Jump to content

hooon's Photo


Member Since 17 Jan 2009
Offline Last Active Today, 05:25 PM

#2027186 Hawks sign Fernando Pisani, $500k

Posted by hooon on 18 August 2010 - 04:56 PM

After a couple of solid seasons, the last few have been rather injury filled and below his normal level of play. Still, I think this is a great signing in terms of Risk Vs Reward. He won't hit 20 goals, but he can still be a solid thirdliner/decent pker on the Hawks, and would almost certainly be better than one of the other AHL scrubs.

Here's a link from an Oiler's columnist who also thinks this could be a minor steal.


Agreed. Hate to admit anything good about the Hawks, but this was a really smart move. I didn't even known Pisani was available. As mentioned, for 500k its a great signing based on his potential, and if he is hurt or sucks they can get rid of him easily enough.

Also its one last roster spot that would need to be filled by a rookie. Good move, but we still own the central.

#2026809 Byfuglien jinxed?

Posted by hooon on 17 August 2010 - 03:28 PM

Nevermind got it lol...

Troy Brouwer ($1.025m) / Jonathan Toews ($6.300m) / Patrick Kane ($6.300m)
Viktor Stalberg ($0.850m) / Patrick Sharp ($3.900m) / Marian Hossa ($5.275m)
Igor Makarov ($0.552m) / Dave Bolland ($3.375m) / Tomas Kopecky ($1.200m)
Bryan Bickell ($0.541m) / Jake Dowell ($0.525m) / Jack Skille ($0.600m)

Posted Image

But... but... Bickell is kind of big, therefore he is a perfect replacement for Byfuglien, and will have a Calder season. Jake Dowell and Versteeg have the same number of syllables in their last names, thus we can assume that Dowell is an adequate replacement as well. And Skille? Come on, that just SOUNDS awesome, I'm sure he'll be fine!!

The more important thing is that the Hawks have incredible goaltending to fall back on :hehe:

#2019869 Wings offer Aaron Downey Tryout?

Posted by hooon on 27 July 2010 - 09:01 PM

How can anyone not love this one?

What a game. I hated seeing the captain go down like that though, scary stuff.

I wonder if the tryout is just to provide a little extra pressure for some of the other guys competing for a spot.

#2018686 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by hooon on 23 July 2010 - 04:06 PM

I know, it cracks me up, you'd think it was junior high and who is your best best friend. :lol:

I heard Helm uninvited Holland to his birthday party at the batting cages...

#2018626 Hawks trade Reasoner to Panthers for Jeff Taffe

Posted by hooon on 23 July 2010 - 01:56 PM

We can laugh all we want.....if the Hawks beat our asses (not impossible) or finish higher in the standings, they'll be the ones laughing.

Ok... Do you think that is going to happen? If the islanders finish higher than us they'll be laughing too, what's your point?

IMO, the Lions have a better chance at winning the Stanley Cup next year than the Hawks do.

We've been one and done in the cap era too so far. Come on bro, you call that guy out for living in 2004 and then try to bring up our old championships from before the lockout but then go on to call them one and done?

We like to take pride in the hockey IQ Wings fans have over other fanbases but I read biased stuff like this all the time on here and it makes me wonder.

Uhh... nowhere did he mention the Wings past championships in that paragraph.

#2018608 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by hooon on 23 July 2010 - 01:38 PM

Also I just wanted to point out that the 3rd line is going to be a scoring line this year with Hudler whether it's Modano, Helm, Abdelkader or whoever else. Last year it was a AHL line. Everybody's numbers are going to be a lot better this season with a healthy team.

Now I really am going outside. I don't want to end up with 20,000 posts on a message board, that's just all kinds of sad. No offense.

Cute. Every single person has proved that your unsupported arguments are completely off base and nonsensical, and your last resort is to insult us for using the same message board that you yourself are arguing on? Define sad for me, please.

And Helm is going backwards? He has had ONE season in the NHL. Going backwards would mean going to the AHL, which he is not doing.

It might behoove you to put some thought into your posts before putting them up for the world to see, that way you wont have to resort to insulting people when they point out how intellectually bankrupt your opinions are.

Edit: Posting ESPN articles to support your arguments does very little to add any validity to your cause.

#2018307 FreeBizNasty

Posted by hooon on 22 July 2010 - 09:57 PM

How is Bissonnette racist for calling someone a communist? Communism isn't a race :confused:

Maybe they got it confused cause of the whole Red thing. Thats a color, and kind of like a race... right?

Free Biz!

I hate NHL's sensorship. Its basically an anti-honesty policy. In the case of Biz he was just a joker.

#2015877 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by hooon on 16 July 2010 - 01:39 PM

Wow now it's a two yr deal? Quick someone tell Holland to go watch some games of his from last year. He doesn't have much left to give anymore. He certainly doesn't warrant pushing Helm down to the third 4th line. Helm would pot at least 15 goals this year with Hudler on his line IMO.

