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01-27-2013, 10:17 PM
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Absolutely unreal.

On another note, who would've thought a MIN/STL match up could be remotely entertaining. This is a whale of a hockey game, 4-4 with 2 mins to go in the third. Has been excellent. Can't help but think both these teams will dominate Edmonton when they meet.
Yup. Both of those teams executed re-builds in different fashions and both look to be reaping big time benefits of pro-active management. Same can't be said for us six plus years later.

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if you look at the advanced stats, they were very 'unlucky' with both injuries and scoring chances. however that depends if you really put much stock into advanced stats.

not one sharks fan expected this especially with Burns injured though. i'm not sure what happened
Well, we used to put stock in the fact that we led the league in injuries for two straight years in 09/10 and 10/11 but evidently it didn't mean ****. This team just blows.

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Yup. Both of those teams executed re-builds in different fashions and both look to be reaping big time benefits of pro-active management. Same can't be said for us six plus years later.
I dunno. One look at the Wild's back end and it isn't pretty.

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01-27-2013, 10:25 PM
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I dunno. One look at the Wild's back end and it isn't pretty.
I was knocking it before the season started but an established, elite franchise defenseman like Suter can make a world of difference for a mediocre defense. If he gets hurt then they'll be in trouble but as long as he's playing they'll be fine.

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I was knocking it before the season started but an established, elite franchise defenseman like Suter can make a world of difference for a mediocre defense. If he gets hurt then they'll be in trouble but as long as he's playing they'll be fine.
Take it for what you will but Suter is -5 so far this season... I think he'll help the defense improve, but if he's not on the ice there isn't much he can do.

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The Wild didn't really have a problem scoring 5 on 5 last year but their PP was disgustingly bad. Parise and Suter have definitely helped that.

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Take it for what you will but Suter is -5 so far this season... I think he'll help the defense improve, but if he's not on the ice there isn't much he can do.
He was pulling a Bouwmeester last I heard.

On the ice for 8 of the 10 goals against or something like that.

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Ryane Clowe is a bad man...he would be my dream ufa signing this summer, but a lot of teams will be courting him.

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Yup. Both of those teams executed re-builds in different fashions and both look to be reaping big time benefits of pro-active management. Same can't be said for us six plus years later.
Six+ years?

Wtf are you talking about?

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Ryane Clowe is a bad man...he would be my dream ufa signing this summer, but a lot of teams will be courting him.
This is one player I would fully support Tambo overpaying up the ying yang for. If he's playing with Nuge or whoever else in the top 6, the points will come. It's everything else he brings which is awesome. I realize Sharks fans have said too that he's either hit or miss and that he can have bad stretches but overall he's worth it. Total package. This all being said, I think the Sharks re-sign him.

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9 goals in 4 and a half games for Marleau. Ugh.
I'm happy for him. Guy has taken a lot of **** from the media over the last five seasons.
Given that the Oilers aren't going to win anything this year, I'd be OK with a SHarks SC.

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01-27-2013, 11:36 PM
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Six+ years?

Wtf are you talking about?
Six years of confused management post-Cup run?

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I'm happy for him. Guy has taken a lot of **** from the media over the last five seasons.
Given that the Oilers aren't going to win anything this year, I'd be OK with a SHarks SC.
He kind of irritates me. Whenever I think of Patrick Marleau I think about him getting an unwarranted spot on the Canadian Olympic team and generally being a liability while coasting through the tournament.

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Yup. Both of those teams executed re-builds in different fashions and both look to be reaping big time benefits of pro-active management. Same can't be said for us six plus years later.
Later round draft picks have really worked out for them. But they still had some high picks with Pietroangelo and EJ (traded for Shattenkirk)

Goaltending is the most intriguing as they ripped of MTL and Brian Elliot was a suprise.

Shows you dont need to trade for a guy like Luongo to get good goalies.

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01-28-2013, 12:02 AM
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Six years of confused management post-Cup run?
It seemed like you were saying that is how long Edmonton was rebuilding.

Surely that cant be.

Because that would be pure nonsense.

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Is Minnesota panicking over Suter's contract yet? What a mediocre start.

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01-28-2013, 04:43 AM
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Goaltending is the most intriguing as they ripped of MTL and Brian Elliot was a suprise.
He was really a surprise tonight giving up four goals on sixteen shots.
Somehow St Louis overcame that performance and still won in OT.

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01-28-2013, 09:09 AM
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I remember when fans here were scoffing at the idea of dealing SS for Marleau a few years ago. Oops.

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Watching the Jets coming back from 2 down to the Penguins, now leading 3-2, after 2
I watched WPG-WSH last week and I really think they have a good shot at making the playoffs after watching them. Pavelec makes those saves to keep the game alive and then Byfuglien seems to get random sparks and turns it up.
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Looks like Marleau is trying to scored 50 in 38.

San Jose is deadly out of the gate.
SJ looks like a team that wants to shut up the critics and put to rest the whole blow the team up and rebuild.

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Ryane Clowe is a bad man...he would be my dream ufa signing this summer, but a lot of teams will be courting him.
I'm not convinced. I've been a Sharks fan and 2 years ago I would have overpaid to grab Clowe.

But last couple of seasons he's had injuries and was completely invisible last year's playoffs.

I would really see how he does this year before pulling the trigger.

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Hey everyone!

I loved seeing that Yakupov goal the other day. What an eruption from the crowd.

Check out our power rankings, Oilers come in at #23

http://devilsinsiders.com/2013/01/28/nhl-power-rankings-week-1/

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I remember when fans here were scoffing at the idea of dealing SS for Marleau a few years ago. Oops.
Funny how you didn't bring this little nugget out until now.
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I'm not convinced. I've been a Sharks fan and 2 years ago I would have overpaid to grab Clowe.

But last couple of seasons he's had injuries and was completely invisible last year's playoffs.

I would really see how he does this year before pulling the trigger.
I would be hesitant to give him 5 million. If Montreal gave Prust 2.5 million to play on the 4th line, they might offer Clowe 6 million plus. But at 4.5 million I would have no problem with that.

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Funny how you didn't bring this little nugget out until now.
Marleau has been putting up 30 goal seasons since half the oilers roster was in diapers. The sad thing is that most fans still wouldn't make that deal. SS has been good to start the season, but Marleau had always been underrated.

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01-28-2013, 04:34 PM
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Haha, I have Prime Time Sports playing in the background and they're talking about the Leafs moving Kessel or Phaneuf. Blow it up!

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Who the hell is Michael Kostka and why is he getting close to 26 minutes a night?

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