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#2009873 Happy 4th of July!

Posted by Jedi on 04 July 2010 - 03:42 AM

Happy Independence Day, everyone!

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I hope everyone has a safe, fun filled holiday. If you get a second, stop and remember all that our founders had to go through to give us the freedom to celebrate our nation's independence, as well as the soldiers who continue to secure those same freedoms.

God Bless The United States of America!!


#2009962 Free Agency Thread

Posted by Z and D for the C on 04 July 2010 - 02:56 PM

Imo,we should focus on the needs instead of wants first.


NEED: Having some physical entertainment for certain people

vs

WANT: Having the best third line in the league.


Is it really a hard choice?


#2009757 Free Agency Thread

Posted by Guest on 03 July 2010 - 06:52 PM

Yeah, because playoff performance means absolutely nothing! Of course, let's not forget his performances against the Wings during the last regular season and when he was a member of the Flames. Etc.

He's fast and he has a decent shot and can occasionally make a good pass, and that's about it. He's a one-way forward.


No one is amused by your sarcasm. Contrary to your own beliefs, when
people read your posts, you do not come off as the genius, educated, and comedic persona that you so clearly wish to be, but rather the stereotypical internet ******. Just because you think you're witty, doesn't mean you have a strong argument. You are putting words in my mouth, as I have never once said anything to the effect of playoffs not being important, but rather that 7 games is a small sample size. Judging him by that amount of games makes as much sense of judging Dan Cleary's scoring potential in our 08 Cup Run WHEN HE WAS NOT INJURED.

Now that we've gotten your logical fallacies and miscomprehension of my point out of the way, we get to your incredibly presumptuous statement that he is garbage defensively. You seem to have a problem with confusing your opinion with fact. How well he played defensively, is an arbitrary observation, one in which you and I disagree. This is normally not a big deal, but seeing as you continuously spout off your opinions in the form of factual statements, it is understandable why people would like to argue with you. Seeing as my point of view (of Lombardi being a good defensive player) is supported by countless GM's coaches, and TSN panel members, your statements to the contrary come off as egotistical, as you are insinuating you know more then a whole host of credible people.


#2009848 TSN: Discussion of Modano To Wings

Posted by Electrophile on 03 July 2010 - 11:08 PM

Do we need Mike Modano? Meaning, will the team be worse off next season if we don't sign him? He's 38 years old. Shouldn't the team focus on getting younger rather than signing older players? We have enough of them on the team already.


#2009461 Yzerman vs. Holland

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 02 July 2010 - 08:29 PM

Holland and the Wings.

Mainly because I'm a complete homer and the Wings are the best team every single year.


You misspelled Penguins. ;)


#2009157 Blackhawks doing their best to embrace change

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 02 July 2010 - 12:04 PM

All over NHL.com, and the hockey world in general are statements like:

"Blackhawks embrace change!"
"Blackhawks revamp!"
"Blackhawks really look up right now!"

Heh...bulls***. They changed out half their team, because they were the first team to really "buy" a cup under the salary cap.

After watching them work this post-season....I now realize.....they're desperately just trying to fill holes that they could not afford.

Bottom dwellers? Likely not. A Stanley Cup competitor? Yeah sure, maybe, anyone can be.

But next year when they say "The defending Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!"

I will simply laugh, smirk to myself, and say, "Yeah, a few of them."

At least Pittsburgh, after losing in the finals, primarily kept the same team.

Chicago...one hit wonder.


They have by far the most changes of any post-lockout champion.

2006 Carolina Hurricanes Offseason -

IN
G John Grahame (FA from Tampa Bay)
D David Tanabe (FA from Boston)
D Tim Gleason (trade from Los Angeles)
F Trevor Letowski (FA from Columbus)
F Scott Walker (trade from Nashville)
F Brad Isbister (FA from Boston)
F Eric Belanger (trade from Los Angeles)

OUT
G Martin Gerber (FA to Ottawa)
D Aaron Ward (FA to Rangers)
D Oleg Tverdovsky (trade to Los Angeles)
F Matt Cullen (FA to Rangers)
F Doug Weight (FA to St. Louis)
F Josef Vasicek (trade to Nashville)
F Mark Recchi (FA to Pittsburgh)

While not exactly losing any big names like Staal or Brind'amour, the players they lost to retirement or free agency were duly replaced, and Carolina looked just as good, if not better than the previous season.


