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  1. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    I think we're done with the offseason.

    Predictions for final standings, playoffs, etc?
     
  2. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    Can anyone confirm all that stuff about Avery being interested in women's fashion. This is the first I've heard of it but they were throwing it out like it was common knowledge on O&A today.
     
  3. Hoagie

    Hoagie I suggest you tread lightly
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    Even Opie knows more about hockey than you do. :haha7::haha7::haha7::haha7:
     
  4. mr. sin

    mr. sin Registered User

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    if your trolling u suck at it!

    anyway here u go

     
  5. iSpeakEloquent

    iSpeakEloquent HENRIK LUUUUUUUUUUUNDQVIST

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    if i remember correctly i think he interned at vogue or something one summer
     
  6. Danesy

    Danesy Cute but psycho, it all evens out.

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    It is common knowledge. He's talked about it extensively. I've always thought him with Cuthbert was a beard anyway. I'm sure he gets called that a lot, considering a lot of people in the league either know or think he's gay.
     
  7. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    Sorry I just missed that story lol. The last I remember from Avery, they made a rule for him, then he was a tool, then he was a tool again, then he was a tool again, then he was a tool again, and again, and again, and ag..

    This season I heard the camp he's been having put him in danger of not making the team.
     
  8. Buster H

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    Pretty cool story about Kabanov

     
  9. caniseeyourtaint

    caniseeyourtaint Passive agressive douche

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    Even with his bad rep, Kirill really opened some eyes when he was a major team/fan friendly guy last season. He was often hanging out long after games and chatting with the fans even when he was out injured. Hopefully means hes maturing and is going to be the guy that the Isles took a chance on when they drafted him.
     
  10. Begbie

    Begbie Wackbag Generalissimo

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    He's made HUGE strides off the ice. His dad is way in Russia and no longer is influencing this kid. He's got a clear head and he's got all of the tools to become a top line winger. He's just got to put the pieces together, and he needs a big year in junior this season. I have a feeling we're going to be really happy with his progress on the ice this year.
     
  11. Buster H

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    So it looks like I am gonna be up here in montreal again the week of Nov 13. Do I grab tix for the Sabres or Canes? They both play up here that week. I'm leaning toward Sabres. Haven't seen them play live since they eliminated the Flyers in game 6 (ot goal by grosek) back in 98
     
  12. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    - Boston Bruins make the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs at or near the first seed. They go to the Eastern Conference Finals at the very least.

    - Philadelphia Flyers win the 2012 Winter Classic (I hope).

    - New York Islanders finish the season at the bottom of the standings.
     
  13. Begbie

    Begbie Wackbag Generalissimo

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    :haha7:
     
  14. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    I'm just going by previous seasons. By the way, did you see their preseason game against the Flames? They had no power play. Their PK was good, though.
     
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    Isles looked good at the end of last year even though they got overshadowed by the Devils and now they have Nabakov. I think the will be hanging in there this year.
     
  16. Begbie

    Begbie Wackbag Generalissimo

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    Did you also see who the Isles dressed for that game? Only one player (Comeau) from their projected top 3 scoring lines. And 2 d-men from their projected top 6 (Staios and Jurcina). They didn't dress any of their power play guys and only two of their PK guys. No Tavares, Grabner, Okposo, Moulson, Streit, Rolston, PAPShmear, Hamonic, MacDonald or Bailey...believe me, I was expecting them to get blown out. But the Flames sucked and Nabokov was pretty solid.
     
  17. Begbie

    Begbie Wackbag Generalissimo

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    I had some predictions last year...yikes.

    Well, on the bright side, I had Vancouver and Boston in the final Four. And I had the Isles improved, but coming up short. Had Lidstrom right for Norris, and had the wrong Sedin brother winning the Art Ross. Had the Rangers sucking and the Devils making the playoffs.

