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  1. 3 points
    It is in our terms of service, and part of your agreement to post on this site. No politics. Period. No Trump jokes, no calling each other liberals, the only thing far right that should be discussed is the position of a winger. This is a strict policy that will be enforced after this warning. We want no part of it here, at all, anywhere. Stick to hockey and non-political discussion, this will be strictly enforced going forward. Keep it entirely off of these forums. Thank you.
  2. 2 points
    F.Michael

    Abdelkader Needs To Go

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    Well they finally fired Tom Anastos last year, that was a step in the right direction. The new coach, Cole, is a former Griffins player and Griffins coach, and also coached the U.S. under 17s/under 18s. Hopefully he can get a program together. MSU hockey has been super sad post Ron Mason. Who was the last decent player they turned out? Torey Krug? Shame.
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    kipwinger

    Rumors Thread

    I swear to God some of the player valuations around here are insane. I wish we were all NHL general managers. I'd fleece you fools daily. I'd start by trading Jacob Trouba to KRS for whatever haul he would gladly part with, and then laugh all the way to the bank as Trouba's already modest offense dried up completely in Detroit. I'd trade Faulk to Jonas for Mantha and Detroit's 1st (likely to be a lottery pick no less). I'm not sure what I'd trade for Nyquist and AA, but given that half of LGW are willing to part with them for peanuts I suspect I'd win that one too.
  5. 1 point
    Makes sense. His mother needs him more than we do. Never, EVER did I think I'd be saying this, but Thank You Chris Chelios for all you've done for our organization! ...and the infamous interview in January 1999. It's 17:00 minutes long, but skip to 10:00 and listen through 11:00ish to hear the "Never play for Detroit, that's how much I hate them..." Low and behold, two months later...
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    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...
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    "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.
  8. 1 point
    Green is a racist bigot. Which makes you a racist bigot.
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    F.Michael

    Abdelkader Needs To Go

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    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
  11. 1 point
    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  15. 1 point
    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.
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    Yikes, I know you start low and come to a agreement, but I think $4M is an insult to Trouba. IMO not a very good way to treat one of your best D. Just trade him to us already!
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    Politics are 100% strictly forbidden from these forums. There is no exception. From this point forward, and any future threads, any mention of the president, any politics, liberals, republics, democrats, etc will result in a warning. Nothing made this place more toxic than before we had the ban on politics, and it has improved this place drastically. This is getting out of hand, respect the site and the rules and end political discussion here and now.
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    kickazz

    Abdelkader Needs To Go

    It’s been like 5 years though, this can’t be healthy.
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    No the vast majority of the voters, knowingly voted for a guy that's a racist bigot which makes them promoters of racism and hate. You represent who you vote.
  20. 1 point
    Before he dropped out to work with on his dad's farm and marry his cousin.
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    Euro_Twins

    Abdelkader Needs To Go

    You know what's worse than Coors light/bud? American Coors light/bud. I'm no beer snob but American beer sucks
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    krsmith17

    Abdelkader Needs To Go

    Haha I hear that quite a bit, but to that I say I'd rather beer flavored water, than flavored beer... I could never get into the white (orange flavored) beers, or Guinness or any of the hoppy s***... I'm 32... Married... first kid on the way... work Monday to Friday, weekends off... Things will likely change for me as well, but I'll never give up my hockey...
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    F.Michael

    Abdelkader Needs To Go

    I'm 47...Married...3 kids...Work every weekend 3rd shift...'Mr.Mom' during the week...I have no life...But hey - I get Center Ice every NHL season so life isn't all that bad...
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    krsmith17

    Abdelkader Needs To Go

    I'm not sure how old you are but you don't need to be in your 20's to have a game of hockey with the boys and a few beers afterwards. I'm in my 30's and play in a beer league with a bunch of guys ranging from 30-50ish. One guys is even much older than that, around 62 I believe. Great bunch of fellas, and always a good time during and after the games.
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    When's the last time you've been on a college campus?