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03-18-2004, 02:41 PM
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Who won it last year? Yzerman?

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Souray.....

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Too bad Curtis Joseph wouldn't be considered for all the crap he's been through.

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Who won it last year? Yzerman?
Yes it was Yzerman. IMO it should have been Berard over him

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Too bad Curtis Joseph wouldn't be considered for all the crap he's been through.
That's part of being a professional though.

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daigle is a deserving candidate. of all teams for him to pick to play a role on - he chose the one that would be the most team oriented. you never hear quotes from him, he just goes and does his job every night. im impressed that he is finally getting it and after all he has been through its nice to see him get a little credit. having said that im sure someone who went through a lot more will win. knocks on daigle were always overdone - he is an easy target which people have no problem shooting at. it took a lot of guts to come back to a world so obviously rooting against him. to play in minny, he must have earned all he has gotten.

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I don't know about you guys, but I'd sit in the pressbox for 8mil.

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03-18-2004, 04:07 PM
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While it sounds like Mr. Daigle has been a team-player this year, and has worked hard to keep a spot on the roster, I still feel that the only reason he is playing hockey right now is because it is the most lucrative career option available to him (despite comments about willing to play in Europe, etc.).

There isn't a problem with that necessarily. I'm sure he isn't the only player in the NHL in that situation, but I think Masterson nominees should be guys that are driven by the love of the sport first, and the money second.

I would prefer if he didn't get the nomination, but it sounds like there weren't too many alternatives on the Wild this year. I don't think he'll be close to one of the three finalists, so it's a moot point anyways.

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03-18-2004, 05:25 PM
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While it sounds like Mr. Daigle has been a team-player this year, and has worked hard to keep a spot on the roster, I still feel that the only reason he is playing hockey right now is because it is the most lucrative career option available to him (despite comments about willing to play in Europe, etc.).

There isn't a problem with that necessarily. I'm sure he isn't the only player in the NHL in that situation, but I think Masterson nominees should be guys that are driven by the love of the sport first, and the money second.
Well, if you love the sport, wouldn't you want to play at the highest level you could? He signed for relatively cheap ...2 way contract, 500k/60k ..

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giving it to heatley would be an even bigger joke than giving it to daigle
What the hell? Contribute to the death of a teammate, get a trophy. Why not? After the Bertuzzi incident whats some more bad press??

I would think the trophy would go to somebody that was put through something they had no control over. Its Heatley's fault he had to miss most of the season and come back. He could have gone the speed limit, but he chose not too. I would think dedication to you and your teammates lives would be something more important than dedication to hockey. He obviously didn't show the former.


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So what's the story on Barney ?

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So what's the story on Barney ?
Barney was one of the LA Kings top prospects about 4 years or so ago, and a borderline Top 50 guy. He was considered to be LA's future, power forward centre of the future. Unfortunately, he had this back condition that just kept getting worse and worse, to the point where the guy could barely get out of bed, let alone play hockey. He went to a whole bunch of specialists and no one could figure out what to do with him. So, he retired. Was out of hockey for over two years and then he found a specialist who was offering some new methods, and they worked. His back being fine, Barney fought back and the Kings saw him training with the Peterborough Petes of the OHL. He looked good, and I guess they may have felt a little sadness for the guy so they invited him to training camp last year. He played very well and ended up earning himself a contract. He had a pretty rough year in the AHL, but that had to be expected after not playing hockey for so long, added on to the fact it was his first professional season. The Kings then renewed his contract this past season and he's back. Was ripping up the AHL with Manchester, they called him up and he's been outstanding. Barney isn't exactly old either, at only 24, he's got great things ahead of him.

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Barney was one of the LA Kings top prospects about 4 years or so ago, and a borderline Top 50 guy. He was considered to be LA's future, power forward centre of the future. Unfortunately, he had this back condition that just kept getting worse and worse, to the point where the guy could barely get out of bed, let alone play hockey. He went to a whole bunch of specialists and no one could figure out what to do with him. So, he retired. Was out of hockey for over two years and then he found a specialist who was offering some new methods, and they worked. His back being fine, Barney fought back and the Kings saw him training with the Peterborough Petes of the OHL. He looked good, and I guess they may have felt a little sadness for the guy so they invited him to training camp last year. He played very well and ended up earning himself a contract. He had a pretty rough year in the AHL, but that had to be expected after not playing hockey for so long, added on to the fact it was his first professional season. The Kings then renewed his contract this past season and he's back. Was ripping up the AHL with Manchester, they called him up and he's been outstanding. Barney isn't exactly old either, at only 24, he's got great things ahead of him.
wow, a little similar to the Jamie McLennan story a couple of years ago, with the whole fighting to get back to hockey... what a story, now i see why he could be a top candidate, who could be his biggest threats for the trophy ?

