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St. Louis vs NYR SCF matchup-who wins?

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12-19-2012, 07:22 AM
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So, the Blues gave their player contracts structured so that in a few years they can't afford to pay them?
Not saying it's not true, just seems like a rather... Dumb business decision

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12-20-2012, 12:54 PM
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So, the Blues gave their player contracts structured so that in a few years they can't afford to pay them?
Not saying it's not true, just seems like a rather... Dumb business decision
Who said that? Nobody said anything of the sort.

When the majority of your top players are all on their first or second contracts, they are cheaper than if you signed them at market value. If you are a financially strapped team, you aren't going to be able to keep all of them at market price. That is why you develop new talent.

Stop insulting the Blues for doing the best the can with the finances they have. The Blues have 10 RFAs to resign within the next two years. Including Pietrangelo, Shattenkirk, Stewart, and Berglund. Something will have to give. Likely players like Sobotka and D'Agostini, certainly guys like Langenbrunner and Nichol. But that might not be enough.

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12-20-2012, 06:06 PM
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Pietrangelo's gonna get the hope diamond when he hits free agency

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12-28-2012, 08:38 PM
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Why do people get their panties in a bunch over people saying their team is boring? It's an opinion! I'm a Rangers fan and during the playoffs last year I was incredibly bored for large portions of the game. Grinding and soccer scores tests even my patience.

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12-29-2012, 03:09 AM
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Why do people get their panties in a bunch over people saying their team is boring? It's an opinion! I'm a Rangers fan and during the playoffs last year I was incredibly bored for large portions of the game. Grinding and soccer scores tests even my patience.
Probably because the people who say that state it as fact, not an opinion. And alot of the time what they're actually doing is desperately trying to discredit a team they hate.

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12-29-2012, 02:30 PM
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I would see the Blues having a very tough time winning this series, we don't have a clutch playoff performer, barring a miracle (Tarasenko, being paired with a good dishing linemate, and actually being as good as everyone says) then the Blues could make a game of it. 7 Games, Rangers win...

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12-29-2012, 10:12 PM
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Probably because the people who say that state it as fact, not an opinion. And alot of the time what they're actually doing is desperately trying to discredit a team they hate.
Not true. I don't hate St. Louis or the Rangers, and I made it incredibly clear that I knew what I was stating regarding thinking the teams were boring was my opinion and not an iron fact.

Generally the people who make the sweeping generalizations (ala "because the people who..." rather than, perhaps, "because SOME of the people who...") tend to fail at explaining things fairly.

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12-30-2012, 03:58 PM
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Not true. I don't hate St. Louis or the Rangers, and I made it incredibly clear that I knew what I was stating regarding thinking the teams were boring was my opinion and not an iron fact.

Generally the people who make the sweeping generalizations (ala "because the people who..." rather than, perhaps, "because SOME of the people who...") tend to fail at explaining things fairly.
Fair enough. I did, in fact, mean some.

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12-30-2012, 04:58 PM
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My Long SLeep is Over

As I was so pissfully ostracized when I said the Isle's were moving to Brooklyn so many months ago, I have remained off the boards.

I think a Mod should look up my history and acknowledge the unjustified crap I received.

Nevertheless, as hockey looks more like a 60% chance of starting, I feel it worthwhile to post again.

The Isle's should be good now, last year...the past 10 years...as a Ranger's fan I hate my owner too, but I still do hold a surprisingly great amount of sympathy for you. Well, I did...

Now that you are playing in an arena less than a 12 min walking from my brother's place in Brooklyn, it is difficult to take. My hate for you will only grow stronger.

Just wise up, don't start mocking the Rangers now that you have a Brooklyn address. It takes much more than that. I am shocked this pitiful league allowed you to move into the Ranger's territory- and don't give me that ***** that Brooklyn is part of LI. WHEN?

I don't like it, but I am prepared to hate you more than ever.

To the Isles fans...just get a team first before you start popping off...this is the big City now, which I am certain most of you know nothing about.

Good luck...

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12-30-2012, 05:41 PM
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They do have a stacked lineup.....
With a severe Messier deficiency.

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12-30-2012, 05:49 PM
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As I was so pissfully ostracized when I said the Isle's were moving to Brooklyn so many months ago, I have remained off the boards.

I think a Mod should look up my history and acknowledge the unjustified crap I received.

Nevertheless, as hockey looks more like a 60% chance of starting, I feel it worthwhile to post again.

The Isle's should be good now, last year...the past 10 years...as a Ranger's fan I hate my owner too, but I still do hold a surprisingly great amount of sympathy for you. Well, I did...

Now that you are playing in an arena less than a 12 min walking from my brother's place in Brooklyn, it is difficult to take. My hate for you will only grow stronger.

Just wise up, don't start mocking the Rangers now that you have a Brooklyn address. It takes much more than that. I am shocked this pitiful league allowed you to move into the Ranger's territory- and don't give me that ***** that Brooklyn is part of LI. WHEN?

I don't like it, but I am prepared to hate you more than ever.

To the Isles fans...just get a team first before you start popping off...this is the big City now, which I am certain most of you know nothing about.

Good luck...
Um.. the Rangers are the one who allowed them to move there.

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12-30-2012, 09:20 PM
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I feel like this "boring style" that the Blues apparently play with is caused by all of these high scoring teams coming in to play the Blues and all of the sudden they can't score 5-6 goals. That doesn't mean the Blues are boring, it means they play defense better than other teams. Last time I checked defense was an important part of the game.

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12-30-2012, 11:18 PM
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I feel like this "boring style" that the Blues apparently play with is caused by all of these high scoring teams coming in to play the Blues and all of the sudden they can't score 5-6 goals. That doesn't mean the Blues are boring, it means they play defense better than other teams. Last time I checked defense was an important part of the game.
Oh you better watch out, Bettman and Co. will get a camp going to see about getting rid of that pesky defense you speak of.

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12-30-2012, 11:51 PM
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I feel like this "boring style" that the Blues apparently play with is caused by all of these high scoring teams coming in to play the Blues and all of the sudden they can't score 5-6 goals. That doesn't mean the Blues are boring, it means they play defense better than other teams. Last time I checked defense was an important part of the game.
To non Blue/Ranger fans it can possibly be boring. Defense is much more boring than offense and that applies to the majority of hockey fans.

Nature of the beast

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