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#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.


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


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


WANT:Something we have enough of


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.

#1998286 Fire sale in Chicago?

Posted by VM1138 on 11 June 2010 - 03:45 PM

I think people are overestimating the fire sale. They need to get rid of a few players, but very few crucial players. Most of them could be replaced with some cheap role players.

Remember, they copied the Wings style of play and won. Now they will copy the Wings pattern of signing cheap has-beens to rejuvinate their career.

Hawks will be 2nd in the division next season, 4th in the conference. Wings 1st, of course.

#1997008 GDT Stanley Cup Finals - Game 6

Posted by VM1138 on 09 June 2010 - 09:46 PM

Okay, it's official. I will be okay if Philly wins the Cup. If they force a Game 7 and then win said Game 7, watching Chicago blow leads and choke to piss away their one shot at a Cup in 40 some years would overcome any hatred I have of Pronger and the ******-ettes.

#1996997 GDT Stanley Cup Finals - Game 6

Posted by VM1138 on 09 June 2010 - 09:44 PM

I can't believe Kopecky is playing on a line with Hossa and Sharp.

#1996967 GDT Stanley Cup Finals - Game 6

Posted by VM1138 on 09 June 2010 - 09:36 PM

There's hope for a third picture of Hossa crying slumped along the boards yet!

#1994220 Holmstrom signs 2 year extension

Posted by VM1138 on 04 June 2010 - 09:52 AM

Tanguay is a joke. I can't believe hockey fans actually want him on this team.

I like Bertuzzi, but like many of you if we can find a player that will have more impact for between 2-3 mil, it's a move that has to be made. Tanguay is not that move.

#1990951 Draper and Osgood Spotted Returning from Florida

Posted by VM1138 on 28 May 2010 - 08:35 PM

With as nice as it's been in Michigan going to Florida would be a bit of a fail but I don't really think these guys hang here much in the offseason. Hence, Florida trip isn't really out of the realm of the possible here. Think we're delving a bit too much here but hey, makes great thread banter.

We probably are, but like you said it's something fresh to talk about.

I'd hate to see Ozzie go but he probably has the best reason to. I think he could have a great season next year. Last year was a fluke for everyone and one more shot (actually getting playing time) could bode well for him and give us a great tandem once again. If he has the attitude to stay we need to keep him.

Draper...well...I'd hate to see him not retire a Wing but there's simply no room for everyone anymore. I'm not sure if he HAS to go, but with Helm coming into his own, is Draper's faceoff skill worth it? I'd have to go look to see his stats last year to know for sure.

#1990929 Draper and Osgood Spotted Returning from Florida

Posted by VM1138 on 28 May 2010 - 07:47 PM

Interesting spin. I was just told a story by my future mother-in-law. For the record, no one involved in this story is a hockey fan so they have no interest in fabricating a story.

Turns out, a friend of hers was on a flight returning from Florida and she sat next to Kris Draper. A few rows back was Osgood.

My first thought was: Wow, that's a coincidence considering Yzerman's recent appointment.

So, with what little information I have given you:

Coincidence? Maybe returning from a vacation? Why weren't their families present then?

Just going to help Yzerman get settled in?

Paying an "official" visit?

It seems strange considering that Osgood would likely want another starting job for a team needing a goalie to work for an old friend. Draper we all expected to stay, but with the new Tampa operation and Detroit not really needing him, perhaps Holland is agreeing to part with Draper to give Yzerman some veteran talent in exchange for a role player or draft pick?

Or is it all nothing? Weird coincidence at the very least.