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#2527416 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 30 June 2014 - 09:20 PM

I have completely soured on Niskanen. He does not deserve anything close to the term and hit he's probably going to get. He's second pairing. Rather have Boyle on a short deal or let the kids play.

I really hope he signs with us, but for one-two years to show he deserves the big money.

I know it won't happen, but I'd respect him more if hewas willing to bet on himself.

#2526792 Kesler traded to Anaheim

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 29 June 2014 - 01:19 AM

Im almost 100% positive he's aware how fast he lost 3/4 d men, and you're not giving him his due.
id take Ericsson over Stuart any day.
I'd take dd now over the last two years of rafalski.

He filled from within, which would've gotten praise had he landed an elite defender, unfortunately he couldnt pull it off.

And that's not being negative, its realistic.
Prospects don't always turn out like you thought, but I kind of believe those players have already played the way off the team, they went bad instead of turning overripe.

And Holland signed players.for depth.
It sucks those depth players were bert, and Cleary and it was unfortunate that nyq had to sit out to start, but we needed the the veteran presence whenever we could get it last year.
The only one I really full heartedly.didn't like was Sammy.

#2526767 Kesler traded to Anaheim

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 29 June 2014 - 12:28 AM

The scouts advise him. If you think Holland makes every decision on his own, you are sorely mistaken. He relies on the scouts and trusts them, and he pick players off the list they come up with together.

I never said he did..
I Never even implied it.

#2526762 Kesler traded to Anaheim

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 29 June 2014 - 12:19 AM


The scouts are the reason we have those kids.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.

The scouts don't have final say in the pick.
Ken holland does.
A lot of the scouts are ken holland hires.

#2526751 Kesler traded to Anaheim

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 29 June 2014 - 12:00 AM

Ken holland controls which broken down old players he keeps. He decides which 35+ players to keep repeatedly bringing back. He decides to sign old aging, injury prone players to take spots away from kids.

He signed them so he could ease those kids into the spots without overwhelming them..

Ken Hollands the reason we have those kids in the first place.

#2526749 Kesler traded to Anaheim

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 28 June 2014 - 11:46 PM

And I'm "another sort of fool," because i don't believe Holland's the biggest reason for the decline?

Ken Holland is not a magical creature.
He can not heal injuries with a wave of a wand,
nor magic dust, which he does have,
But he sprinkles that on the countless interns and assistants that end up becoming head coaches and gms.

Ken Holland is not father time.
He can not stop the aging process of some, nor can He can speed up the maturing process of others.

#2526729 Kesler traded to Anaheim

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 28 June 2014 - 10:15 PM

I dont necessarily disagree with your points, just the conclusion youre coming to.

Five years ago our core players were in the midst of the prime of the careers, and we had arguably the best defenseman ofall time on the back end..
Realistically, noone would be able to replace half of what Lidstrom did night in and out, and anyone that would come close would eat up HUGE chunk of our cap space.

It'd be nice to have brought in Big names sure, but we've been successful for so long and brought in so Many outside guys it depleted the farm team, which in the parity days IS A NECESSITY to stand a chance of having any kind of sustainable success..

Yeah kh had made a few absolutely abysmal choices, but he's a huge part of the reason we have a team that can basically roll our ahl team onto the ice and still be competitive, all while were stocking talent.

So were not THE destination for free agents anymore.
Free agency isnt what it once was because of the cap, why not take the extra year and millions of dollars to stay in a comfortable place.

don't get me wrong.
I Really, really, really want z to win a cup as captain, and datsyuk deserves at least a few more.
but there's still going to be a salary cap when they're gone, we need to keep the kids rolling through so were not handcuffed like Pittsburgh is with Crosby and malkin.
Or like chicago could be if the reports on Kane and toews are true.

And when z retires, weve got danny Dekeyser, Gustav nyquist, Tatar....there will be plenty of options to be C, not even mentioning the talent coming up.

At some point reasons need to stop being referred to as excuses by those who don't understand the explanation.

And for all your disheveled statements about holland preparing for datsyuk and z, youre telling him to go out and build a bridge when weve got half a room full of kids who build dams.

#2525794 Callahan re-signs with Lightning for 6 years 34.8m

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 26 June 2014 - 02:00 AM

Don't get me wrong, I like him as a player...
I just really really really don't think he's worth that.

#2525793 Hartnell to Columbus for Umberger + 4th in 2015

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 26 June 2014 - 01:58 AM

That wasn't directed at you.  ET and #9 were piggy-backing off that to complain (oh the irony) about people that complain about Franzen...

Not to create waves, but That's because in almost every thread there is recent and recurring talk about him.
There's a saying about a dead horse that applies, but I'm horrible at metaphors.
And I just looked up the video of jiri Fischer and Hartnell.
I forgot how physical jiri was.
It sucks the way his career ended.
I also had forgotten Hartnell played for Nashville for some reason.

#2525696 Callahan re-signs with Lightning for 6 years 34.8m

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 25 June 2014 - 12:36 PM

I get he's a leader and a heart and soul guy, but this is a ridiculous overpayment.
$2m less would've still been overpaying him, and the length of the deal seems insane....
He's too small for the game he plays.
IMO of course.

#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.