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Jori
06-01-2006, 09:28 PM
I don't have a strong rooting interest either way. Oilers winning helps the Avs in terms of draft position, Canes winning, as Lanche err Clockwork alluded to, would be a big FU to the Canadian hockey elitists who still bitch and moan about hockey in the south.

Clockwork Orange
06-01-2006, 09:36 PM
I don't have a strong rooting interest either way. Oilers winning helps the Avs in terms of draft position, Canes winning, as Lanche err Clockwork alluded to, would be a big FU to the Canadian hockey elitists who still b**** and moan about hockey in the south.

It was a riot to watch them wail about the Lightning hoisting the Cup, it'd be even better this time around. Especially those jackovs in Toronto. The Canes have been to the Finals twice in 4 years while the Leafs haven't been there since there were only 6 teams in the NHL. That must leave a sour taste in their mouths. :laugh:

Pezman
06-01-2006, 09:40 PM
I'll admit though, I wouldnt mind seeing Canada end up with a cup this year. I mean, lets face it, their sport has truly gotten away from them again after the Olympics disaster. Then again, I wouldnt mind seeing tobacco country wind up taking their grand prize again just for ****s and giggles.

Congrats to the Canes on making their second trip to the big time.

Clockwork Orange
06-01-2006, 09:43 PM
I'll admit though, I wouldnt mind seeing Canada end up with a cup this year. I mean, lets face it. Their sport has truly gotten away from them again after the Olympics disaster. Then again, I wouldnt mind seeing tobacco country wind up taking their grand prize again just for ****s and giggles.

I'm just waiting to hear some asshole make mention of the Canes winning the Cup and the hillbillies in North Carolina using it as a spitoon.

I wonder if Jack Johnson is re-thinking his decision to go back to school.

Pendejo
06-01-2006, 11:12 PM
I'll admit though, I wouldnt mind seeing Canada end up with a cup this year. I mean, lets face it, their sport has truly gotten away from them again after the Olympics disaster. Then again, I wouldnt mind seeing tobacco country wind up taking their grand prize again just for ****s and giggles.

Congrats to the Canes on making their second trip to the big time.

Isn't curling Canada's official national sport?

Mtbrncofn
06-01-2006, 11:15 PM
Fear not. Christ Drury will play forward, defense and goaltender at the same time. He'll also coach, sharpen the skates and interview himself between periods.

He's just that good.

I knew you'd come around, CO. ;D

Mtbrncofn
06-01-2006, 11:16 PM
What happened to Bronx33. He hasn't posted here in a while.

Game 7 about to start.


I've been wondering about him lately too. Pretty unusual for him. Hope he's ok.

Clockwork Orange
06-01-2006, 11:21 PM
I knew you'd come around, CO. ;D

Consider me a convert. I've heard that after the game he drove the team bus to the airport, flew the team plane back to Buffalo and carried all of his teammates luggage with one hand while signing autographs for kids with the other.

I figure he'll take maybe a half hour off before he starts planning the Sabres draft and free agent strategies while writing his 5th bestseller and coaching a bunch of fat little 12 year olds to a Little League World Series. ;D

Mtbrncofn
06-01-2006, 11:24 PM
I'm glad you've seen the light. Don't you feel better now? Ha!

Clockwork Orange
06-01-2006, 11:29 PM
Don't you feel better now? Ha!

http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/ab76e5d6-675f-49d8-b545-ae0fea6e0c90.jpg

Much. :wiggle:

SoCalBronco
06-02-2006, 10:01 PM
Can this be real? I mean I know we are at the stage of ultimate corporate whoring in sports with all these stadium naming rights and whatnot, but this....(if true)...wow.

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=256608

Clockwork Orange
06-02-2006, 10:03 PM
Can this be real? I mean I know we are at the stage of ultimate corporate whoring in sports with all these stadium naming rights and whatnot, but this....(if true)...wow.

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=256608

Please, oh please don't let this happen. :nono:

Tredici
06-02-2006, 11:11 PM
Hey if it's good enough for Nascar drivers to pimp, it must be good enough for hockey guys...

Makes perfect sense. NHL imposes a salary cap and then lets the players whore for money.

yavoon
06-02-2006, 11:22 PM
Hey if it's good enough for Nascar drivers to pimp, it must be good enough for hockey guys...

Makes perfect sense. NHL imposes a salary cap and then lets the players whore for money.

its only a matter of time. soccer/golf does it too. I mean is there REALLY a big difference between a logo on ur jersey and banners ringing ur field(baseball)? doesn't seem like much of one to me.

Clockwork Orange
06-02-2006, 11:25 PM
This is what we're headed towards.

http://www.hcorli.cz/foto/041126_pce_010.jpg

:nono:

Tredici
06-02-2006, 11:46 PM
Maybe Cheliosaurus will sport a Geritol label on his jersey and Depends on his pants.

Jori
06-03-2006, 09:17 AM
Maybe Cheliosaurus will sport a Geritol label on his jersey and Depends on his pants.
Don't forget Viagra :thumbs:

SoCalBronco
06-03-2006, 12:31 PM
NHL Combine Reports

TSN.ca Staff

6/2/2006 6:53:04 PM

More than 100 draft-eligible players from around the world are in Toronto this weekend for the National Hockey League's annual Draft Combine.

Click on to our combine diary throughout the Friday and Saturday for news, updates and one-on-one video interviews as the NHL's 30 teams evaluate hockey's future stars.

The NHL Entry Draft will take place in Vancouver on Saturday, June 24 and can be seen live on TSN at 6pm et/3pm pt.

Each NHL club has its own team of scouts, front office and athletic staff on hand. The players will conduct interviews with the clubs and will also undergo medical examinations and fitness testing for the league's Central Scouting Service.

Related Info
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Players will be weighed and measured and will perform arm and upper body strength tests, push-ups, sit-ups and bench presses. The tests also include going on the stationary bike for anaerobic and aerobic testing.





The results from the tests are then passed on to the 30 NHL teams.

Highlighting the list of invitees is defenceman Erik Johnson, the top-rated North American player in Central Scouting's final rankings.

Other top prospects include Peterborough Petes centre Jordan Staal, Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Phil Kessel, North Dakota forward and Winnipeg native Jonathan Toews, and Everett Silvertips centre Peter Mueller.

There is also a lot of attention on players with NHL family ties. Centre Viktor Tikhonov is the grandson of the legendary Soviet coach of the same name; U.S. National left wing Blake Geoffrion is the grandson of the late Montreal Canadiens great Bernie Geoffrion and son of former NHLer Danny, while Sudbury Wolves left wing Nick Foligno is the son of former NHL player and current Wolves head coach Mike Foligno.

Diary Entries:

11am et - The Combine was running a bit behind in the morning, with Czech forward Michael Frolik being the only ISS top-ranked prospect to go through the physical testing. Frolik, who was once pegged as a No. 1 overall pick, has seen his stock drop over the last year. According to scouts, he looked good in the physical testing (his push-up range was slightly above median).

11am et - "(The physical testing) is only one component we look at," Central Scouting Service director EJ McGuire told TSN.ca. "There's a continuing push for an on-ice component (similar to on-field testing at the NFL Combine). These sort of aspects would give scouts an added dimension to their assessments. But the physical testing doesn't affect a player's draft ranking. It gives teams a look at how he looks and how he may look in a couple of years."

11am et - An unnamed general manager has already been heard voicing his praises of young Jordan Staal, and would love to see how the Peterborough Petes forward would look a couple of seasons from now.

11:45am et - Jonathan Toews struggled with some of the physical testing. The North Dakota forward threw up after his stint on the stationary bike and his bench press was well below median. But as stressed earlier by Central Scouting, the physical test is only one component. Anyone who has seen Toews on the ice (with the Fighting Sioux and the 2006 World Junior team) knows his potential as a Top 3 selection. Toews told TSN.ca he was more concerned with nailing his interviews over the weekend and showing NHL teams what kind of person he was off the ice.

2:30pm et - Erik Johnson and Jordan Staal were (as expected?) the cream of the crop in the physical testing. "He's a machine," one scout said of Johnson. Staal, meanwhile, was very good doing the curl-ups and the consensus seems to be that these two are in top shape. Another one who really stood out so far today is Frolik, as some scouts have come away with a much better assessment of the future NHL prospect.

4:00pm et - Derick Brassard, who broke his arm early in the season, really struggled with the weight-lifting segment this afternoon and his results were well below average. He was, however, much better in the push-ups.

4:00pm et - Phil Kessel struggled with the aerobic testing on the bike. Like Toews, he required a bucket after the VO2 Max test. It was noted by some observers that the college players generally fared worse in the aerobic tests because most have not played since early April. Some junior prospects were still playing in late May or even into June. Kessel was happier with his strength testing.

Saturday Diary Entries:

2:00pm et - Coming into the day's workouts, scouts were buzzing that Czech prospect Jiri Tlusty (ranked No. 11 by the International Scouting Service) could be a guy to watch, expecting him to be in excellent shape, but he was disappointing with results either mid-range or below in several exercises. Reports were that, despite spending the season playing against men in the Czech league, Tlusty's body also looked soft.

Everett Silvertips centre Peter Mueller, ranked sixth by ISS, reportedly looked good and fit, with his early workout results slightly above average.

One player who really impressed in workouts was Western Hockey League defenceman Jesse Dudas (ranked No. 53 among North American skaters by Central Scouting). The 18 year-old missed a good chunk of time due to a leg injury, playing only 24 games this year, but showed up in "unbelievable" shape, ripping up the bench press. A source says the blueliner was among the top five thus far in workouts.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=167745&hubname=nhl

DivineLegion
06-03-2006, 03:18 PM
I'm just waiting to hear some a-hole make mention of the Canes winning the Cup and the hillbillies in North Carolina using it as a spitoon.

I wonder if Jack Johnson is re-thinking his decision to go back to school.

Thats a good one hillbillies in NC, the Triangle is far from a bunch of hillbillies. Obviously you havent been to the greater Raliegh area (dont go to Durham unless you have a death wish).

Breck Bronc
06-03-2006, 03:30 PM
Thats a good one hillbillies in NC, the Triangle is far from a bunch of hillbillies. Obviously you havent been to the greater Raliegh area (dont go to Durham unless you have a death wish).Obviously you missed the point of Clockwork's post. He's calling out the people that perpetuate the hillbilly stereotype.

Clockwork Orange
06-03-2006, 03:40 PM
Thats a good one hillbillies in NC, the Triangle is far from a bunch of hillbillies. Obviously you havent been to the greater Raliegh area (dont go to Durham unless you have a death wish).

Try to keep up with the conversation, context and all.

I want there to be a Stanley Cup parade in Raleigh, NC just to piss off the hockey elitists who act as though unless you're a Canadian team or an original six team, you don't deserve a chance at the Cup.

Go Canes.

It was a riot to watch them wail about the Lightning hoisting the Cup, it'd be even better this time around. Especially those jackovs in Toronto. The Canes have been to the Finals twice in 4 years while the Leafs haven't been there since there were only 6 teams in the NHL. That must leave a sour taste in their mouths. :laugh:

Thanks for the warning about Durham though, I'm officially terrified. ::)

Mtbrncofn
06-03-2006, 08:29 PM
Can this be real? I mean I know we are at the stage of ultimate corporate whoring in sports with all these stadium naming rights and whatnot, but this....(if true)...wow.

