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01:19 PM on 08/08/12 
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What is it about the city of Philadelphia that makes everybody so bitter, gloomy and negative all the time

1 title for 4 major sports since I've been born, nearly 29 years.
01:20 PM on 08/08/12 
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Flyers signed Laughton to an entry-level and Bourdon to a multi-year deal.
05:10 PM on 08/08/12 
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I picture one particular Philly poster to be typing with a scowl on his face every time I see him post.
05:55 PM on 08/08/12 
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Gonna be weird.
07:18 PM on 08/08/12 
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The Wild spent $198 million on Parise and Suter.

The 'Canes spent $101 million on Staal, Semin, and Skinner.

Even though the Semin contract is only 1 season, when looking at the offseason like this I am more than pleased. JR did great.
08:32 PM on 08/08/12 
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The Wild spent $198 million on Parise and Suter.

The 'Canes spent $101 million on Staal, Semin, and Skinner.

Even though the Semin contract is only 1 season, when looking at the offseason like this I am more than pleased. JR did great.
Totally unbiased: Other than the Rangers, I think the Canes had the most productive off-season so far.
08:33 PM on 08/08/12 
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yea, I like what they've done

they will compete
08:38 PM on 08/08/12 
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In the Southeast, they can definitely compete but I have some concerns about the defense.
08:59 PM on 08/08/12 
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In the Southeast, they can definitely compete but I have some concerns about the defense.

What's going on with Ryan Murphy? I was thinking he'd be able to come in and help the D this season but I haven't heard much about him recently.

Also, what do you think the top 6 will look like? The team seems somewhat high on the idea of the Staals being on the same line but I'm skeptical about that.
09:43 PM on 08/08/12 
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Definitely gonna be tough to repeat as SE champs this year with the new Carolina.
09:44 PM on 08/08/12 
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What's going on with Ryan Murphy? I was thinking he'd be able to come in and help the D this season but I haven't heard much about him recently.

Also, what do you think the top 6 will look like? The team seems somewhat high on the idea of the Staals being on the same line but I'm skeptical about that.

Murphy says he wants to make the NHL this year and the scouting staff seems to be pretty high on him but I think it's best if he stays another year in Kitchener. He is probably a third pairing defenseman at the NHL level right now and Carolina has too many of those players right now. The Canes will get better value for him in the long run if he stays in junior for another year but that could change if he has a good camp/pre-season and looks good enough to play in the top-four. I would expect him to get the 8 game NHL test before the team makes a final decision on him, though.

I think the Staals will be separated since that's what makes the most sense. Eric doesn't have much experience playing on the wing aside from the Olympics and having Jordan center the second line plays more to his strengths for now. He will basically take over Sutter's role as the tough-minute center but provide a lot more offense. My guess is that the top two lines will look something like this.

Ruutu - E. Staal - Skinner
Jokinen - J. Staal - Semin

The wingers are probably interchangeable throughout the year, though.
05:13 AM on 08/09/12 
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Ryan Murphy will be Marc Andre Bergeron. He just is not that good
10:50 AM on 08/09/12 
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Devils signed Bobby Butler

don't know much about him other than that he is very fast and was let go by Ottawa because simply have too many bodies
12:12 PM on 08/09/12 
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#CBA NHLPA made a presentation in response to league's proposed revenue-sharing system today. Counter-proposal coming Tuesday
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Devils signed Bobby Butler

don't know much about him other than that he is very fast and was let go by Ottawa because simply have too many bodies
inconsistent. talent is there. can't piece it together.
 



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