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#21 DanielNegreanu

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 01:41 PM

NHL Roster Pool Points Per Game Averages:

1. Jason Pominville, BUF. .417
1. Martin Frk, DET. .417
3. Nail Yakupov, COL. .386
4. Casey Cizikas, NYI. .261
5. Jujhar Khaira, EDM. .250
6. Tomas Nosek, VGK. .225
7. Kalle Kossila, ANA. .188
8. Brett Connolly, WAS. .176
9. Jordan Szwarz, BOS. .167
10. Kenny Agostino, BOS. .100
10. David Backes, BOS. .100
12. Jussi Jokinen, LA. .075
13. Remi Elie, DAL. .056
14. Tyler Graovac, WAS. .000

1. Matt Grzelcyk, BOS. .500
2. Damon Severson, NJ. .250
3. Travis Hamonic, CAL..100
4. MacKenzie Weegar, FLA. .077
5. Joakim Ryan, SJ. .053
5. Chris Bigras, COL. .053

GOALIES
1. COLORADO 3.18
2. BUFFALO 3.42
3. FLORIDA 3.45

NHL Available on Farm:
1. Sebastian Aho, CAR. .548
2. Nolan Patrick, PHI. .250
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Posted 19 December 2017 - 02:31 PM

The Top Cheap Thieves Lineup:

Jason Pominville, BUF. .364
Nail Yakupov, COL. .333
Martin Frk, DET. .354
Jujhar Khaira, EDM. .350
Brett Connolly, WAS. .280
David Backes, BOS. .231

Damon Severson, NJ. .210
Matt Grzelcyk, BOS. .167
Travis Hamonic, CAL. .083
MacKenzie Weegar, FLA. .079

COLORADO 3.31

The 2018-19 Cheap Thieves will retain:
Martin Frk 0.25 AHO
Jujhar Khaira 0.25 AHO
Damon Severson 0.75 0.75 SIGNED
Matt Grzelcyk, 0.25 AHO
MacKenzie Weegar 0.25 AHO
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Posted 24 December 2017 - 11:25 AM

At the 43 game mark the Cheap Thieves are flirting with a positive +/- this season currently at -0.5
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Posted 24 December 2017 - 11:28 AM

Wow, -0.5. You must have been on a recent heater. Is this your season high?
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Posted 24 December 2017 - 11:43 AM

LOL I think so. Yeah put up a 3.5 with a shutout from Florida last night and Jujhar Khaira is all of a sudden awesome.
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Posted 24 December 2017 - 12:30 PM

On Nov 26th I had 3 forwards with a PPPG of .300+ it is up to 7 players now with one being Nick Lappin who only played 2 games and scored one goal. My new top 6:

Jujhar Khaira, EDM. .391
Martin Frk, DET. .389
Jason Pominville, BUF. .333
Nail Yakupov, COL. .333
David Backes, BOS. .324
Brett Connolly, WAS. .304
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Posted 24 December 2017 - 12:44 PM

View PostDanielNegreanu, on 24 December 2017 - 12:30 PM, said:

On Nov 26th I had 3 forwards with a PPPG of .300+ it is up to 7 players now with one being Nick Lappin who only played 2 games and scored one goal. My new top 6:

Jujhar Khaira, EDM. .391
Martin Frk, DET. .389
Jason Pominville, BUF. .333
Nail Yakupov, COL. .333
David Backes, BOS. .324
Brett Connolly, WAS. .304

Two former Gothic players in that group.
Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 11:16 AM

View Postdigitalmonkey, on 24 December 2017 - 12:44 PM, said:

Two former Gothic players in that group.

I wouldn't exactly broadcast this, it shouldn't be a source of pride for you.lol

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 02:26 PM

The Cheap Thieves have won two straight and are officially in the PLUS on the season at 1.5!
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 02:46 PM

Frankly, Iíll be crushed if you end the season in the positive.
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 04:40 PM

View PostZach6668, on 28 December 2017 - 02:46 PM, said:

Frankly, I'll be crushed if you end the season in the positive.

Haha why? Did you bet the don't?
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 07:15 PM

It would just be a remarkable achievement.
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 04:00 PM

Jason Pominville has lead this team in scoring all season long, but it looks like David Backes is coming out of nowhere to take over the top spot soon. Backes is the teams highest paid player followed by Pominville at 8.00 and 5.75 respectively. Rumors circulating that Nolan Patrick will be back up with the team before the deadline to be Aho'd.


Jason Pominville, BUF. 31 7-7-14 10.5
David Backes, BOS. 15 6-6-12 9
Nail Yakupov, COL. 25 6-3-9 7.5
Jujhar Khaira, EDM. 13 6-3-9 7.5
Martin Frk, DET. 21 6-2-8 7
Brett Connolly, WAS. 23 5-2-7 6
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:41 AM

Super excited to announce the newest member of the Cheap Thieves organization Sebastian Aho!!! No, not that Aho, the other one! We considered using a 4th round pick in the Entry draft but this is so much better. Aho will be "Aho'd" and be signed for 2 more years at just .25. In his last game he scored a goal and an assist and looks to have solid offensive upside. The Cheap Thieves are set up to sign about 5 d-men and 9 forwards next season for a total of about 8.00! We'll also Toewes rule 5 additional farm hands and fill out the rest of the roster with free agents at the draft. This expects to be a $40 team at the draft, but one that could actually challenge for a playoff spot in year 2 in the weak AHL East.

Waiver Claims:
D Sebastian Aho, NYI.
F David Kampf, CHI.

Released:
F Sean Malone, BUF.
F Tyler Graovac, WAS.
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:06 AM

The team is down to just 9 players of the 28 on the roster that are currently in the minors:

F Nick Lappin, NJ.
F Kalle Kossila, ANA.
F Jordan Szwarz, BOS.
F Kenny Agostino, BOS.
F Jayce Hawryluk, FLA.
F Mike Vecchione, PHI.

D Chris Bigras, COL.
D Alexander Carrier, NSH.
D Paul Ladue, LA.
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:10 AM

2018-19 $0.25 AHO Eligible Players

F Martin Frk, DET.
F Jujhar Khaira, EDM.
F Dominik Simon, PIT.
F David Kampf, CHI.
F Remi Elie, DAL.
F Kalle Kossila, ANA.
F Jordan Szwarz, BOS.
F Tomas Nosek, VGK.
F Kenny Agostino, BOS.
F Mike Vecchione, PHI.

D Sebastian Aho, NYI.
D Matt Grzelcyk, BOS.
D MacKenzie, Weegar, FLA.
D Joakim Ryan, SJ.
D Chris Bigras, COL.
D Alexander Carrier, NSH.
D Paul Ladue, LA.
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:32 PM

Cheap Thieves Roster Keeper Assets in Order of Value:


1. F Jujhar Khaira, EDM.
2. F Dominik Simon, PIT.
3. D Damon Severson, NJ.
4. D Sebastian Aho, NYI.
5. D Matt Grzelcyk, BOS.
6. F Colin White, OTT.
7. F Jayce Hawryluk, FLA.
8. F Martin Frk, DET.
9. D Mackenzie Weegar, FLA.
10. F Nail Yakupov, COL.
11. D Joakim Ryan, SJ.
12. F Remi Elie, DAL.
13. F Tomas Nosek, VGK.
14. F David Kampf, CHI.
15. F Kenny Agostino, BOS.
16. F Kalle Kossila, ANA.
17. F Nick Lappin, NJ.
18. F Jordan Szwarz, BOS.
19. D Alexander Carrier, NSH.
20. F Casey Cizikas, NYI.
21. F Mike Vecchione, PHI.
22. D Chris Bigras, COL.
23. D Paul Ladue, LA.
24. F Brett Connolly, WAS.
25. D Travis Hamonic, CAL.
26. F Jussi Jokinen, LAK.
27. F Jason Pominville, BUF.
28. F David Backes, BOS.


Obviously players like David Backes and Jason Pominville will not be returning. A player like Jujhar Khaira moves up the ladder mainly because he can be signed for two more years at .25 .25 and if he has 40 point upside that is a real bargain. Seeing Colin White and Jayce Hawryluk at the top may surprise some, but these are two players who can be locked in for two more years at their 1.50 price tag. Colin is in the NHL, and I just spoke with Jayce yesterday and his callup seems imminent as he is finally healthy and scoring again. I expected both to play a role with the team this year, but both faced injuries.


Farm Assets Ranked as Most Valuable:

1. F Sebastian Aho, CAR. 2.00
2. F Klim Kostin, STL. 2.50
3. F Kole Lind, VAN. 2.00
4. F Jonathan Dahlen, VAN. .50
5. F Vitali Abramov, CLB 1.00
6. F Dillon Dube, CAL. .50
7. F Nolan Patrick, PHI. 3.00
8. F Jason Robertson, DAL. 2.00
9. F Logan Brown, OTT. 2.50
10. F Jaret-Anderson Dolan, LA. 2.00
11. F Roope Hintz, DAL. 0.50
12. F Brett Howden, TB. 2.50
13. F Jeremy Bracco, TOR. 2.00
14. F Jesper Boqvist, NJ. 1.50
15. F Antoine Morand, ANA. 1.50
16. F Joni Ikonen, MTL. 1.50
17. D Ian Mitchell, CHI. 1.00
18. F Mitchell Stephens, TB. 1.00
19. D Connor Hobbs, WAS. 0.50
20. F David Kase, PHI. 0.50


Both of these lists are complied using several factors for the formula:
1. Skill Level and Progression
2. Salary
3. Age

As for the farm, a player like Nolan Patrick drops because of his high price tag coupled with his slow start in the NHL. Jonathan Dahlen and Dillon Dube rank in the top 6 mostly due to the .50 price tag. D Connor Hobbs should be higher and was predicted to be, but he hasn't produced well at the AHL level as of yet so his stock has dropped considerably. If D Ian Mitchell was a .50 player instead of 1.00 I imagine he would move up at least a few spots. The most valuable asset on both lists has to be Sebastian Aho who will be a Toewes rule call up next season.

The plan is to keep a very cheap core of players, call up a total of 6 from the farm and pick up 5-6 players at the free agent draft. This team will have a $40 budget next season, but considering how weak the AHL East currently is, it wouldn't surprise me if next year's team contends for a playoff spot. The season after that, the hope is to make a push for top spot in the division and AHL Championship consistently over the next 10 years.
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:43 PM

Congrats on completing the Aho collection. I did the same in the FCHL.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:44 PM

View PostDubey, on 09 January 2018 - 07:43 PM, said:

Congrats on completing the Aho collection. I did the same in the FCHL.

I was giddy!!! Will be keeping them for the next 10 years hopefully.
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:46 PM

View PostDanielNegreanu, on 09 January 2018 - 07:44 PM, said:



I was giddy!!! Will be keeping them for the next 10 years hopefully.

Ditto, minus the 10 years part. I actually traded a 4th round pick earlier in the year to move up to #1 waiver priority to make sure I could grab him when/if he got called up.




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