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The Greek

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In Topic: Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

11 May 2015 - 10:59 AM

Two items that stick out in my mind.
1. Babs may be just getting this out of his system. Some people love to have their ego stroked. So maybe gallivanting across the globe to have a bunch of teams tell you how great you are, how much money they'll pay you, and how much power they'll give to you is exactly what is happening. May be a bad comparison, but my nephew applied to 5 of the top schools in the country (Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Yale, and Michigan). He was accepted by them all, but knew all along he was going to go to Stanford. I asked him why he applied to so many schools (I could understand one or two schools as back-up plan)...he told me "just for the peace of mind that I could get into any college I wanted".

2. I was a little put off by some of the comments Babs made at the end of the playoff presser. He basically said that no one thought they could make the playoffs this year, and the guys took a top team in the Bolts to the brink. Lame! We were top two teams in the league mid way through the season. Now we're looking for kudos cause we took Tampa to seven games?? That struck me as weak.

back in December, babs said this was the most talented team since 09. It's funny how that's changed.

In Topic: Kronwall suspended one game

28 April 2015 - 07:03 PM

I thought consideration is given to whether the player put himself in a vulnerable position. The only reason any contact with the head is because kucherov is nearly bending over.

In Topic: ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

26 April 2015 - 08:24 AM

If he doesn't do well in those starts, it's a problem.  I'm thrilled with the way Mrazek has played so far, but when you see what's happened to guys like Hammond and Darling, I'm not going to anoint him to the Hall of Fame just yet.

I have little doubt that Howard will do well. By then he'll have a had more than enough time to fully recover from his injury. As for Mrazek, you're going to have to find where I said he belongs in the hall of fame and point it out to me. Regardless, he doesn't have to be a hall of gamer to be a starter.

In Topic: ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

25 April 2015 - 09:38 PM

So,  Howard couldn't beat out a rookie goalie, is over 30 and has a big contract for another 5 years.  You're thinking he's a huge asset to acquire a top 4 defenseman?  I guess I'm missing something.

He didn't get beat by just any rookie goalie, he got beat out mahf***in' Petr Mrazek. In all seriousness, the best way to go is to allow Howard to get a significant number of starts then trade him at the deadline. Of course, his ntc complicates things, but I'm sure he'd waive it for a chance to be a starter again.

In Topic: ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

23 April 2015 - 09:50 PM

 
I don't remember there being a fight.  Nor is there one goon on Tampa's team.  I have no idea what goons you guys are griping about.  

I never said "goon", I just knew what he was talking about. Also, i know there wasn't a fight, but several people said there was nothing wrong coburn manhandling glendenning from behind because this is hockey. It comes from permissive attitudes towards fighting.