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guille&tati4life
04-30-2006, 05:25 PM
I dont know if there is already an ice hockey thread, but I couldn't find 1, so i made one.

My team the New York Rangers went out of the Playoffs last night, so i'm very upset. I hope Montreal win now, but after watching the series against new york, i think the devils.

NATAS81
04-30-2006, 05:28 PM
Jagr being in the lineup wouldn't have mattered. NJ is riding a 15 game winning streak. The longest streak continuing from the regular season into the playoffs since the old Red Wings teams.

Broduer is the best goalie right now. I hope Buffalo doesn't have to play them in round two.

Glad Ottawa took out the fake champs. They have maybe more balanced scoring than the Sabres. Havlat is a monster.

Buffalo plays Philly today in the pivotal game five. Lets Go BUFF-A-LO!

Numminen will play. Hecht is a game time decision.

JMG
04-30-2006, 05:30 PM
Yeah, good to have a thread for ice hockey / NHL. :yeah:

Go Habs and Sabres!

Scotso
04-30-2006, 05:30 PM
GO PHILLY!

NATAS81
04-30-2006, 05:37 PM
As for the Canes/Habs, I doubt the throng of MTL fans will want to hear this, but I believed Carolina would win in seven even though they lost the first two games of the series.

Perhaps they deserve it now after letting home ice advantage slip away. They were lucky to win game 2.

Koivu is one of their few offensive threats and is now MIA.

Huet will need to be brilliant. I think Martin Gerber lost his starting job with the Canes. lmao

Seriously, with veterans like Recchi, Roddy'B, Dougie Weight, Carolina shouldn't have any excuses for dropping a home game in OT.

Montreal's best shot at winning the series is in six games. Carolina has too many veterans to lose a seventh game back home.

On the other hand, their goalie Cam Ward could totally choke a seventh game. A pretty interesting series on many fronts. I still root for the small market team in the Canes.

guille&tati4life
04-30-2006, 05:56 PM
originally posted by NATAS81

Jagr being in the lineup wouldn't have mattered

well, maybe, but it would have helped a little.

originally posted by NATAS81

Broduer is the best goalie right now.

So true. Brodeur was awesome Poor Henrik Lundqvist didnt have a very happy start to his playoff career, but maybe next year.

As for this year, go habs go.

NATAS81
05-01-2006, 01:09 AM
Sabres take gave five 3-0 at the friendly confines of HSBC!!

It's Miller Time, baby! :worship:

U S A U S A :D

Lets Go Buff a lo!!!!

Now I need the Canes to beat Montreal so Buffalo doesn't play NJ in round two!

guille&tati4life
05-01-2006, 01:23 AM
originally posted by NATAS81
Now I need the Habs to beat Carolina so Buffalo doesn't play NJ in round two

Yeah, well Montreal are losing 1-0 after the 1st period. Yeah, you really need to avoid New Jersey, trust me. But I dont think Philly are beaten yet, with Forsberg on form I can see them turning this around.

Did you see Campbell's hit :devil: on RJ Umberger in game 3 i think it was? it was so sore.

NATAS81
05-01-2006, 01:27 AM
Ahhh, you didn't have to tell me the score. I was gonna go watch my TiVo'd portion. :p

I know about NJ. The league knows Broduer can steal a series, but honestly Miller or Biron could beat them and Buffalo can outscore them if they shut down the Elias line.

I think as long as Buffalo stays out of the box, Miller doesn't give up any more cheapies like the one from Umberger in game 4, and Drury gets matched up against Forsberg's line I don't see Philly coming back.

Campbell's hit was one for the ages, man.

Here is the link to a great hockey hits/fights site.

Scroll down a bit to April 22nd for that one.

http://www.hockeyfights.com/videos/

:wavey:

guille&tati4life
05-01-2006, 01:35 AM
originally posted by NATAS81
Ahhh, you didn't have to tell me the score. I was gonna go watch my TiVo'd portion.

I know about NJ. The league knows Broduer can steal a series, but honestly Miller or Biron could beat them and Buffalo can outscore them if they shut down the Elias line.

I think as long as Buffalo stays out of the box, Miller doesn't give up any more cheapies like the one from Umberger in game 4, and Drury gets matched up against Forsberg's line I don't see Philly coming back.

Campbell's hit was one for the ages, man.

Here is the link to a great hockey hits/fights site.

Scroll down a bit to April 22nd for that one.

thanks for the link, i hope it has Hollweg's hit on Umberger, beautiful. I love that guy getting hit :)
Sorry, but i cant see a team like Buffalo beating the Devils. Drury, Briere and dumont? I just dont think that they compare to people like Elias, Gionta and Marty.

NATAS81
05-01-2006, 04:34 AM
Well, it's clear that Cam Ward is a goalie to be reckoned with. Montreal didn't have a ton of point blank opportunities, but he certainly turned away the prime chances.

The only Montreal goal was a screened slapshot from Kovalev, and Ward even got a piece of that one before it trickled behind him.

3-2 now and going to Montreal on Tuesday.

80% of teams winning the fifth game to make a series 3-2 went on to win the series.

If Carolina and Buffalo win their respective series, I believe the second round Eastern matchups will be as follows:

New Jersey @ Ottawa

Buffalo @ Carolina

** Lets Go Buff-a-lo **

Lee
05-01-2006, 07:29 PM
I think there's a thread during the playoff 2 years ago. But a new thread for this year's playoff is :cool:

NATAS81
05-01-2006, 07:30 PM
Yeah, every new season should have a new thread.

SloKid
05-01-2006, 07:37 PM
I dont know if there is already an ice hockey thread, but I couldn't find 1, so i made one.

My team the New York Rangers went out of the Playoffs last night, so i'm very upset. I hope Montreal win now, but after watching the series against new york, i think the devils.
Is hockey so big in Scotland or is your family an exception? :lol:

Go :devil:s btw! :yeah:

guille&tati4life
05-01-2006, 07:52 PM
originally posted by Slokid
Is hockey so big in Scotland or is your family an exception?

Just my family, no-one else likes it.
Wait, your Slovak right? :worship: you like Palffy or Stumpel? :worship: legends!

SloKid
05-01-2006, 07:55 PM
Just my family, no-one else likes it.
Wait, your Slovak right? :worship: you like Palffy or Stumpel? :worship: legends!
:lol:
I thought so...

And I'm Slovenian :ras: :p
But I worship some Slovaks...like Lubo (not a hockey player though :lol: ) :worship:
Slovenia will probably get first NHL player next year, when Aněe Kopitar goes to play for the Kings.

NATAS81
05-01-2006, 08:02 PM
Satan worshipper I hope. :p

It's all about TOPOLCANY. :worship:

Palffy is retired, lol.

SloKid
05-01-2006, 08:11 PM
Satan worshipper I hope. :p

It's all about TOPOLCANY. :worship:

Palffy is retired, lol.
Was this directed at me? I'm NOT Slovakian :mad: :p
I'm Slovenian :o :lol:

NATAS81
05-01-2006, 08:13 PM
Yeah, but you said you worship Slovaks like Miro Satan.

Just go along with it, buddy.

Ahoj! :D

BTW - Visnovsky is on a great team. I expect them to make the playoffs next year if Cechmanek gets his head focused.

SloKid
05-01-2006, 08:15 PM
Ahoj! :) :unsure: :p

guille&tati4life
05-02-2006, 02:08 AM
originally posted by slokid
But I worship some Slovaks...like Lubo

:worship:

originally posted by NATAS81
Palffy is retired, lol.

I miss him. :sad:

Lee
05-02-2006, 03:54 AM
The Wild Wild West!!

#1, #2 and #4 seeds are gone. I am :scared: about my Flames.

NATAS81
05-02-2006, 05:20 AM
Koivu won't play Tuesday - http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/playoffs2006/news/story?id=2429313

Russian club wants millions for Malkin - http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2428558

As for tonights games, I can't believe Edmonton knocks out the Presidents Trophy winners.

Again, Detroit has the advantage in shots but Roley the goalie Dwayne Roloson keeps Edmonton in the game. Williams takes a dumb penalty at 2-0 allowing the Oilers to gain momentum on the Powerplay, and at 3-3 Samsonov put it right on the tape to Hemsky and Legace had no chance.

Proving once again that goaltending can beat raw talent and experience.

Montreal will need plenty of goaltending without their captain to force a game seven.

Lebowski
05-02-2006, 05:31 AM
DUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

guille&tati4life
05-02-2006, 11:13 AM
originally posted by NATAS81
Williams takes a dumb penalty at 2-0 allowing the Oilers to gain momentum on the Powerplay

Yeah, it was a dumb penalty, but I think it was a bad call. Ryan Smyth (i think it was him) ran into Legace and then kept pushing in front. Williams should have been called, but Smyth too. That call did change the game.

But hey, its not so bad, Detroit are out which means my 2 brothers will have to stop making fun of me for New York going out (their both Wings fans).
I'm so annoyed that Calgary couldnt clinch the series last night. Go Flames and Go Habs.

SloKid
05-02-2006, 11:33 AM
But hey, its not so bad, Detroit are out which means my 2 brothers will have to stop making fun of me for New York going out (their both Wings fans).
Poor Chris...:sad: :devil:

guille&tati4life
05-02-2006, 11:42 AM
originally posted by slokid
Poor Chris... :sad: :devil:

well, maybe it'll teach him next time not to chant Marty's better at me :mad:

JMG
05-02-2006, 10:41 PM
Just my family, no-one else likes it.
Wait, your Slovak right? :worship: you like Palffy or Stumpel? :worship: legends!

There are some more! When your team lost 0-8 to Germany last week, there were some British fans. ;)

guille&tati4life
05-03-2006, 01:05 AM
originally posted by JMG
There are some more! When your team lost 0-8 to Germany last week, there were some British fans

I didnt even know about it, that's how much the media cares.

If anybody doesn't want to know the scores after 1 period of the games tonight then dont read the rest of this (there was someone last time).

Buffalo 3-0 Philly
Carolina 1-1 Montreal

Well, i'm happy for you NATAS81, Buffalo have been great tonight.
Let's go habs

Lee
05-03-2006, 02:24 AM
Sabres 7 Flyers 1 :o Even Forsberg can't save them

Go Habs

guille&tati4life
05-03-2006, 12:22 PM
Montreal lost. Now I dont know who to support.
I guess I'm going with the Flames. :worship: Kipper is so great! :worship:

Langers
05-03-2006, 03:13 PM
Can't believe the Wings are gone already, after such a good regular season. :sad: Same thing happens year after year, some massive changes are required.

guille&tati4life
05-03-2006, 05:36 PM
originally posted by Langers
some massive changes are required

What do you suggest? I figured that bringing in babcock would help but, same again. What can they do?

Lebowski
05-04-2006, 04:04 AM
quack quack

NATAS81
05-04-2006, 04:09 AM
I'm gonna go watch the ending. The ducks don't have the goaltending to go deep so enjoy it while you can.

Langers
05-04-2006, 04:16 AM
What do you suggest? I figured that bringing in babcock would help but, same again. What can they do?
More youth, more players with a physical presence, and a solid playoff goaltender.

Lee
05-04-2006, 05:10 AM
:sad: :sad: Bye bye Flames!

SloKid
05-04-2006, 08:48 AM
Has this ever happened before? All top four seeds out in 1st Round.

NATAS81
05-04-2006, 08:57 AM
Well I do know that since 1994 the #1 has been bounced seven times in the first round.

guille&tati4life
05-04-2006, 01:37 PM
Who ever I support seem to lose.
The Flames totally rely on Kipper. I watched the match last night and they never looked like scoring :(
I think i'm going to curse San Jose with my support now. So edmonton will no doubt be going through.

Next series = Ottowa v Buffalo
New Jersey v Carolina
Colorado v Anaheim
San Jose v edmonton

JMG
05-04-2006, 06:13 PM
Habs :sad:

Now go Sabres (Hecht)!!!

Lee
05-04-2006, 08:05 PM
And this ex-Calgarian has to support :eek: Oilers!!!!

NATAS81
05-04-2006, 08:13 PM
I'm really liking the Sharks chances despite the hot Roloson.

The team has a ton of character guys as well as skill and Big Joe (enough said). They've been playing by far the best leading into the playoffs similar to how NJ has been in the East.

Sharks def. Lanche out of the West.

Lee
05-04-2006, 08:14 PM
I like the chances of Oilers. The transition games are amazing!!!

NATAS81
05-04-2006, 08:18 PM
Roloson will have to steal another series and I don't know if he has that kind of playoff experience to do it again, but for your sake I hope I'm wrong and he's brilliant again.

Edmonton does have the core group of Smyth, Smith, Horcoff going for them. They're a playoff type team and their coach fits playoff hockey well.

