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thechad90000 10-31-2011 08:17 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13063240)
:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

:lol:lol:lol

I was waiting for you to grab that post.

Bron Yr Aur 10-31-2011 08:17 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Viktor Stalberg is all of a sudden looking like a very dangerous man on the puck.

A loss tonight would have been pretty embarrassing. It's kind of hard to be too excited about that win because the horribly sloppy play continues. The PP completely lacked urgency early in the game, getting few good looks and giving up shorthanded chances on each PP it seems. Is this team ever going to learn to be cognizant of when their PP's are ending? Every game they give a breakaway or two out of the box. Not to mention the sloppy play and turnovers in the middle of the ice leading to breakaways and 2-on-1's. Crawford didn't face that many shots but it seemed like each one was a wide open look. Pretty pathetic defensive showing, and this team looked pretty dreadful after Duncan Keith got hurt. If they have to play Lepisto every game, this team is going to have to score a ton of goals to compete. That guy has no sense of when to pinch in and when to stay the fuck at home.

Toews is completely snake-bit right now, though. He cannot buy a goal or an assist or anything.

bonzo48280 10-31-2011 08:18 PM

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I hate your team so much, just know that. :lol

bonzo48280 10-31-2011 08:19 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13063246)
Viktor Stalberg is all of a sudden looking like a very dangerous man on the puck.

A loss tonight would have been pretty embarrassing. It's kind of hard to be too excited about that win because the horribly sloppy play continues. The PP completely lacked urgency early in the game, getting few good looks and giving up shorthanded chances on each PP it seems. Is this team ever going to learn to be cognizant of when their PP's are ending? Every game they give a breakaway or two out of the box. Not to mention the sloppy play and turnovers in the middle of the ice leading to breakaways and 2-on-1's. Crawford didn't face that many shots but it seemed like each one was a wide open look. Pretty pathetic defensive showing, and this team looked pretty dreadful after Duncan Keith got hurt. If they have to play Lepisto every game, this team is going to have to score a ton of goals to compete. That guy has no sense of when to pinch in and when to stay the fuck at home.

Toews is completely snake-bit right now, though. He cannot buy a goal or an assist or anything.

I disagree with lots and lots of this.

lockman21 10-31-2011 08:19 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13063247)
I hate your team so much, just know that. :lol

:lol:thumbsup

Bron Yr Aur 10-31-2011 08:19 PM

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I'm surprised you guys are so "happy" with the team. They have looked so ridiculously sloppy and the turnovers are eventually going to lead to more goals. Crawford has saved their asses many, many times on odd-man rushes and breakaways. And if Keith goes down for a while, the D is in big trouble. People seem to still be all over him this season, but as soon as he was out of the game the D just seemed to break down completely.

thechad90000 10-31-2011 08:20 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13063247)
I hate your team so much, just know that. :lol

:lol:lol

I'm okay with that. Just so you know I'm not a big Chicago fan either.

Bron Yr Aur 10-31-2011 08:21 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13063254)
I disagree with lots and lots of this.

What do you disagree with? The ridiculous giveaways leading to 2-on-1's and breakaways? The sloppy defensive play? Toews not scoring in, what, 4 games?

I agree that this team will eventually get it together and they can be a dominant team. They have all the pieces. But I am definitely worried if Keith goes down for a while.

bonzo48280 10-31-2011 08:23 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13063256)
I'm surprised you guys are so "happy" with the team. They have looked so ridiculously sloppy and the turnovers are eventually going to lead to more goals. Crawford has saved their asses many, many times on odd-man rushes and breakaways. And if Keith goes down for a while, the D is in big trouble. People seem to still be all over him this season, but as soon as he was out of the game the D just seemed to break down completely.

Go look at their last 3 Octobers. They never ever, ever play well in October. They have clearly not played their best, but when they have, they have won pretty handily. If this were last years team, they would not be 7-2-2. More like 4-5-2. When you throw in the fact that the 2 OT losses are Free Throw competition losses, and one of the losses came on the first game of the year; for the Hawks to be 7-2-2 is awesome because they are finding ways to win, and they have gotten better every year.

and with the talent on this team, and if the PP plays the way they did tonight, they won't stay at the bottom of the league. With the PK as sexy as it is, the PP doesn't need to be the best, just average.

lockman21 10-31-2011 08:25 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13063236)
Yep, really liking this team, and our power play is probably last in the league now. Happy.

