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Old 06-27-2012, 06:17 PM   #1701
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Re: NHL Offseason 2012 Thread

oh man, i just realized that there's a good chance i will watch Caps-Flames in calgary next year. I will enjoy it so much more now that Wideman is running the other PP.


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Old 06-27-2012, 06:44 PM   #1702
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Re: NHL Offseason 2012 Thread

also i dont speak canadian so i cant understand what happened to make him so upset, but i hope it gets better since Geddy Lee is SE's Nicest Guy
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:47 PM   #1703
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i am sure everyone here is absolutely shocked that Kar.wreck doesn't follow any real sports.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:48 PM   #1704
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Fan960's Pat Steinberg just tweeted Wideman's deal includes a full NMC.

You can't make this stuff up, folks.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:48 PM   #1705
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i am sure everyone here is absolutely shocked that Kar.wreck doesn't follow any real sports.
Karak streams Starcraft which is the realest sport of them all you hater
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:51 PM   #1706
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Karak streams Starcraft which is the realest sport of them all you hater
i'll ping you next time i need a biased opinion from a game developer.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:55 PM   #1707
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Re: NHL Offseason 2012 Thread

i got 5 minutes before my next meeting, so i am trolling across multiple threads. come at me br0ski!
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:56 PM   #1708
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the ESPN draft grades are terrible. Like everybody got a ****in A
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:58 PM   #1709
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also i dont speak canadian so i cant understand what happened to make him so upset, but i hope it gets better since Geddy Lee is SE's Nicest Guy
unfortunately it's been going on for like 99% of his life, afaict. and no, it doesn't appear as though it's going to get much better any time soon, but it could get much, much worse. and almost certainly will (Iginla traded or retires, and team bottoms out completely), before it gets a lot better.

most recent events that have upset him:
  • his team traded down in the draft when several solid prospects were on board. after that when their pick finally did come up again, they took some kid ~20 spots too high according to most observers. he is currently playing at a level that Geddy has played at or something. i don't even know what it is really, they referred to it as basically high school hockey in Quebec. i can't remember if or when a player has been taken in the 1st round from that level. so basically if he turns out to be any good, it'll be in like 3-5 years at best, and his team needs help now.
  • the 2nd event today was his team trading assets for the right to sign a player, probably for way too much money, who might actively hurt his team and be way -EV at that price. also signing this player might make his GM think he can afford to trade a player at the same position who is actually good, and will inevitably he'll screw that trade up.
  • to compare...event #1 is maybe on par with trading down to draft Perry Jones III (if you're familiar with basketball), if say he was playing at some incredibly low high school level.
  • whereas event #2 is maybe like trading a couple assets for Monta Ellis so you can sign him to a max contract, when you're a bad team and he won't help you get any better.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:59 PM   #1710
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Fan960's Pat Steinberg just tweeted Wideman's deal includes a full NMC.

You can't make this stuff up, folks.


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this gif gets me everytime
yeah me too. pretty sure i lost it the 1st time i saw it (props to Jared, if i'm not mistaken?), and still gets a chuckle every time. so elite.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:22 PM   #1711
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Re: NHL Offseason 2012 Thread

PAGING WHITEGOOSE

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Does anyone know if the cup floats or should I buy a lifejacket for it? Hate to be "that" guy who lost the cup at bottom of lake
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:29 PM   #1712
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PAGING WHITEGOOSE
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Does anyone know if the cup floats or should I buy a lifejacket for it? Hate to be "that" guy who lost the cup at bottom of lake
Am I the only person that thought 'Why does Kramer have the Cup?'
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:33 PM   #1713
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help is on the way tho

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HgWJBO9nI8
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:48 PM   #1714
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I hope his next picture is the cup in a lifejacket.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:50 PM   #1715
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Steve Bernier's agent, Philippe Lecavalier said today that "it looks really good right now" that Bernier will re-sign with Devils.
nj also resigns cam janssen to a 2-way deal
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:47 PM   #1716
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the **** I don't even
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:48 PM   #1717
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Fan960's Pat Steinberg just tweeted Wideman's deal includes a full NMC.
Pretty sure that the contract guaranteed that anyway
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:52 PM   #1718
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the **** I don't even
Not a bad catch for the ugliest guy in the league
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:53 PM   #1719
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the **** I don't even
Because its the cup, br0ski.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:01 PM   #1720
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what's up with the Pavel thing? i missed that.
We finally have a deserving player sent to the HOF and the team sends out a 150 word press release that some secretary wrote congratulating ex players Bure and Sundin for getting in.

Fans here love him, it's that simple. Ya, he wanted out for however long w/e. He played his ass off and was the games most exciting player for a long period of time.

Gillis is butthurt about something or other that PB did. I mean look at who we have in the Ring of Honor or whatever bull**** they call that subset of players:

Orland Kurtenbach
Kirk MacLean
Harold Snepsts
Thomas Gradin

Ya, Bure doesn't deserve to be in that group of all-stars. wtfisthis****picard.jpg

Never mind the fact that Stan ****ing Smyl has his number retired and Bure doesn't.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:18 PM   #1721
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Fan960's Pat Steinberg just tweeted Wideman's deal includes a full NMC.

You can't make this stuff up, folks.
Yikes.

Muresean, was Wideman considered decent in Caps fans circles in his first 30 or so games last season?

I forgot how solid his '08-09 season was with Boston. Pretty sure he had the Chara pairing that year though. But by his end at Boston, he was getting booed mercilessly, he was just god awful. But I thought I remember him being decent in the first half of last season for Washington. It's almost like he has this honeymoon phase with each new team but his AIDS invariably always rears its ugly head, most often during the crucial time of the year.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:20 PM   #1722
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I even remember talking to another Caps fan on AIM during an early season Caps game on TV and after an lolWideman play, something like:
Me: lol, you guys enjoying Wideman?
Him: Eh, he's actually been pretty solid.
Me: Just wait.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:57 PM   #1723
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wideman already had a full NMC - the contract he signed

i wonder if you can buy out the 5th year of a contract in advance
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:04 PM   #1724
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GL mad righteously angry
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:05 PM   #1725
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Wideman's best season was playing with Chara, he was a +30 or something stupid and put up reasonable points. I'm just using +/- here as a reference point because every other year has been atrocious for him iirc.

He'll almost be guaranteed to play with Bouwmeester at even strength and J-Bo's had his fair share of experience babysitting bombscares over his last couple of seasons in Calgary.

I mean, in a perfect world, he puts up 40+ points again and our complete AIDS powerplay is slightly less AIDS. But at what cost?

I just don't deserve this Mickey Mouse garbage, I really don't. Neither does Jarome.
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