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=256608

Oh Lord, I hope not.

Nuggets4
06-04-2006, 11:20 AM
Dumb question of the day (well, dumb question of the day not asked by Mock):

NBC going to be carrying the cup finals or am I going to be stuck watching OLN for another 7 games?

Kid A
06-04-2006, 12:36 PM
Dumb question of the day (well, dumb question of the day not asked by Mock):

NBC going to be carrying the cup finals or am I going to be stuck watching OLN for another 7 games?
I believe OLN is doing the first two games, NBC has the rest of the series.

Pezman
06-05-2006, 12:40 AM
Ok, calling all cars. I'm officially worried about Bronx33. Lets hope he is ok. Does anyone have any further contact info for him?

As for the Finals, I've predicted so wonderfully so far this playoffs, so I'm taking Edmonton in 7. Its so money! ;D

Mtbrncofn
06-05-2006, 03:35 PM
Anyone that posts on the HF boards: have you seen him there?

Pez, you better not be jinxing the Oil.

Breck Bronc
06-05-2006, 03:51 PM
Anyone that posts on the HF boards: have you seen him there?I think he's Puck33 at hfboards and I haven't seen him there in a while, either.

This is a tough series to predict. I think Carolina has the better overall team and Edmonton has the better goalie. I'll guess that the long layoff will hurt the Oilers and Carolina raises the Cup in game 6.

Jori
06-05-2006, 05:40 PM
Puck33 has been a no show...maybe he is on vacation.

1-0 Oil....oh and the Canes may want to invest in a new anthem singer. Pretty or not...that chick can't hold a tune.

WABronco
06-05-2006, 06:33 PM
Carolina fans are crying foul on every bodycheck...typical American hockey fans.:giggle:

Breck Bronc
06-05-2006, 08:07 PM
Carolina fans are crying foul on every bodycheck...typical American hockey fans.:giggle:Change American to southern and you might be close.

I can't believe nobody has posted after that crazy third period. What a terrible ending to a great game. Carolina should thank its lucky stars that Roloson is out, especially after they got to play against the defensemanless Sabres last round.

Jori
06-05-2006, 08:09 PM
What a crazy game. Hopefully Roloson will be okay. Cam Ward...wow...:notworthy

Anybody else think of Game Four of the 01 Cup Finals after that play for Conklin?

Jori
06-05-2006, 08:11 PM
The Canes fans throwing stuff on the ice was wrong, but it's happened in other places. I still remember the Halloween game in Vancouver a few years back.

WABronco
06-05-2006, 08:12 PM
Change American to southern and you might be close.

I can't believe nobody has posted after that crazy third period. What a terrible ending to a great game. Carolina should thank its lucky stars that Roloson is out, especially after they got to play against the defensemanless Sabres last round.

Well, the guys in here are atypical American hockey fans. There are good hockey cities, and Denver's obviously one of them. Detroit, many of the NE cities too...

Anaheim though...yikes.

Jori
06-05-2006, 08:13 PM
Roloson is out for the series...wow.

WABronco
06-05-2006, 08:14 PM
What a crazy game. Hopefully Roloson will be okay. Cam Ward...wow...:notworthy
For the sake of all things holy...I agree. If Edmonton has to go with Conklin they may have some serious problems.

Cam Ward made 3 of the best saves I've ever seen...amazing.

WABronco
06-05-2006, 08:15 PM
Roloson is out for the series...wow.
Damn...what a bummer.

Breck Bronc
06-05-2006, 08:18 PM
Roloson is out for the series...wow.Jesus, that sucks. We're looking at an almost 100% chance that Carolina sweeps now. Ty Conklin is just not an NHL calibre goalie, let alone one that starts in the Stanley Cup Finals.

We just went from the possibility of a great series to a terrible one in a single moment. I bet Bergeron feels terrible that his check led to Roloson's injury.

Breck Bronc
06-05-2006, 08:21 PM
Well, the guys in here are atypical American hockey fans. There are good hockey cities, and Denver's obviously one of them. Detroit, many of the NE cities too...

Anaheim though...yikes.I disagree. True American hockey fans are just as smart and knowledgeable about the game as Canadians. American sports fans and media are ignorant of hockey.

WABronco
06-05-2006, 08:24 PM
I disagree. True American hockey fans are just as smart and knowledgeable about the game as Canadians. American sports fans and media are ignorant of hockey.
Fair enough...my point was simply that there are American hockey cities, and there are some that lack the tradition and hardcore following.

But yea, everytime I see that Jay Mariotti guy on "Around the Horn" whining about how much hockey sucks I want to punch his face in...

DivineLegion
06-05-2006, 09:15 PM
Carolina fans are crying foul on every bodycheck...typical American hockey fans.:giggle:

Did you watch the game that was bull**** the Refs were terrible. I was sitting in a box about 30 seats from the ice, some of those calls were bull****. The Penelty shot should not have happened Recchi got crosschecked and was on the ground with the puck under him and people falling all over him he wasent trying to freeze it. Half the trips that they called the palyer was in the process of a fall before a canes player ever even got close to them. I have to say that the fans throwing towels on the ice was uncalled for but they were frustrated. Carolina was not skating well in the first two periods but when they got in-sinc they were 10 fold the better team. It pains me to see Roloson hurt I would have loved to see the Oilers lose full strength. Hemskeys goal was sick, Williams goal was sick, and Whitney is just the man what a cluth player...Save the best for last Brind-Amor is a GOD...

WABronco
06-05-2006, 10:37 PM
Did you watch the game that was bull**** the Refs were terrible. I was sitting in a box about 30 seats from the ice, some of those calls were bull****. The Penelty shot should not have happened Recchi got crosschecked and was on the ground with the puck under him and people falling all over him he wasent trying to freeze it. Half the trips that they called the palyer was in the process of a fall before a canes player ever even got close to them. I have to say that the fans throwing towels on the ice was uncalled for but they were frustrated. Carolina was not skating well in the first two periods but when they got in-sinc they were 10 fold the better team. It pains me to see Roloson hurt I would have loved to see the Oilers lose full strength. Hemskeys goal was sick, Williams goal was sick, and Whitney is just the man what a cluth player...Save the best for last Brind-Amor is a GOD...

I don't think Recchi was even the guy who got called for covering the puck in the crease...correct me if I'm wrong. I remember some bad calls, but that wasn't exactly my point.

Clockwork Orange
06-07-2006, 12:35 AM
Yotes hire notorious scumbag Ulf Samuelsson as an assistant coach.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=167955&hubname=

One question, when did Ulf start turning into Gary Busey?

http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/20060605/ulf_75247.jpghttp://www.videomax.ro/Images/Actors/322_a_normal.jpg

Jori
06-07-2006, 05:55 AM
First Tocchet, now Ulfie...hmm...

Hercules Rockefeller
06-07-2006, 05:07 PM
Not playoff stuff, but I'm sure SoCal and Ames would be interested. Kyle Woodlief from Red Line Report was on the Caps Report today, and he thinks a trade between the Caps and Pens is more likely than any other move at the top.

Clockwork Orange
06-07-2006, 05:21 PM
Not playoff stuff, but I'm sure SoCal and Ames would be interested. Kyle Woodlief from Red Line Report was on the Caps Report today, and he thinks a trade between the Caps and Pens is more likely than any other move at the top.

Are the Caps after Kessel?

SoCalBronco
06-07-2006, 05:25 PM
Not playoff stuff, but I'm sure SoCal and Ames would be interested. Kyle Woodlief from Red Line Report was on the Caps Report today, and he thinks a trade between the Caps and Pens is more likely than any other move at the top.

Are you guys interested in Kessel or Staal?

SoCalBronco
06-07-2006, 05:32 PM
On the Transfer Agreement, from a poster on www.letsgopens.com


Tomas
Junior 'A'



Joined: 28 Jan 2006
Posts: 133

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:44 pm Post subject:

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Sport-Express has a fresh interview with Tretiak:
http://www.sport-express.ru/art.shtml?122434

As far as I can translate, the main points:
- Bettman unambiguously stated that if Russia does not sign the agreement, NHL will prevent all Russian players under a contract from participating at 2007 WC (in Moscow, of all places!)
- Bettman specifically mentioned that granting Ovechin a release this year should be considered a goodwill gesture toward Tretiak, and that it will not ever be repeated.
- Tretiak seems to be very much in favor of signing, because he claims Russian players can apparently easily break their contract given Russian labor laws - and Americans allegedly know it very well. In Tretiak's opinion, the real question now stands whether Russians will or will not be able to use their players at the WC next year.
- Tretiak will inform all the RSL team Presidents about the results of negotiations on Friday (6/9). Tretiak hopes they would be able to come with a solution then.



Good job, Gary. Git R Done.

Hercules Rockefeller
06-07-2006, 05:41 PM
Are you guys interested in Kessel or Staal?

I'd guess Toews since Chicago is supposed to love him. I'd rather stay at #4. With EJ going #1, at least 2 of Kessel, Staal, Backstrom, and Toews would be there to choose from at their spot.

Jori
06-07-2006, 06:38 PM
Islanders are set to name Neil Smith as their new GM.

http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=168159&hubname=

There is also a rumor that they will name Ted Nolan their new head coach.

Jori
06-07-2006, 06:49 PM
TSN is now confirming the hiring of Nolan as the Islanders new head coach.

3-0 Canes after two

Mtbrncofn
06-07-2006, 07:46 PM
This is turning into a very disappointing SCF. No one likes to see a sweep unless it's your team doing the sweeping.

Pezman
06-07-2006, 07:49 PM
Well, my jinx worked like clockwork! 2-0 series lead for the Canes ;D

B-Love
06-07-2006, 08:01 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2474856

Ted Nolan may work again, here on Long Island no less. And Neil Smith gets the GM job?? Pretty good day for the Islanders if it's true.

Mtbrncofn
06-07-2006, 08:05 PM
Geez, Pez....you suck.

Breck Bronc
06-07-2006, 08:08 PM
Tonight's game was predictable.

I'm glad Ted Nolan is getting another NHL job. Good for him.

Clockwork Orange
06-07-2006, 10:08 PM
I'd guess Toews since Chicago is supposed to love him. I'd rather stay at #4. With EJ going #1, at least 2 of Kessel, Staal, Backstrom, and Toews would be there to choose from at their spot.

Sweet Jesus, get Phil Kessel. The pure speed of he and Ovechkin on a line together would be astounding.

SoCalBronco
06-07-2006, 10:27 PM
I would very much like to take Kessel at 2. The only drawbacks are things I have read about his attitude and he doesn't have a good relationship with Crosby based on something that happened awhile ago. I really want a monster goal scoring wing. I know he' a center, but he would be an awesome wing to close on the passes from our two playmaking centers. Crosby, Malkin and Kessel on the powerplay would be very powerful, no excuses for anything less than 30% on the PP with that group. EJ is nice and all, but I don't want to wait 2,3 years. E.J. Hradek as well as a second source talked about a hypothetical swap of the pick to Carolina for Jack Johnson, although Hradek framed it as just an idea, while the latter said there are some legs to it. That would be nice. He is already very friendly with Sid and probably can hit the league in about 1 more year. These elite defensemen are nice and all, I just really want a powerful winger or two.

