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#2425869 Trade/Buyout thread

Posted by dat's sick on 04 July 2013 - 01:39 PM

Huge trade in the works. Boston and Dallas close on a deal sending Tyler Seguin to Stars for Loui Eriksson. Other parts involved as well.



Jim Nill showing Holland how its done.

Seguin is promising but damn... Eriksson is a great two-way player, really really solid and complete player. Boston would look so good with Bergeron+Eriksson. 

#2425468 Kindl-Kronwall on the PP

Posted by dat's sick on 03 July 2013 - 02:05 PM

I agree. Didn't they take Brunner off the point towards the end?
Kindl's shot always seems to get through and it's pretty hard. I bet they'll try it. Dekeyser also has a pretty hard shot

I liked our PP when Z was on the point and Brunner hanging around the circles/slot area. He's good at deflecting pucks and picking up rebounds. Just gotta get him signed... 


Otherwise I want us to have a 1A-1B powerplay next year. No more having a useless 2nd formation please. 


If we only have d-men on the points, I'd like to see Kronwall-Ericsson and Kindl-Dekeyser, with Smith jumping in if Ericsson or Dekeyser aren't doing a good enough job. 

#2423910 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by dat's sick on 30 June 2013 - 03:57 PM

Good trade. Holland & Co. probably takes their chances that the guy they would have picked at 18 will still be around at 20 and adding a 2nd rounder in process, knowing the kind of diamonds we have a habit of finding that late is a smart move. 

#2420848 Dreger: Filppula looking for $5.5m/season over at least 7 years

Posted by dat's sick on 19 June 2013 - 04:56 PM

I like Fil and think this season was not indicative of what kind of player he usually is, but that kind of money and term would be crazy for him. If Datsyuk wasn't going to re-sign I would have considered giving Fil a good contract for him to stay as a backup-plan, but now he's expendable. With Nyquist/Tatar coming up and Järnkrok not far away either we have enough guys that can fill Fil's shoes. 

#2411876 WCSF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (DET leads series 3-2)

Posted by dat's sick on 25 May 2013 - 09:08 PM

Well it would be great if we could mount a comeback here. Imo going into a Game 6 with sort of a must-win situation is not ideal, so we should do everything to try and get back in this game. 


Babcock needs to make some adjustments. On the PP to start the period, pair up Dats and Z. Play Smith little or no time at all. Give the 3rd line more icetime. Move Franzen and Filppula. 


Don't take any more silly penalties and get a real PUSH going towards the Chicago net. They'll get a bit nervous if we get a goal in the first 5-10 minutes of the period so I think we have a chance. 

#2411634 WCSF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (DET leads series 3-2)

Posted by dat's sick on 25 May 2013 - 08:06 PM

Got ya. :). How is the reffing, and how are our guys looking?

Looked like we came out protecting a 3-1 lead, only the guys didn't understand they actually have to score in this game too. 


Way too cautious and defensive, though obviously some of that is due to Chicago being aggressive and desperate. 


Need a much better 2nd period, would love to see some offense. 

#2410620 WCSF Game 4 GDT- Blackhawks 0 @ Red Wings 2 - (DET leads series 3-1)

Posted by dat's sick on 23 May 2013 - 09:55 PM

Now that was a game Howard stole for us. Team played pretty well in front of him, especially the PK was amazing, but Chicago had enough chances to score 2-3 goals atleast. The stop on the 2-on-1 chance was crazy. Well done Jimmy.

I'm in awe of what this team is doing, they're playing their hearts out and are doing enough of the little things correctly to make up for the occasional mistakes or giveaways.

Also gotta give props to Kindl, that was a beautiful heads-up play on the goal. Lidstrom must be proud if he was watching.

#2410356 WCSF Game 4 GDT- Blackhawks 0 @ Red Wings 2 - (DET leads series 3-1)

Posted by dat's sick on 23 May 2013 - 08:59 PM

Toews must be frustrated right about now. Hope it stays that way.

Much better period but still not perfect in terms of our zone exits. Too many bad passes.

Howard's great and we're playing well without the puck. 20 to go, get it done boys!

#2410115 WCSF Game 4 GDT- Blackhawks 0 @ Red Wings 2 - (DET leads series 3-1)

Posted by dat's sick on 23 May 2013 - 08:03 PM

We probably should play less 'pretty' offensively. Tha one rush where both Smith and Franzen tried a deke instead of shooting was bad. Just get it on net and get rebounds.

Lots of giveaways defensively that need to be cleaned up.

In a way this looks like the start of Game 1, we don't look awful but Chicago's faster and more dangerous. Hopefully we can turn it up in the 2nd and get some sustained offense going.

#2407273 Tortorella's public comments on Hagelin

Posted by dat's sick on 19 May 2013 - 04:38 PM

Hagelin's gotten plenty of PP time tonight. Torts obviously want it to work out.

#2407249 Tortorella's public comments on Hagelin

Posted by dat's sick on 19 May 2013 - 03:14 PM

Honestly this was not that bad. He gives Hagelin a ton of compliments, "I love the guy, he does everything else well", but simply tells it like it is: "he stinks on the powerplay". He could have used other words but I like that he didn't use a lot of subtle and weak words to describe Hagelin being a bad PP guy.

Also this wasn't blaming the Rangers weak PP on Hagelin, rather answering the question why Hagelin doesn't play on the PP when it's struggling so much and he's playing great.

Not a huge fan of Torts but let's not make this into more than it is.

#2407202 Official Franzen VS Hossa

Posted by dat's sick on 19 May 2013 - 11:42 AM

Hossa > Franzen

Hossa's salary > Franzen's salary

#2405398 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by dat's sick on 15 May 2013 - 08:38 PM

We are a giveaway machine tonight. More passes to Chicago players than to our own players.


Somewhat lucky Chicago's not got any real rythm going and it's still 1-1. Need to wake up while this game is still winnable. 

#2400568 ECQF - (6) NY Rangers vs. (3) Capitals

Posted by dat's sick on 09 May 2013 - 05:34 AM

Ovechkin with the amazing backcheck last night:


#2400561 WCQF Game 5 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Ducks 3 (OT) - (ANA leads series 3-2)

Posted by dat's sick on 09 May 2013 - 03:44 AM

I thought it was a good game, other than the 1st period Wings played well enough to win. We had a chance when we were up 2-1, we hit 2 or 3 posts and had a 5 minute PP that we wasted. I thought the penalty to Smith there was extremely weak, leading to the 2-2 goal. After that it was a one shot game, we just weren't able to get it done this time. Should have killed the game much earlier.

This has been a great series and I'm not giving up. If we take Game 6 anything can happen in a Game 7. If we had Dekeyser and Helm I would be more confident but nothing is impossible.

If we end up losing, I'll just be happy we made the playoffs and got to see a great effort by this team against a very good opponent. The experience will be worth a lot for the young guys.