Frank I don't even know what to say in response to you sometimes but I can't resist...
The Bruins are not being "punished" for success or having a great goal scorer. They legally evaded the cap and deferred their bonuses to this year by choice. I suggest you do some research there...
So in your opinion... To attract free agents...we need to not do well...draft high...get some good young players...even though you just claimed no one knows how young players will ever turn out...or was that just relevant for our current prospects...whatever benefits your argument at the time I guess... OK.
Where...in Zeus' butthole...did you come up with this idea...and in what universe did that make sense...
Seattle, Quebec, and Toronto also getting new teams in 2017
This is the only source I could find for that:
@SportsBizNews: NHL expansion four teams added by 2017, Quebec City, Toronto, Seattle, and Las Vegas $1.4b in expansion fees
I'm really hoping this is af****** joke. We're being punked, right? I mean, if it was Seattle and Quebec City I'd be fine with it (with one or both of those being relocation instead of expansion), but Vegas? A SECOND TEAM FOR TORONTO? f*** off.
The question I asked was based on LeftWinger saying he wanted the Wings to sign some depth players instead of resigning Alfie. Suter and Backes are not UFA so they cannot be signed. Plus, neither would be considered as "depth", and neither would fit under the cap.
My tongue is never far from my cheek, cowboy.
I think Kopitar and Weber are better fits. Kopitar could center our 3rd line if Helm is injured again.
i.e. I still can't stand Weber and just want an excuse to have Backes as a Wing.
And at *IF* Herlmer is hurt again...don't you know that someone's dad's grandpa's chiropractor said Herlmer is a whiny piss baby?! GET WITH THE TIMES MAN!
Saying you wouldn't trade Yzerman for Gretzky is a lot like saying you wouldn't trade Ray Bourque for Bobby Orr. Sure he's a good player, but you're getting the best player in the history of the game (at his position) while he's still in his prime. Of course you make that trade.
But that's why I'm not a GM
Well that and a plethora of other reasons, I suppose...
100 times out of a 100 I would decline to trade Stevie. Even for The Great One. Stevie was our heart and soul, and brought so much more to this team than just points or defensive capabilities. He was my hero growing up, and while I can't say I wouldn't have still been a Wings fan, boy those years would have felt different for me.
If I had to guess, Detroit might have been able to trade Gallant/Klima + Joe Murphy + more cash than LA.