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09-08-2013, 07:56 PM
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He can demand anything he wants, he has no bargaining power besides sitting out or going to Russia. I highly doubt either of those options are all that appealing to him.
Well, he could go back home and play for that league in... Lebanon?? Oops! Abort!

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09-08-2013, 09:33 PM
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If you can't handle differing opinions maybe the internet isn't for you. Don't take it so personally, it's not like Bergevin is letting you wear his letterman jacket or something.
There's opinion and then there's support everything the person you like does / hate everything the person that replaced the person you like does.

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09-08-2013, 09:40 PM
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I'd like to get a general opinion from you guys here.

What is worse:

A) Erik Karlsson fan boys or;

B) Genital herpes

Pretty tough call, one will never go away and the other just feels like they'll never go away.

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09-08-2013, 09:53 PM
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Kristo will be interesting to watch. Goal and Four assists. Goal was just lucky bounce but damn his first assist What a pass.

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09-08-2013, 10:08 PM
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Kristo will be interesting to watch. Goal and Four assists. Goal was just lucky bounce but damn his first assist What a pass.
Even though there's no real hard evidence to support my theory, I'm convinced that Kristo wasn't too enthused or motivated to play for the Habs. He may have appreciated the support and expertise available to him while considered a Habs prospect, but I think that if he were playing for the Dogs (or even the Habs), he wouldn't have been the same player as he would be with the Rangers.

I don't think it's ridiculous to think that Kristo wanted to play for an American team, proud American and all that.

So why did Kristo even sign a contract with the Habs then? One possibility is that he wanted to burn off a year from his ELC and so reach RFA status earlier.

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09-08-2013, 10:17 PM
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Kristo will be interesting to watch. Goal and Four assists. Goal was just lucky bounce but damn his first assist What a pass.
the space he created on the 1st goal was awesome. him and lindberg had some nice chemistry.

I was never that high on Kristo...thought he had a chance, to make the big time, but there is something about his game I don't like/want on my team.

McDonagh, well, it's hard to even mention his name..

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09-08-2013, 10:26 PM
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I'd like to get a general opinion from you guys here.

What is worse:

A) Erik Karlsson fan boys or;

B) Genital herpes

Pretty tough call, one will never go away and the other just feels like they'll never go away.
Man, that's a low blow...

I mean, one of these is an honest group of living organisms trying to maximize its influence through an entertaining activity enjoyed by a lot of people in Ottawa and around the league.

The other one is just a bunch of fanboys...

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Even though there's no real hard evidence to support my theory, I'm convinced that Kristo wasn't too enthused or motivated to play for the Habs. He may have appreciated the support and expertise available to him while considered a Habs prospect, but I think that if he were playing for the Dogs (or even the Habs), he wouldn't have been the same player as he would be with the Rangers.

I don't think it's ridiculous to think that Kristo wanted to play for an American team, proud American and all that.

So why did Kristo even sign a contract with the Habs then? One possibility is that he wanted to burn off a year from his ELC and so reach RFA status earlier.
I tend to agree with you. Kristo could become a very good NHLer but I always had the feeling that he might never play for the Habs. Like you, I can't point to anything definitive, it was just a feeling that it wasn't going to work out.

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09-09-2013, 03:21 AM
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Thomas is more of a linear player who goes to the net and the dirty areas of the ice. Kristo is much more of a dangler who prefers to slice in and out of seams.

I believe the main reason that the trade was made was due to the respective attitude and character of each player. I am ok with that as I never liked Kristo as a potential piece to a championship calibre team. He has the skills to play but I think he is a player will play on bad teams for most of his career.

The instant praise for Thomas' character was a dead giveaway for the impetus behind this trade.
I've seen Kristo play a lot in those 4 years. And from the perimeter player he was at the start of his NCAA career, he became a more hardnosed player that did drive the net. No, not a power forward. Still loves his dangles. But he goes to the net, and we've seen him be physical at times as well.

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Man, that's a low blow...