Clockwork Orange
06-07-2006, 11:32 PM
E.J. Hradek as well as a second source talked about a hypothetical swap of the pick to Carolina for Jack Johnson, although Hradek framed it as just an idea, while the latter said there are some legs to it.

I heard that too. The rumor being that the Canes would use the pick to take Eric Staal's brother, Jordan.

bcbronc
06-08-2006, 12:23 AM
shoot that sucks monkey balls. i was hoping nolan would wind up behind the bench for the canucks.

neil smith would certainly be an upgrade over the mental midget they had over the past few years though.

Jori
06-08-2006, 05:56 AM
If the Canes do that, that would be dumb imo. I think Jordan Staal is being a tad overhyped due to his last name.

Mogulseeker
06-08-2006, 06:50 AM
Yotes hire notorious scumbag Ulf Samuelsson as an assistant coach.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=167955&hubname=

One question, when did Ulf start turning into Gary Busey?

http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/20060605/ulf_75247.jpghttp://www.videomax.ro/Images/Actors/322_a_normal.jpg

C'mon Ulf wasn't THAT bad.

Pezman
06-08-2006, 10:09 AM
Completely off the subject, but we have located our friend Bronx33 and he is fine. Seems that he moved and just hasnt had computer access in a few weeks. Glad to hear he's ok.

Clockwork Orange
06-08-2006, 10:39 AM
C'mon Ulf wasn't THAT bad.

Tell that to Cam Neely.

Hercules Rockefeller
06-08-2006, 10:52 AM
The only drawbacks are things I have read about his attitude and he doesn't have a good relationship with Crosby based on something that happened awhile ago.

E.J. Hradek as well as a second source talked about a hypothetical swap of the pick to Carolina for Jack Johnson, although Hradek framed it as just an idea, while the latter said there are some legs to it.


1. Kessel is incredibly shy and comes across as having an attitude in interviews because of that. All his teammates supposedly love him.

2. Kessel's mom has had problems with Crosby in the past, Kessel himself hasn't had any.

3. Carolina gets taken if all they receive is the #2 pick for JJ, especially since they don't have any elite D-men in their prospect system.

and at least originally, the trade rumor was that Carolina wanted the #2 pick. Others then started to throw out JJ as the prospect who could get the deal done.

Clockwork Orange
06-08-2006, 11:14 AM
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/content/sports/epaper/2006/06/08/a9c_luongo_0608.html

Luongo only wants a one year deal, which would make him a UFA next summer. Let the trade rumors continue, no way Florida lets him walk for nothing.

Jori
06-08-2006, 11:59 AM
Nice of Luongo's agent to take a jab at Columbus. I'm sure Doug MacLean is thrilled with that comment :giggle:

Clockwork Orange
06-08-2006, 12:02 PM
Nice of Luongo's agent to take a jab at Columbus. I certainly hope none of his clients are currently members of the Blue Jackets :giggle:

Yes, that was certainly uncalled for. If Rick Nash is ever seeking a new agent, I know who he won't be calling. ;D

Hercules Rockefeller
06-08-2006, 05:03 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hockey/columnist/woodlief/2006-mock-draft.htm

Not Red Line's mock, but what they say they've heard from a scouting source

SoCalBronco
06-08-2006, 07:15 PM
Another interview with Tretiak. A decision will be made one way or another on the transfer agreement on Friday. It looks good to me. I was unsure about whether Russian Labor Law applied to hockey players but it seems that it does, so it seems that the Russian clubs have no leverage. Perhaps that is why Malkin said a few weeks ago that it was "100%" that he was coming over this year. Playoffs baby!!


By Elena Vaitsekhovskaya (Sport-Express: June 8, 2006)

Translated by Alexei Belousenko & Ruslan Salikhov of Russian Hockey Digest


Yesterday, FHR president Vladislav Tretiak arrived in Moscow after his visit to North America.

V. Tretiak: I met with the NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, he received me very well during my stay; even though, he highlighted that normally NHL doesn’t meet with national hockey federations’ representatives. Bettman said that they made for exception for Russia because Russia is not just a country, but sports empire with long-term hockey traditions. Among the topics discussed there was, for example, a cooperation between the national teams and as well as clubs - revival of series between Russia and team Canada. From Bettman’s point of view, these days it is hard to organize the games between the national teams, but he proposed to organize joined training camp of several teams from both leagues whether in Russia or America, so that teams could play against each other.
Besides, the main discussion was about the agreement that NHL signed with IIHF, and IIHF signed with European hockey federations. As well known, Russia didn’t sign this agreement. The point of the agreement is that NHL pays certain amount of money for each player, and the amount is always the same, regardless which player it is. Of course, we were disappointed with it, that’s why former president Steblin refused to sign the agreement. We are trying to defend our position on it: if NHL wants to sign players who have active contracts in Russia, they have to deal directly with clubs of these players. NHL defends the point that the agreement is already signed with IIHF, which means that any other questions are not of their business.

Do you think there is a possibility that Russia would sign this agreement after all?
V. Tretiak: This Friday on June 9th we scheduled a meeting with presidents of all Super League’s clubs in order to discuss this issue. There is one detail: Bettman explicitly declared, if Russia does not sign the agreement, none of Russians playing in NHL would be allowed to go for the World Championship 2007 in Moscow.

In other words, some sort of decision must be made…
V. Tretiak: The present agreement will expire next year, and then new one should be signed for another three years. Thus, at the moment we have to decide whether to sign this agreement until it expires, or not to sign. According to labor legislature of Russian Federation, if any player decides to dissolve a contract, there is no way to stop the process. And Americans know this very well. After all, they can take away our players regardless of Russians’ choice to sign the agreement. Therefore, under such circumstances we are really talking about our NHLers’ availability to come for the World Championship in Moscow.

But Ovechkin was allowed to come for the recent World Championship in Riga…
V. Tretiak: Yes. Bettman reminded me about it right away, and told me that this occurred only because of personal respect to me. And such exclusions no longer will take place; he repeated it twice. Therefore, I’m going to discuss this question with the clubs’ presidents.

Does it mean that you didn’t make your decision yet?
V. Tretiak: The decision will be made by Friday.


http://rushockey.com/events.php?i=iihf&stream=iihf_interviews&id=497

SoCalBronco
06-09-2006, 10:15 AM
RUSSIA TO SIGN TRANSFER AGREEMENT!!!

According to RIA Novosti Russian hockey clubs agreed with the position of the president of the Russian Hockey Federation Vladislav Tretiak regarding the IIHF-NHL transfer agreement. This agreement was achieved today at the meeting held by the Federation for the management of the Superleague clubs. The formal documents will be signed on JUne 16th.

http://www.rushockey.com/events.php?i=sl&s...=sl_news&id=498

:notworthy :thumbsup: :strong:

Welcome to America, Evgeni!!

We are going to ****ing own!!! I am so pumped up after watching this almost 5 minute long Malkin highlight video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVaFG7x7qg8&search=malkin Playoffs baby!!

woo hoo.

Jori
06-09-2006, 10:59 AM
Assuming the Pens improve their defense...then they'll own ;)

I'm glad this has finally been settled. It'll be great to see Malkin in the NHL. He's the clear cut favorite to win the Calder next year.

Breck Bronc
06-10-2006, 07:42 PM
It's now 1-1 in game 3. The Oilers obviously need this game.

Every time Matt Greene is on the ice for Edmonton either Emerick, Davidson or McGuire will mention that he's from the University of North Dakota. Ok, we get it, guys.

Breck Bronc
06-10-2006, 07:46 PM
2-1 Oilers. Ryan Smyth gets a typical Ryan Smyth goal. Looks like we won't get overtime just like game 1.

Hercules Rockefeller
06-10-2006, 08:14 PM
Every time Matt Greene is on the ice for Edmonton either Emerick, Davidson or McGuire will mention that he's from the University of North Dakota. Ok, we get it, guys.

Did you know Jerome Bettis is from Detroit?

WABronco
06-10-2006, 08:15 PM
Did you know Jerome Bettis is from Detroit?
What a story! His team also won three on the road...did you know that?

WABronco
06-10-2006, 08:16 PM
I get pumped watching Edmonton's home games. Their fans are insane!

Breck Bronc
06-12-2006, 05:29 PM
I get pumped watching Edmonton's home games. Their fans are insane!I hope they get a game 6 in Edmonton. The anthem's during games 3 and 4 have been awesome.

I also think NBC has done a much, much better job at pre-game build up than anything ABC or Fox did with the Finals.

Breck Bronc
06-12-2006, 09:07 PM
Canes win 2-1 and take a 3-1 series lead as this thread dies a slow death.

Mtbrncofn
06-12-2006, 09:41 PM
Hey Smurf, I've got a link for you. This will be helpful for extra practice for your hockey career every time you have to walk the dog. ;)

http://tburglar.com/index.cfm?pageid=19

Just slap this baby on your stick and you're good to go.

wabbit
06-12-2006, 11:25 PM
...

I also think NBC has done a much, much better job at pre-game build up than anything ABC or Fox did with the Finals.

I agree. It has been really enjoyable sports television...a rarity for hockey, where Fox & ABC so concentrated on the motion of the puck that you lost any perspective of what was happening around the rest of the ice.

NBC has done terrific camera work; picking up the great hits & collisions during the course of the game.

I only wish it was Edmonton up 3 games to 1 is all.

Hercules Rockefeller
06-13-2006, 05:08 AM
Canes win 2-1 and take a 3-1 series lead as this thread dies a slow death.

The draft is less than 2 weeks away and FA in less than 3

Jori
06-13-2006, 11:15 AM
The New Jersey Devils have hired Claude Julien as their new head coach.

WABronco
06-13-2006, 11:26 AM
Wouldn't it be something if Edmonton took it to game 6? Please...please...

Mtbrncofn
06-13-2006, 11:56 AM
I only wish it was Edmonton up 3 games to 1 is all.


Me too. Damnit.

Pendejo
06-13-2006, 12:49 PM
I have to admit that I lost interest this year once the AVS got bounced. Up to that point I thought the playoffs were great though.

For some reason...be it xenophopia...or just weirdness I like to root against Canada.

Jori
06-13-2006, 02:08 PM
Teemu Selanne resigns with the Ducks for one year.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=168617&hubname=

24champ
06-13-2006, 04:42 PM
Kings signed Ron Hextall as an assistant GM.

alkemical
06-13-2006, 08:29 PM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06161/697168-61.stm

Malkin is coming to Penguins soon


But the good nugget:

The Russian hockey federation, which declined to participate in the transfer agreement worked out by the NHL and the International Ice Hockey Federation last summer, plans to reverse course after a meeting yesterday between new federation head Vladislav Tretiak and management of teams from the Russian Super League.

Tretiak has been an unabashed proponent of the transfer agreement; many Super League club owners staunchly opposed it.

The transfer agreement establishes the framework under which players under contract to European teams can move to the NHL. It features a $200,000 fee for any European player who goes to the NHL, with that money coming from a pool to which all NHL teams contribute each year.

While the NHL appears to be aware of the Super League clubs' about-face, it has not received formal notification of it.

An official announcement of Russia's change of heart is expected next week, with the relevant paperwork likely to be signed Friday.

SoCalBronco
06-13-2006, 08:49 PM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06161/697168-61.stm

Malkin is coming to Penguins soon


But the good nugget:

The Russian hockey federation, which declined to participate in the transfer agreement worked out by the NHL and the International Ice Hockey Federation last summer, plans to reverse course after a meeting yesterday between new federation head Vladislav Tretiak and management of teams from the Russian Super League.

