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#81 iamtheprodigy

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

Henrique has to prove he wasn't a one hit wonder...


What does that even mean?
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:03 PM

What does that even mean?


He wasn't exactly ripping it apart in Albany...
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

He wasn't exactly ripping it apart in Albany...


Larsson isnt either... i remember people here saying that he was way too good for that league... he's not even on the allstars roster...
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:29 PM

Larsson isnt either... i remember people here saying that he was way too good for that league... he's not even on the allstars roster...


Larsson should probably go back there for a while too...
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

Been a fan of Sal's since he first got here. Solid defenseman, never afraid to drop the mitts, sticks up for teammates, makes defense partners look good, rarely makes mistakes. His biggest flaw is that his face seems to be a magnet for pucks. The man is a solid pick to wear the C.

It's too bad that gif of his spear tackling JVR isn't still active, because it'd be perfect in this thread. The still shot will have to do ...

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:09 PM

Kevin Weekes had some great things to say about Bryce on NHL Tonight. He said it has a lot to do with the way Salvador prepares for a game, and then pointed out how he came back from a concussion that could have ended his career. You can really see the respect players have for him.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:19 PM

I've always liked Sal. I questioned his value/contract in the past, but as the year went on and he got his legs back after the concussion, he looked better and better. He always makes his partner look good, and he doesn't care about his stats at all. Great team player, commands respect, good fit for the job, especially after the Parise jilting.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:29 AM

So this makes him the 2nd ex Blue we have made captain. And 3rd we got directly because of the Blues
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:36 AM

Larsson isnt either... i remember people here saying that he was way too good for that league... he's not even on the allstars roster...


Yes, and? All-Star Games determine who's actually good now? First of all, every team has to have an All-Star, so that reduces the available All-Star slots. Second, Larsson's game probably won't get him in All-Star Games in the NHL either - he's not going to put up loads of points - but he's going to be a top defender.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:35 AM

So...when Salvador stinks, will they have the balls to scratch him?
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:43 AM

So...when Salvador stinks, will they have the balls to scratch him?


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:44 AM

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:10 AM

Yes, and? All-Star Games determine who's actually good now? First of all, every team has to have an All-Star, so that reduces the available All-Star slots. Second, Larsson's game probably won't get him in All-Star Games in the NHL either - he's not going to put up loads of points - but he's going to be a top defender.


and... i've seen flashes of greatness from Larsson but there's some things i don't like too, the worst is his speed, he's horribly slow. i'm still not convinced he'll be the great dman that some are projecting him. Hedman had the same hype and see now... he's been in the league for awhile now and bunch of younger guys like doughty, pitrelangelo, Karlsson etc etc just step in and have success almost right away. i know some great dman took time to become who they are but im still worried.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:30 AM

and... i've seen flashes of greatness from Larsson but there's some things i don't like too, the worst is his speed, he's horribly slow. i'm still not convinced he'll be the great dman that some are projecting him. Hedman had the same hype and see now... he's been in the league for awhile now and bunch of younger guys like doughty, pitrelangelo, Karlsson etc etc just step in and have success almost right away. i know some great dman took time to become who they are but im still worried.


Those a "a bunch of younger guys" are arguably among the top 5-10 defensemen in the league. They are also 2-3 years older than Larsson. All of them had issues with their game in their first season. Larsson's footspeed can be improved.

Also, complaining about Hedman because he hasn't panned out according to the max projection (which in itself is ridiculous)...he's coming around. He had 20 points in 26 games in the KHL, has been above 20 points in all of his three NHL seasons. Guys with his size can take longer to adjust because of their frame.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:53 AM

Iginla


Has there been any others besides Iginla?
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

Has there been any others besides Iginla?


I believe Dirk Graham was the first.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

Has there been any others besides Iginla?


Dirk Graham was bi-racial, I believe. He's is the first captain in NHL history of African-decent.


Edit... DIG beat me to it.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

You start splitting hairs on ethnicity, for some people Dirk Graham doesn't have enough black heritage to be black and for some people he does.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

You start splitting hairs on ethnicity, for some people Dirk Graham doesn't have enough black heritage to be black and for some people he does.


I thought he was splitting hairs too haha.. But I think he just posted the answer before realizing the person before him did it already..
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

You start splitting hairs on ethnicity, for some people Dirk Graham doesn't have enough black heritage to be black and for some people he does.


Iginla and Salvador are both biracial too, so I guess there are some people who might say they don't "count" either. I say who cares, they are all of African descent. But there actually is a Wikipedia article about this if anyone's interested.
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