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#2186591 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 June 2011 - 05:26 PM

What have we learned from Modano?

We learned to NOT get your wrist sliced open by a hockey skate, sever some tendons and miss 3 months of the season or else "fans" everywhere will say you were a horrible signing and sucked... :rolleyes:

Jesus! Modano played 40 games and had 15 points, what does that prorate out to an 80 games season? 30 points, which is well worth $1M... We all knew he wasn't going to come here and score 50 goals. Hell Hudler played in 73 games and only had 37 points for $2.8M! I'd take Modano's 30 points (prorated) @ $1M again before I'd take Hudler's 37 points @ $2.8M... :puke:

#2186261 Morons at large

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 June 2011 - 04:01 PM

Pathetic. They riot over losing game 7 of a sporting event? Where are the riots and protests against their Government supporting a war on terror that is costing them their sons and daughters innocent lives and costing tons of money everyday?

For this act of stupidity I seriously hope Vancouver NEVER gets a Stanley Cup. What were they thinking, if they riot and show how mad they are, that the NHL will say ok, lets play the game again and this time you can win...

#2185207 Scoring isn't really the Issue

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 June 2011 - 05:56 PM

With all the respect to the OP...then how the hell we've lost 8 one goal games vs Sharks past 2 Playoffs?
Last year Howard wasn't good and Lebda and Meech were patrolling the blue line,but this year Jimmy was very good and our D men were solid so I'm totally with Babs on signing top 6 forward to provide us more scoring depth

I totally agree! Which is why I said spend most the money on making the D better, so we don't have as many third period farts...but I said IF Holland can get a goal scorer, then why not? If the D brings the GAA back up to the top 5, then adding a player that can score 30+ goals would be icing on the cake! Again, to the OP, I am not saying don't get better defensively, but after that, if we can add scoring, then do it!

#2185187 Scoring isn't really the Issue

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 June 2011 - 03:44 PM

spend the majority of the money on defense, BUT if Holland could find a player to put in 30-40, maybe 50 more goals and can score consistently (unlike Franzen) then why not add that dimension?

#2185181 James Wisniewski

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 June 2011 - 03:35 PM

Yeah, I was sort of bummed to read that the Wings had increased their offer. At this point, I think I'd rather see that money go elsewhere. I'm also softening up on the idea of Wisniewski, I'm not against grit - I'm just not for boneheadedness. I imagine he'll curtail whatever he's got left in him, though, once he dons the Winged Wheel.

And someone will have to put an end to WizWear.

I really don't understand where this comes from, in 75 games last season he only had 38 PIM's... He has has ONE season where he had more than 100 PIM's that was 103 in Chicago...All others were 36, 39, 30, 56 and last season's 38 PIM's... In 329 career games he has 302 PIM's and 103 of those came in one 68 game season... I don't believe he takes stupid penalties at all... At least not to the point to where he can be labeled.

#2184986 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by LeftWinger on 13 June 2011 - 08:50 PM

I suddenly just now realized that the Bruins haven't won the Cup since 1972....wow 38 years! That has to be the longest drought for an American team.... Go Bruins!

#2184913 Latest Rumor: NHL Team Expected to Announce Rebranding in 2012

Posted by LeftWinger on 13 June 2011 - 04:51 PM

It'll be the Devils. Someone finally complained loudly enough about the Satanic overtones of the team name.

You heard it here first.


Well, if we're talking about suggestive overtones:

Canucks? A little racist isn't it?

Blackhawks? Disrespecting the Native American are we?

Red Wings? Really? Ewwwwwww!


#2184407 Latest Rumor: NHL Team Expected to Announce Rebranding in 2012

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 June 2011 - 04:49 PM

It gonna be the Detroit Red Wings! They are gonna move to the Eastern Conference and will be re-branded Eastern Conference Champions instead of Western Conference Champions on their way to another Stanley Cup Championship! Sheesh guys! :lol:

#2184227 Fedorov Helps a Local Family with Medical Expenses

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 June 2011 - 08:48 PM

I s*** you not, Rob Torrence (the father) used to work with me!!! I've known met him 1994! OMG, I didn't even know his son was in that condition!!! He was "relieved of his duties" a about 5-8 years ago... wow! His nickname was/is Tumbleweed... Thank you Sergei, thank you.... After watching the and hearing that the disease started when his boy was 7, it's no wonder I didn't know about it...sad...but at least he has gotten some help.... God Bless you Tumbleweed and your son!

#2184127 Wings - Flyers Trade Partners?

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 June 2011 - 02:09 PM

Cmon now, it would cost way more then mursak, a 2nd and abdelkader. A big, right handed shot thats skates really well, its start with B smith, and more.

