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  1. Wasn't there an injury thread last year? Looks like we could use one now...
  2. I'm not really disappointed in Max's play so far this year. Sure the goals have eluded him, but he shouldn't even be playing right now if he healed at the pace of a normal human being. On top of that, counting tonight he's got 8 points in 10 games which is not too shabby, especially considering the poor play of his linemates. Edit: Sorry, I just realized you were talking about Cole, not Max.
  3. Before the last few games though, he wasn't even moving his feet so it's a slight improvement. But yeah, still poor overall.
  4. He's still not playing well, but I think he's at least starting to show some speed.
  5. CBC is streaming the Habs/Flyers game online. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockeynightincanada/video/live/#id=2323996751
  6. CBC is streaming it on their site. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockeynightincanada/video/live/#id=2323996751
  7. Bryz has actually started and finished all 14 games for the Flyers so far. Let’s hope Boucher is very rusty. Edit, sorry, my bad. Had the stats filter turned on NHL.com. Boucher has played 33 minutes this season, Leighton 59.
  8. I don't see why they'd choose to show the Habs game. The Leafs + Sens fan base in Canada (outside of Quebec) is likely far larger than the Habs fan base alone.
  9. Any ideas as to how the ice times will be split tonight between the 2nd and 3rd lines? Last game we had: Prust (15:02) – DD (17:15) – Cole (16:53) Patches (13:06) – Galchenyuk (11:37) – Gallagher (10:38) Tonight, DD and Galchenyuk have effectively swapped places. I'm thinking that means more of a 50/50 split in ice between the two lines, but I suppose there's the possibility that it simply means Galchenyuk and DD swap minutes. Any thoughts?
  10. So why the return to the full cage? I realize he has that old injury from the KHL and it's why he can't fight, but he's had that injury for awhile. He didn't wear the cage last year, so why now?
  11. Spacek was just traded to the Hurricanes for Kaberle. Wow.
  12. Monster game by Spacek tonight. He may be a step slow, but he's obviously a very positive influence on the rest of the D corps.
  13. Personally I enjoyed hearing Don Cherry apologize last night. I'm not sure if he had a choice at this point, but if nothing else he's a man who is sincere and believes what he says. I really do think it was sincere too. If you take a closer listen, you can tell the apology was mostly directed towards Grimson and Nilan, who both never said they wanted fighting banned nor did they try to link any of their current problems on their past jobs as enforcers. Cherry really got the facts wrong on them, and I do think he was genuinely sorry for it. As for Thomson, Cherry really only apologized for throwing him under the bus and using such strong language. He called Thomson a good guy, but didn't go too much further than that. Deep down I'm sure Cherry isn't happy with what Thomson is doing nowadays, but I don't think he tried to make any false apologies for calling him out on that.
  14. I have admittedly been a pretty big Cherry fan in the past, but he's even starting to get to me now. Obviously you have to take everything he says with a grain of salt and form your own opinions, but he's going too far nowadays. It's too bad because I think he really does have some good points on certain issues. He's been a big proponent of touch icing, soft-cap equipment, getting rid of the seamless glass, stanchion redesign, etc. In many ways he's been about changing things to make hockey safer while still allowing players to be as physical as they need to be, of which I am 100% in agreement. That's why lately I don't understand his apparent hatred of how the NHL and Shanahan are handling head shots, boarding, and other reckless behavior. As long as good judgment is used, weeding out these garbage cheap shots and handing out stiff suspensions can only help the game. If done correctly (for the record, I think Shanny's judgment so far has been impeccable), the players should still feel as if they can still hit hard and play a very physical game - they just can't be too reckless or predatory about it, and they may have to re-learn and adjust a little how they hit. that you can still crush a guy like Scott Stevens used to (contrary to Cherry's Scott Stevens montage last week when he said you'd never see hits like that again), yet still do it cleanly and without attempting to injure a guy (I have no idea how Don thinks that was a head shot). I just don't understand why Cherry is so against this.
  15. I feel bad for thinking it, but this could be a blessing in disguise. I would think that if Yemelin can realize some of his potential, he is much more valuable to the team long term than Campoli. A top 6 of Markov, Subban, Gorges, Gill, Yemelin, and Spacek/Diaz may not be too bad.
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