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#2017809 NHL's Most Unbreakable Records

Posted by VM1138 on 21 July 2010 - 06:39 PM

A lot of Gretzky's records that are not listed there are pretty unreal. 50 goals in 39 games, 92 goals in a season, 215pts in a season, 1,963 career assists, 163 assists in a season.


I don't think Gretzky's are untouchable, to be honest. Right now, they're astounding. But the game evolves so quickly. I'd say his totals could be broken within the next 15 or 20 years.


#2017005 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by VM1138 on 19 July 2010 - 06:45 PM

Really? Brett Farve last year? That panned out pretty well for him.



Well, I don't know. Football isn't really a sport where you need passion to play. If you've got talent like Favre does, you put in a decent effort for a 16 game season (or 20 including a championship run). Quarterback is the least physical position, so it's not like you have to have drive to play 82+ games in which every game you have to constantly be moving and making that extra effort to get the puck that's just out of your reach, or fight for the puck in the corners or to get to the front of the net night in and night out.

Passion counts in hockey. To be brutally honest, I don't think it comes in play much in football, at least from a quarterback's position.


#2017003 Kovalchuk Re-Signs with Devils

Posted by VM1138 on 19 July 2010 - 06:42 PM

You know, at first I liked these front-loaded contracts, but now that more and more teams are doing it, and every free agency gets more boring, I've decided I don't like them.

Why doesn't every team simply signed all their under-35 players to reasonably priced, 20 year contracts and we can do away with free agency altogether. That way, no team has to worry about keeping their team together and we can suck all the off-season drama out of hockey.


#2016741 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by VM1138 on 19 July 2010 - 11:33 AM

What I'm saying is it sounds like playing closer to his wife is more of a priority to him. SJ would be a good fit if they can manage it since its closer to his wife also a chance to win.



I don't really understand this whole geographic thing. San Jose isn't exactly just a hot skip and a jump away from Dallas, either. But oh well. I have to agree with people on here, Modano seems to have lost his drive to go all in. In that case, he should probably retire and spare all the teams.

Of course, we won't know if he's lost it til he plays again, but it sure seems that way. Usually when a player takes this long to decide on retirement, it means he's not fully in it.


#2016511 Ovechkin takes advisor position with Unified Hockey Club Dynamo

Posted by VM1138 on 18 July 2010 - 12:57 PM

Acronyms are neat I guess. HC = hockey club, FC = football club. MVD = Ministerstvo Vnutrennikh Del, which means Ministry of Internal Affairs. Which is a weird thing to name a team after, but maybe in Russia they think it's silly to name teams after leaves and ducks. :P



Well, in Russia I bet "Ministry of Internal Affairs" is more frightening than lightning or hurricanes or even Panthers.


#2015243 Lilja, Modano, and Maltby news

Posted by VM1138 on 15 July 2010 - 11:12 AM

I don't think I want Modano here anymore. For one, I'm tired with the "will he or won't he," but he's starting to look a bit like a mercenary. The fact that he's even considering teams like Minnesota and Anaheim prove he's not looking for the best chance for the Cup. He's probably just looking for a comfortable place to play hockey for one more year, which makes me question his heart at this stage.

He could have provided something extra for this team, but not if his heart's not in it. Time to lock down our other assets and wait til the trade deadline to make changes.


#2013370 Sharks sign RFA Niklas Hjalmarsson

Posted by VM1138 on 09 July 2010 - 08:45 PM

Take off your Homer glasses and see the facts: Chicago Blackhawks 2010 Stanley Cup Champions. Detroit Red Wings 2010 also rans.

That is the Hockey's Holy Grail grabbed by the nuts. Mission accomplished. Talon, Bowman & Bowman, whoever, hockey is back in Chicago after a long, long absence. They could have farted around like Toronto and not gone anywhere and not gotten any picks in return for going no where. But instead, Chicago took the bull by the horns and won the frickin Stanley Cup. And now they have a 2010 Stanley Cup and better picks than the Wings do.

The Bowman's were handed a great roster that would self destruct at the stroke of midnight after the '09-'10 season, and they are getting a lot more out of the scrap pile than anyone thought they would.

A core group of awesome talent (a ton of Olympians), and some periphery players to fill in and step up. Where's the sarcasm you're hoping for?

