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#2483139 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by BadgerBob on 10 February 2014 - 11:53 AM

Would anyone on here support me saying id be okay with bringing quincey back for less money?
He's really not that bad, he just needs a solid shutdown d man to cover his mistakes and to try to get him scoring.
Bi mean were not grtting our first rd pick back for him.
May as well bring him back on a short/cheap deal.


No thanks. He seems to bring out the worst in whoever he's paired with.

#2482237 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by BadgerBob on 07 February 2014 - 02:39 AM

Bob, Vanek has and can score 40+ goals per year with a good C. h ha 2 seasons already with 40 or more goals. Both with the Sabres. 


Last time he scored 40 goals was 6 years ago. Last time he scored MORE than 40 goals was 8 years ago. Old news. If we're gonna make a guy the highest paid player in the game he needs to be consistently within the top 3 in goals and or points. I don't think that Vanek could do that at all.

#2481699 Steven Stamkos will not play for Team Canada at the Sochi Olympics.

Posted by BadgerBob on 06 February 2014 - 12:29 PM

Right choice Stevo Neal is a punk and just benefiting like Kunitz from playing with the best player in the world.


Now the only remaining question is, will MSL accept or decline because of what happened 1 month ago.


St. Louis is one of the classiest players in the league. Even if he was a bit salty about it, no way would he decline. Also last chance to play for your country, I don't see him saying no.

I agree, Neal is a punk, but there is no denying his shot / release.  He benefits from playing with Malkin the same as Kunitz does playing with Crosby, but Neal has all-world skill in the shot department.


Yes, the reflexes in his knee are second to none, especially when someone's head is near by! :sigh:

#2481690 2/6 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Panthers 1

Posted by BadgerBob on 06 February 2014 - 12:04 PM

Z has been godly all year when healthy. Imo he's basically been his playoff style self all year, he probably knows this team is a Zetterberg away from being out of the playoff picture.  


Might be why his back hurts...

#2481505 Miller vs. Eaves

Posted by BadgerBob on 05 February 2014 - 04:02 PM

Eaves for all the reasons above. He's more fun to watch in my opinion. Plus Miller's trash talk is just awful.

#2481422 So what do we call the 26 - 15 - 21 line?

Posted by BadgerBob on 05 February 2014 - 12:22 PM



#2481166 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by BadgerBob on 04 February 2014 - 11:04 AM

If the Sabres are buying out Tyler Myers if I would be willing to take a chance at him if I were Holland.


I really like the idea of this. If they do, I'd hope they have him work with one of the defensive assistants, or even Chelios or Lidstrom so he can get his game on point. I think the pressure put on him to perform on a team that doesn't give him much help has kind of ruined his confidence. I don't think they'd buy him out and I'm sure they'd want something ridiculous for him though.

#2480648 Wings to inquire about Vanek?

Posted by BadgerBob on 03 February 2014 - 04:54 PM

Pass. I agree with what has been repeated in other threads. This guy intends on testing the FA market at the end of the season. No way would I give up any player that is important to our future (Gus, Tatar, Jurco, Mantha, Dekeyser, etc.) for some guy that's just going to bolt as soon as some morons throw a $8M/year contract at him.

#2480631 What's wrong with Pasha? (Mod warning post #57)

Posted by BadgerBob on 03 February 2014 - 03:51 PM

Kovalchuk retired from the Devils and left the money behind and in the process gave the Devils a big break financially. He didn't say he was too hurt to play for the Devils.


Kovalchuk definitely didn't leave any money behind. He's making more per season over there than he would over here without a doubt.

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#2480586 All movie Character team

Posted by BadgerBob on 03 February 2014 - 12:49 PM

I agree with the original article,
I'd scratch Bombay for the speedy Premature Ejaculator.

"Stevie Weeks...The last addition to the Mystery, Alaska squad, Weeks was a teenager who skated the towns frozen river every morning. On a team full of speedsters, Weeks was clearly the fastest on the roster.

Weeks play was impressive enough for the Rangers to sign him to a minor-league contract."

