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#2548611 Stars trade Sergei Gonchar for Travis Moen from MTL

Posted by number9 on 11 November 2014 - 08:35 PM

Didn't he score in the shootout too? All our problems could be solved with some patty sunshine.

Shoulda never let Bertuzzi and Eaves go. Loved those guys, even loved their faults.

 

#TrueLove




#2548605 Stars trade Sergei Gonchar for Travis Moen from MTL

Posted by number9 on 11 November 2014 - 08:14 PM

Speaking of Dallas, NHL.com has their top line listed as Benn, seguin, and our boy eaves! For tonight's game

 

AWWWWW yeah love me some patty eaves. HE'S RIGHT FREAKING HANDED! WHAT WAS HOLLAND THINKING?




#2548531 Wings call up McCollum, assign Mrazek to Grand Rapids

Posted by number9 on 10 November 2014 - 09:54 PM

 

That has nothing to do with it. McCollum is done with the Wings. He'll never make the team as anything more than a third or fourth backup.  What they're doing is sending Mrazek down to play some games while the Wings have 4 days off.  Precisely because Mrazek is the future.

 

Then why re-sign him? Why not sign a veteran journeyman, like MacDonald, who'd be more reliable in the NHL if injuries happened? You don't think they still have a shred of hope for him? Due to injury he was rushed into the NHL, and was utterly traumatized by that crazy defeat against STL. Last year he rebounded and is so far outplaying Mraz this year. This is a former 1st round pick with all the signs of a late bloomer. I'm not his biggest fan, but I think it's extremely wrong to completely write him off at this point.

 

A lot of speculation. My bet is that this move was made just for this week. Mrazek will get the start down in Grand Rapids against Lake Erie on Wednesday and then they'll probably swap again, having McCollum get the start against Texas and Mrazek backing up Howard against Chicago on Friday... Who knows though...


McCollum was having a better start, but he has lost his last few as well. I highly doubt he is up to be showcased...

 

I highly doubt they have any intention of showcasing him. A trade partner would have every excuse in the book not to return value for him. That's how his career has played out so far. If this is anything other then just to let Mraz play in GR, it's to see if Mccollum really does have potential as an NHL goalie. If Petr is the real deal we may have to trade Howard one of these years. If that's the case who's a potential backup? A rebounding Mccollum could be one.




#2547716 Brendan Shanahan: a letter to my younger self

Posted by number9 on 06 November 2014 - 08:12 PM

I feel touchy feely.
But I'm only getting behind the butt pats if it means something good for the wings.
Or if number9 wants to admit he has homosexual feelings.

And don't judge me..

I only kind if have the same feelings for pav.

 

Great, now our totally hetero, not borderline homosexual, butt patting feels weird.

 

THANKS JIM

 

*pats you on the butt*




#2547684 Brendan Shanahan: a letter to my younger self

Posted by number9 on 06 November 2014 - 05:48 PM

You're welcome et.
Thanks for thanking me?
Ha.

 

More butt pats all around?

 

Not sorry BOS




#2547589 Lines Thread

Posted by number9 on 06 November 2014 - 10:44 AM

 
Well don't misunderstand me.  I'm the President of his fan club only inasmuch as I want him to do well enough to get traded.  He's not a terrible third pairing defenseman but he gets paid too much and I really like some of those kids. 
 
 
Yes.  He's still got minor league options. 
 
 
If Kindl plays good enough for LGW to call him "solid" he'll be on another team next year.  Catch-22. 


I was mostly thinking about how much everyone used to dislike Ericsson, then he suddenly became a solid blue liner in LGWs eyes once Lids left. Now he's become slightly disliked again.


#2547328 Lines Thread

Posted by number9 on 05 November 2014 - 10:11 PM

No, how is it my fault the sites that are typically better provided me with wrong information

 

Like I already said, I'm looking at the sites you cited and they didn't provide wrong information at all. You're either to dumb to understand them or you lied lol.




#2547320 THN: 30 NHL teams, 30 I-never-saw-this-coming starts for players

Posted by number9 on 05 November 2014 - 10:09 PM

One of several. Do we really need to have this discussion every day/week? You people don't let it go and keep it bringing it back up. The you people or the mods get sick of whine cry and complain then the threads get locked.

So why do you people keep bring up Franzen?

You really no matter what happens the people like you who like him always will. The people like
Me will always hate him. So what is there to continually discuss?

 

Krsmith brought him up. YOU felt the need to express how much you "hate" him. If you didn't want to discuss him why did you engage in discussion about him? This is a discussion board you know...




#2547217 THN: 30 NHL teams, 30 I-never-saw-this-coming starts for players

Posted by number9 on 05 November 2014 - 09:36 PM

Anything plus anything equals franzens trash.

Trash is always trash. Sorry I prefer quality over trash.

 

Ah yes, so you admit to blind Franzen hatred without a rational basis. Glad you can at least admit it. Bravo.




#2547112 THN: 30 NHL teams, 30 I-never-saw-this-coming starts for players

Posted by number9 on 05 November 2014 - 09:02 PM

The kids are kids the only one who has be OMGAMAZING was nyquist. Dat and z are clearly at the point who can't carry a team alone. They need help around them(scoring winger).

 

Kids are young + Dats and Z are old = trash Franzen, gotcha. I don't know how that makes sense, but I was never good at math so I'll have to take your word for it.




#2546918 Lines Thread

Posted by number9 on 05 November 2014 - 11:30 AM

 
A year ago Marian Gaborik had 6 goals (14 pts.) in 22 games for Columbus.  He had 1 assist in 5 games for Los Angeles.  He has never played a second of defense in any of his 14 year career. 
 
He had 14 goals and 22 pts. when paired with Anze Kopitar in the playoffs and was in consideration for the Conn Smythe award. 
 
Semin sucks right now.  Gaborik did too.  Neither are bad players.  They just need to be in the right place to bring out the best in their game.


If Datsyuk don't like him, I don't like him


#2546913 Lines Thread

Posted by number9 on 05 November 2014 - 11:12 AM

 
I've wanted a first rate shooter on Datsyuk's wing since Hossa left (that year he had almost 100 pts).  That's the last time we had someone to bury the myriad chances that Datsyuk creates.  When Gaborik was available I wanted Gaborik.  I wanted Nash before that.  Now that Semin's available I want Semin. 
 
There's no mistaking my obsession with this one guiding principle...we have one of the best playmakers of the last 20 years and nobody to finish for him.  Dats and Z are both going to get 20+ goals this year, with the right line combos so will Nyquist and Franzen.  Semin would too.  And Tatar will end up close...but it's iffy.  Think about that. 
 
It's not about Semin as a person.  Sometimes I think fans get attached to players' personalities as if professional sports is a popularity contest.  To me, Alexander Semin is nothing more than one of the best shooters in the NHL...and the only one available.  That skill set would look awfully nice along side one of the best passers in the game.  And what do you know, we happen to already have that guy. 


Semin sucks. The rest I'd be fine with


#2546911 THN: 30 NHL teams, 30 I-never-saw-this-coming starts for players

Posted by number9 on 05 November 2014 - 11:04 AM

Correct. That's why we umm have sucked?


Then why aren't you discussing how anti-clutch Datsyuk, Zberg, Nyquist, Tatar, Jurco, ect. Are?

Seems more like a team issue, not a Franzen one. But it's more fun/easy to bash Franzen right?


#2546905 Lines Thread

Posted by number9 on 05 November 2014 - 10:15 AM

Kip you need to be broken of this Semin obsession.


#2546904 THN: 30 NHL teams, 30 I-never-saw-this-coming starts for players

Posted by number9 on 05 November 2014 - 10:12 AM

3 of the last four years where we played 10 or less games he has

Goals. Assists
2 1
1 0
0 2

Then the year with 14 games he has
4 goals 2 assist.




You're right that's so damn clutch.


Since turning 30 in the playoffs is been nothing but downhill. BUT ITS OK GUYS HE WILL GET BETTER WITH AGE!


By your standard pretty much every wing sucks. No ones been clutch in the recent playoff runs.