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05-23-2012, 09:08 PM
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Well then I hope he uses that insult as motivation to go out and prove me the hell wrong. Prove to me that he can stay concussion free in todays NHL and that he can score at a star player pace.



Such is life when you're a Minnesota fan. I've grown to expect hype to lead to mediocrity.
ugh you're doing it wrong. Your supposed to have blind hope now that we signed our star prospect. You can't have doubt until we at least fail to make any meaningful FA moves.

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ugh you're doing it wrong. Your supposed to have blind hope now that we signed our star prospect. You can't have doubt until we at least fail to make any meaningful FA moves.
My expectations are similarly low on that front as well.

I'm tired of having blind hope.

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Seriously?
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I know....was very p***ed off for a minute and thought of writing the STH rep. But then came to my senses. They've given us quite a bit over the years, so I'll let it slide.

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Well then I hope he uses that insult as motivation to go out and prove me the hell wrong. Prove to me that he can stay concussion free in todays NHL and that he can score at a star player pace.



Such is life when you're a Minnesota fan. I've grown to expect hype to lead to mediocrity.
1. Every player on our roster and around the league (short and tall) are just as easily to get concussions these days.

2. He's not going to score at a star player pace early on nor should he be expected to. People need to remember he's a rookie who will be on a team with many snake-bitten players.

I know you're nervous. So am I. Heck, my initial response was, "Great. He can come in, play 10 games, and then get hurt." It's the general thinking based on last year's luck (and past year's as well) regarding injuries. But I know you'd be even more ticked off if he didn't agree to sign here and we lost him.

Don't shake your head at the monitor. Oh yes you would be ticked! Uh-huh.

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50 points isn't a star player pace, perfectly reasonable.

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Especially at 20 years old after three years of pro hockey. Come on.

Also, ugh, 64 is a terrible number. Just go with 8 or 11.

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50 points isn't a star player pace, perfectly reasonable.
Too bad the lockout will keep us from learning if that is true.

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Especially at 20 years old after three years of pro hockey. Come on.

Also, ugh, 64 is a terrible number. Just go with 8 or 11.
Ew. He needs a virgin number.

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He's always worn that number...I'm not going to tell him no. Would you have told Gretzky not to wear 99? (no not comparing him to the great one, so relax!)

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64's a training camp number. Even the AHL callups had better numbers than that.

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64's a training camp number. Even the AHL callups had better numbers than that.
Is 65 really that much better?

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2. He's not going to score at a star player pace early on nor should he be expected to. People need to remember he's a rookie who will be on a team with many snake-bitten players.
If your definition of a "star player pace" is a point a game, I'll agree with you, we shouldn't hold our breath. But I think a 50 point season is something we should expect.

He may be a rookie, but he is a "seasoned" rookie. He's exceeded expectations have every stop of his young hockey career and I'll predict that he'll make the transition rather smoothly. It's not as if he is making the jump from college or Juniors, he's been playing against men in a very good league since he was 17. It may take him 20 games or so to get a handle on things, but once he gets comfortable, watch out.

Do to his vision and ability to pass the puck, he will make his line mates better as well. He is the best prospect this organization has had since Gaborik....bar none.

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Especially at 20 years old after three years of pro hockey. Come on.

Also, ugh, 64 is a terrible number. Just go with 8 or 11.
Remember when Shep actually started out somewhat decent? He was wearing #15. Then Bruno came back, and Shep had to change numbers. Remember how that went? Remember how that ATV went downhill fast? Don't make Granlund another Sheppard.

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64's a training camp number. Even the AHL callups had better numbers than that.
Russo should ask him why he only wears that number.

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I just like the classics. 7, 9, 11, 19, 21, etc.

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To put it 50 points in perspective, 50 points would be Matt Cullen's career high. It would also be second on this year's team, behind Heatey's 53.

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64's a training camp number. Even the AHL callups had better numbers than that.
It's a number that he has to make play well enough to earn so that when you see 64 in hockey, you think of Mikael Granlund.

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I just like the classics. 7, 9, 11, 19, 21, etc.
Well some of those numbers haven't worked out too well for us. Let's try something new.

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1. Every player on our roster and around the league (short and tall) are just as easily to get concussions these days.

2. He's not going to score at a star player pace early on nor should he be expected to. People need to remember he's a rookie who will be on a team with many snake-bitten players.

I know you're nervous. So am I. Heck, my initial response was, "Great. He can come in, play 10 games, and then get hurt." It's the general thinking based on last year's luck (and past year's as well) regarding injuries. But I know you'd be even more ticked off if he didn't agree to sign here and we lost him.

Don't shake your head at the monitor. Oh yes you would be ticked! Uh-huh.
I would have ripped him to shreds had he not signed.

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Especially at 20 years old after three years of pro hockey. Come on.

Also, ugh, 64 is a terrible number. Just go with 8 or 11.
He likes his number. Deal with it.

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I just like the classics. 7, 9, 11, 19, 21, etc.
You just have a personal erotica for odd and prime numbers?

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Remember when Gabby wore 82? Then he dropped to 10 and way better number. Or Granlund could go the other way and wear 92. That'd be nice.

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