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#2530191 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by number9 on 05 July 2014 - 10:51 PM

I'd sign subban for7 or 8m and gladly lose four first rounders when you get a guy like that. But like others have said it will never happen for various reasons.


This sums up your pov so perfectly. Babs played PK in how many Olympic Games?


#2530138 Can Z and Pav do anything to protest? (not that they would)

Posted by number9 on 05 July 2014 - 05:44 PM

Nobody thought that Alfie would want to leave the Sens. Nobody thought that Gretzky would waive his no trade clause and leave Edmonton.
 
I'm not saying it would happen here, but it's not out of the realm of possibility.


The Sens are a mess and never got Alfie a cup. Gretzky never wanted to leave, but had to be dealt for financial reasons that Illitch doesn't have. It's not impossible, but it's a stretch.


#2530135 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by number9 on 05 July 2014 - 05:18 PM

Except he got a two year deal and it is literally just as an insurance policy.


Ignore my other points and nitpick the term. Whatever was, 2 years, is still blocking kids that r ready now and even more ready next year. Plus many will need to re-sign and well have 3 mill tied up in a 4th line C for 2 more years


#2530123 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by number9 on 05 July 2014 - 02:50 PM

Plus we have Nosek Campbell Porter Miele Pulkinnen and now possibly AA and Mantha fighting for a forward position. Just adding one of those guys puts us at the 23 man roster limit assuming Danny D and Tatar re-sign. There's no room for Legwand whether u like it or not.
And there's Ferraro and Callahan. Lots of prospects clamoring to play.


#2530122 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by number9 on 05 July 2014 - 02:40 PM

It's fine being optimistic like that but I don't see what the issue is with just having an insurance policy? When the same players have been injury prone have a back up plan IS THE SAFE THING TO DO. Now holland is putting all his eggs in the "if we stay healthy basket".
Yes I listed 7. 4 or 5 who WILL BE INJURED and three who are fourth liners. That's not enough and as of right now we DONT have a number 2 center. Maybe Weiss lives up to it maybe not.

Nothing wrong with an insurance policy especially when we got the cap space and yes 3m a year for a 50 point guy is cheap.


We also need a top 6 winger not named Alfie or cleary. And IF Weiss lives up to contract(I still doubt it) I'd try legwand at winger cause he is better then any options left in free agency because holland s*** the bed again.


Legwand at 3 mill for 3 years likely blocks a kid down the road


#2530060 It's too bad about us having Weiss...

Posted by number9 on 04 July 2014 - 10:13 PM

 
More like hurt but still extremely effective or low on the depth chart or playing with players that barely belong on the team let alone in the top 6.

 
I like to completely disregard facts and reality to make myself feel better, too.


I won't say he was a 3rd line C, but "extremely effective" is beyond generous if not wrong


#2530054 Can Z and Pav do anything to protest? (not that they would)

Posted by number9 on 04 July 2014 - 09:29 PM

His ex-wife and oldest daughter live in Russia.  His new wife and newborn daughter live here.  Zetterberg said in the HBO special that he and his wife plan to make the Detroit their home after he retires.  
 
Alexei Kovalev just retired from a Swiss B League.  These guys aren't like us.  They play because they love the game on a completely different level.  I expect them both to play until their bodies are no longer able and continue to be the ultimate professionals they always have been.


They were taught by Yzerman and Lidstrom and will retire like Yzerman and Lidstrom. Anyone who seriously suspects otherwise is reaching for the wings to tank


#2530046 Can Z and Pav do anything to protest? (not that they would)

Posted by number9 on 04 July 2014 - 08:53 PM

Try watching Hank's post game after being eliminated by the Bruins and tell me that's not a player on the verge of wanting out.


I'll save this post and bring it up for u 3 or 4 years from now when he retires as a wing captain with his jersey in the banners a few years later.


