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#2569348 Babcock: "HE WINS, FULL STOP" - THN

Posted by number9 on 08 February 2015 - 12:52 AM

Someone that likes a challenge dumpster fire

 

Fixed




#2568983 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 06 February 2015 - 06:49 PM

 

Is that a question?  I thought my love of husky, big boned, midwestern women was well known?  What are the two most fun things to do in cold weather?  Play hockey, and fat girls.  

 

You skipped over drinking




#2568915 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 06 February 2015 - 01:15 PM

 
Over the years I've watched him pretty regularly.  Previously, I had a roommate from Buffalo for several years and watched most games with him.  I was always impressed by Stafford's willingness to play in the dirty areas and his ability to physically stand up to bigger, tougher, players.  Because I was familiar with him, once I heard he was on the block I began to pay attention to him again and my opinion hasn't changed.  He's got Helm/Abby levels of production this year, and is the primary offensive threat on his line.  As a third option (behind Pav and Tats) on a line, I think he'd excel.  He's still in his prime and is definitely more offensively capable than Helm. 
 
Nobody needs to agree or anything.  I just think he'd help.  Like I said, Pav's line is really good and all, but I worry that they're too one dimensional.  I'd really like a guy on that line that can score in the crease.  Stafford can, and wouldn't be too expensive. 


Buffalo is poop team


#2568912 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 06 February 2015 - 01:11 PM

Guys... We don't need anyone

Brendan Smiths got this...


#2568898 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 06 February 2015 - 12:42 PM

Someone was talking about Callahan and/or Ferraro being dealt and I said if we gave up a mid prospect it would be someone like those 2 who are younger Callahan and Ferraro with still some upside

 

No, this is what you said:

 

You MIght be right about the waivers but I don't see them being interested in them

It'll have to be at least someone like frk jensen turgeon ehn ... Someone in the middle of the pact with some potential

 

Jensen: 24. Has already played 2 seasons in GR. Won best D-man awards in college. Is pretty high on the depth chart.

Frk: 21. Plays in the ECHL. Pretty much a complete bust as a prospect so far.

Turgeon: 18. Just drafted. Plays in juniors.

Ehn: 18. Just drafted. Plays in Sweden.

 

It's like you put the names of all our prospects on a wall and threw 4 darts to select them. Besides Turgeon and Ehn that group has absolutely nothing in common.

 

If you're going to comment on prospects, you should probably know a little bit about them.




#2568843 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 06 February 2015 - 09:35 AM

Pulkkinen is the best player not in the NHL right now (aside from Kovalchuk).

But yeah he's 2nd tier at best...


#2568619 So, Evander Kane...

Posted by number9 on 05 February 2015 - 08:03 PM

And to think he was my hero once for knocking out Matt Cooke.  :scared:

 

Shows just how bad most LGWers player evaluations are.




#2568616 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 05 February 2015 - 07:55 PM

Not even close. Pulkkinen and Marchenko are 2nd tier prospects. Frk, Ehn, Callahan, etc are lower than that.

 

Only you would call Pulkkinen a 2nd tier prospect lol




#2568612 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 05 February 2015 - 07:37 PM

They are they guys in the middle of the pact. He already explained that.

 

Middle of the pack? Frk and Ehn? Explain that one.




#2568604 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 05 February 2015 - 06:38 PM

You MIght be right about the waivers but I don't see them being interested in them

It'll have to be at least someone like frk jensen turgeon ehn ... Someone in the middle of the pact with some potential

 

Frk and Ehn really have like, like, like no value. How did you manage to come up with this group of players lol?




#2568599 2015 Draft

Posted by number9 on 05 February 2015 - 06:15 PM

Yeah I still think you are reaching on the AA prediction. I don't see him becoming a top 6 NHL C. He could be a 3C or MAYBE 2C but more likely pans out as a 2/3 winger in the NHL.

