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#21 Jocke

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:10 AM

The Swedish love affair needs to end. The Kings used how many "slick/clever/mobile" euros last season? Oh yah. None.


This! We need to copy the LA model and the cup will be handed to us.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:19 AM

Yea it's not like we won the cup in 2008 with a bunch of Swedes or anything. Oh yea and I guess Kopitar was born in that other Slovenia that isn't located in Europe.


Why, is Kopitar coming to Detroit?
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:24 AM

Why, is Kopitar coming to Detroit?

What's funny is that Kopitar and Franzen are the exact same size. 6'3" 225 lbs.

But if you watch them play you'd think Kopitar was a few inches and 70 lbs bigger than mule. Kopi is so strong in the corners and impossible to move off the puck.

I guess that's not really funny at all, just sad.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:36 AM

What's funny is that Kopitar and Franzen are the exact same size. 6'3" 225 lbs.

But if you watch them play you'd think Kopitar was a few inches and 70 lbs bigger than mule. Kopi is so strong in the corners and impossible to move off the puck.

I guess that's not really funny at all, just sad.


That's because the Kings have big, gritty players on the roster, who toughen him up. We don't.

I always say Downey, Drake, McCarty and Lilja toughened our soft Euros up as the season went on in 2008.

Who do we have now that can stir the pot on the 4th line? I guess we just added Tootoo, so that should help. But I still think we need more in that department. Then Holland comes out and spends 3 million on Samuelsson of all people.
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:39 AM

That's because the Kings have big, gritty players on the roster, who toughen him up. We don't.

I always say Downey, Drake, McCarty and Lilja toughened our soft Euros up as the season went on in 2008.

Who do we have now that can stir the pot on the 4th line? I guess we just added Tootoo, so that should help. But I still think we need more in that department. Then Holland comes out and spends 3 million on Samuelsson of all people.

I disagree.

Kopitar is tough all on his own. It's not like he's going to be out there fighting guys (though he did fight Burrows this year when Burrows went after him) but I think he'd play that way on any team. He plays like Z if Z were Franzen's size.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:42 AM

I disagree.

Kopitar is tough all on his own. It's not like he's going to be out there fighting guys (though he did fight Burrows this year when Burrows went after him) but I think he'd play that way on any team. He plays like Z if Z were Franzen's size.


I'm not talking about fighting. I'm talking about playing gritty and battling for pucks in corners. I think it's easier to do that when your teammates play a similar style, especially on the bottom lines. They set the tone for the game and you follow their example.

Our 4th line last year was a joke and didn't set the tempo for any kind of physical or gritty style. Hence, I don't think Kopitar would play like he did in LA for our team.
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:08 PM

Jesusberg, good point. I want to see them get tougher.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:53 PM

While I am all for adding toughness (wanted Big Scott), this thread is about the perfect human having a job in the organization.




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#29 The Axe

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:55 PM

And everybody is happy about that already, obviously.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:28 PM

It's too bad the position of #1 defenseman isn't a work-from-home type job. He could live there and play here.

His offensive talents were greatly needed. I never thought I'd wish he was more of a stay-at-home defenseman.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:51 PM

Sounds like a "charity job" like they seem to be giving out upon retirement recently. I love Lids as much as anyone but really how much scouting is he really going to do. He was smart on the ice but does he have an eye for young talent? I would much rather have seem him in some sort of coaching role.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:58 PM

Id rather he play the last month and playoffs of every season for 5 more years.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:59 PM

Sounds like a "charity job" like they seem to be giving out upon retirement recently. I love Lids as much as anyone but really how much scouting is he really going to do. He was smart on the ice but does he have an eye for young talent? I would much rather have seem him in some sort of coaching role.


Not easy to coach from Sweden.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:12 PM

LOL ZOMG I went on nhl.com and saw lids pic and "back in the fold" and thought he was back for a sec until reading the scouting stuff I already knew.

Is there a kickstarter campaign for Jakub Kindl to never play another NHL game?


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:17 PM

Come back, Nick.


If you love him, you'll let him go. :tounge:

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:06 PM

LOL ZOMG I went on nhl.com and saw lids pic and "back in the fold" and thought he was back for a sec until reading the scouting stuff I already knew.


Yes, that was a brutal trick.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:30 PM

I'm sure some of you have seen this before but this is absolutely hilarious! Gosh, we're gonna miss #5...



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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:34 PM

OMG, NHL.COM headline reads "Back in the fold" with a picture of Lids; I thought for SURE he was returning as a player on a 1 year deal.... only to read "...as a scout"

My heart literally skipped a beat when I thought he was going to return since our D is screwed in the ass.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:58 PM

Best signing this summer yet.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:54 AM

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Think for yourself. Question authority. Throughout human history as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are or where we are going in this ocean of chance, it has been the authorities, the political, the religious, the educational authorities who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing, forming in our minds their view of reality. To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable, open mindedness, chaotic, confused vulnerability to inform yourself.





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