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#1994017 Holmstrom signs 2 year extension

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 June 2010 - 07:59 PM

$1,875,000 is a bargain for 25 goals. I love it. Although things could get hairy next year if he ends up being like Draper (a spare part in the last year of his contract).

Yes indeed if that is true then awesome! Hopefully if they re-sign Bertuzzi, it will be similar numbers! I see a good July 1 coming soon!


#1993478 With Yzerman in Tampa, would he trade with Detroit?

Posted by Lidstromboli on 02 June 2010 - 10:45 PM

i'd say there's about a 99% chance of that happening


#1993075 Record Ratings on NBC

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 02 June 2010 - 11:52 AM

That's good news.

Funny how espn sporstwriters (idiots) are always blabbing about how no one cares about hockey, especially with Crosby/Ovechkin not in the Finals. Yet they make it sound like everyone cares about their overhyped, overrated NBA playoffs.


It's not like the Lakers and Celtics have ever played in the Finals before.


#1992993 What are the Pros and Cons of next season?

Posted by KDDRWINGS1 on 02 June 2010 - 10:14 AM

:ph34r:


#1992051 Hossa

Posted by gcom007 on 31 May 2010 - 09:27 PM

A few thoughts...

Stan Bowman has said on numerous occasions that Hossa's role on this team is to be the guy who leads the way towards a strong two-way game. He's the guy who out-hustles everyone back to help on D and that's what Bowman wants out of him. He's got tons of scoring depth, but those guys needed to learn from another scorer how to play a complete game and Hossa's greatly helped in that area.

He seems to be raising his scoring game thus far in the Stanley Cup Finals. 2 assists and a generally great performance in game 1 and the first goal in game 2...tough to say the guy isn't answering the call when it counts more than ever this year.

And sure, his scoring's been down, but he's played a different role on this team and no one watching and critiquing these games has been short of praise for Hossa's overall play. It's looking pretty likely that the Hawks are about to go up 2-0 on the Flyers in the Finals, and you've then got to think that there chances of winning are pretty damn likely. It's tough to rip on the guy when he's playing for Stanley Cup right now and we've been done for awhile.

Franzen's outscored him, sure, thanks primarily to a great single game effort. He was non-existent a great deal of the time in the playoffs and unlike Hossa, when Franzen's not scoring, he might as well not be on the ice.

Hossa's going to be great whenever he's on the ice, in every situation you can throw him into. He can score. He can be a playmaker. He's an excellent 2-way player. He never takes a shift off and he out-hustles everyone on the ice. He's a complete player.

I have no doubt that Hossa's head has hindered his offensive performance thus far in the playoffs after 3 years of questions and supposed "curses." It's got to bother him. But he's come into the Finals to win and again, he's answering the call thus far.

If they win it this year, thus silencing Hossa's critics and removing the "curse" and the pressure, watch out. He'll be better and better in the coming years when he's able to just get out there and play his game.

And I still wish he was a Wing...


#1990777 Wings will sign multi-year lease at the Joe

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 28 May 2010 - 12:24 PM

A couple folks have mentioned they like the Joe due to its old school charm. Unfortunately all I see when I go there is "old".


So historic venues such as Fenway and Wrigley Field should be shut down as well too?


#1990696 Wings will sign multi-year lease at the Joe

Posted by ACallToArms on 28 May 2010 - 08:55 AM

I love the feel of the Joe. It's small enough that practically every seat is a good seat. It has that old school feel to it, and like the above poster said, the moment you start climbing those steps you feel like you're at a hockey game. The biggest problem I have is the bathroom situation. You pretty much have to leave to go 5 minutes before the end of a period or else you'll be waiting 20 minutes in line.

I do wish there were more bars and restaurants right there that you could walk to right after a game. The Death Ride to Greektown on the Old Shillelagh bus is a nice compromise though, and it never gets old :banana:


#1989237 History Will be Made

Posted by Manny>Ozzie(by a long shot) on 24 May 2010 - 11:48 PM

:puke: :no:

Why oh why Kenny...

Why did they give up on him SO fast?


#1988237 Whats the record in the NHL

Posted by Jedi on 22 May 2010 - 01:53 PM

With a different team, I wouldn't know where to begin.

But I believe the overall record for most consecutive is 5 straight, held by 12 different players, all from the Canadiens.

Jean Beliveau, Bernie Geoffrion, Doug Harvey, Tom Johnson, Don Marshall, Dickie Moore, Jacques Plante, Claude Provost, Henri Richard, "Rocket" Richard, Jean-Guy Talbot and Bob Turner were with the Habs when they won the cup 5 times in a row, 1955/1956 to 1959/1960, which is still the longest Cup winning streak in NHL history.

So, if nothing else, Hossa would have to make it this year plus the next two just to tie that streak.


#1987512 Jimmy Howard has championship skills

Posted by mindfly on 20 May 2010 - 09:04 AM

As I've said many times before, Price is an excellent goaltender, he probably has the best technique among all active goalies and great goalie physique for post-lockout-nhl, he just need to change team to a team that generally play great defense and have real twoway centers and wingers helping down low, get his ass out of Montreal and the heavy pressure that goes on there and he will be a top goalie in the nhl.


#1987297 Jimmy Howard has championship skills

Posted by RedWings on 19 May 2010 - 04:45 PM

Wings were dominated by SJ in the goaltending area.
Howard was solid in round 1, but totally outplayed by Nabokov in round 2.

With a championship goaltender, the wings would be right now en route for the cup finals.


#1985499 Proof that NHL Parity Is Not Working.

Posted by ben_usmc on 15 May 2010 - 10:18 AM

considering the 7/8 seeds in the east are in the finals doesn't that prove there's parity. But you are right about where these teams would finish in the west, because it's kind of buls*** how pathetic the east is compared to the west.


#1984207 5/12 Playoff Gameday

Posted by Carman on 12 May 2010 - 08:37 PM

also crosby and malkin choked


Same with Ovechkin and Semin...

Come on now, give Halak some credit he's been absolutely amazing.


#1983788 Babcock: Improvement to come from within

Posted by Red Storm on 12 May 2010 - 01:26 AM

For those criticizing Filppula... Filppula was suffering from a rib injury caused during the Coyotes series.

source: http://blog.mlive.co...n_world_ch.html

But that's the whole thing with the playoffs is playing through your injuries to go all the way.


#1983787 Babcock: Improvement to come from within

Posted by Red Storm on 12 May 2010 - 01:21 AM

I'm not sure I agree that Flip is a tweener. I still think he has great potential and I think it was evident during the playoffs. But even if it were true, what team is going to give up a good scorer for him?

I'm not sure we need look for a scorer necessarily. I'd like a tough guy grinder like a Patrick Kaleta of the Sabres, we need some sandpaper like we had with Dallas Drake . Maybe someone from the Capitals like Brookes Laich . Flip was a real downer in the playoffs . Against Pheonix he's was flying , I thought man this is going to be playoff for him where he hits the star level like Zetterberg did in the Cup run against the Pens. But no, when he came up against the Shark's intensity he totally faded. Disapointing for someone who knows the taste of the Cup run ,I was really hoping that he was going to step up.