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  1. Power Break! (And "2 goals adrift twice was Cardiff")
  2. I thought I saw him back out a couple times and as the team went off the ice.
  3. Said it before and got ripped; but Gaunce is going to have a tough time cracking the lineup. Only saving graces were his injury and those players he is in competition with that do not have to clear waivers (Boeser, Virtanen). In my opinion (of course), Burmistrov has played better than Brendan did last year, so he will have to be better than last year to bump Burmistrov. Gaunce probably goes to Utica on a "conditioning stint" and then it will be decision time (barring injuries). Even in Utica, if he clears waivers, would he be the first forward called up?
  4. Well, the station with the Canucks rights is required, don't you think? There can still exist varying opinions, formats, and topics. Why would you want to listen to "two stations spinning the same piece of yarn all day long"? I really can't stand the old schticks like Pratt and Jake's fake womanizing and Moj's boring, "Let's Listen to Paint Dry".
  5. Yeah, Donny, Barry, and Scotty are still good; was hoping they would be the first to move to 650. But alas, it was not to be; even with them I haven't been able to listen to 1040 for a long time now. Sportsnet 650 is dull though, can't listen for long before it's a real bore too; and it's way too Torronna Centric. They should use their regional resources to get back to the Nux, Leos, Caps, and Team Canada only. And get some smart guys with a sense of humour, like John Garrett for example, and interview Nux & Leos Alumni.
  6. Couple/few thoughts: 1. Pedan cannot provide any physical deterrance if he cannot break onto the lineup. 2. Pouliot showed well, being held by a linesman during a scrum, taking a hay-maker on the back of the head from a third player, getting the number of the cheap shot artist, and finishing off his first opponent with one beauty to the button. 3. His prior successes (Mem Cup, Stanley, All-Star, etc.), especially with TG at the helm, are considerable, and this change could be just what he needs to perform very well for us in a capacity that has been unfilled for far too long; (plus funny comment from reporter, "since you (JB) were being drafted by the Canucks"). 4. Benning's comments in that wee video thing (Twitter? Forgive me, I am a dinosaur.) suggested to me that he was shopping Subban, when on the face of it, he was praising Subban. I think training camp showed that Subban and Pedan were not going to be in his future plans, except as tradeable "assets". This is an area of Jim Bennings mandate that may yet prove to be the most rewarding to the team: the ability to evaluate and identify prospects that are not going to be on the team, and maximize the return when disposing of them. Two thumbs up from me.
  7. Maybe Juolevi, the rest of the D and the goalies deserve some credit.
  8. Ancient Alien DNA.
  9. You mean Zack MacEwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww-unnnnnn, don't you? I know I do. We need the new Zack Attack.
  10. Irony, a delicious mix of laundry and humour.
  11. And Gordie: C'mon Olli, aim for the top. Hang with Palmu in the gym and Guddy & Gadget in the ring. Bring it when you're on the ice; even Orr was tough. Put muscle on that Scandinavian frame and bring out your inner Thor. We all know the talents you have now, bring out something new and add to the package. Get angry at anyone who wants to keep you out of the show and take it out on your competition on the ice. Ditch Mr. Nice Guy and bring on an all-pro top-D with attitude and even a mean streak. Take every penalty until you've got a rep like Pronger who could get away with almost anything. Mow 'em down with your slapshot until they're afraid to block it and aim for the goalie's head on your first slapshot of the game. Make room for yourself cuz nobody's gonna give it to you. Etc. Look forward to that rat Marchand pulling that $&!# he did on Salo.
  12. Palmu is certainly a very exciting prospect and already well-grounded and doing the necessary to be a pro. Do we now have so many good prospects that we can't keep them all in Utica and have to spread them out onto other leagues like the KHL and the SEL? I cannot remember a time when we had so many young players to be excited about. Thanks to Trev and Jim and company; this is so much better. And we now have multiple players in every juniour tourney and even some on Team Canada; I used to hate that when we didn't have anybody. I also noticed Palmu is wearing a "C" or an "A" in many of these clips and he seems like a determined leader even in things like the rafting and the grind. Great kid! I can see him making it to the NHL.
  13. ******************************* 3 hours ago, oldnews said: Ekblad's concussions or Chychrun's knee have nothing to do with being "rushed" into the NHL. Injuries happen, period. Ekblad scored 39 pts as a rookie in the NHL. 1st overall - he was ready to play in the NHL, plain and simple. Juolevi should make the team when he's ready and earns it - "holding him back" beyond that point makes no sense - that's what should dictate when he makes the NHL, not tangential concerns about injuries. ******************************** [You two are like Hockey Zen, every person has different paths, truths, etc.] I thought Juolevi was very good last year, and he was clearly disappointed himself that he didn't make the team. Admittedly, he was too young and I agree it was correct to send him down. But he has come back with even more this year and talks very determinedly about making the team. He is an excellent player and has filled out his good size. Not saying he is Bobby Orr. But would anyone have held Orr back?
  14. Juolevi thinks he is ready. I'm with Olli. (Pronounced Aw-Lee, not Oh-Lee you 1040 dimwits.) He'll not only make the team, but will very soon be our best D. IMO, of course. Also, I think the old Detroit model of letting them stew in the minors is now refined to, if they're ready, play 'em. After all, what has Detroit done since Lidstrom retired, stew or no stew. We just need to ensure we have the beef to back up the kids when the stew hits the fan.