NHL 21-22 Season

catskillthunder

Professional
@Lleytonstation

I am looking forward to the NYR new coaching staff and the new direction in which the upper management will take the team. I think they have a bright future with all of the youth they have on the front end and back end. One thing is for sure, I hope the trade talks with BUF and Jack Eichel are now done. I am hearing MIN is a landing spot for Eichel.
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
@Lleytonstation

I am looking forward to the NYR new coaching staff and the new direction in which the upper management will take the team. I think they have a bright future with all of the youth they have on the front end and back end. One thing is for sure, I hope the trade talks with BUF and Jack Eichel are now done. I am hearing MIN is a landing spot for Eichel.
Yeah Eichel needs out. Would like to see nyr back in the mix.
 

alexio

Hall of Fame
Yeah Eichel needs out. Would like to see nyr back in the mix.
looks like it's a long road for them coz in 19-20 season it was a transition time for them already and still they not back in the mix as you mentioned (oh lleyton lleyton not tagging me in nhl is kinda a crime, p.s. don't take it too seriously i'm just thinking out loud:-D, coz how did you know of that given i never talked too much about nhl on this board:-D..once again, move on..)
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
looks like it's a long road for them coz in 19-20 season it was a transition time for them already and still they not back in the mix as you mentioned (oh lleyton lleyton not tagging me in nhl is kinda a crime, p.s. don't take it too seriously i'm just thinking out loud:-D, coz how did you know of that given i never talked too much about nhl on this board:-D..once again, move on..)
Haha you didn't post in the playoffs thread. But how could I forget ovechkin.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Yeah Eichel needs out. Would like to see nyr back in the mix.
Nope. Only every 54 years or so, like the English football cycle.

NYR got their “It’s coming home!” tease cycle recharged in 2014, making the SCF but getting Justin-fied by LAK, just as they were unable to Gainey a foothold in the 1979 Finals fail vs The Habs or the 1972 Finals when they were Orr-ed out by Boston.

I think to get back to hoisting The Cup they will need a Messier-like signing…in 2048 if my cycle calculation is accurate. 1940 to 1994 was quick enough for my taste in Blueshirt championship cycles. Even Gretzky couldn’t get it done again when he reunited there briefly with The Mess in the late 90s.
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
Nope. Only every 54 years or so, like the English football cycle.

NYR got their “It’s coming home!” tease cycle recharged in 2014, making the SCF but getting Justin-fied by LAK, just as they were unable to Gainey a foothold in the 1979 Finals fail vs The Habs or the 1972 Finals when they were Orr-ed out by Boston.

I think to get back to hoisting The Cup they will need a Messier-like signing…in 2048 if my cycle calculation is accurate. 1940 to 1994 was quick enough for my taste in Blueshirt championship cycles. Even Gretzky couldn’t get it done again when he reunited there briefly with The Mess in the late 90s.
Then give me those Islanders hey day.
 

catskillthunder

Professional
Nope. Only every 54 years or so, like the English football cycle.

NYR got their “It’s coming home!” tease cycle recharged in 2014, making the SCF but getting Justin-fied by LAK, just as they were unable to Gainey a foothold in the 1979 Finals fail vs The Habs or the 1972 Finals when they were Orr-ed out by Boston.

I think to get back to hoisting The Cup they will need a Messier-like signing…in 2048 if my cycle calculation is accurate. 1940 to 1994 was quick enough for my taste in Blueshirt championship cycles. Even Gretzky couldn’t get it done again when he reunited there briefly with The Mess in the late 90s.
Ouch, shots fired! At least I was alive for 1994 season! Not so sure I'll make it 2048. Waiting for Cup wins for the NYR is almost as bad as waiting for Halleys Comet, very few people see it twice! Thank goodness I've watch Rafa win 20 majors :)
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Ouch, shots fired! At least I was alive for 1994 season! Not so sure I'll make it 2048. Waiting for Cup wins for the NYR is almost as bad as waiting for Halleys Comet, very few people see it twice!
Mark Twain came in and went out with the comet, (1835-1910). Had he lived a bit later he would have been a Whalers fan and probably lamenting the current 42 years of drought in the NHL for the Whalers/Hurricanes.
 

Alex78

Hall of Fame
Really hoping for a "traditional" team to raise the Cup again, but if it has to be TB again, at least they have Kucherov :cool:
 

catskillthunder

Professional
Mark Twain came in and went out with the comet, (1835-1910). Had he lived a bit later he would have been a Whalers fan and probably lamenting the current 42 years of drought in the NHL for the Whalers/Hurricanes.
I will be 87 the next time the comet comes strolling through. Hopefully, unlike Twain, I wont die the next day.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
TB won't 3 peat. Not a chance. That team was like 5 MIL over the salary cap in the playoffs. They'll lose too many key players. They'll still be good, but they'll probably be like 2nd RD exit good, not SC champion good.

