The Up & Comers (s31 Showcase)

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  1. Darcy Kuemper

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    Vancouver Canucks :team17:
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    @PieR Talent | @lxl MLGesus lxl | @Kbsmith37
    Acquisition: @ZacKrell $750,000

    In s30 Zackrell finished his AHL season with a 24-3-1 record on the Presidents Cup winning team. He was on a first line with @ReidLuvssTitsss & @TIN045, who are both ESHL caliber players. While playing with @ReidLuvssTitsss for his entire LG career, Zackrell scored 435 points in a combined 128 games between the CHL & AHL. Although not very likely, I could see Zack fitting in very well on a line with goal scorer @lxl MLGesus lxl and center man @Duky after putting up 90 points in his AHL rookie season. Don't expect Zackrell to be on the trade block anytime soon as he is well worth his contract.

    Prediction: 13-12-2 | 23G 42A 65P | +10


    Ottawa Senators :team20:
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    @KrawcH v2 | @BuddyWhackit7 | @Axey19
    Acquisition: @KrawcH v2 $0

    There is no doubt in my mind Krawch can pull off an @Im4thLineWorthy with the Ottawa Senators. While owning every team he’s been on, Krawch has made it to the Memorial Cup Finals, and won 2x Calder Cups in a row (s29/s30). He is bringing up his career long LG teammates @euroxhalfer & @HeroOfTime17. He’s reuniting with his past teammate’s @Axey19 & @MiNiNooch l3l. He also scored players like @xxFreddyx15xx & @PureRippin in bidding. Krawch built the chemistry, he brought talent, and he’s looking to add onto his back to back AHL regular season MVP Titles. Going 67-18-7 with 298 points in 3 AHL seasons, Krawch WILL beat opponent 1st lines. You will be questioning where this kid came from. You will think back to the @Im4thLineWorthy s29 come up. Do not sleep on this kid.

    Prediction: 19-7-1 | 25G 53A 78P | +25

    (Krawch bonus thread)
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    Los Angeles Kings :team76:
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    @Shockz | @Dev I4I | @CT 66
    Acquisition: @l Dangs l $500,000

    Dangs has recently come to light over the past 2 seasons after playing for @Brisan66 in the AHL. Only going for $500,000 is a steal after putting up 70+ points his past 2 AHL seasons. He is very likeable & on a very good Los Angeles Kings team. Dangs excels at carrying the puck into the zone & reading quick plays that average AHLer’s miss. He will most likely make an impact as a 3rd liner playing with @Williams x12x or @WoollyDanimal12 on LW & whoever LA calls up from the AHL at Center.

    Prediction: 13-12-2 | 24G 32A 56P | +5


    Philadelphia Flyers :team4:
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    @DeeSa Ali | @MarcoGoes5H0LE | @o S m i i t t y
    Acquisition: @REDWINGSSPEEDY1 $3,250,000

    @DeeSa Ali went out and threw 3.25m on NHL rookie @REDWINGSSPEEDY1. Lucky for him, he will be well worth his contract. Redwingspeedy was one of the top 3 AHL defensemen last season along with his partner @l Freddy ll. Together they went 20-4-3, +38 and won a Calder Cup with @KrawcH v2. In 3 of his 4 seasons on LG, Redwingspeedy has gathered three 20+ win seasons with his worst season being 9-3-0 in the CHL. As a rookie, Redwingspeedy is already the #1 D man on Philadelphia’s roster. He will be a fantastic compliment if paired with @Potsy44 or @JimmyGx89 but look for Carch to transition Redwingspeedy over to LD to play with him.

    Prediction: 18-6-3 | 4G 29A 33P | +27


    Florida Panthers :team23:
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    Acquisition: @PeteyMaCx11 $3,250,000

    Peteymac is one of many that came up to the NHL with @KrawcH v2. In the past 2 seasons, he has etched his name into the Calder Cup twice and brought home an Eddie Shore. He’s already adapted to the NHL style of gameplay and makes minimal mistakes. In Florida, Peteymac would work very nicely with @Gary Garoo as a defensive pair. These two have proven success from past seasons and will complement each other once they find chemistry. However, if Peteymac can later land on a playoff team he will be one of the better 2nd line defensemen in the league. Look for Florida to make or break his rookie season in the NHL.

