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#1 cgarb84

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:40 PM

This thread will be used for the off season chatter and then be turned into the season thread.

NHL Draft is June 25-26


1 Edmonton Oilers
2 Boston Bruins (from Toronto)1
3 Florida Panthers
4 Columbus Blue Jackets
5 New York Islanders
6 Tampa Bay Lightning
7 Carolina Hurricanes
8 Atlanta Thrashers
9 Minnesota Wild
10 New York Rangers
11 Dallas Stars
12 Anaheim Ducks
13 Phoenix Coyotes (from Calgary)2
14 St. Louis Blues
15 Florida Panthers (from Boston)3
16 Ottawa Senators
17 Colorado Avalanche
18 Nashville Predators
19 Los Angeles Kings
20 Pittsburgh Penguins
21 Detroit Red Wings
22 Phoenix Coyotes
23 Buffalo Sabres
24 Chicago Blackhawks ( from New Jersey via Atlanta)4
25 Vancouver Canucks
26 Washington Capitals
27 Montreal Canadiens
28 San Jose Sharks
29 Anaheim Ducks (from Philadelphia)5
30 Chicago Blackhawks

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#2 wildcpac

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:43 PM

http://sports.espn.g...tory?id=5320715


The Chicago Blackhawks made a blockbuster trade with the Thrashers on Wednesday, the Stanley Cup champions moving Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager, Brent Sopel and a prospect to Atlanta for a first-round pick, a second-round pick, prospect Jeremy Morin and veteran forward Marty Reasoner, a source told ESPN.com.

The first- and second-round picks that Chicago get in the deal were acquired by Atlanta in the trade that sent Ilya Kovalchuk to New Jersey last February.

The prospect Atlanta is getting from Chicago is Akim Aliu.

The deal is pending a call to the league for approval. The Blackhawks have not confirmed the trade.

"It is what it is," Byfuglien said on "The Afternoon Saloon" on ESPN 1000. "It's part of the job. You're not going to stick in one spot the whole time so I've got to go."

The Blackhawks were in dire need to get rid of salary as new contract extensions for Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith next season put them in a major salary cap crunch. The Hawks save just over $5 million in cap space with the trade.

Byfuglien has one year left on his contract paying him $3 million, which is also his cap hit. Sopel has one year left on his deal at $2 million although his cap hit is $2.3 million. Eager is a restricted free agent who earned $965,000 this past season so retaining his rights would have cost at least that much. The only salary the Hawks get back is Reasoner, who has one more year left on his contract at $1.2 million and his cap hit is $1.15 million.

The Hawks will still have decisions to make on whether to keep the relatively high salaries of forwards Patrick Sharp and Kris Versteeg.

Byfuglien was a major force in the Hawks' run to the Cup, switching from defense to forward to fill needs with the team. His work in front of the net was a big part of dispatching the Canucks and Sharks in the postseason.

He battled Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger continuously in the Cup finals. He broke through with two goals and two assists in a Game 5.

Byfuglien finished with 17 goals and 17 assists in the regular season last year. He had a career high 19 goals in 2007-08. Eager posted seven goals and nine assists in 60 games. Sopel was only a plus-3 for the season but was a big part of the Hawks' penalty kill, especially late in the regular season and the playoffs.

Reasoner had four goals and 13 assists, his 11th in the league.

#3 wildcpac

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 01:20 AM

Miller wins the Vezina.

#4 TC

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 06:00 PM

Duncan was deserving this year, but Drew Doughty is going to see his name on that trophy more than once going forward. The kid is a machine. He's one of my favorite non Wings to watch play.

#5 shieryda

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 06:03 PM

Duncan was deserving this year, but Drew Doughty is going to see his name on that trophy more than once going forward. The kid is a machine. He's one of my favorite non Wings to watch play.


I concur.

#6 VipFREAK

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 06:15 PM

Kris Versteeg.


Why would you get rid of the guy that pretty much did almost everything for a guy that's totally useless... ?

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#7 VipFREAK

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 06:49 PM

http://sports.yahoo....awardsmasterton
Wat... ? Seriously just for creating a charity?

http://sports.yahoo....arks-freeagency
Pavelski and Marleau are resigned... Guess that answers one question.

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#8 TC

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 06:57 PM

http://sports.yahoo....awardsmasterton
Wat... ? Seriously just for creating a charity?


Did you read the entire article on why the charity was created?

