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dduncan6er 03-29-2012 11:38 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
I'll be taking Krejci aka the guy who led the playoffs in scoring last year.

lockman21 03-29-2012 01:34 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

https://twitter.com/#!/ChrisKuc/stat...03010355179520

Bron Yr Aur 03-29-2012 01:37 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Just be fucking careful plz. Cleared Montador for contact, quickly played a game and seems to have gotten hurt already....might be done for the year at this point, who knows.


I'm going to be so fucking scared that first game back for Toews.

fonzz41 03-29-2012 01:41 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
^ Good luck with that. Like Crosby, I don't think "careful" exists in Toews' vocabulary once he hits the ice. Bless his heart.

The best description for the style of play of Crosby and Toews that I've ever heard actually came from Matthew Barnaby of all people in a tweet (multiple misspellings of course), who essentially said, "[Crosby and Toews] have a fourth liners attitude with a top liners talent."

Love that. Couldn't think of a better compliment to a player. It's something I keep in mind as I play now, and that I try to instill in the kids I coach.

lockman21 03-29-2012 01:51 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Toews is not Montador. They won't have him skate in games unless he's ready. He is the face of the organization.

I'M SO EXCITED.

TMoore4075 03-29-2012 02:29 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13472198)
Toews is not Montador. They won't have him skate in games unless he's ready. He is the face of the organization.

I'M SO EXCITED.

You'd think Derek Roy was traded to the Hawks or something.

Bron Yr Aur 03-29-2012 02:31 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 13472382)
You'd think Derek Roy was traded to the Hawks or something.

:lol :lol

Ok Hawks, beat the Blues again tonight. Don't want to have to worry about playoffs any more.

fonzz41 03-29-2012 02:33 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 13472382)
You'd think Derek Roy was traded to the Hawks or something.

:lol:lol

well played Tim!

bartender_man 03-29-2012 02:56 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
So frustated with my Sharks... everytime it seems that they're getting it together, they lose to some crappy team. 3-1 to Ducks last night :BANG

lockman21 03-29-2012 03:16 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 13472382)
You'd think Derek Roy was traded to the Hawks or something.

:lol:lol:lol I'm still upset about that.

efraser77 03-29-2012 04:18 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bartender_man (Post 13472497)
So frustated with my Sharks... everytime it seems that they're getting it together, they lose to some crappy team. 3-1 to Ducks last night :BANG

1-5 against the Disneys this year. :BANG

UCFish 03-29-2012 04:29 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13472578)
:lol:lol:lol I'm still upset about that.

I think Oduya has done all right for himself.

lockman21 03-29-2012 04:54 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by UCFish (Post 13472828)
I think Oduya has done all right for himself.

Oh me too, but with Toews down and still no real 2C, Oduya and Roy would have been phenomenal.

But that's over. I've preached enough about Derek Roy.

Bron Yr Aur 03-29-2012 05:00 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13472935)
Oh me too, but with Toews down and still no real 2C, Oduya and Roy would have been phenomenal.

But that's over. I've preached enough about Derek Roy.

Yep....would've been nice. I'm surprised at how well they've survived so far without Toews but the last two without Toews AND Keith have been a bit sketchy.

Kane is a nice idea at C but it's not a long-term solution unless he can start winning faceoffs.

RiotAct 03-29-2012 07:02 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
hey Boston fans, the B's better show up to play tonight

bartender_man 03-29-2012 07:07 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by efraser77 (Post 13472790)
1-5 against the Disneys this year. :BANG

Just terrible... They better beat Phoenix tonight, win there and that should go a long way towards getting into the playoffs

~Crashintome89~ 03-29-2012 07:09 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Speaking of the Disneys, Selanne for one more year?

Yes, please.

cry_minarets458 03-29-2012 07:18 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Pens better avenge their awful play from the other night.

s0628711 03-29-2012 08:35 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Wow isles. :lol.

cry_minarets458 03-29-2012 09:45 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
we suck. season's over. better luck next year pens

....

