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#2307662 Power Play

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 16 June 2012 - 08:17 PM

Alex Semin would be great if he felt like playing for a reasonable price or for most of the season


#2306961 Is the Stanley Cup really the hardest trophy in all of pro sport?

Posted by redwingmachine on 12 June 2012 - 02:37 PM

Did you know that in football the ball is only in motion about 11 mins out of every game? That seems like a lot of standing or "huddling" to me.


The NHL definitely has the toughest season and the toughest playoffs.


#2307271 Zach Parise

Posted by Johnz96 on 13 June 2012 - 11:37 PM

Right. Let's average <2 goals/game ext year.


We average >3 every year


#2306789 2012 SCF : Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 June 2012 - 09:52 PM

The St. Louis Blues are now the longest tenured NHL franchise without a Stanley Cup.

:thumbup:


#2305510 Red Wings make contract offer to D Justin Schultz

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 05 June 2012 - 09:47 PM

Your a dumbass Kip, maybe Schultz wanted to.. I don't know.. get an EDUCATION!? Something you clearly need.


#2304484 10 years ago today (well, yesterday)

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 31 May 2012 - 11:56 PM





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i---L0ZeAI


#2304272 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by kipwinger on 31 May 2012 - 11:01 AM

I was just trying to explain to my girlfriend why this is such a big deal to me and it was surprisingly hard to do. In the end, I tried to explain it thus: You know that feeling you get when there's something really super duper important to do and for whatever reason you're not the one responsible for it. Like you've got a big work project, or your car needs fixed, OR YOU DESPERATELY NEED SOMEONE TO STOP A 2 ON 1, etc. And then you get that warm feeling when you know that the person who really is responsible for it is ultra talented, dedicated, and trust worthy? Having Nick Lidstrom responsible for my favorite thing, gave me that warm feeling for 20f****** years.


#2303900 Excellent 'Parise and Suter to Detroit' article

Posted by Hatethedrake! on 30 May 2012 - 04:01 PM

CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
My Custom Lineup
FORWARDS
Zach Parise ($7.000m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Alexander Semin ($5.000m)
Gustav Nyquist ($0.875m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Johan Franzen($3.955m)
Danny Cleary ($2.800m) / Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m)
Brandon Prust ($1.500m) / Darren Helm ($1.500m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.250m)
Drew Miller ($0.838m) / Jan Mursak ($0.550m)
DEFENSEMEN
Ryan Suter ($7.000m) / Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m)
Ian White ($2.875m) / Kyle Quincey ($3.250m)
Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m) / Brendan Smith ($0.875m)
Jakub Kindl ($0.883m)
GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($2.250m)
Josh Harding ($1.500m)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS(follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiledwithout the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP:$70,000,000; CAPPAYROLL: $68,883,712; BONUSES:$37,500
CAP SPACE (23-manroster): $1,116,288




#2303854 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by 55fan on 30 May 2012 - 03:11 PM

wheres that list of free agent d-men again?..

I may have to update this tomorrow, but as it stands:

Free agent defensemen:

1) Nicklas Lidstrom
2) Not Nicklas Lidstrom


I just poured a drink. I don't care if I have to work tonight. It's a small one.


#2303631 In five years

Posted by blueadams on 29 May 2012 - 04:19 PM

There's no need to remind me of how pointless this is. Free agents are going to be signed. Trades are going to be made. New prospects are going to be drafted. Top prospects are going to bust (it'd be surprising if even half the prospects I'm listing ever become regulars). Sleeper prospects are going to emerge. Star players might decline (or get hurt). Role players might breakout. Etc...etc...etc.

I know it's pointless. I don't care that it's pointless. I still have fun thinking about stuff like this. There are others on the board that do as well. If you don't, fine. Let us have our fun.


