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#1995398 NHL.com Newest mock draft

Posted by LeftWinger on 06 June 2010 - 06:26 PM

lol 2003 was by far the best draftyear in the history of the nhl (well 1979 was pretty darn good too) 2010 is a very bad year while 2008, 2009 were pretty good too.

Toof****** bad detroit didn't have a 1st round pick that year, wonder wtf happend, was it dealt in the schneider deal or something? almost every player in the 1st round of 2003 became and impact player on their team or atleast a good player..

Ya, If the Wings would've had a first round pick they could've drafted Shea Weber, Corey Perry or Patrice Bergeron, but they probably would've have taken a small skilled player that would still be in the minors and or went back to Europe by now. Of course they may have taken Howard still, just a round earlier.

On a side note, if Anaheim gets McIlrath like this guy mocks up, I will absolutely develop an ulcer and probably keel over and die! (which would be good news to some of you guys here, eh? :lol:)

I know the draft is a crap shoot, and Detroit isn't the only team to miss these guys, but here's an exaple of what Holland looks for instead of what he "SAYS" we need:

2003 Draft. Positrion #194 Detroit drafts Stefan Blom, #205 San Jose drafts Joe Pavelski, #226 Detroit drafts Tomas Kollar, #245 Chicago drafts Dustin Byfuglien. But, like I said, they weren't the only ones to pass on these guys, I just wish Holland wasn't so small skilled minded when it comes to actually drafting someone. Every year, he says when need to draft size and grit, same as July 1st, we need to get bigger and stronger. Then he drafts Tomas Kollar when Dustin Byfuglien is sitting there. Oh well! I guess by time the 7th and 8th round comes around you are just drawing straws as to who is left...

I still hope they trade UP to get McIlrath, dunno who we'd trade though, except for a prospect.

Nah hes probably to busy raiding harmless ships

BINGO! Score one for the USS Liberty! Mistake my ASS!

#1994808 Bertuzzi states he will either stay with wings or retire

Posted by LeftWinger on 05 June 2010 - 11:50 AM

I got negged for being overly optomistic regarding the contracts?

How dare I. :hehe:

Thats ok, I get negged by someone who has an issues with me just because I dislike Hudler. I think its hilarious.

#1994797 Bertuzzi states he will either stay with wings or retire

Posted by LeftWinger on 05 June 2010 - 11:35 AM

Well this is pretty good news. The way I read it is, Bertuzzi either chooses to play a couple more seasons with Detroit for at the most Holmstrom's money OR retire and make nothing...

Considering Helm and Abdelkader, yes they will both get raises, but they will probably only get the minimum required by the CBA, since Abby didn't really earn a contract that pays him a million or more and Helm only made just under $600,000 last season and, as important he is to the future of this team, he didn't do enough to nearly double his salary, so I would expect if not the minimum, no more than $750,000.

As for Miller and Eaves, with Hudler :puke: coming back and Ritola out of options, there is really only room for one of these guys (if Bertuzzi comes back.) With Holland saying he wants to sign a grinding 4th liner, I dont see how he can sign all these guys. I am fully on board with a #6 defensman, I really hope he just doesn't opt to re-sign Lilja, but who else is out there in the million dollar range? Same with a grinding forward, it'll have to be someone to come in for $1.5M or less...

#1994030 please chicago win the stanley cup

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 June 2010 - 08:33 PM

Lidstrom also has an immeasurable lead over Pronger in class and honor. Unlike Pronger, Lidstrom has accomplished everything in his amazing career without ever once playing dirty hockey.

But...But...He didn't shake King Sid's hand!!!! :ninja:

#1994029 Holmstrom signs 2 year extension

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 June 2010 - 08:30 PM

^ I really would only like to see one of Bert/Homer back next year. I'd rather spend 3 million (if we have the space) one someone who will make a little more impact than Bert. He was good the entire year, but as for actually putting points up, outside a few bright spots he wasn't very good.

I wouldn't mind seeing Holland offer Owen Nolan a contract instead of Bertuzzi for Holmstrom money. Or maybe Tanguay... You're right Bertuzzi was just too inconsistent, but Holland loves him and will prolly offer him the same as Holmstrom, too bad there isn't enough roster space to add a Nolan or Tanguay as well... Damn you Hudler!

#1994026 With Yzerman in Tampa, would he trade with Detroit?

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 June 2010 - 08:20 PM

Peeeeew! Who FEDERKO'd?

MIO My-o! That's a Low price!

Got my MCGEGNEY of Blue in the fridge now!

That Yzerman is such a GOODFELLOW. (NOT!)

Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this WALLIN...

My Doctor prescribed GIACOMIN for my flareups....

#1994019 What are the Pros and Cons of next season?

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 June 2010 - 08:02 PM

What excites me about this season is, Holland is actually landing our UFA's at a huge discount. If the Cap goes up by $2M we should be able to add at least a solid defender to shore up the defense.

#1994017 Holmstrom signs 2 year extension

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 June 2010 - 07:59 PM

$1,875,000 is a bargain for 25 goals. I love it. Although things could get hairy next year if he ends up being like Draper (a spare part in the last year of his contract).