~Crashintome89~ 03-29-2012 09:59 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Lindros should skate with the Flyers every practice.

Dramageek 03-29-2012 10:05 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
WTF Pens?!! This is inexcusable!

RiotAct 03-29-2012 10:13 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
suck a dick, Boston

~Crashintome89~ 03-29-2012 10:16 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Dion Phaneuf is a pussy. Won't even fight Simmonds.

lockman21 03-29-2012 10:20 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Hey, if anyone was thinking of drafting Crawford in our fantasy league...don't.

Bron Yr Aur 03-29-2012 10:20 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Pittsburgh really going to lose 2 in a row to the Isles? Wtf? Philly still a chance to get 4th spot, damn.

Bron Yr Aur 03-29-2012 10:21 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13473697)
Hey, if anyone was thinking of drafting Crawford in our fantasy league...don't.

What happened on the Blues goal? Just got home.

DMBCubs25 03-29-2012 10:23 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13473700)
What happened on the Blues goal? Just got home.

Hawks scored and blues literally won the ensuing faceoff and scored within about 5-10 seconds.

dduncan6er 03-29-2012 10:24 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RiotAct (Post 13473676)
suck a dick, Boston

Tie game now. :lol

Bron Yr Aur 03-29-2012 10:24 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
lolllercaps :lol :lol

Bruins get 2 quick at end of 3rd to tie it.

RiotAct 03-29-2012 10:25 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RiotAct (Post 13473676)
suck a dick, Boston

I take this back, for now. Get one more B's!!!

dduncan6er 03-29-2012 10:28 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
I'm content with a point here. Would much rather see the caps make the playoffs than Buffalo.

RiotAct 03-29-2012 10:30 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13473736)
I'm content with a point here. Would much rather see the caps make the playoffs than Buffalo.

y u no like us?!??

We'd be an easy out for you guys in Round 2 (or Round 1 if we can bounce Ottawa from 7th). Push us around a little physically and we wilt, same as the last few seasons

dduncan6er 03-29-2012 10:32 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Ryan Miller and Lindy Ruff are whiny bitches and you guys are much more dangerous.

~Crashintome89~ 03-29-2012 10:37 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13473754)
Ryan Miller and Lindy Ruff are whiny bitches and you guys are much more dangerous.

For a team that has never won a Stanley Cup, I wouldn't necessarily call them dangerous.

dduncan6er 03-29-2012 10:38 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RiotAct (Post 13473748)
y u no like us?!??

We'd be an easy out for you guys in Round 2 (or Round 1 if we can bounce Ottawa from 7th). Push us around a little physically and we wilt, same as the last few seasons

I could see Miller stealing a series. I'd much rather play Ottawa than Buffalo.

RiotAct 03-29-2012 10:47 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
sigh....

RiotAct 03-29-2012 10:48 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13473788)
For a team that has never won a Stanley Cup, I wouldn't necessarily call them dangerous.

horrible logic :lol

Your conclusion happens to be correct, but the way you arrived at it is, well, :freak

lockman21 03-29-2012 11:09 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13473754)
Ryan Miller and Lindy Ruff are whiny bitches and you guys are much more dangerous.

Ryan Miller is the best.

~Crashintome89~ 03-29-2012 11:19 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Lindy Ruff must have naked pictures of someone that is enabling him to coach that horrid team for so long.

JRS1386 03-29-2012 11:23 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Flyers should let Lindros suit up for morning skate more ofter

JRS1386 03-29-2012 11:24 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Or you know play a team as shitty as Toronto more often

~Crashintome89~ 03-29-2012 11:29 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Or just be awesome like they should every night.

lockman21 03-29-2012 11:34 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
OMGCG with no points in a 7 goal Flyer game?

bonzo48280 03-29-2012 11:40 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
SoDG's

(Sean O'Donnell Goals)

UCFish 03-30-2012 12:09 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
SO again....do not expect much

Bron Yr Aur 03-30-2012 12:11 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13474064)
SoDG's

(Sean O'Donnell Goals)

:lol do not even know what happened to him on that.

