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#2528153 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2014 - 01:27 PM

Tough day so far, which is why if we get defense help its just gotta be threw a trade. 

 

As I've said already.  If KH calls you looking for a trade, you ask for the moon.  What other choice does he have?  Also, right after free agency is a terrible time to trade because the market is in equilibrium and you can't play sellers off of one another to reduce prices. 

 

If he trades now (as opposed to a week ago), he's a complete fool 




#2528133 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2014 - 01:22 PM

Raise your hand if you'd appreciate the irony of Kyle Quincey rejecting Detroit and signing elsewhere because "they just aren't competitive". 


 

I disagree (unless you're being sarcastic?)

 

Replace Ken Holland's name with Dan Cleary and tell me if that line of reasoning still works.  

 

Cleary works harder than almost anyone on the ice, but that doesn't matter.  He simply doesn't produce the results necessary to remain competitive at the NHL level. 

 

Holland has an incredibly difficult job.  So do the other 29 GM's in the league.  It's not always going to work out, but the results are still what matter.  Not how hard he tried.  

 

There was absolutely things that could've been done in the last 5 years.  Just because Holland didn't make them doesn't mean they didn't exist. 

 

I was being sarcastic.  VERY.




#2528108 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2014 - 01:18 PM

well you may get your wish to let the kids play after all

 

I'm happier with that then Boyle, that's for sure. 




#2528104 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2014 - 01:17 PM

Whelp, thems the breaks.  Nothing to be angry about guys.  It's fate.  There was literally nothing else that could have been done to improve this team over the last 5 years, other than what's already been done. Nothing.  He went to the wall and it just wasn't in the cards. 

 

Ken Holland is only one man.  He can't produce miracles. 




#2528069 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2014 - 01:09 PM

Larry Brooks @NYP_Brooksie 1m

Might have missed it having been reported but told that Havlat has deal wirh Devils for one year $1.5M

 

Good.  No Hvsplat in a Wings jersey.


Didn't work in Minny.  Worked well in Buffalo. 

 

Vanek to MTL. Didn't work.  Probably will do okay in Minny.

 

Isles, as usual, lose out all around.  Snow is the WORST!

 

Poor John Tavares. 




#2528065 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2014 - 01:06 PM

Good deal on Moulson.  Very cap friendly. 




#2528042 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2014 - 12:55 PM

George Malik @georgemalik 46s

NINE MILLION DOLLARS FOR ROBIDAS AT 37 WITH REPEATEDLY BROKEN LEGS? THANK YOU FOR SAYING NO KENNY I THINK.

 

For once, I agree with his analysis.

 

Problem is, if Kenny HAD signed him, Malik would have had a blog post out tonight explaining why it was such a shrewd move and going on and on about how "with just a little luck" it'll be a genius acquisition. 

 

He's never wrong because he never commits to anything until after it already happens. 




#2528018 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2014 - 12:46 PM

He's a work-horse though.  Where Vrbata is known for "taking games off," Moulson is not.  Additionally, he'll go to the dirty areas even though he's not a big guy.  Same size as Vrbata, and he's not soft -- for sure.  I watched enough Isles games to see that.

 

Wouldn't mind Vrbata either though.  Definitely think those guys are worth the look.

 

I'll take your word for it.  Admittedly I've only ever seen Moulson when Detroit was in the west and played the odd game again NYI.  Thanks for the info. 




#2527970 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2014 - 12:34 PM

A couple of these contracts have been bad, but not terribly so.  As I already said, nothing like the Clarkson, Clowe, or Horton contracts of a year ago. 




#2527928 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2014 - 12:22 PM

Orpik to Washington should add a little spice to the Pitts-Wash games.  At long last, he'll get a chance to hit Crosby. 




#2527896 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2014 - 12:14 PM

I've lived here for 10.  (Specifically in Brooklyn) It's definitely losing it's shine.  :D

 

Move to DC.  We'll catch a game together.




#2527881 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2014 - 12:09 PM

 

 

Except if Holland signed Hemsky, everyone on this forums would want him crucified. 

 

I don't want him either.  He doesn't fit here.  We've got skilled, playmaking, forwards here.  But he's a good signing in Dallas. 




#2527879 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2014 - 12:08 PM

Anybody doubt that Nill being aggressive this year and last will make his team more desirable to free agents going forward?




#2527868 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2014 - 12:06 PM

So far Dallas is having a good day.  Spezza and Hemsky for prospects, picks, and cash.  Not too shabby.




#2527856 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2014 - 12:03 PM

Elliotte Friedman
@FriedgeHNIC

Dan Boyle also got a NMC from NYR...

 

 

I think it goes without saying KH offered him one of these as well.