Ugli Fruit

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Ugli Fruit last won the day on June 15 2012

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  1. This thread is a joke, and here's why. A carbon copy of this garbage post would have been posted about how Virtanen is bigger and able to handle checks far better than the small Nylander had this team drafted the latter. Is there NOBODY left on this forum who can comport themselves in a manner that doesn't further embarrass this fanbase? Started watching BPL football and damn even the die-hards and homers are more level headed than some of the CDC ragekids and braindeads. What's the actual point of comparing them? There isn't. It is what it is, so move on and perhaps discuss things that are relevant to this team, like oh I don't know, Jake Virtanen!
  2. 41-33-8 with the last wild card spot, and a 7-game 1st round ends in defeat. We'll see
  3. This a pretty wack assessment of his profile. I know you've been around for a while but this is just straight up ridiculous, Ari. They've just lost a series they believe they could/should've won, Matthias was playing pretty hard in the later games of the series (of course CDC would "miss" seeing that), hitting and forechecking. I guess the goal he scored was also a softie eh? Smh... The guy understands that he didn't quite play well enough to command a big contract so he is just playing it safe, and it's pretty evident that he does enjoy playing Van
  4. Lol, he is tied for 3rd in goals with Burrows and H. Sedin and people are talking about how soft he is? CDC has somehow become even more of a joke since the last time I spent time here. Do people really think that you score 18 goals by hitting people instead of going to the net? There's a difference between a soft player and a player who isn't physical. His play along the boards and neutral zone (where physicality comes in) is JUST FINE. People are just neanderthals with knee jerk reactions who think a big player is useless when they aren't throwing hits left and right. I want to minus these clueless fcuks so bad...
  5. Markstrom our best player in March? lol
  6. CDC users are actually the tunnel visioned ones. Seriously, he has a pretty solid season despite another injury, plays a very key role as C and brings INTANGIBLES that can only help him, and he is apparently a waste? A smart, versatile guy who makes transitional plays along the boards quick and painless... He is a very good center for a team like VAN, whose D-corps needs a trailer forward to give them passing options. Why do people STILL underrate great skaters? damn maybe it's time to bump my old Matthias thread...
  7. All that $&!# talk and Van drops 2 anyway?
  8. Hi all, Was thinking about the first round vs the Flames obviously, and the thought of having Ryan Miller start for the playoffs came to mind in particular. While I do think in the long run, Miller is the better option over Eddie, we should consider a few things. Eddie has played like a starting goalie in each of the lengthy runs he played the past two years. One should not confuse that with him being a better goalie than Miller, but it does show he is well capable of playing at the NHL level. What I think allows Eddie to perform as well as *more athletic* goaltenders is that his nature is very calm, most of the time. Something innate like that, in theory, should be useful in a high pressure string of games. Should we expect him to be great if he starts? Not necessarily, however we can feel about as confident as we can in him; he played considerably well despite not being expected to start this many games this season. Ryan Miller's recent return should not mean that he must start game 1 of this year's playoffs. Goaltenders take the longest to settle into their roles, and we can probably agree that Game 1 is the most intense non-elimination playoff game (the initial hype). Miller unfortunately does not boast huge success in the playoffs nor very recent success. We just saw him quite shaky in game 82 vs EDM, and some of those goals were clearly to rust/resulting nerves. Would it be in the team's best interests to take quite literally all of that with grains of salt, and proceed as usual? I would propose to start Eddie in game 1, then Ryan in game 2. From there you have initial examples of each goalie's current form, and make decisions with that in mind. If Miller was healthy and in form, this would not be up for discussion. With that being said, I do believe Lack can play an actual role in what could well be a semi-final run. More chance this year than vs Sj at least. Objections please.
  9. He's a scorer, despite claims he's a playmaker. No, he has eyes for goal and nothing else. Guy can pick out a top corner on a backhander on a breakaway or with 2 guys on him, for God's sake. You can't evaluate all prospects the same way, and Virtanen's definitely a top 10 this year. How many have even watched Virtanen play, I wonder The only question is, a player like Virtanen flourishes in a minimal-contact, open-ice type of hockey, due to his skate and shoot mentality. How that translates into the dead puck era NHL is a different story altogether.
  10. Maybe he was injured mid-thread and had to play more defensively
  11. They can't fire Torts after this, so I'm okay with that
  12. Torts reaction to MG interview + his own opinions Very impressive how Torts manages to whip the media while staying calm and rather jovial. For a young team with less proven talent and just coming off the worst season of this generation, a guy like Torts will be invaluable in terms of nullifying media scrutiny and controversy.
  13. That's Burrows' reputation, not the hit. Pretty sad that his record is still on file compared to others, though
  14. Garrison is one of those players who don't play very well but manage to get points. Edler has made more mistakes that cost the team (goals), but in terms of reliability Garrison is not good against good forwards. He is always a step behind mentally and while he skates hard, his defending is too honest, too predictable. He needs to play more like a Hamhuis to be worth his contract, because at this point Ryan Stanton is a much smarter D-man.