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#2621496 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by Dabura on 24 July 2015 - 12:42 PM

I agree, I think it was very un-wing like, but I think his statements are accurate at least.

 

Devallano's comments are ridiculous. All the Mantha hate is ridiculous.

 

The Demise of Anthony Mantha Has Been Greatly Exaggerated




#2621495 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by amato on 24 July 2015 - 12:39 PM

We had room to add one veteran forward (barely). Richards > semin


#2621493 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by Helmethead on 24 July 2015 - 12:02 PM

Where would we put him? Jurco has a spot and Pulkkimania will be running wild. Richards is here. Even with Datsyuk's injury, we're set.


#2621395 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by Helmethead on 24 July 2015 - 04:44 AM

Yeah they would. Goals everytime. No time to react.


#2621411 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by krsmith17 on 24 July 2015 - 08:35 AM

A Larkin like transition? Give me a break. Larkin played a grand total of 6 games in Grand Rapids. Sure, he looked great, but anyone can pull that off in such a small sample size, especially coming off an unbelievable college season, World Juniors, and World Championships. I'm willing to bet that Mantha could have pulled off similar numbers in the 2014 playoffs with the Griffins, if Val d'Or didn't go on such a deep run, winning the President's Cup and going on to play for the Memorial Cup. Confidence is huge in any professional sport, and hockey is no different. Larkin was coming into the Calder Cup playoffs oozing confidence, just as Mantha would have a year prior. Instead, Mantha came into training camp last offseason oozing confidence and looking great, and then fractured his right tibia, and as a result was out for 2 months, missing the Red Wings training camp and the Griffins training camp, and just never got his game on track after that. Some act as such a serious leg injury is no big deal, and he should have immediately regained form. I do think he had a rough season, and he probably should have ended the regular season on a more positive note, or at the very least should have been more of an impact by playoffs. However, I do believe that we will see a completely different player in Grand Rapids this season. I expect he will hover at or around a point per game pace the entire season. Here's to hoping... 




#2621348 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by e_prime on 23 July 2015 - 03:07 PM

Elon Musk has many rockets also but many have failed.... He has a lot of potential but he needs to learn how to release quicker or get open as he wont have that much time in the NHL to wind up and shoot like he has in the AHL most of the time

First. Nice rocket reference.

 

Second. Give him some time, man. Just because he hasn't figured it out with 34 games under his belt in the NHL doesn't mean he won't figure out how to get it off.




#2621318 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by Helmethead on 23 July 2015 - 12:21 PM

Most of those goals he scored in that clip would have beaten most NHL goalies. What a cannon!..


#2621211 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by e_prime on 22 July 2015 - 12:10 PM

Stats don't tell the whole story. Tatar and Nyquist can drive the play. Pulkkinen doesn't.

I don't care if he can drive the play.  We've got enough playmakers.  We need finishers. 

I'm hoping to see if Pulkkinen translate his AHL goal-scoring talents into the NHL level.

 

EDIT: Same reason I want Franzen on the ice, if he's healthy and effective.




#2621182 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 July 2015 - 10:13 AM

That is fine, which ever works better.  It was always said that Dats loves Abby on his wing so I just always put them together.

 

I wonder what a line of Nyquist-Richards-Tatar would look like out here if Z went back with Dats...I can imagine either way, we would be in for some excitement!




#2620816 Stan Bowman (CHI) on CBA troubles

Posted by FlashyG on 18 July 2015 - 02:25 AM

 

Nope sadly a yahoo link and their site is just....https://ca.sports.ya...-212225823.html

 

I'm just saying it's super-teams that people even not interested in the sport are going to know about, the more super-teams the better and even better if those teams can keep their talent.

 

The Kings are far from being done, they'll get rid of the Voynov contract sign someone else to replace him yeah the Richards thing (rightfully) is going to hurt them but given their age group LA's run is far from over. Wouldn't be the least surprised if the win it all this year.

Canadian ratings are down, but that has more to due with Rogers being awful than the product being bad.

 

Ratings in the US are soaring 




#2620815 Stan Bowman (CHI) on CBA troubles

Posted by kliq on 18 July 2015 - 02:11 AM

I cant speak for anyone else, but I'm not losing any sleep at the thought of Chicago being brought down a peg. I'm sick and tired of seeing them in the finals. This is a perfect example of why cap management is so important in today's NHL. Being reckless now can screw you later.




#2620744 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by FlashyG on 16 July 2015 - 10:58 PM

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#2620611 Johnny Oduya signs with Stars 2 yrs $3.75 AAV

Posted by e_prime on 15 July 2015 - 11:22 AM

We have no cap space.

Or a roster spot. ...but you know.  We could have.

 
 
Down Goes Brown @DownGoesBrown 32m32 minutes ago

Every time Jim Nill does anything I think wow, he's one of the smartest GMs in the NHL, and then I go "oh, right the Jason Spezza contract".

 

 

 

...and that Hemsky contract.  ...and that Lehtonen contract.




#2620609 Johnny Oduya signs with Stars 2 yrs $3.75 AAV

Posted by number9 on 15 July 2015 - 11:21 AM

Not taking a dig at holland ... Just praising Nill , he's done a great job since he went to dallas

 

He's made moves sure, but they haven't paid off yet. 




#2620538 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by FifeHockeyNut on 14 July 2015 - 06:23 PM

Did it sound like he wants out of Detroit in that, or is it just because its being translated?


I remember reading similar type interviews with Tats when he was pushing for roster spot and negotiating last summer. I think its a combo the translation and I also I think Jurco is just being honest in his assessment of the situation.