 

I really only see Larkin and Sheahan as future top 6 C's and neither likely becomes a legit top line C like a Z or Dats. How many teams have won the cup without a premier 1C recently? None - you could argue Boston doesn't have one but they are a different beast. The only way to get a 1C is through the draft and getting lucky. I truly think we need to add one more legit C prospect to the pool to feel comfortable going forward. This is the draft to do it with how deep it is at the C position.

 

Either way, I don't think I will convince you and you won't change my mind - and thats okay - because at the end of the day you and I aren't the ones making the pick on draft day lol.  


I don't think any of those guys except for Larkin ends up a top 6 C at the NHL level. Its an impressive list nonetheless.

 

Larkin, AA, and Janmark are all doing very well and projected to be highend talents. Of course 1 or 2 might bust, but we really only need one anyway with the emergence of Sheahan.

 

The words also still out on at least 5 of those guys. Being that it's too early to tell what their likely projection is. We could end up with as many as 4 or 5 top 6 C hopefuls by this time next year.

 

Again, we really are fine up the middle. I'm hoping for some pure wingers myself. Hopefully snipers or gritty power forwards (we don't really have any of those)




#2568597 2015 Draft

Posted by number9 on 05 February 2015 - 06:05 PM

Yeah I still think you are reaching on the AA prediction. I don't see him becoming a top 6 NHL C. He could be a 3C or MAYBE 2C but more likely pans out as a 2/3 winger in the NHL.

 

I really only see Larkin and Sheahan as future top 6 C's and neither likely becomes a legit top line C like a Z or Dats. How many teams have won the cup without a premier 1C recently? None - you could argue Boston doesn't have one but they are a different beast. The only way to get a 1C is through the draft and getting lucky. I truly think we need to add one more legit C prospect to the pool to feel comfortable going forward. This is the draft to do it with how deep it is at the C position.

 

Either way, I don't think I will convince you and you won't change my mind - and thats okay - because at the end of the day you and I aren't the ones making the pick on draft day lol.  


I don't think any of those guys except for Larkin ends up a top 6 C at the NHL level. Its an impressive list nonetheless.

 

AA is a beast dude. He's already getting way more hype than Sheahan ever did.




#2568594 2015 Draft

Posted by number9 on 05 February 2015 - 06:02 PM

Of our 24 forward prospects at least half play or have played C in their careers. We are fine up the middle.

 

C

Larkin

Athanasiou

Nosek

Vahatalo

Ferraro

Janmark

Turgeon

Aubry

Ehn

Hudon

Kadeykin

HAMPUSSSSSSSSS MELENNNNNNNNNN

 

Notice that 6 of those players were obtained in last years draft (Nosek FA). The C issue has already been addressed.

 

I believe Nastasiuk and Campbell have played some C too, but I'm not positive.




#2568587 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 05 February 2015 - 05:48 PM

LOL Nash originally traded Franson, along with 3rd liner Matt Lombardi, to TOR for Lebda and Robert Slaney (never played one NHL game).

 

Leafs did something right for once




#2568486 2015 Draft

Posted by number9 on 05 February 2015 - 12:27 PM

We have 5, yes, but none aside from Mrazek have been all that good consistently. Coreau and mccollum have great numbers this year in the AHL, but Coreau had pedestrian numbers at best in the echl. Perry has terrible numbers from what I recall though I admit I didn't look it up, and Paterson is in what, his 5th year in the OHL? And still doesn't have even good numbers. We have prospects but not good ones.

And let's say both goalies get hurt again next year, or the year after. A 1-2 combination of McCollum/Coreau/Paterson scares me. Not that drafting a goalie now will change that, but after this year we won't have a goalie prospect that has the potential to be an NHL starter.

And saying we have 5 we don't need more is like if I were to tell you since we have 30 forward prospects we shouldn't draft any more forwards.

 

McCollum and Coreau have gotten a lot better and Paterson is really good. Been excited about him for a while. The only one I'm not happy with is Perry, and that's mostly cause I just don't know anything about him.

 

We haven't had this many young goaltenders in our system in a while. Remember when Joey Mac was the starter in GR?