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#2488620 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by FlashyG on 02 March 2014 - 05:37 PM

 

This is why we make a deal with Buffalo and not Vancouver. It would only take picks and prospects, not roster players. sure they'd probably have to take 1 or 2 of our bad expiring contracts as well (as they'd probably need to to stay above the cap floor anyway if they sell off everyone).

 

If they're taking back bad expiring contracts they're going to want even better prospects in return, who do we part with, Sproul, Ouellet, Backman, Mantha, Mrazek? Not to mention our 1st rounder.

 

What happens if Datsyuk decides he can't play on his injured knee any further and gets shut down for the year. is our team even with Ehrhoff good enough to make the playoffs missing both the eurotwins? Then we'd be in a situation where we'd have a lottery pick for the first time since its been in existence and it would be Buffalo's.

 

Unfortunately we're caught in limbo between being a buyer and a seller and generally its smarter to do nothing in that situation. 




#2488614 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by FlashyG on 02 March 2014 - 05:02 PM

I think the best move for the team is to do next to nothing. If you can offload some unnecessary players for late round picks, great, otherwise just stand pat with what you have.

 

The cost of guys like Kesler and Edler will be our youth that has resurrected our season (Nyquist, Tatar, Sheahan, Jurco, Dekeyser), and neither would make us a significantly better team when you subtract the guys it would cost to get them here.

 

Trades are good when you're looking to add that final piece to a cup contender, or if you're looking to blow things up and start over. The Wings aren't in either situation. They could possibly become a cup contender should a bunch of things work out in our favor but realistically we should be happy if we are able to make the playoffs considering the injuries we've had to deal with. 




#2486197 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by FlashyG on 22 February 2014 - 12:10 PM

Just cause I've always loved the guy, I really really want Selanne to finish the hat trick.

 

You're forgiven because you're from Winnipeg and I'm sure he is special to the city.

 

His whining about refereeing vs the Wings and team Canada have soured me on him completely. Legend for sure, but he'll never be among my favorites.




#2486190 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by FlashyG on 22 February 2014 - 12:07 PM

This is something that has always bothered me about North American teams. When we lose in the Semi-finals we go through the motions in the Bronze medal game and always get shelled.

 

Its why when making medal predictions I will only put Canada and USA in Gold, Silver or out of the medals.

 

Hats off to Finland though, not only did they show up to play without most of their center depth they put to rest all the questions about their offence with this win. I have to wonder if they'd be playing tomorrow if Rask had've been healthy for their game vs Sweden.




#2486074 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by FlashyG on 21 February 2014 - 10:28 PM

And while the US may be sad over the loss, at least you're not saddled with Rob Ford.

 

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#2486048 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by FlashyG on 21 February 2014 - 07:53 PM

As I Canadian, I wish to apologize for the maturity of my fellow countrymen. They do not reflect the opinions of all of us. I wish to thank you for allowing us to participate on an American site for an American National Hockey League Team. I would be quite offended if you came in to our house and started rubbing it in. I must say I was quite impressed by the comments made until (I don't think I need to name names) certain posters started commenting. Try growing up and taking the high road, 

 

It does not seem to bother anyone yet and in fairness he did ask if he could post a picture. but the dead Eagle IMO is a tad too far if not  breaking some kinda of federal law (even if its fake). If it was my site I would have asked you to kindly take it down.

 

I wish to be sympathetic to my friends down south. 

 

My .02

 

Keep your stick on the ice and enjoy Justin Beiber.

 

~Smite

 

First, its illegal to kill the bald eagle, not to share a picture of one and if it was, the law enforcement agency who originally posted the photo would be just as guilty as me.

 

Second, if this thread had devolved into what it is now before I was done them I definitely wouldn't have posted them. I didn't want to contribute to the rubbing in at all. If the pictures are bothersome to any American's I'll happily take them down

 

Third, I agree with your first paragraph 100%




#2485932 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by FlashyG on 21 February 2014 - 03:19 PM

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It was a great game, and until that final horn blew I was convinced USA was going to tie it. 

 

Really impressed by Carlson and Quick in todays game. 

 

Hope you guys take the photoshops in good fun...I'll happily do more at Canada's expense vs Sweden.




#2485773 Olympic Hockey Streams?

Posted by FlashyG on 21 February 2014 - 09:13 AM

If that's against the rules I'll remove it.

 

The stream is legal, all I provided was a way to bypass the geo-blocking. It's not illegal to connect to proxy servers.




#2485693 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by FlashyG on 20 February 2014 - 08:25 PM

Awesome! But can you tint the medal bronze? ;-)

 

That is bronze! 




#2485624 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by FlashyG on 20 February 2014 - 04:12 PM

No Captain America, but not bad given the time I was willing to put into it.

 

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#2485345 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by FlashyG on 19 February 2014 - 09:36 PM

@murphPPress: Backes is a phenomenal quote: "Im the beef. Dustin Browns the pig or pork and then (Ryan) Callahans the chicken. Thats our meat line"

I don't know what to say, I just felt this was really important to share.

 

I can't wait until we Canadians get to beat some American meat.

 

Wait..that doesn't sound right  :confused:




#2485340 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by FlashyG on 19 February 2014 - 09:09 PM

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He's ready for Canada.

 

But he's not ready for Wonder Cindy....Nobody is.

 

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#2485329 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by FlashyG on 19 February 2014 - 08:10 PM

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Selanne letting Ovi know who is the greatest 8.

 

I think he was actually still complaining that Crosby dove.




#2485301 10 ton elephant in the room.

Posted by FlashyG on 19 February 2014 - 06:54 PM

I don't care what you guys think but there was a quote about it in a thread. Or maybe it was Babcock who said it? Either way it's the reason why he wasn't pursued and the fact they value unproven prospects over proven goal scorers. As many of you do as well.

 

The show us the quote...or stop claiming its a fact.

 

Also the irony of you saying we don't value proven goal scorers when you're advocating buying out Franzen is pretty spectacular.




#2485276 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by FlashyG on 19 February 2014 - 05:48 PM


What was the trick play?

 

Latvia had a set play made up for if they finally won a neutral zone faceoff.

Right off the faceoff win their defenceman took off to the bench, instead of having a different defenceman jump on they instead had a forward jump on from the absolute far end of the bench behind the Canadian defence as it was in the 2nd with the long change.

 

The Latvian who had the puck then fired a stretch pass up the middle of the ice and sent their 4th forward in on a breakaway before any of the Canadian defenceman even knew he was on the ice.

 

It was a very smart play.