On the other hand SJ has Ron Wilson (coach) who used to give the Sabres fits during his tenior in Washington and led them to a Cup final.

Lee
05-04-2006, 08:38 PM
Roloson will. He's another ex-Flames goalie :lol:

guille&tati4life
05-05-2006, 02:04 AM
Dont calgary fans hate Edmonton?

I predict Sharks over Oilers
Avalanche over Ducks
Devils over canes
Ottowa over Buffalo
agree?

NATAS81
05-05-2006, 02:52 AM
Why stop there? Just pick until the Stanley Cup? Oh wait, because you're so short attention spanned that you picked Ottawa, lmao!!!

Ohhhh Yo Momma

Lee
05-05-2006, 05:19 AM
Dont calgary fans hate Edmonton?


Yes but I moved away from Calgary for sometimes so the hatred was not red hot. ;) The two cities are not just competitive in hockey but in everything else. They are the 2 largest cities in the province of Alberta and are of similar size. Edmonton is the provincial capital but Calgary is where the company headquarters are. Especially oil and high tech companies. Each wants to be one up the other.

The e-mails exchanged between the Calgary and Edmonton offices in my ex-company were really funny during playoff time.

guille&tati4life
05-05-2006, 11:15 AM
originally posted by NATAS81
Why stop there? Just pick until the Stanley Cup?

ok then. Devils over Senators
Avalanche over Sharks

Devils over Avalanche.

btw, i can't wait to see Buffalo go out :devil: . Let's go Sens.

originally posted by Lee
Yes but I moved away from Calgary for sometimes so the hatred was not red hot

I see. But God, i couldn't stand the celebrations of the Oilers against the Wings, talk about annoying, Ales Hemsky :mad: . Lets Go Sharks

NATAS81
05-05-2006, 06:02 PM
I really hope Theodore screws the Avs because he doesn't deserve a finals after his piss poor first half of the season and general back-stabbing of the Montreal organization.

guille&tati4life
05-05-2006, 06:17 PM
originally posted by NATAS81
I really hope Theodore screws the Avs because he doesn't deserve a finals after his piss poor first half of the season and general back-stabbing of the Montreal organization.

I couldnt disagree more. Jose deserves a stanley cup. He did have a shit start to the season, but he's been playing with an injury apparently. I dont like the avs at all, but i do like Theodore

NATAS81
05-06-2006, 01:03 AM
OLN is so far up Ottawa's ass you'd think they have their nose over the American border.

I hope I get at least a couple games on MSG on the alternate channels before Buffalo wins this thing.

"He had Miller beat and hit the post!" :retard:

"Alfredsson is one of the main reasons why Ottawa is better for the playoffs than the last two years." :retard: :retard:

guille&tati4life
05-06-2006, 01:14 AM
originally posted by NATAS81
OLN is so far up Ottawa's ass you'd think they have their nose over the American border.

I hope I get at least a couple games on MSG on the alternate channels before Buffalo wins this thing.

"He had Miller beat and hit the post!"

"Alfredsson is one of the main reasons why Ottawa is better for the playoffs than the last two years."

its true. :lol: i'm watching on OLN too. They want Ottowa to win. Great game so far, huh? 2-2 after 1 period.

Tallinder did great to stop it being 3-2. I think he's a real good player. But still, i dont think buffalo has the goaltending to beat Ottowa and even if they do get through... Marty and the Devils will stop them. :devil:

NATAS81
05-06-2006, 03:21 AM
Oh my god dude!!!! The game of the playoffs and best comeback in your '06 post season!

Shorthanded and Buffalo comes back and ties it 5-5 with 1:37 or something left.

Smolinski answers on the PP 15 seconds later for 6-5.

Connolly ties it in the dying seconds over the shoulder after Emery was down looking for the puck!

DRURY (Mr. Clutch) over the shoulder 18 seconds into OT and Buffalo steals game one 7-6 as the refs had it in for Buffalo!

Despite the zebra mistreatment, Buffalo was outplayed and all of our goals were beauties! Emery leaked excessively!

:devil: Emmmeryyyyyyyyy ......... Emmmmeryyyyyyyyy :devil:

guille&tati4life
05-06-2006, 01:35 PM
originally posted by NATAS81
Oh my god dude!!!! The game of the playoffs and best comeback in your '06 post season!

Shorthanded and Buffalo comes back and ties it 5-5 with 1:37 or something left.

Smolinski answers on the PP 15 seconds later for 6-5.

Connolly ties it in the dying seconds over the shoulder after Emery was down looking for the puck!

DRURY (Mr. Clutch) over the shoulder 18 seconds into OT and Buffalo steals game one 7-6 as the refs had it in for Buffalo!

Despite the zebra mistreatment, Buffalo was outplayed and all of our goals were beauties! Emery leaked excessively

it was a great match. I knew this series would be good.
Did anyone see the Anaheim Colorado game? I know Anaheim won 5-0. ok, my predictions not looking so good now. :sad:

Lee
05-06-2006, 05:48 PM
OLN is so far up Ottawa's ass you'd think they have their nose over the American border.

I hope I get at least a couple games on MSG on the alternate channels before Buffalo wins this thing.

"He had Miller beat and hit the post!" :retard:

"Alfredsson is one of the main reasons why Ottawa is better for the playoffs than the last two years." :retard: :retard:

:o I believe OLN have the feed from CBC, the Canada Broadcast Company. The commentators are pretty good, although may be a bit bias :shrug:

But I only watched about 10 seconds in OT so I'm not 100%.

And that's the most embarrassing error by a defenceman other than Smith of Edmonton scored into his own goal behind the net and lost the series vs Calgary in 7th game.

guille&tati4life
05-09-2006, 11:48 AM
its 2-0 in every series and the only one i'm right in so far is the sharks :sad:
Hopefully the Devils and the Sens can come back :)

Langers
05-10-2006, 07:10 AM
Joffrey Lupul four goals! :eek:

What a performance, the Ducks now lead 3-0. Haven't they shot up since the halfway point of the season!

guille&tati4life
05-10-2006, 03:03 PM
Joffrey Lupul four goals! :eek:

What a performance, the Ducks now lead 3-0. Haven't they shot up since the halfway point of the season!

I know, its amazing.
I think its because of Scott Neidermayer, the man is a genius.

JMG
05-10-2006, 04:05 PM
:bowdown: Nice to see that Jochen Hecht scored the game winner in game 2.

NATAS81
05-10-2006, 04:12 PM
Everyone is contributing on Buffalo which is good to see.

People can keep doubting Buffalo all the way to the Cup for all I care!

As for Lupul, two of his goals were simple toe drags that beat Theodore glove side.

The OT goal wasn't really Jose's fault as it glanced off the stick of Clark, the Avs defenseman, who dived in front.

The Breisbois giveaway, however, tells you why both he and Theodore won absolutely nothing in Montreal.

guille&tati4life
05-10-2006, 04:15 PM
Everyone is contributing on Buffalo which is good to see.

People can keep doubting Buffalo all the way to the Cup for all I care!

As for Lupul, two of his goals were simple toe drags that beat Theodore glove side.

The OT goal wasn't really Jose's fault as it glanced off the stick of Clark, the Avs defenseman, who dived in front.

The Breisbois giveaway, however, tells you why both he and Theodore won absolutely nothing in Montreal.

DONT SAY THAT!
Dont have a go at Patrice, pleeease. he's a legend, they won nothing cos they relied only on them Sheldon, Quintal and a few other legends.

And yes, i will doubt Buffalo all the way to the cup, they dont have a chance :devil: Lets go sens :p

NATAS81
05-10-2006, 04:36 PM
Montreal has relied too much on defense for how many years now?

That excuse is getting really old.

Kovalev was shut down and they collapsed. Enough about Montreal.

As for Theodore, he finally goes to a team that can score many goals and blows it for them, too.

I love it. I was telling everyone he would screw the Avs.

The Avs French Canadian GM went with "his boy" and it backfired in spades.

I must give credit to Bryzgalov. This is looking like Giguere 2.0 for the Ducks, eh?

guille&tati4life
05-10-2006, 04:41 PM
Montreal has relied too much on defense for how many years now?

That excuse is getting really old.

Kovalev was shut down and they collapsed. Enough about Montreal.

As for Theodore, he finally goes to a team that can score many goals and blows it for them, too.

I love it. I was telling everyone he would screw the Avs.

The Avs French Canadian GM went with "his boy" and it backfired in spades.

I must give credit to Bryzgalov. This is looking like Giguere 2.0 for the Ducks, eh?


Dont blame jose :sad: It would be great if he kept 4 straight shut outs now. Leave jose alone, please NATAS.

Yeah, I Bryzgalov is doing as well as JSG did. Maybe this time they can win the cup. Hopefully, its Anyone but Buffalo :p

NATAS81
05-10-2006, 04:47 PM
I just said Montreal relied on defense and goaltending which put pressure on Jose.

If anyone is to blame it is their front office for not drafting better offensive players.

It must've been since the early 90s when they were last in the top five in scoring.

Probably even before then.

Buffalo matches up terribly and have for the last five or so years against NJ, so I'm definitely pulling for the Carolina veterans to pull through.

Tonight is a must win game for both Ottawa and NJ.

guille&tati4life
05-10-2006, 04:52 PM
I just said Montreal relied on defense and goaltending which put pressure on Jose.

If anyone is to blame it is their front office for not drafting better offensive players.

It must've been since the early 90s when they were last in the top five in scoring.

Probably even before then.

Buffalo matches up terribly and have for the last five or so years against NJ, so I'm definitely pulling for the Carolina veterans to pull through.

Tonight is a must win game for both Ottawa and NJ.

To be honest Buffalo have surprised me, now i think they'll defeat ottowa.
Congratulations if you can win :hug:

But i never right off the devils. What do you think, the Devils to take the series 4-2?

NATAS81
05-10-2006, 04:58 PM
To come back in a series you need scoring, veteran leadership and goaltending, all of which NJ has.

Anybody who knows hockey has not written off NJ yet.

The one thing that could trouble them tonight, though, is playing too aggressively in front of their home crowd and turning the puck over.

You've got to love all of the great young goaltenders stepping up in these playoffs.

Ward. Miller. Bryzgalov.

Regardless of who wins the series, Ward is getting valuable playoff experience and it looks like many of these high priced Carolina veterans won't be coming back so I'm sure the team is playing with extra emotion.

guille&tati4life
05-10-2006, 05:01 PM
To come back in a series you need scoring, veteran leadership and goaltending, all of which NJ has.

Anybody who knows hockey has not written off NJ yet.

The one thing that could trouble them tonight, though, is playing too aggressively in front of their home crowd and turning the puck over.

You've got to love all of the great young goaltenders stepping up in these playoffs.

Ward. Miller. Bryzgalov.

Regardless of who wins the series, Ward is getting valuable playoff experience and it looks like many of these high priced Carolina veterans won't be coming back so I'm sure the team is playing with extra emotion.

I probably cant watch any of the matches tonight, i have exams in the morning. Can you put up a report if you watch a game?

I've never liked the devils, but for some reason i want them to win this year, maybe its just so the rangers dont look quite so bad.

Go sharks
Go sens
Go Devils
and well, i dont much care about the other match

NATAS81
05-10-2006, 05:20 PM
I will be doing other things as well tonight, but I will try to watch as much of the games as I can.

You can go here http://www.nhl.com/highlights/index.html and register for free.

It shows all of the goals and some hits and saves for each game.

guille&tati4life
05-10-2006, 05:22 PM
I will be doing other things as well tonight, but I will try to watch as much of the games as I can.

You can go here http://www.nhl.com/highlights/index.html and register for free.

It shows all of the goals and some hits and saves for each game.

:yeah: thanks NATAS

guille&tati4life
05-11-2006, 11:36 AM
I watched some of the Ottowa game, congratulations NATAS, looks like the conference finals.
I cant believe the Devils lost again, idiots! :mad:

Lee
05-13-2006, 03:56 AM
:rocker: Oilers tied the series at 2-2

guille&tati4life
05-13-2006, 11:55 AM
:rocker: Oilers tied the series at 2-2

:( thats not good.

I'm beginning to really hate Edmonton.

Lee
05-13-2006, 08:55 PM
:( thats not good.

I'm beginning to really hate Edmonton.

