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Broken 16

Member Since 12 Jan 2009
Offline Last Active Jun 09 2011 06:27 PM
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In Topic: Will Nicklas Lidstrom Retire?

09 June 2011 - 02:34 PM

Media and Nick perhaps trying to give us a warning that Nick might actually retire.

http://detnews.com/a...0455/1128/rss16

http://www.freep.com...5/1053/sports05



I think it's more a warning to Kenny that he better make some good signings this offseason.

In Topic: SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

09 June 2011 - 02:29 AM

I don't see that as ribbing at all. Seems like he is goading a visiting fan simply because his team lost.



Of course you would think that.



Nice to see Van folding.

In Topic: SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

07 June 2011 - 11:47 PM

Seriously Broken - get your ownf****** life and stop worrying about mine.




Fish in a barrel I say.

Congrats. The Nucks have almost dove and slummed their way to a Cup. That team has actually made me prefer watching Office reruns to watching hockey.

In Topic: SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

07 June 2011 - 04:48 PM

Someone get stuck on a ferry again?

In Topic: Jonathan Ericsson's Value?

07 June 2011 - 02:28 PM

The thing is, what's probably keeping him in the lineup is his passing. He has a better first pass than Salei and Stuart. I know people like to pretend he turns it over every single time he touches the puck, but Ericsson's passing ability is actually an asset on a puck possession team like the Wings. It's like what's made him tolerable to management in spite of his slowed progress in nearly every other regard.

I'm not saying he should stay no matter what. If the price is right I'm okay with him as a decent bottom pairing D-man. If he wants too much and there's better guys available, let him walk.


I agree. I really don't have an issue with E's breakout. It's not stellar and he oftentimes just gets rid of it towards his partner and he is prone to the occasional cough-up. But he's not as bad in that regard as some make out. It's easy to see flaws when you are comparing a guy to Lids and Raffi. E is a decent defender as long as things are calm and calculated. But he is easily confused and I attribute that to his overall lack of experience on defense. It's gonna be quite a few years before there is a defenseman in the league that has less overall experience in his position than E. Aside from another experimental-type player.