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#2187401 Hudler's Future

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 20 June 2011 - 11:54 PM

Hudler's future? On the back of a milk carton, right beside a picture of his offensive production.


#2187182 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 20 June 2011 - 10:56 AM

Shouldn't we be happy that he returned instead of getting upset about what hes getting paid ? I mean if he doesn't re-sign then what ? imo, we're more f***ed.


The problem is that I don't think anyone on this topic here is getting upset about what he is paid. I brought up the idea that maybe he might take less, but I never infered that Holland would ask him to take less, nor did I post it in such a way that I thought he SHOULD take less. It was merely a what if... Again, I don't see anyone on here bickering or making a big deal about his pay.

I'm happy he is back.


#2187109 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 20 June 2011 - 09:25 AM

By bickering, do you mean asking to be paid something that isn't an absolute insult to a player of his calibre?


So you're saying that 4.75 is an insult to a player of his calliber with incentives that would more than likely put it up to 6.2-6.5?

Seriously?

And where did this sense of bickering come in? I clearly stated that I had no problem either way, but I wanted to throw it out there for conversations sake. Tell me how that is considered "bickering?" Haha.


#2187107 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 20 June 2011 - 09:22 AM

Yeah, I am with you NFM. I dont understand why people always want superstars to take paycuts because they have been in one place for a long time. Lids has given us everything. Hes still competing for the Norris. Find 5 other defensemen that can put up 60 points. Pay cut? Why? Because he is not 26 anymore? I simply dont get it. Lids is worth whatever Holland will pay him. We should count our lucky stars that he is and has been on our team. With once-in-a-generation players it doesnt matter about money.


The fact that you basically just assumed that I wrote that in relation to the fact that he's been here forever is ridiculous. Next time actually read my post and realize the reasoning behind it. It's beend one in the past, players have deferred salary or taken less so that a better team could be contructed. This is more than likely Lidstrom's last season, so it's not unthinkable that he may take a little less to help his team put an even better team out there to compete for the Cup (one last time - for Lids).

Is it going to happen, more than likely not, but again if you read my post and truly understood it, you would have seen where I wrote that I didn't have a problem if he didn't take a cut. You may also note that I was thinking a cut of 1.45 million, which if you were to include incentives, he more than likely would still take home the same amount of money. And the difference would then count against next years cap.


#2187080 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 20 June 2011 - 08:42 AM

I'm pretty sure I just heard the voice of God narrating that link that Lidstrom is returning.

Hallelujah!!!!


#2186080 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 16 June 2011 - 09:07 AM

At the end of the day, it's a business. If Holland and CO. feel that Jagr gives them a little offensive punch and helps the team over Draper, then so be it. Draper will still be a part of the organization, as he and the Wings have stated.

This has no effect on Osgood either. Osgood is a matter of not playing very much over the past 2 seasons and Holland being concerned about his backup goalie's durability. I completely understand them possibly moving on from Ozzie. Ozzie will more than likely have a place in the front office as well.

I don't know if Jagr will help, hinder, or be status quo... No one truly knows the answer to this question. The haters and fans alike will have their arguments for both sides, but the fact is that no one knows how much he can contribute.

I think the organization owes it to themselves and the fans to consider any and all options, which is what Holland is doing in this case. It would be silly to just say, "he's too old, forget about it." If that were the case, bye bye Lidstrom. Jagr has been an older playing in a weaker league, but has consistently put up numbers in both regular season and playoffs over there. He has been reliable. If we can sign him for 1-1.5 million on a 1 year deal and he comes in and puts up 40 points +, then it's a success. If not, it'll be just like Modano, and we have guys to step in (Emmerton, Miller).

I personally, would like to see it happen, only for the contract I listed above.


#2185995 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 16 June 2011 - 12:55 AM

I lol'ed :blushing:


You sir, are an idiot.


#2185823 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 15 June 2011 - 10:09 PM

QFT


Are you honestly backing the behavior or am I reading your acronym wrong?

I hate Bettman as much as the next fan, but again, it's not about him, it's about the Bruins victory.


#2185793 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 15 June 2011 - 09:55 PM

I don't care how much you hate the Commish.... have a little class when he's announcing the Stanley Cup Champs. This moment isn't about him, it's about Boston.


#2184833 Changes in the offseason

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 13 June 2011 - 10:29 AM

Is it just me, or does EVERYTHING eva says get inflated and overblown?

Hulder 80+ points?!?!

Zherdev to command over 3 million?!?!

Connolly to command around 5 million?!?!


You, my friend, are off your rocker if you think any of the above three are possible.


#2180279 Ron Wilson out in Toronto?

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 27 May 2011 - 09:23 AM

Wings assistant coach?!? Haha.


#2180163 Role Players

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 26 May 2011 - 10:44 PM

I was perusing the UFA's and noticed a peculiar name pop up and I had to check the stats to make sure I remembered correctly, but we should really make a push to sign Maxime Talbot... The guy is a spark plug if I'm not mistaken and if you notice he has always showed up in the playoffs to provide secondary scoring. Check out his stats!

We should definitely make a push to pick him up over Miller. We could get him for 1.25 mil more than likely.

