I suppose they could have run the replay and put a stopwatch on it. Plenty of backup to the war room.
Only a moron takes Tretiak out of a game.
Lucic is dead money walking, so Edmonton would have about three-quarters of that salary. As the game gets faster, Lucic gets slower. Of all the bad contracts in the league, that might be the worst.
Try to add a center, make sure Thomas and Kyrou get long looks this season and hire a proven power-play coach for the staff.
For RNH the Oilers would need to upgrade their blue line, something they are trying to do other ways. Schmaltz is not the upgrade they are looking for.
They should be back in the bracket next season, barring ridiculous injuries, and therefore they will be a contender. No reason to below this team up.
Almost a done deal. I believe Seattle starts play in 2021.
At some point we'll do a profile on him I'm sure. Up-and-coming guy, coming off a great OHL season. He and Van Ryn are rising coaches in the business.
Your faith in Vincent Riendeau far exceeds mine.
Obviously Tavares, the far superior player.
Right-shot defense with size, agility, skating ability, ice vision and puck skills.
Trotz is a defensive-minded coach who uses the traditional four-line structure, so there isn't much difference there. Vegas spread speed and skill over four lines to stay in attack mode. They looked for quick strike breakouts and avoided slow regroups as much as possible. That is forcing all teams, not just the Blues, to rethink their checking line and energy line strategies.
Well, Nashville barely made the bracket last year, then played for the Cup. They got better and better as the playoffs went on. That's the key. Fans believe the Blues are miles behind this other teams but they aren't. In the cap era, very little separates teams. It comes down to goaltending, healthy, puck luck and the team rising up collectively round to round.
So you want to trade Paryako, Thompson and a No. 1 for Brady Tkachukl? Wow.
Bettman seems to be denying that CTE exists, judging from his deposition. Playing along the NHL lines.
We have gone over the same names every week. Perhaps we can do a piece on STLToday on the potential targets.
Yes, the Blues will try to add a winger in addition to a center. No, the Blues will not give up on next season and go into full rebuild mode. There is no reason to plunge into three or four years of deliberate losing with a prime-age talent base as good as this one.