#9 cgarb84

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 08:56 PM

Yeah what I've seen of Doughty he looks like a beast. Wouldn't be surprised if he won the Norris next year already.
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#10 Nifty_Shark

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 09:00 PM

Off topic but can we start a new thread once the actual season starts? I'd prefer having a thread that doesn't start with the off season.

#11 VipFREAK

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 02:59 AM

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#12 shieryda

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 01:00 PM

Cool. Now they just need to implement no-touch icing.

#13 Nifty_Shark

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 01:21 PM

I don't like no touch icing on the small ice. Of course if somebody takes advantage (like the idiot that destroyed the Wild player a few years back) they should get a major for extremely reckless play.

#14 Matt Young

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 07:02 PM

I'm not a big fan of no touch icing. The ECHL uses it, and since I go to just about all of Ontario's home games, I see it a lot. Kind of messes with the flow of the game at times.

Anyhow, I'm heading to Staples this afternoon for the draft. Should be a very unique experience.

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#15 shieryda

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 07:05 PM

Try to get some autos!

#16 dafoomie

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 07:11 PM

They have no touch icing in college hockey and it really doesn't work all that well. There are many times when you dump the puck in from behind the red line because your teammate will almost certainly get there first.

You already aren't allowed to hit anyone on an icing call in the NHL.

#17 VipFREAK

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 07:32 PM

Aren't they trying to prevent "unnecessary injuries" though?

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#18 Nifty_Shark

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 08:59 PM

Yes and there should be punishment but don't take away the touch icing
It's things like this that piss me off though


#19 VipFREAK

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 09:15 PM

Oh yeah, pick on a Shark and not someone like Ovechkin... :\

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#20 wildcpac

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:18 AM

Top 3 picks are Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin and Erik Gudbranso

#21 dafoomie

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:55 AM

Surprised Fowler and Gormley fell so far. Decent amount of reaches after that as well.

Rangers fans are absolutely shitting themselves that they took McIlrath over Fowler and Gormley. I'd be livid, McIlrath is big and tough but thats all he's got.

#22 wildcpac

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 02:09 AM

People think I am an asshole, I dont mind. I do seriously pray that Sather crashes his car into a pole, tree, off a cliff, into a river. Just with him in the car though. How this idiot still holds a job is beyond me. Rangers are lucky that WFan 660 doesn't spend a minute on hockey because the Rangers would be killed 24/7 if any of the host actually gave a damn. boomer and Carton are Rangers fans but they are more of Howard Stern wannabes and spend more time bs'ing then talking sports. Benigno is a Rangers fan but he doesn't spend too much. NHL gets less time on the air than Golf, Tennis and Horse Racing combined.

#23 dafoomie

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 02:12 AM

NHL has some things going for them, the NBA and NFL are going to be locked out right when the NHL's TV contracts all come up. You're going to see a lot of hockey in 2011.

Don't know how Sather has a job, but you do still have Chris Kreider.

#24 wildcpac

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 02:30 AM

NHL actually makes a profit. NBA just loses hundreds of millions per year. Media isn't going to tell you that but the NHL is the #3 sport in the U.S. behind the NFL and MLB.

#25 VipFREAK

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 02:41 AM

BEHIND MLB... ? wow... Christ. As for NFL, god forbid if anything comes before "America's fat ass past time".

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#26 dafoomie

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 02:44 AM

The NHL blows away the NBA, but no one likes to talk about it.

When people look at the numbers, they take the US numbers only and don't consider Canada. Why? To make the other leagues look better. To do that is to eliminate 20% of the NHL and some of their most profitable teams.

Mark Cuban made that point when he was trying to buy I think the Penguins. The NHL doesn't do great in parts of the US, but they dominate in a market that the other leagues have not really penetrated.

Toronto as a media market is only behind NY, LA, and Chicago.

#27 wildcpac

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 02:46 AM

BEHIND MLB... ? wow... Christ. As for NFL, god forbid if anything comes before "America's fat ass past time".


Sarcasm?

In terms of Profit. NFL is #1. I believe they did 7-8 billion last year. MLB was second with around 6.6 billion. NHL was 3rd with 2 Billion? I only know the exact numbers for Baseball.

The NBA lost 400 million for 2009-2010. And the NBA lost 200 million a year between 2005-2009.

#28 Matt Young

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 07:07 AM

Here are my pics:

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If you are logged into Facebook, the album is open for anyone to see. If not... well, I'll try to post direct links to each image after I've slept.

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#29 VipFREAK

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 08:55 AM

And Nappy is finally gone. Good fucking riddance.

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#30 VipFREAK

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 04:23 AM

And Mr. I can't clear the zone is gone. lol

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