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#2526684 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by darkmanx on 28 June 2014 - 03:03 PM


Or the Pens tell you that they want Mantha Sproul and a first if they're keeping him in conference.


Doubt they ask that for him, he's not that good of a player to warrant that.

#2526603 NHL Draft 2014: Rounds 2-7 **MOD WARNING POST 51**

Posted by darkmanx on 28 June 2014 - 12:00 PM

Red Wing Central has that LW at 6'5


Imagine Babcock's face



#2526507 Dylan Larkin - Highest draft pick since 1991

Posted by darkmanx on 28 June 2014 - 09:21 AM

I love people pretending they know what this kid will become. I put my trust in Holland and the scouts rather then a couple posters who think he is Ferraro or Emmerton :lol:


Reading the scouting reports this kid could be exactly what we need, also a comparison to Kesler / Bergeron from TSN Bob McKenzie is good enough for me.

#2525732 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by darkmanx on 25 June 2014 - 02:29 PM

Everyone thought WIz was overpaid at the time...but now he is a very well paid d-man who again is putting up some great points PLUS is RH'd and sticks up for his teammates....really wish in hindsight that Holland would have given Wiz that money instead of Columbus giving it to him.


I think Niskanen would thrive here (there is always the possibility of faultering, but odds are he won't.) Holland should go after him hard. 


Also another note on Alfie...how effective is he going to be on the 4th line?  If Holland gets his #1 scorer via trade or UFA, then signs Alfie where is he going to go?


Z - D - UFA/Trade

Nyquist - Weiss - Franzen

Jurco - Sheahan - Tatar

Miller - Helm - Abdelkader


He will probably bump Miller to the 13th forward, but still, unless Franzen gets demoted (or traded (PLEASE!!!)) Alfie is on the 4th line...Babcock better not put Jurco/Tatar/Nyquist on that 4th line! CRAP! I forgot about Glendening too!  See...this is bad on all points.  Alfie is going to take up a roster spot that needs to be upgraded! It's just a bad idea...I never wish injury on someone, but I do hope he decides to retire due to nagging ones...


Yes, a guy that has already missed over 60 games since signing that contract three years ago and is injured every year. Just what we need.


Do you even bother doing research before you say things?

#2525418 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by darkmanx on 24 June 2014 - 06:30 AM

It's better to have depth, then not have any at all.


When injuries happen and we have to call up a kid that isn't ready to replace D, Z, Mule or whoever (knock on wood no injuries). I would rather have Alfie then not have him. I highly doubt a kid will come up and produce at the level Alfie will, and provide veteran leadership.

#2525389 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by darkmanx on 23 June 2014 - 09:36 PM

^ Because that's Holland.  He will give Alfie the exact same contract...$5.5M.  He will re-sign Cleary and Quincey AND he will trade the #1 for a #2.  I am not being funny either.  This will happen, we all know it. Expect it and get ready for a worse season than last. Holland is off his rocker if he re-signs Alfie.  I'd rather him re-sign Legwand.  Holland is quickly becoming the dumbest GM in the NHL. He hasn't done s*** that has made sense since he signed Hossa in 2008.  People act like he scouts and is responsible for the draft, he just picks who his scouts say is the best.  He is becoming BY FAR the laughing stock of the NHL....


You sound like a troll, thank god you don't run the team. We would probably miss the playoffs 23 years in a row.


You might want to do some research, Holland was the director of scouting for 7 years before he was a GM, I will believe him and the scouts over your opinion of what you think goes on.


Alfie before the Olympics was 10 points under a PPG. When everyone was healthy he was a huge asset no matter what way you slice it.

Alfie broke down in the 2nd half of the season and was invisible most nights, and in the playoffs. He's 41 and he isn't going to get any more durable as we go along. Wish he'd hung them up. I'll hold out hope for a trade or something, but the way we're going looks like were gonna bring the same damn team into next season.


The season is starting already? Wow, didn't know that.

