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8 hours ago, #freejame said:

Are you an ice cream or fudge person?

Yes.  They opened a Kilwins here and we go every time we can.  Love the ice cream, but the candy is really excellent as well.  

However, every time we are in NC, be it Asheville or Blowing Rock or Linville or Spruce Pine we always find time for the Mast General Store and Kilwins.

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If anyone ever gets up to UMass area for a hockey game you have to go to Cooks farm ice cream store called Flavvors. Ice cream straight outta the cow and neat flavors.

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I posted in a couple of other threads why a good FA might sign here for reasonable money as well as why a good coach may come here.  But let me go on a few that I think are the most important.

I liked a bunch of your posts, but a couple I will emphasise are the recent drafts look WAY better than I expected, especially the later picks, and that a lot of the youngsters a looking like potentially solid NHLers.

Believe it or not, I actually liked the play of the team overall before the trade deadline better than I liked it during Bylsma's reign.

Unlike JBot, I think that the winning streak and the good play for a while afterwards was not a mirage.  I firmly believe if he had replaced Thompson, Sobotka, Elie with Girgensons-Larsson-Okposo level players, then this team -- with all its other flaws up and down the line-up -- would have made the playoffs.

They are my team, come Hell or high water.  I had season tix during the bankruptcy.  Nothing felt worse than wondering if I was never going to see them again.  As bad as it feels now, at least we aren't there.

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On 5/10/2019 at 9:27 AM, dudacek said:

Rasmus Dahlin

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On 5/10/2019 at 11:31 PM, MakeSabresGrr8Again said:

Signs to warrant optimism.....

1) Your post.....how could things get worse 🤗😎😍

Pilut's shoulder? 😉

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I think it was True that said 'when you have a franchise centre and franchise D your not that far away.'

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8 minutes ago, Derrico said:

I think it was True that said 'when you have a franchise centre and franchise D your not that far away.'

True would have never used "your."

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On 5/11/2019 at 2:13 AM, PerreaultForever said:

Tired of the negativity? lol. I tried really hard to be optimistic all year long, but by the end of it there simply wasn't/isn't enough to get optimistic about, and when the playoffs started and I saw and remembered how good hockey can be, then it hit home how bad we were, and I think that is what has made myself and others more pessimistic. 

Not only do we have a long way to go to get to the playoffs, we have an even further wait to be the kind of team that can win in the playoffs.

So signs to warrant optimism aside from Dahlin? The Finnish kid as our goalie? Sure, maybe, but not yet, not for a while. Mits? Outside of one brilliant shoot out goal what flashes of brilliance made you think he will be a star? Not ready. Not even close. I could go on and on but it's the optimism thread so I won't. I'd just say compare what we have to other teams and if you are still optimistic, pass me a little of whatever it is, it must be really really good. 

This is an optimist thread but you just had to infiltrate it with your negative comments. You've several other threads go there.

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On 5/11/2019 at 7:10 AM, Pimlach said:

I tried to be optimistic during the slide.  Watching those team pass us in the standings was painful but we were playing meaningful hockey late into the season for the first time in a long time. ...

Coaching will determine much about next season.  That and goaltending which right now is mediocre. 

 

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I’m looking forward and am optimistic about a new coach with a new system turning this team in the right direction over the course of the first 35-40 games. 👍🏼

I’m also looking forward to certain posters thinking it all had to do with several players magically developing at the same time, and little to do with better coaching and system and effective in-game adjustments. 😂

And even though it won’t happen on a consistent basis thru the first half of the season, i think the team overall, will improve. Baring a few key injuries to key players, the team ends the season 15-25 points better than this season.

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35 minutes ago, dudacek said:

RFK? Ralph ***** Krueger, that's who!

I'm just hearing this on repeat in a Bruce McCulloch "Into the Doors" sketch voice. And it makes me happy. And that makes me optimistiker als gestern.

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57 minutes ago, dudacek said:

RFK? Ralph ***** Krueger, that's who!

If that name ever takes off, I'd be worried about the flyers signing Sirhan Sirhan.

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19 hours ago, nfreeman said:

RK is the prince who was promised.

Was he anointed by GMJB's Daddy or something? I didn't realize we were blessed with royalty. Can he declare war or just annex a #2 center from some other team? I'm sure there's a provision for that listed in the Constitution, the Magna Carta, or the Bible or something.

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19 hours ago, nfreeman said:

RK is the prince who was promised.

arya stark smile GIF by Game of Thrones

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