If Philly wants to sign Bryz bad enough, they will be looking for prospects that don't cost much. Leino was garbage here, but he worked wonderfully there, Hudler has shown he can score here, that is very enticing to Philly. I would say if Mursak, Hudler, draft picks, and another prospect (maybe a Joakim Andersson) would probably get it done. I know that is giving up a lot of future, but this is Jeff Carter, he is VERY young and will be here forever. Wings would lose out on Mursak and Andersson and possibly a re-emerging Hudler (not to mention the draft picks) but it's not like they don't have other prospects waiting to come up (Tatar, Emmerton, Nyquist, Sheahan) they are pretty deap in prospects... Normally someone would say that this isn't NHL 11 or WGH, but when a team is looking to dump salary, you got to do what you got to do... I know this kid in Columbus has a small cap hit, but the Wings have more assets to throw in. If somehow Holland can make this happen, then OH MY! Our top 6 would be KILLER!

I would hate to see Abdelkader thrown in there, I believe he is gonna be a solid player here for a long long time, I would rather see MUrsak and Hudler go instead of Abdelkader. I would hate for Holland to include him in a package.

Although, with Mursak out of options, they cap relief wouldn't be too much for the Flyers adding the two together...but then again, it would be some...

I like the idea of Versteeg too. I guess it just all depends on the fine line between NEEDING cap relief and getting a good deal in exchange....if somehow Holland could get Carter and Versteeg...yikes! Hey stranger things have happened in the NHL, look at when Pitt had to dump Jagr's salary, then when Washington had to dump him...

Could always see if Cleary would waive his NTC as well... besides it's only in effect until 30 days prior to the trade deadline, they could do whatever then, may as well accept a trade to a legit contender now and not have to worry about having to learn their system in a month before the playoffs... here is my WGH trade (it's gonna be silly, so its ok to LOL at me! Just dont neg me! :lol:)

Detroit gets: Carter ($5.272M), Versteeg ($3.083), Coburn ($3.2M)

Philly gets: Hudler ($2.89M), Cleary ($2.8M), Mursak ($550), Andersson ($875) 1st & 2nd picks,

Philly picks up $6.24M (not counting Andersson since he has options left) but sends away $11.555M gaining $5.315M in cap relief...

Detroit obviously in spending $5.315M more in cap space, but since they will have a projected $22M available, this is a nice cap hit for what they pick up!

Detroit then re-signs Lids, Mller, Eaves, picks up Wiz, Joe Goalie and convinces Ericsson to sign a $1.8M contract....Lids, Coburn, Stuart, Kronwall, Wiz, Ericsson, Kindl....Nice! Then when Lids retires, we can go after Suter next off season....

ok, laugh it up now....

#2183887 Thoughts on Sami Salo?

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 June 2011 - 10:21 PM

Man you get negged everytime you post something! (it wasnt me!)

What do I think about Salo.....well, after finding out that Tim Thomas played for the Detroit Vipers, I looked at their all-time roster and Sami Salo played for them too! So I think....I think that is pretty cool. But I don't think too much else about him. But it's just because I don't know too much about him....besides the fact that he is left handed and we need a right hander...

#2183790 Brad Richards

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 June 2011 - 06:27 PM

Yes, for the following reasons (amongst others):

1) They are completely unaware of intangibles.
2) They think that trading players in real life is like it is in NHL 11 or Eastside Hockey Manager.
3) They want instant gratification and have no interest in considering the future.

...why doesn't anyone ever mention Bethesda Software's awards winning Wayne Gretzky Hockey and the long awaited WGH General Manager's expansion set? Now that was a game! Anyone?

#2183788 Flyers acquire Bryzgalov's rights

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 June 2011 - 06:24 PM

I. Am. So. Confused.

Maybe grass goes thru a goose as fast as chocolate milk goes thru my 4 year old! YUCK!

Anyhow, I am surprised the Isle's weren't all over this, they could really use a goalie!

#2183787 Kris Draper Works Out With Lions

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 June 2011 - 06:21 PM

Oh c'mon lefty... Where's yr heart? ;)

God, I love me some Drapes... But For the love of the aforementioned!

Gosh! :)

ok, ok, ok, I will take Draper in place of Hudler....

#2183786 Latest Rumor: NHL Team Expected to Announce Rebranding in 2012

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 June 2011 - 06:18 PM

Duh you guys, it's gonna be the Pittsburgh Crosby's..... The jersey change is from White//black/Yellow Ocre to Canary Yellow/sky blue and White with a dominate yellow stripe down the back and a diving board for a logo! I swear you guys are sooooo naive!