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Atariboy

Member Since 23 Jan 2003
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In Topic: Maltby back for one more year?

14 February 2010 - 09:31 PM

QUOTE (Leadzedder @ February 14, 2010 - 06:05PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We're coming to an end of an era.... Lidstrom, Osgood, Draper, Holmstrom, Maltby. All important core pieces of the success we've enjoyed the last decade. Fortunately (and maybe luckily (hitting the jackpot with Dats and Zett)) we'll continue to enjoy success for many years.

Ozzie and Draper have 1 more year left and will be on the team next year. The others are without a contract. Lidstrom is still Lidstromish. Holmstrom is still Holmstromish. Maltby is still Maltbyish.

What I hope happens is they collectively decide to all go one more year. Go out as a group. Tell the media about it, make a big deal about it. Do it on the cheap. One more run for the cup. And if there's any players on the team that can't get up giving 100% for trying to get these guys a last cup...... punch them in the face.


So, yeah. I hope Maltby comes back one more. He may see his fair share of press box but who cares. He'll be a wing and be ready when called upon.


So we can endure yet another year of barely making / not making the playoffs???

The fact of the matter is, there's only so many players and only so much money to work with. Keeping guys around for one last victory lap is just poor business.

In Topic: Scouts From 10 Teams In Attendance For Sharks/Wings Game

13 February 2010 - 11:24 AM

Wings ain't makin' the playoffs this year. A minor deal for a second-tier rental is a waste of time.

In Topic: Chelios police video

13 February 2010 - 11:22 AM

QUOTE (Broken 16 @ February 13, 2010 - 10:36AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pump the brakes. Let's not generalize too much. There are A LOT of very responsible people in this country. Unfortunately, the only people that get recognized are the dip s***s that do drive drunk. Nobody talks about the large chunk that do the right thing. They are just called liars. Lol.


Go in to any bar in any evening and I'd say over 70% of those people will be driving drunk that night. In fact, for every drunk driver caught... 5,000 go undetected.

Now I agree that .08 is probably a little too low (either that or cell phone use should also be illegal), but Chelly was clearly over that. If I were to guess, I'd put him at over .15. The judge was very irresponsible for throwing the charge out.

In Topic: Does Holland have the courage to tank this team?

07 February 2010 - 02:12 PM

QUOTE (mackel @ February 7, 2010 - 01:53PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm watching the Pens/Caps game not and Pierre mentioned that when we traded for Lang we sent Flichman (sp) and a 1st which turned out to be Green. Whis is this relevant? Well the way I look at this if at the trade deadline we could deal any or all of Raffi, Stuart, Cleary, Draper and Osgood for 1st round picks we accomplish a few things... 1) we see how the Miller's, Kindl's etc do in the show when the job is theirs to win or lose 2) we potentially drop a bit increasing the chance of a higher draft position or we make it to the playoffs with a young scrappy team and 3) we free cap space for solid off season signings.

Add to this the UFAs we may or may not resign we could have a lot of cap space available for signings or trades. Also you're new core of Flip, Zetterberg, Dats, Franzen, Kronner and hopefully Lids remains intact. I really feel the supporting cast has let us down this year so why not get out from under their contracts and retool?


That's exactly what I'm getting at. We're going to have to give a little to get a little.

I agree that there's core guys (namely Dats, Zetterberg, & Mule) who need to stay... but the prevailing attitude that in addition to keeping Flip, Helm, Miller, Abdelkader, Ericsson and all the other young guys, you need to bring back all our aging defensmen and forwards is nuts. Does anybody here *really* think giving up... say, Cleary's and Lebda's roster spots, is going to fix this team?!? No!

It's time to clear a few of these guys outta here. Now. Don't let them walk away without getting something in return. You wait a couple more years and then you're looking at the backside of Dats' and Zetterberg's careers.

In Topic: Wings To Make Another Move This Week?

07 February 2010 - 11:06 AM

Nobody is going to want our 3rd line and 3rd pairing players for a top six forward. Gonna have to be someone like Stuart or Rafalski. Teams would be lined up to take Stuart, actually.