I'd argue phaneuf doesn't have any great years left.
He had one.
Hasn't has one since.
I'm probably biased, but I just don't like him.
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.
Posted by Euro_Twins
on 20 October 2014 - 09:09 PM
I want justice to be served. I just think all too often it isn't. Anyways this type of conversation can bring out a lot of anger in people (myself included) and I would like to step away from it, it seems as though a few people may have misinterpreted what I was saying, and I thank those of you who understood my poorly worded phrases and came to my rescue
Looks like they're trying to avoid the giant headache the NFL had with the immediate action.
I wonder what kind of protocol they're going to put in place, like the NFL's automatic 6game suspension for first offense, then ban for second.
I hope the NHL does something much more severe, its horrendous that its such a big problem and the NFL handled it so badly I'd like the NHL to come out with a no tolerance policy for these offenses.
I also think they should be beaten in the streets by the rest of their team for being s***ty excuses for men.
I don't have much interest in Myers. His size is something to consider, but I think we've got some prospects I'd rather see up with the team before we start trading for a guy who hasn't had much success in the league, barring his rookie year. (I know, I know he plays for Buffalo.)
While Carlson, Letang, or Burns would be fabulous additions to the blueline... those guys would cost WAYYYYY too much in a trade and are probably going NOWHERE. (Carlson is signed long-term at a great cap-hit. Letang is the Penguins d-corp. Only guy signed long-term. Burns has played both F and D for SJ, is very versatile. Have no idea why they'd ever ever ever trade him.)
Green might be a nice deadline acquisition (RENTAL ONLY) if Washington is looking to free up some cap-space for a forward, but unless we're somehow getting rid of Kindl and Quincey in the process... I don't think we'd want to re-sign him anyway.
Yandle probably isn't going anywhere unless he wants to get out of Arizona and I don't know what a realistic package for him would start at.
He's not the type of player that you can just toss leftover/unwanted pieces at to obtain. You're also talking complete overhaul of the D-corps if you're bringing Yandle over.
Malik mentioned him earlier today as a player to watch now, but I've had my eye out for him back when he was a pending FA in 2012
Dennis Wideman - Calgary - RIGHT HANDED. He has three years left at $5.25 million per season and his name is out there.
There was early concern with him not being on the roster, but 6 games in he has a goal and two assists on a team that may be going in a different direction. Giodano, Smid, Engelland, Russell all signed through next year. T.J. Brodie is all but extended at this point.
It's quite possible that the Flames may be looking to shed some of that salary that Wideman carries as they rebuild.
Kindl could slot in there nicely, as he's a slightly "cheaper," (but also slightly less effective) version of Wideman.
No, I'm not suggesting a straight up Kindl for Wideman trade. That's silly. It would definitely have to include a pick and prospect.
...and yes, I know, he has a no-trade. They can be waived.
Posted by The Secret
on 20 October 2014 - 09:15 AM
I used to dream of having Lucic in Detroit but he is nothing more than a bigger version of Sean Avery. He has no respect for the game, his colleagues nor the fans. I can't stand him since seeing him stick a helpless DK in the gooch last season. He is a 200+ lbs 2 year old baby except his tantrums will eventually serious injure someone.
I first saw the animated gif of this last incident with him raising his arms to taunt the crowd and thought "whats the big deal". But when you see the full clip and makes the jack off gesture to the crowd first I think it is a big deal and he needs to have his shackles put back on and to be drug back to his cage at the zoo where these kinds of behaviours are expected. I get that its an emotional game and the fans in Montreal aren't the friendliest but there are kids watching for pete's sake. The guy is a tool and needs some punishment for his crap.
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.
100 agree jimmyemeryhunter I cant believe most ppl are wanting to have miller and andy off that forth line when it has been amazing so far I don't want that line messed with when there isn't nothing wrong with it remember if ant broke I would assume though someone needs t be moved to lighten the load which is why if everyone continues to play as they have I would be ok with moving Weiss if he wanted to waive the trade clause and if we could package him and kindl for a good top 4 d man hell yea that gives us a win/win both ways keeps a strong forward lineup and a good defensive lineup you might even beable to sneak Ouellete in there too to get him to play as well than you couldn't imagine the progress
Yeah I agree, No way I'm trading Smith at this point. Eberle is one of my favorite players but as a team that may lack a superstar Dman in the future, Smith has all the tools to be that. Plus we have a glut of forwards already.
Smith has easily been our most improved player so far, and is our only defenceman next to Kronwall who is any sort of an offensive threat.
Posted by LeftWinger
on 19 October 2014 - 08:49 AM
Another soliddddddddddd game by Glendenning.
Anyone else willing to admit babs was right about that little spark plug?
No jokes or puns because I used the word plug.
Because dude is legit one of the best fourth line centers around.
the thing about glenny is, its not Babcock who was right about him. He was a walk on at Michigan and played his way to being Captain of that team, to playing his way on to the Wings. Its Glenny who is right about himself. Hard Work and Heart can make up for a lot of things. Babcock had no choice but to keep him.