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    2013 NHL Free For All Thread

    Ouch, St Louis 5 dEtroit 0 in the 3rd periode???? hard times A coming for the dead things this season

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgna69xxx View Post
    Ouch, St Louis 5 dEtroit 0 in the 3rd periode???? hard times A coming for the dead things this season
    I wouldn't refer to the team with more Cups than any other over the last two decades as "dead things".

    I wouldn't refer to a team that has not missed the playoffs in two decades as "dead things".

    I wouldn't refer to ateam that set a new NHL record for home wins just last season as "dead things".

    I wouldn't refer to a team with the best ownership, best management, best scouting, best GM, and one of the best coaches as "dead things".

    I MIGHT however refer to a team as "dead things" if they had not won in a Cup in 46 (!) years and counting (and in fact had not even made it to the finals in 46! years and counting), if they had not even made it to the freakin' playoffs in almost a decade, if they were in total turmoil having just - finally! - fired their incompetent GM (only to replace him with his lapdog), if they had NO decent centres or goalies (continuing their long-established tradition), and if they were known across North America as the WORST of all pro sports franchises, as a complete laughingstock, and as Canada's National Embarrassment.

    But hey - they DID beat the Habs tonight - golly gee, quick - reserve Yonge Street for the Stanley Cup Parade after this GIGANTIC achievement (beating a team with no scoring power, a hurting goalie, and an unsigned D-man - a team that as you correctly noted on many occasions were cellar dwellers last year finishing a couple of points even below the always wretched Toronto Maple Leafs). Yep, better plan that parade.

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    I like Jimmy H. too but the HOF seems unlikely.

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    SAME OLD SAME OLD FOR THE LEAFS

    Congrats to the Leafs for dumping the NHL's most hated and least respected coach, Ron Wilson last season.

    Bigger congrats to the Leafs for dumping that failure Brian Burke just before the start of this season.

    Unfortunately in spite of those 2 excellent moves, the rot is so deeply entrenched that this sad sack franchise is clearly headed towards its 46th consecutive season without reaching the finals (never mind - ha ha - winning a Cup)! O fcourse this is the longest drougt in the NHL, no surprise for the laughingstock known far and wide as Canada's National Embarrassment.

    The pathetic Leafs, after 5 games, are LAST in their division, 13th out of 15 in their conference, and 24th in the league.

    Against the Rangers last night they blew a 2-0 lead and lost 5-2. They were outshot 41 to 17!!! Absolutely HUMILIATED as usual for this bunch of losers.

    Their best (ha ha ha) offensive player Phil Kessel is a minus 2, with ZERO goals and a paltry 2 assists in 5 games. On the bright side however he is no longer the Invisible Man - it's hard to be invisible when you lead the league in giveaways. Any offensive ability this guy has is completely eroded by the fact that he is one of the softest players in the league, not willing to pay the price, and a defensive liability.

    Their second best (?) offensive player is Joffrey Lupul, the type of fragile often-injured player that Burkie used to love to trade for (remember the ridiculous failure of the Connelly experiment?). To no one's surprise Lupul is now out for 6 weeks - a huge chunk in this SHORTENED season. But hey at least Lupul got injured just AFTER signing a 5 year $25 miillion contract so HE'S laughing all the way to the bank.

    And the REASON Lupul i s out? Simple: he was injured by a typically uncontrolled shot from "captain" Dion Phaneuf - yes, the same Phaneuf that Calgary was so happy to dump on Burkie because of his lack of discipline, his unloved status as a team cancer, and his defensive liabilities. The multiple winner of the Most Overrated Player in the NHL (as voted by the players themselves) hurts his team in SO many ways. He is currently a minus 8 (!) after only 5 (!) games.

    Burkie - the Architect of Failure - may be gone, bt his legacy of ineptitude lives on in the NHL's most pathetic franchise. As many wise observers have remarked, HAMILTON (!!!) will probably win a Cup before Toronto!

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    Looks like the men were seperated from the boys tonight in Ottawa (Sens 5 mtl 1) and the cup parade has been canceled along rene levesque for late june/early july 2013 Much like that other Ontario team did to them on opening night, the canadiens looked lost and a step behind.

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    Considering that the upcoming NHL entry draft will likely be the best one in years, i'm hoping that the Habs finish between 9th and 11th place. I don't want them to get another franchise-type pick (e.g Carey Price or Alex Galchenyuk). Heck, it won't bother me one bit if the Leafs don't make the playoffs since if there is a season that a team should consider tanking (in order to get a better draft pick), then it's this one.