:p At least this makes the series interesting. I don't even bother to watch the Ducks/Avs series. And will be very disappointing if Canes sweep the series vs Devils today. I don't support either team, but a one-sided series is no fun :(

Iheartandy&roger
05-13-2006, 11:26 PM
I'm so happy that New Jersey kicked the Hurricanes ass 5-1! Now I want to see Ottawa kick some ass against Buffalo tonight...it's soo obvious who should be winning but Buffalo is just working way harder and not giving away stupid giveaways....as for the San Jose/Edmonton series k wtf was up with the last game Toskala coming out of the net like that and leaving a wide open net for Samsonov to score ....:mad: what a bonehead :bs: Edmonton really has a horseshoe stuck up their ass..... I really want to see a battle of California for the western finals that would be awesome because both teams are quite strong and skate well and both goalies are great in net.. in the Eastern finals I wanted a Ottawa/New Jersey showdown but right now that is looking quite bleak with both teams down 3-1 in their series.... meh if Carolina and Buffalo have a showdown I don't know who to cheer for because their both equally annoying especially Buffalo because despite not having anybody on that damn team they manage to find a way to whip everyone's ass, but I guess now we all can thank Miller for this Buffalo streak like all the other amazing rookie goalies...

NATAS81
05-14-2006, 02:09 AM
Buffalo because despite not having anybody on that damn team they manage to find a way to whip everyone's ass, but I guess now we all can thank Miller for this Buffalo streak like all the other amazing rookie goalies...
It's a 20 player game.

guille&tati4life
05-14-2006, 07:46 PM
well done to buffalo :(

hopefully the devils will come back in their series but if not... I'll be chanting "Lets Go Buffalo" with you SATAN, NATAS, whatever, cos i cant stand Brindamour and the Canes. :mad:

I'll be watching the devils tonight so for now its... Lets go devils

guille&tati4life
05-15-2006, 01:02 PM
LETS GO BUFFALO!!!!! (hate brindamour and Williams so much :mad: )

Lee
05-15-2006, 07:49 PM
What a self destruction by the Sharks? :eek: All those stupid penalties in the 3rd period.

NATAS81
05-15-2006, 07:56 PM
Yeah the penalty leading to the fifth goal was a rookie mistake. I think it was Bernier who committed it.

The Sharks do have young undeveloped players, moreso than Edmonton so it isn't really a shock.

Still though, Toskala needs to regroup and start playing like he had in the first two games.

Bring on the Canes! I'm liking Buffalo's chances to the Cup finals against a rookie goalie.

The difference between him and Miller is Miller had played a ton in the AHL and made a name for himself and played more this year.

Ward was primarily the backup to Gerber until Martin stunk it up against the Habs.

You know Cam will be riding high in confidence after defeating his idol, rather handily at that.

guille&tati4life
05-16-2006, 12:23 PM
you know, i'm seriously questioning my nhl knowledge :sad:
every prediction has gone wrong :eek:

Cmon Sharks, you've got to beat the Oilers just to save me face at least.

guille&tati4life
05-20-2006, 04:31 PM
None of my predictions were right :scared: i'm not stupid btw.

The Oilers won again last night, please stop them Anaheim

NATAS81
05-20-2006, 04:32 PM
Of course you aren't stupid. This is where NHL players make their moola and certain players are stepping up more than others.

guille&tati4life
05-20-2006, 04:35 PM
Of course you aren't stupid. This is where NHL players make their moola and certain players are stepping up more than others.

Thanks. But i should have trusted you with the sabres. Don't worry, this time i think they'll do it. But then i've said no to carolina in every round. Hope i don't bring you bad luck. :unsure:

Lee
05-20-2006, 04:35 PM
None of my predictions were right :scared: i'm not stupid btw.

The Oilers won again last night, please stop them Anaheim

I doubt any of those hockey "experts" picked Oiler in Western Conference Final either. ;)

guille&tati4life
05-20-2006, 04:47 PM
I doubt any of those hockey "experts" picked Oiler in Western Conference Final either. ;)

totally :topic: but i love the dog in your avator. :hearts: :hug: is it yours?

NATAS81
05-20-2006, 04:48 PM
Thanks. But i should have trusted you with the sabres. Don't worry, this time i think they'll do it. But then i've said no to carolina in every round. Hope i don't bring you bad luck. :unsure:
Don't put stock in my Sabres pick. Honestly, if I had to bet on the Ottawa series I would have picked the Sens. I don't like posting my predictions here on Buffalo for good karma.

This is the time of year when you can't take risks and follow the guidelines to success by any means necessary.

I will say Buffalo is healthy enough to the point that they can win the series. Cole is expected back no sooner than game four. Connolly might play game one, although IMO his services aren't required.

NATAS81
05-20-2006, 04:49 PM
totally :topic: but i love the dog in your avator. :hearts: :hug: is it yours?
Yes it is.

NATAS81
05-20-2006, 04:49 PM
I doubt any of those hockey "experts" picked Oiler in Western Conference Final either. ;)
None of the four semifinalists were picked by the OLN staff.

It doesn't matter. The new CBA rocks and you're seeing different teams with a chance at the holy grail of the sport.

guille&tati4life
05-20-2006, 04:53 PM
Don't put stock in my Sabres pick. Honestly, if I had to bet on the Ottawa series I would have picked the Sens. I don't like posting my predictions here on Buffalo for good karma.

This is the time of year when you can't take risks and follow the guidelines to success by any means necessary.

I will say Buffalo is healthy enough to the point that they can win the series. Cole is expected back no sooner than game four. Connolly might play game one, although IMO his services aren't required.

From the games against Ottowa, i'd have thought you'd really want connolly back, no? why?

NATAS81
05-20-2006, 05:08 PM
The team can get along fine without him and it opens up a spot for the Roy-Afinogenov-Vanek line which had a ton of chemistry during the season.

The one area where Connolly helps the most is on the PP. He mans the point and makes great decisions as a "quarterback".

It's very possible that Kalinin will be back for this series as well.

guille&tati4life
05-20-2006, 05:23 PM
The team can get along fine without him and it opens up a spot for the Roy-Afinogenov-Vanek line which had a ton of chemistry during the season.

The one area where Connolly helps the most is on the PP. He mans the point and makes great decisions as a "quarterback".

It's very possible that Kalinin will be back for this series as well.

Maxim :worship:

SloKid
05-20-2006, 05:47 PM
None of the four semifinalists were picked by the OLN staff.

It doesn't matter. The new CBA rocks and you're seeing different teams with a chance at the holy grail of the sport.
Yes, I agree.
Now everyone is on equal terms and anything can happen.

NATAS81
05-20-2006, 09:46 PM
McKee the GWG through the wickets out of the penalty box.

Drury the big block and clear to end the game after Stillman missed the one timer.

1-0 BUFF!!! Oh happy day!!!

Miller Time again!!!

Lets Go Buff-a-lo!!!!!!!!!!

JMG
05-20-2006, 11:25 PM
:woohoo:

Great game by Miller. :worship:

guille&tati4life
05-22-2006, 03:17 PM
McKee the GWG through the wickets out of the penalty box.

Drury the big block and clear to end the game after Stillman missed the one timer.

1-0 BUFF!!! Oh happy day!!!

Miller Time again!!!

Lets Go Buff-a-lo!!!!!!!!!!

NATAS has been banned :sad: this thread will struggle to live without him.
but, in memory of him, LET'S GO BUFFALO!

Lee
05-22-2006, 04:59 PM
:p I'll be cheering for the Oilers!!!

guille&tati4life
05-22-2006, 05:12 PM
:p I'll be cheering for the Oilers!!!

:(
i'll be cheering for anyone but.
Roloson, shakes off his helet and moves the goal off whenever he is in trouble. Ryan Smyth is a sneaky, diving loser. Staios and smith move the goal. Hemsky celebrates in such an annoying way... and much more 'm sure.
LOSE OILERS LOSE (but i'll be happy for you if they win ;) )

Lee
05-22-2006, 05:28 PM
:(
i'll be cheering for anyone but.
Roloson, shakes off his helet and moves the goal off whenever he is in trouble. Ryan Smyth is a sneaky, diving loser. Staios and smith move the goal. Hemsky celebrates in such an annoying way... and much more 'm sure.
LOSE OILERS LOSE (but i'll be happy for you if they win ;) )

:lol: You make the NHL referees sound like imbeciles.

guille&tati4life
05-22-2006, 05:58 PM
:lol: You make the NHL referees sound like imbeciles.

they are, well, they are when Edmonton play :devil:
maybe i'm biased :shrug: but i seriously didn't have a problem with them till the Detroit series, but in that and the other 2 series's so far, this is what i've seen.
Roloson :mad:

guille&tati4life
05-23-2006, 02:32 AM
3-1 carolina after 2 periods :(
Lets go buffalo

guille&tati4life
05-24-2006, 02:26 AM
omg i hate Edmonton! :armed:

There have been lots of fights :boxing: after the 1st period tonight.
Roloson has been his usual self, stirring up trouble. :mad: I want someone to kill him.
1-0 to Edmonton after 1, i don't want to talk about the goal, it was Bryzgalov's fault.
Go ducks! Go Sabres!

Lee
05-24-2006, 08:58 PM
Oiler/Duck, the craziest match so far. I didn't watch the first 2 periods and busy after Oilers was up 4-0. When I checked the final score of 5-4, I almost fell out of my chair. :lol:

guille&tati4life
05-26-2006, 01:23 PM
Go Ducks Go!
The oilers were beaten last night thank god, so good to see their fans and players lose. But they were up to their usual tricks. i have never seen anything quite like the call of goalkeeper interference given against the Ducks on the powerplay. I can't remember who was called but he was in front of the net, Roloson kept pushing him, then roloson jumped up in the air (a blatant dive) for no clear reason and drew a penalty.
Please come back Ducks, i'd love it if you could.

Lee
05-28-2006, 05:47 AM
Sorry G&T4life.

Oilers is the Western Conference Champion and Ryan Smyth didn't make the mistake Jarome Iginla did last year of touching the Clarence Campbell Bowl :tape:

Lee
05-28-2006, 05:48 AM
And Roloson is a potential playoff MVP :p

guille&tati4life
05-28-2006, 02:03 PM
And Roloson is a potential playoff MVP :p

:( Damn Roloson

LETS GO BUFFALO (and if they get to the final, lets go canes)

Langers
05-28-2006, 04:06 PM
Can't believe the Oilers, they have been incredible during these Playoffs. And here I was only a month ago thinking the Wings would have no troubles against them. Oh how mistaken I was. :tape:

Anyway Go Sabres!

Lee
05-29-2006, 01:56 AM
Can't believe the Oilers, they have been incredible during these Playoffs. And here I was only a month ago thinking the Wings would have no troubles against them. Oh how mistaken I was. :tape:

Anyway Go Sabres!

Wings are not that good. It wins the President Trophy only because it's division sucks. The NW Divisions are very tight, any of the teams in that Division can be in the playoff if they are in the Central Division.

guille&tati4life
05-29-2006, 01:55 PM
Wings are not that good. It wins the President Trophy only because it's division sucks. The NW Divisions are very tight, any of the teams in that Division can be in the playoff if they are in the Central Division.

I agree up to a point, Chicago, Columbus and st Louis do all suck, but the wings are still pretty good.

I know i whine a lot about hockey but... i'm going to again, Justin williams should be banned. The man skates round the ice with his stick high in the air waiting to take people's eyes out. He has already done it twice in these playoffs. :( I don't want to have to support Carolina in the final so

Lets go Buffalo

Langers
05-29-2006, 02:12 PM
Wings are not that good. It wins the President Trophy only because it's division sucks. The NW Divisions are very tight, any of the teams in that Division can be in the playoff if they are in the Central Division.
Yes there are some weak teams in our division but give us some credit. We were great in the regular season; our record was great against Eastern Conference teams. We had 8 players score 20+ goals and we set an NHL record for most road victories. We just had very poor goaltending in the Playoffs and once again we had very few players prepared to crash the net.

guille&tati4life
05-29-2006, 04:03 PM
Yes there are some weak teams in our division but give us some credit. We were great in the regular season; our record was great against Eastern Conference teams. We had 8 players score 20+ goals and we set an NHL record for most road victories. We just had very poor goaltending in the Playoffs and once again we had very few players prepared to crash the net.

I think it's pretty unfair to blame Legace, the goals he let in were not his fault.

