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#2486845 2014 draft thoughts.

Posted by number9 on 26 February 2014 - 01:14 PM

Jarnkrok has 13 points in his last 13 games and is finally starting to adjust to the NA rink. Since it's his first year here let's cut him some slack.
There's a reason he's been touted as our top prospect for the last couple years.

Also Tvrdon amd Frk are in their first pro years.  For someone who is so consumed by fantasy and future you sure don't seem to have much patience.

Any source on Bertuzzi "career ending injury". Thats quite the statement.

Every injury is "potentially career ending" in his book. Just gloss over.

The DG stands for Draft Guy... Fantasizing about potential draftees, little regard for who we already have

#2486830 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by number9 on 26 February 2014 - 12:34 PM

Boyle is 37, but maybe he has a couple of season's left in him still. Definitely a Holland type of move. I would not give up Smith for him though.

He's playing very good for them right now. RH puck mover is exactly what we need too. I just wonder what he wants in a contract. They've been trying to re-sign him. 2nd + Quincey + Andersson?

#2486703 Injury Updates

Posted by number9 on 25 February 2014 - 06:26 PM

I'm sorry but no comprende. 
It's one thing if you're in tip top shape, but to be injured and on top of that still on the honeymoon of his massive contract extension to go play in the olympics just to come back and say "Yeah, I can't play" should not be kosher in anybody's books. At some point you gotta draw the line. 
If you're too sick to play for your NHL team, you're too sick to play for any team. Should be simple as that. 

Again, he was the C for his team in his home country. I think that's a pleasantry we can afford him. If it was in Korea and/or Ovi was wearing the C I'd feel a little differently. We have a good rep with players bc of actions like this.

#2486671 Injury Updates

Posted by number9 on 25 February 2014 - 03:29 PM

datsyuk stuff is getting annoying. was willing to to play in the olympics but he's not willing to play for the wings through injury?

Captaining his home country (possibly his only chance) was a big deal for him. He's given so much to us, IMO it's only fair he get that special opportunity. Now that he's back I don't want him playing till he's 100% though

#2486667 Injury Updates

Posted by number9 on 25 February 2014 - 03:13 PM

I'm very much inclined to believe that rumor. He was brutal for GR, suffered a legit injury (again) and if he goes on LTIR he still gets paid but we gain his cap space and roster spot. He's been done since last year, now maybe for good. Adding to Hank being on LTIR for the home stretch, I'd be surprised if Holland sits on his hands when he all of a sudden has so much room.
Just having a quick look on CapGeek, with Z and Sammy on LTIR and having a 23 man roster (sans Jurco, with Sheahan) we'd have just over 7 mil to make a move.

7 mil??? Oh good god. I don't like trading, but holland better make a move with that amount of room.

#2486646 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 25 February 2014 - 01:07 PM

Of course Hockeymom likes this!  the post about Callahan reminds her of her long lost Holmstrom, whom since retired loses us our usual garbage goal bangin' in guy.  I don't miss Homer's one-dimensional game, but his PP presence and in general net front business is much needed.

If Callahan wants to play in front of the net and fight... that'd be cool with me. Lord knows Abdelkader, Bertuzzi, and Cleary don't do that very well.

#2486597 2014 draft thoughts.

Posted by number9 on 24 February 2014 - 08:53 PM

Ok not really the thread for this but:

1. Little Tuzzi just cleared out his locker in Juniors. he is hurt-again and will not play anymore this year. hard to call a guy that can't play more than 30 games a prospect.

2. Ferraro will walk this off season.

3. Pulk was included in my 4 left in the minors.

4. Jarmark (spelling) isn't here yet and not sure when he will be.

5. Tvardon (spelling) is playing his way out of the system fast.


So once again, after this season we have 4 legit F prospects in the minors: mantha, AA, Pulk, and nastisauk. That is it. Teams typically carry 14 forwards and 7 Dman. We need twice as many F prospects as D prospects. We have 4. We all know without any doubt that every prospect doesn't make it. If half of our prospects make it we are doing GREAT! The hard part is of course figuring out which ones are which....

Then what do you call him? Injured prospect?

#2486493 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by number9 on 24 February 2014 - 12:17 AM

Holland also made a trade to acquire shanahan to put us over the top. Also acquired chelios. And hasek etc etc

That was before that there cap existed I tell ya what

#2486334 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by number9 on 23 February 2014 - 08:05 AM

Personally I'd like to add at D, and maybe to the front office.

