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#2317594 How bad are we if our roster is now finalized?

Posted by hooon on 10 July 2012 - 02:06 AM

Lol. You couldn't possibly be anymore of a joke if you tried. Can't wait to see the Wild miss the playoffs again.


#2313959 Suter Watch: Decision today, down to Wings/Wild

Posted by hooon on 03 July 2012 - 07:44 PM

Where's Luca Brasi when you need him?


With the fishes.


#2312484 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by hooon on 02 July 2012 - 04:09 AM

I've always wanted a player like Tootoo, and received my share of negs for it. I like this signing. He brings energy and speed and is by far the toughest guy we have now.

He has shown good offense instincts in the past, hopefully he can contribute a bit.


#2310703 Sidney Crosby signs 12-year, $104.4M Contract, $8.7M/yr

Posted by hooon on 28 June 2012 - 11:06 AM

So... Crosby just helped everyone out a little bit in terms of the Parise sweepstakes. Gonna be really hard to justify paying anyone over 9 million if that's what Crosby's making.


#2310000 Shanahan snubbed from HoF induction

Posted by hooon on 26 June 2012 - 10:43 AM

Nope.

Lidstrom, yes.


#2309884 Pens Targeting Suter and Parise

Posted by hooon on 25 June 2012 - 10:16 PM

Not if they trade Paul Martin and his $5 million contract which they are trying to do. That will give them more money than the Wings. I don't like it at all but Pittsburgh may be a more desirable place to play given the age of their key players.


Actually, no. The Wings would still have more. And also that creates another open hole in the Pens roster and they already have twice as many players to sign than the Wings.

It's really not that feasible for the Pens to do this unless they want to lose Crosby in a couple seasons.


#2308564 Pavel and his girlfriend at the NHL Awards

Posted by hooon on 21 June 2012 - 07:57 PM

I feel like I walked in on some awkward moment.

Backing away quietly...


#2308529 Would you make this trade?

Posted by hooon on 21 June 2012 - 05:34 PM

Its popular to hate on Mule these days, that's why people do it.

People like to pretend the streakiness is a new thing, but Holland and co. and anyone else paying attention would know that he's always been streaky, even back in 08 when everyone loved him (didn't a huge % of his goals that year come in March?).

Fact is, he's led the team in goals for the past two years, and has a very friendly cap hit. If the Wings move him out, it had better be for someone who scores more than 30 goals a season to make up for his lost offense.


My biggest knock on Franzen is that he doesn't use his size as effectively as he could. He's one of our only big forwards, but doesn't play big.


#2308147 Bobby Ryan

Posted by hooon on 19 June 2012 - 09:35 PM

Stewart has similar scoring ability to Ryan, is much stronger and tougher and would be much cheaper in a trade and against the cap


Wait, do you like Stewart?


#2307211 2012-2013 Odds of winning the Stanley Cup

Posted by hooon on 13 June 2012 - 03:42 PM

Lol how is Chicago that high? Two years of barely squeaking into the playoffs and first round exits and they still have an insanely poor defense and the worst goalie tandem in the league.


#2306843 Brad Stuart's rights traded to San Jose

Posted by hooon on 11 June 2012 - 11:08 PM

So many folks in this thread don't seem to understand the concept of trading a player's rights. This is NOT the same as trading a signed player where you command an equal return on the player being shipped out.

Don't understand how anyone could be mad at this. He wasn't going to re-sign with the wings regardless, so its a good thing we got something in return.

Either let him walk as a UFA and watch him sign with the Sharks, OR trade his rights and get value for him. Its a no brainer.


#2304636 Tim Thomas.

Posted by hooon on 01 June 2012 - 02:13 PM

Doesn't make any sense whatsoever, especially for a 38 year old injury free goalie with one year left on a contending team that he just won a cup and Conn Smythe with. :blink:


I have no idea what factors would contribute to a decision like this in his life, but it seems plain as day that any normal person would play out this remaining year (its 5 million dollars!) and THEN retire, if indeed rest and relaxation is what he seeks.

He's a strange dude.


#2304629 Excited and Optimistic

Posted by hooon on 01 June 2012 - 01:59 PM

It'll be tough making the playoffs next season unless we have a huge offseason signing.

We finished 5th this season and the West is getting more and more competitive each year. Also, the Wings looked putrid when Lidstrom was injured late in the season.

It'll likely be a dogfight to get one of those last few spots. A Parise or Suter would make that easier of course.


The Wings looked putrid because they were also missing Datsyuk, Howard, MacDonald, Helm, Eaves, and Ericsson during that same stretch that Lidstrom was out.


#2303233 Hasek wants to play in the NHL again

Posted by hooon on 25 May 2012 - 04:26 PM

For 24/7 purposes alone, I hope this happens!


#2302491 A general, how I would build a team

Posted by hooon on 21 May 2012 - 05:19 PM

5. I posted this on another thread as well, but needs to be repeated here. In general, men reach their physical peaks around 27. if you go look at players in every sport, they generally have their best years from age 27-32. yes you can have some freaks come along, but those are rare. Ideally, 1/3 to 1/2 of the team would be in this age group. it is hard to get to 1/2 now with the cap, because guys this age in their primes, get paid premium dollars. But a team should have 10+ guys between 27 and 32. With the balance split equally between those younger and older than this group. In a perfect world, you have 11 guys between 27-32, 6 guys 26 and younger, and 6 guys 33 and older. if things are really going well, your top 3 forwards, top 2 dmen, and starting goalie are in the group 27-32.


Honestly, nothing you've ever posted needs to be repeated here, or anywhere. Ever.