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#2615206 Jets re-sign Anthony Peluso for only 675.000 AAV (2 years)

Posted by number9 on 19 June 2015 - 07:12 AM

Okay I'll try to explain this as easy as possible :

Cheap fourth liners which are paid near league minimum AND entertain the fans = more money for the top lines , pairings and in the owners pocket.

Matt Martin would be a dream come true but he is too young, big and tough enough for the front office.

Need money for the top lines? Trade Someone away


Entertain the fans? I don't care how many times a team fights when they're losing all their games. Hockey first, then fighting

I would love those players on the Wings, but I have no faith that Holland would ever sign any such player.  His track record shows he doesn't like it. He's never actively pursued these types of players before.  Yeah, he signed Tootoo, but then Tootoo couldn't ever get on the ice.  You can blame that on Babcock, but the pro Babcock crowd blamed Holland.  I guess we'll find out whose fault it was in the future.  

So what this is an anti-holland thread now?

You know who he definitely won't sign? An insignificant scrub like Anthony Peluso

#2614901 2015 Draft

Posted by amato on 17 June 2015 - 05:23 AM

Mantha will be great. Can't wait to see what he can do with a full season. I think breaking his leg set him back a lot more than he thought it would and I imagine that was frustrating for him.

That trade Mantha thread, other than media over hyping him being available "for the right deal" or whatever, is more about the potential return a top prospect could net than it is about writing off Mantha. Every player is available "for the right deal."

#2614848 The Bowman Effect

Posted by Nightfall on 16 June 2015 - 07:15 PM

I know I have said this before but I will say it again.


Dave Tallon deserves much of the credit for the rebuild of the Hawks.  Keep in mind that he was the GM from the mid 90s to 2009.  He drafted all the top talent that you see out there today.  Stan Bowman has drafted some key players.  Shaw was a big pickup for them in the draft.  Still, the Bowmans were not a factor back when Tallon was drafting these great players.


If the Wings want to follow in the success of Chicago, then they should do what Chicago did.


1. Suck for 10+ years.  Get a number of top draft picks.

2. Draft great players and develop them.

3  Sign a big free agent like Hossa.

4. ?

5. Profit


How many would be happy with missing the playoffs for a period of time to get top draft picks?  Not many.

#2614802 The Bowman Effect

Posted by kipwinger on 16 June 2015 - 02:17 PM

Bologna.  There is no "Bowman Affect".  Chicago wins because they have superb talent (not drafted by a Bowman) and superb coaching (not hired by a Bowman). 


People just want to attach Bowman's name to it because they love hero worship.  Everybody loves piling on to a legacy.  Scotty Bowman's affect on the Chicago Blackhawks is negligible.  They were trending up before Bowman came around, and they'd have been a winner without him. 


Take a look at the guys Dale Tallon is drafting down in Florida.  Look familiar? 

#2614756 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by kipwinger on 16 June 2015 - 10:57 AM

To tell the truth, I'm happy about this.  I don't want a division rival winning the Cup.  I didn't want the Stanley Cup in the south, getting gawked at by mildly bemused tourists and local swamp rats.  I don't ever want to hear "The Stanley Cup gets a sun tan" ever again.  *Puke*.  I don't give a crap about "Stevie winning one", because he stopped mattering to me the second he started working for a rival organization.   In short, NOTHING about Tampa winning the Cup would have felt good to me.  I don't care about their players, coach, staff, GM, city, or state.


Secondly, I don't feel threatened by this.  At all. The new Chicago dynasty is (so far) more impressive than our dynasty from 97-08.  So what?  We still won 4 Cups in 11 years, had top end talent to watch, and made  the playoffs every single year.  It's still SUPER impressive.  Just because the 80's Islanders weren't the 80's Oilers doesn't make them any less awesome.  This just put a stamp on something we all already knew.  We're no longer the league's model franchise.  Oh well, doesn't make our run at the top any less impressive. 

#2614670 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 June 2015 - 10:19 PM

Toews has 3 cups, Zetterberg will NEVER get that. And Kane now has three cups and starting tearing up the NHL playoffs WAY before Datsyuk in age. Give me Toews and Kane over D and Z ANY DAY of the week. Only blind homers will say otherwise.

I've thought this before and now I am pissed of enough to type it: I highly doubt you are a wings fan and that's obvious after reading some of your postings..

Maybe a Leafs or even Hawks troll..

#2614519 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by kipwinger on 15 June 2015 - 01:55 PM

Well jeez Kip, why the long-face...?


I can't help it, I'm a neigh-sayer. 

#2614510 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by number9 on 15 June 2015 - 01:26 PM

Getting a stud horse dman would really "stable"ize this team. Just don't give up the farm.

Don't worry, this isn't Hollands first rodeo. I'm just hoping it tells the old vets to hoof it.

#2614459 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by Helmethead on 15 June 2015 - 10:32 AM

Caps are willing to trade Ovechkin. Pens willing to trade Crosby. hawks willing to trade Toews. Hi I'm Damien Cox. Look at my bald head for more bs rumours.

#2614287 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 13 June 2015 - 10:40 PM

Twitters hilarious everyone's dreaming of getting mantha and the 19th pick for basically nothing

#2614276 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by number9 on 13 June 2015 - 10:15 PM


#2614272 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by number9 on 13 June 2015 - 10:12 PM

manthas not a bust yet. This is just media drumming up stories

#2613601 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by darkmanx on 09 June 2015 - 06:31 AM


I'd love to agree but I just can't. 


Yes, we probably could and should have beaten Tampa, but they've really progressed a lot since the Detroit series, and have played much better to get to where they are. I'm dubious about Detroit getting over the line against any of Montreal, New York or Chicago.


Edit: And FWIW - I'm still supremely confident the Bolts will take the Cup with much less trouble than everyone thinks.


So only Tampa can get better as the playoffs go along?


Also, what makes you think Detroit didn't have any part in shutting down Tampa instead of Tampa just not playing well at the beginning of the playoffs? If I remember Detroit took out Anaheim and almost Chicago a couple years ago and we heard the same thing then.


We have two elite two way players, maybe just maybe that had something to do with containing most of Tampa's offense.

#2613527 Wings set 11 AM Tuesday Presser to announce Blashill

Posted by marcaractac on 08 June 2015 - 03:23 PM


#2613514 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by number9 on 08 June 2015 - 10:57 AM

The same know-it-alls that acted like Babcock possibily going to Toronto was the dumbest thing anyone could think of?


It still is the dumbest thing I can think of