Jump to content


Photo
* * * * * 3 votes

Brett Lebda signs with Toronto


  • Please log in to reply
338 replies to this topic

#101 redwingfan19

redwingfan19

    On a mission

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,523 posts

Posted 08 July 2010 - 12:36 AM

My thoughts exactly. I never hated Lebda as much as some here, and his drunken post-cup radio interview is part of Wings Lore for me, but still - $1.45M for a 6/7 defenceman?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! :D

Lets see all the Burke lovers defend this


i dont hate lebda either I just find this amusing because I live smack dab in the middle of "leafs nation" lol
You may not like tough hockey, but it's winning hockey.

Mitch Callahan: 48GP, 6G, 3A, 9PTS,+/- -3, 103PIMS

14 Fighting Majors

#102 T.Low

T.Low

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,915 posts
  • Location:Bellingham, Wa

Posted 08 July 2010 - 01:05 AM

Agreed.

I've always felt he was a respectable 5/6 Dman on this team, he paired quite well with Lilja, and IMO was better than Meech...Is Burke looking to replace Ian White's speed on the blueline?

Now with that said - Burke probably could've gotten him for $1 million per season.


I recall a few ex-Leaf Dmen help our beloved Red Wings to a few Cups :lol:



I agree. I predict he's gonna go Quincy in Toronto.

#103 titanium2

titanium2

    Asha... I want I want!!!

  • Bronze Booster
  • 10,495 posts

Posted 08 July 2010 - 01:40 AM

I'm thinking Lebda must know somebody in the Leafs organization to get that contract.

I was thinking maybe he witnessed some crime Burke committed but the contract isn't that insane for him.


I knew it.

http://blog.mlive.com/snapshots/2010/07/brett_lebda_leaves_red_wings_f.html

“The first thing that has always stood out is his skating,” saidLeafs assistant GM Dave Poulin, who was also Lebda’s coach at NotreDame. “He’s a very mobile puck-moving defenceman who will complementthe group that we have very well.”


Definitely the best way to get a job.

#104 Hockeytown0001

Hockeytown0001

    Legend

  • HoF Booster
  • 22,610 posts
  • Location:A2, Michigan

Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:21 AM

Lebda for Norris next year. Following in the footsteps of Quincey and Leino.

"All done? Five bucks." - Pavel Datsyuk after an interview
"Very few cities in the NHL have the history or the following of the Detroit Red Wings." - Steve Yzerman

 

 


#105 titanium2

titanium2

    Asha... I want I want!!!

  • Bronze Booster
  • 10,495 posts

Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:32 AM

Lebda for Norris next year. Following in the footsteps of Quincey and Leino.


Jason Williams for the Selke trophy too.

#106 mindfly

mindfly

    GRRRRR

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,170 posts
  • Location:The Multiverse

Posted 08 July 2010 - 03:49 AM

Nice! :D

Take good care of him burkie :rolleyes:

#107 Finnish Wing

Finnish Wing

    13th Forward

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,475 posts
  • Location:Finland

Posted 08 July 2010 - 05:07 AM

I don't think he got that much overpaid. It's just that Holland always signs these bargain deals. Lebda was easily worth at least 1m on the market.

Edited by Finnish Wing, 08 July 2010 - 08:03 AM.

Detroit Red Wings & Tampereen Ilves forever!

#108 NeverForgetMac25

NeverForgetMac25

    Kate: Jr. Wing Nut

  • Gold Booster Mod
  • 18,184 posts
  • Location:Green Bay, WI

Posted 08 July 2010 - 07:54 AM

When I saw the dollar amount last night, this is all I could think of:

Posted Image
It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


"They are the best team in the world. They are a team that can just take over when they want to," Chicago's Patrick Kane said (of the Detroit Red Wings).

#109 F.Michael

F.Michael

    Old School Dynamic Duo

  • HoF Booster
  • 7,530 posts
  • Location:Wisconsin

Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:06 AM

I agree. I predict he's gonna go Quincy in Toronto.

I hope he does well in Toronto; I never really had anything against him...Just hope he can tolerate the fans/media if he doesn't play up to their expectations.

'Evolution' created by Offsides

#110 haroldsnepsts

haroldsnepsts

    "Classy"

  • HoF Booster Mod
  • 16,912 posts

Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:59 AM

I hope he does well in Toronto; I never really had anything against him...Just hope he can tolerate the fans/media if he doesn't play up to their expectations.

or the size of his contract.

