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#2562115 McGratton on waivers

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 05:37 PM

Would McGrattan work as the drummer for "Suttal Intahference" since he is good at banging heads? ;)

Or is Burke setting him up for a new group, "Thundering Truculence"?

 

\m/




#2562114 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 05:35 PM

Slapshot or not he's still projected as more of a PP specialist. That's not untouchable.

 

He was projected to be a "secondary-scorer" and "PP specialist" when he was drafted and during his time in Europe because he was a "bad skater" and had "questionable work ethic".

 

I don't know where you've been, but that pretty much all went out the window the moment he touched NA ice. He's the most dominant prospect in the entire AHL, especially at his age. He has tremendous work ethic, skating, sense, and natural ability. He's pretty much going down the exact same road as Nyquist.

 

He's definitely a coveted prospect at this point that probably has a 99.99% of not being traded.




#2562106 McGratton on waivers

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 05:22 PM

This is all so incredibly satisfying.  I'm not above basking in it. 

 

This really is what I come here for at this point lol

 

best day ever




#2562089 McGratton on waivers

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 04:50 PM

I just realized... No one has been protecting Tatar, Nyquist, Sheahan, and Jurco this entire time! That's why they haven't been able to perform at all...


#2562081 McGratton on waivers

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 04:43 PM

Yes I do who is protecting Johnny hockey, Monahan and Bartschi now? Is big Ern a goal scoring machine? No nor a defensive stud but he is a damn good team mate loved by the fans and an absolute gym freak with great work ethic.Hope some team claims him and then others have to respond, fighting is part of hockey and needs to come back


The refs?


#2562062 McGratton on waivers

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 03:41 PM

Sad day for hockey, this league is quickly becoming something it shouldn't be.
 
I hope he finds a place on another team, or a job in the front office somewhere. What af****** league it has a place for rats but no place for great energy players and like Burke said I'm sure all thef****** greenpeace folks are happy now. Of course the softest team - which not long ago used to have the HW champion - in the league willk pass so I'm not getting my hopes up.
 
How the hell does Burke not step in here ? He is the president and should overrule the GM in that case it's a bad day for hockey


Cept HW champions used to actually be able to play hockey too


#2562056 Lines Thread

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 03:07 PM

WIZ a tough start to his career. He played on numerous different teams and never had a chance to come into his own until he got to MTL. It was understandable that he was looking for his first big pay day and some stability on a long contract.


#2562054 McGratton on waivers

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 03:02 PM

 
I hope those stupid bastards do claim him.  It would be great if they let Shawn Thornton walk and then acquired another meathead in his place. 

I'm not a Thornton fan by any means, but Shawn is a much better hockey player than Brian IMO


#2562048 McGratton on waivers

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 02:55 PM

If this was my first day ever on LGW and saw that THIS was big news, I'd probably never come back.

Love you all


#2562044 Lines Thread

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 02:48 PM

 
 
I was basically trying to identify options that people hadn't talked about already, and who were in the realm of possibility.  I agree that neither Barrie or Wisniewski are likely to be moved, and only included them because their teams are absolutely horrible.  That usually makes teams willing to listen a little more than they might otherwise prefer to, but agree that it would take a lot to pry them out. 
 
As far as Franson, I didn't put him on the list because A) We're all aware that he's availabe, and B) We're in the same division, and C) Toronto might just make the playoffs (and therefore keep him).  But yes, I'd have interest in Franson (as would everyone else in the league). 
 
 
I generally agree with your assessments across the board.  Except that I'd say this:  Wisniewski's "comments"  have been overblown on LGW since he made them.  His exact quote was something like "in my experience...um...uh...they (Detroit) don't usually pay market value...um...so I was looking elsewhere", or something to that effect.  Afterward those moderately critical (and totally true) comments morphed thereafter into "I don't want to play for that cheapskate Ken Holland".  I have no doubt that Wisniewski, or Kesler, or Rafalski, or Gordie Howe would accept a trade here  if his contract was guaranteed already and our team was better than the one they were on.  Such is the case with Wisniewski. 


Not to mention THE WIZ "WHITE LIGHTNING" WISNIEWSKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIiiiiiii grew up a Red Wings fan.


#2562038 McGratton on waivers

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 02:43 PM

I hope not one team claims him


#2562036 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 02:39 PM

 
Regardless of what fans think of him, the reality is that Pulkinnen is a second tier prospect who is most likely still viewed as a guy who is far from a sure fire NHL player and who needs to prove that he can do more than shoot the puck at the NHL level.  I know the feeling around here is that he's going to be some kind of second coming of Brett Hull and score 50 goals a year, but he's far more likely to top out as a 20-25 goal PP specialist playing on the 3rd line.

He's arguably the best player - other than a few KHL stars - outside of the NHL right now. You don't have to be one of the best snipers of all time to be untouchable in this league. Any comparison to hull, other than being in general a sniper, is completely off base


#2562029 McGratton on waivers

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 02:24 PM

Waived by the Flames??? He must be good!


#2561949 Franzen on IR

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 12:12 AM

Well that's too bad. A good asset to our lineup going down. I like Teemu so far, hopefully he can fill Franzen's shoes. Get well soon Johan.




#2561559 1/7 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Flames 2

Posted by number9 on 07 January 2015 - 10:46 PM

Bad mistake by Ouellet. That's why we take our time with prospects. Minimize that stuff.