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PTFlea


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Holy Dung, that's quite the transaction list. Vertigo

spader


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Dash wrote:Yeah but I was talking about the 2008 draft. I said they traded down to get Bailey and ended up getting picks in the process.

My bad. I thought you were trying to answer SD's question.

LeCaptain


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Dash wrote:Yeah I thought of that too. Makes no sense. Then again, that seems to be what Florida does - trade your stars every time they ask for too much. It's a vicious cycle that sees the fans disappointed constantly.

The Islanders wanted Bailey for his play - period. They also got a lot of extra picks by trading down.

Dude, the guy that was on the radio was there, at the Islanders draft table. Too bad I don't remember his position on the management team. No reason whatsoever to lie about that.

Also, Tavares was hyped too much, fans got excited, he basically brought hundreds of season tickets. No way they could have avoided that. You can trade down from 5th, not from 1st overall.

Riprock

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Neiderreiter?

LeCaptain

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Dash wrote:Neiderreiter?

Who knows, it's not like every team out there wants to trade up.

PTFlea

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Bahahahahaha ahhahahahahha hahahahahahahahhahaha Laughing3

wprager

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Has DiPietro had a concussion before? It's like he's collecting injuries. Doe he have a little trophy case for them?


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shabbs

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Smith clears waivers...

ddt

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wprager wrote:Has DiPietro had a concussion before? It's like he's collecting injuries. Doe he have a little trophy case for them?

Can you imagine DiPietro and Leclaire in a fight? Man, there'd be concussions, broken bones, pulled groins... Probably without a single punch ever being thrown!

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ddt wrote:
wprager wrote:Has DiPietro had a concussion before? It's like he's collecting injuries. Doe he have a little trophy case for them?

Can you imagine DiPietro and Leclaire in a fight? Man, there'd be concussions, broken bones, pulled groins... Probably without a single punch ever being thrown!
They'd both swing and miss, and then injure themselves falling down. It would be epic.

Cap'n Clutch

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shabbs wrote:
ddt wrote:
wprager wrote:Has DiPietro had a concussion before? It's like he's collecting injuries. Doe he have a little trophy case for them?

Can you imagine DiPietro and Leclaire in a fight? Man, there'd be concussions, broken bones, pulled groins... Probably without a single punch ever being thrown!
They'd both swing and miss, and then injure themselves falling down. It would be epic.

Leclaire would hit a rut in the ice leaving his crease and pull a groin before Dipietro could think about getting injured.

SensGirl11

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Forsberg's NHL legacy in danger

By MICHAEL RUSHTON, Sports Network

PHILADELPHIA -- With the Super Bowl just days away, the National Football League is basking in the glow of popularity and television ratings that make it the most successful league in the country.

For the National Hockey League, business goes on as usual. While the NHL now gets its shot in the sun every New Year's Day with the very popular Winter Classic and is coming off a new-look All-Star format that caught people's attention from coast to coast, it is unlikely the league will be pulling ahead of the NFL in ratings anytime soon.

North American hockey has many reasons to look up to its pigskin counterpart, but something the league doesn't need is a joke similar to the one a certain crocs-wearing quarterback has unleashed offseason after offseason in the NFL.

The league is close to having its own Brett Favre in the form of 37-year-old Peter Forsberg, a massively talented player that could be remembered as one of the all-time greats but refuses to acknowledge his days of skating with the big boys are over.

Of course, comparing Favre to Foppa is a little unfair. While many out there got too good of a look at many parts of Favre's aging body, Forsberg has at least kept it consistent with one lingering issue: his right foot. But in the world of professional sports, it only takes one breakdown to stall a career and that is something Forsberg may be beginning to realize as he makes his latest comeback attempt.

The former MVP said he wanted to see where he was physically when he began skating with the Colorado Avalanche in late January and nearly two weeks later he is finding out he is far behind. Forsberg took part in a high-tempo practice on Wednesday that left him tired and winded afterwards.

"It goes quick, absolutely, and I hadn't had a real practice in like nine months, so today was the first five-on-five," said Forsberg. "You can ask any athlete. When you get out there with professionals -- with real guys who have been skating and practicing the whole year, yes, it goes fast."

