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  1. 6 points
  2. 4 points
    ely s

    Bertuzzi and Hronek

    Bert is our Brad Marchand and you don´t trade players like them.
  3. 3 points
    bIueadams

    BLASHILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    Don't forget you can actually watch the exact moment Blashill's career ended: "NO HE'S GONE"
  4. 3 points
    marcaractac

    Bertuzzi and Hronek

    I'm pretty much in agreement with this. And because of the way he plays, I do not think his production is sustainable as he gets older. But someone got to pay the f*** up for him to get moved. Either a Mantha-level fleecing or getting a younger, high-end player in return. Obviously, the latter involves giving up more than just Bert. But Bert is probably a big enough piece to prevent having to give up a first-rounder.
  5. 3 points
    Wings3:16

    2022 Draft / UFA

    Blashill's last f*ck you to everyone before his ass is fired
  6. 2 points
    redw1ngs

    2022 Draft / UFA

    No way Yzerman goes d in this draft it will be f for sure.
  7. 2 points
    SY: "Commissioner Bettman, are you aware of the nickname the people of the NHL have given me?" Gary: "I have no interest in such things" SY: "But you are aware of what they call me?" Gary: "I'm aware" SY: "What are you aware of?" Gary "They call you the captain" SY: "'The captain' precisely. I understand your trepidation in repeating it. Verbeek apparently hates the moniker the good people of New York have bestowed on him. Actually, why he would hate the name “the little ball of hate” is baffling to me. It would appear he has done everything in his power to earn it. Now I, on the other hand, love my unofficial title precisely because I’ve earned it. The feature that makes me such an effective captain is, as opposed to most GMs, I can think like a captain where they can only think like a player. More precisely, an average player. Now, if one were to determine what attribute a captain shares with a team, it would be the cunning and the predatory instinct of a Red Wing. But if one were to determine what attributes the average player shares with a team, it would be that of the Leaf. Gretsky and Howe have said pretty much the same thing. But where our conclusions differ, is I don’t consider the comparison an insult. Consider for a moment the world a Leaf lives in. It’s a hostile world, indeed. If a Leaf were to scamper through your crease, right now, would you greet it with hostility? … Has a Leaf ever done anything to you to create this animosity you feel toward them? Leafs always lose. Yet they take up playoff spots. The leafs were the cause of the lockout, but that’s some time ago. I propose to you any infraction a Leaf could commit, a Wing could equally commit. Would you agree? Yet, I assume you don’t share the same animosity with Wings that you do with Leafs, do you? Yet, they’re both hockey teams, are they not? And except for the colors, they even rather look alike, don’t they? However interesting as the thought may be, it makes not one bit of difference to how you feel. If a Leaf were to walk in here, right now, as I’m talking would you greet it with a Stanley cup? I didn’t think so. You don’t like them. You don’t really know why you don’t like them. All you know is you find them repulsive. Consequently, a good manager conducts a rebuild looking for picks like the Leafs selected Matthews. Where does the Wing look? He looks for them in trades, he looks in the player trades, he looks in the pick swapping, he looks everywhere he would hide them. But there are so many places it would never occur to a Wing to hide a high draft pick. However, the reason the Illitch family has brought me away from my Pizza Palace and placed me in the NHL offices today is because it does occur to me. Because I’m aware of what back-room dealings Leafy managers and commissioners are capable of once they abandon dignity. May I smoke my bong? … Now, my job dictates that I must have my little ceasars crew enter your office and conduct a thorough inspection of your lottery machines before I can officially cross your name off my pick list. And if there are any irregularities to be found, rest assured they will be found. That is unless you have something to tell me that makes the conducting of an inspection unnecessary. I might add, also, that any information that makes the performance of my duty easier will not be met with punishment. Actually, quite the contrary. It will be met with reward. And that reward will be, your board of governors will cease to be harassed in any way by the Swedish mafia during the rest of my tenure in your league. You’re rigging the lottery against the Red Wings, are you not?"
  8. 2 points
    Chris Ilitch: "What the hell is going on?!" Steve Yzerman: "Our plan is proceeding as expected." Chris: "Oh really? Do *I* look like I'm running the draft lottery right now? Your hit on the league office, it didn't work, my friend! And now you have my Lil' Ceasars crews going around the league at 24 hours a day! How exactly is that supposed to help my company control the lottery?" Steve: [to Draper] "Leave us!" Chris: "No! You stay here, I'm in charge!" Steve: [puts his hand on Chris' shoulder] "Do you *feel* in charge?" [Draper leaves] Chris: "I payed you a small fortune." Steve: "And that gives you *power* over me?" Chris: "What is this?" Steve: "Your money and pizzastructure have been important... 'til now!" Chris: "What are you?" Steve: "I'm the NHL's reckoning. Here to end the borrowed time you've all been living on!" Chris: "You're pure evil!" Steve: "I'm *necessary* evil!" [Steve breaks Chris' pizza box, Draper flinches]
  9. 2 points
    [One of Detroit Red Wings accountants has traced the money and figured out that the commissioner must be the Bettman, and confronts the BoG with schematics of the NHL prototype Lottery machine, which is obviously the Bettmobile] Chris Ilitch: I want 1st pick overall, for the rest of my life. BoG: Let me get this straight. You think that your commissioner, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the league, is secretly a scheister who spends his nights rigging lotteries to a fraud with his bare hands...and your plan is to blackmail this person? [pauses, smiles] Good luck. [Ilitch slowly realizes what Gary/Bettman could do to him. He gets up from his seat and leaves the schematics on the BoG's desk] Christ Ilitch: You can...keep these... [The BoG calmly goes back to reading their Hawaii and Mexico City expansion plan]
  10. 2 points
    De Haan Maatta Zadorov Chiarot Edler Kulak Giordano Just get one of those. If we can't F it might as well bring back Staal.
  11. 2 points
    That was fast. It was almost as if they had been planning this. You can't fire guay people now. Its bad PR.
  12. 2 points
    TLGTrico

