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#2534907 Datsyuk or Fedorov?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 25 August 2014 - 10:08 AM

I think something that really works in Pav's favor regarding the HOF is the idea that most people have regarded him as at least a top-5 player in the league for the better half of a decade now. For 2-3 years, a lot of people considered him the best player in the game.


I think that reputation will give him a big push.

#2531803 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 July 2014 - 11:03 AM

I'm having trouble understanding why the universal thought is that the price for Mike Green is generally pretty high.


If they are indeed asking for what others have suggested....


Why does Washington think they can reel in a high end, young, NHL-ready talent, a top prospect, and a high round pick for a guy who's value has dipped GREATLY, has one year left on his contract, and, from the structure of their team, is expendable?


When Spezzas and Keslers are being traded for the returns they got, that seems highly unreasonable even considering different positions are being compared as well as the manufactured value of a right handed d-man.

#2529424 Well...at least we're not Philadelphia. Giroux Arrested.

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 02 July 2014 - 11:32 AM


Yeah? At least he's willing to take risks and make moves. Holland is the real clown show.


LOL, he took BAD risks and made BAD moves.


He traded Sergei Bobrovsky for 3 picks.

#2529412 Well...at least we're not Philadelphia. Giroux Arrested.

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 02 July 2014 - 11:07 AM

They, as an organization, truly are a clown show.


Hell, they gave Paul Holmgren a promotion...

#2529410 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 02 July 2014 - 11:03 AM


I think we can all agree



I disagree.

#2529112 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 01 July 2014 - 08:17 PM

Damn you Kenny Holland...you offered better contracts but didn't do some kind of voodoo s*** to get guys to come here....seriously, WTF do you want Holland to do?   He made better or equal offers and lost players to teams that are no better or worse than we are. 


What exactly should he do? 


.....are you serious?


He should not sign a 3rd pairing defensive defenseman to a dollar figure higher than Christian Ehrhoff....

#2527556 It's too bad about us having Weiss...

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 01 July 2014 - 08:50 AM

60 points for a second center is very good. We can't have a team full of superstars anymore.


Yeah, I'm not sure how realistic it is to expect more than that from a 2nd line center. That is why they are 2nd line centers.


If they scored 70-80 points, they would be 1st line centers (see: Datsyuk, Zetterberg).

#2525275 Hartnell to Columbus for Umberger + 4th in 2015

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 23 June 2014 - 01:54 PM

Lol, I thought Paul Holmgren wasn't their GM anymore?


Makings moves for the sake of making moves. They can't keep still...ever.....

#2517940 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 28 April 2014 - 09:46 AM

CapGeek Armchair GM Roster
Jaromir Jagr ($4.000m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($7.500m) / Dave Bolland ($4.000m) 
Daniel Alfredsson ($3.000m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) 
Riley Sheahan ($1.000m) / Stephen Weiss ($4.900m) / Tomas Tatar ($1.000m) 
Luke Glendening ($0.628m) / Marcel Goc ($1.700m) / Ben Eager ($1.100m) 
Anthony Mantha ($0.894m) / 
Matt Niskanen ($4.000m) / Dan Boyle ($6.667m) 
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($4.250m) 
Brendan Smith ($1.263m) / Danny DeKeyser ($1.000m) 
Andrew Alberts ($1.000m) / 
Martin Brodeur ($6.000m) 
Petr Mrazek ($0.595m) 
Johan Franzen ($0.000m) 
Carlo Colaiacovo ($0.000m) 
Jordin Tootoo ($0.975m) 
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(estimations for 2014-15)
SALARY CAP: $71,100,000; CAP PAYROLL: $68,430,000; BONUSES: $195,000
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $2,670,000


Aside from all of the other true head scratchers of this "roster", a soon-to-be-and-declining 42 year old Marty Brodeur (currently making $4M per) @$6M?


Somebody needs to take CapGeek away from this fella....

#2517389 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 26 April 2014 - 07:38 PM

On a diff note .... Speaking of the future .. Anthony mantha has another 2 goals so far in a 3-3 game

Can't wait to see him with Grand Rapids


I wish we could fast forward a couple years. I'm really looking forward to this kid...

#2515837 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 25 April 2014 - 03:25 PM

The problem is that Holland has neglected size in this line up. We have capable top 6 youngsters but we need a big winger or two. Losing Franzen we are shrimps up front. I don't see too many high end power forwards on the market either


I think Mantha, Sheahan, and Jurco are part of the solution there, but to fully realize that won't be for another couple years....

#2510175 ECQF - Series C - Penguins versus Blue Jackets

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 17 April 2014 - 10:59 AM

If a player has position on him it shouldn't be interference, and the wings have been called on a lot of those this year, even when we had the position on the guy trying to get by.


I can agree with that, but what I saw being called were penalties like Scuderi's where the puck was chipped past him and then he proceeded to skate in front of the guy's skating space to slow him down. That should be a penalty every time.

#2509975 flyers sign macdonald to 6 year $30 million extension

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 16 April 2014 - 08:39 AM




Timonen, Kimmo »  $6,000,000 


Streit, Mark » 5,250,000  $5,250,000  $5,250,000  $5,250,000 


Pronger, Chris »  35+ LTIR $4,941,429  $4,941,429  $4,941,429  $4,941,429 


Coburn, Braydon »   $4,500,000  $4,500,000  $4,500,000 


Schenn, Luke » $3,600,000  $3,600,000  $3,600,000 


Grossmann, N. » $3,500,000  $3,500,000  $3,500,000 


Gustafsson, Erik »   $1,000,000 


Gill, Hal »   $700,000 


MacDonald, Andrew »   $550,000  $5,000,000  $5,000,000  $5,000,000  $5,000,000  $5,000,000  $5,000,000 



#2509865 Gus & Tatar almost traded to Calgary per McKenzie

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 15 April 2014 - 05:42 PM


Sheahan will never be a legit 1C. He slots in to be a 3rd line center on a healthy team. Good defensively, can chip in, but shouldn't be expected to perform above that. 


I would think that a player with his shot and his passing ability can do better than a 3rd line center...

#2509863 flyers sign macdonald to 6 year $30 million extension

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 15 April 2014 - 05:32 PM

Wheter people like or not Amac would have gotten the same if not more on the open market Holmer knew it. You aren't going to get a young top pairing defenseman under 7 mill anymore thanks to the stupid CBA so why shouldn't second pairing guys cash in for giving their bodies to the team? At some point people have to understand the time for giving hometown discounts is gone and the owners brought it to themselves by employing a midget and locking out the players 3 times in a row. So instead of bitching about the deal why not grats Amac? He finally gets to play for an organization which will spend to the cap instead of lowballing their players. Also there is no purpose in having a hard cap, if leagues want a cap it should be MLB like.


We're annoyed because it is guys like Paul Holmgren who have created this "reality". Throwing money at guys who don't deserve it.


I don't care who you play for, a d-man worth $5M per doesn't finish -22 and 28 points. Every defenseman should be judge on a Nick Lidstrom scale. How much did the best d-man of the generation make in his last year? $6M?