McDavid and Eichel aren't the usual top picks they're young phenom. Especially McDavid has the potential to become another Crosby or maybe even better. It pisses me of how much crap Buffalo is getting for doing the right thing. Ufas won't sign there (for now), centers are hard to come by do what other option do they have? None talents like McEichel aren't going to be in every draft. I hope McDavid can do for them what The Captain did for us. I also wouldn't be too cocky about never needing a top pick because well when Pasha is gone...The blow has to be lessened somehow and soon after him Z too.
Drafting top picks are not the only way to acquire and/or develop elite players.
I thought Weiss looked decent when Zetterberg was out, Sheahan was on the second line, and Weiss was back at center. I don't think the wing plays to his strengths. He seems to see the ice well, and is good and recognizing plays as they develop. He seems pretty bad at winning board battles.
I agree with Cole, Abby, and Helm being pretty interchangeable. My question had more to do with easing Cole's transition than some conclusion about their abilities.
Do you think it would be preferable to put Abby with Datsyuk, and Cole with Zetterberg, considering Abby is more familiar with Datsyuk's style of play? Datsyuk is the more unconventional player, and while Cole is still learning the system it might be easier for him to play with Z.
"He and I have not only a contractual agreement, but a handshake agreement," Wilson said. "As I say, our relationship is extremely strong. I know Joe. I appreciate him. I've known him since the world juniors. I care about him a lot. He knows how I feel about him. I was actually complimenting him and supporting him when I was talking to our season-ticket holders."
Thornton told the San Jose Mercury News last week that Wilson was lying and suggested that he shut his mouth. After that, the two hashed things out with what Wilson described was a brief phone call.
"He called shortly after, later that day, and we had a great conversation. He said all the things that I needed to hear," Wilson said. "He and I are at a great place, we're focused on the game upcoming tonight, which is a big game for us. It's one of those things that just happens, but he's a good man."
The relationship between Wilson and Thornton has had some rocky moments, a fact that even Wilson alluded to, though he said the pair have worked things out.
"He and I have had many colorful and creative conversations because we care so much. It's just one of those situations, but we moved on probably two minutes after he called me. That's where we're at," Wilson said.
Yeah I'd agree and say the speculation is justified. Franzen turns 36 this year and has been trending down for the past what, 5 years? His comments lead towards him never really enjoying the game all that much
Concussions have destroyed careers as of late and Franzen doesn't really seem the type to exactly fight in order to try and come back. (not that it would always help with a concussion case)
Buddy takes the smallest hits to the dome and he looks like he got kronwalled
One of the biggest myths among Wings fans...
He's actually been a model of consistency. Points/Game Last 10 Years...
I doubt it. Asking price is probably too rich for our blood and would throw a real wrench in our cap.
The Braydon Coburn trade changed everything. Whatever the two teams may have considered, that was altered by Philadelphia’s return for the non-rental defenceman (Radko Gudas, a first-round pick and a third-rounder).
Toronto considers Phaneuf a better player than Coburn, so it would look at that return and say, “We’ve got to have at least that.”
Soooo you don't like posts like this then...lol It still hurts to read...
I hate Franzen anyway, and I especially hate him on the top line. Nyke should be there and that is where I am starting him.
Nyke - Dats - Z
Weiss - Leggy - Alfie
Fish - Tinky - Abby
Franzine - Barbie - Miller
(Andy - Ferraro - Dirty Harry)
Kronner - Big E
Smitty - UFA (Morris)
Diesel - UFA (Mitchell)
That's 24 players with Glenny and Jurx stating GR. Trading Kindl (no so) Fire and Almost Almqvist for a couple of picks. If you feel the pinch of a lower cap, then Andy can be packaged as well, or maybe sign bit cheaper D-man instead of one of Mitchell or Morris. Unless you'd want to roll the dice on Marchenko and only sign Morris.
This was a great rant...lol
Not only do I log onto LGW at least once per day and have never heard Callahan referred to as Dirty Harry, but LGW isn't meant to cater exclusively to hardcore forum posters. Nicknames are supposed to make it easier to discuss the team, not to prove how funny and clever you are. Making up nicknames that no one else uses is obnoxious and unnecessary. Watch...
It looks like Yellow Mustard is going to miss some time after catching that elbow last night against the Sabres. Its really bad timing too, because our defense already thin with Big Poppa out with a concussion and Bandit serving his 5 game suspension. I would say this forces us to call up someone from GR, most likely Billy the Kid or The Player Formerly Known As Steve. We might be in trouble on the back end until we get some regulars back, since this leaves the Boogeyman as our #1 defenseman. And you know what that means!!!!
Hey man, if you're going to fancy yourself a well spring of public information you'd better be prepared for the sting of public scrutiny. I issue federal government policy statements to the public for a living. You can imagine the kind of lunatics I deal with. I have no sympathy for people who don't check facts before disseminating "information".
Dude it's just a hockey blog. lol Relax.
Don't like his reporting? Don't read his stuff.
I don't really get why you felt so inclined to create an account, post several over the top attacks on him (till he would finally respond to you), and then come here to pat your self on the back with a "see what I did everyone!" attitude.
The whole thing was kind of sad to be honest. And I'm not even a fan of Malik...