#2524804 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by darkmanx on 20 June 2014 - 10:23 AM

FWIW, I'd take Marleau over J(D)umbo .


Late last night I was struck with the notion that Holland's is definitely going to make a big trade, and it might be borderline Crazy Cat Lady crazy. Like Mantha + Smith + 1st for someone like Marleau.


Just this vibe that I can't shake.


Uhh... no. That is a huge overpayment.

#2521817 Mantha named CHL player of the year

Posted by darkmanx on 26 May 2014 - 08:47 PM


I think a lot of fans see comparisons to a Hall of Fame caliber player, or they read what a prospect could develop into, they don't take into account that most players don't reach their full potential.  Some are complete busts and never see the NHL.  Others have decent careers, but never reach what their top end potential was projected to be-guys like Bonk, Anders Ericsson, Smid, and Upshall.  It's more likely that Mantha puts up Fraznen type numbers than he turn into some perennial All-Star power forward.



#2521706 Mantha named CHL player of the year

Posted by darkmanx on 25 May 2014 - 12:05 PM

People want to silently shop Mantha now? wow, thank god your not the GM.


We need scoring, Mantha scores. Forget all this no room for Mantha in the top 9. You do realize once he reaches his full potential, all the other guys named will be trade bait.


People are quick to whine about Jarnkrok being traded, but Mantha should be on the block. :lol:


Going to be a long wait until July 1st and these ridiculous proposals.

#2521192 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by darkmanx on 19 May 2014 - 06:09 PM


Konstantinov was one of the dirtiest players int he NHL.  Shanahan, Chelios, Hull are all big names who had of ice personality issues.  Probert was an alcoholic and drug addict who thought that his status enabled him to do pretty much whatever he wanted when you or I would have been in prison.  There was that story about Tatar blaring loud music among other things at all hours in the condo he was subletting from Helm to the point where the other residents wanted him evicted.


People complain to complain. Where I used to live in an apartment a lady complained because my alarm clock went off at 5AM, and I had to be at work at 6AM.


s***, I would have went next door and partied with Tatar if I was them.

#2521048 2014 Memorial Cup

Posted by darkmanx on 18 May 2014 - 12:08 PM

I remember a certain RichDG whining and moaning about our 2013 draft selections. I'm beyond giddy that about 5 of those 8 are already showing stellar promise. When is Axe coming back?


Way too many armchair GM's on this board. They think they know everything but they really don't.


The same can be said for Jarnkrok being traded. They see things we don't, and with the drafting and depth in GR Holland obviously has a clue what he's doing. And before we try and give all the credit to Nill for being in charge of drafting, that is false. Holland was an amateur and pro scout before coming a GM. He knows exactly what he's looking for in a player.

#2520973 WCF: (6) California Dreamin' v (5) The Night Chicago Died

Posted by darkmanx on 17 May 2014 - 11:50 AM


#2520884 2014 Memorial Cup

Posted by darkmanx on 16 May 2014 - 07:07 PM

Mantha scores the first goal, then rings one off the post. Wow, this kid is incredible.



Edit: Mantha with Datsyuk anyone?




#2520778 2014 Memorial Cup

Posted by darkmanx on 16 May 2014 - 09:57 AM

Memorial Cup Val d'Or vs London Knights  is on Sportsnet tonight. Griffins play tonight as well. What a dilemma.

#2519749 Gaborik?

Posted by darkmanx on 08 May 2014 - 06:53 PM

Gaborik in the winged wheel has been a dream of mine for like 6 years now.. 


I have a feeling it will happen eventually, but probably when hes 39 years old


There are about three guys in the league that I feel would be unstoppable with Dats, and Gaborik is the only one that is actually feasible, with the others IMO being kane and crosby


Vanek ? The plays they could setup would be incredible.


Great shot - Check

Great passing - Check

High Hockey IQ and vision - Check

Net Front Presence - Check

Great shot deflector - Check

PPG player on a bad team (Buffalo) - Check

PP Specialist - Check


For everything else there is MasterCard.