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10-23-2007, 10:38 PM
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And why was he allowed to develop that hitting game?

Could having confidence in Chris Phillips as a stabilizing force be the reason why.
Anton has been a hitter since he came to Canada.
Anyone who witnessed his play at the rookie tournament can attest to that. He was a hitter in his rookie season as well. Specifically, open ice hits.

It seemed to have left his game the next two season, perhaps because opponents were wary of his prowess.

Phillips is definitely a good partner for Anton. Together, as Philchenkov, they are the premier defence pairing in the league bar none.

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10-23-2007, 10:44 PM
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Yes he could hit, but he took himself out of position.

Do people forget how poorly Volchenkov started the season last year?

How as he was playing with Phillips he began developing rapidly.

It was only last year, I am sure people should be able to remember.
Actually, I think you have the two mixed up.
When Chara left, Phillips was asked to play the right side replacing Chara, but was unable to adjust playing the right side. He was terrible ... he asked to be returned to the left side, and he was awarded Anton as a partner.
Anton was asked to step up and play Chara minutes.
He stepped right in... he thrived with the added responsibility.

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10-23-2007, 11:11 PM
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'aight, let's get back to basics here, folks.

http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Anton_Volchenkov

Volchenkov is now patiently waiting to win the Stanley Cup with the Senators before he reveals his true identity as God.

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10-23-2007, 11:22 PM
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Seems like most fans across the board forget about Alexander Karpovtsev. This Ruskie led the league for a few years in blocked shots but quickly deteriorated into one of the worst dmen in the league. The reason? He blocked too many shots! His ankles broke damn near every time he walked on them over the last years of his career.

Don't vote Volchenkov into the Hall just yet, he is only a few slap shots away from a career that ends at 30
Yes, most fans have forgotten about Alex Karpotsev.
Why?
Cause he's Alex Karpotsev.
And it's not because he's blocked too many shots.
Lots of star D block shots.
Lots of physical players get hurt.
It's part of the game... it's a contact sport.

I liken Volchenkov to Konstantinov.
I liken Karpotsev to a pylon.

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10-23-2007, 11:28 PM
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Yes, most fans have forgotten about Alex Karpotsev.
Why?
Cause he's Alex Karpotsev.
And it's not because he's blocked too many shots.
Lots of star D block shots.
Lots of physical players get hurt.
It's part of the game... it's a contact sport.

I liken Volchenkov to Konstantinov.
I liken Karpotsev to a pylon.
Volchenkov has a ways to go before he is as good as Konstantinov.

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10-23-2007, 11:39 PM
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Volchenkov has a ways to go before he is as good as Konstantinov.
Specifically getting more nastier in the defenseive end and brining more offense to the table.

Was just entering his peak before his accident.

Could have won a few Norris trophies.

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10-23-2007, 11:45 PM
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Specifically getting more nastier in the defenseive end and brining more offense to the table.

Was just entering his peak before his accident.

Could have won a few Norris trophies.
He may have been the best defensive D-Man in the NHL since Langway - but with more of an edge. The guy was better than Scott Stevens. Incredibly sad.

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10-23-2007, 11:57 PM
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I hope none of the Sens die in an accident like that.

I've thought about the day that Wayne Gretzky dies, and what the country would do in mourning. Parades, flowers ...

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10-24-2007, 12:01 AM
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I hope none of the Sens die in an accident like that.

I've thought about the day that Wayne Gretzky dies, and what the country would do in mourning. Parades, flowers ...
You think about that? Wow! Beliveau and Howe are going to die sometime in the next decade likely. Do you worry about that? Or just about getting all weepy when you are 70 and 90 year old Wayne Gretzky dies?

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You think about that? Wow! Beliveau and Howe are going to die sometime in the next decade likely. Do you worry about that? Or just about getting all weepy when you are 70 and 90 year old Wayne Gretzky dies?
Beliveau and Howe weren't really in my generation, so I don't think about that. But Gretzky, definitely. It's not just hockey. I've thought of what would happen when celebrities die. Like Britney Spears.

