Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Tiger » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:09 pm

Topper wrote:I'd like to see Bo step at that part of the game, but it has never been a part of his game.

I looked up Jake on Hockey fights, looked willing as a Hitman but was probably a 50/50 guy. Coaches are trying to keep him more focused on his skills other than running around hitting and I don't see that changing.
Probably right Topper but none of the other forwards look like they can fight. Maybe Jake can fill in until Benning can find a replacement via waivers or trade.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by micky107 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:19 pm

Maybe if Ben Hutton didn't smile so much, he could be :evil: ier when needed.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:24 pm

Bo had a good tilt with Nurse last season. The kid is a gorilla. I’d hate to see him fight other than when he had to but he is a strong motherfucker. Sign Archibald or take a flyer on a 13th type forward type to help shepherd the kids.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by DonCherry4PM » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:16 pm

Strangelove wrote:
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SKYO wrote: Besides a trade the team can try to replace DD's skillset from within with Gaunce and Virtanen.

All-in-all a 3rd rounder for Dorsett was a shrewd move back in 2014, the modern hybrid knuckledragger if you will, can scrap, was fast, threw hits, 100% energy, can penalty kill with a vengeance (he and Sutter formed a solid PK duo under TG) and even pop in a few goals.
lol I want to see Gaunce and Virtanen play but they do not replace DDs toughness. Wake up Skymonster
Yes, hard to find a guy who replaces all that Dorsett brought to the table... and on such a great contract!
Definitely feel for the guy, especially after coming back from injury and playing so well. I'm sure it's particularly tough to give up the game when you have to leave playing some of the best hockey of your career.

That said, having guaranteed salary for the remainder of his contract plus a career ending disability benefit of another $1,000,000 (assuming the injury was caused by his play) must soften the blow a little.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:17 pm

Mike Keenan has been relieved of his duties with his KHL team. Anyone need a new coach?
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

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Hockey Widow wrote:Mike Keenan has been relieved of his duties with his KHL team. Anyone need a new coach?
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by SKYO » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:35 am

Hockey Widow wrote:Mike Keenan has been relieved of his duties with his KHL team. Anyone need a new coach?
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Topper » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:13 am

Hockey Widow wrote:Mike Keenan has been relieved of his duties with his KHL team. Anyone need a new coach?
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:44 am

Keenan did a great job here as a GM
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by RoyalDude » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:01 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:Keenan did a great job here as a GM
He deserves the Ring of Honour
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Topper » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:31 am

RoyalDude wrote:
Blob Mckenzie wrote:Keenan did a great job here as a GM
He deserves the Ring of Honour
I'm sure Trev is working that. A special spot with Messier. Or maybe he already has done it and the janitors scrubbed it away.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by RoyalDude » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:44 am

Bubbles labels him great because he brought in Noonan, Ciccone and Strudwick. Stalwarts
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by mr perfect » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:20 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:Keenan did a great job here as a GM

No he didn't.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by rats19 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:01 pm

mr perfect wrote:
Blob Mckenzie wrote:Keenan did a great job here as a GM

No he didn't.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by SKYO » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:35 pm

Ok ok, Keenan blew up the core basically, his good move was Linden for Bert/Cabe/3rd(ruutu).
Which in time got us the WCE, and Burke used Cabe to nab the Sedins.

But Keenster and Messier took this franchise as a heist and fucked it all up.
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