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I think Chris Pronger should get some consideration.

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Barney was one of the LA Kings top prospects about 4 years or so ago, and a borderline Top 50 guy. He was considered to be LA's future, power forward centre of the future. Unfortunately, he had this back condition that just kept getting worse and worse, to the point where the guy could barely get out of bed, let alone play hockey. He went to a whole bunch of specialists and no one could figure out what to do with him. So, he retired. Was out of hockey for over two years and then he found a specialist who was offering some new methods, and they worked. His back being fine, Barney fought back and the Kings saw him training with the Peterborough Petes of the OHL. He looked good, and I guess they may have felt a little sadness for the guy so they invited him to training camp last year. He played very well and ended up earning himself a contract. He had a pretty rough year in the AHL, but that had to be expected after not playing hockey for so long, added on to the fact it was his first professional season. The Kings then renewed his contract this past season and he's back. Was ripping up the AHL with Manchester, they called him up and he's been outstanding. Barney isn't exactly old either, at only 24, he's got great things ahead of him.
That specialist deserves a trophy.

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I can understand your point of view, but wouldn't it require some kind of dedication to the game to leave that Hollywood lifestyle behind and spend the better part of a season playing minor league hockey to try and get back? He sure aint playing for the money....
If he had become some huge moviestar and he came back to play hockey THAT would be impressive. I don't know how impressive it is to turn your back on a failed movie career. I mean, it failed. It's not like he realized how much he loves the game all of a sudden and turned down a 20 million dollar movie deal to go play as a 3rd liner in the NHL.

Seems to me hockey is just easier for him to do then working at MacDonalds or digging ditches. I don't pretend to know his motivations, but I can't blame him. If I failed outta Hollywood and my choices were to play a sport or dig ditches/work the drivethru......it's not a hard decision

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I wish you guys would go look at what Daigle is doing.

First off, have you seen any of his interviews this year? You'll come away with a much different impression of the man. He truely wants to make it as an NHL'er right now. He realizes his mistakes in the past, and is trying to rectify them.

However, perhaps the most interesting thing is that Daigle is trying to fit into the Wild. Peirre McGuire the other night on TSN was just lauding praise on Daigle for backchecking. He couldn't believe what he was seeing - Daigle backchecking.. LOTS.. and efficiently. Later in the game, he gave kudos to Daigle for his determination to make it back to the NHL and to play a 'team game'.

No, Daigle does not deserve to win it over my favorite pick, Scott Barney... but to me, he's a very, very deserving canidate.
Once again if my options are backchecking in the NHL or working the drive thru it's not a hard decision to make. Daigle just happens to have an ungodly amount of talent at something he doesn't love. It's to bad, but I don't think it's his fault. I think there definitely has to be 30 more worthy candidates

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The issue is, how many games has Barney played for the Kings this year? If he has only played for the AHL team, than despite the good Masterson story it is hard to give an AHL guy an NHL award.

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daigle is a deserving candidate.
I'm sorry...but I feel that the men and/or women that wash hockey players sweaty jock straps after a game are much more deserving of this award than Daigle. Actually, that guy from the East Coast who just won the Brier is probably more dedicated to hocky over his career than Daigle has...

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I think Chris Pronger should get some consideration.
me 2! considering he's had like 3 or 4 wrist surgeries including a wrist surgery where it's never been done on an athlete... not to mention his knee injury

Welp I'd give it to Pronger or Souray.. but that's just me

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Welp I'd give it to Pronger or Souray.. but that's just me
Souray for sure...but only if he's able to come back and be what he was earlier on in the season.

I still think that Koivu should get it again...damn..after all he's been through...and the season he's having...damn...I just impressed with him. Especially since he kicked that bi@tch Ribero's ass

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Ahh, Chris Pronger. I think this is the perfect time to bring up a famous Daigle quote, from draft day.

"Nobody Remembers number two", in reference to his first overall selection. #2 was of course, the afformentioned Chris Pronger. Funny how stuff can go full circle.

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Ahh, Chris Pronger. I think this is the perfect time to bring up a famous Daigle quote, from draft day.

"Nobody Remembers number two", in reference to his first overall selection. #2 was of course, the afformentioned Chris Pronger. Funny how stuff can go full circle.



Perfect...nuff said!



Sorry Alex, we remember number 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, etc...better than you for their hockey careers...

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The issue is, how many games has Barney played for the Kings this year? If he has only played for the AHL team, than despite the good Masterson story it is hard to give an AHL guy an NHL award.
21 games now I believe, and he's going to finish out the regular season and if the Kings make the playoffs. He'd have about a dozen more games on top of that had he not injured his shoulder.

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it's funny how everyone that is outraged by Daigle's nomination is an embittered Sens fan.

I'm happy for him, and while I hold no love for the Wild, I've been rooting for him all year.

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