:thumbsup Agreed. Team just will keep getting better as time goes on. I'm not expecting Keith to miss much (if any) time. Leddy keeps growing up and I love watching it. Seabs needs to improve, but he will, just like last year.

Toews will start putting up points. Stalberg has all the tools to be a top 6, he just needs to put it all together. Frolik is getting better as the season, Bolland has been great for the most part, etc. I really love this team.

Moved into a tie for 1st in the West with that win, BTW.

bonzo48280 10-31-2011 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13063280)
:thumbsup Agreed. Team just will keep getting better as time goes on. I'm not expecting Keith to miss much (if any) time. Leddy keeps growing up and I love watching it. Seabs needs to improve, but he will, just like last year.

Toews will start putting up points. Stalberg has all the tools to be a top 6, he just needs to put it all together. Frolik is getting better as the season, Bolland has been great for the most part, etc. I really love this team.

Moved into a tie for 1st in the West with that win, BTW.

with Edmonton

:lol

lockman21 10-31-2011 08:28 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13063274)
Go look at their last 3 Octobers. They never ever, ever play well in October. They have clearly not played their best, but when they have, they have won pretty handily. If this were last years team, they would not be 7-2-2. More like 4-5-2. When you throw in the fact that the 2 OT losses are Free Throw competition losses, and one of the losses came on the first game of the year; for the Hawks to be 7-2-2 is awesome because they are finding ways to win, and they have gotten better every year.

and with the talent on this team, and if the PP plays the way they did tonight, they won't stay at the bottom of the league. With the PK as sexy as it is, the PP doesn't need to be the best, just average.

Plus, I'm guessing we're gonna see Ben Smith up in Chicago soon. Scott/Olesz won't be here all season, I don't think. Too much talent in Rockford to keep roster spots taken up by those bums.

Teams take time to gel, and those little mistakes happen on every single team every year. This team is looking great through the first portion of this season.

bonzo48280 10-31-2011 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13063292)
Plus, I'm guessing we're gonna see Ben Smith up in Chicago soon. Scott/Olesz won't be here all season, I don't think. Too much talent in Rockford to keep roster spots taken up by those bums.

Teams take time to gel, and those little mistakes happen on every single team every year. This team is looking great through the first portion of this season.

Circus. Trip.

This team always comes together and goes balls to the walls the rest of the year after that trip.

dduncan6er 10-31-2011 08:30 PM

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As long as the bruins are in the Nhl no other team has to worry about having the worst power play.

bonzo48280 10-31-2011 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13063298)
As long as the bruins are in the Nhl no other team has to worry about having the worst power play.

after going 0 for 7 tonight, the Hawks are 8.889% on the power play, 2nd worst in the league :lol

lockman21 10-31-2011 08:31 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13063295)
Circus. Trip.

This team always comes together and goes balls to the walls the rest of the year after that trip.

I was going to say something about the Circus Trip. They always bond then. Except last year when they had a team trip to Vegas at the end of it and came out looking like they were hungover for a week :lol

lockman21 10-31-2011 08:32 PM

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Keith is day-to-day and "not serious".

Nice.

bonzo48280 10-31-2011 08:35 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13063305)
I was going to say something about the Circus Trip. They always bond then. Except last year when they had a team trip to Vegas at the end of it and came out looking like they were hungover for a week :lol

I remember the year went to the Conference Finals and the year we won we played like shit going into the Circus Trip, killed it on the Circus Trip, and then went absolutely nuts in December.

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13063308)
Keith is day-to-day and "not serious".

Nice.

Schwing

Bron Yr Aur 10-31-2011 08:45 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13063274)
Go look at their last 3 Octobers. They never ever, ever play well in October. They have clearly not played their best, but when they have, they have won pretty handily. If this were last years team, they would not be 7-2-2. More like 4-5-2. When you throw in the fact that the 2 OT losses are Free Throw competition losses, and one of the losses came on the first game of the year; for the Hawks to be 7-2-2 is awesome because they are finding ways to win, and they have gotten better every year.

and with the talent on this team, and if the PP plays the way they did tonight, they won't stay at the bottom of the league. With the PK as sexy as it is, the PP doesn't need to be the best, just average.

