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#2348050 OHL vs. College Hockey Quality?

Posted by F.Michael on 28 January 2013 - 01:16 AM

You're opinion is wrong.

Where else outside of LGW's is having an opinion "wrong" ;)

 

To be honest - I haven't seen much NCAA hockey as of late to really be a good judge, and just in the past few months have I been able to watch Major JR hockey on the NHL Network courtesy of the lockout...So basically I don't know enough of either to have a opinion, but in Major JR they do allow fisticuffs :thumbup:




#2347482 PK Subban

Posted by F.Michael on 27 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

2.5 x 2 is a lowball, period.  most fans of the canadiens and other teams agree.

 

you're the odd one out, here.

Looking at the fan responses at TSN - I'm actually in the majority...I honestly haven't seen anyone suggest that Subban's worth more than what the rumoured offer by Habs GM Marc Bergevin.

 

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=414479




#2346053 PK Subban

Posted by F.Michael on 25 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

Not sure if it's already been covered, but how can they be $2.5-3M apart? What is Montreal offering and/or how much does PK think he's worth?

 

Given the minutes he plays, points he puts up, plays in all situations, decently physical, decent shot blocker...got to think Montreal is offering at least $3.5-4M. Does he think he's worth $6-7M? Or are the Habs just really low-balling?

 

Assuming he's not actually insane in his demands, I'd like to get him. But I'd assume Montreal would want an NHL defenseman in return, and we don't have any to spare. Doubt they'd take Lashoff.

 

 

P.K. wants Doughty money.  He wants a 6-7 year term for $6-$7 million a season.

That's my take as well.

 

Long-term big $$$ that others have earned where as in his 2 seasons PK thinks he's Norris Trophy material...If he had any common sense, or modesty - he'd work  out a 2 yr deal, and then demand the big $$$ if he were to show improvement in this short season, and next.

 

As much as I like him - I can see him being a cancer in any locker room.




#2345746 Wings Looking For Defenseman

Posted by F.Michael on 24 January 2013 - 08:14 AM

TSN was discussing that probably Subban is going to get traded. Dunno know if Subban solves any of our problems however he is young and has loads of potential. Asking price will be high I'm sure...

Subban getting moved is a distinct possibility since there's a shortage of "quality" Dmen throughout the league, and the Habs could possibly score big on what Subban could bring in return.

 

Not to mention he is a big spot-picking doucher.

I for one have always like Subban, and thought he could become a top 2 pairing Dman.

 

With that being said - he has come across as a doucher from time to time while on the ice, and now he's becomming a doucher off the ice with this contract squabble.

 

He's only been in the "bigs" for a few seasons; he wants to get the long term contract with big $$$ as though he just won the Norris Trophy...Mind you this is his stance that he's taking with Montreal being his favorite team to watch while growing up...Just think how he'd act if it wasn't the Habs?

 

Gotta say as much as I like his ability - the doucher factor is too strong with this one.




#2342399 Wings Looking For Defenseman

Posted by F.Michael on 19 January 2013 - 10:49 PM

I don't want to make it seem like panic mode. but we need to add a top 4 guy to our group. its pretty evident through 2 periods that our d isn't just under performing, its just outmatched. quincey isn't who we thought he was and smith isn't jesus on skates. 

hockey-jesus.jpg




#2341506 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by F.Michael on 19 January 2013 - 10:07 AM

but we have 3pm games, along with 7pm games to get us to 8pm!!! i'm currently playing NHL 13 to feed my addiction, then i'm going to be watching chicago v. la on my living room television, bringing my secondary television from my gaming room into the living room which will have gamecenter live on xbox rolling, which will give me the ability to split screen 2 games, so i'll be rolling 3 games from 3pm - 7pm. At 7pm i'm rolling to bdubs to start pre-gaming and getting ready for the game! AWWW YEAH JUST GET ME TO 3 PM BOYS!!

:g:

 

OK.....I've come to my diagnosis.....You suffer from prolonged hockey withdrawls.....Continue on with your therapy as planned.




