What’s up the gang and welcome back to the bank with Mitch. Yes, a new profile picture. I adore her. She doesn’t hurt… on the bench. Tell me Colorado is going to play in another league next year because the NHL doesn’t seem strong enough for them.
Here are the answers to your questions.
Is the arrival of Evgenii Dadonov likely to be another:
A) 👍🏼 Corey Perry, 👍🏼 Alexander Radulov?
B) 👎🏼 Ales Hemsky, 👎🏼 Alexander Semin?
– Martin Blanchette (@mblanchette1966) June 17, 2022
I look forward to the arrival of Dadonov. I didn’t make a video about him (which would have gone viral for sure), but the Canadian did upload one. Dadonov still had 40 points on a team where he was underappreciated and finished the season after the trade deadline with 16 points in 16 games. It’s obvious that he wanted to prove something to the entire league.
He still had 2 seasons of 65 and 70 points with Florida. The talent is there. The change doesn’t seem to have been a positive for him once he got to Ottawa and then we get the whole story in Las Vegas. If you look at Dadonov’s goals this season, most have been scored inside and near the goalkeeper, not on the periphery. What I like about the transaction is that the Canadian did not give anything to Weber because of his contract, in addition to receiving assets that are in Montreal, a top 6 next season, borderline a top 9.
With a strong start to the season, it could become interesting for a certain team at the trade deadline. Imagine that at the deadline, the Canadian managed to trade him for a fifth-round pick, for example. That would mean they would have traded Weber’s contract for a fifth-round pick, which would be pure magic.
In terms of player, I’m not ready to say that it looks like option A or B. It’s a bit of everything. He doesn’t have Perry’s grit and leadership or Radulov’s offensive touch, but he’s ahead of Hemsky and Semin. One person mentioned that it looks a bit like the Tatars and I could say yes. Just look at the highlights everywhere and you’ll see that it’s a combination of option A with a bit of tartar.
It seems to me that in order to increase the number of goals, a team that is penalized must lose its blue line. This means that even if the puck leaves the zone, the team in PP can enter without their players leaving.
— Alex Déry (@acontre_courant) June 18, 2022
Great question here Alex and I’ll try to answer it to the best of my ability. To increase the number of goals, I think this season we have tested the offense of several teams. Several matches ended with a total of 6 goals and more, which was exciting for the fans. Power plays remain pretty much the same year over year in percentage terms and we often talk about the 5v5 game.
But if we’re talking specifically about the power game, over the years there’s been a lot of discussion about it and I think it’s time to put this on the table and find new rules or ways of doing things. For starters, missing the blue line once in the zone is a lot like 5v5 dekhockey. Once you cross the middle line, you can play very well there.
I don’t hate the idea, except that I think it could be difficult once the penalty is over, that the blue line regulation returns right in the middle of the game and also the fact that for 2 minutes it would be possible not to pay attention anymore. offside. It would give the team on the power play a chance to stop stressing about getting into the zone, that much is obvious.
Another possibility, and I don’t know if they still do and if the league is still called that, but in the LHPS in the past, you weren’t allowed to punt if you were shorthanded. This completely changes the way of doing things as well as changes.
I don’t hate the idea of the offending team playing 2 minutes 4v5, but to help them out, we’re removing a rule that normally exists, the right to punt. It would be like saying, if you are on the power play, to help them, there is no longer a line on the ice and they can do what they want, yes, I am exaggerating, but it is for the beginning.
The league could even push more than the team that is short, not only are they not allowed to punt the puck, but on the 3rd punt of the same penalty, they are given a 2 minute delay for delaying the match, even in the 2nd liquidation. For the rest, a rule that I honestly like is to leave the full 2 minutes or the 4 minutes. So if you score a goal after 30 seconds, you still have 90 seconds left on the power play. The offending player serves the entirety of his sanction. Obviously there would be a few more power play objectives and it would make the game more engaging.
Are scouts only based on potential or also on how long they expect a young man to reach?
— DansLaBande (@danslabande2015) June 18, 2022
There are millions of factors that come into play and one or the other can lead to disappointment. How many times have we heard that X players had the most potential and sadly fell short of expectations? Conversely, how many times do they say they drafted Y players so they could have time to develop and ultimately wouldn’t play a single game in the big leagues?
You have to take into account what they have achieved, but above all what they can contribute in the long term. Danièle Sauvageau talked about it with Mario Langlois in May and I found it very interesting: do you choose the talent or the best player? Who has the potential to play within your DNA?
So we talk a lot about the potential in the short, medium and long term. Hence the importance of having a great recruiting staff and doing analysis, not just by video, but also in person and by multiple members of management and not just one person.
Then we understand a little better why the repechage is difficult, year after year, and why it is easy for us, after having seen some highlight videos, criticizing or trying to get people to talk about us.
This year’s top 3 is precisely interesting at this level. Who will have reached their full potential in 5-10 years? Do Cooley and Slave have better potential than Wright? If so, will they reach 100% of their potential or will they reach some potential that will be less than Wright’s? The potential in Wright might be less, but if he reaches his full potential, he could come out a winner in the top 3. This will depend on who takes him out, the training provided, the development, but also what the youngster decides to do in his offseason and during the season.
This concludes my column. Feel free to follow me on social media and come talk to me @Mitch_Giguere. I am very sociable and I love to talk about hockey. So we say see you next week with a new column and new questions. Feel free to ask questions on almost any topic. Thank you all.
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