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In Topic: Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

12 November 2015 - 09:08 AM

I think the aav around 4 mil a year sounds about right but 7 years is insane. He's 28, already at the end of his prime. Forwards decline after 30, and while he has been a solid player last year's scoring is the outlier, not his current production.

4 years should be what the organization commits to. It's time to be smart instead of trying to be loyal and handing out contracts that hamstring flexibility

In Topic: Time to move Howard?

03 April 2015 - 09:20 AM

The label "all-star" means nothing. Howard was playing the best hockey of his career early this season for sure. But he has a larger body of work and he is nothing more than a solid goalie that has issues with the shootout and consistency. And the shootout does mean something - it sure would be nice to have a couple extra points from all those shootout losses.


That being said Mrazek has shown enough that I would gamble and see if Jimmy would waive his NMC. He's a lot of salary for someone who isn't the clear #1 on the team and I think you could bring in a veteran for insurance like Jhonas Enroth at a much lower cap hit and use the $ elsewhere on the roster.

In Topic: Mrazek to start how many games?

15 March 2015 - 09:07 PM

Babcock is in a tough spot here. Mrazek has played well enough to at least plan the seed that he might be the better goalie to ride at the moment. But even in light of Howards struggles I don't think you sit him yet. Mrazek needs more starts and if he can outplay Howard then I say ride him as far as he takes us.

In Topic: 1/29 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Lightning 5

29 January 2015 - 10:21 PM

No surprise. The Lightning own the Wings. I think that's ONE win in their last TEN  games against Tampa. The Wings would get destroyed by Tampa in the playoffs.


Unfortunately the Isles do too....

In Topic: Pittsburgh/Philly might be the best rivalry in the game now

21 January 2015 - 11:44 AM

Parity does have a lot to do with it. Great rivalries are created by great teams fighting for a division and meeting in the playoffs and battling it out.