2007 Anaheim Ducks Offseason -

IN
D Mathieu Schneider (FA from Detroit)
F Todd Bertuzzi (FA from Detroit)
F Mark Mowers (FA from Boston)
F Bobby Ryan (rookie)

OUT
F Dustin Penner (FA to Edmonton)
D Scott Niedermayer (temporary retirement)
F Teemu Selanne (temporary retirement)
F Shawn Thornton (FA to Boston)
F Ryan Shannon (trade to VAN)


2008 Detroit Red Wings Offseason -

IN
F Marian Hossa (FA from Pittsburgh)
G Ty Conklin (FA from Pittsburgh)
F Ville Leino (rookie)

OUT
G Dominik Hasek (retirement)
F Dallas Drake (retirement)
D Kyle Quincey (waivers, picked up by LA)
F Mark Hartigan (FA to Russia)


2009 Pittsburgh Penguins Offseason -

IN
D Jay McKee (FA from STL)
D Martin Skoula (FA from MIN)
G Brent Johnson (FA from WA)
F Mike Rupp (FA from NJ)

OUT
D Rob Scuderi (FA to LA)
F Miroslav Satan (FA to Boston)
D Hal Gill (FA to MTL)
G Mathieu Garon (FA to CBJ)


All in all, no major depth losses for any of the teams that weren't adequately replaced. Now let's look at Chicago thusfar.

IN
F Marty Reasoner (trade from ATL)
D Ivan Vishnevsky (trade from ATL)
F Viktor Stalberg (trade from TOR)
Six prospects

OUT
F Dustin Byfuglien (trade to ATL)
D Brent Sopel (trade to ATL)
F Andrew Ladd (trade to ATL)
F Ben Eager (trade to ATL)
F Kris Versteeg (trade to TOR)
F Colin Fraser (trade to EDM)
F Adam Burish (FA to DAL)


That's seven players who played roles in the Stanley Cup win.


#2009101 Blackhawks doing their best to embrace change

Posted by Joseph Franks on 02 July 2010 - 10:08 AM

All over NHL.com, and the hockey world in general are statements like:

"Blackhawks embrace change!"
"Blackhawks revamp!"
"Blackhawks really look up right now!"

Heh...bulls***. They changed out half their team, because they were the first team to really "buy" a cup under the salary cap.

After watching them work this post-season....I now realize.....they're desperately just trying to fill holes that they could not afford.

Bottom dwellers? Likely not. A Stanley Cup competitor? Yeah sure, maybe, anyone can be.

But next year when they say "The defending Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!"

I will simply laugh, smirk to myself, and say, "Yeah, a few of them."

At least Pittsburgh, after losing in the finals, primarily kept the same team.

Chicago...one hit wonder.


#2009410 Free Agency Thread

Posted by Dominator2005 on 02 July 2010 - 06:38 PM

Brian McGrattan
Andrew Peters
Eric Boulton
Jared Boll (RFA)
Dan Carcillo (RFA)
Jamal Mayers
Nick Tarnasky



Boulton (HW) can take regular shifts
Mayers (MW) can take regular shifts

Boll would be perfect fit - too bad Holland doesn't have a balls to send him offer sheet...


#2009421 Free Agency Thread

Posted by uk_redwing on 02 July 2010 - 06:58 PM

Modano will only play in the western conference, and the closer to Cali/his wife, the better. He's already said so.


Hopefully that rules us out.


#2009026 Free Agency Thread

Posted by stevkrause on 02 July 2010 - 07:54 AM

I saw a rumor of Mara being a possibility for us. I'd give him a chance

The career -111 Paul Mara? We don't really need more offensively minded defensemen, we need a stay at home, physical, defensive defenseman...


#2008999 Free Agency Thread

Posted by titanium2 on 02 July 2010 - 03:13 AM

If he plays to his potential he is. However if he plays like he did for the second half of 2009/10, then no.

ALl things considered, I'm happy with the deal. :thumbup:


With all these overpayments coming up I hope Kindl and or Ericsson and or someone else develop well enough to make Kronwall expendable by the time his contract comes up.


#2008703 TSN: Discussion of Modano To Wings

Posted by SFwingsfan on 01 July 2010 - 07:18 PM

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Franzen-Flip-Bertuzzi
Hudler-Modano-Cleary

That would be a sick lineup.


yeah it would be except for one thing....

bertuzzi sucks


#2008674 Free Agency Thread

Posted by HankthaTank on 01 July 2010 - 07:03 PM

Stuart has been imo one of KH's best acquisitions, without a doubt!

And this, my friend, has been your best post of the day. So far than well said. Stuie gets overlooked all the time.


#2008671 Free Agency Thread

Posted by Opie on 01 July 2010 - 07:01 PM

Stuart never gets the recognition he deserves on this team. He has been incredibly solid since we signed him


Whatever we disagree with on other topics this will always be one of my favorite post you have ever made, I refrain from making this statement here because usually people point out one or two bad plays. It is like after losing to ANA in the WCF and making a compliment about Lilja, you got hosed for it!

Stuart has been imo one of KH's best acquisitions, without a doubt!


#2008666 Free Agency Thread

Posted by Guest on 01 July 2010 - 06:57 PM

Stuart never gets the recognition he deserves on this team. He has been incredibly solid since we signed him