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#2605828 DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 03 May 2015 - 10:41 PM

Only way to get rid of Weiss's contact is to take on an equally bad one.

Am I sensing some sarcasm?

No sarcasm. Even with those contracts we're in great shape.

#2605805 Free agents this off season

Posted by Son of a Wing on 03 May 2015 - 09:42 PM

I don't expect any additions aside from a defenseman.

Franson, Green or nobody.

#2605803 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 03 May 2015 - 09:40 PM

Blame Holland? Absolutely.

He deserves a ton of credit for supplying us with the deepest crop of prospects in the league and great cap position.

Kudos Holland.

#2605802 DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 03 May 2015 - 09:37 PM

We'll be in amazing cap shape if we can shed Weiss and Kindl. Even if we can't its still pretty stellar.

Great job Holland.

#2605798 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 03 May 2015 - 09:31 PM

Great job with the adversity Griffs

#2600011 Oilers win the Draft Lottery

Posted by Son of a Wing on 24 April 2015 - 01:10 PM

Shows that he hasn't forgotten the human side unlike Shanahan who fired 25 people without blinking an eye. With Nichelson and a new GM MacTavish will be on a very short leash, Lowe likewise.


If you don't do your job well or at all then you get fired.


This isn't the world of puppies and rainbows...

#2599912 Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer

Posted by Son of a Wing on 23 April 2015 - 11:43 PM

The league is as watered down as ever and there's still no room for these guys...


Clearly they don't have anywhere near the skill to play in the league.


Lots of guys bring those intangibles. Lots of guys work their asses of.  Lots of guys put their bodies on the line.


They're not that special.  They're clinging on to a dying niche.

#2598231 ECQF : (5) New York Islanders vs. (4) Washington Capitals

Posted by Son of a Wing on 22 April 2015 - 09:31 AM

Dirty or not?  I say no.


I also really like Tom Wilson.



I didn't like the fact that he made no attempt to play the puck. Otherwise, clean for the most part.


As a defenceman, Visnovsky has to be more aware of the forcheck.

#2595230 Game Two - Honest Discussion

Posted by Son of a Wing on 17 April 2015 - 12:26 PM

So you thought Tatar and Nyquist looked good. They just didn't play because of match ups? 


Did any forwards look good aside from Datsyuk, Helm and Glendening?

#2595220 Game Two - Honest Discussion

Posted by Son of a Wing on 17 April 2015 - 12:08 PM


They have been terrible for over a month now. Agree or disagree?

And no, that's not why. Go look at everyone's ice time. Jurko got about as many minutes in THE GAME as them. Same with Weiss. Don't kid yourself. Babcock chose not to play them.

Jurko's screen on Datsyuk's second goal was great. Just saying


Regular Season average even strength min/game: 

Tatar: 13:43

Nyquist: 13:37


First game of the playoffs:

Tatar: 12:59

Nyquist: 11:07


It's really not as big a deal as you're making it out to be...


Helm also played the most of any forward (20min) and Glendening played 18min.


It was pretty clear the minutes for our forwards were heavily influenced by match-ups.

#2595207 The Chief has been fired

Posted by Son of a Wing on 17 April 2015 - 11:41 AM

Philly fires another coach? *yawn*

#2593913 WCQF : (7) Winnipeg Jets vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by Son of a Wing on 16 April 2015 - 01:53 PM

No Ladd or Perreault for Winnipeg tonight.  That's rough.  Either way, I think they beat Anaheim in 6.  Anaheim is a playoff dud and Winnipeg is absolutely stacked everywhere but in goal. 


If Pavelec can continue the way he was playing at the end of the year then they'll be set.


He hasn't allowed a goal in 3 straight games.


But then again it is Pavelec...

#2592010 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 10 April 2015 - 10:58 AM

Leafs are doing a classy thing by calling up Colton Orr for Saturday. Should have had him as an energy player way sooner, if you have to lose lose with style and not many are better in that regard than him. Orr - Prust should be one for the ages. Guy will be an UFA this season but sadly Burke will sign him.


Calling Colton Orr up to the Maple Leafs sends all the wrong messages


The Maple Leafs have called up Orr, a player to whom they’ve already paid almost $6 million in exchange for eight goals in 231 games and are paying $925,000 to play for their AHL team this season, as some kind of thank you for everything he has done for them. We can only imagine what the send-off would be if Orr had actually done anything to help the Leafs win a game over the years.



It’s clear the organization doesn’t even think he can contribute anything meaningful at the AHL level. Because if it did, it would have him playing for the Marlies on Friday and Saturday as they desperately chase the last playoff spot in the AHL’s Western Conference.

#2592008 Definition of a real fan

Posted by Son of a Wing on 10 April 2015 - 10:51 AM

Why is it comical? I don't think it's unreasonable that people want to discuss what went wrong when things go bad. When things are good there is no reason to discuss at length what is going good. But when thing aren't good, you have more to discuss. It'd be the same for almost any situation where there is a good outcome and a bad one. Think about like Apollo 13. When everything was going good there was just regular discussions. But when things went bad then a TON of people came together to discuss the problems. That's just how it is with anything.


Except most (not all) don't come to have discussions.  They come to ***** and rant.  


"Holland sucks" "Trade Howard", "Quincey is a whistle fart".  That's not discussion and it get's old.


Again...not all are like this.  But it's those that make a bad name for the rest.

#2591983 Definition of a real fan

Posted by Son of a Wing on 10 April 2015 - 09:26 AM

Well, I thought my posts in the other thread were on topic (read: about the game) considering the game was the one that got us in the playoffs, and I was addressing how we got in the playoffs. Then they get deleted for being off-topic, but really, where would have been a good place to discuss it? I did consider starting a new thread, but...well I guess I'll just say it's probably better that I wasn't the one to start it.


Anyway, I certainly think that fans have the right to be negative. Along the lines of what Jesusberg was saying, of course people are going to be reactionary in the moment. I doubt anybody would have a problem with someone being reactionary after something positive happens, but for some reason the 'sky is falling' or 'x player sucks' posts in the same situation are frowned upon. Posts in those situations (positive or negative) should be taken with a grain of salt. 


And I guess I'll say this here too. In the context of making a prediction about the outcome of a game, I don't understand why people get so bent out of shape about someone predicting a loss. The point of a prediction, after all, is not to be unreasonably optimistic. The point is to be right about the outcome. If the team has been playing poorly, it isn't a stretch by any means to expect it to continue until given a reason otherwise.


And along those lines, I don't see the point to posts along the lines of "Well I know he's not playing great right now, but I'm going to blindly support him through it so when he finally does come through I can say 'I never lost faith in you'"

And I'm not saying you shouldn't hope that they bounce back, I think everybody hopes they do. But it seems more about telling all the "Haters" that you were right and they were wrong, when in fact the "haters" were just giving an honest assessment of the situation as it stood at that time.


I guess what I'm trying to say is when a player or team is performing poorly, there isn't anything wrong with saying so.


I just think it's comical how LGWs active member base triples when we struggle and have bad games.