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09-12-2013, 01:20 PM
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Agreed too, but again, these are professional players. If they need to be "scammed", "advised", "coerced" into staying in the utmost shape for your NHL career, then that's a problem.
You're talking about Motivation. Which should be absolutely paramount on a team trying to prove themselves, much less a professional athlete. That's also red flags if not rectified.

Case in point, after watching Behind the B (Boston Bruins version of Oil Change), the management brass describes Tyler Seguin as not playing, or buying into their system, not working on the things they asked him 3 years ago, and "babysitting".

I just want to see him talk about motivating the players to play harder. That's a true leader. Too much of this fitness crap right now. Let's see how hard Hemsky forechecks, let's see how hard our defenceman run a guy on the boards, let's see Ryan Jones actually finishing a bodycheck that isn't a light rub.
Isn't that part and parcel with being in top shape physically though. Just because they're pros doesn't mean they need an extra push in certain area's. Especially this team.

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09-12-2013, 01:50 PM
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Dammit, looks like those ugly blue stanchions are back at Rexall.

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09-12-2013, 01:54 PM
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Why only after seeing this did I realize that the Pringles guy looks like the Monopoly guy's grandson... the delay on that association has me flabbergasted.

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Mike Brown is pretty much Big Willie Johnson from Ready 2 Rumble Boxing.


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09-12-2013, 02:17 PM
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Dammit, looks like those ugly blue stanchions are back at Rexall.
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09-12-2013, 02:31 PM
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hopefully Wyatt Earp can kick ass this year and ruin people

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09-12-2013, 02:35 PM
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hopefully Wyatt Earp can kick ass this year and ruin people
lol, well Eakins did call those type of players gunslingers.

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09-12-2013, 02:38 PM
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Mike Brown should rock the handlebar mustache again. He reminded me of Ross "The Boss" Rhea from Goon.

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Mike Brown should rock the handlebar mustache again. He reminded me of Ross "The Boss" Rhea from Goon.
lol, they do look similar, though Brown is taller?

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Had.a dream that eakins threw a carrot out onto the ice during a powerplay. Apparently I was chuckling in my sleep.

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09-12-2013, 02:57 PM
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Listen to Ference on the whole captain thing, yet another guy that said the letter means little. Shouldn't change you and that good teams have leaders throughout the lineup and lead as a group.

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09-12-2013, 03:01 PM
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Not paying TOO much attention to today, but seems like EDM is at least trying to start with:

Smyth-Hall-Hemsky
Perron-Gordon-Yakupov
Jones-Gagner-Eberle
Joensuu-Acton-Brown

Just the preliminary lines, not much to look into

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09-12-2013, 03:06 PM
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Not paying TOO much attention to today, but seems like EDM is at least trying to start with:

Smyth-Hall-Hemsky
Perron-Gordon-Yakupov
Jones-Gagner-Eberle
Joensuu-Acton-Brown

Just the preliminary lines, not much to look into
Dont mind that at all!

Each line had skill and a player with heart.

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09-12-2013, 03:16 PM
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Apparently Smyth told Hall not to worry if Hall doesn't make it back to the defensive zone in time. Smytty said he'll look after that.

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09-12-2013, 03:18 PM
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09-12-2013, 03:22 PM
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Apparently Smyth told Hall not to worry if Hall doesn't make it back to the defensive zone in time. Smytty said he'll look after that.
Because by the time Hall is at the opponents net, Smyth will still be skating out of his defensive zone.

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09-12-2013, 03:25 PM
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Dont mind that at all!

Each line had skill and a player with heart.
In the first lines case those players are both Hall

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09-12-2013, 03:35 PM
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Because by the time Hall is at the opponents net, Smyth will still be skating out of his defensive zone.
I chuckled too. But I thought about it and it's more than likely Hall being worried about being too much in the play and not being able to get back. Smyth as a vet might just giving Hall some positive comments so he doesn't worry about it.

I say this because everytime Hall is interviewed he keeps saying he's not worried he is just going to do his thing. But for the amount he uses the word worried, it has be worried that he is actually worried about something.

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09-12-2013, 03:36 PM
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Hopefully training camp ends with Smyth on waivers. Even if it's just day 1, I don't want Smyth getting consideration for even the 3rd line, let alone the top 6.

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09-12-2013, 03:47 PM
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Apparently Smyth told Hall not to worry if Hall doesn't make it back to the defensive zone in time. Smytty said he'll look after that.
I'd rather the job goes to Kulemin. Get to work MacT!

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09-12-2013, 03:54 PM
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it sounds like a joke to me...if not...then I'm pretty sure Smyth thinks not skating fast is the same as playing defence...

"don't worry guys, I got this!" (slowly coasts towards the bench)

actually in all fairness he had pretty decent numbers for takeaways a while ago....but transition still doesn't seem like his "forte"

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09-12-2013, 03:55 PM
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it sounds like a joke to me...if not...then I'm pretty sure Smyth thinks not skating fast is the same as playing defence...

"don't worry guys, I got this!" (slowly coasts towards the bench)

did anyone see how he looked during the test?

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