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#21 Zubie#8

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:30 AM

Watch him shut us out on Monday.  :doh1: 


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:40 AM

Watch him shut us out on Monday.  :doh1:

 

I doubt many of the veterans play on Monday, but yeah, that'd still be something.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:40 AM

i'm happy for him, hell if he plays on monday, i'll moose it up when he makes saves. when the season starts, we won't see him against us, and if we do, it's business as usual for rags hate.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:14 PM

 

Interesting that Alain Vigneault says that NYR backup job is up for grabs even with Biron back from personal matter: Biron vs. Hedberg.

 

Hmmm...


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:39 PM

If Hedberg's willing to take a cheap enough contract it could be a win for the Rangers.  Either they sell Biron off, presumably retaining some of his salary in that transaction, or they demote him to the minors and eat 375K of that deal.  If Hedberg signs for say 600k (which he very well could and would make as much money if he had played out his contract this year), that's a 325k savings.

 

But I don't think the Rangers could expect much of Hedberg if he did sign.


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 10:05 PM

But I don't think the Rangers could expect much of Hedberg if he did sign.

 

Do they really need to expect much of him, though?  As long as Lundqvist doesn't have any injury problems, he'll be eating most of the minutes.


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 10:07 PM

Do they really need to expect much of him, though?  As long as Lundqvist doesn't have any injury problems, he'll be eating most of the minutes.

 

In an 82-game Olympic year with the back-to-backs (and Lundqvist is playing THERE too) they gotta play a backup at least 15 times and that's being conservative.  Two years ago Lundqvist played 62 games and had his best season, I'd think they would want to keep him around that number if possible.

 

That's plenty of time for a backup to screw the pooch unless you're a clear first-place team with wiggle room.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:24 PM

according to wfan, he's been released by the rangers


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:35 PM

MIxed emotions on this one.  I like Heddy, and wished he would be able to latch onto a team.  However, I don't want to hate him, and am somewhat glad he won't be a Rag.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:05 PM

he even sucked too much for the rangers.. would you look at that. What does it take to realize and accept your days of playing are in the past.. nj wanted to give him a job doing something else shouldve hopped on it.
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:06 PM

I think my desire for him to get another year in the big leagues trumped my hatred for the Rangers on this one. It was an abrupt ending to his career, I hope he can continue to work with and for the New Jersey Devils in some capacity, so we can at least continue to show him our respect in the years to come


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:35 PM

Goalie coach?  They could find a spot for him in the organization.  


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:02 PM

Goalie coach?  They could find a spot for him in the organization.  

Didn't Lou already mention that they would find a place for him in the org if he retired as a player?
 

 

 

he even sucked too much for the rangers.. would you look at that. What does it take to realize and accept your days of playing are in the past.. nj wanted to give him a job doing something else shouldve hopped on it.

Yes, he had a not so great season last year, but the year before that he played well. Your talent doesn't just slip away magically. He'd probably still be an ok back up for some team, but I think he had himself set to play this year. We bought him out somewhat unexpectedly and naturally he looked for a local place to play out the year.

LL doesn't offer jobs to people, especially vague, not really described positions, if he's just going to take it off the table 5 mins later.

I'll put it this way, if I ask you to rate your driving skills in relation to the rest of everyone, what percentage of drivers would you say you are more skilled than? 10%-25%-50%-75%-90%?

Let me tell you, it's not going to be less than 50% and I imagine hockey players feel the same way about their skills on the ice, as is only natural.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:18 PM

Thank goodness, Moose was a likable guy in his stint here. Sucks that he really spit the bit last season but really was a players player, literally too.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:24 PM

Didn't Lou already mention that they would find a place for him in the org if he retired as a player?
 
 
 

Yes, he had a not so great season last year, but the year before that he played well. Your talent doesn't just slip away magically. He'd probably still be an ok back up for some team, but I think he had himself set to play this year. We bought him out somewhat unexpectedly and naturally he looked for a local place to play out the year.
LL doesn't offer jobs to people, especially vague, not really described positions, if he's just going to take it off the table 5 mins later.
I'll put it this way, if I ask you to rate your driving skills in relation to the rest of everyone, what percentage of drivers would you say you are more skilled than? 10%-25%-50%-75%-90%?
Let me tell you, it's not going to be less than 50% and I imagine hockey players feel the same way about their skills on the ice, as is only natural.

if i got into an acident once a month and it was constantly my fault or even if it wasnt my fault and i couldve done something to avoid it but got into the accident anyway... i think sooner or later you realize you are a sh!tty driver and should stay off the road.. hedbergs play last year is equivilant to the 90 year old lady doing half the speed limit while your stuck behind her on your way to work in the morning... IF were comparing play to driving here.. after a while youve gotta realize your garbage.
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:25 PM

Hedberg can now be the devils "special assignment coach #162"
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:49 PM

Hedberg can now be the devils "special assignment coach #162"

 

i would love to find out what this assignment is. i bet they get locked up below the dungeons of the rock and mix koolaid all night.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:55 PM

if i got into an acident once a month and it was constantly my fault or even if it wasnt my fault and i couldve done something to avoid it but got into the accident anyway... i think sooner or later you realize you are a sh!tty driver and should stay off the road.. hedbergs play last year is equivilant to the 90 year old lady doing half the speed limit while your stuck behind her on your way to work in the morning... IF were comparing play to driving here.. after a while youve gotta realize your garbage.

Sooner or later you figure it out that you are a terrible driver, which is why old people just stop driving right? And why I don't read, "I hit the brake but nothing happened" as an excuse for an old person having run over somebody every month or so in the news?

C'mon, no one ever thinks they're a bad driver, even if they're AWFUL. I have a friend, sort of, that's crashed like 5 cars in 5 years, I guarantee he thinks he's a pretty good driver. Is he? Obviously not, but he ain't about to hand over his license. At least not the one in the state where his privileges aren't suspended LOL.

I was only using that as an example of how one might think they are still skilled when in fact, they are not quite as skilled as they think. If it's hard to accept you're a bad driver, imagine what that would feel like if all your life, all you focused on was driving and before you're even that old, you're pretty bad at it? It's hard to let go of that and I think we should all be a bit more respectful to a guy who was a consummate professional in his time here.

At least now that he's not signing with the Rags, then we all could have said whatever we wanted.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:04 PM

if i got into an acident once a month and it was constantly my fault or even if it wasnt my fault and i couldve done something to avoid it but got into the accident anyway... i think sooner or later you realize you are a sh!tty driver and should stay off the road.. hedbergs play last year is equivilant to the 90 year old lady doing half the speed limit while your stuck behind her on your way to work in the morning... IF were comparing play to driving here.. after a while youve gotta realize your garbage.

 

It's not always that easy to just walk away. He's played hockey his whole life, and has spent 20 years being paid to do what he loves. He's only one year removed from a respectable 2011-12 season. Not a lot of people can just say "oh well, it's over, moving on."


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 08:18 PM

I feel bad for the guy but I'm glad his great attitude and good vibes won't be anywhere near that team.
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