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VM1138

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In Topic: The Petr Mrazek Appreciation Thread

Yesterday, 11:42 PM

Howard always was a goner, regardless of his performance this year.  Mrazek is simply too good, and you don't trade a bright young goaltender who promises to be the best goalie in decades for your team for a 30 year old goalie who has his good times and his bad times.

 

And for that reason, I think Howard waives his NTC.  He knows he's finished here, no matter how well he plays, so I'm sure he's willing to go to almost any team that will let him start, or at least play 50/50.


In Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Yesterday, 10:43 PM

Think we'd be a better team with aa and mantha next season , think mantha would benefit being here and say playing with Larkin ... Ironic with my name but I Think to upgrade our d nyquist has to go, can't be paying him 5 per to be on the 4th

Zetterberg datsyuk abdelkader

Tatar Larkin mantha

Pulkkinen athanasiou jurco

Glendening sheahan Miller/nosek/?

Think that would look nice , and aa and other kids will step up once hank and pav start moving down or retiring , and we still have svechnikov,holmstrom and other kids coming

Nyquist is the guy we need to use in a big deal for a 20-25 dman with lots of potential , not a Phaneuf type

 

That third line won't work.  Jurco just can't put it together and Pulkinnen is one-dimensional.  Aside from his wildly inaccurate slapshot he doesn't do anything else.  Third line should be energy guys with a little bit of scoring touch.  On a good team, they should be another scoring line.


In Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Yesterday, 10:29 PM

Its cause we "overripe" our guys .... Helm should be on the 4th and jurco/pulkkinen should be getting top 6 instead of being benched

I know it's the ahl but pulkkinen dominated there, the fact that he's being benched nonstop is ridiculous ... I know he's gotta earn it but we should be giving him top 6 minutes with some powerplay time for a good chunk

And please stop putting him on the top for the ppl, he should be on the wing so he can get some on timers

Back to helm,no doubt he will be missed but we got guys like nosek coming up who can contribute on the 4th

I disagree with you.  Pulkinnen is not an NHL caliber player, unfortunately.  He's too one-dimensional and telegraphs his moves way too much.


In Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Yesterday, 04:25 PM

I just wish both Helm and management would realize that he is our modern day Kris Draper not Tomas Holmstrom... We need him to be our 4th line / penalty kill specialist, not top 6 / power-play net front / puck retriever... Maybe if he were being played accordingly, we could then pay him accordingly. Obviously if he's playing top 6, he'll expect to be paid like a top 6...


I feel like this is part of our problem. We stopped using several players the way they should be used because we never filled holes with the proper players. It's thrown everything out of whack.

In Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Yesterday, 03:08 PM

Helm brings something special to the table, but only as a bottom sizer. With him being due for a raise, and is having so many bottom sixes, it's not a matter of Helm being underrated as much as a roster/cap decision.