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#2610426 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by marcaractac on Today, 07:02 PM

Hey everyone, I would like to see a few things up that should of have happened the season before this one. 1) Get rid of Holland or demote him to a position in the organization where he has no input on signing, advising, or can even make a freaking suggestion about a player!. 2) Do whatever to send Weiss on his way and get rid of that ridiculous contract he has if we can't get rid of him and shed the full contract do something to at least shed off at the worst case half of it. 3) Sign a right handed defense-men who can make a impact, gritty up in your face and can hang with opposing teams top guys. 4) Trade Jimmy asap! dude sucks and is not anywhere near " Starting Goalie " status. Let the young gun Mrazek take over and make him the official #1 net minder.  I am at the point after this most recent first round exit to say screw making the playoffs every year just so we can say we have the longest active streak of playoff appearances in north american sports. Last time i check the point of playing the game was to win the cup, not keep making the playoffs every year just to get knocked out in the first round! It's time for a big shake up in Hockeytown like it or not. The time is now!! I wanna see my Wings hoisting cups again! 

 

You lost me at #1. 




#2610408 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by marcaractac on Today, 02:25 PM

 

This series reminds me of how fun hockey used to be back when goalies sucked.  These two goalies look like they're playing in the 80's.  


 

Well, they did sweep the Wild, so they got plenty of rest in that series to make up for the overtime games.  

 

Maybe the 2015 playoffs of s***ty goalies will raise Jimmy's trade value. 




#2610400 At what point does the GM deserve credit/blame?

Posted by marcaractac on Today, 01:01 PM

If a GM comes in to a successful franchise and maintains success, they deserve credit. 100%. A few careless moves and the core of a great team can fall apart.

 

If a GM comes into a mess and can't show any progress after a 2-3 years (even improving at the AHL level is a start), they are at fault. It's a case of if you're not a part of the solution, you're a part of the problem. 

 

If a GM comes into a success and turns it into a mess, well, that speaks for itself.




#2610197 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by marcaractac on Yesterday, 11:06 PM

 
That last goal was pure fluke, thats all.


All teams score fluke goals. Part of the game.


#2610192 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by marcaractac on Yesterday, 11:01 PM

These two teams are quite awful for where we are in the playoffs.


I see it s teams being that good they got this far despite poor goaltending. It's insane. 3/4 goalies left are so capable of s***ting the bed any given night. Makes me thankful for the tandem we have.


#2610163 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by marcaractac on Yesterday, 10:20 PM

 
Bishop has 2 now.


In nearly 3X the games


#2609998 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by marcaractac on 24 May 2015 - 10:21 PM

Indeed. I just don't see Jimmy as the best man for the job in Motown. I feel comfortable that McCollum will be a more than capable backup too.


You lost me at McCollum, but I agree on Jimmy. We need a vet backup for Mrazek when the time comes. McCollum will likely be a career ahler who gets nhl time during injuries.


#2609995 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by marcaractac on 24 May 2015 - 09:35 PM

Rags aren't done yet, folks.


#2609979 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by marcaractac on 24 May 2015 - 07:49 PM

anybody watching?  Besides me, I mean. 

I'm watching this and the griffin's game at once




#2609949 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by marcaractac on 24 May 2015 - 01:23 PM

 

Get Howard back to pre injury form and use him as trade bait.  

 

Exactly. I'm hoping both our goalies have a great year, so we can trade Howard in the offseason. Get a cheap, veteran back up next summer and yay cap space! Or even at the trade deadline if there is a non playoff team in need of a goalie with a player we could really use.




#2609947 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by marcaractac on 24 May 2015 - 01:16 PM

 

Because he came back from a bad injury and couldn't regain his pre-injury form in time ?

 

Even if he does regain that form, Mrazek isn't gonna sit on the bench for 60 games. 




#2609940 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by marcaractac on 24 May 2015 - 12:14 PM

To answer the question: No, Howard is the number 1

 

Then why was he sitting on the bench in the playoffs? Not saying he won't be the number 1, but that question is very much up in the air and there is a chance we might not even have a final answer until April when game 1 begins. 

 

In the end, I think Mrazek either runs away with it, or they both do well and split time. I just can't see the upcoming season happening with Howard being the clear number 1. 




#2609939 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by marcaractac on 24 May 2015 - 12:12 PM

None of us know what is going to happen. But what would you do if he doesn't want to resign? keep him 1 more year and have him walk for nothing, or move him for more assets? never an easy choice. Then there is the cap side. Yes he is great, but what does 10+ million do to your roster? 

 

The best move would be to have a good chat with him the summer before the final year of his contract and see where his head is at. If he wants more than you can pay, start shopping him. As great as Stamkos is, the depth/picks/prospects the team could get for him would still keep that team realgud for a very long time. 10.5 mil eats up a lot of cap. Comes down to whether you want that 10.5 superstar, or a couple realgud players that give the team more depth. Either way, what to do with Stamkos is a pretty good problem for a team to have. Especially if part of a trade is agreeing on a long term deal to the team being traded to. 




#2609912 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by marcaractac on 23 May 2015 - 10:54 PM

 

Word has it that Babs is a reason why players don't want to come here. Wasn't there a poll where Babs was voted the coach that players would least like to play for? I'm just hoping that with him gone it may help us. I'm guessing most NHL players don't really have an opinion on Blashill.

 

Pretty sure that was Torts




#2609832 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by marcaractac on 23 May 2015 - 02:13 AM

Just realized M-raz is still leading goalies in shutouts for the playoffs with 2. Not too shabby.