Datsyuk didn't step up and of course, Edmonton are cheats :( so... it was extra hard for Detroit

Iheartandy&roger
05-29-2006, 11:24 PM
Edmonton Oilers are a fucking joke. They have the most hideous hockey game in hockey that I have ever seen. It would be okay if these guys were playing some good hockey but they're not. Who can't win when you have 90000 goalies in front of the net, nobody can even get a shot by them it's like fucking soccer ...not hockey, it is such a fluke this year my god... as for Carolina and Buffalo now that is a series, there's lots of nice playmaking and it is absolutely awesome. I hope next year's playoffs give better results.

guille&tati4life
06-01-2006, 01:50 AM
Buffalo 3-3 carolina in the series. Go Buffalo

guille&tati4life
06-02-2006, 02:38 PM
Edmonton v Carolina final :banghead:
it sickens me to think that Williams or roloson will lift the cup :(

JMG
06-02-2006, 02:58 PM
:mad:

Hecht had his great moment, but it wasn't enough. How much bad luck can youi have with all those injured defenders? I don't really care about the final now. :(

Iheartandy&roger
06-03-2006, 10:30 PM
Edmonton v Carolina final :banghead:
it sickens me to think that Williams or roloson will lift the cup :(

Amen. The thought of Rolosson or any of the oilers hoisting that cup makes me sick and as for Carolina...whatever......

guille&tati4life
06-04-2006, 04:55 PM
Edmonton Oilers are a fucking joke. They have the most hideous hockey game in hockey that I have ever seen. It would be okay if these guys were playing some good hockey but they're not. Who can't win when you have 90000 goalies in front of the net, nobody can even get a shot by them it's like fucking soccer ...not hockey, it is such a fluke this year my god... as for Carolina and Buffalo now that is a series, there's lots of nice playmaking and it is absolutely awesome. I hope next year's playoffs give better results.

Much as i hate Edmonton I don't see the problem with blocking a lot of shots and playing defensivley.
Don't know why i'm defending the Oilers, maybe it's cos you insulted football :p
Haven't decided who i'll support in the finals yet, i hate williams so much but... i think carolina.

Iheartandy&roger
06-05-2006, 12:13 AM
Much as i hate Edmonton I don't see the problem with blocking a lot of shots and playing defensivley.
Don't know why i'm defending the Oilers, maybe it's cos you insulted football :p
Haven't decided who i'll support in the finals yet, i hate williams so much but... i think carolina.

Sorry if I insulted football it's just the team is getting on my nerves so bad because it's such a fluke how they are even in this predicament... I mean the Oilers shouldn't even have made it to the playoffs, they made it by a single measley point and now the possiblilty of them hoisting the cup makes me ill because bottom line, the kind of hockey they've played is like from the movie slapshot, not smart but hey all the other teams wouldn't even think of playing like that so that's why the oilers are where they are.

guille&tati4life
06-05-2006, 01:42 PM
Sorry if I insulted football it's just the team is getting on my nerves so bad because it's such a fluke how they are even in this predicament... I mean the Oilers shouldn't even have made it to the playoffs, they made it by a single measley point and now the possiblilty of them hoisting the cup makes me ill because bottom line, the kind of hockey they've played is like from the movie slapshot, not smart but hey all the other teams wouldn't even think of playing like that so that's why the oilers are where they are.

agreed 100%.
Their luck will run out i think, but then i've been saying they'll go out in every round so far :(

Iheartandy&roger
06-05-2006, 04:15 PM
agreed 100%.
Their luck will run out i think, but then i've been saying they'll go out in every round so far :(

Lmao so have I ! :D Bad thing is...I should be supporting the team since i'm from the city but omg they're so full of themselves it's sickening and the fans of the team DOESN'T support any other Canadian team, hell they don't even cheer for Calgary Flames which is right in Alberta! :rolleyes:

Lee
06-06-2006, 04:15 AM
Lmao so have I ! :D Bad thing is...I should be supporting the team since i'm from the city but omg they're so full of themselves it's sickening and the fans of the team DOESN'T support any other Canadian team, hell they don't even cheer for Calgary Flames which is right in Alberta! :rolleyes:

You're from Edmonton? :tape:

Billabong
06-06-2006, 04:18 AM
Lee, go in the Guga chat thread;) I saw tonight's match and I'm :tape:

Billabong
06-06-2006, 04:25 AM
Roloson will be out for the REST of Stanley Cup due to knee injury:eek:

Lee
06-06-2006, 04:26 AM
Roloson will be out for the REST of Stanley Cup due to knee injury:eek:

OUCH!!! Hand the Stanley Cup to the Canes now :sad:

Billabong
06-06-2006, 04:27 AM
OUCH!!! Hand the Stanley Cup to the Canes now :sad:

That's what I think as well:sad:

guille&tati4life
06-06-2006, 11:25 AM
Roloson will be out for the REST of Stanley Cup due to knee injury:eek:

I know it seems evil but :yippee: couldn't have happened to a more annoying guy.

Carolina won game one 5-4, I loved it :devil:

Langers
06-06-2006, 11:39 AM
That's a terrible blow for Edmonton. I am supporting the Canes but still that is just awful news. I want to see a tight, tough series and now that doesn't seem likely.

guille&tati4life
06-06-2006, 11:41 AM
That's a terrible blow for Edmonton. I am supporting the Canes but still that is just awful news. I want to see a tight, tough series and now that doesn't seem likely.

i don't. I want to see a sweep. :devil:

I decided that i could manage to like Williams and Brindamour in a series against the Oilers :lol: For some reason Williams running round with a high stick doesn't seem quite so annoying when it's those awful Oiler players on the ice

Iheartandy&roger
06-06-2006, 05:57 PM
You're from Edmonton? :tape:

Yep...unfortunately. :o I hate Edmonton it is such a hicktown. They act like their so much better than everyone when they're the arsehole of Canada. They have been acting like a bunch of savages with their celebrations for the Oilers and that's another reason to not want to be from Deadmonton...they don't even know how to celebrate.... anyways... I am soo happy that Roloson is gone lmfao :haha: bout time their cheating came back to bite them in the ass and it's about time they got some bad luck! Unfortunately Oilers your horseshoe finally fell out of the crack of your ass that seemed to be shoved up way too well. Last night I wouldn't even blame it all on Conklin because umm Mr.Smith was right behind him and looked capable enough to receive that pass but Smith fucked it up himself and that led to the last goal which brings me to another point..no more players with the last name SMITH on your team..the last Smith, Steve Smith knocked the puck into his own net and with that goal last night it was deja vu all over again :lol: Tough break Oilers but you're not eliminated from bad luck. :rolleyes:

Lee
06-07-2006, 09:12 PM
Yep...unfortunately. :o

Seriously, this is the first time I come across an Edmontonian who doesn't like Oilers. :tape:

oneandonlyhsn
06-07-2006, 11:54 PM
Seriously, this is the first time I come across an Edmontonian who doesn't like Oilers. :tape:

Here is another 1, I cant stand Oilers and some of their idiotic fans :(

guille&tati4life
06-08-2006, 11:40 AM
Good to know we all hate Edmonton (apart from Lee) cos they lost 5-0 last night :lol: They were humiliatingly crappy

SWEEP SWEEP SWEEP :devil:

Lee
06-08-2006, 09:56 PM
Here is another 1, I cant stand Oilers and some of their idiotic fans :(

Another Edmontonian here :eek: :eek:

Lee
06-08-2006, 10:04 PM
I'm not a big fan of Oilers but I admire the way their players blocking shots and their transition game is just great. And may be living in US makes me more patriotic toward Canada :lol: I just hope a Canadian team will win.

guille&tati4life
06-11-2006, 01:27 PM
Damn Oilers, no sweep

2-1 carolina in the series. Go canes Go

guille&tati4life
06-14-2006, 01:51 AM
:devil: 3-1 Carolina
finish them

guille&tati4life
06-15-2006, 01:15 PM
I stayed up till 4:30 in the morning to watch the match last night. I was ready for a celebration :(
in OT, Stillman played a shit pass to Stall, Pisani intercepted and scored. Back to edmonton for game 6.
Now i'm getting just a little bit worried :unsure:

Langers
06-16-2006, 04:19 AM
I stayed up till 4:30 in the morning to watch the match last night. I was ready for a celebration :(
in OT, Stillman played a shit pass to Stall, Pisani intercepted and scored. Back to edmonton for game 6.
Now i'm getting just a little bit worried :unsure:
Very much Staal's fault as well, an extremely lazy attack on the puck which allowed Pisani to intercept and score.

Cmon Oilers!

guille&tati4life
06-17-2006, 04:47 PM
yeah, Stall should have reacted quicker but i blame stillman more.
I hope the Canes can finish it tonight. (I had a dream that i scored the overtime game winner for them :lol:, i wish it had been for NYR :sad: )

Iheartandy&roger
06-20-2006, 09:55 AM
Way to fucking go Canes! :woohoo: They played an awesome game especially Cam Ward who definately by far deserved that Con Smythe trophy. The right team won and I am soo happy because Carolina kicked ass all year and deserved that cup. As for Staios and his lame ass covering of the puck and that beautiful dive into the net to cover the puck up...:rolleyes: ummm yea whatever Carolina still got that point anyways so nice try... I also would like to point out what a fucking great job the coaching staff did to keep that team together because just when you think they were out they came back roaring and kicking some rump so way to go guys you rock :rocker:

guille&tati4life
06-20-2006, 01:49 PM
:haha: @ Smyth, Pronger, Roloson, Greene, Moreau, Torres, PECA, Horcoff and Hemsky
:yippee: for the 2 Wards, Hedican, Wesley, Stall, Whitney and Recchi.

Congratulations Carolina!
Unlucky Oilers :devil:

NATAS81
06-21-2006, 09:11 PM
Well when you lose your top defenseman, it's hard to beat a team that forechecks as well as Carolina.

Full marks to the other Red, White, Black team and congrats to the veterans Recchi, Brind'Amour, Wesley, Hedican, "Dougie Fresh" Weight for coming together and making it work with a hard-working group.

Pecks and Rollie will regret leaving Buffalo.

IMO, it meant more for Carolina with the vets getting shipped out next season, so they had to get it done and they did.

LMAO @ Tverdovsky getting his name on the cup. End.

guille&tati4life
06-22-2006, 02:10 PM
:yippee: for Oleg :lol: he was the key player in the series.

Welcome back btw :yeah:

NATAS81
06-24-2006, 06:17 AM
To Canucks : Roberto Luongo
To Panthers : Todd Bertuzzi

Holy smokes!!!!!

Hell ya! I get to see *LIVE* the best power forward in the league this season!

Almost as shocking, this trade appeared in the corner on ESPNEWS! :haha:

guille&tati4life
06-25-2006, 01:01 PM
NHL draft was yesterday, first 30 picks were as follows

1 STL ERIK JOHNSON 3/21/1988 Bloomington, MN US 6' 4" 222 USA US NAT'L U-18 D R
2 PIT JORDAN STAAL 9/10/1988 Thunder Bay, ON CA 6' 4" 215 OHL PETERBOROUGH C L
3 CHI JONATHAN TOEWS 4/29/1988 Winnipeg, MB CA 6' 1" 195 WCHA U. OF NORTH DAKOTA C/W L
4 WSH NICKLAS BACKSTROM 11/23/1987 Gavle, Swe. SE 6' 0" 183 SWE BRYNAS C L
5 BOS PHIL KESSEL 10/2/1987 Madison, WI US 6' 0" 189 WCHA U. OF MINNESOTA C R
6 CBJ DERICK BRASSARD 9/22/1987 Hull, QC CA 6' 0" 172 QMJHL DRUMMONDVILLE C L
7 NYI KYLE OKPOSO 4/16/1988 St. Paul, MN US 6' 0" 195 USHL DES MOINES RW R
8 PHX PETER MUELLER 4/14/1988 Bloomington, MN US 6' 2" 205 WHL EVERETT C R
9 MIN JAMES SHEPPARD 4/25/1988 Halifax, NS CA 6' 1" 204 QMJHL CAPE BRETON C L
10 FLA MICHAEL FROLIK 2/17/1988 Kladno, Cze. CZ 6' 1" 185 CZE KLADNO C/W L
11 L.A JONATHAN BERNIER 8/7/1988 Laval, QC CA 5' 11" 177 QMJHL LEWISTON G L
12 ATL BRYAN LITTLE 11/12/1987 Edmonton, AB CA 5' 10" 190 OHL BARRIE C R
13 TOR JIRI TLUSTY 3/16/1988 Slany, Cze. CZ 6' 0" 196 CZE KLADNO C/W L
14 VAN MICHAEL GRABNER 10/5/1987 Villach, Austria AT 6' 0" 170 WHL SPOKANE RW L
15 T.B RIKU HELENIUS 3/1/1988 Palkane, Fin. FI 6' 3" 202 FIN ILVES G L
16 S.J
(from MTL) TY WISHART 5/19/1988 Belleville, ON CA 6' 4" 205 WHL PRINCE GEORGE D L
17 L.A
(from EDM) TREVOR LEWIS 1/8/1987 Salt Lake City, UT US 6' 1" 192 USHL DES MOINES C R
18 COL CHRIS STEWART 10/30/1987 Toronto, ON CA 6' 1" 228 OHL KINGSTON RW R
19 ANA MARK MITERA 10/22/1987 Royal Oak, MI US 6' 3" 202 CCHA U. OF MICHIGAN D L
20 MTL
(from S.J) DAVID FISCHER 2/19/1988 Minneapolis, MN US 6' 3" 185 USHSW APPLE VALLEY D R
21 NYR BOBBY SANGUINETTI 2/29/1988 Trenton, NJ US 6' 1" 174 OHL OWEN SOUND D R
22 PHI CLAUDE GIROUX 1/12/1988 Hearst, ON CA 5' 10" 169 QMJHL GATINEAU RW R
23 WSH
(from NSH) SEMEN VARLAMOV 4/27/1988 Samara, Rus. RU 6' 1" 183 RPL YAROSLAVL 2 G L
24 BUF DENNIS PERSSON 6/2/1988 Nykoping, Swe. SE 6' 1" 181 SWE VASTERAS D L
25 STL
(from N.J) PATRIK BERGLUND 6/2/1988 Vesteras, Swe. SE 6' 4" 187 SWE VASTERAS C L
26 CGY LELAND IRVING 4/11/1988 Barrhead, AB CA 6' 0" 177 WHL EVERETT G L
27 DAL IVAN VISHNEVSKIY 2/18/1988 Barnaul, Rus. RU 5' 11" 176 QMJHL ROUYN NORANDA D L
28 OTT NICK FOLIGNO 10/31/1987 Buffalo, NY US 6' 0" 188 OHL SUDBURY LW L
29 PHX
(from DET) CHRIS SUMMERS 2/5/1988 Ann Arbor, MI US 6' 1" 180 USA US NAT'L U-18 D L
30 N.J
(from CAR) MATTHEW CORRENTE 3/17/1988 Mississauga, ON CA 5' 11" 189 OHL SAGINAW D R


we should also probably look out for SHAWN MATTHIAS and DICK AXELSSON cos Detroit usually manage to pick out the best guys :rolleyes:

