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  1. Getting ready for last night's game I found a new Stihl hat where I left my lucky, supposedly "nasty" old one. Mrs. Whaler sure got one over on me. I should have known better but the way I see it, it's the perfect opportunity to buy another jersey, or two, to hopefully sooth the sentimental distress. I'm glad there is enough good mojo going around without my help. Keep it up guys.
  2. Forgot all about this thread lol. It should be at 100 pages by now.
  3. There is that, but talk about pucker factor for Bean should Brindy tell him he is dressing for an NHL playoff game.
  4. Nothing fancy for me. Just my old STIHL hat,... with chaffed bill, sweat and bar & chain oil stains that will never, ever wash out. Dug it out of the garbage after my wife told me she threw it away, washed it and have been wearing it out of spite on game days since Christmas.
  5. I'm glad they finally made it to the big dance and have a few days to get the sense of accomplishment out of their system before the real season starts. Go Canes.
  6. Every team making the playoffs is a contender.
  7. I have a feeling it'll be a " with Jordan coming back, we like our group".
  8. If they make the playoffs -- I hope they pencil in the final regular season celebration wearing black hats and sunglasses...
  9. Just started to look into it. Thanks.
  10. I think the guys started doing pretty good without Ferland in the lineup.
  11. The Whalers pulled that crap once with Wesley. Hope I won't see it again.
  12. Hamilton and Rask for Kapanen and Scott straight up
  13. I think if Rod hadn't been part of the organization, actually had reputable competitors and had to convince a success-driven GM who didn't have a micro managing, cheapskate and know-nothing newbie owner constantly looking over his shoulder, that he was their guy, he wouldn't have had it that easy. I'm not ready to throw Rod under the bus yet. Sure, he made some questionable decisions and our Special Teams and transition game is not as smooth and successful as we all would like to see, not to mention that our widely praised defense hasn't lived up to expectations, but unless TD and the front office can show me that they are truly committed to put a play-off worthy team together I think Rod is the least of our problems.
  14. Habs nailed everyone as hard as they could most of the game. Makes me worry a little about Svech. He got leveled pretty good the last 3 or 4 games.
  15. I guess you weren't kidding that you have a lot of conspiracy theories. And also for the record, no one tried to dis you intentionally or otherwise. When posts are consolidated, the board lists the author of the first post used by default. If it bothers you that much, I'll change it by using another post -- when I get around to it.
  16. Nylander this year then Jack Hughes next year,... sounds good to me.
  17. As much as I like and respect Brindy, I think he might be his own biggest enemy. It's probably just me but I can't get over the impression that his only strategy is to create situations which made him personally successful and have been his bread and butter over his entire career -- someone get the puck on net, if it goes in fine, and if not grind away, deflect or try to pick up a garbage goal. That said, shooting less won't change anything if you stop hitting and ignore everything else you can do with the puck to get goalies out of position. I know that some of the guys have seemed snake-bit lately and had they not missed those open nets or hit the posts it would have changed the outcome or at least the momentum. Now, I'm not saying a simple philosophy like that is a bad or wrong in general, I'm sure it will work at times, but if it's all you seem to be able to come up with and rely on at the NHL level, be it 5 on 5 or more notably on the PP, you're just asking for experienced coaches to use that lack of creativity against you and kick your butt every night.
  18. I think the reason for that can be found in the CBA.
  19. True, but I wouldn't mind if someone reminded the guys to show up on time, that our PKers are not on the PP and down one guy, that there are more than 2 scoring options on the PP and to stop taking OZ penalties would be a good start for now.
  20. Yes, but, there are at least 26 points on the line until he returns and who knows how long it takes Rask to shake off the rust. I just hope RB and the Committee are working on some fixes before its too late.
  21. Welcome to the board. Am looking forward to your longer posts.
  22. Our games have been consistently entertaining than in the years past. It would be nice if the learning curve of the new coaching staff, new players and especially all our rookies wouldn't be so obvious at times but I can accept that. I'm sure that our shortcomings on special teams can and will be straightened out and at least brought up to an acceptable level.
  23. Wilson got a 20 game suspension which will cost him $1,260,162.60 Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
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