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#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!

#2183782 Kris Draper Works Out With Lions

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 June 2011 - 06:09 PM

Gosh I hope Draper doesn't get re-signed....

#2183771 Let's summarize...

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 June 2011 - 05:07 PM

I still think a 5 year Wiz is our best investment this season. I wouldn't mind seeing Jovo or Selanne here since they would both fill a role that the Wings lacked last season. The reason I think Wiz would be a nice 5 year plan is, Holland would still have plenty of money to persue Suter next year, plus re-sign Stuart and Kronwall (which I expect done before July 1, 2012.) That way if Lids does retire, there is one less glaring hole to fill with Wiz here long term. If Holland can land a Suter or Burns, you better believe they wouldn't just be one year deals and you would have a top four of Kronwall, Suter(Burns), Stuart, Wiz for four or more years with Kindl and Smith as well... Players like Selanne or Jovo can be one year fill in's to try to win a Cup, but someone as young as Wiz, you gotta sign him up thru his prime, and if it takes $4M to $4.5M to do it, then do it. how about a 5 year $23M contract? Then when Lids retires (and the Cap goes up again in 2012 (if there is a hard cap)) Holland can re-sign Kronwall for $5-6M and Stuart to $4-$5MM and still have a great amount of money to offer a Suter or Burns long term deals. (if they are still available) Bertuzzi and Holmstrom will be off the books, Hudler (if not traded) will either earn a fatter contract by returning to form or he'll fall off the book (or re-sign for FAR less) Abby and Helm will probably top $2M as RFA's (which will wash Bert and Homer)

This could happen for 2012, but this season coming up I do believe Wiz is worth a long term deal and anyone else should be one year investments...

#2183762 Changes in the offseason

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 June 2011 - 04:44 PM

No ones going to eat Hudlers contract, let alone give the Wings a pick in return. Any trade for Hudler will include almost a dollar for dollar swap.

Well then, I will trade Hudler and his $2.9M for the rights to either Kyle Turris, Luke Schenn, Erik Cole's or Ian White's $2.9M average salary...

-OR- Saku Koivu's $2.5M, Tim Gleason's $2.7M, Erik Johnson's $2.6M, Steve Ott's $2.9M, Matt Greene's $2.9M, Lattendresse's $2.5, Barker's $3.0, Clarkson's $2.6M, Salvadore's $2.9M, Okposo's $2.8M, Grabner's $3.0M, Eaton's $2.5M, Chris Phillip's $3.0M, Versteeg's $3.0M, Klesla's $2.9M, Morris' $2.7M, James Neal's $2.8M, Doug Murray's $2.5M, Chris Stewart's $2.8M, Armstrong's $3M, Grabovski's $2.9M, Shultz's $2.7M....etc etc... unfortunately, none of these teams would even think about trading ANY of these guys for Hudler...

If Holland cannot move Hudler, then I hope to the highest hope that the 2008 Hudler returns in 2011...

edit: What would you guys do if Holland signs Turco as Howards back-up?

#2183669 Former NBA players son on path to pros... in... NHL?!

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 June 2011 - 12:17 PM

Great Read! Thanks! And good luck to Seth! I find it disgusting some of the racial comments. I am white and proud, but if a kid, who just happens to have some African American in him, is that good at something that isn't normally associated with minorities, GOD BLESS HIM! I hope he gets drafted and plays 1000+ games in the NHL and score 1000+ points! Good Luck Seth!

#2183497 Hudler's Future

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 June 2011 - 09:28 PM

i think Huds will be gone before the start of the season for a late round pick that will help us sign a forward

This is my wish, I hope to maybe see Holland trade Hudler and our first to maybe scoot up a few spots in the draft, but you are probably right, he will get us a 4th or 5th rounder, which is fine, so long as the Hudler experiment is OVER!!!