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  1. 7 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. 7 points
    F.Michael

    Abdelkader Needs To Go

  3. 5 points
    You wish you were part of Canada, or more canada was a part of you? But canada is bigger so I think you could be the 11th province. However we don't want you guys. Everyone likes canada
  4. 4 points
    I remember reading that when it happened. I cried. It made me feel like that scene in PLanet of the Apes when Charlton Heston stumbles upon the destroyed Statue of Liberty. They're like Clowns for guys. They bring so much joy and happiness into the world. Wait....so that's why the call them funbags!
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  6. 4 points
    amato

    I Love Larkin

    Agreed with the 70-80 range throughout his career; maybe more depending on the players around him. His drive is his best asset. Which is why he’s widely considered to be the next captain in making, I think. Hopefully that drive influences the rest of the team throughout his career. He’s going to go full D Boss soon
  7. 4 points
    krsmith17

    I Love Larkin

    I think so. I don't think 80 is out of the question either. Maybe not this season, but I think he has point per game potential. Kid is a work horse, and has the inner drive to get there for sure.
  8. 4 points
    ChristopherReevesLegs

    I Love Larkin

    Larkin Looks To Build On Last Season This kid will probably breech 70 pts this year.
  9. 4 points
    "The Wings are in cap hell!" Zetterberg is headed for LTIRement. Kronwall has one season left. Nyquist is on an expiring contract. Howard is on an expiring contract. Vanek's on a one-year deal, and the most we'd probably get for him at the trade deadline is a 3rd-round pick, so I really don't care that Holland gave him trade protection. The Leafs have kicked the tires on Glendening. The Bruins have kicked the tires on Helm. The Wings are poised to have a s***-ton of cap space next summer. If you're going to knock the Wings for being in "cap hell" and not even acknowledge this, you are bad and you should feel bad. "The Wings are too old!" See above. "The Wings don't have any truly special young players!" So, the Wings are too old and this is problematic, and also their young talent is unremarkable and this is problematic. It's almost like they're only a season and a half into their rebuild effort. It's almost like they're in that "We lack elite young talent, so we need to have a few really good drafts over the next few years, so we're gonna flip veterans for picks and finish in the bottom eight for a few years, and when we free up a ton of cap space (a fast-approaching inevitability) we're gonna go HAM after marquee free agents and probably land one" phase.
  10. 4 points
    Well Howwwwdee, c'mon in and getcha self sumtin cool to drank. But be advertised partner, here in Murica, we only speak Murican. If you doan like dat, well you can GIT OUT. I ain't scared uh no water deer. I'd bet the under-side of a bull frog on tuesdee that I can rustle up a hearduh walmart shoppers on mobility scooters that'd outweigh and out graze ur pittyful heard uh mooses anyday. I'll be at the mac donalds sharpening my firearms when ur ready for me boi.
  11. 4 points
    You're probably right, Kenny should've just given AA whatever he demanded, that seems like smart GMing. I'm surprised this needs to be said, but Larkin =/= Athanasiou. One is talking about how he realizes a deal needs to be both beneficial for both himself and the team, the other tried using a KHL offer as leverage. I'll let you figure out why some folks were soured on one but not by the other.
  12. 3 points
    krsmith17

    Top 50 NHL Prospects

    Scott Wheeler just released his top 50 NHL drafted prospects https://theathletic.com/442466/2018/07/27/wheeler-the-top-50-drafted-nhl-prospects-ranking-2018-edition/ The bad news is we only have one player on that list. The good news is that player is ranked number 5. Filip Zadina - "I’m fairly confident the Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators will grow to regret their Friday night in Dallas, at least quietly. Their loss is the Red Wings’ gain — and they needed it. Despite the team’s desperate need for a rebuild, Zadina is their lone prospect in the top 50. Though I will say this: I really liked their 2018 draft, from Zadina on down to Joe Veleno and Jonatan Berggren. Zadina, more than the three forwards ahead of him on this list, is at his best when the puck’s on his stick and he can create as a primary carrier and option. Both Pettersson and Svechnikov can be dominant off the puck, finishing off plays in a split second. Zadina is electrifying because he scores his goals with that extra touch before he releases it in order to change his angle, a darting lateral cut, or a deke." It still irks me to see Vilardi so highly regarded by most pundits, ranked number 13 on this list and Rasmussen not crack the top 50... Hopefully Ras really proves everyone wrong over the next couple years and becomes a legit top 6 winger / power-play specialist.
  13. 3 points
    kliq

    Vladimir Konstantinov

    The big change to our roster if we still had Vladdy would have been no Chelios. I read an article a few years ago written by Chelios himself where he flat out says that he was Vladdy's replacement.
  14. 3 points
    I'm pretty sure Hyman plays the exact same role in Toronto that Burrows played during his time in Vancouver, minus some of the ol Burrows agitation. Burrows job was to go get the puck and give it to the Sedin's. That simple, and the twins explicitly said it in interviews. Hyman has been used the exact same way in Toronto: Go get puck, give to Matthews. Hyman is good at that job if that's what we want him to do, but I think were better off putting more skilled players like Mantha, AA, Zadina, Vanek, and Rassmussen around our centerpiece; Larkin. Hyman is a bottom 6 grinder on most teams, and I think even Zach Hyman knows that, hence him being completely ok joining the Leafs bottom 6. Babs playing Hyman in the top 6 is no different than when he used to play Abby or Glendening in the top 6.
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    kliq

    Abdelkader Needs To Go

    This is where you are wrong. You can say "most teams" or "more then not" etc. but when you try to claim that no teams have an ounce of loyalty, its just not true. Almost 30 years ago, the Oilers traded the best player in history. In 2014-16 the Wings kept signing Daniel Clearly despite him no longer being an NHL level player. Does this mean loyalty existed in 2015 but was dead in the 80's? Of course not, because like I said before, its situational and depends on the organization and player. If you are asking the question, is an organization loyal to every player on the roster? The answer is without a doubt, no. If you are asking the question, are some organizations loyal to some players? The answer is without a doubt, yes. I also want to add, signing a hometown discount is not JUST about loyalty, its about winning. If you are the best player on a team in the cap world, and you sign to a discount, in increases the probability of other players doing it. When you have multiple players doing it, it increases the odds of winning. It happens all the time.
  17. 3 points
    Because of the NTC.
  18. 3 points
    If he makes that kind of money, than yeah...he probably will get LAID 6 million + times per year.
  19. 3 points
    amato

    2018 Off-Season Trades / Signings / News

    If he gets another 1 year ruling next offseason, he’d be an unrestricted free agent the following year. He’ll be 26. I’d bet on him having more than 3-4 good seasons left if he keeps going to arbitration until he hits UFA at 26 years old.
  20. 3 points
    Had to bump this up due to the re-signing of our RFA's (sans Larkin.) I think Holland has done a pretty good job at getting Mantha and AA (Bertuzzi and Frk as well) signed to team friendly "bridge" deals, lets hope the comments by Larkin ring true and they can get something done that also allows the team to be very active and flexible come next July (which will lead me to the 2019 rebuild thread...segue)
  21. 3 points
    kliq

    Rumors Thread

    Everyone, stop taking the bait.
  22. 3 points
    I think that's considered more of a public service.
  23. 3 points
    Euro_Twins

    Rumors Thread

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  25. 3 points
    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...