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  1. coremiller

    June NHL News

    That's a pretty good return for the Sharks in what was a pure salary dump of a 32-year-old with one year left on his contract. They badly need draft picks, too, having dumped so many picks to acquire Kane, Karlsson, and Nyquist.
  2. coremiller

    WCQ 2022: Qualifiers for Qatar's Questionable Quagmire

    They've already awarded 2026 to the US, so even if Qatar gets moved (which it won't) it's not coming to us. I guess the most likely backup hosts would be Germany, England, or (irony!) France.
  3. coremiller

    June NHL News

    They will almost certainly dump at least one of Braun and Dillon, maybe both; they are paying those guys a combined 7m next year, and they don't need to be paying their 4th/5th D-men that much. They won't get much in return but somebody might throw them a mid-round pick or 2. That clears up...
  4. coremiller

    Levy's Lament: The 2019 Summer Transfer Window Thread

    Is it really a raid if the team you're "raiding" holds the door open and shows you where the unlocked safe is located?
  5. coremiller

    June NHL News

    Huge deal for the Sharks. They've historically had a difficult time attracting marquee free agents. Obv Karlsson will need to stay healthy. But until Burns (33) starts to decline the Sharks will have the league's best blue line and with Couture/Hertl/Meier/Kane up front they should remain a...
  6. coremiller

    Levy's Lament: The 2019 Summer Transfer Window Thread

    The problem with the Juve job is that there's no real upside unless you win the Champions League. Failing to win the league would be a disaster, you're a failure if you don't make at least the CL semis, and it's a tricky squad to manage.
  7. coremiller

    Old guys playing in different eras

    Jordan's 1995-97 numbers are inflated because the NBA moved in the 3-point line for three years, so you can't directly compare the percentages. When the league moved it back in 97-98, his 3P% dropped to .238. Also, you can't compare percentages without considering volume. 37% on 13...
  8. coremiller

    Women's World Cup 2019

    I didn't realize they're not using the Stade de France for the Final. That's ridiculous.
  9. coremiller

    Women's World Cup 2019

    On my list of trivial complaints, what is with the US squad numbering? A #9 in midfield, a #2 at right forward, a #11 at RB? Krieger and Pugh should switch numbers.
  10. coremiller

    Women's World Cup 2019

    And hops. She got up pretty high there.
  11. coremiller

    Old guys playing in different eras

    Russell would be a dominant defensive player in today's league, like a taller, longer, faster version of how Draymond Green plays defense. His quickness would allow him to switch everything and guard 1-5, and he would be the best interior help defender as well. The lack of illegal defense now...
  12. coremiller

    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    OTOH, a lot of the trapping/overloading stuff defenses use against Curry when other shooters aren't on the floor wouldn't be allowed. That Box-and-1 Toronto rolled out to defend Curry in the Finals was illegal in the 90s. And back then just about every team still had at least one, and often...
  13. coremiller

    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    I think Klay is pretty much a HOF lock at this point, Draymond is very likely to get in, and Iggy might make it too. So they could have 5.
  14. coremiller

    Challenging los Chilenos: Copa America 2019

    Brazil's first-choice defense is really old. Thiago Silva is 34, Dani Alves is 36, Filipe Luis is 33. I wonder how well those geezers will hold up playing every four days.
  15. coremiller

    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    People need something to talk about, but this stuff all fades with time, and nobody but the diehards remembers much of any of this. But the banners hang forever.
  16. coremiller

    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    It depends on under which set of rules. The change in illegal defense rules was huge, and has lead to a big difference in team construction. You can't really directly compare teams before and after.
  17. coremiller

    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    The Durant teams were clearly better, but the 15/16 teams were much better than the 2004-07 Suns. Those Warriors were a very good defensive team; the Suns never were.
  18. coremiller

    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    Dray had 11/19/13 but his 8 turnovers really hurt the Ws.
  19. coremiller

    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    Toronto should have broken with this one and done it Stanley Cup style.
  20. coremiller

    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    Worst American sports tradition:giving the trophy to the owner. Give it to the players.