I totally agree that getting points and wins out of these games has been huge, especially with the team not playing at its best. Still, they have been really sloppy and a bit careless lately (Carolina made them pay, and they looked horrible after 2 periods tonight).

Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13063280)
:thumbsup Agreed. Team just will keep getting better as time goes on. I'm not expecting Keith to miss much (if any) time. Leddy keeps growing up and I love watching it. Seabs needs to improve, but he will, just like last year.

Toews will start putting up points. Stalberg has all the tools to be a top 6, he just needs to put it all together. Frolik is getting better as the season, Bolland has been great for the most part, etc. I really love this team.

Moved into a tie for 1st in the West with that win, BTW.

I hope Keith doesn't miss any time but I'm guessing he'll be out against Florida. Leddy has stepped up big but he's still not exactly top pairing material. Disagree about Seabs. He doesn't have the points but that's not his job. He has been pretty solid in the defensive zone, and I loved when he rubbed out one of Nash's players behind the net and then grabbed the puck and cleared it on the 5-on-3. Strong, strong move.

lockman21 10-31-2011 08:46 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13063321)
I remember the year went to the Conference Finals and the year we won we played like shit going into the Circus Trip, killed it on the Circus Trip, and then went absolutely nuts in December.

:lol Yeah, that was pretty awesome. That year was so much fun.

dduncan6er 10-31-2011 08:50 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13063304)
after going 0 for 7 tonight, the Hawks are 8.889% on the power play, 2nd worst in the league :lol

Take 1 guess at the team below them. :lol

rickyh24 10-31-2011 08:52 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13063385)
Take 1 guess at the team below them. :lol

:lol:lol:lol

bonzo48280 10-31-2011 08:53 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13063385)
Take 1 guess at the team below them. :lol

St. Louis.


Not a guess.


Boston is 12%. I wish the Hawks were 12% :lol

dduncan6er 10-31-2011 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13063394)
St. Louis.


Not a guess.


Boston is 12%. I wish the Hawks were 12% :lol

Ah you're right. I forgot about the pp goal the bruins scored 2 games ago where bergeron face planted on the faceoff and plekanec won the draw and put it past carey price. That's the only reason the bruins have clawed their way up to 12%.

bonzo48280 10-31-2011 08:58 PM

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the Hawks could have scored on half their PPs tonight if Rinne wasn't a god. It's not often a goalie allows 5 and you say he was stellar.

DMBCubs25 10-31-2011 11:01 PM

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Ya we really could have put up 15 tonight and had this been this sunday against Luongo that probably would have happened! When was the last time we have scored 5-on-3 by the way? That's one area where we are usually pretty dreadful which baffles me with the amount of talent we put out on a PP. Another nice game from Craw despite the 4 goals, can't really fault him for any of those and 2 clutch breakaway stops.

thechad90000 11-01-2011 12:45 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by DMBCubs25 (Post 13063807)
Ya we really could have put up 15 tonight and had this been this sunday against Luongo that probably would have happened! When was the last time we have scored 5-on-3 by the way? That's one area where we are usually pretty dreadful which baffles me with the amount of talent we put out on a PP. Another nice game from Craw despite the 4 goals, can't really fault him for any of those and 2 clutch breakaway stops.

Indeed it was two very solid showings from both goalies last night. Each one kept their respective teams in the game. If it were two lesser goalies the score would've been 15-7 instead of 5-4.

dmbetc 11-01-2011 07:27 AM

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When the Rangers actually have their heads in the game and keep it in the game, they play a tough game. They dominated the Sharks last night.

Now, we obviously do not need Avery to win, as we proved that last night with snapping the Sharks 5 game win streak. But, Avery adds something to the team and obviously to the fan base. The fans love him as apparent by the banners hung at the Garden and the chants for Avery. It will be interesting to see what he does when (if) he comes back on Thursday.

