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01-01-2014, 05:00 PM
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The Sens are one of my favorite teams outside of the Bruins, and I've gotten to watch Ryan a lot more since he became a Senator. He's been one of my favorite players for a while, and although he's been a Bruin killer, he's vastly improved, and he's left off the team for it.

Absolutely ridiculous. Maybe it's for the better for you guys, he gets a nice break. A lot of questionable decisions by the staff.
After what happened to Hasek in the olympics, I'd be quite happy if nobody from the Senators went to Russia

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01-01-2014, 05:01 PM
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I'm more baffled with Patches than JVR to be honest. The guy has 4 ****ing assists.

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01-01-2014, 05:02 PM
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I hope the USA loses every single game.

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01-01-2014, 05:04 PM
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"Not intense. That word is not in his vocabulary. It's never going to be in his vocabulary. He can't spell intense." - Burke on Bobby Ryan

Burke really needs to just shut the **** up. He is making himself looking like an ignorant *******.
The word 'no' has never been in Burke's vocabulary at the buffet line but you don't hear anyone else complaining.

The fact that Poile cited Tim Thomas as a serious candidate in goal tells me all I need to know about the his ability to select a team.

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The word 'no' has never been in Burke's vocabulary at the buffet line but you don't hear anyone else complaining.

The fact that Poile cited Tim Thomas as a serious candidate in goal tells me all I need to know about the his ability to select a team.
Poile is the gm of the nashville predators. That is all you need to know.

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01-01-2014, 05:05 PM
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Olympic staff, in general, do not like Ottawa Senators players. First Spezza, Anderson and now Ryan. Albeit they've been playing not-up-to-par but when they were playing good they got no recognition..

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01-01-2014, 05:07 PM
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Some of you are overreacting to nothing....lol

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01-01-2014, 05:08 PM
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Yandle didn't make it either? Bush league.

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01-01-2014, 05:09 PM
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The word 'no' has never been in Burke's vocabulary at the buffet line but you don't hear anyone else complaining.

The fact that Poile cited Tim Thomas as a serious candidate in goal tells me all I need to know about the his ability to select a team.
I was thinking the exact same thing. Tim Thomas was actually in the running? Seriously?

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01-01-2014, 05:18 PM
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Pacioretty 17g 4a 21pts -1 31hits 17bks
Ryan 18g 18a 36pts +10 78hits 19bks

How is Max more intense?

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01-01-2014, 05:19 PM
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I am not just saying this because I am a fan of Bobby Ryan but I can't believe it's kosher for GM's of other teams to stand up and outright slam opposing players like that. Cool, you didn't select Bobby Ryan. How about shutting the **** up?
People wanted to know why... Burke gave it to them... It's not his fault his opinion hurts your feelings.

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01-01-2014, 05:22 PM
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Here's a bit from that ESPN article (seriously go read it, it's fascinating)

Holmgren suggests the coaches have to decide if Ryan is going to be an integral part of the power-play groups, and if so, he needs to be pushed ahead. But if not, maybe they should be looking at two more well-rounded players.

"I agree," Poile says.

Burke points out that Poile has included the coaches more than he did when he occupied the GM position in Vancouver four years before. It's good, but, he adds, "I think coaches see snapshots, and I think GMs watch the whole movie."

"I think we have to know what we're taking with Bobby," says Burke, who had him in Anaheim when the Ducks won the Stanley Cup in 2007.

"He's a passive guy," Burke says. And over 82 games, yes, Saad and or Pacioretty might be more attractive than Ryan. But Ryan's a game-breaker.

"He is not intense. That word is not in his vocabulary," Burke says. "It's never going to be in his vocabulary. He can't spell intense."

If he's not going to be put in a role in which he can score an important goal, use his skills as a sniper, he shouldn't go, Burke says.

"Is everybody really happy with our speed up front," Poile asks.

There is a pause.

"I don't think it's a fast team," Tallon notes.

Ryan doesn't add to the speed quotient, so do these last two spots need to be filled with speed guys? And if there are injuries, which of these guys are more compatible, more able to move up the roster to fill in more demanding roles?

Pacioretty and Saad are both better 60-minute players, Burke says, "But neither can do what Bobby can do."
Makes sense to me... Who am I to question a cup winning GM

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01-01-2014, 05:23 PM
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As rumoured. Ridiculous.
I am ok if no Sens are at the Olympics. Dont like the risk of injury and will keep them fresh for their actual jobs

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01-01-2014, 05:25 PM
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Makes sense to me... Who am I to question a cup winning GM
I'll question Poile, he has never built a winner ever.

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01-01-2014, 05:26 PM
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I am ok if no Sens are at the Olympics. Dont like the risk of injury and will keep them fresh for their actual jobs
Anyone who was around during the Hasek years would probably agrees with you. It is more the feeling of one of your best players being slighted, because Ryan clearly should be a part of that team. I'm also perfectly happy with Ryan staying safe and Canada having a better chance to win gold.

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01-01-2014, 05:29 PM
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The 2013-2014 largely meaningless buzzword of the year award contenders

A) "Heavy"
B) "Intense"
C) ?

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01-01-2014, 05:30 PM
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I can definitely see where they are coming from with all that discussion, and with the players that he's competing against.

It's not really a big deal.

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I'll question Poile, he has never built a winner ever.
If I was an American I would honestly find it disturbing he cited Tim Thomas as a serious consideration.

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01-01-2014, 05:31 PM
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well this is sad news for Ryan and some American fans, but I'm not bothered by it.

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wow this USA team is in for a tough road. Burke better hope the wrong line don't get caught for more then 60 sec shifts or i could see atleast 2 of there players needing a shuttle bus to get back to the bench.

they could medal if the goalie uses the Force to keep the puck out.

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If I was an American I would honestly find it disturbing he cited Tim Thomas as a serious consideration.
I guess we'll see soon if he made good decisions or not, I don't think he did. Picking Howard seemed ridiculous to me as well. Leaving Ryan and Yandle off the team is just a mistake, why the heck would you want guys who can score on your team? Sounds like typical Poile philosophy.

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Someone will get hurt and Ryan will replace them.

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Someone will get hurt and Ryan will replace them.
They'll pick Jeff Halpern instead because he plays a "better bottom 6" game.

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People wanted to know why... Burke gave it to them... It's not his fault his opinion hurts your feelings.
He didn't have to be an ass about his incorrect opinion.

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He has certainly earned the right to be on that team. I feel bad for him, as I'm sure he wanted to be there, but selfishly, I'm glad he will have a chance to rest for the stretch run.

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