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#2615979 Yzerman wins GM of Year (& other awards discussion)

Posted by marcaractac on 24 June 2015 - 06:49 PM

King Clancy Award for community service goes to Henrik Zetterberg.

 

Posting this here because too lazy to make NHL Awards Show thread




#2615968 OT Changes

Posted by marcaractac on 24 June 2015 - 05:42 PM

I guess the question the NHL needed to ask was, "does a 3 on 3 victory become any more legitimate than winning a shootout?"

 

I answer that question in the negative.  The NHL apparently doesn't think so.  

 

Of course it does. Even in 3 on 3 hockey, they actually still play hockey. And while rare, 3 on 3 does happen in game situations. In a perfect world, players would never tire and we would never have to worry about working early the next morning and have continuous ot all season long. 

 

Ties don't fix the problem unless we keep the loser point. If there is no loser point, OT would be played safe so both teams can keep their point. That's boring. Shootouts as a last resort is not going to go away. 3 on 3 OT is the best way to ever prevent it from getting there.  




#2615324 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by marcaractac on 19 June 2015 - 02:39 PM

@DetroitRedWings no longer interested in pursuing a trade for @MapleLeafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf, I was told.




#2615063 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by marcaractac on 18 June 2015 - 10:11 AM

Jonathan Toews > > > Henrik Zetterberg AND Pavel Datsyuk

 

Toewser has it all!!!

 

Member of the Triple Gold Club - World Championship Gold Medal, Olympic Gold Medal, Stanley Cup (youngest ever)

2 time Olympic Gold Medalist

Named Captain of the Chicago Blackhawks after just 64 NHL Games (4th youngest ever)

4 time NHL All-Star

3 time Stanley Cup Winner

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner (2nd youngest ever)

Frank J. Selke Trophy Winner

 

Oh yeah and hes just 27 years old......................

and has the hottest WAG EVER!!! Lindsey Vecchione. :wub:

I bet he has a huge **** too LOL. :lol:

 

He is a phenomenal player, no doubt. Little creepy at the end there, however. But if it helps you sleep at night, yes, Toews in his prime is better than 35+ Datsyuk and Zetterberg. Nobody would disagree with that. Toews, Datsyuk and Zetterberg when comparing their primes were/are greats. It is actually a crime Hank never won any Selke trophies. And if the Eurotwins had the benefit of playing on some of the teams as stacked as Canada, they'd have no doubt been members of the triple gold club as well. 

 

But enjoy it while you can! Great players don't stay young forever, as us Wings fans know very well. We've enjoyed cups with two generations of Wings already, while you guys are still on the first. Judging by your one and only post here, you guys probably won't handle the eventual downfall very well. We have the luxury of finding these great players while never drafting high. Time will tell if the Blackhawks can do the same. My guess is Wings fans will get a lot of enjoyment at your expense once Toews and Kane hit their mid 30's. 




#2615039 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by marcaractac on 18 June 2015 - 08:33 AM

This article suggests Keith Yandle being traded out of new york.... wonder what it would take to acquire him? 

 

 His cap hit is extremely cap friendly due to the coyotes keeping half of it but he's a free agent after next season. 

 

 

http://www.thehockey...2015-nhl-draft/

 

I guess Yandle isn't old enough to be part of the Rangers plans going forward. 




#2614919 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by marcaractac on 17 June 2015 - 10:25 AM

He gave up 14 goals in the 4 games he lost to Tampa.  He gave up 14 goals in the 4 games he lost to Los Angeles last year.  Gave up 13 goals in the 4 games he lost to Boston the year before that.  Gave up 15 goals  in the four games he lost to NEW JERSEY the year before that.

 

Jonathan Quick or Tim Thomas he ain't.  That's all I'm saying.  He's pretty pedestrian when it matters. 

 

His offense would have had to average 4 goals a game to win any of those games.  Kinda hard to blame them. 

 

His offense scored zero goals in game 7 vs Tampa. But yes, all Henrik's fault  :rolleyes:




#2614883 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by marcaractac on 16 June 2015 - 10:36 PM

"King Henrik" is about as intimidating as a pair of dress socks. Guy can't get it done in the playoffs. I'll count him out for next season right now. He is overblown.

 

False. The team in front of him can never get in done in the playoffs. It isn't his job to score goals. 




#2614530 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by marcaractac on 15 June 2015 - 02:53 PM

In the end I doubt Mantha gets moved. And he shouldn't, UNLESS it means getting a legit top pairing dman younger than 30. 




#2614289 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by marcaractac on 13 June 2015 - 10:42 PM

For an organization rapidly embracing a full youth movement, there doesn't seem to be much logic behind giving up Mantha and/or a first round pick. I personally don't buy it and hope Holland stays the course at this point. If drafting and developing is your thing, then you don't sacrifice that for Dion Phaneuf. Maybe three years ago with a younger Pav and Z, but not anymore. 

 

Agree 100%, unless we can land a top pairing dman in/entering their prime. 




#2614277 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by marcaractac on 13 June 2015 - 10:17 PM

THIS IS ALL JUST DUMB MEDIA HYPE

 

Who cares? This is a discussion board. And we are discussing the possibilities. If you think it is a waste of time to talk about it, then don't. 




#2614275 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by marcaractac on 13 June 2015 - 10:15 PM

Cox is a TERRIBLE source. So most likely you can forget all this, bc kennys not going to do anything.

 

It's also been on CBC.

 

Everyone's just willing to give up on him cause he didn't score 50 goals in 50 games .... We need to see him play a full season next year before trading him off

 

No. We are just reasonable and can accept giving him up if it addresses a team need, like a top pairing Dman. 




#2614187 Free agents this off season

Posted by marcaractac on 12 June 2015 - 07:24 PM

Ya green would be nice at say 2 yrs x5 maybe even a third year if it was the deal breaker but I got a feeling someone will give him a 5x5 type offer

 

I mean, he is only 29. A 5 year deal for a guy like Green would absolutely not be the end of the world. Especially if a longer deal were to lower the cap hit a little. 




#2614181 Free agents this off season

Posted by marcaractac on 12 June 2015 - 06:53 PM

I wonder if Anaheim would be willing to trade one of their defensemen
Tatar has to be a very attractive peice to other teams. A guy that hovers around 30 goals that's very cheap on a short deal and a RFA at the end of his deal. I think Nyquist gets a long term deal when he signs

 

Tatar is going nowhere. 




#2613866 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by marcaractac on 10 June 2015 - 11:45 AM

What's to stop Chelios from being a great coach?

 

I've missed these




#2613749 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by marcaractac on 09 June 2015 - 08:06 PM

Blashill should get a pass if we miss. He's not going to be the best coach in hockey right out the gate. Babcock barely got them there with the same roster. Seems people are just trying to get their "I told you so's" ready. This team is rebuilding. I'm just hoping for the best and enjoying the ride

 

If the team misses the playoffs, everyone should be accountable. From the coach right through the entire roster. The team is rebuilding yes, But the kids have some experience now. It is on them and the coaches to take things to the next level. If the team goes through a set back next season, there is no pass for anyone.