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    1. 07-26-2011 02:03 PM #51
      While he kind of dropped off, Vanek is a world-class scorer. If he's set up with the right cast his numbers will skyrocket. IMHO matching the offer-sheet to keep him didn't handcuff the team too badly.

      Also - Myers is going to be a force.
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      07-26-2011 02:51 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by Yzerman View Post
      Draper is set to retire. He will be missed, but it's his time to go.
      Best dollar the Wings ever spent. One of the key cogs of the last fifteen years. Excited to see a little younger roster working its way in though.
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      07-26-2011 03:31 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by spoonie View Post
      While he kind of dropped off, Vanek is a world-class scorer. If he's set up with the right cast his numbers will skyrocket. IMHO matching the offer-sheet to keep him didn't handcuff the team too badly.

      Also - Myers is going to be a force.
      In some ways I can agree with both of those statements but at the same time when watching a lot of Sabres games you lose faith in them.

      Vanek has days when he is unstoppable, almost like once you finally light the fire under his ass he wakes up but typically he doesn't do much. Thats probably because of the people he is surrounded with like you said. Roy being injured at the end of last year hurt them a lot.

      Myers looked so sloppy last year, almost like he didn't care. I hope he comes back this season and play like he did in the 2009-2010 season. He was an all around better hockey player, partly I believe because he wasn't too comfortable yet.

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      07-26-2011 04:28 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by guppy3488 View Post
      Best dollar the Wings ever spent. One of the key cogs of the last fifteen years. Excited to see a little younger roster working its way in though.
      Absolutely, he stayed just long enough to train his replacement in Helm

      Perfect timing IMO.
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      07-26-2011 04:46 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by lorge1989 View Post

      Myers looked so sloppy last year, almost like he didn't care. I hope he comes back this season and play like he did in the 2009-2010 season. He was an all around better hockey player, partly I believe because he wasn't too comfortable yet.
      nah, just a sophomore slump...he'll be fine. he was still a 0.5PPG d-man and was even +/-...not even that bad for his slump season.

      i bet he'll be a monster in a few years....the guy is only 21.
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      07-26-2011 09:29 PM #56
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      He played a few games for the panthers before signing here. It’s a two way deal, he won’t be seeing much time up in Vancouver, he'll see more time in Chicago.

      Were good at being the bad guys so why not pick up a goon eh?
      Vancouver is good at being the bad guys? Since when?
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      07-27-2011 09:36 AM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by EdRacer71 View Post
      Vancouver is good at being the bad guys? Since when?
      always man, its just our thing... the bertuzzi incident, Rome hit, booin Phil Esposito and the general hate Vancouver gets from Canada... Theres allllot more. We just have always been disliked by other teams/fans. I get alot of hate, even before this years run, because there the "Bad Guys"..

      also thought this was a good read...

      http://www.nucksmisconduct.com/2011/...te-the-canucks

      if the link doesnt work, Ill fix it when i get home. Work blocks the site due to it being a blog...
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      07-27-2011 10:05 AM #58
      I think I might be the only one that doesn't care for the new Jets logo.

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      07-27-2011 11:28 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by k0nky View Post
      I think I might be the only one that doesn't care for the new Jets logo.
      Well It's nice but I want to see it in action to get a better idea. Once you see it for a few games with the home and away colors, then I think we will be able to judge better. Remember most Canadians will like it because it pays tribute to the Snowbirds
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      07-27-2011 11:35 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by k0nky View Post
      I think I might be the only one that doesn't care for the new Jets logo.

      i thought it was only me
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      08-03-2011 03:29 PM #61
      An arbitrator has awarded Nashville Predators defenceman Shea Weber a one-year contract worth $7.5 million.

      The Nashville captain had been seeking $8.5 million from his club, while the team countered with an offer of $4.75 million.
      Nashville offered $4.75 million? Are they serious? LOL They must not want to keep him. He will either be traded by the deadline or become a free agent over next summer. I doubt since they were this far apart in pay, that he will sign long term with them after that insulting offer.
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      08-03-2011 03:31 PM #62
      If Webber goes, I imagine Sutter will as well when he's a UFA next year.

      This is the problem with small market NHL teams...gotta pay to play and they can't afford it.
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      08-07-2011 11:07 AM #63
      kinda OT... I follow this thread... is there a way to save the shortcut to go to the last thread?

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      08-12-2011 12:07 PM #64




      I had a good laugh!

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      08-12-2011 07:11 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post




      I had a good laugh!
      Then Hammer throws him a hip check
      Or Bieska could do the job too

      I like how the media are laughing at his jokes too. What a wonderful idea, who's ever it was, to put our farm team in the same city.


      But im ready for hockey to be back, i think 58 days or so until the preseason!
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      08-15-2011 10:30 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by KoolLaid View Post
      But im ready for hockey to be back, i think 58 days or so until the preseason!
      You said it, I am getting my fix by playing twice a week, playing NHL 11 on xbox, and preparing for hockey pools but I need NHL hockey soon!!
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      08-16-2011 11:33 AM #67
      It appears the Detroit Red Wings are the latest team to take a chance on Fabian Brunnstrom.

