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What she said was factually correct. She shouldn't have apologized.
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Knives Out wrote:Lehner signed with Chicago. The starter in Colorado is Grubauer and the back-up now is some guy named Francouz.

I like my version better.

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Postby slaps » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:32 pm

This is the best hockey name in history:

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/3 ... e-fontaine

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Postby Knives Out » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:51 am

My favourite is still Michael Busto.
Guess what happened to him?
That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Re: 2019 NHL Off-Season thread

Postby Knives Out » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:59 am

Knives Out wrote:And here are the notable UFA’s still out there:

Brian Boyle (NAS)
Derick Brassard (COL)
Troy Brouwer (FLA)
Ben Chiarot (WPG)
Nick Cousins (ARI)
Michael Del Zotto (STL)
Ryan Dzingel (CBJ)
Deryk Engelland (VGK)
Michael Ferland (CAR)
Jake Gardiner (TOR)
Dan Girardi (TBL)
Ben Hutton (VAN)
Marcus Johansson (BOS)
Niklas Kronwall (DET)
Chris Kunitz (CHI)
Ben Lovejoy (DAL)
Adam McQuaid (CBJ)
Patrick Marleau (TOR)
Pat Maroon (STL)
Magnus Paajarvi (OTT)
Dion Phaneuf (LAK)
Jason Pominville (BUF)
Joe Thornton (SJS)
Thomas Vanek (DET)
Justin Williams (CAR)

ANA signs Michael Del Zotto (STL)
BUF signs Marcus Johansson (BOS)
CAR signs Ryan Dzingel (CBJ)
MTL signs Ben Chiarot (WPG)
MTL signs Nick Cousins (ARI)
VAN signs Michael Ferland (CAR)

Also, Matt Cullen finally retired LOL.
That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Re: 2019 NHL Off-Season thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:41 am

Man. Cullen is so old that he was on the Ducks when they had that massive brawl with the Stars in 97-98.
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Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:16 pm

We should get Pat Maroon. Signing him in the offseason = automatic cup.

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SaintAngerBH wrote:Man. Cullen is so old that he was on the Ducks when they had that massive brawl with the Stars in 97-98.

Patrick Marleau I also noticed is on there. Our battles with him go way back to the 90s.

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SaintAngerBH wrote:Man. Cullen is so old that he was on the Ducks when they had that massive brawl with the Stars in 97-98.

Patrick Marleau I also noticed is on there. Our battles with him go way back to the 90s.

I remember beating the *poo poo* out of Dzingel when he was a toddler. Those were some battles.

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SaintAngerBH wrote:Man. Cullen is so old that he was on the Ducks when they had that massive brawl with the Stars in 97-98.

Patrick Marleau I also noticed is on there. Our battles with him go way back to the 90s.

On a recent Puck Soup episode, they mentioned that Marleau, if he plays another couple of seasons, could be #1 on the all time games played list.

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Re: 2019 NHL Off-Season thread

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:26 pm

Did the Leafs basically just replace him with Spezza? Because I know they're both old but I don't think that's an upgrade.

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Re: 2019 NHL Off-Season thread

Postby B Kat » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:28 pm

Salary. Marleau is way better.

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Postby slaps » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:46 pm

lol Leafs fans:

https://sports.yahoo.com/some-donkeys-a ... 58134.html

33 games. 574 minutes of total ice time.

That was the extent of the Eric Lindros era in Toronto. During his very short time with the the club, Lindros amassed a whopping 11 goals and 22 points, leading the Maple Leafs to exactly zero (0) playoff berths as he trudged his way through an injury-plagued, penultimate NHL campaign.

But if you happened to torture yourself by scanning through a small, vocal segment of Leafs Twitter as William Nylander announced his number switch from 29 to 88 on Monday, you may be under the impression that the Big E is sacred to Leafs Nation beyond measure — an absolute legend who dare not have his number worn by some little puke with the audacity to demand his worth in free agency.



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Re: 2019 NHL Off-Season thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:49 pm

This is why Pavelski wasn't given 88 in Dallas too, right?
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Postby slaps » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:47 am

I'm really surprised Gardiner is still unsigned.

