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#1993234 Boston entertaining offers for #2 pick overall

Posted by Doggy on 02 June 2010 - 04:50 PM

I added Maltby how can anyone say no to this?

I think if Kenny threw Chris Chelios' phone number it'd be a done deal.

#1993216 There's really only one question about next season's team now.

Posted by Doggy on 02 June 2010 - 04:31 PM

I dunno if it's been mentioned yet, but I'd really like to see Holland spend $2m on a player that can consistently win face-offs to play on the third line. The biggest difference between our 2010 playoff team and our 2008 playoff team was our aptitude in the face-off circle.

#1991870 CBC's Hotstove: Lidstrom to determine future within 7 days

Posted by Doggy on 31 May 2010 - 04:40 PM

Wrong. You want to say that Lidstrom is better than Pronger, be my guest. But to say that he is clearly better is just flat out wrong. Right now, I would take Pronger over Lidstrom on a one year deal for next season, in a heartbeat.

Just because other players are overpaid, doesn't mean everyone should be overpaid. Alot of the salaries people are referencing are from contracts that were written before the full pinch of the cap was felt. Look at Rafalski.

The market is still a little weird. It doesn't say you are right.

That's kinda like saying that despite the fact that billions of people will buy Coke at $1 a can every week, it's still overpriced. A product is worth what someone is willing to pay.

The market clearly shows that Nicklas Lidstrom is worth more than a cap hit of $6m despite the opinion of you and the other armchair GM's at LGW.

#1991857 CBC's Hotstove: Lidstrom to determine future within 7 days

Posted by Doggy on 31 May 2010 - 04:14 PM

Duncan Keith 5.5m
Christopher Pronger 6,25m (next year 4.9m)


Lidstrom's clearly better than Pronger.

Keith is a great deal - can't argue with that. Still there are actually even more examples of worse players getting over $6.5m - Bouwmeester, Campbell.

The market says you're wrong, kiddo.

#1991835 CBC's Hotstove: Lidstrom to determine future within 7 days

Posted by Doggy on 31 May 2010 - 03:19 PM

This is the Red Wings' Captain's chance to show the rest of the team what's important to him - personal riches beyond the wildest dreams of almost all professional hockey players, or the success of the team. He has collected somewhere in excess of 87 million dolars from the Red Wings. Today is Memorial Day and I'm reminded that great men have given everything they had for the good of people they never met - demanding $7 million dollars as a forty-year-old to play a child's game after he's made as much bank as he has off the team seem like a bit more of a dick move than it otherwise would. At the end of the day Lids' job is to be an entertainer, and entertainers should be fairly compensated....but there is more to life than just taking as much as you can get.

What's it gonna be, Lids - a major discount, a real shot at a Cup and they knowledge amongst those you Captain that you gave money away for a chance to make this team work, or a few extra inches of money to put on the pile next to the rest of it?

I'm gonna be frank. This is just a hideous display of idiocy. Lidstrom has already foregone an arguable $15m-$25m in hometown discounts for the Wings over the past decade and a half and you sit there and post this.

#1991832 CBC's Hotstove: Lidstrom to determine future within 7 days

Posted by Doggy on 31 May 2010 - 03:13 PM

At the time he signed the contract that expired just now his market value was 8.5 or something so 7.45 was 1 million hometown discount (he was a norris winning 65-80pts D).. his value now..49pts last season no norris nomination decent +/-... around 6million?.. so 1million hometown discount...=5Million.. done deal! kthxbye

Defensemen with a cap hit of between $6.5m and $5.6m in 09/10:
Dion Phaneuf - $6.5m
Wade Redden - $6.5m
Ed Jovanovski - $6.5m
Kimmo Timonen - $6.3m
Brian Rafalski - $6.0m
Bryan McCabe - $5.75m
Lubomir Visnovski - $5.6m

Wrong again. kthxbai.

#1987914 Good old Regular Season Joe

Posted by Doggy on 21 May 2010 - 02:39 PM

it's not all about stats,

haha, not ridiculous - normal

and Thornton has NOT been their best player when it matters, so your opinion is moot.
v. Chicago
2GP 0G 1A 1PT -4

Hate to butt-in but I found this ironic.

I found Bob McKenzie's comments after Game 2 interesting. "I thought Thornton played well, Heatley and Marleau need to deliver more."

Honestly, I've trashed Thornton so much over the years for his patheticness come playoffs, but he really has been so much better this playoff season and has been their best, most consistent player. IMO, it's no contest.

#1987596 Good old Regular Season Joe

Posted by Doggy on 20 May 2010 - 01:21 PM

The point is, when the team needs him to take over and win a game or series, he is yet to prove he can and through the first 2 games against Chicago, he has just proven his choke status...

So, your contention is that because he can't single-handedly beat the Chicago Blackhawks, he's a choker. Them's some high standards.

The Sharks beat the Wings because their top line didn't have to do it all. No team wins a Cup with one line.

I also think Thornton has been their best player since the Avs series.

#1984525 Montreal rioting after win

Posted by Doggy on 13 May 2010 - 10:27 AM

Quebecers are not Canadians ;)

Not all Habs fans are Quebecois, and that mentality is slowly dying from generation to generation.

#1980234 Luongo Not the Answer for Vancouver

Posted by Doggy on 08 May 2010 - 08:29 PM

Vancouver's a young team. They have plenty of time to win the Cup. This isn't their last chance. Seems like people are talking like it is.

#1921055 Am I the only one who finds this ridiculous ?

Posted by Doggy on 21 March 2010 - 01:53 PM

Osgood wasnt amazing last year in the playoffs he made the saves he needed to make. and our D cleared his thousands of rebounds.

Lol WTF?? Is your join date also the same time you started watching hockey?

#1890007 The Mystery of Detroit

Posted by Doggy on 10 February 2010 - 09:35 PM

The hardest working team in the National Hockey League, was the Detroit Red Wings.

Sigh. How I miss them.

That's actually a really well-written piece for a blog I gotta say.

#1887658 after deadline question....

Posted by Doggy on 09 February 2010 - 06:39 AM

QUOTE (Crymson @ February 9, 2010 - 04:18AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As far as I know, there are no waivers after the trade deadline.

No, the trade deadline is for trades.

Waivers is applicable until the day after the regular season or thereabouts IIRC. Regardless, nothing changes after March 3 with regards to call-ups.

#1880198 Phanuef

Posted by Doggy on 01 February 2010 - 10:35 PM

QUOTE (mindfly @ February 1, 2010 - 09:30PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He finished 2nd or 3rd in the norris voting season 07-08 or something did he not?

Yeah he finished second whilst Nick got 127 of 134 first-place votes.

#1873446 Swedish Olympic team

Posted by Doggy on 27 January 2010 - 06:48 AM

QUOTE (Phazon @ January 27, 2010 - 12:39AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
how so? At this stage Forsberg is way better than Fedorov.

Are you serious? Did you read his post at all?