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    I'm sure it has something to do with a Central Division championship under their belt. I will admit to only being a fan for a few years. I hadn't even watched a hockey game before then, but I was instantly hooked after going to a game.

    Anyway, the Blues have an incredible team. They're young, but have a lot going for them. Most of the key players are back again this year, the coach change last year was a great thing, and they picked up Tarasenko, who shows lots of promise. On top of that, last year's overall performance was achieved with 3 key players (Perron, McDonald, and Steen) being out a combined 120 games due to injuries. They also have a great goaltending duo in Halak and Elliott. If they can just stay healthy they'll be extremely dangerous.

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    Congrats to Zetterberg


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    Well-deserved. Such a nice guy off the ice as well. I knew his wife a good ten years ago now.

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    The obvious choice, was the best choice. Congrats Hank.

    You can tell WoW changed the MMO for good when players started complaining about the amount of time they sink, into a time sink.

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    I am fucking loving this Brunner kid.

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    Brunner can i give you a no homo bj? this kid is blowing me away. cant wait to see him on a line with Zetts consistently.
    also grats Z on your "C".

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    Lucky bastard actually living in Michigan!! Good to hear Brunner is looking great.


    D'awww... Me and Marc are finally friends <3
    Last edited by Irony; 2013-01-16 at 12:50 AM.

    You can tell WoW changed the MMO for good when players started complaining about the amount of time they sink, into a time sink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcelos11 View Post
    Brunner can i give you a no homo bj? this kid is blowing me away. cant wait to see him on a line with Zetts consistently.
    also grats Z on your "C".
    He reminds me a tremendous amount of Pav and Hank. He is just ridiculously silky with the puck. Hope they televise the scrimmage on Thursday as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irony View Post
    Lucky bastard actually living in Michigan!! Good to hear Brunner is looking great.


    D'awww... Me and Marc are finally friends <3
    i sent you a friend request ages ago...i just had to resend it to get it accepted .

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    Giroux also named Captain of Philly now.

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    Not surprising at all. Deserving of captaincy even if Pronger comes back.

    You can tell WoW changed the MMO for good when players started complaining about the amount of time they sink, into a time sink.

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    oh god the Penguins fans are going to hate that =D.

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    Wow, Toronto lost van Reimsdyk in practice.

    http://sports.nationalpost.com/2013/...k-at-practice/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxigen View Post
    Wow, Toronto lost van Reimsdyk in practice.

    http://sports.nationalpost.com/2013/...k-at-practice/
    At least it is just a bruise. Note to NHL players: Wear the fucking skate guards.

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    it sounds like they're trying to solve that whole debacle with sticking guys in the minors and avoiding the cap hit, which is nuts, well, I guess they aren't fixing it exactly so much as trying to fix contract buyouts

    http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/88...ts-source-says

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    Dear Toronto Management,

    Go offer sheet Jamie Benn. Now.

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    Devils sign Zajac to eight-year deal worth $46 million, thats $5.75 million average. I'm guessing he'll also be getting the "C".

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    Quote Originally Posted by draynay View Post
    it sounds like they're trying to solve that whole debacle with sticking guys in the minors and avoiding the cap hit, which is nuts, well, I guess they aren't fixing it exactly so much as trying to fix contract buyouts

    http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/88...ts-source-says
    How, though? For someone who's not followed the AHL or NHL's relation to the same, would guess all numbers in the minor league not counting toward the cap hit.
    So what's the solution? Raise the listed cap floor and roof and count all the ones in the minors able to move up? (I suppose there are pure-AHL contracts as well?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garbles View Post
    Devils sign Zajac to eight-year deal worth $46 million, thats $5.75 million average. I'm guessing he'll also be getting the "C".
    I am super intrigued to see the numbers per year on that deal with the new variance rules. Get to damn work Capgeek!

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    Quote Originally Posted by conscript View Post
    I am super intrigued to see the numbers per year on that deal with the new variance rules. Get to damn work Capgeek!
    Im hearing that the deal goes to $5 M in 2014-15, then four years at $6.5 M per; then ends with two years at $5.75 M per. Included in those figures is $1M signing bonus for next season and $1M signing bonus for 2014-15.

    Forgot to add it'll start at 3.5m.
    Last edited by Garbles; 2013-01-16 at 08:29 PM.

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