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05-13-2012, 08:25 AM
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They're all excellent captains. Real 'heart-and-soul' type players.

I'm Canadian, but I have to say I think Team USA has a great chance at winning gold in Sochi (if the NHL allows its players to participate).

Most of my favorite players right now are American; Callahan, Parise, Backes, Kessel, Kesler (except for his damn diving nonsense), JJohnson, Suter -- and then you've got the slew of excellent American goaltenders (Quick, Thomas, Miller, Howard, etc.)

I think it will also be good for the marketability of hockey in the US if there are more homegrown players on the teams -- especially when they're core players and captains.
The big surface will kill us IMO. I think one of the Euro teams take it in Socchi. I'm gonna say Sweden.

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Parise>Callahan>>>Brown
In terms of this postseason?

Brown>Parise>>Callahan.

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05-13-2012, 08:26 AM
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In terms of this postseason?

Brown>Parise>>Callahan.
In terms of career.

I can't stand Dustin Brown, so I'm probably slightly bias.

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05-13-2012, 08:28 AM
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In terms of career.

I can't stand Dustin Brown, so I'm probably slightly bias.
Fair enough.

Although Brown IMO so far has a better career than Callahan.

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05-13-2012, 08:30 AM
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Brown>Parise>>Callahan.
Brown>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Callahan>>>>>>>Parise in terms of diving.

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05-13-2012, 08:44 AM
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In terms of career.

I can't stand Dustin Brown, so I'm probably slightly bias.
Really?

Callahan has topped 20 goals three times and 50 points once and his career highs are 29 and 54.

Brown has topped 20 goals and 50 points for 5 straight seasons with career highs of 33 and 60.

Nothing against Callahan, but to say he's had a better career than Brown thus far is silly.

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05-13-2012, 08:47 AM
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Brown>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Callahan>>>>>>>Parise in terms of diving.
I don't think Zach even knows what diving is He could draw so many penalties if he flopped like many players in the league now do. I just don't think he even considers it.

Not sure what relevance this has, though.

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05-13-2012, 09:05 AM
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Fair enough.

Although Brown IMO so far has a better career than Callahan.
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Really?

Callahan has topped 20 goals three times and 50 points once and his career highs are 29 and 54.

Brown has topped 20 goals and 50 points for 5 straight seasons with career highs of 33 and 60.

Nothing against Callahan, but to say he's had a better career than Brown thus far is silly.
Like I said, I'm probably bias. I dislike like him and his goofy grin.

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05-13-2012, 09:19 AM
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I love all three.

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Looks like LA just became America's team!












(RELAX, we all know the Rangers are... )


NO, Go Kings. looking forward to watching a team , Not playing with 6 goalies, Kings offer up a chance that we might see some up and down Hockey as pose to the traffic jam the next series in the east is going to be.

Hearing Haglin (name spell?) being referred to as a big gun by Pierre (1-point in the series) says it all He does shake fast.

Can we just call the western conference final the stanley cup final ?

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Parise is probably my favorite Devil of all time.

I absolutely despise the Devils, but damn do I enjoy watching Parise play.

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05-13-2012, 10:03 AM
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Well, this is it. The Coyotes are Canada's team.
i laughed

go yotes at any rate!

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Like I said, I'm probably bias. I dislike like him and his goofy grin.


Also, any one of them can easily be captain of the national team, I believe.

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05-13-2012, 12:15 PM
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NO, Go Kings. looking forward to watching a team , Not playing with 6 goalies, Kings offer up a chance that we might see some up and down Hockey as pose to the traffic jam the next series in the east is going to be.

Hearing Haglin (name spell?) being referred to as a big gun by Pierre (1-point in the series) says it all He does shake fast.

Can we just call the western conference final the stanley cup final ?
Pretty sure the there is a thread saying just that every week from a Western fan during the regular season.

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05-13-2012, 12:37 PM
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They're all excellent captains. Real 'heart-and-soul' type players.

I'm Canadian, but I have to say I think Team USA has a great chance at winning gold in Sochi (if the NHL allows its players to participate).

Most of my favorite players right now are American; Callahan, Parise, Backes, Kessel, Kesler (except for his damn diving nonsense), JJohnson, Suter -- and then you've got the slew of excellent American goaltenders (Quick, Thomas, Miller, Howard, etc.)

I think it will also be good for the marketability of hockey in the US if there are more homegrown players on the teams -- especially when they're core players and captains.
a lot of young upcoming talent in the NHL is American. Great for the sport. They are doing a great job developing players in the states.

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05-13-2012, 12:48 PM
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Parise is probably my favorite Devil of all time.

I absolutely despise the Devils, but damn do I enjoy watching Parise play.
same here

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05-13-2012, 01:24 PM
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Well, there was something like an e4 Brown to the Rangers rumor at the deadline, and it's pretty obvious at this point that the Rangers will sign Parise soooooo...

Can we put them all on a line together next season? Which one will play center?

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05-13-2012, 02:15 PM
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There is so much irony in that
don't put us down that road again.

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05-13-2012, 02:27 PM
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Yeah, its a good thing Detroit hasnt been good in ages too, otherwise the "more Canadians=more wins" mindset would be considered ludicrous
To be fair, the 2011 Bruins were overwhelmingly Canadian. 75% of the players, I think.

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Parise is the best of the three. Followed by Brown. Followed by Callahan.

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Too bad Parise won't have a letter after he signs with the Rangers.

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Too bad Parise won't have a letter after he signs with the Rangers.
u mean hes goes to the wild

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Three of the final four teams have American captains (Brown, Callahan, and Parise). Nice!
Oh no you Di-unht!

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u mean hes goes to the wild
Or the Wings.

That free agency is gonna be interesting. Perfect timing for the Devils to make a deep playoff run though. Could be their saving grace.

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