NATAS81
06-26-2006, 12:15 AM
24 BUF DENNIS PERSSON 6/2/1988 Nykoping, Swe. SE 6' 1" 181 SWE VASTERAS D L

He put up average numbers in the Swedish league for a defenseman. The thing about defensemen is you can't read how they'll cope from stats. He's supposed to be a steady defender, and Buffalo has produced some solid first round picks lately so I expect Tallinder to bring him along well.

He should be a good quarterback, as he has gotten adequate PP time in Sweden.

They say he will take a while to develop, though so they can't bring him up to the NHL right away. That will reduce his chances to learn from Buffalo's most steady influence on the back-end, Teppo Numminen.

The only downside for me is the defense is starting to get overloaded with LHSs.

guille&tati4life
06-28-2006, 04:07 PM
Do you have any idea if this guy, BOBBY SANGUINETTI is likely to be able to step up straight into the NYR first team next season? I only know what i've read about him on the Rangers website.

NATAS81
06-28-2006, 06:30 PM
http://hockeysfuture.com/prospect/bobby_sanguinetti

History

With outstanding skating and puck-handling abilities, Sanguinetti is a dynamic force on the blueline with equal skill in moving both north/south and east/west. His play this year earned him an invite to the Top Prospects Game and to the All Star Classic. He followed up a solid 2004-05 rookie season that saw him net 24 points in 67 regular season games with a break-out year of 14 goals and 51 assists this season, which put him at almost a point-per-game pace in 68 games with Owen Sound.


Talent Analysis

The young rearguard, while blessed with offensive gifts, is responsible in his own zone and is rarely caught out of position. He has a knack of knowing when to jump into the play for an offensive chance without compromising his ability to get back on defense. Sanguinetti has a frame that could stand to have a few more pounds of muscle. Lean and almost-lanky in person, the defenseman has a couple of yearsí worth of growth left in him, which should hold him in good stead for progressing to the next level.

My take on whether he'll get called up this year:

Rangers are pretty deep on D. Sure, they have some high priced individual players that could be on the way out. There is the Staal kid who will probably be the first "young" option as a replacement. My guess is Sanguinetti will be next on the pecking order.

You might see him with NYR if a few regulars drop out with injury, but it's probably best that he continues to grow and get stronger in the minors.

guille&tati4life
06-28-2006, 06:54 PM
:yeah: thanks. I hope he turns out to be a regular for us one day but not too much next year.

guille&tati4life
07-02-2006, 12:28 PM
Some Free agent Signings from July 1st and who they joined.

Scott Thornton Los Angeles Kings
July 1 Patrick Lalime Chicago Blackhawks
July 1 Filip Kuba Tampa Bay Lightning
July 1 Jay McKee St. Louis Blues
July 1 Dallas Drake St. Louis Blues
July 1 Mark Parrish Minnesota Wild
July 1 Keith Carney Minnesota Wild
July 1 Kim Johnsson Minnesota Wild
July 1 Rob Blake Los Angeles Kings
July 1 Johan Hedberg Atlanta Thrashers
July 1 Martin Gerber Ottawa Senators
July 1 Joe Corvo Ottawa Senators
July 1 Andrei Zyuzin Calgary Flames
July 1 Willie Mitchell Vancouver Canucks
July 1 Nolan Baumgartner Philadelphia Flyers
July 1 Tyler Arnason Colorado Avalanche
July 1 Matt Cullen New York Rangers
July 1 Chris Mason Nashville Predators
July 1 Chris Osgood Detroit Red Wings
July 1 Brian Pothier Washington Capitals
July 1 Jamie Langenbrunner New Jersey Devils
July 1 Ed Jovanovski Phoenix Coyotes
July 1 Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
July 1 Marc Savard Boston Bruins
July 1 Eric Staal, Mike Commodore Carolina Hurricanes
July 1 John Grahame Carolina Hurricanes
July 1 Fernando Pisani, Dwayne Roloson Edmonton Oilers
July 1 Andy Delmore Tampa Bay Lightning
July 1 Hal Gill Toronto Maple Leafs
July 1 Pavel Kubina Toronto Maple Leafs
July 1 Francis Bouillon Montreal Canadiens
July 1 Scott Mellanby Atlanta Thrashers

Also the New York Rangers have signed Stephen Valiquette, Karel Rachunek and Daniel Girardi.
Cullen joining the Rangers seems like a decent signing to me as he is the kind of player we need.
McKee to the Blues is a very good deal for St Louis, at least a partial replacement for Pronger.
Osgood to the wings suggests that Detroit don't think Legace can cut it in the playoffs and that they'd rather have a tried and tested playoff netminder. Personally though i question the signing of Osgood as i don't think that he is among the top goalies in the NHL.
I've always rated Ed Jovanovski highly and think that is a good deal for Phoenix
As for Boston, they seem to be improving their team, Chara and Savard will strengthen them a lot.

NATAS81
07-02-2006, 12:36 PM
Wow. It was a great great thrill having McKee man the blue line. He was our main physical presence since Warrener got shipped off to Calgary.

I would expect the organization puts a lot of faith in Paetsch developing quicker than necessary down in Rochester.

This puts much more emphasis on our draft pick since Fitzy is aging and Numminen can't have many more years left either.

guille&tati4life
07-02-2006, 12:57 PM
Buffalo's list of available players is huge :eek:

Maxim Afinogenov, Martin Biron, Daniel Briere, Brian Campbell, Tim Connolly, J.P. Dumont, Paul Gaustad, Jeff Jillson, Dmitri Kalinin, Ales Kotalik, Toni Lydman, Adam Mair, Ryan Miller, Jiri Novotny, Nathan Paetsch, Andrew Peters, Jason Pominville, Taylor Pyatt, Derek Roy, Michael Ryan, Henrik Tallinder, Chris Thorburn. David Cullen, Rory Fitzpatrick, Mike Grier, Teppo Numminen, Chris Taylor, Doug Janik.


Do you know who you're likely to hold on to?

NATAS81
07-03-2006, 07:17 AM
We are well below the cap so we should be able to sign everybody.

Almost everybody on that list makes less than 2 million/year.

Since we brought in a goalie, we will finally lose Biron's worthless salary.

Langers
07-03-2006, 06:05 PM
Yzerman is about to retire... :sad: :sad:

guille&tati4life
07-03-2006, 06:19 PM
:sad: Yzerman

What are tampa Bay doing? Lecavalier, st Louis and richards take up almost half of their salary cap so they've had to get rid of Kubina :cuckoo: and soon others

Langers
07-03-2006, 06:27 PM
:sad: Yzerman

What are tampa Bay doing? Lecavalier, st Louis and richards take up almost half of their salary cap so they've had to get rid of Kubina :cuckoo: and soon others
Indeed. We'll miss you Stevie. :sad:

And the Ducks acquired Pronger. :eek:

NATAS81
07-03-2006, 06:38 PM
Haha. There was a rumor that Pronger wanted out. I couldn't believe it, but...

If the Ducks can keep Neidermeyer, it doesn't get much more talented of a D line than that.

guille&tati4life
07-03-2006, 06:39 PM
Pronger has left? :eek: nhl.com isn't saying it.

:haha: @ the oilers

guille&tati4life
07-04-2006, 01:54 AM
:woohoo: NYR have just signed Aaron Ward. I've said since he was in Detroit that Ward was an underrated defenseman and i'm very happy to have him in New york

NATAS81
07-04-2006, 07:29 AM
With Darryl Sydor being re-acquired, the Stars have eight defensemen, including restricted free agent Trevor Daley. General manager Doug Armstrong could trade one of them, perhaps Janne Niinimaa or Jon Klemm, for more scoring to replace center Jason Arnott. - Dallas Star-Telegram

Niinimaa would be a perfect fit on the left side of Teppo, but his price tag is rather hefty if I recall correctly.

guille&tati4life
07-08-2006, 01:41 PM
Why does nobody seem to want Manny Legace? I know he's not proven in the play-offs (i maintain it wasn't his fault that detroit went out) but he's a good netminder.

Legace is 114-43-18 in 197 career regular-season games with a 2.21 GAA and .917 save percentage.

The Rangers have Lundqvist but surely there are plenty of teams out there who would take Manny.

And who will Detroit replace him with? Hasek? :confused:

NATAS81
07-08-2006, 02:06 PM
They don't want Legace for the reason you mentioned. This league isn't about getting to the playoffs, it's about winning the Cup.

He's been the Patrick Lalime of the Wings.

The Senators hurt their great drafting by picking up Hasek in the off-season. If they were smart they would've played Emery more with the points race in the bag.

guille&tati4life
07-08-2006, 02:18 PM
They don't want Legace for the reason you mentioned. This league isn't about getting to the playoffs, it's about winning the Cup.

He's been the Patrick Lalime of the Wings.

The Senators hurt their great drafting by picking up Hasek in the off-season. If they were smart they would've played Emery more with the points race in the bag.

But if you watch the Red Wings matches, he was not the one at fault in the play-offs. ok, he wasn't great but i've seen a lot worse performances.

Besides, surely a struggling team like the Blue Jackets would accept just reaching the play-offs.

NATAS81
07-08-2006, 02:23 PM
I watched the games you know that. It was the Williams penalty that turned momentum in their final game. Maybe he's too high for the Jacket's payroll. I don't know what these guys are going for but I wouldn't play any more than $3 mil for Manny, as good as he is.

I also think LaRaque was overpaid in his Yotes contract. Peca is completely done and makes 3.x. The Sabres were team # 234234234 who robbed NYI with that deal.

BTW, there are better guys out there like Biron who make as much or less than Legace. Once you sign him, you can't sign anyone else as a #1. Legace, for 90% of the teams in the hunt, is a #1.

guille&tati4life
07-08-2006, 02:28 PM
I watched the games you know that. It was the Williams penalty that turned momentum in their final game. Maybe he's too high for the Jacket's payroll. I don't know what these guys are going for but I wouldn't play any more than $3 mil for Manny, as good as he is.

I also think LaRaque was overpaid in his Yotes contract. Peca is completely done and makes 3.x. The Sabres were team # 234234234 who robbed NYI with that deal.

Damn right about that penalty, I still say the ref made a big error not calling Smyth.

I guess he might be too expensive but for some reason i thought Manny was quite cheap, I might be wrong.

I agree it was good to get rid of Peca although he was excellent in the play-offs.

NATAS81
07-08-2006, 02:32 PM
Damn right about that penalty, I still say the ref made a big error not calling Smyth.

I guess he might be too expensive but for some reason i thought Manny was quite cheap, I might be wrong.

I agree it was good to get rid of Peca although he was excellent in the play-offs.
Peca one of the few Oilers who had playoff experience, so I expected him to put up big numbers or decent ones for the most part.

But, you shouldn't have 20 to 30 points out of a former Selke winner at 4mil. They almost missed the playoffs and instead of Peca being a premier cog in the system for a Cup run, he could've been avoided by 95% of the teams in free agency because Edmonton missed the playoffs. He's gotta pick up his level for all 82 games.

