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#2185949 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by hockey23 on 15 June 2011 - 11:50 PM


I don't think it's confirmed, but someone fell off a bridge and supposedly died.

#2184706 Changes in the offseason

Posted by hockey23 on 12 June 2011 - 11:24 AM

--Reply to krsmith17--

-No thanks to Connolly. $4.5M is too much for someone who has only played in 70 games one time since the lockout.
-I'm not a fan of Zherdev at all, and I highly doubt Holland would even consider him
-We will not get Wisniewski for $3.75M
-A Babchuk-Ericsson pairing would cause every LGW'er to gouge their eyes out within the first month of the season.

#2180146 Ryane Clowe: Kronwalled After All!

Posted by hockey23 on 26 May 2011 - 09:24 PM

I really don't get the hate for Kesler for talking trash on the ice. Have none of you played sports before?

It's not just his trash talking, it's all of his antics. I get that players trash talk, but the classy ones don't.

#2180115 Ryane Clowe: Kronwalled After All!

Posted by hockey23 on 26 May 2011 - 08:15 PM

Kesler sounds like a complete ****** bag. For someone who is considered a star player, he certainly doesn't act like it. His antics remind me more of Matt Cooke or Sean Avery. I just can't imagine any of the Wings stars chirping someone about an injury, let alone flopping all over the ice. Anyway, I just hate Kesler, but I guess the real lesson here is that Clowe should've kept his mouth shut...
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#2179540 Changes in the offseason

Posted by hockey23 on 25 May 2011 - 12:30 PM

Ken Holland-

We have lots of cap space. We've got some decisions to make. Obviously, July 1 is a big day for us now.


#2178880 Brian Rafalski appreciation thread

Posted by hockey23 on 24 May 2011 - 12:10 AM

interesting point. i thought there was more to hockey than racking up power play points, but sure...you're right...i'm wrong...i'm an idiot. that's what you were expecting to hear, right?

Rafalski led all defencemen in even strength points per game. Don't bash the man's offense. He was still one of the best puck movers in the league.

#2178695 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by hockey23 on 23 May 2011 - 07:22 PM

I would prefer Wisniewski over Markov, he wouldn't cost as much and besides, who is gonna score goals next year? Besides the urgency on D all of a sudden, they still need a pure scorer...

I wouldn't mind Wisniewski, but I disagree with needing a goal scorer. The Wings were 2nd in the league in goals for with 3.13 g/gm and increased their production to 3.27 in the playoffs. Scoring was not a problem and the only changes to the forwards would be Mursak in, Modano and Draper out. The problem was defense, and now with Rafalski gone defense should be the priority. If there is cap space left after defense is taken care of then I'd be fine with signing a scorer or trading Hudler to get one.

#2178557 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by hockey23 on 23 May 2011 - 04:43 PM

I'll still be surprised if Holland goes after Weber.

Brewer, Kaberle, Pitkanen, Bieksa, or Wisniewski.
Have your pick... all affordable.

I'm thinking Holland will have to go after a higher end player. Maybe someone like Andrei Markov or go crazy and try for Doughty.

#2178011 (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) San Jose Sharks

Posted by hockey23 on 21 May 2011 - 07:03 PM

What does Matt Cooke have to do with Ryan Kesler? His name was only brought up to point out that two players are NOT comparable, yet you are comparing anyhow. Not sIure why, or if you misread the post you quoted.

41 goals in the regular season would be impressive if Stanley Cups are awarded to the president's trophy team. Last time I checked, that's not how the game is played. Mule can sit all regular season and suit up for the playoffs for all I care. As long he scores big goals in the masses when it matters most.

Another thing about Kesler, a chart was created (on HF) to show Kesler scores [most] of his goals against non-playoff teams, empty netters, power plays... and against less skilled lines. So far that proves right in the playoffs as he didn't do much against Chicago, played good against Nashville's 2nd unit, and has disappeared offensively against the Sharks.

I think the guy is a ****** bag and don't think he's all that 'special'. He's no Toews, no Thornton, no Zetterberg, no Nash, no Doan.... yet he is being completely overrated by the media like he's the American version of Sidney Crosby. The guy is a gutless cheap shot artist that, for karma's sake, should have been the player hit instead of Rome.

I'm not saying he's an unskilled player, I am just saying he's not a player I would ever want Holland to sign because of his gutless antics. Not to mention shut-down forwards that don't score much in the playoffs can be had much cheaper than this bum. Sure he had a big Nashville series (a team that doesn't spend to salary cap and doesn't have much depth), he was/is a non-factor in the Chicago series and Sharks series offensively.

I think I love you. I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't stand Kesler.

#2153705 Zetterberg Injury Update

Posted by hockey23 on 19 April 2011 - 04:26 PM

Looks pretty good here. Hopfully they'll finish the Yotes off and Hank will be 100% for Round 2.

#2143510 Playoff Standings Prediction thread

Posted by hockey23 on 08 April 2011 - 12:20 AM

Nope. If Chicago get's 2 points, then Dallas can't catch them no matter what. Chicago has 95 points right now and Dallas only 93. Chicago has more wins. That gift from the league yesterday pretty much sealed the deal.

Only regulation and ot wins matter. If Dallas wins two and Chi wins 1 then they'd be tied in points and regulation/ot wins. Then it comes down to head to head and Dal holds that tiebreaker.

#2143501 Playoff Standings Prediction thread

Posted by hockey23 on 07 April 2011 - 11:31 PM

So far, what i predicted is coming true.

Sharks in 2nd.
Preds in 4th.
Hawks in 8th

Bank on those for sure. :)

I'm gonna make a bold prediction and disagree with your Hawks pick. I'll say that Dallas beats COL and MIN, the Wings split with Chicago, and therefore Chicago misses the playoffs (as long as Anaheim gets 2 pts in 2 games).

#2139901 Favorite Non-Wing?

Posted by hockey23 on 01 April 2011 - 11:06 AM

Evander Kane

#2134767 3/23 GDT: Canucks 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by hockey23 on 22 March 2011 - 09:48 PM

The lines should be interesting once they're made known.

I'll guess...


#2119224 2/20 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Wild 1 (SO)

Posted by hockey23 on 20 February 2011 - 01:08 AM

Why the hell did the get the Hawks announcer Pat Foley to call the game and put Ken Daniels on the NYR v PHI game? NBC sucks