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#2568892 2/5 GDT - Red Wings 3 at Avalanche 0

Posted by rick zombo on 06 February 2015 - 12:27 PM

 

Denver isn't nicer than Detroit, it's wealthier than Detroit.  Many places are wealthier than Detroit, but not many places are nicer.  Detroit has better beer, better music, better food, nicer people, more moxie, and most relevant to this discussion...better sports teams.  f*** Denver, and f*** any other place where people confuse having money with having heart. 

 

Exactly. How can you compare a spot at the base of a mountain where some pioneer/settler stopped to take a dump to a city with as much culture and character and history as Detroit?




#2568525 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by rick zombo on 05 February 2015 - 03:08 PM

 

Two words Frank:   SALARY CAP

 

Nah bro. You're wrong. Holland's lost his drive. Plain and simple. He doesn't give a crap about winning anymore. Not like he used to. That's why he won't trade Larkin or Mantha or Tatar or Jurco or Nyquist. He doesn't have the drive to trade those guys he personally drafted for a rental. He's getting soft.




#2568516 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by rick zombo on 05 February 2015 - 02:21 PM

 

Don't get me wrong, I don't want Holland to make a move just for the sake of making a move. But, at the same time, I'm really, really, really, really, really tired of "We kicked some tires, but the price wasn't right. I talked to every single GM about every single one of his top-four defensemen and in each and every case the asking price was Nyquist + Tatar + Mantha + Larkin + Datsyuk + Zetterberg + Jurco + Kronwall + a first-round pick + my first-born child. So, my hands are tied. But, y'know, we like our team. We think we've got real good depth, some real good young players. A guy like Marchenko, he's been real good for the Griffins, scored a goal the other night."

 

AAAAARRRRGGGHHHHH

 

Except sometimes it seems like you really do.




#2568509 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by rick zombo on 05 February 2015 - 01:52 PM

Some talk of Franson to Detroit right here

 

http://www.sportsnet...r-cody-franson/

 

 

The Red Wings are light on cap space, but they might make the most sense as a potential rental destination for Franson. Of course, the Maple Leafs will be looking to maximize the return on the 6-foot-5 defenceman, so the addition of Franson to an already deep Red Wings team may be little more than wishcasting for Detroit fans.

The Red Wings have a few impressive young players already in the NHL and more coming down the pipeline. Perhaps there’s a deal to be made with multiple parts involved and Franson serving as the centrepiece.

 

Potential trade chips: Tomas Jurco, Dylan Larkin, Xaveir Ouellet, Teemu Pulkkinen, Ryan Sproul

 

I might be OK with Ouellet going to Toronto. But I'd have a hard time swallowing a deal that included any of the other four players listed.




#2568481 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by rick zombo on 05 February 2015 - 12:03 PM

Nope ... Watch hockey central daily , they've mentioned a few times how teams like l.a are interested in Phaneuf (sutter coached him calgary) and with voynov most likely being gone for good it also makes sense

Deals like that are easier to do in the off season ... And as I said before if you really love a player and he's that good you won't just let them go

If we were gonna lose say a Tatar right now we wouldn't trade someone to make room for him? We find a way to keep our best assets

 

The same Hockey Central that insists Babcock is going o Toronto?

 

Again, the Toronto media will invent trade and player movement fantasies just to keep themselves employed and to keep Leaf fans off the ledge.

 

I almost have more faith in Eklund at this point.




#2568473 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by rick zombo on 05 February 2015 - 11:51 AM

Your kidding right? It's all over the sports news all the time here how he loves toronto and how toronto isn't willing to budge from the 4 mill per ballpark , it has nothing to do with past 1 year offers ... if they realize how amazing he is they'd just give him the 5 per longterm and be done with it

And why even bring up kronwall? Kronwall is also what? 7 years older? And he's much better overall than franson is
If he's as good as you think he is they do anything to keep him and trade say a Phaneuf in the off season

 

Players say that stuff all the time. Plus, I'd take the Toronto "news" with a grain of salt. Unless, of course you're trying to win an arguement.

 

I agree with you about Kronwall.