Tretiak has been an unabashed proponent of the transfer agreement; many Super League club owners staunchly opposed it.

The transfer agreement establishes the framework under which players under contract to European teams can move to the NHL. It features a $200,000 fee for any European player who goes to the NHL, with that money coming from a pool to which all NHL teams contribute each year.

While the NHL appears to be aware of the Super League clubs' about-face, it has not received formal notification of it.

An official announcement of Russia's change of heart is expected next week, with the relevant paperwork likely to be signed Friday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVaFG7x7qg8&search=malkin

alkemical
06-13-2006, 08:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVaFG7x7qg8&search=malkin


*Wipes tear from eye*

That was beautiful.....

Jori
06-14-2006, 08:44 PM
And you thought Rexall was insane before...just imagine what it will be like on Saturday. What a finish, and you know Cory Stillman has to have Brisebois' number on speed dial.

Anybody else smell a game seven? The Canes defense is beat up and Edmonton has all the momentum. Unless Ward stands on his head, I think we will have a hockey game on Monday night.

Breck Bronc
06-14-2006, 09:01 PM
And you thought Rexall was insane before...just imagine what it will be like on Saturday. What a finish, and you know Cory Stillman has to have Brisebois' number on speed dial.

Anybody else smell a game seven? The Canes defense is beat up and Edmonton has all the momentum. Unless Ward stands on his head, I think we will have a hockey game on Monday night.I thought Eric Staal was more to blame for the final goal than Stillman. He should have made a safer play in that situation. I'll take it though, as I'm rooting for Edmonton in this series.

Pierre McGuire asks the best questions during the between-period and after-game interviews. It's nice to hear someone ask a relevant hockey question rather than the Erin Andrews-type interview (though Andrews is just a little easier on the eyes).

WABronco
06-14-2006, 09:02 PM
And you thought Rexall was insane before...just imagine what it will be like on Saturday. What a finish, and you know Cory Stillman has to have Brisebois' number on speed dial.

Anybody else smell a game seven? The Canes defense is beat up and Edmonton has all the momentum. Unless Ward stands on his head, I think we will have a hockey game on Monday night.
I might be away from home on Monday night! Move up the schedule one day NHL...I beg of you!

Mtbrncofn
06-15-2006, 09:53 AM
And you thought Rexall was insane before...just imagine what it will be like on Saturday. What a finish, and you know Cory Stillman has to have Brisebois' number on speed dial.

Anybody else smell a game seven? The Canes defense is beat up and Edmonton has all the momentum. Unless Ward stands on his head, I think we will have a hockey game on Monday night.


I damn well hope so! That was a great game last night. Gettin pretty physical out there.

Jori
06-15-2006, 11:03 AM
Looks like Bob Boughner is going to retire from the NHL and will be coaching the OHL's Windsor Spitfires next year. I wish him all the luck and hope he can have the same success as Roy experienced with the Remparts this past season.

defenseman
06-15-2006, 11:15 AM
I damn well hope so! That was a great game last night. Gettin pretty physical out there.

pissed me off to be honest. I'm wanted the canes to close them out last night...dman

24champ
06-15-2006, 11:27 AM
pissed me off to be honest. I'm wanted the canes to close them out last night...dman
same here but you know nothing is better than winning the cup in the other teams building. Canes will finish it off in Game 6.

Nuggets4
06-15-2006, 11:36 AM
I wanted a game 6 just so I could see the Edmonton fans again. I want the Oil to win it, but I'm ok with whatever happens now.

Hercules Rockefeller
06-15-2006, 07:27 PM
Hershey's just a couple minutes away from winning the Calder Cup

SoCalBronco
06-15-2006, 08:03 PM
Hershey's just a couple minutes away from winning the Calder Cup

congrats Herc. I was surprised that you guys swept us a few rounds earlier. Hershey definitely earned this title.

alkemical
06-15-2006, 09:32 PM
I live 10min from the arena the pens play in...

Clockwork Orange
06-17-2006, 01:13 PM
Time to get this back on page one with game 6 tonight.

Go Canes!!

Mogulseeker
06-17-2006, 04:34 PM
Is this thing STILL going on?

I thought Edmonton was dead...

Anyway, I couldn't care less about hockey right now, but I still hope Edmonton takes it.

Breck Bronc
06-17-2006, 05:01 PM
Go Oilers!

Breck Bronc
06-17-2006, 05:06 PM
Anyway, I couldn't care less about hockey right now, but I still hope Edmonton takes it.

Frankly, I couldn't care less about US 'soccer'


What else couldn't you care less about? Sweden 'soccer' sucks ;D

SoCalBronco
06-17-2006, 05:13 PM
Sweden 'soccer' sucks ;D

Go Sweden.

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=16123&stc=1&d=1150417692

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/image.php?u=326&dateline=1149962955

Clockwork Orange
06-17-2006, 05:15 PM
Go Sweden.

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=16123&stc=1&d=1150417692

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/image.php?u=326&dateline=1149962955

The Swedes send some eye candy for the men this time. Eeeexcellent. :thumbs:

Go Canes! Skate the Cup tonight!

Breck Bronc
06-17-2006, 05:18 PM
Go Sweden.http://www.beer.com/assets/images/photos/0606/060612_keeley_soccer3_le.jpg

http://www.beer.com/assets/images/photos/0606/060612_keeley_soccer2_le.jpg

Go England. (And Canes, up 5-0 right now.)

SoCalBronco
06-17-2006, 05:24 PM
(And Canes, up 5-0 right now.)

7-0 now. :thumbsup:

Breck Bronc
06-17-2006, 05:30 PM
Rough start for Erik Cole.

Clockwork Orange
06-17-2006, 05:34 PM
Erik Cole is back for the Canes after being out for months with a neck injury.

People keep talking about how loud the Edmonton fans cheer. Believe me, they whine even louder and have for years. ****ing welfare team now wants to pretend that they're the center of the hockey universe. Hilarious.

It'd be sweet for them to have to watch the team that doesn't deserve to exist skate the Cup on their ice.

Clockwork Orange
06-17-2006, 06:22 PM
Team Welfare leads 1-0.

Clockwork Orange
06-17-2006, 06:30 PM
Nice dive, Spacek.

He's been watching the World Cup.

Clockwork Orange
06-17-2006, 06:39 PM
2-0 Team Welfare.

Clockwork Orange
06-17-2006, 06:43 PM
Another dive, this one goes uncalled and it's another power play for Team Welfare.

Sassy
06-17-2006, 06:46 PM
Go Matt CUllen ;D

Jori
06-17-2006, 07:38 PM
3-0 Oilers...looks like Game 7 is a comin'

Clockwork Orange
06-17-2006, 07:49 PM
Yes, I can only hope that Edmonton can afford the flight out there. If not, I'm sure they'll just whine to the league for another handout.

Jori
06-17-2006, 08:00 PM
Woot...Game 7!

Canes can get their heads out of their behinds any time now. What a dominating performance by the Oilers. Canes thought this series was over after Game 4....they look tired and they are beat up. I'm rooting for Carolina, but I think the Oilers complete the comeback on Monday night.

Clockwork Orange
06-17-2006, 08:28 PM
Nothing better than a game 7, I suppose.

Ah well, we have hockey for a little longer.

Breck Bronc
06-17-2006, 08:46 PM
Team Welfare or not, the Edmonton fans have been awesome this series.

Three straight game 7's in the Stanley Cup Finals and 4 of the last 5 seasons have seen the Cup raised at the last possible game. I've always wanted to see an overtime in game 7 of the Cup Finals (except in 2001 where I would have suffered a heart attack). I'm really hoping for a 3-3, 4-4 type game with a bunch of action, hitting, intesity, etc that goes into OT.

Who will be the next Alex Tanguay, Jeff Friesen or Ruslan Fedetenko? I'm betting it's Fernando Pisani.

NBC's coverage of the Finals should be commended, too.

Mtbrncofn
06-17-2006, 10:18 PM
Is this thing STILL going on?

I thought Edmonton was dead...

Anyway, I couldn't care less about hockey right now, but I still hope Edmonton takes it.


Ever wonder why you get a lot of **** about hockey here, Smurf? The above statement sums it up pretty well. Those words should never be uttered if you're a true hockey fan.

Mogulseeker
06-17-2006, 10:39 PM
And you're a bitch. I'm a better hockey player than anyone on this forum...

Too bad World Cup football is on, which is a kajillion times bigger of an event than the Stanley Cup.

Anyway, good on Edmonton, I hope they take it.

Mogulseeker
06-17-2006, 10:42 PM
What else couldn't you care less about? Sweden 'soccer' sucks ;D

You have to admit, that WAS taken out of context just a LITTLE bit, eh?

Mtbrncofn
06-17-2006, 10:45 PM
And you're a b****. I'm a better hockey player than anyone on this forum...

Too bad World Cup football is on, which is a kajillion times bigger of an event than the Stanley Cup.

Anyway, good on Edmonton, I hope they take it.


Damn right I'm a bitch. Get used to it and take your bandwaggoning criticism like a man.

Sassy
06-17-2006, 10:47 PM
And you're a b****. I'm a better hockey player than anyone on this forum...

You can't prove either one of those ;D

PatsWin2002
06-17-2006, 10:49 PM
For what it's worth, a game 7 is good for the NHL....even if it is 2 small markets after thier recent troubles and OLN network crapola.

I think I want Carolina...not sure why....but game 7's are always worth watching. :)

Mtbrncofn
06-17-2006, 10:52 PM
And you're a b****. I'm a better hockey player than anyone on this forum...

You can't prove either one of those ;D

LOL

Mogulseeker
06-17-2006, 10:56 PM
Damn right I'm a b****. Get used to it and take your bandwaggoning criticism like a man.


I've been playing and watching hockey since 6-7 years before you knew it existed.... the birth of the Colorado Avalanche wasn't the birth of Colorado hockey.

Bandwagoner... heh... cept I've seen every Stanley Cup playoff game over the last four years. I guess you're just not knowledgable enough to understand to excitment and importance of the World Cup.

I go to college, work in the military, play hockey, and have a girlfriend.... I'm on here when I'm at work and sometimes relaxing at home, and I try to squeeze in some time for friends and sports events. Weighing your options is something that us adults do in this world, and I'd much rather be watching the World Cup.

I'm sticking to my origional prediction that Edmonton will take it, and I will be happy if and when it happens.

I'll be in Denver next September-October, and assuming that no-one who posts here plays for the Avalanche or Pioneers, I will easily take you on.

Sassy
06-17-2006, 10:58 PM
For what it's worth, a game 7 is good for the NHL....even if it is 2 small markets after thier recent troubles and OLN network crapola.

I think I want Carolina...not sure why....but game 7's are always worth watching. :)
Matt Cullen :)

Mogulseeker
06-17-2006, 10:59 PM
The Swedes send some eye candy for the men this time. Eeeexcellent. :thumbs:

Go Canes! Skate the Cup tonight!


Theres plenty more pics of beautiful Swedish women than that!!! Why limit yourself....

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b270/mightysmurf/fans_em_schweden.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b270/mightysmurf/5683082_7_1.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b270/mightysmurf/5698450_7_1.jpg

Sassy
06-17-2006, 11:00 PM
I've been playing and watching hockey since 6-7 years before you knew it existed.... the birth of the Colorado Avalanche wasn't the birth of Colorado hockey.

Bandwagoner... heh... cept I've seen every Stanley Cup playoff game over the last four years. I guess you're just not knowledgable enough to understand to excitment and importance of the World Cup.

I go to college, work in the military, play hockey, and have a girlfriend.... I'm on here when I'm at work and sometimes relaxing at home, and I try to squeeze in some time for friends and sports events. Weighing your options is something that us adults do in this world, and I'd much rather be watching the World Cup.

I'm sticking to my origional prediction that Edmonton will take it, and I will be happy if and when it happens.

I'll be in Denver next September-October, and assuming that no-one who posts here plays for the Avalanche or Pioneers, I will easily take you on.
I can't wait to see the response to this! :~ohyah!:

Mtbrncofn
06-17-2006, 11:15 PM
I've been playing and watching hockey since 6-7 years before you knew it existed.... the birth of the Colorado Avalanche wasn't the birth of Colorado hockey.

Bandwagoner... heh... cept I've seen every Stanley Cup playoff game over the last four years. I guess you're just not knowledgable enough to understand to excitment and importance of the World Cup.

I go to college, work in the military, play hockey, and have a girlfriend.... I'm on here when I'm at work and sometimes relaxing at home, and I try to squeeze in some time for friends and sports events. Weighing your options is something that us adults do in this world, and I'd much rather be watching the World Cup.

I'm sticking to my origional prediction that Edmonton will take it, and I will be happy if and when it happens.

I'll be in Denver next September-October, and assuming that no-one who posts here plays for the Avalanche or Pioneers, I will easily take you on.

Seriously, Smurfette.....shut up while you're still behind. I've got a few years on you, bonehead. You presume way too much. I don't care if you play hockey, have a girlfriend ( poor chicky ), and fly to the moon in your spare time. You constistently make STUPID bandwaggoning statements and you won't own up to it.

Would you like me to go back and dig up some of your past ones? I can guarantee the hockey fans on this site would never make 1/10th of the statements you do. You say you're gonna switch loyalties like most people say, 'I need to use the restroom'.

I'm not sure what you want to 'take me on' in. I've never said I play hockey. I'm a mother of 3. Maybe I'll send one of my kids to take you on. They love the Smurfs. :)

Mogulseeker
06-17-2006, 11:38 PM
I'm just going to walk away like a civilized human.... I wil say this though, if you find any of my comments sensational, I do exaggerate on the net a little for effect.

I'm about 100% sure you're refering to the time I said I was going to be a Flyers fan, even though that was clearly sarcasm.

"poor chicky" Well I'd definitley rather be with her than you, so thats saying something. I'm really not much into the old and ugly as I'm into the young and good-looking. I like smooth skin, curves, and perky boobs.... not wrinkled, fat, and sag-bags. It's just who I am.

Oh and I got my nickname because I used to dye my hair blue for games, and I was known to take on guys twice my size.

Anyway, go Oilers. I think I might actually watch the game Tomorow.

Since this is the last time I open up a thread pertaining to Hockey, I will leave my closing remarks about the Avalanche this year -

I think this team is on the brink of a new, younger era. Players like Wolski, Svatos, and Boychuck have enormous potential, and I don't think this team is that far off. They have talent.... offense, defense, and goaltending, they just need to find a medium to incorperate it all. The Av's might only be a Zdeno Chara, or another Adam Foote from being a powerhouse again. Breeze-by needs to go, and we need a solid Defensive d-man. Laperriere and Brunette are pleasent suprises, and can be difference makers in the future. Tanguay needs to get tougher and could be a top player in the NHL.... Hejduk and Blake are still stars, but need to find their consistancy. Theodore needs to play up to his name.... I guess thats it.

Great hockey season on the Mane! Even if it didn't turn out perfect.

Mtbrncofn
06-17-2006, 11:47 PM
I'm just going to walk away like a civilized human.... I wil say this though, if you find any of my comments sensational, I do exaggerate on the net a little for effect.

I'm about 100% sure you're refering to the time I said I was going to be a Flyers fan, even though that was clearly sarcasm.

"poor chicky" Well I'd definitley rather be with her than you, so thats saying something. I'm really not much into the old and ugly as I'm into the young and good-looking. I like smooth skin, curves, and perky boobs.... not wrinkled, fat, and sag-bags. It's just who I am.

Oh and I got my nickname because I used to dye my hair blue for games, and I was known to take on guys twice my size.

Anyway, go Oilers. I think I might actually watch the game Tomorow.

Since this is the last time I open up a thread pertaining to Hockey, I will leave my closing remarks about the Avalanche this year -

I think this team is on the brink of a new, younger era. Players like Wolski, Svatos, and Boychuck have enormous potential, and I don't think this team is that far off. They have talent.... offense, defense, and goaltending, they just need to find a medium to incorperate it all. The Av's might only be a Zdeno Chara, or another Adam Foote from being a powerhouse again. Breeze-by needs to go, and we need a solid Defensive d-man. Laperriere and Brunette are pleasent suprises, and can be difference makers in the future. Tanguay needs to get tougher and could be a top player in the NHL.... Hejduk and Blake are still stars, but need to find their consistancy. Theodore needs to play up to his name.... I guess thats it.

Great hockey season on the Mane! Even if it didn't turn out perfect.

Ha! Hilarious! You know in twenty years, you're going to be Mock, right?! You've got a damn good start on it.

And if we're discussing likes....I like men who aren't complete morons who walk around with their foot crammed down their throat most of their life.

So did you have to go to Sweden to get a girl cuz the American ones couldn't stand you? Maybe they dig moronic over there. :giggle:

Hogan11
06-17-2006, 11:54 PM
I'm just going to walk away like a civilized human.... I wil say this though, if you find any of my comments sensational, I do exaggerate on the net a little for effect.

Maybe, but try as you might...you're still no Alec R.

I'm about 100% sure you're refering to the time I said I was going to be a Flyers fan, even though that was clearly sarcasm.

Clearly, since You're not good enough to be a Flyers fan, especially based upon your comments since entering the service. Honestly, I've never seen the jerk quotent upped so much in such a short span of time in my entire life.

"poor chicky" Well I'd definitley rather be with her than you, so thats saying something. I'm really not much into the old and ugly as I'm into the young and good-looking. I like smooth skin, curves, and perky boobs.... not wrinkled, fat, and sag-bags. It's just who I am.

Like I said....confirmation that you're a total jerk.

Oh and I got my nickname because I used to dye my hair blue for games, and I was known to take on guys twice my size.

No one gives a flying fack

Anyway, go Oilers. I think I might actually watch the game Tomorow.

The only sensible thing you've said in this entire post......

Since this is the last time I open up a thread pertaining to Hockey....

One can only hope...........

Blueflame
06-18-2006, 12:09 AM
And you're a b****. I'm a better hockey player than anyone on this forum...

Too bad World Cup football is on, which is a kajillion times bigger of an event than the Stanley Cup.

Anyway, good on Edmonton, I hope they take it.

Y'know... in polite adult company, calling a lady a "b**ch" is generally considered unacceptable... :nono:

Sassy
06-18-2006, 12:12 AM
Y'know... in polite adult company, calling a lady a "b**ch" is generally considered unacceptable... :nono:


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I'm just going to walk away like a civilized human.... I wil say this though, if you find any of my comments sensational, I do exaggerate on the net a little for effect.

I'm about 100% sure you're refering to the time I said I was going to be a Flyers fan, even though that was clearly sarcasm.

"poor chicky" Well I'd definitley rather be with her than you, so thats saying something. I'm really not much into the old and ugly as I'm into the young and good-looking. I like smooth skin, curves, and perky boobs.... not wrinkled, fat, and sag-bags. It's just who I am.
Aren't personal insults such as these reason for banning?

Clockwork Orange
06-18-2006, 12:19 AM
Aren't personal insults such as these reason for banning?

If they are, I said enough to mock tonight to ensure that my grandchildren won't be allowed to post here.

Sassy
06-18-2006, 12:28 AM
If they are, I said enough to mock tonight to ensure that my grandchildren won't be allowed to post here.
Hmm...I need to check that out Ha!

Blueflame
06-18-2006, 12:29 AM
I'm just going to walk away like a civilized human.... I wil say this though, if you find any of my comments sensational, I do exaggerate on the net a little for effect.

I'm about 100% sure you're refering to the time I said I was going to be a Flyers fan, even though that was clearly sarcasm.

"poor chicky" Well I'd definitley rather be with her than you, so thats saying something. I'm really not much into the old and ugly as I'm into the young and good-looking. I like smooth skin, curves, and perky boobs.... not wrinkled, fat, and sag-bags. It's just who I am.

Oh and I got my nickname because I used to dye my hair blue for games, and I was known to take on guys twice my size.

Anyway, go Oilers. I think I might actually watch the game Tomorow.

Since this is the last time I open up a thread pertaining to Hockey, I will leave my closing remarks about the Avalanche this year -

I think this team is on the brink of a new, younger era. Players like Wolski, Svatos, and Boychuck have enormous potential, and I don't think this team is that far off. They have talent.... offense, defense, and goaltending, they just need to find a medium to incorperate it all. The Av's might only be a Zdeno Chara, or another Adam Foote from being a powerhouse again. Breeze-by needs to go, and we need a solid Defensive d-man. Laperriere and Brunette are pleasent suprises, and can be difference makers in the future. Tanguay needs to get tougher and could be a top player in the NHL.... Hejduk and Blake are still stars, but need to find their consistancy. Theodore needs to play up to his name.... I guess thats it.

Great hockey season on the Mane! Even if it didn't turn out perfect.

There is nothing even remotely "civilized" about Paragraph 3 of this post. The personal insults were unprovoked and totally unwarranted in my opinion... and an apology is in order...

Breck Bronc
06-18-2006, 12:36 AM
I'll be in Denver next September-October, and assuming that no-one who posts here plays for the Avalanche or Pioneers, I will easily take you on.LOL And how do we go about that? Play on opposing drop-in hockey teams and see who's better Ha! ? I'm down for that. You're a defenseman, right? I usually play right wing.

Since hockey isn't a one-on-one sport like boxing or ping pong, we might have to improvise to find a true champion. It might have to come down to a few games of table hockey, though not the overrated Super Chexx game. Since you're so big on Swedish culture, how about a match-up on a Stiga table, USA vs. Sweden?

Pendejo
06-18-2006, 12:36 AM
Let's all just take a few deep breaths and calm down. Things were said, so let's be adults about this.

It's clear that I'm not a strong reader...but I do believe that Smurf threw down the gauntlet. Let's be mature...because I don't think there's a poster on the 'mane who doesn't want to see the spunky mt vs. the delusional sailor smurf in some one on one hockey.

Mt...he laid down the challenge. Do you accept? Are you up for some one on one hockey? No foil though...ok?

Breck Bronc
06-18-2006, 12:38 AM
If they are, I said enough to mock tonight to ensure that my grandchildren won't be allowed to post here.Link? Mock smack is always a fun read.

Clockwork Orange
06-18-2006, 12:40 AM
Link? Mock smack is always a fun read.

