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04-11-2007, 09:30 AM
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Not one of the ESPN or TSN analysts picked us to win the series......not one....

Pete and Terry said yesterday on the Zone that Erat participated in practice and it looked as if "he hadn't missed a beat with Kariya and Legwand."

They also said Hartnell has been skating with Dumont and Arnott, with Tootoo skating with Forsberg and Radulov (Fiddler is injured.)

Don't you just love how Trotz's brain works???

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04-11-2007, 09:47 AM
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I actually think we are faster than last year. Off that roster are players like Sillinger, Perreault, and Witt. In their place have stepped in players like Dumont, Arnott, Radulov, Forsberg, and Weber. While none of those guys are absolute burners, neither is as slow as that aforementioned trio. What makes us a lot slower is the loss of Sullivan. But he wasn't near full-speed last year against the Sharks, so I'm not sure it matters all that much when comparing last years to this years.
I guess I should have phrased it as we don't use our speed like we used to. In seasons past, our dump and chase was very effective, but it seems that this season we struggle dumping and chasing. Of course part of that too is the fact that we play more possession then we used to.

My main point is, we've struggled against any team that forces us to dump the puck.

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04-11-2007, 09:48 AM
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From a "the Preds don't play well as a favorite" standpoint, this is a good thing.
Exactly.

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04-11-2007, 03:02 PM
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Gah, why does a lot of school things (exams etc) have to be at the playoffs time...

That being said, I think I'll wake up at 3:00 for the game, follow it with the help of radiofeed, play-by-play and forums and then sleep for maybe an hour or two before a long day at school.

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04-13-2007, 08:21 AM
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so is it just me or after watching our game 1, do the rest of the playoff games look slow and not as interesting?

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04-13-2007, 04:06 PM
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so is it just me or after watching our game 1, do the rest of the playoff games look slow and not as interesting?
My concern is that we blew it all on that first game, and we're going to come out looking slow and uninteresting, from here on out

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04-15-2007, 10:15 AM
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Hockey talk

Im tired of pissing contests Who is dirty, who is a whiner, etc hehe

Ok what will it take for the Preds to pull out a split in San Jose? I figure that should be our realistic goal, of course I'd love to take both but I doubt it.

Should we really dress Hordi? I dunno, I'd like for this craziness to end personally. I say start Vishneski, but even that is dicey cause he likes to make big hits and we all know the refs will be it calling super tight.

Either way we will be at a big disadvanage without Radulov, he was a sparkplug. We need Kariya and Arnott to start producing. Our best players have got to pull their weight.

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04-15-2007, 10:53 AM
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What's the TV situation for game 3? It's not listed on the center ice schedule...and I didn't think it was on VS...anyone know?

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04-15-2007, 11:14 AM
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Ah, I see now. VS is picking it up whenever Buffalo\NYI ends.

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04-15-2007, 01:12 PM
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Was talking to a friend of mine from Toronto and he pointed out how unsympathetic the rest of the NHL teams/fans must be to this series. On one hand, you've got a team who's knocked out 3 players in the past few weeks (Nashville knocking out Robidas, Cheechoo, and Bernier). And while they were all freak occurances, the results are imprinted into our minds regardless.

On the other is San Jose, who repeatedly comes across as classless whiners, which is difficult to do when juxtaposed with a team that seems hellbent on injuring everyone that crosses them.

I was laughing as he was talking about this, but he may have a point. Neither team is going to enter the next round as 'well-liked' if the first two games are any indication.

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04-16-2007, 07:57 AM
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Another miracle on ice!

Guess who is feeling fine after one of our best players got suspended

---> http://www.sjsharks.com/news/news.asp?story_id=3402

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04-16-2007, 10:53 AM
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Guess who is feeling fine after one of our best players got suspended

---> http://www.sjsharks.com/news/news.asp?story_id=3402
the same player who is very very lucky if he is?

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04-16-2007, 12:05 PM
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the same player who is very very lucky if he is?

