NHL 2011-2012 Thread

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  1. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Unfortunately I don't think Nashville can match it because of the way the contract is structured. It's looking like another season where the Flyers are going to beat the hell out of the Pens as their top 6 D are looking SCARY :lol:
     
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    I'm not too worried. Philly has an awesome top 6, but there isn't another defenseman out there who can really replace Chris Pronger, which is clearly what they're trying to do.

    Shea Weber is a big, strong guy, but unless he plans on suiting up in goal for them, the Flyers are just burying their longstanding weaknesses with more of their trademark physicality and intimidation.

    Read: no matter who their top 6 is, their goaltending situation is still embarrassing.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Bryzgalov had a bad season, but I wouldn't necessarily count on that happening two years in a row... it's hard to believe somebody that was so good for so long is suddenly a terrible goal tender :2c:
     
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    So this map of fan distribution was made.

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    Doesn't seem to be the most correct, so a guy on the Hockey subreddit is trying to put together a better one, with non-US locations included. If you wouldn't mind taking a short survey so he could get a larger sample size it would be appreciated, since data is cool.

    Which NHL team do you support? Survey
     
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    I'm impressed that the Thrashers still have more fans than the Islanders. :lol:
     
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    The Islanders seem to only really have fans on Long Island, due to how many markets there are in the area.
     
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    TheDivineWing22 You've got the touch

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    Rick Nash is now a NY Ranger. The Pen's get weaker, NY get's Nash, and Philly may get Weber. :ugh:

    I guess at least New Jersey lost Parise :lol:
     
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    The Atlantic Division is just stupidly stacked anymore.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    YES! Philly DOES NOT have Weber, Nashville matched his offer sheet :woot:
     
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    I checked my phone while I was at work and saw the Preds had matched. I think the entire store stopped when they heard me yelling. :lol:
     
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    Psyy The Care Cup's Empty

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    It was a bit interesting to hear how apathetic he was about playing in Nashville as opposed to Philly. As someone who has no personal stake in the Atlantic Division, I was hoping Weber would go to Philly so the games would be even more exciting to watch.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    And Semin is now a Hurricane. Be interesting to see if a change of scenery / coaching can make him play like he gives a fuck :lol:
     
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    If that happens then the Hurricanes will be pretty strong this coming season.
     
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    Nah, their defense is fucking terrible.
     
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    TheDivineWing22 You've got the touch

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    I'm just glad he didn't come to Pittsburgh:lol:

    EDIT: $7 Million??? He better play like he gives a fuck. I'm REALLY glad he didn't come to Pittsburgh.
     
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    Psyy The Care Cup's Empty

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    That Semin deal is a joke. He's a 6 million dollar player at best when he plays like he actually wants to. Unless he puts up 70 points or more he'll be back in the KHL in a year or two.
     
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    So it turns out Andrej Meszaros torn his Achilles tendon while training in Slovakia last week and is going to be out indefinitely. That on top of no Pronger and no Weber and the Flyers blueline, which once looked untouchable, is now looking rather "meh."

    While I never wish injury upon anyone, as a Pens fan, this made me :D. I'll be expecting Holmgren to throw an offer sheet to PK Subban any day now.
     
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    That would work. I already hate Subban anyway. That would just give me one more reason. :lol:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    :agreed: :rofl:
     
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