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showthread.php?t=43213

Nuggets4
06-18-2006, 08:14 AM
I've been playing and watching hockey since 6-7 years before you knew it existed.... the birth of the Colorado Avalanche wasn't the birth of Colorado hockey.

Bandwagoner... heh... cept I've seen every Stanley Cup playoff game over the last four years. I guess you're just not knowledgable enough to understand to excitment and importance of the World Cup.

I go to college, work in the military, play hockey, and have a girlfriend.... I'm on here when I'm at work and sometimes relaxing at home, and I try to squeeze in some time for friends and sports events. Weighing your options is something that us adults do in this world, and I'd much rather be watching the World Cup.

Not only that, but I hear you kicked Chuck Norris' ass in a fight.

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showthread.php?t=43213

If that was wrong, I don't want to be right.

Mtbrncofn
06-18-2006, 03:51 PM
Let's all just take a few deep breaths and calm down. Things were said, so let's be adults about this.

It's clear that I'm not a strong reader...but I do believe that Smurf threw down the gauntlet. Let's be mature...because I don't think there's a poster on the 'mane who doesn't want to see the spunky mt vs. the delusional sailor smurf in some one on one hockey.

Mt...he laid down the challenge. Do you accept? Are you up for some one on one hockey? No foil though...ok?

Well if I have to take on a challenge in something I've never done in my life, then he has to as well. I'll think on it. ;D

I'm worried that people like Smurf are in charge of protecting our country.

BroncosMT
06-18-2006, 06:20 PM
Link? Mock smack is always a fun read.


ROFLMAO!!

Mtbrncofn
06-18-2006, 07:57 PM
I've thought about this 'take on' after a little note from Pendejo. Do I have to play legally? I mean, can I use the stick in whatever way I want? That's what I'd really like to do. ;D

alkemical
06-19-2006, 08:06 AM
I'm just going to walk away like a civilized human.... I wil say this though, if you find any of my comments sensational, I do exaggerate on the net a little for effect.

I'm about 100% sure you're refering to the time I said I was going to be a Flyers fan, even though that was clearly sarcasm.

"poor chicky" Well I'd definitley rather be with her than you, so thats saying something. I'm really not much into the old and ugly as I'm into the young and good-looking. I like smooth skin, curves, and perky boobs.... not wrinkled, fat, and sag-bags. It's just who I am.

Oh and I got my nickname because I used to dye my hair blue for games, and I was known to take on guys twice my size.

Anyway, go Oilers. I think I might actually watch the game Tomorow.

Since this is the last time I open up a thread pertaining to Hockey, I will leave my closing remarks about the Avalanche this year -

I think this team is on the brink of a new, younger era. Players like Wolski, Svatos, and Boychuck have enormous potential, and I don't think this team is that far off. They have talent.... offense, defense, and goaltending, they just need to find a medium to incorperate it all. The Av's might only be a Zdeno Chara, or another Adam Foote from being a powerhouse again. Breeze-by needs to go, and we need a solid Defensive d-man. Laperriere and Brunette are pleasent suprises, and can be difference makers in the future. Tanguay needs to get tougher and could be a top player in the NHL.... Hejduk and Blake are still stars, but need to find their consistancy. Theodore needs to play up to his name.... I guess thats it.

Great hockey season on the Mane! Even if it didn't turn out perfect.


you're a douche

bronco militia
06-19-2006, 08:42 AM
go oil...

Rock Chalk
06-19-2006, 08:58 AM
• Game 1 of the Cup finals, broadcast on OLN (the Outdoor Life Network), was outdrawn by women's college softball.

• Game 2, also on OLN, was a ratings loser to a rained-out ESPN baseball game that never started.

• Game 3, shown on NBC, lost its time slot in the Los Angeles market -- a region that includes two NHL franchises -- to reruns of I Love Lucy.

Hilarious!

alkemical
06-19-2006, 08:58 AM
figures you'd root for haliburton BM.

bronco militia
06-19-2006, 09:01 AM
Hilarious!

http://blogs.rockymountainnews.com/denver/drew/archives/drew0617toon.gif

Nuggets4
06-19-2006, 09:02 AM
Game 7 tonight! I'm having a small get-together for the game. As much as I will attack NBC for being stupid (and they give us lots of reasons), they've done an EXCELLENT job with the Cup Finals. Looking forward to tonight.

defenseman
06-19-2006, 09:14 AM
Game 7 tonight! I'm having a small get-together for the game. As much as I will attack NBC for being stupid (and they give us lots of reasons), they've done an EXCELLENT job with the Cup Finals. Looking forward to tonight.

Go canes, Cam Ward will hopefully shut em down. I'm guessin 3-1 canes in game 7...dman

Breck Bronc
06-19-2006, 04:37 PM
Bump. Game 7 starts in 30 minutes.

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 04:39 PM
http://cphl.calgarypuck.com/logos/carolina200.gif

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 04:59 PM
http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=169195&hubname=

Looks like next years cap will go up to $44 million while the floor will rise to $28 million.

Mtbrncofn
06-19-2006, 05:04 PM
Go Oil!

Jori
06-19-2006, 06:13 PM
Canes found their skating legs in that first period.

Jori
06-19-2006, 07:29 PM
Oilers reclaim the momentum after an early third period goal by Fernando Pisani.

SoCalBronco
06-19-2006, 07:47 PM
Edmonton is running out of time.

SoCalBronco
06-19-2006, 07:49 PM
Ward!!!!!

Sassy
06-19-2006, 07:51 PM
Just turned it on...How's Cullen doing?

SoCalBronco
06-19-2006, 07:57 PM
Empty-netter. That settles it.

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 07:57 PM
Justin Williams with the empty netter to put it away. !Booya!

-Slap-
06-19-2006, 07:57 PM
Booooooooo!

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 07:58 PM
Woo hoo! :yep:

Jori
06-19-2006, 07:58 PM
Empty net goal for Williams...Canes take the Cup. Congrats Carolina!

Sassy
06-19-2006, 07:58 PM
Big Brawl...

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 07:59 PM
Awwww, Team Welfare's getting testy. Temper, temper boys.

Don't waste your energy, Canes. You've got a Cup to hoist. :)

watermock
06-19-2006, 08:00 PM
That was amusing.

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 08:01 PM
The Hurricanes are the Stanley Cup Champions!! There will be a Stanley Cup parade in Raleigh, NC!! Suck on that, hockey elitists!! !Booya!

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 08:02 PM
Who gets the Conn Smythe? Staal? Brindy? Ward?

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 08:08 PM
Cam Ward takes the Conn Smythe. Well deserved. :notworthy

missingnumber7
06-19-2006, 08:09 PM
It is the year of teh beard.

Jori
06-19-2006, 08:12 PM
Has to be a bitter sweet feeling for old Whalers fans.

Jens1893
06-19-2006, 08:12 PM
if i was an oilers player id want a bottle of vodka ASAP

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 08:12 PM
Congrats to Rod Brind'Amour for finally getting to lift the Cup. Again, well deserved.

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 08:13 PM
Has to be a bitter sweet feeling for old Whalers fans.

Kind of like old Nords fans back in '96.

Jori
06-19-2006, 08:14 PM
Nice...CBC picked up the f-bombs Ha!

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 08:18 PM
Allright, the draft is Saturday and free agency starts one week after that.

Hope officially springs anew for all!! ;D

Mtbrncofn
06-19-2006, 08:21 PM
There really is nothing cooler than watching the Stanley Cup be awarded. Even though I was rooting for the Oil, it was really cool to see Rod Brindamour ( sp ) lift that Cup up. Very cool for Glen Wesley and Doug Weight too. That was a great game to watch.

Just very cool. It still brought tears to my eyes to see Rod lift the Cup, even though I'm not a Canes fan. I'm lame, I know.

Congrats to the Canes. And congrats to Jussi Markkanen who played a helluva lot better than I thought he would. I thought they were done when Rolo went down.

Cito Pelon
06-19-2006, 08:22 PM
I wait all year for the skate around the ice at homeby the Stanley Cup Champion. The greatest celebration in sports in my opinion.

And Carolina doesn't circle the ice with the Cup. WTF?

Jori
06-19-2006, 08:28 PM
Some guys I hope will be available to the Avs when they pick in the first round:

David Fischer
Nigel Williams
Ty Wishart
Chris Stewart

Breck Bronc
06-19-2006, 08:30 PM
Pretty good game. So intense. I'm glad idiots like Alec Raenos didn't watch it.

Mtbrncofn
06-19-2006, 08:31 PM
Pretty good game. So intense. I'm glad idiots like Alec Raenos didn't watch it.

No kidding. He gets back from his vacation and one of the first things he feels compelled to do is come in and trash on hockey.....again. :nono:

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 08:35 PM
Some guys I hope will be available to the Avs when they pick in the first round:

David Fischer
Nigel Williams
Ty Wishart
Chris Stewart

I'm still holding out hope for a trade up.

Breck Bronc
06-19-2006, 08:37 PM
I'm not too happy NBC cut away when Carolina was still lifting the Cup. God forbid they show that instead of Entertainment ****ing Tonight.

I thought it was hilarious that Brind'Amour didn't pose with the Cup with Bettman.

They allowed way too many non-players on the ice for the Stanley Cup presentation. Only players, coaches, and staff should be allowed on the ice for the presentation. Let the families come on towards the end for picture taking and such.

I was rooting for Edmonton, though I have nothing to dislike about Carolina and it was nice seeing Brind'Amour, Weight, Wesley, Hedican and the old guys raise the Cup for the first time. The two teams gave us an excellent finals.

Man, we were so close to getting overtime in game 7. I thought Pisani was going to get his second goal there towards the end of the third period. Imagine the celebration for an overtime goal in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Justin Williams about jumped out of the building after scoring an easy empty netter to clinch the Cup.

I think Chris Pronger has elevated himself above Scott Neidermayer and Niklas Lidstrom as the best defenseman in the NHL. He was incredible this playoffs.

-Slap-
06-19-2006, 08:37 PM
Congrats to Rod Brind'Amour for finally getting to lift the Cup. Again, well deserved.
No question. I remember when the underdog Red Wings swept his Flyers. Eric Lindros disgraced the C on his sweater by ducking out of the lockerroom and avoiding the media after every loss. Brind'Amour stood up and faced down testy and impatient reporters in his place and he was total class in every way.

leon_d
06-19-2006, 08:39 PM
Has to be a bitter sweet feeling for old Whalers fans.

Yes it is. They'd better not do a token Stanley Cup visit to Hartford.

<img src="http://www.chuckthomas.com/rf86sche.jpg">

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 08:42 PM
No question. I remember when the underdog Red Wings swept his Flyers. Eric Lindros disgraced the C on his sweater by ducking out of the lockerroom and avoiding the media after every loss. Brind'Amour stood up and faced down testy and impatient reporters in his place and he was total class in every way.

I hope like hell that it chapped Lindros' spoiled ass in the worst way to watch Brind'Amour hoist the Cup tonight. Especially considering the urban legend that surrounds Brindy's exit from Philly.

Breck Bronc
06-19-2006, 08:43 PM
There was some guy on the ice wearing an old green Whalers sweater during the Stanley Cup presentation. I got a good chuckle seeing that. The Whale had the coolest uniforms back in the day.

Mtbrncofn
06-19-2006, 08:44 PM
I hope like hell that it chapped Lindros' spoiled ass in the worst way to watch Brind'Amour hoist the Cup tonight. Especially considering the urban legend that surrounds Brindy's exit from Philly.


