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06-30-2013, 12:40 PM
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Maybe Mutombo is next.
Eh, we're moving away from a shot-blocking system.

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Maybe not a precursor to trade. Maybe management doesn't have the confidence MCI will be ready this year.
It's not really about confidence. It'd be a stupid move to rely on McIlrath being ready until he proves he is.

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Eh, we're moving away from a shot-blocking system.
Great post.

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06-30-2013, 12:41 PM
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Eh, we're moving away from a shot-blocking system.
Well played, sir.

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06-30-2013, 12:42 PM
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Eh, we're moving away from a shot-blocking system.
+1 now that was funny


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06-30-2013, 12:45 PM
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Probably not any better than emminger but a serviceable big dman with size,youth and sand as a #7 is a solid move IMO. Sheltered mins surrounded by excellent dmen might help his game as well.

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WOOOOOOOO

he can fight! yeah baby!!!


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By the way, Falk wore 44 in Minnesota. Like another certain depth dman who is a UFA this summer.

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06-30-2013, 12:49 PM
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WOOOOOOOO

he can fight! yeah baby!!!

Classic body checker, keep your head up coming up right side

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06-30-2013, 12:52 PM
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Classic body checker, keep your head up coming up right side
Thats something I can respect and look forward too.

These vids of guys fighting just annoy me. Who cares if he fights.

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06-30-2013, 12:53 PM
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I wonder if Vigneault had a say here. Canucks and Wild have had a fight filled relationship the last few years, though I don't see any record of him fightingin the games vs the Nucks. He was -7 vs the Nucks over 3 seasons.

He's from Manitoba, same as Mcilrath.

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06-30-2013, 12:56 PM
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Nice depth move. Falk is absolutely worth a sixth. Ferriero is just a throw in.
Depends who you pick in the 6th.

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06-30-2013, 12:57 PM
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Eh, we're moving away from a shot-blocking system.
Sweet reply.

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Eh, we're moving away from a shot-blocking system.
Bravo, sir, bravo.

A guy who is a confirmed NHLer (even if he's the 15th - 20th guy on the squad) is absolutely worth a 6th.

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06-30-2013, 01:15 PM
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Sounds like and seen are two different things, Jonathan... Read the post
Well, for however different/similar Falk is to Bickel, I lol'd at this:

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Welcome my lockout d partner @JuicerFalk with a follow! #teamwhite #meatsquad #neverpaid

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#NYR assistant GM Jim Schoenfeld on Justin Falk: "He's a young guy who's improving. We think it's a real good fit."

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More Schoenfeld on acquiring Falk for defense depth: "It's a first step. I don't know if you ever have too many."

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#NYR assistant GM Jim Schoenfeld said he believes to make a good NHL playoff run, you need nine defensemen who are capable of playing.

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06-30-2013, 01:26 PM
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#NYR assistant GM Jim Schoenfeld on Justin Falk: "He's a young guy who's improving. We think it's a real good fit."

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More Schoenfeld on acquiring Falk for defense depth: "It's a first step. I don't know if you ever have too many."

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#NYR assistant GM Jim Schoenfeld said he believes to make a good NHL playoff run, you need nine defensemen who are capable of playing.
Exactly how I feel about depth on D.

Rangers have 7 right now, possibly 8 if you include McIlrath. We should see one more depth-type guy brought in. Maybe re-signing Eminger.

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06-30-2013, 01:34 PM
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meatsquad?
Don't even want to know

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06-30-2013, 01:48 PM
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found this info on him at

http://snyrangersblog.com/

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The Minnesota Wild have traded defenseman Justin Falk to the Rangers for Benn Ferrieo and a sixth round pick in 2014.

Falk, 24, is an RFA and coming off a deal that paid him $825,000.

The Hockey News says that Falk is a big defensive defenseman who plays a safe and steady game.

They note that he lacks consistency in the physical game and that he shouldn’t be expected to put up many points.

Michael Russo wrote in the Star Tribune that the Wild had been shopping Falk.

Doug Risebrough, a consultant for Glen Sather, was the GM in Minnesota when Falk was drafted.

Leslie Treff writes For those that asked, Falk is a big tough sixth or seventh d; worst case winds up in Hartford. Former fourth rounder. Probably good move …”

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06-30-2013, 02:14 PM
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Justin Falk: "I'm a big defenseman out there, and I can skate well for my size...I'll for for the big hits and will protect my goalie"

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Justin Falk: "I'm a big defenseman out there, and I can skate well for my size...I'll for for the big hits and will protect my goalie"
someone has to protect Lundqvist

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