      According to the Detroit News, the Red Wings signed Brunnstrom to a pro tryout with an invite to training camp next month.
      This guy has to be one of the most overrated prospects in the past few years. I remember when he was a FA and every team was courting him trying to get him to sign with them. He had 17 goals on year for Dallas but I think he lacks the work ethic. Maybe being a sweede, he will learn from Lidstrom, Holmstrom, Zetterberg, Franzen, Ericcson. It's only a tryout anyway.
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      08-16-2011 03:38 PM #68
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      COLEMAN, Alberta -- Winnipeg Jets center Rick Rypien was found dead in his home Monday, nine months after he took a leave of absence to deal with an undisclosed personal matter.

      An official with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police called Rypien's death sudden, but not suspicious. Rypien, a cousin of Super Bowl MVP quarterback Mark Rypien, was 27.

      Rick Rypien, who spent parts of six seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, was found dead at his home Monday at the age of 27.
      "We would like to express our sincere sympathies to the Rypien family as well as Rick's friends," the Jets said in a release. "We also appreciate all of the support that has come pouring in from Rick's fans. Rick was a talented player with an extremely bright future. His hunger for the game made him a valued team member both on and off the ice. This loss has impacted us as more than just a hockey team."

      Rypien is the second active NHL player found dead this offseason. Former New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard died in May due to an accidental mix of alcohol and the painkiller oxycodone.

      The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Rypien signed a $700,000, one-year deal with Winnipeg last month after spending parts of six seasons with Vancouver. He had nine goals, seven assists and 226 penalty minutes in 119 career NHL games, often dropping the gloves against much larger opponents.

      "Rick has been a beloved member of the Canucks family for the past six years," the team said in a statement. "Rick was a great teammate and friend to our players, coaches and staff. We send our deepest condolences to the Rypien family at this most difficult time."

      The Canucks announced on Nov. 25 that they had granted Rypien an indefinite leave of absence. It was the second time in three years the forward had left the team to deal with an undisclosed personal matter. Rypien also received a six-game suspension from the NHL last season after grabbing a fan on his way to the dressing room in Minnesota.

      Rypien also took an extended personal leave after a rash of injuries two years ago, missing 70 games during the 2008-09 season.

      "All players and NHLPA staff are saddened to learn of Rick's passing," union executive director Don Fehr said in a statement. "He was a respected member of our association and will be greatly missed throughout the hockey community. Our sincere condolences go out to Rick's family, friends and many fans."

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      08-17-2011 02:11 PM #69
      just what I thought, crosby won't be ready when the season starts... will he ever?

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      08-18-2011 10:53 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by k0nky View Post
      just what I thought, crosby won't be ready when the season starts... will he ever?
      I dunno man. I was asking myself the same question. He is working out but it's with no contact and he hasn't played in any sort of physical game since the beginning of 2011. I think he is in trouble. At one point they will have to clear him to play and give it a shot and see how it goes but damn, that would be a crushing blow to the Pens and the game of hockey if he is forced to call it quits.

      That's the problem with concussions, doesn't matter how long you rest up, the symptoms can come back even worse with 1 hit. It's not like a broken arm where if you wait longer, it will heal better and stronger.
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      08-18-2011 11:42 AM #71
      I wouldn't take too much stock in any of the reports just yet. The most important thing is for SC to get his conditioning back up to par, the non-contact part doesn't worry me yet because it's not like he'll even see a real hit until the pre/regular season. I can't imagine anyone on the Pens even giving him a 50% hit in camp.

      The Pens are obviously being very cautious with this, but I'll be pretty surprised if he isn't ready to go for Oct 6.
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      08-19-2011 10:57 AM #72
      I can't wait for hockey to start. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the Sabres' blueline performs with the additions of Ehrhoff and Regehr and the extra year of experience with Myers. It'll also be interesting to see how we get under the cap...

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      08-19-2011 11:24 AM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by konkomania View Post
      I can't wait for hockey to start. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the Sabres' blueline performs with the additions of Ehrhoff and Regehr and the extra year of experience with Myers. It'll also be interesting to see how we get under the cap...
      You and I both. A lot of teams look really good on paper this year. We will see what happens.
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      08-19-2011 11:39 AM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by konkomania View Post
      I can't wait for hockey to start. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the Sabres' blueline performs with the additions of Ehrhoff and Regehr and the extra year of experience with Myers. It'll also be interesting to see how we get under the cap...
      Im in the same boat. Sharks made some interesting moves. Cant wait to see how Burns and Havlat fit in. Colin White Im not too familiar with. Hanzus plays a solid D, slow but solid from what Ive seen.

      Since San Jose and Min seem to be trading with each other for the most part I cant wait to see how Heatley and Seto settle in. For some reason I have a feeling they will end up doing really well over there and being a pretty good scoring combo.

      Its going to be a good season all around.
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      08-19-2011 11:47 AM #75
      Chris Drury just announced his retirement. I loved him when he played for the Sabres. I'll never forget this goal:


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