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02-12-2009, 09:41 PM
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Shame you quit too soon, because WE JUST TIED THIS GAME!
it wasn't more of a effort, it was more of like a wtf are the refs watching, because it certainly isn't the game

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Holy hell, I wish this was on tv.
http://atdhe.net/live-tv-2.php?i=815

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Our Power Play is just god ****ing awful ...

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Thank you baby Pekka!

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That's exactly what we needed, Arnott doin' his job as captain scoring the key goals.

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Sully's first goal of the year comes in the Shoot out ... maybe that'll kick start his season ?

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4spots 9teams... this is gona be one hell of an end season now lets all go for Calgary Flames tonight !

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02-12-2009, 10:01 PM
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4spots 9teams... this is gona be one hell of an end season now lets all go for Calgary Flames tonight !
with no games in hand on any of them

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We played so sloppy it was hard to watch. However we STOLE the two points and I'll take them however we can get them.

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02-12-2009, 11:09 PM
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There is NO TEAM i like beating at home more than the Blues, because, bar none, their fans in our arena are THE WORST. Worse than Red Wings fans. Their idiotic taunting and cheering throughout the game was quickly forgotten when Pekka stopped that third SO attempt. Priceless.

Huge win.

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02-13-2009, 07:39 AM
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While I'm happy about the win, I was a little ticked off that we were outplayed for probably 2 and 1/2 periods. But we never gave up. Happy to see Sullivan score, even if it was a shootout goal... he's been close... Well let's hope we can build off this.

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Didn't watch the game...but saw in the box score that Bonk only had a minute and a half of ice time. In a 65 minute game.

Is he hurt? Out of favor with the coach? Something else?

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Didn't watch the game...but saw in the box score that Bonk only had a minute and a half of ice time. In a 65 minute game.

Is he hurt? Out of favor with the coach? Something else?
"upper body injury," day to day.

Our powerplay...this isn't news to anyone, but man is it awful. Even if it got one of the goals. That 4 on 3 power play in OT should have iced the game, but instead it just killed time off the clock. The Blues PK picked up that they didn't have to commit to any of our players and risk getting out of position. They were simply content to let us stand still and play catch between the points of our triangle.

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post game thoughts

1. we didnt win the 2 points, The Blues blew a 2 point game. But I'll take them

2. I dont know what is worse, sitting close to an obnoxious blues fan or sitting close to screachy screaming lady over in section 300

3. I sure hope that goal jump starts Sully because he is losing the puck alot and making some strange decisions out there sometimes.

4. Our Dmen acted like glorified road cones for the first 2 periods.

5. Mason pulled a "Mason" last night. 59 minutes of great hockey. Wow, I dont miss that.



And now I present to you:
How To Look Like A Tool But Not A Fool On The Megatron

It is evident that all the men in the Sommet Center have seen the poor guy who gets excited when he sees himself on the kiss cam so he leans in to the girl next to him and she sticks up her hand and disses him, then 14,000 people laugh at him.

I say this because all the men seem to have adopted a 3 step program for not falling victim to this scenario.

step 1. Firmly grab your dates head with both hands so that she cannot turn away.

step 2. Lean over into her face before she can stick her hand up. It also helps if you can do this before she realizes she is on the megatron

step 3. Lay it on her long enough to ensure that she needs to come up for a breath of air.


Dont believe me, make a note of it next game. Also gentlemen remember, you too can follow these easy steps if.. You Want To Look Like A Tool But Not A Fool On THe Megatron.

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also, Belak whipped Janssen in front of his own family's eyes.

Strickland reports

"At the recent Casino charity night the Blues held at the Scotttrade Center one of the auction items available was a chance for two fans to fly on the team charter and stay in the team hotel. Cam Janssen ended up outbidding the field and brought his parents on the trip to Nashville. Janssen paid $1,300 to win the bidding."

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Looks like Weber's due for another stinker tonight.

1-0 St. Louis.
My mistake, it was Hamhuis. I thought Federko said Weber.


I still advocate that we need a second-pairing defenseman. Whether it's Sulzer or someone outside the organization, I don't know, but I don't think Zanon is the answer at that #4 spot.

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02-13-2009, 12:10 PM
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My mistake, it was Hamhuis. I thought Federko said Weber.


I still advocate that we need a second-pairing defenseman. Whether it's Sulzer or someone outside the organization, I don't know, but I don't think Zanon is the answer at that #4 spot.
SLake says them is fighting words , and I agree with you

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02-13-2009, 12:31 PM
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SLake says them is fighting words , and I agree with you
Funny, I recall saying multiple times that I would re-sign Zanon, but never said where I would slot him. As a matter of fact, I've told a couple of people and might have even posted that I would put Sulzer with Hamhuis on the second pairing and re-unite Zanon with Klein on the third pairing.

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Funny, I recall saying multiple times that I would re-sign Zanon, but never said where I would slot him. As a matter of fact, I've told a couple of people and might have even posted that I would put Sulzer with Hamhuis on the second pairing and re-unite Zanon with Klein on the third pairing.
Been discussing this with some folks lately, but have waited to throw this out on the messageboards. I think Zanon is honestly a core player that must be re-signed. Whether or not you disagree with me on that point is irrelevant to my question though...

