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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby marek on Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:10 pm

The house cleaning has begun LOL... next up Voracek... Couterier... Schenn bros...
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby shmenguin on Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:11 pm

MRandall25 wrote:I've always hated Downie for this:



Sykora was pretty useless after that hit - despite the OT goal.
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby shmenguin on Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:16 pm

marek wrote:The house cleaning has begun LOL... next up Voracek... Couterier... Schenn bros...


The schenn sisters fit right in. Buy they'll probably sucker someone into giving them a big prize for couturier. Because he's so great. He made malkin mad that one time.
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby slappybrown on Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:22 pm

shmenguin wrote:
marek wrote:The house cleaning has begun LOL... next up Voracek... Couterier... Schenn bros...


The schenn sisters fit right in. Buy they'll probably sucker someone into giving them a big prize for couturier. Because he's so great. He made malkin mad that one time.

The schenns are nothing special and Luke is outright bad, but couturier can play
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby Lt. Dish on Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:32 pm

The Dish on the street report is that the Phans are elated at this news. I can see why; Downie is arguably the better player, and the thought of Downie knocking Sid into an early off-season is too delicious to resist.

But, since games aren't played on paper, I see the benefits to the Avs for sure, and I'm happy for Max that he's out of that orange sweater. We all knew he was never going to see the end of that 5-year deal here.

But something must be up with the Avs for them to mess with the make-up (whether it's skill, chemistry, or both) of a 10-1 team and arguably take an acid bath value-wise to boot. Downie was playing well for them. As for the Flyers, while Max wasn't Superstar or anything, he was probably one of 3 or 4 guys on that team who gave a poop night-in and night-out.

Who knows--maybe Roy + Downie = too much crazy in one padded room.
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby DropEmJayBird on Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:34 pm

lol if you think Downie is going to be asked to actually play "hockey" in Philly.

The guy will fall right back into what philly fans want... he'll chase hits, get out of position, leave his feet and raise his elbows.
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:40 pm

sniper wrote:Clearly Varlamov's gf and Downie were causing problems, so he beat her and the team got rid of Downie. ~ I completely made that up, obviously.


Well, it's been known to happen .
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby knives of ice on Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:43 am

Downie is a UFA at season's end and colorado probably knew they weren't going to resign him. i understand why a very young team like colorado values someone like talbot.

that being said Downie is a really solid player right now, a top 6 guy. really, he is the exact type of player the penguins need. he really is the most comparable player to tocchet i can think of in the nhl today, and tocchet completely turned around his career.
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby shoeshine boy on Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:57 am

sniper wrote:Clearly Varlamov's gf and Downie were causing problems, so he beat her and the team got rid of Downie. ~ I completely made that up, obviously.



you may have made it up but rumors are flying all over the place that the 2 incidents are related. seems fitting to send someone who (allegedly) bangs his teammate's SO to Philly though.
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby Shakes on Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:58 am

This one always comes to mind:



I don't think he's "just a thug," but I still don't like him. So Philly suits him for me.
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:04 am

Really good trade for Philly, IMO. I hear crowing about Downie's penchant for PIMs, but not like we don't have a player or two that is good for an opposing PP every game :pop:

Would love Downie, we need a player like him.
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby viva la ben on Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:58 am

Wasn't Talbot a good PKer? whose going to kill Downie's penalties?
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby Jim on Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:33 pm

I hope that the Pens never again feel the need for a player like Downie.
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby pugilist13 on Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:11 pm

knives of ice wrote:Downie is a UFA at season's end and colorado probably knew they weren't going to resign him. i understand why a very young team like colorado values someone like talbot.

that being said Downie is a really solid player right now, a top 6 guy. really, he is the exact type of player the penguins need. he really is the most comparable player to tocchet i can think of in the nhl today, and tocchet completely turned around his career.

Please don't put the names Downie and Tocchet in the same sentence. But, I guess you already have.
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:17 pm

Yeah, that figure four knee takedown is the first thing I think of when I hear "Downie." Sid, despite how gruesome that hit and reaction, didn't miss a shift:

http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscor ... 40TBL.html
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby canaan on Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:12 am

Downie suffered a concussion last night after getting Volpatti'ed and went to the hospital

Lecavalier also got injured during the line brawl last night

lol
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby drtofu66 on Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:39 pm

canaan wrote:Downie suffered a concussion last night after getting Volpatti'ed and went to the hospital

Lecavalier also got injured during the line brawl last night

lol


Well, that didn't take long. He took a shot square in the left eye (TSN has the fight in their highlight video) and yelled to stop the fight right after that. Probably fractured an orbital bone. Since he was the one who started the fight (and since it's Steve Downie) I don't feel bad.
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby Big Easy Pens Fan on Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:56 pm

Talbot was probably...

Smiling like a butcher's dog.


...when this trade was announced. From worst to first in one easy trade.

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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby llipgh2 on Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:56 pm

canaan wrote:Downie suffered a concussion last night after getting Volpatti'ed and went to the hospital

Lecavalier also got injured during the line brawl last night

lol


From various sports writers tweets: Broken bones in Downie's face. He's being kept an additional night for observation, possible eye damage.
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:03 pm

llipgh2 wrote:
canaan wrote:Downie suffered a concussion last night after getting Volpatti'ed and went to the hospital

Lecavalier also got injured during the line brawl last night

lol


From various sports writers tweets: Broken bones in Downie's face. He's being kept an additional night for observation, possible eye damage.

It almost makes me feel sorry for the guy.

Nahhhh. You plant corn, you grow corn. :pop:
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby bhaw on Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:24 pm

I'm guessing Downie is a pretty dumb human, but if you're him, how do you not look at your career and realize you were actually a useful and decent hockey player when you stopped with the cheap shots and goonery? The guy goes back to Philly (not necessarily his choice) but gets right back into his idiot ways and possibly ruins his career if there's damage to his eye.
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby KG on Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:46 am

Good move for the Avs. Talbot will help this team as they continue to learn how to win...
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby Gaucho on Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:27 pm

It's about time they learn how to lose again.
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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby Big Easy Pens Fan on Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:32 pm

KG wrote:Good move for the Avs. Talbot will help this team as they continue to learn how to win...


True dat. Plus he got away from the revolving door (especially @ goalie) that the Flyers organization is.

The Flyers may actually decide to do something this year that their fans always accuse the Pens of doing...tanking to get higher up in the draft. :roll: In fact, they may not have to do it, since it seems to look like any win they get this year will be sheer luck or a complete off day from their opponent for the night.

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Re: Talbot to Avs for Downie

Postby no name on Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:33 pm

They still have Giroux so they are still a threat.

GP13 - 0 goals - 6 assists hard to argue with those numbers.

With the backing of Pee-air McGuire and Peter Toilett its not hard to see why that guy got the contract he got.
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