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Cory Nicholson

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  1. Well now that flames are out so soon ANA will be well rested,I was actually kinda hoping Calgary would win a couple games and take a bit of steam outa the Ducks but I guess that won't happen! Let's just hope we can get our job done and get back to our winning ways cuz the Ducks have been playing good the last 2-3 weeks. But if any team can get them off there game it's our team! Let's get thru the sharks first!
  2. I like Ebs alot and I hope he has a great playoffs and still has that clutch hockey in him still like he did for Canada Jr's! I think we roll with 3 scoring lines next year and hopefully Puljujarvi can take Letestu spot on PP and see how the team plays! I think we will have an even better season next year if Everyone new next year performs as we think!
  3. Ya I agree and Pittlick had a great start if he could ever get healthy I would like to see him get 1 more chance and see how he does this year! He's had nothing but bad luck with injuries and maybe being plagued with them that he might never get a chance. I forgot about Russell as well,if he signs another short contract to see if he does play like he did in Calgary then he would be worth keeping until Bear or Jones are ready to play NHL
  4. Well here we are guys and WOW does things feel different! Instead of wondering who's getting the #1 draft pick were excited for a different reason.... Playoffs!! Well I'm not going to talk playoffs although I really hope they do great and get a ton of experience with it and really enjoy this because they earner it! Next year is going to be hard to judge what happens and how were going to look like next year coming into next season! Draisaitl is a rfa and there's a handful of ufa players looking to cash in on a new contract or wait till free agent day and hope to get a nice payday! As for expansion draft Pouliot and Broissoit stand out on the 2 whom may be taken by LV and I sure hope it's Pouliot and I'm hoping I'm right cuz they will need to reach the cap floor and anybody that's worth anything that's good will be protected so taking a couple bad contracts may be the way they do that. But if he's not chosen a buyout should be the next bet route or trade if we can. I think Desharnais and Hendricks will also be heading to test the free agent waters as well so replacing these guys will hopefully come from within the organization so we're not overpaying for a bunch of guys if we don't have to. Pittlick, Puljujarvi are who stick out for me coming up from the farm and perhaps Benson will be ready of he's over his health issues because he's thought to be a very promising player! Lander,Slepyshev and Pakarinen are also hoping to play full time but I'm not sure there status of being signed up for next year. But if Lander and Puljujarvi played half as good as they did in AHL then they would be a much better improvement then Pouliot and Desharnais and Caggulia could play LW on their line to take up our 3rd line worries and Benson Letestu Kassian Could be great energy line to use on our 4th line! I love our top 6 guys and hope they don't go anywhere but still hope there's enough money left from Pouliot 4.5 Desharnais 2.8 and Hendricks 1.8 million absence and 6 million cap space with it going up another 2.5 that we can resign Draisaitl and McDavid long term. If that all went to plan I think our team would be even better than this year although there not proven. But they are highly talked about! Maroon McDavid Draisaitl Lucic RNH Eberle Caggulia Lander Puljujarvi Benson Letestu Kassian If Benson still needs time in AHL wich couldn't hurt we still have Pittlick,Slepyshev and Khaira who would probly be a better option on 4th line because of there hard hitting tougher play wich would be a asset on our 4th line! How do you guys vision next year's team looking like?
  5. I like our top 6 guys the way they are and the last few games have proven why there important here! Pouliot and Desharnais won't be here next season,Pouliot to LV and Desharnais to UFA and that saves us 6.5 million there. I think Puljujarvi and maybe Benson could be playing with big team next year and would be great having good rookies coming into our top 9! I heard Lander is going to Khl next year wich sucks but Letestu is very capable of playing 3c and Hendricks is ufa as well but Khaira will fit fine in his role so I think we keep whom we have and look to our young guys to fill spots to support McDavid Draisaitl pay raises! Maroon McDavid Draisaitl Lucic RNH Eberle Benson Letestu Puljujarvi Khaira Caggulia Kassian Could swap Caggulia and Letestu but I like what we have already! Look what this team has done this year!
  6. I also care about the Stanley Cup and do as a teams championship! But in winning it there players and coaches that stick out that year and for there heart and determination and obvious wanting to win for their club they achieve great praise for the great things they do by themselves and getting personal bests as well! I think are coach should be very close runner for Jack Adams if not win it! This team was in 29th place this year and now we have 101pts and 1 win away from winning the Pacific Division if Anaheim loses to LAK tomorow and we win our last game! That's absolutely one of the biggest turnaround 1 team has made from 1 yr to the next! Talbot may not win Vezina but he's tied for 1st with most wins with 42 with 1 game to play. He's broke a 29yr record of Grant Fuhrs! He may not win but top 3 for sure! I'm so excited for what this team has done in one year and everyone involved should be very proud of themselves for what they've done for this team! We haven't had this kinda praise since our glory days so this team deserves all the hype and can tell this team is going to be another dynasty team!! To many guys to mention on great play this year! So happy for them!
  7. This team has turned from a bottom league team to a top playoff team in one season thanks to PC getting the right players,McDavids mind blowing play,Talbots beast mode goaltending and McLellands wizard like coaching!! It's been a season to remember thanks to the guys I've mentioned and all the other boys that have went above and beyond any of our expectations!! McDavid is a shoe in to win the Hart trophy for his outbreak season but Talbot and McLelland also deserve to be mentioned for what they have achieved this year as well! Talbot broke Fuhrs 40 win record and has played some of the best hockey this we have seen in a long time. Can't wait to see what he has in store for the playoffs cuz he can rise to the occasion when needed so I'm sure his level will jump even more this post season but he does deserve to be added to the Vezina candidates! McLellands coaching has been awesome this year by getting all the new players we have involved into his plan of creating a winning season and has gone beyond! Lucic,Larsson,Russell,Benning,Desharnais and all the other young players called up and down have all grasped what he has been teaching and have really excelled at it as well so he should also be right there for Jack Adams trophy! What do you guys think about this season and if these guys deserve the accolades in what they've shown this year!!
  8. That sucks! Also I forgot about Benson and how great he has potential of being! I know he's a LW but if he does turn into player he's been thought of being than he fits in our top 6 in a year or 2,and with Puljujarvi growing into a stud player we have the talent inside our club from being so terrible the last few years so we don't have to overpay any more players to come to Edmonton wich is awesome! We can trade or bring them up thru the minors rather than UFA signings!
  9. Well if Maroon ends up going elsewhere we gotta remember we have Benson coming up in next couple years! He's not a big hulking player but before his Injuries last couple seasons he was thought of going in top5 of his draft year and he has potential of playing in our top 6 if he blossoms into the player he's been thought of being! And best thing is he's from Edmonton so you know he's going to play here if he reaches his potential!
  10. Maroon loves playing with McDavid and Draisaitl and you can tell there great friends. I'm sure he's not going anywhere and would sign for 3.5 to 4 million tops and give him bonus if he scores 35 goals a season. He won't get as many pts playing anywhere else and he bleeds are colors now anyway so we will get him resigned for at least 3yrs. If Pouliot goes to LV and Desharnais signs elsewhere I think Lander and Puljujarvi as great as they've played could be our new 3rd line with Kassian going to LW. Lander is great faceoff player and on PK and could be great 2way player. Sign a bridge deal once his contract is up buying us time for cap to go more. I hope McDavid does what Crosby did and sign his jersey number contract. 9.7 for 8yrs and Draisaitl should earn 6.5 - 7 million 8yrs. I hope they would rather stay together and win cups at a cheaper price rather than want big bucks and play elsewhere where chances of winning cups will be harder. This team k ows I'm sure that there the next big dynasty if they stick together and I'm sure Katz will buy them all free sportscars or sailboats etc so the team stays under the cap and stays together!
