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#2028101 Small rule change confirmed

Posted by hooon on 21 August 2010 - 04:46 PM

i.e. Shootout wins will no longer count towards the total number of wins for the first tiebreaker criteria.

I approve

Good, SO wins are so weak.

#2027746 The Hockey News Top50 List

Posted by hooon on 20 August 2010 - 01:23 PM

Disagree with quite a lot. I agree with whomever said goalies shouldn't be on this list. At a glance:

Players ranked too low:
Zetterberg at 22
Kovalchuk at 19
Mike Richards at 23
Marlaeu at 42??? What?
Chara at 37
Nash at 36
Cammelleri at 49
Getzlaf at 29

Players ranked too high:
Toews at 5
Kane at 12, not yet Kane
St. Louis at 13, are you kidding me?
Pronger, obv not better than Lidstrom

There's more but most of it goes without saying.

#2027730 In Depth Look at the Central Division

Posted by hooon on 20 August 2010 - 12:57 PM

This article reads like it was written by a 12 year old. Did they even attempt to re-read it at least once to check for errors? Hate to nitpick but that is seriously some of the worst professional writing I have ever seen.

#2027451 Jim Nill: Jakub Kindl 'should fit in well with us'

Posted by hooon on 19 August 2010 - 12:55 PM

I know most of us read all the detroit papers but I hope it works out for Kindl, because no matter how you look at it wings eventually needs to get younger, and insert high end youth players to get nhl experience, because the lidstroms etc won't be here for much longer

omg we have more than one of him?!

No but really, Nill doesn't seem that high on him, rather that he is out of options and he hopes Kindl turns out well.

#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)

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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: