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Member Since 22 Nov 2010
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In Topic: Datsyuk or Fedorov?

Today, 07:41 PM

I saw both play, and regardless of the stats, I can always expect to be wowed by something Pavel will do on the ice. Be it a deke, a pass, a hit avoided, a steal, something. Not so much for Fedorov. He might score 4 points, but they will be somewhat boring, just a guy who is stronger, shoots harder, and skates faster overcoming the inferior competition. Kind of like watching a adult play with kids, almost. :)

 

Yzerman, Fedorov, and Zetterberg all did/do everything perfectly, text book. Datsyuk writes his own book.


In Topic: Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Today, 03:56 PM

 
Players are looking at longterm commitments so knowing a potential superstar (McDavid, Eichel) will be on the roster soon isn't going to hurt. Sure there are lots of other factors too but NHL players and their agents aren't dumb they can see the big picture.


Cause Edmonton, Florida, Buffalo, Nashville, Calgary, Winnipeg, NYI, PHX, Carolina, Dallas and Ottawa have pulled in so many great FAs... Sure

In Topic: Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Today, 03:37 PM

 
Listen I understand all of that and I personally believe the cap has made a GMs job unneccessary tough in almost every way. That being said if I put myself in Hollands I wouldn't risk my legacy I would ask to become the VP and let someone else deal with that burden, by helping him in the best possible way. I mean the Bruins get PUNISHED for having a great goalscorer and success what type of system is that ?!
 
The problem with building the team up is simple: the Wings desperately need to find a way to get UFAs excited for this team again, which means young potential stars which means very good draft position. As of right now I'm sure people are aware of Tatar, Nyquist and Mantha but nobody knows how they are going to turn out/develop. Another part of the problem is that this is the swan song for the best coach in all of hockey, so Holland is dealing with a lot of variables here.
 
And that's why I believe a fresh mindset with no attachment whatsoever to any player would have been helpful.  Kenny is one of the greatest GMs in the game but his mistakes are starting to add up and that's usually not a good sign. Maybe he has become too comfortable and didn't evolve enough with the game  (happens to the best of them).


I really doubt any players choose a team bc said had a high draft pick

In Topic: Fedorov and Yzerman vs. Datsyuk and Zetterberg

Today, 03:35 PM

13 and 40 in the rafters

In Topic: Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Today, 02:00 PM

The logo will be a man at a pay phone calling his wife to wire him more money.

"I have a system!"