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04-18-2012, 03:46 AM
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I like Lasch's enthusiasm. Who knows, his shiftiness and familiarity with the ice could be a huge asset.
A motivated Lasch is a dangerous thing. I love the kid, as evidenced by my avatar. He's scored at every level he's played at and has done it always being told he can't do it because he's too small. I really think if he were 5'10" instead of 5'7", he'd be in at the very least the AHL and would be scoring there too.

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this team looks significantly better than last years edition.

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David Quinn, Lake Erie's (AHL) head coach and former NTDP coach, is the second assistant coach for the team.

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Goalie John Curry of the Hamburg Freezers is joining the team per Kevin Allen. Former BU and AHL netminder.

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Goalie John Curry of the Hamburg Freezers is joining the team per Kevin Allen. Former BU and AHL netminder.
Let's hope Vancouver loses and Schneider comes on board!

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Goalie John Curry of the Hamburg Freezers is joining the team per Kevin Allen. Former BU and AHL netminder.
I liked the guy when he played for BU. However, I'd much rather see Vancouver knocked out so Schneider can join. I don't like Vancouver at all, so seeing them eliminated and Schneider added to the team would be terrific.

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I liked the guy when he played for BU. However, I'd much rather see Vancouver knocked out so Schneider can join. I don't like Vancouver at all, so seeing them eliminated and Schneider added to the team would be terrific.
I think the ideal here is:

1) Schneider/Howard
2) Bachman
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04-19-2012, 04:11 PM
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I think the ideal here is:

1) Schneider/Howard
2) Bachman
3) Curry
Most likely, I agree. Both Schneider/Howard can use the tournament to further their quest for the 2014 Olympic Team. I can't imagine Quick would play. Anderson is possible but they wouldn't target him over the others. Thomas is the wild card. He's always been so eager to represent Team USA so I could see him going but he may also want to rest given the long off-season he had last year.



And just in case others may think this is the case (I've seen it stated in here before) I'll state this now: In no way has Team USA already agreed to one of the goalies suiting up to play if they're eliminated. You need permission from the player's NHL club and they wouldn't dare ask the team, nor the player, to conditionally sign up when they're focused on winning a series. No way it happens.

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Most likely, I agree. Both Schneider/Howard can use the tournament to further their quest for the 2014 Olympic Team. I can't imagine Quick would play. Anderson is possible but they wouldn't target him over the others. Thomas is the wild card. He's always been so eager to represent Team USA so I could see him going but he may also want to rest given the long off-season he had last year.



And just in case others may think this is the case (I've seen it stated in here before) I'll state this now: In no way has Team USA already agreed to one of the goalies suiting up to play if they're eliminated. You need permission from the player's NHL club and they wouldn't dare ask the team, nor the player, to conditionally sign up when they're focused on winning a series. No way it happens.
The tourney is partly being hosted by Finland so that might be some additional appeal to Thomas, although IMO Boston gets past Washington.

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04-20-2012, 01:14 PM
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As a CBJ fan I can't wait to see what J Johnson and Atkinson do at this tournament. I've seen Cam's NHL stats in earlier posts, but don't forget that at the time of his call-up he was doing very well in Springfield. 29 goals 15 assists in 51 games.

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Well

Justin Abdelkader
Drew Miller

Ty Conklin
Jimmy Howard



Now officially available.

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04-21-2012, 08:34 AM
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You could do worse then Conklin and Howard but It's Schneider that you really want.

Patience.

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Ty Conklin? Ugh. Hopefully they wait a day or two longer.

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If they pick Conklin we might as well go home.

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I'd take either Schneider or Howard. Both are quality #1 calibre NHL goalies.

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USA could get a pretty good team for the WHCs if the NHL-playoffs had finished.

Kessel-Kane-Parise
Pominville-Backes-Pacioretty
Wheeler-Stastny-Cole
Ryan-Legwand-Malone

Byfuglien-Suter
Yandle-Shattenkirk
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Thomas
Howard
Quick

Looks tough on paper. Why USA always sends a team that can't ever win?

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USA could get a pretty good team for the WHCs if the NHL-playoffs had finished.

Kessel-Kane-Parise
Pominville-Backes-Pacioretty
Wheeler-Stastny-Cole
Ryan-Legwand-Malone

Byfuglien-Suter
Yandle-Shattenkirk
Johnson-Carle
Leddy-Carlson

Thomas
Howard
Quick

Looks tough on paper. Why USA always sends a team that can't ever win?

Because half of those players would decline to go. As Cole already has.

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04-21-2012, 09:12 PM
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Sharks are officially out. Joe Pavelski is about the only player worth considering on the roster.

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Sharks are officially out. Joe Pavelski is about the only player worth considering on the roster.
And unless he's injured, I think Pavs will play. He's the second Top 6 center we need for the squad. Would be a big addition to add him.

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04-21-2012, 11:22 PM
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And unless he's injured, I think Pavs will play. He's the second Top 6 center we need for the squad. Would be a big addition to add him.
He'd be a huge addition. What makes you think he'll accept?

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04-22-2012, 12:12 AM
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He'd be a huge addition. What makes you think he'll accept?
He's signed and he's joined this team before as a late addition.

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Pavelski would be a dynamic addition to the roster. It'd still leave room for a hope and a prayer of another forward, say a top scoring winger to take the 2nd line spot from Crabb. Do I dream? Zach Parise, Patrick Kane, Ryan Callahan? Ha! Do I go realistic? Chris Higgins, Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider, Brandon Dubinsky, Brandon Saad? Some crazier than others.


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Pacioretty (32-31-63) ======= Joe Pavelski (31-30-61) ===== Ryan (31-26-57)
Crabb (11-15-26) ========= Stastny (21-32-53) ====== Okposo (23-21-44)
Gerbe (6-19-25) ========== Slater (13-8-21) ======== Atkinson (5-6-11)
Lasch (24-38-62)* ========= Thompson (9-6-15) ===============Dwyer (5-7-11)
JT Brown (24-23-47)#









Jack Johnson (12-26-38: -7)==== Alex Goligoski (9-21-30: 0)

Cam Fowler (5-24-29: -28) ==== Jeff Petry (2-23-25: -7)

Chris Butler (2-13-15: -9) ==== Justin Faulk (8-14-22: -16)






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We could use Pavelski and Jimmy Howard... Big time

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We could use Pavelski and Jimmy Howard... Big time
Hopefully my Kings can knock off Vancouver tonight because they could use Schneider more.

Rumors among Sharks fans is that Pavelski was playing through injuries.

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Hopefully my Kings can knock off Vancouver tonight because they could use Schneider more.

Rumors among Sharks fans is that Pavelski was playing through injuries.
Pavelski was definately snakebitten the entire series with the Blues.

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