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#2607805 Dylan larkin #5 prospect out of top 50 on hockeysfuture

Posted by number9 on 14 May 2015 - 07:35 PM

This kid is going to decide whether Babs stay or not ........ supposedly.

 

Yeah all that business sounds like horse s*** to me. I highly doubt a decorated coach is basing his decision on one players performance, Specifically a player who's never played in the NHL and isn't named Connor McDavid.




#2607560 Free agents this off season

Posted by number9 on 13 May 2015 - 05:39 PM

:lol: you are out of control. I especially like the one all caps HA in the middle like it needs accentuating. It's like the Chandler of laughs.

 

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#2607558 Free agents this off season

Posted by number9 on 13 May 2015 - 05:04 PM

Would I given him 4-5 per at the time? Yes but I never would of given him 7 years regardless of the at any term comment

If someone's starving and says boy I'd kill someone for some pizza right now does that then mean they'd kill someone ?

Anyways f*** all this s*** your just being a smart ass .... I could go around the 1000 pages and look for s*** you said that proved to be wrong but unlike you I'm not gonna waste my time

Yes I was wrong about clarkson and clowe and I never said I was always right ... And incase you didn't notice a lot of people were on board on signing clarkson

 

I'll refer you back to the very post you quoted lol

 

 

Yes you are. Prior to the Clarkson signing you were all "at all cost" and I think he should get this amount per year. You never even bothered to mention term. Now after the fact you are claiming it's all about term lol. Very convenient.

 

Forget term. Fact is you wanted to pay him, and Clowe, almost the exact cap hit they're currently at. Which is DUMB at any term.

 

Ha Ha HA ha deal with it

 

#DumbAtAnyTerm

 

And ur whole "I could dig through stuff you said that proved to be wrong but I'm not gonna waste my time" spiel is 100% correct. It would be a waste of your time, because I am never wrong. Ever.




#2607491 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by number9 on 13 May 2015 - 11:11 AM

Can we all stop with the political discussion.  I know that nobody means any harm, but this isn't really the place for it. 

 

^ found the guy on welfare  :lol:




#2607443 WMHC 2015

Posted by number9 on 12 May 2015 - 10:14 PM

Isn't Eichel playing 4th line center? Pretty sure Larkin has been top2 lines all tournament. Guess doom n gloomers go as far as the worlds these days




#2607438 Free agents this off season

Posted by number9 on 12 May 2015 - 09:57 PM

I aint spinning s*** , when you sign someone term is attached to cap number that's a simple fact ... I know I said sign him at any cost but facts are you don't expect a role player to get a 7 year contract

Apparently that was the case , until the leafs got involved lol

Loved myers , always thought a chance of scenery would of helped him ... That being said the price was real high

 

Yes you are. Prior to the Clarkson signing you were all "at all cost" and I think he should get this amount per year. You never even bothered to mention term. Now after the fact you are claiming it's all about term lol. Very convenient.

 

Forget term. Fact is you wanted to pay him, and Clowe, almost the exact cap hit they're currently at. Which is DUMB at any term.

 

Ha Ha HA ha deal with it




#2607395 Free agents this off season

Posted by number9 on 12 May 2015 - 05:47 PM

to the ryan clowe haters who thought he sucked with his 0 goals was washed up and laughed at me for saying the wings should go hardcore for him .... i know its just one game but 2 goals 2 assists first game as a ranger

 

 

suck it  lol

 

could of had a  6"2 225 pd hitting machine that also fights and shows up bigtime in the playoffs .... but its ok we got samuelsson and bertuzzi

 

 

yes its just one game but i look forward to seeing him produce just to prove the haters wrong .... big missed opportunity

 

And here's your OP from the thread you started entitled "Clowe Haters" lol

 

I never said I was always right , didn't I mention I was wrong about glendening ? And I never said I would sign clarkson or clowe to the deals they got .... I never would of have given clarkson that contract or clowe the term he got


Everyday or so I gotta read you getting into little arguments over stuff with some people cause you seem to think your always right so how about you take your own advice and give stuff a rest?




#2607394 Free agents this off season

Posted by number9 on 12 May 2015 - 05:39 PM

 

 

clowe would probably get 4-4.5 ... id rather get clarkson but id go for both , we need big bodies that arent old men like bertuzzi and samuelsson especially now that were gonna be with boston .... it we get clarkson and clowe our forwards would be one of the top 5 in the nhl (course we'd have to fix our defence)

 

Anddddddddd here's what you said about Clowe from the same thread. Congratulations about Weiss though :clap: lol

 

I never said I was always right , didn't I mention I was wrong about glendening ? And I never said I would sign clarkson or clowe to the deals they got .... I never would of have given clarkson that contract or clowe the term he got


Everyday or so I gotta read you getting into little arguments over stuff with some people cause you seem to think your always right so how about you take your own advice and give stuff a rest?




#2607393 Free agents this off season

Posted by number9 on 12 May 2015 - 05:33 PM

if he hits july 1 the redwings have to go after clarkson at any cost, hed be a perfect fit and the type of player the wings need in the top 6

 

id rather give him 4.5-5 per year than filppula

 

This is literally an OP from a thread you started. Nice try though.

 

I never said I was always right , didn't I mention I was wrong about glendening ? And I never said I would sign clarkson or clowe to the deals they got .... I never would of have given clarkson that contract or clowe the term he got


Everyday or so I gotta read you getting into little arguments over stuff with some people cause you seem to think your always right so how about you take your own advice and give stuff a rest?




