Pasha was by far the most gifted player during his prime, period he was the better scorer, takeaway machine and whatever there is no denying but if the game is on the line and I can choose one player right now to come up big, his name is captain serious, Jonathan Toews.
Other than Crosby, Stamkos there isn't a player I would take over him
Great to see Ouellet get the call. Regarding Jensen, I think he'll be waived and claimed next season, which is a shame because I really like the kid. For me, more so than Ouellet and even Marchenko. He's been the most impressive in each of the past two training camps / pre-seasons in my opinion and he always plays a very smart, efficient game down in Grand Rapids. I don't think he's anything more than a solid number 5 in the NHL, but I don't think Ouellet or Marchenko will ever be anything more than that either. I also don't think if he gets picked up by some other team next season that in a few years time we'll be kicking ourselves, saying "I can't believe we let that stud Nick Jensen go a few years ago", but I do think he'll be a solid pickup for some team. He doesn't do anything extraordinarily well, but he does everything well. He's a very smooth skating, puck moving defenseman, with an above average hockey IQ. He rarely finds himself out of position, but has the speed to recover in the rare time he does. He also has a bit of nastiness in his game and doesn't shy away from the rough stuff. I'm hoping we can find some way to keep him on our bottom pair next season, or even as a number 7...
Exactly I would rather Jensen finally getting his chance. I doubt other of them will ever be a top 4 forward Jensen seems to have the most tools of this trio. Or maybe (which I'm hoping for), the Wings are starting to showcase some younger players to the other teams.
Please no, sure give Toronto their Winter Classic but please against another team. The Wings have been involved almost every other year, it's just enough. The big house game will never be topped and my mind has been the best Winter Classic ever. But it's time to get some new teams into this thing. I mean how about the battle of Canada Leafs vs Senators?
Not saying you intentionally injure one of your ex-teammates, but hit them hard each, and every time you have a chance...Possible dropping the gloves.
I'm sorta reminiscing trades of the 80's/90's - many players were moved back then, and many faced their old teams shortly thereafter.
Just trying to stir up a conversation is all.
Defender, team would be the Avalanche
Well there are 2 reasons for playing hard and with and edge, obviously you want to show your ex GM he made a huge mistake but secondly you also want to make a great first impression with your new team.
Slow, can't find anything, have to scroll to find older articles because they've got rid of the page 1,2,3 option oh and of course more clicks than ever to find the important stuff. Glad the NHL followed suit with an even worse cheap mobile first site
Seriously. I'd like to know where his teammates/coaches/trainers have complained about his **IN SEASON** conditioning...
Not some blowhard media guy, speculating blogger or interweb haterz talking outta their ass.
...and for the record, I think we should trade for Buff. If he can't be had at the deadline, go hard for him in free agency.
Giving Goose for any rental would be a bad idea, period.
The training thing is simple logic: the older you get the harder you need to train to stay in shape, if you don't do it you'll fall behind. I'll laugh hard at whichever team signs him for anything more than 3 years.
There's no denying that Buff is a big boy, but when has it actually affected his ability to play?
There is a difference between being big/huge and fat. i.e. Chara is the biggest boy in the NHL but that guy is just lean and all muscle. It doesn't even matter what I think I'm sure some crazy team will give Buff what he wants and regret it, because once the decline will set in it won't be pretty and the guy would be unmovable with such a huge contract.
Why not? Dude would be an instant fan favorite in Detroit, providing size and toughness on the backend that we've been missing since forever.
Give them Nyquist straight up. If they want a defensmen, too, throw in Smith, or convince them that Ericsson is worth a damn.
he is fat, not exactly in the best shape and will command a salary north of 7 million over 7 years ...which given his dedication to the game will look like an albatross contract in 2 years. Just look at the decline of players that don't take fitness and nutrition seriously and then think about an almost 280 guy, who will be 31 soon.
I'm a huge fan of Goose but if the Wings trade him it better not be for a rental because I don't think there is anyone other than Mantha who could replace his production playing for the marines right now
I am starting to notice that trend. I'd go as far to say that most hockey players seem to be pretty nice guys.. And definitely agree that the bigger a-holes seem to be the bigger stars.
And Toby, they try to do the IP address thing already i think.. I'm pretty sure you only get five ish votes per day or something. There are ways around it in which people exploit to stuff ballots, yes. In all likelihood, the nhl will just have a predetermined ballot for captains of 100-150ish players or so.
It was a really cool experience having John Scott there though.. Now just trade him back to Arizona please. (If he even wants to go back after that nonsense)
Honestly I think most NHLers are pretty nice guys to hang out with but the thing with enforcers is this, they are also very smart:
Scott has an engeering degree, Westgarth succesfully finished Princeton, The Grim Reaper is a lawyer, wouldn't surprise me if Gazdic and Reeves would be Harvard finishers.
as far as changing the ip it's so simple:
either use a Proxy or even better a VPN client
I'm not getting my hopes up, but if were the GM guys like Scott, Prust would NOT play in the AHL right now