... Who said I'd be weepy when Gretzky dies? ...

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10-24-2007, 12:04 AM
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You think about that? Wow! Beliveau and Howe are going to die sometime in the next decade likely. Do you worry about that? Or just about getting all weepy when you are 70 and 90 year old Wayne Gretzky dies?
Don't be mean.

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10-24-2007, 12:08 AM
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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.

As a bonus, when A-Train got the boot from the Florida game, we got to see Philly without his partner and he was still unbelievably solid.

It's very close IMO. Both have developed into exactly what this team always lacked.

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Beliveau and Howe weren't really in my generation, so I don't think about that. But Gretzky, definitely. It's not just hockey. I've thought of what would happen when celebrities die. Like Britney Spears.

... Who said I'd be weepy when Gretzky dies? ...
I am thinking Lindsey Lohan only has a couple of years left.... Britney maybe a few more. Gretzky unless he is in a accident is likely going to outlive most of us!

But if he did die it would be like when Princess Diana died in Canada. Gretzky was Married on my birthday in 1988 shortly before he was dealt to LA. I don't know how old you are but it was like a Royal wedding and the day Gretzky got traded it was a national wake.

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10-24-2007, 12:09 AM
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Don't be mean.
But I am so good at it. I hate everyone and live only to spread spite on the internet.

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10-24-2007, 12:13 AM
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But if he did die
... Gretzky keeps himself young by drinking the blood of young Coyotes.

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... Gretzky keeps himself young by drinking the blood of young Coyotes.
It is not blood he is drinking....

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I promise that average AHLer would have a black eye, a broken arm and be wishing he played in today's cushy NHL.
Yes, because King Clancy in his "feisty, rough, MAN'S" NHL, he was worried about these kinds of things:









By the way, how many men the size of Chris Pronger and Zdeno Chara were around back then?

Also, you do realize that players used to have a cigarette on the bench between shifts, rather than undergo the insane training regiments of the current NHL, right? Players are bigger and faster than they ever were back then. I guarantee you have Jody Hull go play back then and he would be dominant and a stronger skater than pretty much everyone around him.

For comparison:
King Clancy 5'7 155 pounds
Wade Redden 6' 205 pounds

Not to mention:
Chris Pronger 6'6 220 pounds
Zdeno Chara 6'7 255 pounds

And you think Redden is soft and is afraid of getting hit?

But you're right, those wussy AHL guys would be dying to get back to the safe, cushy NHL of 2007.

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10-24-2007, 08:31 AM
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Phillips is what allows Volchenkov to take himself out of position throwing hits, the confidence he brings is huge.
It's not just hits, but, it's also some of the higher risk shot blocks. Volchenkov can block so many shots, because he knows that if it does fail, he's got a defensive partner that can compensate until he gets back in position.

Phillips and Volchenkov make such an awesome pair. It's hard to tell precisely what each guy contributes. The longer they stay together, the longer it is before that question really needs to be answered.

Together, they're making one of the most feared shut-down pairings in the league. While they are together, it limits the individual praise that either is going to get.

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10-24-2007, 08:48 AM
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Eh, I just had this vision of a 35 year old, bald as hell Volchenkov, wearing a C on his chest, commenting his third Norris nomination on HNIC. In perfect english no less!

A man can dream can he?

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10-24-2007, 09:23 AM
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Eh, I just had this vision of a 35 year old, bald as hell Volchenkov, wearing a C on his chest, commenting his third Norris nomination on HNIC. In perfect english no less!

A man can dream can he?
WHY BALD?!

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WHY BALD?!
You mean you haven't noticed how thin his hair is getting?

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You mean you haven't noticed how thin his hair is getting?
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PATRICK GET OUT OF ANTON'S WIKIPEDIA PAGE YOU JERK

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PATRICK GET OUT OF ANTON'S WIKIPEDIA PAGE YOU JERK
How do you know it was me?

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How do you know it was me?
you know what you did.

if my wiki account wasn't banned!!

edit: thank you, no more "russian bald" in his page.

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