The twins behind Evolving Wild put up a stat chart showing a decided decline in offensive production coinciding with steady defensive numbers under Mo in Winnipeg, and I saw it and just went "umm ... yeah. Tell me something unexpected next time." In a league where nobody wants to take a risk on a coach, Mo is the ultimate in known quantities. He is what he is, and Winnipeg wants more of it. Fine. At least he's a decent human being.LeBrun says it’s 3 years at $3 million per, putting him in the top 1/3 in the league.
100% given ... except that this is the NHL and when it comes to player safety, nothing is given. That kick was pure horsecrap and Kassian deserves to have a gigantic book thrown at him. Maybe a series. I'd suggest Carl Sandburg's 6 volume Lincoln biography, personally.Zach Kassian has been invited to New York. That puts a 6+ game suspension on the table. Suffice it to say, Edmonton will be down 2 forwards on Sunday.
I mean ... Brucie isn't the problem in Minnesota, but fresh GM, fresh broom I guess. Boudreau can coach, no doubt. He's a stubborn little cuss and he's probably got a limited shelf life, but there's no way that guy is the "the problem" in Wildland.Minnesota has fired Bruce Boudreau. No word in who the replacement is but Dreger says there will be an interim for the rest of the season and a replacement in the offseason.
Edit: Dreger says that assistant coach Dean Evason is the interim head coach. So another former Whaler takes over behind the bench.
Ferland is only 27, but he needs to take a long hard look in the mirror and see if it’s worth it.I'm thinking Ferland needs to shut it down for the year (maybe longer) and find a better concussion specialist for treatment. I know the Canes dodged a bullet there, but you hate to see a guy with that much career in front of him struggling to even play a whole game.
Oh, and less than 10 for Kassian is ridiculous. Apparently they gave him a discount since nobody got injured, but that's kind of BS if you think about it.
I feel bad for Ferland and am glad we didn't pay himFerland is only 27, but he needs to take a long hard look in the mirror and see if it’s worth it.
And Erik Karlsson is out for the season with a broken thumb. He finishes with 6 goals, 34 assists for his $14.5 million actual this year.
kane got 3 and is complaining about it.Ferland is only 27, but he needs to take a long hard look in the mirror and see if it’s worth it.
On Kassian, I figured 8-10 games. That’s 2 botched disciplinary actions this week, after only fining Chara for a cross check to Gallagher’s throat.
Evander Kane has a hearing for elbowing Neil Pionk last night. Apparently he caught Hanifin earlier this week too. And Erik Karlsson is out for the season with a broken thumb. He finishes with 6 goals, 34 assists for his $14.5 million actual this year.
The Chara cross check was a joke to not see a suspension there, but again Jacobs and the Bruins just seem to have a separate set of rules that apply to them.Not a big fan of Kane but some of the points he makes are true. Chara hits a dude in the face with a cross check and everybody turns their back.