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Forum: Armchair-GMFri at 9:06 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>eanelson</b></div><div>No to the trade because the Ducks need scorers most &amp; Rakell is one of the only options that is NHL ready now.

Larsson has high potential &amp; is still developing. Very good skater &amp; moves the puck well. He is a little bit of a risk in the defensive zone by losing coverage &amp; panics with the puck deep in his own zone.

Mahura looks like he has higher ceiling than Larsson. Skates extremely well, offensively gifted and can play any situation. The Ducks also have a plethora of left handed D men ahead of him (Fowler, Lindholm, Larsson &amp; Guehle). The Ducks also really like to develop prospects before sending them to the NHL (rarely do draftees make opening night roster), so I believe that Mahura will be in SD for the season (barring injuries).

Jones is a big kid that skates really well for his size. Didnt get to see much of his scoring touch last year but he creates chances &amp; plays with high energy. Ducks are a little cautious because he is very similar to Nick Ritchie, who is another big LW. The only issue with Ritchie is he does not have good speed &amp; Ducks fans know that he is notorious for taking bad penalties (offensive zone or late game penalties). Jones will likely get a roster spot unless Comtois jumps him, but GMBM will likely try to develop Comtois further in SD.

As for trading for any of the 3? I think the most likely to be traded is Larsson bc of the logjam at LD &amp; Mahura is probably better, younger &amp; signed for longer. I think you could get back a solid 2nd line scoring winger for Larsson.

Ducks should rid themselves of Shore &amp; Ritchie to make room for both Jones &amp; Comtois.</div></div>

Good Info ... Thanks bud.
Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 8:59 am
Sujet: lines
Forum: Armchair-GMWed at 9:25 pm
Sujet: lines
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>I think you are too stuck on the numbers.
also you will find better number here <a href=";thruseason=20182019&amp;stype=2&amp;sit=5v5&amp;score=all&amp;rate=n&amp;team=PIT&amp;vteam=ALL&amp;view=wowy&amp;loc=B&amp;gpfilt=none&amp;fd=2018-10-03&amp;td=2019-04-06&amp;tgp=2000&amp;strict=incl&amp;p1=8478866&amp;p2=8477404&amp;p3=8471675&amp;p4=0&amp;p5=0" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">;thruseason=20182019&amp;stype=2&amp;sit=5v5&amp;score=all&amp;rate=n&amp;team=PIT&amp;vteam=ALL&amp;view=wowy&amp;loc=B&amp;gpfilt=none&amp;fd=2018-10-03&amp;td=2019-04-06&amp;tgp=2000&amp;strict=incl&amp;p1=8478866&amp;p2=8477404&amp;p3=8471675&amp;p4=0&amp;p5=0</a>

But that is besides the point.
Simon benefited from a time of play on the ice where other teams actually thought he could do basic things like score. When teams realized he couldn't. They instantly hit a problem because teams started to ignore him and then it led to double teams, shifting the defense, pressure and issues.
Its the result of skating someone on the top line who is of no real threat at all. Which is why Sullivan dropped him from the top line.

You can see that in the goals for.
The GF% with and without Simon is exactly the same for Crosby and Jake. You can also see this in the PDO which is high for both lines telling you that they are probably not as good as the data suggests. A lot of that can be attributed to Jakes high shooting percentage.
To break that down in English, while Simon might have moved the possession mark, what he did not do is actually improve their ability to score. Which is exactly why he won't be on that line.
Keeping possession isn't hard. You can play a very simple base game and hold possession. Which is exactly what Simon does. But it doesn't equate to being able to put goals in the net. Simon didn't really add anything to that. If anything all he did was slow the game down.
If he did bring anything to that line it was a bit of a defensive bump. But that is probably due to playing a more basic game. If you have other highly skilled people around you, you are more likely to take more chances than if you don't.
This is why Kahun was brought in. They want someone faster with a better shot who can actually increase the GF%.</div></div>

That is where his articles #'s come from ... The Natural Stat Trick - Lines w/ &amp; w/out
Im just saying if we dont make anymore moves &amp; Sid has his way... It will be Simon on that line w/ them but IMO I think the very best way to balance each line if the roster stays this way is...
Forum: Armchair-GMWed at 9:45 am
Sujet: lines
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>I think patients wore thin on Simon. He played 75 games last year including playoffs and had 7 goals and 26 points. He spent a lot of time on the top 2 lines. That isn't the production that will keep you there and both Sullivan and Crosby know that. You can talk about how he likes him so much, but then there is reality where he slid down the lineup. He won't be getting that much ice time.

I don't know why people have this obsession with him. His numbers aren't that good. He has little ability to score, is of average speed at best, and doesn't have a pro level shot.
He's an AHL level guy, 13th guy at best.

You can switch Galchenyuk and McCann's sides if you want. It doesn't really matter. McCann is the best player they have to balance that line out as they need someone who is defensively responsible and has good speed. He fits it perfectly. What will probably happen is they will split Malkin from Galchenyuk much like they did with kessel for defensive reasons and Rust and McCann will be Malkin's line mates.</div></div>

I agree with u about Simon's lack of a shot bc he has 1 of the weakest shots on team... Ive often said he should be doing wrist curls all summer,lol. But I disagree bc Simon's analytic #'s are crazy good and the line of 59-87-12 is the best line analytically w/ 19-87-19 being rite behind that line w/ 59-87-17 being 3rd and way behind those 2.
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