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Posted by ZTHER on 06 March 2016 - 07:52 PM
In defense of King fans on that thread, about half of them are actually fairly praiseworthy of #10.
Some of them are saying that they should not throw stones because they employ a guy by the name of Dustin Brown.
My favorite post was: I hate Corey Perry........I wish he were a King.
I hate Dustin Brown... and I hate Dustin Brown.
Posted by AustinDuck27 on 21 January 2016 - 09:52 AM
Hey guys, Avs fan here, just wanted to say good luck with that trade and hope it works out for you. Your team has played like offensively constipated all season, it's pretty clear they were simply missing a Garbutthole to help things flow freely.
Take care all!
Posted by Sojourn on 05 December 2015 - 12:14 PM
I only had to take 6 shots last night from playing the "Getzlaf give away drinking game." Much improved over the 12 shots I took for the TB game. Phew! thank you Ryan.
I can see it now:
Boudreau: "Getz, we need to talk. We're getting reports that fans are ending up in the hospital due to alcohol poisoning. About those passes..."
Posted by tayhart on 04 July 2015 - 07:35 PM
He Coached the team that won today. Still trying to learn the player and figure things out but he thought Ritchie looked excellent. I asked him how far away and he says not long at all, maybe this year. He pointed out Theodore and couldn't stop praising him. Said he looks, "smooth out there." He spoke highly of Terry, our fifty round pick from this year saying, "he was sneaky all over the ice."
His two main focus' this year are the power play and the forwards. He absolutely believes he can get the power play working well. Also, he couldn't stop raving about Hagelin, who he faced regularly in Ottawa. Says he's going to be great. He's very excited about Sekac and believe he will be a top six forward. Also mention Silverberg as an exciting player who is just getting better. Overall, he feels we are one of the deepest teams in the league and have a whole crop of great young forwards.
I asked him if the Ducks were set with their team and he said, "I'm not sure they are ever done but I think they want to see what they have in their young players." Sounded like they may make a minor move but nothing of significance.
Posted by ZTHER on 30 June 2015 - 02:51 PM
I'm with you. I love Beauch, but he seems to have made too many key mistakes in the playoffs, and I've always thought Bieksa was solid. If Z doesn't like it, though, I'm concerned.
Bieksa just turned 34 and still has plenty of gas in the tank, though we can probably expect him to miss 10-15 games this season due to his aggressive style of play. His point totals didn't look all that great last season but he does have a decent shot from the point, he's defensively responsible, can play big minutes, and plays with a agitating edge. Can and does take bad penalties at times.
Murray only needs to land Marchand now from Boston and Anaheim would be the most hated team ever.
I'll miss Beauchemin - one of my all time favorite Ducks - but Bieksa is a upgrade.
Posted by Aksun on 14 June 2016 - 02:52 AM
Angry <rant> in 3..2..1..
Call me a dinosaur, but I think it's an OK move. Not great, but 'just fine'. I've been crying like a little kid for 2 months now in every thread about Perry not scoring any goals in the playoffs and being abysmally dormant in general when the push comes to shove, no spark, no clutch, no fancy. It still irks me even to this day. He and his buddy the Captain may hate RC all they want, but they were given the coach they wanted, a roster that could win the division year after year and some solid depth players. The only thing BM did not do at all is find a replacement for Bobby, even if Ryan was never the right or best fit for that line. The revolving door is a staple in Anaheim Duck's lore for years to come, we'll be telling stories about it to our grand-grandchildren, how The Mighty Bob failed to find a decent star-caliber LW for the 8-million twins. Even with that, they had enough talent to win it all with Bruce, but didn't.
RC clashed with Bobby? Gone. Lupul? Gone. Holland too. Selanne? Yeah, him too, and he even clashed with Bruce, remember? Once BM signed G&P to their extensions they were destined to eat any dirt that came their way, and here it is, time to pay up. Yes, I'm still sour and raging and ticked off that our superstar Captain Canada RW is not playing like Phill Kessel. Yes he had a cold series, maybe, that happens. But for so many years in a row? Come on. I'm not saying 'THIS is the change we need' but a change we need indeed.
