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    fwiw, there's some background here that's been...

    fwiw, there's some background here that's been bubbling under the surface.

    i expected something like this to happen eventually. it was surprising to me that we were able to sign F laczynski and G...
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    the only meaningful questions that we should use...

    the only meaningful questions that we should use to evaluate this situation are the ones i left in bold.

    everything else is either inconsequential (future plans can change; the market for his...
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    i don't generally believe in letting little...

    i don't generally believe in letting little things like this slip; it's one of the reasons why i soured on hextall before anyone else. i saw cracks forming (the earliest warning signs iirc were the...
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    it's true that we don't know how much effort...

    it's true that we don't know how much effort fletcher put into retaining kalynuk, however, that itself is evidence that it was not a priority for him.there is no upside to this for the flyers. we...
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    one of hextall's buried treasures (7th round D...

    one of hextall's buried treasures (7th round D kalynuk) just signed with the blackhawks after becoming a free agent.

    not unexpected, but still disappointing. guys like him and vorobyev can be the...
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    the fact that patrick's issues did not appear to...

    the fact that patrick's issues did not appear to be caused by a direct precipitating event (a hit/collision) was a big red flag from the start.


    and even when (if...) he feels well enough to...
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    w/r/t the economics: -- players aren't paid a...

    w/r/t the economics:
    -- players aren't paid a salary in the playoffs; they're paid in "shares". that means the NHL doesn't have anything close to the labor issues that MLB has.

    -- because ~85%...
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    some moderately interesting factoids regarding...

    some moderately interesting factoids regarding our record this season:

    .. with lindblom: 17-8-5 (107 points per 82 games)
    .. without lindblom: 24-13-2 (105 points per 82 games)

    .. with myers:...
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    the flyers have a 100% chance to be in the final...

    the flyers have a 100% chance to be in the final 16.

    an average team from the play-in round only has a 50% chance at it.


    this would be a big advantage.

    keep in mind that JVR and myers...
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    i'm still fairly pessimistic about the season...

    i'm still fairly pessimistic about the season restarting (and in the event that it does restart, actually finishing without incident), but apparently the NHL's plan looks something like this:

    --...
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    my guess is that a one-time salary roll-back will...

    my guess is that a one-time salary roll-back will be negotiated by the NHL and the NHLPA, that also includes a substantial percentage of revenue getting thrown into escrow. this would take the worst...
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    myers, byfuglien and niskanen on the right side ...

    myers, byfuglien and niskanen on the right side

    provorov, sanheim and ghost (or hagg, i guess) on the left.


    yeah, that'd work.
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    for anyone suffering from hockey withdrawal,...

    for anyone suffering from hockey withdrawal, enjoy:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYLnYmtnMIU
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    yeah; lindblom's health and wellbeing stands...

    yeah; lindblom's health and wellbeing stands above everything.

    on a related note:
    nolan patrick: still not cleared for contact.


    on another related note:


    sounds like a michael raffl...
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    i cannot wait for alexei cherepanov memorial NHL...

    i cannot wait for alexei cherepanov memorial NHL playoffs, now with 250% more hospitalizations.
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    there's always amway

    there's always amway
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    (overpaid?) middle-6 wings are disposable; top...

    (overpaid?) middle-6 wings are disposable; top pair defensemen are not. i don't think it makes sense to dismiss the idea before investigating. and on that note

    option C:
    -> dustin byfuglien
    ...
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    oh, and fwiw: teams coached by AV tend to show up...

    oh, and fwiw: teams coached by AV tend to show up when you go looking for grindy, defensive-minded outliers:
    2011 VAN: kesler, sedin, malhotra -> #1 in goals against
    2015 NYR: brassard, moore,...
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    ** i don't intend to dig into every single...

    ** i don't intend to dig into every single possible option, but rather to use specific players as stand-ins for general concepts. so, kane stands-in for flashy snipers (seguin, marner, marchessault,...
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    okay, so plan A is settled: -> package...

    okay, so plan A is settled:

    -> package voracek or JVR with prospects/picks/various assets to get a bomb.


    so before trying to find a plan B, let's go a bit deeper: what kind of bomb are we...
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    okay, so as far as i'm concerned, this is plan A....

    okay, so as far as i'm concerned, this is plan A.

    now, the questions become, what else is expendable? and what else has value?

    -> ghost.
    things just didn't work out for him this year, but i...
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    okay, so there are still other possibilities. ...

    okay, so there are still other possibilities.

    -> trading one of them for picks.
    i'm not sure what the trade market will look like; i'm not sure what their respective values are to other teams...
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    getting back to this: first of all, that's a...

    getting back to this:

    first of all, that's a terrible question. it's a clear false dichotomy since there's an even more obvious 3rd option: napoleon's battle plan. now, putting that aside...

    ...
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    okay, now instead of answering that question,...

    okay, now instead of answering that question, let's dig a bit deeper. i'm gonna start by separating our forward corps into some general age groups:

    <23: konecny, patrick, lindblom, farabee, frost ...
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    the next question is what the **** is happening...

    the next question is what the **** is happening with our young forwards? let's just run down the list:

    patrick -> DNP - post-concussion syndrome
    lindblom -> out for season - cancer.
    farabee ->...
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