What do you think Zanon would get to re-sign with the Predators (per year salary, number of years not necessary, but appreciated) and conversely what do you think he could make on the open market as a UFA?

My honest opinion is he would take 3 years/$5.1 million ($1.7/year average) from Nashville and could easily grab $2 million+ on the open market. I've received many blank stares and seen many jaws drop the floor when I say that, but have also gotten several people to mirror my opinion as well.

Thoughts?

A "Core player" is a player that plays either top 4 (D) or Top 6 (F) minutes ... what is your definition of "Core Player" ?

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Sens fans always seem to be asking about him. Maybe he could get his pay day and flop around on Canadian ice.


I wouldnt mind if he resigns here as long as it is cheap.

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Zanon's doing a good job, he's a shot blocker and he's blocking shots, that's what he does and he does it well, I think most everybody would love to have him on their team.

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My mistake, it was Hamhuis. I thought Federko said Weber.


I still advocate that we need a second-pairing defenseman. Whether it's Sulzer or someone outside the organization, I don't know, but I don't think Zanon is the answer at that #4 spot.
Yeah, the Blues' announcers were getting all kinds of names wrong last night. I noticed it on many occasions
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Been discussing this with some folks lately, but have waited to throw this out on the messageboards. I think Zanon is honestly a core player that must be re-signed. Whether or not you disagree with me on that point is irrelevant to my question though...

What do you think Zanon would get to re-sign with the Predators (per year salary, number of years not necessary, but appreciated) and conversely what do you think he could make on the open market as a UFA?

My honest opinion is he would take 3 years/$5.1 million ($1.7/year average) from Nashville and could easily grab $2 million+ on the open market. I've received many blank stares and seen many jaws drop the floor when I say that, but have also gotten several people to mirror my opinion as well.

Thoughts?

A "Core player" is a player that plays either top 4 (D) or Top 6 (F) minutes ... what is your definition of "Core Player" ?
Agree 100%. I even think Zanon would get more on the market. I could see him getting 3 mil. I'd sign him for 2, easily.

Though I'm not sure what I would define a core player as. Good question. I guess I just think of it as a player who you rely on every night, and has a low probability of being traded.

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A "Core player" is a player that plays either top 4 (D) or Top 6 (F) minutes ... what is your definition of "Core Player" ?
A core player is someone who is looked upon to play big minutes, contribute to the team's leadership group, be willing to sacrifice personal glory for the benefit of the team, and finally someone who makes those around him better.

Before again you put words in my mouth, let me define big minutes. Big minutes are not necessarily "top 4" minutes. Big minutes are key minutes. Minutes where the game is on the line. Special teams minutes. Defending against 6 on 5 minutes. Zanon plays over 20 minutes a game (20:26 to be exact). He leads the team in PK time every night (4:18/game). He is guy that is counted upon late in games to protect leads (sorry, no stat there). If you are looking for someone to play big PP minutes or to get a goal late, you're not going to be looking in his direction - he has no problem with that. As for you're assertion that "core players" must play "top 4 minutes" - guess what, he is fourth in ice time per game behind Suter, Weber, and Hamhuis.

Zanon was the captain in Milwaukee the season they won the Calder Cup, came to Nashville and won a job out of camp, and has stayed here ever since. Greg has always been a very vocal leader on the ice directing traffic and is known for being a leader on the bench and in the locker room amongst defensemen as well. Zanon never takes a shift off - he might not get desired results, but never will you catch him going through the motions - never. He leads by example. He is definitely part of the "leadership group" Trotz talks about within the locker room that is called upon to work with the coaches.

No need to really go into detail on my third criteria. I've said since about the tenth game I saw him play, Zanon would dive head-first and block a shot with his face if it meant winning the game - I've never had anyone disagree with me.

Lastly, talk to anyone that has played with him, read interviews with them, Zanon has been a great mentor for younger players and a steadying presence on the blueline. He is loved by his goaltenders for making their jobs easier (of course he does occasionally screen them out going for a shot block - you take the good with the bad). You can hear him throughout a soldout arena in the playoffs communicating with his teammates on the ice and directing traffic - helps out everyone. Specializes in all the little things that go largely unnoticed on a scoresheet. Allows his partner a little freedom to join the offensive attack. Makes good reads on when to join the attack himself (like he did in OT last night leading to the penalty - would have had a brillant chance if he wasn't pulled down).

Greg Zanon is a "core player" someone who is loved by everyone on the team. A guy who's contributions would need to be replaced by multiple players if he were to leave. He might not be your cup of tea for whatever reason, but he has earned the distinction of core player from the team.

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But every once in a while when he goes down to block 2 on 1's he takes himself out of posistion and gets burned. Therefore he must suck

Zanon is a heart and soul player and is simply a coach's dream.In reality I would bet if he doesn't ask for an absurd amount of money he will 100 percent be resigned despite the dismay of some.

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