It's interesting how people randomly meet other people that know some first-hand celebrity gossip that is relevant to their argument.
I never said if I was for or against having Jagr come to the Wings. I just added this random bit of information. It's the offseason, things are slow. Take it for what it's worth. There was no previous conversation about Jagr, it could have been any one of a million Czech hockey players if he was lying, but he specifically talked about Jagr.
Personally, I think Jagr for under $2 million would be a good risk to take on. However, having played roughly average 60 games for the past 3 years, how would Jagr handle the 82 game grind of the NHL, plus ~20 intense playoff games in a deep run? Hopefully the coaching staff would be smart enough to rest him a bit throughout the season.
So no one wants Jagr at $1.8 million to play on Filppula's wing? Isn't Filppula the one with great defensive ability and some offensive skill? I say a 3rd line with Filppula and Jagr would be great. Oh yea, sign Wis and/or Erhoff for D please. I know we have the money...
Just got back from the game. OMFG the Joe was just nuts in the 3rd. By far the best Wings game I've been to despite the SO loss. Way too many Pens fans there but I guess that made being at the game a lot of fun. As others have said, very happy to get a point out of this game.
I was at the game too. I couldn't believe the amount of Pens fans there, all wearing Crosby jerseys. It was so quiet and boring for the first 2 periods, then the 3rd was insane. Great game overall to attend. Wings got screwed in the shootout. Great save by MacDonald on Kovalev, that was a pretty nice dangle.
Kindl has been great so far, and is improving as he gains confidence and experience.
I've said this before, but Kindl > Ericsson. Kindl can see the ice better, and read plays a lot better than Big E. Kindl is our best skating dman. Ericsson has an advantage in the physical side of the game, but Kindl will grow to be the better player by far.
Those of you saying that Chara knew he was hitting him into the stantion are crazy. At the pace this game is played, Chara was simply trying to not allow Pacioretty to get by him and grab the puck. This was not a dirty hit. Interference maybe, but Chara certainly did not plan for this to happen.
I remember my days playing hockey, I hit someone the exact same way. It was not on purpose, I had no idea the stantion was there, but it was one of the biggest hits of my hockey career
It's been like that the past few years. With the lack of respect amongst players nowadays, this is what we can expect going forward unless the league makes a change.
Duchene was hit in the hand by a shot. Malkin was very unfortunate that Myers slipped and hit him the way that he did. Parise's injury was just a freak accident that aggravated a previous condition with his knee. Markov just had a bummed out knee to begin with (thank you Matt Cooke). Only Markov's injury might apply to "lack of respect" but that occurred last playoffs and it wasn't really a dirty hit.
I cant think of any other big name players to go down, maybe you could provide some that were a result of a 'lack of respect'.
Closer to home we have Datsyuk, Modano, Homer all going down due to accidents that caused injury. Only Stuart's broken jaw was a result of a "lack of respect".
They were suspended for not showing up, not for not playing... just because he's injured, doesn't mean he can't show up for the festivities... if that was their stance last year when Lids and Dats got suspended, it should be their stance this year too... the league can't just arbitrarily hand our punishment without maintaining consistency - THAT is part of what makes them such a Mickey Mouse league when it comes to their leadership...
EDIT - for the record, I don't think any player should be suspended for staying home if they are injured, it's just the double standard I am pointing out...
Crosby has a concussion, he is still not practicing and has missed a lot of games.
Datsyuk had a charlie horse that caused him to miss 1 period before the ASG. Lidstrom had tendinitis and missed no time. I think Crosby's condition is a little more serious, and it's probably not a good idea to attend an event like this with an injury as serious as his.
We all know the Wings, Holland, Datsyuk, and Lidstrom were "embellishing" the injuries to allow them more time to rest. Get over it OP.
This guy would be an amazing addition. He is only 35 and left the NHL on a very good season. Over 10 NHL years with the Sharks his save percentage has been below .900 once and under .910 one additional time. Career totals of 0.912 regular season and believe it 0.913 post-season.