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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    But he habitually kicks tires to check if they're still inflated before promptly sitting behind the wheel not driving anywhere!
    Then you need the AI GM to self drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    You can say the Wild have bad contracts if you want but the contracts ...
    I still say the team sitting the worst as far as contracts right now is Chicago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Then you need the AI GM to self drive?
    We do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    I still say the team sitting the worst as far as contracts right now is Chicago.
    When Hossa files his retirement papers, do the 'Hawks recapture his cap space or do they have to trade it to Arizona/Long Island/Florida?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    When Hossa files his retirement papers, do the 'Hawks recapture his cap space or do they have to trade it to Arizona/Long Island/Florida?
    Not sure. I think they don't get to recapture it all but do recapture some.
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    Re: NHL 2018: When the AI GM is smarter than actual GMs...

    Quote Originally Posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    Your team isnt sh*t because of the new expansion draft.
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    The long long winter may have come to an end...

    @StapeAthletic: Exclusive: Lou Lamoriello will be hired to run Islanders' hockey operations https://theathletic.com/363029/2018/...ey-operations/
    What, Joe Bertagna wasn't available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    People complained about the expansion rules afforded to Vegas well before they played their first game and I doubt that was limited to Wild fans. Sure no one envisioned a Stanley Cup run but that's beside the point. It's a forest, Gump - not just trees.
    So you'd still be *****ing if they had finished last?
    Really?
    Expansion rules change...so what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    What Vegas is doing is showing other teams that the "requirement" to spend a huge amount of your salary cap on one or two players is not just not needed, but it's a bad idea in general. The same kind of spending (for now, as it will change as the team matures) is in Winnipeg.

    Blame the cap all you want, but it's nice to see some different thinking, and it works.

    As for the Pens- a friend here at work is a big fan of theirs- Flurey wasn't a gift, as much as it was a concession that Murray was the future for the team. Especially when you see the angst that the Pens had for many years due to his meltdowns in post season. He was on his way out, one way or another. IMHO, he really needed a change for a breath of fresh teammates. Being a goalie is 99.5% mental, so the change really helped his game.
    Fleury should have been traded for assets, instead teams let him go to Vegas in the draft for nothing. Heck, there were jokes for two seasons about Fleury shopping for homes in Vegas.

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    Re: NHL 2018: When the AI GM is smarter than actual GMs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Fleury should have been traded for assets, instead teams let him go to Vegas in the draft for nothing. Heck, there were jokes for two seasons about Fleury shopping for homes in Vegas.
    shoulda, woulda, coulda, But they didn't. What sucks for the pens (yay!) is good for Vegas (Vegas BABY!).

    IIRC, some pages back, someone posted info about all the deals that Vegas got, and it sounded to me that many of these players were with added bonuses to Vegas just to take them. So it was quite a bit less than nothing- they were essentially bribed to take him.

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    I think the lesson here is only admit teams into a league one at a time, otherwise the available talent in the expansion draft is diluted to the point of being a joke. This was IMO the first draft anybody ever handled correctly -- league or team. They certainly overachieved, but that's to their credit. The expansion teams that have been wallowing without hope didn't "do it right," they were screwed by circumstance and then still did it wrong.
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    Re: NHL 2018: When the AI GM is smarter than actual GMs...

    Quote Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time View Post
    Expansion rules change...so what.
    So what? You act like I've slit my wrists when in actuality I've done nothing more than calmly give the opinion the expansion rules this time around were far too favorable for my liking. Stop acting like I've insulted your mother and get over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    What, Joe Bertagna wasn't available?

    Lou must be over 300 years old.
    He's not a day over 270.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    So what? You act like I've slit my wrists when in actuality I've done nothing more than calmly give the opinion the expansion rules this time around were far too favorable for my liking. Stop acting like I've insulted your mother and get over it.
    I don't need to get over anything...the one complaining is you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    shoulda, woulda, coulda, But they didn't. What sucks for the pens (yay!) is good for Vegas (Vegas BABY!).

    IIRC, some pages back, someone posted info about all the deals that Vegas got, and it sounded to me that many of these players were with added bonuses to Vegas just to take them. So it was quite a bit less than nothing- they were essentially bribed to take him.
    That’s my point: Don’t blame the system and don’t blame VGK, blame the other teams for the players they handed over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    If there’s any blame to go around it’s to a) the salary cap changing who teams protected and b) the Penguins for gifting Vegas a Hall of Fame goalie.
    Well the Penguins could only keep one goalie and it’s pretty obvious why they chose to do it that way.

    As for trading for assets, Vegas could’ve bent them over and just taken Murray since Fleury had a NTC. They weren’t gonna let that happen and worst case scenario they buy out Fleury which would’ve had its own consequences, so this was better for everyone involved.
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    Now THAT is a great start for the Caps.
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    The most interesting moment this evening may be when Coburn and Wilson meet each other in the postgame handshake line.
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    Well. That was something of a first period. Fight night in the bay!

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