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#2491310 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by F.Michael on 05 March 2014 - 08:07 PM



 

Again if mediocrity is okay with you, fine. For me I look at this team and ask two questions:

 

Can this team seriously compete for a Stanley Cup? If yes great. If not then I ask:

 

Has the team increased it's ability to compete for one in the future.

 

This trade doesn't make this team a serious cup contender, and it has hurt the team long term.

I will agree with you that this trade really makes us slightly better than before (if that) - however Holland hasn't been the type of GM these past several years to swing a big trade, and there's really nobody he could've gotten without giving up something significant in return.

 

I also don't feel that giving up the players plus the pick for Legwand is gonna hurt this team at all...It's not like Eaves/Jarnkrok/ draft pick are gonna be game breakers, or All Stars.

 

Overall - I'm really indifferent with this move.




#2490028 Lightning Trade St. Louis to Rangers for Callahan + picks

Posted by F.Michael on 05 March 2014 - 11:47 AM

Callahan is a good player, but not worth what it's rumored that he wants ($6 million per season).

 

St.Louis is a consistent 80 plus pt guy, and I'm certain he'll continue to be so with the Rangers.

 

Rangers are out to win the Cup now - by adding St.Louis only improved their chances.




#2489988 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by F.Michael on 05 March 2014 - 11:26 AM

I'd be shocked if a move was made by Holland - unless of course if it's another recall from GR...




#2489616 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by F.Michael on 04 March 2014 - 08:51 PM

Yes, if the Wings go in as they are today, they aren't a contender. If they traded for a legit #1 defenseman, a top 6 winger and a top 6 healthy center, they would be a contender. In this case they have acquired a few players, but its not realistic. Hence why I challenged him on his nonchalant claim that the wings are just a few players away. By this logic every team is a few players away.

Well.....With the way the salary cap works; smart drafting (or should I say lucky drafting); savvy moves by the GM; a solid coach behind the bench.....Yeah - just about anyone can ride momentum going into the playoffs, and there's potential for anyone to beat anyone.

 

Now with that all said - I do agree with you that some teams are in fact 'favored', but even they can s*** the bed, and end up on the golf course earlier than expected...Look at the NYR circa late 90's to mid 2000's...All that talent with nuthin to show for it.




#2489565 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by F.Michael on 04 March 2014 - 08:21 PM



Every team is a few payers away from being a cup contender, literally every team. 

 

 

 

 



That BS that anything can happen isn't true, most of the teams that shouldn't be in get eliminated quickly and easily.

Then it's not so unrealistic then that 'anyone can beat anyone' as wings87 had previously suggested?




#2489518 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by F.Michael on 04 March 2014 - 07:48 PM

 

Okay? And? This kid will be the next Crosby/Malkin/Ovie level player, and possibly better as he is already bigger than Crosby, faster and stronger. This team is in bad need of blue chip young talent, not just boom/bust talent.

And they thought Daigle was gonna be another Lemieux/Gretzky; teams such as then Quebec Nordiques were offering the Sens Sundin/Sakic/Foote/plus draft picks.

 

All I'm saying is that what ya see in Major Junior/NCAA hockey from 18 yr olds doesn't always translate to when they're 24 yr olds playing in the NHL.

 

I recall thinking - if I were the Sens GM - I would've taken that deal.....There'd be a bird poop covered statue of me right now in Ottawa.




#2488471 Why did Franzen get 10 min game misconduct?

Posted by F.Michael on 02 March 2014 - 12:01 AM

 

Don't pretend it's not the most debated topic on this forum.

I think line combinations, and who we should trade for are near, or at the top...IMHO there's always room for more fight debates :crazy:




#2488164 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by F.Michael on 01 March 2014 - 01:06 AM

 

If you owned the rights to Kesler and Edler and you had a professional staff of scouts devoted to scouting and informing you on the players coming in, would you trade those rights for the package you just suggested?

Wait.....This a trick question?




#2487896 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by F.Michael on 28 February 2014 - 04:59 PM

 

I'm hoping Weiss comes back and becomes a dominant 2nd line center. If not, then we can talk. :)

Can 'Weiss', and 'dominant' be used in the same sentence?

 

:lol:




#2487283 Systems Analyst: Gap Control

Posted by F.Michael on 27 February 2014 - 11:59 AM

I thought there was gonna be the obligatory pic of Nick Lidstrom.


As soon as I read "gap control" and "hurricanes" I knew Semin was the goal scorer.  That guy's wrister is unreal.

Rumor has it he's a mean bongo player as well.




#2485273 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 19 February 2014 - 05:25 PM

Interesting game between the 3rd and 4th best teams in the tournament. I think Canada will be the ones losing in the final and the US will have to settle for 4th place.

Ditt lag är fullt av svenska köttbullar.

 

USA - USA - USA!




#2485151 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by F.Michael on 19 February 2014 - 01:23 PM

From the link above...

 

The failure of the KHL and NHL players on the roster to blend into a cohesive team was clear and apparent. There were rumors in the past few days of tension in the Russian camp, and at the heart of it was the KHL-NHL issue. Why in the world was Alexander Popov playing on the top line with Ovechkin and Malkin the past two games? Why was KHL defenseman Evgeni Medvedev among the leaders in ice time on the team, playing more than NHLers such as Fedor Tyutin and Alexei Emelin?

Why? Because the KHL and Russian hockey hoped to use the world's biggest hockey games as a propaganda tool for the Russian professional league that vies to rival the NHL. Well, that was a complete and utter disaster.

 

Does anyone believe that the KHL is on a similar level of play than the NHL?

 

Seems as though those in charge of the Russian Olympic squad have their heads in the sand.




#2485138 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by F.Michael on 19 February 2014 - 01:09 PM

Now I feel bad.  This is from NBC Sports' Twitter.

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Dats looks tired, and worn out...Maybe he can hop the next flight to Mexico to hang out with the guys, and sip a few cervesazs.




#2484212 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by F.Michael on 15 February 2014 - 10:40 AM

They were my prediction to win the west this year.  Their team is so strong top to bottom.  Them and Boston is the finals I predict and would actually love to see.  Shattenkirk is a very good player as well.  Didn't look to get too much ice time today (I could be wrong though), but he's a good guy to fall back on if needed to step up.

Blues vs Bruins is something I can get behind, and cheer on the Blues...I've been to St.Louis a handful of times; really nice folks, and great hockey fans (and unlike Chicago you can wear your Red Wings gear, and not be threatened)...If there's a franchise out there along with a fan base that deserves to have a shot at winning the Cup - I'm thinking the Blues would be at, or near the top of that list.




#2484204 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by F.Michael on 15 February 2014 - 10:29 AM

 

You missed out, man. There was drama. There was hilarity*. There was epic. There was awesome.

 

*A goalie's worst nightmare: Staring down Datsyuk/Kovalchuk in a shootout over and over and over and over again. At the Olympics. In Russia.

 

Oshie should get a gold medal right now for that individual performance. And I loved that he looked to his 'tender immediately after he scored the winner. So much win in this kid.

In all honesty...I hope the St.Louis Blues represent the Western Conference for the 2014 Cup Final...They seem like a decent bunch of guys to cheer for.