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That guy Hall guy looked decent. I can see him making the team.

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9 hours ago, DevsMan84 said:

Didn't get to see the game tonight as my dog suddenly died tonight.

Glad I didn't watch it.

Sorry brother. May she RIP. 

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1 hour ago, eaglejelly said:

That guy Hall guy looked decent. I can see him making the team.

do you really think we would have thrown that kind of money to Wood if we thought Hall could make the team though? 

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20 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

do you really think we would have thrown that kind of money to Wood if we thought Hall could make the team though? 

I don't understand why people are so high on Hall. Even that old geezer Kovy can score in preseason. 🙄

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2 hours ago, DevsMan84 said:

Thanks everyone.  My wife and I really appreciate it.  We don't want kids so this dog was basically our child.

While she is almost 15, she was a spunky, happy-go-lucky dog up until 2 weeks ago when we took her to her vet for her yearly dental.  She had 8 teeth that were pulled (most up till that point was 4) and afterwards she was acting a little differently.  Took her to the vet on Saturday who examined her and said everything appears to be fine and it is behavioral.  Yesterday, she is on a walk with my wife and she just lays down and dies right there.

Glad she lived a relatively long life, and at least died a natural death...so many animals that get hit by cars, die of disease, etc.

We've had to put down three cats since 2011...they made it to 17, 13.5, and 16.  The one that made it to 13.5 was actually a pleasant surprise...she had diabetes later in life, but we were able to treat it with insulin injections (the vet said a lot of owner elect to put down such pets, but there was no way we were doing that)...the good news is feline diabetes can go into remission with treatment (hers did).  Unfortunately shortly after moving into our then-new home (2012), she started getting wobbly, started drooling a lot...then one day, right in front of us, she fell over and just froze...we thought we lost her right there.  She eventually got back up and started to shakily walk again, but we knew her time was short, and when she kept getting worse, we did what we had to (much as it sucked).

So I feel your pain...we get so attached to these balls of fur.  The 16-year-old was the last to go (she lost a ton of weight and could barely get around in the end), and we actually (foolishly) believed that we would take a break from cats for a while.  That lasted about a week.  Our latest cat (Ragamuffin breed, very similar to Ragdolls, her name is Sugar) has been with us for over three years already...we had to wait about six months for her, but she was well worth the wait.  I don't think we'll ever not have a cat in our house. 

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13 hours ago, DevsMan84 said:

Didn't get to see the game tonight as my dog suddenly died tonight.

Glad I didn't watch it.

That's heartbreaking to hear man, I'm a dog owner myself. Hope all is well bud

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6 hours ago, DevsMan84 said:

Thanks everyone.  My wife and I really appreciate it.  We don't want kids so this dog was basically our child.

While she is almost 15, she was a spunky, happy-go-lucky dog up until 2 weeks ago when we took her to her vet for her yearly dental.  She had 8 teeth that were pulled (most up till that point was 4) and afterwards she was acting a little differently.  Took her to the vet on Saturday who examined her and said everything appears to be fine and it is behavioral.  Yesterday, she is on a walk with my wife and she just lays down and dies right there.

Good lord, sincerest condolences to you and your wife.  I hope she's okay - that sounds like a pretty traumatizing event, I can't even imagine.

Hang in there.

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15 hours ago, DevsMan84 said:

Didn't get to see the game tonight as my dog suddenly died tonight.

Glad I didn't watch it.

That is such sh%tty news. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your wife.

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6 hours ago, DevsMan84 said:

Thanks everyone.  My wife and I really appreciate it.  We don't want kids so this dog was basically our child.

While she is almost 15, she was a spunky, happy-go-lucky dog up until 2 weeks ago when we took her to her vet for her yearly dental.  She had 8 teeth that were pulled (most up till that point was 4) and afterwards she was acting a little differently.  Took her to the vet on Saturday who examined her and said everything appears to be fine and it is behavioral.  Yesterday, she is on a walk with my wife and she just lays down and dies right there.

My condolences DevsMan. 

Same story for me & my spouse - no kids, just our pup (he's over 13 now) - I'm so sorry you're going through this. 😢

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16 hours ago, DevsMan84 said:

Didn't get to see the game tonight as my dog suddenly died tonight.