I'm gonna go out and support NWR on this one, what RC did with an average roster in Toronto was at least a sign of him keeping up with the other coaches. Plus, I support the idea that some other people voiced around here that RC is actually good for the younger players like Ritchie, because how many 'Yo Ritchie's sooo fat' jokes did we think up this past season? It was painfully comical, Pancake Penner jokes are child's play compared to what we did this year with Nick. RC can whip his ass. RC can whip Perry's ass. RC doesn't need to whip Cogliano and Kesler because it's not an issue with them, they're ready to go all the time, and happen to be the core of our 2nd line. Speaking of which, Paperberg (LoL) needs a good whipping from October till February, don't you all think? Getlzlaf will have to keep up because he's the captain and he has no choice.
Break the bank, find that elusive top-line LW and fill the rest with SD Gulls like Pitts did. The window is now and we can't be happy with that boatload of division titles. Let Vancouver or San Jose be happy with that. We want the Cup and we have the core, we need the players not to slack and cry over being split from their buddies.
Come on RC, prove everybody on this board wrong. If this rumor is indeed true, all the best of luck to you and your crackling whip. May the Ducks be mean, angry and Mighty again!
Posted by dtsdlaw on 17 February 2016 - 12:51 PM
Posted by ImFromCanada on 10 November 2015 - 08:46 AM
Get over it. Did you start a new thread when he came back from surgery and got 3 assists? No? Okay.
Not meaning to sound like a prick, but he obviously knows that he messed up. It doesn't excuse the 2nd period where we let a 2 goal lead out to the dogs (both literally and as a figure of speech).
Posted by dtsdlaw on 06 August 2015 - 10:42 AM
SB: Dean! It's Stan the Man! Long time no talk. Listen... can I get the phone number of that motivational speaker you hired? You know, the one who was supposed to tell the boys not to use drugs, abuse women, yadda yadda yadda. We've got a little issue.
DL: Sorry, no can do, Stanarino. That was just a publicity stunt to try to trick Gary into letting me have some extra cap space. I never hired one. I'd already decided to let go of Richards and Stoll instead. Both those guys were on their last legs anyway, so screw them.
SB: What about Voynov?
DL: What's that? Sorry, the connection went bad for a sec. Anyway, I did hire a new PR firm though. Boys will be boys, right? You want their number?
SB: Nah, we're good on that front. The one we've got on retainer was nails after Patty beat the crap outta that cab driver. It's like it never happened! [belly laughs]
DL: Fine. Good luck this season without Saad and Sharp. Hope your aging Slovakian superstar and your half-a-defense doesn't let you down.
SB: Yours either.
Posted by dukitup on 18 June 2016 - 12:35 PM
At select-a-seat, Murray stated Vats a priority signing now because he was arbitration eligible. Other one is Andersen, and he's as good as gone (my impression). Murray said talks have gone nowhere, and it doesn't look good. Throw in the fact we can only protect one goalie (expansion draft, also mentioned by BM), and the writing is on the wall.
Said other two RFA priorities are Lindholm and Rakell, but since not arbitration eligible, don't look for anything to be done with them until later this summer (specifically said August, September or later). If either are subjected to an offer sheet, "we'll match" was his comment.
Nothing mentioned about the other RFA's or any of our UFA's. The rest of his comments revolved around Carlyle, but nothing new was said. There was no Q and A.
edit: said Vats really wanted to stay here. BM said before he wanted players that wanted to play here. Not really reading anything into it, but just reporting what he said.
Posted by ritz10hock on 28 April 2016 - 06:20 AM
Losing Game 7 in the SCF against New Jersey will always be the toughest loss in franchise history for me, and it's not particularly close.
I don't think it's about motivation. These guys are professionals ... they shouldn't need a coach or new player to motivate them.