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#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.




#2609830 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by marcaractac on 23 May 2015 - 01:31 AM

King Henrik. f*** yes

 

I do not remember posting this




#2609821 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by marcaractac on 23 May 2015 - 12:16 AM

King Henrik. f*** yes


#2609819 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by marcaractac on 23 May 2015 - 12:13 AM

Unrelated as f***, but I have a band on George Street currently rocking out tunes for the Wings. Don't stop believing, living on a prayer, sweet Carolina, the works. Easy to do when the band is Habs fans and hates the Babcock signing :D he even went silent and let me yell SOUTH DETROIT! Into the mic. Yes, I am hammered.


#2609805 Z and Emma expecting

Posted by marcaractac on 22 May 2015 - 09:40 PM

El capitan junior! :D
 




#2609746 Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

Posted by marcaractac on 22 May 2015 - 03:32 PM

 

We know how that ended.

 

Kidding! I'm excited, too, though also somewhat saddened to see Babcock go.

 

I know what you mean. I am very sad to see Babs go. Especially after his media thing today. But definitely no sour feelings. Thankful we got to have him around for a decade. Would love to see him come back in some capacity when he is done coaching.




#2609742 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by marcaractac on 22 May 2015 - 03:25 PM

I wanna see a team like we had in the mid to late 90's...Scoring goals, and punching faces, and being at the top of the league...I can dream can't I?


Forgive my ignorance since I know little about the guy.....But what exactly has 'The Wiz' done since thumbing his nose at Detroit, and signing with the BJ's for big $$$?

 

I haven't heard much about him these past few years...Maybe there's a reason.

 

The only 2 things that stand out is all his time on IR and most recently in the press box watching the Ducks playoff run. 




#2609735 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by marcaractac on 22 May 2015 - 02:48 PM

At this point, it doesn't even matter why he left. We had him as our fav teams coach for 10 years. He left on good terms. There are no hard feelings on either end with the exception of some bitter fans. 




#2609734 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 22 May 2015 - 02:46 PM

Assistant to head minor leaguer to head NHLer, and went to the finals in the AHL

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So what makes good coach is a good team???

Like I said. He has zero experience as an NHL head coach. His only plus is a small familiarity with the roster.

That's not much

 

Good coaches and good teams make each other better. 

 

If a coach had to have NHL experience to get a NHL coaching job, the league would run out of coaches. Your logic makes zero sense. The only thing I can figure at this point is that you are trolling.