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that's so retarded lmao I would have been so pissed had I bought a ticket

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Dear Adam Tongue

What do I do with Michael Leighton? He's just sitting on my IR right now and it's uncertain whether he'll even get the starting job back when he's all healed up. Do I just drop him the next chance I get, or do I keep him around just in case? The rest of my goalies are Lunqvist, Dipietro, and Lehtonen, and you can start 2 goalies a night.

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Hey George, I'm actually in a similar position in one of my leagues with Leighton. I'd say the most important thing in this situation is how many IR spots you have. I like Leighton over DiPietro any day, and I definitely believe Leighton will get a shot at the #1 spot when he returns. Take a couple of weeks with all four guys, and then drop the weakest link. Goalies often are the most important (and underrated) guys on a fantasy team. Carrying an extra one for a few weeks should pay off in the long run. Like I mentioned though, if you don't have enough IR spots, dropping Leighton and sticking with DP may be the right choice.

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One of my fantasy teams is in a tricky situation at goalie, who should I pick up that could pay dividends in the long run?

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Who do you have/what free agent goalies are up for grabs?

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i have giggy and niitty. not sure who's up for grabs

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Here's a couple of starters who might be available and definitely worth claiming off waivers: Mathieu Garon and Ondrej Pavelec. Some backups likely to see time if their respective #1's struggle: Cory Schneider, Jonathan Bernier, Anders Lindback, and Corey Crawford. I would be wary of claiming Peter Budaj; his shutout last night is not representative of his mediocre play over the last two weeks.

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i have giggy and niitty. not sure who's up for grabs

I know which league this is Wink

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He needs a lot more than a goaltending adjustment

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It's hard to say. I think the media pressure was always there through newspapers, but obviously it must have been much easier to ignore the media in 1940 than it is now when you're bombarded through radio, TV, internet, magazines, papers, etc. Everyone has access to opinion within minutes of them being formed and as much as players say they ignore them I doubt most of them don't know what they media is saying about them, I mean they talk to them personally.

It really depends, obviously there are a lot of other factors that we can't put in but it might have been harder, that's for sure.

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I agree, but Jacques doesn't. So forget O'Byrne. IMO he's as good as done with the team and the only reason he hasn't been waived is cause they don't want to lose him for nothing.

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so this is were my opinion comes in on gautier earlier. we no that JM has to work a little harder which he did, some what with the changes tonight, but PG also needs to step up his game as well and do somehthing about this issue.

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Very well written and informative post. I think I'm a little... past my prime, lol to think about this stuff but this is really encouraging for the kids. Good job here.

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Damien Cox added to the list Smile

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Here's the Rypien incident:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NrPP2CnidI

Bob McKenzie says he's getting minimum 5 games and for the moment he's "suspended indefinitely" pending a hearing with Gary Bettman (yup, the big boss).

As for the Canucks themselves, I think it's just a matter of a slow start... there really is no reason for this. Sure, Burrows is injured, but they're incredibly deep both at forward and at defense and I guess it's just a matter of chemistry and getting things together honestly.

I honestly think they're going to have a season like the Pens did when they won the cup... really slow start, maybe even outside of the playoff picture in December-January, then they'll make some sort of move and steamroll through everyone... whether that means the coach's job is in jeopardy, we'll see.

(on a side note, I thought it was hilarious to see Latendresse complaining on the bench like a little girl lol)

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I know there's no room in the game for what happened with the fan, but maybe the NHL needs to recognize that some arenas don't protect the players from the fans well enough to prevent these types of events. I'm sure the fan is equally at fault for what was said, and if a player is able to push a fan from a section where fans should simply have no contact opportunities whatsoever with the players (for player safety) then maybe this is as much the league's lack of ability to eliminate the possibility of a player-fan contact. It's unacceptable what Rick Rypien did, but it's equally unacceptable that it even had the opportunity to occur.

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On further watching the video more, the kids did NOTHING. Rypien proved to be somewhat disgraceful there.

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Rypien suspended indefinitely

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^ Pending the hearing. That was expected. Final suspension hasn't been handed out yet.

I don't know about further protecting the fans or players or who ever though. Rypien just shouldn't do that shit.

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I love it when people modify Wikipedia: Rick Rypien (born May 16, 1984 in Coleman, Alberta) is a non-professional ice hockey player and professional piece of trash for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). A piece of garbage player, Rypien has also played for the Canucks minor league affiliate, the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Even if the fan said anything, that still doesn't justify what Rypien did. When fans climb a dasher or start throwing things, thats a different story. This "kid/ Teen fan" ( The guy doesnt look too old to me ) probably called him a pussy while clapping but even then it doesn't justify it. What if this fan is a minor and Rypien hit him?

I do hope the Wild organization comps these guys.

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Someone upresed the photo and labelled the logos he could make out.

(click to enlarge)

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Toronto has 1 and a half good forward lines. They'll need more depth at forward if they want to do any damage imo.

Mark Trible's picture

My flyers are deep on O and D, but philly being philly, goalie will be the achilles

Cinerichabs88's picture

Isn't hockey fuckin awesome, go habs go

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