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#1 ShanahanMan

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:20 PM

This guy has gotten mixed reviews from day 1. Some love him, others hate. Personally, I've never been a fan. Sure, he knocks a guy down once in a while, something that (sadly) is a rarity for this team, but he's also a turn over machine and contributes very little to offense. He also can't seem to win ANY puck battles for the life of him. Yet, people will continue to defend him here cause he's the sole source of any "grit" this team has. Anyway, considering he's simply been god awful this series, what do you think? Sit for playoffs? Cut him in the off-season?


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Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:23 PM

As I said in the GDT, we need to get rid of this guy.

He doesn't do anything that can't be replaced by guys that do it much better. He should be trying to hit everything with a Sharks jersey out there. Instead, the only physicality he's shown involves high sticking people.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:25 PM

Modano time, that's what you do

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:26 PM

Abby is awesome. No need to dump a guy because he's taken a couple high-sticking penalties. :rolleyes:

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:28 PM

Abby is awesome. No need to dump a guy because he's taken a couple high-sticking penalties. :rolleyes:


No?

I just read on TMZ that his girlfriend has dumped him for that exact reason.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:28 PM

Abby is awesome. No need to dump a guy because he's taken a couple high-sticking penalties. :rolleyes:


please convince me


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Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:32 PM

Some major scapegoating here...

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:36 PM

Knee jerk much?

Yeah, hes taken a couple high sticks...

But the one last game should NOT have been a double. That was a display of dastardlyf****** ***** ass bulls*** unsportsmanship conduct on that piece of s*** Wallin. Watch the replay. Thatf****** piece of s*** chomps down on his own lip several times until he draws his own blood, then runs to the ref, who of course calls a double minor on it. f****** disgraceful...

If Helm had a couple unproductive games in which he drew a couple penalites, you guys would be calling for him to be booted from the team too. Get a grip, eh?

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:37 PM

They could try taking his stick away. Or maybe just make the blade really, really heavy.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:39 PM

Abdelkader has taken some stupid penalties, but I'm more concerned with our "second line" center or the guy that has supposed to fill that role for five years now and still hasn't. Filppula is useless offensively and the reason Datsyuk and Zetterberg almost have to be split up again.

No worries though. Fil will hit his potential next season according to his fan club and the Cubs will win the World Series.
 
 
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:41 PM

Abdelkader has taken some stupid penalties, but I'm more concerned with our "second line" center or the guy that has supposed to fill that role for five years now and still hasn't. Filppula is useless offensively and the reason Datsyuk and Zetterberg almost have to be split up again.

No worries though. Fil will hit his potential next season according to his fan club and the Cubs will win the World Series.


Yeah sometimes I even forget he is on the ice :(

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:44 PM

I'm more concerned with our "second line" center or the guy that has supposed to fill that role for five years now and still hasn't. Filppula is useless offensively and the reason Datsyuk and Zetterberg almost have to be split up again



THIS is a goodf****** point people should be worried about too. But for some reason Fil is beloved and all his f*** ups and bad play must be blamed on someone else. s***, even ridiculously overpaid per 2 year old contract Hudler consistently impresses me af****** HELL of a lot more that the (for whateverf****** reason) beloved Fillpula.


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(actually, that not fair, Hudler has picked it up the second half of the season, I still think he is overpaid though)


Edited by sleepwalker, 01 May 2011 - 05:46 PM.


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Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:44 PM

The Abdelkader hate is mind-boggling. The guy took a couple of bad penalties, move on. He's done nothing else egregious. No one really got anything going today. The thing that scares me more is that Helm has been subdued of late.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:50 PM

Abdelkader is young, has been clutch (09 finals anyone?), and is willing to scrap.

The more time he gets in the NHL, the better he can be for the team. Perhaps we should get a veteran grit depth player to give him some perspective? No I don't believe having May on the team half the season was enough to work him. I would rather have a contributor to more than just fighting.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:55 PM

So because the second line cannot score, the BFF line cannot score, and the third line cannot score (with or without Abby), Abby is the scapegoat? He has taken some bad penalties, but I don't see how he hurt us today (his penalty did in OT, but Z got a similar penalty today and won't be criticized).

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 06:40 PM

he is not physical enough for how crappy the rest of his game has been
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 06:46 PM

Abdelkader has taken some stupid penalties, but I'm more concerned with our "second line" center or the guy that has supposed to fill that role for five years now and still hasn't. Filppula is useless offensively and the reason Datsyuk and Zetterberg almost have to be split up again.

No worries though. Fil will hit his potential next season according to his fan club and the Cubs will win the World Series.

Uh, Fil is tied with Homer for second most points on the team in the playoffs, bro.

You might want to pick on someone that's actually sucking, like Franzen or Abdelkader (who's -3).

Some people... :rolleyes:

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 06:46 PM

As I said in the GDT, we need to get rid of this guy.

He doesn't do anything that can't be replaced by guys that do it much better. He should be trying to hit everything with a Sharks jersey out there. Instead, the only physicality he's shown involves high sticking people.


I agree 100%.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 06:58 PM

Abdelkader is lazy and he sucks.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:19 PM

Here's what you do...

Take him out back with the shotgun and tell the kids that he went to a poodle farm to learn some toughness.





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