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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:34 PM

When do we start the "Dahlin needs to go thread"

"Dahlin is fine"



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:39 PM

"Dahlin is fine"

He's not as cute as Jack, but I guess he's fine

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:58 PM

That's the thing, I've literally had that thread (and Jack Hughes's, and Lafreniere's, and Matthews, and McDavid etc) bookmarked since it was created, I keep up on those threads right from the beginning. I've read it all as its happened. It wasn't nearly as full of hype and hyperbole as McD's and Matthews, and often had discussions putting his prospect status in line with Hedman and Doughty (amazing company), but now on Sabres hf it's literally being said that Karlsson would be a disappointment because Craig Button and Ray Ferraro (guys they trash all the time whenever else it suits them) use over the top comparisons because it's what they do.

For comparison, I'm positive that Eichel's thread was on at least part 5 by this time. McDavid's might have been 10. I'll go look actually.
Hell, just the McDavid versus Eichel prospect thread had 5 editions.
Matthews was on part 7 by the summer.
Nico Hischier's thread on that forum is Dahlin's closest comparable in terms of length, for recent top prospects.

Part of the reason I don't read HF anymore: all prospects are talked about as if they are already at their ceiling. I couldn't take it anymore.

But with Dahlin? Give me all of the irrational exuberance you can. I want it all! If this kid were Canadian and playing in the OHL, I firmly believe his hype (even if the substance isn't quite there) would be at McDavid levels.


Kris Baker did say he thought the hype for Dahlin would be at McDavid level if Dahlin were Canadian, for what it’s worth. Also, those other guys being scoring forwards contributes to the extra message board chatter as well. The high scoring forwards are always the “sexier” topic.

It’s probably tied to age, but mostly it’s about one’s ability to allow themselves hope.
Dahlin gives me hope.
It’s been a long cold, lonely winter.
It seems like years since it’s been here...


That’s how I see it, and it feels reasonable given the nice list of prospects reaching expectations you laid out in that other post.

Edited by Thorny, 15 May 2018 - 10:20 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:02 AM

I just watched a gif of Dahlin flipping a tire. I will be very curious to see what his weight is at the combine. He's already training. 



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:42 AM

Awesome, tire flipping is the best new aged way to teach a player to clear the puck without icing it.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:13 PM

I just watched a gif of Dahlin flipping a tire. I will be very curious to see what his weight is at the combine. He's already training.


I’ll let you know.

Also in the Ok Captain Obvious, No ###### Sherlock, In Other News Water Is Wet Category, per Jeremy White Twitter Source The Lineup on the Whiteboard in Botterill’s Office/Conference Room has Dahlin’s Name on it under Defenseman.

Shocking I Know.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:52 AM

The only 2 defenders who had more points than Dahlin at the WJC20 this past January were Libor Hajek (20yr old, 2016 draft) and Cale Makar (19yr old, 2017 draft). This will make Pi happy, Dahlin was tied for 6th in the tournament with a +7.  He was 4th among defenders. 



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:45 AM

I just watched a gif of Dahlin flipping a tire. I will be very curious to see what his weight is at the combine. He's already training. 

But how many pull-ups can Dahlin do?



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:07 AM

But how many pull-ups can Dahlin do?

I know you're kidding, but I'm going to bet "a lot". Kid is pretty strong for 18.



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:23 AM

I know you're kidding, but I'm going to bet "a lot". Kid is pretty strong for 18.

mittelstadt was just kidding around...obviously



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:08 PM

The only 2 defenders who had more points than Dahlin at the WJC20 this past January were Libor Hajek (20yr old, 2016 draft) and Cale Makar (19yr old, 2017 draft). This will make Pi happy, Dahlin was tied for 6th in the tournament with a +7.  He was 4th among defenders. 

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:45 PM



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:26 PM

Cover story on Dahlin in the latest Hockey News did nothing to kill the hype.
Biggest takeaway: don’t think Lidstrom or Karlsson, think what Peter Forsberg would be like as a defenceman.

“A combination of dazzling puck skills and ornery intensity.”
“He gets really mean. He doesn’t lose his head but he competes. He’s going to have more dirty tricks than people think and he’s going to battle for everything.”

I’m sorry, I need a moment.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:36 PM

Cover story on Dahlin in the latest Hockey News did nothing to kill the hype.
Biggest takeaway: don’t think Lidstrom or Karlsson, think what Peter Forsberg would be like as a defenceman.
“A combination of dazzling puck skills and ornery intensity.”
“He gets really mean. He doesn’t lose his head but he competes. He’s going to have more dirty tricks than people think and he’s going to battle for everything.”
I’m sorry, I need a moment.


So, they interviewed our MODO for the article? :huh:

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:32 PM

Forsberg as a defenseman would be an incredible gift from the hockey gods.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM

Look,

 

Obviously its impossible to deny the hype over Rasmus Dahlin, the kid knows the expectations is going trough the roof and everythinig around him

keeps reminding him of that, if the experts are right he will handle it like a true sportsman, it feels like his mind is a couple of years older than his actuall age and that will help alot.

 

It will be hard on the kid for sure and its very important that this organisation nurture him well which im sure they will, i just hope they find someone that really can take care of him in a way that he feels home, home is so important in this matter.