I guess I don't know about that urban legend? Anyone want to help me out here?

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 08:47 PM
I guess I don't know about that urban legend? Anyone want to help me out here?

The story goes something like this. Lindros nailed Brindy's wife. This (needless to say) caused friction in the locker room. Bobby Clarke knew that one of them had to go. Clarke didn't (at that time) want to trade his star player. Clarke shipped out the popular Brind'Amour. The Flyer players weren't happy at all about it. Rick Tocchet coldcocked Lindros in the locker room, softening his skull even further.

Again, this is rumor and urban legend, so take it as you will.

Breck Bronc
06-19-2006, 08:48 PM
I guess I don't know about that urban legend? Anyone want to help me out here?I think it was that Lindros supposedly slept with Brind'Amour's wife.

Jori
06-19-2006, 08:50 PM
I'm still holding out hope for a trade up.
The Bruins are apparently dangling the 5th overall pick. If you can't get into the top five, I'm not sure it's worth moving up.

Mtbrncofn
06-19-2006, 08:51 PM
The story goes something like this. Lindros nailed Brindy's wife. This (needless to say) caused friction in the locker room. Bobby Clarke knew that one of them had to go. Clarke didn't (at that time) want to trade his star player. Clarke shipped out the popular Brind'Amour. The Flyer players weren't happy at all about it. Rick Tocchet coldcocked Lindros in the locker room, softening his skull even further.

Again, this is rumor and urban legend, so take it as you will.

Urban legend or not, it's pretty humorous....specially that last part. Thanks for the info.

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 08:52 PM
The Bruins are apparently dangling the 5th overall pick. If you can't get into the top five, I'm not sure it's worth moving up.

I'll offer them the 18th pick, Alex Tanguay + for the 5th pick and take whoever's left of Staal, Toews, Kessel or Backstrom.

Jori
06-19-2006, 08:55 PM
I'll offer them the 18th pick, Alex Tanguay + for the 5th pick and take whoever's left of Staal, Toews, Kessel or Backstrom.
I guess we'll find out how aggressive of a GM Giggy will be. I'd be surprised if the Avs moved up, but it certainly would make draft day fun.

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 08:58 PM
I guess we'll find out how aggressive of a GM Giggy will be. I'd be surprised if the Avs moved up, but it certainly would make draft day fun.

That's what I'm looking for. Well, that and a chance to get something for Alex Tanguay. I like Tanguay, but I don't want the Avs ponying up the kind of $$ he's going to demand. Let someone else pay him and use that $$ to shore up the defense.

SoCalBronco
06-19-2006, 09:03 PM
I'll offer them the 18th pick, Alex Tanguay + for the 5th pick and take whoever's left of Staal, Toews, Kessel or Backstrom.

Backstrom will probably be the only one left. From what Herc has said earlier, it appears that Chicago and Washington like Toews alot and Carolina is trying to move up for Staal. Our head scout, Greg Malone, may have inadvertently dropped a hint that we will go with Kessel if we don't trade the pick to Carolina (Shero danced around the Carolina/JJ question a few times in the same interview with Malone) and STL takes EJ.

Colorado doesn't really have to move up to 5 if they want to get a real good forward. Frolik is just as good as some of those guys, he just had an off year and will probably drop to the latter half of the Top 10 or even in the 10-15 area. Shouldn't take too much at all to move from 18 up to around 10 or 12.

Mtbrncofn
06-19-2006, 09:05 PM
You like Tang, CO? Even if he didn't demand the big bucks, you'd still want to keep him around?

I'd like to see him somewhere else and a good defenseman brought in.

-Slap-
06-19-2006, 09:14 PM
The story goes something like this. Lindros nailed Brindy's wife. This (needless to say) caused friction in the locker room. Bobby Clarke knew that one of them had to go. Clarke didn't (at that time) want to trade his star player. Clarke shipped out the popular Brind'Amour. The Flyer players weren't happy at all about it. Rick Tocchet coldcocked Lindros in the locker room, softening his skull even further.

Again, this is rumor and urban legend, so take it as you will.
His teammate. That's nice. One more reason Lindros is a sorry puke.

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 09:18 PM
Backstrom will probably be the only one left. From what Herc has said earlier, it appears that Chicago and Washington like Toews alot and Carolina is trying to move up for Staal. Our head scout, Greg Malone, may have inadvertently dropped a hint that we will go with Kessel if we don't trade the pick to Carolina (Shero danced around the Carolina/JJ question a few times in the same interview with Malone) and STL takes EJ.

Colorado doesn't really have to move up to 5 if they want to get a real good forward. Frolik is just as good as some of those guys, he just had an off year and will probably drop to the latter half of the Top 10 or even in the 10-15 area. Shouldn't take too much at all to move from 18 up to around 10 or 12.

I'd be happy with Backstrom. From what I've read, he's the most NHL ready of the top 5 forwards in this draft and a line of Wolski-Backstrom-Svatos is pretty inviting.:~ohyah!:

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 09:23 PM
You like Tang, CO? Even if he didn't demand the big bucks, you'd still want to keep him around?

I'd like to see him somewhere else and a good defenseman brought in.

If he could be had at a reasonable price, I'd be allright with keeping him, but I can't see that happening. I can see him demanding $4.5 million per season or more and I just don't want to commit that kind of cap space to him.

I've always liked Tanguay. He's caught more crap than he deserved in the past while others got a free pass. But when he's healthy, Tanguay has been one of the top 15-20 forwards in the NHL over the last couple of seasons. Unfortunately, he has this nasty habit of getting injured right before the playoffs and not being 100% for the postseason.

With the nice crop of forwards that the Avs have in the system currently, I'd prefer them to focus their free agent dollars on shoring up the back line. The Avs defensive prospects are few and far between, so they've got to address that issue elsewhere and free agency seems like the most logical choice.

Mtbrncofn
06-19-2006, 09:38 PM
If he could be had at a reasonable price, I'd be allright with keeping him, but I can't see that happening. I can see him demanding $4.5 million per season or more and I just don't want to commit that kind of cap space to him.

I've always liked Tanguay. He's caught more crap than he deserved in the past while others got a free pass. But when he's healthy, Tanguay has been one of the top 15-20 forwards in the NHL over the last couple of seasons. Unfortunately, he has this nasty habit of getting injured right before the playoffs and not being 100% for the postseason.

With the nice crop of forwards that the Avs have in the system currently, I'd prefer them to focus their free agent dollars on shoring up the back line. The Avs defensive prospects are few and far between, so they've got to address that issue elsewhere and free agency seems like the most logical choice.

I know there are others that have gotten a free pass, but doesn't it just grate on your nerves when the same **** keeps happening year in and year out? I love the guy through the regular season, but he turns into a dip**** in the post season when we need him most. This year was the straw that broke the camel's back for me. I just can't stand it anymore. Same ****, different year.

He'd do well somewhere else, just like Chris Pronger would do well in Denver. ;D ( Just imagine him and Blake together. ) Before you guys jump on me, don't tell me you don't just sit there and come up with the most outlandish guys we could sign and dream. :)

SoCalBronco
06-19-2006, 09:42 PM
Hey I just realized something. Melrose actually turned out to be right!

Didn't he pick Carolina to win it originally (albeit over Dallas)?

Mtbrncofn
06-19-2006, 09:44 PM
Geez, SoCal....why ya gotta go bring that up? ;)

I've been thinking that all along. Every dog has his day...eventually.

SoCalBronco
06-19-2006, 09:45 PM
He'd do well somewhere else, just like Chris Pronger would do well in Denver. ;D ( Just imagine him and Blake together. ) Before you guys jump on me, don't tell me you don't just sit there and come up with the most outlandish guys we could sign and dream. :)

Anything's possible, ive read some crazy NHL rumors lately, although I haven't posted some of them due to the credibility (or relative lack thereof) of the source, lack of confirmation by other sources and most importantly, I don't want to create massive panic and hysteria on this board. :)

Jori
06-19-2006, 09:45 PM
Mulletrose picked the Oilers to win 4-2 tonight. Oh and if your a Ducks fan....be afraid...Mulletrose picked Anaheim to win the Cup next year.

Mtbrncofn
06-19-2006, 09:49 PM
Anything's possible, ive read some crazy NHL rumors lately, although I haven't posted some of them due to the credibility (or relative lack thereof) of the source, lack of confirmation by other sources and most importantly, I don't want to create massive panic and hysteria on this board. :)


I read them too. I don't post them because I'm pretty sure they're outlandish and I've already got enough people on this board that think I'm a moron.

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 09:50 PM
Before you guys jump on me, don't tell me you don't just sit there and come up with the most outlandish guys we could sign and dream. :)

Of course I do. Hell, I'll do it right now.

http://www.pointedmagazine.com/caps%20ovechkin%20scores%20a%20goal.jpg
:thought:

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/darren_eliot/01/09/view.ice/p1_kovalchuk.jpg
:thought:

http://info.detnews.com/dn/pix/2005/10/11/sports/se11-luongo-1005n_10-11-2005_L291D67.jpg
:thought:

http://www.photofile.com/Photos/Photos_Of_The_Day/05_11_02/thumbs/05PhaneufDion02.jpg
:thought:

*sigh*

;D

Mtbrncofn
06-19-2006, 09:50 PM
Mulletrose picked the Oilers to win 4-2 tonight. Oh and if your a Ducks fan....be afraid...Mulletrose picked Anaheim to win the Cup next year.


But when the playoffs started, didn't he pick them to win it all?

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 09:51 PM
Hey I just realized something. Melrose actually turned out to be right!

Didn't he pick Carolina to win it originally (albeit over Dallas)?

Other way around, he picked Dallas over Carolina.

SoCalBronco
06-19-2006, 09:53 PM
Other way around, he picked Dallas over Carolina.

My bad.

Mtbrncofn
06-19-2006, 09:55 PM
My bad.


Oops. Mine too.

Mtbrncofn
06-19-2006, 09:57 PM
Ok, so CO really knows how to dream big. ;D Those are more like wet dream material. Ha!

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 10:01 PM
Ok, so CO really knows how to dream big. ;D Those are more like wet dream material. Ha!

Yep, but why not? It's about the only thing they can't tax you for. :)

Mtbrncofn
06-19-2006, 10:06 PM
Good point!

I'm curious as to what the consensus here is now about Luongo. Does he stay or go? Opinions?

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 10:10 PM
Good point!

I'm curious as to what the consensus here is now about Luongo. Does he stay or go? Opinions?

I believe he'll be traded, the only question is when. Word has it that he'll only sign a one year deal, which means he'll be a UFA at this time next year. The Panthers aren't going to let him walk for nothing, so they'll likely deal him. Where, I have no idea, but I know it won't be Colorado. :cuss:

Mtbrncofn
06-19-2006, 10:12 PM
I'm really hoping it isn't Philly. That would just burn my ass.

Clockwork Orange
06-19-2006, 10:14 PM
I hope that it's somewhere in the Eastern Conference. I'd prefer the Avs to face him as little as possible.

