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2021 NHL Offseason - Let's Get Kraken


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15 hours ago, the admiral said:

Fleury traded to the Blackhawks, immediately contemplates retirement, gotta get right back to where we started from indeed

 

p.s., bfd that the Coyotes inspired Auston Matthews to take up hockey, it's ultimately way more of a zero-sum game than people make it out to be; if the league hadn't moved south, maybe some really good French-Canadian kid would have taken up hockey that year instead of taking up, I dunno, MMA or chain-smoking

 

Last I checked, the province of Quebec still has an NHL team. The league expanding its footprint beyond Canada, the Northeast, and some of the Midwest has not hindered any development in those areas, so your comment makes absolutely no sense.

 

As for the Fleury situation, this has made it really easy to identify casual fans on Twitter. The amount of people who are saying "should have traded Lehner instead of Fleury" without realizing that MAF is 6 years older, is making $2 million more, and might not even be as good this season is wild.

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1 minute ago, spartacat_12 said:

 

They must have another move or two planned. It was already a crowded crease with Bishop, Khudobin, and Oettinger.

 

They left Bishop exposed in the expansion draft after he agreed to waive his no movement clause.

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3 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

They left Bishop exposed in the expansion draft after he agreed to waive his no movement clause.

 

Yes, but he wasn't selected. And he will need to waive it again if they end up finding a trade partner, so that might limit their options. Considering Bishop's injury history Khudobin probably has more value in the trade market.

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The latter isn't the most significant move but one I really like by TB.  Bringing Bogosian back at league minimum is a great deal.

 

And with Coleman signing with Calgary, the Lightning's entire third line -- which was so good all postseason -- is gone. 😪

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Interesting to see Seattle sign Grubauer. Now they have three decent Gs, with Driedger and Vanecek, so they must be looking to trade one of the latter two. With all the work they did to sign Driedger before the expansion draft, though, I have to think it's Vanecek who's the odd man out.

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24 minutes ago, officeglenn said:

Interesting to see Seattle sign Grubauer. Now they have three decent Gs, with Driedger and Vanecek, so they must be looking to trade one of the latter two. With all the work they did to sign Driedger before the expansion draft, though, I have to think it's Vanecek who's the odd man out.

 

Yeah I think it's safe to say all the players that were on stage during the expansion draft will at least make it to opening night.

 

Vanecek has to go through waivers if they want him in the AHL, so he's definitely on the block now. There are rumblings that Washington could bring him back.

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A 2nd statement was made by the Canadiens, this time to try to slience the fans up who are still understandly disappointed about the Mailloux pick. They're keeping him off the ice for a year til it calms down, but he'll probably remain where he was originally intended to be in the AHL, so basically nothing. But the team forgot that people don't forget.

 

If the Habs have to make not one but two statements justifying a pick that the majority of their fans didn't want, maybe the pick was a bad idea.

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Maybe it's because of the Kraken that I'm more attuned to it, but I feel like ESPN's been doing a ton of .com hockey coverage today. Must be the new partnership deal, right? I don't ever remember hockey player movement being ESPN front page headlines before.

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54 minutes ago, DG_ThenNowForever said:

Maybe it's because of the Kraken that I'm more attuned to it, but I feel like ESPN's been doing a ton of .com hockey coverage today. Must be the new partnership deal, right? I don't ever remember hockey player movement being ESPN front page headlines before.


ESPN completely ignored the NHL for over 15 years. This treatment is new and it’s 100% because of the new deal. It’s laughably transparent how hockey is suddenly a sport again in their eyes.
 

2 hours ago, IceCap said:

and that's about it


Where was the lie in anything I said? Or were you just trying to get off a cheap joke? 

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1 hour ago, DG_ThenNowForever said:

Maybe it's because of the Kraken that I'm more attuned to it, but I feel like ESPN's been doing a ton of .com hockey coverage today. Must be the new partnership deal, right? I don't ever remember hockey player movement being ESPN front page headlines before.

 

100%. ESPN under Marc Shapiro didn't just stop covering the NHL because they lost the rights, they actively pushed the NHL off the network to make room for Bear Bryant biopics.

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These are your Carolina Hurricanes. Get used to it.


Six days after popular and affable goalie Alex Nedeljkovic was shipped out to the Detroit Red Wings, the Hurricanes on Wednesday (partially) replaced Dougie Hamilton with perhaps the least likeable player in the entire league.

Even as the Hurricanes underwent what appears to be a complete makeover in goal, adding Frederik Andersen and Antti Raanta, among other unconfirmed moves, it was hard to get past the free-agent signing of recidivist power-play specialist Tony DeAngelo, who at 25 will be joining his fourth NHL franchise, having burned many bridges behind him.

 

By a rough count, this is at least his fifth chance, the kind of repeated indulgence only raw talent can buy you. He’s signing a one-year deal for $1 million, the kind of contract you sign when you have nowhere else to go.

The Hurricanes deliberately chose to bring into their fold a player who was suspended in junior hockey for violating the Ontario Hockey League’s harassment, abuse and diversity policy against his own teammate. A player with a history of abusing officials. A player who the New York Rangers told to go pound sand in the middle of last season after reportedly instigating a fight with a teammate. A player whose behavior has remained consistent for more than seven years.

This isn’t even about DeAngelo’s politics, as much as he has indulged those whims on social media. A healthy locker room can absorb just about any amount of factional friction, even a player who defended himself to the New York Post by saying “I’m not a racist, I’m not an extremist and I’m not an insurrectionist.”

(There’s an Internet meme for that: My “I’m not racist, I’m not an extremist and I’m not an insurrectionist” T-shirt has people asking a lot of questions already answered by my shirt.)

 

Jesus Christ, the Hurricanes really are the Meme Team. Even their main newspaper's beat writer references memes! This team is for exactly 20,000 people on Twitter.

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Holy goalie movement, Batman.

Since the season ended:

 

Dell (NJ)->BUF

Anderson (WSH)->BUF

Grosenick (LA)->BOS (mentioned because he's a CCSLCer)
Kuemper (ARI)->COL

Hutton (BUF)->ARI

Elliott (PHI)->TB

Brossoit (WPG)->VGK
Vanacek (SEA)->WSH
Vladar (BOS)->CGY
Ullmark (BUF)->BOS
Rittich (TOR)->NSH
Grubauer (COL)->SEA

Bernier (CAR)->NJ
Reimer (CAR)->SJ
Jones (SJ)->PHI
Holtby (VAN)->DAL
Andersen (TOR)->CAR
Raanta (ARI)->CAR
Halak (BOS)->VAN
Mrazek (CAR)->TOR
Fleury (VGK)->CHI

Bernier (DET)->CAR
Nedeljovic (CAR)->DET
Hill (ARI)->SJ

Vanacek (WSH)->SEA
Daccord (OTT)->SEA
Driedger (FLA)->SEA

Rinne (NSH)->Retired

 

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