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07-03-2008, 11:47 PM
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snap-bar, I think you need to edit your post and add that now

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Okay. I forgot about him. Do you think he fills an area of need?
No a first line forward is totally useless and now we will fight the Maple Leafs for the 15th rank in the east...

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07-03-2008, 11:50 PM
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Well Laraque sure as hell does.

And yeah, Tanguay can't possibly be as useless as Ryder was last season.
or Samsosoft the year before

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Okay. I forgot about him. Do you think he fills an area of need?
He definately does.
In the series against Boston once the Kovaleav line was getting shut down we needed scoring from another line.
Koivu fixed that once he came back, but with Tanguay added I believe that gives us 2 solid lines that can score, and I think our 3rd line will be a threat as well.

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07-03-2008, 11:51 PM
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snap-bar, I think you need to edit your post and add that now
wow, no kidding. done and done.

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07-03-2008, 11:55 PM
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At about the same time before last season, most people answered the Habs would finish between 7 and 10.

This year, after an unexpected 1st place in the East, expectations are high and dissatisfaction will be heard on a daily basis if ever things don't go as well as they're "supposed" to.

Let's stay modest.

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07-03-2008, 11:57 PM
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Well Laraque sure as hell does.

And yeah, Tanguay can't possibly be as useless as Ryder was last season.
plus he balances out pp with his es scoring and makes two dangerous lines so now top pairing won't know who to target???????

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07-04-2008, 12:03 AM
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Rangers are lookin' pretty dirty

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07-04-2008, 12:03 AM
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Free agents are not all signed yet. Sundin, Demitra and Jagr could all be signed in the East and they all could have a big impact. Also, alot of trades can happen. I would say the best 3 teams in the east at this point are Pens, NYR and Montreal. HM to NJD. I would say, depending on how these teams get the chemistry working for them, it's a toss up. After that I don't see anything that really scares me that much in other teams in the East.

Montreal as an advantage on the D on those teams. Price is real good but not sure how he will do this year. You never know with a 21 year old kid. Offensively, Pens get the nod in my opinion but if Montreal can get a guy like Sundin, I think they would get even with Pittsburgh.

Montreal needs only 1 other impact player to be favorites, and they are none left really other then the ones I have named in the beggining of this thread in UFA market. Getting an impact player on the trade front would cost alot so it's basically trading 4 quarters for a loonie and that will not help much. Hope Gainey signs one of these 3 players.

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07-04-2008, 12:04 AM
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they looked pretty dirty last season too... now they have a worst defense, but Naslund

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Ottawa will get back you'll see...

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07-04-2008, 12:09 AM
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Does anyone have a rough draft of Tampa's lineup?
There's been too much going on down there to follow.
Prospal-Lecavalier-St.Louis
Malone-Stamkos-Vrbata
Roberts-Halpern-Jokinen
Tarnasky-Hall-Craig

Boyle-Ranger
Kuba-Lundin
O'Brien-Lukowich

Smith
Kolzig


I think Pittsburgh is going to have a interesting lineup.

Satan-Crosby-Jagr??
Fedotanko-Malkin-Sykora
Talbot-Staal-Kennedy
????-???-???

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07-04-2008, 12:09 AM
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At about the same time before last season, most people answered the Habs would finish between 7 and 10.

This year, after an unexpected 1st place in the East, expectations are high and dissatisfaction will be heard on a daily basis if ever things don't go as well as they're "supposed" to.

Let's stay modest.
I couldn't agree more.
Going into last season, putting aside what sports reporters said, us habs fans knew that our seaons success (or lack of it) would rest on the shoulders of our developingyoung players.
The play of our veterans was alos a factor, but the biggest question mark was how well our young players would step up.
I think what we saw last year was a best case scenario come true.
Not many significant injuries, no sideshow drama, no midseason flu.
I just hope people don't set there expectations too high based on a 1st place finish last season and rip this years team apart if they struggle at all.
I mean if it wasn't for the late season surge we could just have easily finished more in the middle of the playoff pack.

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07-04-2008, 12:11 AM
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Ottawa will get back you'll see...
Because they are Lions or because they have this guy at the arena?


