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#2569445 Leafs Make History

Posted by number9 on 08 February 2015 - 08:17 PM

"Hey we forgot to hire someone who knows how to evaluate hockey players!"

 

"No problem, *leans in close and whispers* just trade for former 1st round picks from other teams MWAHAHAHAHAHA"

 

"GENIUS! GENIUS! GENIUS!

 

"Then add a dash of truculence... and VOILA! No cups."




#2569385 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 1

Posted by number9 on 08 February 2015 - 11:09 AM

Missed the game, why was Doan yelling at the crowd?

It feels like forever since the Wings have been on top in a conference, but it's probably only been four years. But in true Wings fan fashion I won't be totally happy until we catch up with Anaheim. ;)

 

Glendening hurt his feelings jawing at him, so he took a dumb penalty and responded to hecklers from the box. You know, like captains always do.




#2569383 Babcock: "HE WINS, FULL STOP" - THN

Posted by number9 on 08 February 2015 - 11:02 AM

How I'm dealing with Babcock signing or not is my cup of tea not yours. I couldn't care less if someone who has half the prospect roster on his near untouchable list thinks. BTW. Since Babcock will 100% re-sign what are the lottery numbers going to be next week? Whether people like it or not fact is Crosby is the best player in the game..followed by Stamkos and Toews. The difference between being a fan and being delusional is sometimes a small one so I'm not the one who has to give this a rest. I believe whatever I want and in case of Babcock I believe it when I see it.

 

Yeah, you were convinced Datsyuk was gonna leave for Russia too. How did that work out Frank?




#2569350 Babcock: "HE WINS, FULL STOP" - THN

Posted by number9 on 08 February 2015 - 01:02 AM

Don't set yourself up for disappointment.. As much as Babcock would deserve it the Jack Adams will go to one of Hartley, Laviolette or Trotz. The good thing is it doesn't really matter Babcock is in the triple gold club and by far the best coach in hockey. Mr. I will not let him walk before making a significant offer. I don't care if it's 4 or even 8 million there is no salary cup for coaches. This whole thing will come down to 1 decision does Babs want to stay or coach the best player in hockey or work for Shanahan? Money will not be an issue!It's so funny reading leafs fans thinking that 4 mill would be too much for the wings how quickly they've forgotten that our payroll was higher than theirs


Are you reserving judgement or expecting the worst and hoping for a positive surprise Frank?


#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)