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Call me a jingoistic jag off, but the idea of turning down the long time perennial #1 projected pick, American born is damn near impossible. 

Do you really want this All-American kid dawning the red, white, and blue across the river? Yikes. 

As many have said, Hughes and Hischier: Toews and Kane. Hall is a better Hossa. Let’s get a Duncan Keith. 

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Here's a write-up from StevenToddIves, a journalist on HFBoards:

Man, hard not to get excited about seeing Hughes wearing a Devils uni on the ice come October...feels preordained at this point.  Team has the potential to be pretty entertaining (especially if they c

*** Okay well sorry for the non-Hughes/Kakko related post *** Met her last year in Toronto (along with Michael J. Fox, Chris Lloyd and Tom Wilson) and told her it was one of my biggest dream to h

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9 minutes ago, Devils Pride 26 said:

Call me a jingoistic jag off, but the idea of turning down the long time perennial #1 projected pick, American born is damn near impossible. 

Do you really want this All-American kid dawning the red, white, and blue across the river? Yikes. 

As many have said, Hughes and Hischier: Toews and Kane. Hall is a better Hossa. Let’s get a Duncan Keith.

Let’s hope we already have him...

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can't wait for draft day. I mean... we can all assume we'll grab Jack based on everything you see and hear...

but once you saw Some Kind of Wonderful and see Eric Stoltz go and turn down Lea Thompson for that short hair drummer tomboy girl.... you can never trust again

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4 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

can't wait for draft day. I mean... we can all assume we'll grab Jack based on everything you see and hear...

but once you saw Some Kind of Wonderful and see Eric Stoltz go and turn down Lea Thompson for that short hair drummer tomboy girl.... you can never trust again

And he almost played her son in Back to the Future lol

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3 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Lorraine McFly was one of the biggest goers in movie history. Was totally going to fvck her own future son. 

I actually slow-danced with Lorraine McFly... like.... i physically slow-danced with her... which means i touched her and i'm not kidding. 

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20 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

I actually slow-danced with Lorraine McFly... like.... i physically slow-danced with her... which means i touched her and i'm not kidding. 

Ok this needs more explanation...

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Ha that’s pretty cool. Back to the Future is my fiancé’s favorite movie of all time (and I love it too). We were going to try and meet Christopher Lloyd at the last convention we went to but his line was crazy long. 

Like the horror tattoos btw.  :thumbsup:

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9 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

Ha that’s pretty cool. Back to the Future is my fiancé’s favorite movie of all time (and I love it too). We were going to try and meet Christopher Lloyd at the last convention we went to but his line was crazy long. 

Like the horror tattoos btw.  :thumbsup:

Back to the future is an integral part of my life haha my office is basically a BTTF and Terminator 2 museum haha.. i have Marty's guitar, Marty's and Griff's hoverboards, the nike shoes, Marty's skateboard from 1985, Doc's glasses, the delorean car plates, the flux capacitor, Marty's full costumes from 1985 and 2015 on mannequins... and i got an original one-sheet poster from 1985 signed by the whole cast, etc etc It's ridiculous.

and thanks haha very good eye! the carpet from the shining, the ghostbusters trap and Michael myers haha

 

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3 hours ago, Anhkheg said:

After watching Hughes vs Kakko videos, for me, its Hughes for sure. IMO, he is miles above Kakko and if size is a concern, then remember Parise.

You have to keep in mind Hughes is doing it vs his peers, or at least kids around his age. Kakko has scored at an amazing clip when considering age etc vs men.

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18 minutes ago, Marshall said:

You have to keep in mind Hughes is doing it vs his peers, or at least kids around his age. Kakko has scored at an amazing clip when considering age etc vs men.

Yes, but who’s going against the better competition? Most of the men in the Finnish league are playing there for a reason right? Whereas Hughes is going up against more actual NHL caliber prospects. 

