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02-14-2011, 01:03 PM
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Last one was way over 1000...

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I'm tired of all the controversy around the NYI and Penguins brawls. Lemieux's whining is what gets me most of all. He didn't open his mouth when Cooke mashed someone's head in. Or when his team was brawling in the Islanders game earlier in the season when Di Pietro got knocked out for the rest of the season.

A couple Islanders players crossed the line, but they are a humiliated team that was further humiliated by the Penguins in their earlier contest. The two coaches should have lined up the knuckle draggers early in the contest and tossed them out of the game before things got out of hand.

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Message from one NHL Governor..."If Mario would like to change the game, maybe he should show up at the meetings."
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^ And boom goes the dynamite.

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Re: Miller debate.

You are correct. I couldn't have picked worse wording. What I should have said was he had one great year and that is it.

The whole argument stays the same, I feel it has very valid points and good backing to it, however, has that one hiccup.

FTR, I think Miller is a good goalie, I'm not so sure I'd anoint him "Best goalie in the World" that's where I took exception to this whole thing.

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With mentioning Luongo, I was showing how quick the trend of valuing netminders has changed. Here you have people (fans/media) jump on Luongo for posting 2.57 GAA, 0.913 SV% and then you have people anointing Miller the best thing out there with career numbers very similar to that of Luongo's abnormal year.

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Well that didn't last long:

http://www.faceoff.com/Forsberg+anno...533/story.html


Colorado Avalanche forward Peter Forsberg's comeback is over.

The 37-year-old, who signed a one-year contract with the Avalanche last week, is holding a news conference on Monday to officially announce his retirement from hockey.

In other news, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.

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"We're going to do everything we can to protect our players," said Konopka. "It's not an easy job but we're worried about each other, not outsiders."

"As soon as I get home, I'm going to take the poster off my bedroom door of Mario."
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Good news...it's looking like we'll be avoiding Anaheim first round. I think we could take that series, but at what cost? I think they'll probably end up taking the Pacific. The rest of the crew down around the 8th spot doesn't concern me all that much.

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Boards about to crash...looks like TO made a trade.

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Yup, Versteeg honeymoon over

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TOR trades Kris Versteeg to PHI for two draft picks, including a first rounder.

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****.

Beating Philly is going to be tough.

Wait...I don't understand how Philly can add the salary? Aren't they as capped out as we are? EDIT: Upon further inspection apparently they had the space.

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What a ridiculously strong group Holmgren is putting together - he's sure moving a lot of high picks though. I guess you can do that when you draft as good as they do...

It's Mike Gillis' turn to step up to the plate and add a piece for a playoff run. The competition will never be weaker in the West than it is right now and it's time to load up.

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I hope we face Philly in the finals. That would be a helluva series to watch.

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Versteeg sucked in TO...but that is probably because he was on the top line. On Philly, he will be on the 2nd or 3rd lines playing with Richards or Briere who are way better players than Bolland. Philly is going for it this year.

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What a nightmare that "SC contender" thread is... can't believe I'm participating. Don't even care if we're a contender but stuff like Nashville having better forward depth than us...

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What a ridiculously strong group Holmgren is putting together - he's sure moving a lot of high picks though. I guess you can do that when you draft as good as they do...

It's Mike Gillis' turn to step up to the plate and add a piece for a playoff run. The competition will never be weaker in the West than it is right now and it's time to load up.
Huh?? Take a look at their last 7 drafts outside of their first round selections and tell me you still think that is true. They have a great college scouting contingent thats making up for their poor selections.

Again, i ask the question, why should this prompt Gillis to make a move or a trade? We are going to respond to match a team we may or may not face in the playoffs? Who and what space do we even have? This isn't a chess or checkers game.

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This trade doesn't make me any more worried about the Flyers. They're a very good team but I dont see Versteeg being their missing piece.

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Credit to Burke, that's a pretty good return for Versteeg, considering Fisher got the same. Philly is looking scary.

Agreed with the sentiment that it's time for Gillis to match. Shirokov and a conditional 2nd for Reasoner, pretty please.

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Uh-oh. If there's a perception that Gillis needs to match this deal, there goes all the work convincing everyone that he doesn't really need to make a move. He'll be back to getting offered spare parts for our first rounder because other GM's think he's desperate.

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Versteeg is massively overrated. He's a decent player, but he essentially allows them to healthy scratch Zherdev.

"Meh".

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Versteeg is massively overrated. He's a decent player, but he essentially allows them to healthy scratch Zherdev.

"Meh".
Pretty much. There's only so much forward time to go around and they already have a good Top 9, it's a marginal improvement. He's not going to improve their PP either. (Although, to be fair, he's more likely to replace Nodl than Zherdev.)

Now, if this were a team like Canucks, who don't have any true scorers on the 3rd line, it would be a bigger upgrade (and yet still not very big).

Different teams, different situations.

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No, getting into an arms race is not ideal. If there is a move to shore up a weak spot that can be made, we do it.


IMO this doesn't make Reasoner worth any more than a 2nd, unless some team does get desparate. Versteeg and Fisher have far greater credentials and are under contract.\

But I hope Gillis does make a move, because players, psychologically, do expect their GM to do something to shore up depth at the deadline. I can see it as a bit of a disappointment if nothing at all is done while your enemies are stocking up.

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There's absolutely no need to react to what a team in the other conference has done. The only way that will affect us is if both teams make it through to the finals - the chances of that are very slim.

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I don't think we should pull a panic move and match, and with Gillis at the helm, I highly doubt we will.

But seeing as last minute deals get inflated quite a bit, I think it would be prudent for him to try and shore up our 4th line very soon.

As far as getting another top 6 forward... I don't really see that happening.

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