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  1. Maybe it is more likely that Jurco turns it around in Chicago than the pick turning into an impact NHLer. But, to date, Jurco is hardly an impact NHLer. I can see the point of trading a 24 year-old. Yeah, why not give him more chances since we're likely to keep losing for a bit anyway? I figure they had made up their minds on Jurco though. And, assuming that's the case, trading him for a 3rd rounder today was the right call (and, again, a good haul for him based on what he's accomplished at the NHL level). I know many on LGW have continually pumped Jurco's tires about he never got a legitimate chance here. Yeah, he didn't get much power play time and yeah he played predominantly in the bottom six... but 159 games? Not to mention all of the practices, etc. in 3.5 seasons? At some point, even if a guy's opportunities aren't ideal, the blame for lack of success has to start shifting toward the player for not performing. For me, that point has passed.
  2. Well, I'm sorry for your loss there. I don't know how you can love him with that complete lack of production in a now not-so-small sample size. Whatever, though, to each their own. But, for me, a 3rd round pick beats a guy that will never play every time. And it's become clear that he is (pretty much) never going to play in Detroit. He's been a complete flop here and never come even close to living up to the considerable hype on him. Based on what he's done here, I think the 3rd round pick will prove to be well worth Jurco for Detroit. I guess it doesn't really matter if he does turn out to be something better in Chicago. There's no way he's going to suddenly be something that would've turned this team around.
  3. It seemed like it had to be 6 games to me from the beginning (I know, hindsight). The league decided that already when they gave Duncan Keith 6 for the high stick on Coyle (?). I think they may have wanted to come down harder on Nyquist, but didn't want to look like they had a double standard... which they would've had if Nyquist got a harsher suspension than their good 'Hawks boy Keith... especially considering that Keith had done the same thing previously to Jeff Carter.
  4. Mike Green has played more NHL games than the other 5 Defensemen combined. And, Green isn't really that old.
  5. Gotta love ref decided GWGs. Guys in striped shirts really crapped themselves at the end of this one.
  6. Was this picked up by NHLN or something? I'm getting blacked out.
  7. Let's get one thing straight, this is Suter's tour. He's worked hard his whole life, paid his dues, and now it's Suter's turn. And Suter's not about to let his reign at the top be spoiled by some freak, sideshow clown. Sorry, the beginning of Vokoun's post led my mind this direction.
  8. So many disappointments this season... Probably at least 75% of the team.
  9. I kind of thought they had already been crushed. At what point will the hole be too deep for even the most optimistic?
  10. Well... I'm glad Jensen got to play. I watched him play in the Frozen Four for St. Cloud a few years back. I was thinking he might not ever get a chance to play in the NHL.
  11. Well, now I'm confused! Maybe I'll just decide I like eye rolls and be happy.
  12. I'm sorry. You're right - taking unnecessary penalties while already shorthanded is acceptable. And, Mrazek has played well this season.
  13. Glendening should sit the next game for taking that stupid penalty that led to the 5 on 3. Mrazek should sit the next game because he is not any good this season.
  14. After 3 minutes of never possessing the puck, Larkin promptly turns the puck over as soon as he gets it. Every skater sucked balls tonight for hanging Howard out to dry and failing miserably to score on a backup goaltender.