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#2497784 3/20 GDT - Penguins 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by F.Michael on 20 March 2014 - 07:54 PM

I feel like I need to apologize in advance

I'm getting pretty drunk, guys

Lagavulin?




#2497781 3/20 GDT - Penguins 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by F.Michael on 20 March 2014 - 07:53 PM

All I can say is that Neal is very lucky he plays in todays NHL.....20 years ago that a-hole would be picking his teeth up with broken fingers.




#2496359 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by F.Michael on 18 March 2014 - 09:09 AM

Anyone else wanna see Tootoo taken off his leash, and him creating some havoc?




#2496357 In Memoriam: 19/12/1926 - 18/03/2004.

Posted by F.Michael on 18 March 2014 - 09:04 AM

Ok - I'll be the guy to pee in the punch bowl...

 

I for one hated tie games, and I still do...

 

Throughout most the 90's, and up until the 2003/2004 'Dead Puck Era' - after regulation the chances of seeing a victor  in the 5 min OT was about as successful in finding the Loch Ness Monster - Elvis - Bigfoot - you get the picture...

 

Now - all that said...The shoot out is a gimmick - although it does do away with what I personally despise (tie games)...Dunno what the best move is for the NHL/NHLPA; add more time to OT (maybe add another 5 min with 3 on 3)?

 

Again - just my bloody honest opinion.




#2496100 Beard Time

Posted by F.Michael on 16 March 2014 - 10:12 PM

Way ahead of you guys...

 

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#2494470 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by F.Michael on 11 March 2014 - 07:38 PM

Glendening = honeybadger - doesn't give a f***

We need more honeybadgers.




#2491323 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by F.Michael on 05 March 2014 - 08:16 PM

 

Lets see, one of two players who are on good contracts, are able to man a PP, and are pretty good defensively? I would have parted with one of Nyquist or Tatar and a B level prospect and a 2nd round pick easily.

 

Why? Because they are under team control, they are relatively young, and they fill a need that doesn't disappear the second week of April.

So what if the rival GM doesn't want that offer?

 

Then what?




#2491315 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by F.Michael on 05 March 2014 - 08:11 PM

 

Would be interested in what you think would land us Ehrhoff or Edler. Starting price would be with one of Nyquist or Tatar.

Or Franzen...Maybe.




#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: