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#2612884 The "enigmatic" Tomas Jurco: A Thread

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 02 June 2015 - 05:42 PM

Still only 22 and was used more as a checker ... Still think he can at least get around 20 goals

To soon to give up on jurco ... I think Blashill will get him going again


#2613084 Khan: Jeff Blashill to be announced new head coach next week

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 June 2015 - 11:06 PM

In other news water is wet and Colton Orr can't play hockey.


#2613086 Khan: Jeff Blashill to be announced new head coach next week

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 03 June 2015 - 11:23 PM

Damn it! I was holding out hope that Betty White would be interested.


You rang?


#2613028 Khan: Jeff Blashill to be announced new head coach next week

Posted by sputman on 03 June 2015 - 05:32 PM

Is it too early to start blaming Blash for our troubles?

 

Never.

 

Hell I still blame Boyd Devereaux for most of my troubles.




#2610645 The return of The Mule?

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 27 May 2015 - 11:35 AM

There was a report after the playoffs that said Franzen thought he might have played if we made it to the next round. That sounds like he'll definitely be back.

 

He would be a welcome addition. I feel like he is one player who would be happy Babcock is gone. It's speculation on my part, but I'm guessing that Mule was one of those players that Babs hounded - or “...I cross the line at times with a player." as Babcock said recently. I always thought that Franzen's "get back to having fun" comment was owing to some situation of him being criticized/pushed by the coach.




#2610626 The return of The Mule?

Posted by Helmethead on 27 May 2015 - 09:07 AM

I like to remember the guy who destroyed the Avs in the 2008 playoffs. I wish him all the best.


#2610456 At what point does the GM deserve credit/blame?

Posted by Dr Dubya on 26 May 2015 - 10:37 PM

I have been following the Lightning's playoff run pretty closely this year and I have been impressed with what they have been able to accomplish.  Especially considering they were swept out of the playoffs last year.  Yzerman took the helm a couple years ago and last year was a his first with the club.  I know I was quick to point out that Yzerman's team collapsed last year, but was it really his team?  After all, he didn't draft any of those players.  He did make a couple personnel decisions though that had an effect on the club though.  Same with this year.  Johnson for instance was drafted before Yzerman was in the pipeline.  Would he have made that same decision?  At the same time though, he took the helm in March of 2011 and that team made it to the conference finals. 

 

Anyway, I just got to thinking about 1998 when Holland was hired.  Many members here were quick to point out that this was not Hollands team as it was built by the previous regime.  Personally, if the GM is in command that season, they should get credit or blame for the result of that team for the season.  Doesn't matter if they have been on the clock for an hour or a year.

 

What is your take?  At what point does the GM deserve credit or blame for the results of their team?  Right away?  Two or three years?

Pretty sure Stevie's been with Tampa for 5 years. I would say he gets a lot of credit for the team he has now.

 

He drafted a few of the players. And brought in a lot of them.




#2610450 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by chicagooverrated on 26 May 2015 - 09:54 PM

Giants 7 Buccanears 3


#2610042 Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

Posted by Dabura on 25 May 2015 - 12:27 PM

I have high hopes for Larkin but to think he is going to make the Wings squad next year is ludacris.

 

I disagree. He won't make the team out of camp, but we might see him join the team later in the season, possibly as a winger. He's an exceptional skater; he plays a remarkably mature, rounded 200-foot game; he's got a good frame for an 18-year-old; and his vision, smarts, hockey IQ, playmaking ability are all commendable. While NCAA hockey isn't AHL hockey, killing it as a freshman like Larkin did is extremely impressive and bodes well for his adjustment to the pro game. This is a kid who just played for the USA in the IIHF World Championship as an 18-year-old, the only other 18-year-old on the roster being Jack Eichel. This is a kid without any true holes in his game or even areas of concern. He's not a project. He has to bulk up, has to get used to the grind of the pro schedule, has to make all the necessary adjustments that every player in his situation has to make - but I don't think the adjustment period will be a long one, maybe not even a full season. This is one of the ten best NHL prospects.




#2609549 Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

Posted by Buppy on 21 May 2015 - 06:39 PM

Saying that Larkin will be a wing is just as silly as saying Pulkkinen will be a center. He won't.

 

Larkin, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound center, will likely be paired with Andreas Athanasiou has been a flex center-winger, Blashill said.

"That is probably what we'll do (putting those two together) and then we'll see on who else," he said.

With Meile and Nosek we still have good center depth. Much better than the editor depth at mlive, apparently.

 

Bert with AA and Larkin. Mantha down with Zengerle and Nosek. Hoggan or Tvrdon up with Meile and Pulk. Should be three dangerous scoring lines.




#2605036 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by amato on 30 April 2015 - 01:08 PM

Kindl gone and Wayne Simmonds in the top 6?

 

YESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!! 

 

Wings trade for Simmonds, and then I wake up.... it's a recurring dream of mine :P 




#2604981 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 30 April 2015 - 11:31 AM

Kindl gone and Wayne Simmonds in the top 6?




#2604887 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 April 2015 - 07:35 AM

I would enjoy watching games with the line of Z - Joe - Pulkkamania

 

Pulk is a scorer, he has no use in the bottom 6. God bless Abby, but return him to where he belongs.




#2604886 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by amato on 30 April 2015 - 07:31 AM

Sign one of green/cody franson, trade for Phaneuf

Kronner-phaneuf
Dekeyser-franson/green
Quincey-ericsson


So I doubt that happens but I think at least one of green, cody, or Phaneuf will be here next season.


#2604854 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 30 April 2015 - 01:13 AM

A top six power forward.