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12-18-2011, 12:27 AM
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I think theres quite a few teams that are very very close to the point of wanting to blow things up. The Sabres, the Kings, the Habs, all seem like candidates to me.

I gotta say though, clearly small sample size of recent play lol and the Kings defense looks worse than ours right now if you can believe that, but Bernier looked HORRENDOUS tonight. At least 3 goals he should have stopped.

I wonder if Miller might become available from the Sabres. Hes not playing great either but you know he can bring it. Something seems off with him.

Should be interested to see what happens after Christmas. I think we will see some New Years movement.

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12-18-2011, 05:18 AM
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I think theres quite a few teams that are very very close to the point of wanting to blow things up. The Sabres, the Kings, the Habs, all seem like candidates to me.

I gotta say though, clearly small sample size of recent play lol and the Kings defense looks worse than ours right now if you can believe that, but Bernier looked HORRENDOUS tonight. At least 3 goals he should have stopped.

I wonder if Miller might become available from the Sabres. Hes not playing great either but you know he can bring it. Something seems off with him.

Should be interested to see what happens after Christmas. I think we will see some New Years movement.
The Sabres are above .500, why would they blow themselves up?

It is because they have the same record as the Leafs?

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12-18-2011, 11:43 AM
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Speaking of goalies Smith didn't look too good on that 0.01 goal the Rangers scored last night. No question he flubbed that one.

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12-18-2011, 12:14 PM
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at least he gives the illusion of keeping the team in the game for longer

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12-18-2011, 04:05 PM
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I wonder if there's anyway to trade for Prospal. Him on Vinny's line wing would be wonderful.

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12-18-2011, 04:40 PM
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I wonder if there's anyway to trade for Prospal. Him on Vinny's line wing would be wonderful.
Ashton or Connolly. derp.

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12-18-2011, 05:09 PM
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I wonder if there's anyway to trade for Prospal. Him on Vinny's line wing would be wonderful.
I'm sure he'd love to come back since he still has a home here but they'd have to negotiate the fact that the Lightning are still paying him too. Wouldn't mind seeing him retire a Bolt. I still feel like he got screwed over like Danny Boyle....

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12-19-2011, 06:14 AM
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I'm sure he'd love to come back since he still has a home here but they'd have to negotiate the fact that the Lightning are still paying him too. Wouldn't mind seeing him retire a Bolt. I still feel like he got screwed over like Danny Boyle....
They would pay him twice.

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12-19-2011, 09:28 AM
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Roloson has very little time left to show he's worth it. Whatever he's been doing seems to not be working, so it may be best to radically change what he's been doing, if he hasn't already.

I know he's a workhorse off the ice, but that may be tiring him out for the games. Marty's routine may be useful for a skater, but goalies need a different type of conditioning.

He's got to figure out what the glove is for though. He knew in the past what it did.

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12-19-2011, 10:14 AM
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Sounds like #TBLightning will call up two players from Norfolk later today, looks like Evan Oberg and J.T. Wyman could be the two coming up.
FFS!! Why? Why are they dicking around with this. Next game is San Jose and they're calling up Yo-Yoberg and Wyman?

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12-20-2011, 01:47 PM
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At some point, the teams with coaching changes that haven't done anything will have to start popping players.

Carolina, Anaheim, and Washington have to start feeling the heat pretty soon. It's too soon to tell with LA and Montreal.

I'm always the most interested in the teams that get the least media coverage, as there tends to be a few forgotten teams each year and I feel as a fan, those teams present a good opportunity to make a quiet steal.

Last year my team for this was the Blue Jackets. Now the media updates us daily on the Jackets futility.

Colorado was a candidate last year, but they seem to have completely fallen off the map now. I don't hear jack about them. Somebody ask Phoenix to see if they're still there.

Let me ask you this. Did you know that Colorado has Shane O'Brien? I sure as hell didn't.

It looks like they've sold off most of their parts to rebuild, but if they're not winning now...what's the harm in trading away one or two of their younger guys to us?

All of the Pacific teams may want to make moves. Dallas to solidify their place as divisional leader, followed by the rest of the division wanting to overtake the usurpers. San Jose (8th), Phoenix (9th), LA (10th), Anaheim (14th).

The gap between Dallas and LA is only 5 pts. Somebody's going to make a move, as it's really anybody's division at this point, and if one team can lock up the division, the rest of the rabble will struggle finding playoff spots.

Anaheim and LA might be the most aggressive, as Phoenix's situation isn't going to allow them to make big moves, and they know that.

Toni Lydman intrigues me as he's doing poorly with Anaheim, but is also a Finn. BB won his Adams on his ability to coach young players, which Lydman is not. Fowler and Sbisa might become his 'project players' while Lydman kind of gets pushed to the side.

