gcom007

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    gcom007 got a reaction from Rick D in Collapse?   
    “Collapse” may be an oversimplification, but the suggestion that more could’ve been done to prevent things from getting so bad is not off the mark. Holland did in fact make a lot of bad moves over the last ten years and failed to react in a timely manner far too often. I’m not saying that a decline of some sort isn’t inevitable at some point, but Holland did plenty to usher the process along after 2009.
    What I don’t recall though was the part about Illitch wanting Yzerman to take over as GM before he went to Tampa and Holland blocking it. Was that in the news way back when or did it come out recently, or is it speculation?
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    gcom007 reacted to Euro_Twins in 2019 Draft   
    Ya welcome aboard... but I wouldn't expect any "good" discussions really. Most opinions outside mine are dumb and dont count... 
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    gcom007 got a reaction from krsmith17 in ECF- CAR vs. BOS   
    Carolina gave that game away with two stupid and unnecessary penalties. At least they know they can skate with these guys now. Two days to get yelled at and hopefully a more disciplined effort and win Sunday.
    And I really can’t stand Boston.
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    gcom007 got a reaction from krsmith17 in ECF- CAR vs. BOS   
    Carolina gave that game away with two stupid and unnecessary penalties. At least they know they can skate with these guys now. Two days to get yelled at and hopefully a more disciplined effort and win Sunday.
    And I really can’t stand Boston.
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    gcom007 got a reaction from krsmith17 in ECF- CAR vs. BOS   
    Carolina gave that game away with two stupid and unnecessary penalties. At least they know they can skate with these guys now. Two days to get yelled at and hopefully a more disciplined effort and win Sunday.
    And I really can’t stand Boston.
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    gcom007 got a reaction from Hockeymom1960 in ECF- CAR vs. BOS   
    Canes have to be happy with that first. Looked a little slow at the start but picked it up by the end of the period. 
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    gcom007 got a reaction from F.Michael in ECF- CAR vs. BOS   
    Those two get on great. Such palpable and dynamic energy. 
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    gcom007 got a reaction from chaps80 in ECF- CAR vs. BOS   
    I wish nothing good for the Bruins and hope they fall apart and become endlessly frustrated. I think it’ll be a tougher series for the Hurricanes than the Isles, but I think they’ll be in better shape with some time for injuries and aches to subside some. It’s going to be interesting to see how it plays out. 
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    gcom007 got a reaction from ChristopherReevesLegs in Holland set to become GM of Oilers   
    Wow, didn’t think he’d jet so quick. Thought Seattle was a possibility in time but this is surprising.
    Honestly sad to see him go. I think him stepping away as GM was for the best, but he’s been an important part of the organization for so long. He had his ups and downs, what can we say? Frustrating as he has been at times the last few years, it’s really ******* weird to think of him as a part of another organization, especially Edmonton. Very strange indeed...
    So maybe the best compliment I can give him, end of the day, is there aren’t many in this organization that seem to be “Red Wings” at the core like Holland. It’s going to be like seeing Steve working for Tampa. I get it, but it doesn’t feel right. 
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    gcom007 got a reaction from ChristopherReevesLegs in Holland set to become GM of Oilers   
    Wow, didn’t think he’d jet so quick. Thought Seattle was a possibility in time but this is surprising.
    Honestly sad to see him go. I think him stepping away as GM was for the best, but he’s been an important part of the organization for so long. He had his ups and downs, what can we say? Frustrating as he has been at times the last few years, it’s really ******* weird to think of him as a part of another organization, especially Edmonton. Very strange indeed...
    So maybe the best compliment I can give him, end of the day, is there aren’t many in this organization that seem to be “Red Wings” at the core like Holland. It’s going to be like seeing Steve working for Tampa. I get it, but it doesn’t feel right. 
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    gcom007 got a reaction from ChristopherReevesLegs in Holland set to become GM of Oilers   
    Wow, didn’t think he’d jet so quick. Thought Seattle was a possibility in time but this is surprising.
    Honestly sad to see him go. I think him stepping away as GM was for the best, but he’s been an important part of the organization for so long. He had his ups and downs, what can we say? Frustrating as he has been at times the last few years, it’s really ******* weird to think of him as a part of another organization, especially Edmonton. Very strange indeed...
    So maybe the best compliment I can give him, end of the day, is there aren’t many in this organization that seem to be “Red Wings” at the core like Holland. It’s going to be like seeing Steve working for Tampa. I get it, but it doesn’t feel right. 
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    gcom007 reacted to Dabura in CAR vs NYI - Round 2   
    Weber may end up being a steal at 38 years old. But I'm ok with the Wings not being the team that has to count on him aging extraordinarily well.
    League is getting younger and faster. Cap hell is getting easier to slip into. Yzerman is starting with something close to a blank slate. I want another golden age where the Wings are a perennial contender for 20 years. ...All of which is to say: If you come knocking at my door with a used Shea Weber -- whose contract expires in 2026 -- and you want me to fork over a couple of prime assets for him, you had better be Stephanie Seymour wearing nothing but black stockings, or else this will be my reaction:

