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#1 Spndnchz

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:07 PM

All the stuff not fully thread worthy, like Foligno getting a new jock over the summer. Oh wait, maybe not.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:27 PM

Should be interesting to see what Darcy will be able to pull off starting July 1st.  The draft certainly worked out pretty well.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:29 PM

Sexy...

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:51 PM

View Postqwksndmonster, on 24 June 2012 - 11:29 PM, said:

Sexy...
wait your saying Folignos new jock is sexy?

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:01 AM

Yes.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:50 AM

I grabbed his old one out of the dumpster on clean out day

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:58 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 25 June 2012 - 07:50 AM, said:

I grabbed his old one out of the dumpster on clean out day
did you put it on your head like you claimed you would? And if so, how did it feel?

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:03 AM

View PostArcsabresfan41, on 25 June 2012 - 07:58 AM, said:

did you put it on your head like you claimed you would? And if so, how did it feel?

It was like trying to wear a 5 gallon bucket.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:15 AM

View PostArcsabresfan41, on 25 June 2012 - 07:58 AM, said:

did you put it on your head like you claimed you would? And if so, how did it feel?

View Postd4rksabre, on 25 June 2012 - 08:03 AM, said:

It was like trying to wear a 5 gallon bucket.

Oh, my ... :wub:  ... :blush: .

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:14 PM

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Ondrej Pavelec's new deal in WPG is 5 yrs, with annual cap hit of $3.9M.

Pavelec year by year: 3.25M 3.5M 3.75M 4.25M 4.75M

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:22 PM

View Postnobody, on 25 June 2012 - 04:14 PM, said:

Bob McKenzie@TSNBobMcKenzie
Ondrej Pavelec's new deal in WPG is 5 yrs, with annual cap hit of $3.9M.

Pavelec year by year: 3.25M 3.5M 3.75M 4.25M 4.75M

So much for whoever it was that proposed some silly trade for Pavelec.

He's Winnipeg's guy. If that team can give the consistency he deserves in front of him, they could be next year's LA Kings.

Edited by d4rksabre, 25 June 2012 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:26 PM

View Postnobody, on 25 June 2012 - 04:14 PM, said:

Bob McKenzie@TSNBobMcKenzie
Ondrej Pavelec's new deal in WPG is 5 yrs, with annual cap hit of $3.9M.

Pavelec year by year: 3.25M 3.5M 3.75M 4.25M 4.75M

View Postd4rksabre, on 25 June 2012 - 04:22 PM, said:

So much for whoever it was that proposed some silly trade for Pavelec.

He's Winnipeg's guy. If that team can give the consistency he deserves in front of him, they could be next year's LA Kings.

Means Kings Quick should get @6 million per plus next season. (13-14)

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:29 PM

View Postnobody, on 25 June 2012 - 04:14 PM, said:

Bob McKenzie@TSNBobMcKenzie
Ondrej Pavelec's new deal in WPG is 5 yrs, with annual cap hit of $3.9M.

Pavelec year by year: 3.25M 3.5M 3.75M 4.25M 4.75M

Seems like an awful lot for Pavelec and his career 2.99 GAA and .907 save percentage.  


View Postd4rksabre, on 25 June 2012 - 04:22 PM, said:

So much for whoever it was that proposed some silly trade for Pavelec.

He's Winnipeg's guy. If that team can give the consistency he deserves in front of him, they could be next year's LA Kings.

Wake me when Winnipeg finds something even remotely resembling a top-6 center, and preferably 2 of them.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:36 PM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 25 June 2012 - 04:29 PM, said:

Seems like an awful lot for Pavelec and his career 2.99 GAA and .907 save percentage.  




Wake me when Winnipeg finds something even remotely resembling a top-6 center, and preferably 2 of them.

There's a lil bit of Free Agency ahead of us. :P  Certainly Winnipeg could be involved in the bidding.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:02 PM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 25 June 2012 - 04:29 PM, said:

Seems like an awful lot for Pavelec and his career 2.99 GAA and .907 save percentage.  

If you watch Win games, it seems that fans think this is a good price and that he stole them a lot of games

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:11 PM

View PostThirtyEight, on 25 June 2012 - 05:02 PM, said:

If you watch Win games, it seems that fans think this is a good price and that he stole them a lot of games

I think they'd be right. Pavelec is a better goalie than his numbers let on. Before Quick went balls out this season his numbers weren't much better than Ondrej's have been the last two seasons.

