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01-24-2013, 07:43 AM
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As a rule I think we should refrain from evaluating players (at least from putting a $ value on their worth) until they've played:

1) well against a team other than the Florida Panthers on a 3 games/3cities/ 4 nights stretch.

2) against competition that is in mid-season conditioning

3) in the playoffs

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01-24-2013, 09:34 AM
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Markov has that superhuman ability to make his defence partners look better without appearing to really do anything. It's as though he can recognize a skill set and use a players strengths while covering weaknesses. Emelin is going to have a good year beside him even strength just because he knows that stepping up to make that hit doesn't leave a hole in coverage. I said it last year, brains don't deteriorate like legs. Diaz is good in his own right. I can see him playing pp Qb at some point in this year. Glad he has Markov to watch and learn from

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01-24-2013, 02:11 PM
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and good thing gainey didnt fall for it and offer something better
We kind of lucked out all the times Gainey couldnt get UFAs because somebody else offered more:

Komisarek, Kovalev (replaced by Gionta), Briere, Smyth... all those guys didn't play as well as their contracts.

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01-24-2013, 03:44 PM
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We kind of lucked out all the times Gainey couldnt get UFAs because somebody else offered more:

Komisarek, Kovalev (replaced by Gionta), Briere, Smyth... all those guys didn't play as well as their contracts.
I think Komisarek would have had a better last few years had he stayed here for 4 years 14-15 mil or whatever they were offering. He went to TO and because of the money they expected a lot and he was in a no win situation.

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01-24-2013, 11:05 PM
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He'll be a Wiz and leave for too much money.

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01-24-2013, 11:42 PM
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Bump this thread at the end of the year when he wins the Norris.

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01-25-2013, 12:06 AM
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We kind of lucked out all the times Gainey couldnt get UFAs because somebody else offered more:

Komisarek, Kovalev (replaced by Gionta), Briere, Smyth... all those guys didn't play as well as their contracts.
I agree with all but Briere
That guys has been a force in the playoffs.

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01-25-2013, 12:14 AM
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I agree with all but Briere
That guys has been a force in the playoffs.
Beat me to it!

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01-25-2013, 12:23 AM
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I agree with all but Briere
That guys has been a force in the playoffs.
He's scored in the playoffs.

Unfortunately the other team has scored on him faster than he can score in the last 2 post seasons. Which is always the problem with him, he's a crummy even strength player because he has no defense.

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01-25-2013, 12:48 AM
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Markov is simply steroids to defensemen.

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01-25-2013, 01:25 AM
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Markov is simply steroids to defensemen.
He's like the world's most generous pimp: allows others to make money off of his connections (assists) but doesn't ask for a cut.

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01-25-2013, 01:44 AM
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I even thought he had 3 assists tonight.. Did Cole really touch that for the 2-0?

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01-25-2013, 02:35 AM
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I think Diaz likes Montreal, he is settling down here now, and montreal is the most city in NA that looks like europe if u know what i mean lol!

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01-25-2013, 03:18 AM
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I even thought he had 3 assists tonight.. Did Cole really touch that for the 2-0?
Ya I don't know why cole got an assist on that, weird.

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01-25-2013, 03:59 AM
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I wouldn't be surprised if Diaz gets signed for more than Ovechkin after his 2 game performance so far.
He needs a good 1 1/2 seasons before his agent starts demanding long term high priced deals.

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01-25-2013, 06:50 AM
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Bump this thread at the end of the year when he wins the Norris.
Id be dissapointed with anything less than Hart AND Conn Smythe.

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01-25-2013, 07:41 AM
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I think Diaz likes Montreal, he is settling down here now, and montreal is the most city in NA that looks like europe if u know what i mean lol!
I liked reading that when he returned from Switzerland, Max Pacioretty went to pick him up at the airport. Seems like this team is getting a closer overall - and it shows on the ice.

Also - White and Prust's actions are contagious. This team seems to literally love each each other right now.

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01-25-2013, 07:44 AM
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I even thought he had 3 assists tonight.. Did Cole really touch that for the 2-0?
Must have hit his leg or skate in front of the net, I guess.

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01-25-2013, 08:35 AM
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Can we change the thread title to:

"Colonel Diaz - The 7millions dollar adjutant"?

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01-25-2013, 08:39 AM
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Id be dissapointed with anything less than Hart AND Conn Smythe.
Easy money. The guy is the next Lidstrom obviously.

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01-25-2013, 08:57 AM
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I think Diaz likes Montreal, he is settling down here now, and montreal is the most city in NA that looks like europe if u know what i mean lol!
Diaz never played for another team than Zug in Switzerland. I think he's the kind of guy who doesn't care about money in the first place, but about feeling comfortable in his team - and it seems like he does feel great in Montreal. I wouldn't worry too much about him.

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01-25-2013, 09:39 AM
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I think Diaz likes Montreal, he is settling down here now, and montreal is the most city in NA that looks like europe if u know what i mean lol!
as a European who's been in both cities, sorry to say this on this board but... i'd have to say Boston instead.

Anyway, to stay on topic.. it's funny to remember how, even after a couple of months into last season, many posters here were saying Diaz was not even NHL material


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01-25-2013, 09:42 AM
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Can we change the thread title to:

"Colonel Diaz - The 7millions dollar adjutant"?
Markov is the General. Should we call Diaz the Colonel?

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01-25-2013, 09:44 AM
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Markov is the General. Should we call Diaz the Colonel?
I don't know... "Colonel Diaz" rolls the tongue rather well

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I really liked Diaz last year a lot of people overlooked him but I always thought he brought a lot of maturity for a rookie, must be the Swiss-Spanish swagger. Let's not forget that he is 27 years old but he is a keeper and should of been in the league 5 years ago.

Given he keeps healthy this is the kind of guy I hope MB will want to have long-term.

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