Once upon a time, the game moved much slower for Forsberg, who hopefully can soon come to terms that his time in the NHL has passed, however unfair that may be. Injuries took away large chunks of his time with the world's best, but the slick centre still put together a career that many do and will envy: two- time Stanley Cup champion, MVP, Olympic and World Championship gold-medal winner.

While Favre was able to comeback from "retirement" and still be successful as recent as the 2009 season, when he took the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship Game, Forsberg's attempts have been less fruitful. He has played in just 126 regular-season NHL games since the 2004-05 lockout and none since the '07-08 playoffs. Like he hopes to do this year, Forsberg joined the Avalanche late that season, but was limited to just nine regular-season games and seven playoff contests due to injury.

Perhaps that is why Forsberg is treading lightly this time around. He said Wednesday that he will make a decision in the near future, but that it is tough to reach one after just three practices.

"Definitely, this time around I don't want to make a stupid decision," he said. "I've been coming back way to many times and it hadn't really worked out and I don't want to come back and not be at the level I want to be at. So that's maybe why it's taking longer than usual."
Still, some of Forsberg's other comments seem to indicate the odds of him wearing an Avalanche sweater this season are slim.

"If I had to make a decision today, it wouldn't be that positive because it's pretty quick," he said. "So I just have to keep skating here and hopefully I get out there and see how close I can get and if I can be able to play with these guys."

Asked about his right foot, which Forsberg tries to avoid talking about specifically, he said "it's what it's always been."

That doesn't sound like a guy on a comeback trail, now does it?
If this was a movie, it would ultimately end with a defeated Forsberg skating over to the tunnel and turning off the lights of the Pepsi Center one last time, his career highlights fading in and out on screen to an emotional orchestra score. Problem is, Forsberg is from Sweden and not Hollywood and he just loves the game too much.

"I want to play. I want to play badly," he said. "That's what I'm trying here to do. I'm working out everyday and working out hard and like I said, I love to play so I just have to see if I get to play or not."
Many feel Favre's legacy has taken a hit due to his inability to walk away while on top. Forsberg may be going down the same road. That's not how he should be remembered, but in the end the decision is up to him.

Lets just hope Foppa makes the right choice.

tim1_2

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This is a stupid article and a stupid comparison. Two totally different situations.

Favre waffled back on forth on purpose to avoid training camp (multiple times, me thinks), in addition to the outrageous attention the Vikings showed him (flying players and coaches on a private jet to him to convince him to come back). Also, the texting of pics to that lady was probably in poor taste.

Forsberg is a classy guy, who, by his own admission, just loves the game too much. He’s not hurting anybody, he’s not holding ridiculous press conferences, he’s not asking for attention. He’s just giving it one last shot to see if he can play in the NHL. You can’t blame the guy for that, so I don’t know where this turdbucket from Philly gets off handing out advice.



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SensGirl11

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tim1_2 wrote:This is a stupid article and a stupid comparison. Two totally different situations.

Favre waffled back on forth on purpose to avoid training camp (multiple times, me thinks), in addition to the outrageous attention the Vikings showed him (flying players and coaches on a private jet to him to convince him to come back. Also, the texting of pics to that lady was probably in poor taste.

Forsberg is a classy guy, who, by his own admission, just loves the game too much. He’s not hurting anybody, he’s not holding ridiculous press conferences, he’s not asking for attention. He’s just giving it one last shot to see if he can play in the NHL. You can’t blame the guy for that, so I don’t know where this turdbucket from Philly gets off handing out advice.

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PTFlea

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tim1_2 wrote:Also, the texting of pics to that lady was probably in poor taste.

Probably? Hahahahahha hahahhhhha hahah Laughing3 Laughing3

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Reimer shuts out the Hurricanes; Leafs beat Carolina 3-0

PTFlea

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Dash wrote:Reimer shuts out the Hurricanes; Leafs beat Carolina 3-0

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F-it, it's gonna be close in Jersey! Ahhhhh!

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