FORWARDS:

V. Filppula(33)---P. Datsyuk(38)---J. Franzen(37)
G. Nyquist(27)---H. Zetterberg(36)---T. Jurco(24)
T. Tatar(26)---C. Jarnkrok(25)---T. Pulkkinen(25)
R. Sheahan(25)---D. Helm(30)---J. Abdelkader(30)
C. Emmerton(28)
J. Andersson(28)

T. Holmstrom(44), T. Bertuzzi(42), D. Cleary(38), J. Hudler(33), D. Miller(33), P. Eaves(33), J. Mursak(29)

...If all these supposed "high-end talent level" prospects we've got pan out, it's going to be hard to not roll three scoring lines in the near future. Holmstrom's no longer going to be around. Bertuzzi's no longer going to be around. I'd be surprised if Hudler was resigned this off-season. Cleary's not aging well, I'd be surprised if he was still around. Miller, Eaves and Mursak could all stick, but there will be no shortage of competition. It's scary seeing Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Franzen at 38, 37 and 36 years of age. It's scary seeing all that talent on the same roster. It's scary seeing such a physically unintimidating team.



DEFENSEMEN:

N. Kronwall(36)---I. White(32)
B. Smith(28)---K. Quincey(31)
J. Kindl(30)---J. Ericsson(33)
X. Oullet(23)

N. Lidstrom(47), B. Stuart(37), R. Sproul(24)

...Lidstrom 'should' be gone (lol?). Stuart's gone. I think it'd be surprising if Holland let White walk (without a fight) next off-season, so I've got him listed. I think it'd be surprising if Holland let Quincey walk (after giving up a 1st) this off-season, so I've got him listed. I think it'd be surprising if Kindl was still on the team, but I've still got him listed due to the lack of prospects (it'll be interesting to see if sleepers emerge here?). In general, this is a group that could use some outside additions.



GOALIES:

J. Howard(33)
P. Mrazek(25)

T. Conklin(41), J. MacDonald(37), T. McCollum(27)

...Not much to talk about here. Conklin's gone. MacDonald's probably gone. McCollum has some serious ground to make up on Mrazek. Excited about possibly having two plus goalies on the same team though.



SIGNIFICANCE?

...Well, in the next five years:
-1) Proven, reliable, elite talent is going to need to either emerge from within or be acquired from outside. Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Franzen being in their late 30's in five years scares the hell out of me.
-2) Some depth is probably going to need to be added to the blue line.
-3) The goalie situation looks great, as things currently stand.
-4) Size and strength (at all positions) is going to need to be acquired from outside, as none of it appears to be on the way.


#2303100 If you could pick any 23 players in the NHL to start a franchise with

Posted by blueadams on 24 May 2012 - 09:11 PM

Here's an even better one, 25 and under (born in 1986 or later). FREAKY how many talented young forwards there are out there right now..

FORWARDS:

E. Malkin(25, 6-3, 205)-----S. Crosby(24, 5-11, 200)-----C. Giroux(24, 5-11, 172)
A. Kopitar(24, 6-3, 225)-----S. Stamkos(22, 6-1, 188)-----P. Kane(23, 5-11, 181)
N. Backstrom(24, 6-1, 210)-----J. Toews(24, 6-2, 208)-----P. Kessel(24, 6-0, 202)
M. Lucic(23, 6-4, 228)-----D. Krejci(26, 6-0, 177)-----B. Ryan(25, 6-2, 216)
J. Eberle(22, 5-11, 184)
M. Duchene(21, 5-11, 200)

...J. Skinner(20, 5-11, 200), J. Tavares(21, 6-0, 202), T. Seguin(20, 6-1, 186), L. Couture(23, 6-1, 195), E. Kane(20, 6-2, 195), J. Staal(23, 6-4, 220), R. Nugent-Hopkins(19, 6-0, 171), J. Neal(24, 6-2, 208), T. Hall(20, 6-1, 194), K. Versteeg(26, 5-10, 182)
B. Marchand(24, 5-9, 183), M. Pacioretty(23, 6-2, 208)

DEFENSEMEN:

D. Doughty(22, 6-0, 212)-----E. Karlsson(21, 6-0, 180)
K. Yandle(25, 6-2, 195, L)-----K. Letang(25, 6-0, 201)
K. Shattenkirk(23, 5-11, 193)-----T. Myers(22, 6-8, 227)
A. Edler(26, 6-3, 215)

GOALIES:

J. Quick(26, 6-1, 212)
C. Price(24, 6-3, 219)

...T. Rask(25, 6-3, 171)


#2303037 If you could pick any 23 players in the NHL to start a franchise with

Posted by blueadams on 24 May 2012 - 03:06 PM

just for the hell of it... im making a team to play your "globetrotters" sorry to hijack your thread just seemed fun. i understand yours was merely on franchise players... but whatever you left off i used on my squad (whether you would start a team with them or not was not something i was worrying about.)

iginla-datsyuk-st louis
sedin-sedin-gaborik
zberg-staal-kane
benn-backstrom-b richards
seguin

chara-lidstrom
boyle-yandle
pietrangelo-myers
pronger (if alive)

rinne
miller


hossa, sharp, thornton, callahan, pavelski, mrichards, nug, hall, eberle, subban, kesler, hossa, eriksson, fleury, price all honorable indeed!


lol

i'll give you my 30 and over team

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-St. Louis
Sedin-Sedin-Hossa
Richards-Thornton-Iginla
Marleau-Lecavalier-Jagr
Selanne

Lidstrom-Chara
Timonen-Boyle
Kronwall-Campbell
Streit

Thomas
Miller


#2303023 If you could pick any 23 players in the NHL to start a franchise with

Posted by blueadams on 24 May 2012 - 01:32 PM

I bet that team would win a bunch of President's trophies.


lol, come on. lot of size on that team. 4th line of lucic-getzlaf-perry is big and mean. all the wingers, aside from giroux, are big (malkin's the next smallest at 6-3 205). weber, suter, doughty, keith and even letang are all gritty on defense too.


#2302952 If you could pick any 23 players in the NHL to start a franchise with

Posted by blueadams on 24 May 2012 - 07:05 AM

I'm turning this thread into a contest.

...whoever puts together the best 23-man roster that fits under the 2011/2012 salary cap (no impending UFA's/RFA's that are cheap now, i.e. Erik Karlsson at 1.3mil) wins.

Here's mine.

CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR ROSTER
My Custom Lineup
FORWARDS
Taylor Hall ($3.750m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) / Tyler Seguin ($3.550m)
Corey Perry ($5.325m) / Ryan N.-Hopkins ($3.775m) / Jordan Eberle ($1.158m)
Jeff Skinner ($1.400m) / Logan Couture ($2.875m) / Brad Marchand ($2.500m)
Milan Lucic ($4.083m) / Jordan Staal ($4.000m) / Max Pacioretty ($1.625m)
League Minimum ($0.525m) / League Minimum ($0.525m) /
DEFENSEMEN
Marc Staal ($3.975m) / Kris Letang ($3.500m)
Keith Yandle ($5.250m) / Alex Pietrangelo ($3.167m)
Alexander Edler ($3.250m) / Kevin Shattenkirk ($1.300m)
League Minimum ($0.525m) /
GOALTENDERS
Jonathan Quick ($1.800m)
Jimmy Howard ($2.250m)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,858,332; BONUSES: $11,962,500
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $441,668


#2302344 A general, how I would build a team

Posted by Richdg on 20 May 2012 - 07:44 PM

How do you build a successful NHL team you ask? It's simple. I don't get why people think Ken Holland's so smart??



Forwards:

6mil-6mil-5mil
5mil-6mil-5mil
1mil-1mil-1mil
1mil-1mil-1mil
1mil, 1mil

Defensemen:

5mil-5mil
5mil-5mil
1mil-1mil
1mil

Goalies:

5mil
1mil



...THAT's how you structure a 70 million dollar salary cap in today's NHL. There are 11 players that you give about 5mil to (and three of them you could give 6mil to) - your top six forwards, your top four defensemen and your goalie. I don't care if you draft and develop them, if you trade for them, or if you sign them. You get them. That's where you need your elite talent.

...As for the rest of the guys, your bottom six forwards, your bottom pairing defenseman, your backup goalie, and your healthy scratches. None of these guys should be making more than 1mil a season. Most of them should be cheap, young, big, strong, fast, tough, hard-working ready-to-play draft picks that you make. They don't need to be able to score. They just need to be those things. And you can find those things anywhere in the draft if you're looking for them. If one of the guy's blows up and is in line for a big contract...you let him walk...and you call up the next guy.

Simple as that.


What you are talking about is completely impossible. For example. Our #5 D is either ericsson or Quincy. Both are over 3 million per season. Your buddy Stoll is in the 2.5+ range as a 3rd or 4th liner. The cold hard trueth is, guys in the league for more than 3 years will make 2+ million as bench players.