    Prediction: In Florida: 12-14-1 | 3G 18A 21P | -8


    Minnesota wild :team30:
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    @VVaGs82 | @ICExCREAMxTRUCK | @SouPerSaiyan
    Acquisition: @BullBreed333 $750,000

    Bullbreed is a long-time AHLer who spent most of his time on The Cleveland Monsters, 2 of those seasons being with @VVaGs82. It was no surprise when Minnesota traded @mfricha to the New Jersey Devils for Bullbreed. Afterall, VVaGs82 & Bullbreed have been a dynamic duo since s25. With their already formed chemistry, Bullbreed will make impacts in the NHL his very first game. In 10 full AHL seasons, Bullbreed never had a losing record and totaled 626 points. Look for Bull to grind out the big wins Minnesota needs to make playoffs. Expect him to remain in Minnesota the entire season.

    Prediction: 14-6-4 | 21G 45A 61P | +19


    Calgary flames :team29:
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    Acquisition: @l Miller 16 l $2,500,000

    Miller hasn't had any success in the NHL until s29 where he scored 69 points playing with players like @lxl MLGesus lxl @Shockz & @CT 66. Miller dropped down to the AHL in s30, where he played a lead role in Hartford’s push to win 14 of their last 15 games, putting them in playoffs by only 1 point. Miller ended up sweeping the Presidents Cup winning team ran by @Brisan66. With an 89-point s30, Miller was nominated for League MVP which he would have won if @Krawchv2 was not in his way. Being the #1 Center on Calgary, expect Miller to be a complimentary role player if paired with @Tayyyzzzz & @B00YA.

    Prediction: 15-7-5 | 29G 43A 72P | +21


    Acquisition: @Tatar l21l $750,000

    Tatar was the s29 Bastien Memorial runner-up & a top 5 goalie in the AHL last season. He’s been the starting goalie for all 9 of his AHL teams dating back to s22. He’s totaled up 223 wins and is without a doubt one of the most decorated AHL goalies of all-time. Having gone 57-25-6 with an 82.5sv% his last 2 seasons, Tatar is feeling confident moving up to play for @Brisan66. He is one of the more consistent goalies on LG having 7 winning seasons out of 9. I expect his season to start slow because: 1) Calgary does not have the most talented defensive core in the league and 2) He needs to learn and adapt to the new NHL style of gameplay. If Calgary steals a game from you, you will know who to blame.

    Prediction: 15-13-2 | 78.6sv% | 2.44GAA


    Acquisition: @Hammy x 27 $500,000

    @Brisan66 sure was looking to bring up top AHL players to maybe “wow” the league this year as he steals Hammy for 500k. Hammy has not had much success in the NHL, but he hasn’t been on very good teams. Looking to turn it around, he will be paired with players he knew oh so well during his 135-68-18 AHL Career. If he can stay hot, this will be Hammy’s chance to finish with a positive +/-, just like everyone of his full AHL seasons. I’d expect Hammy to be paired with @Brisan66, but since @TurboYuri is on the roster Hammy will most likely pair with @Baby Shark Fin.

    Prediction: 13-12-2 | 4G 18A 22P | +5


    Carolina Hurricanes :team74:
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    Acquisition: @LBFlag $500,000

    Congratulations to @Foote and @Tendy for picking one of the best 500k contracts to ever come out of the AHL. He won a Calder Cup back in s27. He was the 1st line defensive pair with @KeBrik totaling 23 wins, a +60, and brought home a President’s Trophy in s29. In the open division of ESHL, LBFlag put out a 10-2-0 record with a +21 +/- while playing for Code of Conduct. (Shout out to @shutthegate for man fisting our season). LBFlag has never had a losing record, never finished negative +/- in a season, and never had a lower T-G than -43. @Yung Gren @Doanxr & @daveydonuts522 will have a blast paired with LBFlag as he is a non-selfish player who rarely makes mistakes. Carolina’s goalies @Thamps & @TheCheetahlo 33 will never see a breakaway come from his side all season.

    Prediction:
    15-8-4 | 2G 24A 26P | +29


    Acquisition: @TheCheetahlo 33 $500,000

    TheCheetahlo, without a doubt, holds the best 6-week performance by any goalie on LG. Cheetah started s30 with a 5-10-1 record on the 2 worst teams in the AHL. Once traded to Stockton at the beginning of week 4, Cheetah racked up a 30-3-2 record, 86.32sv%, 1.33GAA, and won a Calder Cup. Unfortunately, he was snubbed from the Bastien Memorial as best goalie due to his week 1-3 performance. I believe @Thamps will begin the season as the starting goalie, but Cheetah will earn the spot later in the season. He is one of the best butterfly goalies to date and will surprise many of the top players in LG. Watch out for the 500k little big man when matching up against the Carolina Hurricanes.