CAREER STATS
Year Team League GP G A PTS +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG PIM Shots PCT Hits
2010-11 Pittsburgh 82 8 13 21 -3 0 0 2 1 2 66 117 6.84 154
2009-10 Pittsburgh 45 2 5 7 -9 0 0 0 0 0 30 49 4.08 -
2008-09 Pittsburgh 75 12 10 22 -9 0 1 2 0 1 63 102 11.76 -
2007-08 Pittsburgh 63 12 14 26 8 0 1 2 0 1 53 80 15.00 -
2006-07 Pittsburgh 75 13 11 24 -2 0 1 4 0 4 53 88 14.77 -
2006-07 WB/Scranton 5 4 0 4 2 1 - 0 - 3 2 15 26.67 -
2005-06 Pittsburgh 48 5 3 8 -12 0 0 2 0 1 59 45 11.11 -
2005-06 WB/Scranton 42 12 20 32 12 2 - 2 - 0 80 - - -
2004-05 WB/Scranton 75 7 12 19 7 1 - 0 - 1 62 74 9.46 -
2003-04 Gatineau 51 25 73 98 33 10 - 6 - 9 41 - - -
2003-04 Canada WJC 60 3 3 - - - - - - 2 - - -
2002-03 Hull QMJHL 69 46 58 104 40 16 - 7 - 9 130 - - -
2001-02 Hull QMJHL 65 24 36 60 16 11 - 3 - 2 174 - - -
2000-01 Hull QMJHL 24 6 7 13 2 1 - 0 - 0 60 - - -
2000-01 Rouyn-Noranda 40 9 15 24 7 2 - 0 - 0 78 - - -
2000-01 Total RN/Hull 64 15 22 37 9 3 - 0 - 0 138 - - -
1999-00 Antoine-Girouar 42 19 21 40 - - - - - - 32 - - -
Total NHL 388 52 56 108 -27 0 - 12 - 9 324 481 10.81 -
Total AHL 122 23 32 55 21 4 - 2 - 4 144 - - -
Total QMJHL 249 110 189 299 98 40 - 16 - 20 483 - - -
Total WJC 6 0 3 3 - - - - - - 2 - - -
Total QAAA 42 19 21 40 - - - - - - 32 - - -
CAREER PLAYOFF STATS
Year Team League GP G A PTS +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG PIM Shots PCT Hits
2010-11 Pittsburgh 7 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 9 11.11 12
2009-10 Pittsburgh 13 2 4 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 11 23 8.70 21
2008-09 Pittsburgh 24 8 5 13 8 0 0 0 1 2 19 37 21.62 -
2007-08 Pittsburgh 17 3 6 9 4 0 0 0 0 1 36 16 18.75 -
2006-07 Pittsburgh 5 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 - 0 7 5 .00 -
2006-07 WB/Scranton - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2005-06 Pittsburgh - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2005-06 WB/Scranton 11 3 6 9 8 0 - 1 - 1 16 - - -
2004-05 WB/Scranton 11 0 1 1 -2 0 - 0 - 0 22 14 .00 -
2003-04 Gatineau 15 11 16 27 17 6 - 0 - 2 0 - - -
2002-03 Hull QMJHL 20 14 30 44 23 8 - 1 - 1 33 - - -
2001-02 Hull QMJHL 12 4 6 10 1 1 - 0 - 0 51 - - -
2000-01 Hull QMJHL 5 1 0 1 -1 0 - 0 - 1 2 - - -
1999-00 Antoine-Girouard QAAA 7 3 6 9 - - - - - - 0 - - -
Total NHL 66 14 19 33 12 0 - 1 - 4 87 90 15.56


#2179074 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 24 May 2011 - 01:19 PM

We never do it, but you see all the other teams do it and their players end up alright after the first year or two. If Brendan Smith is really as good as we all know he is, than bringing him up this year to play third pairing minutes, should not be a hinderance on his development. If anything it's a trial by fire upbringing. Look at Jack Johnson, Drew Doughty, Shea Weber, Ryan Suter, Erik Johnson, etc... These guys are all coming into their own, some more than others at this point, but they are all showing they can handle the big league pressure, so what's to say Brendan can't? He would do well to learn from Lidstrom hands on, and bring some youthful enthusiasm to the back end. I am all fine with having him play, but you HAVE to have him play consistently, and either let Kindl play and have a FA be our 7th d-man or have Kindl be that guy again and spot play when a player needs rest or discipline.

Just saying...


#2178995 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 24 May 2011 - 09:59 AM

CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR

FORWARDS
Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Johan Franzen ($3.954m)
Todd Bertuzzi ($1.937m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Daniel Cleary ($2.800m)
Jiri Hudler ($2.875m) / Jason Arnott ($4.500m) / Tomas Holmstrom ($1.875m)
Darren Helm ($0.912m) / Justin Abdelkader ($0.787m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.000m)
Drew Miller ($0.650m)

DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($3.000m) / James Wisniewski ($4.000m)
Nicklas Lidstrom ($6.200m) / Brad Stuart ($3.750m)
Steve Montador ($1.550m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($2.000m)
Jakub Kindl ($0.883m)

GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($2.250m) / Chris Osgood ($1.000m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $62,400,000; CAP PAYROLL: $61,708,711; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $691,289



What would we think of this lineup? I mean, we would be bringing in 3 right handed shots. Wisniewski comes into replace Raffi, and he's only 27, so there is room for growth, too. Montador had a pretty decent season with Buffalo and brings a good sized frame, we re-sign Ericsson because you know Holland won't let him walk if he can help it (especially now), and Bring in Arnott for some more offensive punch and a right hander. I doubt he'd play on the third line, but you never know.

Just bored at work, what do you all think? I also considered Vandermeer and Pitkanen, but they're both left handers.


#2177107 Brad McCrimmon will not return for 2011/2012

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 19 May 2011 - 09:45 AM

I hear Ken Hitchcock is on the market for a job... Could he fit in nicely with Babcock as our Defensive Coach? Didn't they work together at some point (Olympics)?