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#21 Bring Back The Bruise Bros

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:57 PM

So Walker will play 3rd pairing with Sean O'Donnell?
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:02 PM

even then, it's still edge TB, whether it's slight or not - now, you get a fully healthy Gagne playing on Vinny's wing for a full season - and then it's an ABSOLUTE pillaging...


i'll agree to that, but lets see if gagne can play a full season first.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:12 PM

Flyers fans are not very happy about this.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:29 PM

Way to Go Stevie- I am going to enjoy watching the Bolts this year! Tons of potential!
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:42 PM

And to this day Steve Yzerman finds a way to f*** the Flyers over.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:46 PM

I must say that's a nice little feather in Stevie's cap. But considering the tutors that he had to learn from, I'd say he did alright.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:25 PM

Steve Yzerman is a friggin gun. He traded an overpaid #5 defenceman and a 4th round pick for a 1st line LWer to play with either Vinny or Stamkos. Not to mention getting Dan Ellis and Brett Clark and Kubina to improve the defence, well done.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:38 PM

Great trade for Yzerman!!!

Gagné - Stamkos - Malone
Downie - Lecavalier - St-Louis


Just to add - Gagné is + 143 (career regaular season)

He is the reason WHY Flyers went 4-3 (after beeing down 3 games)... GREAT DEAL FOR TAMPA. I guess we have (ALL OF US) new favorite team in Eastern division...
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 04:31 PM

This is a steal for fun. Walker's a decent enforcer/defensive d-man and all, but I don't think he's worth 1.7 million, especially for the next 3 years. In return the Bolts bolster their offense (which was needed) and they already have several, large defensive prospects ready to jump in (Lundin, Smaby, Mihalik even). Plus, they just signed Brett Clark not too long ago which helps with the shot blocking a ton. If Gagne can play 60+ games this year it's a huge steal.

Good job Stevie. :clap:

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 04:37 PM

You know, if Stevie keeps this up, he's gonna be considered the Eastern Conference's answer to Ken Holland.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 04:46 PM

You know, if Stevie keeps this up, he's gonna be considered the Eastern Conference's answer to Ken Holland.



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Posted 19 July 2010 - 05:29 PM

You know, if Stevie keeps this up, he's gonna be considered the Eastern Conference's answer to Ken Holland.


He has done an absolutely amazing job. It will be interesting to see how he handles things in a few years when he is tight up against the cap. Hard to compare what he is doing to what Holland has to do IMO because Holland always just deals with being right up against the cap and that (thankfully for Stevie) is something he doesn't have to deal with yet (although I'm sure when he does he will be great at that just like he is everything else he does :lol: ).

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 05:42 PM

Stamkos, Lecavalier, St. Louis, Downie, Gagne, Malone...... very nice top six.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 05:50 PM

Stamkos, Lecavalier, St. Louis, Downie, Gagne, Malone...... very nice top six.

Still they should trade Malone or someone for a D-upgrade, they will score lots of goals and dominate the pp but i doubt they will be a force in their own end.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 05:55 PM

Bieksa would be a nice PP shot.Malone for Bieksa straight up?
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 08:50 PM

Wow. Stevie is kicking ass and taking names in Tampa! The Gagne signing was almost highway robbery! Stevie must have been wearing a black mask when talking to Holmgren! :ph34r:

Of course the Lightning have yet to play a game but all indications are they will be a MUCH better team in 10-11 than they have been in recent seasons. Some fans in Tampa are ready to erect a statue of Stevie outside the St. Pete Times Forum!

I know I'm getting ahead of myself here, but maybe Stevie for GM of the Year? LOL...could happen. ;)

Regardless, excellent job by The Captain! (and yes, he is still The Captain) :clap:
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 09:04 PM

Still they should trade Malone or someone for a D-upgrade, they will score lots of goals and dominate the pp but i doubt they will be a force in their own end.

Yeah ever since Tampa won the cup they have had good offense but no back end or goalie. Steve needs to do something to bring in a solid top 4 defenseman and Hedman needs to make strides this year. If they do this I think they make playoffs

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:42 AM

Yeah ever since Tampa won the cup they have had good offense but no back end or goalie. Steve needs to do something to bring in a solid top 4 defenseman and Hedman needs to make strides this year. If they do this I think they make playoffs


The Lightning will definitely make the playoffs.

They have one of the NHL's best top-six forward groups (Stamkos, St.Louis, Lecavalier, Gagne, Malone, Downie), a very good top-four D (Kubina, Ohlund, Hedman, Clark), and a good goaltending tandem (Smith/Ellis).

If either Ellis or Smith shows up as the kind of top end goaltender that those guys were 'supposed' to be and have shown flashes of being, and Hedman has a breakout season, the Bolts could be extremely dangerous in the East.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:31 AM

If there was an award for GM of the year, it would be Stevie.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:25 AM

If there was an award for GM of the year, it would be Stevie.

there is a GM of the year award and it's awarded at the end of the season, it just doesn't have an official name, Don Maloney won it this past season - http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=530750

Edited by stevkrause, 20 July 2010 - 09:26 AM.

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.






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