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Re: european stars

Postby Per » Sun May 13, 2012 10:41 pm

pepperfall wrote:I'm new here, what does RIP Creeper mean???

I thought you said you knew English?

It means "Rest in peace, Creeper".
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Re: european stars

Postby Per » Sun May 13, 2012 11:38 pm

Speaking of European stars, Ovechkin, Semin and Bäckström are all heading over to play in the World Championship.

On paper it would make the Russian team ridiculously strong, but in real life I wonder if the egos of Ovechkin and Malkin may clash and create locker room rot? Not sure. In the recent game between Sweden and Russia the Russians played better as a team than I have seen since the Soviet days. Some pundits claimed it had to do with Malkin being so larger than life that all the others bowed to him as their leader and accepted to play in a team first fashion.

Does Ovechkin even know what that means? :eh:
If he does, they're winning the gold.
If he instead lives up to his reputation, he will score a bunch of fancy goals while the team disintegrates...

Meanwhile, I think Bäckström will be a great addition to an already strong Swedish team. We've had some tough luck with injuries though. Stupidly enough, you can only use 22 skaters, regardless of injuries. There are no call-ups. We've already had Fredrik Pettersson (Frölunda) fracture his wrist, Joel Lundquist (Frölunda, Henrik's brother) fracture his ocular bone, Johan Franzén (Detroit) fracture his nose and Jonathan Ericsson (Detroit) has some back issues. The last two games we've played with just 6 d-men and 11 forwards. They've solved it by having four pairs of wingers and three centres and then pair the centres with the d-men, so they've rolled three sets of 2D+C and four sets of LW+RW... New offensive combos on every shift... :lol:

Anyway, with the Addition of Hörnqvist and Bäckström we now have 13 forwards, so we can finally roll four lines. We only have six D-men though, so we can't afford any injury, unless Ericsson gets better and can play. I mean, Lundqvist and Pettersson are gone for the tournament. We're talking months of rehab, but Franzén can play if he uses a full face mask, and Ericsson is basically day-to-day. There's still a chance that he could get back to game shape before the tournament is over.
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Re: european stars

Postby pepperfall » Thu May 17, 2012 4:41 pm

aren't we supposed to be civil? or are we just supposed to throw insults because we disagree with someone?
Per wrote:
pepperfall wrote:I'm new here, what does RIP Creeper mean???

I thought you said you knew English?

It means "Rest in peace, Creeper".
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Re: european stars

Postby pepperfall » Thu May 17, 2012 4:45 pm

P.S. You need a life per, you're on here way too much...............
pepperfall wrote:aren't we supposed to be civil? or are we just supposed to throw insults because we disagree with someone?
Per wrote:
pepperfall wrote:I'm new here, what does RIP Creeper mean???

I thought you said you knew English?

It means "Rest in peace, Creeper".
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Re: european stars

Postby Topper » Thu May 17, 2012 4:53 pm

Wheels is the one who needs to get a life.
Over the Internet, you can pretend to be anyone or anything.

I'm amazed that so many people choose to be complete twats.
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Re: european stars

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Thu May 17, 2012 4:58 pm

pepperfall wrote:aren't we supposed to be civil? or are we just supposed to throw insults because we disagree with someone?



Let me guess you have frosted tips and a goatee.....
Tell me how my ass tastes.
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Re: european stars

Postby Cornuck » Thu May 17, 2012 5:39 pm

Ok Pepperfall, you seem to want to stick around.

Here's a few suggestions.

First, when you start your first thread with "here's my theory.....get rid of the europeans...they're only in it for the money." and don't offer any proof to go with your 'theory', people aren't going to take you seriously. You started out one small notch above a troll. Consider your first post as mistake and continue on.

Second, you aren't participating in the other threads. Why should we take you seriously? Spread your hockey knowledge to the rest of the site.

Third, no - we're not supposed to be civil to someone who is a borderline troll.

Fourth, next time ask your Mom for permission to use the computer.
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Re: european stars

Postby rats19 » Thu May 17, 2012 5:45 pm

Great stuff cornuck..really great. When I try out a new board I like to read..oh say the board index and look for things that will assist me with my visit. Sometimes and more often than not....I learn things
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Re: european stars

Postby Topper » Thu May 17, 2012 7:27 pm

His mom has her mouth full and won't be able to reply.
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Re: european stars

Postby the Dogsalmon » Fri May 18, 2012 8:45 am

bottom line...Canucks dont need any more Europeans...
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Re: european stars

Postby donlever » Fri May 18, 2012 9:21 am

the Dogsalmon wrote:bottom line...Canucks dont need any more Europeans...


I'd take Kovalchuk or Karlsson in a NY minute.

Although I do also take your point DS.
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Re: european stars

Postby Aaronp18 » Fri May 18, 2012 10:10 am

donlever wrote:I'd take Kovalchuk or Karlsson in a NY minute.


Yup, watched Kovie play once live in Atlanta when we were down there for a conference and he was heads and tails above everyone on the ice. It was after Hossa left and he had an aging Kozlov to play with and that was about it.

Great all around player and watching him finally get some games in the playoffs further sheds him of any incorrect effort or desire to win assumptions.
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Re: european stars

Postby Puck » Fri May 18, 2012 2:08 pm

Aaronp18 wrote:
donlever wrote:I'd take Kovalchuk or Karlsson in a NY minute.


Yup, watched Kovie play once live in Atlanta when we were down there for a conference and he was heads and tails above everyone on the ice. It was after Hossa left and he had an aging Kozlov to play with and that was about it.

Great all around player and watching him finally get some games in the playoffs further sheds him of any incorrect effort or desire to win assumptions.

This is precisely why blanket statements about 'Europeans' are nonsense. It's quite obviously a player-by-player analysis just like it is for any Canadian or American player. Overpaid floater is not a description that can only be applied to those born east of the prime meridian.
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Re: european stars

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Fri May 18, 2012 5:44 pm

Puck wrote:This is precisely why blanket statements about 'Europeans' are nonsense.


I agree. I don't know why all Canadians seems to always take this view with Europeans.
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Re: european stars

Postby pepperfall » Fri May 18, 2012 6:45 pm

nice photo.....
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