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#2622347 This off season...

Posted by F.Michael on 05 August 2015 - 04:21 PM

@Bill_Roose: Prepping for you know what. The ice returns to Joe Louis Arena tomorrow. #RedWings season can't be too far off. http://t.co/ghGEBN3tBW

But will the troughs in the men's room be ready for another season of 'borrowed beverages'?

#2621478 Free agents this off season

Posted by F.Michael on 24 July 2015 - 11:28 AM

Smart move for the Habs.


1 year deal on the cheap...A motivated, and healthy Semin could easily hit 30  goals.

#2621354 Lou Lamoriello new GM of the Leafs

Posted by F.Michael on 23 July 2015 - 03:18 PM

Eastern standard, central, mountain, or pacific time

Well I don't know...https://www.youtube....h?v=y2R3FvS4xr4

#2621166 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by F.Michael on 22 July 2015 - 08:27 AM

Kings also grow full beards down to their neck, like Zetterbeard

If our Henrik  were a netminder - he'd never wear a goalie mask since his Viking-Warrior like beard would be more than adequate.

#2620425 Brian McGrattan

Posted by F.Michael on 13 July 2015 - 09:23 PM

This thread brings a smile to my face.

#2618856 Which Sweater Do RWs Retire First - Feds or Ozzy?

Posted by F.Michael on 03 July 2015 - 11:10 AM

What hall of famer was benched in favor of the likes of Ty Conklin and Manny Legace? Or how about was told by his former team in his PRIME that his services were no longer needed by a GM who was in love with him?

Should we remove Dom Hasek from the HOF because Osgood took over from him in 2008, and basically was a primary reason why we won the Cup that year, and Osgood was the same netminder who helped us damn near won the Cup again in 2009?


EDIT - Hank may have won the Conn Smythe in 2008, but if you ask me - had Babs not replaced Hasek with Osgood - we never would've won the Cup that year...IMHO - one could argue that Osgood was worthy of that trophy.

#2618842 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by F.Michael on 03 July 2015 - 09:35 AM

I'm so tired of how 'PC' this country has become...The whole Confederate battle flag is the most recent topic of 'PC'...The networks have stopped showing 'The Dukes Of Hazard'...Pathetic.

#2617834 Happy Canada Day!

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2015 - 09:11 AM

To all you hosers up north - eh ?


:lol:  :drunk:

#2617768 Brendan Smith re-signed 2 yrs $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by F.Michael on 30 June 2015 - 09:49 PM

Oh good Lord...How the f*** are we going to upgrade our D now? We have 6 D under contract and one spot going to a kid...


Will Holland continue to pay Kindl $2.4M to sit in the pressbox or will he bring up Marchenko and sit (waste) him?


Even if Kindl gets traded, that still leaves a kid in the pressbox if he signs someone... I just think going forward with the corps we have and only having a rookie come up does not bode well for us...


We really need to upgrade this position by signing Green or Franson if possible.


This offseason is turning into a turd.  Ya, I am comfortable with going with kids, but why fill all your roster spots before you even see if you can upgrade at a decent price?


I am not even going to waste my day tomorrow seeing everyone else upgrading and Holland sitting still with Cleary, Andersson and Smith being our signings. Sure Weiss is now gone, but that just opens the door for a broken down Franzen to take a roster spot up.  IMO, Cleary, Franzn and Smith should have all been gone. RIght now Detroit has $13M in wasted cap space on D in Ericsson, Smith, Q and K. I'd dump all of them to give Green and Franson contract and then fill the rest with kids. Right now our former coach is laughing is ass off...maybe sending Blashill flowers in condolences...

With our luck - there's always an opportunity for a youngster to get ice time courtesy of injuries, and with this upcoming UFA class - outside of Franson - there's not alot of major upgrades available, and some would consider Franson an 'ok' addition to our blueline, and certainly not worth the rumoured $6 million that he could command.


Truth be told - now is the time to see what the kids from GR can do; Blashill is now the coach so he knows these kids well, and since we're not Cup favorites there's no need, or pressure for Holland to pull some dumb stunt by overpaying (thus getting us in cap woes in a few years), or trading for some disgruntled 'star' from another rival who'll in turn cost us our youth/draft picks.

#2617558 Brendan Smith re-signed 2 yrs $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by F.Michael on 30 June 2015 - 03:25 PM

A great offensive dman that doesn't score or set up plays :P

Well - did he ever get a fair chance under Babs?


I for one would get frustrated with Smith in his own zone, but he always appears to have strengths with skating the puck out, and jumping into the play on the offensive side of things, but under Babs system he always seemed a bit lost when trying to read the plays in his own end of the ice.


EDIT - I forgot - while trying to cover up for his defensive lapses - he'd take the bad pen...At times I thought I could see steam emitting from Babs ears when the camera would focus on him as Smith skated to the box.

#2617550 Brendan Smith re-signed 2 yrs $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by F.Michael on 30 June 2015 - 03:19 PM

Solid deal for a defenseman of his caliber.  Good 2nd pairing.

With Blashill now as coach I'm hoping Smith will get to 'run & gun' which was a style Babs never wanted.

#2617526 Dougie hamilton to calgary

Posted by F.Michael on 30 June 2015 - 02:15 PM


Pretty much.  6 years at $5.75 mill AAV.


Why couldn't Boston get this done??

Apparently Bruins GM Sweeney doesn't want anyone on the roster making more $$$ than what he did while playing...Chara - you're next!

#2617358 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by F.Michael on 29 June 2015 - 07:17 PM

Me thinks he'll try to sign Franson, but that's about it.

#2617313 New Coyotes jerseys for 2015-2016

Posted by F.Michael on 29 June 2015 - 04:26 PM

These look much better...



#2617309 HHOF #5 Lidstrom head of 2015 class

Posted by F.Michael on 29 June 2015 - 04:00 PM

Because you are eligible 3 years after you retire.  Pronger is not retired, therefore he is not eligible.  Not sure how they're working that out.

This is my beef as well.


Pronger doesn't deserve any special recognition, nor should he be inducted into the 2015 HOF class considering he's under contract.


It's this sort of BS (along with what's going on in Arizona) that makes me scratch my head.