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Fenix Rises 2026 10-25-2012 08:22 PM

The "Hindsight is 20/20" Thread
 
I thought it might be fun to have a thread to capture some of those wonderful gems of wisdom hiding in the HF Boards archives. A quick search brought up some of these beauties. (all in good fun of course, as I know I've got some I wish I could take back).

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Originally Posted by ottsens08 (Post 14874671)
And what happens if Gerber has a tremendous season for us, and the club has a great season and we go deep into the playoffs do we resign Gerber?

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Originally Posted by BigEyedPhish (Post 18355358)
When I first heard this deal happened I was very sad and a little mad.. I thought we could have gotten more for Vermette, but now the deal is growing on me.. Even though Vermette is gone he was not a make or break player. If this trade works out it will be a STEAL for us and probably the most important trade this team has made since the Spezza deal..


CanadianHockey 10-25-2012 08:29 PM

Various threads about Erik Karlsson not being good enough to dominate the NHL. Most of us would be guilty of that.

HavlatMach9 10-25-2012 08:48 PM

Disaster(Alfie Trade) Averted, link
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Lunch bunch on CFRA (http://www.cfra.com) is saying Alfredsson or Volchenkov may be going to LA. Apparently some of the Kings office were at the game last night and watching the two of them.
Most Sens fan in the thread thought the trade was a bad idea. In hindsight, I suppose the thread reaching 20 pages is puke worthy.

This thread is all kind of weird, link, I didn't know Volchenkov was so highly thought of at one point. This in particular was funny:
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Originally Posted by SpezDispenser (Post 10902541)
I think it's safe to say that it'll be between Philly and A-Train. Both are absolutely the definition of shutdown D-men and both are dominating forces in their own end. I'd trade all the offensive D-men in the world to have guys like that, if the opposition's top line can't score it makes the team's chances of winning that much better.

I guess he never imagined the perfect offensive D-man would actually one day exist.

Rhino Reilly 10-25-2012 09:04 PM

But we could have had Conroy!!!

Qward 10-25-2012 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Volchenkov
Do people honestly think that Havlat is going to be traded?? -09/29/2003

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Originally Posted by surge
prusek, spezza and volchenkov for luongo.
florida is going to have trouble signing him. 04/20/2004

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Originally Posted by slushbox
prusek, spezza and volchenkov isn't even enough to get luongo. spezza is being overvalued. luongo is arguably the best goalie in the league and he's under 25.


got bored looking

guyzeur 11-02-2012 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Broken Tier (Post 26100901)
:laugh: at comparing MPS to Kopitar.

I think at face value MPS is a better player, but the Sens are taking the tried and true "build from the net out" route, so I have no complaints with the pick.

Obviously Kadri is better than MPS and would've been a nice pick, but you have to remember we would have had to give up Cowen + Lehner to get him.

And this one is a dandy: What Senators Jersey will be retired after Alfies?
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...ghlight=daigle

From the thread above - posted Oct 2007:
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Originally Posted by Ottawa Senators Fan (Post 10926402)
Our first round draft pick in 2008.

2008 First round pick = EK

The Waffler 11-02-2012 12:38 PM

^^ I find that last one hilarious...just because it was OSF who posted that.

tony d 11-07-2012 03:38 PM

I think if we had it back we probably would have kept Hossa,

source 11-07-2012 04:55 PM

Couturier. Wanted him then; want him even more now.

Tuna99 11-07-2012 05:02 PM

I was a Clouston fan after he got us to the playoffs and we put up a good fight against Pitt - and when we melted down the next year I wanted Murray gone - wrong on both.

Also, I was never a Gerber or Leclaire fan and slammed both acquisitions, I did the same for Anderson who I like now, I think he's just keeping the seat warm fro Lehner, but he is a decent starter.

enviro61 11-07-2012 06:54 PM

I absolutely loved the Vermette trade and thought we robbed them blind getting Leclaire :(
I was somewhat stoked to get Floatalev :(
Wanted MPS instead of Cowen

SensAreReligion 11-07-2012 11:49 PM

I thought Filatov was going to be the next great thing for us.
I was also pissed when we picked Zibanejad over Couturier

Marvelous Manked 11-08-2012 12:24 AM

I wanted the 67s to pick Tyler Cuma in 2008.

Suiteness 11-08-2012 06:52 AM

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Originally Posted by source (Post 55603651)
Couturier. Wanted him then; want him even more now.

That one really stings. We passed on a guy who looks like he will be an excellent 1st liner for a guy who has the potential of being an elite 3rd liner.

Rhino Reilly 11-08-2012 06:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Manked (Post 55614267)
I wanted the 67s to pick Tyler Cuma in 2008.

the 67s picked him years before that :sarcasm:

Rhino Reilly 11-08-2012 06:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Suiteness (Post 55616467)
That one really stings. We passed on a guy who looks like he will be an excellent 1st liner for a guy who has the potential of being an elite 3rd liner.