    Prediction:
    24-14-3 | 80.9sv% | 2.11GAA


    Washington Capitals :team14:
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    @TIN045 | @xJLucas
    Acquisition: @TheGreech $1,500,000

    TheGreech has a bad contract, plain and simple. @TIN045 & @xJLucas ate one too many edibles during bidding. However, TheGreech is a stellar goalie who is praised by some and overlooked by most. He’s proven he can put up amazing numbers in both winning & losing seasons. He posted consistent stats in both his 17-14-4 & 25-8-7 seasons allowing 93GA on 458 Shots. Maybe being on a less talented team will put him to a great start for the season, which could put him at an advantage if traded to a top team. 50/50 chance Greech will turn some heads. He is very capable of being great.

    Prediction: 17-23-3 | 78.9sv% | 2.53GA


    New York Islanders :team27:
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    @a1xFREAKx13 | @l FreeStyle 7 l
    Acquisition: @JerseyDevils27 $750,000

    JerseyDevils is exactly what every team wants as a 3rd line defensive man. He went 17-7-2, +36 with 30 points down in the AHL last season. He is looking to bring his 65 Win% to the NHL while complimenting a variety of D men on his team. Looking at New Yorks rosters, JereyDevils will most likely bounce between the 2nd & 3rd line. Good luck to him in his season. He could put up great numbers if paired with the right players.

    Prediction: 14-11-2 | 4G 20A 24P | +13


    Tampa Bay Lightning :team21:
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    @AzDvo | @AMalcs | @Stewkos
    Acquisition: @IB U C IK $500,000

    Last 4 seasons as a Goalie in the AHL:
    S24: 10-18-1, 74.2sv%, 3.62GAA
    S25: 9-18-2, 75.5sv%, 3.79GAA
    S28: 15-23-1, 75.6sv%, 3.87GAA
    S30: 10-25-6, 76.7v%, 3.69GAA

    It looks like Buck progressively gets worse, but apparently, he’s a god at NHL 19. So, there you go.

    Prediction: ???
     
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    Pull off a 4th line worthy? Kid got handed a top tier mgmt partner in no undies on and just had fortunate luck. Not knocking his mgmt capability but he’s a 2nd/3rd line nhl player let’s not get carried away now.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words Darcy. I am looking to do some damage this season!
     
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    At least my save percentage got progressively better over those 4 seasons. GAA is about the same, aka inflated because I created shit teams in front of me hahaha

    Great writeup Darcy :)

    Edit: Noticed you purposely left out my S23 stats of 31-8-3, 76.6 Sv%, 2.84 GAA ;)
     
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    @Darcy Kuemper appreciate the love, you’ll be happy to hear that papa @Gary Garoo took me fishing this weekend, we even made beef jerky together it was a great bonding experience.
     
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    S28 we put together an elite squad, you just couldn't close your legs you slut.
     
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    What can you expect with Dmen like you and Neil? ;)
     
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    Great write up! It’ll be interesting to see how the season plays out for everybody highlighted.
     
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    Sick write up Kevin, I swear you’re all time
     
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    I like the idea of the article... But I would hardly call guys with 50-100+ NHL games under their belts "up and comers..." Makes it look like you just decided to write about some buddies lol
     
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    Didn’t want to put AHL in the title otherwise it would never be read
     
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    Awesome write up man and thank you for the kind words.
     
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    Handed top management?? LOL someone is tender..

    Don't worry when people second tag we call it the HTH so you aren't forgotten.:)
     
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    Thanks for the love @Darcy Kuemper and great write up as always!!
     
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    Most of your wins are from when I played in front of you. You had two games where you gave up 10+ goals and one of which was Neil. So at least if youre going to insult me get it right :D
     
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    I had Neil in front of me for 1 game and Huddy in front of me against @Im4thLineWorthy's stacked team
     
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    Am I and up and comer Mr. @Darcy Kuemper? . Your opinion is highly valued.
     
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    Bruhhhh. I ran the stats of AHL players going to NHL 3 days ago. Easily one of the top 3 d man moving up with @LBFlag & @REDWINGSSPEEDY1
     
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