Around the League - 2013 Edition

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    With Lecavalier out, their second line is now Malone-Thompson-Purcell.  With the reasonably effective scoring second line they had now gone, they may dig too deep of a hole to climb back out.

     

    8 points back of the Canes with Carolina having 2 games in hand - they've already dug a pretty deep hole. They play the Isles today and Canes Saturday. With Carolina also playing the Caps today, and the Jets having back-to backs on Saturday and Sunday, I'm pretty sure we'll know if the SE bottom feeders have any hope at all by Monday.

     

    Ahem...I'm flip flopping anf joining you too.  Getting shut out by the Islanders has to be the tipping point.  A lot of talent wasted there.


    Add Guy Boucher , along with Torts and Laviolette as to who gets thrown to the wolves first.
    Haven't really been impressed with Stevie Y in Tampa .. hasn't really put solid pieces in place to compliment Stamkos, Lecavallier, and St Louis... too bad.. Is Brett Connelly still in their plans? chosen 6th overall about 3 years ago.. looks like an iffy pick now..

     
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    Just heard on TSN Winnipeg that they'll have an outside game in Winnpeg.

     




    They better do it either early or late in the season - I cringe at the thought of an outdoor game in the Peg in January or February. I've been to a CFL game there in November and that was bonechilling enough.

     

     
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     They better do it either early or late in the season - I cringe at the thought of an outdoor game in the Peg in January or February. I've been to a CFL game there in November and that was bonechilling enough.

     



    No kidding. Remember the outdoor game in EDM? Wasn't it like -30?

     
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    Add Guy Boucher , along with Torts and Laviolette as to who gets thrown to the wolves first.
    Haven't really been impressed with Stevie Y in Tampa .. hasn't really put solid pieces in place to compliment Stamkos, Lecavallier, and St Louis... too bad.. Is Brett Connelly still in their plans? chosen 6th overall about 3 years ago.. looks like an iffy pick now..



    That's the thing, you would have thought that Connelly and Purcell would be a part of the dangerous 2nd line that would be a fearsome compliment to one of the best 1st lines in hockey.  At least Purcell has held up his end of the deal.  And Hedman could be blossoming into a Norris caliber leader on the blueline...where did it all go wrong?  This team should be a good mix of stud verterans and blooming young talent.  Instead they're getting shut out 2-0 by the Islanders...

     
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    Add Guy Boucher , along with Torts and Laviolette as to who gets thrown to the wolves first.
    Haven't really been impressed with Stevie Y in Tampa .. hasn't really put solid pieces in place to compliment Stamkos, Lecavallier, and St Louis... too bad.. Is Brett Connelly still in their plans? chosen 6th overall about 3 years ago.. looks like an iffy pick now..

     



    That's the thing, you would have thought that Connelly and Purcell would be a part of the dangerous 2nd line that would be a fearsome compliment to one of the best 1st lines in hockey.  At least Purcell has held up his end of the deal.  And Hedman could be blossoming into a Norris caliber leader on the blueline...where did it all go wrong?  This team should be a good mix of stud verterans and blooming young talent.  Instead they're getting shut out 2-0 by the Islanders...

     

    Hindsight is always 20/20 but looking back another terrible move was not being patient with Mike Smith..  he was the centre piece in the Richards trade along with Jussi Jokinen.. nothing to show for it now.. Teams have to have confidence in their goaltender, that is not the case in Tampa right now and is affecting the whole team.

     
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    Hindsight is always 20/20 but looking back another terrible move was not being patient with Mike Smith..  he was the centre piece in the Richards trade along with Jussi Jokinen.. nothing to show for it now.. Teams have to have confidence in their goaltender, that is not the case in Tampa right now and is affecting the whole team.




    Smith had a good year last year, but he's come back to Earth.  His current .899 SV% is exactly the same as the .899 SV% that he finished with in his last season in Tampa.

     
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    Add Guy Boucher , along with Torts and Laviolette as to who gets thrown to the wolves first.
    Haven't really been impressed with Stevie Y in Tampa .. hasn't really put solid pieces in place to compliment Stamkos, Lecavallier, and St Louis... too bad.. Is Brett Connelly still in their plans? chosen 6th overall about 3 years ago.. looks like an iffy pick now..

     



    That's the thing, you would have thought that Connelly and Purcell would be a part of the dangerous 2nd line that would be a fearsome compliment to one of the best 1st lines in hockey.  At least Purcell has held up his end of the deal.  And Hedman could be blossoming into a Norris caliber leader on the blueline...where did it all go wrong?  This team should be a good mix of stud verterans and blooming young talent.  Instead they're getting shut out 2-0 by the Islanders...

     



    It doesn't seem that long ago the term genius was being used to describe Guy Boucher. 

     
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    Gotta give Yzerman some time.  He's made some decent moves like keeping Purcell around and on a friendly contract, Stamkos is around on a deal that looks pretty sweet already post-Getzlaf signing, he got what should be his goalie of the future in Vasilievsky by dealing Downie, and his 2011 7th round pick is in the NHL after being the Crunch's third leading scorer this year.  Conacher and now Johnson are also up from Syracuse, and the Crunch are still a division leader.  Koekkoek won't be an NHL consideration for a couple of years, and Connolly is probably better off in the AHL for now.  I was really hoping that, if the Laffs has put on a run to finish in 2010, the Bruins wouldn't end up with Connolly. Loads of talent, but he's the kind of talent that makes you nervous about his work ethic and coachability.  Maturity in the A could help that.

    It won't make St Louis happy to hear, but the Lightning are looking better as a team in a year or two if they can concentrate on improving the back end.

