But if anyone's wondering, The Heat was effing hilarious.
Edit: fwiw, from Kukla's Korner:
"The Wings do have offers out to all of their own three UFAs Valtteri Filppula, Daniel Cleary and Damien Brunner but all three are expected to cross into the free market Friday. Filppula is out of the picture for the Wings, anyway, because he believes himself to be a No. 1 center. Cleary is looking for a three-year contract around $3 million per season, and he has garnered interest from almost a dozen other teams. The Wings remain hopeful of working out a deal because Cleary rebounded from a slow start to have a great playoff stretch, he brings leadership and hes beloved by coach Mike Babcock. Likewise, Brunners camp has been contacted by several suitors, but the Wings remain hopeful of retaining his services, too."
Lol flip is barely a number two center but he thinks he's a number one? Lol I'm on my phone or else I would post the rolling around laughing guy. Bye flip, I like you but apparently you're head is so far up your own keester that you can't see past your own dilisuional thoughts
Sorry but it means nothing. Winning the championship in the minors has zero connection with winning at the NHL level. Add in that the main reason the griffins won was, we loaded up their roster with guys that played all or most of the year with the RW's. The majority of the griffins talent was already up: Smith, Nyquist, lashoff, and Andersson.
So what you are saying is that the griffins got to the championship basically with no help from the aforementioned players, and that when they came back they did indeed help the griffins win but also they mostly did it without those guys. That being said winning the calder cup is significant, it shows that despite not getting any high picks over the last 20 years our farm team is still excellent and better than any other ahl farm team. That leaves us in a really good spot to replace players as others retire
Sammy wants the full value of that contract (not 2/3 thru amnesty) - he knows he likely won't get anything more than a one year deal anywhere else and is holding on for dear life here using this injury excuse. I want him GONE. We have more intriguing options for injury replacements in GR.
A sore pectoral muscle should not even be allowed to be used as an excuse to not be bought out. What a weasel
Rather have Clarkson than Vanek who will cost way more to re-sign AND at least a first round pick, roster player + good prospect
I'd rather have a proven goal scorer over Clarkson who scored 30 goals one time. Camel puts up at least 60 points almost every year and his lowest goal total not including this half season where he scored 20 in 38 games is 25 goals. For the difference of 1 million between them I'll take vanek any day
If by "spontaneously combust" you mean become a defensive liability via turnovers and poor decision making with pinches and passes, then yes, he will burst into flames.
Yes Smith had a poor half season. We all saw what he was capable of in 2011-2012 though and I unlike most here apparently am quite confident it will turn around for him this year and he will be solid for us. There was way to much pressure on our entire defensive core this year, and with dekeyser on the back end now everything should settle down
He may be worth $5m, that's true. But he is already getting paid 2m from the buyout. He is in NO WAY worth $7m. The only reason Detroit even talked with him was because they thought he would take a discount due to his buyout money.
They can scrutinize all they want but no one knows what is going to happen with the future of these kids. We might sit back five years from now and celebrate this draft. Holland know there are roles we need filled moving to the Eastern Conference and maybe Bertuzzi was the number one guy they thought could fill the role of agitator. You can't win a championship by just trying to draft only superstars.
Ya well some of these big name players taken this year in the top ten probably won't even see much nhl time in their career, and some unknown guy will be a star. That's just the way she goes