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2013-2014 Florida Panthers/NHL Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by gizmo, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. gizmo

    gizmo RALLY, BITCH

    Let the year of Scott Gomez begin.

    Prospect camp starts Thursday
  2. Dr Beinfest

    Dr Beinfest Larry's Little Helper

    This is a baseball forum. Scottie Gomes.
  3. Mr. Man

    Mr. Man Hammerhead

  4. wild blue

    wild blue Grasshopper

    LOL!
  5. Mr. Man

    Mr. Man Hammerhead

    Highlights from the rookie camp game against the Predators.
  6. Mr. Man

    Mr. Man Hammerhead

    Highlights of the Panthers vs. the Bruins rookies. Big comeback by the Panthers. Bjugstad with a hat trick.
  7. gizmo

    gizmo RALLY, BITCH

    I went to the game today. It was pretty awesome. Racine is a beast and basically killed that guy. Plus he scored.

    Good turnout too.
  8. Dr Beinfest

    Dr Beinfest Larry's Little Helper

    Good news on the goaltending front -- Clemmensen is injured.
  9. Dr Beinfest

    Dr Beinfest Larry's Little Helper

    Geez that sounded horrible... I'm not happy that he's injured. I'm happy that he won't be playing.
  10. MarlinKidd101

    MarlinKidd101 Don't Read This.

  11. Panthers offered Theodore a tryout and he said no. They also apparently offered Tim Thomas a tryout and waiting to hear back.

    One nice surprise was Brad Boyes was invited to camp and he had a very solid year with the Islanders last year. 35 points in 48 games. Surprised he doesnt have a guaranteed deal.
  12. gizmo

    gizmo RALLY, BITCH

    Well a lot of people think that Boyes point total was a product of playing with Tavares. Still, he basically makes Top-6 on our team if he does well enough in camp.
  13. Erick

    Erick Marlin

    Please say yes, please say yes, please say yes...
  14. Erick

    Erick Marlin

    Boyes has always been a goal scorer. He's probably not as good as he once was, but I'm guessing he'll make this team.
  15. I agree. Boyes has only had one really bad year and that was with Buffalo two years ago. Before that he scored plenty of points.
  16. Dr Beinfest

    Dr Beinfest Larry's Little Helper

    Brad Boyes is literally just another Peter Mueller, and you're all going to hate him if you hated Mueller like I did at the end of the season. Boyes is a turnover machine. Speedy winger who disappears all the time. My guess is he's being brought in to fill up minutes, but more so for his shootout specialism.
  17. Erick

    Erick Marlin

    I did not mind Mueller. He was a necessary evil at times. We have a bunch of speedy wingers who disappear all the time so welcome to the club, Brad.
  18. Boyes is a lot more accomplished than Mueller and was a key to replacing PA Parenteau and helping the Islanders to the playoffs.

    As for a turnover machine, he was only a -6 last year and has a positive +/- since 2008. Not amazing by any means in that category but hes not David Booth -31 either.
  19. Erick

    Erick Marlin

    +/- is a terrible stat though.
  20. Dr Beinfest

    Dr Beinfest Larry's Little Helper

    Ask any Islanders fan, he's a product of Tavares. +/- does not indicate how much a player turns the puck over. If anything, it's a sloppy stat that indicates how he and his linemates play a two-way game (but gets totally f***ed by the fact that +/- is not effected in PP and SH situations).

    Stats are actually kept for turnovers though. Ready for it? Last season, he turned the puck over 21 times more than he took the puck away. Mueller, on the other hand, took the puck away 21 times more than he gave it away (one of Mueller's redeeming characteristics was his responsibility with the puck). That ugly statistic for Boyes actually puts him in the bottom 5% of the league last season. There's a reason why he's here on a tryout and didn't get a contract off the bat considering his relatively successful season. He's not what he seems.

    I, for one, still welcome Boyes. We need him in the shootout and we need extra bodies to avoid this team being filled with any more rookies than it will already have.

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