I just read in hf boards that someone would expect to get Sproul and Sheahan in this deal. They might not be incorrect. The more I think about it the more I don't want JBouw. He would be a decent upgrade, but maybe Dekeyser will be just as large. It's a tough call either way. Good luck Mr. Holland!
It's not that people are over-rating him or calling him the next coming of Jesus. It's the fact that you can secure a potential top 3-5 defensive player for the price of FREE. You don't get top 4 defensemen growing on trees, none the less for the price of an ELC. That my friends, is why he is getting so much attention right now. No one thinks he is going to step in and give this team the push over the edge, but he certainly can help boost this blue line within the next 1-2 years.
Exactly. And you can chalk all the hype up to media boredom. I mean, hell, the trade deadline coverage on tsn alone is like a Wrestlemania broadcast,
Well of course I love to say I told you, that was sacasm. But it isn't like I come here after EVERY Wings loss. I mean, if that was the case and all I wanted to do was troll you guys, I would come here after the consecutive losses to Columbus or something like that. Or the last time Minnesota beat Detroit in St. Paul. Actually, I only come here now because someone mentioned these boards in a discussion on HF. Admittedly, I stir the pot a bit but the fact that everything I said this summer has come true or looks to be coming true.. It's hard not to be like, well I kinda predicted this. In my defense though, I did make one note about the game. You all seem to think that Minnesota plays the neutral zone trap (ala Dave Tippit in PHO) but I was able to set you straight (as someone who watches every Wild game) and inform you that it is actually a 1-2-2 system that Yeo runs. It just looked like a trap to you because most of your 38 shots came from outside the dots and Backstrom smothered anything that wasn't. I do have a question though.. It seems to me that Nyquist was one of your better forwards last night and he is apparently your organizations best prospect. He's been in the minors for some time now, why is he not a main stay in your lineup? Is Justin Abdelkator really better than him or did he run over Babcock's dog or something?
Are you saying the score of the game effected Datsyuk's play? Im confused.
Question: If you were asked to do 13 pushups but could only do one, would you brag about it? How much would you feel like analysing this? Or talking about it in general?
The Wild have been in Minnesota since 2000. They've never had a better regular season than Detroit - this seaon isn't over yet. And they've only had one playoff that was better. That was the year after Detroit won the cup, and 5 years before Detroit's next cup.
Also, where the f*** were you last week when the Wild were in 10th or whatever?
Your acting like an *******, and it's transparent. That's all I have to say.
When I guess on what that magic may be i'm left with an interesting thought, say we do miss the playoffs this year......Remember that new rule? The one that says any team that misses the playoffs is first pick eligible? Paging Tinkerbell,....we need more fairy dust,..... With the first round pick in the 2013 draft, the Detroit red wings select,............
Some kid that they'll bury in the minors for 5 years?