There was a page that listed everyone's salary last year and I deleted it during the NHL off season. Biron can't make any more than Legace and is younger.

guille&tati4life
07-08-2006, 02:37 PM
Peca one of the few Oilers who had playoff experience, so I expected him to put up big numbers or decent ones for the most part.

But, you shouldn't have 20 to 30 points out of a former Selke winner at 4mil. They almost missed the playoffs and instead of Peca being a premier cog in the system for a Cup run, he could've been avoided by 95% of the teams in free agency because Edmonton missed the playoffs. He's gotta pick up his level for all 82 games.

There was a page that listed everyone's salary last year and I deleted it during the NHL off season. Biron can't make any more than Legace and is younger.

IMO Legace is a lot better than Biron though.

Yeah, i agree about Peca, he didn't do enough in the regular season and Buffalo are better off without him.

NATAS81
07-08-2006, 02:40 PM
Legace is far more proven in the playoffs than Biron. I'll give you that.

Ed Belfour has made it clear Detroit is where he'd like to end up. His agent, Ron Salcer, reiterated that Friday, saying the Wings are the veteran free-agent goaltender's No. 1 choice. Wings general manager Ken Holland told Salcer on Friday he'll let him know Monday whether he's prepared to make Belfour a contract offer. - Detroit News

I can see Belfour going to Detroit, then Legace ending up elsewhere.

Lee
07-09-2006, 02:45 AM
I doubt any GMs willing to pay more than 2 mil for goalies not proven in playoff :p

2003 Giguere
2004 Kiprusoff
2006 Roloson

They are the reason their team go as far as the final.

guille&tati4life
07-09-2006, 04:12 PM
Tom Poti, one of my favouriote NYR players just joined the Islanders

:speakles:

guille&tati4life
07-10-2006, 01:23 PM
:woohoo: Brendan Shanahan signs for NYR

NATAS81
07-10-2006, 01:36 PM
Interesting to see how he plays on a predominantly Euro team. He won't have Poti back there to snap those stretch/lead passes.

On another note, not sure what Ottawa was doing shipping off Havlat/Smolinski. Possibly freeing up cap for Legace.

guille&tati4life
07-10-2006, 01:56 PM
I didn't know they had lost Havlat and Smolinski. Where have they gone?

But they have Emery and just signed Gerber, i doubt they would want another netminder :shrug:

NATAS81
07-10-2006, 01:58 PM
I didn't know they had lost Havlat and Smolinski. Where have they gone?

But they have Emery and just signed Gerber, i doubt they would want another netminder :shrug:
Well the Gerber signing makes sense, they must've had to free up some cap with that signing.

They sent them to Chicago to go to the playoffs with Curtis Brown for a draft pick and young prospect.

guille&tati4life
07-10-2006, 02:05 PM
Unless it's a damn good prospect and a good draft pick that deal totally shocks me.

Havlat is a very good player, Curtis Brown... not in the same class

NATAS81
07-10-2006, 02:06 PM
I know. I was being Sabre biased. He's still pretty valuable in all areas of the game. Plays the PK. Can be a steady 2nd line C. Good back-checker against opposing team's top players.

guille&tati4life
07-10-2006, 02:14 PM
I know. I was being Sabre biased. He's still pretty valuable in all areas of the game. Plays the PK. Can be a steady 2nd line C. Good back-checker against opposing team's top players.

Did Brown win the cup with detroit? How old is he? He's been around since i started watching but then that's not unusual, that's only since 99.

NATAS81
07-10-2006, 02:16 PM
Did Brown win the cup with detroit? How old is he? He's been around since i started watching but then that's not unusual, that's only since 99.
lol that was Rob Brown, the former Pittsburgh Penguin. He's gotta be in the low 30s by now. Still a bit of upside to him. He was on the Sabres team that went to the Cup finals in '99 so you should've seen him.

guille&tati4life
07-10-2006, 02:24 PM
lol that was Rob Brown, the former Pittsburgh Penguin. He's gotta be in the low 30s by now. Still a bit of upside to him. He was on the Sabres team that went to the Cup finals in '99 so you should've seen him.]

:lol: i'm confusing my Browns :rolleyes:

I remember Rob Brown from old PS2 games but i didn't see much of him. Yeah, Curtis is a decent player (if i'm remembering him right) but still a weird deal unless they have a big free agent signing in mind

NATAS81
07-10-2006, 02:26 PM
Havlat was a pretty huge salary so I imagine they will sign a playmaking forward before the dust settles.

The pressure is squarely on Alfie's shoulders to create with the current roster in place.

guille&tati4life
07-10-2006, 02:32 PM
Havlat was a pretty huge salary so I imagine they will sign a playmaking forward before the dust settles.

The pressure is squarely on Alfie's shoulders to create with the current roster in place.

Chara and Havlat out... i'd be concerned if i was a Sen.

On a totally different, random note :sad: I wish Lindros could get back to the way he was, i miss him.

NATAS81
07-10-2006, 02:48 PM
Who knows? Big E was on pace for over 20 goals his last season. The problem is he's just too vulnerable for anyone to take a chance on, but like Griffey Jr., if he could somehow make it until the playoffs he would be a valuable asset with playoff experience.

Forgot about Chara, I'll have to rundown all these moves in early August.

That definitely leaves a big hole in the Sens D, literally and figuratively.

Chara is right now one of the top three defensemen in the league.

guille&tati4life
07-10-2006, 02:55 PM
Who knows? Big E was on pace for over 20 goals his last season. The problem is he's just too vulnerable for anyone to take a chance on, but like Griffey Jr., if he could somehow make it until the playoffs he would be a valuable asset with playoff experience.

Forgot about Chara, I'll have to rundown all these moves in early August.

That definitely leaves a big hole in the Sens D, literally and figuratively.

Chara is right now one of the top three defensemen in the league.

I'd love Eric to get back to the way he was but I don't think he can. With guys like Doig (yes i don't forget who injures the players i like :lol: ) skating around the ice just waiting for an opportunity to do a big hit to him, I feel that Lindros is more likely to get a real bad injury than get back to the way he was :sad:

Well, I'm not sure about top 3. Lidstrom, Pronger and Neidermayer would all have a claim but Chara is right up there.

NATAS81
07-10-2006, 02:58 PM
No, don't count on Easy 88 to get back to where he was. The Rangers might be dumb enough to take him back and the Leafs are definitely dumb enough to keep him.

I hope Connolly gets back to his team scoring leader form he was last year. That was a vicious hit across the middle from Fisher.

Chara has a heavier shot than Lidstrom and Niedermeyer for sure and they're all pretty sound in all other areas.

NATAS81
07-10-2006, 03:04 PM
Along with Preissing and Hennessy, the Blackhawks sent prospect Michal Barinka and a 2008 second-round draft pick to Ottawa in exchange for Havlat and Smolinski.

Almost forgot to mention, Sens received Preissing as well, a promising young prospect who had put up solid results for the Sharks in their postseason run.

They still need that playmaker/scorer with grit.

guille&tati4life
07-10-2006, 03:06 PM
And i'd probably dumb enough to cheer his return to NYR :rolleyes:

I'd imagine Connolly should be able to recapture his form, whenever i saw Buffalo last season and he was playing, he seemed to do something amazing.

Yeah, but i'd still rather have those 2 on my team to Chara. I just feel they are more solid players and they've won stanley cups. has chara?

NATAS81
07-10-2006, 03:07 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=171001&hubname=nhl

Chouinard picked up by the Nucks. A minor deal. He'll be a 4th liner on that squad and possibly do some PK. Good faceoff guy.

NATAS81
07-10-2006, 03:08 PM
And i'd probably dumb enough to cheer his return to NYR :rolleyes:

I'd imagine Connolly should be able to recapture his form, whenever i saw Buffalo last season and he was playing, he seemed to do something amazing.

Yeah, but i'd still rather have those 2 on my team to Chara. I just feel they are more solid players and they've won stanley cups. has chara?
You could say that about anyone on Ottawa regarding cups. It certainly hasn't been big Z dropping the ball.

guille&tati4life
07-10-2006, 03:13 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=171001&hubname=nhl

Chouinard picked up by the Nucks. A minor deal. He'll be a 4th liner on that squad and possibly do some PK. Good faceoff guy.

Yeah, Chouinard is a solid signing

NATAS81
07-10-2006, 03:15 PM
Haha. Nucks are loaded at C with faceoff guys. Morrison, Linden, now Chouinard. Good team to be in NHL 07.

guille&tati4life
07-10-2006, 03:16 PM
You could say that about anyone on Ottawa regarding cups. It certainly hasn't been big Z dropping the ball.

I agree that he shouldn't be blamed for the sens not doing it at play-off time but if i have a choice of 2 great defensemen as good as Chara and Lidstrom i go with the one who has won the cup cos i don't see much else between them.

NATAS81
07-10-2006, 03:17 PM
Lidstrom isn't a bad choice at all, but he's been around too long and isn't going to get better. Zdeno is at the top of his game and improving year by year.

If Hasek had been healthy, I think the Sens are the 05-06 champs.

guille&tati4life
07-10-2006, 03:21 PM
Lidstrom isn't a bad choice at all, but he's been around too long and isn't going to get better. Zdeno is at the top of his game and improving year by year.

If Hasek had been healthy, I think the Sens are the 05-06 champs.

Emery didn't do that bad in the play-offs although he did have that disastorous game against buffalo where Miller was just as bad :lol:

I thought that the sens or devils would certainly be in the final but that was way off.

I don't know if with Hasek they'd have won it, they'd certainly have had a better chance but Ottowa just don't seem to perform in the play-offs for as long as i can remember.

NATAS81
07-10-2006, 03:25 PM
Emery didn't do that bad in the play-offs although he did have that disastorous game against buffalo where Miller was just as bad :lol:

I thought that the sens or devils would certainly be in the final but that was way off.

I don't know if with Hasek they'd have won it, they'd certainly have had a better chance but Ottowa just don't seem to perform in the play-offs for as long as i can remember.
I watched every single game Emery played being the Sabres fan I am. He was the shakiest of all goalies I had seen until his final couple games. You can't always base a goaltender on goals allowed. Sens were outshooting Buffalo big time in most games, the difference was goaltending. Emery let in some really weak goals.

I thought the Devils were the best team behind Ottawa, but that shows what experience can do. Elias hadn't played the full season and possibly wasn't 100% used to the new players that came in. Oh yeah, missing Niedermeyer and Stevens' experience couldn't have helped them.

Ottawa was built for the cup last year. Hasek had the experience and definitely would've been an improvement over a guy who never played a playoff game.

guille&tati4life
07-10-2006, 03:33 PM
I watched every single game Emery played being the Sabres fan I am. He was the shakiest of all goalies I had seen until his final couple games. You can't always base a goaltender on goals allowed. Sens were outshooting Buffalo big time in most games, the difference was goaltending. Emery let in some really weak goals.

I thought the Devils were the best team behind Ottawa, but that shows what experience can do. Elias hadn't played the full season and possibly wasn't 100% used to the new players that came in. Oh yeah, missing Niedermeyer and Stevens' experience couldn't have helped them.

Ottawa was built for the cup last year. Hasek had the experience and definitely would've been an improvement over a guy who never played a playoff game.


I watched a lot of Ottowa in the play-offs and i really didn't think he was too bad. Certainly not great but i think you're being a bit harsh.

With Neidermayer and Stevens, they would've won it.

They don't look like they can win it next season now though

NATAS81
07-10-2006, 03:37 PM
I watched a lot of Ottowa in the play-offs and i really didn't think he was too bad. Certainly not great but i think you're being a bit harsh.

With Neidermayer and Stevens, they would've won it.

They don't look like they can win it next season now though
Trust me, he was terrible. When your team is allowing less than 20 shots per game, you shouldn't be losing in the playoffs with the scoring they had.

No question, they wouldn't have gone down in five games but Stevens had a fabulous career and could become a GM or Coach down the line for the new Devils. Scott is going to improve any blue and make them an instant contender. The way he moves with the puck is second to none on defense OR offense.

I certainly wouldn't count them out. Elias will be around for the full season this time and Broduer is back. With good goaltending any team has a chance at the cup. NJ really played well once they got Elias worked back into the system.

guille&tati4life
07-10-2006, 03:53 PM
Trust me, he was terrible. When your team is allowing less than 20 shots per game, you shouldn't be losing in the playoffs with the scoring they had.

No question, they wouldn't have gone down in five games but Stevens had a fabulous career and could become a GM or Coach down the line for the new Devils. Scott is going to improve any blue and make them an instant contender. The way he moves with the puck is second to none on defense OR offense.

I certainly wouldn't count them out. Elias will be around for the full season this time and Broduer is back. With good goaltending any team has a chance at the cup. NJ really played well once they got Elias worked back into the system.

