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10-07-2009, 08:57 PM
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Wow the Pens don't look interested at all out there tonight

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10-08-2009, 03:31 AM
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A good Eklund article (you read right!)

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Eklun...-in-It/1/23478

Interesting and i somewhat agree with him, although not long and not well detailed i think he's got a point

The parity will also be remembered for this era, the only bad side i see would be the OT/SO free point

Some teams still play the trap, some are still playing the more brute force style (far from the BSBs but still tough) small players have their place, theres still stellar players and goalies can still be a huge important part of the game

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10-08-2009, 04:07 AM
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I don't agree with him.

To me 1994-lockout was the best era. Best players, best goalies. Hockey was fun to watch.

Now...still some decent talent, but I don't find it as interesting to watch. A 2-1 game is much more exciting and tense than a 4-3 game. A goal meant more back then.

But really...1994-lockout just had some of the best talent that the NHL will ever see and some great teams.


The lack of a salary cap also meant that big market teams were usually relevant, which is always good for the league. No offense to Nashville, Tampa, Atlanta, Phoenix, Columbus and co., but very few people care about you. It's much more fun to see Toronto, Montreal, Boston, the Rangers, the Wings etc. in the playoffs and the lack of a salary cap helped big market teams (well...except for the Rangers, who despite massive spending, sucked *shrugs*).

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10-08-2009, 02:02 PM
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Robert Lang and Alex Tanguay at 3.5 million? I wanna hurl.

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10-08-2009, 08:06 PM
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Saku just knocked down Chara off a faceoff scramble got it to the point and the Ducks scored right after, on a 5-3 to tie the game at 1.

edit: Selanne just scored again (same pp), Koivu gets an assist on both goals (i think)

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10-08-2009, 08:19 PM
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Saku just knocked down Chara off a faceoff scramble got it to the point and the Ducks scored right after, on a 5-3 to tie the game at 1.

edit: Selanne just scored again (same pp), Koivu gets an assist on both goals (i think)
Only on the second goal. I don't think he touched the puck before it was hit to Nieds

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10-08-2009, 08:22 PM
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wow jock sniffers jack edwards and andy B were kissing some serious B ass...how dominant they have been for 4 periods blah blah blah...poof...3-1 Anaheim

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10-08-2009, 08:52 PM
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1 assist for Hedman so far tonight.

He looks like a 10 year NHL vet out there.

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10-08-2009, 09:02 PM
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4-1 Anaheim...is the sky falling in Boston too.........

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10-08-2009, 09:18 PM
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Boy Theodore sucks.

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10-08-2009, 09:29 PM
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Boston down 6-1 at home to Anaheim.

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10-08-2009, 09:30 PM
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Woohoo, I love the Ducks

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10-08-2009, 09:30 PM
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Gaborik with his 4th goal and 6th point of the season....good thing the Habs helped the Rags clear some cap space, so they could acquire him.

It will be interesting to see who comes out ahead in scoring at the end of the season....Gaborik or Gomez.

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10-08-2009, 09:40 PM
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At least we didn't get destroyed in our own barn... unlike a certain Northeast division team I know.

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10-08-2009, 09:41 PM
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Another assist for Hedman tonight on Fedoruk's goal. Beautiful pass after Hedman skated by 2 Devils.

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10-08-2009, 09:49 PM
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great finish to the Philly-Pitts game

god damn i love the flyers

Imagine we had Richards or Carter

sigh

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10-08-2009, 10:02 PM
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great finish to the Philly-Pitts game

god damn i love the flyers

Imagine we had Richards or Carter

sigh
Well, Leblanc is compared to Mike Richards... Will he turn out that way ? More than likely not, but still. We could have a Mike Richards. I emphasize "could"

Jeff Carter would be a sweet player to have as well.

At least we have goaltending.

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10-08-2009, 10:07 PM
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Buzzer beater Zajac ties it with 1 second left...3-3

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10-08-2009, 10:12 PM
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Boston down 6-1 at home to Anaheim.
That's what they get for laughing at us when we lost 7-1.

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10-08-2009, 10:12 PM
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At least we have goaltending.
I'd say Philly wishes it could have Markov and Price.

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10-08-2009, 10:13 PM
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That's what they get for laughing at us when we lost 7-1.
I have both Tim Thomas and Carey Price on my fantasy team

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10-08-2009, 10:15 PM
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I'd say Philly wishes it could have Markov and Price.
Philly has Timonen, Pronger, and Coburn. They're better than us at forward, and defense.

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10-08-2009, 10:18 PM
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Philly has Timonen, Pronger, and Coburn. They're better than us at forward, and defense.
Only because Markov is out. Otherwise I wouldn't trade our defense for theirs.

Philly's D has been their weak spot for a few years now. This is a team that got outshot worse than the Habs last year and got by on percentages.

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10-08-2009, 10:19 PM
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Philly has Timonen, Pronger, and Coburn. They're better than us at forward, and defense.
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10-08-2009, 10:23 PM
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Only because Markov is out. Otherwise I wouldn't trade our defense for theirs.

Philly's D has been their weak spot for a few years now.
Actually, it's been their goaltending.

Doesn,t Roman Cechmanek hold the shutout record ? He went like 3, or 4 games without letting in a goal and it sure as hell wasn't because he's skilled.

Kimmo Timonen is just a notch below Markov. People still consider Pronger top 3 best in the league. Coburn is young and very bright future. Ryan Parent is young and still learning, but looks to be good as well. Matt Carle is overpaid, but is kinda useful. OKT sucks.

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