Mtbrncofn
06-19-2006, 10:15 PM
Yeah, me too...but not the Flyers. :)

SoCalBronco
06-19-2006, 10:27 PM
Yeah, me too...but not the Flyers. :)

mtflyerfn

:)

Mtbrncofn
06-19-2006, 10:29 PM
mtflyerfn

:)


Seriously, SoCal....bite your tongue....OFF. :cuss:

SoCalBronco
06-19-2006, 10:31 PM
Seriously, SoCal....bite your tongue....OFF. :cuss:

Just kidding...just kidding :)

That's actually a much more mild response than I was expecting. ;D

Hercules Rockefeller
06-19-2006, 10:36 PM
Backstrom will probably be the only one left. From what Herc has said earlier, it appears that Chicago and Washington like Toews alot

I read somewhere the 'Hawks like him, I only guessed that he would be the Caps target if they were really trying to move up to #2 since he wouldn't make it to #4.

Pendejo
06-19-2006, 10:36 PM
His teammate. That's nice. One more reason Lindros is a sorry puke.

Lindros is what he is...I remember him getting shot down by Gabby Reece years back.

I hold no ill will towards that glass jaw...if it wasn't for him us AVS fans never would have been blessed by the play of the great Peter Forsberg.

Mtbrncofn
06-19-2006, 10:42 PM
Just kidding...just kidding :)

That's actually a much more mild response than I was expecting. ;D
I save those kind for Mock or Smurfette. ;D

SoCalBronco
06-20-2006, 12:15 AM
Prince of Pucks: Upcoming draft fuels rumors
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With the conclusion Monday of the 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs, attention now turns toward the NHL's upcoming entry draft weekend and the July 1 commencement date for unrestricted free agency.

The management and scouting staffs of all 30 NHL teams will converge on Vancouver, B.C., for this weekend's draft, and with that many general managers in one place talking shop, rumors abound that some big trades for players or draft picks could be in the works.
Recent media reports claim the clubs with the top five picks — St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Washington and Boston — are entertaining offers from other teams, with most of the attention focused on the Blues and Penguins.

It's believed Blues GM Larry Pleau will retain his pick to select U.S. National Team defenseman Erik Johnson, but a report in Sunday's Ottawa Sun claims he might be willing to move the pick for a top starting goaltender. The Sun reported the Mighty Ducks and Sharks, two teams with goalies to move, are believed to have contacted Pleau about a possible deal.

While Johnson is rated the top prospect in this year's draft, the Blues are already deep in young blueliners with former Calder winner Barrett Jackman, former Team Canada Olympian Eric Brewer and Christian Backman. Pleau could instead decide to bolster his forward lines by selecting the promising Jordan Staal, ranked as the No. 2 prospect this season and whose brother is Hurricanes budding superstar Eric Staal.

New Penguins GM Ray Shero might also be very interested in Johnson. He already has a young superstar forward in Sidney Crosby and another on the way next season in Evgeny Malkin, and appears set in goal with young netminder Marc-Andre Fleury, but Shero lacks a promising defenseman to one day anchor his blueline corps.

Johnson would probably fill that need, so it wouldn't be surprising if Shero has already spoken with Pleau over swapping picks or perhaps about Pleau's intentions with the first overall pick.

There's also the rumor that Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford might offer the Penguins promising young defenseman Jack Johnson, whom the 'Canes drafted second overall last year, in exchange for the Pens' pick. Rutherford would supposedly use that pick to select Jordan Staal.

Bruins acting GM Jeff Gorton admitted to the Boston media he's been fielding inquiries about his pick, and if the right offer were there for a good young NHL roster player he'd be willing to make a deal. Rival clubs may not be willing to give up that much for the fifth overall selection, so the Bruins will probably retain that pick.

There's also the increasing likelihood that a major trade involving established NHL players could be announced this weekend.

The Lightning and Red Wings are actively shopping for goaltenders, and with several goalies of various ability believed available, anticipation is ramping up that one or both clubs could make their moves at the draft.

Florida's Roberto Luongo, Dallas's Marty Turco, Anaheim's Jean-Sebastien Giguere, San Jose's Evgeny Nabokov, Buffalo's Martin Biron, Montreal's David Aebischer and Boston's Andrew Raycroft are rumored to be possible targets.

What's unclear is which current Lightning and Red Wings players could become the trade bait required to land one of them.

Lightning GM Jay Feaster could shop forwards Fredik Modin, Ruslan Fedotenko and Dmitry Afanasenkov and defenseman Darryl Sydor, but if Feaster hopes to land bigger fish like Luongo or Turco, it could cost him Martin St. Louis or Vincent Lecavalier.

Wings GM Ken Holland would probably prefer to shop expensive veterans like Robert Lang or Mathieu Schneider, but to bring in someone like Luongo, whom some in the Detroit media are actively stumping for, it could cost him Pavel Datsyuk or Henrik Zetterberg.

Feaster has maintained he doesn't want to be known as the man who traded Lecavalier and Holland maintains he has no intention of moving Datsyuk. If we take both at their word, it means Luongo and Turco won't be playing in Detroit or Tampa Bay next season.

Until recently Luongo was apparently destined to re-sign with the Panthers, but he and his agent have continually spurned the club's contract offers, and their recent insistence on a one-year contract may put incredible pressure on general manager Mike Keenan to move him.

A report in Sunday's Palm Beach Post suggests the Panthers have until July 1 to get Luongo re-signed to a long-term deal. Failing that, the Panthers wouldn't be able to negotiate with him again until January. Luongo would also be eligible for UFA status next summer, which could adversely affect his trade value, hence the talk that Keenan may be forced to move him as early as this coming weekend.

It must be remembered, however, that moving Luongo will leave the Panthers without a No. 1 goaltender. If — and it's still a big "if" at this point — Keenan does move him, expect him to either trade Luongo for another goalie, swing a separate deal with another club for a netminder after trading Luongo or shop for one via the UFA market.

There's also the possibility of unexpected deals, which is often the rule when it comes to trades and rumors.

It's even possible that, despite the mounting speculation, very little movement of picks or players occurs. This will be the first draft after a full season under the new collective bargaining agreement, so it'll be interesting to see what impact the salary cap could have on potential draft day deals.

Regardless of the outcome, this could shape up to be one of the most highly anticipated drafts in NHL history.

At home in Prince Edward Island, Canada, he's known as Lyle Richardson. But around these parts, he's known as Spector, FOXSports.com's Prince of Pucks. Check in with Spector for the latest NHL rumors from around the league.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/5709772

Clockwork Orange
06-20-2006, 12:57 AM
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Pendejo
06-20-2006, 01:05 AM
The Duke finally getting his trophies was unbelievable, but this guy getting his name on the cup was pretty sweet too. I saw highlights of game 7 on youtube, and the way that Super Joe honors nhl tradition by taking the cup from the commish, but doesn't raise it...instead gives it to Ray is really a chilling moment.

Jori
06-20-2006, 05:31 AM
Looks like Luongo could be traded this weekend during the draft.

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/sports/14856556.htm

Teams like Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, LA, and Detroit appear to be interested. Too bad Pierre couldn't have waited. Now we are stuck with Theo's contract for two years and all the crap that goes with him...the latest gossip...a fling with Paris Hilton? What happened to the girlfriend who gave birth to his daughter a few months ago? This is going to be a fun two years.

http://www.tmz.com/2006/06/19/paris-she-shoots-she-scores/

Nuggets4
06-20-2006, 06:33 AM
Yes it is. They'd better not do a token Stanley Cup visit to Hartford.

<img src="http://www.chuckthomas.com/rf86sche.jpg">

Breakfast, shmreakfast. Look at the score, for Christ's sake. It's only the second period and I'm up 12 to 2. Breakfasts come and go, Rene, but Hartford, "the Whale," they only beat Vancouver once, maybe twice in a lifetime.

Jori
06-20-2006, 07:54 AM
Canucks will name Alain Vigneault as their new head coach.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/sports/story.html?id=6bc445e6-27e5-4c76-8242-76d5fb7bf3ab

Jori
06-20-2006, 08:40 AM
RDS.ca is reporting that Joe Sakic has re-signed with the Avs; one-year, $5.75 million !Booya!

http://www.rds.ca/hockey/chroniques/206739.html

Joe took about a one million dollar paycut.

Mtbrncofn
06-20-2006, 08:51 AM
Looks like Luongo could be traded this weekend during the draft.

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/sports/14856556.htm

Teams like Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, LA, and Detroit appear to be interested. Too bad Pierre couldn't have waited. Now we are stuck with Theo's contract for two years and all the crap that goes with him...the latest gossip...a fling with Paris Hilton? What happened to the girlfriend who gave birth to his daughter a few months ago? This is going to be a fun two years.

http://www.tmz.com/2006/06/19/paris-she-shoots-she-scores/

Oh man, this is getting exciting, but not this part...Teams like Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, LA, and Detroit appear to be interested. Vancouver, Detroit?! I freakin hope not.

Oh good Lord, Jose is a regular ol dip**** if that's the case.

You're just full of good news this morning, Jori. ;)

Mtbrncofn
06-20-2006, 08:53 AM
RDS.ca is reporting that Joe Sakic has re-signed with the Avs; one-year, $5.75 million !Booya!

http://www.rds.ca/hockey/chroniques/206739.html

Joe took about a one million dollar paycut.

Ok, so you really are full of good news this morning.

w00t!! :militia: :woowoo:

Mtbrncofn
06-20-2006, 08:56 AM
Get the hell away from our goalie, you two bit whore!

http://www.tmz.com/media/2006/06/parisnewguy_inf_0619_400.jpg

YUCK.

Tredici
06-20-2006, 10:18 AM
Leinart and Theodore? Equal sporting opportunity kind of gal ain't she?

Clockwork Orange
06-20-2006, 10:21 AM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=169248&hubname=

TSN confirms the Sakic signing. Hopefully Blake isn't too far behind.

Clockwork Orange
06-20-2006, 11:57 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2492599

Some quotes from Sakic.

"If you're over 35, for whatever reason, if you sign a two-year deal -- and after one year you decided to retire, not that I'm going to, the team's still stuck with the cap number," Sakic said. "At this stage of my career, I thought one year deals would probably be best for both sides."

"I'm confident I've got at least two more years, maybe three," he said. "I'll tell you the last couple years, I haven't taken that much time off. I took a couple weeks off and then get back at it. I'm scared of losing anything so you want to make sure, after the year you get your little bit of rest, but then you get right back at it to try and maintain that level."

Mtbrncofn
06-20-2006, 04:17 PM
Every athlete should take their cues from Joe. What a guy.

Breck Bronc
06-20-2006, 04:55 PM
Joe Sakic is awesome. We're so lucky to have had him in Denver for over 10 years.

Mtbrncofn
06-20-2006, 05:00 PM
For sure.

Jori
06-20-2006, 05:34 PM
Draft order is set:

http://www.coloradoavalanche.com/news/currentdetails.asp?ID=570

Here is some info on 30 of the top eligible players:

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?fid=7322&hubname=

Tredici
06-20-2006, 09:27 PM
Every athlete should take their cues from Joe. What a guy.

My guess is there will be plenty of players who loathe him for this move. It's supposed to be about getting the biggest piece of pie and screw those who just end up getting a crumb or two.

Just when you think there is no one stand up left in sports, No Ordinary Joe comes through. Sad thing is he'll be second guessed and probably ridiculed for being unselfish. Such is the ME ME ME world we live in.

Tredici
06-20-2006, 09:28 PM
Now we need to sign our goalie. -- Skrastins.