I mean, one of these is an honest group of living organisms trying to maximize its influence through an entertaining activity enjoyed by a lot of people in Ottawa and around the league.

The other one is just a bunch of fanboys...
well done!!

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Man, that's a low blow...

I mean, one of these is an honest group of living organisms trying to maximize its influence through an entertaining activity enjoyed by a lot of people in Ottawa and around the league.

The other one is just a bunch of fanboys...


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I'd like to get a general opinion from you guys here.

What is worse:

A) Erik Karlsson fan boys or;

B) Genital herpes

Pretty tough call, one will never go away and the other just feels like they'll never go away.
A AINEC.

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09-09-2013, 11:16 AM
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Mika retired today ...

http://tvasports.ca/hockey/lnh/miikk...erence-9092013

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Great career, I always enjoyed watching him play.


I know when he negotiated the contract, it was certainly his intention that he would not play that final year, that he would go back to Finland, Keenan, who coached Kiprusoff in Calgary for two seasons, explained.
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/k...ip-final-year/

Ridiculous that the NHL took away a NJ 1st round pick for circumvention, but refuses to investigate the Kipper and Alfredsson situations.

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Man, that's a low blow...

I mean, one of these is an honest group of living organisms trying to maximize its influence through an entertaining activity enjoyed by a lot of people in Ottawa and around the league.

The other one is just a bunch of fanboys...
So true though isn't it. I have come to the conclusion that the General Boards are actually the Ottawa Senators forums, they are easily the most vocal and aggressive fans over there.

ps. Now Karlsson is better than Pronger ever was eyeooooo

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09-09-2013, 07:24 PM
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Just want to say this....incredibly stupid for every team to have passed on Tolchinsky. Not sure if the kid will ever make the NHL....but to see the smallest kids perform for us and there is a future for some of them, I fail to see how there's not a future for Tolchinsky....I mean, not even a 7th round?

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09-09-2013, 07:29 PM
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Even though in the draft the Canes passed on him, they got him later.

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09-09-2013, 08:07 PM
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Olivier Archambault isn't invited to the Wild's main camp... and not signed.

Hopefully, Josiah Didier ends up being better than Pageau, ah!

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09-09-2013, 08:21 PM
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Olivier Archambault isn't invited to the Wild's main camp... and not signed.

Hopefully, Josiah Didier ends up being better than Pageau, ah!
Habs missed Pageau. Plain and simple. In April of his draft year, I had him going in 3rd. This is sometimes where size needs to take a backseat. Habs bet and lost. Slightly possible that Marc-Olivier Roy, ALSO develops into that kind of player. Remains to be seen though. As far as Didier is concerned, there's still some things to work with...But at this point he's a longshot.

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09-09-2013, 08:35 PM
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Habs missed Pageau. Plain and simple. In April of his draft year, I had him going in 3rd. This is sometimes where size needs to take a backseat. Habs bet and lost. Slightly possible that Marc-Olivier Roy, ALSO develops into that kind of player. Remains to be seen though. As far as Didier is concerned, there's still some things to work with...But at this point he's a longshot.
Roy would have been a good pick but Lehkonen looks like a solid pick as well.

Archambault was a bad pick since the day he was drafted.

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09-09-2013, 11:16 PM
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The Flyers, who are already over the cap, just signed Cleary at 2.75 million cap hit.

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The Flyers, who are already over the cap, just signed Cleary at 2.75 million cap hit.
and 3 years to boot

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and 3 years to boot

sheesh
Yeah, with NMC.

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I remember some of you clamoring for Pageau. Some of you were devastated that the Habs missed him.

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The Flyers, who are already over the cap, just signed Cleary at 2.75 million cap hit.
Philly is tough to follow. They go after Lecavalier, Cleary to replace Briere and Gagne, but they have 10 Dmen under contract, and apparently are opting to go into next year with Emery and Mason as their goalie duo.

They do get good players but it seems to be because they're always interested in everybody not because they have a vision of a team they'd like to have.

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