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#2066880 Flames Fans Blame Refs

Posted by hockey23 on 22 November 2010 - 12:50 AM

Most of that thread is just bitching about the number of penalties. They don't actually make a case for which penalties shouldn't have been called and why they shouldn't have been called. Here's what I saw...
1. Regehr-obvious interference on Fil, never touched the puck
2. Jackman- obvious board/interference on Abdelkader
3. Giordano- weak hold, but they're called every night
4. Hagman- obvious hold on Cleary
5. Backlund- roughing coincidental with Abs
6. Sarich- hook, stick in the hands-called every night
7. Hagman- didnt see the replay, maybe a makeup call
8. Stajan- obvious hold, dumb penalty
9. Bouwmeester- decked Abs in front w/o the puck
10. Iginla- unsportsmanlike for dropping the gloves

I don't really see a bad call here outside of the Hagman slash which I didn't see. If your team plays dumb and takes penalties then they're going to get called. It's like the Flames fans think once a few penalties are called against them the refs should stop calling them.

#2019836 Wings offer Aaron Downey Tryout?

Posted by hockey23 on 27 July 2010 - 07:52 PM

Didn't see this posted or if it's true but per TheNHLWord on Twitter...

Detroit Red Wings have given a tryout to Aaron Downey

#2008997 Hawks deal Ladd to Thrashers

Posted by hockey23 on 02 July 2010 - 03:02 AM

By that same logic, the Red Wings won't sniff the Cup this season because they didn't come close last year and haven't improved.

Stick to talking about the Hawks. The Wings issue last year was secondary scoring and that was addressed by adding a 26 year old who has already put up a 57 point season. Also, free agents such as Modano may be added to also help with depth scoring. They have improved and may not be done improving.

#2007544 Versteeg a Leaf

Posted by hockey23 on 30 June 2010 - 11:48 PM

And you still can't do it. Complete denial.

K next question for Mr. Blackhawk. How would the Hawks look if they lost also lost Ladd, Huet, and Bolland/Sharp? Here's what I get with the $4 mil in overage (since you cant back up the $1.3)

Jonathan Toews ($6.300m) / Patrick Kane ($6.300m) / Marian Hossa ($5.275m)
Patrick Sharp ($3.900m) / Dave Bolland ($3.375m) / * Jack Skille ($1.275m)
Tomas Kopecky ($1.200m) / Kyle Beach ($1.171m) / Marty Reasoner ($1.150m)
Troy Brouwer ($1.025m) / Viktor Stalberg ($0.850m) / Jake Dowell ($0.525m)
* Bryan Bickell ($0.500m)
Brian Campbell ($7.143m) / Duncan Keith ($5.538m)
Brent Seabrook ($3.500m) / * Niklas Hjalmarsson ($2.643m)
Brian Connelly ($0.875m) / Simon Danis-Pepin ($0.850m)
Shawn Lalonde ($0.773m)
* Antti Niemi ($2.826m) / Corey Crawford ($0.800m)
(no bonus cushion is used in these calculations)
ROSTER: 22; CAP: $55.4m; PAYROLL: $57.795m; CAP ROOM: $-2.395m

I'm lazy and just put 2's in front of Hjalmarsson's and Niemi's cap hits. I'm guessing they'll be signed somewhere in that range. But, this still leaves them with $2.4 mil to cut.

#2007497 Versteeg a Leaf

Posted by hockey23 on 30 June 2010 - 11:00 PM

and like I've said elsewhere, our core is younger and deeper, even if you disagree that in 2010 it isn't better. Most of your best players are in their 30s (Lidstrom is 40) , most of our best players are in their 20s. That is a fact. And we are absolutely STACKED with prospects. The Hawks are going to be good for awhile.

Don't compare the Wings and Hawks based on the core and where they're at. The Hawks now are somewhat similar to the '97 wings. YOu can start comparing once Kane and Toews win 3 cups and then they can transition flawlessly to a new core and that core wins a cup, all while being a top 4 seed every year.

#2002606 Who Do The Wings Draft in the First Round?

Posted by hockey23 on 22 June 2010 - 01:29 PM

Kirill Kabanov please

#2000356 Bertuzzi Signs 2 Year Deal

Posted by hockey23 on 16 June 2010 - 06:54 PM

Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Johan Franzen ($3.955m)
Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Jiri Hudler ($2.875m) / Daniel Cleary ($2.800m)
* Todd Bertuzzi ($1.938m) / Tomas Holmstrom ($1.875m) / Kris Draper ($1.583m)
* Darren Helm ($1.000m) / * Justin Abdelkader ($0.850m) / Mattias Ritola ($0.517m)
Nicklas Lidstrom ($6.200m) / Brian Rafalski ($6.000m)
Brad Stuart ($3.750m) / Niklas Kronwall ($3.000m)
Jonathan Ericsson ($0.900m) / Jakub Kindl ($0.883m)
Chris Osgood ($1.417m) / Jimmy Howard ($0.717m)
(these totals are compiled using the bonus cushion)
ROSTER: 20; CAP: $58.8m; PAYROLL: $56.043m; CAP ROOM: $2.757m BONUSES: $0.000m

This leaves 2.75 to sign a forward and a d man. I say let Miller, Eaves, and Meech walk, sign Lilja/UFA for 750k then spend the rest on a 3rd line winger.