I think this is disgraceful for the Devils. And I'm not blaming Marty. I'm blaming Lou. Everyone I know from New Jersey thinks Lou is great (Maybe I just know the wrong fans) but IMO he's mismanaged that team for years. The whole Kovy situation. Losing Parise. Losing Clarkson (for better or worse). And now cold shouldering the face of the franchise. Shameful. This just makes me that much prouder to be a wing. Maybe we hold onto old men a little while longer than we should, but the wings have certainly exhibited the utmost level of loyalty, respect, and classiness. Even if we don't always win, I'm proud that our organization operates in the highest level of standards.
Dang, Pulkkinnen was highly criticized just 2 years ago as a boom or complete bust type prospect. Scouts questioned his skating and his work ethic. I guess he is continuing to go out of his way to shut them up. Love this kid. He's got lunch pail work ethic and top notch talent written all over him.
Doannn ssshhuuuuu telll meeee how mushhh I shud drnkkk.... I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM!!!
Actually, I just wanted to jump into the conversation, but got to the party too late. You and krsmith keeping the conversation on defensive depth seriously on point. Kudos!
As far as my overall posting of late... spent a week in Seattle training for a new job and then this week has been nothing but more training and whatnot so my hockey-life has been pretty "sparse." Just kinda jumping in where possible. Also, yes... especially during GTDs, I have been known to enjoy an adult beverage or two. So... yeah...
I'm starting to think that everyone on this site is a drunk lol. Not that there's anything wrong with that...
He is just like Shanny offensively. Shanny was not a banger, he stayed in good shooting positions so he could shoot. Most of his career he averaged less than 1 hit per game. Which makes sense-you don't want your high end shooters in the corners, you want them in front of the net somewhere to get their shots off. Yes Shanny was much more willing to drop the gloves than Mantha ever has been. But then again Mantha is a better skater than Shanny was.
now who makes it up first? The RW's said all summer that Mantha was going to be given every chance to make the roster coming out of camp. At no point did they ever say that about Pulks. Now Pulks is a RHed shooting winger that scored 30 goals last year. Yet the guy with 0 professional games was going to be given the chance. Why?
I was one and remain a guy that believes if we are going to make a deal, Tatar is the guy to be moved. Value for value. tatar is the most limited overall of all the young F's that have made it to date. That is not saying I dislike him. But to get a legit front of net forward or a good puck moving RHed Dman you have to give up something. No one is going to give us a star for table scraps.
I'd like to see the stat that says shanny averaged one hit a game
My best friend is colorblind, he was trying to point out a car to me once and kept describing it as purple and black and it was bright red, and in high school he would frequently borrow clothes from me to match better.
He also told me most of the time he can't see the difference in plaids, and stripe patterns that are similar shades.
Oh..and if I actually offended you, apologies.
My response seemed more d**kish because I started it out with a maniacal laugh.
I'm so upset over ur response, I'm seeing Wings red for the first time!
This team is inconsistent. We haven't won 3 games in a row all season. We've got skilled players, the core veterans are all playing well, Jimmy is playing excellent, and the kids that needed to be good have been. So what's the problem?
I'd like to say I'm shocked but I'm not ... He's gonna be a pleasant surprise for Carolina and with mantha and others coming up I'm not super pissed but dissapointed we couldn't even get a 7th round pick
Nestrasil is going to be a pleasant surprise for the canes? Based on what? 1 game with them? Cause he wasn't anything special in our minor or pro system.
It's already happening. The salary cap and the influx of European players was the death knell of fighting in hockey. It's just taking a while for it to work its way out. More than fines, suspensions, etc., the thing most necessary to get rid of fighting in hockey was a change in the "fighting culture". By which I mean, a change in attitude away from fighting from the people that are in a position to do something about it.
The salary cap and Euros already have accomplished that. More and more first rate players aren't fighting because they're European, and beyond that, they can't be goaded into fighting either. Add to that the fact that because there's a salary cap each dollar and roster spot is more valuable than ever so GM's and coaches aren't willing to give a spot (or a paycheck) to a fighter who has fewer opportunities to fight, and generally a smaller skill set.
If you're like me, and you want fighting gone, just wait a while. It's an inevitability. Nothing else needs to be done to make it happen.
I love fighting and would love to see it returned to what it was, but yes it's 100% slowly phasing itself out.