Not sure if serious.

No one knows what will happen. Couts could stall in his development and he could never get better while Zbad could have a massive breakthrough in a season or 2. Your comment is pretty ridiculous.

Suiteness 11-08-2012 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by IloveChrisNeil (Post 55616481)
Not sure if serious.

No one knows what will happen. Couts could stall in his development and he could never get better while Zbad could have a massive breakthrough in a season or 2. Your comment is pretty ridiculous.

Couturier has been putting up points at every level and he keeps producing as he's climbing up the levels (One could argue the AHL is step down for him since he played in the NHL last year but he's currently above a PPG over there on a very averge club).

Zbad has never put up great numbers at any level. To expect him to suddenly become an offensive dynamo in the highest level hockey on the planet when he's never shown that capability at lower levels is...interesting. Could happen I guess. :dunno:

Rhino Reilly 11-08-2012 07:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Suiteness (Post 55616583)
Couturier has been putting up points at every level and he keeps producing as he's climbing up the levels (One could argue the AHL is step down for him since he played in the NHL last year but he's currently above a PPG over there on a very averge club).

Zbad has never put up great numbers at any level. To expect him to suddenly become an offensive dynamo in the highest level hockey on the planet when he's never shown that capability at lower levels is...interesting. Could happen I guess. :dunno:

I never said I expected him to be a dynamo but labeling him as an elite 3rd liner as his max is pretty ridiculous at this point.

sg58 11-08-2012 07:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Suiteness (Post 55616583)
Couturier has been putting up points at every level and he keeps producing as he's climbing up the levels (One could argue the AHL is step down for him since he played in the NHL last year but he's currently above a PPG over there on a very averge club).

Zbad has never put up great numbers at any level. To expect him to suddenly become an offensive dynamo in the highest level hockey on the planet when he's never shown that capability at lower levels is...interesting. Could happen I guess. :dunno:

No matter if you're a believer or says "anything can still happen", there's not gonna be much of a case for Zibanejad from past nor present vs. Couturier.

But then again, anything could still happen. :sarcasm:

Minister of Offence 11-08-2012 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Suiteness (Post 55616467)
That one really stings. We passed on a guy who looks like he will be an excellent 1st liner for a guy who has the potential of being an elite 3rd liner.

Never go full retard.

Tuna99 11-08-2012 12:07 PM

Couturier is not a great skater and I think taking Zibby over him came down to the fact that Ottawa is trying to build and elite skating team cantered around Karlsson - Couturier isn't really the type of Center you think of on a high tempo, attack team.

I'd be more in the Dougie Hamiton boat, if we had him coming up this year and Ceci the next our D would look to be elite - then again if we didn't have a fast, big bodied attack style forward we would be missing him as Stone is slow, Silf is a skill player and the rest of your forward prospects are small top 6 guys (Prince, De Costa, Petersoon) or big grinders (Grant, Maidens)

Maybe we use Zibby in a package for an elite player - maybe if Anaheim stumbles this year we do:

Ana: Zibby, Ott 1st 2013, Bishop, Hoffman
Ott: Corey Perry

JonnyMacSen 11-08-2012 12:12 PM

We may not have Couturier, but we have his kryptonite, JGP ;) I watched this kid single handedly shut him down game after game in the playoffs in his draft year.

R2010 11-08-2012 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by JonnyMacSen (Post 55620165)
We may not have Couturier, but we have his kryptonite, JGP ;) I watched this kid single handedly shut him down game after game in the playoffs in his draft year.

He had mono for a long time explaining why he was lacking energy. Kinda like Grigorenko who is pretty much proving every who passed him over wrong. I take Grigorenko over Yakupov myself even. Buffalo got a steal because a guy had "mono". I was secretly hoping he would fall to us because I knew the sens would take him (see draft video)

Icelevel 11-08-2012 01:29 PM

I wanted couturier at the time but was happy when i found out more about z. We still don't know who will turn out better. No one here knows.
But, if you can imagine a situation where zib is up against couturier as centers in the nhl, it's not crazy to think zwould shut him down and excel offensively with his speed and skill. I imagine z skating circles around him.

Xspyrit 11-08-2012 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IloveChrisNeil (Post 55616481)
Not sure if serious.

No one knows what will happen. Couts could stall in his development and he could never get better while Zbad could have a massive breakthrough in a season or 2. Your comment is pretty ridiculous.

Just another comment we're going to laugh off in 2-3 years, those are needed too ;)

Personally, I'm still totally fine with Zibanejad instead of Couturier, I'm ready to be patient... lol there's not even NHL hockey right now

Holy jump to conclusions batman, get busy people.


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