- See more at: http://thehockeywrit...h.MMLGdPY2.dpuf


Haha love the description of Weeks. But, I donno man. Weeks has Crosby face and can't take a hit. I'll take the Minnesota Miracle Man.

#2480380 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by BadgerBob on 02 February 2014 - 03:49 PM

When's Babs' daughter get the call??? She was medically cleared in episode 2! 

#2479188 All movie Character team

Posted by BadgerBob on 31 January 2014 - 12:49 PM
















The first line is relying on the chemistry of Gordon Bombay and Charlie Conway, along with Mystery, Alaska's Connor Banks's slapshot.  Doug Dorsey's injured eye heals well enough to play, and he's teamed with former junior phenom Dean Youngblood and Ned Braden, called up from the Chiefs.  The third line is made up of the Hansons, who aren't that great separate but are much better than the sum of its parts.  The fourth line of Dean Portman and towering Ogie ogilthorpe, centered by Youngblood's junior nemesis Carl Racki, give the team plenty of toughness.


On defense, former Chief's captain Johnny Upton and Mo Wanchuk join their teammates from the Chiefs.  Skank Marden and Jon Biebe from Mystery anchor the second pair.  On the third pairing, we add some tougness with Andre "Poodle" Lussier and a PP QB in Jesse Tyler (Mighty Ducks).


In net we have former Chief Denis Lemieux and Youngblood's former junior teammate Heaver.


The coaching staff is judge Walter Burns, assisted by Reg Dunlop and Youngblood's former coach Murray Chadwick.  Joe McGrath is the GM, finally given the chance to run a team not teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.


I'd take Fulton Reed over Jesse Tyler, he didn't even make the JV squad. Can't just have one bash brother, it doesn't work.

#2479151 Hypothetical: What Coach Would You Replace Babcock With?

Posted by BadgerBob on 31 January 2014 - 11:09 AM

Gordon Bombay no questions asked. He just has a way at helping players maximize their potential...


He's good, but I'd rather have Coach Reilly. Taught the Minnesota Miracle man everything he knows. He tells it like it is and teaches kids to go for the dubya. It aint worth winning if you can win big.



But seriously, I can't picture anyone I'd rather have behind the bench over Babs. Maybe stick Chelios back there as an assistant to help light a fire under some of these guys. Teach them how to play with a bit of an attitude, and maybe make him condition them.

#2479138 Would you be ok with this roster?

Posted by BadgerBob on 31 January 2014 - 10:32 AM

I'd say yes, though I'd like to see Glendening up as well, I can understand guys with no options coming up. If we can't fill our needs through FA, I wouldn't mind waiting until next off season to see what's out there, or possibly making a deal before the season starts. Cutting the fat off this team should make us a better team anyways. Don't spend money in free agency just because the cap room is available.

#2478790 Franzen Placed on IR

Posted by BadgerBob on 29 January 2014 - 05:17 PM

In terms of no cap until the following year, that's not true either, I think there are off season cap rules.


According to capgeek.com you're right:


Teams can exceed the salary cap's upper limit by 10 percent during the off-season. The following count toward the team's cap payroll:

  • All players on one-way contracts, regardless of where (or if) they were playing the previous year.
  • All players on two-way contracts, in proportion to the number of days spent on an NHL roster the previous season.
  • All restricted free agents who have been extended a qualifying offer (while the offer is valid), with one-way qualifying offers counting in full and two-way qualifying offers counting as described in No. 2.
  • All restricted free agents signed to an offer sheet (such players count against the team extending the offer sheet while it is still valid).
  • All buyouts.

Example: A player with a cap hit of $500,000 and signed to a two-way contract was on an NHL roster for 94 days in the previous season, which was 188 days long. During the off-season, he will count [$500,000/188] x 94 = $250,000.

Example: A player with a cap hit of $1.25 million and signed to a one-way contract was assigned to the AHL in the previous season and spent no days on an NHL roster. The player will still count $1.25 million during the off-season.

Please note CapGeek.com does not yet calculate the off-season cap. Our off-season cap estimates are a projection of opening-day cap space.