#2341447 Wings Looking For Defenseman

Posted by F.Michael on 18 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="dirtydangles" data-cid="2341401" data-time="1358558181"><p>
Tatar and Nyquist are PPG in AHL. Definitely ready to be called up at this point it almost sickens me to see them down. If we played some players like this with potential they could possibly make others expendable and we could have trade bait finally. Nothing of worth comes from running the wheels off Bert, Cleary, and Sammy. We get nothing of value from them for the future.</p></blockquote>


Id rather see the young guns make a lot of mistakes and us get bounced in round 1 than bert and sammy suck and us get bounced in rnd 1.

Agreed.

 

Nothing against either Bert, or Sammy, but now is the time to see what these early 20 somethings have to offer in the Motor City.




#2340692 Congrats, John

Posted by F.Michael on 16 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

Big Rig will be paired with Kronner on 1st line D. Smith and Quincey will be 2nd pair, while White and Colo/Kindl take the third tier 

As long as Cola is healthy (crosses fingers) - he'll be paired with White, and Kindl will sit...Hopefully.




#2340685 Congrats, John

Posted by F.Michael on 16 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

From last pick at forward position, to scratch at D, to lost 6th pairing D, to decent pker 4th position D, to fairly paid 3rd D, to decent top 2 D man. All the while taking a beating from fans for not being Jiri Fischer. Ive thrown as many remotes through drywall as the next guy watching this guy's blunders over the last 5 years, but I gotta give him his props now. Well done, big rig.

$5 says in 6 to 8 weeks from now you'll be singing a different tune.

 

He's nothing special.




#2340418 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by F.Michael on 15 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

Especially Abdelkader and his "supposed" boxing lessons from several offseasons ago.  

Wasn't he the punching bag?




#2340064 Wings Looking For Defenseman

Posted by F.Michael on 14 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

Wings are looking for a defenseman, Sergei Fedorov is thinking of making a comeback as a player.  Go with what you know Kenny!  :eh:

Pardon my ignorance, but are you serious about Feds wanting to return to the NHL?

 

If so.....If I were Holland - I'd def offer Feds a camp invite.....That guy was amazing when playing on our blueline; a 4th forward on the rush, and a guy capable of breaking up a play at any given time.....Something tells me he might've won a Norris Trophy, or two had he stayed back there.




#2339447 Johan Franzen - Once and For All

Posted by F.Michael on 11 January 2013 - 10:45 PM

How about we see how he performs in this shortened season shall we?




#2339061 Would you trade Jimmy Howard for an elite forward/defenseman?

Posted by F.Michael on 10 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

I would make the trade - however only if newly signed goalie Jonas Gustavsson can overcome the nightmare he suffered while a Maple Leaf, and be 100% healthy, and be capable of putting up similar numbers as J-Ho.

 

Hard to say. Does the "elite" defensemen/forward also come with an "elite" contract? If so, it doesn't really make sense. But if you take the money out of it, sure, I'd trade Jimmy for Stamkos.

Stamkos as a Red Wing would be awesome!

 

However if Stevie Y is gonna part with any of his high priced forwards - it'll probably be Vincent Lecavalier.




#2338635 Now What Can the NHL Do For You, the Fans

Posted by F.Michael on 08 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

No way in hell they give us free center ice, although it had better be half price for a shortened season.  Either way i will pay for it because i'm a hardcore fan and it's the only way i get to see all the Wings games.

I'm in the same boat my friend.

 

I've missed out on half the season...I'll be honest - unlike many I won't show my displeasure by not watching games, or not buying merchandise...I've been a fan of the game of hockey, and the Detroit Red Wings for many years...Like the child who draws on the wall with crayons - you're frustrated, but you  get over it, and embrace/cherish them...I will do the same with the NHL.




#2338470 Will anyone score 50 this year?

Posted by F.Michael on 08 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

Of course not.  Only a few guys (sometimes one or none) can do it in a full season.  

 

I also read that goal scoring was down during the shortened '95 season.  I mean per game averages.  

That was when the trap/clutch & grab hockey was born.