With all this cap space and after a 5-game first round exit... Is anyone else terrified we're going to get to July 2 and Holland drops the "We plan on sitting back a few weeks and seeing what's left in the market" dagger?
If Parise and Suter either re-sign with their respective clubs (higher chance of Suter re-signing than Parise, but...) or have their rights traded and sign with their new clubs before July 1st, then there's always a chance that will happen. I think everyone admits that there's a pretty steep drop in available talent after those two.
I think the likely outcome if that were to happen is for Kenny to shift his priorities to finding ways to improve this team in the trade market.
As it stands now, in order of favoritism, for me it's ME3, ME2, ME. I really do miss being able to drive around in the rover and explore planets opposed to scanning and probing them, and i'm not entirely sure why they scrapped that after the original Mass Effect.
If I had to guess, it's probably because of EA's involvement in 2 and 3. You've played all 3, so you know of the same subtle differences between 1 and 2 and 1 and 3. They're the same game, and they're all fantastic, but little things were different between the original and the sequels.
The change from unlimited ammo to "thermal clips" (which is almost exactly opposite what the codex entry in ME1 said about how future weapons work). Dozens of different models of each weapon in ME1, but only having 2 in ME2, back to several different models in 3. The changes to customizing your weapons (practically nonexistant in 2, then brought back in 3 but not as extensively). The loss of the Mako rover (but later a new rover, The Hammerhead, in the DLC for 2, but vastly limited). Not being able to move around the explorable areas (Citadel/Presidium/Wards, Noveria, etc) as extensively in 2 as you could in 1. It all reeks of EA branded projects.
I'm not a big fan of EA games, because it seems like they always rush out projects instead of doing proper quality testing and programming. For example, to me the graphics in 1 were much smoother and more polished, wheras 2 just seemed to have a rougher edge to them. Maybe that's just me, though...
To be fair, the fine is the maximum allowable under the CBA.
That's where a suspension should be served then. There's no doubt that this incident is FAR worse than what Tortorella did to the Penguins/Crosby/Malkin. So if a $2,500 fine doesn't serve as the proper discipline, then a suspension should pick up where the fine leaves off.
That's almost as bad as that loser blogger in Phoenix that two years in a row BEGGED Wings fans not to wear red during the Coyote's "White Out" games at home. I say almost, because at least this campaign will donate the traded in jerseys to a Detroit charity.
They will probably get some people who take advantage of the deal, but I'm not sure any of them are truly "committing to the Predators". I've got more than a few spare jerseys, and if I had any kind of interest in the Nashville franchise, I might be tempted to take advantage.
Red Wings forward Dan Cleary may only be at 50% due to his troublesome left knee, but he’s completely committed to being in the lineup for the playoffs.
Cleary practiced today after missing the final two games of the regular season. It was clear he was still in pain. “Yeah,” Cleary said. “Nothing I can really do. The rest helps a lot to bring down the swelling, but once you get back on the ice, it’s pretty sore.”
Cleary said he takes pain medication when he plays, but not when he practices.
“I’m going to play for sure,” Cleary said. “When you practice, there’s no pain reliever involved. It feels a little better in the game.”
How effective can he be?
“Mentally, I’m just going to have to find a way to get through it,” Cleary said. “Do the best I can and try to contribute. Try to be a factor.”
When asked to put a percentage on his health, he said “50 (percent) probably.”.. (read article for rest of the story)