The most interesting thing to me now is to see what Seattle's team will look like. And I suspect MTL will be on the bubble to make the playoffs and is more likely to miss than make if the divisions are back to normal. I know they were sort of on the bubble this year, but not really because the bottom 3 in the CDN division were so bad that there was a big point gap between MTL and teams 5-7. It was clear MTL was in with 10 games left. I doubt that'll happen next season.
 
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Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
Ouch, shots fired! At least I was alive for 1994 season! Not so sure I'll make it 2048. Waiting for Cup wins for the NYR is almost as bad as waiting for Halleys Comet, very few people see it twice! Thank goodness I've watch Rafa win 20 majors :)
I'm a Leafs fan so that's what I say about Fed, lol.
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
Wow. Some surprises. Anybody panicking about exposing a guy? Edmonton is good. Stars? Yikes.

Crap that Vegas doesn't have to give a guy.
 

spystud

G.O.A.T.
ESPN article on the draft.


Dallas lost Oleksiak, & he got a nice new payday.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
The bad news:
Isles lose Eberle, which is better than giving up fellow exposed Bailey.

The good news:
More cap space to address some of the gaps and keep Cizikas.
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
ESPN article on the draft.


Dallas lost Oleksiak, & he got a nice new payday.
That was a mistake from dallas.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Ovechkin returns to the Caps at a 5years/$47.5MM rate ($9.5MM per). This pretty much seals the deal that #895 happens in a Caps sweater. Ovie is 164 goals behind #99. That’s 33 per year he will need to average in his late 30s/early 40s. His prime years saw him average much closer to 50 and his last 5 full-82 game seasons saw him at about 46/season.

Certainly within range if he stays healthy and we have no more interruptions; otherwise he would already be way north of 750, having played about 50 less games than full schedules the past two seasons.
 

Alex78

Hall of Fame
Ovechkin returns to the Caps at a 5years/$47.5MM rate ($9.5MM per). This pretty much seals the deal that #895 happens in a Caps sweater. Ovie is 164 goals behind #99. That’s 33 per year he will need to average in his late 30s/early 40s. His prime years saw him average much closer to 50 and his last 5 full-82 game seasons saw him at about 46/season.

Certainly within range if he stays healthy and we have no more interruptions; otherwise he would already be way north of 750, having played about 50 less games than full schedules the past two seasons.
Ovie is at 1,197 (regular season) games, Gretzky suited up in 1,487 games. So far, Ovie and his shot have aged very well, while goals were really hard to come by for Wayne past the 93/94 season. So if No. 8 can stay (relatively) healthy, he'll do it.
 

Alex78

Hall of Fame
Meanwhile, the biggest question for me remains where will Jack Eichel land? Apparently, Sabres are looking for a WC trading partner so he won't torment them too much in the future...
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
Ovie is at 1,197 (regular season) games, Gretzky suited up in 1,487 games. So far, Ovie and his shot have aged very well, while goals were really hard to come by for Wayne past the 93/94 season. So if No. 8 can stay (relatively) healthy, he'll do it.
He will. But that is why points is twice that off goals.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
He will. But that is why points is twice that off goals.
Wayne has that one forever. His dishes made mansions for Kurri and Coffey. Just imagine the best winger/defender combo today (Kucherov/Herman?) trying to push forward their chips all-in vs them: “Well, we got 58. We’ll call.” Would it be Jarri or Paul that says, “LOL, we got 108 in 1984-5!”

#NobodyServesMoreThanTheGreatOne
 

SaaKha

Semi-Pro
Meanwhile, the biggest question for me remains where will Jack Eichel land? Apparently, Sabres are looking for a WC trading partner so he won't torment them too much in the future...
Feel like Eichel to Vegas would make sense, especially after they traded Flower. Opens up some cap room.
 

spystud

G.O.A.T.
The New Jersey Devils agreed to a contract with free-agent defenseman Dougie Hamilton on Wednesday.

Hamilton, one of the largest prizes in this free-agent class, signed a seven-year deal with a $9 million average annual value, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Hamilton, 28, had 10 goals and 42 points last season for the Carolina Hurricanes, who advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. He has the size (6-foot-6, 227 pounds), defensive game and offensive numbers to be a No. 1 blueliner on any team in the league and can contribute on the top power-play unit, needs that New Jersey clearly has as it continues its rebuild.

The Devils largely have youth and inexperience on the blue line, and Hamilton, coming off a six-year contract with a cap hit of $5.75 million per season, should head right to the top of the depth chart. Though New Jersey also has former All-Star P.K. Subban on its roster at a hefty $9 million price tag, the veteran has only one more year remaining on that deal.

New Jersey has not made the postseason since 2018, when it lost in the first round to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
 
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