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#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.


#2515651 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 24 April 2014 - 10:51 PM

 
Much like Datsyuk and Zetterberg were early in their careers. 

Beat me to it.


#2515551 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 24 April 2014 - 10:17 PM

Early exit this year.


#2513621 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 22 April 2014 - 07:26 PM

Edmonton probably would.

Franzen for Luke Gazdic.


#2512800 ECQF - Series B - Tampa Bay versus Montreal

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 21 April 2014 - 12:19 AM

The officiating has become an absolute disgrace across the board in this league.


#2511675 Lucic Spearing DeKeyser

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 19 April 2014 - 11:06 PM

Another cowardly play by Lucic. He had absolutely no reason to do it. Dekeyser routinely ran him into the boards. He did it because he knew he could.

Guy acts like the toughest s*** but runs away from legit heavyweights. He's ducked Colton Orr multiple times, Georges Laraque multiple times, and just ran away from John Scott last week.


#2508387 What is everyones second favorite team?

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 09 April 2014 - 11:31 PM

Don't have a second favorite team, but I like a lot of favorite players from other teams.


#2507327 4/8 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Sabres 2

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 08 April 2014 - 07:16 PM

My gosh, this crowd is silent.


#2501546 Pens Twitter Fail:Ask Neal Anything...

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 25 March 2014 - 10:24 PM

For those that wrote neal has no talent, you are kidding yourself. he has 84 goals in his last 168 games! yes he is cheap, but he is very talented and very good at putting the puck in the net. he is also very good at pissing off the other team, which is his job. Does it great.

He is also a huge diver and talks an awful lot of trash for someone with only a handful of career fights at the NHL level. Nobody is saying he has no talent, rather that his statistics are inflated by playing with Crosby and Malkin.

Also, there is a difference between pissing off the opposition in the sense that a guy like Glendening does, by playing hard and finishing every check, and throwing cheapshots like Neal.


#2501510 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 25 March 2014 - 09:26 PM

How the f*** was that a penalty on Legwand?

This officiating is a huge joke.


#2498736 James Neal Cross-Check to Glendening's Head [GIF] - Suspension?

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 21 March 2014 - 07:29 PM

 
Orpik isn't dirty at all, I don't know where you got that.  Neal is, and Cooke was, so I get your point.  But Brooks Orpik is not a dirty player. 

I agree with you in that there should not have been suspensions handed out for last night's plays, but Orpik isn't exactly a clean player. Years ago he drilled Erik Cole from behind when Cole was still with the 'Canes. That was a very dirty play.

More recently, he threw a knee-on-knee hit on Derek Stepan of the Rangers. Pretty sure he threw a knee-on-knee on Franzen a while back, too. He talks an awful lot of trash for someone who probably hasn't even fought 15 times in his NHL career. When he does fight, he fights guys who are smaller than him and aren't close to experienced fighters like Joffrey Lupul and RJ Umberger. Orpik is trash.


#2496114 Beard Time

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 16 March 2014 - 11:06 PM

Is that where Cleary has been hiding?

That looks nothing like Babcock's bed.