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#2033966 Babcock to Change Defense Pairings

Posted by hooon on 17 September 2010 - 12:33 PM

It's like Babcock came to LGW and said, "You know what, I'm going to give you people what you want".

Thank-you Mike.

I think his username is blueadams. :hehe:

This rules though.

#2032942 Who will be the whipping boys for '10-'11?

Posted by hooon on 13 September 2010 - 02:38 AM

My guesses.

1. Refs
2. Bettman
3. Howard
4. Filpulla
5. Bertuzzi
6. Babcock

I'm not referring to the best players in history sorry.


1. Carman


#2032566 Free Agency Thread

Posted by hooon on 11 September 2010 - 12:42 PM

From TSN :

From TSN :

Fedotenko will fit in perfectly with the Rangers.... a somewhat talented player who plays hard about 15% of the time.

#2032445 Stanley Cup Predictions

Posted by hooon on 10 September 2010 - 04:59 PM

Pens D is significantly better than last year. Martin is 9 years younger and 10x better on D that Gonchar (maybe ever was). Gonchar's run has come to an end and Shero wisely chose to go in another direction (The Wings made a mistake bringing back Lidstrom for 6.2 mill, because he isn't worth it anymore.

Though I think Detroit has a great team, they are too inconsistent (I think because of how old they are getting). They put up 7 goals in a playoff game, then they can't find the back of the net in the next game. It will be tough to take on Chicago... In a 7 games series only two teams really match up against them (pens and wings)

Knock the pens all you want i'm just saying--- this ISN'T the detroit team from 3 years ago. (thank god because that was a scary fu***** team)

The wings D isn't EVEN CLOSE to the Pens D--- take your aging Rafalski's and Lidstrom--- Who in their right minds could argue that Detroit's D is better than Pittsburghs? This isn't 2007-08

Umm... Martin is not better than Gonchar. Not at all. The wings made a mistake bringing back Lidstrom? The greatest defensemen of all time? How is he not worth it anymore? He was 4th in Norris voting last year, and only because of a slow start and a depleted team did his point totals (minorly) drop.

No one is knocking the pens here. We're knocking your absurdly ignorant attempt at discussion in which you have neglected logic and facts every step of the way.

Literally every point you have posted thus far is the opposite of the truth. It seems like you have never watched a hockey game in your life as you have yet to post a single sentence that even resembles intelligent thought.

By the way, the Wings team last year that was soooo old and not even close to as good as the pens.... actually HAD MORE POINTS AT THE END OF THE SEASON than your Pens did.

Take off the goggles man, you're embarrassing yourself.

#2030575 It's Official: Turco to Hawks

Posted by hooon on 02 September 2010 - 01:15 PM

I'm strangely confident that the voids will be filled. No the depth won't be the same. But at the same time, with so many of the Hawks good players being so young, it would be strange not to expect a little improvement out of Kane, Hjallmarsson, Bolland and Toews. Bolland might be the guy to jump out the most this year. He seemed poised to jump out last year, then missed half the season with his back injury. He never seemed to be back healthy until the playoffs started. And IMO he deserved the Conn Smythe as much as anyone.

Yeah, that's called stupidity.

#2029457 Bill Guerin will NOT be offered a contract

Posted by hooon on 26 August 2010 - 01:57 PM

Is he the one who held the anti-Wings sign up near some restaurant? If so, lotsa luck Billy boy... :ph34r:

It was actually Anti-Detroit.

Bye bye Billy, won't miss you at all you classless prick.

#2028975 Kenny done dealing?

Posted by hooon on 24 August 2010 - 06:51 PM

We might be able to squeeze in Kovalchuk as our 4th line fighter.

#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...