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#2537697 9/29 Exhibition GDT : Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 29 September 2014 - 08:09 PM

Smith looks like a different player, I mean i still expect him to make a few boneheaded plays every now and then, but I don't cringe every time he has the puck in our own end.

On the earlier pk, he skated the puck out himself with two guys chasing when there was no clear outlet pass, and as soon as he got into traffic he shot it down.

Callahan looks a lot better than I expected him to, but for the most part hes out there against ahlers.
And Jesus mrazek.
That little behind the back of the boards bank perfectly on the D's stick.
I want him in net just because he relieves some of the pressure on our d from the forecheck.

#2537690 9/29 Exhibition GDT : Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 29 September 2014 - 08:03 PM

If jimmy keeps struggling, Mrazek looks like he could be the guy now.
The kid is effin smooth, and that pass to center ice reminded me a bit of the way Brodeur used to slide up the ice and push the play.

We need to get more physical

Lemme hear them bodies talk.

#2537609 9/29 Exhibition GDT : Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 29 September 2014 - 04:14 PM

Its on fsd.
I'm honestly super excited for this game...
We get to watch the reunited kid line, see how well Weiss is coming along, we get to see the nose line which by all reports has been doing well, we get to see Callahan probably in a larger role, plus we get to see how cleary knees are doing..
Not to mention mrazek is starting and playing two full periods.
Even if we get messed up, that's a lot of regulars for the leafs and our best line is generally going to be our third line(hopefully).

I'm just excited hockeys back and being televised again...

#2536697 Has hakan Andersson done it again ?

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 21 September 2014 - 11:22 AM

Way too early to tell, but they took a bunch of guys late that have good size and skill down the middle, hopefully they pan out.

#2536644 Compliance buyout expected to be used on Tootoo

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 20 September 2014 - 08:51 AM

I feel worse cheering for the devils now that Martys roaming around as a free agent, but tootoos too damn endearing not to stick somewhere.
I hope for nothing but the best for him, and hope he plays it classy when he plays us, just so I can keep rooting for him.

He didnt b**CH and moan about going to gr, and didn't act all high and mighty once he was there...
That video of him giving his stick to that kid made me respect him a lot more...

#2536625 Training Camp Thread

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 19 September 2014 - 08:19 PM

Im just so damn excited that hockeys back, and have they posted if the preseason games are going to be televised on fsd?

#2534539 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 19 August 2014 - 04:00 AM

This whole things makes me proud of the internet and viral videos, which I didn't believe was possible before this.

"Faith in humanity, restored."

Your mothers awesome t, I haven't been a member here long enough to have known of the situation until now, but I hope you're doing well.

#2530210 Who is this player

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 06 July 2014 - 04:58 AM

Why not ask her?

#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.