Goal never had to happen. Kane turned it over in neutral zone when he had chance to dump it. Then on 3rd goal Kane got out of Berglund's way so he could tip it in.

Crawford, though....Christ, we doubled them in shots and he's gotta make a couple of those stops.

UCFish 03-30-2012 12:15 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
HAHAHAHA

Bolland with his first SO Goal to win!!!!

bonzo48280 03-30-2012 12:17 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Let's go Sharks.

UCFish 03-30-2012 12:26 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13474184)
Let's go Sharks.

:thumbsup

efraser77 03-30-2012 12:28 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Phoenix does not deserve a hockey team. It's the middle of the second in a 1-0 game between two teams fighting desperately for a playoff spot...and they're trying to start the wave.

bonzo48280 03-30-2012 12:30 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by efraser77 (Post 13474233)
Phoenix does not deserve a hockey team. It's the middle of the second in a 1-0 game between two teams fighting desperately for a playoff spot...and they're trying to start the wave.

I'm so anti-wave it's illegal

Bron Yr Aur 03-30-2012 12:32 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Dave Bolland slick move. Not sure why they never try him a 2C & Kruger at 3C.

Good win. Some bonehead mistakes made it way closer than it should have been because Hawks dominated and doubled up Blues in shots.

bonzo48280 03-30-2012 12:32 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Dallas and San Jose still play each other twice? Goddamn. and San Jose plays LA two more times?! fuck me. San Jose completely controls their destiny.

Bron Yr Aur 03-30-2012 01:25 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Phoenix's style of play eats away at my soul. Ugh.

efraser77 03-30-2012 01:29 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
What a coincidence. San Jose's style of play is currently eating away at my soul.

bonzo48280 03-30-2012 02:05 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13474252)
Dave Bolland slick move. Not sure why they never try him a 2C & Kruger at 3C.

Good win. Some bonehead mistakes made it way closer than it should have been because Hawks dominated and doubled up Blues in shots.

Because Dave Bolland is perfect at the 3C, which is why you hardly ever notice the other teams top line.

Add that to the fact that Kruger may be one of the smartest hockey players i have seen in a long time, and he is only 21. He is ALWAYS in the right spot, always sees the best pass. His skills just need to catch up, and they will.

The Stals-Sharp-Kruger line was a +54 Corsi rating tonight against the best defensive team in the league. That is ball-breaking.

Bron Yr Aur 03-30-2012 02:10 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13474494)
Because Dave Bolland is perfect at the 3C, which is why you hardly ever notice the other teams top line.

Add that to the fact that Kruger may be one of the smartest hockey players i have seen in a long time, and he is only 21. He is ALWAYS in the right spot, always sees the best pass. His skills just need to catch up, and they will.

The Stals-Sharp-Kruger line was a +54 Corsi rating tonight against the best defensive team in the league. That is ball-breaking.

Unfortunately I do notice opposing teams' top lines quite often and those lines do score on us quite often.

Stalberg was looking dangerous tonight. Sharp too.

bonzo48280 03-30-2012 02:20 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13474503)
Unfortunately I do notice opposing teams' top lines quite often and those lines do score on us quite often.

Stalberg was looking dangerous tonight. Sharp too.

Well, I'm really running out of lessons for you.

Bolland goes out every night and plays each teams top line, and is a +1.

Brunette was a 4th line player most of the year and when he wasn't he was with Toews or Hossa, he is a -13. Bolland has had Shaw, Frolik, Stalberg, and Bickell to carry around all year.

Not to mention Kruger is a +9 in the 2C role, and isn't nearly as defensively skilled as Bolland. If Kruger centered the 3rd line and went out against top lines every night, this team would not be about to clinch a playoff birth.

UCFish 03-30-2012 02:22 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13474525)
Well, I'm really running out of lessons for you.

