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In Topic: Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

09 March 2014 - 08:51 PM

And at least 6 of the trades in that chart are for Samuelson.

 

The Wings have done pretty well as a team focussed on drafting, not trading. The last couple of years they've needed some trades, but they haven't pulled it off well - I mean, I'm sure Tootoo was a bargain, but he's also still Jordin Tootoo. Legwand seems like a good deal to me, and even if he's not a fix for everything that's wrong with the team he might be a sign that Holland's getting better at that part of the job.

 

Having a cap makes where players are willing to go a bigger factor (see: Edmonton), and while a lot of players might not want to live in Detroit, this is the sort of hockey team that can make a move worth it just based on that. That said, missing the playoffs would adversely affect that formula.


In Topic: NHL penalties/suspensions for hits getting out of hand.

17 May 2013 - 07:53 PM

I can see this getting 1 game arguably. It was an NHL hit that ended badly, and they decided that it was a hit that shouldn't have been thrown. Not sure I agree with the basis for making decisions there, but I can understand it. 3-6 seems severe to me, however. Reputation's probably part of that, the injury is... unfortunately it seems like one of those things you just have to take if you're Torres because he's earned his rep over the vast majority of his career.

 

But anyone who thinks Torres was headhunting should know that the 2 are best friends off the ice. No way he was trying to decapitate him.


In Topic: WCQF - (6) Sharks vs. (3) Canucks

07 May 2013 - 03:43 PM

"If we go back to look at the series, we've been called cheaters after Game 1, we've been called embellishing Canadians after Game 3," said Sharks coach Todd McLellan, whose team leads the series three games to none. "If the series goes any deeper, we may even be accused of biting eventually."

http://www.mercuryne...canucks-whining

 

Game, set, match.


In Topic: WCQF - (6) Sharks vs. (3) Canucks

07 May 2013 - 03:02 PM

I'm always glad to see MAKAVELI719696 put up another one of these long, well-edited videos. It means he's not out in public, where his social awkwardness might damage his sensitive ego.

 

It takes an amazing amount of work to portray the Nucks as the wronged party in most situations, and he makes a valiant effort. A time-consuming, no-mom-I'll-just-microwave-a-hot-pocket-when-I-get-hungry-right-now-I-need-to-keep-working sort of valiant effort.

 

Salut, MAKAVELI719696, Nucks ****** of the month.


In Topic: WCQF - (6) Sharks vs. (3) Canucks

06 May 2013 - 12:37 PM

Lou playing well makes their organization look terrible. I'm in favor of it. And now they have to decide who starts game 4 - the better goalie or the chosen goalie. At this point, both options are bad. Even if Schneider plays well (unlike this game) nobody's going to trust him one game to the next. Everything they do is gas on the fire.

 

Couldn't happen to a better team.

 

In the post-game interview, Thornton said, "We're just really happy we didn't have to face Luongo again." Perfect.

 

Meanwhile, the Nucks have pretty much played 4 D for the whole series. They're not in this to go long.