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In Topic: Mitch Callahan

28 July 2015 - 11:06 AM

Pretty desperate for hockey when I find myself refreshing a thread about Mitch Callahan. That being said, Andersson never materialized into what I thought he might be after the 13 playoffs. Cut ties and give the next wave a shot.

In Topic: Pittsburgh: America's hockey capital? Lol

09 July 2015 - 01:26 PM

Anyone who doesn't think Minnesota is the U.S capital of hockey is wrong. Whole state just breathes it. That being said, Detroit will always be HockeyTown.

In Topic: Free agents this off season

26 June 2015 - 08:54 AM


You can't really compare the two players. But yes, 12M per/3 years for Green is a pipe dream. But it won't be 6.5M at 6 or 7 either.


I say Green signs for 5.5 for 6 or 7, or 6M for 3 or 4.

I think it will be more like 6 mil for 5 the more I think about it. Would you guys/gals do it at that price?


FTR, i wasn't trying to compare a third line center and a defenseman, it was more a comment about the state of free agency.

In Topic: Free agents this off season

26 June 2015 - 08:35 AM

If Carl Soderbergs getting something like that, Mean Mlke Green is going to be getting at least 6.5 mil. 3 yr 12 mil is a pipe dream. It will be a 6 or 7 at 6.5 is my guess and at that point, for a player who was relegated to a third pair (albeit having his best statistical season in years) and has not played more than 72 games in 6 years. Pass

In Topic: Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

24 June 2015 - 01:17 PM


Yeah, but where does this compare to ratings on espn when they still hosted hockey?  The ratings from NBCN are compared to prior years with the same network.  I guess they have grown since the OLN days, but I'm not sure the TV ratings are better than they heyday of hockey in the 90's on ESPN.  


And I'm guessing NBA ratings are much higher for TV viewership.  


I'd love to see this list and compare it to the one above.  


And I don't remember guys like Lemieux, Bure or Yzerman being constantly matched up against players solely out there to fight and hit.  You make it sound like matching lines and coaching was non-existent in those days.  No coach would be stupid enough to have Jagr or Lemieux constantly matched up against his goon line.

I mean there were players on those players teams that their only purpose was to protect them from getting touched. The goalies were brutal then too. Watch those highlights. A lot of those goals would be easily stopped today. Again, not knocking those guys, they were greats and paved the way for today, but to say today isn't faster and overall more skilled is wrong.