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#2305715 2012 SCF : Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 June 2012 - 09:28 PM

The Ratings Busters strike again.

Speaking of that, the chick behind Jersey's bench is packing heat.


#2305060 Would you make this trade?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 June 2012 - 10:00 PM

I don't see this trade helping either team that much.

Franzen is a lazy idiot, but trading him is stupid unless we get an offensive scorer going the other way. What if we don't get Parise? Then we'll have even less reliable scoring at forward than before.

And Washington would be trading their best offensive defenseman for Kindl?


#2304899 Conn Smythe Predictions

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 June 2012 - 10:44 PM

Quick


#2304413 Excited and Optimistic

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 31 May 2012 - 06:37 PM

It'll be tough making the playoffs next season unless we have a huge offseason signing.

We finished 5th this season and the West is getting more and more competitive each year. Also, the Wings looked putrid when Lidstrom was injured late in the season.

It'll likely be a dogfight to get one of those last few spots. A Parise or Suter would make that easier of course.


#2304281 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 31 May 2012 - 11:12 AM

Other than Gordie Howe, who was pushing 50, who else played hockey at such a high level in their early 40's?


#2304105 2012 SCF : Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 May 2012 - 10:15 PM

Way to lift those pads Fatso!


#2304103 We Need to Get Tougher to Play Against

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 May 2012 - 10:10 PM

IMO Prust would be ideal, but I don't see NYR letting him walk. I think Tootoo would have the most points/dollar of the 4th line players mentioned in this thread. His game isn't perfect, but a Tootoo-Helm/Abby-Miller line would be a great 3rd/4th line.

As long as there aren't Tootoo whistles at the Joe, I would be okay with the Wings signing him.


Abby had more fights and more points than Nystrom this season.

With that said, I've wanted Nystrom for a few seasons.


Abby had one more point than Nystrom in several more games. I'd take Nystrom's 16 goals and grit over anything Abby does.

In any case, this 4th line needs a major makeover. Seeing Homer and Mursak out there with Emmerton made me want to puke. Worst 4th line I've ever seen.


#2304042 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 May 2012 - 07:45 PM

Alas, if only I could look half as good at 42...maybe its because I am not super human?


That sure would be a toss up! When Yzerman was scoring 60 goals and getting MVP votes, he sure seemed unstoppable...like I said, great company! In their primes, all four were HOF's in the making!


Lidstrom is the second best defenseman ever behind Orr. No way you can honestly say Yzerman is a top 5 all time forward.

Also, Lidstrom's longevity puts him above Yzerman. Stevie was a solid player in his late 30's, but injuries eventually took their toll. Lidstrom was an All-Star caliber player all the way to the end. I mean, the guy won all his Norris trophies after age 30!

I have mixed emotions of both sadness and anger.

Sad to see who in my mind is the greatest defenseman in NHL history, someone who I grew up watching, retire.

Angry to see him go out the way he did. Holland brought him back, just to stand pat and not improve the team around whatsoever around him. In exchange, we get just about shut out in the first round. He deserved a better way to go out......

He deserved a better fate.


For that, Holland deserves......

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#2304028 Thank you #5

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 May 2012 - 07:31 PM

Like I said in another thread, he's the best player of my generation.

I never got to watch Gretzky or Lemieux in their primes and it's doubtful whether I'll ever see anyone as good as Lidstrom.


#2304025 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 May 2012 - 07:27 PM

Haven't been on LGW all day.

Not surprised that he's retiring, but am surprised that he picked this day to do it, with the Cup Finals kicking off and all.

In any case, it sucks that he's gone. He could have still played several years at a good level. It's a shame Holland did s*** to improve this team last season and that his final year ended in a first round playoff exit.

He's the best hockey player I ever got to see in his prime and the best I ever will see.


#2303553 LGW vs Rangers boards on elimination night

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 May 2012 - 08:25 PM

I bet they say this stuff on every team's forum.

That's what happens when you're angry and have a keyboard in front of you at the same time.


#2303403 Hasek wants to play in the NHL again

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 May 2012 - 07:22 PM

This may be a bit extreme but if Holland signs Hasek as a Back-up or any other roster spot on this team I'll officialy call for Holland's Head on a Platter for examination.


Many people asked for Holland's head a month ago, when this team was sent fishing after 5 games.

A Hasek signing would be a pretty extreme act.


#2303285 #6 New Jersey Devils vs. #1 New York Rangers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 May 2012 - 09:59 PM

Since when did this Hey! You suck! chant catch on? I don't remember hearing it before these playoffs. So tacky and lame.


From the great city of Trashville, TN.


#2303281 #6 New Jersey Devils vs. #1 New York Rangers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 May 2012 - 09:55 PM

f*** the Devils.

Of all the Eastern teams to win it besides Pittsburgh I don't want Marty and co. winning another cup. Brodeur's first Cup still stings me to this day. Sorry folks.


I agree.

Fatso and his team spoiled a dream final for the league. Ref should have blown the whistle there and said "intent to blow".


#2303212 If you could pick any 23 players in the NHL to start a franchise with

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 May 2012 - 02:15 PM

MacIntyre - Crosby - Godard
Fritz - Konopka - Parros
Gillies - Haley - Orr
Hordichuk - Westgarth - Ivanans


Lidstrom - Erskine
Brookbank - Carkner
Murray - Scott


Quick
Emery



Didn't include the salary cap numbers (oops!) but I'm pretty sure this will pass the cap.