I think they should throw money on the bench before every game, and into the stands while Chris ilitch flexes in a muscle shirt.
Just give him five at five.
Get it done.
He's doing more on the bench than Weiss is.
(Ba dum tsss) Yes, give him more than he's asking for, and ilitch would be at center ice, to clear up any confusion on location.
Really? He had a down year last year (still scored 30 pts), but other than that he's always been pretty darn good. He's big, nasty, and produces in the O-zone. I think he'd be a major asset on any team in this league. He'd easily become the number 1 D-man in SJ right away IMO. Vlasic is smart in the D-zone, but wayyyy less physical and produces a whole lot less in the O-zone.
So I just don't like him then.
I haven't watched enough of him to say the things Ive seen that I dislike about him are constant or even consistent things, but every physical play I've seen from him is either dirty or puts him out of position.
But sj does need a shakeup, I just don't think trading jumbo is smart, smarter than trading couture, burns, or hertl.
But he's big skilled and physical, and even though he's older, I wouldn't give up his playmakin abilities for a few extra years.
I wish franzen was an iron man, but he's 34.
Part of what will make us successful this season is going to be making sure our players stay healthy long term.
And I'd they have some concerns about him right now, its a perfect time to give him some time, that way down the road when we need him he's not at 60% and hurting more than he's helping.
Not to mention if we stay healthy were going to have to wave someone to be roster compliant, this is a good time to see with dats coming if Jurco going to find his scoring touch, or if he needs to be the first call up.
I don't want to lose nestrasil for nothing.
*This statement is my opinion. You may have your own, to which you are entitled, but this thread is about Dom. Perhaps there will be a goalie thread someday in which we can discuss other goalies. This would be lovely as there have been other good ones around Dom's level.
in his prime, I don't think there were any around his level.
No chace Mike Illitch is selling the team while his son is taking over day to day operations of Olympia Ent. Think about this; Illitch is known for being a loyalty/family man. You really think he'd sell the team out from under his own son? That would be a huge slap in the face. I would possibly believe it somewhat if it said Chris Illitch were to be selling the team. I doubt that to be the case as well. If he did that it would be removing a large part of the legacy the Illitchs have provided for Detroit and the family is much to intrenched in the city for something like that to occur.
And right after ground breaking on the new arena, and "district Detroit," there's no way.
Good point. Nesty needs to get stronger in his own end (see Getzlaf abusing him on GWG), but his forecheck has been a lot more impressive than I thought it would be. He needs 10 more lbs of muscle and a few years experience, and he'll be a good 3rd line NHLer.
He just dropped 20lbs this summer because he was slow.
He doesn't need to gain weight, his speed is one of his assets now, it wasn't before.
He just needs to learn to use his big frame for leverage, which will come with the experience he needs.
You do whatever it takes to get him to stay. One thing that goes overlooked is babcocks development of these young guys. I don't think just any coach would have all these rookies stepping up, playing hard, smart and making an impact in such a short time and I would love to see what he can do with Mantha
I agree you do whatever it takes to keep him, but blashill has more to do with the development and preparation of the kids.
I'd honestly be okay if ilitch threw the checkbook to babs and blashill just to keep the system stable and on this course.give babs a little more power, like assistant or co-gm, or just add another fancy word like executive blahblah that way he's not just a head coach making a players wage.
Blashill is the extension of Babcock that has made our kids transition so smooth.
They have the same systems in place, he expects the same out of his guys, they're, IMO, the best pro coach/minor team coach tandem in sports.
They compliment each other perfectly, and I'd really like to keep it together.
Even if blashill ends up making the salary of an average NHL hc, its not like coaches $counts against the cap.
And in today's game its becoming glaringly obvious that the minor league affiliate is crucial to the teams success, but the hC gig in the big league is probably too appealing for him, honestly.
But it'd be awesome if he would just take the pay raise to stay on with gr.
I like this line up, but I'd prefer our youngsters over Miller and Andersson. Nesty and Jurco are faster and have more goal scoring ability.
But miller and Andy are huge reasons that our pk is perfect.
And the fourth line has been amazing.
I'd much rather see Jurco here, but in all honesty, more time in gr could do wonders for him.
I think they'll have to waive cleary, because something tells me someone would claim nestrasil.
At least, I hope they'd waive cleary.
Nestrasils not great, but he's muchhh better than danny, and he's only going to get better.
I'd hate to lose him for nothing.
He's made some mistakes, but he's big, strong, decently fast, heavy on the puck, and he's really good along the boards.
Boston is in the same situation (to a much lesser extent) that we were the last few years with lidstrom.
The main difference is charas nowhere near as good as lids was, so now that is game is falling off its more noticeable to the success of the team.
They lose boychuck(we lost RAF) and all of the sudden their stellar d is turning average.
The wings had much more skill though. And were more disciplined.
I think its taking chara longer to get back into game shape, and yes clearly lost a step.
And whether you think thornton helped them our not last year Their "team toughness" has definitely declined.
Theyre going to be screwwd when chara retires.