No someone made a childish backhanded comment about frank Clark and michigan. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH HOCKEY OR THIS THREAD.
Clark got arrested for DV then the next day kicked off the team. And included in his childish
Comment it's suppose to be an insult on their integrity which in reality it's kind of a compliment that's some schools actually do the right thing.
I'm ok with the team being penalized a bit. But it shouldn't be his whole salary maybe 50% or less.
It'll get resolved soon though. If he actually faces prison time I gotta imagine he won't count against the cap then. But IMO it'll be more likely a deal is reached then it'll be interesting how long the NHL keeps him suspended for.
If I'm him I'm skipping town and going right to the KHL. Party with Putin.
Larkin has 8 points in 9 games as a freshman at Michigan. I'd say that makes him a pretty good prospect.
Larkin is not a special yet... He was just drafted a few months ago and is just 18 years old. I'm not saying I'm expecting a huge offensive explosion from him or anything, but I believe he will be a great prospect and future player for the Wings. He should be untouchable for the reasons already stated. He is our top center prospect in a position of weakness for us right now.
Again, I never said he wasn't a good prospect. I'm in no way trying to bash him as a prospect. But reality is 9 games at the NCAA level doesn't make you untouchable when the right offer roles around. Sorry. Jarnkrok was "untouchable" around here for years. Look how that worked out. Larkin could be great one day like you say KRS, and I hope he is, but unless he puts up a Mantha level performance over the next season he's in the same boat as guys like Jarnkrok and most of our other good prospects. Not going to be fast-tracked. Hopefully pans out into something great, but might not. Not sure why that's difficult to understand. I'm essentially grouping him with guys like Tatar, Nyquist, and Jurco. He could end up like them or better... or he could end up like a Mursak, Tvrdon, or Frk. Saying he's untouchable IS overrating him at this point in his career.
We're 11th in goals for per game right now lol. That's ahead of Rags, Hawks, Blues, Ducks, Bruins, Kings, and Habs. I think we're doing fine in terms of offense so far. We're not going to score 3+ everynight, and that's fine.
I guess. I think we've sufficiently beaten this to death for a player I don't care about, but..
For me I think the distinction was that he was foolish, but naive and trusting of his parents. I'm a lot more sympathetic to that than to someone who blew it all on houses, cars, drugs, etc.
Of course, I agree.
It's like Kip said at the beginning of this thread though. This is what happens when you have millions of dollars and you put it into the hands of non-professionals. It's very likely that it's going to be mishandled and mismanaged. That was a dumb decision by him, and why I don't feel bad for the guy who fires his agent and gives his money to non-pros.
That being said, I feel bad for him bc he experienced the worst kind of mismanagement, stealing, and from the worst people that it could come from, his loved ones.
And though I feel for him for that, at the end of the day he's money never should have been there in the first place.
In fairness to Frank, he didn't say we needed a goalie, rather a defenseman. Chicago's D is one of the best in the league and probably makes their forwards look better. Pittsburgh's D has not been as strong and neither has their team when compared to Chicago.
I agree with you though, balance is important. and good teams have it.
I also agree with Frank. Holland has to fix the D first. I think most people agree with this as well.
My point was that those teams were built around Crosby/Malkin, and Toews/Kane. Not from the net out. Even though both teams have iced good Defenses. The difference between Chi and Pitt is that Chi actually surrounded their two core players with other good players like Sharp, Hossa, and the many good prospects they've had. Pitt has done some real bad drafting, haven't added any elite wingers for their two core players to skate with, and have had to deal with a ton of injuries to Crosby and Letang.
That's what he said. But what else is he going to say? So it's hard to put much stock into pronouncements like that.
That said, Abby's been far from our biggest issue so far. And I thought he would be. I was wrong about that, but I do question anyone lamenting his play thus far.
To me, there's a couple things we've got to do to score goals. DEFINITELY need to get an offensive defenseman with a dynamic skill set. Pay whatever you need to get someone like Green or Yandle. Don't cheap out. Secondly, we need two real top six centers who are healthy. If those are going to be Datsyuk and Zetterberg, then go find another winger. If Z is going to play the wing, go find a center. In today's league it's easier to find a winger than a top flight center, so I'd probably move Z to center for the remainder of the season...but that's risky because he and Dats are injury prone and older. So it's not a good strategy long term. Probably should have traded for Spezza, Kesler, O'Reilly, or signed Stastny when we could. Alas hindsight.
Puck mover you say? I think Ian white is still available
Nope pretty sure it's 95% maybe even 100%. Hard to tell....
I guess you would know. You're always so good at picking up on my sarcasm. You never leave blocks of text with links to videos as evidence trying to refute my sarcastic comment. A comment like, idk, Subban is classy?
He was being sarcastic. About 99% of his post are sarcasm. It's to the point where you can't take anything he says seriously.
And yes agree in the rookies thing. That's why they need oullete playing this year then when quincey a deal is up we can have sproul and oullete as our third pair(at that point third and firs year players). Still can't believe holland have Quincey a two year deal....then again I can since that's what he does.
Only 70% of my posts are sarcastic bud. Do your homework and get your facts straight before commenting on the nature of my LGW posts. You're hyperbole is at a point where I can't take you seriously anymore.
I've said it last season and I'll say it again..the Habs are carried by an elite goalie known as Price. I highly doubt they'll make it far come real season time. Other than Prust - their by far most likable player - they're soft, small and not a hardworking group at all.
I have no problem with others question my opinion that's like you've eloquently pointed out is the goal of a forum but I just don't understand why I should have to "defend" my stance on not liking a player, who like many others of the "new group" (Kadri, Eller, Yakupov...). And no, I wouldn't want any of those guys on the Wings we've had Sean Avery and those are all not the kind of guys I will cheer for. Like Brian Burke once said if you remove the bodyguards from the games, the rats are going to take over and a lot of rats are also a very entitled bunch so I guess he wasn't wrong.
Also man Toronto they did beat Boston easily and then lose to the Sabers wow
If you're going to lump PK Subban, Lars Eller, Nazem Kadri, Nail Yakupov, and Sean Avery into the same group you're going to have to do some explaining Frank. I understand that you might not like any of them, but this is a similar group of players in very few regards.