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#61 Z Winged Dangler

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 06:58 PM

 

If you look at my line-up (which was done in a pretty light-hearted fashion by the way) it's clear that I was looking 3-4 years down the road. By then, Ericsson's deal will be up and he'll be passed over for younger/better players. And Helm? Let's just just say, with his injury history,  I'll be surprised if he can still walk in 3-4 years

In 3-4 years, Helm will be skating circles around a pile of crows for LGW to feast upon ;)

 

I hope he plays 82 games next season and everyone forgets the past 2 years.


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 10:56 PM

In 3-4 years, Helm will be skating circles around a pile of crows for LGW to feast upon ;)
 
I hope he plays 82 games next season and everyone forgets the past 2 years.


Everyone hopes he does. But the FACTS are he is injury prone. Can that change? Yes. And I believe everyone hopes it does. But you can't fault us who use facts and logic and draw a conclusion that he won't be playing 82 games....

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 11:14 PM

In 3-4 years, Helm will be skating circles around a pile of crows for LGW to feast upon ;)

 

I hope he plays 82 games next season and everyone forgets the past 2 years.

 

I think we’d all love that. 


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#64 Z Winged Dangler

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 03:18 PM

Everyone hopes he does. But the FACTS are he is injury prone. Can that change? Yes. And I believe everyone hopes it does. But you can't fault us who use facts and logic and draw a conclusion that he won't be playing 82 games....

He very well could play 82 games next year, and so could the also injury prone Zetterberg.  Both had back issues, both are apparently on the mend.  Helm had a rash of injuries all in a row which sometimes happens.  When you have a serious injury and then come back, your body sometimes doesn't transition too well.  Sort of like jumping on a treadmill that's going full speed...  Either way, I'm gonna stay positive on both of those guys as they're 2 of my 3 favorite players.  With Helm as well, he was concussed on a dirty hit by none other than Jared Cowen, so we can't really use the injury prone card on that one, or we'd have to use it on Dats as well, who was also concussed by that meathead Cowen.  Last year sucked terribly for injuries.  All I can say is I hope that changes this year and we get to watch our best players every night.


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Posted 27 July 2014 - 03:28 PM

If Helm can skate at least 65 games I'll be happy. I can be okay with an early season injury, either in training camp or the first week or two into the season. He also plays a reckless game so maybe another injury somewhere during the season. I don't think this is an unrealistic hope.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 04:28 PM

He very well could play 82 games next year, and so could the also injury prone Zetterberg.  Both had back issues, both are apparently on the mend.  Helm had a rash of injuries all in a row which sometimes happens.  When you have a serious injury and then come back, your body sometimes doesn't transition too well.  Sort of like jumping on a treadmill that's going full speed...  Either way, I'm gonna stay positive on both of those guys as they're 2 of my 3 favorite players.  With Helm as well, he was concussed on a dirty hit by none other than Jared Cowen, so we can't really use the injury prone card on that one, or we'd have to use it on Dats as well, who was also concussed by that meathead Cowen.  Last year sucked terribly for injuries.  All I can say is I hope that changes this year and we get to watch our best players every night.


I can dig your positivity.

Also, I almost forgot about Cowan. That dude needs to be dealt with early this season.
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Posted 27 July 2014 - 04:48 PM

I can dig your positivity.

Also, I almost forgot about Cowan. That dude needs to be dealt with early this season.

Glad to hear.  I'm about done with all the negative whirlwind around Cleary and Quincey.  I'm looking forward to the future of this team with Mantha, Larkin, Sproul, Ouellet, Mrazek and so on, and looking forward to as much Helm, Z and Dats as possible and for Weiss to silence the naysayers with a solid 50 point season and Smith getting his real shot and showing everyone that he's legit.  All the positives are being overshadowed by a few negatives.  Sure it was a terrible offseason again, but we also had a 2nd draft in a row that saw us get not 1 guy under 6 feet.  Once this team injects more of the top prospects into the line up and the arena is built downtown and the city is rejuvenated, guys are gonna wish they signed here the past few seasons and people will line up to play with the list of guys above....you know, aside from the guys who went to play for other teams to be closer to family and play with a good friend and all that.  Kenny can't control those things and I don't blame him for any of those.  Next season is pretty far from over seeing as it hasn't started yet.  Lots of time to find success.

 

Confused on the direction of the team moving forward?  Bad bridge deals to hold the kids back, but once we get the kids, they're ready and f*** me they're good!  I guess a little extra time in Blashill's hands isn't the worst thing that can happen.


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