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Barrie

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In Topic: 9 (NINE!) player trade involving Phanuef

Today, 11:43 AM

 

No comparison.  Yzerman was an amazing offensive force in his prime, even without championships.  If he retires in 1995, you could even make a HHOF case for Yzerman.  Can't do that for Phaneuf.

 

My post wasn't about championships but about how he hasn't lived up to expectations since his younger days in Calgary.   

 

I second that. Yzerman had his best offensive years in the late 80's to early 90's with line mates like Gallant, Probert, Burr, and Ysebaert. Nothing against those guys, but they weren't the same skill level as Shanahan, Hull, Kozlov, Fedorov.


In Topic: 9 (NINE!) player trade involving Phanuef

Today, 11:37 AM

As mentioned, I live near Buffalo and Toronto, so I listen to a lot of Buffalo radio, AM 550. Today they were talking about some Bob McKenzie comments about Stamkos to the Sabres. The Sabres have pieces in place (imagine him and Eichel on the same line?), and it's only an hour and a half drive to Toronto, so he can go home and visit.

 

Interesting. Makes sense to me.


I'm not sure if they play in Toronto at the end of their careers or If playing in Toronto ended their careers. It's a toss up.

 

Good one! As you can tell I have no respect for the Leafs organization. I have a number of friends who are Leaf fans, and all ownership has done is screw their fans over.


In Topic: '16-'17 The Joe's Farewell Season

Today, 11:24 AM

I've been to JLA over 100 times now and while I'm excited for the new building, I don't think any rink in hockey sans the ORIGINAL Original 6 venues will ever compare to the atmosphere of the Joe.

 

I've been to a number of sporting events, it's the loudest arena/stadium I've been to.


In Topic: 9 (NINE!) player trade involving Phanuef

Yesterday, 08:59 AM

 

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Those other teams haven't spent to the cap in the last few years and Toronto tends to overpay guys.

 

True, they spend top $ for mid level talent.


However Stammer has said that he wants to win another Cup... which even with Stamkos is still a long way off for Toronto.

 

He may do what a lot of hockey players do, play in Toronto at the end of his career.


In Topic: 2/10 GDT : Ottawa Senators at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Yesterday, 08:56 AM

I saw the game on Sportsnet last night, instead of watching Fox Sports Detroit online, it was a Phaneuf love fest :zzz:

 

Canadian hockey broadcasters are a joke! It's like when Pierre McGuire and Gord Miller are calling the game. They spend half the game talking about Jr. Hockey. It's like, "Hey guys, there's a game going on, enough of the Jr. Hockey talk"