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#21 HockeyCrazy3033

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 01:13 PM

Kyle is F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 01:17 PM

QUOTE(akustyk @ March 14, 2007 - 12:56PM) View Post

how's this change of tune. when we acquired Calder most posters were bitching Ken Holland like crazy for doing virtually nothing and bringing a guy who's -31. now he's a guy with own Wings-fan-loveboat

I'm bookmarking this thread. will love to add a link to Calder/Holland bashing threads once Kyle hits some slump...

gosh... some people are so dumb and have so short memories biggrin.gif


I was not excited about Kyle Calder. I wasn't mad at Holland, but I thought it was kind of a *yawn* trade.

But he's proven me wrong, and that's a good thing!

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 01:57 PM

QUOTE(akustyk @ March 14, 2007 - 11:56AM) View Post

how's this change of tune. when we acquired Calder most posters were bitching Ken Holland like crazy for doing virtually nothing and bringing a guy who's -31. now he's a guy with own Wings-fan-loveboat

I'm bookmarking this thread. will love to add a link to Calder/Holland bashing threads once Kyle hits some slump...

gosh... some people are so dumb and have so short memories biggrin.gif

I was happy with the trade. I knew Calder was a good player with Chicago. I complemented Holland for that trade.

Plus at the same time we finally got rid of Williams. tongue.gif

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 02:00 PM

QUOTE(Zetter is Better @ March 14, 2007 - 08:44AM) View Post

See, just because a player plays for a crappy team doesn`t mean they suck. And Calder proved that point when he got traded here. Look how well he`s doing. Keep it up Calder clap.gif


Your right but i don't think people assumed Calder sucked. Roberto Luongo was on the crappy Panthers and people didnt think he sucked.
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 02:13 PM

Hey, I'll be the first to admit that I thought the Calder acquisition was just Cory Cross Part Deux.

And then he scored in his first game, first shift, first shot. Still didn't change my opinion (since I believe Cross did the same thing or pretty close to it).

But seeing him play since then? I'll take my crow with a garlic butter sauce, please. biggrin.gif

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 02:23 PM

i think he has proved that he isn't another cross, if he keeps it up i would love to see him around next season
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 02:23 PM

Greatness has a new name: Kyle Calder.
"We've been in the same spot all year long. We won 50 games for the fourth year in a row. People think we're just hum-drum and boring.
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 02:24 PM

QUOTE(Viperar @ March 14, 2007 - 07:01PM) View Post

its called emotions, humans usually tend to show them when they are dealing with something they care about, deal with it

yeah smile.gif but the other side of the story is to sit down and think. Calder for Williams was great job from Holland, considering how subsequent GMs were raped of draft picks or prospects for big-name players. and this trade alone would make my trade deadline day.

and yeah, I'm emotional about my team, but my sight and understanding of NHL is not narrowed to two recent weeks, like many ppl here. Lang plays a month of crappy hockey, then comes out with two strong games and everybody is jumping his loveboat calling him the second comming of Jesus Christ. next he screws two passes and turns the puck over and everybody here is all over him and there's "Lang is lazy and he sucks™".


I mean - be amotional, but also try seeing more than just those 2 weeks. Calder is not an NHL player since this year. he has shown good skills once in Hawks and there was every reason to believe he's gonna be good in Winged Wheel. but the 2 week perspective sight prevented ppl from acknowledging this trade and giving credit to Holland. yet, the same dumb attitude makes people see Calder with Hart or Rocket now that he scored a couple of points on a fresh start with good team. and again, this same narrow-mindness will make ppl ***** him once he turns some puck over or doesn't score a single point for some 2 games in a row. and so on...

this forum used to be full of knowledgable fans with some wider hockey perspective. I guess they're still here, yet the main tone is set by ppl like I described above... which is pity


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Posted 14 March 2007 - 08:07 PM

Calder no longer the worst eh?

If this isn't reason to celebrate nd party, I don't know what is! laugh.gif

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 09:54 PM

By my count, the Calder Express now stands at -24 after tonight!!!
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 10:03 PM

QUOTE(Hank @ March 14, 2007 - 08:50AM) View Post

Absolutely! 9 points in 7 games says it all.
Meanwhile, JW has 3 points in 7 games with Chicago.



and J Willy's probably getting twice the ice time there too.
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 11:35 PM

I didn't figure this would take long, now that he's on an NHL-quality team.

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 08:19 AM

That is what playing with Robert Lang will do to you.

#34 paveldatsukthenextsavard

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 06:13 PM

QUOTE(superstarsingh @ March 15, 2007 - 03:19AM) View Post

That is what playing with Robert Lang will do to you.

the other way around. calders energy and forechecking have brought opportunities for lang.

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