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#1 FireCaptain

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

Goodbye youth movement! http://msn.foxsports...5-season-062314

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#2 nawein

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 01:15 PM

This is old news, published the 23rd of June. They're waiting until training camp to see how his back holds up. I don't think anything has changed recently.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

Ya this is well known already.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

WE LIKE OUR TEAM! 



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 01:20 PM

My bad, it popped up as new news and I skimmed it, didn't fully read. ;)

Edited by FireCaptain, 12 July 2014 - 01:20 PM.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 01:59 PM

By the time the youth movement actually starts our youth will be old men.


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 02:39 PM

Datsyuk, Zetterberg, and Kronwall are our youth movement!

 

Speaking of which, I was just reading on NHL.com that Pavel, Hank, Weiss, and Helm are all healthy and looking forward to training camp.  http://www.nhl.com/i...id=nhl:topheads


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 01:59 AM

This is the kind of player you impede your youth movement with, not guys like Bert, Cleary, Sammy, etc. I want him back, but we're running out of spots.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 03:05 AM

"The biggest thing is health," Holland said. "If we can get to training camp (Sept. 19) and get [Pavel], [Henrik], [Darren] Helm, [Stephen] Weiss on the ice, we're optimistic we [have] the potential to be a decent hockey club."

 

so if we need to be healthy in order to become a "decent" club what is this team injured ? An atrocious one ?

 

Nothing against Alfie - to me he is the best player Ottawa ever had - and I'd easily put him above Spezza, Heatley but isn't he going for a cup ? I would love seeing or Iggy get one before all is said and done, both are classy guys and both deserve it yet they decide to sign with teams without a chance, strange.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:46 AM

I hope Daniel Alfredsson is healthy come August so that Ken Holland the Best GM in the NHL will Re-Sign him. I'm looking forward to them Signing him next month. Also I hope they get another big name as there Assistant Coach like John Tortorella I think it's time for him to take a break for awhile as a Head Coach and help the Red Wings get to there 24th Season in the Playoffs. I know it will never happen. And I know there are a lot of people who hate John but it would be great after we got Tony!
 



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:04 AM

old news or not, who wouldn't want to play when Holland is throwing around overpayment for his own UFA'S even though they suck or will only play a third if the year...may as well take the $5M and sit around and get paid to do nothing. Its like the guys in my company with 40+ years seniority, they have the weekends off, easiest jobs and best shift. Pension fund was raped, social security is useless, may as well keep working and get paid full wages to do nothing all week long. Cleary and #kfq both know they suck, but if Holland is going to throw them $3m-$5m for no return of service needed, its a no brainer...of course Alfie will "want" to play. Even if he sits 50 games because if his back, he still gets his money. I have no doubt he will be signed.


Edited by LeftWinger, 15 July 2014 - 08:07 AM.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:22 AM

I would sign Alfie all the way. He still has it! We need that right handed shot.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:53 AM

I'd gladly sacrifice Alfie's points to get bigger, younger, and faster.  Give me Jurco and Mantha over the old goats.  With Pav, Hank, and Weiss returning (hopefully) without injury, and the kid line exploiting matchups, we should have just as much (or more) offense as we had a year ago.  But if it's the same kind of offense (e.g. perimeter offense that's easy to push outside) we're not helping ourselves.  Give me bigger bodies that can crash the net, and leave the old perimeter guy at home. 


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:17 AM

I'd gladly sacrifice Alfie's points to get bigger, younger, and faster.  Give me Jurco and Mantha over the old goats.  With Pav, Hank, and Weiss returning (hopefully) without injury, and the kid line exploiting matchups, we should have just as much (or more) offense as we had a year ago.  But if it's the same kind of offense (e.g. perimeter offense that's easy to push outside) we're not helping ourselves.  Give me bigger bodies that can crash the net, and leave the old perimeter guy at home. 

 

Nah, who needs Jurco when Luke Glendening can play 18 minutes per game because he "competes". 


 
 
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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:39 AM

I would definitely sign Alfie over keeping Franzen if that were an option.  I know its not, but I think Alfie would do better if utilized on the 2nd line moreso than Franzen. Plus he is right handed. Right now though, signing Alfie would create just more of a log jam and force more kids out.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:53 AM

I have no problem bring Alfie back for 1 year. This team will have enough injuries that Jurco will probably play most of theseason in Detroit. Mantha will get a look too.

 

As for the jokes about Glendenning taking Jurco's minutes? Luke will never see the third line and unless he plays the wing, he could be the odd man out most nights, despite Babcock's man-crush. And if anyone wants Jurco playing on the 4th line vs 1st line minutes in GRs then you need an examination of some sort.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:00 AM

Where is Alfie going to play? Top line?

 

Z - Pav - Alfie

Nyquist - Weiss - Franzen

Jurco - Sheahan - Tatar

Helm - Glendening - Abby

 

Cleary/Andersson

 

That doesn't look bad bad, but our D is atrocious...and our goaltending is average at best.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:03 AM

Hope Kenny doesn't kick Alfie's tires too hard


gonna have to fit clears in the top 6  somewhere


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:06 AM

Where is Alfie going to play? Top line?

 

Z - Pav - Alfie

Nyquist - Weiss - Franzen

Jurco - Sheahan - Tatar

Helm - Glendening - Abby

 

Cleary/Andersson

 

That doesn't look bad bad, but our D is atrocious...and our goaltending is average at best.

 

Haha, Dats, Z, Alfie, and Franzen in the top six.  If it were 2008 we would be devastating!  Too bad it isn't, and we aren't. 


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:27 AM

Where is Alfie going to play? Top line?

 

Z - Pav - Alfie

Nyquist - Weiss - Franzen

Jurco - Sheahan - Tatar

Helm - Glendening - Abby

 

Cleary/Andersson

 

That doesn't look bad bad, but our D is atrocious...and our goaltending is average at best.

 

Someone should start a thread about this..............


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