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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Looking through the roster again, I think it would make sense to give DeAngelo and Buchnevich 1 year contracts. Neither has been consistently productive to warrant much money or multiple years. If they earn it, pay them next summer when Flab-Four Forwards come off the books.
    I can't see them giving DeAngelo anything long term based on his "maturity issues." 1 or 2 years max. Buch on the other hand seemed to turn a corner. Not sure what he'll get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE View Post
    I can't see them giving DeAngelo anything long term based on his "maturity issues." 1 or 2 years max. Buch on the other hand seemed to turn a corner. Not sure what he'll get.
    Agreed. Have to go short on DeAngelo. He needs to come to heel, and until he does, can’t make a long-term commitment. As for Buchnevich, he definitely looks like he’s taken a step, but not sure if there’s enough yet on his resume to earn him a long-term deal. If they did feel his improvement was for real and did go longer on him now though, it could wind up as a real bargain. Maybe worth the chance

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    Buch seems like the type to go back to Russia if he doesn't get the deal he wants.

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    Buch seems like the type to go back to being irrelevant, detrimental Buch pretty quickly, and often.

    He had a good end to the season... mirroring Spooner the season before.
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    Since we're seemingly about to get more Finnish, I'd look to bring over a fellow countryman to make Kakko as comfortable as possible.

    Oliwer Kaski seems very interesting to me. 23 year old right handed Dman is expected to sign an NHL contract this offseason. He is 6"3 200 lbs. He was the 6th leading scorer in the the Finnish league which is pretty ridiculous. 51 points and 19 goals in 59 games. I haven't seen him or heard much of him but I've read that he skates well, has a bomb of a shot and is pretty solid in his own end. Offense obviously really isn't an issue for him.

    He seemed to really turn a corner this season with a 35 point jump from last season to this one, though even last season he still had 9 goals due to his huge shot. Oddly he played 1 season at Western Michigan and then played one game the following year and then left for Finland, so he's had experience with North American ice which is a plus. I have no idea if we have interest but I'd certainly give this kid a shot. He interests me more than Fox. That right handed bomb from the point would be nice on the PP. Seems like a perfect fit for us.

    https://dobberprospects.com/player/oliwer-kaski/

    March 2019 – Kaski finished the season with 19 goals and 51 points in 59 games. He led the league in goals and points by a defenseman, and his points total was good enough for sixth on the league among all players. He also led the league in shots. Only two defenseman have had a higher points total in the history of the Finnish Liiga. After the regular season, Kaski received the Lasse Oksanen award which is given to the best player in the league during the regular season, and he won that award voting by a huge margin. After the Liiga playoffs, Kaski will likely represent Finland at the World Championship
    Only 2 defenseman ever scored more points in that league than he just did. One was Brian Rafalski who scored 53 points at 25 years old after also playing NCAA and then going back to Finland before coming to the NHL. The other was Pekka Rautakallio, who scored 53 in 1978. He was 25 years old that season and went to the NHL the next season. For some reason he only stayed in the NHL for 3 seasons before returning to Finland, however in those three seasons he scored 154 points in 235 games. The Finnish league version of the Norris Trophy is named after him.
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    Finland's lines for tonight's Worlds game...

    1. kenttä:
    34 Kaapo Kakko - 22 Arttu Ruotsalainen - 10 Eemeli Suomi
    2 Mikko Lehtonen - 7 Oliwer Kaski

    2. kenttä:
    76 Jere Sallinen - 20 Aleksi Mustonen - 65 Sakari Manninen
    6 Tony Sund - 55 Miika Koivisto

    3. kenttä:
    39 Anrei Hakulinen - 24 Hannes Björninen - 23 Joonas Nättinen
    52 Otto Leskinen - 50 Juuso Vainio

    4. kenttä:
    25 Joel Kiviranta - 21 Eetu Luostarinen - 12 Marko Anttila
    40 Petteri Lindbohm - 2 Tarmo Reunanen

    13. hyökkääjä:
    15 Arttu Ilomäki

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    If you’re going to make him comfortable, wouldn’t you want a Finnish player with NHL experience? Maybe Filppula?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoMinutesForNothing View Post
    Finland's lines for tonight's Worlds game...

