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#2488267 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by dirtydangles on 01 March 2014 - 10:58 AM

I went to the Griffins vs Abbotsford Heat game last night. Pukks was every where scoring 2goals, and Jarnkok looked real good. Almquist showed great vision and skil.

I can see why teams would want them in trade, and I'd be ok packaging them in the right deal.

I'd think Nyquist is untouchable, and it would take a big name to pry Tatar lose.

Jarnkrok is exploding. 6 points in last 2 games. 19 points in last 15 games. 

#2487336 2/27 GDT : Red Wings 6 at Senators 1, Franzen w/Hat Trick

Posted by dirtydangles on 27 February 2014 - 04:18 PM

What does Nyquist have to do to get some respect? Scores the game winner and plays hard last game and he gets 4th line duty to start again. Meanwhile Cleary hasn't played in forever and has done nothing in recent memory to garner playing on the 1st line. Babs is probably just trying to be fair to some of the older guys before he benches them again during the playoff push. 


The obvious choice to me was to have Glendening in on the bottom line and Nyquist on 1st line. 

#2486936 2/26 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Canadiens 1 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 26 February 2014 - 06:07 PM

Nyquist - Dats - Abdelkader (babs likes the big body)

Franzen - Helm - Alfredsson

Tatar - Sheahan - Jurco

Miller - Glendening - Eaves


That is who I would start based on recent performances. Soon enough Weiss comes in and takes a spot on the 4th to get going.

#2486617 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by dirtydangles on 25 February 2014 - 12:06 AM

Does anyone watch a lot of Griffins and know how he's scoring these? Is he straight roofin missles? Or is he just hunting rebounds in front of the net?

For the first time in his career he has less PIM's than number of games played, and is doing his best scoring. Maybe he's just not in the box as much anymore??? He only has 8 assists though, which is a bit concerning. Truly skilled players usually have a bit more than 8 in 54 games.

Last 2 were a tip in and a garbage rebound both off of Almquist slapshots.

#2486613 2014 draft thoughts.

Posted by dirtydangles on 24 February 2014 - 11:50 PM

Jarnkrok has been increasing production lately 13 points in last 13 games. I think he will be fine. When you see him on the ice he looks dangerous often (especially on PP) and always looks to play it safe to prevent odd man rushes (which is why his point production is lower). After watching the griffins over the olympic break I am less worried about him panning out. Also he would benefit from Mantha on his wing. 

#2486263 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by dirtydangles on 22 February 2014 - 06:37 PM

I'd rather put Q on forward than trade for that over the hill POS Ryan Smyth.  Like stated numerous times, Ryan Smyth = Danny Cleary.

Ryan Smyth is worse than clear at this point. I'd trade Q to them for a pick though - no need for aging piles of flaming garbage coming back.

#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.