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Forums - Sports Discussion - Official 2019-20 NHL Thread: Race for the playoffs.

Alright, I know I never bothered with last year's thread, but I promise to make right on it this time. Know its a little early, but I wanted to get on this now after the shit that happened today.

Now I just want to congrats the Blues on their cup victory. After half a century of misery, the streak is finally broken. Good job boys . As for Boston... well, I'm sure those toddlers who have yet to see a championship must be very upset right now.

Now time for some of the current news. Now in the MST it is still July 19. Two major transactions occurred today. First, Trouba was signed an 8 million dollar extension for 7 years:

Maybe a little pricey, but if Trouba can anchor himself as a solid #2, its a pretty good deal. Winnipeg got fleeced pretty hard overall in the trade. Hilarious they got their pick back from the Kevin Hayes trade in the end, but yikes that return. Speaking of crappy returns, my hometown Calgary Flames decided to have some of that nice legal Canadian weed today with this trade:

Idk WTF is Brad thinking, but yikes. I've already vented on various other hockey forums today (and yes, those exist lol), so I'm going to pretend this never happened...

Well, there isn't much else to report now. Either way, I have an excuse to be more active around here now.



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

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Nikita Gusev traded to New Jersey for a 2020 3rd and a 2021 2nd round pick.



Signs a 2 year extension at 4.5 million per year.

https://nhl.nbcsports.com/2019/07/29/devils-acquire-gusev-from-golden-knights-ink-him-to-two-year-deal/

A lot of people see him as another potentially Artemi Panarin coming from Russia and tearing up the league. Guess we'll find out whether that is true soon enough.



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).



That is a lot of dough for Vasi. Great goalie though, and he is only 25. 



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).



Saves Ottawa real cash. Melnyk continues to be a bankrupt bozo trying to produce one of the lowest paid rosters in years. I wanna see if they can get under 40 million lol



What a disaster that experiment was. Trading Niderriter for waiver fodder in Rask was just fucking awful. You could argue this trade was the reason the Canes finally made the playoffs again. Jesus Christ...



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

Edit: Ughhh, I can't embed multiple tweets for some reason.



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

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Oof. Was his childhood team as well; as a result of the bonus structure of the contract, the Rangers will have a 6.1 million dollar cap penalty in 2020-21 (its 1.43 million for 3/4 years of the buyout). What's worse is that he took a hometown discount to play for the Rangers, and gave up potentially more money and term from other teams.

And finally, Sam Girard gets a 7 year 35 million dollar extension (5 million AAV)




Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).



Was in my previous post, but got messed up somehow.



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

Thank you for the upadates!



^What he said. I have't been keeping up with NHL ( or most sporting news ) news much at all. Bad new for Shattenkirk. I can't hear that guy's name without thinking of Star Trek for some reason.....



Chinese food for breakfast

 

Not much happening the past month with the league at a standstill with the RFAs. Couple minor PTO signings, but it was horrible trying to survive following the league in August. We finally have a big signing though:



Very big gamble by Chayka. Man has balls the size of mountains, but this could look like a bargain or anchor in no time.



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).