It's one thing to hate your rivals, but it's another thing to underestimate them.



By default, they HAD to get picks. They can't afford to trade for any players. It's a fire sale. He may be a great GM but this isn't a demonstration of it. He's forced into this action. It's not genius or cleverness, it's the only thing he CAN do.

And picks hardly ever pan out. It could work for them, but they'll have to suck for 3 or 4 years to get to that point. Teams like the Wings can be great without having to suck for years to dive for picks.


#2012366 Brett Lebda signs with Toronto

Posted by VM1138 on 07 July 2010 - 10:18 PM

Click on the link and scroll to the bottom of the page. Comments are down there.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=326894


Thanks, for some reason those weren't showing up when I went there myself. Maybe it was a slightly different URL or an older article or something.

My personal favorite is this:

Bye Bye Kaberle! I think this is a good deal, very underrated D-man. Detroit fans will be upset.


Those poor Leafs fans won't know what hit them. Or maybe not since they're used to terrible players with bloated contracts.


#2011616 RUMOR: Wings sign Modano

Posted by VM1138 on 06 July 2010 - 10:30 PM

If he plays for something at or below 1 mil I can see the two years being possible. Holland could look at it as just spreading the cost out over two years with the possibility of him staying the second year and making it a bargain.

I'm not saying I'm happy with it, just throwing a possibility out there.



He's over 35 so it would still count regardless of his potential retirement.


But with Lidstrom retiring, along with Draper and who knows who else, a lot of cap space is going to be freed up next summer and it's likely his 900k cap hit after retirement won't hurt the team any. This is probably Holland's reasoning (again, if the 2 year part is true). So really it's a smart move, a cheap 2 year contract even if Modano retires after the next season.


#2011208 Miller signs 1 year deal

Posted by VM1138 on 06 July 2010 - 01:57 PM

Maybe Modano isn't an option anymore.

At any rate, I don't see why anyone here would hate Miller. I can't recall a single time he didn't something stupid, or was lazy, or had a bad game. The kid gave his all every night and was never, ever a liability.

The only reason I can see people wanting Miller gone is because he technically does what Eaves does and we might need an extra roster space. But I fail to see how re-signing Miller is in any way, shape or form a bad thing.


#2010079 TSN: Discussion of Modano To Wings

Posted by VM1138 on 04 July 2010 - 06:42 PM

Modano really started to slide the past few years. And sometimes I think we overestimate the ability of playing with the Wings to cure your career problems.

But Modano might be one of those players who really comes around. He's not playing for a declining franchise, he's never been sold out by the Wings and he can escape whatever went on in Dallas. He could come play for a team that would appreciate him, and with the linemates he'll have he can easily put up some numbers and at the very least retire with another respectable season and quite possibly a Cup win. Let's face it, there are very few teams that stand a real shot at winning, and Detroit is one of them.

Detroit also happens to be the only team that contacted him.

Ergo, if he still has a desire to win one last time, he signs with the Wings for whatever they offer.


#2010076 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by VM1138 on 04 July 2010 - 06:38 PM

Um...no?

Zetterberg is the better player, and trading him before he starts to decline (and probably even after that) would put a black mark on this franchise in relation to loyalty that would take decades to recover from.


#2010064 Free Agency Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 04 July 2010 - 06:06 PM

NEED:Physical presence so the ballerinas like Hudler won't get pushed around and may be able to produce points here and there

OR

WANT:Something we have enough of

Hmmm.......


Uhh...you can't have too many scorers, but you can have too many fighters who can't play hockey. If they sign Modano they could play keepaway and not need a serious enforcer.


#2007698 Parents sue because kids suck at hockey

Posted by VM1138 on 01 July 2010 - 10:04 AM

Wow, this is a great example of the entitlement society. Because he tried he should be guaranteed a spot. Wow.


#2004328 Evgeni Ryasenski

Posted by VM1138 on 24 June 2010 - 11:36 PM

Well, I like this attitude: "I am okay with spending time in the AHL."

But 16 points in 62 games in a Euro league? That's gotta translate to what, 3 points in 82 games in the NHL? Probably will never leave Grand Rapids but it doesn't hurt to give him a tryout.