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Tyler Myers Talk And Much More

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

- Buffalo, with some good, young defencemen coming, will be holding on to the right-handed shooter for awhile yet to see if Detroit gets more interested in the defenceman.

Dallas would seem a fit, too, because coach Lindy Ruff and his assistant, James Patrick, used to be with the Sabres, but neither the Wings nor the Stars are in dire need of a D-man right now.

The Sabres want six-foot-five winger Anthony Mantha or 2014 first-round forward Dylan Larkin in any package from Detroit for the six-foot-seven Myers.

Mantha, who broke his leg in camp and might have made the team as a teenager (a rarity there) is likely a non-starter. Dallas doesn’t have a high-end kid offensive forward other than Valeri Nichushkin, who’s been hurt. Would they deal him?

- Has anybody noticed that Patrice Bergeron, one of the game’s best two-way players, is being outscored by fellow forward Chris Kelly in Boston through their first 11 games and he’s a minus player? Of course, their defence is decimated — Zdeno Chara, Torey Krug, and Kevan Miller are all hurt, and Johnny Boychuk was traded — which doesn’t help anybody in the plus/minus ratio.

- Is there a less-involved, seldom-get-it-out-of-first-gear NHLer these days than Alex Semin in Carolina? “Can’t think of one,” said a veteran NHL pro scout. Semin gives you the smallest bang for the buck ($7 million per, with three years left after this season) in hockey, and his coach Peters finally saw enough in Vancouver and strapped him to the bench.

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Who does this Matheson think he is?  Some mind reader from Siberia.  He needs his head read for putting out this Tyler Myers/Detroit shit.

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 10/31/14 at 05:29 PM ET

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Why don’t he write about trading his whole stinking Edmonton Oilers for a truck load of jock straps.

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 10/31/14 at 05:31 PM ET

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Haha what’s your problem jhcarrier97? I thought his article was excellent and especially enjoyed his ripping of players making mad scatch while scoring no goals.
Buffalo worst team in 80 years though, hehe ouch…he may be right.
Well written piece and full of around the NHL info which I appreciate
Ken Holland probably very interested in trading for Semin since he fights like a girl.
snake

Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 10/31/14 at 05:57 PM ET

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Well Slumpy there is something stinky about a couple of teams in the Connor McDavid sweepstakes.  These teams are playing to lose, what about the fans of these two teams?  Buffalo and Carolina , Arizona, they stink, but I got an indian nickel that says they are trying to win the draft lottery.  The league should step in and do something, the draft should be equal for everyone who misses the playoffs, it should be somehow blind until a cutoff date and then the rder produced.

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 11/01/14 at 02:15 PM ET

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