Oh, and what the hell is up with Thornton calling us a soft team? Really? :lol:lol:lol

~Crashintome89~ 11-01-2011 12:07 PM

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Joe Thornton callling the Rangers soft is like Osama Bin Laden complaining about Japanese kamikazes as inhumane. Callahan, Dubinsky, Staal, not to mention Avery when he isn't shouting racist remarks.

The Rangers suck but in no wAy are they soft.

fonzz41 11-01-2011 12:31 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbetc (Post 13064235)
When the Rangers actually have their heads in the game and keep it in the game, they play a tough game. They dominated the Sharks last night.

Now, we obviously do not need Avery to win, as we proved that last night with snapping the Sharks 5 game win streak. But, Avery adds something to the team and obviously to the fan base. The fans love him as apparent by the banners hung at the Garden and the chants for Avery. It will be interesting to see what he does when (if) he comes back on Thursday.

Oh, and what the hell is up with Thornton calling us a soft team? Really? :lol:lol:lol

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Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13065322)
Joe Thornton callling the Rangers soft is like Osama Bin Laden complaining about Japanese kamikazes as inhumane. Callahan, Dubinsky, Staal, not to mention Avery when he isn't shouting racist remarks.

The Rangers suck but in no wAy are they soft.

And it's one thing to call them soft after beating them. But after you've just lost to them 5-2? Joke's on you, Jumbo Joe.

~Crashintome89~ 11-01-2011 12:34 PM

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Now if Joe was making a comparison about how both teams have choked in the playoffs then he would be onto something.

lockman21 11-01-2011 01:26 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/con...1083&id=131938

rickyh24 11-01-2011 07:34 PM

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Bruins!!!

Bron Yr Aur 11-01-2011 08:07 PM

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Ducks choked away a nice 3-0 lead in the 2nd to the Caps tonight. Great regular season team, they look like they do every other year. Amazing that they somehow manage to fall apart in the playoffs every time. San Jose's the same way, I guess.

joepsu0985 11-02-2011 10:02 AM

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Finally a break for the Pens. Sid took a hit in practice the other day. That is huge news. My guess Sid graces us with his appearance November 11th at home against the Stars.

TMoore4075 11-02-2011 10:54 AM

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Not like any are here but wanted to through it out there. I'm guessing Wings fans who were pissing and moaning back in 2010 about Leino being given up for a mid-round pick aren't now. After those playoffs he's done nothing.

fonzz41 11-02-2011 12:08 PM

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I've never agreed with lamenters doing the whole "why did we trade him?!" when a former player happens to perform well on his new team. Sometimes the system, the coaches, the players, the organization, the city, etc. just aren't right for a certain player and it's beneficial for both the player and the team to move him.

Bron Yr Aur 11-02-2011 12:16 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 13067966)
Not like any are here but wanted to through it out there. I'm guessing Wings fans who were pissing and moaning back in 2010 about Leino being given up for a mid-round pick aren't now. After those playoffs he's done nothing.

Nothing? He had a solid 2010-11 season. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't a season that makes you go, we have to give this guy $4.5m a year but it was still solid.

Repeat after me: Sample size. It's 10 games, you can't really make any conclusions about his time with Buffalo at this point.

dmbmuskie 11-02-2011 12:29 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by joepsu0985 (Post 13067788)
Finally a break for the Pens. Sid took a hit in practice the other day. That is huge news. My guess Sid graces us with his appearance November 11th at home against the Stars.

The way it's going Sid will come back, and then Fleury will get hit by a bus the next morning.

TMoore4075 11-02-2011 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13068332)
Nothing? He had a solid 2010-11 season. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't a season that makes you go, we have to give this guy $4.5m a year but it was still solid.

Repeat after me: Sample size. It's 10 games, you can't really make any conclusions about his time with Buffalo at this point.

Patrick Eaves scored 13 goals and played 18 less games than Ville last year and did that on the 4th line. How much Ville was the team he was with? Sorry if you get $4.5mil I have expectations that are higher than Ben Eager even if it is 10 games. He didn't perform well enough to earn ice time in Detroit which is why it wasn't tough to send him away and now he's not performing well enough to earn his salary.

