Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

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http://www.theplayerstribune.com/a-guy-like-me/

Good John Scott piece. LOL at the NHL tactics trying to get him to not go to the All Star game. Their reverse psychology failed.
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Hockey Widow wrote:http://www.theplayerstribune.com/a-guy-like-me/

Good John Scott piece. LOL at the NHL tactics trying to get him to not go to the All Star game. Their reverse psychology failed.
Great article - thanks for sharing it.
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Topper wrote:Actually, Clendening was picked up just before injuries ravaged the Vancouver defence. A move I later called prescient.

Part of Benning's genius is his visionary capability.
Is Clendening really a better skater than Forsling? Clendening was probably the worst skater on our team, Prust included.
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Rumsfeld wrote:
Topper wrote:Actually, Clendening was picked up just before injuries ravaged the Vancouver defence. A move I later called prescient.

Part of Benning's genius is his visionary capability.
Is Clendening really a better skater than Forsling? Clendening was probably the worst skater on our team, Prust included.
They're both shitty skaters but Canucks got 17 games out of Clendening when they needed it

(went 10-6-1 with Clendening averaging 17:27 minutes per night).

Benning truly is "visionary".

But yeah they both suck.

No point in even discussing them really...
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Cornuck wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:http://www.theplayerstribune.com/a-guy-like-me/

Good John Scott piece. LOL at the NHL tactics trying to get him to not go to the All Star game. Their reverse psychology failed.
Great article - thanks for sharing it.
That was a a great read. A man of many talents for sure.
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Scott is entered in the hardest shot and shot accuracy competitions.

They should've thrown him in the fastest skater competition. :D
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Rumsfeld wrote:Scott is entered in the hardest shot and shot accuracy competitions.

They should've thrown him in the fastest skater competition. :D
What about the Rocky V Hardest punch competition??
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Forsling is having a great season, playing some solid D, and is part of why Linköping is currently in third place in the SHL standings.

He just made the cut for the national team, Tre Kronor. Sure, at this point it's just a couple of friendlies, but you can see it as an audition for making the roster on the team we send to the world championships this spring.
http://www.svt.se/sport/ishockey/succej ... re-kronor/

I think it may be too early to write him off. :mex:
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Hockey Widow wrote:http://www.theplayerstribune.com/a-guy-like-me/

Good John Scott piece. LOL at the NHL tactics trying to get him to not go to the All Star game. Their reverse psychology failed.
A great read. :)
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Per wrote:Forsling is having a great season, playing some solid D, and is part of why Linköping is currently in third place in the SHL standings.

He just made the cut for the national team, Tre Kronor. Sure, at this point it's just a couple of friendlies, but you can see it as an audition for making the roster on the team we send to the world championships this spring.
http://www.svt.se/sport/ishockey/succej ... re-kronor/

I think it may be too early to write him off. :mex:
Wow. He's helped them to 3rd place!!!!!

INCREDIBLE!!!

Is that 3rd out of all 14 teams too? :P

And are they chasing down 2nd and 1st, or are they at least 13 points back?
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Meds wrote:
Per wrote:Forsling is having a great season, playing some solid D, and is part of why Linköping is currently in third place in the SHL standings.

He just made the cut for the national team, Tre Kronor. Sure, at this point it's just a couple of friendlies, but you can see it as an audition for making the roster on the team we send to the world championships this spring.
http://www.svt.se/sport/ishockey/succej ... re-kronor/

I think it may be too early to write him off. :mex:
Wow. He's helped them to 3rd place!!!!!

INCREDIBLE!!!

Is that 3rd out of all 14 teams too? :P

And are they chasing down 2nd and 1st, or are they at least 13 points back?
Yeah, third out of fourteenth, and Frölunda and Skellefteå have managed to get a gap between them and the rest. Sure. :scowl:

But he has 16 Points in 35 games, which is half decent for a blueliner, and as questionable as the +/-stat is, he is +20 after 35 games, which is the best +/- on the team and fifth best in the league. He has been on the ice for 34 goals for and only 14 goals against (at even strength).

The fact that he now gets to play a couple of games with the national team shows that the leaders within Swedish hockey believe in him. Just saying.

Of course, that doesn't mean he'll be the next Lidström or Erik Karlsson. It just means that people on this side of the Atlantic still think he has potential to be a great blueliner, and that he is among the six or eight best ones available when not using those already employed by the NHL or KHL.

Typically the best Swedish D-men tend to do rather well in the NHL.
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Forsling plays fifteen minutes a game, behind four other defensemen including Daniel Rahimi, so splitting hairs about Linkopings position in the standings probably isn't particularly useful.
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Sestito signs two way deal with penguins...WTF He gonna learn us a lesson now :crazy:
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rats19 wrote:Sestito signs two way deal with penguins...WTF He gonna learn us a lesson now :crazy:
Looks like enforcers are back in business. Every team is going to try to find a MVP John Scott clone to cave-in faces and dominate 3-on-3 :lol:
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rats19 wrote:Sestito signs two way deal with penguins...WTF He gonna learn us a lesson now :crazy:

Sestito placed on waivers. I guess they just needed to get the contract done so he is eligible for post season :mrgreen:

He needs to get into game shape. But wonder why they just didn't give him an AHL contract.
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