What we learned with the Kadri and Franson negotiations

Cam Charron
September 27 2013 10:56AM

We know you're wrong because you have a Big Bang Theory t-shirt.

Ryan Lambert over at Puck Daddy wrote a column that went up this morning about how the Toronto Maple Leafs mishandled their salary cap situation this summer. It's tough to disagree with the overarching point, that Toronto once had lots of cap space where now they have none, and if Frazer McLaren remains injured, there is a non-zero chance that Toronto will have to skate with 17 players in the opener next week to become salary cap-compliant.

But it's also not as bad as it could have been. Technology is much better now than it was five or six years ago, and we can watch not only all the games we want to, but we can also watch the decision-making process come to life. There's so much more information with which to judge players. I can remember coming out of the last lockout even, we knew the goals and assists and time on ice of the players our teams picked up, but without a handle on context everybody sort of trusted the eyes of scouts and management.

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Why Anthony Peluso Has Chris Thorburn's Job

Matt Eichel
September 26 2013 07:35PM

I'm sorry if I offend any Chris Thorburn fans out there, but he is not the Jets tough guy and won't have a chance even if he wanted to.  He's already had two seasons to do that, in fact.

Enter Anthony Peluso, the man who pretty much has Thorburn's job.

In the past five seasons with Atlanta and Winnipeg, Thorburn has managed to post 70 or more penalty minutes each season.

My reaction: Whoop-de-doo.

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Waiver Wire Season: Ryan Jones

Kevin McCartney
September 25 2013 06:02PM

It's coming up to Waiver Wire Season again, folks, and as we know, that's Kevin Cheveldayoff's equivalent of Free Agency and our second Christmas. Today, Ryan Jones of the Edmonton Oilers has hit waivers and the Jets are looking for players who: a) can skate; and b) come with either own equipment, preferably blue in colour. Seems like it might be a home run - let's have a closer look at whether Ryan Jones could help the Winnipeg Jets.

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September 25 2013 03:19PM

As the preseason comes to a close and the NHL regular season is squarely on the horizon StreakCred is ready to go with an early bird - $15 for the entire year.

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Goons Are Stupid

Travis Hrubeniuk
September 24 2013 02:25PM

Following a rather… eventful weekend of NHL pre-season hockey, it appears that the fighting/enforcer debate has raised its head once again after a brief lockout-created reprieve. Some love the fact that fighting plays a prominent role and believe that enforcers have a legitimate purpose on NHL rosters. Others believe that fighting is a barbarian act allowed in the NHL, and that the enforcer is a pointless waste of space. I fall somewhere in the middle.

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