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#2622220 Free agents this off season

Posted by marcaractac on 04 August 2015 - 10:09 AM

In the end, this team will never win with Howard as the starter. The sooner Mrazek becomes the undisputed #1, the better off we all are. Howard gave us stability in goal during the rebuild. I am thankful for that. He is good enough to rack up some great regular season numbers, but his weaknesses become amplified in the playoffs. 

#2621987 Who is better Nyquist or Tatar?

Posted by marcaractac on 31 July 2015 - 11:53 PM

Kickazz asking the tough questions tonight! lol

#2621985 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by marcaractac on 31 July 2015 - 11:46 PM

Toes is no doubt the better player now. Both of them at their best are pretty well equal. Both amazing players capable of carrying their team on their back. I give Toews the prime vote simply because he will likely be at that level longer than Hank. Depending on what time of day you ask me, my choice for best in their prime would change. They are both just that good. 


If both were in their prime, and I were a gm who had to choose any current player to build a team around, Toews and Hank would be the top 2 options. 


Having said that, I would choose prime Dats and Hank as a pair over Toews and Kane any day. Eurotwins for life, yo.

#2621862 2015 Detroit Tigers/MLB Baseball thread

Posted by marcaractac on 30 July 2015 - 12:07 PM

David price is a blue jay now.


Excited :D

#2621640 Mitch Callahan

Posted by marcaractac on 27 July 2015 - 04:32 PM

I think he makes it. He may be a healthy scratch most nights at first, but Blash seems to really like him. Can't see guys like Andersson staying over Mitch. Gross. 

Plus there will no doubt be an injury or two by the time the season starts

#2621262 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by marcaractac on 23 July 2015 - 09:25 AM

If it only took Pulk and XO to land Buff, I'd be all over it. Anyone who wouldn't make that trade is crazy.

#2621112 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by marcaractac on 21 July 2015 - 04:41 PM

Starting to feel like Pulk is gonna need to break out like Nyquist did two seasons ago just to avoid getting torn apart on these forums. 


Over/under on how long it takes for fans to turn on him? I give it a month. 

#2620962 Stan Bowman (CHI) on CBA troubles

Posted by marcaractac on 19 July 2015 - 06:14 PM

So players that are on their drafted team should get a bonus that doesn't count against the cap


Pretty much. Just have a percentage of home grown talents contracts not count VS the cap. It would reward teams that build through the draft, instead of having them get blown up like the Blackhawks have had to do twice now. 

#2620918 Stan Bowman (CHI) on CBA troubles

Posted by marcaractac on 18 July 2015 - 04:45 PM

The only thing I'd change is having some kind of break towards the cap for home grown talent. Parity is nice and all, but it is kind of a bummer when teams who draft and developed well are punished because of the cap. The cap should prevent teams from buying championships. Not force them to lose homegrown talent. 

#2620635 Johnny Oduya signs with Stars 2 yrs $3.75 AAV

Posted by marcaractac on 15 July 2015 - 12:42 PM

Nill does it again

2 yrs at 3.75 per

Could of been a good deal for the wings , and a short term as well.







As someone who gets upset every time Holland trades a prospect, why exactly do you think this would have been a good deal for the Wings? You realize it would mean trading away kids, right?

#2619991 Brian McGrattan

Posted by marcaractac on 10 July 2015 - 02:58 PM

Oh look!


OFFICIAL: #NHLDucks sign Brian McGrattan (@bigern10) to a one-year contract through 2015-16: http://bit.ly/McGrattan_071015 

#2619984 Gustav Nyquist signed 4-Year Deal $4.75 mill AAV

Posted by marcaractac on 10 July 2015 - 02:31 PM

With the following forwards/dmen + Howard and Mrazek we sit just over 67.5 million*.


Dats, Zetterberg, Nyquist, Franzen, Richards, Tatar, Helm, Abdelkader, Miller, Sheahan, Glendening

Green, Kronwall, Ericsson, Quincey, Smith, Kindl, Dekeyser


$3.891 of space to sign Jurco, Pulkkinen.  MORE than enough room.


*This assumes that Franzen will start the season on the roster, that Andersson, Ferraro, XO, and Marchenko will all be in GR.

So, we don't have to move a single player


Exactly. Moves will only be made because of roster space, not cap hits.

#2619464 EC on paper for 15/16.....

Posted by marcaractac on 07 July 2015 - 02:06 PM

I think detroit finishes second to Tampa in the division, 3rd or 4th over all. Top four will be Tampa, Detroit, Washington and rangers. In no particular order.

Islanders, Montreal, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Florida, Ottawa will fight for the last four spots. Sabres and flyers won't be far behind.

#2619370 Free agents this off season

Posted by marcaractac on 07 July 2015 - 10:35 AM

This kid in the AHL is awesome look at his numbers there oh wait he played a few games in the NHL and didn't dominate he sucks dump him right now

While I don't think he sucks by any means, I am unconvinced his success will ever translate to the nhl. I hope I'm wrong. I just don't see it.

#2619352 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by marcaractac on 07 July 2015 - 08:23 AM

Well the rangers are shopping Yandle. However seeing as they gave up so much just to put him on the third pair, I doubt we will give up whatever they are asking

We also don't need Yandle now that we have Green.