All I can say is there aren't enough words, pictures or videos to sum up how much joy I've been having watching this guy make other NHLers look like beer league players for over a decade now. Also loved the way he conducted himself, Pasha could make you look stupid and flatout amateuerish but he never ever did some over the top celebrations, sometimes it looked like he would just prefer to go back to the center ice win his faceoff and do it again without making a big deal about it.
Pasha you will be missed, all the best in Russia and hopefully you'll bei n the HHOF one day god knows you deserve it.
Prayers and condolences to all the whole Snider family.
I think the guy has been a tremendous owner, the Flyers basically had a blank check each and every year. Probably the biggest Flyers fan ever. Not only did the Flyers lose a great owner I think the whole hockeyworld has lost a great hockeyfan and an even better person.
Owners who aren't in it for the quick buck or to increase the "franchse value" by making business first decisions are the best owners one could hope for, as we've seen firsthand with Mr. I.
Unreal. Are these old farts drinking on the job? Why on earth would you throw one of your top prospects under the bus like that? Did Mantha get with his daughter? A lot of these guys are gonna wind up playing next year and he certainly gives us a better chance to win now than Andersson. Not everyone on this team can be a two way player that sacrifices offense to play D. The team needs someone that can score goals and they need it bad.
Maybe Mantha is too big, too young and scoring too much. I mean, every other team in this league would clearly take the upcoming superstar Anderson over Mantha just makes sense.
Also I think it's ridiculous that this organization is constantly throwing him under the bus why draft him in the first place if you don't like the guy? Such a weird situation
Such a touching and well written article thank you for posting this. Atta boy Pasha is not only gifted with magiclike talent the guy is also one tough SOB, fighting through this injury and then still coming back and still being the best player on the team, hats of Pasha, hats of.
In my mind the guy has done more than enough for this franchise and I would love to see him play one more year but guess what? I would love it even more if he doesn't have to use his phone in order to get in touch with his wife and doughter. Honestly after reading all of this I'm very happy for him and it's even further proof that the guy should have been the captain.
Hopefully the fans are giving him a minute long standing ovation whenever the last game in the post season will be. Thanks for everything Pasha, will be such a sad day seeing you lace em up one last time.
Yes I posted 1 article, but that is pretty much the opinion of of every writer/journalist that I have ever read write about him. The Leafs gave up on him, the Flyers gave up on him, and yes the Kings did take him, but not at anything even close to 5 million. According to nhlbythenumbers his cap hit this season is 1.8 million and is an expiring contract.
In another post you said that you trust the opinion of Kings management over a writer but this is a very flawed argument as this apples and oranges. I have not read anywhere from the the Kings front office that they believe he is worth 5 million/year which is what you are trying to claim he is worth. This writer says that he is a competent 3rd pairing guy, which he is. The Kings are paying him like a third pairing guy. Seems pretty similar to me.
My argument is not that the guy is useless and not worth a contract, but that his is not worth 5 million/year. If the Wings signed him as a #6 d-man to a 1 year 1.5 million contract, that I would be open to. Long term at 5mil per year is not just bad, but an awful contract for Schenn.
Huge huge fan of Schenn and what he brings to the table but I would be fine with 3 mill per. The guy brings pugnacity and testosterone to a team and I also believe under the right circumstances he can be a tweener between a third pairing and at times (!) someone who helps out the second pairing type of guy.
Pains me to admit it but Luke Schenn wouldn't fix our defensive problems a steady stay at home defender who can chip in some offense here and there would be needed and those guys aren't available. That's why Holland has to move some of the better pieces to land one either via trade or draft. Really there is no other way around to fix this mess yes, the offense will need help soon too but the fact of the matter is the Wings are in a better - i.e. more depth - position in terms of forwards then they are in terms of defense.
Huge fan of Yandle but he is not what this team needs right now. He is another younger version of Green. The Wings need someone who doesn't sacrifice defense for more offense. That's why I've said missing the playoffs (needed wake-up call for the upper management) and drafting Chychrun, Juolevi would have been the right idea. I think people will be surprised with Yandle's price point. Schenn would be nice hut he sadly isn't a top pairing guy anymore but he brings a lot of qualities: hits like a machine, blocks shots and not afraid to mix it up
Trading for another soft Euro, namely Yakupov on the forward position does nothing for this team. Tatar, Goose and Larkin need someone with size who can create space for them. But the fix has to start from the backend
Pasha can do whatever he wants, this guy has given the Wings and also the NHL so much joy with his dekes and just mindblowing moves. For me it doesn't matter what this guy decides his legacy has already been written and it's a great one, the guy is still by far the best player on this team.
Every year we hear about stars that are available, we all debate what it would cost, then are shocked at how little teams pay. it happens all the time. Happened with Nash, Kessel, Hamilton, Kesler, etc....
Malkin is a superstar and if they trade him it's going to be for a 1 defenseman something the Wings don't have. Wings would have to start with Larkin, Mantha and still go heavy from there just to get the conversation even started.
Malkin is at least 1 level above all if the mentioned players, also where is the source for claiming Malkin is available ?