    This year is kinda tough to predict...I almost think Boston is fully capable of repeating. Vancouver will get bounced in Round 2. And a new team will rise in the West...LA Kings. It'll be a Boston-LA Stanley Cup Final. With the Isles getting better...I think we could see at least 4 of 5 Atlantic Division teams in the playoffs. No offense to Solus and the other Devs fans...I'm kinda worried about the Devils again. And Washington/Ovechkin will be greatly improved.

    So basically...

    1 Boston - Another big year for the Bruins.
    2 Washington - Ovechkin rebounds and Caps actually have a good year.
    3 Pittsburgh - Pens get a healthy Malkin and eventually get a huge boost from a healthy Sid. Cooke beheads a player...but the Shanahan realizes he's a good family guy and get off with a warning. :icon_cool
    4 Buffalo - They made some great moves that will pay off.
    5 NY Rangers - I think they'll do fine with Richards and Gabby. Big season from Lundqvist.
    6 Philadelphia - Slipped up a bit with some pretty big changes. There's a chance the Flyers actually fuck things up this year, but I'll say they make it.
    7 NY Islanders - Nabokov takes over as #1 and the Isles avoid the 20-game slide they had last season. That's good enough to get them in this year. Tavares nearing 80 points...Grabner reaches 40 goals.
    8 Tampa Bay - Roloson getting older, but can still get the Lightning in.
    9 Montreal - Just misses by a mere 2 points.
    10 Carolina - Just misses by a mere 3 points.
    11 NJ Devils - They're going to struggle...and this time, Lemaire won't be back. They'll actually start off 5-10 games above .500 for the first half, but it's going to fall apart on Deboer.
    12 Ottawa - Still got alot of work.
    13 Toronto - Nope
    14 Florida - Made some big changes...but back to the drawing board.
    15 Winnipeg - Winnipeg will be pleased to have the 1st overall pick next season.

    1 Vancouver - Another big year...but they won't even make it to the Conf finals this year.
    2 San Jose - And another big year for San Jose...but they'll get as far as the Conf finals.
    3 Chicago - They'll just edge out Detroit for the Division lead.
    4 LA Kings - Doughty signs and puts in a big year. The changes they made will make them dangerous.
    5 Detroit - Will struggle, but they'll stay on top.
    6 Anaheim - Another team that will have some problems during the year...but Ryan will be a beast next year.
    7 St. Louis - Young team, but they got a good mix of vets that will make them good.
    8 Colorado - Varlamov will help get them squeaked in.
    9 Nashville - 4 points out.
    10 Dallas - Alot of distractions...they might even be worse than 10.
    11 Columbus - They won't make it adding Carter and Wiz.
    12 Minnesota - Made some big changes, but I don't think they'll pay off.
    13 Edmonton - Young team will look better...still very raw.
    14 Calgary - Gonna be a bad year in Calgary.
    15 Phoenix - Phoenix is a team, IMO, that will be surprisingly good or really piss poor. I think things will fall apart.

    I just realized my top 8 Western predictions are almost identical to THN's. So I guess I know I'm wrong.

    I do think this is the year the Isles make the playoffs though. As long as they stay healthy....I just question whether they can beat Washington in the first round.
     
  18. mr. sin

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    damn winchester got ko'd in the sharks game and the dude knew he was fucked and stopped punching
     
  20. Konstantin K

    Konstantin K Big League Poster

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    Drew Doughty and the Kings finally reach an agreement. 8 years, $56 million. Only Shea Weber and Brian Campbell have a higher cap hit among defensemen. Hard to believe he's only 21.
     
  21. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    Still funny.
     
  22. mr. sin

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    here is the ko i was talking about

     
  23. samurai

    samurai Ridiculum Anserini

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    Shanahan drops the hammer once again...5 games

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=377100



    It didn't look like that big of a punch, but it obviously hit the button. I give Volpatti credit for not turning him into a veggie salad when he could have.
    Tsss...Winchester should only fight guys of his own caliber.
     
  24. Hoagie

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    OMG Matt Cooke may have ended Ray Emery's career.
     
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    samurai Ridiculum Anserini

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    Funny, that's exactly what I was thinking. I hope Seabrook is still safe.
     
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