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    gcom007 reacted to ChristopherReevesLegs in CAR vs NYI - Round 2   
    Are the Canes the official millennial team?
    Rod: "Worked out"
    Hamilton: "Went to a museum"
    Aho: "So then these 3 puck bunnies came over to our table..."
    Don: "LISTEN UP YOU BOIS AND GURLS at HOME, Ya DONT GO SITTIN IN a CIRCLES LIKE THAT SINGIN KUMBAYA. THIS is HOCKEY, ITS THE PLAYOFFS NOT A SUMMER CAMP ok Ron whats next"
     
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    gcom007 got a reaction from krsmith17 in CAR vs NYI - Round 2   
    I would’ve traded Howard and given Mrazek more rope. I’d bet on talent at this stage in the Wings progression as a team. Goaltending is the least of their problems most nights, but Holland was nostalgic and wouldn’t deal Howard and I do think that played a big part in the goaltending issues here with Mrazek. You might not like or respect it, but goalies are funny and that is what it is. I get it. But if you ask me, I think had we traded Howard and given Mrazek a legit fair shot at number one without the tension and bulls***, we’re not talking about this right now. 
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    gcom007 got a reaction from Hockeymom1960 in CAR vs NYI - Round 2   
    Mrazek let in 1 goal in this series and singlehandedly won the first game with an OT  shutout win when the team in front of him was completely gassed. I think that game was pivotal as well as again, he had no team in front of him and had to set the stage for the series on his own. He was solid in game 2 before injury as well. Not taking away anything from McElhinney whatsoever, but Mrazek’s playoffs have been stellar by any objective measure. The Hurricanes have a great duo in net any way you shake it and they both play a big part in the team’s success. And no team can come close to matching the dollar value on what they’re getting out of these guys.
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    gcom007 got a reaction from Hockeymom1960 in CAR vs NYI - Round 2   
    Mrazek let in 1 goal in this series and singlehandedly won the first game with an OT  shutout win when the team in front of him was completely gassed. I think that game was pivotal as well as again, he had no team in front of him and had to set the stage for the series on his own. He was solid in game 2 before injury as well. Not taking away anything from McElhinney whatsoever, but Mrazek’s playoffs have been stellar by any objective measure. The Hurricanes have a great duo in net any way you shake it and they both play a big part in the team’s success. And no team can come close to matching the dollar value on what they’re getting out of these guys.
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    gcom007 got a reaction from krsmith17 in CAR vs NYI - Round 2   
    I would’ve traded Howard and given Mrazek more rope. I’d bet on talent at this stage in the Wings progression as a team. Goaltending is the least of their problems most nights, but Holland was nostalgic and wouldn’t deal Howard and I do think that played a big part in the goaltending issues here with Mrazek. You might not like or respect it, but goalies are funny and that is what it is. I get it. But if you ask me, I think had we traded Howard and given Mrazek a legit fair shot at number one without the tension and bulls***, we’re not talking about this right now. 
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    gcom007 got a reaction from Hockeymom1960 in CAR vs NYI - Round 2   
    Destiny is upon us. I have brought the positive hockey energy to NC for the time being. I’m sharing it until next year. Onwards and up!
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    gcom007 got a reaction from Hockeymom1960 in Poll: Datsyuk on the team at 41?   
    Oh yeah, I’m sure he’s oblivious to the state of the current game and is cruising for IR. Come on. Especially a guy like Datsyuk. You think he doesn’t know the game like we could only dream of knowing anything? If he comes back to the Wings/NHL, this won’t be a matter we’ll be discussing. 
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    gcom007 got a reaction from ChristopherReevesLegs in Poll: Datsyuk on the team at 41?   
    Fake news lol
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    gcom007 got a reaction from krsmith17 in Poll: Datsyuk on the team at 41?   
    They hold the rights but I have little doubt they’d kick up any fuss about releasing those rights under the circumstances. Barely a point worth talking about. 
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    gcom007 reacted to The 91 of Ryans in 2019 Draft   
    The Athletic interviewed Stan Bowman about the draft. Comments ensued. 
    LOL. 
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    gcom007 got a reaction from Dabura in Poll: Datsyuk on the team at 41?   
    $3 million with incentives
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    gcom007 got a reaction from Dabura in Poll: Datsyuk on the team at 41?   
    $3 million with incentives
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    gcom007 got a reaction from Rick D in Poll: Datsyuk on the team at 41?   
    I’ll be very surprised if Larkin isn’t named Captain before the season. I doubt Dats even gets/wants an A if he comes back. He’s never had much of an ego on that front and is more of a lead by example type.