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Who Said It?

"We're the type of team that's going to be in your face every single shift.  Every line can skate, we're physical, our 'D' are mobile and we have great offensive skill with a good first pass. I'm really looking forward to the season."

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redxblack's avatar

not Gary Bettman, Daly, Jacobs, Burke…

Game on!

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 01/07/13 at 01:58 PM ET

Keyser S.'s avatar

I’m really looking forward to playing you 8x a year. Guaranteed wins! Mark it Dude!

I’m guessing it’s going to end up with something similar to 95’ right? 48 games in conference 8 each team in division.

Posted by Keyser S. on 01/07/13 at 02:53 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

ugh, typed this all out once and stupid comp highlighted and deleted out of nowhere.  ANYWAYS.

I had this convo with my buddy yesterday about this exact squad.  They do have some great leadership in there with the right mentality.  Maybe not the guy quoted above but others absolutely.  They’re D really looks good and were looking good last couple months of last season as well.  Young guys are FAST and they’re loaded with skill.  Their kids in the AHL have been doing outstanding.  We’ll see how they fair in net but with a different look in there I think it’ll give the team a steadiness it’s lacked.  I feel like this team is what the Blues were last year, now we just have to see if they can put it together like the Blues did once they got Hitch.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 01/07/13 at 02:56 PM ET

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Their D IS mobile. I’ll give em that. That might be the only positive thing I can say about the jackets, but at least that much is true.

Posted by larry on 01/07/13 at 03:01 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

If you can start off hot, you’re literally sitting pretty.

A way with words.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 01/07/13 at 03:22 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

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    larry
     
      on 01/07/13 at 03:01 PM ET

Got a lot more than D going for them.  Davidson from St. Louis, Richards who was able to squeeze offense out of an anemic Wild team and is great for the PP, Cam Atkinson who’s been in the top 3 scoring in the AHL, steady in the top 5-10.  Johansson who’s got tons of skill as well.  Some decent D prospects, Vinny Prospal is a HUGE piece of the Jackets turn-around.  He’s a consumate professional and will be a HUGE benefit to the younger players needing some guidance and focus.  Bobrovski is in goal ahead of Mason and I think that will help the confidence of the players in front of him just like Mrazek helped the confidence of the Griffs on front of HIM and they started winning those close games.

Jackets haven’t been getting blown out but they dont know how to take that last inch when the other team doesnt’ want to give it up.  This is the year they could do that, with Nash leaving.  Now instead of “Nash’ll do it” they’ll have to score by committee, play D by committee and Win by committee.  That safety net in their minds is gone.  Jackets will surprise

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 01/07/13 at 04:17 PM ET

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