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03-09-2013, 10:12 AM
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I can't believe some of you are calling Bickell a HW . This isn't Stu Bickel we're talking about, Bryan Bickell is a guy who rarely fights and he got beaten by Jamie McGinn (who's a decent MW) a year ago. O'Brien would've made a short work out of him if he managed to get close not to mention guys like Cody or Patrick who would've probably bash his face in.

All in all a good decision by Landy to decline the fight.

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03-09-2013, 11:12 AM
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Tbh I don't like Landy declining the fight. Well that's not the problem I have actually. I like how he was abusing Keith but I don't like how he just shied away when Bickell came until more of our players got in and then he started throwing punches.

If Landy wants to be like Mike Richards then he has to be a bit of a badass. Richards would shove Keith and then he'd get in Bickell's face, throw a sucker punch if need be. Maybe it was the wise thing to do but I don't want our captain to be taking **** from anyone.

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03-09-2013, 11:23 AM
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Tbh I don't like Landy declining the fight. Well that's not the problem I have actually. I like how he was abusing Keith but I don't like how he just shied away when Bickell came until more of our players got in and then he started throwing punches.

If Landy wants to be like Mike Richards then he has to be a bit of a badass. Richards would shove Keith and then he'd get in Bickell's face, throw a sucker punch if need be. Maybe it was the wise thing to do but I don't want our captain to be taking **** from anyone.
I mean normally sure. Not a couple weeks after returning from a concussion though.

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03-09-2013, 11:28 AM
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Tbh I don't like Landy declining the fight. Well that's not the problem I have actually. I like how he was abusing Keith but I don't like how he just shied away when Bickell came until more of our players got in and then he started throwing punches.

If Landy wants to be like Mike Richards then he has to be a bit of a badass. Richards would shove Keith and then he'd get in Bickell's face, throw a sucker punch if need be. Maybe it was the wise thing to do but I don't want our captain to be taking **** from anyone.
What's the point in fighting is my question. If this was earlier in the game sure. However at that point the game was pretty much over and Bickel was being an idiot. Why should Landeskog risk a concussion when the game was over and that fight would have been worthless. If Bickel wants to fight someone he should go after Bordeleau. Screw Bickel and the Hawks for those cheap shots at the end of the game. And screw who ever came in during that scrum that knocked off Lando's helmet with a cheap shot.

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03-09-2013, 11:44 AM
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He has 22 hits in 11 games... I got them off of ESPN which gets them from the NHL stat sheets. Go look it up...

Less than two hits per game, nothing even close to what he did last season. They don't count it when you just push someone down... I clearly said he was battling, but hes not laying hard checks on people.
I know you got them from somewhere else, I'm telling you that isn't accurate. You said it told you he had no hits against the Hawks last night, and I'm telling you that's impossible because I remember like eight of them. They just weren't big Brad Stuart hits.

I think we need to wait for his skating legs to get back under him, before we can judge whether he's not hitting like he used to. He gets on guys quickly, that's why he's an effective hitter, but he doesn't quite have the acceleration and top speed he had before.

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03-09-2013, 11:54 AM
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After a big win against a team that seemed unbeatable we're talking about Landeskog not fighting? Wasn't that when Colorado had the lead? Maybe if it was Toews like it seemed they might before. Why would you want your captain sitting in the box for 5min and taking Bickell with him? There aren't many worse trade offs.

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03-09-2013, 11:56 AM
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I don't see why people are worried about Landeskog. Did anyone notice him going to flying down the ice with 5 seconds left racing for the puck? I was like, "what the **** are you doing." But that's just his relentless, win no matter what attitude. He also had a couple solid hits today. He is just not getting his in close chances like he was last season. I'm sure these will come if the team keeps flying like they were.
Ha, this made me lol. I was thinking the same thing- What are you doing?

