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09-07-2011, 01:07 PM
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Around the NHL (Regular Season) I

Time to get one of these kicked off again.

Listening to Crosby's conference right now... sounds like he's still quite far away, though he finds it likely he'll make it back to play (at some point) in the upcoming season. I wonder if we'll ever see a 100% Crosby again.

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Time to get one of these kicked off again.

Listening to Crosby's conference right now... sounds like he's still quite far away, though he finds it likely he'll make it back to play (at some point) in the upcoming season. I wonder if we'll ever see a 100% Crosby again.
It'd be awful for the league if we didn't. Crosby, despite popular opinion, is a quality individual and a great person for marketing (in addition to being a fantastic player). Having a situation when a player you've put so much marketing focus on is unable to play at full health any longer would be terrible.

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I was hoping he'd troll the crowd and drool a little.

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It'd be awful for the league if we didn't. Crosby, despite popular opinion, is a quality individual and a great person for marketing (in addition to being a fantastic player). Having a situation when a player you've put so much marketing focus on is unable to play at full health any longer would be terrible.
Agreed. He's good for the league, and he's an amazing player to watch.

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Agreed. He's good for the league, and he's an amazing player to watch.
Agreed and echoed. Wouldn't like him missing the start of the season at all, and it's unfortunate that that looks likely.

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Agreed. He's good for the league, and he's an amazing player to watch.
This. He's not my favorite player of all time, but he is still damn talented and you don't have to like him to appreciate how good he is as a player and for the league.

I only hope he doesn't comeback too soon and then suffer a setback (i.e. Marc Savard). If he needs to sit out a whole year to get back, then he should

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A guy like Crosby in the league makes all the teams in his division and conference better as well. Obviously the affect on marketing and league visibility is huge, but my chief concern is the quality of hockey and losing players like Crosby is extremely detrimental. Hopefully they're willing to wait half the season if need be: they should still be well into the playoff hunt without him.

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A guy like Crosby in the league makes all the teams in his division and conference better as well. Obviously the affect on marketing and league visibility is huge, but my chief concern is the quality of hockey and losing players like Crosby is extremely detrimental. Hopefully they're willing to wait half the season if need be: they should still be well into the playoff hunt without him.

This and can you imagine the emotional boost it'll be for the team when he does come back?

If he comes back say 40 games in and they are playing over .500 hockey I could easily see them tearing off 7 or 8 wins in a row just off the rush he'd give them.

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If the NHL could go on without Crosby I wouldn't mind if he retired.

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What's everyone think of the new Jets jerseys? I like them, personally. Very clean. However, they are slightly generic looking. Could have used more red in the color scheme.


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What's everyone think of the new Jets jerseys? I like them, personally. Very clean. However, they are slightly generic looking. Could have used more red in the color scheme.
They're okay - part of me feels like it looks like a target. The wordmarked logo is better overall, and the logo is obviously a big part of the jersey. They're not bad, they're simple. It's okay.

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I really hate the fact people assume someone doesn't like a certain player because they don't play for "their team".

I just flat out don't like Crosby as a player. There are so many things to hate about his game. Obviously he is the best player in the NHL right now and I'm not arguing that, I just won't lose any sleep while he continues to miss time.

I'd rather watch AO any day of the week and twice on sundays.



Back on topic - it doesn't sound to me like he will be back any time soon. Sounds like some of the Tin man articles/pressers.

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Crosby annoys the hell out of me.

I don't like his demeanor, I don't like his teeth, I don't like his fake smile, I don't like his whining, I don't like his diving, I don't like his robotic responses to the press, I don't like his hair, I don't like his fat lips, etc etc.

I want him to be 2nd best to the like of Ovechkin, Datsyuk, etc.

But I want him to be 2nd best healthy.
I don't want him injured / damaged etc.

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If you know what I mean...

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Caley's list of the remaining unsigned RFA's:

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Drew Doughty
Zach Bogosian
Luke Schenn
Kyle Turris
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Brad Marchand
Shawn Matthias
Kyle Cumiskey
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Dennis McCauley
Some quality names still out there. And some... not.

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Some quality names still out there. And some... not.
If we werent so cap strapped I would love for Darcy to try and land Schenn. A quality player and teammate. Plus it would instill a new fire to the sabres/leafs rivalry.

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Forward Cory Stillman, one of the few NHL players to win consecutive Stanley Cups with different teams, reportedly will announce his retirement Thursday at a news conference in Florida.

The Peterborough (Ontario) Examiner also reports that Stillman will be introduced as a member of the Panthers' player development staff. He will monitor and work with Florida's junior and minor-league prospects.
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The Devils may be heading toward bankruptcy proceedings.

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How long till the trade board blows up with Parise proposals? In all seriousness, that sucks for the Devs. I like their fanbase, and wish they could attract larger crowds to games against teams other than NYR.

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How long till the trade board blows up with Parise proposals? In all seriousness, that sucks for the Devs. I like their fanbase, and wish they could attract larger crowds to games against teams other than NYR.
I'm sure it will add fuel to that fire. Or any other high-value Devil roster player (Kovie, Zajac) either.

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Marchand signs, 2 years, 5M total (2.5 cap hit), structured 2M/3M over the two years.

So...Ennis at 3 years, 2.75 per? This is good news for the Sabres methinks.

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Somewhat Sabre related: Joey Hishon still not cleared to play after getting clobbered by McNabb in the Memorial Cup.

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Avs rookie and 2010 first-round pick Joey Hishon did not take part in camp Tuesday. Hishon, drafted 17th, is suffering from concussion symptoms suffered during the playoffs with Owen Sound of the OHL. The Avs said Hishon has not been cleared by the team's medical staff.

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Dallas will incur a similar fate, according to TSN - though theirs is more precautionary than necessary. Go figure.

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Doughty's still in Canada. Training Camp starts tomorrow.

This could get interesting.

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Luke Schenn re-signs. 5yrs, $3.5m caphit.

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Luke Schenn re-signs. 5yrs, $3.5m caphit.
Very tidy deal for the Leafs.

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