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#2624090 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by kipwinger on 29 August 2015 - 12:09 PM

Closest I can find to what you were saying is this...http://thehockeywrit...ng-taylor-hall/


Which was Hall and Petry for Sheahan, Mantha, Pulkkinen, and Sproul.  Not Sheahan, Sproul, and a 1st. 


It was also an entirely speculative piece written by a writer for the Kelowna Daily Courier.  A periodical with about as much circulation as the Flint Journal.  Not an "Oilers reporter". 


Edit:  However, I'm not even really trying to blow your s*** up here.  If the Oilers would trade Taylor Hall for Jimmy, Smith, Sproul, and a pick I'd make that trade too. 

#2623925 Dan Cleary re-signing still possible?

Posted by kipwinger on 27 August 2015 - 08:38 AM

I would be very upset for sure! But there is another player who's name can be inserted in place of Cleary's and it would all mean the same...hasn't been useful in 3-4 years, its not 2009 anymore, at one point was a good locker room guy, just showing up to collect a paycheck...yet, everyone thinks this player will somehow channel his old self and return to his glory days!


I don't want either of them on this team, but for arguments sake, why is it not out of the realm of possibility to think that Cleary could also channel his old self? I doubt it will happen, just like I doubt the other player will either...at least there is mention of sending Cleary to GR to avoid losing a prospect to waivers for him....again...or will he?


Because Cleary didn't score 22 points in 33 games last season.  He scored 2 points in 17 games.  Franzen scored 11 times the points in just under half the amount of games Cleary played.  That's why it's reasonable to expect points from Franzen and not from Cleary.  Obviously. 


Your insistence that Franzen is washed up, and that he's somehow comparable to Cleary is completely and totally absurd. 

#2623517 Getting bigger.

Posted by kipwinger on 19 August 2015 - 11:45 AM

LOL, power forward...find us a goal of his where he even came close to battling and scoring a dirty goal while being a "beast" in front of the net.  I will give him his scoring props back in the day, but even at his size, he was never a power forward, he was always a finesse scorer from the slot.



I stopped watching after the first four goals, since they were all scored in and around the crease.  So here are four, off the bat. 

#2623409 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by kipwinger on 18 August 2015 - 12:22 PM

Another thing I'd like to see for the 15-16 season?  The Griffins getting rid of these lame ass black uniforms they just unveiled.  Can we all please agree to stop putting black in everything?



#2623385 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by kipwinger on 18 August 2015 - 10:32 AM

Taken at today's optional skate.  Woohoo! 



#2623347 Worst Free Agent Signings Ever

Posted by kipwinger on 17 August 2015 - 05:56 PM

Depietro, Redden, Horton, Clowe. All terrible.

#2623138 Lou Lamoriello new GM of the Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 14 August 2015 - 10:39 AM


#2623135 Lou Lamoriello new GM of the Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 14 August 2015 - 09:30 AM

And the Maple Leafs hire Jacques Lemaire too. 


Toronto Maple Leafs @MapleLeafs 10m10 minutes ago

The #Leafs have hired Jacques Lemaire as Special Assignment Coach. #TMLtalk


Hmmm...Shanahan, Lamoreillo, Babcock, Lemaire.  Sounds like a good management group.  I just wonder if they've got enough ego ya know?  Like, do they have someone willing to take charge and be the boss, is my concern.  Lol. 


I can't wait for this to fail. 


I mean, what could go wrong with a plan to remake the 1995 New Jersey Devils, only without all the great players and in an era where that style of play is largely unsuccessful? 

#2622996 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by kipwinger on 12 August 2015 - 09:25 PM

HERO charts are adjusted for usage FYI

#2622957 Franzen's Gift to Nyquist

Posted by kipwinger on 12 August 2015 - 08:52 AM

Mike Babcock Sheets:  For an additional 50 million dollars they'll come in Maple Leaf Blue. 

#2622877 Franzen's Gift to Nyquist

Posted by kipwinger on 11 August 2015 - 03:07 PM

People all over the internet keep saying "I want these sheets!".  They're nuts.  Who the hell wants Mike Babcock's disapproving glare watching over everything they do in bed?  You can almost see him thinking "Luke Glendening works harder than that" whenever you're making love to your partner. 


Screw that. 

#2622833 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by kipwinger on 11 August 2015 - 08:46 AM

Professionals will be professionals, whether they're in Vegas or not.  They'll be fine. Conversely, the types of guys tempted by the combination of booze, money, and stardom won't.  But that's true everywhere.  Darren McCarty didn't need to be in Vegas to throw his career down the toilet.  He did it right here in crummy old Detroit.  And he had arguably the most player friendly organization in sports behind him.  He screwed it up because he's a screw up and that's what screw ups do.  I hardly think a determining factor in the league's expansion plans should be how the location will affect the playing careers of the various screw ups around the league. 

#2622772 Free agents this off season

Posted by kipwinger on 10 August 2015 - 12:39 PM

When it comes to any discussion of Franson, I feel like it's important to remember that most analysis of him is in comparison to other defensemen in his salary range.  He's definitely not a bad defender.  He's probably better than 60% of all other defensemen out there.  He's clearly a top four defender, and among those he's shown that he can score better than most.  But he's also worse defensively, and his skating isn't great.  But again, that's in comparison to other top four guys looking for 5+ million. 


I think sometimes we focus so much on these guys' positive and negative attributes that we end up getting tunnel vision and fail to think about them in context.  Cody Franson is a pretty good defenseman.  He's not Brendan Smith or Jacub Kindl.  He's like the inverse of Kyle Quincey.  A top four guy who's a little worse than average defensively,  and a little better than average offensively.  His problem is that he thinks 30+ points per season puts him into Matt Niskanen salary range.  Which it doesn't, given his limitations. 

#2622732 Non-Wings You've Grown to Like

Posted by kipwinger on 10 August 2015 - 08:42 AM


#2622373 Looking ahead to expansion draft ... If Vegas comes to the nhl etc

Posted by kipwinger on 05 August 2015 - 07:49 PM

Hudler demands trade to Vegas

Michael Del Zotto harasses entire Las Vegas fan base on twitter.