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Metalingus last won the day on October 20 2020

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  1. Happy Birthday !!!

  2. Screw Jillson, let him go back to the hole called Ann Arbor and disappear for all I care. The Islanders, at least MY Islanders, are a Michigan Wolverine-free zone. Go BLOW!
  3. I'm happy to have them as well...and you're dead on about the fact that they are getting overhyped because they are the only kids we have in the defensive prospect cupboard. I've heard a number of posters suggest that we can lose one of the top 4 and fill in the rest with Martinek, Butenschon and these two. I guess my biggest problem is not with the two kids, but instead in my feelings about Martinek. I just don't see top 4 material at all since that injury. If you move a top 4, you have to replace a top 4...and that can be difficult. The Isles, instead, should look to move from strength...in a place that can be covered internally. We all know that's down the middle. Any takers??? That remains to be seen.
  4. Not at all, Scott. What it is is a recognition that every single NHL team has prospects the likes of Caldwell and Gervais...just that they are ours and we hear the hype specific to them, so we get sucked into believing they are better prospects than they probably are. Never siad they were going to definitely be busts...but I'll reserve judgement on two 6th rounders, one being 23 and never having sniffed NHL ice at arguably it's hardest position to learn...while the other is a 19 year old out of the QMJHL. Next year, I don't count on them at all...or atleast anymore than "team X" counts on their versions of these guys...and certainly not even close to enough to feel comfortable moving one of the top 4. Having defensemen number 4 and down include the likes of Butenschon, Matinek, Gervais, and Caldwell scares the chite out of me, so to me we'd have to find another legit number 4
  5. 2 things... 1)Agree completely about your first point re: the Isles inability to replace a dman from within. Way too much chatter about Gervais and Caldwell being able to be counted on for anything this year...or even in the future. 2) I'm probably Chow's biggest supporter here, and understand the financial difference is probably more than the statistical difference...but to utter Palffy and Chow in the same sentence just isn't fair. Ziggy is a legit differencemaker who, when healthy, simply produces tons of points and makes those around him better. Chow is a guy who is incredibly underrated and disregarded by most, who in our opinion can provide a fair amount of offense and help a team score some goals. But he's nowhere near Palffy...regardless of pricetag considerations.
  6. Consideration is, though, that the Islanders can much more easily replace or cover for Peca's absense (Kvasha, healthy Scatchard) than they can if they were to lose one of their top 4 defensemen. Trade from strength...without creating a weakness.
  7. You're gonna have to trade or move more than Parrish and his 2.3 million. Peca is the most logical, plus another 2-3 million dollar player like Parrish. But I completely agree that it would be nice to get some cheap youngins' or draft picks back for those guys. But, unless it's a big spending team who isn't afraid of a salary cap, anybody who trades for Peca is gonna want to move some salary themselves in that deal.
  8. Doesn't matter if we trade for him or sign him...either way a bunch of $$$ has to be unloaded to keep the payroll where Wang wants it (does anyone really think he'll add 5,6,7,8 million). So either way, guys like Parrish, Peca, one of the dmen would have to be moved so the result would, in essence, be the same. And Rus...I disagree about Kvasha. The centerpiece of Milbury's most illogical and bashed move is just starting to really come into his own. You think Milbury is gonna leave himself open by letting him go and score his 60,70 points while playing the PK and an effective center position elsewhere??? I think not.
  9. If Palffy stays healthy I'd have to say we'd be significantly better. Don't underestimate how a consistently potent PP can be a differencemaker, especially in the playoffs. Scatch and Kvasha ably cover the middle line center position...and Palffy exponentially improves out first line, and IMO Yashin.
  10. Trots, Parrish has basically done squat in the playoffs...and you must remember the type of player we would be getting in return. I'm not advocating a Parrish for Ozolinsch swap...Dennis Gauthier provides the NA grit and fearlessness, but he'll do it on the backline, where we desperately need it. And where is this notion that the Isles have a predominance of figure skaters coming from? There's a definitive lack of creativity and offensive prowess on the front lines. We have plumbers galore, but if anything, it's getting those plumbers to play with the wreckless abandon they need to that's the problem. How can a lineup containing Peca, Hunter, Bates, Scatchard, Yashin, Asham, Blake, and even Kvasha be considered a bunch of figure skaters? Plenty of grit there...just needs to be more consistently implemented...especially with the two big Russians. As far as Bates or Mapletoft getting a trade like this done I certainly can't see the former being close to enough, and Justin would have to be part of a trade where we gave Calgary atleast a 2/3rd rounder as well. I'd make that trade, not sure Calgary would as I think there'll be a definite market for Gauthier.
  11. I should say that I do think the one thing Parrish does well is very valuable...often I don't make that clear. But for the right piece I'd take my chances we could live without him.
  12. Scott...a Gauthier for Parrish swap wouldn't save the Isles much at all. Gauthier made 1.4 mill last year and is a restricted FA coming off a decent season...so he'll probably command somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 million per. Hey, if Mark Parrish plays like he did after coming back from the injury I'll give him credit for having greater value than being the guy who does 1 thing well. I'm not convinced he will, and I do attribute a fair amount of that spark to the injury itself...as it kept him fresh and avoidant of the continual abuse he receives on a nightly basis. While the rest of the league was starting to wear down a bit, Parrish was able to recharge his battery.
  13. Just my opinion, but for me the overestimation of one Mark Parrish continues. Sure, he played a better all around game after returning from injury, but are we convinced that's the Parrish we are gonna see from now on...when for the previous 5 years he was another player? We know what Mark does well, and for me Gauthier is every bit worth moving that for. That's the great thing about sports, 2 sets of eyes can see different things
  14. Metalingus


    Just perusing some of the Flames message boards and the inevitable "who will be back" threads. Seems the overwhelming consensus has the Flames moving the Group II free agent somewhere along the line, as Dion Phaneuf seems to be tabbed as the cheaper heir apparant for Gauthier's physical backline game. I still offer Parrish (good exchange of salaries)...Calgary could certainly use some more scoring and Parry does play a Sutter-esque game. Then you can use Niinimaa and/or maybe Scatchard or Peca to bring in some quality on the front lines.
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