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Old 06-17-2012, 02:56 PM   #16
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TUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Hopefully he heals up ASAP, and WTF Thomas....still WTF.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:40 PM   #17
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Jackman and Stuart both signed. Defensemen are dropping off the UFA market like flies.

You can bet that as soon as Suter signs somewhere, Wideman and Carle get grossly overpaid. They must be giggling.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:55 PM   #18
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Jackman and Stuart both signed. Defensemen are dropping off the UFA market like flies.

You can bet that as soon as Suter signs somewhere, Wideman and Carle get grossly overpaid. They must be giggling.

What's the word on Suter. Last I looked they were talking about paying the man.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:02 PM   #19
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Draft day tomorrow...I take the quiet nature on here to mean everyone knows this draft class blows.....
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:59 PM   #20
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Draft day tomorrow...I take the quiet nature on here to mean everyone knows this draft class blows.....

There may be rough diamonds here, but no one is getting their dance card filled out on both sides.

The awards ceremony was interesting. With all the "new hollywood" hockey fans.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:23 AM   #21
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Fuck me sideways... I think Neely would stab somebody. This draft could be interesting

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Henrik Samuelsson was born in Pittsburgh. He was raised in Scottsdale, Ariz. He has played for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. He has skated alongside men for MoDo of the Swedish Elite League and youngsters on the club’s junior team.
Most recently, the 18-year-old played for Edmonton of the Western Hockey League.
Samuelsson’s passport has seen more stamps than the post office.
And after this weekend’s NHL draft at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center, the son of former NHLer Ulf Samuelsson could include Boston among his future stops.
Barring any movement, the Bruins will have the No. 24 pick in the draft. And Samuelsson, ranked the No. 75 North American skater by the NHL’s Central Scouting Bureau, could be in the Bruins’ first-round crosshairs.
That possibility might seem a little jarring to Boston fans, considering the history Samuelsson’s father has had with the Bruins and in particular the team’s current president, Cam Neely.
On May 3, 1991, Ulf Samuelsson leveled Neely with a devastating knee-to-thigh check. It was the first in a series of crippling injuries that cut short Neely’s career.
Naturally, Neely has not held Ulf Samuelsson in high regard since the incident. If the Bruins draft Henrik, Neely might have to bite his tongue when they pose for the traditional podium snapshot (even though Henrik was not yet born when the infamous hit took place).
“He’s bounced around a bit prior to going to the Oil Kings,’’ acknowledged Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli. “He’s been to Sweden and back.
“He was a little slow to start this year, but he’s a big, strong kid. He plays with an edge. He protects the puck very well. He projects to be, at the very least, a top-nine forward. Some might say a top-six.’’
Experts peg this year’s draft as being full of defensemen. Given that depth, a top blue liner could fall to the Bruins at No. 24.


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Old 06-22-2012, 07:25 PM   #22
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Bruins drafted PK Subban's brother Malcolm. Holy hell in a hand basket.
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Bruins drafted PK Subban's brother Malcolm. Holy hell in a hand basket.
A Goalie too....

You did not think Neely would allow that other kid on his team did you?
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A Goalie too....

You did not think Neely would allow that other kid on his team did you?
Only to fuck with Ulf. I would have sent the kid to some Siberian team. The real question is will this kid get a diving call against him while being a goalie? Also do we think this choice had anything to do with the racist claims?
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Only to fuck with Ulf. I would have sent the kid to some Siberian team. The real question is will this kid get a diving call against him while being a goalie? Also do we think this choice had anything to do with the racist claims?

I don't think it is the latter. The kids numbers do not look too bad from what I have just read. I think they are preparing for the post TT era and are not Sure Rask is tough enough, injury wise, for a complete season. This kid is a bull it looks like, very durable looking.
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Wild got Dumba, pretty happy about that actually. Was afraid they'd go soft and Finnish again.
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Wild got Dumba, pretty happy about that actually. Was afraid they'd go soft and Finnish again.
I thought you might like that pick....
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That Brodin and Dumba will have legitimate chances to make the NHL roster tells you just how abysmal our back end is.
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I decided to post this up in here. I am not sure if I am the only one who plays the NHL games on Xbox 360/PS3, but they announced a pretty cool online GM game mode for the NHL 13 game which comes out in September. If you don't want to read the article I will sum it up for you. We could make an online league where we would be the GM of our respected teams. Any team can have more then one person in charge of it. For example, if 2-3 people want to be involved with the Bruins, one would be the GM, another would be a coach, and so on. It looks pretty cool and since all of us seem to think we would be good GMs, I thought it would be cool if we could get an ADV group set up and test our skills.

