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Around the League 2019-2021 Edition

LeafGm

Well-known member
If the islanders are out by the deadline, would anyone here be interested in a Chara for the third pairing?


Unless we run into injuries and need the added depth, not really.

Do we really want to sit two of Sandin, Dermott, Liljegren and Holl to give a 44 year-old Chara a spot in our lineup?
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
So are we all starting to accept that Ovechkin might actually break Gretzky's record?

Scored his 748th tonight. Jagr is up at 766 shortly. Gordie probably gets passed early next year (801)

4 years left on his deal after this year, and even if he's not as fast as he used to be, he's still a better than average skater with an elite shot/shooters IQ combo. Anyone willing to bet that he can't average 30 goals a year from age 37-40?
 

LeafGm

Well-known member
So are we all starting to accept that Ovechkin might actually break Gretzky's record?

Scored his 748th tonight. Jagr is up at 766 shortly. Gordie probably gets passed early next year (801)

4 years left on his deal after this year, and even if he's not as fast as he used to be, he's still a better than average skater with an elite shot/shooters IQ combo. Anyone willing to bet that he can't average 30 goals a year from age 37-40?

Injuries, games lost to labour stoppages or pandemics, or a sudden desire to go home to Russia early look to be pretty much the only things that might stop him from breaking Gretzky's record at this point.

Otherwise, he'll keep scoring 30 in his sleep, and will probably have multiple more 40 or 50+ goal seasons too, because why not?
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
After his hot start as a Hab (9G in 13 games), Anderson has 13G over his last 61 games. A 17 goal pace over 82. 23 points over those 61 games. 31 point pace.

In fairness, those are better numbers than Clarkson had for us. Terrible, given his contract, but not Wendel Clarkson terrible.
 

LeafGm

Well-known member
After his hot start as a Hab (9G in 13 games), Anderson has 13G over his last 61 games. A 17 goal pace over 82. 23 points over those 61 games. 31 point pace.

In fairness, those are better numbers than Clarkson had for us. Terrible, given his contract, but not Wendel Clarkson terrible.


I will concede that Anderson is a middle-class man's David Clarkson.

Maybe even upper-middle-class, on a good day.
 
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