    1. kenttä:
    34 Kaapo Kakko - 22 Arttu Ruotsalainen - 10 Eemeli Suomi
    2 Mikko Lehtonen - 7 Oliwer Kaski

    2. kenttä:
    76 Jere Sallinen - 20 Aleksi Mustonen - 65 Sakari Manninen
    6 Tony Sund - 55 Miika Koivisto

    3. kenttä:
    39 Anrei Hakulinen - 24 Hannes Björninen - 23 Joonas Nättinen
    52 Otto Leskinen - 50 Juuso Vainio

    4. kenttä:
    25 Joel Kiviranta - 21 Eetu Luostarinen - 12 Marko Anttila
    40 Petteri Lindbohm - 2 Tarmo Reunanen

    13. hyökkääjä:
    15 Arttu Ilomäki
    I would LOVE to steal Aleksi Heponiemi from Florida.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoMinutesForNothing View Post
    Finland's lines for tonight's Worlds game...

    1. kenttä:
    34 Kaapo Kakko - 22 Arttu Ruotsalainen - 10 Eemeli Suomi
    2 Mikko Lehtonen - 7 Oliwer Kaski

    2. kenttä:
    76 Jere Sallinen - 20 Aleksi Mustonen - 65 Sakari Manninen
    6 Tony Sund - 55 Miika Koivisto

    3. kenttä:
    39 Anrei Hakulinen - 24 Hannes Björninen - 23 Joonas Nättinen
    52 Otto Leskinen - 50 Juuso Vainio

    4. kenttä:
    25 Joel Kiviranta - 21 Eetu Luostarinen - 12 Marko Anttila
    40 Petteri Lindbohm - 2 Tarmo Reunanen

    13. hyökkääjä:
    15 Arttu Ilomäki
    Forgot to highlight Tarmo Reunanen. 4th rounder from 2016, had a really good season in Liiga this year. 25 points in 58 games, still only 21 y/old.


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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    I would LOVE to steal Aleksi Heponiemi from Florida.
    Might not get the chance now that they have real talent evaluators like Q there.

    Bluntly, if I'm looking for a buddy Finn for KK, I'd love to snag Esa Lindell off Dallas. Else, yeah, I'm good with bringing in a Filppula or someone like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G1000 View Post
    Might not get the chance now that they have real talent evaluators like Q there.

    Bluntly, if I'm looking for a buddy Finn for KK, I'd love to snag Esa Lindell off Dallas. Else, yeah, I'm good with bringing in a Filppula or someone like that.
    Dust Esa Tikkanen’s old ass off and stick him out there. Tikk can show him how to butcher the English language.

    If anyone has seen it, Tikk’s on ice postgame interview with Al Trautwig after Matteau scored the series winning goal in 94 ECF vs NJ is the greatest interview in the history of sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatfrancesa View Post
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    Dallas ain't trading that guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RangersIn7 View Post
    Dust Esa Tikkanen’s old ass off and stick him out there. Tikk can show him how to butcher the English language.

    If anyone has seen it, Tikk’s on ice postgame interview with Al Trautwig after Matteau scored the series winning goal in 94 ECF vs NJ is the greatest interview in the history of sports.


    Tikk doesn't even speak Finnish well. Fucking guy speaks something close to Martian!! I know guys that speak Fin, and can't understand what the hell he says!!! I used to think it was that dialect of Fin (Meänkieli), but I don't think it's that either!! LOL

    Lemeiux looks like he plays a little like Tikkannen, and I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy View Post


    Tikk doesn't even speak Finnish well. Fucking guy speaks something close to Martian!! I know guys that speak Fin, and can't understand what the hell he says!!! I used to think it was that dialect of Fin (Meänkieli), but I don't think it's that either!! LOL

    Lemeiux looks like he plays a little like Tikkannen, and I love it!
    Tikk’s brand of English is its own dialect altogether.

    Have you actually seen the interview I mentioned?
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    It's hard to even know what holes the Rangers have on their roster next year because there's a question mark at literally every position except for 1C. Is Chytil playing center or wing? Andersson? Howden? Nieves? Who are they shipping out on D? Anyone? I can't see a successful scenario in which they have Brendan Smith playing wing and a never ending rotation at D. Who's playing goal?
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    Best case scenario is Hank decides to hang up his gloves and sails off on his yatch into the sunset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE View Post
    It's hard to even know what holes the Rangers have on their roster next year because there's a question mark at literally every position except for 1C. Is Chytil playing center or wing? Andersson? Howden? Nieves? Who are they shipping out on D? Anyone? I can't see a successful scenario in which they have Brendan Smith playing wing and a never ending rotation at D. Who's playing goal?

    What? Haven’t you heard the rangers are one signing from being in the eastern conference finals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatfrancesa View Post
    What? Haven’t you heard the rangers are one signing from being in the eastern conference finals.
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    What are they supposed to do with their cap space? Nothing?

    Should we continue to be irrelevant for the next couple years, in an obvious effort to suck whilst sitting on 15-20 million in cap space? Is that the argument? Isn't that embarrassing? Does this hockey club and storied organization have no honour to uphold?

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