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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Mar 14 @ 10:39 AM ET
Eklund: NHL Teams Who Under-Value Their Back-ups Pay the Price.. [email protected]
MrBeanTown
Boston Bruins
Location: Garth blogs make me regret my literacy, NF
Joined: 01.31.2012

Mar 14 @ 10:46 AM ET
I also really like "Kempe in Arizona" he is a great goalie, yup.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Mar 14 @ 10:49 AM ET
Eklund: NHL Teams Who Under-Value Their Back-ups Pay the Price.. [email protected]
- Eklund

How did Carey get the rights to collect money on that? Has he been hanging around with the Kostitsyn's friends?
lemieux_66
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: ON
Joined: 02.27.2012

Mar 14 @ 10:49 AM ET
Not saying Sparks is really the most ideal backup, but he did just have a .960 save percentage last night after Andersen was taken out.
PapaSquat
Florida Panthers
Location: Smokes Crack :), NY
Joined: 06.02.2015

Mar 14 @ 11:01 AM ET
this is dumb
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: At his absolute peak, Seabrook still not as good as Gardiner-James_Troller
Joined: 02.01.2016

Mar 14 @ 11:18 AM ET
I'm so happy Ek saved my Preds.

Fountain-San
Boston Bruins
Location: Marchand is a rat fink dweeb.., ME
Joined: 02.21.2007

Mar 14 @ 11:24 AM ET
OMG it was so epic when EK used to really give it to the Preds. who boy those were the days.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: At his absolute peak, Seabrook still not as good as Gardiner-James_Troller
Joined: 02.01.2016

Mar 14 @ 11:24 AM ET
Eklund: NHL Teams Who Under-Value Their Back-ups Pay the Price.. [email protected]
- Eklund

Hi. I'm Jimmy Howard and I have 1 career playoff series win.

Fountain-San
Boston Bruins
Location: Marchand is a rat fink dweeb.., ME
Joined: 02.21.2007

Mar 14 @ 11:26 AM ET
Hi. I'm Jimmy Howard and I have 1 career playoff series win.


- gergeswillems

don't know what the leafs were thinking!
flyerfan1969
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 03.08.2019

Mar 14 @ 11:27 AM ET
Where are your nightly results EK? Hint 1-2 for winners and 0-3 when factoring in ot losses. Comical.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: At his absolute peak, Seabrook still not as good as Gardiner-James_Troller
Joined: 02.01.2016

Mar 14 @ 11:28 AM ET
don't know what the leafs were thinking!
- Fountain-San

Need moar seezind vetrinzz!
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: At his absolute peak, Seabrook still not as good as Gardiner-James_Troller
Joined: 02.01.2016

Mar 14 @ 11:29 AM ET
Where are your nightly results EK? Hint 1-2 for winners and 0-3 when factoring in ot losses. Comical.
- flyerfan1969

It all depends if Ek has posted his predictions at 7 or 8 Eastern time.
Xizord
Montreal Canadiens
Location: I am Eklund, QC
Joined: 01.03.2007

Mar 14 @ 11:43 AM ET
except that as per EE, the ask price for Howard was a first

Can't blame Tor
(for that)
Bigdog1991
St Louis Blues
Location: St. Louis, MO
Joined: 07.08.2015

Mar 14 @ 12:07 PM ET
I will not bring up philly because we all know that u are philly groupy and can’t honestly think they will be close to playoff team.

But do u honestly think sabres with go to overtime against pens tonight? I thought this take in consideration how team is playing and injuries. The Sabres haven’t scored a goal in 10 periods and will be without jack eichel again. Meanwhile the pens have won 5 of the last 6, all against playoff teams.
Bigdog1991
St Louis Blues
Location: St. Louis, MO
Joined: 07.08.2015

Mar 14 @ 12:12 PM ET
Not saying Sparks is really the most ideal backup, but he did just have a .960 save percentage last night after Andersen was taken out.
- lemieux_66


It wasn’t even a full game and they were losing 4-0. It means less then nothing. You guys screwed yourselves this season. Terrible defense and no backup. And u had boatloads of cap to add free agents to stack lineup. Terrible gm and now u while have no cap space next year and still no defense. Good luck.
Bigdog1991
St Louis Blues
Location: St. Louis, MO
Joined: 07.08.2015

