well after his dreams of becoming an elite nhl goalie got squashed by the LGW gm's he started doing drugs and drinking, before too long he was broke, a washed up has been, never to play an nhl game again, only to remember his past failures of not stealing an entire stanley cup run in his rookie year...
oh and of course he had to watch the future Martin Brodeur, or as we know him by his real name Petr Mrazek steal every game for the wings, and go on to win, the selke, lady byng, norris, calser, art ross, vezina, conn smythe and the LGW you have my approval trophies
Why do so many of you want Holland to horde prospects? After years of letting our prospects over-ripen in Grad Rapids, we literally have a glut of prospects. Where are any of these guys supposed to play? We could deal 5 of our prospects and never miss them. They barely have room to fit in Tatar and Nyquist - where are they going to put the other 10 guys that are in waiting? Make a mega-deal for Vanek/Stafford/Pominville. Give them are first two picks and 5 prospects. I don't care who ... Jurco, Jarnkrok, Sproul, Mursak, Tatar, Nyqvist, Sheehan, Oullet, the list goes on and on. They're not accomplishing anything if they're gonna be stuck in GR for the next 3 years.
and there goes the future of our team, thank you alienanxiety, or should I call you brian burke??
Why would we be interested in Yandle? I don't see him being better than Smith in a couple of years. We have 9 D men. Kenny is not going to trade for a D-man unless he is a top pairing type guy and IMO that's not Yandle.
ya well opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, but not everyone wants to hear from them j/k I honestly think yandle would be a great addition to our team if we could acquire him for the right price. I would give up a second round pick and a couple prospects for yandle
Me too ever since Crosby and Ovechkin have come to this league and run up the score-sheet people are expecting way too much from rookies, these days. Even Stamkos was labeled a bust because he didn't light it up in his first year...
If Stamkos was a rookie for the wings, everyone would have been calling for Hollands head, 46 points for a 1st overall pick, that is just unacceptable...
My concern was that this move was done to make room for Carlo Colaiacovo. Having seen him play againt the Aeros this past Friday night, I'd have to say there was absolutely nothing remarkable about his play that would warrant having him up with the big club. I know it was a "conditioning stint", but this guy doesn't look anything like he did when I saw him with St. Louis in years past. Skinner and Paetsch both looked better than he did on the ice.
On the other hand, Tatar and Mursak looked like big-club players that were playing down. Mursak was truly a force to be reckoned with and his speed was a HUGE asset and integral to the Griffins getting the win. All in all, a great first time to see the Griffins, but not a good thing as far as scounting Carlo's potential if/when he gets called up again.
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They moved him to make room for dekeyser, they traded Husky and sent down Lashoff so we could sign dekeyser and take carlo off of IR. Ya it sucks, but after wednesday the roster limit is gone and we can bring Lashoff back up. Lashoff is still waiver exempt this season, so it would make no sense to put someone else on waivers...
For the love of god Jay Bo is not has bad as most of you guys have him out to be. He would thrive on our team, most of you would be suprised. He would be a soild top 4 defensman and would help this team HUGE come playoffs. For me the question is why give up so much youth for another d man. We are already loaded on defense prospects and we just landed DeKeyser. You guys can stop worrying tho because there is no way Holand will add Jay Bo. In his mind It just doesnt make sense for the price. I would differ from that and go ahead and make a trade.
I would like holland to add a scorer like Cammy or Loui Eriksson ( or anyone good) as are offense needs a huge boost. Everyone is talking about are defense needing an upgrade because of the lidstrom and stuart departure but IMO we need offense for obvious reasons.
In reality I dont think we will make a move beause of the "prices" which is kinda stupid because we have expenable prospects. in my mind we will see another early playoff exit because "we need a scorer" O and btw we will not be getting Yandle so everyone should forget about that. I gurantee it
this is why Bouwmeester would fit in well here. he doesnt play a grind game and we wouldnt want him to. He would be a soild skating offesive puck moving d man
I don't think anyone thinks he is terrible, nor do I think that people think he won't do well in our system... the main issue most everyone here has, is his cap hit. No matter how you slice it, he is vastly overpayed, and I personally do not want that cap crippling our team with the cap dropping next year.
Not buying this longer season excuse. Its a 34 less game season. This is not a real NHL season. If he's falling off now, how can one expect him not to completely fall off 50 -82 games next season? I mean, he hit the 10 goal mark like a month and a half ago. No one else (minus Datsyuk) has scored more than 10 goals 36 games into the season? This team is pathetic offensively and will continue to get worse with guys like Sammy and either more washed up veterans or small skilled euros that don't have the size,strength, or drive to get anywhere near the middle of the ice let alone the front of the net. Instead, we're wasting valuable roster spots by putting our "grinders" out on top lines to do no more than stand in front of the net (net front presence) not making any sort of cycle or sustained offensive pressure possible. Keep the centers, Datsyuk, Helm, Andersson. And keep Fil only if he centers a line with Z as his wing (still confident they would both benefit from a switch back to their natural positions) Everyone else is expendable. This should be now or never with Nyquist and Tatar, but judging by the minimal opportunities they are getting, I'm leaning more towards never. Let them play or get some draft picks out of them and restart the process with players better fit for the daily NHL grind. One can only patch so many holes before the entire foundation gives out.
We should add another top pairing defensemen because outside of Smith, (hopefully) Dekeyser, and Kronwall...its all mediocrity at best. But, after that, let the D grow on its own. The offense should be the main concern (from a fan's standpoint) now moving forward...and by main concern, i mean red alert! mayday! mayday!
you know he played like 33 games overseas before the lockout ended right?