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#2601645 Oilers hire Chiarelli for front-office position

Posted by haroldsnepsts on Yesterday, 06:00 PM

Chiarelli keeping MacTavish around? 

 

http://www.thescore....nhl/news/753553

 

 

Any role larger than running the alumni game seems like a mistake.  




#2602670 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by kliq on Today, 10:59 AM

 

This right here.  I know many LGW members are all over Yzerman's nuts saying that he is the best GM since sliced bread.  However, since he has taken over as GM of the Lightning, his team has made it to the conference finals once.  Oh, I'm sorry, that wasn't his team because he didn't build it.  Now, if it was his team, then Holland deserves credit for GMing the team in 98 when they won the cup, but I digress.  If you don't give him credit for that, then he has won 0 playoff series.  In fact, he has missed the playoffs and then got swept out last season.  If his team loses in the first round this year to a team that is not as good as his, I wonder how many will anoint him as the best GM for Detroit?

Jim Nill is the same thing.  He goes into Dallas, makes a lot of moves, and LGW goes nuts all over him too.  He is better than Holland, right?  Instead, Dallas doesn't get into the playoffs.  LGW is silent on him now.

 

Both Nill and Yzerman have had questionable signings in their short tenure as well.  So they are not immune to making mistakes either.

 

Anyone saying that Yzerman and Nill are better than Holland only need to look at the track record so far. 

 

Some people have a philosophy that making moves makes you a good GM. Personally, I feel that its all about making the right moves, and sometimes about the moves you dont make that make you a good GM.

 

Yzerman and Nill could end up being great GM's. But they havent proved anything yet,




#2602668 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by kliq on Today, 10:52 AM

Blame for what? We are in a battle with one of the best teams in the league (a team some picked for the cup), and we are going into a game 7 tomorrow. I don't see what there is to "blame" him for.




#2602645 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by rick zombo on Today, 10:17 AM

A discussion…Ha.

 

Most of the prospects exist on many teams. i.e. Tampa Bay's T. Johnson.

 

Find me one team in the league that's had to draft from Detroit's position for the last 24 years that has better prospects. Feel free to use these as refernces

 

http://www.thehockey...sing-prospects/

 

http://www.hockeysfu...spect-rankings/

 

http://www.hockeysfu.../team-rankings/

 

 

 

 

 

 

How about overpaying for Quincey?

 

Quincey's been good.

 

Resigned Cleary twice.

 

Kept his promise. Continues to exude organizational class. No harm done on the ice.

 

Overpaid and signed Franzen and Howard.

 

Franzen is not overpaid. Howard got fair value at the time. This is all on Howard for not keeping his end of the bargain.

 

Zidlicky is struggling badly.

 

Meh. Babcock has other options if he wants to use them. Kindl, for example. Didn't give up much to acquire him.

 

Nyquist looks small and lost out there.

 

Now you're just stretching

 

Never planned for Lidstrom's and Rafalski's departures. 

 

How can you? Without tanking like Florida, you're not getting an Ekblad or Jones or Hannafin. #tankit

 

Didn't figure out a way to keep Hossa.

 

IMO, his only major mistake.

 

Stephen Weiss is on the team but doesn't dress.

 

Holland's only other mistake. Part of that is on Babcock for not using him properly.

 

Does any of that ring a bell? Bother you?

 

Just the Hossa thing.




#2602615 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by rick zombo on Today, 09:37 AM


Not exactly sure what you're trying to start. But thanks for posting anyways.

 

I'm not saying it's revolutionary. It'd be revolutionary for action to be taken though.

 

I'm wondering if it's time.

 

What are you trying to start?

 

What should Holland be blamed for exactly?

 

The embarrassment of prospects the Wings have stock-piled despite a top 10 pick in 24 years?




#2601496 Brian McGrattan

Posted by F.Michael on Yesterday, 12:59 PM

McDonalds is introducing a new line of potatoes...They're called 'Au-McGrattan' potatoes...Of coursed they're mashed into oblivion.




#2601194 Brian McGrattan

Posted by Hack & Whack Rule! on 26 April 2015 - 10:51 AM

I'm not scared of Brian McGrattan...in fact, I dare him to come and try to slam my face into my keyboaljksdfhgkljsh




#2601011 Brian McGrattan

Posted by number9 on 25 April 2015 - 08:03 PM

And when he's done he crunches into the owl.


When owls say who, the proper response is Brian Mcgrattan


#2600146 Brian McGrattan

Posted by Hack & Whack Rule! on 25 April 2015 - 09:21 AM

The dress is whatever colour Brian McGrattan says it is.




#2600017 Brian McGrattan

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 April 2015 - 01:25 PM

There was a street named after him, but they had to change it.  Nobody crosses Brian McGrattan and lives.

 

McGrattan doesn't flush toilets, he scares the crap out of them.




#2599991 Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 24 April 2015 - 11:43 AM

Canada's "nuclear option" is dropping off Brian McGrattan in crowded cities with a ball peen hammer and a gallon of vodka.


#2599988 Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 24 April 2015 - 11:36 AM

Brian McGrattan used to practice stick handling in Vietnam, he ended up creating the Chu Chi tunnels and won the war for the north Viet Cong.


#2599984 Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 24 April 2015 - 11:21 AM

The character of Johnny Appleseed was based on McGrattans life, except for the part about planting apple trees and not raping men.


#2599981 Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 24 April 2015 - 11:13 AM

Did I ever tell you about the time mcgrattan was in a production of The King and I? Well anyway, before the show, mcgrattan chloroforms the entire cast, and slowly eats them in front of the audience for two hours. The production got pretty good reviews.


#2599979 Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 24 April 2015 - 11:10 AM


He once made love to the loch ness monster, raised its children as his own and re-released them around the world.
When asked why he said "I know what its like being a dinosaur."