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  3. krsmith17

    Rumors Thread

    Haha I know, and I'm okay with it. At least it's something to talk about in a pretty boring offseason... I'd probably be better off talking to my 5 year old niece though... Pretty sure she has more common sense / hockey knowledge than JM... Faulk has played for one NHL team. What's your point? He's never had the opportunity to play for any other team. He was drafted by Carolina in 2010, signed his entry level contract the following season, and made the Canes out of camp. Three years later he became an RFA and signed a six year contract which would take him into UFA status for the first time in 2020. He has never had the opportunity to test the open market, and the fact that he will be one of the top defenders available, I'd say the chances of him doing so is rather high. You can't seriously think walking as a first time UFA can be compared to not holding out as an RFA or demanding a trade... I didn't say he doesn't want to be in Detroit, I'm saying regardless of where he is two years from now, I think he'll hit free agency (unless he's traded to a legit contender that can afford to keep him). If / when he does hit the open market, he'll have a lot of things to consider. One being money, which I'm sure we could afford to pay him. Two, location / history, and we have a brand new state of the art facility and a rich history that could entice him. And three, and this is the biggest one in my mind, going to a contender, and I doubt we'll be viewed as a true contender by then... If we are, why not just go after him two years from now? We will not contend in the next two years, so why go after a player that has an expiring contract in that time? It makes zero sense... For the same reason, I have no interest in going after Erik Karlsson or any pending free agent... If you still don't understand why trading significant pieces for a soon to be free agent is a terrible idea for a rebuilding team, I'm not sure what else to say...
  4. Jonas Mahonas

    Rumors Thread

    Cuz u are a dreamboat.
  5. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Mike Green Officially Signed *Mod Warning Page 4*

    Can confirm. I live on a farm in Seattle Washington and f*** my cousin on the reg. Sorry, can I claim "muh freezepeach?" or is constitutional freezepeach too silly these days?
  6. ChristopherReevesLegs

    A Friendly Reminder, Politics are PROHIBITED

    Wouldn't dream of it!
  7. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Rumors Thread

    Ur weird! gotem
  8. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Abdelkader Needs To Go

    Beer ain't good unless you can see the colors of the American flag through it
  9. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Andreas Athanasiou Officially Signed 2 yrs. $3M AAV

    "What we always wanted" is not an accurate quote. My quote was "the Darren Helm we always wanted". I meant that as a side comment to disparage Darren Helm and nothing more. I wholly disagree about our defense and forward group. The forward group has Larkin, Mantha, AA, and Bertuzzi, 4 young bright spots, 2 of which will probably be core players on this coming seasons roster. The defense has no one even close to this at this point in time. AA had 17 assists last year and a large amount of his goals came on the breakaway. If you think his playmaking and scoring in the cycle is where it needs to be, then we can agree to disagree. Again, I think AA v. Nyquist is a real s***ty comparison not worth exploring. At this point in time that's where he's slotted. He's gotta take the next step up. I'm optimistic about him, I think he can.
  10. kliq

    Rumors Thread

    Why do you got to make it weird.
  11. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Mike Green Officially Signed *Mod Warning Page 4*

    Green is a racist bigot. Which makes you a racist bigot.
  12. F.Michael

    Abdelkader Needs To Go

  13. kickazz

    Abdelkader Needs To Go

    Wrekt
  14. Jonas Mahonas

    Rumors Thread

    Show me ANY history of Faulk "walking" or not filling his commitments. Your whole argument is based on Faulk not wanting to be in Detroit. I'd like to know why you feel this way.
  15. Jonas Mahonas

    Rumors Thread

    Go back to bed, dear.
  16. kliq

    Rumors Thread

    Agree with everything you are saying, but you are getting sucked in again lol.
  17. 13dangledangle

    Abdelkader Needs To Go

    I often frequent the Ol' US of A and can confirm, the beer sucks. Most of it tastes like watered down Panther piss. As for Abby, I remember when he rolled in the 08/09 cup finals...Its been downhill ever since, but most of that is him being put in situations he doesn't belong in-like ANYWHERE in the top 6. He is 100% the Maltby/Draper esc player who does a solid job defensively, can chip in the odd goal and as an added bonus will drop the gloves too. For years our teams been riddled with too many of them, for instance at one time we had Joakim Andersson, Cleary, Helm, Abby, AND Miller dressed at the same time??!! Mind boggling. I don't have a problem with Abby at all as his contract is moot at the moment and hes a solid bottom 6 player. My problem is I don't think we need him, Helm and Glendening, one or two of them could be moved and we could put kids in their place that can grow as part of our team. You know Babs would take Lukey G in a heartbeat
  18. The 91 of Ryans

    A Friendly Reminder, Politics are PROHIBITED

    In the old days you would have been sent on a 7 day HFboards vacation for your chatter. Just be greatful this place is so ******* lax recently.
  19. Jonas Mahonas

    Rumors Thread

    How many teams has Faulk played for?
  20. Neomaxizoomdweebie

    Andreas Athanasiou Officially Signed 2 yrs. $3M AAV

    I feel like this is a big, juicy, squirming nightcrawler. It's like he's in ur head.
  21. Neomaxizoomdweebie

    A Friendly Reminder, Politics are PROHIBITED

  22. Neomaxizoomdweebie

    Rumors Thread

    Let's hope arbitration rewards him with a huge contract. With Buff at 7.6, Myers at 5.5, and Kulikov at 4.5, they can't afford that kind of cap hit considering they have Scheifele, Ehlers, and Hellbucyk at 6+, Wheeler and Little at 5+, and Perreault at 4+. Laine will be getting a big payday eventually too.
  23. Neomaxizoomdweebie

    2018 Off-Season Trades / Signings / News

    Holy lowballs Batman! 4mil might be an insult. Granted, 7 mil is steep, but Brendan Smith makes 4.25...in the minors. Trouba is worth way more than that. I would go as high as 4 years at 6 mil AAV, but I think some where in the 5.25 to 5.5 range is more likely. Buff is at 7.6, and Myers makes 5.5.
  24. kliq

    A Friendly Reminder, Politics are PROHIBITED

    Look at the Green thread.
  25. krsmith17

    Rumors Thread

    Yup, and when Faulk walks two years from now because your team is still nowhere close to being a contender, and he's set to be one of the best defensemen hitting the open market, you're left with no Faulk, no Mantha, and no 1st round pick... and you look like an idiot... It's the dumba** GM's that make the dumba** trades such as this one. No bottom 3rd of the league team would give up there best young winger, and a first round pick for two years of any player, but of course you think it's a great idea... What do you think a bottom 5 team would give us right now for Green, Daley, Nyquist or Howard? Probably not much eh? You know why? Because. it. makes. no. sense...
  26. Neomaxizoomdweebie

    2nd thoughts?

    Same thing happened at 30. After Zadina, I'm sure Holland was going to go best D available at 30. Then Veleno happened. I think Berggren might have been the plan at 30 originally, but Veleno was too good to pass up and there were still a couple good D left at 33 to take Berggren then. I'll take Zadina/Veleno over Hughes/Berggren anytime. Would rather have gotten Wilde than McIsaac, but meh at this point.
  27. Neomaxizoomdweebie

    Abdelkader Needs To Go

    In all seriousness. I don't recall you ever being optimistic.
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