomb @Pent_House @ingy56 I can see that argument as well MB, my only concern is it's always extremely expensive to get into the top5 even if we're only 3 spots away, and sometimes teams just simply won't want to give that up. To be honest, I'm fine either way. If we can move up, I hope nonis does it, if not and we're stuck with Vartanen, or Ricthie I'm okay with that too.
21 hours, 5 minutes ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@ingy56 @Pent_House yup exactly, once we have enough assets we can use them to get what's lacking. Maybe we end up with a surprise in our system anyway, never know what Gauthier turns into for example. So far the only real knock I see on Ritchie is inconsistency, which is nothing surprising in a young player, we hear it ever year. Besides, inconsistency is something that can be over-come with getting stronger, more fit, coaching, time, etc. Hands, and 6'4 235 lbs cannot be taught. Plus the guy is already mean from what I've researched.
21 hours, 8 minutes ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@ingy56 @Pent_House Have to take what's given to us. Not really many centres worth talking about in our range, seem to just be in that top5. Nothing wrong with adding a gifted power-forward, they're always just as hard to find. Potentially having Leivo and Ritchie somewhere down the line on our 2nd line would be amazing. If we can't get the big centres, might as well insulate our smaller centres with huge wingers.
21 hours, 13 minutes ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@ingy56 he's the guy I really want this year
21 hours, 18 minutes ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@Burtonboy @rustynail That was one of the most puzzling things for me... the team did such a great job job of crafting an identity, being so hard to play against,and then in one summer it was like management wanted to go the complete opposite direction. Last year I remember so many player interviews from other teams, talking about hating to play us, how they knew it would be a war etc. and then this year you have comments like the one hitchcock made.
21 hours, 19 minutes ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@Burtonboy Just the nature of the beast I guess BB. Could have been an injury or he could have just been really worn down by the end of the season. I still believe in the guy, I just wish we had another really good d-man to compliment the guy. My only real negative on ph9 has been not dropping the gloves, but I guess that can be a function of not having another top d-man. If there was another guy, he probably wouldn't worry about sitting in the box for 5 min.
21 hours, 22 minutes ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@loomx @Pent_House @Yan28 thanks!
1 day, 11 hours ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@loomx @Pent_House @Yan28 Good job buddy, I love when you do the dirty work for me. I was just about to do a cba search at 230 after watching 7 hours of hockey.
1 day, 12 hours ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@loomx @Pent_House @Yan28 hop off my dick. it's 2 am and that's what you reply to in the whole thread lol
Have a good night boys, I gotta keep ploughing through these Marlie reports.
1 day, 13 hours ago on NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread
@Keeon I looked over the responses and a few guys replied to him that he was RFA. Mirtle replied back with some link that had him as UFA and that site used cap-geek as a source. Lol obviously the site fucked up because on cap-geek he's actually RFA, and again, he's 25 with only 5 years pro. Neither is enough to meet UFA status. Only way he'd be UFA at his point is if the leafs didn't send him a qualifying offer this summer, which I'm sure they will do.
@wendelsfist @Yan28 I'd take him over Franson at this point though. He's got more balls than Franson, and his shot is better. Equally bad defensively, and at least Brennan is way more mobile. a million times cheaper as well.
@Keeon No I don't do social media, but I'm sure I'm not the only one to point out that mirtle is an idiot.
@Komas Taberle @Uncle Otis @wiski That sucks cause the brunette is way cuter.
I feel sorry for that Beauty slav Stamkos. He needs to get traded to a legit team.
@Yan28 fuckin epic fail, it takes 2 seconds to check cap-geek. Even just common sense, Brennan is only 25, so he doesn't have the age or years pro to be UFA. what a dumbass.
@Yan28 He's RFA not UFA. Not his choice if he re-signs with Leafs or not.
@Belfour20/JB-45 @Pent_House I paint beautiful pictures
2 days ago on Morning Mashup: Drafting in the 8 spot
@Belfour20/JB-45 @Pent_House it would be beautiful, imagine all the cursing we could do, the mic picking up the swoosh of my ice cubes swirling in my glass of vodka. The kush smoke exhaled.
@CanuckUKinToronto @Burtonboy He's really slowed down recently. Everyone has scouted him down.
@Belfour20/JB-45 @Pent_House Yea we just need to find a fast talker who can deal with my arrogance for 2 hours
@Belfour20/JB-45 It would be great if we did radio for games for play by play. I'd love to do the colour with someone else doing the play by play. Have my drink and spliff, I'd be like Will Arnett in Semi-Pro.
@Archie Vanlanda @Pent_House @CanuckUKinToronto yea 6'1 210 is massive for junior, but not so much NHL. There would be many big guys ready to challenge him, the mean streak has to come from his temperament, not the fact that he's bigger than everyone else so he can roughhouse, if you understand what I'm getting at. Some guys are tough period, while some guys are tough because they can be in their circumstance.
@CanuckUKinToronto @Pent_House yea that's true, ritchie will probably end up at 240 though, maybe 250. I don't think we can go wrong with either guy, but if it comes down to choice I think I'd take Ritchie, plus he's an ontario boy. Either way I like having another power-foward in the stable.
@CanuckUKinToronto @Pent_House yea but he's only 6'1 210 so that mean streak really has to be born in his mind, to translate to the pro's. Ritchie is just a man child, he's 6.305 right now, probably reaches 6.4 , he'll be physically dominant regardless.
If we're going to take one of the power forwards I'd go with Ritchie then Virtanen.
Perlini won't translate to NHL .
great I cant set my PVR cause the schedule is fucked
2 days, 1 hour ago on Morning Mashup: Drafting in the 8 spot
@Dangle_My_Berries @Pent_House I'd love to add him though, I'd gladly give up Kessel+
2 days, 15 hours ago on 2014 NHL Draft Lottery – Harnessing the Power of 3.6%
@Dangle_My_Berries you skipped over the last part of him still committed to the team.
@loomx @Pent_House I have no faith in the rangers. They don't have an identity, I think vingeanult (sp) is terrible coach, and I don't think to highly of Nash and Richards.
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Pent_House @bob sacamano my propaganda is slowly progressing lol
@loomx @Pent_House Philly will slap em 1st round
@ShiftyD @Pent_House My bracket has Sharks vs Bruins final, I chose the Sharks to win. Sharks are stupid deep and they got Hertl back,
@Fish Head @Pent_House Looks like you'll be losing 50 big guy, Kings will get eaten alive in the Shark tank.
Last thought of the night: Sharks win the cup
@Fish Head @ShiftyD Lol some facial hair too
@bob sacamano Only problem is Kopitar is a glorious slav, and Draisaitl is strudel eating German lol
@loomx @Pent_House @BrandonCheema @wendelsfist ok
2 days, 16 hours ago on 2014 NHL Draft Lottery – Harnessing the Power of 3.6%
@[BBirde] I'd say that's the best part, but I know all good canadians boys don't like that talk lol Ph9 should be ending more careers.
@loomx @Pent_House @BrandonCheema @wendelsfist He's got one series worth talking about which was against Nashville.
@wendelsfist @Pent_House He didn't say who it was, but educated guess would make you think Rielly or Gardiner, and out of those two I'd bet money it's Gardiner.
@mike_84 @Pent_House wasn't revealed but RC was shocked lol