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#2399449 Norris Finalists announced: Letang, Subban, Suter

Posted by F.Michael on 08 May 2013 - 04:11 PM

 

Of course it is, but my point was in regards to defensive play.  The calibre of guys nominated this year pale in comparison to those just 2-3 years ago. 

I seem to recall some years ago the league gave some thought to the idea of introducing a new award for the best defensive minded Dman.




#2397190 Ottawa - Montreal 5 on 5 fight

Posted by F.Michael on 06 May 2013 - 12:18 AM



 

 

 

 

Not the best quality but here it is...Shanny Holland you watching?

Fixed.




#2391291 Captain Z

Posted by F.Michael on 28 April 2013 - 12:05 AM

Time for this again?

 

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Who the hell made this, I know I got it from here...I <3 you whoever you are!

:lol:

 

All we need now is Led Zepplin's "Immigrant Song" playing in the background :punk:




#2388346 Dekeyser Nickname Time

Posted by F.Michael on 23 April 2013 - 12:11 PM

Well - according to "Player Appreciate.com" - the pimp name generator churned out this dandy for Danny DeKeyser...

 

 

Sugartastic Danny Ice

 

 

 

 


#2387565 Babcock: Is he the right guy going forward?

Posted by F.Michael on 21 April 2013 - 09:50 PM

The REAL question is:

 

Holland: Is he the right guy going forward?         

Good question...

 

When he keeps bringing back used parts (Bert/Sammy/Quincey) it makes ya wonder if he's too afraid to make a "mistake", and go outside his comfort zone?




#2387506 Babcock: Is he the right guy going forward?

Posted by F.Michael on 21 April 2013 - 08:36 PM

 

Yep. Hitchcock is notorious for being an unsustainable coach. Eventually his players tune him out, and it's downhill from there.

Makes ya wonder if a guy like Scotty Bowman could begin a coaching career in todays NHL?




#2387497 Top 5 defenseman

Posted by F.Michael on 21 April 2013 - 08:23 PM

Good thing I kept by opinions to a minumum on DeKeyser prior to him signing with Detroit, or I'd be eating alot of crow right now.

 

Must say he's looking like a  legit top pairing  Dman in the making :thumbup:

 

Too bad White, and Smith aren't playing as well as they could, or should be...Leaves me scratching my head that Kindl is playing better than those 2.



I miss Lidstrom

Don't we all?




#2386898 Concerned - we might not make it in to the playoffs

Posted by F.Michael on 20 April 2013 - 03:12 PM



I'll be in Paris when the last few games are played.  I honestly think we'll need to win the last 3 of 4 to get in.  

In which "Gentlemen's" did you meet her in :lol:

 

On a serious note - have fun, take lots of pictures, and can ya bring back 1 of them lil'replicas of that big metal pointy thing for me?




#2382131 Anyone else liking the pre 2005 more?

Posted by F.Michael on 07 April 2013 - 09:06 PM

Look at my avatar...Stevie & Shanny...Scoring goals, and punching faces...A wonderful combo of skill/grit/toughness...

 

I've said it 1,000 times before...I'll take my beloved Detroit Red Wings circa 97/98 over 2008 anytime.

 

 

EDIT - just think if we had our 97/98 club today, or if we had HDTV back then...Would've made Claude Lemieux's ass kicking so much better!




#2379128 An interesting point about our apparent deadline strategy

Posted by F.Michael on 03 April 2013 - 07:29 AM

Considering he sat out 20% of the games with injury, you taking that into effect?  Being as that you said 82 games, I would suppose not.

 

Still 20 points in 29 games is nothing to sneeze at.  Especially for his cap hit.

Not meaning to bash you, but when people use the phrase "not a bad value for his cap hit" is a sign that the player in question is under-performing as we see in Franzen these past few seasons.




#2379119 An interesting point about our apparent deadline strategy

Posted by F.Michael on 03 April 2013 - 06:55 AM

Franzen has been fine this year. When he starts to go off for 2 or 3 goals then the whiners will stop.

Franzen is on pace for 10 goals this season...For a 82 game season he'd be on pace for 20 to 22 goals...So far IMHO Franzen has been far - far away from "fine".

 

When exactly will he start ripping off 2 plus goals per game?..From what I can tell those days are over.

 

EDIT - As Nightfall rightfully pointed out below - Franzen has missed several games this shortened season due to injury...If taken that into account we could potentially add several more points (2 to 3 more goals, 3 to 4 more assists).




#2378961 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by F.Michael on 02 April 2013 - 08:23 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think he or any reliable source has said that he expects $5m.

It wouldn't surprise me though if this is his asking price.




#2378775 An interesting point about our apparent deadline strategy

Posted by F.Michael on 02 April 2013 - 03:39 PM

Can't wait to see what Crymson has to say...




#2378756 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by F.Michael on 02 April 2013 - 02:56 PM

Here's the thing I don't understand about Kenny's philosophy.  He doesn't want to do something and get worse, but he also doesn't realize that by doing nothing and getting older, you are getting worse.  Each year he doesn't do anything, our already aging core gets a year older.  And there's nothing on the horizon to suggest that we've got a new core in the making.  Even our highly touted prospects aren't the next great wave or Red Wings.  The next wave would have been guys Abby, Helm, Kindl, and Ericsson's age, and if that's our new core then watch out. 

 

If he continues to do nothing and hopes that internal growth will fix these problems, he's likely to lose Datsyuk and Flip, while Z, Kronwall, and Franzen decline and there will be NOBODY there to pick up that slack. 

 

Unless, of course, you think Nyquist and Tatar are the answer.  I don't. 

Agreed.

 

Kenny then gives Bert a contract extension, and signs Sammy this off season...Our youth at the forward positions are getting an audition, but so far our "best" prospects who are Dmen are still developing in GR...Pierre McGuire mentioned of "loaded" we are concerning our future on defense - however it's a bit too early to tell if they'll become legit Dmen at the NHL level.

 

If there's anyone available as trade bait I certainly hope it's Franzen...I'm so sick of watching him float around.




#2378655 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by F.Michael on 02 April 2013 - 12:32 PM

I hope Jagr goes to Boston to make the Bruins PP even more effective against the Pens and I hope Jagr gets the series winning goal against the Pens in the East final.

If there's a team that might be capable of taking out the Pens during the playoffs it just might be the Bruins, and by adding Jagr they only improved their chances.