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    Quote Originally Posted by GEEMAN View Post
    That draft year didn’t have elite talent but enough good talent.

    When you draft #1 in that scenario and your player is a bust and out of the league so soon
    you fooked up .

    You can question the Oils development team but he should of been a top 6 player in this
    league.

    He was traded in his early 20’s there was plenty of time to turn his career around .

    The Nuge draft a year before also lacked elite talent but at least RNH has developed into a very good player.

    Domi , Dylan Strome , and others are turning around their careers at an early age with a change of scenery.

    I don’t think Nails gave a shit about putting in the commitment to succeed like Grigorenko .

    There are many examples of players who were drafted in the top 5 who never developed into stars but at least were productive players and not out of the league by 25 .
    They picked the BPA in the draft at the time, there is little question about it.
    He actually had a decent season post draft, both in the KHL and the NHL.
    But then they go the horrible Dallas Eakins as head coach and the next 2 seasons were disaster for both the Oilers and Yakupov. He was all over the lineup and never really got the coaching that was so critical at this stage of his development. And Yakupov needed a lot of work, he was a great goal scorer, but his defensive game was poor and his overall understanding of the game needed tuning. Once he lost his goal scoring bearings, he became mostly useless.

    They should have brought him slowly and help him develop both his offensive skills and rounding up his defensive game in the minors instead of rushing him in the NHL. Maybe with a different coach than Eakins it could have worked but by the time he was 23, he was ruined. A goal scorer that shoots 7% and can't play defense is not really useful to any team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEEMAN View Post
    Excuse my ignorance ...what is IIRC ?
    If I recall correctly
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    Quote Originally Posted by GEEMAN View Post
    Excuse my ignorance ...what is IIRC ?
    if i recall correctly
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    Quote Originally Posted by worm View Post
    if i recall correctly
    Not if I remember correctly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    Not if I remember correctly?
    not IIRC
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    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    Not if I remember correctly?
    I forget.

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    Erik Brannstrom will make his NHL debut for the Senators tonight.

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    Complete domination by Canes but CBJ up 2-0 with 6-min left in 3rd.

    Bob standing on his head for Jackets


    “We haven’t reached the ultimate, of where you walk into the building and you can sort of smell victory. But we’re a step closer to that this year than we were last year.”


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    CBJ wins 3-0 over Canes, both teams tied with 83-points 2-up on Habs with Car holding 1-game in hand


    “We haven’t reached the ultimate, of where you walk into the building and you can sort of smell victory. But we’re a step closer to that this year than we were last year.”


    “So now the pressure’s on to replicate.”
    - Geoff Molson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal_Butera View Post
    CBJ wins 3-0 over Canes, both teams tied with 83-points 2-up on Habs with Car holding 1-game in hand
    Worst case scenario.

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    Rod the bod has the Canes playing some real good hockey, and Staal has once again become a real big bodied force


    “We haven’t reached the ultimate, of where you walk into the building and you can sort of smell victory. But we’re a step closer to that this year than we were last year.”


    “So now the pressure’s on to replicate.”
    - Geoff Molson

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    I don’t know how their goaltending is holding up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Habsy View Post
    I don’t know how their goaltending is holding up.
    That 6-man D unit helps compensate - big & quick limiting second chance opportunities


    “We haven’t reached the ultimate, of where you walk into the building and you can sort of smell victory. But we’re a step closer to that this year than we were last year.”


    “So now the pressure’s on to replicate.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Habsy View Post
    I don’t know how their goaltending is holding up.
    Mrazek has really stepped it up in the second half of the season. He's playing legit starting goalie level hockey and McIlhenney has been decent in support so that neither one of them have to carry the load on their own. It's weird, but it has worked.

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    The Jackets are awful. We think the habs are bad. The Jackets playing the Oilers....wow.

    Cannot see them making the playoffs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worm View Post
    The Jackets are awful. We think the habs are bad. The Jackets playing the Oilers....wow.

    Cannot see them making the playoffs.
    Look at our last 4 games compared to their last 4 games

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    Look at our last 4 games compared to their last 4 games
    Dog fight to the finish for 2 dreaded middle teams

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    Look at our last 4 games compared to their last 4 games
    3 road games and their only home game is vs the bruins
    including finishing back to back on the road
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    Habs
    Home vs the Sabres
    Road vs the Canes (back to back)
    Home vs the Panthers
    Road vs Jackets
    Road vs Jets
    Home vs Tampa
    Road vs Caps
    Home vs Leafs

    Jackets
    Road vs Canucks
    Home vs Islanders
    Home vs Habs
    Road vs Preds
    Road vs Sabres (back to back)
    Home vs Bruins
    Road vs Rangers
    Road vs Sens (back to back)

    Canes
    Home vs Wild
    Home vs Habs (back to back)
    Road vs Caps
    Home vs Caps
    Home vs Philly
    Road vs Pens (back to back)
    Road vs Leags
    Home vs Devils
    Road vs Flyers
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    Everybody seems to be scared about our last 4 games but overall these are probably easier for the habs.

    We are playing the harder teams when they might have less to play for.

    We have less back to backs. Note: Our back to back with the canes is also their back to back.

    Habs have 4 home games left. Jackets have 3.
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