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#2525256 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 23 June 2014 - 11:54 AM

Good Ol' JR!
 
Favorite post of the month...easily. 

BAH GAWD KING STOP THE MATCH! STOP THE GODDAMN MATCH!


#2525255 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 23 June 2014 - 11:51 AM

Good move for both Columbus and Philadelphia.

While we're on the subject of blockbuster moves, the Devils have re-signed Cam Janssen to a one-year, two-way deal. The love affair between Lou and Janssen continues.


#2524962 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 20 June 2014 - 09:52 PM

Dale Weise has re-signed with Montreal for two years.

Too bad he'll only see one of those years, since Milan Lucic is going tof****** kill him next year.


#2524525 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 19 June 2014 - 06:55 AM

If they are facing the enforcer out and let the rats ruin the show, hockey will become like soccer on ice = unwatchable.
 
It's funny how often Thornton gets called a goon, the guy has skill and brings a lot of energy, leadership teams like the Oilers should be lining up to get him and his leadership. He could do some huge guidance for Gazdic or join the Flames and build the toughest 4 line in the NHL with McGrattan and Westgarth. There is potential for him that's for sure. Guy will be in the NHL next year and thanks god this game needs more not less players like him.
 
It's also funny, when the team with the softest fourth line in the league is talking about wasting a roster spot on someone like Thornton. For years now our so called fourth line has been a joke compared to the ones from Boston, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Kings heck even Chicago has a more physical fourth line.
 
Mark my words Chiarelli will regret this decision as soon as the Leafs are rolling into B-town. Would love to see a reinnovation of a grind line and the bash brothers but I also know it wont happen.

I can see him going to a young team that is lacking in the physicality department. Florida, Tampa Bay, maybe Edmonton. I don't see him going to Calgary unless the Flames get rid of Westgarth.


#2524516 Slow News Day Thread

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 19 June 2014 - 04:08 AM

In other news, Ben Eager has signed with a team in the KHL.

Good riddance, scumbag.


#2524275 Compliance buyout expected to be used on Tootoo

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 17 June 2014 - 04:20 PM

Hopefully Tootoo can stick around the NHL. I still don't understand the point of signing him to the contract that we did, only to scratch him and send him to Grand Rapids.


#2524274 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 17 June 2014 - 04:17 PM

This is a message board I don't care if my  argument sticks or not

What a load of s***. So, you're arguing for the sake of arguing? Don't waste your time if you're gonna spout baseless arguments.

We're definitely not the elite of the NHL anymore, but we're a few pieces away from being serious contenders again. Whether Ken actually brings those key pieces here remains to be seen, but you act like we're the Edmonton Oilers.


#2522847 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 05 June 2014 - 01:36 AM

Holland's newest round of comments makes it sound like we're not interested in doing anything big, in free agency or the trade market. Sometimes I want to punch him in the face. Not literally. Figuratively. I guess.

I'd like to physically punch him in the face, partly because I know he doesn't have an enforcer to keep me honest.


#2522844 2014 SCF : (2) The Big Apple vs. (3) Hollywood

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 05 June 2014 - 01:33 AM

Justin Williams is so clutch. Todd Bertuzzi's prestigious negotiating rights to LA for Williams, straight up.

Yes, I'm drunk.


#2522608 2014 SCF : (2) The Big Apple vs. (3) Hollywood

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 03 June 2014 - 01:08 PM

I can't believe Carcillo's suspension actually got reduced. Looked like pretty blatant abuse of a referee to me.


#2522606 Shero & Bylsma Fired

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 03 June 2014 - 01:06 PM

He may be annoying and awkward as part of the broadcast team, but Pierre has a great hockey mind. Very knowledgeable about the game.


#2522451 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 02 June 2014 - 01:55 AM

Now that I think about it, Pittsburgh will likely re-sign Engelland due to some other names likely departing (Niskanen, Orpik?). Kevan Miller may have taken Adam McQuaid's spot on Boston's blueline. Wouldn't mind seeing us pick him up. Other UFA defenseman that would give us some snarl on the blueline include:

Matt Greene
Willie Mitchell
Clayton Stoner
Mark Fraser
Cory Sarich
Douglas Murray
Andrew Alberts
Sheldon Brookbank

Stoner probably stays in Minnesota. Murray interests me, but he's become so slow. Brookbank can play forward and defense, but he was a scratch for Chicago most of the year. Sarich and Mitchell would be okay, but they're both aging. I want Greene or Fraser, or McQuaid via trade.

I hope Orpik stays far away.


#2522113 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 29 May 2014 - 03:26 PM

This team isn't going anywhere next season if we "rebuild from within" this off-season. Sure, we've got some prospects that are projected to make the roster in the future, but we've got to make a few moves and get NHL players on this roster now. How many more years are Datsyuk and Zetterberg going to be leaned on to be our top scorers?


#2519732 Now some gritty forwards.

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 08 May 2014 - 02:22 PM

As far as "gritty forwards" go:

 

Steve Downie: UFA, 27 years old. 24 points in 62 games between Colorado and Philadelphia this season. Undergoing surgery on both of his ears to improve his hearing, which effects his balance. It is unsure whether he'll return to the Flyers with Hextall as GM. He's a pain in the ass to play against and can put up some points. He'd be a solid addition for the bottom 6.

Ryan Callahan: UFA, 29 years old. 36 points in 65 games between the Rangers and Tampa Bay this season. He may price himself out of the range of a lot of teams; if that is the case, we're not a frontrunner for him.

Steve Ott: UFA, 31 years old. 23 points in 82 games between Buffalo and St. Louis this season. He did not play well at all with the Blues. Another pain in the ass to play against that can chip in offensively. However, he's always had someone protecting him wherever he's played in his career. He won't have that luxury here, so I don't know how he'd fit in here. Someone to at least consider, though.

David Clarkson: Buyout/trade candidate, 30 years old. 11 points in 60 games with Toronto this season. Horribly underperformed with the Leafs. If he is bought out, I think we should give him a short contract and place him in the bottom 6. He's shown his capability to produce in the past, but he isn't someone to be relied on for primary scoring. He would also provide the physicality that we've been lacking for the past few years. He could Kenny's "reclamation project".




#2519227 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 05 May 2014 - 12:42 AM

This thread needs more Steve Downie.