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#2334858 Has your opinion of kenny changed?

Posted by evilzyme on 28 November 2012 - 11:40 AM

Tatar has been lighting up the AHL with Nyquist, but it still holds the same point. I'd rather go with the latter in that situation and take the 3 players over parise that 9mil. It's just fundamentals, we didn't sign them long-term but it gives us time to allow our minors to develop properly. Rushing a player into a league that he can't compete in, is worst for the player. They won't instill the confidence they would've if they were given more time in the minors. We talk about maturity and at the same time we got one of our leaders giving out his ID for an underage to go drink at the bars (i know how it works, but it just looks bad when you're a star prospect and leader for the team. just don't get caught) and the one using it getting a second alcohol infraction, this one being a DWI @ .3. So no, as much as I wanted parise to come to us, I don't want to give him the world and everything he wants. It should be hand in hand when dealing with a franchise. They supply you with a contract and money, and you supply them with the product. Sometimes, even the most wanted product isn't worth what it cost in the end. Not saying that Parise isn't worth money, or isn't a great player, but he certainly isn't a player that you throw 9mil/yr at.

#2334720 Has your opinion of kenny changed?

Posted by evilzyme on 26 November 2012 - 11:43 AM

saw this from HFB a few days ago, guess noone wanted to spread it but here's some kenny love:


"There are some incredibly smart GMs out there, guys like Ken Holland and Lou Lamoriello," said Whitney. "They’re not allowed to say anything but what the league is trying to do now is say, 'We don’t trust you GMs, we want to put in a system that tells you how to run your teams now. We’re going to cut your legs out. Kenny, I know you’ve got a genius mind when it comes to contracts and maneuvering things, but we’re not going to allow that anymore. We’re going to make it so the worst GM in the league can compete with you because your hands are tied.'"

#2334437 Jordin Tootoo and others hold exhibition game to raise money

Posted by evilzyme on 21 November 2012 - 08:49 AM


Jordin Tootoo along with 9 Ottawa Senators held a small game to raise money for youth sport programs. Tootoo scored the first goal of the game.

#2334354 Has your opinion of kenny changed?

Posted by evilzyme on 20 November 2012 - 02:03 PM

I still don't understand the Holland hate. It's not like the man can force the hand of free agents. He tried his best, and obviously put in some damn effort while doing so. He was in talks with numerous different agents, traveled to go visit them, and in the end they just didn't choose him. If anything, this off-season made me smile because he was so aggressive compared to previous seasons.

#2333693 Petr Mrazek making some noise with his start in GRR

Posted by evilzyme on 07 November 2012 - 08:12 PM


Rookie netminder Petr Mrazek made 24 saves to backstop the Griffins (5-4-1-1) to their first home win and improve his personal record to 3-0, marking the third-best debut ever for a Grand Rapids goalie. Only Ty Conklin (2011-12) and Mathieu Chouinard (2000-01) enjoyed better starts (5-0) in a Griffins uniform than Mrazek, who currently ranks third in the AHL in both goals against average (1.30) and save percentage (0.954).

Good stuff!!! Awesome to see the Griffs using him now.

#2333534 NHL Officially Cancels 2013 Winter Classic

Posted by evilzyme on 05 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

Good ol Stanley is going to look mighty good with all those gaps every 6-7 years.

#2333533 Brunner VS. Rueger

Posted by evilzyme on 05 November 2012 - 02:04 PM

When did Jimmy Howie go overseas?

#2333377 Helm takes puck to face, has fractured cheekbone

Posted by evilzyme on 03 November 2012 - 09:17 AM

But will he still be pretty?

I guess as long as he gets better it doesn't matter. He'll either be pretty or look like a hockey player.

Hope it turns out ok for him.


#2333344 Swiss League Topscorer Damien Brunner

Posted by evilzyme on 02 November 2012 - 07:36 PM

In all honesty though, i'm really happy to see him and Z making something of their line. He has the potential to be our go to man when we need a shooter, and he drives the center of the ice. If you watch nearly any of his replays, the boy cuts into the middle and goes straight for the slot to release a shot on net. I love it, and quite frankly any Wing fan should love it. It's what we're missing currently, inwhich that's someone who is willing to drive to the net. Unfortunately, we're unable to see if this translates into the North American game where physicality is much more prominent. I would've loved for him to be spending this time in Grand Rapids to actually develop a sense of space when dealing with smaller ice sizes. I truly believe he'll make a impact in our game though, and certainly be someone to makes some noise. He's got a great mentor by his side, and the chemistry will already be built by the time this gonger is over with.

#2332419 The Next Wings Captain is...?

Posted by evilzyme on 22 October 2012 - 06:15 PM

Lidstrom said in his press conference that it would either be; kronwall, zetterberg, or filppula. There could be truth to it, but all signs point to Zetterberg. He's normally in the camera, has poise and a calming sensation.

is there any credibility to this guy? he seems like an absolute duster. http://octopusthrowe...ansided_uppprev

#2328971 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by evilzyme on 16 September 2012 - 08:45 AM

ill be rolling to grand rapids quite a bit. jurco's slated to start this year right?

#2328138 LIdstrom sells 2.9 Million dollar home

Posted by evilzyme on 09 September 2012 - 07:42 PM

what a beautiful home, damn you drug dealers and your 2.9 million in cash!

#2327953 Patrick Eaves Skating again

Posted by evilzyme on 07 September 2012 - 08:43 AM

:{ BRING BACK THE SICK FLOW. I love me some Patty Eaves, and we certainly can use him as he is one of the best PK'ers and he's a right handed shot. Really depressing to see taking one for the team can take you out for so long.

#2327696 Franzen Trade Bait? Possibly!

Posted by evilzyme on 04 September 2012 - 12:56 PM

I'm all for the mule hate, hell, I can hate on the man day in and day out, but let's not forget the man wasn't brought on to score goals originally. We just got lucky and he turned out to be a pretty good producer therefore his role changed. Originally, we brought him in for his size and to basically just be a power forward. Unfortunately, he fails to use his body and hasn't been producing lately, which means he hasn't been fulfilling his role as intended. The one thing that just makes me want to punch someone in the jugular is the fact how he says the dumbest things as a player. "This isn't enough fun!", "Ohhh my gawddddd the regular season is so boringggg" well there champ, you gotta do good in the regular season to make it to the playoffs. Bucko.

#2327309 Amazing tribute to Ruslan Salei

Posted by evilzyme on 30 August 2012 - 07:48 AM

Got this off of HFB, I know a lot of you would enjoy seeing it..... brings a tear still thinking about what happened