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07-13-2013, 01:45 PM
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I was planning on calling in Mouth like I sometimes do but work conflicts caused me to pass out and listen to the podcast x3. A couple of things to point out.

1. I like Russ Cohen but he is no doctor and should stop trying to play one. McLIrath's knee was NOT destroyed, it was dislocated. Cherneski's knee was destroyed. Frolov's knee was destroyed. Bobby Carpenter's injury was worse. It takes one year. He'll be fine. Let's see what he can do in camp and also I believe he gets a cup of coffee this season.

2. The Gaborik situation shouldn't surprise anyone. He had an abdominal injury the end of the season and I don't know if he needed surgery or what his status was. He'll be in the NHL this year, but there's a decent chance he either goes back to Europe or becomes a mercenary signing short term deals. He may very well score 40 goals this year but we'll see what happens.

3. On Leslie saying "we'll see what happens" that's totally the most fair assessment. Many of these kids will be NHLers but no one knows how good or how soon. We'll see what AV does. I'd love to have Lindberg start at 4C and bump Pyatt out of the lineup to form the all centers line (Lindberg, Boyle, Moore), or play Fast with Nash and give him PP time, but that's what camp is for. We don't know who will play well, who develops chemistry, etc.

4. Interesting draft by the Rangers and Gordie just because there has been a lot of heat given to Gordie and his staff during this past shortened and wacky season. The stereotype was they only pick big ole' rugged Canadian boys from the W or O, college kids, and a token Swede. They went to the Q twice, and picked a Russian after many people thought the Rangers were scared of Russians after Cherepanov. That was never true to begin with because it's been mentioned that if Vasilevsky was available last year, he was their guy.

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