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  1. 7 points
    Does this count as a winning streak? (see last GDT)
  2. 7 points
    I don't think this is the trade that fixes us or anything but WOW Yzerman is a mad man No loyalty to Holland's players. The swift action is refreshing. I take back all I said thsi summer about Yzerman being more of the same. Tinker away Stevie boy. Acquire all the disappointing former 1st rounders. DLR is probs thrilled to be joining the Blues. Good for him. That's our Nov trade boys, see you all in Dec.
  3. 6 points
    He smol. He play C. That's all I've got. Yzerman likes him some small centermen, so I'm fully expecting Fabbri to become Brayden Point. REBUILD'S OVER, NERDS. LET'S GO.
  4. 6 points
  5. 5 points
    Can we talk about how great this win was? It was pretty great. Some hiccups, for sure. The last five minutes or so of the 2nd were dreadful. Total hold-on-for-dear-life deer-in-the-headlights hockey. Took our foot off the gas. Can't do that, ever. Other than that, pretty good. Bertuzzi was absolutely loving life. Setting up Fabbri's goals. Finishing checks. Getting under people's skin. Shutting down the best line in the NHL. Ho-hum. Speaking of shutting down Boston's top line...yeah, that was a thing. The Larkin line won that matchup. Pastrnak had an assist on the Krug goal. Nothing for Bergeron. (Larkin more than held his own in the faceoff circle.) Nothing for Marchand, who got frustrated and probably hurt his team more than he helped it. I don't think he liked that Hronek dropped the gloves. I don't think he liked that all the jawing in the world didn't seem to rattle a bench that was supposed to be lacking confidence and composure. I don't think he liked that Mantha is actually a better shutdown (or, power-versus-power) player than people give him credit for. Speaking of Mantha...I think I finally get it. I think he finally makes sense. Dude was playing like he was sleepwalking last night. Except, he wasn't sleepwalking. He was engaged. "We've always known that's a thing with him. He's big, so he can cover a lot of ground without exerting as much energy as a smaller guy like Bertuzzi. People see it as laziness. It's not." Right, sure, but that's not really what I'm not talking about. It's more that he looked like he was stuck in slow motion while everyone else was playing at normal speed...and yet, it was more than a few times that the Bruins players playing at full speed seemed to struggle against him. It looked like he wasn't putting a ton of effort into anything he was doing...and yet, he seemed to cause some serious problems for the Bruins. I guess the word I'm looking for is..."effortless"? Sure. At times last night, he looked effortlessly effective. Maybe it's a fine line between A) not putting in enough effort and B) pulling stuff off so well that you make it look like it's nothing. I think what's finally clicked for me is the notion that an Anthony Mantha who has realized his full potential is a guy who routinely makes big-time plays look effortless. I'm thinking the challenge he's been facing is figuring out how to walk the line between playing hard, hard, hard and trying to become a Zetterberg-esque playmaker who's so freakishly good at slowing the game down that he can stand still with the puck in an o-zone pocket for what feels like ten seconds without the opposition swarming him and stripping him of the puck. He's doing that Zetterberg thing now where he just holds the puck and then maybe loses the puck but then gets it right back and just kind of circles around the o-zone like a shark, and the other team isn't quite sure what to do so they just kind of cautiously shadow him and wait for him to give a sign that he's about to make a play, at which point they try to close him off and shut him down. I think Mantha realizes this and I think it's exactly how he's always wanted things to be. He wants to be big and dangerous on the ice, yes, but just as big and dangerous in opposing players' heads. I think players are starting to treat him as a legit dynamic offensive threat who can burn you in a second, in any number of ways. While that means tighter checking and less time and space, he's hitting his prime and really coming into his own, which I think sort of offsets things. "Power versus power." Does that make any sense? I feel like I'm doing a s*** job of explaining this. The following (Mantha's empty-net goal) is absolutely not a perfect example of what I'm talking about, but I like the contrast between exhausted-looking Bergeron and confident-looking Mantha: https://www.nhl.com/video/t-310452140/c-4553264
  6. 5 points
  7. 5 points
    Nice Bertuzzi's former teammate in the OHL We can now have a spaghetti boy line Bertuzzi - Fabbri - Perlini Yzerman is an accelerationist and I love the wild ride. Is this not a robbery? A former 1st rounder who's done well in the past and is still 23, for a young but eternal 4th liner?
  8. 5 points
    "Larkin waffleboards it and Helm comes up with the puck." "Carrying the puck now he sashays on through!" "Oh and it's shot into the paraphernalia of Lundqvist, and it goes up and into the stands" "Looks like a nice young lady from Shawinigan came up with it" "Seems her birthday came 6 months early this year!" "Haha and now we go to Pierre McGuire between the benches" "How does everything look down there Pierre?" "Thanks Doc, that shot came off the twig of DARREN HELM, a real staple of the Detroit Red Wings for many years now" "A product of the Selkirk Steelers of the MJHL, but Helm actually grew up in Medicine Hat Alberta just down the road" "Not many people know that, but I memorized it for some reason" "Helm is actually the best player born in the month of january to come out of the MJHL" "A real accomplishment, back to you Doc" God I hate NBC
  9. 4 points
  10. 4 points
    What a fantastic pass from Fabbri. Man crush intensifying
  11. 4 points
  12. 4 points
    Nah, it's Cup run time. Wow, watching the replay of AA's goal...I can't believe the puck actually found daylight under Subban's right pad. 999 times out of 1,000, that puck does not go in. I'll take it as a sign that AA's luck (and the team's luck) is changing for the better. We're due for some breaks.
  13. 4 points
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  15. 4 points
    Not gonna lie, I added Fabbri in fantasy before this game It's a real deep 12 team league with 45 man rosters. He was sitting on waivers.
  16. 4 points
  17. 4 points
    What do we do with our hands?
  18. 4 points
  19. 4 points
    McIlrath needs to stay with the big club. He has been better than the rest of our bottom pair options.
  20. 4 points
    Poor bastard...Welcome to hell.
  21. 4 points
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  25. 3 points