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#2013230 Sharks sign RFA Niklas Hjalmarsson

Posted by mindfly on 09 July 2010 - 02:41 PM

So Hjalmarsson makes 500k more than Kronwall... riiiiiiiiight :hehe:


#2013233 Sharks sign RFA Niklas Hjalmarsson

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 09 July 2010 - 02:42 PM

So Hjalmarsson makes 500k more than Kronwall... riiiiiiiiight :hehe:

I actually wouldnt mind seeing a Kronwall-Hjalmarsson pairing here.Never would happen.But it'd be sweet


#2013222 Sharks sign RFA Niklas Hjalmarsson

Posted by russianswede919293 on 09 July 2010 - 02:24 PM

ROFL omg stevkraus got destroyed in this thread.

Nobody got destroyed. TO me it has been friendly banter on the legitamacy of the Hawks ability to shed cap space via Huet to make room for Hjalmarsson.

I think its just been a debate, no destruction...


#2013065 The Latest On Detroit's #6 Defensemen

Posted by esteef on 09 July 2010 - 11:43 AM

No need to panic! We have Janik!

esteef


#2012653 The Latest On Detroit's #6 Defensemen

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 08 July 2010 - 01:53 PM

This is one area I simply don't agree with Kenny on. If Lilja can't be kept for $1 million, IMHO you need to look elsewhere to get a calming veteran presence to compliment E and/or Kindl. Not only that, losing Lilja is a huge blow to our PK, which really turned around once he came back in February.


#2012659 The Latest On Detroit's #6 Defensemen

Posted by Opie on 08 July 2010 - 01:55 PM

I don't like the idea of Ericsson being the vet on any pairing, I think it will hurt his development as well as the other member of the pairing.

A Hnidy or McKee adds a vet presence and a very solid D man, plus Hnidy is a tough SOB!

Let Smith play the year in GR, IMO!


#2012973 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by ilmickeyli on 09 July 2010 - 09:08 AM

don't forget a "past his prime" Larry Murphy...

Can't blame murph, he was just drunk


#2012790 Nabokov leaves the NHL, signs with KHL

Posted by ami on 08 July 2010 - 04:59 PM

Does anyone else see the irony of the N. American hockey league using a centrally planned system (salary cap) and the Russian using more of a free market system for a team's roster based on supply and demand and simple cost/benefit projections?.

Sheesh. What's this country coming to?

Although, N.American hockey system is obviously moving out of free market system, it is a big fallacy to think of Russian system as a free market. Russia's 'demand' on free agents is fueled with money that earned somewhere else not in hockey (oil, local and federal budgeting, laundering, etc.). Same as US economy was fueled and overflowed with cheap money as Greenspan lowered interest rate in early 2000's. What that system eventually has produced? Bubbles and than ... bursts, collapses!

As to the question where this country is coming to? Pretty clear. Socialism. Meaning: wherever Russia and/or Germany were in 1930's. And the West is moving toward these targets since 1930's too (thanks to FDR and Hoover), with short stop in late 1970s/early 1980's with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.

/back to hockey
let them (hockey players whatever their nationality is) go wherever they want to play, win or earn money. The less imposed restrictions or regulations, the better hockey we're going to witness.


#2012814 Kovie

Posted by EZBAKETHAGANGSTA on 08 July 2010 - 07:14 PM

You must've forgotten Uwe Krupp.

You're totally right. Holland should have totally known that Krupp would injure himself dog sledding.


#2012853 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by mjlegend on 08 July 2010 - 09:27 PM

I dont't know about you guys but I was really expecting Modano to be sitting there with Lebron to make his decision too.


But it just wouldn't seem right to see Modano in a Heat jersey.


#2012807 So Franzen was the best player in the playoffs

Posted by Broken 16 on 08 July 2010 - 06:09 PM

Mule was pretty good, but not the best by far. It was only his preformance in the last 2 games that even moved him ahead of Filppula into 3rd best forward on the team IMO.

He had a third of his points in one game, and at least half the remaining points were less 'making plays' than 'touching the puck prior to Pavel making something happen'.




So we are assuming that if Franzen hadn't touched the puck, Datsyuk still would have got it and made something happen? Interesting logic.

Mule earned every point he got.


#2012798 So Franzen was the best player in the playoffs

Posted by EZBAKETHAGANGSTA on 08 July 2010 - 05:39 PM

Suprised Dan O'halloran isn't in the top ten and listed under San Jose.


#2012715 Nabokov leaves the NHL, signs with KHL

Posted by T.Low on 08 July 2010 - 03:04 PM

Yup.

This is a good example of the salary cap leading to less talent in the NHL. Hopefully it will remain a rare case.


EDIT: and off topic, who's the idiot who keeps rating all the threads one star?






Does anyone else see the irony of the N. American hockey league using a centrally planned system (salary cap) and the Russian using more of a free market system for a team's roster based on supply and demand and simple cost/benefit projections?.

Sheesh. What's this country coming to?


#2012672 Kovie

Posted by mindfly on 08 July 2010 - 02:03 PM

Who did you left off on that roster.. Cleary and?


#2012602 So Franzen was the best player in the playoffs

Posted by kook_10 on 08 July 2010 - 12:10 PM

And I think he was noticeably struggling with his injury.
His name belongs right there with Ovechkin, Crosby and Zetterberg in terms of playoff monsters the past few years.


and GetFlaf too!