Glad I didn't watch it.

Really sorry to see this DM84, always hard to lose a family member.  Thoughts are with you and your wife. Hang in there.

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18 hours ago, DJ Eco said:
  • Hall-Hischier-Palmieri looked unstoppable, AND that's with them looking a bit rusty throughout the game, at times making errors they would never make during regular season. I mean, we lost in OT after some poor decision-making by Palmieri and him being too gassed to defend, but he and that line was the only reason we were even in the game, so it is what it is. They're still getting in shape, so can't fault Palmieri for looking tired at the end there.
  • Man, have I loved what I'm seeing from Ty Smith. He's such a poised, cool, calm, collected, mature, smart presence on the puck. I was purposely waiting for him to make a rookie mistake, and it never happens, he rarely puts a foot wrong. He looked more solid than Mueller or Greene throughout tonight's game. I'm curious to see if that's Hynes giving him favorable zone starts or what, but he looked awesome.
  • Eric Gryba gave into that meathead Cody McLeod's idiotic timing for a fight, while our kids were flying up the ice on a 3-on-2 with all the momentum in our skates. Stupid.
  • I can't think about what our defense would look like without Sami Vatanen; in retrospect, that trade keeps looking better and better in my opinion, he's a fantastic relentless player. That stretch pass to Hall in OT was hockey at its best.
  • Marcus Johansson's been away from the speed of the game for a long time, so I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt that he'll need a bit longer to warm into the season.
  • Jesper Bratt quietly had a strong game. He showed great speed, even muscle at times, and played with a lot of confidence and poise flying around the Rangers' zone, pulling defenders away and creating space (and making the pass). He did a lot of little things right and I was glad to see that.
  • Brian Boyle has been a non-factor so far and looks a step behind every play unfortunately. I don't see him as much more than a 4th line option, and I'm not even sure he should play against other fast teams (maybe only these more intense rivalry games and some of the bigger Western teams). That seems harsh as preseason criticism, but it's a dip in performance that started last season unfortunately. Pulling for the guy and hope he can prove me wrong.
  • Brett Seney had a good first period but then got quiet. All in all, he's had a good preseason, and I can see him making the team next year after a full season in Binghamton, he has a lot of tools and I'm looking forward to watching him develop just a bit more to turn into a solid bottom-6 guy who's hard to play against.
  • It looks like another downgrade in Andy Greene's play unfortunately. He looked entirely out of his element in the OT, he made an unforced giveaway at a pivotal moment in that was inexplicable really. Love the guy, but need to expect better from our captain. I can deal with his speed and stamina going down, but his hockey IQ and executing when he's got the puck, that needs to be better.
  • What can I say about Michael McLeod? I'm disappointed. You want to see his speed and skill show up and dominate other teams, but his presence on the ice is all a bit disjointed and doesn't seem to yield much. I think Brett Seney has passed him on my personal depth chart. I don't know what it is McLeod needs to do this season to pull it all together, but he I hope he does it. He has the exact skill set our team is made for, but then he goes out there and doesn't generate much.
  • Eddie Lack had a decent game, the scoreline looks worse than it is, from a goaltending perspective. He made really important saves in the 1st and 2nd, or this game would likely be over much sooner. Our defense wasn't great, we let him face almost 40 shots.
  • Although a bit more quiet today, John Quenneville and Nick Lappin both looked good. Quenneville's got that extra bit of speed and skill this offseason. I think the case for them to make the team is still there, curious to see if Hynes rolls them out in Winnipeg. It should be said I think Quenneville was being pulled down by his linemates (more Boyle than Noesen, but still, just not a compatible line).

nice job DJ, thank you.

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Thanks everyone for the kind words.  It's been tough for me and especially for my wife.  We are having a necropsy done as part of getting closure for us.  If something happened that shouldn't during the dental, well we will take it from there I guess.

We don't have kids so this was our child.  I think we will wait a little bit but we are definitely getting another rescue dog.  I've also been dealing with an illness since Sunday evening so it's been a bit of a double whammy for me.

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