Mar 14 @ 12:16 PM ET
except that as per EE, the ask price for Howard was a first

Can't blame Tor
(for that)

- Xizord


They could of had Talbot. For basically cap relief. The main problem is defense. They could of had beaulieu from buffalo or del zotto. Both went for 6th rounder and would be depth dman that they desperately need.
dickflair
Joined: 02.21.2018

Mar 14 @ 12:27 PM ET
this is dumb
- PapaSquat

wouldn't you just save yourself the embarrassment and stop blogging? the site's a cash machine for him with or without continuing to make a complete fool out of himself.

at the very least i'd give up the big box on the front page to the writers i hired who understand hockey. maybe hide my ego-building blogs in a secret menu or something.
JDB2019
Joined: 03.14.2019

Mar 14 @ 12:28 PM ET
Your model has the Jets finishing with 108 points. That’s a 12-1 finish. Your model is flawed.
GreatGigInTheSky
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: "Yeah, Garth is a tool"- Garf, ON
Joined: 06.12.2017

Mar 14 @ 12:54 PM ET
The fact that Toronto wouldn't part with a second or third round pick for Jimmy Howard is ridiculous.
- Eklund


Crushers68
New Jersey Devils
Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Joined: 02.17.2009

Mar 14 @ 12:58 PM ET
Just a devastating loss by the Oilers at home to NJ. If you took away the one 12 game stretch the Oilers had midseason where they couldn't get a point this team would be a playoff team


Never mind taking away the 12 game stretch. If they can't beat NJ's AHL team last night, at home, against a very depleted Devils lineup on the 2nd of back to back road games....then they are NOT a playoff team.
Dahlmanyotes
Arizona Coyotes
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Joined: 06.15.2015

Mar 14 @ 1:28 PM ET
32 right and 18 wrong sounds good. But then I went back and checked and if you just picked the team that is higher in the standings for every game, you would be 33-17.

In other words your 23 other super secret factors actually cost you a game.

As an analytics professional, I am sorry to say that your projections are driving me crazy. There is no way the results end up the way you are suggesting, but rather than realizing the flaws and changing your model, you are sticking to your guns and performing worse than just picking the team higher in the standings.
Thecakeisalie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Leafs getting Andersen is like that day the cable company forgot to scramble the porn.
Joined: 01.27.2010

Mar 14 @ 1:29 PM ET
Hi. I'm Jimmy Howard and I have 1 career playoff series win.


- gergeswillems




This is just so beautiful!
Thecakeisalie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Leafs getting Andersen is like that day the cable company forgot to scramble the porn.
Joined: 01.27.2010

Mar 14 @ 1:31 PM ET
wouldn't you just save yourself the embarrassment and stop blogging? the site's a cash machine for him with or without continuing to make a complete fool out of himself.

at the very least i'd give up the big box on the front page to the writers i hired who understand hockey. maybe hide my ego-building blogs in a secret menu or something.

- Richardflair


The first paragraph is total truth. He's doing great, why should he stop?

The second paragraph is a good idea though, although a lot of people may actually come here simply to laugh at Ek's hot takes, just like a lot of people seem to come specifically to pick on Tanner. Hiding his main blogs might actually be detrimental.
dickflair
Joined: 02.21.2018

Mar 14 @ 1:51 PM ET
The first paragraph is total truth. He's doing great, why should he stop?

The second paragraph is a good idea though, although a lot of people may actually come here simply to laugh at Ek's hot takes, just like a lot of people seem to come specifically to pick on Tanner. Hiding his main blogs might actually be detrimental.

- Thecakeisalie

i'm sure that's the excuse he uses in his head, that he's getting traffic from people coming to trash him, but it would barely affect anything and his site may actually be taken seriously for once.

does he desperately want the site to be taken seriously or does he desperately want to fool people into thinking he knows anything (which is a ship that's sailed)?


also, i just got back from the store and shania was playing in there.
leafsfann
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Joined: 05.11.2014

Mar 14 @ 2:30 PM ET

Today @ 10:49 AM ET
Not saying Sparks is really the most ideal backup, but he did just have a .960 save percentage last night after Andersen was taken out


It would be absurd to say the Leafs struggles are because of their backup goalie.
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