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#2313762 Jiri Hudler signs with Calgary, 4 years, $4m/year

Posted by 55fan on 03 July 2012 - 03:27 PM

What's so crazy about that? He was an important part of our PK. He sat in the box so the defensively-skilled guys could play.

#2311927 George Parros Signs with Panthers

Posted by 55fan on 01 July 2012 - 04:05 PM

I'd have loved to have him for even more.

#2311427 Brodeur may test open market

Posted by 55fan on 30 June 2012 - 02:25 PM

I hope he doesn't sign here. If the fat jokes fly when we see him once or twice a year, I'd hate to see what I'd have to endure if he came and had an off game, like all players do.

I'd be reaching through cyberspace and slapping people.

That and I think that Jimmy is good enough that we can have a cheaper backup.

#2310929 Hudler to test free agency

Posted by 55fan on 29 June 2012 - 12:41 AM

From the article:

Only New Jersey’s Zach Parise (31 goals) and Anaheim’s Teemu Selanne (26 goals) scored more among players eligible for unrestricted free agency.

Whee! Let's get rid of him!

#2310672 Shane Doan to test free agency

Posted by 55fan on 28 June 2012 - 09:08 AM

That's the thing, Doan is absolutely a competitor. It's what makes him play on and sometimes over the edge.

His comments showed a surprising lack of maturity, but I'd still take him on the Wings in a heartbeat.

I cut him some slack on the comments. Yes, he wasn't a gracious loser, but I think we all say things like that when no one is listening. It was the playoffs. He probably forgot that people outside of the Phoenix area listen to hockey players during the playoffs.

The way he plays, I'd love him here.

#2309504 Ken Holland

Posted by 55fan on 24 June 2012 - 01:58 PM

Right or wrong, success is measured by lots of people in Cups.

If Holland gets one of Parise or Suter and we get a Cup, he will be hailed as a genius for getting the right one. If we don't get a Cup, many will be second guessing him and saying he got the wrong one.

If both go for insanely high prices and he just failed to overpay, some will say it was a shrewd move and others will decry him for not trying hard enough.

These are not all people, of course, but it seems like a lot of people have a "what have you done for me lately?" mentality.

Look at Rafalski. He was hailed, then scorned, then respected in retrospect.

I don't think that the moves Holland makes this summer will seal his legacy, but he has a good opportunity to add pieces we need to get another Cup or two.

If he does well, and we get at least one Cup, people will use this summer to make a case for his greatness, but I wouldn't say that when we look back it will difinitively make or break him.

EDIT: Unless he gets Parise, Suter, and trades everyone we don't like for someone a jillion times better and signs them cheap. Then it will make him the greatest, but I don't see that realistically happening. Just had to add it for completeness of thought.

EDIT 2: Blast! I miss spellcheck!

#2309488 Jordan Staal traded to Carolina, signs 10-yr, $60m extension

Posted by 55fan on 24 June 2012 - 12:59 PM

Until Glen Sather trades his entire roster over so they can all play with Marc in NY.

Nope. Carolina's moving Jared and Eric to defense, and trading for Sid the Kid and Rick Nash.

Crosby, Staals, and Nash. Get a Young goalie and you've Got It Made. It's a Fair Game, so Teach Your Children Well.

Had to throw that last part in. Just a Song Before I Go.

#2308043 Darren Helm signs 4 year extension

Posted by 55fan on 19 June 2012 - 11:55 AM

But, but, how's everyone going to fit Parise, Suter, Doan, Semin, and Garrison on CapGeek now that Helm's making $2,100,000?

Easy. We just won't re-sign Hudler. :ninja:

#2307979 Darren Helm signs 4 year extension

Posted by 55fan on 19 June 2012 - 09:46 AM


This Helmgasm brought to you by Kenny Holland.

#2307418 Lord Stanley's Mug

Posted by 55fan on 14 June 2012 - 03:43 PM

To be clear, the politically correct phrase for them is Oompa Loompas. :P

Indeed. Those were some of the biggest Oompa Loompas I've ever seen as well. She needed a more supportive bra or she will sag like crazy when she gets old.

#2307311 song title game

Posted by 55fan on 14 June 2012 - 09:01 AM

Come Sail Away -Styx

(Too obvious?)

#2307290 2012 LGW Playoff Picks Game: Final Standings

Posted by 55fan on 14 June 2012 - 06:55 AM

Thanks, Mac

Congrats to the Lovely Reem

#2307066 Only in LA LA Land

Posted by 55fan on 13 June 2012 - 06:58 AM

She must like basketball more. Otherwise they'd be flat like a puck.

We should trade for her rights. Hudler would re-sign for league minimum. We'd get a guy who put up 50 points last season really cheap, and he'd save money on boobies.


#2306558 Red Wings Prepared to Offer Hudler Contract

Posted by 55fan on 11 June 2012 - 09:57 AM

I really kind of hope they let him try out free agency. If we sign someone better, we don't need him. If he can't get anything bigger, we can sign him cheaper.

If we end up needing him and he isn't getting what he wants from other teams, we can always sign him short-term. It's not like he isn't putting up points for us. We can sign him for a one-year contract. That way he'll have another "contract year".

True, he might end up somewhere else and we don't get anyone we're looking at, in which case we'll miss him, but I think it's worth the risk.

Personally, I hope we re-sign him because I love watching how funny veins get when people are ready to explode.

And because my friend is soooooo in love with him. :hehe:

#2306087 We Need to Get Tougher to Play Against

Posted by 55fan on 08 June 2012 - 07:12 PM

Hot Chicks dig enforcers and hockey fights.

Fixed it for ya. ;)