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    Maybe. He's had several 50 and 60 goal seasons over the years, but last year, he only scored 24. If he's in decline, then no way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonGeminiX View Post
    Do the Flyers have anything to be happy about? I haven't been paying attention.
    I wouldn't be super excited but they made some really smart moves to improve their D and free up much needed cap room:

    - Phil Myers and Nolan Patrick for Ryan Ellis - You needed a D upgrade and this did that. Nolan Patrick also is looking like a bit of draft bust so goodbye to him, better now than having it drag on forever (Nucks do that, it stinks)
    - Shayne Gostisbehere, 2022 2nd Round Pick, 2022 7th round pick for… Cap Space. - Not much return there but you needed cap room and Ghost is looking terrible
    - Robert Hägg, 2021 1st Round Pick, 2023 2nd round pick for Rasmus Ristolainen - I like this one. Rasmus was in Buffalo where careers are dying. I bet he's going to bounce right back for you guys
    - Jake Voracek for Cam Atkinson - This one frees up cap space too (Voracek was making over $8mil for 9 goals in 54 games) and brings in a solid player making $5.8 who will get you 40-50 points, maybe more.

    As a side note, you just signed dman Keith Yandle for $900k. He's the funniest guy in the league and maybe one of the most loved players in the game by teammates. His appearances on the Spittin' Chicklets podcast always have my cracking up, and I think it's good value. He may just bounce back too, he's only 34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh One Who Knocks View Post
    Ovi signed a new 5 year deal with the Caps and he only needs 165 goals to break Gretzky's record. Can he do it?

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    Maybe. He's had several 50 and 60 goal seasons over the years, but last year, he only scored 24. If he's in decline, then no way.
    A few years ago when people started talking about it, I said no way.... but suddenly it's not looking totally crazy.

    Mapping it out, it seems possible if he stays healthy.

    - 50 goals next season (he's basically held that pace the last 4 years) - age 36
    - 40 goals 2023 - 37
    - 35 goals 2024 - 38
    - 25 goals 2025 - 39
    - 15 goals 2026 - 40

    You can mix and match it a bit, but that would get him there... it's a stretch but it's going to be fun to watch.

    Jagr was the oldest modern player to score over 50 goals in a season, 54 at age 34, but I think Ovie could beat that record.

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    Free agency starts today at 10 AM MDT.

    Avs finally stopped dicking around yesterday and signed Landy to an 8 year/$56 million contract before letting him hit the market today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfather View Post
    A few years ago when people started talking about it, I said no way.... but suddenly it's not looking totally crazy.

    Mapping it out, it seems possible if he stays healthy.

    - 50 goals next season (he's basically held that pace the last 4 years) - age 36
    - 40 goals 2023 - 37
    - 35 goals 2024 - 38
    - 25 goals 2025 - 39
    - 15 goals 2026 - 40

    You can mix and match it a bit, but that would get him there... it's a stretch but it's going to be fun to watch.

    Jagr was the oldest modern player to score over 50 goals in a season, 54 at age 34, but I think Ovie could beat that record.


    Yup, I think he has a real shot at it, but it all depends on staying healthy and not missing many of those games over the next 5 years.

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    Pretty stoked the B's were able to get Ullmark to mind the net while Rask recovers from surgery. Rask will be out until at least January/February and that's if he doesn't decide to retire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh One Who Knocks View Post


    Yup, I think he has a real shot at it, but it all depends on staying healthy and not missing many of those games over the next 5 years.
    For sure. Health wise he's a tank eh. Look at those stats... he's only missed 39 games for health reasons in 16 seasons! Anything can happen but there's no signs he's slowing down yet.

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    Well....fuck

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    Wow! That's too bad, but good for him if he feels it's time to go home. He's only 35 and put up 44 points last season, no reason he wouldn't get a nice contract here if he wanted it, probably taking a pretty hefty pay cut to play in Czech but I guess he's made $70 mil so it's surely not about the money.

