gcom007

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    Collapse?

    “Collapse” may be an oversimplification, but the suggestion that more could’ve been done to prevent things from getting so bad is not off the mark. Holland did in fact make a lot of bad moves over the last ten years and failed to react in a timely manner far too often. I’m not saying that a decline of some sort isn’t inevitable at some point, but Holland did plenty to usher the process along after 2009. What I don’t recall though was the part about Illitch wanting Yzerman to take over as GM before he went to Tampa and Holland blocking it. Was that in the news way back when or did it come out recently, or is it speculation?
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    ECF- CAR vs. BOS

    K nerd. Always a full-time Wings fan. Side-hustling on that Carolina.
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    ECF- CAR vs. BOS

    The dream is all but dead...too many poorly timed penalties and Rask has been playing too damn good. I wonder how this series would’ve gone had they not lost game one the way they did, but it is what it is. I’ll be surprised if it’s not over tomorrow. Then it’s back to being a full-time Wings fan.
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    Holland set to become GM of Oilers

    I think Holland’s biggest fault was he was here too long; he got sentimental. I’m sure ownership pushed their agendas, but I don’t think Holland fought it. You look at the signings as time went on, it’s clear his heart and head were at battle. It scares me a little to wonder what Holland might do without all the history and sentiment to cloud his judgment. I honestly think he’ll be great in Edmonton.
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    ECF- CAR vs. BOS

    Carolina gave that game away with two stupid and unnecessary penalties. At least they know they can skate with these guys now. Two days to get yelled at and hopefully a more disciplined effort and win Sunday. And I really can’t stand Boston.
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    ECF- CAR vs. BOS

    Canes have to be happy with that first. Looked a little slow at the start but picked it up by the end of the period.
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    Poll: Datsyuk on the team at 41?

    Big news day on the Datsyuk front today: https://www.vgr.com/pavel-datsyuk-return-to-nhl-19-teased-ea-asks-for-updated-player-rating/
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    ECF- CAR vs. BOS

    The interviewer was kinda a dick to him last year and he didn’t take kindly. I’m guessing it goes back to that.
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    ECF- CAR vs. BOS

    Those two get on great. Such palpable and dynamic energy.
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    Poll: Datsyuk on the team at 41?

    So is this official-official or still out-there-official? I can’t seem to find any recent updates...
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    ECF- CAR vs. BOS

    I wish nothing good for the Bruins and hope they fall apart and become endlessly frustrated. I think it’ll be a tougher series for the Hurricanes than the Isles, but I think they’ll be in better shape with some time for injuries and aches to subside some. It’s going to be interesting to see how it plays out.
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    Holland set to become GM of Oilers

    Wow, didn’t think he’d jet so quick. Thought Seattle was a possibility in time but this is surprising. Honestly sad to see him go. I think him stepping away as GM was for the best, but he’s been an important part of the organization for so long. He had his ups and downs, what can we say? Frustrating as he has been at times the last few years, it’s really ******* weird to think of him as a part of another organization, especially Edmonton. Very strange indeed... So maybe the best compliment I can give him, end of the day, is there aren’t many in this organization that seem to be “Red Wings” at the core like Holland. It’s going to be like seeing Steve working for Tampa. I get it, but it doesn’t feel right.
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    CAR vs NYI - Round 2

    I would’ve traded Howard and given Mrazek more rope. I’d bet on talent at this stage in the Wings progression as a team. Goaltending is the least of their problems most nights, but Holland was nostalgic and wouldn’t deal Howard and I do think that played a big part in the goaltending issues here with Mrazek. You might not like or respect it, but goalies are funny and that is what it is. I get it. But if you ask me, I think had we traded Howard and given Mrazek a legit fair shot at number one without the tension and bulls***, we’re not talking about this right now.
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    CAR vs NYI - Round 2

    Mrazek let in 1 goal in this series and singlehandedly won the first game with an OT shutout win when the team in front of him was completely gassed. I think that game was pivotal as well as again, he had no team in front of him and had to set the stage for the series on his own. He was solid in game 2 before injury as well. Not taking away anything from McElhinney whatsoever, but Mrazek’s playoffs have been stellar by any objective measure. The Hurricanes have a great duo in net any way you shake it and they both play a big part in the team’s success. And no team can come close to matching the dollar value on what they’re getting out of these guys.
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    CAR vs NYI - Round 2

    Destiny is upon us. I have brought the positive hockey energy to NC for the time being. I’m sharing it until next year. Onwards and up!
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    CAR vs NYI - Round 2

    Umm. Solid.
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    Poll: Datsyuk on the team at 41?

    ...intangibles........ sadness.
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    Poll: Datsyuk on the team at 41?

    I’m being very serious.
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    Poll: Datsyuk on the team at 41?

    Karlsson and Panarin too. Datsyuk’s here to recruit.
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    Poll: Datsyuk on the team at 41?

    Fake news lol
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    Poll: Datsyuk on the team at 41?

    They hold the rights but I have little doubt they’d kick up any fuss about releasing those rights under the circumstances. Barely a point worth talking about.
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    Poll: Datsyuk on the team at 41?

    $3 million with incentives
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    Poll: Datsyuk on the team at 41?

    I’ll be very surprised if Larkin isn’t named Captain before the season. I doubt Dats even gets/wants an A if he comes back. He’s never had much of an ego on that front and is more of a lead by example type.
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    CAR vs NYI - Round 2

    Solid: https://mobile.twitter.com/NHLCanes/status/1123765591892951042
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    CAR vs NYI - Round 2

    As someone who just espoused endlessly to a friend about the glory and grandeur of Ovechkin as the greatest since Howe and how he is on the level of the holiest of holy of Howe, Gretzky, and now Ovechkin with Bobby Orr hanging off the edge by a hand, I get it. I like the Caps too. Maybe it helps that I’m local, but it’s still fun hockey. Edge of my damn seat. Alan Jackson says “We’re having a GOOD TIME!”