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#2188780 Bettman Re-Alignment Proposal

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 24 June 2011 - 11:12 AM

Honestly, this may offend some people, but this is what my dream NHL would look like. A combination of the late 80's, plus several of today's franchises.


Smythe

Canucks
Flames
Oilers
Sharks
Kings
Avalanche


Norris

Wings
Blues
Blackhawks
Maple Leafs
North Stars
Jets


Patrick

Penguins
Flyers
Rangers
Islanders
Devils
Capitals


Adams

Canadiens
Bruins
Sabres
Nordiques
Senators
Whalers


That's 24 total teams. Obviously, I would contract several franchises and move some others around. I know it would never happen, but like I said, this is what I prefer the divisions to look like in my dream world.


#2188471 PHI Transactions: 6-23-2011

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 June 2011 - 04:25 PM

Just realized that sending Richards to LA may only increase his partying ways.

:lol:


#2188336 Bettman Re-Alignment Proposal

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 June 2011 - 01:41 PM

A re-alignment is far overdue and I think the real solution is balanced travel, with divisions spread out not by geography, but by making all travel equal. Either way, at least this proposal is an improvement from the current one...


The travel will never be equal in between conferences, because there's always going to be less travel in the East.

I'm almost inclined to say that there should be two Conferences, no divisions, 15 teams per conference, with the top 8 making the playoffs in each Conference. The Wings would move East, while Winnipeg would move West.

That seems simple enough, and the Western teams would all do equal travel amongst themselves, with there being no divisional format.


#2188270 Nick Lidstrom wins Norris trophy #7

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 June 2011 - 11:26 AM

Plus/Minus is a misleading stat between these 3 players. Lidstrom played in front of Jimmy Howard and his s***ty numbers, while Chara and Weber played in front of Thomas and Rinne, who put up amazing numbers (record numbers for Thomas).

Will someone explain to the morons on HFboards this one fact.

You could also explain that Lidstrom had way more points than Chara, enough for that to be a very significant fact that skewed the voting. Weber scored a lot as well, but the guy shoots about 800 times a game, so his goal total isn't as impressive as Nick's.


#2188089 Nick Lidstrom wins Norris trophy #7

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 June 2011 - 09:00 PM

BTW, Yzerman was robbed for best GM.

Tampa's run was more surprising than Vancouver's, and their team ultimately took bigger leaps this season with less assets.

The entire show looked like a Vancouver suckfest, so I guess we couldn't expect any less.


#2188078 Nick Lidstrom wins Norris trophy #7

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 June 2011 - 08:34 PM

Was Rinne even nominated for a Hart trophy?

He meant more to his team than anyone else. With their offensive roster, they wouldn't have even made the playoffs without Rinne.

Perry isn't even the best or most important player on his team.


#2187975 Winter Classic Foes All But Official

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 June 2011 - 03:52 PM

Why wasn't this game in NYC?


#2187910 Boy does ESPN suck

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 June 2011 - 01:10 PM

espn is too busy riding Lebron's cock to ever talk about anything else.


#2187698 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 June 2011 - 08:43 PM

Any chance we can bring back Lang as well, and form the laziest line in hockey history?

Hudler/Lang/Jagr :scared:


#2187565 Is THIS team good enough to go the distance?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 June 2011 - 01:35 PM

I don't know, let me try and scramble this around..

Filppula-Datsyuk-*Jagr
Franzen-Zetterberg-Bertuzzi
*Laich-Helm-Cleary
Hudler-Abdelkader-Holmstrom
Mursak
Emmerton

...incredible third line would be the group that makes the real difference in most games. Pav + Val = hot fire. + Jagr = wow. Second line is tried and true. fourth line is pretty much un-playable...but, so what. sub homer in on the PP. sub abby in on the PK. sub homer in for jagr, and abby in for bert regular strength from time to time. get huds a shift here and there. they'll get their minutes.

Kronwall-Wisniewski
Lidstrom-Smith
Stuart-Kindl
Janik

Howard
*?*


I didn't see Laich in your original post. And your 4th line is a waste of time. Why not put someone like Winchester on that line? Guy has shown a scoring touch before, and is a good grinding forward that will wear defenses out as a series goes on.

I think you're trolling.


Of course you do. I didn't see you making any novel ideas in this thread.

My lineup actually made some cap sense and is a rather well rounded group that will beat most of these "proposed" lineups in a playoff series.

It's got scoring, size, skill, toughness and a good defense that will clear the crease for a change.


#2187251 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 June 2011 - 01:34 PM

I just hope he's not coming back for another 2nd round exit.

This team better make whatever moves necessary to be a serious Cup contender next season. I want to see him retire on top.


#2187229 July 1st UFA Wish List

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 June 2011 - 12:32 PM

1. Wisniewski
2. Goon
3. Laich
4. Winchester


#2187226 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 June 2011 - 12:25 PM

This is terrible news.

Ericsson is clearly ready to become the number one D-man on this team (and has for a while), and this Lidstrom guy keeps holding him back every year with these comebacks.

It may be time for Big Rig to take his talents elsewhere.


#2186816 Wild Firesale Could Mean Wings Benefit

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 June 2011 - 08:06 PM

Clutterbuck?


#2186599 Happy birthday to Hockeytown0001

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 June 2011 - 05:48 PM

You jerk, where were you yesterday? :hehe:

Thanks!


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