    Oh, and get rid of the guy who answered the iron.

     
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    I still think Lindback is the goalie of the future down there in Tampa. His play has been pretty good of late, but Lecavaliers injury is going to hurt them.

    As for Torts, looks like he is writing his own ticket out of town. Calling out his own team the other night isnt going to help his cause. Those guys go through walls for him, buy into his bad system and dive in front of every shot for him. He has Richards,Gaborik and Nash and doesnt know what to do with them.

     
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    Looking forward to watching the Leafs lose at home on HNIC.

     
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    Looking forward to watching the Leafs lose at home on HNIC.




    Same here.  All that blue 'n white "Here Come The Leafs" stuff has piped down a lot lately. 

     
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    Looking forward to watching the Leafs lose at home on HNIC.

     




    Same here.  All that blue 'n white "Here Come The Leafs" stuff has piped down a lot lately. 

     



    No kidding eh! Doesn't it make you wanna p*ke all over a Leafs jersey. They keep parading out those guys from the 60s. How many times can you put Johnny Bower out there? What happens when he dies, who are they going to run out for the 41st time every year. If they had a team that at least made the Finals once in a blue moon, (no need to mention another similar team) you could a least cut them some slack. But I guess selling Decades of Pathetic isn't easy. 

     

     

     
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    Anybody know how Adam Larson is doing in NJD? I can see his stats, but haven't really seen much from him. Didn't notice him much in the Finals last year either. 

    I was really hoping the Leafs were going to TANK big time and the B's could have gotten him instead of Hamiton. Looks like we might have gotten the better end of the deal anyway. 

     

     
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    Kyle Wellwood turns it over in his own end, Kadri passes the puck to Lupul in his first game back after missing 25 and he backhands one past Pavelec for the early 1-0 lead.

     
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    Loving the hat the Don Cherry just sported on Coach's Corner. CBC announcer is calling Ilya "KovalChook" and that's ok if the Devils come back against the Smurfs.

     
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    Wellfed with the nice pass!

     
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    Loving the hat the Don Cherry just sported on Coach's Corner. CBC announcer is calling Ilya "KovalChook" and that's ok if the Devils come back against the Smurfs.




    San, Ron Maclean raised a good point about SO moves like Dagavins against Rask.  He said they should be outlawed because when the shooter approaches with speed, puts on the brakes before a spin-a-rama they shoot snow into the eyes of the goaltender.  He had a pic of Rask being sprayed as Dagavins stopped before trying his move. 

     
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    Wellfed with the nice pass!




    I love that nickname.

     
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    Loving the hat the Don Cherry just sported on Coach's Corner.

    San, Ron Maclean raised a good point about SO moves like Dagavins against Rask.  He said they should be outlawed because when the shooter approaches with speed, puts on the brakes before a spin-a-rama they shoot snow into the eyes of the goaltender.  He had a pic of Rask being sprayed as Dagavins stopped before trying his move.


    Fans like the gimmick it stays. But to that point those types of shootout attempts should be illegal becuase the puck should be moving foward with no stoppage. And yah the snow in the face is basically interference.

     

     
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    Loving the hat the Don Cherry just sported on Coach's Corner.

    San, Ron Maclean raised a good point about SO moves like Dagavins against Rask.  He said they should be outlawed because when the shooter approaches with speed, puts on the brakes before a spin-a-rama they shoot snow into the eyes of the goaltender.  He had a pic of Rask being sprayed as Dagavins stopped before trying his move.



    Fans like the gimmick it stays. But to that point those types of shootout attempts should be illegal becuase the puck should be moving foward with no stoppage. And yah the snow in the face is basically interference.

     

     

     



    The goalie's vision is obscured. 

     

     
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    BTW it took 10 rounds of SO for the Jets to beat Toronto 5-4.  I was waiting for Orr to have a go.  The game was like watching 3 different segments each dominated by each team.

     
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    I just saw more scoring chances in the first 5 minutes between T-Bay and Philly than I saw in a whole period of the NYR-Canes game. Good pace in T-Bay between 2 teams that really need some points.

     
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    I just saw more scoring chances in the first 5 minutes between T-Bay and Philly than I saw in a whole period of the NYR-Canes game. Good pace in T-Bay between 2 teams that really need some points.




    They're not shy about stepping into each other.  Philly hits - 15.  TB - 14 in the first period.

     
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    I just saw more scoring chances in the first 5 minutes between T-Bay and Philly than I saw in a whole period of the NYR-Canes game. Good pace in T-Bay between 2 teams that really need some points.

     




    They're not shy about stepping into each other.  Philly hits - 15.  TB - 14 in the first period.

     




    It seems like both teams recognize where they're at in the standings. Neither team can afford to squander a single point and they're playing like it. To put it in perspective, Philly and T-Bay will end the season at 65 points if they manage to win every game they have left. Meanwhile, the Pens can still match that number just by finishing the season at 9-6-3. These teams really dug big holes for themselves.

     
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    I just saw more scoring chances in the first 5 minutes between T-Bay and Philly than I saw in a whole period of the NYR-Canes game. Good pace in T-Bay between 2 teams that really need some points.

     




    They're not shy about stepping into each other.  Philly hits - 15.  TB - 14 in the first period.

     

     




    It seems like both teams recognize where they're at in the standings. Neither team can afford to squander a single point and they're playing like it. To put it in perspective, Philly and T-Bay will end the season at 65 points if they manage to win every game they have left. Meanwhile, the Pens can still match that number just by finishing the season at 9-6-3. These teams really dug big holes for themselves.

     



    Which puts massive importance on each remaining game.

     
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