town123

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    town123 reacted to diehardredwingsfan58 in 2024 Offseason Thread   
    It makes total sense, As we're basically getting Trouba for 2 x $4,600,000 Trouna $8,000,000 - Holl $3,400,000 x 2 years comes to $4,600,000 x 2 for Trouba,
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    town123 reacted to stephen-gregory-yzerman in 2024 Draft   
    No chance Catton gets to 15. If Yzerman gets him in any fashion dropping or trading up Im streaking through downtown Detroit.
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    town123 reacted to Jimmybigrigs69 in Series Thread: Edmonton Oilers Vs Florida Panthers   
    "You wiff on 100% of the posts you make"
    - Wayne McGretsky
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    town123 reacted to Jimmybigrigs69 in Series Thread: Edmonton Oilers Vs Florida Panthers   
    Are you folks still doubting the McProcess? 
    McJesus was never going to return the holy grail to Jerusalem in a sweep. First he must suffer, for YOUR sins (not mine), and be crucified by the hellbound. 
    But now he has arisen and you will remember the series that you dared mock your McSavior. 
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    town123 reacted to Axl Foley in Here we go again, "Florida is a non tax State, so they have an unfair advantage"   
    I think its more of a snowflake thing.
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    town123 reacted to kipwinger in 2024 Draft   
    So what’s up with you guys tonight?
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    town123 reacted to Jimmybigrigs69 in 2024 Draft   
    You cant be serious? You think CSS exists to direct teams on who to scout? Wild
    First off, CSS exists because in the expansion era teams couldnt afford robust scouting depts, or travel. So they created a scouting service to help. Back then rankings were private, but for like the last 30+ years CSS makes all their rankings public, because teams no longer rely on them for scouting needs. They are literally just a central database for the public. 
    Seondly, CSS employs 15 scouts plus part timers. The wings alone have 15 full time amatuer scouts including Draper and Yzerman. And teams start scouting players wayyyyy before CSS does. Teams are scouting players as young as 14 and developing working draft lists for drafts well in the future. If anything CSS and the league likely rely on all 32 teams to give them rough direction on who to scout each year. And rest assured teams omit their gems, steals, and other inside tracks. 
    Lastly, CSS only ranks draft eligble players based on skills (shooting, skating, etc) and how well those skills would translate to the NHL. They do not have meetings with players, coaches, or managers, they do not evaluate things like character, attitudes, potential, growth, practice habits, fitness, playing big in big moments, readiness for pros, on and on and on. 
    Teams know way beyond what you, or I, or analysts, or CSS does. 
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    town123 reacted to stephen-gregory-yzerman in 2024 Draft   
    What do Craig Button or Bob McKenzie or anyone else have to do with Steve Yzerman and the Red WIngs org? Nothing. For all we know Yzerman had Danielson as the 5th best prospect in the draft, he slipped to 9, and didnt like any of the other players you mentioned. Why would he take a risk losing that player which he most def would of for another mid asset. This team has arguably the deepest farm system in the league but still lacks elite talent. We need quality not quantity. Yzerman shouldnt even consider trading back at this point. If anything package our 1st, 2nd, prospect to move up and get another top 10 pick.
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    town123 got a reaction from Al The Octopus in Series Thread: Edmonton Oilers Vs Florida Panthers   
    Being Canadian I want the Oil to win, sorry Bettman.
     
    I also can't see Florida losing after coming so close last year.   That team looks determined and I think they'll win in 5.
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    town123 reacted to Scott R Lucidi in Series Thread: Edmonton Oilers vs Dallas Stars   
    https://x.com/Emilio2763/status/1797003620178604326?t=6n_PrKsdk3Z-ygnq0vLPUQ&s=19
     