~Crashintome89~ 11-02-2011 02:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbmuskie (Post 13068382)
The way it's going Sid will come back, and then Fleury will get hit by a bus the next morning.

*Buys a bus*

Bron Yr Aur 11-02-2011 02:30 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 13068720)
Patrick Eaves scored 13 goals and played 18 less games than Ville last year and did that on the 4th line. How much Ville was the team he was with? Sorry if you get $4.5mil I have expectations that are higher than Ben Eager even if it is 10 games. He didn't perform well enough to earn ice time in Detroit which is why it wasn't tough to send him away and now he's not performing well enough to earn his salary.

I mean, those are all interesting points but kind of irrelevan to my point.. Eaves scored 13 goals. To go with his 7 assists. Sorry but that's not even close to the same kind of production as Ville's 53 points, even in 18 more games.

And this season Eaves has nada in 6 games? What has he done since last year? Nothing.

All I'm sayin is that there's no way to make any kind of evaluation with any kind of predictive relevance this early in the season.

Bron Yr Aur 11-02-2011 04:51 PM

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Wow, what an unbelievable start for the Flyers tonight.

~Crashintome89~ 11-02-2011 05:03 PM

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Miller continues to choke against the Flyers.

~Crashintome89~ 11-02-2011 05:36 PM

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Kimmo Timonen is a shot blocking machine.

Bron Yr Aur 11-02-2011 05:44 PM

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Buffalo creeping back in. Huge PP right here.

~Crashintome89~ 11-02-2011 07:11 PM

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Patrick Kaleta is a piece of shit. He's worse than Sean Avery.

kev87lads 11-02-2011 08:11 PM

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Great start. Good win. Bryz was a beast in the 3rd and the final minute.

bonzo48280 11-02-2011 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 13069798)
Great start. Good win. Bryz was a beast in the 3rd and the final minute.

were they shooting beach balls?

kev87lads 11-03-2011 05:20 AM

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Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13069812)
were they shooting beach balls?

Not last night. Only the little black discs. At least for a period last night, he showed why he was brought here.

lollermiller.

~Crashintome89~ 11-03-2011 06:39 AM

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Yeah Bryz was a stud last night. The Flyers are getting hit with some very unfortunate bounces that have found their way into the net. The good thing about this though is the fact that they have responded well when it happens. Although its very noticeable that they miss Pronger.

DynastyDrummer1 11-03-2011 08:37 AM

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Miller had a 2 game span earlier this season where he was great, otherwise, he's been pretty close to awful.

Bryz played his ass off. Both goals that got by were off odd bounces.

Only positive I got out of that game as a Buffalo fan was Roy finally showed up to the 2011-2012 season.

Oh, that and I won trivia night at the bar after the game. Hello open bar tab to drink my Buffalo sorrows away.

TMoore4075 11-03-2011 09:59 AM

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http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=379546

~Crashintome89~ 11-03-2011 10:13 AM

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This has to mean Suter is gone. No way they keep Weber, Rinne, and Suter. They'll be making close to 20 mil.

TMoore4075 11-03-2011 10:15 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13070997)
This has to mean Suter is gone. No way they keep Weber, Rinne, and Suter. They'll be making close to 20 mil.

That's what I was thinking. Especially as an UFA and Weber is an RFA. You can take your time with him and not really have to worry much. I'd take Suter here when Lidstrom retires.

Alazais 11-03-2011 10:31 AM

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How about those Maple Leafs?

Kessel 1st in points. Lupul tied for 3rd. I don't expect it to continue but it sure is nice at moment.

wampa3 11-03-2011 10:48 AM

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Am I the only one that is baffled by the obnoxious goalie contracts? Since the lockout, only a handful of these highly paid goalies have taken their team to the Final. While solid goaltending is important, its definitely not nearly as crucial as it used to be. Anything over a cap hit around $5 mil a year for 6 years just seems excessive to me.