I didn't mean that the devils didn't look strong enough. I meant Ottowa. unless they make a few good signings they don't look as threatening as last year.

I always have the devils as one of my favourites to win the cup.

NATAS81
07-10-2006, 03:59 PM
I didn't mean that the devils didn't look strong enough. I meant Ottowa. unless they make a few good signings they don't look as threatening as last year.

I always have the devils as one of my favourites to win the cup.
The Senators have drafted well throughout the years. It's difficult to blow something like that unless you trade those draft picks away without knowing what they'll blossom into. Ottawa hasn't done that and at this stage it's impossible for that to happen. They know what they have and they're just making some salary dumps for a more stable goaltender which they've done.

They will end up selecting a forward to go with their Preissing signing. Muckler wouldn't ruin a franchise like that. It's just like when Edmonton released Pronger and Spacek and then made another defensive signing. It happens all the time in the off season.

You shouldn't panic until the deadline for signing free agents has passed, and there's still plenty of time remaining.

guille&tati4life
07-10-2006, 05:51 PM
The Senators have drafted well throughout the years. It's difficult to blow something like that unless you trade those draft picks away without knowing what they'll blossom into. Ottawa hasn't done that and at this stage it's impossible for that to happen. They know what they have and they're just making some salary dumps for a more stable goaltender which they've done.

They will end up selecting a forward to go with their Preissing signing. Muckler wouldn't ruin a franchise like that. It's just like when Edmonton released Pronger and Spacek and then made another defensive signing. It happens all the time in the off season.

You shouldn't panic until the deadline for signing free agents has passed, and there's still plenty of time remaining.

I'm not counting them out yet :p but unless they do get in some players they're squad doesn't look as good as it did this year.

guille&tati4life
07-12-2006, 02:22 PM
Just saying cos i just found out.

Luke Richardson has signed for Tampa Bay and Chris Simon has signed for NYI

NATAS81
07-12-2006, 02:26 PM
They finally have someone to kick ass if anyone goes after Miro.

Richardson making $500,000 is a rip off. Either Tampa is really cheap, or Luke is really easy.

That's no way to treat a 19 year vet, though I haven't been watching him play lately.

You have goons like Laraque making over a million and Richardson will get nearly twice the ice time.

guille&tati4life
07-12-2006, 02:50 PM
They finally have someone to kick ass if anyone goes after Miro.

Richardson making $500,000 is a rip off. Either Tampa is really cheap, or Luke is really easy.

That's no way to treat a 19 year vet, though I haven't been watching him play lately.

You have goons like Laraque making over a million and Richardson will get nearly twice the ice time.

Yeah, and goons like Simon.

Tampa have little cash cos St Louis, Lecavalier and Richards cost so much. But i agree, Luke should be getting paid more than many guys in the nhl

Iheartandy&roger
07-12-2006, 11:10 PM
WTf is up with Zdeno Chara making 7.5 mil per year on Boston...those fuckers wouldn't even pay Thornton that much because Boston didn't think Thornton was worth that and Thornton is an MVP.... whatever we'll be back at a lockout in 5 years if they keep this up again....

guille&tati4life
07-20-2006, 03:16 PM
list of changes since July 14th

Date Players Signed with Previous Rights Owner
July 19 Bryan Helmer Phoenix Coyotes
July 19 Geoff Sanderson Philadelphia Flyers
July 18 Michael Peca Toronto Maple Leafs
July 17 David Koci Chicago Blackhawks
July 17 Don MacLean Phoenix Coyotes
July 17 Eric Lindros Dallas Stars
July 15 Eric Healey Tampa Bay Lightning
July 14 Shawn Thornton Anaheim Ducks
July 14 Scott Ferguson San Jose Sharks
July 14 Graham Mink San Jose Sharks
July 14 Donald Brashear Washington Capitals
July 14 Jon Sim Atlanta Thrashers

Also NYR have signed Adam Hall in a trade for Dominic Moore who goes to Nashville. A decent depth player for New York

Langers
07-20-2006, 04:24 PM
Red Wings continue to sit and wait, and wait, and wait. :zzz: ;)

NATAS81
07-20-2006, 04:39 PM
Wings and Panthers are front runners for Biron.

Leafs will regret exchanging Peca for Lindros. Pecks will get booed out of HSBC.

Flyers keep picking up 20 goal scorers.

Sim is a Briere/Barnes type player who Sunrise will fall in love with. A little guy with huge heart. I'm really liking the Panthers this year.

guille&tati4life
07-20-2006, 04:59 PM
I am a Big Lindros fan and The anti Peca but to be honest i don't see it as a bad exchange. Eric just doesn't seem to be a star man any more.

:lol: he was certainly not worth the original trade between the Flyers and the Nordiques. Eric for, Peter Forsberg, Ron Hextall, Chris Simon, Mike Ricci, Kerry Huffman, Steve Duchesne, a 1st round selection (Jocelyn Thibault) in 1993, and another 1st round, Nolan Baumgartner.

That would have been funny if hadn't made Colorado such a force :sad:

NATAS81
07-20-2006, 05:01 PM
Yeah, notice how the Avs never make any more trades with the Flyers.

guille&tati4life
07-20-2006, 05:02 PM
Yeah, notice how the Avs never make any more trades with the Flyers.

well, it couldn't have got better than that :lol:

NATAS81
07-20-2006, 05:03 PM
Exactly. The Flyers knew they got screwed and Clarke got wise.

guille&tati4life
07-20-2006, 05:09 PM
what do you think of Adam Hall? I don't get to see as much NHL as you and i very rarely see Nashville. He got 29 points last season. Sounds good to me :yeah:

NATAS81
07-20-2006, 05:12 PM
I didn't see many Preds games because of time constraints, but I will tell you Hall is a 3rd and 4th line grinder with some potential scoring power. He had the frisky Tootoo to work with in NSH and that certainly helped. The Preds were mighty deep last year and that's a good move for NYR.

Moore also has his assets and is a strong faceoff guy to go with it. I think Moore played PK. Hall is also good for that. Pretty even trade IMO.

guille&tati4life
07-27-2006, 04:33 PM
Detroit make a free agent signing. Danny Markov. Ken Holland also seems to think that he's going to use Osgood as the starting netminder in Detroit :rolleyes:

http://www.nhl.com/news/2006/07/278076.html

NATAS81
07-27-2006, 04:51 PM
Goaltending isn't the problem in Detroit. They can use Osgood and save themself the salary of a Hasek or Biron.

I also think Belfour's salary is slightly low in Florida.

Markov will more than makeup for the physical play lost in Jiri Fischer.

He can play all situations and adds scoring that JF lacked.

guille&tati4life
07-27-2006, 05:14 PM
Goaltending isn't the problem in Detroit. They can use Osgood and save themself the salary of a Hasek or Biron.

I also think Belfour's salary is slightly low in Florida.

Markov will more than makeup for the physical play lost in Jiri Fischer.

He can play all situations and adds scoring that JF lacked.

I think that goaltending could become a problem. After all, they blamed Legace this season and i think he is better than Osgood. If i was a Detroit fan i'd be desperate to get in a better netminder.

I miss Jiri :sad:

No doubt, Markov is a useful player.

Langers
07-27-2006, 05:22 PM
He can play all situations and adds scoring that JF lacked.
Fisher is a better offensive player than Markov.

And I'm happy to go with Ozzie as the starter, we probably won't go deep in the Playoffs but quite frankly I don't think with the team we got it would make a difference who was in net. And with having Ozzie as the starter this season, it's basically grooming Howard for the starter in 2007/08.

guille&tati4life
07-27-2006, 05:34 PM
Fisher is a better offensive player than Markov.

And I'm happy to go with Ozzie as the starter, we probably won't go deep in the Playoffs but quite frankly I don't think with the team we got it would make a difference who was in net. And with having Ozzie as the starter this season, it's basically grooming Howard for the starter in 2007/08.

I prefer Fischer as a player too.

I won't write off Detroit and i think they'd have an even better chance with an even better goalie but... we'll see.

Langers
07-27-2006, 05:41 PM
I prefer Fischer as a player too.

I won't write off Detroit and i think they'd have an even better chance with an even better goalie but... we'll see.
Yeh, our goaltending situation has basically been a mess ever since our last cup. The whole Cujo $8mil saga, Hasek coming back, Cujo in Grand Rapids, Legace choking, it's been drama after drama.

guille&tati4life
07-27-2006, 05:55 PM
Yeh, our goaltending situation has basically been a mess ever since our last cup. The whole Cujo $8mil saga, Hasek coming back, Cujo in Grand Rapids, Legace choking, it's been drama after drama.

I just feel that i have to stand up for Manny :o he didn't choke :p

Langers
07-27-2006, 06:14 PM
Iíve always been a huge fan of Manny, but he was very ordinary. Some of the goals he let in were extremely soft. Iím not putting the blame on him entirely, the defenders, including even Lidstrom, were poor and there were too many turnovers from the forwards. Just a terrible playoff series.

guille&tati4life
07-27-2006, 06:20 PM
Iíve always been a huge fan of Manny, but he was very ordinary. Some of the goals he let in were extremely soft. Iím not putting the blame on him entirely, the defenders, including even Lidstrom, were poor and there were too many turnovers from the forwards. Just a terrible playoff series.

I take pleasure in blaming the officials for each series Edmonton won :rolls:

But yeah, detroit were disappointing and Manny certainly wasn't great.

Langers
07-27-2006, 06:23 PM
I take pleasure in blaming the officials for each series Edmonton won :rolls:

But yeah, detroit were disappointing and Manny certainly wasn't great.
Haha! Yeh what with all their blocked shots too! ;) :(

Who do you support?

guille&tati4life
07-27-2006, 06:36 PM
Haha! Yeh what with all their blocked shots too! ;) :(

Who do you support?

Damn them and their annoying defense! I hate so many of their players now :rolls: (actually i already did with a lot, Peca, Smythe etc)

:eek: you should know by now. NYR :D it's a tough life being a Rangers fan but i'm optimistic for this season. Shanahan :rocker2: it'll be good to have him.

guille&tati4life
08-02-2006, 04:10 PM
Dominik Hasek has signed for Detroit again, presumably to be the number one goalie. While i think that Osgood should not have been their choice, i think that Hasek is also a bad choice. His wages will be huge and he is long past his best. Detroit's obsession with blaming netminders who haven't won the Stanley Cup have lead them back to these two. Personally i'd just have kept Legace :tape: or got in someone younger.

Michael rosival has re-signed for NYR. This is great news. Michael had one of the best +/- in New york last season and adds a lot to the team.

NATAS81
08-02-2006, 04:16 PM
Lot of things to clear up here.

First, I expect Hasek as a role guy behind Osgood. They want him for the playoffs and can't have him pull that world famous groin by playing 40 or even 30 games.

Hasek has won Detroit a cup, so why would they blame him for anything?

I'm pretty sure Michael is spelt Michal without the e. Not positive, but it's common for a Czech born player.

Buffalo made the big signing by inking Afinogenov to a long-term deal. He'll be one of the highest paid Sabres and rightfully so after having his career best season of 73 points and 20 some-odd goals.

Afinogenov is the future of the organization and a lightning rod to watch. Brilliant move. The core group of centers has been signed along with the premier wingers in Afinogenov, Briere, Dumont, etc.

guille&tati4life
08-02-2006, 04:22 PM
Lot of things to clear up here.

First, I expect Hasek as a role guy behind Osgood. They want him for the playoffs and can't have him pull that world famous groin by playing 40 or even 30 games.

Hasek has won Detroit a cup, so why would they blame him for anything?

I'm pretty sure Michael is spelt Michal without the e. Not positive, but it's common for a Czech born player.

Buffalo made the big signing by inking Afinogenov to a long-term deal. He'll be one of the highest paid Sabres and rightfully so after having his career best season of 73 points and 20 some-odd goals.

Afinogenov is the future of the organization and a lightning rod to watch. Brilliant move. The core group of centers has been signed along with the premier wingers in Afinogenov, Briere, Dumont, etc.

Who says there will be play-offs with Osgood in net :tape: ok, that's harsh on the guy but i'm willing to bet Hasek is their no1.

I didn't mean they were blaming him. That was my point actually. Osgood and Hasek have won cups and so Detroit look to them as, when they don't win the cup, they blame the netminder and assume he can't cut it.

Spell it how you like :lol:

:worship: to Maxim, great for the Sabres.

Buffalo look like they haven't lost much, but do they really have anyone who can replace McKee?

NATAS81
08-02-2006, 04:28 PM
There will be playoffs in Detroit. When's the last time they missed the postseason? Sure, they don't always advance to the finals or semis, but you must admit that there are some class teams in the conference. The Avs/Wings is one of the fiercest rivalries in the sport.

