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#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.

#2619274 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by marcaractac on 06 July 2015 - 04:45 PM

Stewart, Semin, Franson, a big pile of nope. Let them be someone else's problem. 


As much as I'd love to see a trade for another top 4 dman (to replace Ericsson), I only see players getting moved for picks/prospects at this point. Unless a GM out there happens to be shopping someone Holland wants. But taking up more roster spots for the players left on the market makes no sense. The team has enough depth to wait for the right players.  

#2618761 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by marcaractac on 02 July 2015 - 04:24 PM

It seems like the hall of fame inductance has really boosted Feds case. I think this solidifies #13. Not so sure about #40 yet. I hope Z ends up breaking Yzerman's franchise record for playoff goals. He needs 15 more. That would be a huge accomplishment among other things he's got going.  


I can't imagine a word where one euro twin is in the rafter without the other. Both are very special players and have been equally important to this team for many years. 


I completely agree about it solidifying #13, and I don't see z not breaking that record, and when he does you almost have to retire #41 too...
The c on his sweater helps his case as well.


The disney.com love is strong  :lol:

#2618260 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 03:34 PM

no not Mike Richards...lol, Dreger and LeBrun tweeting, but I can't paste for some reason :(


Got ya covered!


Deal isn't quite done, but Brad Richards and the Red Wings are working on a 1 yr deal.

#2618246 Phil Kessel Traded to Penguins

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 03:30 PM


So your position is that Crosby is elite, and might improve Kessel's play, but then again might not? Bold. 



My position is that it's very likely he does make Kessel better, but that s*** happens and there is no such thing as a sure thing. Common sense, really. What is life like in your everything is a 100% sure thing fantasty land?

#2618243 Free agents this off season

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 03:28 PM

I like richards on a one year deal. Gives us certainty for a second line center, and a year for larkin/sheahan to grow into that role

#2618201 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 03:14 PM

Maybe Quincey gets moved during the season? There is always a team that's completely decimated by injury early on in the season. Don't think he gets resigned anyways


Would much rather keep Q over E. 

#2618170 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 03:00 PM

This move, along with a new coach will completely change the makeup of our defense. A lot more puck moving skill, ability for a much more up tempo game, a lot more d jumping into the rush. All while still having guys capable of being responsible in their own end. I'm pumped that the hopes and dreams of getting Franson will be put to rest. 

#2618162 Phil Kessel Traded to Penguins

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 02:58 PM


I like how everybody on LGW thinks they are 100% right, but never takes a bet.  The point of contention is that I don't think Crosby will significantly impact Kessel's goal scoring.  They do.  Easy enough to see who's right, who's wrong, and who's just arguing for the sake of it. 


To be fair, nobody on this site falls in the "i'm always right" category more then you. 


Crosby will make Kessel better. That's what great players do. Hockey 101.

#2618139 Free agents this off season

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 02:53 PM

6 mil good lord


Higher cap hit for short term. Good contract. 

#2618131 Phil Kessel Traded to Penguins

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 02:52 PM


Crosby is one of the best players in the world, and certainly the best center Kunitz ever played with, and in only one, outlier, year did he significantly improve Kunitz' goal total.  Every other year in Pittsburgh Kunitz has been exactly what he was emerging into in Anaheim, a mid 20s goal scorer. 


Likewise, Pavel Datsyuk is by far the best center Hossa ever played with, and he made Hossa a 40 goal scorer...something that Hossa had done four times before ever playing with Datsyuk.  Hell, he didn't even reach his goal scoring zenith with Datsyuk feeding him.  At least you could argue that Crosby and Kunitz did that together (albeit an outlier).  Hossa was a BETTER goal scorer without Datsyuk. 


But I'll make it easier.  I'll bet you $100 dollars, to a charity of your choice, if Crosby significantly improves Kessel's goal scoring (since that was the original point of debate).  Since Kessel is already one of the best goal scorers in the league, and since Crosby is one of the best centers in the league, a "significant improvement" in Kessel's goal scoring should equate to him ending the season top three in goal scoring and/or scoring 50 goals. 




I like how you always try to use betting $100 to win arguments.