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01-26-2013, 07:41 AM
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THe next link in the great lineage of Bruins defensemen
The chain has about a 15 year hole in it

Orr->Park->Bourque->Nobody->Chara


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The chain has about a 15 year hole in it

Orr->Park->Bourque->Nobody->Chara

Was awfully bleak for many years on the blueline

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Was awfully bleak for many years on the blueline
Side note - does is bother anyone else that other players around the league wear #4? I mean there is no way anyone would have dared worn #99 even when he was playing. Since Orr and Gretzky are often mentioned in the same breath, I just find it odd that players like Taylor Hall have no problem wearing #4.

End of rant.

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The chain has about a 15 year hole in it

Orr->Park->Bourque->Boynton->Chara

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So. Good.

I can't believe how quickly he's learned the system and is adapting to pro hockey. I didn't think he'd look this good and be this comfortable until the start of next season. Truly amazing.

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Side note - does is bother anyone else that other players around the league wear #4? I mean there is no way anyone would have dared worn #99 even when he was playing. Since Orr and Gretzky are often mentioned in the same breath, I just find it odd that players like Taylor Hall have no problem wearing #4.

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Side note - does is bother anyone else that other players around the league wear #4? I mean there is no way anyone would have dared worn #99 even when he was playing. Since Orr and Gretzky are often mentioned in the same breath, I just find it odd that players like Taylor Hall have no problem wearing #4.

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He is paying homage to Orr, who's also his agent. Pretty sure Hall ask if it was ok.

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i have to be honest, i am really impress and i never thought Hamilton could be that good so early !!!
he already play a star level !!!
i LOVE seguin but i now think , in future people will say about the kessel trade
"bruins got HAMILTON AND Seguin"
i also hate the players comparaison but i see a kind of PRONGER
less dirty with more offense !

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01-26-2013, 10:19 AM
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Thank you Phil Kessel. You supplied us with 2 stars for the next 10 yrs.

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Hamilton adds the one element the defense is missing and it aint size. Put me down for extremely impressed so far. Its fun to watch him with Chara, but all things considered he works well with Seidenberg, and Manchuk mixup last night aside on first goal goes well with Chara.

What a fun, fun, fun defense we have.

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For the first game vs. Toronto they should call up Spooner and Ice a starting line of Spooner-Bergie-Marsh, Chara-Hamilton, Rask

Would be the funniest damn thing ever....

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For the first game vs. Toronto they should call up Spooner and Ice a starting line of Spooner-Bergie-Marsh, Chara-Hamilton, Rask

Would be the funniest damn thing ever....
Spooner? Why Spooner?

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Reminds me of Doughty when he went up to the NHL straight from the OHL.
Folks here always knew he was good, but how good he was in the NHL right off the bat surprised most everyone.
Sometimes, a player gets into an element they are most comfortable with and excel more at the higher levels. I think this to be the case with Hamilton.

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I'm as pumped as anyone. He has been way better than I expected but let's not start some kindof delusional Jake-Gardiner-lovefest.
I was really disappointed by the way he and some of the other "NHL READY" players played during the World Junior Championship, thinking at the time that really none of them had a shot this year sticking with the big club. But seeing how Hamilton and a few others are playing in their initial games, it's evident that the problem with the Canadian team this year was coaching. I know excuse, but I'm a big Hamilton fan, love my my Toronto boys, Sanguin, ok, GTA.. Go Bruins.

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01-26-2013, 11:46 AM
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So. Good.

I can't believe how quickly he's learned the system and is adapting to pro hockey. I didn't think he'd look this good and be this comfortable until the start of next season. Truly amazing.
I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.

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Side note - does is bother anyone else that other players around the league wear #4? I mean there is no way anyone would have dared worn #99 even when he was playing. Since Orr and Gretzky are often mentioned in the same breath, I just find it odd that players like Taylor Hall have no problem wearing #4.

End of rant.
Dare I say one could argue Jean Beliveau has a legit gripe about #4

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Spooner? Why Spooner?
Think he meant Knight. Acquired with the second rounder from the Kessel trade. Though the Bruins drafted Spooner that round as well.

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Side note - does is bother anyone else that other players around the league wear #4? I mean there is no way anyone would have dared worn #99 even when he was playing. Since Orr and Gretzky are often mentioned in the same breath, I just find it odd that players like Taylor Hall have no problem wearing #4.

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It doesn't bother me that Orr's number isn't retired, but it does annoy me that Gretzky's is. Nobody other than Jackie Robinson should have had his number retired by a league, because what he did went beyond the game.

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For the first game vs. Toronto they should call up Spooner and Ice a starting line of Spooner-Bergie-Marsh, Chara-Hamilton, Rask

Would be the funniest damn thing ever....
Seguin?

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He is paying homage to Orr, who's also his agent. Pretty sure Hall ask if it was ok.
Ah yes I forgot about this. To be honest though, it just seems awkward to me, like when Oates took 77 to honour Bourque.

As foe Beliveau, generational talent for sure, but he is not in the same conversations Orr and Gretzky IMO.

I guess the bigger question is, what numbers should be retired league wide. 99, 4, 66? If any at all.

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Well according to Leafs fans,Hamilton is seriously slow, needs to work on his skating, and is playing sheltered minutes.

Pure gold.

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Fixed.
And here I was thinking of Jiri Slegr....


Hamilton has beyond impressed me so far. To the point that he is the only defenseman I have confidence on the PP at all. Is it just me or is he already miles ahead of Kaberle + Corvo combined?

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Thank you Phil Kessel. You supplied us with 2 stars for the next 10 yrs.
Hamilton really impresses me.I hope that Knight pans out as well otherwise for sure the Leafs win that trade.

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Well according to Leafs fans,Hamilton is seriously slow, needs to work on his skating, and is playing sheltered minutes.

Pure gold.
Yep, lol:

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Dougie Hamilton is seriously slow for an OFD. His skating needs some major work.
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He'll be a good player, but he is overrated as ****.

I don't see him as a top-pairing D-man. He's just... good... in all areas.
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He reminds me of Brent Burns.

Decent defenseman but he's no where near as smart as Pietrangelo.

I can't believe people compare him to A Pie. There is no way he'll be that good.

These boards sure do overhype prospects.
Though not pleased with the Bruins fans going over there the "correct" them.. Don't stoop to their level fellas. That's what we get on them for when they come over here whenever we utter their team name

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Well according to Leafs fans,Hamilton is seriously slow, needs to work on his skating, and is playing sheltered minutes.

Pure gold.
In what alternate universe are they watching games?

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