terrible lineup for tonight, hopefully Leafs don't dress 3/4 of there roster tonight like last night. Helm has been invisible every game I watched with him, I don't think he will ever play in the top 6.
Must have read your post today..he's been the best player on the ice by far tonight !
I think I dislike Ericsson more than Hudler....
...he is playing like s***e! Overpayment PLUS a no trade clause....super
So basically what you're saying is that you should quit whining about him because he's not going anywhere.
Posted by puckbags
on 30 September 2011 - 11:38 AM
Oh how have times have changed..it used to be the responsibility of the player to skate with his head up or you got crushed Scott Stevens style..how you can beat the s*** out of the puck, skate with your head down, do fancy toe drags, pay the price for it and the other dude gets 5 games. Like i said before I'm all for getting the cheap hits out of the game but this sport was built on speed, having your wits, keeping your head up and good clean aggression..clearly its changing.
how many forwards do we have under contract since after july 1?
14 (13-eaves, 14-miller)
...so now, you, genius, tell me how the signing of eaves and miller does not effect the potential signing of a "jagr type"?
or, as I'm sure you're too stupid to do, you can just acknowledge that you were wrong and move on.
I've never seen a dude get so defensive, you're like a zitty 14 yr old kid who's gf just broke up with him..you just set yourself up for it. Go turn on your Bieber, have a milkshake, fire up your line thread program on your Ipad and chill out.
It's still early to hit the panic button,but some people are acting like we are talking about giving prospects for veteran player (Lang/Schneider) and not about 26 old big guy who managed to have 50 points even playing for s***ty Minny
Ya think? It's June 25th, we are still a week away from free agency..this place is pure comedy this time of year.
I disagree. All the games have been highly entertaining for me. The ones in Vancouver were close and exciting and the ones in Boston made my heart warm just watching LeBrongo and the 'Nucks fail so hard.
I agree it's really been a good series, I won't say great but good. Some good storylines, hard hitting, high level of play and some hatred.
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About 60% of forwards and 70% of defensemen shoot left-handed. You can't just go out and get a right-handed shot because there are far fewer of them. This is despite the fact that around 90% of adult males are right-hand dominant. The reason? In a lot of North American developmental leagues, players are taught to use their dominant hand as the top hand on the stick so that they have more strength and control on the stick in one-handed situations such as a poke-check. European leagues and some North American leagues work primarily on the idea of putting your dominant hand lower on the stick, for power on the puck in shooting situations. Ovechkin is a prime example. Yzerman and Hull are also good examples. They all have/had blistering wrist shots powered by their right-handed shot. I personally am ambidextrous, but I shoot right, and my right arm is stronger. I have also broken my left arm in three places.
We need a right handed shot..end of story. We need a right handed winger who can play the weak side on the PP for one timers and now with Raf gone we are going to need a righty on the PP. Great shooting tutorial but it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that a couple of righties on this team would be key. I'm not saying we can find another Hull or Shanny and its obvious that right handed shots are hard to find but if found they are very very valuable.
on this board we have, as we have in many other realms on this planet, an incredible surplus of people that love to shoot down others' ideas, and an incredible shortage of people that dare to propose their own.
Its probably because you come up with a line/who should we pick up thread everyday, you should just list the name of every player in the NHL and we can comment on them for you. As for Salo , the guy can hurt himself wiping his ass in the morning. He once got bit by a poisonous snake in Finland that wasn't even native to the country...thats about as rare as blueadams not starting a thread in the next 24 hours.
I could be wrong here, but I think that Brian Rafalski put the Detroit Red Wings ahead of himself today. I think he still wants to play. I think he realized that he was no longer worth the 6mil/season he was being paid. And I think he realized that the organization could make better use of that cap space elsewhere.
He essentially donated $6,000,000 to next year's Stanley Cup run (maybe more, as Lidstrom can now take a pay-cut and still be our highest paid defenseman). Not a lot of professional athletes would have done that, especially in this day and age. It deserves serious recognition and applause, imo.
He had a he!! of a prime with us, won a Stanley Cup, and always gave it all he had.
I think you're very wrong and to be quite honest I think that's ridiculous. He's 37 won the cup mutiple times, has had some nagging injuries and just figured that now is a better time than any to hang em up. Donated 6 million dollars? Cmon..he has made more then enough money in this league..did you ever think that he values his health and would love to spend more time with his family? He took a discount when he signed his deal and to for you to think he's doing this to make the team better is kinda funny actually. Who is out there that we can realistically get that is as good as Raf? Key word being realistic.