Bolland goes out every night and plays each teams top line, and is a +1.

Brunette was a 4th line player most of the year and when he wasn't he was with Toews or Hossa, he is a -13. Bolland has had Shaw, Frolik, Stalberg, and Bickell to carry around all year.

Not to mention Kruger is a +9 in the 2C role, and isn't nearly as defensively skilled as Bolland. If Kruger centered the 3rd line and went out against top lines every night, this team would not be about to clinch a playoff birth.

well that pretty much covers it

Bron Yr Aur 03-30-2012 02:27 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13474525)
Well, I'm really running out of lessons for you.

Bolland goes out every night and plays each teams top line, and is a +1.

Brunette was a 4th line player most of the year and when he wasn't he was with Toews or Hossa, he is a -13. Bolland has had Shaw, Frolik, Stalberg, and Bickell to carry around all year.

Not to mention Kruger is a +9 in the 2C role, and isn't nearly as defensively skilled as Bolland. If Kruger centered the 3rd line and went out against top lines every night, this team would not be about to clinch a playoff birth.

Dave Bolland is nearly last in on-ice Corsi on this team. So obviously opposing teams are getting their shots away when that line is out there. I'd say they do a pretty solid job of keeping it out of the net but I also question the idea of a "checking line" as a necessity. If you have Sharp - Bolland - Hossa on one line, you can match up against any opposing team's top line offensively and defensively. It's one thing to keep the opposition off the scoreboard against your line, it's another to make them work hard in the d-zone when they are on the ice.

I agree that Kruger isn't exactly matured or seasoned yet. So that's why I think it's kind of a waste to have him playing with your top forwards at this stage in his development. Why can't he play on 3rd line like Versteeg did? You don't have to have them match up against opposing top lines always because you have Sharp - Bolland - Hossa........

salrx95 03-30-2012 07:59 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Sure was nice beating the Pens the last 2 games, playing spoiler.

Part of me, though, was hoping for tough losses, screwing the Rangers and assuring us a better lottery spot. It's good for the kids, though and I'll take it.

bradshaw06 03-30-2012 08:06 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Damn pens.. Losing like that. I am disgust.

cry_minarets458 03-30-2012 11:22 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Pens got tough games to end the season.gonna be a rough 8 days

dmbmuskie 03-30-2012 11:25 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
I cannot believe the Pens folded like they did the last two nights.

s0628711 03-30-2012 12:10 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Rangers win tonight and Sunday and it's over. Hank making his right straight start tonight. Longest string of games for him all year, but he's needed it. March wasn't his best month. To think he had to start something like 40 straight games to close the year last year is just a testament to how awesome biron has been all year.

TMoore4075 03-30-2012 02:41 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by s0628711 (Post 13475036)
Rangers win tonight and Sunday and it's over. Hank making his right straight start tonight. Longest string of games for him all year, but he's needed it. March wasn't his best month. To think he had to start something like 40 straight games to close the year last year is just a testament to how awesome biron has been all year.

His right straight? Different number system in NY I guess.

s0628711 03-30-2012 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 13475413)
His right straight? Different number system in NY I guess.

Eh, I'm on my iPhone when i'm on ants.

8th straight*

TMoore4075 03-30-2012 03:25 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by s0628711 (Post 13475546)
Eh, I'm on my iPhone when i'm on ants.

8th straight*

Phones suck that way. I tried to type ziti earlier while talking to someone and it changed it to Zurich. Really?

lockman21 03-30-2012 03:37 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13474503)
Unfortunately I do notice opposing teams' top lines quite often and those lines do score on us quite often.

Stalberg was looking dangerous tonight. Sharp too.

.....are you...*twitches*....are YOU...*twitches*....are you talking bad about Dave Bolland....

