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#2568067 2015 Draft

Posted by number9 on 03 February 2015 - 06:59 PM

I agree we need to go with a forward where were probably going to pick, unless some other d drop down wayyy past where they should.
And to rich.
Well have three big centers in sheahan, larkin, and athanasiou, one of the last two have a chance at being #1s.
But you have to think with ehn, kadeykhin, hölmstrom, and vahätalo wed be set on big centers, so who knows.
I really want hanifin.
But that's NOT happening.


People always seem to forget that we drafted almost entirely forwards/centers in the last draft. Wouldn't be surprised by a high D draft this year.

#2568056 What should we do with the Monster?

Posted by number9 on 03 February 2015 - 06:20 PM

Agreed. Ben Bishop is THE monster. Jonas Gustavsson is A monster in the same way that Randall from Monsters Inc. was A monster.


Don't look at us, Leafs fans nicknamed him

#2568053 2015 Draft

Posted by number9 on 03 February 2015 - 05:31 PM

I have nailed the last 2 first round picks in mantha and larkin. Novek at 6-1/180 is who I think we would take if there as of today, and he is not a big body. Average size in todays game.

Yup, has is bass ackwards.


Pretty much everyone on LGW was zeroed in on Mantha during that draft. When we actually landed him, half this board looked like geniuses, especially after we traded down.


A lot of the same with Larkin. A lot of people around here wanted (and got) the Michigan boy.


Your selections are hardly unique

#2568051 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 03 February 2015 - 05:23 PM

Given the caps position they probably want players that can help them now, not picks and prospects. We'd probably have to part ways with a roster player to get him (and then some depending on the player).


He had 29 pts. in 45 games in 2013 before taking a step back a year ago.  His production this year is putting him right back on that same track.  If I'm betting, I'd say last years' regression was the exception, and the 25-30 pts. in 40-45 games is the rule.  Especially on a more offensively capable team like ours.  But that's me.  I agree though, always a risk.  But very few defensemen luck their way into 50 pts, especially on a bad team.  Given his age, past performances, and current production (for a bad team), my guess is he's more James Wisniewski than Matt Niskanen. 


Wasn't he also drafted by NSH? They have an eye for good blueliners

#2568031 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 03 February 2015 - 02:36 PM

Holland will dump Kindl and Quincey and another roster player in some sort of deal and he will acquire Green and Petry as well....whether or not the trades are related, packaged, three team deals, he will dump some picks and prospects along with K and Q.  Not saying K and Q plus picks and prospects for Green and Petry, but on March 2nd you will see Q and K gone somewhere, some picks gone somewhere and some prospects gone somewhere and a name roster player gone as well.  Green and Petry will be Red Wings that day...I hate to see the prospects/roster player that will be traded, but it will happen....The Cristal Flute has spoken!


Come now, this is Holland we're talking about. He's probably not going to make any trades, and certainly none that please you.


We like our team

#2567996 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 03 February 2015 - 11:50 AM

He'd either be a rental or keep an NHL ready d in GR.
He's not a great 2/3 d, he's putting up points but isn't good in his own end. Babcock has no room for that type of player. Unless he changes how he plays Babcock would have him playing 12 minutes a night.

Franson would be an amazing addition. Much better than Green in his own end. Hits a decent amount and blocks a good number of shots too.

#2567974 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 03 February 2015 - 09:58 AM

Here you go kr: 

Hell, give em a first

#2567923 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by number9 on 02 February 2015 - 09:19 PM


Yeah, I forget Franzen has actually been very useful at times instead of being a 230lb floater who won't hit anything.


Don't get me started on Ericsson. 6'4 220lb non-physical floating waste of space.

#2567870 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 02 February 2015 - 07:44 PM

The only way I see oulette being traded is because he's the low man on the totem pole and babs wants a righty.
I don't think it will happen, but I'd it did, I imagine this would be the reasoning.


I'm basing my opinion on Holland. If Holland traded XO it would be startling based on the strategy he's displayed over the years. I believe XO is probably one of the highest on his totem poll. He's always played the long game like that.

#2567868 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by number9 on 02 February 2015 - 07:39 PM

I'm almost 25 and my parents help me deal with my money. It's not because I'm stupid, it's because they've handle their own money very successfully with minimal input from advisors. If I acquired millions I would definitely trust them to help until I felt I could make good choices with it or until I found an advisor that I trusted to work with.
Sucks that he was betrayed by his family.


Understood. But when you make as much money as JJ does, you need a professional to handle your investments. If you make as much as him and your parents are handling your money still, I advise you to seek a financial planner.

#2567863 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by number9 on 02 February 2015 - 07:30 PM

With how the regular season has gone, and the promise this team has gone, I'd be happy if they can win a playoff round. After that, really, anything else is a bonus. I thought that they would make the postseason before the year began, but I didn't expect this team to have performed this well. 


I think where you exit in the playoffs is extremely overrated. Sometimes teams drift to the 3rd round. Sometimes they have to fight tooth and nail to get there. And sometimes the best teams are upset very early. Getting there is the goal of the regular season. If you do that you deserve praise. The goal of the playoffs is to win the cup. If you don't do that you, you should start focusing on the next regular season and what it's going to take to get back to that position. Not blow up the team.

#2567631 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by number9 on 31 January 2015 - 10:07 PM

Having a right shot on that bottom pair directly contributed to Smith's goal.  Marchenko made a play at the line to keep the puck in, and chipped in in deep on his forehand (something a lefty couldn't do) to Jurco who found Smith in good position for the one timer (something he couldn't have done if he'd been on the other side). 


Good work by all involved, but having the right/left pair out there was a huge key to that goal. 


What is that? 9 pts on the season for Smith? Wow, what a puck mover that kid's turned out to be...

#2567242 Larkin or Mantha?

Posted by number9 on 30 January 2015 - 11:37 PM

holland trades him for a seventh rounder


7th rounder turns out to be next Datsyuk

#2567159 Marchenko recalled from GR... Ouellet sent down

Posted by number9 on 30 January 2015 - 01:45 PM

This makes me mucho happy. We're finally in a position where the kids can rotate in and we no longer require the services of the Lashoffs of this world

#2567054 1/29 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Lightning 5

Posted by number9 on 29 January 2015 - 09:39 PM