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#2525188 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 23 June 2014 - 06:25 AM

Someone could've reported it so it would be brought to a mods attention. 
We don't see every single post in every forum, especially in the offseason.  Reports help us clean up things like that quicker.
I don't know that the thread needs to be pinned.  The activity should keep it near the top if there's anything going on. 

I'm on a smart phone, or I would've reported it.

#2525187 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 23 June 2014 - 06:23 AM

Obviously I hope they both turn out, it would be awesome for teemu to be a 30 goal scorer.

#2525185 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 23 June 2014 - 05:26 AM

Yes. I've followed both pretty closely,...
Pulks looks slow and awkward skating to me.
And everyone's clamoring for bigger stronger players, which teemu is not.

#2525172 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 22 June 2014 - 10:52 PM

Actually I am not, look at Pulkkinen's production in the playoffs and in his first season in the AHL.
Jurco's AHL rookie season:
74 14 14 28
71 31 28 59
Pulk's scored 2x the points,in less games in his first year in the AHL. He's also a right handed shot, and a pure goal scorer. 
AHL Totals:
Jurco 106 games 60 points
Pulkkinen: 73 games 60 points
But you know us trolls, nearly 4,000 posts over over 7 years and donating to keep this site running. 

Obviously Points are everything.

Pulk has a good shot,
But that's about it.

Jurco has size, speed, grit, and amazing hands.

And sorry for thinking you're a troll,but saying Teemus going to pass jurco on the depth chart seems crazy.

#2525130 Compliance buyout expected to be used on Tootoo

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 22 June 2014 - 12:41 PM

You and others defending Franzen/keeping him are making circular arguements. "we can't buy him out because we don't have anyone better". That is BS. After the Rags bought out Richards who out performed Franzen this year in every way, your point holds less water. Richards is younger, doesn't have a concussion history, played more games, scored more goals, had more points, and yet the Rags REALIZED their mistake and bought him out. Why? Because they knew this was their best chance to get out from under his bad contract. They now have a roster spot open and cap room to go out and get better players. I know it is pretty complicated. Cut the crap and bring in better players. Wonder why our GM can't seem to figure this out.

Richards did not out play franzen.
For proof, see the Richards thread.

Stop turning every thread into something about franzen.
This thread is about tootoo being bought out, not another franzen hate thread.

#2525129 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 22 June 2014 - 12:34 PM

Jurco is pretty overvalued at this point, I have a feeling that Pulkkinen will displace him soon in the depth chart. 

If you're here, then who's guarding the bridge?

#2525126 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 22 June 2014 - 12:20 PM

Anyone willing to trade jurco is crazy.
Very well said.

#2524906 Spezza Requests Trade

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 20 June 2014 - 05:50 PM

I think this raises some pretty important questions:

1. What type of underwear were they? Boxers? Briefs? Boxer briefs? Bikini?
2. What color?
3. Most importantly, what size?

So um, yeah. Jason Spezza. He probably wears underwear too.

Ha. I was ten. So I could be remembering it wrong.
But I believe they were red briefs or boxer briefs, and the size of his underwear has no correlation to the size if his............


But spezza wears panties.
In no way do I want him on the team.
He doesn't play 6'2, and he's not even that good in puck battles which you'd think he would be.

Plus Ottawa will get wayyyyy more than they should for him.

#2524901 Joe Thornton to the Wings?

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 20 June 2014 - 05:18 PM

We need size and grit, so let's trade away 15+ years of a big, skilled, (he played pretty damn gritty last year) top six winger for Joe Thornton.
Who could be good with franzen, maybe, for possibly two years.

#2524878 Joe Thornton to the Wings?

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 20 June 2014 - 01:51 PM

Jurco, Andersson, and a pick would be fine with me

One of our future big top six wingers?
With the silkiest mitts weve seen since datsyuk got here....
You would give up For someone who's got maybe one or two decent years left?

