xtrememachine1

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    Mantha Blossoming

    I wasn't a fan of the Quincey for a 1st round pick deal back then. You'll really not be a fan of it when look back and see Yzerman drafted Vasilevskiy with that pick. The Robert Lang for a 1st round pick that ended up being Mike Green was rough too. Obviously no guarantee we pick those players if we hadn't traded away those first rounders, but when compared to how much Quincey and Lang contributed, it would've been nice to take those back. Aside from that, trade wise, I don't think Holland has gotten ripped off.
  2. I'll say no to that. We do lack defense, but we also lack goal scoring. AA is a 30 goal scorer and Bouchard is an unknown at the NHL level. However, just imagine AA on McDavid's line, good Lord.
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    ECF- CAR vs. BOS

    I'm hoping the Canes win, but I just can't see Boston losing 4 out of 7 times to these "jerks".
  4. While part of me doesn't want to give up on Ras, another part of me really wanted Bouchard last year before Zadina fell to us. Its the 2nd round pick this year, that makes me a little hesitant. I hate to give up high picks when rebuilding even if it is from SJ.
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    Holland set to become GM of Oilers

    Wow! Wasn't it like a month ago he was saying he loves being a Red Wing and he'll be the GM until he isn't. A lot has happened in a month eh? Good for Holland though. It should be interesting to see if he can turn Edmonton into a winner. He has a great piece in McDavid to build around, but will he be able to build around him. He could either be the guy that turns McDavid into a Stanley Cup champion or the guy that trades McDavid to a contender. I doubt the latter would happen within the time frame of this contract, but McDavid isn't going to go Cup-less for his entire career.
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    TOR vs. BOS - Series Thread

    LOL its comforting to know I'm not the only one that remembers and is still pissed off about that.
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    Report: Detroit to name Steve Yzerman as GM

    I hope no one is expecting big moves from Stevie this offseason. He's going to make moves that benefit a rebuild. No big FA splashes, at least not until we get closer to being a Cup contender. No signing aging veterans to 3+ years deals that eat up cap space. We're right up against the cap right now and we're the 4th worst team in the league (record wise). I think Stevie's first order of business is to going to be get the salary cap situation under control. Mantha and AA are up for renewal after next year and they'll want way more than what they're getting now.
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    TOR vs. BOS - Series Thread

    That's typically how it goes. If you finish early, you get rest. If you go 7, you get one day off and then the next round starts.
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    TOR vs. BOS - Series Thread

    Living in Pittsburgh, I get this a lot too. There wasn't as many teams, you didn't need as many wins, etc. While that is true, its also true that with less teams, there was more talent on each team. The Habs and Leafs won so many Cups because they were loaded with future Hall of Famers. They were extremely difficult to beat period, let alone in a best of seven series. While the Wings had great players during those days as well, it doesn't take away how difficult it was to knock off a superstar loaded team back then. Meanwhile, you look at, for example, the Penguins, a team loaded with stars, winning the Cup against the Predators, the only 16th seed in NHL history to qualify for the Finals. Beating some scrub team that lucked their way into the Finals counts but beating a team of Hall of Famers doesn't?
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    Report: Detroit to name Steve Yzerman as GM

    He did fall into a good situation with Stamkos and had some pretty good vets in Vinny and St Louis. But Hedman had just been drafted the year before, so he was pretty raw and Yzerman had to make sure he got the right staff to make best use of his talents. Then he went on to draft Kucherov, Vasilevskiy, Drouin and Brayden Point. He also made a number of good trades while he was there. So its not like he walked into a situation where the team was already stacked with talent, a Cup contender and he was just there for the ride.
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    Report: Detroit to name Steve Yzerman as GM

    I was thinking the same thing. They knew Stevie was going to be the new GM, so they had to have consulted with him about keeping Blashill. No way they sign him to an extension without Yzerman's consent.
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    Report: Detroit to name Steve Yzerman as GM

    I double and triple checked to make sure this wasn't a joke this morning. I had a really strong feeling this was going to happen, but still I'm pretty excited!
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    NYI vs PIT - Series Thread

    Dating back to last year with Washington, Barry Trotz is on a 6 game postseason win streak against Pittsburgh. He figured out something about them.
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    TB vs CBJ - Series Thread

    Well it seems like Lightning fans are taking this well. Coming off a 62 win season, ripping apart the team seems a little premature. I mean, look at all the seasons the Wings were like that and then suddenly won back to back Cups. Stuff happens. They still have a lot of talent, but they might be right about the coaching. The Bolts were up 3-0 in the first period of Game 1, look to be in complete control and then ended up losing the game at home. They never recovered after that. I don't know if its lack of adjustments to the gameplan or just lack of leadership from the coach to get his team's head back in the game after a tough loss like that, but I would put this loss on Cooper. Losing in the first round after a 62 win season is one thing, getting SWEPT in the first round after a 62 win season is another. I'm sad for the Bolts, they were the only team I even remotely cared about in these playoffs because of Stevie. However, on the bright side, he can get ready for his return to the Red Wings earlier now.
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    Met Jamie McLennan last night (Includes Yzerman News)

    Thanks! Looking back at the box score, it must have been the 2nd intermission. I remember the Wings scoring a bunch of goals and she told me later because I was "too wound up" to be told at that moment. lol