If they can give Pavelec the support, then I think we'll see what he can really do.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:16 PM

The Jets are no Kings though. Offensively OR defensively.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:24 PM

View Postthesportsbuff, on 25 June 2012 - 05:16 PM, said:

The Jets are no Kings though. Offensively OR defensively.

They're a hard forechecking team and they made us look stoopid last year (beat us 3 of 4 games. Only game we won was in OT). They were 12th in the league in scoring.

Their problem is defense and limiting rebounds. Bogosian is coming into his own, and they added Clitsome late in the season. Byfuglien is maturing and Mark Flood finally got his chance last year going -1 through 33 games.

If their D corps put it all together this year, things could be good in Winnipeg.

Edited by d4rksabre, 25 June 2012 - 05:28 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:46 PM

I think the Jets are poised to be a contender this season. If they get some decent play out of the center position then they might take the division

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:43 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 25 June 2012 - 04:36 PM, said:

There's a lil bit of Free Agency ahead of us. :P  Certainly Winnipeg could be involved in the bidding.

The bidding for who, Gaustad?

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:22 AM

View Postshrader, on 25 June 2012 - 11:43 PM, said:

The bidding for who, Gaustad?

For our sake, I sure hope so.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:40 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 25 June 2012 - 04:36 PM, said:

There's a lil bit of Free Agency ahead of us. :P  Certainly Winnipeg could be involved in the bidding.
Not according to their owner when he bought them last year. He said they weren't going to go teh FA route to build, they would rely more on building through the draft. They aren't expected to be buyers in teh FA market, they will be similar to what the Sabres were during Golisano. Budget first, resign your own guys, fill the gaps with affordable FAs with potential

View Postd4rksabre, on 25 June 2012 - 05:24 PM, said:

They're a hard forechecking team and they made us look stoopid last year (beat us 3 of 4 games. Only game we won was in OT). They were 12th in the league in scoring.

Their problem is defense and limiting rebounds. Bogosian is coming into his own, and they added Clitsome late in the season. Byfuglien is maturing and Mark Flood finally got his chance last year going -1 through 33 games.

If their D corps put it all together this year, things could be good in Winnipeg.
The Sabres have always struggled against the Thrashers/Jets the last few years.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:58 AM

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Mike Haviland and Jon Cooper were seriously considered for the Caps job. But Adam Oates gets the nod. A solid choice.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:33 PM

Now here's a guy I'd pay some attention to who is a UFA, Peter Mueller.  His injuries are behind him and I would think Buffalo could scoop him up for a reasonable price on a one year contract.  It's worth the gamble because the kid definitely has talent.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:10 PM

View Postnobody, on 26 June 2012 - 11:58 AM, said:

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Mike Haviland and Jon Cooper were seriously considered for the Caps job. But Adam Oates gets the nod. A solid choice.

Hope they got Ovechkin's permission first. :rolleyes:

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:43 AM

Edmonton should be appointing a new coach this morning and according to TSN it will be Krueger.  He has been a assistant for Edmonton for a couple years.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=399314

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:55 AM

According to ESPN, CBA talks will start tomorrow. by tomorrow, I meant Friday.  :blush:

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:47 AM

View PostdEnnis the Menace, on 27 June 2012 - 07:55 AM, said:

According to ESPN, CBA talks will start tomorrow. by tomorrow, I meant Friday.  :blush:

In that case, you really should have posted on Thursday.  But we'll let it slide.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:54 AM

View PostEleven, on 27 June 2012 - 08:47 AM, said:

In that case, you really should have posted on Thursday.  But we'll let it slide.

