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#2178724 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by whitewolf406 on 23 May 2011 - 08:06 PM

Posted Today, 05:24 PM
Honestly guys, I don't think this is the off season to reinvest the cap space. I see Holland signing a couple D-men to 1, maybe 2 year deals just to tie us over.

There is just simply no one out there that you want to latch yourself onto right now. If we throw big money at the FA pool this year, we are only hurting ourself next year when real decisions need to be made.

I don't think its practical next year to plan for a stanley cup - it may just be a season to coast.

martyrme19, I agree. This makes next season a rebuilding year, whether Lids comes back or not. I'd rather Kenny be Kenny and show some patience. 1:Re-sign Salei for a year at a reasonable price. 2:If he makes Big Rig a offer make it slightly LOWER than reasonable. This makes it easier for Hudler to become trade bait. Maybe bring up 2 D'men from GR, see what they do as this would be an opportune time. Spend SOME of the cash on ONE FA with a eye on the next year OR it would give Kenny the opportunity to do what he did at the trade deadline next season, similar to when he picked up Stuart.

#1971964 Strange Change

Posted by whitewolf406 on 02 May 2010 - 11:13 PM

I made the same observation after the 1st game, and after this abortion the stripes have decided we are the reincarnation of the Anaheim Duck's. After 44 years of watching hockey, I realize the axiom of letting them play in the playoffs is officially over. I guess there's to much at $take for the league.The blatant inconsistencies in not just a spot or two in a game, but tonight the better part of the 3rd period combined with some of the high-jinks in many of the series in the 1st round are getting to be to much to swallow. A bad or missed call once in a while is expected in sports, but when the refereeing at most middle school sporting events is better and more consistent than paid professionals in the NHL you have to wonder. Much like watching the average TV sitcom, my friends and I predicted when penalties would be called and when they wouldn't. I have a feeling I know what the story line of the rest of the playoffs is going to be, and no I don't hear black helicopters every time I walk outside. I cant' remember the last time I felt like this after watching any game not just one of ours.

#1964064 #35

Posted by whitewolf406 on 28 April 2010 - 08:20 AM

I happily confess that I was 100% wrong about Howard before the start of the season. Based on Jimmy's prior starts I prayed that Ozzie would stay healthy this year. The kid honestly scared me. It's amazing instead how far Howard has come in this short time!

Just before the game ended, I was telling they guys I watch with that my team MVP this year is Ozzie. I believe that he has decided to prove that if he isn't going to play every day that he still can contribute to this teams success. He has stood up for Howie, helped deflect the media scrutiny ( see game 3 postgame ), and made sure there has been no disruptions in the locker room. Then I look back to the TV and it seems like the first guy over the bench to the net is Ozzie. I thought it was fitting he led him though the handshake line.