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Z Winged Dangler

Member Since 23 Sep 2007
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In Topic: Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Yesterday, 06:58 PM

 

If you look at my line-up (which was done in a pretty light-hearted fashion by the way) it's clear that I was looking 3-4 years down the road. By then, Ericsson's deal will be up and he'll be passed over for younger/better players. And Helm? Let's just just say, with his injury history,  I'll be surprised if he can still walk in 3-4 years

In 3-4 years, Helm will be skating circles around a pile of crows for LGW to feast upon ;)

 

I hope he plays 82 games next season and everyone forgets the past 2 years.


In Topic: Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Yesterday, 06:30 AM

Tatar had a good rookie year. But he's still unproven so I'm not sure why people think he should get his payday now. He'll get a prove it contract and that's what's best for both sides.

As far as people comparing Tats and Pavs rookie years, it honestly means nothing. Peter Mueller had a comparable rookie year to Anze Kopitar, who both had had better years than Patrice Bergeron, and they all had worse years than Dany Heatley. Now two of them are scrubs and 2 are elite forwards. I'm glad Tatar had a good rookie year, now he has to prove he can continue to do that and improve.

Filppula got a 5 year 15 million prove it contract.  I would like to see Tatar and DeKeyser each get 2 years at 2 mil per year and then take it from there.


In Topic: 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Yesterday, 06:25 AM

I never understood the Cleary handshake agreement to begin with. Cleary was gone, he turned down a 3 year deal from the wings and we had no cap space left. Then he got a contract offer, turned around and told Holland he wanted to come back, and at that point Holland had the upper hand. He was ready to walk away before, so what changed? He gave him a one year contract offer and should have said, look Danny, I know you want more, but this is what we can afford (even though they couldn't) so take it or leave it. Instead told him he would get a raise the following year if he re-signed. Somehow from Cleary having no bargaining leverage, he got the upper hand, maybe Cleary should be our gm lol.

The extra million this year should have been for getting 10 points, not playing 10 games.  His whopping 8 points last year in 52 games don't merit more than league minimum.  That's 4th line enforcer stats, especially when you account for his -11.


In Topic: Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Yesterday, 06:11 AM

No big E ?

No Helm is the worst part.  I'd love to see the speed on a line of Helm-Larkin-Athaniesou.


Nyquist - Zetterberg - Franzen

Tatar - Datsyuk - Jurco

Sheahan - Weiss - Mantha

Abdelkader - Helm - Callahan

Miller - Glendenning

 

Kronwall - Ericsson

DeKeyser - Quincey

Smith - Sproul

Lashoff

 

Howard

Mrazek

 

2015-16 Stanley Cup Champions! :stanley: ;)

That line up makes me actually want to get NHL Gamecenter after this year.  I wish we could swap KFQ for Ouellet though.  His positioning, vision and 1st pass make him a huge asset.  One can assume Marchenko's gonna make a push soon too, so Ericsson will have to play exceptional to keep that spot with Kronwall.


In Topic: 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

21 July 2014 - 06:25 AM

Seabrook and Bickell and others from Chicago are available per nhl.com. Would love to have them. Both can make a huge impact on our team. Kenny needs to wake up.

I'd rather not take on Bickell, but Seabrook is exactly what our blueline needs.  That is a trade where I would be willing to use Tatar as a centrepiece.