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#1 The Axe

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

From last pick at forward position, to scratch at D, to lost 6th pairing D, to decent pker 4th position D, to fairly paid 3rd D, to decent top 2 D man. All the while taking a beating from fans for not being Jiri Fischer. Ive thrown as many remotes through drywall as the next guy watching this guy's blunders over the last 5 years, but I gotta give him his props now. Well done, big rig.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

Wait.....WHAT? Am I missing something here?


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

Wait.....WHAT? Am I missing something here?

 

Big Rig will be paired with Kronner on 1st line D. Smith and Quincey will be 2nd pair, while White and Colo/Kindl take the third tier 



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:10 PM

Wait.....WHAT? Am I missing something here?

 

The OP can see into the future and is telling us what he sees.

 

Ericsson will win the Norris this season.   :nhl2:


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

From last pick at forward position, to scratch at D, to lost 6th pairing D, to decent pker 4th position D, to fairly paid 3rd D, to decent top 2 D man. All the while taking a beating from fans for not being Jiri Fischer. Ive thrown as many remotes through drywall as the next guy watching this guy's blunders over the last 5 years, but I gotta give him his props now. Well done, big rig.

$5 says in 6 to 8 weeks from now you'll be singing a different tune.

 

He's nothing special.



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

I too would like to congratulate John, without his steadfast leadership in the face of inevitable destruction, we never would've survived judgement day and defeated the machi-

 

....s***, wrong John.

 

Way to go Rig, you were solid as hell last year.



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

$5 says in 6 to 8 weeks from now you'll be singing a different tune.

 

He's nothing special.

 

I hated him 2 years ago, but the last 2/3 of the season last year he was much better. I even found him more reliable than Stuart



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

I hated him 2 years ago, but the last 2/3 of the season last year he was much better. I even found him more reliable than Stuart

Same here. While Stuart was mentally checking out of Detroit around late Nov early Dec, E was stepping up and being the solid guy we needed. He was huge.



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

Big Rig will be paired with Kronner on 1st line D. Smith and Quincey will be 2nd pair, while White and Colo/Kindl take the third tier 

As long as Cola is healthy (crosses fingers) - he'll be paired with White, and Kindl will sit...Hopefully.



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:24 PM

Breakout season I'm predicting from Ericsson. Kronwall is a good match for him. I wouldn't be surprised if he played himself onto the powerplay

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:25 PM

Didn't notice him much last year which is a good thing, usually when you did notice him in the past he was turning the puck over.  Hopefully he can provide a solid shutdown role this year, while providing the odd offensive burst.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="F.Michael" data-cid="2340685" data-time="1358367091"><p>
$5 says in 6 to 8 weeks from now you'll be singing a different tune.<br />
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He's nothing special.</p></blockquote>


You might be right on the first part. Youre dead wrong on the last. How many last picks have ended up playing as a top 2 dman at any point? I bet big rig is the only last pick ever to even play in the NHL. He's definitely special.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:46 AM

I too would like to congratulate John, without his steadfast leadership in the face of inevitable destruction, we never would've survived judgement day and defeated the machi-

 

....s***, wrong John.

My mission is to protect you.

 

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:49 AM

I'm for Big Rig's success as much as anyone, but unless he tunes into his 2009 playoffs self, I'm not expecting a Norris-caliber year. 


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:53 AM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="F.Michael" data-cid="2340685" data-time="1358367091"><p>

You might be right on the first part. Youre dead wrong on the last. How many last picks have ended up playing as a top 2 dman at any point? I bet big rig is the only last pick ever to even play in the NHL. He's definitely special.

 

Five of the last-overall picks of the past 20 drafts (dating back to 1993) have played in the NHL. Three of them---Ericsson, Patric Hornqvist, and Kim Jonsson---have become regulars in the league.



I'm for Big Rig's success as much as anyone, but unless he tunes into his 2009 playoffs self, I'm not expecting a Norris-caliber year. 

 

He made constant mistakes in the 2009 playoffs. Anyway, I'm not expecting a Norris-quality season either. Who would?



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

If nothing else, he'll be able to step in when players go after Kronwall.

 

From looking at the D lines, they seem setup for a relatively even amount of ES time.



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:11 AM

Big E is better than most of you give him credit for. Not everybody can be the "perfect human", we have just been spoiled and hence over critical of every one of our defenders since Lidstrom set the bar.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

I may be a minority in this thought, but last year Ericsson > Stuart.



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

I may be a minority in this thought, but last year Ericsson > Stuart.

 

right with you... now 2010/2011 Ericsson > no one lol



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="Euro_Twins" data-cid="2341007" data-time="1358454580"><p>
 <br />
right with you... now 2010/2011 Ericsson > no one lol</p></blockquote>

Not even Lebda?





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