F.Michael

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    Seattle

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    2020 Offseason Rebuild Thread

    Be it Holland ,or Yzerman - I'm still expecting a few years of mediocrity...It comes down to luck at the draft, a few shrewd moves via trade/ufa, and keeping our rfa's in check with reasonable contracts.
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    Rumors Thread

    Lucic can teach the finer art of spearing/cup checking to Tkachuk.
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    News From Around the NHL

    Krug? As for Trouba...Gotta be a weird feeling that he's finally signed a contract that's worthwhile for both player, and team.
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    Former Red Wing, Greg Johnson, Dead at 48

    Sad.
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    Seattle

    Seattle Whalers? I could only imagine the public outrage, and carnage that would ensue if the team took on the name that embodies the spirit of killing whales for their precious blubber.
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    2020 Offseason Rebuild Thread

    This...People here need to come their senses for f**ks sake. The guy has been on the job for a few months, and some are already gathering supplies for the lynching. Another solid post. People need to chill, and give the man a few seasons to work his magic.
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    2020 Offseason Rebuild Thread

    And as of right now it appears Trouba may only play 1 season for the Rags...
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    2020 Offseason Rebuild Thread

    I can only imagine your reaction when he hires Babcock to replace Blashill...
  10. Hicketts with the missing chicklets...Good depth signing.
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    2020 Offseason Rebuild Thread

    Yup, and in his press conference he mentioned that the fan base needs patience...It'll take a few seasons, but I have faith that Yzerman will turn things around.
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    2020 Offseason Rebuild Thread

    I'm not expecting much from Yzerman for at least this season - possible a few seasons.
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    Rumors Thread

    Fun fact...There are more doctors in the USA/Canada than there are NHL players...Hell - there's a $hit ton more doctors in Canada alone than there are NHL'ers...
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    News From Around the NHL

    Which again begs the question...How desperate are we in need for a guy who'd become a top 4 dman on this team if we swung the trade? Maybe I should ask...Where does Yzerman feel the need is the greatest?
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    News From Around the NHL

    I like your optimism. I too love the way he played - along with the rest of the team in the last 15 games of the season! My point of view is that I'm on the fence as to where he goes from here...Will he be that late bloomer that can score 35 plus, or will he forever be a 'mid pack' winger by NHL standards?
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    News From Around the NHL

    How so?
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    News From Around the NHL

    I apologize for the confusion... Wings fans - like many fan bases tend to have a 'peculiar' opinion. As for Trouba - we all know he probably wants to play in Detroit...From the start of his pro career - he's been difficult to negotiate with...Many here say 'bravo' - others say 'cawksucker'!....I tend to agree with those are aren't exactly happy with how's he's conducted himself over the past handful of years. Risto - while not anything special - appears to have the makings of a good Dman in this league, but many Wing fans seem more interested in pointing out his faults while neglecting the fact that our very own Mantha isn't exactly lighting up the score sheet.
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    News From Around the NHL

    I was under the impression that we have a concern on D? Wouldn't Risto help in that dept - regardless of his +/-? I like Mantha - I really do, but where he is today - can we expect him to evolve into this 35 plus goal scorer that's 'untouchable' when it comes to potential trade discussions? This reminds me of the Trouba threads both here, and over at HF Boards...Mantha apparently brings more to this team than what some outsider could ever hope to - as in we value our own players more so, and downplay the value of others from a rival franchise...As for Trouba - he's doing what many Wing fans think is all ok, but according to many Jets fans - he was a jerk (and I totally agree with them - granted he's going by the rules currently in the CBA here, but lets be honest - Trouba is playing the role of a complete a$$hole)...Just think if we drafted some kid from 'Toronna' who was a life time Leaf fan did the same to us? We'd scream bloody f**king murder...Yeah - that went down this time last year only it happened to the NYI fanbase. I carried on a little too long here, but I think y'all get my drift.
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    News From Around the NHL

    So - let me get this straight...Ristolainen who's a 40 plus pts getter as a Dman for the past 4 seasons isn't anything special - however our tender child known as Mantha who also is a 40 plus pts getter for the past 2 seasons as a winger is all of a sudden vastly superior, and the thought of an even swap is ridiculous? .Isn't the school of thought that Dmen tend to blossom later - while the wingers shoot their load early in their career? I dunno...To me Mantha doesn't exactly strike me as the second coming of a Brendan Shanahan.....
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    News From Around the NHL

    This. Yzerman will be damn sure he's getting a good deal, and not get crazy-stoopid like some GMs (Chiarelli).
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    "The Russian 5" Documentary

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    Rumors Thread

    Yup - for it to happen Lou will have to move a player, or two by the start of the season to be cap compliant.
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    Rumors Thread

    I hope it happens...Lou going in with no lube Thing is though...Would Marner even 'want' to play for the Isles? Wouldn't it be funny if he signs the offer sheet thinking his beloved Maple Leafs would match, and then they don't..... EDIT - looking at the NYI cap - it appears that they only have roughly $8.6 million to play with (from the looks of it there's no LTIR $$$ to be had as well)...Hardly enough to entice Marner away from T.O.