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kickazz

Member Since 02 Feb 2013
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In Topic: Free agents this off season

Today, 04:24 PM

Man, some of you really need to lighten up and check the batteries on your sarcasm detectors.

 

No one has seriously suggested that we give up on Pulkkinen and throw him in the bin.

 

What people HAVE suggested is that if you could package Pulks with some players and picks for a better roster piece they'd do it without even blinking.  Just as some in the past have suggested the same for Goose or Tatar. 

 

Nothing changes here at LGW, just the names slotted into the different roles. 

(Untouchable/Whipping-Boy/GuyEveryoneWantsTradedThatIsn'tWorthAnything/etc.)

BUT I WANT HIM OUT OF HERE!


In Topic: Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Today, 04:21 PM

I think the healing started when Ken Holland was very interested in re-acquiring him from Columbus at the trade deadline in (was it 07 or 08?) But rumor had it that our former coach, who couldn't figure him out in Anaheim, voted NO for the trade. In hindsight, we now know how he treats players that he doesn't really want on this team or once they get in his doghouse....Fedorov in Anaheim, Commodore, Modano, Weiss, Legwand, Smith, Jurco just to name a few. Also a huge step was taken when he was invited to play at the Winter Classic.

I don't see why it's a problem if Babcock didn't want him. It's the coaches will who he wants playing on his roster. You're acting like it's uncommon. Blashill will be the same way just like any coach in the NHL. You're either suited to play a coaches system or you're not. 

 

Remember than Bowman turned Sergei into a defenseman for a good month. It's what they do. The chess board is theirs and they can move each piece (player) they way they see suited in order to win the game. 

 

BTW it was Hollands decision to not bring Fedorov back. Columbus wanted Valterri Filpulla and a First round draft pick. Holland didn't want to give that up. So no, you can't blame Babcock because it was Hollands decision at the end. 


In Topic: Free agents this off season

Today, 12:03 PM

 

Pulkkinen, 2016 2st, and Kindl/Smith (or something comparable) to Winnipeg for Dustin Byfuglien.  Upgrade the 2nd to a 1st if completely necessary. 

Franzen on LTIR, sign Semin for cheap and we have.

 

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Abdelkader

Nyquist - Richards - Semin

Tatar - Sheahan - Jurco

Miller - Glendenning - Ferraro

 

Kronwall - Byfuglien

Green - Dekeyser

Quincy - Ericsson 

 

That's a cup contender roster right there. Offense extremely potent and defense just got a lot bigger and more offensive.

 

Get it done Kenny ;) 


In Topic: Free agents this off season

Today, 09:57 AM

Pulkkinen sucks.  I'd start there. 

He hasn't really impressed me at NHL level, not sure if others share my opinion. He did have a decent year with the Griffins tho. 


 

What low potential players are we going to trade though that will give us an upgrade on D? Teams want Pulks, XO, Nyquist, Tatar etc.

 

I just don't see the point of moving one of those players for 1 year of Semin who is a huge gamble to begin with and it's not a Holland move.

If Franzen goes on LTIR I would go for Semin, but not throw too much at him if its possible. 


In Topic: Free agents this off season

Today, 09:25 AM

 

So sign Semin and trade right away? yeah, wtf indeed.

If we traded some low potential players, why not