OOTS...2013

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Re: OOTS...2013

Post by damonberryman » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:31 am

RoyalDude wrote:I've watched a fair amount of Habs games this year and I know it's early but this Galchenyuk is gonna be a beaut IMO. Excellent in both ends of the rink, plays with passion, your prototypical classic centre, great hockey sense, looks like a young Ron Francis out there. I'm liking this Hab team, good young pieces there.
Agree 1000% but the loss of Emilin will hurt. LOVE to see them beat Boston and remember the series with Cherry coaching B's. Looked better on him than his suits or the dog he plays with in a strange manner.

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Re: OOTS...2013

Post by RoyalDude » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:39 am

damonberryman wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:I've watched a fair amount of Habs games this year and I know it's early but this Galchenyuk is gonna be a beaut IMO. Excellent in both ends of the rink, plays with passion, your prototypical classic centre, great hockey sense, looks like a young Ron Francis out there. I'm liking this Hab team, good young pieces there.
Agree 1000% but the loss of Emilin will hurt. LOVE to see them beat Boston and remember the series with Cherry coaching B's. Looked better on him than his suits or the dog he plays with in a strange manner.
Ya Emilin will definitely hurt them. I wonder if Tambellini and crew is regretting drafting Yakupov and not Galchenyuk? I know I would. Centre's like that are impossible to get.
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Re: OOTS...2013

Post by Uncle dans leg » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:57 am

RoyalDude wrote: I wonder if Tambellini and crew is regretting drafting Yakupov and not Galchenyuk? I know I would. Centre's like that are impossible to get.
Huge mistake by the Coil.
Yakupov=Slava Kozlov
Galchenyuk=Federov

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Re: OOTS...2013

Post by RoyalDude » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:01 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:
RoyalDude wrote: I wonder if Tambellini and crew is regretting drafting Yakupov and not Galchenyuk? I know I would. Centre's like that are impossible to get.
Huge mistake by the Coil.
Yakupov=Slava Kozlov
Galchenyuk=Federov

Good one Special Steve :thumbs:
It's really starting to look like that, this Galchenyuk is looking like the real deal. I thought Yak was Ovi jr but he definitely is not all that impressive to me
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Re: OOTS...2013

Post by CorranHorn » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:09 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
Uncle dans leg wrote:
RoyalDude wrote: I wonder if Tambellini and crew is regretting drafting Yakupov and not Galchenyuk? I know I would. Centre's like that are impossible to get.
Huge mistake by the Coil.
Yakupov=Slava Kozlov
Galchenyuk=Federov

Good one Special Steve :thumbs:
It's really starting to look like that, this Galchenyuk is looking like the real deal. I thought Yak was Ovi jr but he definitely is not all that impressive to me
Lol let the kids develop...

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Re: OOTS...2013

Post by Uncle dans leg » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:30 pm

CorranHorn wrote:
Lol let the kids develop...
No way! Results...NOW!!!
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Re: OOTS...2013

Post by RoyalDude » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:54 pm

CorranHorn wrote:
Lol let the kids develop...
You're right, but so far Galchenyuk is head and shoulders above Yak right now in maturity and hockey sense and all around ability, it's still early, but I'm always taking a centre over a winger.

I think the Oilers would be a much better team with a one two punch down the middle in RNH and Galchenyuk with Eberle and Hall as a winger for each.
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Re: OOTS...2013

Post by Aaronp18 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:54 pm

Ownership wanted the Yak, not Tamby or Lowe.

Management wanted Ryan Murray, which is why they invited him to the World Championships last year. They went as far as to tell the Nuge they were going to draft him the night before the draft but ownership chimed in and told them to draft Yak.

Nuge and Murray have the same agent and had dinner the night before thinking they were going to be teammates the next day. This is my insider info. :wink:

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Re: OOTS...2013

Post by Benjo » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:44 pm

And to think we've been up in arms over the Canucks PP


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Re: OOTS...2013

Post by wafflecombine » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:04 pm

A little something I saw that might be of interest to people here. After a 3-1 loss to the Flames, J.S. Giguere of the AV's UNLOADED on his team to reporters.

Its worth a read.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/avs/2013/04 ... ice/12915/

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Re: OOTS...2013

Post by Meds » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:13 pm

wafflecombine wrote:A little something I saw that might be of interest to people here. After a 3-1 loss to the Flames, J.S. Giguere of the AV's UNLOADED on his team to reporters.

Its worth a read.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/avs/2013/04 ... ice/12915/
I like how he doesn't take any blame himself on that 3rd goal that Tanguay put up under his arm from a bad angle. You could see the team just sag on that one, same with his reaction to it. JS is overrated, and his success has always come behind a team that is stacked or totally sold out to win by committee. His one amazing year in 2002 was just that, one year.

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Re: OOTS...2013

Post by Tiger » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:53 pm

Meds wrote:
wafflecombine wrote:A little something I saw that might be of interest to people here. After a 3-1 loss to the Flames, J.S. Giguere of the AV's UNLOADED on his team to reporters.

Its worth a read.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/avs/2013/04 ... ice/12915/
I like how he doesn't take any blame himself on that 3rd goal that Tanguay put up under his arm from a bad angle. You could see the team just sag on that one, same with his reaction to it. JS is overrated, and his success has always come behind a team that is stacked or totally sold out to win by committee. His one amazing year in 2002 was just that, one year.
Dunno Meds.. his stats are about the same as Luongo's .. little better in the playoffs .. a few % pts save percentage points worse in regular season.. ( source NHL command ).. and he's got a Conn Smythe and a Stanley cup ring..salary listed at 1.5 mil.. age 35..
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Re: OOTS...2013

Post by Hockey Widow » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:31 pm

With a newly inked one year extension Mason gives up for in Philly.

Minny loses 1-0 in regulation. We are now 4 points up and even in games played. I would say the division is clearly in our hands to win or lose. Lets see if we can close it out and let some the of the walking wounded rest. Like Bieksa who they would love to rest for a week but just can't.
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Re: OOTS...2013

Post by Meds » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:13 pm

It's starting to look like maybe Ben Bishop isn't the answer that Tampa Bay was looking for between the pipes.....

6-2 Pittsburgh in the late 3rd period. Bishop has let in some real weak ones.

Maybe goaltending isn't the problem at all, maybe their team defense is just piss poor.....after all, Bishop was very good in Ottawa where the Sens have totally bought in to the defense by committee approach.

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Re: OOTS...2013

Post by herb » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:26 pm

Canucks now have an 93% chance of winning the division and a 99.9% chance of qualifying for the playoffs. Division is all but a mathematical lock now. Minnesota has picked a great time to go on a skid! They've now lost 6 of their last 10 games.

Canucks still could play one of St Louis, LA, San Jose, Minnesota or even Detroit in the first round. San Jose or Minnesota would be good, St Louis would be OK and LA would be terrible luck (again). Detroit has tore us apart twice this year, but on paper, they should be beatable. I'd rather see Detroit play Chicago.

Nashville, Edmonton, Calgary, Columbus and Colorado are either eliminated or all but eliminated from the playoffs. Phoenix, Dallas, Columbus and especially Edmonton need to pretty much win out to qualify.

What happened to Nashville this year? Jeez.

So, what I'm hoping for as the regular season winds down is for LA to stay out of the 6th spot, and Minnesota and Detroit are welcome to lose most of their remaining games. Other than that, I don't really care who we play in the first round.

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