Ramblings: Players Return, Alex Galchenyuk, and Using Arbitrage – September 6

Michael Clifford



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Players are starting to roll into their respective homes of employ – those who weren’t there already at least – which means there are a lot of media days, interviews, quotes, etc.

Here’s what I do when this time of year rolls around: I ignore almost all of it. Unless a coach is discussing specific tactics or deployments, for fantasy hockey purposes, it’s all filler. There’s nothing, absolutely nothing, to be gleaned from players saying they’re In The Best Shape Of Their Lives, are Glad To Have Had A Full Summer To Train, are Hungry To Prove People Wrong, or Want To Improve On A Down Year. This is all very obvious and does not pertain to us for any reason. It would only be news if a player said he’s 40 pounds overweight and doesn’t really care if his team wins or loses.

There’s also this fun little project on Twitter for quotes about hockey players In The Best Shape Of Their Lives:



If there’s something important to pass along, like Bruce Cassidy toying around with the idea of moving David Pastrnak to the sec