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#1 RedOctober3829


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:05 PM

BREAKING NEWS: the #NYR have acquired forward Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri from MIN in exchange for forward Mike Rupp
https://twitter.com/NYRangers/status/298506092080668673
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#2 cshea


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:11 PM

Odd move. Rupp and Powe are basically the same player.

#3 Blacken


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

I'd rather have Rupp if I'm New York. Weird trade.



#4 mwonow

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

Odd move. Rupp and Powe are basically the same player.

 

 

I'd rather have Rupp if I'm New York. Weird trade.

 

Maybe they're trying to shake things up - but not too much? In that case, trading guys who are similar might make sense...



#5 PedroSpecialK


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

Powe gives you faceoff skills and PK ability over Rupp, I guess. Not sure if that's worth Rupp's intangibles and toughness, especially on a Cup contender. Palmieri's a nice throw-in for Connecticut.

Guess we'll find out.

#6 MasterShake15

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

Powe/Palmeiri gives them some depth at forward which they need with Callahan and Krieder out. Losing Rupp hurts but they must feel there are enough leaders on the team to absorb the hit and that Mashinter is ready to step in as a 4th liner who can take on heavyweights.



#7 MiracleOfO2704


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

Yeah, THIS doesn't have potential to get ugly. Not at all...

 


Speaking on the TEAM 1040 Radio on Tuesday, Canucks general manager Mike Gillis addressed the playing time of his two goalies.

"We are conscious of ice time and we have to win games," he said. "We don't have the luxury of peoples' feelings."



#8 PedroSpecialK


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

Verdict from this story about a Nicklas Backstrom garden gnome giveaway: Troy Brouwer is hilarious.

Spoiler

 

Troy Brouwer disagreed.

“I wouldn’t mind getting one in my home,” he said. “It looks like Phil Kessel. It’s funny though. That’s gonna freak my dogs out.”


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:03 PM

Yeah, THIS doesn't have potential to get ugly. Not at all...

 

Good to see Mike Liut is putting my fantasy team ahead of the Canucks' team success. 



#10 SoxScout


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

Scheifele gets sent back to dominate juniors again.



#11 PedroSpecialK


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

Wow. He didn't put up points alongside Chris Thorburn and Jim Slater, go figure.



#12 PedroSpecialK


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:21 AM

Looks like Kimmo Timonen has agreed to a 1 year, $6m extension - also, Andrei Loktionov has been dealt to the Devils for a 2013 5th, and Ben Lovejoy goes to the Ducks for a 2014 5th.

 

Per Darren Dreger, the Leafs have begun testing the waters on trading Phil Kessel


Edited by PedroSpecialK, 07 February 2013 - 11:26 AM.


#13 MiracleOfO2704


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:33 AM

Do you think Nonis is indiscriminately asking teams for two 1st round picks and a second thinking, "Hey, Boston got that for Kessel, and look how that worked"? 



#14 Manzivino

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:43 AM

His predecessor got the equivalent of 2 late firsts and a 2nd for 3 months of Kaberle, I think that'll be fresher in his mind.



#15 ForceAtHome

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

5th round pick for Loktionov? I'd have taken that gamble no question.



#16 cshea


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

Columbus fired Scott Howson last night. They are expected to name Jarmo Kekalainen as Howson's successor. Kekalainen will be the first Eurpoean GM in the NHL.

Also, according the TSN guys, the Avs-O'Reilly standoff will end in a trade. He is being shopped around to Eastern teams. That seems to have Toronto written all over it, but we'll see how it unfolds.

#17 FL4WL3SS


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:28 AM

The Howson firing was a long time coming - just wish they had pulled the trigger at the end of last season. Kekalainen seems like a major find:

 

From NHL.com

Prior to going to his native Finland, Kekalainen spent eight years with the St. Louis Blues
as a scout, assistant general manager and director of amateur scouting,
where he oversaw drafts that landed the team key parts like David Backes, T.J. Oshie, Patrik Berglund, David Perron, Alex Pietrangelo, Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko.


The last four of those seasons, he worked for Davidson, who joined the Blues in 2006 as team president.


Prior to working for the Blues, Kekalainen spent eight years with the Ottawa Senators
as their top European scout and later as director of player personnel.
With the Senators, he led drafts that brought such players as Jason Spezza, Chris Phillips, Martin Havlat, Anton Volchenkov, Antoine Vermette and Ray Emery to Ottawa.

 

Probably a good thing they fired Howson before the trade deadline. It'll be interesting to see what Kekalainen does.


Edited by FL4WL3SS, 13 February 2013 - 10:29 AM.


#18 MiracleOfO2704


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:47 AM

The Howson firing was a long time coming - just wish they had pulled the trigger at the end of last season. Kekalainen seems like a major find:

 

Yeah, good for Davidson to come to the realization that Howson was awful, but Craig Patrick should've taken care of him last season. Columbus just seems to react to everything slower than other teams.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:28 PM

With looming lockout, NHL still sets largest ticket price increase among major sports.

 

http://espn.go.com/n...s-other-leagues

 

Inelasticity strikes again.



#20 TheShynessClinic


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:32 AM

Surprised this hasn't been posted yet.

 

Devils pick up Ponikarovsky from the Jets for picks.

 

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=415941

 

Winnipeg traded veteran forward Alex Ponikarovsky to the New Jersey Devils just hours after acquiring 24-year-old left-winger Eric Tangradi from the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Jets sent their 2013 seventh-round draft pick to Pittsburgh for Tangradi. Winnipeg then got a 2013 seventh-round draft pick and a 2014 fourth-round pick from New Jersey in exchange for Ponikarovsky.


