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07:50 PM on 09/28/11 
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Schneider (TOR). Not the strongest crew of goalies and Schneider is strictly a backup for Luongo.
When did we get two new goalies?
07:59 PM on 09/28/11 
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i know its unimportant, but what's everyone think of the numbers on the front of the helmets this year? It's pretty ugly...
08:03 PM on 09/28/11 
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When did we get two new goalies?

VAN, sorry.
08:26 AM on 09/29/11 
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Pronger is playing tonight. Should be interesting.
09:35 AM on 09/29/11 
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Bummed Nick Johnson got claimed. Especially if its for the sake of keeping Richard Park on the roster
09:41 AM on 09/29/11 
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Kopitar -- first hat trick of the season. Pre-season, of course, but a trick none the less.

How does everyone feel about their teams now that we're nearing the start of the season? Toronto has me cautiously optimistic as always.
10:08 AM on 09/29/11 
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I know you can never have too many players but I dont like going into the season with the possibility of keeping 8 defenseman. I just think it would be easier to not have a game of musical chairs for the first few games of the season. Im almost hoping Aulie/Franson/Komisarek/Gunnarson get injured in the next few days just to make things clearer. Just like it may be a blessing in disguise to have Kadri hurt and giving Frattin the spot.
10:30 AM on 09/29/11 
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Agreed on Kadri. I didn't think there could have been a bigger disappointment than Jason Blake, but Mike Komisarek is making me seriously question that thought. He needs to go. Surprised Burke didn't ship him to one of the teams close to the cap floor, like NYI, for a bag of pucks and a case of Molson. Aulie has been meh so far this camp, but I think he'll stick with Phaneuf.

I'm interested to see how our new center plays with Kessel.
10:49 AM on 09/29/11 
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We need one more team for the nhl fantasy league. Draft is tonight at 10pm (eastern). Link is in the fantasy hockey thread.
11:01 AM on 09/29/11 
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I know you can never have too many players but I dont like going into the season with the possibility of keeping 8 defenseman. I just think it would be easier to not have a game of musical chairs for the first few games of the season. Im almost hoping Aulie/Franson/Komisarek/Gunnarson get injured in the next few days just to make things clearer. Just like it may be a blessing in disguise to have Kadri hurt and giving Frattin the spot.

when lombardi gets back to 100% (or as close to as it as he's going to get) he's more than likely going to jump into kadri/frattin's spot anyway. i think an ahl top line of kadri-colbourne-frattin is better for the two wingers anyway as they'll dominate down there rather than playing a checking line role in the show. lombardi is better than them at this point anyway. really excited to see what he can still do, he was one of my favourites when he was in calgary.
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We need one more team for the nhl fantasy league. Draft is tonight at 10pm (eastern). Link is in the fantasy hockey thread.

In. League is now full.

Let's do this.
11:12 AM on 09/29/11 
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I agree with that but the problem I have is that you shouldnt really keep skilled guys in the minors just so you can make room for guys like Dupuis, Rosehill, Boyce and Orr. I think playing on the 3rd line isnt as bad this year as it has been in the past. Getting minutes with Armstrong and Bozak is far better than playing with guys like Sjostrom and Wallin which was the case the last few years.

You are right though when Lombardi is back at 100% it will be interesting to see how they juggle lines.
11:15 AM on 09/29/11 
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Agreed. If you're an offensively minded forward, being relegated to the ranks of a checking line will not help development of your natural skill set. Sure, you play minutes with quality players and face opposition of a much higher caliber than the minors, but there's something to be said about the roll as well. Another year in the minors is best -- next year there will be (or shouldn't be) any questions about where these players land.
11:55 AM on 09/29/11 
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Kopitar -- first hat trick of the season. Pre-season, of course, but a trick none the less.

How does everyone feel about their teams now that we're nearing the start of the season? Toronto has me cautiously optimistic as always.

Hope he keeps it up. I ended up snagging him first in my league.
12:26 PM on 09/29/11 
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Boychuk assigned to Charlotte....so much for me thinking this would be his year, lol. Canes are keeping Murphy and Faulk in Raleigh for now, which is promising.
 



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