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03-01-2008, 03:53 PM
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Kapanen equal Thorsen??

kapanen cant have more then a year left in him is Thorsen the next kapanen?? they seem to be very equal

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03-01-2008, 03:56 PM
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I actually was thinking that too, a Finn for a Nord?

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03-01-2008, 04:08 PM
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yeah, i think kappy is on his last legs. what remains to be seen is if thorsen develops the hockey sense that kappy has. he might not be the best, but sami is one of the smartest players we have: very seldom does he do something stupid. thorsen brings all the energy and most of the speed sami has, and can chip in some offense--an ideal forth liner.

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I think we r underestimating the new guy.

Not that we need anymore young top 9 players but i think Thorsen is a third line guy

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I actually was thinking that too, a Finn for a Nord?
As long as it isn't for another filthy Swede. You can't trust those wily ********.

But, seriously, I hope Kappy retires. I respect his decision to stay with the team (he, after all, was begged to stay) but it might be time for him to go dominate as a player-coach for the team he owns in Finland for a year or two. He'll be an extremely effective player over there.

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03-01-2008, 04:47 PM
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I am a bit lost as to what happened to Sami. Well, age, but it doesn't seem to affect them all (see: Selšnne, who is 2 years older). He was (kinda still is) a very fast skater, but where the hell did the hands go. Ok, he never was a prolific scorer (except when in carolina), but the current form is ridiculously bad.

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I am a bit lost as to what happened to Sami. Well, age, but it doesn't seem to affect them all (see: Selšnne, who is 2 years older). He was (kinda still is) a very fast skater, but where the hell did the hands go. Ok, he never was a prolific scorer (except when in carolina), but the current form is ridiculously bad.
he still gives effort and defense. he should be on the 4th line where he would be a perfect fit as a high energy player. however he does not have the hands to be on lines 1-3

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I am a bit lost as to what happened to Sami. Well, age, but it doesn't seem to affect them all (see: Selšnne, who is 2 years older). He was (kinda still is) a very fast skater, but where the hell did the hands go. Ok, he never was a prolific scorer (except when in carolina), but the current form is ridiculously bad.
I've never seen a player who kept their wheels and lost their hands. if anything, you get like Recchi and have no wheels but keep the hands. It's so weird. And he gives total effort every shift.

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I say keep him. At worst, I wouldn't mind him at least being on the roster.

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I say keep him. At worst, I wouldn't mind him at least being on the roster.
It's absolutely his decision. You don't beg a guy to stay and then ****can him.

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I would prefer to have Kapanen stick around for another year (though stay on the 4th line) because he seems to be a good locker room presence which is needed with a younger team.

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Lets be honest...his linemates are usually Jim Dowd and Riley Cote, not exactly two superstars in the making. His numbers are down because he has hardly any ice time and isn't asked to provide offense. I think its a travesty that they waste his speed, but thats me. He is a smart player who really honed his defensive skills over the years -- thats how you stay in the game.

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Lets be honest...his linemates are usually Jim Dowd and Riley Cote, not exactly two superstars in the making. His numbers are down because he has hardly any ice time and isn't asked to provide offense. I think its a travesty that they waste his speed, but thats me. He is a smart player who really honed his defensive skills over the years -- thats how you stay in the game.
His numbers are down because he's absolutely terrible with the puck now. He's had ample time on scoring lines the past couple seasons and brings those lines down.

God bless the guy's heart, but let's not make excuses for his production. It's just not there anymore.

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So Kapanen gets 16 minutes today but Downie gets less than 8. There is no way in hell he should be playing twice as much. Downie should be on the 3rd line.

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I <3 Sami.

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His numbers are down because he's absolutely terrible with the puck now. He's had ample time on scoring lines the past couple seasons and brings those lines down.

God bless the guy's heart, but let's not make excuses for his production. It's just not there anymore.
The funny thing is that we plugged everybody on Briere's line and nothing worked, then came Kapanen and Bingo, all the sudden that line start getting scoring chances and Kapanen looked like the guy from Carolina (at least with his passing and offensive awareness, still not the sniping). I'd still like to see him on the fourth line because there are too many guys even with the injuries that have top nine potential.

He'll always be one of my favorite players because of his heart, I'll never forget his effort to get off the ice against Toronto (and Primeau's fishing ability).

As for Thoreson, I was kinda dissapointed to see a forward get picked up off of waivers. I really like Tolpeko and wouln't mind seeing guys like Greentree, Matsumoto, Potulny (my leading scorer during the offseason in NHL 07), Ruzicka, Ross fill in when needed. With that said, I'm very impressed with Thoreson so far, he seems like a seasoned Vet. Hopefully he can translate his offensive ability to the NHL.

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So Kapanen gets 16 minutes today but Downie gets less than 8. There is no way in hell he should be playing twice as much. Downie should be on the 3rd line.
Downie should be paired with Hartnell to make a half-decent 3rd line and at least draw some penalties by working the puck down low.

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Downie should be paired with Hartnell to make a half-decent 3rd line and at least draw some penalties by working the puck down low.
I never thought that Downie and Hartnell would draw so many ****ing penalties... especially Downie. I know Hartnell gets criticized for taking a penalty but he draws more than he takes and most of the ones he takes are out of effort and not laziness.

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I didnt really see Thoresen's physicality much until that check on Satan today, wow

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As long as it isn't for another filthy Swede. You can't trust those wily ********.

But, seriously, I hope Kappy retires. I respect his decision to stay with the team (he, after all, was begged to stay) but it might be time for him to go dominate as a player-coach for the team he owns in Finland for a year or two. He'll be an extremely effective player over there.
Better yet, let's let him be a player-coach on this side of the pond.

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His numbers are down because he's absolutely terrible with the puck now. He's had ample time on scoring lines the past couple seasons and brings those lines down.

God bless the guy's heart, but let's not make excuses for his production. It's just not there anymore.
He hasn't had a chance to do anything this year...I'd like to see him get the shot, personally. I think his hands are still there, plus he has had some nice chances in limited time but has been on the wrong side of the post, so to speak.

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He hasn't had a chance to do anything this year...I'd like to see him get the shot, personally. I think his hands are still there, plus he has had some nice chances in limited time but has been on the wrong side of the post, so to speak.
If hands were prom dates his would be the fat chick sniffing glue behind Denny's on prom night.

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If hands were prom dates his would be the fat chick sniffing glue behind Denny's on prom night.
... You know... You really do think of the wierdest s*** lol.

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So Kapanen gets 16 minutes today but Downie gets less than 8. There is no way in hell he should be playing twice as much. Downie should be on the 3rd line.
He will be, probably easing him back in. Obviously Steven's likes him.

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If hands were prom dates his would be the fat chick sniffing glue behind Denny's on prom night.
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