DMBCubs25 03-30-2012 03:38 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
I love Bolland in the 3C role, don't really care what his regular season production is as his greatest value comes playoff time. I'm still in the camp that I'd like to see Sharp back at 2C but for whatever reason Q hates this, despite winning a Cup with him there.

lockman21 03-30-2012 03:42 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DMBCubs25 (Post 13475662)
I love Bolland in the 3C role, don't really care what his regular season production is as his greatest value comes playoff time. I'm still in the camp that I'd like to see Sharp back at 2C but for whatever reason Q hates this, despite winning a Cup with him there.

Agree about Bolland, disagree strongly about Sharp.

Bron Yr Aur 03-30-2012 03:44 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13475651)
.....are you...*twitches*....are YOU...*twitches*....are you talking bad about Dave Bolland....

No, not really.

I just think that saddling him with fringy NHLers and sending them all out against opposing teams' top lines may not be the best way to utilize his skillset. Maybe it worked well in 08-09 and 09-10 when he had guys like Ladd, Versteeg, Havlat on his line. Making a mediocre faceoff guy take 70% of his faceoffs in the defensive zone is...odd.

Put Bolland with Sharp and Hossa and not only will the Sedins never get into the offensive zone, they'll be playing defense all night.

lockman21 03-30-2012 03:58 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Potential GM candidates for the Habs...something is not right here....

http://i.imgur.com/wpUQ6.jpg

DMBCubs25 03-30-2012 04:06 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13475677)
Agree about Bolland, disagree strongly about Sharp.

Why so strongly against Sharp?

lockman21 03-30-2012 04:06 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13475685)
No, not really.

I just think that saddling him with fringy NHLers and sending them all out against opposing teams' top lines may not be the best way to utilize his skillset. Maybe it worked well in 08-09 and 09-10 when he had guys like Ladd, Versteeg, Havlat on his line. Making a mediocre faceoff guy take 70% of his faceoffs in the defensive zone is...odd.

Put Bolland with Sharp and Hossa and not only will the Sedins never get into the offensive zone, they'll be playing defense all night.

Disagree. Bolland is being utilized just how he should be. Put him with Bickell and Shaw...GREAT. Let 81-88-15 stay as the second line. 10-19-25 can be the top line.

lockman21 03-30-2012 04:10 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DMBCubs25 (Post 13475743)
Why so strongly against Sharp?

Because then the lines get all messed up. We've been clicking in so many places, why screw with it again?

10-19-25
81-88-15
29-36-65
16-22-52

Perfect. If you throw 10 as the 2C, where does everyone else go? 81-88 have been magical, and Bruno has finally found a place where he "fits" on this team. Sharp and Stalberg were pretty great together. It just throws a wrench in a system that has been working. Why try and fix what isn't broken right now? Kane's been doing a great job centering that line. No need to yank him out of it now.

TMoore4075 03-30-2012 04:16 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13475719)
Potential GM candidates for the Habs...something is not right here....

http://i.imgur.com/wpUQ6.jpg

I don't get it. Unless you mean that taking someone from the Leafs organization is just stupid.

lockman21 03-30-2012 04:21 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 13475774)
I don't get it. Unless you mean that taking someone from the Leafs organization is just stupid.

http://theccfr.files.wordpress.com/2...e-mcguire1.jpg

DMBCubs25 03-30-2012 04:21 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13475757)
Because then the lines get all messed up. We've been clicking in so many places, why screw with it again?

10-19-25
81-88-15
29-36-65
16-22-52

Perfect. If you throw 10 as the 2C, where does everyone else go? 81-88 have been magical, and Bruno has finally found a place where he "fits" on this team. Sharp and Stalberg were pretty great together. It just throws a wrench in a system that has been working. Why try and fix what isn't broken right now? Kane's been doing a great job centering that line. No need to yank him out of it now.

Understandable. It actually is quite funny how well some of the lines have been clicking since Q decided to stop fucking with them on a game by game basis as that is his MO. Gotta wonder if someone up top (Scotty?) told him to quit juggling the lines so much.