Something tells me I'll have plenty else to post on Thursday, but your generosity is much appreciated :beer:

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:46 AM

View PostJJFIVEOH, on 26 June 2012 - 06:10 PM, said:

Hope they got Ovechkin's permission first. :rolleyes:
Apparently when Ovy heard the news he was excited and called to talk to him because he heard that he was known for coaching an offence first type style (or something like that) and is happy with this move because the plan is to "uLet him loose" again with hopes he gets back to the type of play that he made him one of the top scorers.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=399296

As for the Edmonton coaching job, every time I see the name I think of the Seinfeld episode with George working for Kruegger and the letter fell off the sign. His boss says that it sounds like an old time car horn "K Uegger"

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:55 AM

The Predators are trying to get bigger and stronger (sounds strangely familiar), so rumor has it that they are close to re-signing Goose, along with monster d-man Hal Gill.  They're going to let Francis Boullion walk (he isn't a bad defenseman IMHO) since he is small and getting up there in years.  They're also letting Jordin Tootoo go (too much off-ice drama with his troubles with alcoholism?).  Both will be decent low-priced pickups for someone.

http://www.tennessea...&nclick_check=1

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:10 AM

View PostCOSabre, on 27 June 2012 - 09:55 AM, said:

The Predators are trying to get bigger and stronger (sounds strangely familiar), so rumor has it that they are close to re-signing Goose, along with monster d-man Hal Gill.  They're going to let Francis Boullion walk (he isn't a bad defenseman IMHO) since he is small and getting up there in years.  They're also letting Jordin Tootoo go (too much off-ice drama with his troubles with alcoholism?).  Both will be decent low-priced pickups for someone.

http://www.tennessea...&nclick_check=1
I thought Tootoos "off ice drama" was alot better recently. Saw a piece on TSN about it and he was supposed to have been sober for a while and doing much better. He is a physical player (but not what many expected or wanted him to be in the last few years). I can see many begging for the Sabres to pick him off because it might piss Miller off and then he can demand a trade.....

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:14 AM

View PostCOSabre, on 27 June 2012 - 09:55 AM, said:

The Predators are trying to get bigger and stronger (sounds strangely familiar), so rumor has it that they are close to re-signing Goose, along with monster d-man Hal Gill.  They're going to let Francis Boullion walk (he isn't a bad defenseman IMHO) since he is small and getting up there in years.  They're also letting Jordin Tootoo go (too much off-ice drama with his troubles with alcoholism?).  Both will be decent low-priced pickups for someone.

http://www.tennessea...&nclick_check=1


Tootoo's been sober for a few years now, so I doubt that has to do with it.  Seems like purely a numbers issue in Nashville.  I'd like to see him on the wing opposite Kaleta.  Throw McCormick between them, and now that'd be an intense checking line.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:25 AM

View Postapuszczalowski, on 27 June 2012 - 10:10 AM, said:

I thought Tootoos "off ice drama" was alot better recently. Saw a piece on TSN about it and he was supposed to have been sober for a while and doing much better. He is a physical player (but not what many expected or wanted him to be in the last few years). I can see many begging for the Sabres to pick him off because it might piss Miller off and then he can demand a trade.....

Tootoo has an unbelievable story that makes me want to root for him.  The first and only Inuit to play in the NHL.  Comes from a tiny fishing village (Rankin Inlet) above the article circle.  His brother, who he was close to, committed suicide.  And, of course, many in his village have trouble with substance abuse.  He plays hard every shift and is a fan favorite in Nashville... plays a lot like Kaleta IMHO.  Down the stretch he wasn't finding much ice time in Nashville since Trots wanted a more offensive lineup.  I could see a few teams going after him on July 1st.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:31 AM

View PostChileanSeaBass, on 27 June 2012 - 10:14 AM, said:

Tootoo's been sober for a few years now, so I doubt that has to do with it.  Seems like purely a numbers issue in Nashville.  I'd like to see him on the wing opposite Kaleta.  Throw McCormick between them, and now that'd be an intense checking line.
After running Miller soon after his concussion last season there's no way he becomes a Sabre. Well ok about the same chance we sign Marchand.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:06 AM

I think it'd be hilarious if Tootoo was a Sabre. Get it done Darcy!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:39 AM

Not a fan of bringing Tootoo in here.  Yes, he's another Kaleta.  I'm hoping there is more competition for Kaleta to keep his roster spot.  I don't want another one like him to try to get upgraded.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:42 PM

I'm not advocating it, but how annoying would a line of Tootoo, Kaleta and Ott be to play against?!   ;)

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:51 PM

According to a Dallas hockey writer, the Stars would like to receive a young center for Ott.  How about Adam?  I think he's expendable.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:18 PM

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#flames acquire and sign Dennis Wideman from the Caps in exchange for Jordan Henry and a 5th pick in 2013 Draft
Wideman signs a 5 year contract with Calgary with an AAV of $5,250,000