Hudler with Helm would do wonders for Helm's production... but what would it do to Hudler's? He certainly wouldn't hit that 50-60 point mark that he's expected to.

Modano is a better center and is much better offensively than Helm is right now. If its a 2 year deal I could almost realistically see Modano being the 3rd line center this next season, and then Helm taking over the season with Mikey down to the 4th.

And about us having too many forwards. For the nineteenth kabajilionth time.... people will be traded before the season starts. Its that simple. Holland signed them to create competition and retain assets for trades should we have any major holes that need be filled.

I'm pretty sure Holland has been watching plenty of games, thanks.

#2015297 The worst Hockey movie idea!

Posted by hooon on 15 July 2010 - 12:55 PM

Kevin Smith is going to produce/write/direct a hockey flick coming up .. i think hes filming it in Montreal

Indeed, a supposedly more "serious" flick compared to his other stuff. Starring Sean William Scott, aka Stiffler.

That musical looks... embarrassing.

Myself and some friends of mine are trying to produce a low budget biopic on either Sawchuk or the old Production Line. If you are a producer with lots of money, please PM me!

#2015266 Red Wings re-sign Derek Meech

Posted by hooon on 15 July 2010 - 11:56 AM

what a waste.

:ph34r: how are people still not getting this? Stevekrause and others have explained it crystal clearly in multiple threads. People will be traded. There will be lots of competition for those last few spots. We will get assets in return for those who do not make the team. Holland is a genius.

#2014669 RUMOR: Wings Offer 1-year Contract to Maltby

Posted by hooon on 13 July 2010 - 08:14 PM

I'd rather have Maltby than Modano. With Modano I'm sure the team would feel pressure to at least give him 3rd line minutes. Maltby can play 8-10 minutes or can be a healthy scratch without complaints.

Lol if you are at all serious. Yes the team would feel pressure to give him 3rd line minutes, because that is exactly what he deserves. In what perverse world is Maltby better than Modano.

Guys this isn't the end of the world, relax, everything will be alright. Looks to me like just another depth signing, one to make competition, just like with Eaves, Miller and Meech. I don't see anywhere where it says he will be on the roster next season.

And besides, its just an offer. Maybe its too low for his interests? :hehe:

#2014518 Dan Carcillo re-signs with Philly 1 yr $1.075

Posted by hooon on 13 July 2010 - 03:38 PM

Carcillo isn't even close to a plug, he would be on our 3rd line in Detroit most likely. Shelley might not be in every game but Carcillo will be in almost every single one, fighting and scoring goals.

There is NO way he would ever be on our third line. MAYBE last year during december when our team was ravaged by injury would a guy like him be on the third line. Its true he's not a plug... but 3rd line in Detroit? Please.

#2014161 Sharks sign RFA Niklas Hjalmarsson

Posted by hooon on 12 July 2010 - 06:02 PM

Hjalmarsson is much more solid defensively than Kronwall though. 3.5 mil is a slight overpayment but it's not really outrageous at all. 2.5-3.0 mil would have been just right.

And to whoever said he's only been good one season, Hjalmarsson was one of Chicago's best players in the playoffs 2 years ago. Scotty Bowman himself couldn't stop praising him.

All I said was that he has only played one full season in the NHL. While its a skewed comparison in terms of skill, his situation could be reminiscent of Ericsson's, who was very highly touted a year ago after a great stint at the NHL level, but is now somewhat of a question mark. Not saying he'll falter, but you never know.

My point was that 1.5 seasons of good play isn't enough to warrent 3.5 million in salary, but hey, anything that makes their situaiton more complicated is good in my book, but if I'm them I'd rather keep Sharp over Hjalmarsson.

#2014037 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by hooon on 12 July 2010 - 12:46 PM

Everyone seems to be getting hung up on the number of players we have or will have signed once Helm, Abdelkader and Meech re-sign. Everyone should realize that the re-signing of Meech (and depending on what happens maybe even Miller) will be done to retain assets. If Modano, or another forward, can be signed at the moment we'd have 15 forwards going into camp. But that doesn't matter because someone would be moved. If Modano signs that most likely means Miller is moved/waived.

It's the same for a defenseman. If we pick up someone like McKee then Meech will be moved/waived.

Even when looking at our cap number ppl should realize there is wiggle room. You have to be cap complaint at the start of the season but while we attempt to sign another forward and a d-man I believe we can go over the cap by 10% in the summer. So say Modano is signed for $1M and then we move Miller our current cap number only increases by 350k.

So don't get hung up by roster size and the cap number. They're not true numbers until everything is set in stone - which isn't until opening day of the season.


Dunno why everyone is so worried about having too many forwards. Holland has already said they would move people if need be. They will go to camp and compete for their jobs, the best players will get a spot. Whomever we don't need will get traded off... which means we get something in return for their services, rather than just letting them walk.

#2013842 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by hooon on 11 July 2010 - 07:21 PM

He probably doesn't mind.


Talk about hoisting the cup(s).