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#41 ThreeCups

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:29 PM

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:50 PM

Glad to see you again running to the rescue of your buddy.

Seven.

No, wait, eight... nine... ten. You done yet? (No, of course not. You're one of those guys who always has to get the last word.)
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:03 PM

This is one of those times I wish this place had the 'ignore thread' feature that exists on HF. This and every other Parise thread that's going to crop up until November is just the same argument from the same posters.

Edited by NJDevs4978, 18 July 2012 - 06:05 PM.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:37 PM

Seven.

No, wait, eight... nine... ten. You done yet? (No, of course not. You're one of those guys who always has to get the last word.)


Lol Funny you only ever talk to me when I am having it out with your buddy but never with anyone else. Why is that?

Also relay what you just said to me to your buddy as well. He could use that advice also. Wait never mind you would never dare do that.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:23 PM

This is one of those times I wish this place had the 'ignore thread' feature that exists on HF. This and every other Parise thread that's going to crop up until November is just the same argument from the same posters.

Ignore thread? I'm not on HF, so how does that work?

That reminds me, I was going to post a tutorial on how to use the ignore member feature back during the playoffs but I never got around to it. Maybe I'll put that up tonight.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:27 PM

Lol Funny you only ever talk to me when I am having it out with your buddy but never with anyone else. Why is that?

Also relay what you just said to me to your buddy as well. He could use that advice also. Wait never mind you would never dare do that.

Eleven.

Seriously, give it up. At this point you're just embarrassing yourself.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:51 PM

Ignore thread? I'm not on HF, so how does that work?

That reminds me, I was going to post a tutorial on how to use the ignore member feature back during the playoffs but I never got around to it. Maybe I'll put that up tonight.


There's a little X by the title of each thread, if you click it you never see the thread again. It's quite useful for the nonsense like Predict the Score or other stuff I don't care to see there.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:55 PM

Eleven.

Seriously, give it up. At this point you're just embarrassing yourself.



And three for you:)
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:29 PM

Oh believe me, I hear where you're coming from. It bothered me, too, that he left the Devils.


I'm not getting how you came to the conclusion that Zach doesn't have the required hunger to win.


If I am reading Pepp correctly, and from my own analysis of our dearly departed captain (may he rest in a sheet of ice, the a$$hole), I think ZP lacking hunger comes from a couple things:

First, we never won anything while he was here. Granted, we went to a cup this year with him, but he isn't Stevens, Nieds, Marty in his prime, or Daneyko. He plays hard, he works his ass off, but I can't help but wonder if the passion carries over into leadership. For Stevens, for example, he could change a game without a word. ZP can't and doesn't IMHO.

Second, I think there is a feeling that ZP is going into a situation that is bound to be too comfortable. He gets to play at home, gets to play with his boyhood friend, yadda yadda. To be great in the NHL most of these guys need to eek every ounce of performance out; I think ZP needs even more to excel. And yet, I think the Minnesota Wilds atmosphere will do just the opposite: it may encourage a sort of mediocrity that would be disastrous for ZP. Ergo, sapping him of the hunger he will need to win and be a winner.

Finally, and this is my own take, I don't know if ZP has ever really played under trying circumstances before. He played for good programs in his developmental years I believe and the Devils, except for half a season a year ago, have been competitive for a couple decades now. So how will ZP deal with mediocrity? Often players unaccustomed to losing find it doesn't "suit" them and become unhappy very quickly. I think Zacp may be one of those. We will see.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:59 PM

I'm looking forward to zp soundbites of 'we as leaders just have to do more' after that seven game losing streak pisses off the wild fan base.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:04 AM

I'm looking forward to zp soundbites of 'we as leaders just have to do more' after that seven game losing streak pisses off the wild fan base.


That is awesome... but think bigger.... 12 game losing streaks.... 15 game losing streaks... Dare to dream of Suter getting a hammy and Zach skating off holding his childhood friend in arms crying "why God why?..."

Edited by Devildude, 20 July 2012 - 11:05 AM.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:59 AM

That is awesome... but think bigger.... 12 game losing streaks.... 15 game losing streaks... Dare to dream of Suter getting a hammy and Zach skating off holding his childhood friend in arms crying "why God why?..."


Personally i want zach and ryan to be happy














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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:36 AM

Personally i want zach and ryan to be happy





Happy to be welcoming a top 5 draft pick in 2013


You had me going for a couple of mouse wheel spins. :giggle:

I really dislike the prick but it's going to get much worse the first time I see him in a wild jersey on the ice.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:37 AM

Personally i want zach and ryan to be happy














Happy to be welcoming a top 5 draft pick in 2013

Yeah but a top 5 pick would give them the potential on snagging a great prospect that would make their team better for years to come. Id much rather them get a pick in the 10-15 range. The pick would be more of a risk and not as clear and a pick in that range means they'd still miss the playoffs.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:05 PM

This is one of those times I wish this place had the 'ignore thread' feature that exists on HF. This and every other Parise thread that's going to crop up until November is just the same argument from the same posters.


This +10000000x
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:28 PM

This +10000000x

Parise is a dick. Sorry just got to keep this going until November.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:33 PM

I was watching a playoff montage and of course saw Zach in it. Not gonna lie, it's gonna be weird as hell not having him on the team
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:49 PM

Yeah but a top 5 pick would give them the potential on snagging a great prospect that would make their team better for years to come. Id much rather them get a pick in the 10-15 range. The pick would be more of a risk and not as clear and a pick in that range means they'd still miss the playoffs.


well to be honest the wild have a really bright future and its pissing me off...
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:45 PM

well to be honest the wild have a really bright future and its pissing me off...


To be honest, they can have a bright future but they won be able to hold on to it since they invested a ton of money into two best "friends" that never want to be out of each others site and can now do warm ups before every game hand in hand.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:47 PM

Had a connecting flight thru Minneapolis and they have parise and Suter T-shirts prominently displayed at the entrance to a store in the concourse. Did a double take and felt a little sad. I don't hold anything against him, but it did take me aback a bit for a second. Later two guys I was sitting next to at the bar were discussing Suter and parise. minny fans are very excited to have him. The parise shirt was number 11, not 9.
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