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#21721 serge

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 02:21 PM

View Postdigitalmonkey, on 21 October 2017 - 12:33 PM, said:

The Habs haven't played as bad as their record suggests. They've had bad puck luck. They can't finish and their effort has been inconsistent.

Sounds like the Leafs when they sucked.
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 04:11 PM

View Postserge, on 21 October 2017 - 02:21 PM, said:

Sounds like the Leafs when they sucked.

I think its a little different since the Leafs were for a little longer than 8 games...

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 04:26 PM

you know when a retired player gets honoured, and they do a ceremonial faceoff with the captains?
I was watching Stars-Hurricanes just now, and Brenden Morrow was being honoured. So Jamie Benn comes out for Dallas, and for Carolina, they send out....Hayden Fleury? But he's not a co-captain, whats the deal?
Turns out, Morrow used to babysit Fleury. lol.

story....
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:20 PM

I think Colorado waiting and waiting might have paid off. But I still dont like what they did with this team the last 2 years.

To NSH: Turris + 6x6 extension
To OTT: Matt Duchene
To COL: Girard, Kamenev, Bowers Hammond OTT 1st, NSH 2nd, OTT 3rd

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:17 PM

View PostMapleLeafpoker, on 05 November 2017 - 04:20 PM, said:

I think Colorado waiting and waiting might have paid off. But I still dont like what they did with this team the last 2 years.

To NSH: Turris + 6x6 extension
To OTT: Matt Duchene
To COL: Girard, Kamenev, Bowers Hammond OTT 1st, NSH 2nd, OTT 3rd

So as far as I can tell Ottawa upgraded a bit at center, did a salary dump and cost some draft picks.

The Hamburgler playoff run, as amazing at it was, pretty put the team in a bind. There was a 98% chance it was just a luck box quarter season but they almost had to sign Hammond just in case it wasn't.

I don't like that Duchene only has 1.5 years left on his current deal -- hopefully the Sens don't Bobby Ryan themselves into a giant contract extension just because of what they gave up.
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:12 PM

I’m happy.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 10:38 PM

Just came back from my first press gig. Had lots of fun. We covered the Barracuda game. Full press access. Media room. Food and drinks and access to the players after. Had my first media scrum. Asked a few questions. Sure itís an AHL game but there were a lot of Scouts there. Few ex nhl players I recognized. The big trade broke while we were there and itís interesting the discussions going on.

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We are working on Sharks press passes. Lot harder to do. We maybe doing a practice soon. Still need some practice before I can interview Burns and Jumbo Joe.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 06:00 AM

I don't think Duchesne is that much of an upgrade over Turris if at all, but he may be a better fit with OTT.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:41 AM

View Postdigitalmonkey, on 06 November 2017 - 06:00 AM, said:

I don't think Duchesne is that much of an upgrade over Turris if at all, but he may be a better fit with OTT.

Im kind of thinking the same thing. I like Duchene a lot as a fantasy guy, but overall, Im not sure he's that much better than Turris. Be curious to see what they sign him for, I think that will help define the winners/losers of this deal. Turris at 6 for 6 doesnt seem crazy, and I think Nashville did VERY well in this deal, and I like Girard a lot, but getting Turris is a no brainer for them.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:47 AM

Good job my Sakic to turn it into a 3-way. It's easier to get 2 teams to each overpay by a little than to get 1 team to overpay by a lot.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 03:38 PM

View PostMapleLeafpoker, on 06 November 2017 - 08:41 AM, said:

Im kind of thinking the same thing. I like Duchene a lot as a fantasy guy, but overall, Im not sure he's that much better than Turris. Be curious to see what they sign him for, I think that will help define the winners/losers of this deal. Turris at 6 for 6 doesnt seem crazy, and I think Nashville did VERY well in this deal, and I like Girard a lot, but getting Turris is a no brainer for them.

I think Turris has had growing pains over the years but has evolved into a very good center. Whereas Duchene has much better name recognition, and better upside, but hasn't performed at his projections for a while.

I don't know... usually when a player wants out of Ottawa (Spezza / Heatley) we get hosed so this is a little bittersweet.

[ Rumour is that Turris's agent was really pushing for 8 years in Ottawa, a little surprised he went for 6 in Nashville but maybe with the lower taxes... ? ]
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:17 PM

**** this
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 05:22 PM

 digitalmonkey, on 08 November 2017 - 03:17 PM, said:

**** this

You bummed about something? Or confirming the Turris opinion.
Is it the Tyler Johnson news about having a flu for the big Whalers-Big M's showdown tomorrow night getting you down?

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 05:30 PM

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You bummed about something? Or confirming the Turris opinion.
Is it the Tyler Johnson news about having a flu for the big Whalers-Big M's showdown tomorrow night getting you down?

Lol I was trying to post a pic of the Dubnyk Funko Pop.
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:13 AM

i just looked this up, wtf is this????

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:31 AM

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:53 AM

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