Yes indeed if that is true then awesome! Hopefully if they re-sign Bertuzzi, it will be similar numbers! I see a good July 1 coming soon!

#1993896 please chicago win the stanley cup

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 June 2010 - 04:20 PM

I have been watching Pronger play for many years and I feel pretty comfortable representing the majority of Red Wings fans when I say I never want to see that gap tooth piece of s*** wearing the whinged wheel.

and how long did you watch Chelios before he became a Wing. How many folks hated Vladdy around the league, but would've loved him on their team at one point in his career he was considered the dirtiest player in the league. Maybe you personally wouldn't want him (just like I try to defend myself for not liking Hudler just because he is a Red Wing) but the majority of fans would like him here. Just like they all cheered for Chelios and even when we signed Hatcher and traded for Clark.

#1993870 please chicago win the stanley cup

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 June 2010 - 03:58 PM

All this Pronger hate, but if he someday became a Detroit Red Wing he would be loved. Remember he hate for Bertuzzi, Chelios, Reindeau, Clark, Ulf Samuelsson? These guys were all hated, yet when they put on the Winged Wheel you all cheered for them. That is why, as much as I love LGW, most of you guys are full of the Red Kool Aid. I particulary would like to see Pronger become a Red Wing, much like Hatcher did. I like players for players, not who they play for, hence the reason I still cannot stand Hudler, McCarty or LaPointe. Not that they weren't good at what they do or did, just don't like them and on LGW if you don't like a Red Wing, you aren't a true fan according to most, and you can go root for another team if you don't like any particular Wings player. God forbid someone say something negative about Yzerman, like in person he is a stuck up prick, I know, I have met him plenty of times, he ranks right up there with Gretzky. I have nothing against his importance to the Wings and now to the Lightning, just in person, he isn't what most of you think. And I am not talking about the Yzerman who is paid to be pleasant when it comes to autograph sessions and the like. God forbid, someone doesn't like Lidstrom either...

EDIT: See, some ****** gives me a negative just because I say something that doesn't place anyone who plays for the Wings on a pedestal next to God... Hey ****** bag, you're funny, you think Yzerman cares for you? Now you're really delusional!

#1993832 please chicago win the stanley cup

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 June 2010 - 03:22 PM

I hope Chicago loses because I cannot stand their coach! Have disliked him since he was whining and crying while coach St. Louis... It's just too bad Detroit couldn't have made it to the WCF so we could knock him out of the playoffs yet again!

#1993820 draft pick

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 June 2010 - 02:56 PM

Even if he fell low enough, Pittsburgh would pick him just before us out of spite. Assholes

Hence the reason we trade up to guarantee our pick. If Holland really wants him that is. I just hope that whoever he picks, it's someone 6' or higher and 215lbs or more. I personally am tired of the small skilled players, or the 6 footers that weigh 180lbs and cannot throw the body... but, eh, that's just me!

Call me crazy but I have this weird feeling that Kabanov is worth a shot. It's high risk, but the reward would be great. If Mcilrath is picked before us I wouldn't hate this one bit.


6'3" 176lbs? Plus the injuries? No Thank You.....

2009-10: This season has been one of controversy and injury for Kabanov. The talented forward was suspended prior to the season for not signing a contract with his new club, Salavat Yuleav Ufa. Kabanov's North American rights were held by the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL, which he joined in October. Due to injuries, however, Kabanov appeared in just 22 games for the Wildcats, scoring 10 goals and adding 13 assists for 23 points in those games. But Kabanov was given his release from the Wildcats after being a healthy scratch in some late regular season games and the first round of the playoffs. Kabanov missed out on playing in the World Junior Championships due to an injury, and was not added to the World Under-18 roster.

#1993429 If you could only sign ONE guy

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 June 2010 - 09:40 PM

Are we talking money no object or under the cap?

No Object : Kovalchuk

Under the Cap : Willie Mitchell

#1993408 Boston entertaining offers for #2 pick overall

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 June 2010 - 09:28 PM

I'd rather trade Boston for their number 15 pick to ensure we get McIlrath.


Trade prospect and our #1 pick!

#1991550 CBC's Hotstove: Lidstrom to determine future within 7 days

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 May 2010 - 07:17 PM

This isn't really up to Holland. Lidstrom is in the drivers seat and if he demands 6+, then he isn't really all that interested in another Cup. That's all I'm saying. And there has been a decline in play. And there is no reason to believe the decline won't continue.

We can dicker all day long about what he deserves and in the end, we would probably be close. But based on what I've heard, he would come back for another chance at a Cup. If that's what he truly wants, signing for 6+ won't really go very far in helping his cause. Demanding 6+ will show, to me anyway, that he comes back more for money than for a chance to win another Cup. And, yes, that will tarnish him a bit in my eyes.

funny how most of us agree, but I am still getting negatives on my original post. Oh well, must have been the Hurdler comments. Listen, just cause he wears the winged wheel doesn't mean I have to like him, you will all need a scapegoat next year and Happy is gonna be the guy, just watch. he'll make his awesome defensive plays every game next season and you will all wonder no longer why he couldn't even make the National Team...