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1. EA retooled its most popular mode to include a multi-user dynasty with up to 30 NHL teams being run by 30 human general managers.
2. This new GM Connected mode features a full 82-game schedule and can run for up to 25 years.
3. EA chose against including fantasy draft because it didn't want the barrier of entry to be a tedious 45-round draft. If you want to mix up the teams so no one is forced to play with the Edmonton Oilers (zing!) you can randomize the rosters when starting the league.
4. Users can play GM Connected in several ways, including a solo league against the CPU AI, standard versus, co-op, six-on-six online team play, taking the role of a general manager, or as a coach who handles line changes and team strategy.
5. Connected GM is elastic, meaning one team could be controlled by a GM, while another is run by a hands-on player, and another is run by a coach.
6. In six-on-six online team play leagues, you can have up to 25 users per each team. This allows teams to have a ringer take the role of a regular when they're short a body.
7. Free agency includes both unrestricted and restricted free agents, and it's handled via seven bidding periods. The highest bidders win the services of the player, and if you strike out you have several more rounds to find an adequate replacement.
8. Much to the dismay of hardcore franchise guys, the NHL Entry Draft is automated. You can still scout players during the season and build a priority list of prospects. Once the draft starts, however, the CPU will use your priority list to make selections for your team.
9. While running your team you have full access to the entire list of players in the organization, including the AHL, CHL, and foreign league prospects.
10. The commissioner controls how quickly the league advances. You can opt for either three-day, one-week, or two-week periods.
11. A news panel in the menu screen keeps you abreast of all league happenings.
12. An integrated messaging system informs you of waivers, trades, and league join requests. You can also send messages to the commissioner, the entire league, or team members.
13. EA built in systems to deal with grieving and cheating. The commissioner has the power to kick out users at any time.
14. If a commissioner goes missing, other general managers can vote him out to keep the league moving along.
15. EA plans to release a mobile app that allows players to stay engaged with their leagues when they're away from their consoles. From the app, players can juggle team rosters, scour the waiver wire, propose trades, and read about league happenings.
16. If you want to keep your GM experience offline, you still have that option. Doing so will allow you to make your draft selections like in past NHL games.

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17. NHL 12 received a lot of criticism for its poor GM AI. Teams would stash veterans in the minors, propose ridiculous trades, and let top prospects leak into free agency. This year EA is completely rebuilding the system.
18. With the GM Brain AI working as the backbone for all decisions, general managers now look at their teams just like their real-world counterparts, evaluating the current and future talent and making decisions based on what will make their teams better now and a few years down the road.
19. The GM Brain now catalogs players based on where they fit into the entire NHL, not just how they fit on their team. This means that while the Wild may play Devin Setoguchi on the first line because the offensively challenged team is short on scoring talent, the GM recognizes that in reality he's more of a second line player. This places all the players on a roster in a pecking order and help inform the GM of the team weaknesses and surpluses.
20. Because teams know what they have on their roster relative to the rest of the league, they are smarter about making free agency signings. Last year when a team needed a fifth goalie to be a backup in the minors, it would sign an NHL-level talent to a one-way contract and then immediately try to squeeze him through waivers. This year teams will sign a player of the appropriate skill level if all they need is a body for their AHL affiliate.
21. When deciding what moves his team should make for the upcoming season, first the GM Brain determines if his team is a championship-level team, a contender, a hopeful, or in rebuilding mode. This evaluation helps set the types of trades a team is willing to engage. If a team is on the cusp of a championship, it may trade off some prospects to get a veteran who fills a weakness. If a team is in full rebuilding mode, it will be much more likely to trade off players at the tail end of their prime in exchange for prospects or draft picks.
22. In NHL 12 players were primarily valued by three traits: offense, defense, and athleticism. After talking with the NHL's central scouting service about how it operates, EA has changed this in NHL 13. Now GMs evaluate key six areas: shooting, skating, puck skills, physicality, hockey sense, and defense.
23. Once a team proposes a trade deal, a few days will have to pass before they will rescind the offer. This should allow you to come back to deals instead of being forced to take them immediately when they are proposed before the GM AI changed its mind and rescinded the offer.
24. EA has reworked all the feedback a user receives when trying to make a trade. Now teams give you a better sense of what they are looking for and how far off your proposal is.
25. GM Brains also have the ability to project their rosters up to five years out. This helps them determine what talent is coming up so it knows when it's smart to either trade a veteran during the deadline to make or let him leave via free agency to make room for a prospect.
26. Though some outlets (including us) criticized NHL 12 for having too many players rated 80 and above, EA is content with its current ratings system and believes that by surfacing the six player traits instead of three it will be easier for players and AI GMs to better understand a player's true value.
27. When making draft picks, GM Brains will draft the best players available until it gets into the later rounds. Then it will start addressing positions of need.
28. The trade engine is now much more granular than it was in the past. If you want to tell teams you are looking for a first-line forward between the ages of 27 and 30, you can do that. The GM Brains also have a much better idea of what players they are willing to trade.
29. In past NHL games, when a player went down the AI would make wholesale line changes instead of just plugging a scratched player into the hole. Now the AI is smart enough to make individual moves without completely revamping the entire lineup. It will also make player valuations to determine the best fit when a player goes down. A right winger may switch to center if the next center in the minor league is significantly worse.
30. The AI is also smarter about using enforcers. In previous games their high strength ratings made them likely candidates to be automatically placed on the penalty kill. Know the AI knows that these players are specialists and will play them on (and keep them off) appropriate lines.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:08 PM   #30
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Philly has lost their god damn mind. They traded Van Riemsdyk for Schenn from Toronto.
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