#111 shoe

shoe

    2nd Line Scorer

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 700 posts
  • Location:Toronto

Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:02 AM

I think its a good deal for the leafs maybe paid him 200 000 more than another team would but what they get back is a guy who is used to winning a guy who has been sitting in the press box off and on and wants to play a guy who can get the puck up the ice and out of the zone i think he can be a good 2nd half of a pair for them.

#112 Heroes of Hockeytown

Heroes of Hockeytown

    Big Goal Bob

  • Bronze Booster
  • 13,729 posts

Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:10 AM

He had his moments -- the 2009 WCF, for example. But I'd just as well give any other Dman in the Wings' system a try instead. Costs less and probably has a higher ceiling than Lebda.

Let it never be forgotten that he recorded a goal and an assist in his first two games in the NHL. You were great once Lebda, what happened? :P
"We've been in the same spot all year long. We won 50 games for the fourth year in a row. People think we're just hum-drum and boring.
No, you know what we are, we're good. You can't do what we do every single day and not be good." - Mike Babcock

#113 AtomicPunk

AtomicPunk

    Nobody rules these streets at night like me...

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,099 posts
  • Location:Home of the Wings

Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:13 AM

Fine with me....best of luck, Brett. I DID like this guy but more often than not, I didn't.
I am a victim of the science age...the underground.

Feed the Swede! ™ - RETIRED 2012

#114 Guest_nutz2u (Guest)

Guest_nutz2u (Guest)
  • Guests

Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:06 AM

How can Lidstrom leave the game as one of the greatest at his position when people can't even spell his name right?



Hey, what can you expect when a s***load of them don't know the difference between, their, there and there're. :unsure:

Edited by nutz2u, 08 July 2010 - 10:07 AM.


#115 drewicho

drewicho

    Top Prospect

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 73 posts

Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:15 AM

http://www.hockeybuz...50&blogger_id=1

This is why I hate Eklund. You couldn't possibly say something that's more out of touch. Not even close. And I can read sub-text...this guy isn't saying this stuff just to be provocative and gain readership--he believes the nonsense he's typing. I'm all for tabloid hockey entertainment, but I can't stand the trying to take an "expert" stance and completely missing the mark, especially when I know there are some dumb-dumbs out there who buy it wholesale. Brett LEBDA!?!?!?! Yeah, I'm crying today because we lost a guy who does the same freakin' move every time--skate up blue-line, fake towards center, move up along boards into offensive zone, realize the defense is covering the pass because it only EVER worked in NHL '94, and shoot 10 feet wide, hitting the Belle Tire sign at the Joe.

Come back, Timmy C.!

[IMG]
http://www.neutralzo...om/photos/chevy

#116 Ram

Ram

    Goose

  • Bronze Booster
  • 757 posts
  • Location:Midtown

Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:49 AM

Good luck Lebda. I won't miss you, but good luck.

"Hey @Datsyuk13 really bro? On my bday...cmonnnn.. Someone fix that ice in the corner.." - @logancouture


#117 titanium2

titanium2

    Asha... I want I want!!!

  • Bronze Booster
  • 10,495 posts

Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:51 AM

Hey, what can you expect when a s***load of them don't know the difference between, their, there and there're. :unsure:


True and could not care less versus could care less. Although I suppose that one is a little more advanced.

#118 MacK_Attack

MacK_Attack

    Old School

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,676 posts
  • Location:Ontario

Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:04 AM

True and could not care less versus could care less. Although I suppose that one is a little more advanced.

Standard line anytime somebody "could care less"...

If you could care less, you probably would.

For some reason, a common error I see is the word "loose" being used for "lose"

And of course, confusion between "resign" and "re-sign"

#119 gcom007

gcom007

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,079 posts
  • Location:Nashville, TN

Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:23 AM

I about died laughing when I read Eklunds commentary on the matter.
-Elliot...does not panic.

#120 Bring Back The Bruise Bros

Bring Back The Bruise Bros

    RIP Probie

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,689 posts

Posted 08 July 2010 - 12:45 PM

:lol: Burkie is gonna regret this one.
"Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept."

RIP Bob Probert
RIP Wade Belak
RIP Derek Boogaard
RIP Rick Rypien





Similar Topics Collapse

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users