    There are a lot of rumors circulating in Toronto that the Leafs are currently trying to trade Phil Kessel in order to get a high #1 draft pick back. Next season will likely be Kessel's last season with the Leafs, so the time to trade him is now. Everyone on their roster is available except Jake Gardiner and Morgan Reilly (who's currently in junior).

    Even though Kessel's numbers have been nothing short of great over the past few years (he's even got better numbers than Gino Malkin), he hasn't fit in well in Toronto & you can't give a one-dimensional player like him 'franchise-player' type money. He doesn't bring anything else to the table other than scoring goals: he's got zero presence in the dressing room, he can't check his own shadow, he's basically invisible among his teammates, he hates talking to the media (too shy), and ever since his arrival in Toronto, he's constantly been put under a microscope and it'll never stop as long as Tyler Seguin & Doug Hamilton continue starring for the Boston Bruins.

    Don't get me wrong: I'm a Kessel fan. However, if the team can get fair value in a trade, then go for it and pull the trigger.

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    Bla Bla...

    Since the turn of the century Habs rank average is #16 and Leafs #17.
    Even if you stat since 2004-2005... Habs are still at #16 yet Leafs are #23.

    Get serious guys if you don't want me to come back out here !

    Cheer for Leafs ok... but while trashing Habs ? U got 2B kidding !

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    The draft does not work that way this april Doc. The 14 teams that do not make the playoffs all have a shot at picking #1. Tanking will not help get the #1 this time around for ANYONE. With that said, if Edmonton fails to make the playoffs and they get the #1 pick again...... something fishy is a going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    Heck, it won't bother me one bit if the Leafs don't make the playoffs since if there is a season that a team should consider tanking (in order to get a better draft pick), then it's this one.
    In fairness to the Leafs no one has ever accused them of tanking. When you ROT like the Leafs do there is no NEED to tank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    Kessel hasn't fit in well in Toronto & you can't give a one-dimensional player like him 'franchise-player' type money. He doesn't bring anything else to the table other than scoring goals: he's got zero presence in the dressing room, he can't check his own shadow, he's basically invisible among his teammates, he hates talking to the media (too shy), and ever since his arrival in Toronto, he's constantly been put under a microscope and it'll never stop as long as Tyler Seguin & Doug Hamilton continue starring for the Boston Bruins.
    Excellent analysis. Too bad for the Leafs that Burkie, in just one of his MANY incompetent moves, made the brain-dead deal that took Phil out of the Bruin doghouse, delivered a Cup to Beantown, and destroyed the Leaf franchise for years to come.

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    You mean MUCH like the DEAD THINGS did for years? bwhahahaahahaahahaha

    Quote Originally Posted by joelcairo View Post
    When you ROT
    Last edited by lgna69xxx; 01-31-2013 at 09:45 PM.

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    Kessel is all over the ice tonight, same for every game this season.... snakebitten? OUI............ they will go in soon, it is just a matter of time for the great #81

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    Kessel's numbers have been nothing short of great over the past few years (he's even got better numbers than Gino Malkin)
    Really? Golly gee, then it seems so unfair that Malkin has won 2 NHL scoring championships while Little Phi has done squat.

    Or maybe, just MAYBE, Little Phil's numbers aren't really better (except when Evgeni is INJURED and NOT PLAYING).

    The FACT of the matter is that Malkin has played fewer games in the NHL and still has FAR more points than Little Phil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgna69xxx View Post
    Kessel is all over the ice tonight, same for every game this season.... snakebitten? OUI............ they will go in soon, it is just a matter of time for the great #81
    Snakebitten? Or just plain crap?

    And let's be careful with words like "great". Howe, Gretzky, Orr, Lemieux, Yzerman, Messier, Bobby Hull, Lidstrom, Datsyuk, Trottier, Bossy, Richard - THEY were "great". Little Phil is struggling just to be adequate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgna69xxx View Post
    You mean MUCH like the DEAD THINGS did for years? bwhahahaahahaahahaha
    I imagine that your childish attempt at wit ("dead things") refers to the great Detroit Red Wings.

    It's true that they went through some tough times - not as "tough" (ha ha) as Toronto's mind you and certainly not as LONG as Toronto's - but they came OUT of those tough times and have been the best and most successful team in the NHL for the past two decades. If Toronto EVER emerges from its stinking PIT OF ABYSMAL FAILURE and if Toronto EVER comes close to matching the two decades of success that the Wings have put up, THEN we can talk.

    P.S.: A frindly tip: Don't hold your breath waiting for that miracle!

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