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  1. TheMule93

    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    happy for sens fans that Karlsson wasn't dealt

    still doesn't rule him out being traded in the offseason though
     
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    Yzerman is a master.
     
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    Karlsson is gone. That franchise is toxic.
     
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    Electric Eric #91 To the Rafters!

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    Pacific division is going to be interesting to watch the next 2 months. Good handful of teams that have wildcard chances.

    Depending on how it all shapes out the Pacific division could have some intense playoff games.
     
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    The only thing is, are there too many cooks in the kitchen.
    It's great to bring in talent.
    But you also moved out Namestnikov, who had great chemistry with these guys.
    And now you bring in a big-minute D and someone has to sit and someone else has to accept a smaller role.

    These things don't always go as planned
     
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    Eric ****ing Staal.
    This is the guy I wanted last year instead of Nielsen.
    He's working on 3 goals and 2 assists so far tonight.
    He's now at 33-31-64 with like 20 games to go. On pace for 40-40-80.
    Last year he went 28-37-65.

    What a remarkable turnaround.
    He hasn't had numbers like this since 2010-11.

    I had no idea he could turn it around this much, though.
    I figured he could be a big 2 or 3C and score 20G and 40Pts and do it cheap after a few disastrous years.

    He's playing for a 3 year, $3.5M deal. Can you imagine?
    We signed Nielsen to what now?
    We signed Helm to what now?
    Abdelkader?
     
  7. Datsyukian Deke

    Datsyukian Deke Is Holland gone yet?

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    The Ken Holland contract specials at their finest. :facepalm:
     
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    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    taylor hall 22 game point streak

    lol @ Edmonton
     
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    Winger98 powers combined

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    it amazes me how badly Chiarelli has bungled Edmonton.
     
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    Pens are getting slaughtered by the Bruins. Goaltending looking like a huge issue for them as long as Murray is injured
     
  11. TheMule93

    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    glad to see Florida continue to win, i like rooting for the teams that dont necessarily have a solidified (large) fanbase. Want them to succeed, i'd hate for any fans to lose their team :(
     
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    Every time I turn around another Tampa player steps up ...
    Anthony Cirelli, 72nd overall in 2015, joins the Lightning for his first game.
    1G 1A 2 points.

    His prospects don't often make Pronman's lists, but who cares?
    Howden and Hajek helped them get McDonough.
    And from that draft they still have
    Taylor Raddysh and Boris Katchouk - two guys as good as any wings prospect.

    And other decent prospects like Connor Ingram and Otto Somppi.

    They still have all of last year's prospects, including Foote, Volkov and Lipanov.
    They've got a bunch of young guys in Syracuse and Yzerman seems able to find pint-sized UFA forwards to step up and score, whenever the hell he wants.
     
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    There’s no doubt that Tampa drafts well. Cirelli is a hell of a player. Wish we could draft like them
     
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    A lot easier when you have Hedman, Stamkos and Kucherov. No one is playing over their head there. Same happened on the Wings when Hudler, Filppula, Samuelsson, Lebda, Cleary, Franzen etc etc looked awesome.
     
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    Yeah, except Hudler and Flip looked even better when they left.
    Sammy, too, for that matter.
     
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    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    Nathan Mackinnon is a beast
     
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    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    florida is one point out of the second wildcard spot with 3 games in hand
     
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    I think many teams would fully admit that they didn't think Staal would be this good again. I have to admit I didn't think he would be this year or last.
     
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    I liked him as a buy-low candidate.
    He was too young to be done.
     
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    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    montreal just lost Pacioretty and Mete... they're already down Weber and Price
     
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    Pretty convenient.
     
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    Konnan511 Play Pals

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    I keep forgetting that Nathan MacKinnon is only 22. It feels like he's been in the league a long time. He's going beast mode this season for sure.
     
  23. The Zetterberg Era

    The Zetterberg Era Quinn Hughes for #6

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    That guy is a tank. It isn't just his speed he has to be one of the strongest guys in the league.
     
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    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    so far thru two periods tonight

    hall extends point streak to 26 games tying Kane's streak in 2015-2016 for longest since Lemieux's 28 game streak in 1996

    Laine has two goals - his third consecutive 2 goal game, and 17 points in the last 9 games

    Scheifele injured again - collar bone maybe?

    Somehow Eric Staal has 35 goals
     
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    Bench Orange Safety Mesh

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    He was pretty set on going to Minnesota. The local papers were printing stories about him like it was a done deal before free agency even hit.

    I'm sure everyone has their price tag, but Staal wouldn't do a discount to join the floundering Wings. If this team wants to lure in the good buy low guys, they need to at least be in the playoff picture again. And get a respectable coach.
     

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