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#2521878 ECF : (5) New York Rangers vs. (4) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by Euro_Twins on 27 May 2014 - 03:43 PM

So...suck on my new game plan for this evening:

"Go Rags go!! Best team evarrrr woooo beat those froggy Canadian f***s!"


Wow. This has backfired on me tremendously




#2521820 ECF : (5) New York Rangers vs. (4) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by Euro_Twins on 26 May 2014 - 09:03 PM

BOY, I REALLY HOPE THOSE BLACKHAWKS WIN THEY'RE SWELL

*prays*

pleaseworkpleaseworkpleasework


Everything is going according to plan... Excellent


#2521752 ECF : (5) New York Rangers vs. (4) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by Euro_Twins on 25 May 2014 - 10:04 PM

Yes I'm on the Geaux Habs Geaux page and you're somewhere in the table of contents trying to figure out why you're rooting for the wrong team.

I mean why would you want Jay Baruchel to be sad he's Canada's sweetheart I just don't understand you



You know how to cut to the core of me Baxter




#2521748 ECF : (5) New York Rangers vs. (4) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by Euro_Twins on 25 May 2014 - 09:43 PM

You can't see it but I'm flicking you off right now

Carl Hagelin needs to come home. And by home I mean Swedichigan


I'll give you butt pats if the rags win ;)

Geaux rags geaux


#2521679 Mantha named CHL player of the year

Posted by Euro_Twins on 24 May 2014 - 11:31 PM

Right.

If the Wings sign a decent forward, Jurco will most likely be in GR along with Pulkkinen. So Mantha wont even have to be "the guy" there...to bad Kenny traded our only decent playmaking center down there. Athaniasiou, i thino, is gonna surprise alot of people in GR too.

 

can we honestly drop the Jarnkrok stuff in every thread already? he was never going to make the team, it's that simple. As far as mantha goes, the guys he will be playing with will be far and away better then what he had




#2521625 Dan Boyle not coming back to the Sharks

Posted by Euro_Twins on 24 May 2014 - 10:59 AM

Justin Bourne wrote a piece a little while back about the importance of having a cornerstone defenseman. He listed each team's #1 defenseman and divided the teams according to how they (the teams) ultimately fared this season. The point he was making is that the remaining playoff teams generally boast better #1s than the teams that have been eliminated, and the teams that have been eliminated generally boast better #1s than the teams that didn't make the playoffs. But what really struck me is that virtually none of the league's #1s are shutdown types. These days (maybe like always), a Truly Elite Defenseman is, basically, a two-way monster. He can defend, but maybe more importantly, he moves the puck exceptionally well and puts up lots-o-points. He drives possession, offense. He runs the power play...
 
I'm not saying Dan Boyle is one of the true elites. But he's a lot closer than a Luke Schenn. With Kronwall being excellent (though, not elite) in his own right, we don't necessarily need a true elite. We just need a guy who has that kind of ability. A guy like...Dan Boyle. After two years of Boyle, Smith would, hopefully, be a big producer, and Sproul (who I think has the potential to be a #1 in this league) would be ready to play big minutes. And even if Boyle gets hurt or seriously falters, well, that's an opportunity for one of the kids. So, to me, it's a win-win.


And we don't have to trade to get him


#2521569 Dan Boyle not coming back to the Sharks

Posted by Euro_Twins on 23 May 2014 - 08:20 PM

I'd love to have Boyle.  Under-valued for his current expectation because of his recent struggles, but a champion is inside.


He would redeem himself in Detroit. I'd love to have him


#2521406 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Euro_Twins on 22 May 2014 - 08:20 AM

Vanek is playing on the 4th line because he's been bad. You know, like so many people want Babcock to do to the goat du jour here.





#2521381 WCF: (6) California Dreamin' v (5) The Night Chicago Died

Posted by Euro_Twins on 21 May 2014 - 09:42 PM

Lol f*** Chicago


#2521315 Regner: Next year could be Babcock's last

Posted by Euro_Twins on 21 May 2014 - 09:40 AM

I'm sure everything Babcock said was true -- he likes his life, he likes the team, the grass isn't always greener, etc. But that doesn't mean he is not going to listen to other offers if and when he gets to free agency. Someone comes in and offers $10M/season, you could buy a fancy hunting lodge and a big cottage on a lake for that. This talk will end only if/when MB signs a new contract -- until then he will be fans'/media's darling candidate for every good coaching job in hockey.



Babcock makes $2m/year which is tops in the league. Not even gms make more than that. The fact is babs won't be leaving for more money, maybe for a new opportunity but no gm is offering a coach $3m/year, let alone 10


#2521256 ECF : (5) New York Rangers vs. (4) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by Euro_Twins on 20 May 2014 - 09:09 AM

 
Hasek didn't get past the 2nd round for 6 years, and in his 9 seasons with the Sabres only made it past the second round twice. 
 
I'm not saying Lundqvist is necessarily the world's best goaltender, but that's a pretty strange metric you're using.


I'm not saying he isn't a great goalie. I'm just saying great goalies can only get you so far. The fact that "the king" has only gotten past the second round for the second time now just goes to show that even if we had the best goalie in the league we wouldn't fare any better in the playoffs if we can't defend properly or score more


#2521124 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Euro_Twins on 19 May 2014 - 09:12 AM

XM I disagree. 3 years from now when the young guys you mention are developed-which they will be, Datsyuk will be gone, Z and Kronwall will be in the late 30's-who knows how much they will still be able to produce, Franzen will be gone I HOPE! Ericsson mid 30's etc.... The point is, the young guys are not coming fast enough to replace what we will be losing, which in fact has been the problem the last 4 or 5 years.
Even if all of the young guys that have already made it to detroit pan out-which history says they will not, none of them are guys any sees a future 80 point guy. Most look like good solid 2nd and 3rd line players. Guys that will score between 15-25 goals with 40-50 points per year. Yes every team needs guys like that. But it is your point per game guys that win cups. Or if a team is able to shut down those point per game guys.


I can see nyquist putting up 70 points/year by then


#2521089 Ovechkin taken from arena in ambulance at World Championships

Posted by Euro_Twins on 18 May 2014 - 06:40 PM

I was kidding. I haven't let WWII go yet. I tend to hold grudges for a long time, even if things happened before I was born. Don't even get me started on the Romans. 


I'm still Pissed at the asteroids for killing the dinosaurs


#2520992 ECF : (5) New York Rangers vs. (4) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by Euro_Twins on 17 May 2014 - 02:44 PM

How do you say "s***-kicking" en francais?


Kicken Le s***... Probably

Rags are destroying the habs


#2520904 Dan Boyle not coming back to the Sharks

Posted by Euro_Twins on 16 May 2014 - 08:54 PM

I dont know much about him but I've heard that he may be done...
 
Its possible that his play has dipped alot so holland will probably get him signed for a decade or so


Holland doesn't sign guys like that for more than 2 years at most. Every team signs these types of players. Go to any fan forum and all the fans do is ***** about how they signed this vet or that vet that's washed up. You need vets to be successful, you can't win with just youth. Look at Edmonton