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    Shocking San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane denies wife's allegations that he bet on NHL games

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    San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane on Sunday vehemently denied allegations made by his wife that he bet on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit -- claims that are being investigated by the NHL.

    Kane responded Sunday morning to allegations made the previous day from the Instagram account of his wife, Anna.

    "I have NEVER gambled/bet on Hockey, NEVER gambled/bet on a Sharks game, NEVER gambled/bet on any of my games and NEVER thrown a hockey game,'' Kane wrote on Twitter. "The facts are I personally had my best season of the my career last year and was the most consistent I've been throughout any season, I'm proud of that. I love the game of Hockey and would never do any of what was alleged. I look forward to cooperating fully with the league's investigation, having my name cleared and looking forward to this upcoming season."

    The NHL said Saturday night on Twitter that it was made aware of the social media posts from Anna Kane and plans to conduct a full investigation.

    Sources told ESPN's Emily Kaplan that the NHL intends to have the investigation completed by training camp, which begins in September. NHL league officials will meet Monday to discuss the investigation and make decisions on who will conduct it, sources said. Without any corroborating information, the NHL does not intend to discipline Kane based exclusively off information in a social media post, sources said.

    On Saturday, Anna Kane wrote in an Instagram story: "How does the NHL let a compulsive gambling addict still play when he's obviously throwing games to win money? Hmm maybe someone needs to address this."

    She added: "Can someone ask [commissioner] Gary Bettman how they let a player gamble on his own games? Bet and win with bookies on his own games?"

    In a separate story post, Anna Kane accused her husband of spending lavishly partying in Europe while asking her to sell her wedding ring to survive and wrote about not being able to afford baby formula for their child.

    Evander Kane said the two are in the process of getting a divorce and called Anna Kane "mentally unwell.''

    "I love my daughter,'' he wrote. "I will and always have taken care of my daughter in every way possible. I have always made sure her mother has had everything she's needed and more. I have tried to de-escalate our divorce issues and be as civil and calm as anyone in this position could. I have tried to set up FaceTime calls but not every day as I would like to because of being restricted by her mom. She has refused me to see her and had unfortunately tried to use my daughter as leverage. I will continue to always take care of my family, that goes without question.''



    The NHL said: "The integrity of our game is paramount and the League takes these allegations very seriously.''

    A Sharks team spokesman wrote in an email to The Associated Press that: "The San Jose Sharks have been in contact today with the National Hockey League about the serious allegations made against Evander Kane. We support a full and transparent investigation into the situation to maintain the integrity of the game and consistency with our team values.''

    Kane's gambling history and finances have been public knowledge for some time. A Las Vegas Strip casino sued Kane in 2019, alleging he failed to repay a $500,000 gambling debt racked up during a playoff series against the Golden Knights.

    Since the Supreme Court paved the way for legalized sports gambling in the U.S. and more states have adopted it, the NHL has embraced the possibilities and made several partnerships with sportsbooks and other betting organizations.

    Kane, 29, is three seasons into a $49 million, seven-year contract. He's with his third organization after being drafted by and debuting with Atlanta/Winnipeg and a stint in Buffalo. According to Capfriendly, which charts hockey salaries, he has made just under $56 million during his NHL career.

    Last season, he had 22 goals and 27 assists in 56 games.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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    Pretty fucked up if the wife's allegations are true. If he bet on his own games, that should be an immediate lifetime ban.

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    I don't know. It sounds like she's just a vicious bitch trying to hurt him as much as possible while they're getting divorced. Mara Teigen was hotter by the way.


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    I dono, the guy's track record is dubious at best... the infamous photos of him posing with fat stacks of money in Vegas, recently declaring bankruptcy, the $500k in gambling debt he's being sued for.... I wouldn't be at all surprised if her claims about him gambling on the NHL are true given the shit financial decisions he's clearly been making that we know of

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