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Prospal-Lecavalier-St.Louis
Malone-Stamkos-Vrbata
Roberts-Halpern-Jokinen
Tarnasky-Hall-Craig

Boyle-Ranger
Kuba-Lundin
O'Brien-Lukowich

Smith
Kolzig


I think Pittsburgh is going to have a interesting lineup.

Satan-Crosby-Jagr??
Fedotanko-Malkin-Sykora
Talbot-Staal-Kennedy
????-???-???
for some reason this line doesn't scare me a bit...can anyone elaborate possibly? like stamkos is good but he's not malkin good and i am one of the select few that thinks its because of malkin malone even put up those numbers and vrbata's a shrimp really

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07-04-2008, 12:13 AM
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Ottawa will get back you'll see...
Ottawa will have to go the trade route and to get the D and goaltender they need, one of the big 3 will have to leave. If not, they will be back to a 1 Offensive line team. Montreal has 3 (2 and 2/3s) offensive lines, Ottawa has 1 offensive line signed right now. I think it's a little too late for Ottawa. They should have made a bigger splash at the start of the FA market.

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I think the Rangers are looking good, but not as good as they were this time last year. I honestly thought before the season was over that Montreal and Pittsburgh had way more of a chance to get better and deeper than NYR did (I thought they'd hit the ceiling), and I think that unless they sign Sundin, they've either moved down or laterally.
Pittsburgh was the best team last season, I think they're staying there unless Montreal signs the center they're looking for.
Montreal is not the best yet, there are way too many signings and trades that haven't happened yet.
And the Bolts are much, much improved, IMO.

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07-04-2008, 12:15 AM
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they looked pretty dirty last season too... now they have a worst defense, but Naslund
NYR has had a pretty dirty looking team for a long time now because they always throw big money at big name UFA's and catch the attention of sports writers making predictions.
But it's their lack of success that keeps me satisfied with BG's philosophy of building through the draft.

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07-04-2008, 12:18 AM
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NYR has had a pretty dirty looking team for a long time now because they always throw big money at big name UFA's and catch the attention of sports writers making predictions.
But it's their lack of success that keeps me satisfied with BG's philosophy of building through the draft.
agreed and they don't **** up the chemistry that mtl players have built because they basically have to keep dismantling their core. pitts in my opinion has a little too much spent on core (due to obvious superstar reasons) and has a pretty crusty supporting cast...fedetenko....satan???? pitts gettin a little desperate maybe lol

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I hate you guys but i see top 4 in the east being:

montreal
Pitts
philly
bos

i really dont see tampa being a factor this year. maybe next

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07-04-2008, 12:23 AM
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No one has mentioned Pittsburgh as top team in the East?

Thats insane, I think they will easily take that spot. Coming off a cup finalist, they will be hungry. Any team with Crosby, Malkin, Fleury, Staal, Whitney(all one year older) and a strong supporting cast are gonna blow your socks off.

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Montreal will be good in the regular season, but their top 6 is way too soft to make a deep playoff run.

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07-04-2008, 12:27 AM
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I hate you guys but i see top 4 in the east being:

montreal
Pitts
philly
bos

i really dont see tampa being a factor this year. maybe next
It's nice to see some other fans giving us props, but IMO I think it's impossible to tell how the top of the east will look next April.
I think, much like this year, that it's going to come down to injuries (or lack of them) and other unforseen forces having a big influence on where teams finish.
As we saw this year teams are very evenly matched in the East and it will be a race down to the wire where one key injury could really influence where a team finishes.

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07-04-2008, 12:29 AM
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No one has mentioned Pittsburgh as top team in the East?

Thats insane, I think they will easily take that spot. Coming off a cup finalist, they will be hungry. Any team with Crosby, Malkin, Fleury, Staal, Whitney(all one year older) and a strong supporting cast are gonna blow your socks off.
Pretty sure they've been mentioned. wake up

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No one has mentioned Pittsburgh as top team in the East?

Thats insane, I think they will easily take that spot. Coming off a cup finalist, they will be hungry. Any team with Crosby, Malkin, Fleury, Staal, Whitney(all one year older) and a strong supporting cast are gonna blow your socks off.
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Montreal will be good in the regular season, but their top 6 is way too soft to make a deep playoff run.
to mr bruins

changing hossa and malone for satan and fedotenko aint improving

to mr sabres



get a bridge, an high one

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