  11. I wonder if Pouliot goes to LV and Desharnais signs elsewhere do we just put Lander and Puljujarvi and Kassian play LW on that line for a 3rd line! They've been playing great in Ahl and might be perfect fit in our top 9. As well Lander is great faceoff guy and PK but he never really got the chance to show his offensive side of his game and could be the next Berger on 2way player!! Kassian can play 2way hockey just a matter of Puljujarvi taking that step as well! We would free up alot of cap space and be able to sign both McDavid and Draisaitl to good contracts and if Russell goes elsewhere then Alzner could be great addition to top 4 on our team. Even if Lander and Puljujarvi play half as good on the big team as they did in AHL it's still better than Desharnais and Pouliot just less experienced but much faster and younger! Maroon McDavid Draisaitl Lucic RNH Eberle Kassian Lander Puljujarvi Caggulia Letestu Slepyshev Kleftbom Larsson Sekera Alzner Nurse Benning Talbot Broisoit 4 great lines 3 great defenseman lines and 2 great goalies! Could be a scary good team!
  12. I was just doing a bit of reading on how Johnny hockey's contract will be quit similar to what Draisaitl agent will be looking for or more because he will finish season with well over his 70pts he has now and 50pts last year. So 6yr 6.5miĺlion a season. But if they opt for the full 8 season they could drop his annual payday to 5.5 or 6million for 8yrs wich might be better idea with McDavid expecting a big raise. And if the cap goes from 72million to 2.5million yr raise next season it will help big time for resigning McDavid but losing Pouliots contract will be a must and if Desharnais wants to resign here it will have to be for cheaper cuz Nurse Bennett Caggulia contract extensions are in a couple yrs and depending the outcome of Puljujarvi things will be quit interesting on how signings for 3rd 4th line players will pan out. I do hope McDavid signs like Crosby and gets paid his jersey number 9.7 million at 8yrs! Then Maybe Katz will buy McDavid a couple big houses for his troubles lol Oh and I completely forgot about the big rig! He will need at least 4 million a season once his contract is up!! Let's hope the cap reaches 80 million in the next 2-3yrs
  13. I think McDavid is going to do what Crosby has done with his team being the captain and knowing he needs good players in the lineup to compete fir the cup so he won't ask fir no more than 9.7 million 8yrs and Draisaitl will feel the same and maybe go 6.5-7 at the most for 8yrs as well and if Maroon still stays on the line he could be bumped up to 4.5-5 million a season and Nurse 3.5 million. We now know McDavid and Draisaitl are the best combo in the NHL and just like our Swedes Larsson and Kleftbom have similar contracts at 4.15 annually we have another defensive combo worth talking about in the top 5-7 in my mind and that's important to have them two sets of contenders to have on a team along with our other lines finally clicking! I doubt this tram will change much as long as we can stay under the cap and the lines stay consistent. RNH line is really coming together now and will be much better from here on in and I see Caggulia taking Pouliots place next year on third line and hopefully Desharnais or some great 3rd line center comes next year or if Letestu has a season like he has this year he is more than capable of getting that 3rd center position. But if we make it a couple rounds wich were very able to do so I think this team will remain the same except Pouliot going to Vegas and Hendricks I hope resigns as well as Desharnais!! Maroon McDavid Draisaitl Lucic RNH Eberle Caggulia Desharnais Puljujarvi Pittlick Letestu Kassian Kleftbom Larsson Sekera Russell Nurse Benning Talbot Broisoit The 3rd line is the biggest change but will be a great line and it wont be a ton of pressure on Puljujarvi and Caggulia will be great next yr as well. Although Pittlick is natural RW I think he would play well on LW and be important energy guy with Kassian and much faster than Hendricks! That will be a possible team that could get this team to the big dance next season!! We will go 3 rds and lose to Chicago this year but next year we will tske them out in 6 games lol
  14. I think McDavid will see things the way Crosby does and knows it takes great players to win championships!! There's no doubt he should be the highest payed player but I'm sure and hope it will be realistic at a 10 million a year anually for 8yrs and not something crazy where we sacrifice a player or 2 just to pay him! Besides he will make tons of money like Crosby representing energy drinks,hockey sticks equipment,jerseys etc. Even Malkin is payed more than Crosby,that's how professional McDavid is!! Maybe he will get paid his jersey number like Crosby! 9.7 million a year like Crosbys 8.7 million!