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#2542366 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by number9 on 18 October 2014 - 09:03 PM

Good point to consider, but Q has been better lately (I haven't seen tomight's game yet, but it's on the dvr). I just hope there isn't a trade just to make a trade a la Paul Holmgren.


He has. But, trading for Petry would be exactly what your saying though. A move for the sake of making a move. This team won't be much better if it happens.

#2541624 Weiss

Posted by number9 on 16 October 2014 - 09:06 PM


Darren Helm missed a year and a half with injuries and wasn't a healthy scratch once he was healthy.  There's not to be more to it than this. 


Yes but you're comparing apples to oranges. A guy who grew under Babocks tutelage and one who is still relatively a newcomer. This could very well be Babcock showing Weiss, that despite his stature, despite his injury, he must earn every second of ice time.

#2541585 Weiss

Posted by number9 on 16 October 2014 - 05:55 PM

I can't imagine he needed any extra motivation. I mean the heat was already on him because of last year.

I'm sure he thought after last season he would be on the opening night roster. He didn't get that benefit of the doubt from Babs. That's what lights fires. Not: it wasn't my fault, I was injured.

#2541581 Weiss

Posted by number9 on 16 October 2014 - 05:29 PM

Gotta think this is lighting fires under Weiss. He's in what should be some prime years, especially after escaping Florida (I know they chose not to re-sign, that's still escaping that terrible franchise in my book). He's back where his career started. I'm sure he wants to prove to Babs more than ever at this point that he can perform.

#2540705 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by number9 on 14 October 2014 - 07:31 PM

The highest I would go is Jurco plus a pick but Mantha, Goose, Tatar nope or if they include their McEichel pick


Petry is a decent D-man, but not worth Jurco in my book. Jurco's cieling is wayyyyy too high to trade for a guy like Petry.

#2540703 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by number9 on 14 October 2014 - 07:27 PM

Its quite simple actually... Just look at the author of the post before you read it. I wont name names, but I think we all know which ones to avoid... unless youre a masochist.


Oh god, I think I'm a masochist

#2540701 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by number9 on 14 October 2014 - 07:19 PM

As a Buffalo resident I would say the Wings shouldn't be interested in any Sabres not named Zemgus Girgensons.

#2540582 more NHL wisdom: Chris Pronger may work for Dept of Player Safety

Posted by number9 on 13 October 2014 - 08:59 PM

IMO the logic is, hire dirty players to catch dirty players. Just like they hire cheats in Vegas to catch cheats in Vegas. It makes sense to me...


Pronger and Shanahan understand the physical game better than most and know when a player is just being physical or going too far.


If they hired a guy like Crosby everyone would have foam wrapped around them, and players would get a game misconduct for inflicting an ouchy to an opposing player.

#2540576 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by number9 on 13 October 2014 - 08:38 PM

Datsyuk's bolting for Russia!!!


Babcock's bolting for a team that can win the cup yesterday!!!


Sensationalist journalism is all it is.


The guy is not negotiating his contract during the season, but said he doubts he's leaving. We're gonna have to wait. He's a pretty level headed guy though who speaks what he means from all that I've gathered over the years. If he said "I don't know if I'll be a Wing next year or not" I'd be 50/50 worried/notworried. But he said he thinks he'll be here, this should be in the back of our minds just like it is in his.

#2540575 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by number9 on 13 October 2014 - 08:27 PM

To add something constructive,


I think some threads get closed to early. For example, I bumped the Howard = Average thread today - mostly bc I was being a, how did the OP put it?  little **** - and that bump understandably got removed. However, had I bumped it for good/healthy reasons I think it should have stayed up. A lot of these threads evolve into interesting discussions even though they may technically be off topic. I guess I'm trying to say maybe let some of those go for a while instead of just saying "this can be talked about somewhere else".


It's the ones that are like "Goodbye, I'll be back in the fall" or "Hey its fall, I'm back" that I think should be taken down swifter. They are not legit topics IMO and don't really contribute anything constructive.


Also, this is probably never going to happen, but BRING BACK NEGS. It was easier to just not get involved when I knew a poster was already well on one side of the fence or just generally disliked.


Lastly, I know I haven't always been the most respectful to you Harold, or some of the other Mods. But I truly respect what you guys do here, and it's why, despite how bad things can get, I haven't bolted for Reddit or HFboards. I know if I was a moderator here LGW really would need tinfoil hats to protect themselves from my Nazi-agenda.


Predsfan? HERESY BANNED ON SIGHT. Fighting is dumb? BAN-SLAM. We should tank for X-player? RICHDG BANNED "I think guys with a 7 in their number are the best players?" 9 LIFETIME BANS.


Thanks again

#2540507 NY Islanders Acquire Leddy and Boychuk

Posted by number9 on 13 October 2014 - 02:31 PM

I doubt we have the cap room for a 7 mill defender with Nyquist, Jurco and Smith being RFAs next year.
Anyway, Drew Doughty's worthy 7 - Boychuck ain't. He'll make somewhere around Niskanen's 5.75

Boychuk will slow down. He scored 23 pts last year as Charas partner.

#2540389 Coach's video challenge

Posted by number9 on 12 October 2014 - 09:09 PM

So far I'm the only one who voted go to hell...


I don't even know what stance on the issue that is, I just couldn't help myself picking it. I guess I thought more would join me :confused:

#2540264 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by number9 on 11 October 2014 - 10:52 PM

Ppl complained about Osgood. Ppl complained about Hasek. Ppl will complain about Howard. He's not bad, but he's also not the best, but he's ours, and for that I like him.

Till Mrazek is ready, that's my stance.

#2540257 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by number9 on 11 October 2014 - 09:56 PM

Anyone who has bad things to say about Glendening can eat my jock strap.

The guy walked onto the U of M team and rose to captain. Went undrafted but immediately signed by GR. Impressed there, and was signed by the wings, where he immediately made an impact. The guy rises to every occasion, and despite little to no hype, has performed at every level. He is the definition of the type of guy I want on my team.

#2539860 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by number9 on 11 October 2014 - 04:50 PM

Weiss has a NMC I'm pretty sure