Rather than talk about my FP situation ad nauseum (been there, done that), here are some other questions for us to debate over the off-season;
#1 Is Theoren Fleury a Hall of Fame candidate?
Here are some stats and figures collected by 'Five Hole Fanatics' that make his case;
- Fleury is 56th in all time scoring
- Recent inductee Glenn Anderson was 55th
- Theoren averaged 1.004 pts/game good for 47th all time.
- 51 goals, 104pts, +48 (1st in league in +/-) in 90/91.
- 8 30 goal seasons, and had 29 in 47 games in '94 (strike year).
- Played in 7 NHL All Star games.
- 11 pts in 22 playoff gms in 89 playoffs for Stanley Cup Champs as a rookie.
- 79 career playoff pts in 77 career playoff gms.
- 67 game winning goals, 37th all time.
- 35 career Short Handed Goals; 9th all time.
- Never won a major award, or (aside from one year of awesome +/-) lead the league in any category.
- Did not reach the magic number of 500 goals (though 455 is nothing to sneer at)
- Serious off-ice issues marred the later stages of his career.
#2 According to Bob's and my back of the envelope calculations, as many as 6 teams could be taking new FPs this year (Severed Heads, Shadowmen, Highlanders, Lost Boys, Knights Templar, and Great Whites), with Jagr, Elias, Marleau, Sakic, Hejduk, and Whitney all potentially being on the block. Lecavalier is a good bet, as are Crosby and Erik Staal who are both RFAs. With Getzlaf being both young and very talented we have a good idea for who four of these new FPs might be, but who are the other two?
#3 Once Nabokov and Giguere are off the board, who is the next best goaltender to take?
#4 What round does the newest Calgary Flame Todd Bertuzzi get picked?
#5 How many non-forwards (goalies/defensemen) will be taken in the first round of the prospect draft? (this question comes courtesy of Doug)