 

Also, it's very naive to think they can just rid themsleves of bad contracts like Phanuef's in order to keep the guys they want. Again, I suspect you're just trying to make your point.


 

Only the fanniest of trade fan-boys would want any part of a Kane deal.




#2568456 2/5 GDT - Red Wings 3 at Avalanche 0

Posted by rick zombo on 05 February 2015 - 09:17 AM

and this belongs here....

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Ahhhhhh. Memories.

 

You'd probably crash this site if you posted gifs of all the goals scored on Roy in the following game ;)




#2568455 Marchenko recalled from GR... Ouellet sent down

Posted by rick zombo on 05 February 2015 - 09:15 AM

Classy

 

Yep Holland and the Wings really are classy.

 

Except when it involves keeping promises to veteran players regarding contracts. Then they are just incompetent, over-loyal fat cats that obviously don't care about winning anymore.




#2568453 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by rick zombo on 05 February 2015 - 09:05 AM

...and yet here they are tied for the league lead, with more points than the Wings, in the "tougher" Western Conference. 

Guess they must be doing sumpthin' right. 

 

Hey now, I didn't say the Wings were a better team, or that Nashville shouldn't be congratulated on their campaing so far this season.

 

It just seemd like, as a Wings fan, Dabura was ready to climb and jump becuase Nashville has such an amazing defence. I was just reminding him that the Wings sometimes have amazing stuff too.

 

 

Yeah.
But defense wins championships.

 

Not for Nashville. Not yet.




#2568425 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by rick zombo on 05 February 2015 - 01:00 AM

The Preds are rumored to be looking for a defenseman. So...Weber, Josi, Jones, Ellis, Ekholm, and then add, say, Franson. And then look at our blue line, assuming we don't add anyone. And then cry.

First off, there's no saying they land Franson

Second off, the Red Wings forward group is at least 3 times better than Nashville's. And they built this without ever sucking, whilst winning cups and making the playoffs. Think about it, there is not one poverty pick on the Wing's roster. Not even close.

Mon frère, if anyone should be crying in this scenario, it should be Preds fans.


#2568282 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by rick zombo on 04 February 2015 - 12:42 PM

I would say that this thread was degenerating rapidly, except this thread has sucked balls from day one anyway. 




#2568271 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by rick zombo on 04 February 2015 - 12:24 PM

 

I'm not expecting Ken Holland to be the creator of all time, space, matter, and energy.  Nor do I expect him to redeem my everlasting soul.  But I'll reserve judgement until all the facts have come to light. 

 

And if he IS God, and if he seems to be doing a good job of being god, I'll STILL reserve judgement until I find out how truculent he is.

 

Will he be a loving, merciful, diminutive god of european decent, or will he be Don Cherry's god: beastly and gritty with a slight south Bawh-ston accent?




#2568262 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by rick zombo on 04 February 2015 - 12:02 PM

 

You don't get it.  He's not judging them.  He's "not expecting" them to do anything.  You can't be in judgement of something through omission.  Here, I'll show you. 

 

Not expecting someone to be innocent is not the same thing as judging them guilty.

Not expecting a racoon attack is not the same thing as judging it unlikely. 

Not expecting Michael Bay films to be good is not the same thing as judging they'll be bad. 

Not expecting someone to say something meaningful is not the same a judging that their words are meaningless. 

 

See.  It's a way to be in possession of two conflicting points of view at the same time.  Because you've committed to neither.  The obvious benefit, of course, is that you can never be wrong. 

 

See, I don't even think it's that clever.




#2568228 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by rick zombo on 04 February 2015 - 10:49 AM

Alex Goligoski for James Neal and Matt Niskanen
Tomas Kaberle for Joe Colborne, 1st round pick & conditional 2nd round pick
 

 

I can smell those from here.




#2568216 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by rick zombo on 04 February 2015 - 10:27 AM

 

 

Statement.

 

 

I'm by no means leading the Myers charge, but that was a cheap hit and if Myers wasn't 7'8" or whatever, Prust would be facing a suspension for a blind-sided head shot.

 

Also, Prust is an epic pos c*#t, so  f***  him.

 

Also, the Habs lost, so  f***  them.

 

But I digress...... :lol: