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Petro Points 12-26-2012 02:06 PM

Spengler Cup discussion ??
 
Dont see a thread for it ..

MAnnehim currently leading CAN 1-0

CAN rolling with all C top line of Spezza-Tavares-Gagner with a couple more Cs on the second line in Seguin+ Bergeron

Smyth and Barker the other Oil

Grod 12-26-2012 02:37 PM

Just tuned into the game. Looks like a fairly intriguing squad thanks to the lockout. Not sure who this barker is Petro? At least the Oiler product you are talking about.

timekeep 12-26-2012 04:28 PM

Smyth should get into coaching

SephF 12-26-2012 04:32 PM

Smyth is way too slow for the big ice.

nabob 12-26-2012 04:52 PM

Well that's embarrassing.

ales83fan 12-26-2012 05:03 PM

You'd think Spezza could dominate here, he is definitely a star at the NHL level, at least in my opinion.

Funny that Canada loses on two goals scored by North Americans, both of whom were born in Canada I believe.

Not a big deal though, since the Spengler Cup is for Clubs more so than anything else. Just found that point amusing.

Moonlapse Vertigo 12-26-2012 05:22 PM

Nah. It's a pretty big deal and a little hilarious because the arrogant, locked out NHL big shots got schooled by players who make their living playing hockey overseas. It looks great on the NHLers after they took roster spots away from players in Europe.

doulos 12-26-2012 05:47 PM

So a roster with NHLers beat another roster with NHLers. Hooray!

ales83fan 12-26-2012 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moonlapse Vertigo (Post 56819415)
Nah. It's a pretty big deal and a little hilarious because the arrogant, locked out NHL big shots got schooled by players who make their living playing hockey overseas. It looks great on the NHLers after they took roster spots away from players in Europe.

Well they didn't take them by force at gun point.

The spots were given to them.

I mean like any place of employment, they showed their skills, and were hired. That's what happens when "big firms" do layoffs.

It just feels like you have an anti-player bias in your comment.

Also, it's not fully true. While there were more NHLers on the Canada team, let's keep in mind that Jason Pominville scored the OT winner. It's not as black and white as you portray it.

Eskimo44 12-26-2012 06:35 PM

Just watched the game and i was rather pleased with Gagner. Linemate Tavares was easily the best player in the game, and his other linemate Spezza had loads of chances. Gagner did the little things to help that line (not to mention some chances of his own) and you can tell him and Tavares have chemistry that goes a ways back. Wasn't a perfect game but he certainly was helping Canada's chances to win much more than he was hurting.

Smyth was rusty and didn't seem to accomplish much, in saying that he didn't stand out for all the wrong reasons either and did some good work in front on the PP. He should be much better tommorow i would imagine.

Seguin started out great and then really cooled after taking a dumbass penalty after a brutal turnover. Other than the goal he wasn't nearly as noticable after the penalty but you can sure see why the Tyler or Taylor debate rages on.

Duchene was very physical and was by my eye carrying his line.

I felt Canada in general was the better team, although it wasn't until the 3rd that Canada really showed up. The OT goal was a tough break but i think Canada looked like a team that was starting to really come into their own.

Those were the things that stood out to me the most.

Moonlapse Vertigo 12-26-2012 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ales83fan (Post 56820263)
Well they didn't take them by force at gun point.

The spots were given to them.

I mean like any place of employment, they showed their skills, and were hired. That's what happens when "big firms" do layoffs.

It just feels like you have an anti-player bias in your comment.

Also, it's not fully true. While there were more NHLers on the Canada team, let's keep in mind that Jason Pominville scored the OT winner. It's not as black and white as you portray it.

They were "hired" immediately based on their names and marquee potential.

Oilception 12-26-2012 07:51 PM

who are the captains and assistants of team canada?

and thanks for the updates everyone :handclap:

Brewster 12-26-2012 08:22 PM

In case you hadn't noticed it, the non-HFOil discussion can be found here.

Thought the team Canada effort was decent today. Any word on whether Dubnyk will be getting in over Bernier for the next game?

lakai17 12-26-2012 09:54 PM

Gagner will get the hatty next game.

ales83fan 12-26-2012 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moonlapse Vertigo (Post 56820855)
They were "hired" immediately based on their names and marquee potential.

Reputation means something. Go to any big firm and see how much a marquee lawyer costs. How much better is a big name than a normal one? The difference does not warrant the pay scale discrepancies, in many cases.

While I agree it is somewhat unfair, reputation is a factor. Clearly in some cases, it was enough of a factor to mean the "loss" of a job as you put it.

nabob 12-26-2012 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lakai17 (Post 56824299)
Gagner will get the hatty next game.

Hopefully he gets something. It's nice to see him with better linemates than JFJ and Omark.

harpoon 12-27-2012 01:10 PM

Team Canada vs Davos starting now.

http://www.thefirstrow.eu/watch/1605...am-canada.html

harpoon 12-27-2012 01:16 PM

Dubnyk getting the start for Canada.
Kane playing for Davos.

Petro Points 12-27-2012 01:25 PM

Smyth showing he still got game..

Petro Points 12-27-2012 01:32 PM

Gagner with a Horcoffian whiff but Tavares bails him out by slapping one in...


and now Smyth with a Gretzkian slapper..

CAN up 2-0

molsonmuscle360 12-27-2012 01:33 PM

Smyth scores with a slapshot from the wing??? :help:

harpoon 12-27-2012 01:33 PM

Smyth scores on his patented :sarcasm: slapper moments after Tavares had given Canada the 1-0 lead.

The Imp 12-27-2012 01:34 PM

He's scored one or two goals like that before. Nice though.

molsonmuscle360 12-27-2012 01:46 PM

Wow. Dubs is playing lights out tonight. That's awesome.

Petro Points 12-27-2012 01:54 PM

Dubnyk is looking solid :handclap:


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