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  • Forum Post: Worst fans

    Posted 07/30/2014 03:01:28 EDT

    I have a new rule when dealing with Scab fans who bring up the cup history: "wow, you must have been on the edge of your seat when Aurel Joliat put them up 2-1 with 5 minutes to go!" "Man, you must ha more »

  • Posted 07/30/2014 02:55:23 EDT

    jm - disagree with #4.  Raises, yes. Big raises...well, $1M is a big raise in real dollars, but when it's only 25% of the contract's value....

     

     

     

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  • Posted 07/30/2014 01:32:26 EDT

    Holy frejoles, is there ever a lot of this going on right now.  And fair enough.  It's a question for the Bruins as they look at whether or not to extend Krejci, Boychuk, Paille, Campbell and Soderber more »

  • Posted 07/30/2014 12:55:16 EDT

    In response to jmwalters' comment: [QUOTE] In response to Bookboy007's comment: [QUOTE] ...you're just yanking my chain, right?   [/QUOTE] hahaha....tell me you don't think the Habs would have been be more »

  • Posted 07/30/2014 12:35:35 EDT

    Not to argue with myself, but the main reason Subban and Krug are on different levels has nothing to do with offensive stats, or even defensive ability.  Subban's not a great defender.  He makes some more »

  • Forum Post: Derek Brousard

    Posted 07/30/2014 12:25:23 EDT

    If there is, it's not helping Nash. I think there's a long-standing belief that this guy has more to give than what we've seen.  His first full year in Columbus, he had 25 points in 31 games - a 66 po more »

  • Posted 07/30/2014 11:29:37 EDT

    Blah blah blah, skating blah blah, puck possession entries, blah blah, accurate shots blah. That pretty much covers it.  A lot of Subban's offense is predicated on his shot - it's heat and accuracy - more »

  • Posted 07/30/2014 11:25:31 EDT

    ...you're just yanking my chain, right?

     

     

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  • Posted 07/30/2014 10:40:09 EDT

    I'm just not as bullish on the contract market as some.  I don't think he's going to do a whole lot better next year on a longer term deal.  I could see him getting his $8.5 over 8 next year, maybe, b more »

  • Posted 07/30/2014 10:26:59 EDT

    Yeah, I've been assuming it will be something in the Letang range for a while.  No way do I make him the highest paid D in the league though.  Not a chance.

     

     

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  • Posted 07/30/2014 10:24:01 EDT

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0la5DBtOVNI" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0la5DBtOVNI Basically, this is all that needs to be said.   Otherwise, everybody lay off shupe....  If ther more »

  • Posted 07/29/2014 04:04:15 EDT

    Other than the totally unexpected boom from Nyqvist last year, who are the other trusted, creative scoring talents Babcock has developed?  And why didn't anyone on that team score more than 49 points? more »

  • Posted 07/29/2014 02:30:50 EDT

    In response to BigBadnBruin's comment: [QUOTE] In response to Bookboy007's comment: [QUOTE] All that said, I'll repeat the caveat above: I haven't been able to confirm whether they are subject to the more »

  • Posted 07/29/2014 02:26:28 EDT

    Easy.  Trade Lars Volden for him, send him to Malmo for six years, then bring him back to centre the third line.

     

     

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  • Posted 07/29/2014 01:38:08 EDT

    Yeah, I dispute the idea that Smith can't create his own chances.  I might even go so far as to say Smith uses his teammates better, and that's one of the reasons Julien will use him on the left point more »

  • Posted 07/29/2014 01:30:58 EDT

    In response to WalkTheLine's comment: [QUOTE] Here's a snippet from one of the articles I read on Horschack.   “Spencer is a hulking forward,” Hermiston(his agent) said, “and, as sometimes happe more »

  • Posted 07/29/2014 12:48:53 EDT

    The first one when Komisarek came on thinking he was going to show this newb what for, got rocked early, and then just fed.  The one where, after the ref pulls him off, Lucic is just raging he's so pu more »

  • Posted 07/29/2014 12:36:04 EDT

    The Komisarek beating has gone down in Bruins history as one of the most exciting pummelings of the last quarter century at least.  I could watch that with my coffee every morning.     Are you not ent more »

  • Posted 07/29/2014 12:34:06 EDT

    Exactly.  Here's what I can tell you: he was a third liner in the WHL who couldn't hack the ECHL at the end of his WHL career.  So he did what many former major junior players do: he went to school on more »

  • Posted 07/29/2014 12:25:12 EDT

    All that said, I'll repeat the caveat above: I haven't been able to confirm whether they are subject to the EL cap or not, only that they have no RFA or other rights to use as leverage (and Crowls did more »

  • Posted 07/29/2014 12:24:14 EDT

    Those are far more simple, though jm.  Surely that's obvious.  All of those guys have done nothing to prove they're NHL players, and most if not all are looking at the coming season and absolutely sal more »

  • Posted 07/29/2014 12:03:59 EDT

    They've PTOed a lot of guys over the years, and most play 5 games and disappear.  This is a meaningless move that cost nothing and could only be a good news story if the guy first plays his way on the more »

  • Posted 07/29/2014 12:00:56 EDT

    jm, I think we saw the Scabs throw Lucic's tough guy rep in his face when he wasn't able to back it up - no fighting in the playoffs.  I think if he grabs Subban after one of those plays where Subban more »

  • Posted 07/29/2014 11:22:11 EDT

    Actually, SanDog, does it even mean he'll start the season?  It's not a contract, it's a professional tryout offer.  They've invited him to camp.

     

     

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  • Posted 07/29/2014 11:20:34 EDT

    In response to jmwalters' comment: [QUOTE] In response to Bookboy007's comment: [QUOTE]   Tatar was an RFA.  Smith and Krug are Group 1 players who do not have RFA (Group 2) rights.  I'm not sure, but more »

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