 

So you guys can copy paste this to Buffalo Sabres, hire "MODO" and the phat panny will once again prove such success.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:50 AM

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:58 AM

Look,

Obviously its impossible to deny the hype over Rasmus Dahlin, the kid knows the expectations is going trough the roof and everythinig around him
keeps reminding him of that, if the experts are right he will handle it like a true sportsman, it feels like his mind is a couple of years older than his actuall age and that will help alot.

It will be hard on the kid for sure and its very important that this organisation nurture him well which im sure they will, i just hope they find someone that really can take care of him in a way that he feels home, home is so important in this matter.

So you guys can copy paste this to Buffalo Sabres, hire "MODO" and the phat panny will once again prove such success.

I assume that Ullmark, Pilut, and Dahlin might all live near each other. Ullmark can be the guy for Dahlin. Considering Ullmark is an awesome human, I hope Dahlin lives with him and his family.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:31 AM

Ullmark is fairly newly married, no? For his sake I hope Dahlin isn’t living with him. You’re only young and married once.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:39 AM

He just had a child a couple months ago.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:42 AM

Ullmark is fairly newly married, no? For his sake I hope Dahlin isn’t living with him. You’re only young and married once.

 

 

He just had a child a couple months ago.

Yeah. Nobody is rooming with Ullmark and his family. 



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:44 AM

Or do the Laine thing, where his mother lives with him.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:45 AM

Why not? He's a fellow Swede and a positive person.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:21 AM

Why not? He's a fellow Swede and a positive person.

 

Because nobody wants to live with a crying baby ........ even the parents of said baby.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:25 AM

I think Dahlin lives with Risto, but they have to draw a line down the middle of the house. 



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:33 AM

I think Dahlin lives with Risto, but they have to draw a line down the middle of the house. 

 

A Finn and a Swede in the same house? TWO RASMUS ENTER, ONE RASMUS LEAVE.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:34 AM

I think Dahlin lives with Risto, but they have to draw a line down the middle of the house. 

 

Bah hahaha.

 

Seriously, though. Mom's coming over, right? She can make the family's special phat panny.

 

And, assuming mom and dad are still together, dad can hang back in Sweden, have some bachelor life, and make occasional long visits to Buffalo. Not for nothing: As a middle-aged dad and husband, that sort of (temporary) arrangement sounds kinda fun.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:36 AM

A Finn and a Swede in the same house? TWO RASMUS ENTER, ONE RASMUS LEAVE.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:47 AM

Bah hahaha.

Seriously, though. Mom's coming over, right? She can make the family's special phat panny.

And, assuming mom and dad are still together, dad can hang back in Sweden, have some bachelor life, and make occasional long visits to Buffalo. Not for nothing: As a middle-aged dad and husband, that sort of (temporary) arrangement sounds kinda fun.

Why can't mom stay in Sweden and have the bachelorette life?

Dahlin is practicing with a visor. He ditched the cage, getting ready for nhl action.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:00 AM

Dahlin is practicing with a visor. He ditched the cage, getting ready for nhl action.

This actually crossed my mind.  Playing with the full cage, I was wondering if he would take the visor for a test run sooner than later.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:32 AM

He just had a child a couple months ago.

Good thing his loins are so flexible.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:57 AM

Installing phat panny .......78%

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:23 PM

Why can't mom stay in Sweden and have the bachelorette life?
Dahlin is practicing with a visor. He ditched the cage, getting ready for nhl action.


:huh:

You haven't met/spoken w/ many mothers, have you?

This fall look around when school starts, when a child hops on the school bus for the very 1st time, check out which parent is bawling their eyes out. Come back and re-ask your question then, if necessary. ;)

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:50 PM

Ullmark is fairly newly married, no? For his sake I hope Dahlin isn’t living with him. You’re only young and married once.


Nah. With an average marriage length of around 3 years, you can easily be married and young about 4 times :P

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:38 PM

Nah. With an average marriage length of around 3 years, you can easily be married and young about 4 times :P


Married years are like dog years. I stand by my assertion. :)

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:40 PM

:huh:

You haven't met/spoken w/ many mothers, have you?

This fall look around when school starts, when a child hops on the school bus for the very 1st time, check out which parent is bawling their eyes out. Come back and re-ask your question then, if necessary. ;)

Dropped my kid off at his first day of kindergarten this past fall and it was me balling my eyes out :cry:



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:40 PM

Married years are like dog years. I stand by my assertion. :)


:lol: :lol:

Well played.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:51 PM

Why can't mom stay in Sweden and have the bachelorette life?

 

Fair point. I raise my hand for being backwards on that post.

 

That said, and as I think my post indicated, my post was based on my personal experience (moms generally run the world) and, yes, a bit of fantasy about what an adventure like that  might be like.

 

:huh:

You haven't met/spoken w/ many mothers, have you?

This fall look around when school starts, when a child hops on the school bus for the very 1st time, check out which parent is bawling their eyes out. Come back and re-ask your question then, if necessary. ;)

 

Well, the thing is ...

 

Dropped my kid off at his first day of kindergarten this past fall and it was me balling my eyes out :cry:

 

My wife runs the show, but I am generally the sap and softy in the marriage.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:29 PM

Dropped my kid off at his first day of kindergarten this past fall and it was me balling my eyes out :cry:


Which is fine, awesome actually.

But more often than not, mom has a much harder time when the little ones are ready to leave the nest. And mom, more often than not, is more willing & able to uproot her routine than dad is.