NHL 2012-2013: The Lockout and Beyond

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  1. Sofos

    Sofos СофоƆ Contributor

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    I'm glad none of our former players are going to teams with a real chance at the cups, and none of them are going Eastern Conference. Won't have to face them in the playoffs.
     
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    Sofos СофоƆ Contributor

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    Projected top 6, via Bleacherreport:

    Lucic-Krejci-Iginla
    Marchand-Bergeron-Eriksson
     
  3. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Oh wow, look! Playing right wings at right wing! Imagine that! :rofl:
     
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    mattofvengeance Team Ibanez

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    Maybe not next season, but if you think Dallas isn't about to become a real contender, you're sorely mistaken.
     
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    Sofos СофоƆ Contributor

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    Yeah that's what I meant. After that i feel it would be more ok. Especially after Seguins partying
     
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    MFB ExBendable

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    This.

    Dallas has gone back and forth but I feel with Seguin and Peverley joining them and they're new picks, they'll be a contender during the '13-14 season
     
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    zappatton2 SS.org Regular

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    Horrible train accident in Quebec, terrible flooding in Calgary, and the only thing anyone is talking about in Ottawa is Alfie going to Detroit. It was a pretty blindsiding move, but you'd swear Armageddon was upon us if you could see the state Ottawa is in.

    That said, it is sad to see him go, he was pretty loved around here, and as a Leafs fan, even I have to concede he was a pretty great guy, hope he can get his ring, despite my general dislike of the Wings.
     
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    mattofvengeance Team Ibanez

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    It's not even just that. The first step was Tom Gagliardi taking over. The disaster that was Tom Hicks was finally dispatched, and they got an owner who was actually passionate about the sport and was willing to allocate funds accordingly. Hiring Jim Nill was a coup. He seems like he's got a good vision for this team, exemplified by him solving our center issue in one day with two trades. After five years of this perpetual 8-11 seed purgatory since their appearance in the Western Conference Final, it finally feels like the Stars are back on track.
     
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    Dallas and Columbus are poised to become playoff bound this year. Dallas snags Horcoff from Edmonton, who is a fantastic 3rd line center and leader. Columbus has Gaborik and Horton, and a slew of other players who are really ....ing hard to play against. Columbus looks kinda like the St. Louis now.
     
  10. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Yeah so not looking forward to being in a division with Columbus next year :lol:
     
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    Columbus is going to be a contender very, very shortly.

    And I don't get the hate for the new Stars uniforms. I like the brighter green.
     
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    "Ahh, you've done grand, laddie. Now you know what you have to do. Burn the cup down! Burn 'em all!"
     
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    Sofos СофоƆ Contributor

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    Bruins reportedly shopping Marchand and Kelly. Okay, what the actual crap Chiarelli.
     
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    Vostre Roy Disciple of Djod

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    Lol. All I have to say :lol:
     
  15. JeffFromMtl

    JeffFromMtl Уродливый, но честны

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    Agreed on both counts.

    I do like the Stars' new uniforms, just not a big fan of the new logo. The unis themselves have a sort of North Stars/Whalers meet Hurricanes vibe to them.
     
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    Vostre Roy Disciple of Djod

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    Kovalchuk retired at 30, 816pts in 816 games.

    Didn't saw that coming at all
     
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    Thinking of getting my wife's cousin a kovalchuk jersey for his birthday. What are the chances he stabs me?
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Vostre Roy Disciple of Djod

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    That I saw coming miles aways. But 20 millions/seasons? That might tempt other talented russian players... *cough* Malking *cough*


    ok I don't really see that happening, but eh.... who knows?
     
  20. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Malkin already turned down that offer to come back and finish the season this past year. IIRC he was offered $15 million / year tax free. Also he likely wouldn't have signed an 8 year deal in the last month if he was intending to do that :lol:
     
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