JRS1386 11-03-2011 10:50 AM

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Brodeur should retire

wampa3 11-03-2011 11:00 AM

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I should clarify, solid goaltending is, and always will be, important. However it can be had at a much cheaper price these days. The days of the "elite" goaltender is becoming a thing of the past.

dduncan6er 11-03-2011 11:35 AM

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The preds would have been better off keeping suter and weber and finding a cheaper alternative between the pipes.

TMoore4075 11-03-2011 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13071283)
The preds would have been better off keeping suter and weber and finding a cheaper alternative between the pipes.

They always seem to find their goalie. Vokoun, Mason, Ellis, Rinne all have been good while there.

thechad90000 11-03-2011 12:29 PM

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Just re-signed Rinne to a 7 year $49 million dollar contract which is the largest in our franchise history.

http://predators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=598714

fonzz41 11-03-2011 01:08 PM

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I think Suter just became the odd man out. Which is too bad, he's one of the more underrated d-men in the league. He'll get a lovely contract somewhere else.

DynastyDrummer1 11-03-2011 02:43 PM

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Pat Kaleta suspended 4 games for head-butting.

Given his history, I (as a Sabres fan) feel like this is the right call.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=598758

Bron Yr Aur 11-03-2011 02:50 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DynastyDrummer1 (Post 13072113)
Pat Kaleta suspended 4 games for head-butting.

Given his history, I (as a Sabres fan) feel like this is the right call.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=598758

Should have been twice as long. 3rd time he's pulled this shit in 13 months. Sorry, but 4 games is just not enough. He clearly doesn't get it.

lockman21 11-03-2011 03:04 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DynastyDrummer1 (Post 13072113)
Pat Kaleta suspended 4 games for head-butting.

Given his history, I (as a Sabres fan) feel like this is the right call.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=598758

Should have been 10 games. First time I think they got this one wrong. Kaleta is scum.

lockman21 11-03-2011 03:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13071686)
I think Suter just became the odd man out. Which is too bad, he's one of the more underrated d-men in the league. He'll get a lovely contract somewhere else.

I feel like Suter without Weber is like Robin without Batman...who gives a shit.

lockman21 11-03-2011 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by thechad90000 (Post 13071521)
Just re-signed Rinne to a 7 year $49 million dollar contract which is the largest in our franchise history.

http://predators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=598714

I always hate long term deals with goalies. They rarely work out well.

fonzz41 11-03-2011 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13072196)
I feel like Suter without Weber is like Robin without Batman...who gives a shit.

He doesn't have the all-around game that Weber has, but decent in his own right. I would agree with the Batman/Robin assessment, but I would definitely give a shit if Suter was available for the Avs to pick up.

bonzo48280 11-03-2011 03:39 PM

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Suter will be overpaid, and he won't be nearly as good without Weber.

DynastyDrummer1 11-03-2011 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13072142)
Should have been twice as long. 3rd time he's pulled this shit in 13 months. Sorry, but 4 games is just not enough. He clearly doesn't get it.

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13072194)
Should have been 10 games. First time I think they got this one wrong. Kaleta is scum.

That's why I said as a Sabres fan, I want him back as soon as possible.

This suspension could've and probably should've been longer. Yet, alot of Sabres fans on a board I read are saying "OH NO! NO WAY THAT SHOULD'VE BEEN MORE THAN 2 GAMES!!! DID YOU SEE WHAT GETS YOU SUSPENDED FOR 2 GAMES?!?! HITS THAT INJURE!!!"

They're also trying to say "you can't hold his past against him with this."..... why the hell not? It's happened multiple times in the last year.

Bron Yr Aur 11-03-2011 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13072249)
He doesn't have the all-around game that Weber has, but decent in his own right. I would agree with the Batman/Robin assessment, but I would definitely give a shit if Suter was available for the Avs to pick up.

I totally agree with you. He may not be as good as Weber but he's a very good defenseman in his own right. Perhaps being out from under Weber's shadow will allow him to become noticed even more.

lockman21 11-03-2011 04:36 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13072249)
He doesn't have the all-around game that Weber has, but decent in his own right. I would agree with the Batman/Robin assessment, but I would definitely give a shit if Suter was available for the Avs to pick up.

Meh. I'll pass. Guy is absolutely solid but will be overpaid and won't be as productive once he's separated from Weber. He'll become one of "those guys".