#2607272 TSN Play of the Year

Posted by number9 on 11 May 2015 - 10:07 PM

He's young, and good.

But I don't think he'd be a star, he is only 21.
So someday.

 

Maybe not yet, but I get to watch a lot of him out here in Buffalo. If he had players around him he'd be good. dude does everything. Skates, hands, hits, smarts. Love him and his crazy name. All the other Sabres, even their high picks, are jokes compared to him.

 

EDIT: Girgensons Boner achieved




#2607263 Improving our 5 on 5 play....

Posted by number9 on 11 May 2015 - 09:51 PM

The past couple of years we have struggled in 5 on 5 hockey. We have had a pretty good power play and not bad on the PK. We have been in the desired 110+ when you combine the 2 %'s together. But in 5 on 5 we haven't been very good.

Using the advanced metrics (I am not the biggest fan of such things, but they do help rank things) here are our forwards and how they rank amoung all F with 750 mins of 5 on 5 time:

 

Cole 46-injured and UFA

Datsyuk 54

Tatar 118

Abby 136

Z 163

Nyquist 166

Sheahan 175

 

http://stats.hockeya...CT&sortdir=DESC

 

Now the question is why? Then the follow up is, how do we improve? The why of course is opinion. Mine is we don't have anyone with super skills. IE No one with the speed that scares and burns, or no one with the power and strength to scare. Both work.

Now Cole is gone. That is why I added Sheahan as the 6th. One of the ways to improve is to not have him as a top 6 forward. Same with Helm. Both have played in the top 6 at times this year. Heck I still don't think Abby should be in our top 6.

We also don't get enough out of our D. Using the same standards, here is how our Dmen rank for 1000 mins played of 5 on 5 time:

 

Dekeyser 27

KFQ 67

Kronwall 70

Ericsson 107

 

Now in simple math there should be 180 top 6 forwards and 120 top 4 Dmen. Of course many teams don't really have 6 real top 6 forwards or 4 true top 4 Dmen. A few teams have more than 6 F's and/or 4 top 4 D's.

Just using these numbers one could say we have no #1 Dman, a #2 in Dekeyser, a #3 in Kronwall, and a #4 in Ericsson. That isn't horrible. Of course finding a true #1 is very hard to do.

The F group is in some ways worse. Only Datsyuk is a clear top line F, when healthy. Tatar is a second line guy. Nyquist, Z, and Abby are more borderline guys for a second line. Sheahan really is a 3rd line guy.

The plus side is these guys are very good on the PP. Datsyuk was 2nd in the NHL on the PP. Z was 16, Nyquist 22, Tatar 35, Abby 88th, and Sheahan was 133. This tells me that at best we have 4 guys that are legit top 6 forwards on the team. Not a real surprise. many of us have wondered why Abby is playing in the top 6. This then means we need 2 top 6 forwards. Either prospects that step up or UFA/trades.

This means we need 3 primetime players that are very costly to pick up. Yikes. The good news is, we don't have to do it all at once. We do have to do it by the time the 2017/18 season starts. That is the season after Datsyuk's contract expires. Of course by then Z and Kronwall will be about done as well. That makes 5 big time players needed over the next 3 off summers. 2 Dmen and 3 forwards.

 

Wow, there are so many things wrong with this It's hard to even start.

 

Bare in mind according to these stats Tyler Johnson is the best player in the league and Jiri Hudler is the 10th best player in the league... and Mike Hoffman is 11th :lol:




#2607258 2015 Draft

Posted by number9 on 11 May 2015 - 09:03 PM

That is what I was thinking a couple of pages ago. Try to move back 10 spots or so and add a 2nd round pick. The difference in talent from the 15th through the 50th pick is very small.

 

Small? I'd rather draft someone big :w00t2:




#2607253 What's our draft position this year? And best defensemen available

Posted by number9 on 11 May 2015 - 07:58 PM

Boy I hope the Wings draft a big bodied boy




#2607232 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by number9 on 11 May 2015 - 06:04 PM

I think the wings will still make the playoffs and maybe even flourish without Babcock, he is an amazing coach, but I think this team is too stagnant with him here, they're trying to be too defensive while not being very good defensively. They need to play to their current strength and that's scoring With defensive responsibility, but not sooooo much emphasis on defense

 

When 5 of your 6 D-men are Quincey, Ericsson, Smith, Kindl, and Zidlicky, I think you need to focus on defense.




#2607080 Free agents this off season

Posted by number9 on 10 May 2015 - 09:35 PM

If you as a fan wish to sit there and be ok with the last 5 years, and the lack of activity by our organization, that is fine. I am not ok with it. Other teams have made moves and of course won cups. No every move doesn't work, we all understand that. But others have made moves to make their runs. Pitt, Bos, LAK, and Chicago have all made moves and yes won cups. They did not get into position strictly by drafting. All signed UFA's and made trades. We haven't and are now a starless team. A team that has to fight through the last game of the season to even make the playoffs.

 

lol that's your argument?

 

Pitt - drafted all their stars

Bos - drafted all their stars besides Chara, who really isn't a star anymore, and btw missed the playoffs unlike us

Lak - missed the playoffs unlike us

Chi - drafted all their stars

 

EDIT: The funniest part of this is the powerhouse and cup favorite, the rangers, you didn't even mention. They traded for for like everyone on their team :lol: I guess the ole LA, BOS, CHI, PIT party never gets old, despite the fact that only 1 of those teams is good this year lmao