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#1 Dabura

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 03:56 PM

Thought this was worth pointing out:

 

How Mike Vernon set the stage for Patrick Roy's trade from Montreal [SBNation.com]
 

Mike Vernon: I recall even having a conversation with Patrick Roy, in Montreal, at the little breakfast place there, the spot we always used to go to. And uh, I just walked in by myself and I was early to the rink or something like that, and he was there like "Mike, come here, I want to talk to you." He goes, "The pressure, the media, the fans..." he was just... I knew he was thoroughly upset about all of this, and it was really bothering him. And I said, Patrick, you just have to get traded. I said I got traded, I'm enjoying it in Detroit and everything else, and lo and behold that game was the game where he went up to the president.

 

Adds a neat little wrinkle to the Wings-Avs rivalry.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 03:59 PM

I suppose he also put something into his coffee. :P How many goals did Roy let in that night again ?


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:05 PM

I suppose he also put something into his coffee. :P How many goals did Roy let in that night again ?

 

52 if I recall correctly. 


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:32 PM

Yeah.  Thanks a lot, Vernie.  Nice work, ya jerk.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:35 AM

ahhh...yes..but we would know nothing of THE statue of liberty...mccarty hat trick....and hasek back to back shutouts.

 

colorado built that team to run the west....the wings just needed motivation.

 

detroit destroys rivals....just give it time. every 4 years someone new looks to knock the wings out.

 

boston....your next!


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:45 AM

you're?

boston....your next!


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:20 AM

if they had kept Vernon, not only would they still have won in 98, they more than likely would've won again in 99. Ozzie got hurt and Ranford was past his prime. Plus I believe Ranford got hurt as well...

 

I still never understood the reason behind that trade.


Edited by LeftWinger, 29 July 2014 - 10:21 AM.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:31 AM

It always blows my mind in hockey how two guys can have this much mutual respect and then pummel each other during one of  the best goalie fights ever.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 12:40 PM

Thats the way it is. I have the greatest respect for my opponents in the Square. You share something that few people do. That doesn't hinder you to beat the crap out of the guy during the fight. But before and especially after it there is some deep understanding for the guy in the other corner.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:28 PM

Roy doesn't go to Colorado ----> Detroit wins the '96 Cup -----> Shanahan is never a Red Wing? ----> Then what...?


Edited by unsaddleddonald, 29 July 2014 - 03:28 PM.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:32 PM

Roy doesn't go to Colorado ----> Detroit wins the '96 Cup -----> Shanahan is never a Red Wing? ----> Then what...?


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:59 AM

Speaking of Jedi mind tricks...has anybody noticed how Jiri Fischer is like the Yoda of player developement?  I was watching those Flagstar Bank prospect report videos and Fischer is a freakin' weirdo.

 


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:18 PM

 

52 if I recall correctly. 

 

That was the night of Dandenault's 8-Trick as I recall


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:35 PM

Speaking of Jedi mind tricks...has anybody noticed how Jiri Fischer is like the Yoda of player developement?  I was watching those Flagstar Bank prospect report videos and Fischer is a freakin' weirdo.
 

He is a weirdo. The way he talks about the players. It is like a bedtime story.
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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:59 PM

I've heard about everything about that game. Never heard this, kinda cool.
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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:51 AM

I suppose he also put something into his coffee. :P How many goals did Roy let in that night again ?

The final score was what....10-2 I think?  I loved how the fans cheered for Roy when he saved one.  That's still one of my favorite games ever to watch.


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 01:18 PM

The final score was what....10-2 I think?  I loved how the fans cheered for Roy when he saved one.  That's still one of my favorite games ever to watch.


Actually I think it was 11-1

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:12 PM

Actually I think it was 11-1

yep. He asked to be pulled after 9. Mwahahahaha.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 08:28 PM

The game is on NHL net right now
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Posted 01 August 2014 - 08:34 PM

Talking all about the trade
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