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06-28-2011, 02:43 PM
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That's a center who isn't capable of playing with Semin on the 2nd line in case of an injury (NB/MJ). Say Belanger.
That's the luxury of having Laich (or Perrault for half a dozen games).

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06-28-2011, 02:51 PM
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Filppula would be great as a second or third line center. He kind of reminds me of a datsyuk lite the way he plays, patient with the puck, nifty, makes good plays, good vision, good 2 way game... Backstrom, mojo, filppula as our top 3 centers would give us a potential 90 - 100 point center, and two 50-60 point centers... That's the type of center depth that can win championships... Not to mention they all play a good two way game... I'd trade fehr and even throw in a first and/or Perreault, I think he'd help that much

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06-28-2011, 03:33 PM
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06-28-2011, 03:52 PM
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Filppula is a great player but Holland would play hardball with GMGM, I don't think I need to tell you who would come out on top of that deal. We might lose too much

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06-28-2011, 04:13 PM
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I now strongly suspect Varly to be traded away. The mastermind that sees Brooks Laich as core must see "Neuvy the Swept" as core.

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06-28-2011, 04:19 PM
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He is more talented than Laich I would say.
Hey hey hey. Brooks Laich kills men by the hundreds, consumes the opposition with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse...

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06-28-2011, 04:26 PM
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Hey hey hey. Brooks Laich kills men by the hundreds, consumes the opposition with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse...
And Filppula has never scored more than 19 goals or 40 points. But right, he's more talented than Laich.

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06-28-2011, 04:54 PM
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Filppula is def. more talented than laich. He usually doesn't play with zetterberg or datsyuk and probably doesn't see as much PP time as Brooks. If pit in the ame situation as laich i think he could be a 20g 40a guy

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06-28-2011, 04:58 PM
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Filppula is def. more talented than laich. He usually doesn't play with zetterberg or datsyuk and probably doesn't see as much PP time as Brooks. If pit in the ame situation as laich i think he could be a 20g 40a guy
Detroit switches the lines often, but Filppula would usually have Franzen and/or Bertuzzi. Granted, he's not put on the 3rd line for sucking.

The only area Filppula is better than Laich is in the playoffs.

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06-28-2011, 05:00 PM
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And Filppula has never scored more than 19 goals or 40 points. But right, he's more talented than Laich.
not to mention $1.5 million cheaper. Anyway the three key attributes I want in a center is playmaking, faceoffs, and two way play. Physicality would be a nice bonus but after being 12th in hits last year and adding a top 5 hitter during the draft it's not like we're exactly lacking in that department.

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06-28-2011, 05:34 PM
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So whats the deal. Is the team done acquiring forwards and the rest of the new players will be defenseman or are they going to try to add one more forward via trade or free agency?

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06-28-2011, 05:37 PM
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The team has to trade a defensemen, maybe two. IMO Eric Fehr will be shopped, and gut feeling is Semin and Green both come back.

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06-28-2011, 06:02 PM
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Anyone got any rumors???

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06-28-2011, 06:16 PM
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Anyone got any rumors???
Nope. Feels like the calm before the storm.

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06-28-2011, 06:16 PM
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Anyone got any rumors???
Philly is preparing an offer for Stamkos and is shopping Briere.

Cue McPhee-Holmgren talk speculation.

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06-28-2011, 06:19 PM
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Anyone got any rumors???
Yes, I would like to know as well why it is taking so long to sign Karl Alzner to a long term deal.

Hopefully because we are trading Schultz or Green, or both to give Karl a nice long contract and get someone else too

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06-28-2011, 07:20 PM
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Philly is preparing an offer for Stamkos and is shopping Briere.

Cue McPhee-Holmgren talk speculation.
If Briere really was being shopped, I would want McPhee all over that. He's one of the absolute top playoff scorers in the league.

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06-28-2011, 07:25 PM
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How many times would he spear Ovie in practice though?

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06-28-2011, 07:35 PM
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Philly is preparing an offer for Stamkos and is shopping Briere.

Cue McPhee-Holmgren talk speculation.

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06-28-2011, 07:59 PM
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lol i suggested briere last year and everyone laughed whos laughing now HAHAHAHAHA!

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06-28-2011, 08:19 PM
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And Filppula has never scored more than 19 goals or 40 points. But right, he's more talented than Laich.
I figured a Braveheart quote would obviously be a joke...

I get it, some feel Laich is a god amongst men and others feel he is now an overpaid 3rd line talent.

I hope I am wrong and that this deal spurs him to take his game to another level and become a guy who can be the main cog of a decent 2nd line. And I guess we will see how this plays out over time...

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06-28-2011, 08:43 PM
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I just can't see a guy like Stamkos pulling a Lebron unless Tampa really low balls him. Like "Here Steve heres a 10 year $50 million contract. We good?"

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06-28-2011, 09:18 PM
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I figured a Braveheart quote would obviously be a joke...

I get it, some feel Laich is a god amongst men and others feel he is now an overpaid 3rd line talent.

I hope I am wrong and that this deal spurs him to take his game to another level and become a guy who can be the main cog of a decent 2nd line. And I guess we will see how this plays out over time...
Hyperbole doesn't make your point any more true.

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06-28-2011, 09:19 PM
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The Senators, Kings and Stars are among the teams interested in Washington Capitals winger, Alex Semin.

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Not credible, but he's been right on a few occasions.

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06-28-2011, 09:31 PM
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Not credible, but he's been right on a few occasions.
Even so he's only writing about one way interest. Still I'm pretty sure we could work something out for Drew Doughty. Yeah that would totally be fair.

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