DMBCubs25 03-30-2012 04:22 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 13475774)
I don't get it. Unless you mean that taking someone from the Leafs organization is just stupid.

I really hope Pierre gets the job, for several reasons :lol.

fonzz41 03-30-2012 04:26 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13475796)

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! My eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TMoore4075 03-30-2012 04:28 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DMBCubs25 (Post 13475806)
I really hope Pierre gets the job, for several reasons :lol.

I'm with you.

Bron Yr Aur 03-30-2012 04:50 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13475747)
Disagree. Bolland is being utilized just how he should be. Put him with Bickell and Shaw...GREAT. Let 81-88-15 stay as the second line. 10-19-25 can be the top line.

No issue with that really. Just saying I would try it. Would rather Kruger play with Kane & Hossa though.

Absolutely would agree with 10-19-25 top line. If Sharp & Stalberg keep thsi up and you add Toews....domination.

Also think it's funny how you were totally on the Viktor Stalberg bandwagon early last season. Then you were off it after he sucked toward end of the year (as we all hated him then). Looks like you were right....he certainly has legit talent and has improved all year. Probably Stan Bowman's best move of the offseason, getting him for 2 years at $850k each. Hope he tries to extend him again at beginning of next season. If Ville Leino gets $4.5m a year for 19 goals, how much would have Stalberg gotten in UFA for 19 even-strength goals plus his elite speed?

lockman21 03-30-2012 04:53 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13475892)
No issue with that really. Just saying I would try it. Would rather Kruger play with Kane & Hossa though.

Absolutely would agree with 10-19-25 top line. If Sharp & Stalberg keep thsi up and you add Toews....domination.

Also think it's funny how you were totally on the Viktor Stalberg bandwagon early last season. Then you were off it after he sucked toward end of the year (as we all hated him then). Looks like you were right....he certainly has legit talent and has improved all year. Probably Stan Bowman's best move of the offseason, getting him for 2 years at $850k each. Hope he tries to extend him again at beginning of next season. If Ville Leino gets $4.5m a year for 19 goals, how much would have Stalberg gotten in UFA for 19 even-strength goals plus his elite speed?

The problem with Stalberg is pretty simple. He "should" be really, really good. He's slowly just been figuring it out. Whenever I hated Stalberg, it was out of pure frustration. Why is a guy like him so unable to find the back of the net? He's really started to slowly figure it out though, and it sure is fun to watch.

More frustrating at this point - why doesn't 25 get any PP time?

Bron Yr Aur 03-30-2012 04:59 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13475901)
The problem with Stalberg is pretty simple. He "should" be really, really good. He's slowly just been figuring it out. Whenever I hated Stalberg, it was out of pure frustration. Why is a guy like him so unable to find the back of the net? He's really started to slowly figure it out though, and it sure is fun to watch.

More frustrating at this point - why doesn't 25 get any PP time?

Who knows. Q would rather go with immobile guys (Brunette) and non-scorers (Kruger)....Hawks have such a horrible time just gaining the zone and setting up shop...certainly Stalberg could help dumping and retrieving pucks. He does that night in and night out.

Stalberg doesn't have the best hands probably....he certainly has botched a couple opportunities on the doorstep. BUT, he does get a ton of chances, and I think his shooting% of 9.7% could certainly improve as he learns pick his spots a bit more. Then again, he is a shoot first guy usually and that is not a bad thing.

For me, 19 goals all at even strength while playing 13 and a half minutes a game is pretty damn impressive. He has more even-strength goals this year than Kane, Hossa, Logan Couture, Brad Richards, Alexander Semin, Lupul, Lucic......that's impressive. Same number of even-strength points as ALEX OVECHKIN (who oh-by-the-way plays 2 and a half more minutes a game at even strength).

lockman21 03-30-2012 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13475916)
Who knows. Q would rather go with immobile guys (Brunette) and non-scorers (Kruger)....Hawks have such a horrible time just gaining the zone and setting up shop...certainly Stalberg could help dumping and retrieving pucks. He does that night in and night out.

