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#41 Doc Holliday

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 01:41 PM

Thanks for the Central division, Marty.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 01:57 PM

Red Wings just got better without doing anything. Turco is DRWs *****. :siren:

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 02:07 PM

Chicago's D >>>> Dallas's D

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 02:09 PM

Turco is serviceable.... but he's also a playoff-underachiever at 35 years old. the Hawks are rolling the dice on some pretty bleak odds.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 02:22 PM

Just to clarify Huet will NOT be with the Hawks. They had to downgrade the goalies even without Huets cap hit. Corey Crawford will back up Turco. (I'm pretty sure) [edit] it could be Toivonen as back up.

I think we are now the legitimate favorites to win the Central. :D

Edited by RedWingedKitten, 02 August 2010 - 02:24 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 02:28 PM

And now, with his take on this deal, here's Sports Director Max Cady:


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 02:29 PM

curious... why are so many in glee over the Hawks troubles??

its San-freakin- Jose that ousted/embarassed the Wings in the last playoffs. Kenny needs to shore up the defense and PK. :scared:

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 02:30 PM

Chicago's D >>>> Dallas's D


Turco is washed up. Nobody wanted him. He was left over scraps for desperate teams with no cap space to pursue.



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Posted 02 August 2010 - 02:34 PM

curious... why are so many in glee over the Hawks troubles??

its San-freakin- Jose that ousted/embarassed the Wings in the last playoffs. Kenny needs to shore up the defense and PK. :scared:

Hawks are just another example of a team going into self-destruction mode when their mgt make poor decisions that'll screw them for some time down the road.

Wonder how many future UFAs are gonna want to play in Chicago in the near future?

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 02:41 PM

Turco actually has had more good playoff runs then bad ones (3-2). His lack of playoff wins really isn't his fault as much as Dallas'. In 2006-2007 he had 3 shutouts, yet the Stars still managed to lose the series. His playoff numbers are better than Nabokov's just to name one "high-tier" goalie.

3-2 isn't exactly stellar numbers for any goalie worth his salt. Comparing him to Nabokov's doesn't strengthen the argument either, rather it just lumps him in with another playoff underachiever.

The 06/07 playoffs were his only decent run. Any *solid* playoff goalie raises their level of play and their numbers somewhat significantly come postseason. Marty doesn't fall into that category.
It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 02:55 PM

curious... why are so many in glee over the Hawks troubles??

its San-freakin- Jose that ousted/embarassed the Wings in the last playoffs. Kenny needs to shore up the defense and PK. :scared:


Couldn't disagree more.

1. NHL embarrassed itself for hiring such imbeciles to referee games in the playoffs.

2. Red Wings played more games than any team in the entire NHL since lockout. The 2006 roster wasn't much different from the 2010 roster. Of course this will start wearing on players as they play more games than all other players in the world... despite how "professional athletes", they are still human beings.

3. Red Wings suffered from one of the worst injury riddled regular season than most can remember from the history of the franchise. No way these players were healthy going into the post season.

4. Despite all odds, Red Wings still made it to the 2nd round and played well enough to win against the #1 team in the West... Just couldn't get over the hump (See: injuries, phantom calls / 5-on3s).

I may be the minority here, but I am completely satisfied with the Red Wings and appreciate their efforts with all things considered. Red Wings are, without a doubt, the best team since lockout. Why can't others appreciate all this teams success and accomplishments?

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 03:01 PM

Couldn't disagree more.

1. NHL embarrassed itself for hiring such imbeciles to referee games in the playoffs.

2. Red Wings played more games than any team in the entire NHL since lockout. The 2006 roster wasn't much different from the 2010 roster. Of course this will start wearing on players as they play more games than all other players in the world... despite how "professional athletes", they are still human beings.

3. Red Wings suffered from one of the worst injury riddled regular season than most can remember from the history of the franchise. No way these players were healthy going into the post season.

4. Despite all odds, Red Wings still made it to the 2nd round and played well enough to win against the #1 team in the West... Just couldn't get over the hump (See: injuries, phantom calls / 5-on3s).

I may be the minority here, but I am completely satisfied with the Red Wings and appreciate their efforts with all things considered. Red Wings are, without a doubt, the best team since lockout. Why can't others appreciate all this teams success and accomplishments?


Was just about to post this.

Also, why are people in glee over Chicago's troubles? Why wouldn't we be in glee over our biggest rival's troubles?

Edited by Hockeytown0001, 02 August 2010 - 03:01 PM.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 03:14 PM

3-2 isn't exactly stellar numbers for any goalie worth his salt. Comparing him to Nabokov's doesn't strengthen the argument either, rather it just lumps him in with another playoff underachiever.

The 06/07 playoffs were his only decent run. Any *solid* playoff goalie raises their level of play and their numbers somewhat significantly come postseason. Marty doesn't fall into that category.


I never said he was a playoff game breaker, just replying to the fact that his stats are actually slightly above average for playoff goaltenders. He's at the end of his career and likely won't do much, but it's not like he's Jose Theodore out there. A 2.17 GAA and a 9.14 Save percentage is not horrible anyway you look at it.
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 03:39 PM

I never said he was a playoff game breaker, just replying to the fact that his stats are actually slightly above average for playoff goaltenders. He's at the end of his career and likely won't do much, but it's not like he's Jose Theodore out there. A 2.17 GAA and a 9.14 Save percentage is not horrible anyway you look at it.

Perhaps not, but its nothing to write home about *when it comes to playoff goaltending* either.
It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 03:44 PM

From Toronto Star :

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Bowman said he had been eyeing Turco for some time and trying to co-ordinate the timing of the signing so another NHL team wouldn’t take him.

“We talked it over and Marty is the guy we certainly had interest in for a long time here,” Bowman said via conference call. “We’re fortunate that he had some patience with us, which speaks to the kind of guy he is and that he wants to be here.

“We’ve been working on parallel paths for a while.”
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 04:03 PM

From Toronto Star :


Lol @ "Marty is the guy we certainly had interest in for a long time here" [...] "We're fortunate that he had some patience with us, which speaks to the kind of guy he is and that he wants to be here."

He had "patience" because no other team wanted him and he and his agent grossly over-estimated the goalie market. Another BS statement by Stan. The guy is nothing like his dad. This guy is a complete and utter bulls***ter... even when it doesn't have any impact on the situation.

Edited by Heaten, 02 August 2010 - 04:04 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 04:16 PM

Perhaps not, but its nothing to write home about *when it comes to playoff goaltending* either.


Neither is 2.75 GAA and .914......but we're banking our future on it.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 04:26 PM

So what do the chicago team and salary cap situation look like at the moment? and what does it look like if they waive huet?

Edited by mindfly, 02 August 2010 - 04:26 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 04:33 PM

So what do the chicago team and salary cap situation look like at the moment? and what does it look like if they waive huet?

Capgeek either knows something we don't know, or is already planning for the inevitable. If no other moves are made that leaves them with $3M to fill 3-4 roster spots. Not ideal, but certainly doable.
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 04:38 PM

lets not count our chickens before they hatch here fellas. turco is a good goalie, given the upgrade on defense in chicago from dallas he can only benefit. look for him to be more consistent with chicago then he was with dallas.

look at his peripheral numbers for playoffs... granted his record is 21-26... he has a 2.17 gaa and a .914 which are quite respectable





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