    Bertuzzi and Hronek

    Seider getting 50 points and bertuzzi getting 30 goals makes not getting 7th best odds a lot easier to stomach
  13. 2 points
    bIueadams

    Draft Simulator

    >First 3 minutes are a total waste of time >@4:30 mark Scott Wheeler starts making himself look like a total jack ass saying Sodapop has no talent >@6 min in the highlights start >@13:45 Bultman & Pronman praise Soda and say he should've gone in the 3rd or 2nd round >@15 Yzerman gushes about Elmer's development >@19 Bultman discusses trying to convert him to a powerforward cause he plays more like a small skill guy >@22 on it's basically all more highlights This kid is basically Zdeno Chara if you took all the meanness out of Chara and replaced it with silky mitts. And used him at forward of course. He's definitely a sniper, not a traditional powerforward like you'd expect. He's not super physical. He doesn't even play net front on the PP, he plays on the flank in the one timer spot. His shot is really good. He can absolutely dangle guys and use his massive size and wingspan to protect the puck. He has creativity too and always finds new ways to score. His foot speed sucks, but he's shifty on his skates and has good maneuverability. I'm not sure his foot speed will matter as much as people think. His stride is massive and he can take edges. I guess a better analogy for him is he's Jonathan Ericsson + Skill + Shooting + Creativity.
  14. 2 points
    bIueadams

    2 Points We Dont Need

    Google ******* lied to me with its fake ass news
  15. 2 points
    Neomaxizoomdweebie

    Bertuzzi and Hronek

    Hronek and Bertuzzi for Chychrun leaves a hole in the top 6 and RD. The best prospects in the system are all LHD. Like Chychrun. Why would we trade for more of what we already have and leave holes that we dont have prospects to fill? The last thing this team should be trading for is young D.
  16. 2 points
    Neomaxizoomdweebie

    Draft Simulator

  17. 2 points
    Akakabuto

    Bertuzzi and Hronek

    If he is moved the return will be really good, I think. He is just the kind of player GMs have a huge hard on for.
  18. 2 points
    F.Michael

    Bertuzzi and Hronek

    Again - I like the guy - just oozes 8 Mile trailer park - but let’s be honest…He’s sloppy and throws the puck around/turns it over more than he should, and his skating is average at best. Don’t get me wrong - I’d rather keep Bert - but if the price is right…..
  19. 2 points
    mackel

    Bertuzzi and Hronek

    I think we should definitely look hard at trading both Hronek and Bertuzzi... Bert will likely age/health out of our window and Hronek is a 4/5 when we're good. I'd sell on both, we'd get a good return and maybe get a shot at a top 3 pick next year with an immediate rebound the next year.
  20. 2 points
    AtlantaHotWings

    BLASHILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    Your lips ...God's ears ...StevieY executes the plan
  21. 2 points
    Neomaxizoomdweebie

    2022 Draft / UFA

    Aren't you a glutton for punishment
  22. 1 point
    bIueadams

    2022 Draft / UFA

    We have to spend roughly $18 million this year JUST TO REACH THE CAP FLOOR. We need a 2C, a backup goalie, and multiple LHD. It's hard to think we can't not go after a big name with the money we have to spend.
  23. 1 point
    Nothing new was discussed.
  24. 1 point
    amato

    BLASHILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    FINALLY!!
  25. 1 point
    kipwinger

    New New Prospects Thread

    Berggren with two more points today makes him the highest scoring rookie in GR history. #Nyquist