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HIFI_canadian

Member Since 05 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active May 14 2015 11:00 PM
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In Topic: Kronwall in the Playoffs

14 May 2015 - 10:35 PM

 

Kronwall actually had less give-aways than Shea Weber, Myers, Chara, Hamonic, Byflugien, Klingberg, Subban, Burns, Karlsson, Wideman, Brodie, Karlsson, Yandle, Doughty, Markov, Trouba, Niskanen, Hjalmarsson, Lindholm, Hedman, Seabrook, Keith, Green, Mcdonagh, Girardi, Letang... and many more.


 

The only number 1 D-men who turned the puck over less than him were OEL, Piertangelo, Giordano, Shattenkirk, Wisniewski, and Phaneuf.

 

And those are totals, not counting injuries/time missed that guys like Giordano sustained.

 

You're right. 52 for Kronwall, 58 for Ericsson (Shocker). I think most offensive defensemen lead in giveaways but what disappoints me the most is that Kronwall was suppose to develop this two-way game and sadly I feel he hasn't reached his full-potential of his two-way game. 


In Topic: Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

14 May 2015 - 10:25 PM

 

No doubt I think he'll be sorely missed if he leaves, but IMO he's overrated as a coach if he actually considers Toronto a viable option

 

If he gets a say in roster control for Toronto then I see it being a possibility but I can't imagine a coach leaving a playoff team for a rebuilding team, regardless of money. 


In Topic: DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

14 May 2015 - 10:20 PM

I looked it up and I can't find anything that says this.

 

Alfie, Monster, Brunner, Glendening, and Dekeyser were all great signings.

 

http://www.freep.com...umors/26629133/


In Topic: DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

14 May 2015 - 08:40 PM

"You don't know what you got until it's gone"

 

Ken Holland is an outstanding General Manager and anyone who says that he "overspends" or makes poor offseason decisions is insane. We've been spoiled and he always finds a way to keep our team competitive. Free Agency is not the same market like it was before the salary cap, all it is is a bunch of overpriced players who are looking for a new home and a raise. Sure you'll find a couple "key" players but you have to think about the nucleus of the team before disrupting it with a couple veterans. Hollands seeks for role players and that's how it should be. He made his offers, some declined and some took a chance. I don't blame him for last offseason, he tried getting right-handed shots and those who provide depth on special teams.

 

Stephen Weiss was a Mike Babcock signing, look it up.

Colaiacovo was a need, they had no defensemen!

Tootoo was a body they needed on the 4th, Babcock endorsed it.

Alfie and Modano=Powerplay support, look up their Powerplay stats from 2010-2014 it was a need.

Gustavesson solid backup.

Commer and Sammy was bad signings, he's not a perfect GM.

 

His best signing was Brunner and Glendening. If you want to give him a star you should thank Holland for not giving Brunner the 3 year, $3.5 million per yr Brunner's agent asked. 


In Topic: Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

14 May 2015 - 08:19 PM

Anyone that says Mike Babcock is overrated or that we won't miss him if he leaves hasn't witness an organizational collapse. Ask Dallas when they let go of Hitchcock, Toronto when they let go of Pat Quinn, Colorado when they let go of Hartley, St. Louis with Quineville..etc. 

 

Mike Babcock is the reason why we continue to make the playoffs and I believe he will come back. The only way he leaves is how much Toronto is willing give him roster control, that can be tricky.