Detroit had the best record in the West and didn't release any major names in the offseason. Shanahan will be replaced easily by one of their emerging 20 goal stars.

I will spell it the official way without the e. That is the name that goes on his checks, so that's how you better spell it.

McKee has been replaced and we've talked about this on MSN (which oddly enough went down as I typed this sentence) by Spacek. He doesn't have to block a million shots. He is just as good as McKee as a whole and will log probably more minutes. He led the playoffs in +/- if I'm not mistaken.

guille&tati4life
08-02-2006, 04:39 PM
There will be playoffs in Detroit. When's the last time they missed the postseason? Sure, they don't always advance to the finals or semis, but you must admit that there are some class teams in the conference. The Avs/Wings is one of the fiercest rivalries in the sport.

Detroit had the best record in the West and didn't release any major names in the offseason. Shanahan will be replaced easily by one of their emerging 20 goal stars.

I will spell it the official way without the e. That is the name that goes on his checks, so that's how you better spell it.

McKee has been replaced and we've talked about this on MSN (which oddly enough went down as I typed this sentence) by Spacek. He doesn't have to block a million shots. He is just as good as McKee as a whole and will log probably more minutes. He led the playoffs in +/- if I'm not mistaken.

I know they will. I just wanted to criticise Osgood :lol: Yeah, Detroit and New Jersey since i've been watching hockey have been the two best teams i think. I love the Colarado Detroit rivalry :D the matches can be fun

Yzerman and Shanahan gone... they will go deep anyway.

Maichal:ras: Rosival rules :rocker2:

Not as good. You'll see :p

NATAS81
08-02-2006, 04:50 PM
Haha, knew it was some crazy Czech spelling with Maikey.

Forgot about Stevie Y. Well I guess they could afford to lose Shanny since he is a winger. They are deep all over the place, but mostly on offense. They will rebound.

Is it just me or has New Jersey been a lame team to watch? They did seem to pick things up post-Elias in the latter half of last season, though. Gionta is a joy to watch. Smallest guy in the league at 5'7 and posts a 40 goal season. Don't think that has been done before.

Well if Spacek plays anything like Dlouhy today, I won't be happy once the playoffs roll around. I do expect Buffalo to be a playoff bound team for the next say 5-10 years or barring a trade involving Ryan Miller.

guille&tati4life
08-02-2006, 04:59 PM
Haha, knew it was some crazy Czech spelling with Maikey.

Forgot about Stevie Y. Well I guess they could afford to lose Shanny since he is a winger. They are deep all over the place, but mostly on offense. They will rebound.

Is it just me or has New Jersey been a lame team to watch? They did seem to pick things up post-Elias in the latter half of last season, though. Gionta is a joy to watch. Smallest guy in the league at 5'7 and posts a 40 goal season. Don't think that has been done before.

Well if Spacek plays anything like Dlouhy today, I won't be happy once the playoffs roll around. I do expect Buffalo to be a playoff bound team for the next say 5-10 years or barring a trade involving Ryan Miller.

I made up that way of spelling it. i have no idea of what it really is. I think you were probably right.

New Jersey have never been a team i enjoy watching. Pandolfo and Brylin kinda sum them up. They always get the job done but don't expect it to be exciting or fun to watch. Stupid Gionta :ras: jumped into the glass after scoring in a crucial playoff game :sad: I like saying it so i will again. Janssen needs an ass kickin.

Dlouhy having problems? :eek:
Maybe. I'm not convinced by Miller yet :tape: I like Pominville :D

NATAS81
08-02-2006, 05:08 PM
It is Michal. http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/players/profile?statsId=1930

I spend too much time playing hockey games to miss that. :lol:

Devils started to learn how to perfect the trap near the end of last year when Elias arrived and their scoring clicked enabling them to attain leads.

I hope that doesn't start taking over games again. Teams could start having one attacker and line four guys up at the blue line since the 2 line pass rule was axed.

Who is this Janssen and why is he a marked man in your eye?

Maybe you mean Ken Jonsson. But it could be Janssen on the Rangers since they have all those young guys I never heard of.

Dlouhy got bagelled in the third and deciding set by the mighty Carlos Berlocq. :haha:

Trust me on Miller. I watch all the games and his positioning is near perfect. His injury last year was a freak one and he has learned from it. Miller had top stats in college and the AHL. He's the real deal and less injury prone than the great Hasek. Ryan doesn't give up the 5 or 6 goal games that Biron does.

Pominville caught fire last year and played huge on the fourth line with Gaustad. His shot was very effective and I look for him to be a pro for many years to come.

guille&tati4life
08-02-2006, 05:21 PM
It is Michal. http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/players/profile?statsId=1930

I spend too much time playing hockey games to miss that. :lol:

Devils started to learn how to perfect the trap near the end of last year when Elias arrived and their scoring clicked enabling them to attain leads.

I hope that doesn't start taking over games again. Teams could start having one attacker and line four guys up at the blue line since the 2 line pass rule was axed.

Who is this Janssen and why is he a marked man in your eye?

Maybe you mean Ken Jonsson. But it could be Janssen on the Rangers since they have all those young guys I never heard of.

Dlouhy got bagelled in the third and deciding set by the mighty Carlos Berlocq. :haha:

Trust me on Miller. I watch all the games and his positioning is near perfect. His injury last year was a freak one and he has learned from it. Miller had top stats in college and the AHL. He's the real deal and less injury prone than the great Hasek. Ryan doesn't give up the 5 or 6 goal games that Biron does.

Pominville caught fire last year and played huge on the fourth line with Gaustad. His shot was very effective and I look for him to be a pro for many years to come.

:lol: you win

Cam Janssen (maybe i ain't spelling his name right) he plays for the Devils. He's a marked man cos of the way he plays the game. He's a little guy who goes about doing really sick stuff and always fighting. He fought the Rangers almost evertime they played. Him and Hollweg have unfinished business.:boxing:

Berlocq never wins :eek:

Yeah, ok i trust you. But he did give up 6 against the Sens :lol: they won anyway though, what a match.

Pominville plays good and sounds like a really nice guy too :worship:

NATAS81
08-02-2006, 05:28 PM
Ah, yeah I think I've heard of him. Well I never really liked the Devils, they seem to always matchup well against Buffalo so I hope his clock gets cleaned. :D

Berlocq always seems to have a bagel in the scoreline. :haha:

The Senators were a powerhouse and outshot Buffalo almost every game in the series. Miller earned his stripes by playing big. They were all one goal wins I believe. Biron surely would have blown his share of leads in that series.

I'm really looking forward to seeing Gaustad, Roy, and Pominville playing for Buffalo and not the Rochester Americans (farm team) for many years. They all play hard and make no excuses. Roy has amazing speed and is a shifty guy at a modest 5'9".

guille&tati4life
08-02-2006, 05:54 PM
Ah, yeah I think I've heard of him. Well I never really liked the Devils, they seem to always matchup well against Buffalo so I hope his clock gets cleaned. :D

Berlocq always seems to have a bagel in the scoreline. :haha:

The Senators were a powerhouse and outshot Buffalo almost every game in the series. Miller earned his stripes by playing big. They were all one goal wins I believe. Biron surely would have blown his share of leads in that series.

I'm really looking forward to seeing Gaustad, Roy, and Pominville playing for Buffalo and not the Rochester Americans (farm team) for many years. They all play hard and make no excuses. Roy has amazing speed and is a shifty guy at a modest 5'9".

:lol: It would be fun. I want Hollweg to maul him :lol:

:haha: I've never tt'd berlocq i don't think

I'm sure he would. miller is a long way better than Biron. Maybe Miller time will be next season :shrug:

I think that line could do well. They've all impressed me and i've noticed Roy's speed :scared: he could trouble the likes of Darius and Marek.

NATAS81
08-02-2006, 07:05 PM
Miller will be what next season? BTW Miller has already been signed. He won't be a free agent. :D

They don't typically play on the same line, usually Roy is with Maxim and Pominville and Gaustad centers the fourth line with Kotalik and Pyatt. Which reminds me, Pyatt better score like 20 goals this season or he's gonna be traded for sure.

Lindy didn't do a whole lot of line juggling last season as everyone came to play night in and night out.

Speaking of Darius, Timmy hasn't forgotten. :aplot:

Langers
08-03-2006, 03:06 PM
Can't believe Hasek is back. He'll last half the seaosn before his groin goes, and he departs the team. I would've preferred to see Osgood starting and Howard as the backup. But I guess this allows Howard to develop for another 12 months and he'll be our No.1 goalie next season. I guess Hasek came cheap so it's not all bad...

guille&tati4life
08-03-2006, 03:51 PM
Miller will be what next season? BTW Miller has already been signed. He won't be a free agent. :D

They don't typically play on the same line, usually Roy is with Maxim and Pominville and Gaustad centers the fourth line with Kotalik and Pyatt. Which reminds me, Pyatt better score like 20 goals this season or he's gonna be traded for sure.

Lindy didn't do a whole lot of line juggling last season as everyone came to play night in and night out.

Speaking of Darius, Timmy hasn't forgotten. :aplot:

Maybe he'll be great. I thought the sabres fans called it Miller Time when he played well, maybe i'm wrong :unsure:

Timmy? Connolly? Did Darius nail him or something? I can't have seen that match. But if it is Connolly, i'm sure Darius won't be getting to scared :lol:

NATAS81
08-03-2006, 04:19 PM
You are right. And they chanted USA to throw it in the face of Don Waddell, the selection guy for the Olympic team.

You don't have to worry about Connolly. Worry about Peters. The team hasn't forgotten. Tim is a huge piece of the team.

Connolly tried to go around him and Kaspar tried to hit him along the boards with a hipcheck. Tim dived over it and ended up injured. The footage showed a completely needless hit. Darius has had many incidents before in the past. He will get his the next time we meet.

guille&tati4life
08-03-2006, 04:47 PM
You are right. And they chanted USA to throw it in the face of Don Waddell, the selection guy for the Olympic team.

You don't have to worry about Connolly. Worry about Peters. The team hasn't forgotten. Tim is a huge piece of the team.

Connolly tried to go around him and Kaspar tried to hit him along the boards with a hipcheck. Tim dived over it and ended up injured. The footage showed a completely needless hit. Darius has had many incidents before in the past. He will get his the next time we meet.

:lol:

Darius can take any Buffalo guy :scared:

I love Darius hipchecks :rolls:

NATAS81
08-03-2006, 04:54 PM
He had a chance to fight in the same game but ducked out. He's a coward. Someone is going to pay, though, count on that.

Zhitnik has thrown just as many hipchecks and never injures a player. Kasparitis is a dirty player with a smeared reputation for an extensive period.

guille&tati4life
08-03-2006, 05:13 PM
He had a chance to fight in the same game but ducked out. He's a coward. Someone is going to pay, though, count on that.

Zhitnik has thrown just as many hipchecks and never injures a player. Kasparitis is a dirty player with a smeared reputation for an extensive period.

He's not a coward, he's cunning :p he fights when it suits him.

A dirty player? :eek: Not Darius :rolls: :lol: well, he certainly isn't the fairest player in the league ;)

But a hero anyway :worship:

NATAS81
08-03-2006, 05:15 PM
It's no surprise that he has landed in cities such as New York and Pittsburgh during his tenior in the league. I'll leave it at that. He is one ugly SOB, too.

guille&tati4life
08-03-2006, 05:18 PM
Yes, good players often end up in New York :p

:eek: He's a very good looking man :haha: :tape: well, maybe not, but the guys of Buffalo are hardly stunning either :ras:

NATAS81
08-03-2006, 05:20 PM
You must be joking. I always thought prima dommas with bank accounts ten times the size of their heart ended up in NY.

Buffalo's goaltenders collectively own the looks of all NYR's forwards put together.

guille&tati4life
08-03-2006, 05:23 PM
You must be joking. I always thought prima dommas with bank accounts ten times the size of their heart ended up in NY.

Buffalo's goaltenders collectively own the looks of all NYR's forwards put together.

:haha:

Too often they do. :sad: But those years are gone now. :p Nowadays, only guys with heart are allowed into NYR :)

Hollweg beats Miller hands down :p
and our goalkeepers ain't ugly either :ras:

NATAS81
08-03-2006, 05:25 PM
It is the league of speed, so there is no more time for floating anymore.

I didn't say goalies, I said your forwards.

guille&tati4life
08-03-2006, 05:33 PM
It is the league of speed, so there is no more time for floating anymore.

I didn't say goalies, I said your forwards.

well, i don't care if they're as ugly as Stepanek, as long as they win their matches :)

NATAS81
08-03-2006, 05:34 PM
I don't care either. I only care if they can roof it over the goalies shoulder.