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05-13-2013, 12:04 AM
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But the question is, does he eat like him?
We'd have to ask him, and we know how little Jagr talks to the media.

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What does anyone think of Nill going after Abdelkader for a Dman...maybe Daley? I think Abelkader would fit nice anywhere in the top 9.
Yeah Dallas has about as much of a chance getting Abdelkader out of Detroit, As Detroit has getting Loui Eriksson out of Dallas. Try like Zero Zip Nada Not A Happening.

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Yeah Dallas has about as much of a chance getting Abdelkader out of Detroit, As Detroit has getting Loui Eriksson out of Dallas. Try like Zero Zip Nada Not A Happening.
Eriksson for Abdelkader.

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When did Abdelkader go from a 4th liner to an untouchable player...?

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When did Abdelkader go from a 4th liner to an untouchable player...?
He's still a fourth liner, he just happens to be a very motivated and productive fourth liner for Detroit who they probably would really like to keep.

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You guys must be out of touch with the Wings because he's been playing on the top line with Datsyuk and Zetterberg for at least a couple games. 18+ minutes.

Experiment seems to be working

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When everyone on the Wings forum was flipping out about Abdelkader after game 2, I told them we'd gladly take him, and I would in a heartbeat if he were a UFA.

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Nill on Texas Stars radio broadcast

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Nill mentioned Jordie Benn in with the group of Oleksiak, Morrow, Connauton, and Gaunce.

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Nill mentioned Jordie Benn in with the group of Oleksiak, Morrow, Connauton, and Gaunce.

Yeah i heard that and i'm like what?

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Nill mentioned Jordie Benn in with the group of Oleksiak, Morrow, Connauton, and Gaunce.

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for the last time, Jordie Benn was fine last year as a 7th defenceman.

Every player on the team made mistakes constantly, yet somehow he's the guy everyone chooses to bash on.

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I'm fine with him as a 7th defenseman, but it's a little odd since he's older than them and isn't going to develop into anything beyond that unlike how the other four could.

It was funny though as I was starting to zone out listening to it, but hearing his name brought my attention back really fast.

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05-13-2013, 10:02 PM
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He's a #8. Rome is a lot more stable as a 6/7 imo.

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Jesus ****ing christ.

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for the last time, Jordie Benn was fine last year as a 7th defenceman.
I'm not willing to waste a contract on a guy like him, especially when we don't have the room to be just wasting contracts. Simple as that.

Picked the wrong year to have his contract expire.

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I'm not willing to waste a contract on a guy like him, especially when we don't have the room to be just wasting contracts. Simple as that.

Picked the wrong year to have his contract expire.
This right here. He can't have a contract on a team with Robidas, Daley, Larsen, and Rome in front of him. If Dallas had less dead weight and question marks in front of him along with both Connauton and Gaunce in the wings maybe there'd be room for Benn, but as it stands keeping him should mean 3 others have to go and that doesn't seem likely. Or is Nill seriously indicating that this defense is mostly going to return the same players that collectively were terrible last year and expect different results?

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When did Abdelkader go from a 4th liner to an untouchable player...?
Pretty much since Ken Holland said so, Holland and Babcock think the world of Abdelkader and he's a Michigan kid. And FYI Abdelkader is actually a 3rd liner he has been playing on Darren Helms line.

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Any time they want to cut him loose...

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He's still a fourth liner, he just happens to be a very motivated and productive fourth liner for Detroit who they probably would really like to keep.
I recall a player in a slightly similar situation...

He now plays for Buffalo.

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05-14-2013, 12:33 AM
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I recall a player in a slightly similar situation...

He now plays for Buffalo.
Surprise! Too bad Ott wouldn't shut up and play rather than run his mouth and take stupid penalties all game every game.

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In regards to Jagr and improving young players.
I know this isn't regarding the Stars, but hopefully the players took on the advice or things he showed the players. Then the players put it to good use in the future. You always don't get the results right away either on things.

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"He was great," van Riemsdyk said. "It was always fun to come to the rink with him. He was always smiling and having a great time. It helped keep the room loose and upbeat."

In all seriousness, it's clear that just being around Jagr for one season had an impact.

"The biggest thing with him is how much he works at it, the different things that he does," van Riemsdyk said.

Van Riemsdyk talked about the time last season when he joined Jagr for one of those midnight ice sessions the Czech veteran likes to have. Who works out at midnight? Jaromir Jagr, that's who.

"Some of the stuff he showed me, especially shooting, I still try to work on out there."

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“Unbelievably smooth, almost effortless the way he can skate and pass the puck. He’s highly-skilled,” said Texas Stars assistant coach Doug Lidster. “I think the playoffs have started to bring out the best in him, started to raise his intensity level a little bit.”
“The coaches are always telling me to shoot the puck, so I shot the puck,” said Morrow. “That was one of those seeing-eye shots that made its way into the net.”

“I feel [the Penguins] molded me into a two-way defenseman that can be out there in the last couple minutes of a game and can be trusted in the defensive zone. They did a very good job,” Morrow said. “Coming here, they’ve added on to it. I spend a lot of time here watching video and still nitpicking at my game to make it better and better each day. I feel extremely comfortable in the D zone now in any situation. It’s come a long way for sure.”

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Kevin Connauton article.

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"Ever since I got drafted people would be talking about me being a defensive liability, an offensive D-man and it's frustrating to hear that," Connauton said. "If you have enough people saying that sometimes you start believing it yourself which is never good. At the beginning of this season I was so frustrated with trying to shake that label, I got away from playing my game and I had a bit of a slow start. It was around Christmas when I was able to get things back on track and start playing to my strengths and that is what I have to continue to do.

"I have worked the last three years to round out my game. I know I have been improving. I have heard that from my coaches. That's the biggest thing for me. It was just something I could never shake when I was in Chicago and in the Canucks' organization."

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Surprise! Too bad Ott wouldn't shut up and play rather than run his mouth and take stupid penalties all game every game.
I meant Leino, not Ott

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