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  1. Being an old-school mediocre tournament player from back in the golden years(a little later than when Moneymaker entered ->) this is a very interesting heads-up. I listened with interest what Daniel said upfront regarding this duel on some podcast somewhere else in here. He found no reason to fear Phil at all- on the contrary he was convinced he had an edge. One important factor Daniel emphasized was his willingness to always learn, always stay on top of his game- noticing what the new young grinders focused on etc, while Phil always somewhat bluntly states his 'self-made' game will
  2. Horrible elbow from McDavid on Kotkaniemi- that was ez more than a +2 minor. Matt Cooke-style that one. Oilers got a lot of frustration slack there
  3. Somewhat lucky outcome last night. Great pressure from Dallas especially in the 1.p Only Saro's magic held us in the game a couple of times. But the Preds are on a roll and they profit greatly from having 4 pretty decent lines, albeit I will be the first to admit we dont exactly look like the Avs. I got no problems with that, we are starting to be one of the legit 'academies' for developing good D-men and our game revolves around that, in addition to goaltending. Speaking of D-men, we just took up another one on an entry-level contract couple of days ago- David Farrance. Exciting
  4. 29.03.2021: 18-17-1 0.514 Nr 4 spot in Central Division For the first time this season Preds are over the .5 mark. Not only that- the last 2 games we played 2x huge 4p games against the Blackhawks for the nr 4. spot and beat them- fully deserved I'd claim. I cant believe Poile will start to sell off assets now. Sure, Dallas still has 4 games in hand but they also struggle a lot with injured bluechips and are having a lot of problems getting it in the net. Kudos to Chicago and especially the Suter-line for taking us on with determination and fierce speed. DeBrincat is a fantastic s
  5. Uhuh, ok. Well, coming from Scandinavia, I obviously cheer for Freddie a bit. Tbh, he hasnt looked like himself for the better part of at least 2 seasons, and I have a strong suspicion it has to do with injuries. He was run into the ground when the franchise still was in rebuild mode. Not only did he play a lot of games but we are talking evenings that involved 40+ shots on a regular basis. Modern goaltending on NHL level is brutal on knees, ligaments etc. Dubas has spent too much on your top 4 guys and it shows particularly well regarding the goaltending stuff. But ok, this is Campbel
  6. @Bob, that's true. Its only because the trade deadline is out of sync it has become a theme me think. Bluechip trades normally take place in between seasons. For the Preds, any trade involving Ekholm essentially says we are in rebuild mode. Cant see that happen atm
  7. I gotta bump this thread. Where are all you Leaf Nation guys? Greater Toronto area gotta be boiling atm, its gotta be fun. Norway is not the right place to be All the best during the final games ending the season, lets hope Freddie gets well so that he can carry you guys past round 1 this time
  8. Hockey forum completely dead atm? Havent been in here for a couple of years myself... The answer to my Q is that the team has put Poile into a difficult spot as of this date, 28.03. It starts with Saros/Rinne. Last 5 games Saros has a save % of 0.9748 with 34.2 shots against on average. That is nothing short of insane and ofc it will not stay like that. But every winning team needs goaltending of .915/.920 seasonwise to be able to compete for play-off. Saros is the real deal now, he has matured. Poile gotta be impressed, and suddenly Preds are within 2 points of Chicago for the
  9. I just dont get this media buzz around Ekholm. Why are everybody so sure Ekholm is going to be traded? And traded in this window? As of today(22.03.2021) Nash is 14-17-1, 4p out of nr 4 spot and play-off. They went on the franchise's longest roadtrip ever(8) facing some of the toughest opponents in the league(Canes, Tampa, Florida), some of them twice, and went 4-3-1. Very few teams have dealt with more serious injuries. Ekholm has been the only D-man healthy of the top 4 for a very long stretch now.He has been the glue. Forthcoming scedule: Detroit(H) 23.03, Detroit(H)25.03, Chi
  10. Maybe, hard to tell. By the way, your organisation has some work to do as well If I remember correctly your last 8 games was somewhat of a record in your sweet city.. Atlanta Thrashers- thats the name of the team, yes?
  11. http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=720223 P: Linden GM: Benning Now wot?
  12. Interesting article regarding future coaches of the Canucks http://sportsfansnews.com/nhl/5-canucks-coaching-candidates-not-being-mentioned/
  13. Fenxis, I am just another guy on other side of the atlantic and got no clue, but instinctively this appear as a brainfart sign to me. Coach V was needed as a scapegoat, now this? What kind of whiskey does this Gillis dude drink, for sure it cant be Bushmill's..
  14. Very good point He actually won the bucket with a truly underdog team. Hard guy to figure out
  15. Its gonna be a Quickie for sure. Go Kings!
  16. What value does this dude bring to the knucks? I firmly believe that coach V should not have been sacked. Imo GM Gillis seems to be the continous problem in the franchise. http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=672386
  17. Zach, you may be spot on. Why would a guy like Stephan blossom so much under Torts, while a guy like Nash underperforming? It is truly remarkable
  18. Well Torts was at least honest when he said he took the blame for not getting the best out of the players. It is really amazing how guys like Nash and Richards not only underperformed in the playoffs, but never really got anything going during the whole season. One would expect more from such gifted players. I have always liked Rick Nash. He impressed year after year in a bleak team. His qualities are undisputed, being able to produce so much with such mediocre teammates. This ought to have been his chance, at least on the paper. Going from a truly mediocre team to a team with
  19. Norway's got 1(!) player in the NHL at the moment, #36 Zuccarello in the Rangers. (Ex Flyers Defenseman Tollefsen is said to leave his swedish club for another stay in the NHL-not confirmed) Wander whats going to happen now.. Zucca is on restricted free agent. His relationship to Sather has always been good- but then again- Mr Sather may not be in the organistation in the autumn either. Maybe the Rangers bosses wanna do a clean sweep and start with a completely new sports administration too? Exciting times..
  20. Would like to mention to the Sabre fans what a great performance the swedish goaltender Jonas 'Roten'(The root) Enroth had with the swedish team. What the swedes will remember from this tournament is how the Sedins and Alex Edler transformed this bleak, mediocre team with stars like Eriksson(Dallas) and Landeskog(Colorado) underperforming and getting nowhere. One guy kept them in the tournament though. Enroth showed his class and coolness from game 1, and when the reporters pointed out several outstanding world-class saves, he merely shrug his shoulders and dryly claimed '. This is my
  21. Lapin Kulta is one of the largest finnish beer breweries, they make pretty standard lager beer. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lapin-Kulta-bier1440.JPG
  22. Goodbye Anti, time to go home to Finland, drink some Lapin Kulta in the Sauna and admit you got Quick-ed. GL to the Kings against motown or that other unmentionable place
  23. Serge, while youre at it could you construct a pic along the same lines with the Bruins logo in the middle?
  24. Speaking of toilet-seats: I told this countryman about that ugly logo and he promised he would do smth about it
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