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Everything posted by Meatwad

  1. Not much. If the payroll stays and the Sharks have $3 million in cap space until trade deadline they can take on a $6 million player which is about as much as anyone in the league makes. All that's provided the Sharks don't save even more by moving Nabokov or Toskala.
  2. I read on I think TSN that Sid said that was the reason him and Recchi were having issues last season(rookie complaining too much to officials about calls) so he knows it and will hopefully address it.
  3. Just about everyone knew Ekman was on his way out months ago given his playoff performance and his extreme streakiness all season I think he was on thin ice with the organization. He's a victim of trying to fill a role he wasn't meant to be in playing on the top line. I'm actually very happy with the forwards right now because Bell, Brown, and Grier already addressed some glaring weaknesses concerning grit and crashing the net.Basically the lines should look like:Bell-Thornton-CheechooMichalek-Marleau-BernierBrown-Goc-GrierNieminen-Smith-Stevenson/CloweIdeally I'd like an agreement with Koroly
  4. Well the Sharks did multiple things besides free up cash. It lessens the glut of forwards and including Ehelechner lessens the goalie traffic jam with Toskala/Nabokov, Schaefer, Greiss, Patzold, and Dakers still in the system. Sharks also now have a second round pick for the 2007 draft(they dealt theirs already others say) so it gives them the option of packaging it in the trade, using it for compensation if they sign an rfa, trading it in a package on 2007 draft day to move up spots like they love to do, or the unlikely event of them just using it on draft day. Ekman was displaced once Bell
  5. Party Poker lower limits never fails:edit: on a rag board he had middle pair and an open end draw, the pot is bet, he reraised his entire stack, get called and sucks outI_Got_Nines: Playing on here is not like playing in real life....or haven't you figured that out yet.I_Got_Nines: 70% of the time on here the underdog hand winsI_Got_Nines: it's a factLater while someone was tapping his glass:I_Got_Nines: Have you placed 5th in a 2000+ person tourney?I_Got_Nines: ever come close to that??I_Got_Nines: well I have. so I must be doing something right.
  6. What you think he just goes all in?
  7. They don't make them like him anymore. He did whatever was asked of him for the good of the team. Definately was deserving of having his Team Canada number retired.
  8. Two of the top 5 defensemen in the league who also are two of the leaders in ice time a game. This is bad news for everyone else in the Pacific Division. Can you imagine being a coach trying to get your top lines free on the ice if those two are platooning?
  9. he seems way more likely to knock someone down than up but thanks for reassuring us. i heard rumors about you having a lower body injury...
  10. People who talk to him away from the table seem to think he's a pretty good guy and on his site he seems to always answer questions from people commenting and is very friendly. Getting people to tilt = +EV.
  11. I agree I like the current Buffalo. That new kind of reminds me of the Thrashers logo or maybe I'm just being too imaginative.
  12. I'm still trying to remember if I ever once thought there was a chance of the Southeast Division winning two consecutive cups or even being this close to it. Man, what a season!
  13. Sorry if I'm rehashing an old thread or repeating anything already said but since I'm a Sharks fan I just wanted to address it since I had to see the wave of comments all over from Canadians who were playing judge, jury, and executioner. There was some story I heard that said the boos were retaliatory over boos that fans heard or thought they heard from the Edmontonians during the Star Spangled Banner, which I admit I thought I heard as well, but never condone the booing of an anthem. As much as some fans would like to assume Americans are ignorant and disrepectful I've been to games against C
  14. All good for me I got a couple bills on the Canes for the series. So far it looks like I might be 4-0 for the second round. B)
  15. Hockey teams have been -EV. But seriously man the Laurie's bought the Blues in 99(?) and sold it this year and they lost almost $300 million yeooooooouch. They lost almost $50 million the season BEFORE the lockout when they still made the playoffs.
  16. You know what the best thing I think Ovechkin has done for the league? He's turned Crosby vs Ovechkin into a real debate. Really a few years ago on message boards when I saw someone mention Ovechkin all you'd see is something like, "he's just another cocky Russian who's too soft, wait until Crosby!" I thought that would ring true and the Calder race wouldn't be very close with Crosby playing on a team with Lemieux and Palffy. Ovechkin has won me over with all respect to Sid the Kid for a phenomenal season as well but really Ovechkin is all over the rookie stats. I was looking through them on N
  17. Really I want to see the cup go to a franchise that hasn't won one. I'll pick the Sharks of course but the Wings vs Devils would be a pretty good battle. Six of the last 10 cups between them...
  18. I've never thought the Wings are overrated and realistically I think they would be at the top of any of the Western Divisions. They have owned the Stars and I think Turco has one win against the Wings in his career and that was a shootout of course. Detroit is 13-5-2 vs NW and 14-5-1 vs the Pacific. Just because they're not playoff teams doesn't mean they're pushovers. Canucks found that out against the Blues. Really what the NHL needs to do is stop with this 8 games vs division bullshit and bring back more interconference games. Really I get so tired of seeing the same teams over and over aga
  19. What's funny is the Coyotes seem to score on themselves often. The other goal Ovechkin is credited with from that on the ice spinning goal game I believe was from Ricci digging the puck out of the corner and bouncing it off another yote into the net.
  20. That third period was scary though when the Sharks went into autopilot and the Ducks scored twice in less than a minute. I just don't know how they're doing it, 5 games in 7 nights including two back to backs and 9 in 13 nights. A third of the skaters are rookies. The whole team is smiling and joking around in interviews and the locker room. 8-0-1. I'm hoping Parker gets into the lineup for at least a game to continue the feud with Witt.
  21. Yea he tied Marleau for the lead playing on the third line last year, I expected him to do about 30 again but not sniff 50! It's amazing the Sharks are in the position they are even after the 10(?) game losing streak in November. They've pretty much been in playoff mode since Joe Thornton came over. The Ducks and Sharks are carving up people in the West. Montreal in the East. Goes to show you it's better to suck early in the season if you're going to suck at all.
  22. Basketball - Shaq, JJ Redick, Bill LaimbeerFootball - Terrell Owens(Wins the top honors from me for screwing up the Niners), Deion Sanders, Larry BrownBaseball - John Rocker, Fred McGriff...Pretty much all of the Blue Jays World Series teams, Twins Late 80's/early 90's World Series teams tooHockey:Players - Sean Avery, Matthew Barnaby, Bob BoughnerRefs - McGeogh, Van MassenhovenOwners and Management - Dean Lombardi, Mike Milbury, Bill WirtzEdit: Canada didn't want him for World Championships when he was a young up and comer then when he was a superstar then they tried to get him back but by
  23. On the race: http://www.tsn.ca/columnists/bob_mckenzie.aspMcKenzie: The 'loser point' revisitedTSN.ca Staff3/31/2006Earlier this week we conducted a highly scientific study on the impact of the "loser point" on NHL standings and discovered it really hasn't made much of a difference at all.But an astute viewer correctly points out the "loser point" is not something new to the game, it's been there since overtime was introduced and that the real "difference" this season has been the advent of the shootout win, an extra point that previously was not available at the conclusion of a tied game in o
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