Stalberg doesn't have the best hands probably....he certainly has botched a couple opportunities on the doorstep. BUT, he does get a ton of chances, and I think his shooting% of 9.7% could certainly improve as he learns pick his spots a bit more. Then again, he is a shoot first guy usually and that is not a bad thing.

For me, 19 goals all at even strength while playing 13 and a half minutes a game is pretty damn impressive. He has more even-strength goals this year than Kane, Hossa, Logan Couture, Brad Richards, Alexander Semin, Lupul, Lucic......that's impressive. Same number of even-strength points as ALEX OVECHKIN (who oh-by-the-way plays 2 and a half more minutes a game at even strength).

Keep in mind that Stalberg has 8 goals against the Blue Jackets, so it's a bit misleading how great those 19 goals are.

Bron Yr Aur 03-30-2012 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13475968)
Keep in mind that Stalberg has 8 goals against the Blue Jackets, so it's a bit misleading how great those 19 goals are.

Eh....so what. A goal is a goal. The Jackets are bad but it's still a goal against NHL competition.

lockman21 03-30-2012 06:23 PM

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Hawks friends - figured I'd post this here first, see if you guys want to go -

I have 4 tickets to Sunday's game, section 110 row 12 that I can't use. If you want them, they are yours. I have a parking pass for lot K as well. I'll give a 50% off Ants discount, because I love you all so much. $200 total for the 4 tickets plus the parking pass.

Bron Yr Aur 03-30-2012 06:35 PM

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That's a super nice offer Chris. Wish I could go, but I have to write a thesis so I can graduate.

lockman21 03-30-2012 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13476138)
That's a super nice offer Chris. Wish I could go, but I have to write a thesis so I can graduate.

Wish I could too. Great seats. I'm flying to Augusta, GA for the Masters though, so I can't go.

Face is $140+fees per ticket, so that's a lot more than 50% off, I guess.

fonzz41 03-30-2012 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13476151)
Wish I could too. Great seats. I'm flying to Augusta, GA for the Masters though, so I can't go.

I can't tell you how disappointed I am in you right now.

Bron Yr Aur 03-30-2012 07:31 PM

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Masters is a potentially once in a lifetime chance to see.....41 home games in a season. If it was a playoff game, that'd be tough.

lockman21 03-30-2012 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13476167)
I can't tell you how disappointed I am in you right now.

:lol

It's the Masters. Toughest ticket in sports, bucket list type deal. Can't pass on that. I've been to 100's of Hawks games, but the Masters...If this weren't a regular season game against the Wild without Toews then maybe it would be a consideration. If it were a WCF/SCF game then no way am I missing that for golf.

Mike (bonzo) will be attending in my place. So there will be someone there at the UC from this thread.

bonzo48280 03-30-2012 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13476268)
:lol

It's the Masters. Toughest ticket in sports, bucket list type deal. Can't pass on that. I've been to 100's of Hawks games, but the Masters...If this weren't a regular season game against the Wild without Toews then maybe it would be a consideration. If it were a WCF/SCF game then no way am I missing that for golf.

Mike (bonzo) will be attending in my place. So there will be someone there at the UC from this thread.

Hey oh! Chris is the man.

Proudest_Raider 03-30-2012 09:05 PM

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Really wish I could watch the Preds-Wings game tonight, but the NHL network is showing a pretty meaningless Rangers-Habs matchup.

bonzo48280 03-30-2012 11:26 PM

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I wouldn't mind getting Burish back next season. If I win the mega millions I'm going to pay the Hawks to get Ladd back.

bonzo48280 03-31-2012 01:09 AM

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Does anybody want to win the Pacific? Goddamn.

UCFish 03-31-2012 01:14 AM

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Really do not want to play LA round 1......will have to go and I think I would get crazy in person

thechad90000 03-31-2012 01:26 AM

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Win #500 for coach Trotz


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