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#2606717 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by rick zombo on 08 May 2015 - 11:30 AM

Which team has the most L-R defense combos? That's where he'll go. :lol:




#2606591 ECSF: Tampa Bay Crying Coopers vs. Montreal Complaining Canadiens

Posted by rick zombo on 07 May 2015 - 03:12 PM

 

The Canadian this is probably the single most important variable.  Just ask Don Cherry...or Frankgrimes.

 

or Brian McGrattan's girlfriend.




#2606563 ECSF: Tampa Bay Crying Coopers vs. Montreal Complaining Canadiens

Posted by rick zombo on 07 May 2015 - 12:09 PM

I want Tampa to advance too.

 

So I can watch that Caps team hit them into the ice and terrorize Tyler Johnson.




#2606131 ECSF : (4) Washington Capitals vs. (1) New York Rangers

Posted by rick zombo on 05 May 2015 - 02:43 PM

Holtby could be getting some consideration for Conn Smythe. 

 

Not after Patrick Kane gets a hold of him.




#2606127 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by rick zombo on 05 May 2015 - 02:20 PM

Maybe Mantha knows that regardless of how hard he works and much he produces, he'll be stuck in GRs for three years, as is policy. Maybe he's just pacing himself. :lol:




#2606117 DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

Posted by rick zombo on 05 May 2015 - 01:26 PM

Well the good thing about Nyquist sucking it up in the playoffs for two years in a row is that he shouldn't end up getting much more than 3M.




#2606115 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by rick zombo on 05 May 2015 - 01:23 PM

http://www.spotrac.c...age/goaltender/

 

15 teams have a goalie for 5 million or more. 

 

Of this year's playoff teams 6 have a goalie under 5 million.

Flames (Hiller 4.5) and Islanders (Halak 4.5) are close to 5 at 4.5 so really only 4 playoff teams have a lower priced goalie. 

Jets (Pavalec 3.9)

Wild (Backstrom 3.7)

Islanders (Bishop, 2.3)

Caps (Holtby 1.8)

 

Yeah and Holtby and Bishop will both be 5M guys under their next contracts.




#2605919 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by rick zombo on 04 May 2015 - 12:57 PM

It all depends who's available when it comes to detroits pick, and who's available in the second round ... I'm sure there are good defensemen available later we just have to find them

As for mantha he's had a disappointing season no doubt but he's still only 20 and missed training camp and had an injury , I'm sure after he's played this season in the ahl and realizes it's not junior hockey he will train harder in the off season and play a lot better next season

To early to give up on mantha

 

I agree about Mantha. I'm actually pretty annoyed at Jimmy D for  s***ting  all over him publicly the way he did. But Devellano's never been known for his tact.




#2605605 Free agents this off season

Posted by rick zombo on 02 May 2015 - 05:26 PM

Doesn't sound like Holland will do much during UFA season this summer, other than hope the team has "growth from within".

http://www.mlive.com...ng_on_quic.html

I know I know. It's shocking.


#2605428 WMHC 2015

Posted by rick zombo on 01 May 2015 - 02:57 PM

Figured we could use a standing thread in case anything cool happens over in the Czech Republic

 

Tournament kicked off today.

 

US beat Finland 5-1

 

Larkin: 1A, +3, 2 SOG

 

http://www.tsn.ca/ho...501/Stats#/home




#2605422 Free agents this off season

Posted by rick zombo on 01 May 2015 - 02:47 PM

 

I agree he is a bust.  But neither you, nor Ken Holland, knew that at the time of the trade.  People act like Holland traded for a player who was already a bust.  Which isn't true.  His sports hernia, failure to do anything about it, subsequent surgery, and improper rehab were the death knell of Stephen Weiss' career.  All of which happened after the trade. 

 

I wonder if, back in 2002, Wings fans knew just how bad Weiss would actually end up being here in 2015 :lol:




#2605413 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by rick zombo on 01 May 2015 - 02:36 PM

 

You knew that Datsyuk was a   "very very special player" in 2002 when he scored 35 points, mostly passing to Brett Hull, and played 13 minutes a night?

 

If that's true you have missed your calling as a professional hockey scout. 

 

Exactly. No one knew  s***  about Datsyuk in 2002 other than he had great hands. If you had told me after the cup run in 02 that Datsyuk would go on to score almost 100 points in a season and win a bazillion Selkes I wouldn't have believed it.

 

Hell, Holland nearly traded him for Scott Gomez.




#2605390 Locker room Clean-Out Updates

Posted by rick zombo on 01 May 2015 - 02:10 PM

 

"I thought our team played so hard," Babcock said. "I felt terrible, as bad as I've felt as a Red Wings coach, after the loss in Tampa and yesterday."

 

Babcock called veterans Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall "the best leadership group I've been around in pro sports. Those guys' window isn't as long as a lot of our kids'. At one point this year, we had 15 kids under the age of 28. We need the push from those kids. When I first got here, Datsyuk and Zetterberg and Kronwall were making older players that were here, they made them better. They were the kids that came and made them better and gave them another opportunity. We had a three-year run in '07, '08, '09.

 

"We need to have another run here. We're not a million miles away. The way we played against Tampa in games 3-7, you think you're a Cup contender, and you're out in the first round three out of four years. It's depressing.

 

"The great thing about being here is the expectations are high. I put expectations on our board all the time. Our owner expects you to be successful. I love that about this place. You're supposed to win. You're not supposed to be out, you're not supposed to have the team picture and the end of April or May."

 

http://www.freep.com...wings/26715027/

 

That's some positive sounding dialogue.




#2605370 Locker room Clean-Out Updates

Posted by rick zombo on 01 May 2015 - 01:24 PM

 

Jesus. I'm sorry. Holland's insane. Hopefully he means to offer him a position within the organization but not on the team. I think it would be great to keep him around in a player personnel type role.




#2605363 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by rick zombo on 01 May 2015 - 01:02 PM

Love these threads:

 

Trade Nyquist, Mantha, Ericsson, Oulette, + 1st For Malkin.

 

 

Yes, apparently you do. :lol: