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In Topic: Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Today, 06:00 PM

I know THN is'nt too reliable, but here's an article about possible Phaneuf to Wings deal:




Which brings us to Dion Phaneuf and the rumblings that a deal to Detroit could be in the works before Monday’s trade deadline. This much we know: the Leafs are exploring the possibilities of trading Phaneuf and the Red Wings are looking for a defenseman. Detroit GM Ken Holland and Toronto GM David Nonis have spoken leading up to the trade deadline and the Red Wings will almost certainly be adding a defenseman tomorrow. With Keith Yandle just about off the market, that leaves one fewer defensemen for Detroit to pursue.

One person close to the situation called the chance Phaneuf becomes a Red Wing by Monday afternoon remote. The more likely situation is the deal gets done in the summer, but with a limited no-trade clause, it’s almost certain that Phaneuf’s days in Toronto are coming to an end, either by tomorrow or after this season. But the Wings are looking and the Leafs have a defenseman, so you never know what can happen between now and Monday afternoon.

If the Red Wings are going to add a body on their blueline by tomorrow, why not Phaneuf? As maligned as he is, Phaneuf in the right situation with the right team could be a useful addition. The biggest impediment in acquiring Phaneuf is that he has a salary cap hit of $7 million per year for each of the next six seasons. That means either the Leafs are going to have to eat some of that salary or take a less-than-stellar contract back. Stephen Weiss – who just happens to be the nephew of Leafs assistant coach Steve Spott – and his $4.9 million for the next three seasons comes to mind, and the Leafs might be able to get a player such asJakub Kindl in the deal.

Would getting a left-shooting defenceman really help us? He could certainly help on the PP but we are always talking about the Right-shot defenceman to give us more options. And it's not like our PP has been bad... I don't see a reason for Phaneuf at all. Plus, on an offence-minded team he has just 23 points (= to Dekeyser's point production). 

In Topic: Once again blowing a lead and giving up 3 goals

Yesterday, 08:17 PM

13-1-0 when leading after 1 

21-0-3 when leading after 2

9-6-1 when trailing after 1 

9-11-2 when trailing after 2 (we have the best point % when trailing) 


Yes, the 3 goals against is concerning, but we are finding ways to win when leading. It's not always pretty, but we get it done. If you ask me, we are a team that relies on the intermission to get refocused and ready to go. 

In Topic: Is Jimmy Our Playoff Goalie?

27 February 2015 - 10:20 PM


You are just spot-picking. Jimmy also stole them two points in Chicago and was very good against Montreal too. I don't know where you get this idea Jimmy isn't reliable. If anything, he has been incredibly consistent this season. 


to add: what's his record in elimination games? I'm pretty sure he's won more than he's lost. 

In Topic: Is Jimmy Our Playoff Goalie?

25 February 2015 - 10:41 AM

This will be our 6th straight try with Jimmy in net in the playoffs. If it's another early exit, which it probably will be if we have to play anyone from our division, then I'd think we have to look towards Mrazek. He's a much cheaper option at this point and Howard isn't horrible so he'd probably get us a decent return back in a trade.

I'll tell ya that this team lacks a lot of grit come playoff time. There's a tenacity, bite and snarl that they seem to lack which usually the other team we play seems to have more of come playoff time. We get intimidated and our shot selections become awful. Not one player around for rebounds and opponents pushing our guys out of the middle to prevent decent scoring chances. That's what I've seen so far the past 5 years. Jimmy skating into the corner to follow 3 Wing defensemen covering one Nashville player who one timed it to Klein into a wide open net sealed the deal for me. Not sure which buffonery was worse, Howard's or the 3 Wings players.

Hope we can get things back on track because I don't feel we have a big enough lead on Boston and Washington for some reason and we still got some tough teams to play. Things seemed greater 3 weeks ago when we were 1st seed. Now things are getting real tight. Gut check time, boys. Let's beat San Jose!


10 points isn't a big enough lead? We don't need to worry about Washington at all, they aren't in our division. 


As far as I'm concerned, this is the toughest stretch of 10 games we have all year (ending with the Rangers first game back at home.) Despite Gustavsson playing great last night, I would put Jimmy in net against any playoff team. I don't know why people dislike Jimmy, but in this season he is absolutely the best goaltender we can put in goal. 

In Topic: 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

31 January 2015 - 04:34 PM

Just did a standings check. 3 teams in the division are on pace for 110+ points and Rangers (the last Wild Card) are on pace for 103 points. Is this abnormally high? It seems like it is.