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#2013561 Sharks sign RFA Niklas Hjalmarsson

Posted by Johnny Diamonds on 10 July 2010 - 03:22 PM

If the Blackhawks were a human body they've managed to keep their heart and brain, but they've lost some limbs and definitely their balls.

#2013564 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Guest on 10 July 2010 - 03:28 PM

I thought i read his wife would like detroit so she can resume her modeling career there....modelling in detroit hmm... well i wouldn't know but hey..

#2013552 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Z and D for the C on 10 July 2010 - 03:07 PM

I love how people are bitching at Modano and don't want him to come because he's thinking about not coming. How petty and ridiculous. This is probably the hardest decision he's had to make in a long time. He's been with one organization for over 20 years and is thinking about doing something he's never done in joining a new team. You're like a bunch of 5 years old who don't get the most expensive present they want at their birthday party.

What a horrible person for thinking it through and wanting to make the right decision. /s

#2013528 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Jesusberg on 10 July 2010 - 02:29 PM

I agree.

Madonna is acting like Brett Favre over here. Just make up your freaking mind already, since the decision also affects the team and not just yourself.

Me thinks Willa Ford isn't keen on moving to Detroit after all. Kind of like Pronger's wife in Edmontoon.

I'd threaten to never listen to any of her music in protest, but I already think my own common sense prevents it.

#2013484 Sharks sign RFA Niklas Hjalmarsson

Posted by Booster313 on 10 July 2010 - 11:59 AM

Take off your Homer glasses and see the facts: Chicago Blackhawks 2010 Stanley Cup Champions. Detroit Red Wings 2010 also rans.

That is the Hockey's Holy Grail grabbed by the nuts. Mission accomplished. Talon, Bowman & Bowman, whoever, hockey is back in Chicago after a long, long absence. They could have farted around like Toronto and not gone anywhere and not gotten any picks in return for going no where. But instead, Chicago took the bull by the horns and won the frickin Stanley Cup. And now they have a 2010 Stanley Cup and better picks than the Wings do.

The Bowman's were handed a great roster that would self destruct at the stroke of midnight after the '09-'10 season, and they are getting a lot more out of the scrap pile than anyone thought they would.

A core group of awesome talent (a ton of Olympians), and some periphery players to fill in and step up. Where's the sarcasm you're hoping for?

It's one thing to hate your rivals, but it's another thing to underestimate them.

Stan and Scotty Bowman have virtually nothing to do with the Stanley Cup winning roster... Dave Tallon built it, and the mess that came with it. As far as the off season, it's not a stroke of brilliance it's the obvious move to get draft picks for players. There isn't an option A B C or D... there is only an option A... shed salary, get picks in return... any GM would be doing the same thing, the best one and the worst one would have to make the same decision. No one is arguing that Scotty Bowman isn't one of the greatest minds in hockey and that his son Stan probably inherited some of that knowledge... We're just saying you can't credit, nor fault them for the Cup or the mess... let's see where Chicago is in five years before we go crowning Stan the savior of Chi-Town.

#2013493 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Guest on 10 July 2010 - 12:27 PM

Mike...you're breaking my balls here :/

Detroit can only wait for so long for him to decide, if he takes many more days maybe it's time for a planB, plenty of money for a 3rd line tough grinder, 6th D and lock up abdelkader, helm etc

#2013472 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by esteef on 10 July 2010 - 10:40 AM

It's turning out exactly as Modano and Holland planned. Holland shows interest in Modano publicly to generate ineterest in him from other teams to see what he can get. Holland has probably already had his deal on the table all along and has told Modano that if he wants it it's there. So what's everyone so pissy about? He said "it's Detroit or retirement" to a reporter standing outside of Illitch's Tiger's suite, hell I'da said the same damn thing.


#2013425 Kovie

Posted by ShanahanMan on 10 July 2010 - 06:52 AM

100 million? Christ that's a lot. I would think that after his disappointing run with New Jersey, his value would have decreased a bit. Apparently not.

#2013435 Remaining Free Agents

Posted by Guest on 10 July 2010 - 07:51 AM

What? Where?

My bad, he is certain to play another year but hasn't decided which team, although ducks would be the most likely choice right(?)


#2013297 Remaining Free Agents

Posted by Guest on 09 July 2010 - 05:12 PM

Selanne has already stated he will be back with anaheim

#2013432 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Guest on 10 July 2010 - 07:47 AM

Can't believe all people who are high on abdelkader, he clearly doesn't have the offensive upside and will at best be a 3rd line GRINDER.. Hudler won't get any 60pts when abdelkader is his center :/

#2013305 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by germanwing on 09 July 2010 - 05:21 PM

I like Modano but I wouldn't be heart-stricken if he didn't sign.

HOWEVER, I hope Holland has a back-up plan beyond Eaves, Miller, Helm, Abby, et al.

We donīt need a back-up plan. With or without Modano, this is a team, that can win the cup!

#2013266 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by esteef on 09 July 2010 - 03:31 PM

This just in...Modano's still thinking about it!


#2013244 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Guest on 09 July 2010 - 02:55 PM

What's with the "it's detroit or retirement"

Now Sharks and Wild are in the mix


"It would be a fun storyline," Modano said, referring to the fact that he was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars in 1988 and moved with the franchise to Dallas. He played his final game of 2010 in Minnesota, donning an old North Stars jersey as he waved goodbye. "It's the same scenario. I'm listening to what everyone has to say and taking it all in. I still have to decide if I'm going to play."

#2013273 Sharks sign RFA Niklas Hjalmarsson

Posted by Guest on 09 July 2010 - 03:45 PM

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

I thought more of: there's no way in hell this guy should earn more than kronwall, he's a little bit overrated and looked alot better than what he is playing on the stacked hawks team of 09/10