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7 hours ago, SterioDesign said:

can't wait for draft day. I mean... we can all assume we'll grab Jack based on everything you see and hear...

but once you saw Some Kind of Wonderful and see Eric Stoltz go and turn down Lea Thompson for that short hair drummer tomboy girl.... you can never trust again

So does Shero draft Michael J. Fox or Eric Stoltz?  Or go way off the board and instead draft porn star Michael J. Cox?

Or does he choose between Lea Thompson or Mary Stuart Masterson?  So much riding on this draft...

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8 hours ago, SterioDesign said:

*** Okay well sorry for the non-Hughes/Kakko related post ***

Met her last year in Toronto (along with Michael J. Fox, Chris Lloyd and Tom Wilson) and told her it was one of my biggest dream to have a "Earth Angel Slow dance" with her. She thought it was really cute and made it happen lol I teared up a bit for real

Earth angel, earth angeeeeel, Will you be miiiiiine. My darling deeear, love you all the tiiiime. Im just a fooooool, a fool in looove with youuuuuuuuu

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 She totally looks like she was into it! I can’t decide if it would be a better picture if she looks completely horrified, that would’ve been hysterical also. 

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8 hours ago, Anhkheg said:

After watching Hughes vs Kakko videos, for me, its Hughes for sure. IMO, he is miles above Kakko and if size is a concern, then remember Parise.

The only thing I remember about Parsie is that he has not been as good, in neither regular nor post-season, since he left the Devils.

And I like that karma.  Especially the 7.5 million cap hit ..each and every year...until his contract ends in 2025..

so far, MIN has paid over $ 70 million for 444 Games Played with 167 G - 169 A = 336 points. 

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1 hour ago, BlueSkirt said:

The only thing I remember about Parsie is that he has not been as good, in neither regular nor post-season, since he left the Devils.

And I like that karma.  Especially the 7.5 million cap hit ..each and every year...until his contract ends in 2025..

so far, MIN has paid over $ 70 million for 444 Games Played with 167 G - 169 A = 336 points. 

One concern that some of us had was how would Parise's body hold up as he aged, given his size and style of game?  Well, suffice it to say that he's dealt with a lot more injuries than he did with the Devils.  With the exception of 2010-11 (knee injury), he played in 81+ games in six out of seven Devils seasons.  He has yet to play more than 74 in any given season with the Wild.

What's kind of surprising is that his overall rate stats are pretty similar...of course, Zach's developmental rookie year throws off his Devils sample a little, but he averaged about 32 G and 35 A per 82 GP, with 3.38 SOG per game...with the Wild, it's 31 G and 31 A per 82 GP, with 3.29 SOG per game (he's gotten less ice time in each of the last three seasons, though it ticked upward again this past season).  It just feels like a more drastic dropoff because he missed more games now...also cooled off quite a bit as this past season went on (went through a dry spell of just 5 goals in 31 GP, though he had a brief surge to close out his season). 

Of course, if you take out Zach's rookie year, then he averaged 35 G and 39 A per 82 GP as a Devil, with 3.72 SOG per game...so yeah, his overall Wild body of work feels like a more of a real dropoff compared to THOSE numbers. 

 

On another note, the more I see Kaapo Kakko's name, the more I think of this Monty Python excerpt...for some reason this popped into my head yesterday:

 

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13 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Kaapo Kakko sounds like one of those weird foreign candy bars you see at the counter of a bodega in a very ethnic neighborhood. 

Brilliant

Just now, MadDog2020 said:

It sounds like the name of a Drake’s Cake lol.

Image result for lil diabeetus

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one thing on my mind and its pretty minor but still there between kakko and Hughes. being from Finland, If Kakko comes here we won't have to really worry about anything connecting him to another team and a reason to leave (and he's not russian). Cause we all know we've been burned multiple times with that.

With Hughes well he has a brother in Vancouver.. he's from Florida. bla bla bla. Those teams will always be linked as a potential destination and distraction

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