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#1 Phazon

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 07:28 AM

atleast according to TSN

#2 55fan

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 07:42 AM

Followed by Crosby, Zetterberg, and "you're not good enough for the Olympics/ former LGW whipping boy" Samuelsson.

Love it.

Note: Minimum of 12 games, so Lang doesn't qualify.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 07:52 AM

f*** yeah Franzen!

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:25 AM

Seems like the guy is just born for playoff-hockey

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:42 AM

He got a lot of flack on these boards for his performance in the playoffs other than that one 4 goal game.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:05 AM

He got a lot of flack on these boards for his performance in the playoffs other than that one 4 goal game.

I think the one big game has exaggerated how effective he was in the playoffs night-in and night-out by a little. But on the other hand, in restrospect, I was one of those guys giving him undue flack for his game this postseason. While his goals were down he and Pavel were hooking up for a lot of great plays. Normally Pavel is the playmaker and Mule is the finisher, and for whatever reason that was reversed in the playoffs and my brain didn't like that.

Outside of the monster game he had a point every night, finished PPG, which isn't out of the ordinary for him considering that's about where he was at the last two playoff runs.
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:33 AM

I think the one big game has exaggerated how effective he was in the playoffs night-in and night-out by a little. But on the other hand, in restrospect, I was one of those guys giving him undue flack for his game this postseason. While his goals were down he and Pavel were hooking up for a lot of great plays. Normally Pavel is the playmaker and Mule is the finisher, and for whatever reason that was reversed in the playoffs and my brain didn't like that.

Outside of the monster game he had a point every night, finished PPG, which isn't out of the ordinary for him considering that's about where he was at the last two playoff runs.


Too many people put too much stock in goals. Yes, they are important (have to have them to win), but someone has to set up the guy to score. It is always nice to be balanced, but some guys are better at passing than shooting.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:48 AM

Too many people put too much stock in goals. Yes, they are important (have to have them to win), but someone has to set up the guy to score. It is always nice to be balanced, but some guys are better at passing than shooting.

I'm with you. Any play that helps create a goal, even stuff that doesn't end up on the scoresheet -- like a breakout pass up ice or steal in the neutral zone that leads to a rush, a screen or even a pick that creates an opening for a goal -- is good enough for me.

Except when it isn't. But hey, no one's perfect. :P
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:02 AM

And I think he was noticeably struggling with his injury.
His name belongs right there with Ovechkin, Crosby and Zetterberg in terms of playoff monsters the past few years.

Now if only we could get a full season out of him!
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:38 AM

And I think he was noticeably struggling with his injury.
His name belongs right there with Ovechkin, Crosby and Zetterberg in terms of playoff monsters the past few years.

Now if only we could get a full season out of him!


Just don't let him play Chicago in October.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:20 AM

My name is Johan Franzen and I am massively underrated.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:58 AM

In retrospect, I'm really happy my wife thought Franzen was my favorite player and bought me his jersey when really, Zetts was my favorite.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 12:10 PM

And I think he was noticeably struggling with his injury.
His name belongs right there with Ovechkin, Crosby and Zetterberg in terms of playoff monsters the past few years.


and GetFlaf too!

works every time


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Posted 08 July 2010 - 01:41 PM

Yeah, I gotta say, I was one of the ones who was a little worried at first, but he definitely put in the effort and made a difference once he got going. And then there was that hat trick... Yeah, I'm pretty darn content with that.

and GetFlaf too!


Heh, every time I see that post title I crack up... I don't know what getting flaffed is, but I'm not really sure I want to find out. Especially since Ryan is involved...dude can't even have a conversation about his stick and keep a straight face. ;)

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 01:48 PM

:thumbup: Well, duh... Same thing every single year with this guy. Mule knows playoffs.
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:12 PM

Before he got his 4 goal game, he only had 2 goals in 10 games. That's not good enough for Mule, but I'm sure it was only because of his injury. He'll be back next year, hopefully with 40 goals.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:16 PM

He'll be back next year, hopefully with 40 goals.

Please and thank you. I was an idiot and predicted that after the Finals in 09 and then s***cago came to town....

So no more predictions from me just hope this can happen.
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:19 PM

While his goal total was down (other than the 4 goal game) his assist total was right up there.

Mule is a point eater in the post season, he just always seems to find a way to be on the score sheet!

Some one needs to make a "Captain Caveman" type photoshop but it can read "Captain Playoff" and the club coudl be a hockey stick!
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:27 PM

Before he got his 4 goal game, he only had 2 goals in 10 games. That's not good enough for Mule, but I'm sure it was only because of his injury. He'll be back next year, hopefully with 40 goals.



While his goal total was down (other than the 4 goal game) his assist total was right up there.

Mule is a point eater in the post season, he just always seems to find a way to be on the score sheet!

Some one needs to make a "Captain Caveman" type photoshop but it can read "Captain Playoff" and the club coudl be a hockey stick!
LOL


My point exactly. He might not have been getting the goals, but he was still contributing with assists. That means someone was scoring. It doesn't matter who scores the goals, as long as they are scored.

Edited by CenterIce, 08 July 2010 - 02:28 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:30 PM

You don't mess with the Johan.

I seem to remember Flip and Mule doing well in the playoffs a few years back. I think it was during the cup run when they had a Mule-Flip-Sammy line going. Hopefully those two can find some chemistry during the regular season and get the most out of each other.





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