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#2203616 Bold predictions for the year!

Posted by ogreslayer on 13 August 2011 - 05:42 PM

1. Darren Helm is probably not going to score 20 goals in this or any other season. If we're talking 20 goals based on 1993 scoring rates, sure. But that's like 15 goals this year.
2. Jiri Hudler is not going to be sent to Grand Rapids. If the Wings waive him, he's off to a team that needs another scoring forward and never makes it to the 'assignment' part.
3. Kronwall is going to lose his defensive and physical abilities, and go bald?
4. It hurts. It hurts so much. Why must you do this to me?
5. Seems like a reasonable thought. Except for one thing; what assets are given up? Holland won't be giving up any significant assets unless the defenseman is more than a rental. Which severely limits options and the chance of a deal.
6. He'll be a very mediocre player who has one iconic moment in his time with the team, and many fans clamor for his jersey to be retired because of it?
7. McCarty will be back to teach Commodore how to deal with all of his newfound fame as the expendable superstar?
8. Abby making 30-35 is pretty bold. It's not impossible, but he's in a situation where the only reasons he wasn't fourth line all year last year were injuries and the fact that Helm's line had great chemistry. He's less likely to get those offensive chances this year, with Hudler back on track and a speedier, more talented Mursak ready to go.
9. The sun will rise tomorrow. Seriously.
10. Conklin will start closer to 35 games. Howard's workload is going to start looking like what Ozzie used to carry in the 90s, otherwise he won't have anything for the playoffs. Ever notice that throughout history, a lot of great teams ran tandems? Edmonton did, Pittsburgh did, Detroit did, Montreal did, Toronto did. Historically running with a tandem has assisted the starting goaltender's playoff performance.

Another prediction from me....

-Eva will continue to misunderstand that to be really bold, a prediction must look to be impossible & he will continue to s*** on everyone else's postings, especially the ones that mention Hudler

OK, this prediction is in no way "bold" given that it is based totally on past performance in this thread

#2203342 This writer has no clue

Posted by ogreslayer on 11 August 2011 - 06:22 PM

Bloggers who think they're actually journalists....so cute. I put absolutely zero stock in this given the source.

#2203289 Bold predictions for the year!

Posted by ogreslayer on 11 August 2011 - 11:32 AM

My predictions...

- Pavel leads the team in fighting majors
- The Mule throws out his back due to a particularly nasty sneezing fit & misses half the season
- Huds gets caught in another prostitute scandal in December & decides to retire from hockey to join a monastery
- Despite Hudler's retirement, Eva still predicts a 70+ pt 2011-2012 season for him & wonders why he's not getting time in the top 6
- Hank's beard becomes even more manly in an effort to make up for the loss of Drapes' Chuck Norris playoff beard
- Mike Modano re-signs with the Wings to become a flight attendant on RedWingsIII
- Brett Ledba signs a big contract to play in the KHL only to find that even in Russia, his name is still pronounced "pylon"

#2202496 Operation Bobblehead

Posted by ogreslayer on 05 August 2011 - 10:53 AM

I would pay good money for a Murph bobble!!!!

Of course, Zetterberg has the lead in votes. Since there's a gazillion Z bobbles out on the market right now, why not vote for the guys you can't get at a retail store, like Helm and Abby?

I would also like to see a bobblehead that recreates when Havsplat got Kronwalled. You could have both heads bobble on that one.

#2202010 Isles will stay at the Coliseum

Posted by ogreslayer on 02 August 2011 - 04:21 AM

Say hello to your Kansas City Islanders!

#2201230 Jason Williams signs 1 year contract with Pittsburgh

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 July 2011 - 10:16 AM

all justified ridicule aside guys, is it fair to say that Raffi Torres ruined Jason Williams career?

It's fairer to say that Jason Williams ruined Jason Williams' career.

#2200928 Kris Draper announces retirement

Posted by ogreslayer on 25 July 2011 - 02:46 PM

A man who always stood up for his team, and payed for it with his face. A true modern day warrior.
Thanks for all you have done over the years we will miss you #33

As a Rush fan, I have to do this....

A modern day warrior, mean mean stride. Today's Kris Draper, mean mean pride...

#2200878 Kris Draper announces retirement

Posted by ogreslayer on 25 July 2011 - 12:24 PM

If true, thanks for the memories Kris...the best thing ever bought for a dollar....

#2200575 Osgood should(n't) be included in the HoF...

Posted by ogreslayer on 23 July 2011 - 11:14 AM

He was never flashy enough to call attention to himself & was never considered "the best" when playing in an era with Roy & Brodeur. Despite that though, he's 10th all time in wins, has a GAA better than 6 of the top 10 (including Roy btw), & the 2nd best winning percentage of the top 10 behind Brodeur & slightly ahead of Roy. That says HoF worthy to me.

#2200322 Detroit Fans Have Turned Ugly

Posted by ogreslayer on 22 July 2011 - 09:30 AM

If in saying that Detroit fans are getting uglier, he meant this:

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Then I might agree with him :D

#2199768 Grade Holland

Posted by ogreslayer on 20 July 2011 - 09:45 AM

C or D
Commodore and White were good signings. Besides that I'm not happy because Holland didn't take advantage of the fact that every player in the NHL wants to play for the Red Wings and with less money they'd get elsewhere.I don't have an opinion on what he should do next. Maybe trade Hudler for a scoring top six forward and buy out Ericsson.

Really? Really? I seem to remember a certain former Hab, now Blue Jacket, that damn near everyone on LGW wanted Kenny to sign who went on NHL Live & said that Detroit's unwilling to pay people market value & that's why he signed for big money in C'bus. So I guess you'll want to change that fact to "every player minus one".

Kenny gets a B/B- from me for locking in Lids, Eaves, White, Commodore, & Conks at the prices he did & saving cap space for later instead of spending just to spend. Would be a B/B+ if not for the overpayment on Big E though.

#2198707 nashville's new home jersey

Posted by ogreslayer on 15 July 2011 - 01:48 PM

That shade of "yellow" makes me think they need to drink more water.

Would that be considered a piss poor comment? :yowza:

At least they didn't go with the brown mustard yellow from their thirds from a few years ago so the color switch is a small upgrade. The jersey is still too busy though with the keyboard on the inside collar & the piping and horns coming off the collar. (or whatever you want to call them)

#2198291 Judge rejects NHL deal with Molson-Coors:

Posted by ogreslayer on 13 July 2011 - 09:49 AM

^- I can't wait for that sponsorship. :D

Vitamin pee, the both of 'em. No idea why people buy stuff like Bud, Corona, Labatt, Molson, and Coors. I can't even make myself like them.

I reply to this because the topic itself is rather confusing to me. I guess if the league signed one deal for exclusive sponsorship it obviously wouldn't be legal to do another, hence lawsuit.

All of those are beers for beer drinkers when they're not drinking beer. Even worse are the "lite" varieties. I've had stronger tap water. Give me a pint or 12 of Guinness any day.

#2198199 Holland becomes US citizen

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 July 2011 - 07:20 PM

I hope Babcock never finds out. You know how much he hates Americans :ph34r:

#2197730 Ranking NHL Broadcasters

Posted by ogreslayer on 10 July 2011 - 05:52 PM

First thing I thought when I saw the list was:

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The guy who wrote this is clearly an ass clown. Nothing to lose sleep over.