#2530043 Can Z and Pav do anything to protest? (not that they would)

Posted by number9 on 04 July 2014 - 08:45 PM

The real question is: Would Dats and Z ever protest? No. They aren't short sighted hot heads like most of LGW


#2530037 Hockey News: Red Wings D hunting

Posted by number9 on 04 July 2014 - 08:15 PM

How come Brent Seabrook is not getting mentioned anywhere as a possible target?  His game has come down some, but he only has 2 yrs left on his contract. I would rather have him at 2 yrs 5.9 than most of the contracts other dmen just received.  RHed and a huge upgrade over anything we currently have.  The Hawks are in need of shedding a bigger contract. 


Even in a different conference the hawks won't trade with us. Avs type rivalries come and go, but hawk hatred is for life.


#2530022 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by number9 on 04 July 2014 - 07:17 PM

Do you even watch the wings? Like I'm not tryig to be mean...but really. Do you not remember ANDERSON as our top line center? What caused that? Injuries. The same injury prone players being injured and you think it's going to change this year why?

Why do you think year after year when the same players are injured Itll change this year? Legwand is just a cheap insurance policy that we now wont have.


Legwand is not a CHEAP insurance policy by any means.

Big surprise, I do watch the wings, and yes u r just trying to be mean.

Ppl r talking about trading Helm cause we have too many centers lol

Do you even watch the wings? Like I'm not tryig to be mean...but really. Do you not remember ANDERSON as our top line center? What caused that? Injuries. The same injury prone players being injured and you think it's going to change this year why?

Why do you think year after year when the same players are injured Itll change this year? Legwand is just a cheap insurance policy that we now wont have.


Legwand is not a CHEAP insurance policy by any means.

Big surprise, I do watch the wings, and yes u r just trying to be mean.

Ppl r talking about trading Helm cause we have too many centers lol


#2530009 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by number9 on 04 July 2014 - 06:06 PM

My argument is look at out lack of center depth and question marks...legwand on a one or two year deal would've been good.

Whereas defense where our question marks elite defense? Quincey isn't. Right handed defenseman? Quincey isn't. Depth defenseman? Quincey is but well would you rather have Quincey or marchenko? Or sproul? Or oullete? Etc etc

At center right now we got dat Weiss Sheahan and helm. Helm and dat have some injury issues. Weiss is the biggest question mark in this team. Can he stay healthy? If so, can he be a number two center again?

After those four we got z and glen. Z also has injury issues and is better to be at wing and glen is a fourth liner. Anderson is also a fourth liner.

The reason why legwand makes the most sense of any of our UFAs is because he is a cheaper insurance policy for injuries which WILL happen and for if Weiss can't live up to his contract. If they do....then put legwand at wing hell he had 50+ points.

So yes comparing legwand to Quincey in terms of ho is a bigger need an cost is quite easy...if you think.


We have Dats, Weiss, Helm, Sheahan, Andersson, and Glendening

Zetterberg is also elite at C if we need him, and Franzen is a capable C as a last resort (don't turn this into an I hate Franzen thread)

Ur crazy to think we need more Cs, it's one of our deepest, if not the deepest, positions we have.


#2529684 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by number9 on 03 July 2014 - 12:33 AM

Ok I don't like Quincey either, but for all of you who think he can do no good and is the spawn of satan, here's somes stats.

 

Only RW D-man to play the full 82 games

2nd best takeaway to giveaway ratio among D-men on the team

3rd in hits and blocked shots among RW D-men (even when pro rated)

3rd in SH time on ice per game among our D-men

 

Advanced stats aren't good though if you give those kind of things credit




#2529399 Well...at least we're not Philadelphia. Giroux Arrested.

Posted by number9 on 02 July 2014 - 10:53 AM

Hahaha Claude took the term the town of brotherly love a little too seriously
Richards and and Carter are proud


#2529398 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by number9 on 02 July 2014 - 10:51 AM

I for one wanna watch my team actually play hockey, so yeah, no tank