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#2177915 Nabokov to report to Isles camp

Posted by eva unit zero on 21 May 2011 - 09:02 AM

Brian Boucher is the best option for a new backup if it's not Osgood.

Nabokov will never be a Wing, give it up.



#2178698 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by Carman on 23 May 2011 - 07:24 PM

Forget Weber and Doughty. It ain't happenin'.


Forget Hossa that will never happen.

Forget Hasek that will never happen.

etc. There is always a chance, always.


#2178602 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by Konnan511 on 23 May 2011 - 05:18 PM

Wow! We better find someone really good or else we are going to be really hurting next season. And if Nick retires...oh man....

For everyone that wanted Rafalski out, you'll find out why you are an idiot. This is going to have a massive impact on our team next season and we all know Holland won't overpay for any player, especially with a salary cap.

now more than ever, we need to trade Hudler for some major defensive help.

Thanks for the cup Rafalski and thanks for all the great help and play these past handful of years!!!!!!!!!!


#2178598 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by BigWillieStyle on 23 May 2011 - 05:16 PM

Not so fast.



There has already been a thread started here. He must retire, otherwise LGW will lose it's credibility.


Edit: Upon thinking about it further, maybe someone needs to start a "Hudler retires" thread.


#2178597 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by russianswede919293 on 23 May 2011 - 05:16 PM

I want them to sign Wisniewski as a replacement.


#2178569 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by HankthaTank on 23 May 2011 - 04:52 PM

Wow, tricky is right! Not only do we need to get better than Salei and Ericsson, so we need to find a top 4 d-man? Well, at least it opens up $6M more! OF course now Lidstrom can sign a contract for about $5M, since he will STILL be the highest paid d-man on the Wings! :ninja:

Lidstrom - Stuart
Kronwall - ??????
Kindl - ?????????
??????

Yikes!

Lots of $ to spend. Fear not, we will make it work. Take your boy Hudler's 2.875 off the books and we are sitting beautifully.


#2178043 Per Bill Daly - Salary Cap

Posted by Heaten on 21 May 2011 - 09:55 PM

Well, I already said I agree that the team will be very similar next season, so we do actually agree on that. But I do believe that we need the changes at least on D. Wisniewski and Babchuk wouldn't cost too much, yet will more than replace and actually improve our D over Ericsson and Salei. I do believe Holland has Nabakov up his sleeve and unless he can get him for a draft pick, it may cost us someone like Hudler, and out of him or Filppula, I'd rather keep Filppula. We may not need that much change up front, but with the Cap going up to $63.5M (at the most) why waste it on giving players raises they don't deserve, when there are exceptional players that wouldn't cost too much to try to better your chances? We'd really only lose Hudler and that would not be a loss at all. Miller brings less to the table than Eaves, so I would sacrifice his roster spot for more points like Jokinen or Tanguay. Erik Cole would help this team despite what people think, he would be MUCH improvement over Hudler as would Jussi...

But you are right, there is no reason to think they wont be just as good next year, hopefully the change in D coach will shore up our GAA and then maybe we win those 1 goal games, instead of lose them. If anything, I can wish for Wisniewski and Nabakov to be back-up... also I think Ericsson wants too much money and it can be better spent on Babchuk, who brings more to the table than Ericsson. So at the very least, you say goodbye to Salei and Ericcson for Wisniewski and Babchuk, then you trade for Nabakov...


Lol @ trading Hudler or Filpulla for Nobokov. This place has gone mad since elimination. :blink:


#2178068 Per Bill Daly - Salary Cap

Posted by Konnan511 on 22 May 2011 - 04:16 AM

Lidstrom won't re-sign for less than 6mil. he'll be the highest paid DMan next season if he does come back. Him even being offered less is an insult and in no way would Kenny or Mr. Illitch do that.


#2177997 Per Bill Daly - Salary Cap

Posted by hooon on 21 May 2011 - 05:20 PM

Leftwinger, can't say I agree with you at all. I believe our team will be very similar next season.

Why do we need so much change? And why don't you like our chances?

We were one goal away from mounting a historical comeback and advancing to the Western Conference Finals. We swept our first round opponents, and played an incredibly tight series against San Jose, losing in four 1-goal games, including two overtimes. Its not like we were blown out in the first round or missed the playoffs. This team was very, very close to advancing.

I don't see why our chances next year would be any different, especially with a few tweaks here and there and some players retiring and having youngsters get a chance. I like our chances a lot.


#2177748 Subliminal Sidney Crosby Messages in NHL commercials?

Posted by Carman on 20 May 2011 - 04:00 PM

Does Crosby not have the highest career PPG of active players that have actually played at least a full year of playoffs or not?


#2177744 Subliminal Sidney Crosby Messages in NHL commercials?

Posted by Carman on 20 May 2011 - 03:55 PM

Career post season points per game of players playing right now.

Feel free keep bashing Crosby, I'm trying to stay away from this. It's just sad to see so many irrational opinions here.


#2177711 Subliminal Sidney Crosby Messages in NHL commercials?

Posted by Carman on 20 May 2011 - 02:48 PM

Probably because Crosby is the best playoff performer in the modern era, ppg wise atleast.


#2177666 Atlanta Thrashers move to Winnipeg

Posted by Hiei on 20 May 2011 - 12:41 PM

This is how I would re-align the divisions. Sensible.


NW: Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Colorado, Minnesota
PAC: Vancouver, LA, Anaheim, SJ, Phoenix (Wouldn't THAT be competitive)
CEN: St Louis, Columbus, Dallas, Chicago, Nashville


NE: Detroit, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Buffalo
ATL: NY Rangers, NY Islanders, NJ, Philly, Boston
SE: Tampa, Florida, Carolina, DC, Pittsburgh (just so we can have that Sid vs Ovi man-love fest for the east coast while an Yzerman-built team demolishes both of them)


Now THAT is sensible, Competitive, and great for ratings!


#2177370 Brad McCrimmon will not return for 2011/2012

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 19 May 2011 - 06:48 PM

Forgot to mention that Kenny also said that he sat and talked with every player to get feedback on what they think can help improve this team.

That's interesting. Hopefully he didnt take Ericsson or Hudlers suggestions to heart :ph34r:


#2176902 Draft Talk

Posted by newfy on 18 May 2011 - 09:06 PM

Can't think, too many cups in my ears.

can't think, too many small forwards on team contributing nothing