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#2622600 Non-Wings You've Grown to Like

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 09 August 2015 - 09:28 PM

Is the criteria that we had to have hated these players first? Cuz I've always loved Kopitar.

Maybe Crosby. I used to absolutely loathe him but since he's cut the whining and entitlement issues down considerably, and continues to play at a phenomenal level I've really grown to respect him. I don't know if I "like" him, but I certainly don't hate him anymore.

I think a lot of people have adopted that attitude with Crosby recently.

 

I used to hate Patrick Kaleta, especially in the first few years of his career. All the dirty hits, diving, and spot-picking made him impossible for me to like at the time. As time has went on, especially after he was demoted to Rochester, he seems to have gotten the message from management that they wanted the antics to stop. I watched him last year and he still hits like a truck, stirs the pot, and drops the gloves occasionally. The major difference is he doesn't seem to dive or head-butt or pull any of those antics anymore. It doesn't look like he'll be brought back by Buffalo but I'm really hoping someone picks him up. 




#2622558 Free agents this off season

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 08 August 2015 - 10:41 PM

Don't let the title confuse you. This is a Howard vs Mrazek/ trade Howard/ waive Mrazek thread

Well it should be taken to an appropriately titled thread. It's annoying how every thread turns into some s***show about the goaltending situation or Franzen. I know it's the offseason, but some people here want to discuss things besides the Wings. 




#2622241 Free agents this off season

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 04 August 2015 - 12:20 PM

I have no clue what waiver options he has, but they might as well send Mraz back down to GR just to get some starts. It's gonna be the Jim Howard show as soon as the season starts.

That won't happen. We'd lose him if he were on waivers. 

 

I think it's silly to assume that the #1 tag belongs to either one at this point. Howard has the experience and Mrazek is surely held in high regards by Blashill. Unless an injury takes one of them out or one severely under-performs, there's no reason to believe that they won't split starting time.




#2620321 Sharp & Johns to DAL for Daley and Garbut

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 12 July 2015 - 11:04 PM

Could someone who's more familiar with Dallas than I am tell me what their plan is for defense?

There's a lot of hype around Klingberg. He is supposed to come into his own next season. They've got a pretty young, inexperienced blueline at the moment. I think they'd benefit greatly from a guy like Oduya, though I'm not sure if they have the cap space. 

 

They've got Stanley Cup-caliber offense. I'm sure Nill recogizes that something else needs to be done for the defense before the season starts. 




#2619895 Wings‬ sign left wing Eric Tangradi

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 09 July 2015 - 06:38 PM

 

This ^

 

After Tootoo being buried in the minors it seemed everyone was afraid to throw down, so we had guys like Miller and Quincey dropping the gloves. The liberties opposing players would take on our guys made me sick, and I still want to see an imprint of Chris Neil's face in the boards. 

Lol. Neil could wipe the floor with Abdelkader, Ericsson, and Quincey all at once. 

 

Am I hearing you suggest we sign McGrattan?




#2619723 Wings‬ sign left wing Eric Tangradi

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 08 July 2015 - 09:41 PM

Tangradi and "enforcer" don't belong in the same sentence. He may be big, but he hasn't even fought 10 games in almost 150 NHL games. The highest number of fighting majors he's had in an NHL season is 2. 

 

That said, he likely won't make the team, but could be a call-up if injuries hit. Basically an AHL depth signing.




#2617257 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 29 June 2015 - 01:25 PM

Ok. I have a question for you then. Would you rather keep the old building around and have big advertising on the front of the Jersey like European soccer. Or would you rather have no Jersey advertising and a corporate name on a new arena?

I'm not sure that is the real situation.

 

"Okay guys, either we demolish the arena or we have ads on the jerseys to keep the arena standing. What's it gonna be?"




#2615724 Free agents this off season

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 23 June 2015 - 09:41 AM

I'd like a guy like Franson, but he'll get offers far more lucrative than what Ken is going to be offering. I don't think he's worth $6 mil/year, anyway. 




#2615103 Jets re-sign Anthony Peluso for only 675.000 AAV (2 years)

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 18 June 2015 - 01:36 PM

 

Andersson doesn't do anything all that well.  I would trade him straight up for Peluso with no additional compensation.  

I'd trade Andersson for an Anthony Peluso rookie card, honestly.




#2615071 Jets re-sign Anthony Peluso for only 675.000 AAV (2 years)

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 18 June 2015 - 10:41 AM

Good signing for Winnipeg. He isn't going to play every single game, but he doesn't seem like a liability, from what I've seen. Not an offensive threat by any stretch of the imagination, but he plays his role well. 


 

Gee, maybe one of these teams will make it out of the first round next year.

Right, because we've been consistent at making it out of the first round recently...




#2562137 McGratton on waivers

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 09 January 2015 - 06:48 PM

 
Nope, I bet team (the league over) were lining up to sign a slow, talentless, 37 year old dips*** who squirts people with water bottles from the bench. 

I doubt tons of teams were lining up, but I remember Bob MacKenzie saying something to the extent that several teams would pitch him offers during the summer, which is more than merely "Perennially horrible Florida".


#2562135 McGratton on waivers

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 09 January 2015 - 06:41 PM

 
Well one of the two people you're talking about just got waived because he's EXACTLY an unskilled meathead goon, and the other didn't have a place on the only team in the league that 100% embraces unskilled meathead goons.  So what point are you trying to make?  That one of the two of them is a good hockey player?
 
They're just different levels of unskilled, meatheaded, goon.  Hence nobody (other than perennially horrible Florida) wants them. 

Where did I say either McGrattan or Thornton were good hockey players?

Also, I doubt the Panthers were the only team interested in Thornton this past summer.


#2562129 McGratton on waivers

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 09 January 2015 - 06:20 PM

I'm not a Thornton fan by any means, but Shawn is a much better hockey player than Brian IMO

He doesn't know the difference. Anyone who fights more than 3 times in their career=unskilled meathead goon.


#2562126 McGratton on waivers

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 09 January 2015 - 06:07 PM

 
You really don't have any ideas?  Not even a guess?

He wasn't a good hockey player last year, and still isn't this year. Give me a hint?


#2562122 McGratton on waivers

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 09 January 2015 - 06:02 PM

If Kenny picks him up, I take back everything negative I've ever said about him and this team.

Realistically, I hope someone picks him up and he sticks around the league. Why did Calgary waive him? He was basically a regular on their 4th line last year. What happened?