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#2566015 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Posted by Son of a Wing on 26 January 2015 - 12:28 PM

And you think the players of this gimmick teams and fans should care because? There is no national pride, patriotism involved so why should players 1. Be there and 2. Care? Also how can McDavid be prohibited from playing for his own country? Which national anthem will be played? Players want to represent their country even if they are getting blasted by the powerhouses it's still better than playing with fake teams who aren't your country man. It's a joke and a big middle finger to teams like Switzerland, Slovakia..

 

They care because they're professionals and they are selling themselves and the sport.




#2566012 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Posted by Son of a Wing on 26 January 2015 - 11:14 AM

It's amazing to me the amount of whining going on about the details of this event.

 

As a fan, I'd much rather see these rosters...

 

Vanek     Kopitar   Hossa

Boedker  Neilson  Gaborik

Tatar  Grabovski  Grabner

Zuccarello Eller  Neiderreiter

 

Josi       Chara

Ehrhoff Sekera

Sbisa   Seidenberg

 

Halak

Andersen

Hiller

 

AND

 

Galchenyuk  Nugent-Hopkins  Mackinnon

Huberdeau       McDavid       Saad

Strome        Couturier       Scheifele

Gaudreau     Monahan      Drouin

 

Rielly   Hamilton

Ekblad  Jones

Ceci    Trouba

 

Gibson

Fucale

Subban

 

Then these rosters...

 

Neiderreiter  Andrighetto   Brunner

Bartschi    Bodenmann  Cunti

Gardner   Hollenstein  Moser

Pluss      Romy     Suri

 

Streit   Josi

Sbisa   Weber

Mueller   Diaz

 

Hiller

Berra

 

AND
 

Gaborik   Handzus   Hossa

Tatar    Kopecky    Panik

Jurco   Surovy     Bartovic

Marcinko   Zaborsky   Olvecky

 

Meszaros   Chara

Sekera      Marcincin

Visnovski  Baranka

 

Halak

Budaj

 

I just want to see high level hockey with the best players possible.

 

At this point, I do not see this as a replacement for the Olympics.  If that happens, my views would definitely change.




#2564927 1/20 GDT: Wild 4 @ Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 January 2015 - 03:28 PM

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#2564856 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 January 2015 - 11:39 AM

The problem is that backups haven't really proven anything until they are asked to carry the load.  Backups can often put up very good numbers for various reasons, but largely because they tend to be called upon to play against weaker teams and because they are given a much easier workload.

 

A backup may have great numbers, but can they handle playing 60+ games a year against the best competition?

 

For the record Mrazek has no stats anywhere near the top 10.

 

Wait... so Jones and Talbot are not better than Quick and Lundquist despite having better stats?

 

That's just crazy...




#2564161 Lucic tasting some knuckles...

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 January 2015 - 12:14 AM

Sadly so far they haven't have the game in laptop while watching and I have a feeling it needs to get a bit chippy till they finally go What af****** downer

 

Yeah I guess you'll just to have to put up with that worthless game of ice hockey in the mean time...




#2563752 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 16 January 2015 - 11:04 AM

Holland has also stated he has no interest in rentals or guys with 1 year left.

If he makes a trade, it'll be for someone with term.


#2563751 TB's Paquette learns the hard way, don't start **** w Chara

Posted by Son of a Wing on 16 January 2015 - 11:01 AM

I really wish I could "unsee" that...


#2563180 1/13 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Sabres 1

Posted by Son of a Wing on 14 January 2015 - 02:23 PM

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#2563123 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 14 January 2015 - 11:22 AM

Infinity +1




#2563109 Mike Yeo (Wild) Has Meltdown At Practice

Posted by Son of a Wing on 14 January 2015 - 10:54 AM

Minnesotta made the better offer and his girlfriend wanted to move back so he made the right decision. Yeah, this is a down year for them but the wild are an up and coming team. Wonder, if they would give Timmeyyy a call soo

 

I'd hardly call them "up and coming".  All of Suter, Parise, Vanek, Pominville, Koivu are over 30 years old.

 

They've got some good young players, but who doesn't? They seriously lack depth on defence and a good starting goalie.




#2563108 TB's Paquette learns the hard way, don't start **** w Chara

Posted by Son of a Wing on 14 January 2015 - 10:46 AM

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Swinging the gloves is kind of Chara's thing now isn't it? 

 

Big Bad Bruins Bears Beets Battlestar Galactica! Unleash the Loooooooooooch!!




#2562632 Lines Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 12 January 2015 - 11:54 AM

 

All the more reason for a trade. 

Although, the #1 piece I want moved in a trade is currently injured... so I dunno how that helps us at all.

*sadface*

 

Jonas Gustavsson? It's Gustavsson isn't it? I bet it's Gustavsson.... :bye: 




#2562206 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 10 January 2015 - 08:20 AM

Thoughts on Alex Chiasson.

 

Can he play defence?




#2562205 McGratton on waivers

Posted by Son of a Wing on 10 January 2015 - 08:11 AM

Gotta admit....I saw a 6-page, McGrattan thread, created less than 24hrs ago and I was like...WTF...

 

I was not disappointed...Kudos to e_prime and Kip....and an obvious shout out to Frank for not letting us down.

 

edit...had to change from 5 pages to 6...lol




#2562015 Lines Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 09 January 2015 - 01:30 PM

Based upon my exhaustive search of the league's worst teams I've come up with a comprehensive list of right handed defensemen that could be targeted at the trade deadline.  (I have very little to do at work today)

 

Known Knowns:  Wisniewski, Barrie, Petry, Spurgeon

 

Out of the Blue:  John Klingberg*, David Savard

 

Depth:  Nate Prosser, Paul Postma

 

*Klingberg is who I'd target.  While he seems to factor into Dallas' future, I think you could get Nill to come off him for a reasonable package centered around our good young defensemen (considering Nill helped draft our good young defensemen). 

 

Is Klingberg really much of an upgrade over Jensen/Marchenko/Sproul?