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#2027826 Top 10 Swedes in NHL History

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2010 - 06:38 PM

Regular season
Naslund - .77ppg
Zetterberg - .93ppg

Playoffs
Naslund - .69ppg
Zetterberg - .93ppg

Awards
Naslund - Lester B. Pearson
Zetterberg - Conn Smythe

Obviously Naslund's career was twice as long. He put up 60 points or more from 1998-2007. Zetterberg still has quite a few more years left and I wouldn't be surprised if his scoring pace starts to slip with age.


But I was talking about current ranking and not a projected list for the future.

Besides, with Zetteberg's health always being an issue, I'm not sure what will happen to his stats over time either.


#2027824 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2010 - 06:37 PM

I would have liked Asham on this team as well but I knew it wasn't coming, Wings prioritate other things, getting skills (hulder, modano) and D-depth (salei)and re-signing assets (helm, ritola, abdelkader etc) is what they do instead in the offseason.


So Brad May's making the team last year never happened?

Also, who ever said that we were lacking skill prior to the offseason? We already knew Hudler was coming back to boot.

Salei is a different thing that I've already discussed in another thread.

I just hope that it was a case of Asham only wanting to stay in Pennsylvannia, which is idiotic of him, because it only limits a guy to two teams.


#2027820 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2010 - 06:32 PM

iirc Asham wanted to stay in PA/near Philly.


I hope so.

I'd hate to think he was out there for the taking and we didn't bite on it.

Because Eaves, Abdelkader, or other prospects don't fight?


Not really.

They're not in his league and I don't want to see them get injured trying.

He played better these last playoffs than either of those guys did here.


#2027818 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2010 - 06:26 PM

Our fourth line has energy. We have Abdelkader and Eaves, among others. It's not like we have a fourth line of cowards on the team and need someone like Asham for it to stay afloat.

This is a single fourth line guy who honestly would not improve the team a hell of a lot over what he would replace. Nothing to freak out about.


But he gives us an added dimension that those guys don't.

And despite what other posters may say, it does help to have a guy on the 4th line that can drop the gloves.


#2027815 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2010 - 06:19 PM

Because signing a minimum wage fourth liner is something we need to get upset about?

This is what I find hillarious about some people here. They make such a fizzy about a fourth liner.


That's a bad post.

You need a complete team to win the Stanley Cup.

We wouldn't have won any Stanley Cups if it wasn't for a solid 4th line play in the playoffs. Just because they're not stars doesn't mean they're no important to the overall success.

Either you've lost all your knowledge about hockey or you just made a bad post. I thought you were smarter than that. How can you discredit a 4th line for their contributions? You think we could win all those Cups without the Grind Line? I don't. It makes the team more complete.

Asham would have made us a tougher and grittier team to play against. And for those people who ***** about fighters not scoring, he could shut them up too, because he can score. And for cheap.


#2027813 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2010 - 06:16 PM

May and Downey were GR signings, playing in detroit when injuries come or when there are more flies than usual.


Who cares how they came about?

They were on the team, meaning what you posted above isn't true. We have gotten players that fight before, even those that can't score at all. Except Asham is so much more than a fighter. I'd rather have him than Downey coming up from GR this year if he makes that team and we have injuries.

More flies than usual? What the hell does that mean?

I figured Asham was asking for too much, which is why we didn't even pursue him, but now I'm kind of pissed when I see these numbers. And to the Pens of all teams.


#2027811 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2010 - 06:12 PM

Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis
Malkin-Staal-Tangradi
Kennedy-Letestu-Cooke
Adams-Rupp-Asham
(Godard/Talbot/Johnson)

Pretty decent I'd say


Wings management just don't find grit as important as skills, that's just fact.. look how they draft and what players they sign...90% of the time it's the same kind of players


That's bulls***.

We signed Brad May last year and Downey a couple of years before that. Did they make that much less money than Asham? Were they more pressing to our team at that time more so than now? I don't think so.

We're talking about a great bargain for a solid 4th line player that can score occasionally and fight. Guy also busts his ass on every shift. That's exactly what we needed and he's coming off a really good playoffs.


#2027808 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2010 - 06:07 PM

That sucks.

We could have had him for the same cash, and he'd give us a gritty forward that can score some goals. Would be a terrific addition to our team. Instead that money went elsewhere.

This is worse than last year, when we found out that Jason Williams' money could have gone to Prospal or Grier.


#2027216 Hawks sign Fernando Pisani, $500k

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 August 2010 - 06:34 PM

He's become cheaper than a hooker.

That illness he had has pretty much ended his career after that lucky one-month wonder in 2006, where people like Manny Legace made him look amazing.


#2027215 Lilja: Red Wings only team to offer contract

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 August 2010 - 06:32 PM

It's his destiny to play here.

None of those soft leagues in Europe could handle the "PAIN TRAIN". Can you imagine some europuss trying to square off against him?


#2026311 Lidstrom's Chances at Another Norris

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 August 2010 - 01:08 PM

hate to hijack this ***** but hey...itsf****** august!...and i happen to be a big supporter of barry bonds. IMO best snoozeball slugger of all time. so he took a shot in his ass...JUST SAYIN' lids would be a ******* beast...yeah...watch this documentary


I suggest you start drinking Scotch with water instead of mixing it with Vodka.


#2026156 Lidstrom's Chances at Another Norris

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 August 2010 - 05:51 PM

Seems like many people over the last year or so think he's done being a nominee for this trophy anymore.

I don't agree. Last year he played a lot better as the season went on, after people started coming back from injuries. If this team stays healthy, and is as good offensively as people think it will be, I see Nick as having another good run at this trophy. His game has dropped off a little, but he's still capable of putting together another year better than any other defenseman.

It would give him 7 and tie him with Doug Harvey.


#2025260 Washington Capitols really were put on Wales trophy...

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 August 2010 - 06:21 PM

how the f*** does that even come close to happening?


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#2024959 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 August 2010 - 06:56 PM

I don't consider guys like Sutton or Hnidy to be enforcers.

You guys are just stereotyping based on my previous posts in other threads. Here, we're talking about tough 3rd pair defensemen and not wingers who are straight up enforcers like Boogaard. That's changing the topic and talking about the 4th line, which is not what I'm doing in this thread, although I have done it before in those threads.

I just want to know why posters criticize defensemen who can't skate and take occasional bad penalties, and then they praise this signing. It seems hypocritical to me and I don't think it's because Salei is perceived as being really good all around, because he's really not. He's a straight up defensive defenseman, just like many of the other players me and several other posters have wanted.


#2024948 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 August 2010 - 06:19 PM

Maybe because Salei has some all-around ability?


Name me one Stanley Cup we won where we "needed" our 3rd pairing to produce offensively?

I can't think of any.

I don't think we signed him for his offense any more than we did Bob Rouse, Andreas Lija or anyone else who played on our 3rd pairing in past years. He was brought in for his defensive play more than anything else.

All around play is what guys like Lidstrom and Kronwall log the big icetime for.