Edited by TheShynessClinic, 14 February 2013 - 08:32 AM.


#21 PedroSpecialK


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:46 AM

Tangradi and a 4th for Ponikarovsky?

 

Good work by Cheveldayoff



#22 The Napkin


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

Manny Malhotra is out for the year with eye problems again. Possibly career ending.



#23 SawxSince67

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:09 PM

Delete: Should be game thread

Edited by SawxSince67, 14 February 2013 - 09:11 PM.


#24 The Four Peters


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

Not really sure where else to post this, but this article by Katie Baker is a great example of why she's one of my favorite hockey writers around. It's laid back, humorous, serious, insightful, and informative all at once. She manages a Clint Malarchuk reference, a CorsiRel reference, and a link to a PlayerUsage chart from hockeyanalytics...and I'm only halfway done. It's nothing groundbreaking, but solid hockey writing.

 

Edit: And I just stumbled across the Bakersfield Condors video. My life is complete.



#25 The Napkin


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:21 PM

Arthur Staple
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#Isles put Brian Strait on IR with broken ankle, activate Radek Martinek off IR. Strait's season could be done with 6-8 week recovery.



#26 RedOctober3829


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:03 PM

Anyone know why Rick Nash is out tonight for the Rangers?



#27 cshea


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:18 PM

Anyone know why Rick Nash is out tonight for the Rangers?

"None of your business" 

 

-Torts

 

http://espn.go.com/n...treal-canadiens

 

Strang speculates that a Lucic hit could be the source of whatever ails Nash. I don't remember the play, but the Rangers apparently were fuming over it. 



#28 Greg29fan


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:18 PM

Lingering after-effects from Lucic crushing him last week.



#29 Blacken


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:30 PM

These fans are terrible. They wield plastic clapper things and their chants are all variations on "you suck." I think I like Coyotes fans better. All two of them.

Hey shitheads: it helps to win before you get mouthy.

#30 Blacken


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

They just played a John Candy clip after a hit post. "wow, that was close."

I don't even need gasoline to burn this place down. Their bacon fat veins will provide the fuel.

#31 Blacken


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

Shorthanded Wings goal. Preds fans do not shut up. Ich bin ein Detroiters.

#32 Blacken


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:47 PM

A woman in the row in front of me may need a crane to get out of her chair. If I am devoured this evening, SoSH, remember me fondly.

#33 TheRealness


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

Just start moving, eventually they'll get winded. If all else fails, shout out "There's Phillip Fulmer!!!!" and point, then run the opposite direction.  



#34 Blacken


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:56 PM

First intermission. I am now hanging out with Wings fans. These are desperate times.

#35 PedroSpecialK


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

Red state, indeed.

#36 Blacken


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:07 PM

They have an intermission band. That is sort of cool.

They play country and Western. Opportunity missed.



Fan interview: favorite moment is beating the Wings in a playoff series. I presume they rewarded him with a trough of cheese curds for toeing the line.

Edited by Blacken, 19 February 2013 - 09:08 PM.


#37 Blacken


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:12 PM

Predators defenseman almost puts it in his own net. Crowd applauds.

Not joking.

#38 Blacken


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:24 PM

Dubstep.

Somehow this is PSK's fault. I just don't know how yet.

#39 PedroSpecialK


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:59 PM

Anaheim extends Fasth - 2 years, $2.9m AAV

 

edit: Opens the door for them to move Hiller's $4.5m AAV thru next season to try and fit Perry and Getzlaf into the budget


Edited by PedroSpecialK, 20 February 2013 - 02:02 PM.


#40 OldSaintJohn


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:14 PM

Ruff fired

 

https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/304323126127378434
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#41 jsinger121


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

About time



#42 TheShynessClinic


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:17 PM

Wow, that's ruff.



#43 NickEsasky


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

So long fuck face. No more timeouts for you. 



#44 FL4WL3SS


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

http://www.nhl.com/i...id=nhl:topheads



#45 PedroSpecialK


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

Ryan O'Reilly's dad is a raving lunatic

 

Ryan is not a superstar based on skill but character. I know this for a fact the players he was yesterday will not be the player he was tomorrow he will continue to grow learn and thrive .The world values it less and less, yet everyone is looking for those players that eat sleep and drink the game and are unselfish plus compete because they are intrinsically motivated for excellence. This is another trait humankind is slowly losing! It used to be a bigger part of our game because we used to let kids develop character and test themselves without all the importance put on systems methods and criteria of adults.


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#46 MiracleOfO2704


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:59 PM

I believe Ruff's sacking makes Clode the longest tenured coach in the Eastern Conference.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

Since Ruff now has some free time ...

 

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

The Sabres need a complete organizational overhaul. Ruff needed to go, but nothing will change unless they send Regier packing as well. That team has no talent. They have sunk a ton of money into a defense that is complete garbage. Blow it up, build around Hodgson and Grigorenko.

Shame the Bruins couldn't drive the nail in Lindy's coffin last Friday.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

I believe Ruff's sacking makes Clode the longest tenured coach in the Eastern Conference.


Yep. Third overall, if I'm not mistaken. Trotz and Babcock are the the only two ahead of Clode.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

The Sabres need a complete organizational overhaul. Ruff needed to go, but nothing will change unless they send Regier packing as well. That team has no talent. They have sunk a ton of money into a defense that is complete garbage. Blow it up, build around Hodgson and Grigorenko.

Shame the Bruins couldn't drive the nail in Lindy's coffin last Friday.

They should probably hang on to Robyn Regehr too.






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