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Old 02-21-2014, 02:13 PM    (permalink
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Well, at least I can sleep in on Sunday now... :/
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We might have to send the college kids to the Olympics if we ever want to take gold again.
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We might have to send the college kids to the Olympics if we ever want to take gold again.
I hope your just being sentimental to 1980. We can beat Canada, we just haven't. The games are close enough. Canada certainly didn't look great at any point until today.
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On the plus side, Serious, Sharp, and Keith for Canada and Oduya, Supernintendo Chalmers, and Kruger for Sweden, so guaranteed 3 gold medals.

Go Hawks?(!)
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Three days of total trainwreck for USA hockey. Well then ....
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They pulled a Bama.
Didn't get the medal they wanted and checked out
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Wow. Jonathan Quick... Seriously?

Tuukka Rask has been so good. Probably the best player of the Olympics.
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Yeah, kind of a shame Rask wasn't able to play against Sweden. Most of the players you'd think of as the best from this tournament are unsurprisingly on the defensive side, or at least play defense. Weber, Doughty, Karlsson, Rask, Lundqvist.
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Yeah, kind of a shame Rask wasn't able to play against Sweden. Most of the players you'd think of as the best from this tournament are unsurprisingly on the defensive side, or at least play defense. Weber, Doughty, Karlsson, Rask, Lundqvist.
And Carey Price.
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Nope. Canadian goalie narrative.
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Consecutive post-break wins thanks to last minute goals. Only 24 points out!
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Tuukka Rask has been so good. Probably the best player of the Olympics.
Probably the best goalie in the world
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so i guess this is the week that franzen plays like a stud.
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so i guess this is the week that franzen plays like a stud.
He just owns the Senators. 11 goals in last 4 games vs. Ottawa, including his five-goal game.
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He just owns the Senators. 11 goals in last 4 games vs. Ottawa, including his five-goal game.
fair, but i was adding his two assist game two nights ago.

actually, looking at the last three seasons, i'm probably not being very fair. he produced pretty consistently during the season, he just vanishes in the playoffs.
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There are more outdoor games this weekend? I don't even think most people know the NHL is back on, right now.
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Can the Red Wings trade for Ehrhoff now please?

What would Buffalo ask for in return, McGee?
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I have no idea. No real idea of what kind of dealers the new regime are. He's 32 this summer with 7 more years on, so we and most other teams don't really need that, but he's arguably the best player on the team. His cap hit isn't bad so he's really not the worst thing for us to have, but if there's value to be had for him then exploring that is a no-brainer.
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I read that if he retires before his contract ends, Buffalo is on the hook for the salary cap hit even if he is traded.

Wings would want to give you Jakub Kindl in return probably as part of a deal.
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Ott and Miller didn't come out with the rest of the team. Hmmm. Blues' beat writer seems to think Miller is going to St. Louis.
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Yeah, huge trade.

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/10...ockbuster-deal
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Wow, a blockbuster goalie trade actually happened.

Going to miss Miller (rebuilding sucks) but that is pretty decent return for him+Ott. Halak, Stewart, Carrier, 1st and 3rd? Will be interesting to see what happens from here.
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Buffalo did well. I wanted the Wings to target Stewart, but knew they wouldn't get him.
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He was such a frustrating player to watch. He'll go a week and score 5 goals, then he'll go half a season and score 2 total. 0 goals and 2 assist in his last 15 games.
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And now Murray says that 3rd round pick turns into a 1st if the Blues make the conference finals.

k.

I mean, they'll probably have to at least beat Chicago to get that far, but that is some potentially sweet return. It also happens if they extend Miller, apparently.

Even without that, we currently have four 1st and six 2nd round picks over the next two drafts.
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