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Postby B Kat » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:06 am

He wants a lot? He's being picky about team? Teams are running out of money? And if it's one of the many teams with big named RFAs still to sign, they need to let those dominoes fall first. But yes, his being unsigned is surprising.

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Re: 2019 NHL Off-Season thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:48 am

I dunno. There are a few guys who are really iconic and had unusual numbers that are always odd to see on different players. There’s some scrub on I think Ottawa that wears 68, and that kinda rubs me the wrong way. Lindros was dominant, but his window was so short that I’m not sure his number deserves de facto retirement. It’s more that you just automatically associate 88 with Lindros.
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Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:50 am

Yeah Lindros didn't last long enough. It's probably time to start freeing up that number.

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Re: 2019 NHL Off-Season thread

Postby wonko80 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:26 am

Lindros played 760 NHL games over 13 season, which was more than I thought it would be, and was over a PPG even with his decline at the end. Not saying he deserves to basically have the number retired league-wide as I think that's a dumb concept in general. Just that he wasn't dominant for 3 years and then nothing like I kinda have memories of.

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Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:30 am

The problem with Lindros is he never won a Cup (though he got very close) and right at the cusp of when it seemed like they were there he got his clock cleaned.

It's a bit sad.

That age of hockey just ate star players up too. Anyone dominant would just get destroyed.

Except Jagr.

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Postby ScubaSteve » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:37 am

Those hits that ended him were absolutely devastating too. They'd be a lifetime ban today. I'm impressed Lindros can even stand up and walk straight after all that. Lindros was also the most massive human I've ever seen roll through here. We've had taller guys, but Oleksiak and even Hatcher were kind of lanky out of their pads. Lindros was an absolute unit.
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Postby mookie1010 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:51 am

ScubaSteve wrote:Those hits that ended him were absolutely devastating too. They'd be a lifetime ban today.

The Scott Stevens one in the ECFs is just.....I mean I know it was a different time, but the fact that he was allowed to play even for the rest of the playoffs is unbelievable to me today.
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Postby Troy McClure » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:04 pm

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ScubaSteve wrote:Those hits that ended him were absolutely devastating too. They'd be a lifetime ban today.

The Scott Stevens one in the ECFs is just.....I mean I know it was a different time, but the fact that he was allowed to play even for the rest of the playoffs is unbelievable to me today.

Don't overlook the time Lindros was found unconscious with a collapsed lung on a road trip and would have died had the team trainer's orders been followed to fly him home to Philly.

The head hits he he and Kariya took and played through were nothing short of crazy.

And Lindros was mocked for the hits he took like they were his fault. When he was traded to the Rangers, the Hockey News ran a cartoon showing the press conference where Sather was introducing Lindros, and the punchline is Sather yelling at Lindros to keep his head up as Lindros runs into a lamp dangling in front of him.
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I still remember the arguments about how he deserved it because he looked down at the puck. Medieval.

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The Frugal Gourmet wrote:The problem with Lindros is he never won a Cup (though he got very close) and right at the cusp of when it seemed like they were there he got his clock cleaned.

When he got destroyed by Scott Stevens in Game 7 of the 2000 Eastern Conference Final that was only the second game he'd played in that postseason because of three previous concussions he'd suffered that season.



While I agree it's sad, his team got outscored 16-6 and swept by the Red Wings in the only Stanley Cup Final he played in three years earlier.

I'd say a team has to win two games in the Final to be even somewhat close to winning it and win three games to be very close to winning it.

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Re: 2019 NHL Off-Season thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:42 pm

The Frugal Gourmet wrote:I still remember the arguments about how he deserved it because he looked down at the puck. Medieval.

I know for a fact I made jokes about him getting injured while picking up the pen to sign his contract here in Dallas.
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Postby Troy McClure » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:44 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:
The Frugal Gourmet wrote:I still remember the arguments about how he deserved it because he looked down at the puck. Medieval.

I know for a fact I made jokes about him getting injured while picking up the pen to sign his contract here in Dallas.

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Postby ToddM » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:29 pm

Jesus, what a *kitty kitty*.

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Postby ScubaSteve » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:31 pm

Still funny.
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