    Ok, I want the oil now too.
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    town123 reacted to stephen-gregory-yzerman in 2024 Draft   
    This is never a good idea don't move down in the 1st round to get rid of a bad contract. If theres a bad contract that needs a pick attached you use a later pick. We seen how that worked in the Datsyuk trade losing out on Chychrun for Cholowski. 
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    town123 got a reaction from Scott R Lucidi in Series Thread: Edmonton Oilers vs Dallas Stars   
    McJagger
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    town123 got a reaction from Al The Octopus in 2024 Draft   
    I really like Iginla, but he's probably going 6-8 and I don't want to spit up our future 1sts for him when there are some tough fast kids available.   I'm hoping SY lets the draft come to him as there's always a couple of guys that fall.  No Zadina jokes please....lol
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    town123 got a reaction from Al The Octopus in 2024 Draft   
    I really like Iginla, but he's probably going 6-8 and I don't want to spit up our future 1sts for him when there are some tough fast kids available.   I'm hoping SY lets the draft come to him as there's always a couple of guys that fall.  No Zadina jokes please....lol
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    town123 reacted to kipwinger in Series Thread: Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks   
    Isn’t this just more evidence of what I’ve been saying forever? Winning the lottery doesn’t really matter all that much? I’d rather have the 5th overall pick and a competently run organization than the 1st overall and be the Oilers/Buffalo/Arizona/Toronto/etc.
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    town123 reacted to stephen-gregory-yzerman in 2024 Offseason Thread   
    Yes lets walk our best winger straight to free agency. Theres no scenario where Yzerman shouldnt lock up Ray and Seider to max term. $7.5m and $8.5m respectively would be good contracts now and be some of the best contracts league wide in the next year or 2. Stop trying to cheap out on talent especially homegrown talent.
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    town123 got a reaction from kipwinger in Griffins vs. Admirals series   
    I liked Mazur and BearGrin on the first goal by Czarnik.   Both keep their head up and make smart plays.   The next couple of years could be fun in Detroit.
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    town123 reacted to kipwinger in New New Prospects Thread   
    Watched the Winterhawks vs. Moose Jaw game last night and man is Danielson good. For my money he was the best player on the ice last night. All situations play, size, skill, speed. Reminded me a lot of Mika Zibanejad. He was clearly the best Winterhawk and probably the best player overall. If anything, I walked away from that thinking that he's still easily going to put another 20 lbs of muscle on. He's skinny, and while fast, he's a little gangly because he's so tall and thin. I think we got a good one here.
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    town123 reacted to Scott R Lucidi in Griffins vs. Admirals series   
    We start up tomorrow night.  Looking forward to the game.  Let's go Grifs.
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    town123 got a reaction from Scott R Lucidi in 2024 Offseason Thread   
    I think RayRay signs 8yr/60m.  7.5 per
     
    Which will look like a great deal right away for the Wings and like a crap deal in 2 years for Lucas.
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    town123 got a reaction from Scott R Lucidi in 2024 Offseason Thread   
    I think RayRay signs 8yr/60m.  7.5 per
     
    Which will look like a great deal right away for the Wings and like a crap deal in 2 years for Lucas.
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    town123 reacted to Scott R Lucidi in 2024 Draft   
    Fake balls!
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    town123 got a reaction from Scott R Lucidi in GM 3 - Rockford Grinders @ Grand Rapids Fancyboys - 7 PM Regard Time   
    Yeah!    Only just saw the highlights now.
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    town123 reacted to Scott R Lucidi in GM 2 - Rockford @ Grand Rapids - 7 PM EST   
    Edvinsson and Johansson are ready for NHL duty.  Tuomisto and Wallinder still look like Manute Bol.  I have no idea why tall zit faced skinny kids that the red wings draft aren't told to get absolutely yoked within 5 minutes of their selection.
    "With the 15th pick in the 2024 NHL draft, the Detroit Red Wings select Skinny Joe McZitster."
    Yzerman: "Listen shetstick.  You're 164 lbs right now.  If you're not at 200 by the end of next year, I'll bury you in Toledo forever."
    There is zero excuse for our 6'8" Swede, P U S S Y B O Y Soderblom to not be doing what Matt Rempe is doing.  Whoever is telling him to work on his skating and defense is REGARDED.  "Listen, Elmer.  You skate like a god damn rhinocerous on rollerblades.  Either figure out how to hit real hard and beat people up, or you can take your circus act to the WCHL."  
    Pretty Simple.
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    town123 reacted to AtlantaHotWings in Toronto vs. Boston   
    Wondering how bad Whitney gets in trouble for this one. Comments are all over the board