I'm ok with the team being penalized a bit. But it shouldn't be his whole salary maybe 50% or less.
It'll get resolved soon though. If he actually faces prison time I gotta imagine he won't count against the cap then. But IMO it'll be more likely a deal is reached then it'll be interesting how long the NHL keeps him suspended for.
If I'm him I'm skipping town and going right to the KHL. Party with Putin.
I can't speak for anyone else, but the last person in this world I'd expect to screw me over financially is my mother. It's one thing to be awful with money, but what they did with his money goes beyond being financially irresponsible - they milked the **** out of him. They treated him like a cash cow and ran his debt into the ground. The amount they spent/lost has more to do with their greed and taking advantage of a situation than it does with making smart decisions. Disgusting on their part.
When I first saw the headline I thought "what a moron." But reading more about it and hearing what his parents did puts it in a whole different light for me.
I guess you can blame him for being naive and not picking up on the problem earlier, but it's his friggin parents. The guy is likely busy playing hockey and trusting that his mother will be handling things and looking out for his best interests.
Not having an agent didn't help. Agents are often evil, but a necessary one in the entertainment business.
That's what he said. But what else is he going to say? So it's hard to put much stock into pronouncements like that.
That said, Abby's been far from our biggest issue so far. And I thought he would be. I was wrong about that, but I do question anyone lamenting his play thus far.
To me, there's a couple things we've got to do to score goals. DEFINITELY need to get an offensive defenseman with a dynamic skill set. Pay whatever you need to get someone like Green or Yandle. Don't cheap out. Secondly, we need two real top six centers who are healthy. If those are going to be Datsyuk and Zetterberg, then go find another winger. If Z is going to play the wing, go find a center. In today's league it's easier to find a winger than a top flight center, so I'd probably move Z to center for the remainder of the season...but that's risky because he and Dats are injury prone and older. So it's not a good strategy long term. Probably should have traded for Spezza, Kesler, O'Reilly, or signed Stastny when we could. Alas hindsight.
Puck mover you say? I think Ian white is still available
Habs aren't gonna move Subban ... Easiest thing in the back end right now is to give a chance to ouellet/jensen/marchenko but for some reason were against it
Then holland will be surprised when our defense struggles in the future when we have 2-3 rookies in the back at the same time
He was being sarcastic. About 99% of his post are sarcasm. It's to the point where you can't take anything he says seriously.
And yes agree in the rookies thing. That's why they need oullete playing this year then when quincey a deal is up we can have sproul and oullete as our third pair(at that point third and firs year players). Still can't believe holland have Quincey a two year deal....then again I can since that's what he does.
Yes! The Mantha Era begins Friday night! Regardless of how well he starts he needs a good 25+ games at the AHL level to even think about moving him up. Big step from junior to the pros. Give him some time.
we needed Legwand. Babcock relegated him to the 4th line so he could control his point production, so when they lowballed him come July 1st, they could use only his red wing points as the excuse. David was smarter than that, even though his first choice was to end his career as a Red Wing. Nothing personal, just business.
Now some of you might think this is crazy, tinfoil hat talk, but it has made so much clear to me. This must be why we're keeping Smith off the powerplay this year so that he won't inflate his value this year with all that scoring stuff. It also explains why we haven't played Cleary yet - If he scores his 30 goals, he'll be impossible to resign next year. Now we just have to get that Nyquist guy to stop scoring and Babcock's business plan will be going along perfectly. Hopefully these three aren't as smart as Legwand, though, or else they'll figure out what we're up to and run away to Ottawa for the big contracts.
Posted by kipwinger
on 03 November 2014 - 02:55 PM
Obviously not. I see what you're saying. And to be fair Ribeiro and Roy were risky signings. I guess Poile was just trying to fill his cupbaord.
The fact remains that Jarnkrok is way down Nashville's depth chart at the moment. He should be in Milwaukee right now.
Agreed. I'm just saying that he's not producing because he's not getting any opportunity, not because he's no good. He's only getting checking line minutes (13:26 per game) and at 180 lbs. he's not going to do you much good on a checking line.
I was not a big fan on the signing but I never expected this. I know all points and games count especially when a fringe team like the wings but, I'd rather see a 7-10 stint of straight games of him on the top six if he shows nothing it's time to move on and get someone else in his place. I'd much rather see a second line center with more jam physicality and nastiness than weiss
Why not? he has done nothing so far, and hope mantha takes his spot sooner rather than later, or really any of our top prospects
In all fairness Tatar hasn't really done anything either, or Jurco. The team really isn't doing much offensively. With that said I also wouldn't mind seeing Mantha over Nestrasil. Though I don't know if they'd bring Mantha up to play 3rd line.