#2524745 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 19 June 2014 - 11:30 PM

I think it's a great to have them in one place and should be pinned.

I think the mods took a vacation from the site, because there's a full on recruiting pitch for the hare Krishna in the minor and pro league affiliate forum, and its been there for a full day now.

#2524687 Spezza Requests Trade

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 19 June 2014 - 08:12 PM

Its kind of crazy the amount of top six talent requesting trades out of canada, I would hope the fans weren't that crazy there, but I'd believe it.

I was in Franklin park mall about fifteen years ago,(when it was nice) wearing a fedorov jersey. I was walking with my aunt and he was in one of the department stores buying underwear, in the middle of a pretty crowded store, and no one was bothering him.
I waved at him while I was playing on the escalators and he walked up and started talking to me and offered to sign my jersey.
Granted fedorov probably welcomed the attention, but still.

Free agency's looking like it might end up being exciting this year, but then again.
I say that every year.
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#2524622 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 19 June 2014 - 03:59 PM

I don't think you understood me at all.  I know humor/sarcasm doesn't translate well on the internet.

I did not catch the sarcasm, and I had just read through around twenty pages of "Holland sucks, fire him.
Babcock is a bad coach,
Blahblahblahblah franzen, blahblahblah buyout" with a severely smaller number of decent posts.


#2524402 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 18 June 2014 - 11:24 AM

I get what you're saying buddy, and we spoke about this last night.  I definitely don't want to fall into doomsday land, but at the same time I legitimately feel like many of us are dangerously close to crossing the line between wanting to acquire players that help us win, and wanting to acquire players just so we don't feel like management has lost it.  I'm all about the former, but believe doing nothing at all is better than than the latter.  If stop gaps are all that's likely to happen, I'd prefer to see these young guys begin their careers right now.  At least that will help us in the long run.  Signing mediocre hacks like Stralman or Gilbert accomplishes nothing (aside from being able to say "look we signed a puckmover!").  It would be Ian White 2.0.  "No need to acquire real talent like Wisniewski or Erhoff, we got Ian White and Mike Commodore and at bargain prices too!"


The start of that was beautifully put.
A lot of posters here are so damn bi polar with what they want the team to do.

And those stop gaps are there for depth, because they know people are going to get hurt, and some of the kids are going to have slumps, and the young d men could get in over there head and those vets help add a comfort level you need all around you.

Any trade for a top 4 d man in their prime is going to cost us a pick and a prospect, but you just ranted about wanting all the kids careers to start now.

Do you want to throw them in over their heads with no one to help show them the ropes, or should we make sure they can tread by themselves first?

Kh not making any moves.
Heard the complaints all season, then he makes one and every one loses it.

This fan base is soo damn spoiled, and (not necessarily directing this at you) don't seem to know what they're talking about.

Honestly it Bums me out how down on the wings most of you guys seem to be.
I expect to argue about mistakes kh and/or babs have made/do make.

But to constantly have to try to argue with people about why ken Holland(the worst gm ever, for the last 20+ successful years) and mike (jack adams finalist) babcock shouldnt be fired.

Its kinda ridiculous.

This is the Detroit red wings.
Everything will be fine.
Why can't we all just enjoy the ride?

#2524369 Trading up?

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 18 June 2014 - 06:30 AM

Let's trade away everyone over the age of 29, because who needs veteran leadership anyway?

And you never know what would have happened had they traded yzerman to pick bouwmeester.

Maybe bouwmeester doesn't turn out as good.

Maybe Lidstrom decided that he doesn't want to play for a team that would trade their captain of the last two decades for an unproven prospect and decides to just go back to sweden after his contract is up.

Maybe, were so spoiled as a fan base that we throw temper tantrums about the tiniest little things.

And if you're going to trade your best player, you don't do it for an Aaron ekblad, you do it for a Crosby, or mcdavid.
Someone where the risk is so low that youd be stupid not to.