No matter how many points Lydman would put up for us, it'd be more than Ohlund, and he'd be a better skater, and more steady than Kubina.

San Jose probably feels a bit disappointed they aren't running away with the division though.


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12-20-2011, 03:30 PM
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I honestly wouldn't mind if we brought back SOB or went after Lydman. Both would be cheap options.

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12-20-2011, 04:09 PM
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Lydman is a pretty interesting option, actually. Really fills that hole, but considering how many teams need a top 4 guy this season, the price may be a little high.

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12-20-2011, 05:10 PM
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Colorado have no inclination to blow it up. They gave their first rounder to Washington. Can't see much of a reason for them to tank. They also have a great young core already with Landeskog, Duchene, Varlamov, Johnson and co.

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12-20-2011, 06:00 PM
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Colorado have no inclination to blow it up. They gave their first rounder to Washington. Can't see much of a reason for them to tank. They also have a great young core already with Landeskog, Duchene, Varlamov, Johnson and co.
No, I know they're already blown up, but they may want to blow up more.

You never can blow a team up enough when it comes to giving us players, IMO.

Also, I only mentioned SOB because Colorado is so forgotten about, I would have figured O'Brien to still be with Nashville.

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12-20-2011, 06:09 PM
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Lydman is a pretty interesting option, actually. Really fills that hole, but considering how many teams need a top 4 guy this season, the price may be a little high.
That's why you wait until his price is low (like it probably is now), wait for the planets to aline, a Toyotathon to occur, and then Stevie ****ing steals the guy.

Concussions are the 'in' thing this year, and now everybody's got to have one. I think we're going to be seeing a very depleted league at the trade deadline, which would only make non-concussed players all that more valuable.


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12-20-2011, 08:04 PM
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No, I know they're already blown up, but they may want to blow up more.

You never can blow a team up enough when it comes to giving us players, IMO.

Also, I only mentioned SOB because Colorado is so forgotten about, I would have figured O'Brien to still be with Nashville.
Maybe the would take our first for SOB

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12-21-2011, 02:01 AM
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Maybe the would take our first for SOB
Ugh. Plz no SOB. Ever. Guy is a cancer and he sucks

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12-21-2011, 07:35 AM
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San Jose is going to be running into an issue pretty soon with goalies.

They've got Niittymaki, who hasn't played all season, on his conditioning stint with Worchester, but the guy they called up in his place, Thomas Greiss, hasn't done badly himself. He may have proven that he is an NHL backup goatlender.

The question is, is the risk of a rusty Nittymaki worth the chance? Things have changed in Tampa Bay since he last played for them, and the ability we saw was colored by low expectations from management and whatever Mike Smith was doing at the end of games.

I don't think Niitty's 'the guy', but he showed to be more 'the guy' than Smith during his time here.

Basically, any Finn with a lack of hair playing for a California team could possibly help us.

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12-21-2011, 09:05 AM
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Speaking of Finland, Connolly looked real good against them in the WJC exhibition game.

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12-22-2011, 09:17 AM
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After last night it is pretty clear we will be sellers at the trade deadline. I am sure SFY would love more picks in this years deep draft.

At the trade deadline would you take:

Moore: a second
Downie: a 1st
Purcell: a 1st

At season end:
Roloson/Gervias/Shannon/Kubina: Walk
Ohlund: Retire (hopefully) and offer a a job as assistant coach

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12-22-2011, 09:37 AM
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We're one acquisition from being a playoff caliber team, and you guys want us to rebuild and blow up the offense? Have some patience...

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12-22-2011, 09:56 AM
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Blowing up the team is ridiculous. We need a goalie.

Last year SFY could walk that line, because you didn't know what he was going to do, but he went and got Roloson. That set the precedent.

I'd be massively disappointed if SFY blew up the team because Roloson got old.


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12-22-2011, 10:04 AM
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In addition of a goalie we also need 2 top 4 D, one of which a PMD. MAB should only be a PP specialist, Gilroy/Clark are bottom pair at best on any decent team. Kubina, Gervias just plain suck, and Ohlund has no knees.

IMO we are nearer a lottery team this year than a playoff team, but expect we can't do than right and do a Toronto and finish 10th in the east.

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12-22-2011, 10:10 AM
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In addition of a goalie we also need 2 top 4 D, one of which a PMD. MAB should only be a PP specialist, Gilroy/Clark are bottom pair at best on any decent team. Kubina, Gervias just plain suck, and Ohlund has no knees.

IMO we are nearer a lottery team this year than a playoff team, but expect we can't do than right and do a Toronto and finish 10th in the east.
This has an innate bias that the Lightning are not a 'decent' team.

Sucking is the Lightning fan's security blanket.

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