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In Topic: 2015 Draft

26 June 2015 - 02:41 PM

 

They're trading him because they can't afford to re-sign him.  How would sending Nyquist, who they also couldn't afford to re-sign, be enticing to them? 

 

He was always going for futures.  And if that's all you're going to get in return, why trade within the division?

 

That makes sense. It's just crazy. He is the exact type of player that Holland and Babcock were whining about for the past 4 years. The fact that he was even available was silly. 


In Topic: 2015 Draft

26 June 2015 - 02:36 PM

Presumably because they didn't want to trade an up and coming #1 defenseman within their division. 

 

The Boston Bruins are retarded, but not THAT retarded. 

 

I can't buy that. If we offer them bonafide roster players and our #1, that is loads better than unproven draft picks.


In Topic: 2015 Draft

26 June 2015 - 02:33 PM

A 22 year old 6'5" RHD who plays over 20 minutes a night and scores 40+ points was traded for picks.....for picks??!! 

 

Holland, why didn't you throw the 1st, Nyquist, and Pulks at them?


In Topic: The Bowman Effect

16 June 2015 - 12:08 PM

I think it has less to do with Bowman, and more to do with Lidstrom.

 

Lidstrom was the driving force behind a lot of the team's success since at least 2002, and perhaps even since '98. I don't think it's a huge surprise that as he aged and declined the team kept slipping further from cup contention. Now that he's gone, the team is NOT a contender.

 

When you have a guy that plays half the game and makes no mistakes, then you can effectively cover up a lot of other weaknesses.


In Topic: 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

16 June 2015 - 08:40 AM

Duncan Keith is probably the best defenseman in the NHL. That guy is GOOD. Hjalredlkjson is elite, as well. Those 2 seemed to carry them through the SCF.