Okey dokey! So is Cheechoo! Look we're not going to agree but I said before it even happened he'd be back for game 3. Guess Im lucky too haha

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04-16-2007, 12:17 PM
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Does anyone have a link to video of the hit other than the two angles VS. kept showing?

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04-16-2007, 01:48 PM
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Does anyone have a link to video of the hit other than the two angles VS. kept showing?
Best I saw was from the TSN video link to the game highlights.

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04-16-2007, 02:59 PM
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Best I saw was from the TSN video link to the game highlights.
What part(s) of his body makes contact with the boards, and which one appeared to make the most impact?

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04-16-2007, 05:51 PM
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Guess who is feeling fine after one of our best players got suspended

---> http://www.sjsharks.com/news/news.asp?story_id=3402



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“Tootoo asked Clowe to fight and he started the whole thing going,” said Wilson. “I imagine had Tootoo not challenged Clowe, nothing would have happened. The cheap shots have come from them. Intent to injure with injuries resulting.”
Didn't look that way to me.

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04-16-2007, 06:09 PM
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What part(s) of his body makes contact with the boards, and which one appeared to make the most impact?
http://broadband.tsn.ca/tsn/?vid=6548
http://broadband.tsn.ca/tsn/?vid=6545
http://broadband.tsn.ca/tsn/?vid=6540

Looked like his head. There are several looks at the play if you watch through all the clips. Decide for yourself.

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04-16-2007, 07:57 PM
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Didn't look that way to me.
so does Wilson think that Hartnell asked two Sharks to fight also? Or is the guy just delusional?

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04-16-2007, 08:02 PM
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its amazing that after bernier was knocked out, instead of crumpling on the boards he managed to flail out into the faceoff circle almost....

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04-17-2007, 09:32 PM
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its amazing that after bernier was knocked out, instead of crumpling on the boards he managed to flail out into the faceoff circle almost....

and dont forget the recovery!




Anyway, as upset as I am with our team, all you have to do is watch Calgary or Atlanta. It could be worse for us.

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04-17-2007, 10:13 PM
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and dont forget the recovery!




Anyway, as upset as I am with our team, all you have to do is watch Calgary or Atlanta. It could be worse for us.
Calgary squeaked into the playoffs, and Atlanta is in the playoffs for the first time. Neither team is a month removed from hoping for a division crown\presidents trophy.

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04-19-2007, 01:15 PM
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In the paper today, Trotz\Arnott lament the fact that Tootoo's not able to play his game because of "reputation calls," and that he's going to the box every time he touches another player.

Is that justified? Who knows, but it is what it is...

SO WHY IS HE STILL GETTING SO MUCH ICETIME?

If he can't use his hitting to draw another team off their game, he has zero worth to the team. None. He has a slapshot that, while hard, takes 6 seconds to wind up...which he can almost never get off in time. He has no hockey sense...when passes come to him, he is almost always surprised. He can't stickhandle. For his strength, he's weak along the boards...likely due to his size. He can't pass. He's terrible defensively.

At this point, he's a liability...so recognize it and ADJUST.

It's depressing to know that because of his following\place with the fans, that realistically he's not going anywhere. I fully recognize his value...when he's allowed to play his game, but he's gotten to the point where he's a marked man by officials. If he breathes wrong, he'll get called for it...so his game is marginalized and he becomes a player with a skillset not near enough to make him an NHL player.

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04-19-2007, 02:36 PM
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Well, I have virtually no hope this team advance now. They might win one game but not two with the sharks sensing blood in the water. I said to a friend before this week that whichever team managed to win 2 games in a row would take the series. I still believe that to be true, no matter how much I hope it ends up differently.

I think the first round exit is the death knell for Trotzy's coaching era here. The tools were there to pull this out. But he could not out-coach Ron Freakin' Wilson!

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04-19-2007, 02:44 PM
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I think the first round exit is the death knell for Trotzy's coaching era here. The tools were there to pull this out. But he could not out-coach Ron Freakin' Wilson!
I agree. To be honest I would be aggrivated if he stayed. We need someone to take us to the "next level".

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