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03-09-2013, 12:19 PM
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I can't believe some of you are calling Bickell a HW . This isn't Stu Bickel we're talking about, Bryan Bickell is a guy who rarely fights and he got beaten by Jamie McGinn (who's a decent MW) a year ago. O'Brien would've made a short work out of him if he managed to get close not to mention guys like Cody or Patrick who would've probably bash his face in.

All in all a good decision by Landy to decline the fight.
Bryan Bickel is 6'4" 233 lbs. That's a heavyweight. He may not be a good fighter for his weight, but he's a heavyweight, and there's no reason Landy needs to be fighting him coming off a concussion in a 6-2 game.

If he hadn't had that concussion, I could almost guarantee you he would have dropped the gloves with him.

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03-09-2013, 12:21 PM
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the stat about Duchene being the even points leader is astounding to me still. what a stud. Duchene *****.

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03-09-2013, 01:02 PM
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How did the crowd seem to respond to O'Reilly?

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03-09-2013, 01:10 PM
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How did the crowd seem to respond to O'Reilly?
They seemed to like him, but they're hopped up on sugar and filled with cheap beer. I wouldn't trust their judgment.

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03-09-2013, 01:15 PM
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They seemed to like him, but they're hopped up on sugar and filled with cheap beer. I wouldn't trust their judgment.
Hey sugar and cheap beer brings out the honesty in people

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03-09-2013, 01:19 PM
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How did the crowd seem to respond to O'Reilly?
Cheered him when he came out as 2nd or 3rd star. Can't remember which.

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03-09-2013, 01:25 PM
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Slightly bigger sample now.

In the 12 games with EJ, shots for/shots against are: 30.8-29.4
In the 11 games without EJ, shots for/shots against are: 27-34.9

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03-09-2013, 01:26 PM
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I can't pick a player who didn't have a good game. EJ, Stastny, Duchene, O'Reilly, PAP. All of em were fantastic. We play like this (highly unlikely, but who care) we'll be a force.

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03-09-2013, 01:44 PM
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What a game! That 2nd period, just relentless play, shift after shift. Wow..

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03-09-2013, 02:14 PM
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When I saw O' Reilly in a few tiny scrums last night it made me wonder how many players will chirp him about his contract.

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03-09-2013, 02:18 PM
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When I saw O' Reilly in a few tiny scrums last night it made me wonder how many players will chirp him about his contract.
What are they gonna say? "Hey you make to much money you are a bad man." ROR is laughing straight to da bank wit it.

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03-09-2013, 03:05 PM
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Matt Duchene

Looking forward to being in the same division as Chicago. Games against them are always entertaining.

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03-09-2013, 03:07 PM
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When I saw O' Reilly in a few tiny scrums last night it made me wonder how many players will chirp him about his contract.
Guaranteed probably every other shift.

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03-09-2013, 03:11 PM
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Slightly bigger sample now.

In the 12 games with EJ, shots for/shots against are: 30.8-29.4
In the 11 games without EJ, shots for/shots against are: 27-34.9
Two other ways of looking at the same numbers:

Shot differential with EJ +1.4
Shot differential without EJ -7.9
Total swing: -9.3

Shots for +3.8/game with EJ
Shots against -5.5/game without EJ

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03-09-2013, 06:12 PM
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Rewatching the game n wow that oduya clear that went straight out touched nothing still pissed me off. The refs suck so bad this yr.

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03-09-2013, 06:29 PM
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Cheered him when he came out as 2nd or 3rd star. Can't remember which.
I assumed them naming him 3rd star was an attempt to get the crowd on his side, considering Stastny had 1 G 2 A and didn't get a star.

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03-09-2013, 06:58 PM
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For those who still worry about Landeskog, his advanced stats continue to be freakishly good. He is on ice for 0.4 Goals Against/60 minutes (2nd best in the league). He has 39% offensive zone starts and 52% offensive zone finishes. Basically whenever he is on the ice his line dominates opponents.

If this is him having a rough start, I can't wait for him to get going.

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