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#2455210 Michael Del Zotto

Posted by dirtydangles on 19 November 2013 - 05:06 PM

What is with this fascination to have Alfie as a Dman? Makes no sense. Following the logic of "he is a vet player with good d instincts" we should have Datsyuk and Z back there too. Being a Dman is a lot about positioning around the net and using your body effectively (things alfie hasn't had to do in his extensive career). He would get destroyed back there.




#2454946 Datsyuk in shootouts

Posted by dirtydangles on 17 November 2013 - 09:04 PM

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Holland's solution was to go out and get a shootout specialist (who can't do anything else) like Omark or a 40 year old version and use it as an excuse to say he "made the team better"




#2454363 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by dirtydangles on 15 November 2013 - 10:24 PM

Should put sammy in the shootout - at least the goalie will have to make a save and there's always the chance that he slips and falls and his logo changes position and sammy scores.




#2454337 What would you do?...

Posted by dirtydangles on 15 November 2013 - 10:19 PM

after ANOTHER OT loss you gotta think its about time Holland tries to do something to improve this team. They seem to be maxing out at OT losses. 




#2453961 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by dirtydangles on 15 November 2013 - 05:27 PM

If I had kids, I would sacrifice one of them for a win tonight. Haha, please Wings pull this one out. I don't care if Cleary and Samuelsson both get hat tricks and permanently stay in the line up please just win. LGRW!

I will find a cleary jersey and burn it for a win tonight. I'm sure Babs would sacrifice Tatar for a win tonight. 




#2453960 What would you do?...

Posted by dirtydangles on 15 November 2013 - 05:26 PM

The only players whose contracts expire next year are: Samuelsson, Bertuzzi, Cleary, Alfredsson, Quincey, Ericsson, Gustavsson and Eaves.  The RFAs who will need to be locked up will be DeKeyser and Tatar.

 

With our glut of forwards, the only one I think Holland will even offer to re-sign will be Alfredsson and Bertuzzi.  Maybe not even Bertuzzi.  Realistically, Alfredsson may not be back.  On defense, only Ericsson has earned a new contract, Gustavsson may be brought back, but he won't get a raise, at least not substantial.  Eaves will be gone as well.  That's 16.8 million freed up (even considering Alfredsson's deferred bonus).

 

16.8 plus the cap going up to the high 60 million runs us around 22-23 million.

 

We will need to sign or re-sign a backup goalie and Ericsson, but beyond that we don't NEED to fill any positions.  I'd still like to upgrade a few, but we'll have enough to ice a team.  

 

Ericsson will take 5 million hopefully.  Gustavsson, or whoever is our backup, will make between 1 and 2 million.  That leaves us with 15 million to play with, give or take a few million.  That's two really good players.  If any such players will be entering the free agent market this summer.

I'd think Ericsson won't make any more than Kronwall. Furthermore, I do see Alfie returning. We can't afford to pay more than 1mill for a backup with Howard making so much (it doesn't make any sense). So even if the cap doesn't go up I think we can probably have around 7mill for a Vanek/Gaborik. 




#2453953 What Did Pierre McGuire Want from Henrik Zetterberg?

Posted by dirtydangles on 15 November 2013 - 05:13 PM

When you're done with that beard can I use the clippings to make a toupee? 




#2453614 Patrick Eaves on Waivers

Posted by dirtydangles on 14 November 2013 - 12:48 PM

According to Ted Kulfan, Eaves found out he had been waived from reporters. If true that really sucks.

If true, Holland isn't as classy as they make him out to be




#2453604 Patrick Eaves on Waivers

Posted by dirtydangles on 14 November 2013 - 12:30 PM

Its really disappointing because Eaves is a much more effective bottom 6 player than Cleary and Sammy. He is getting waived for Holland's idiocy. 




#2453600 Lines Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 14 November 2013 - 12:28 PM

EVERYONE knows that Andersson plays like s*** when paired with slow wingers. What does babs do? Puts Cleary and Sammy on the wings. I fully expect that line to go -5 next game and single handedly lose the game.




#2453593 Patrick Eaves on Waivers

Posted by dirtydangles on 14 November 2013 - 12:25 PM

I think Sammy WOULD be waived over eaves if he didn't have a 35+ contract that would only provide like 100k in cap savings. whereas eaves provides like 900k or something




#2452757 Speculation regarding Franzen's ailment

Posted by dirtydangles on 11 November 2013 - 03:48 PM

I'm glad its not mental. I would feel bad amnestying him if he had mental problems. 




#2452698 Speculation regarding Franzen's ailment

Posted by dirtydangles on 10 November 2013 - 11:50 PM

If this ailment is true, buying out Franzen may be the best for the team in the long run, and may be best for Franzen. He still walks away with a boatload of cash and he would no longer have to deal with the pressure of NHL hockey. If we LTIR him he can't do anything and is handcuffed to the organization for a good long while.




#2452531 11/9 GDT: Lightning 3 @ Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 09 November 2013 - 09:42 PM

Quincey + Anyone equals s***. Cleary + any line mates = s***. FACT.




#2452529 Let's Get Stevie Y to Join the Alumni!

Posted by dirtydangles on 09 November 2013 - 09:41 PM

CAN WE GET A PETITION TO GET NYQUIST UP TO THE BIG TEAM?