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realmdrakkar

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  1. Cullen was on my editlist the day he left the Canes the first time around. Didn't give a crap for him his entire second stint here and still don't. Rutherfart can have him.
  2. Murphy is a great example of the need for defensemen to be able to play a defensively-sound game. A defenseman who can only play an offensive game is missing the most-important aspect to his game; not living up to his offensive billing is a double-whammy. The NHL won't miss him.
  3. It's been a while since you checked. He's 3 years younger than you now.
  4. I have no tattoos because you don't put bumper stickers on a Porsche.
  5. He was a goalie but was a long long way from being Ken Dryden. That in itself could have played a large role in his inability to find solid goaltending - didn't know what to look for because he never had it himself. And when saw one catch lightning in a bottle for a couple months, he gave him the key to the city and moved on to other methods of mortgaging the team's future. Time to make a decision, Willie...
  6. Is there an ordinance saying it has to be white? Yellow has been in the past obviously - not that yellow would work for the Canes but if yellow, why not a silver/lighter grey?
  7. With all due respect to everyone involved, why are we still rehashing the same arguments about Faulk's play from 2-4 years ago? Last season wasn't divisive enough so we're going to continue to reach back because we miss the old snarky arguments?
  8. Let us get past the September CBA opt-out dates and have the guarantee there won't be a lockout before expansion and i'll start thinking about who i'd want to protect. I have no confidence in these misers.
  9. I'm very disappointed you didn't say 'DiGi will have another GiGi', but maybe next time...
  10. I'm considerably more-impressed with McKeown than Fleury but i'm with you - seems he's never going to get a shot with the Canes. Darned if i can figure out why.
  11. I questioned Brown being called up before Bishop in the playoffs; perhaps the committee saw the same thing i saw and that's why Bishop was the one they re-signed. Lose the battle, win the war...
  12. Doesn't change your point, but it won't be Pot - he signed with Anaheim.
  13. Mine would stay the same, until they get to a point where i'm feeling more-confident about the defense beyond the top 5. Agreed deHaan was making too much money for a 3rd-pairing guy but i'm not feeling it with Forsling/Fleury/McKeown/Bean just yet and i'm still not sure we even have enough defensemen signed to fill 6 slots in Charlotte.
  14. It's a shame half the fanbase gave up on this team when the sky fell on the first day of free agency. They'd really like this move.
  15. I don't remember much hitting from Gauthier last season. If he's going to be ahead of Necas due to physicality, he needs to suddenly add some physicality to his game.
  16. I love Williams but it's time for him to edit or get off the pot - the team needs to know what he's going to do so they can move forward one way or the other. C'mon JW...
  17. I didn't give an edit for him - really he was just another reason for me to hate the Pens. It's a wash though because now i have a new reason to pull against their farm club whenever it visits Bojangles.
  18. I disagree with this completely. Put Defenseman-X out on the ice with Gretzky, Lemieux, Gordie, Lidstrom, and Hasek in their primes and his +/- is going to be very different than if you put him out there with a bunch of scrubs, and Lintuniemi hasn't exactly been surrounded by Gretzkys. That said, he's been a minus player every year he's played, consistently in the lower reaches of the stat on his team. Admittedly i've not seen the guy play, but his numbers certainly look like the kind of defenseman who will drive me bonkers, more concerned with scoring than defending. Give me deHaan or Didier back instead, thanks.
  19. I can't say 'excellent' because as has been pointed out, this team was a couple games away from once again hitting the golf course in April. But they didn't, and whammo. I still shake my head over the Skinner deal, but pretty much everything else has been 'pretty good' or better, I'm a little bummed that it's looking like i may not recognize 3/4s of the Chex when i hit my first game next season (partly due to a couple expected graduations but largely due to so many of the others bolting for apparent greener pastures), but that's life in the AHL. I went with 'pretty good'.
  20. Meh. They finished 3 points beneath us last season and made the playoffs 6 times while we were rolling our decade of futility. Not saying they're the dynasty they were in the '70s but they aren't the Slugs either. Again i'm not saying the Habs were his #1 choice, just saying if i'm coming over from Finland to play in the best league in the world, there are 31 teams i'd want to play for if they waved $42M in my face. Of course i'm just a punter on a message board so maybe i drool heavier over millions of dollars than a professional athlete does, but i'd still have a hard time sitting here with a straight face saying Aho didn't want to play in Montreal, or any other NHL city, when they're willing to stick that much cash in his G-string.
  21. Why not? He'd be stupid not to want to play there if they were the ones willing to pay him. People seem to think athletes only want to play one place and that wanting to play in Montreal means he doesn't want to play in Raleigh and vicy-versy. He'd be crazy to not want to play in both cities.
  22. I actually have that album autographed by Bev - definitely a great band there as well. Roy Wood was awesome.
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