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giving St. Louis one last power play chance,

by miaowang123 miaowang123 miaowang123 (2018-12-07)


As a fun NHL Draft exercise, I decided to go through each NHL team and re-configure their rosters, only allowing teams to include players that were drafted by the team. Stitched Clippers Jerseys Online . In order to keep the roster numbers up, those that were undrafted free agents were included with the teams for which they played their first NHL games. Take it easy, agents. This isnt about removing trades or free agency -- those are some of my favourite parts of the game too -- but its about how teams identify and secure talent and which teams have done these things more effectively. As you can see, by looking through these hypoethetical depth charts, there are teams that have provided a disproportionate number of the players throughout the league. Certainly, some teams have had and used more draft picks than other teams, so thats part of the reason why they bring so much more talent into the league, but theres probably a lesson to be gleaned from that as well. Take the defence picks of the Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators, for example. The Canadiens could, theoretically, have a defence that includes Ryan McDonagh, Francois Beauchemin, Mark Streit, Stephane Robidas and Ron Hainsey in addition to the guys they kept -- P.K. Subban, Andrei Markov, Alexei Emelin (could have included Francis Bouillon and Mike Komisarek, too). Nashville has done very well on the blueline, drafting Shea Weber, Ryan Suter, Dan Hamhuis, Roman Josi, Seth Jones, Cody Franson, Kevin Klein and Ryan Ellis (as well as Mattias Ekholm and signing Victor Bartley). On the other hand, there are teams that have had a hard time bringing in defencemen, like the Philadelphia Flyers, who have preferred (or been forced) to acquire their defencemen through other means. Dennis Seidenberg and Joni Pitkanen are the two best active NHL defencemen that the Flyers have drafted and Pitkanen missed all of last season due to injury while Seidenberg missed half the year. Of course, the Flyers have had brought in (and subsequently let go) some serious talent up front, including Patrick Sharp, Justin Williams, Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, among others, but their hypoethetical forward depth chart is impressive. Sometimes, circumstances have made it that a team doesnt need to draft at a position. Think of the Boston Bruins goaltending situation recently, carried by Tuukka Rask (acquired in trade) and, before him, Tim Thomas (a Quebec Nordiques draft pick!), so -- at least prior to drafting Malcolm Subban in the first round -- the Bruins havent brought in a lot of blue-chippers in net. By contrast, the Toronto Maple Leafs have had Rask, James Reimer and Ben Scrivens, or the Washington Capitals, who have had Semyon Varlamov, Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth through their system. A few quick observations: - Some lean resuls in Columbus, where they barely have an NHL centre aside from Ryan Johansen and Derick Brassard. - Tons of depth with Detroit, particularly after making call-ups this year. Joakim Andersson and Luke Glendening, who played regularly for the Wings this year, didnt crack the five-deep depth chart. - Crazy depth in Ottawa too, where so many forwards -- Marian Hossa, Martin Havlat, Daniel Alfredsson, Antoine Vermette, Brooks Laich, Jakob Silfverberg -- have moved on to other teams. - A few other rules of this "what if?" game: I allowed players that were drafted twice to be used by both organizations, so look out for Jarret Stoll playing both sides in the Battle of Alberta! - The Edmonton Oilers come by their defensive woes honestly. Theyve drafted four active NHL defencemen, including Martin Marincin and Oskar Klefbom, rookies they called up last season. - Using the Atlanta Thrashers and Winnipeg Jets franchise doesnt yield much up front, especially with Ilya Kovalchuk gone to Russia. Bryan Little, Evander Kane, Mark Scheifele, then who was the fourth-best forward in 2013-2014 that was drafted by this franchise? Patrick Dwyer? Dany Heatley? The story is better on defence and in net. Using only players that played in the NHL in the 2013-2014 season, I came up with rosters (Maple Leafs example below) that you can see by clicking here. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS LW C RW Alexander Steen Nazem Kadri Brad Boyes Jiri Tlusty Tyler Bozak Nikolai Kulemin Viktor Stalberg Matt Stajan Jimmy Hayes Jerry DAmigo John Mitchell Matt Frattin Josh Leivo Spencer Abbott Shawn Thornton D D G Carl Gunnarsson Anton Stralman Tuukka Rask Morgan Rielly Luke Schenn James Reimer Carlo Colaiacovo Jay Harrison Ben Scrivens Jean-Philippe Cote Mike Kostka Jonas Gustavsson Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. Authentic Chris Paul Jersey . Freddie Roach said if the Rios fight "does not go well, we will seriously talk about his retirement," but that Pacquiao was training as well as ever for the Nov. Authentic Danilo Gallinari Jersey . Wrights first stint with Milwaukee was on a 10-day contract from March 14-23. He played in two games, averaging six points and two rebounds in 16.The Winniepg Jets finished the four game Central Division trip at 1-2-1, and are now 2-3-1 on the road this season, with each game being decided by one goal. In Edmonton, a 5-4 win, Minnesota a 2-1 loss, Nashville a 3-2 loss in overtime, Dallas a 2-1 shoot-out win, Colorado a 3-2 loss and St. Louis a 3-2 loss. Add up the goals for in the last five road games and the total is eight. (Shootout winner in Dallas not in the total). The inability to get that third goal has been costly. On this four-game trip, Blake Wheeler (3), Bryan Little (2), Anthony Peluso (1), Evander Kane (1) were the only Jets to score. Andrew Ladd had the winner in the shootout win in Dallas. In St. Louis, the Jets again surrendered the first goal as Brenden Morrow scored his second of the year. The Jets (5-7-2) have only scored the first goal of the game three times. They tied it on a 5-on-3 power play with Wheeler scoring his fourth goal in the last five games, and snapping an eight-game team power play drought. The Jets did not score a 5-on-3 goal in 10 opportunities last year. The physical first period ended tied at 1-1. There was no scoring in the second period with special teams the key in the third. Alex Pietrangelo regained the lead for St. Louis as the Blues forced a turnover in the Jets zone. The Jets penalty kill was excellent in this game against the leagues number one power play. While killing their fifth penalty, Andrew Ladd and Bryan Little broke into the Blues zone with Little finishing the play off with his second short-handed goal of the season. It was Littles seventh goal of the year, tying his output from last year. "Im shooting more and not squeezing the stick as much," Little would say on the TSN Jets post-game interrview. Authentic Avery Bradley Jersey. It appeared as though the Jets would go to overtime for the fifth time in seven games until Toby Enstrom was called for interference at 17:47, giving St. Louis one last power play chance, and Alexander Steen would put a back hand shot off the post, off Ondrej Pavelecs pad and in for the game winner. It was his league-leading 11th goal of the year and came with one minute left in the third. The Jets again had quality chances with no results. Wheeler hit the inside of the post late in the second, while Jaroslav Halak made a number of key saves in the third, including one off Michael Frolik at the side of the net that would have given the Jets the lead. There was plenty of frustration in the Jets room after this one. Finding ways to lose was a common quote. It was a heart-breaking loss in a game the Jets deserved at least a point. But shorthanded six times is too many as the Jets now lead the NHL in short-handed situations. Little took 27 face-offs, Mark Stuart blocked six shots, Dustin Byfuglien played 26:35, all team highs. Head coach Claude Noel, like his players, was frustrated with another one goal defeat. "We gave ourselves a chance, but we found a way to lose," said Noel. "We gave their power play a lot of opportunities. This could have been a decent trip." The Jets return to action at MTS Centre Saturday afternoon against Chicago (TSN 1290) and Monday against Detroit (TSN Jets, TSN 1290.) They will play 14 games in 28 days in November. Defenceman Ben Chiarot was recalled from St. Johns but did not play. The Jets have defenceman Jacob Trouba and Paul Postma on IR, as well as forward Jim Slater. 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