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#2189223 2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

Posted by Carman on 24 June 2011 - 09:11 PM

Good move, nothing looking good? Move back.

In Holland I trust.


#2189209 2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

Posted by Datsyerberger on 24 June 2011 - 09:08 PM

Montreal takes the french name guy, Burke trades up to take the tough guy. Suuurrppprriiiise.


#2186888 Wild Firesale Could Mean Wings Benefit

Posted by blueadams on 19 June 2011 - 12:28 AM

(insert typically bitter, pessimistic and unecessarily rude response to the new idea)



am I starting to fit in yet?


#2186620 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by Bannedforlife on 17 June 2011 - 08:42 PM

Ok, I'm going to post a lineup and I don't want to get blasted over it. I'm not saying it's possible or that I think it might happen, just how cool it looks. Sort of like if I were to post a picture of a Lamborghini. I know I won't be owning a Lamborghini anytime soon, but they sure are cool to look at. So is this.

FORWARDS
Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Daniel Cleary ($2.800m)
Jiri Hudler ($2.875m) / Jeff Carter ($5.272m) / Jaromir Jagr ($2.000m)
Johan Franzen ($3.954m) / Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($1.937m)
Justin Abdelkader ($0.787m) / Darren Helm ($0.912m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.000m)
Tomas Holmstrom ($1.875m) / Jan Mursak ($0.550m)

DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($3.000m) / James Wisniewski ($4.750m)
Nicklas Lidstrom ($6.000m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($1.500m)
Brad Stuart ($3.750m) / Jakub Kindl ($0.883m)
Doug Janik ($0.512m)

GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($2.250m) / Brian Boucher ($1.000m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $63,500,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,393,938; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $106,062

Most of it isn't that far-fetched, except that I've put Carter in there instead of Emmerton. I know a trade for Carter would start with Filppula, but it just looks so much cooler with Filppula in there. Beyond that, I've put in Jagr, which is possible given the rumors that his agent called Holland. 2 million probably wouldn't happen, but that's the most I would feel comfortable paying him. I've also added Wisniewski, I think the consensus is that he is the best option available, and Boucher, but you could add any FA backup goalie and it would still look great. Other than that, I've just re-signed our free agents Eaves, Lidstrom, and Ericsson. This is also dependent on the cap going up to 63.5 million, which is the highest estimate I've seen.

First of all, the forward lines are deep as hell. So many different line combos it could make blueadams head explode. We know that Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Cleary is magic on ice, and having so much depth allows us to keep them together full time.

Hudler-Carter-Jagr would be the first combo I'd try for Jagr, you'd have a excellent playmaker in Hudler dishing to a pair of left and right shooting goal scorers, both Jagr and Carter are big guys to make more room for undersized Hudler and there might be a Czech connection to be discovered.

Franzen-Filppula-Bertuzzi is a known quantity as well and would be another case of an excellent playmaker dishing to 2 big, goal scoring wingers. I know the first criticism will be having Filppula and Franzen on the third line, but I don't think of it as a third line. I think of it as a 1A/1B/1C situation. All three of the top lines could be a first on 20 teams in the league. This way you could spread the playing time more evenly, preventing possible injuries and keeping players fresher for the playoffs. Matching up against this team would be a nightmare.

Abdelkader-Helm-Eaves is an incredible energy line, hard hitting and could even pot more than their share of goals.

That would leave Holmstrom out as a power play specialist, reducing wear on him for the playoffs. He and Mursak would be excellent injury fill-ins. You know Franzen is going to go down sooner than later; you could put Mursak on the fourth line and move Abdelkader to the third and not miss a beat. Then you could put Holmstrom on the first line with Z&D when Cleary goes down and know that will work too. This line-up would also improve us greatly in the faceoff circle.

The defense would be ok with the first injury, as you could call up Smith first, but might be a little thin if 2 guys went down. Having Boucher fill in for Howard would be more than ok though, I think he is arguably the best back-up in the league right now.

Another concern is cap space for next year, but we would have 23.648 million (assuming we sign Wisniewski, Ericsson, Eaves and Boucher to multi-year deals this year) plus however much the cap goes up next year to re-sign Kronwall, Stuart, Helm and Abdelkader, plus 4 forwards and 2 defensemen. Lidstrom retires, let Hudler, Jagr, Holmstrom, Bertuzzi, and Janik walk.


#2185804 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by darkmanx on 15 June 2011 - 09:59 PM

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#2186024 Morons at large

Posted by Yak19 on 16 June 2011 - 03:46 AM

This guy has the right idea, game over...... ok

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#2185974 Wings unlikely to sign Osgood/Draper

Posted by stinky fish taco on 16 June 2011 - 12:14 AM

True fandom, right here.

only delusional homers want osgood back.

get a clue.


#2185291 Chris Drury

Posted by 13dangledangle on 15 June 2011 - 08:42 AM

With the luck this guy has seen the last couple years Id have to pass. The only veteran I want to see the Wings sign is Lidstrom.


#2183760 Latest Rumor: NHL Team Expected to Announce Rebranding in 2012

Posted by hooon on 08 June 2011 - 04:42 PM

Predators is one of the worst team names of all time. Please change it.


#2183516 Aaron Rome

Posted by Mitchmac33 on 07 June 2011 - 10:05 PM

Problem is, 4 games in the SCF is unprecedented. Certainly, the hit deserved a suspension. A game or 2 ok, but the remainder of the playoffs? Has it been done before? The league looks stupid because the suspensions seem to be arbitrary. If they want to crack down, fine. They should ramp up the level of suspensions but to go from what 1 game or zero games in the last hit like this to 4.

It makes no sense. And I am NOT defending the hit or the guy. I am questioning the way the league hands down suspensions.



I think part of the reason they made such a stand on this is because they missed suspending burrows. They miss that and he goes out and pots 2 goals including the ot winner. I think they are definitely trying to compensate for that. But I do think they suspension length is worthy.


#2183373 10/11 Hockeyfights.com awards voting...

Posted by Crymson on 07 June 2011 - 04:12 PM

It is true.

It's not a huge concern if the players don't mind. With that said, the players would play 'tougher' with an enforcer to have their back, and I think that would increase the Wings' chances of winning (not that they can't without one). That's why I'm all for McCormick or Konopka.


If Ericsson wants to say, he can start to fight more. He's actually pretty good at it.

I'd be willing to overlook his faults if he'd play confidently and with an edge.


#2182856 Thoughts on Joni Pitkanen

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 June 2011 - 10:19 PM

He kinda looks like John Cena. Do not want :ph34r:


Except Cena is more physical. :hehe:


#2182842 Thoughts on Joni Pitkanen

Posted by eva unit zero on 05 June 2011 - 09:39 PM

I'm.... I'm.... stunned.... Where's the line combo?

PS. Eva's hard on for Pitkanen in 5....4....3....2.....


Is it a hard on now because I've been saying for over a year that the Wings should sign him this summer? Not intelligent forethought? I suppose being a common target of personal attacks will get you that change.


#2182838 Thoughts on Joni Pitkanen

Posted by blueadams on 05 June 2011 - 09:32 PM

I'm.... I'm.... stunned.... Where's the line combo?

PS. Eva's hard on for Pitkanen in 5....4....3....2.....


I would...but...last time i included lines in a post there was an uproar and it got removed (which was a shame, because it was a good, informative post).


#2182303 Off-Season Photoshops

Posted by Jusek on 03 June 2011 - 03:48 AM

I lol'd when I saw this at HFBoards.

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Raffi monkeys.