Grab Ehrhoff from Buffalo and add RichDG and Degra55 as special advisors to the GM?

#2486013 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by number9 on 21 February 2014 - 05:28 PM

Pass. Don't want him around the youth. Terrible attitude.

Just cause he'd rather pack lips and crush handles of bacardi then text supermodels back, doesn't mean he has a bad attitude.

#2486000 OYO Sports Toys: Red Wings

Posted by number9 on 21 February 2014 - 05:00 PM

They didn't do a very good job with the faces. Datsyuk goatee?

#2485723 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by number9 on 21 February 2014 - 12:03 AM

I say we go for the Heater reclamation project. 50 in 15?

#2485630 10 ton elephant in the room.

Posted by number9 on 20 February 2014 - 04:32 PM

But you're forgetting the fact that vanek hasn't had the caliber teammates Franzen has had. In the specific year you looked at Franzen had z and dats and others vanek had? ...pomiville or however it's spelt and? Ya not near the same level. Vanek has done more with less FACT. Younger. Healthier?
You take your 20 goal a year average goal scorer who can't stay on the ice and doesn't play defense and I'll take guys that show up to play.

Hell most of you are still delusional and think we will win a cup this year.



There's a difference between hope and crazy.

I hope we win the cup to. But facts and common sense say it's 99.9% we don't.

We are only a couple of players away from having a legit shot but holland won't make the moves necessary. We may disagree on the players but I think we all can agree on that.



I still believe in this team, with or without Z for the remainder of this year. You could classify me as being optimistic perhaps, but if Franzen and Weiss come back and are healthy and productive, with Howard getting his game together, and the kids staying up, why can't we squeeze into the playoffs? I see no reason why not.

I think we're better with the kids playing. We need z and dat but I like Franzen and Weiss out we're doing better. Id rather see guys that want to be out there like a nyquist or Sheahan or jurco over Franzen.

If Franzen, Weiss, Sammy, Bert, cleary, and Quincey never played a game for us again we would be much better in the long term and prolly in the short term as well.



Classify you as optimistic lol??? Maybe inconsistent with a roller coaster of opinions, but definitely not optimistic.


Asking if babs would play a lazy player is kind of a terrible question ain't it?

Look at what we have seen: Sammy, cleary, and Franzen.

But to be fair id say cleary actually gives A LOT more effort than Franzen ever has. He just doesn't have the god given natural talent that's pissed away on a guy like Franzen.

But Sammy? Can't we all agree he is lazy?

Or sorry according to mr dictionary.com earlier "lackluster" better? These guyS are CONSISTENTLY lackluster.
And to continue you from what I've said these guys have been played instead of guys like nyquist, glendening, Sheahan etc etc who I would argue actually give the most effort.



Nope, I don't agree. I've never considered Sammy lazy, nor have I considered Franzen or Cleary lazy. Have Sammy and Cleary been CONSISTENTLY lackluster? Yeah, your spot on there. But being lackluster in no way means one is lazy. Cleary and Sammy both tried their best, but theyre old and washed up... hence why one is on the 4th line and the other is in GR.

- Mr. Dictionary

#2485377 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 20 February 2014 - 02:02 AM

I've nothing against you whatsoever, Bob, but I have to say: this stance - which many NHL fans share - makes me a sad panda. I tend to think the attitude thing, whatever you want to call it, is probably overblown. And even if it isn't, you know what? He's an obscenely talented hockey player, a franchise offensive defenseman who's coming off a Norris Trophy win. And he's only 24. And he's playing for a mickey mouse organization. (Well, maybe not the organization, but certainly the GM and head coach. Not to mention the lack of first-class veteran leadership on the team.) So I give him the benefit of the doubt. Besides, attitude/maturity issues aren't necessarily the end of the world. Fedorov had a big ego, girl problems, and a pain-in-the-ass dad. The Bruins are the class of the East, with Brad Marchand on the roster. Patrick Kane grew up. Tyler Seguin grew up. Riley Sheahan's come a long way since Tinky Winky. There is hope for a 24-year-old Norris Trophy winner with some maturity issues.

His "attitude problem" is that he's young and cocky, and he can back it up. He's no Yzerman, but he has the confidence of a winner. He plays with his heart on his sleeve, and he has a very vocal, in ur face, heart. I have no problem with that. The guy is far from a stuck up or Avery type.

#2485375 If we become sellers...

Posted by number9 on 20 February 2014 - 01:57 AM

Only sellable extra pieces we have are Andersson. He'll probably net a solid 7th rounder.