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#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).

#2013600 Trade Idea with the Ducks

Posted by hooon on 10 July 2010 - 05:13 PM

getFlaf for zetter!


#2013208 Sharks sign RFA Niklas Hjalmarsson

Posted by hooon on 09 July 2010 - 01:58 PM

Lets call a spade a spade, for what they were handed by Tallon, they've actually done a pretty good job at least receiving picks for assets to fix the mess they were dealt... it's just SUCH a huge mess, there's no way to fix it outright... it's going to take time, but they are definitely doing a good job with the hand they were dealt...

I could maybe agree if they had been able to retain even ONE of Hjalmarsson, Ladd, Versteeg, Byfuglien... who else am I forgeting? They won the cup, and that counts for a hell of a lot, and no one can take that away, but still, I don't see how Stan Bowman has done anything remarkable. All of the picks they've aquired are not a result of great management, they were aquired in spite of bad management.

Having draft picks is nowhere near the same thing as having a cup-winning roster. I'd like to see the actual numbers, but how many picks/prospects actually pan out at the NHL level?

I also think its reasonable to believe that a good majority of those picks/prospects will eventually be traded again in the next several years when the Hawks finally have some cap and need to get some actual players, instead of the 1 year scrub contracts they will likely have next season.

#2013064 Datsyuk goes back to school

Posted by hooon on 09 July 2010 - 11:40 AM

They need to make this into a TV show.

#2013055 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by hooon on 09 July 2010 - 11:35 AM

itd be a big kick in the face to dallas if he doesnt retire with them. hes been there his whole career. but who knows

Umm... how is it a kick in the face to Dallas? THEY were the ones who said they didn't want him back. It was a kick in the face to Modano.

#2011357 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by hooon on 06 July 2010 - 04:36 PM

pretty hard to prove you can score at the nhl level when may and maltby are your linemates. Babcock also stated abby will be on the PK full time next year so GR is out of the question.

Abby did not only play with May and Maltby... in fact those two were not even in the lineup a lot of time. There was a point actually during the season where Abdelkader was our 2nd line center for a couple of weeks because of injuries.

He definitely needs to take a step forward in production, which is something he is totally capable of. Any PP time should accelerate that. I wouldn't mind keeping his GR options open, you never know what will happen.

#2011328 Miller signs 1 year deal

Posted by hooon on 06 July 2010 - 03:50 PM

Eaves is better at getting injured.

He's better at not being a healthy scratch.

#2010636 Bob Probert passes away at 45

Posted by hooon on 05 July 2010 - 06:21 PM

Hate to hear this. I feel bad for his family and friends, and he will be deeply missed.

The world just got a little less tough.

#2010335 Miller and Eaves likely to file for arbitration?

Posted by hooon on 05 July 2010 - 11:28 AM

John Madden made 2.75 million last year for the Hawks. There is no way on earth I'd be willing to pay that much for a 4th liner. Even if he took a huge discount, it would still be too much to pay.

Eaves is young, and can do everything that Madden does, sans cups.

Miller... well I've said all along that I want him gone. We have like 6 players that do exactly what he does, only better.

#2010325 Wings 2010-11 cap space reduced

Posted by hooon on 05 July 2010 - 11:10 AM

Who did we pay a bonus out to, and for what?

Maybe Lebda, for leaving for good.

#2009865 Kronwall on TSN Hardest Hitters

Posted by hooon on 04 July 2010 - 02:00 AM

I love seeing those hits from him but... no way is Kronwall anywhere near the top 10 hitters of all time.

And Pheneuf? The highlights they show of him are from junior? wtf.

No offense to OP or anything, but this list is a complete sham.

#2009673 WHL Team Offers LeBron James Contract

Posted by hooon on 03 July 2010 - 01:26 PM

I think they'd do it if they waived the ShoWare 3 on 3 basketball event clause. Imagine if Bosh and Wade signed too. That'd be one hell of a ShoWare 3 on 3 basketball tourney squad.