Seattle is not very good, but that is why the challenge would be fun with picking up Barzal in the bantam draft and picking up Overager goaltender Brendan Glover from Calgary.batdad wrote:No offense bestrafer...Seattle is really not very good. And just miss the playoffs? Dude...they had the #1 pick in the draft this year by winning the draft lottery. I believe they were the third worst team in the league even with Pickard in net.
And they did "just" miss the playoffs as they were eliminated from the playoffs by losing to Portland in their final game of the season. If they would have won, they would have been the 8th seed.
That was my very biased way of campaigning to use Seattle in the next Challenge.batdad wrote:Yes he was good, but not the best WHL goalie ever. A bit of an exaggeration if ever. I mean how soon do we forget Carey Price, Tyson Sexsmith , Grant Fuhr, even Nathan Lieuwen his last two years, Cam Ward, even Pick's older brother, Leland Irving, Cory Hirsch (look up his numbers) Kelly Hrudey, Trevor Kidd....wow so many guys to make that kind of a statement. Seriously lets be a little less biased. Wow. Those guys took me 2 minutes to think of...and I know there are a ton more. Showing your fandom and isolation a bit there?
Although, Pickard did break the WHL Record for saves in a career by over 800 saves (7,727).. and holds the WHL Record for Minutes Played (14,025)
If not Seattle, Everett Prince George and Swift Current would be fun teams.batdad wrote:And yes...Seattle, Everett, Prince George, Prince Albert, Lethbridge...should all be good challenge teams. Swift Current as well. Victoria Royals are not very good either.