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#21 yztheman

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 06:47 PM

Quote : " That's meant to be sarcastic, but actually, all that s*** with the site bugs me, too."

 Yeah I know kind of crappy way to introduce oneself slammin on basically a gift service actually meant that to be soft reproach of course Im grateful for the providers and opportunity to comingle here. I guess the frustration of seeing the opposite of what I was taught in coding (user friendliness) flung all over the web every day slipped out. My apologies.

 

Also I wanted to add I was a partial ticket season holder for a couple of years with the "Trash" (Thrashers) as well as tv viewer. I bring this up because occasionally I see talk of Jets players. I am good with Kane, Jokinen, and Trouba. Slater was a heart and soul guy for the thrash and Thorburn did the enforcing. Wheeler has some flashes. On D Bogo seemed so so, Enstrom struggled at times. Lehtonen was a stud.  And of course Heatley and Kovalchuk had their moments, scoring and  getting them in the playoffs. Just what I remember.


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#22 DickieDunn

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 10:12 AM

I don't think he's what they need. They have set up guys they need a shooter.

Oh this young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country's refusal to accept him, well, I guess that's more than most 21-year-olds can handle... Ogie Ogilthorpe!


#23 SwedeLundin77

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:26 AM

If this is a move that is made, I'm only mad about it if they don't go out and get a sniper as well.... that's the only way it works in my mind.  What sniper?  Not sure.



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 05:58 PM

Please God no. Don't you all remember how AWESOME it was playing Joe Thornton in the playoffs? We could always count that he wouldn't show up. We do not need two Franzens on this team.

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 07:00 PM

Maybe they'll trade Franzen for him...



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 11:01 AM

Can't really retroactively include Stuart in a deal, can we...?

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 11:36 AM

Paul Statsny - -the man with the difficult name -- would be available for nothing but cash, he is also younger so I would prefer him. Giving Jurco for Thornton would be a huge mistake.

 

Also keep in mind the guy has a no movement clause and I highly doubt he would waive it for another team entering the twilight and soon rebuildtime.

I feel like Stastny would make more sense, but still don't feel like we have the need for another center right now. He is younger, he is skilled, and comes with a better price tag over Thornton which I approve of also.


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 02:58 PM

I feel like Stastny would make more sense, but still don't feel like we have the need for another center right now. He is younger, he is skilled, and comes with a better price tag over Thornton which I approve of also.

 

Neither do I but I would really prefer him over someone like Spezza, Thornton or Kesler for the simple fact that all three of these great players would cost a ton of assets. That aside Kesler for sure would be my favourite if they all would hgave been ufas come July the First.


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 07:58 AM

I feel like Detroit is linked to every pending UFA or available trade candidate in the league right now.  I like Thornton and the rumor I read is that SJ wants Franzen, our #1 pick this year and a top prospect.  I don't know.  Having Thornton as our second line center would mean we could put Z and D on the same line, but then who would be on Thornton's line?  Do we go out and get another player?  Iginla?  Alfredsson?  Heatley?  Gaborik?  How does acquiring Thornton help us on defense?  We have plenty of good young talented forwards that get better each year.  Plus, when their contracts expire and Thornton's older and not deserving of his $6.7 mil cap hit contract, what do we do then?  Joe's a good pickup if we're trying to win a championship now, but I'm under the impression we're playing for the future.



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:12 AM

I feel like Detroit is linked to every pending UFA or available trade candidate in the league right now.  I like Thornton and the rumor I read is that SJ wants Franzen, our #1 pick this year and a top prospect.  I don't know.  Having Thornton as our second line center would mean we could put Z and D on the same line, but then who would be on Thornton's line?  Do we go out and get another player?  Iginla?  Alfredsson?  Heatley?  Gaborik?  How does acquiring Thornton help us on defense?  We have plenty of good young talented forwards that get better each year.  Plus, when their contracts expire and Thornton's older and not deserving of his $6.7 mil cap hit contract, what do we do then?  Joe's a good pickup if we're trying to win a championship now, but I'm under the impression we're playing for the future.


Nonsense . No one wants franzen . His cap hit is way to high and he is too lazy . Every gm can see that

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:44 AM

Nonsense . No one wants franzen . His cap hit is way to high and he is too lazy . Every gm can see that

 

I bet Sharks fans say the same thing about Thornton.  And Thornton's cap hit is way too high for his lack of production and success in the postseason.  At least Franzen has had some strong post season performances.



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:51 AM

Just for the record, I'm all for keeping franzen. Yes a bargain at his cap hit no matter what the armchair gms around here think. Thornton would be a great addition though. I would think part of the post season trouble with him has to be the coaching

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:51 PM

 

I bet Sharks fans say the same thing about Thornton.  And Thornton's cap hit is way too high for his lack of production and success in the postseason.  At least Franzen has had some strong post season performances.

 

Thornton's got better playoff numbers than Datsyuk.  100 pts. in 132 games to Datsyuk's 108 pts. in 145 games. 

 

The "Thornton's a choker" in the playoffs narrative is overblown. 

 

Still don't want him, but not for that reason. 


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:44 AM

Thornton would help us for like one season. What if we don't win? Then we shipped out prospects for someone who got in nothing. Not worth it/dumb





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