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In Topic: Line combos for 97, 98 Cups?

Today, 04:20 PM

Agree, drugs and alcohol got the best of him. Oh well lucky guy got his 4th stanley cup playing minimum games. Lol.

 

Was it that, or was it having worse linemates?  I don't remember McCarty getting much top line minutes during the 2000's.  By that point, he was playing almost entirely on the grind line.  

 

I know the guy scored 50 goals in juniors, but so did Kirk Maltby.  


In Topic: Line combos for 97, 98 Cups?

Today, 12:22 PM

I'm not so sure about this. Abby's best season (this past season), was what McCarty averaged during this late 90s. Abby usually totalted around 25 points a season while McCarty hit 26 his rookie season and average in the 40 point range for a few years. 

 

McCarty was a much better fighter and grinder and his offensive numbers in his prime were better than Abbys.


I'll give backchecking and speed to Abby tho. 

 

I guess that's true looking at the numbers.  I'm thinking more of the 2000's version of McCarty, who wasn't putting up big numbers.  


In Topic: Mitch Callahan

Today, 12:20 PM

Ronda Rousey would absolutely decimate any tough guy in the NHL.  Abby wouldn't stand a chance.  In 10 professional fights, including 6 title fights, she's needed exactly 24 minutes of fight time to remain undefeated.  She's badder than bad.

 

So weight classes are irrelevant?  I agree she'd beat Abdelkader in an octagon, but the 6'6 tough guys she may have an issue with.  Some of those guys do train in boxing and kickboxing.  


Abdelkader would get rekt 


She would wreck McGrattan.

 

LOL.  Good one.  

 

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In Topic: Mitch Callahan

Today, 09:24 AM

Word on the street says Holland is bringing in a special adviser to toughen up the fourth line and add a little bit of the toughness the team's been lacking since Tootoo left. 

 

Who is this special adviser you ask?

 

You guessed it.  Slaughterhouse in a blouse herself, Ronda Rousey. 

 

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Nice shirt.  

 

I'd love to see her and Abdelkader in a fight.   


In Topic: Mitch Callahan

Today, 09:07 AM

Too physical.  Holland likes wimps and milksops on his 4th line.  


Andersson is slow, non physical, weak on the puck and lacks any offensive ability. He is decent at faceoffs, but we have more than enough center depth. Also, don't forget that Blashill used Ferraro at center at times in Grand Rapids the past few seasons, so that can't even be used as a plus for him. He's good on the PK, but both Ferraro and Callahan would be much better because of their speed alone...

 

Sounds like our average 4th liner the last five years.  That's what Holland wants in a 4th line player.  Or is that what Babcock wanted?  I guess we'll soon find out.  


I don't hate Andersson.  He's useful(ish) I guess.  In the same way that Emmerton was.  But he's no more physical, defensively responsible, or speedy than either of Callahan or Ferraro.  Additionally, each of them have shown considerably more upside than Andersson offensively.  His one big plus is that he can, in a pinch, center a line.  But so can Dats, Z, Richards, Sheahan, Helm, Glendening, and Abby or Franzen (in a pinch).  Plus we've got a couple real quality centers in GR who could fill in if need be.  So Andersson's big plus doesn't really have as much utility as it might otherwise. 

 

Andersson's roster spot is not even close to guaranteed.  The fact that he had one in the first place has to do with the fact that A) our centers have been banged up for the better part of two years, and B) Babcock's default preference is defensive responsibility over any other skillset when forced to choose (anybody remember Nestrasil making the opening day roster last season lol?). 

 

LOL.  That's all I needed to hear to see how useless he is.  You may as well mention Mark Mowers.