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#2488847 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 03 March 2014 - 04:50 PM

I'd still rather trade Nyquist than Tatar.  He's the better player sure, but because of that he'll get you the better return.  Plus Tatar is aggressive.  We don't have enough of that.  He's harder to play against and gives us a different dynamic.  Nyquist is really skilled, but he essentially plays the same style as everybody else.  In another year or two when Tatar's up around 195 lbs. he's going to be a motherf*cker to play against.




#2488826 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 03 March 2014 - 03:38 PM

sheahan has already proven he's capable of a 3rd line center role. he's out of waiver options next year so he'll probably be here unless he is traded.  he also brings some size that this team needs up front.

 

helm isn't good enough to be a 2nd line center, and he's too expensive to be a 4th line center.  he also has back issues to take into consideration.

 

hence, he's expendable.

 

I"m not sure having a single back injury is the same as having back issues.  Zetterberg has back issues, Bertuzzi has back issues.  Helm had a back injury. 




#2488755 Datsyuk vs. Zetterberg

Posted by kipwinger on 03 March 2014 - 10:15 AM

Said it before and I'll say it again.  Zetterberg is the better player...by quite a lot actually.




#2488534 Marty St. Louis wants out because The Captain hurt his feelings

Posted by kipwinger on 02 March 2014 - 10:51 AM

He's apparently fine. Selections come out, he's upset. Then he says he wants out. What other reason would he have?

 

It's hard to say, maybe he'd been told he was going to make the team then didn't.  Maybe they wanted him and Stamkos together, and when Stamkos went down St. Louis was dropped.  Maybe it really is just that he felt snubbed given that he's playing at an INSANELY high level the last couple years. 

 

You're right, it's pretty clearly about the Olympics...but I think there's probably more to the story than just "I didn't make it so I'm mad".  He didn't make it in 2010 and didn't ask for a trade, so if it's just about being a baby over an Olympic snub...why not then?




#2488524 Marty St. Louis wants out because The Captain hurt his feelings

Posted by kipwinger on 02 March 2014 - 10:34 AM

It was a committee of people. Yzerman had the final say, but it wasn't him sitting home in his man cave or Buffalo Wild Wings drafting a fantasy team. Babcock and everyone else had input too.

 

So it was the same process as all the other teams pretty much?  (except the Russians, lord knows how they pick their Team).


 

Regardless, can anyone really criticize Yzerman for his selections this year or in 2010? Two gold medals and I'm not sure, but aren't they also unbeaten in both Olympics as well?

 

They lost in 2010 to the US team in the prelims.




#2488513 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 02 March 2014 - 09:43 AM

I think Kenny's being coy, he's trading that 1st in a package.  He's go so many quality prospects he's about to start losing them and this year's draft class is relatively thin...of all the years to trade your pick now is the time.




#2488485 Marty St. Louis wants out because The Captain hurt his feelings

Posted by kipwinger on 02 March 2014 - 02:48 AM

Martin St. Louis has been one of the most respected and well thought of players in the NHL for a very long time.  I don't think he turned into a ****** bag overnight.  Something happened, we don't know what it was.  When it comes out, he might be the bad guy...which is fine.  But currently there's no reason to think that a career class act all of a sudden decided to act like a baby. 




#2488428 Naming the New Arena

Posted by kipwinger on 01 March 2014 - 08:29 PM

Hampus Melen Arena

 

Foreshadowing a once in a lifetime career?

 

p.s. Hampus Melen sounds like the name of a totally wicked Scandinavian Metal band.




#2488423 Edler-Kesler Vs. Ehrhoff-Stewart

Posted by kipwinger on 01 March 2014 - 08:17 PM

We aren't making a trade. We don't have expendable assets, it's that simple.

 

We don't have them, or you personally wouldn't want to move them?




#2488396 Why did Franzen get 10 min game misconduct?

Posted by kipwinger on 01 March 2014 - 06:43 PM

It seems like people are trying to make their case for fighting vs. no fighting by using this incident in microcosm.  Truth is, Neil (meathead that he is) shouldn't be suspended for a pretty harmless scrum at the end of the play.  Likewise, Franzen didn't "use his stick as a weapon" or "poke a bear" and therefore doesn't really need to defend himself. 

 

If we're being honest it probably went something like this.  Franzen was having an awesome game and making Ottawa look REALLY bad at home.  Neil, being a fan favorite, veteran, and renowned pest didn't like being shown up at home.  As such, he decided he was going to give Franzen a little extra attention in the third period.  Franzen, not enjoying being buzzed, clipped, and generally roughed up took a couple of whacks at Neil (as almost ALL skill players do when being harassed, see:  Kessel, Phil), and Neil did as he's always been known to do and escalated it into a scrum.  At which point the refs took control and tossed them both, partially to make sure nothing more serious happened and largely because the game was out of reach and it wouldn't matter.

 

No harm, no foul.  Opponents of fighting (like me) can call Neil a meathead, and proponents can call Franzen soft, yellow, a coward.  But the truth is, this incident is really a poor way of making a case for either.




#2488380 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 01 March 2014 - 05:50 PM

I'm sure you could put him on the Wing, but he adds such a big advantage at center I would rather try Weiss on the Wing.

 

Seems like a Catch-22 to me.  The advantage you'd gain by having Kesler at his natural position would likely be offset by the disadvantage you'd have by playing Weiss at a position he's never played in his 10 year career.  Pick your poison I guess.




#2488376 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 01 March 2014 - 05:37 PM

Legitimate question, but weren't all of Kesler's most productive years on the wing?  I swear I read (prior to him being mentioned in trade rumors) that Vancouver wanted to bring in a second line center to pay with Kesler on the wing.  If this is true (I'm only about 75% sure), why couldn't we just put him on Weiss' wing with Alfie or whomever?




#2488356 Edler-Kesler Vs. Ehrhoff-Stewart

Posted by kipwinger on 01 March 2014 - 04:38 PM

Can I pick Kesler and Erhoff?




#2488256 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 01 March 2014 - 10:04 AM

All this stuff about Erhoff's contract is silly.  If you traded for him today.  Five years from now you could move him at the deadline to a contender with ZERO issues.  He's like Sergei Gonchar.  He'll bounce around for the rest of his career quarterbacking the PP and moving the puck and eventually someone will get caught holding him when he's 38 and they'll deal with a 4 million cap hit (by that time the cap will be like 90 million anyway) for a year or two and he'll be gone and everyone will be happy with what they got except the last team holding the contract...which won't be us. 

 

This is just another one of those things everyone repeats just for the sake of repeating.  The only people concerned with his contract are Buffalo, who need to get enough in return on the trade to make the risk of his cap recapture worthwhile.  Nobody else cares.




#2488212 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 01 March 2014 - 02:04 AM

Come on there is no need to be an Ass you guys disagree, just leave it at that.

 

We don't disagree.  He's argued the following points tonight and I agree with all of them.

 

1)  Tyler Myers is really good but looks bad because Buffalo sucks

2)  Christian Erhoff doesn't get the same consideration even though he's on the same sucky Buffalo team

3)  PK Subban and Tyler Myers are seemingly identical cases for comparison

4)  Just like when Rob Brown played with Mario Lemieux, Christian Erhoff's numbers were once inflated by being on a good team.  But if Tyler Myers goes to a better team and scores more, it will definitely NOT be the result of being on a better team (a la Brown and Erhoff).