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#2484798 Zetterberg out with herniated disc

Posted by dirtydangles on 17 February 2014 - 08:07 PM

When I hear statements about the players being "paid" during the olympics it makes me think directly of elementary and high school teachers (in canada at least) who get paid during the summer even though they don't work during that time. The pay is spread out over the year and even though they are earning it all in a 10 month span - they aren't paid it all as they earn it so they get money during the summer. 

 

This isn't really in response to anyone in particular - I just think its not as simple as saying NHL players are the only career where you can get paid while you aren't directly working for it. 




#2483921 If we become sellers...

Posted by dirtydangles on 14 February 2014 - 04:07 PM

if the injuries to Z Pav and Mule are more serious than thought, would the front office ever entertain the idea of cashing in on them to contenders?

No. Maybe Franzen but no to Z and Dats. They are so valuable to teach the next generation of wings. Also their cap hits are too high for most contenders to deal with. We would need a 1C or top 5 pick coming back for this to make any sense at all.




#2483719 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by dirtydangles on 13 February 2014 - 08:55 PM

How do we feel about our own Brendan Smith? Keeper? Dud? Too early to say?

If Smith was playing on the PP regularly everyone would be high on this kid. He is restricted from doing what he does best. 




#2483550 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by dirtydangles on 13 February 2014 - 12:48 AM

One name that sticks out on that list is Anton Stralman for me. If he hits FA it likely means Girardi re-signed. I like Stralman a lot and think he would be a nice fit on the wings. 




#2483296 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by dirtydangles on 10 February 2014 - 11:27 PM

I honestly can't believe Van fans think they deserve anything more than Franzen for Edler.  Maybe A Callahan or Ferraro, but they sure as f*** aren't touching Mantha or anyone from the kid line for f****** Edler. 

 

edit: after read more of Van fans posts, they are f****** idiots. Purposed ideas:  Franzen+ Mantha/Nyquist/Tatar+1st for Edler.......LOL really??

some are wanting Nyquist, Smith, 1st - I wouldn't trade Nyquist straight up for Edler at this point. And our 1st isn't just a throw in considering our current place in the standings. The best package I could justify for Edler is Pulkkinen + Backman + 2nd + Cap dump. That is all. 


Unfortunately if traded the Blues would be doing so to "upgrade" their forward group.  

I've always seen stewart as a bone-headed type player that takes dumb penalties and doesn't bring it every game. I think if the Blues could get a hard working skilled winger they would bite. I don't really love Stewart enough to give up assets that could be better used elsewhere. 




#2482327 Kris Letang Suffers Stroke

Posted by dirtydangles on 07 February 2014 - 02:21 PM

Further testing also revealed that Letang, 26, has had a very small hole in the wall of his heart since birth. This small defect in the wall is present in all individuals before birth but seals shut in most people. It is possible that the hole in the heart led to the stroke.

The hole is between the two atria - not a hole leading into the thorax like it sounds. It is normal in everyone to have a hole called the foramen ovale - which shunts blood past the lungs due to blood being oxygenated by the mother while in the womb - its actually quite common that this does not fully close (into a fossa ovalis) in people after birth - but it is pretty uncommon that this would not be found in a high performance athlete by now.




#2482227 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by dirtydangles on 07 February 2014 - 12:44 AM

I heard it was Nyquist + Smith and a 1st (Mantha)

Since then Nyquist stock has risen and Edler's has fallen. Canucks have a lot of pressure right now to make moves. They've held on too long to players and blown a lot of opportunities (Luongo)

I would be okay with Tatar + Smith + 1st/2nd + salary dump. Edler was an elite defensemen not too long ago. We desperately need a RH d man

Edler is a lefty. I think that is too much to give up. Tatar alone would hurt so much. I'd give Jurco + 1st + cap dump and that is the highest I would go for Edler at this point. In a perfect world - Andersson + Kindl + 1st + 3rd + lower cap dump




#2482077 Glendening vs Andersson

Posted by dirtydangles on 06 February 2014 - 09:16 PM

So does Glendening

Glendening has decent wheels - I think most people would back me on this. You are the first person I have heart say that Andersson has top end speed and also the first person I have heard call Glendening slow. Agree to disagree I guess.




#2481865 Glendening vs Andersson

Posted by dirtydangles on 06 February 2014 - 08:01 PM

Skating- Andersson Both have similar top end speed, Andersson has better acceleration and agility.  

Faceoffs- Andersson Glendening is still learning after being a winger for most of his hockey career and should get better, but might and should doesn't get you much.

Offensive awareness Andersson Neither have lit it up, but Andersson at least has 13 points.  Glendening gets less TOI a game and hasn't played with many quality line mates but he should have more than 4 assists at this point.

Defensive awareness-push  neither are Selke candidates, but both are solid defensive forwards

Grit-Glendening Andersson is about as gritty as a marshmallow while Glendening is at least willing to get in peoples' faces.

You can't be serious - Andersson has Bert speed.




#2480401 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by dirtydangles on 02 February 2014 - 04:07 PM

Wings need a solid dman. Tonight was exhibit A again. We don't need anymore firepower unless you want to start winning games 8-5. 




#2480399 The NHL reffing affecting the game

Posted by dirtydangles on 02 February 2014 - 04:06 PM

Z got manhandled multiple times that game with no call including one right before the end of the 3rd. It makes sense then that the Caps don't get a soft pp in OT then - but the refs do it anyway. I don't mind the Z no call if they don't make that soft call in OT. 




#2480311 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 02 February 2014 - 03:20 PM

With a mediocre goalie we might actually have won this one.

Howard literally has a 50/50 chance of stopping Ovi - he just has nothing on Ovi for some reason.




#2480307 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 02 February 2014 - 03:19 PM

congrats refs! And somehow the NHL spins it that Ovi is a hero despite doing dick-all all game. If they put the whistle away for the wings do the same the other way.




#2480266 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 02 February 2014 - 03:12 PM

Z got molested out there with no call - he gets penalized for that "trip" earlier. Cmon refs at least make it LOOK like you aren't being one sided. 




#2480244 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 02 February 2014 - 02:59 PM

How many Abby's does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Infinite because he has no hands.