DMBCubs25 11-03-2011 04:39 PM

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Hate playing in these dead ass SE buildings.

Bron Yr Aur 11-03-2011 05:14 PM

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Yet another mediocre effort early on from the Hawks. Very lucky to be up 1-0. This team needs to start dominating these mediocre clubs.

On the positive side, Leddy looks surprisingly solid out there without Keith.

DMBCubs25 11-03-2011 05:40 PM

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Leddy and Keith are too similar a player. 2 and 7 should be paired up and Leddy should be with Hammer.

bonzo48280 11-03-2011 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by DMBCubs25 (Post 13072665)
Leddy and Keith are too similar a player. 2 and 7 should be paired up and Leddy should be with Hammer.

yes yes yes yes yes yes yes.

Hawks really turned it up. I hate hitting the post.

bonzo48280 11-03-2011 05:53 PM

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it's also not October anymore, so Toews can finally start playing well.

Bron Yr Aur 11-03-2011 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13072679)
yes yes yes yes yes yes yes.

Hawks really turned it up. I hate hitting the post.

Much better 2nd period, so far. Though the pressure has subsided a bit now that they've got a 2-goal lead. :rolleyes

bonzo48280 11-03-2011 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13072711)
Much better 2nd period, so far. Though the pressure has subsided a bit now that they've got a 2-goal lead. :rolleyes

...as it naturally would. They can't go balls to the walls for 60 minutes every single game.

DMBCubs25 11-03-2011 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13072719)
...as it naturally would. They can't go balls to the walls for 60 minutes every single game.

What?!?!?!?!

Bron Yr Aur 11-03-2011 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13072719)
...as it naturally would. They can't go balls to the walls for 60 minutes every single game.

The Panthers have 27 shots to the Hawks 22 tonight. They need to stop playing down to the competition and dominate somebody. I just want to see 60 minutes of good, quality hockey. They went to sleep with the 2-0 lead and have paid for it with a goal.

bonzo48280 11-03-2011 06:36 PM

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and the goddamn power play just won't score a goal

Bron Yr Aur 11-03-2011 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13072808)
and the goddamn power play just won't score a goal

The PP is horrible. The sloppy, careless playing in their own zone is just sad to see. They are also tryin to be way too cute with the passing. Get more pucks to the net, good things will happen.

Bron Yr Aur 11-03-2011 06:41 PM

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Honestly Crawford is the only reason the Hawks are in the lead tonight.

UCFish 11-03-2011 06:44 PM

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PP is truly awful

bonzo48280 11-03-2011 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by UCFish (Post 13072833)
PP is truly awful

it's not as bad as the stats would show. Once they get one, it may never stop.

UCFish 11-03-2011 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13072838)
it's not as bad as the stats would show. Once they get one, it may never stop.

Agreed but one skater impending moving up ice was ugly

UCFish 11-03-2011 06:56 PM

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well shit

Bron Yr Aur 11-03-2011 06:57 PM

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What a joke of an effort tonight. 3rd time they've given up the lead late this year.

DmBand801 11-03-2011 07:00 PM

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Moooooooooooooooooooooooose

bonzo48280 11-03-2011 07:02 PM

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10 points in 12 games this year. Just win it.

UCFish 11-03-2011 07:13 PM

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Bolland again....RUH ROH :eek

bonzo48280 11-03-2011 07:19 PM

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aww hell yeah. 5 or 6 of the Hawks wins this year would have very very possibly been losses last season, especially in October of last year. I can't wait for the Circus Trip for this team to go Ape Shit.

UCFish 11-03-2011 07:21 PM

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I love kane

DMBCubs25 11-03-2011 07:25 PM

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Take the 2 points and run.

UCFish 11-03-2011 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by DMBCubs25 (Post 13072958)
Take the 2 points and run.

:thumbsup

UCFish 11-03-2011 07:35 PM

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Seriously though I love Bolland.....but not in a shootout

dmbmuskie 11-03-2011 07:37 PM

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I think I'm going to invest in the package. I hate not being able to watch.

Brohan_Santana 11-03-2011 07:41 PM

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Sup bitches


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