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#2628303 Crosby says Zetterberg most competitive player he ever faced as pro

Posted by Barrie on 04 October 2015 - 08:50 PM

Aye but Glendog is now our shutdown forward over Z. 


Times are changing


And that's a good thing!

#2628302 Babcock says good-bye in full page ad. SIAP

Posted by Barrie on 04 October 2015 - 08:48 PM


 Though I don't think you have to worry about the Wings not making the playoffs.


I don't think so either. I think our combination of goaltending and defense is one of the best in the league, it's very well balanced. Also looking at the forwards, it's very well balanced. Holland's done an excellent job with the salaries, and not putting too much into only a few players.

#2622539 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by Barrie on 08 August 2015 - 03:41 PM

Ive been against this idea from the beginning, and now it's one step closer I still find it totally abhorrent. There'll be no real fan base there, and there could be constant links to gambling. And what about the team that lives there? Can you imagine some of the more shadier characters in the league being able to stay out of trouble? It's another desperate attempt by Gary to try and force hockey onto markets it doesn't belong for the sake of expansion fees to fill the pockets of those paying his salary. 


I'll add to that, 60 miles north of the city is legal prostitution. You can bet, their #1 customers will be NHL players.


I know players can get in trouble anywhere, but putting young rich professional athletes in Sin City is an insane idea!

#2621657 Line combos for 97, 98 Cups?

Posted by Barrie on 27 July 2015 - 08:52 PM


I believe you need to flip Lapointe and McCarty, but I could be wrong.  


Don't remember at all what line Holmstrom played on in the 1998 playoffs.  Did he play with Yzerman and McCarty?  


I think you're correct on both. I remember Sandstrom-Yzerman-McCarty line in 1997, and Holmstrom-Yzerman-McCarty in 1998. I remember too in the 1998 Final, Scotty would load up the top line with Shanahan-Yzerman-Fedorov sometimes.


But as already mentioned, Scotty would change the line combos every shift.

#2621606 Lou Lamoriello new GM of the Leafs

Posted by Barrie on 26 July 2015 - 01:38 PM


What is your favorite color?


#2619906 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by Barrie on 09 July 2015 - 09:47 PM

Realistically he should only make a few hundred grand more then Tatar, just for inflation purposes, despite Tatar being the better player last year.

#2619905 Over/Under for Larkin's time as a Red Wing in 15/16

Posted by Barrie on 09 July 2015 - 09:42 PM

10-20 :tounge:

#2618638 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Barrie on 02 July 2015 - 07:51 AM

I guess I'm in the minority, but I never give a single thought to what number a player is going to wear.


Same here

#2618447 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Barrie on 01 July 2015 - 05:15 PM

I was talking about Shattenkirk haha


Haha oops

#2618322 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Barrie on 01 July 2015 - 04:10 PM

He's not known for playing big minutes, and they don't consider him a number one d-man it could work but they won't move him this year they probably want to make a run.

I don't think the Wings are bringing Green in to be a #1 d-man. As for ice time, he'll probably be #3 behind Kronwall and DeKeyser.

#2617628 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by Barrie on 30 June 2015 - 05:28 PM

Another UFA in the league either traded or bought out. More proof the UFA market is overrated and drafting is the way to go.

If Holland give Nyquist $5-$6.5M a year, then this team is doomed.  Tell us Mrazekfanboy, if you think Gus is worth that, then what the heck is Mrazek going to get next year? Nothing because after giving NYquist $6M and then having to pay the other FA's similar money because if Nyquist earned it, so did they, there will be no money to even ice a complete team.  I indeed, Gus is asking or this kind of money, trade his rights to someone who will overpay or him.  Please lets not let Nyquist be Hudler 2.0, money hungry and puts himself in front of the team. For Christ's sake, Z's cap hit is just barely over $6M, you honestly think Nyquist earned that much?

Well, they did have to make room for Franzen and Cleary...this was the obvious thing to do!

Nyquist will get a contract similar to Tatar

#2617364 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by Barrie on 29 June 2015 - 07:48 PM

No surprise, I've been saying this for months. UFA's are over priced anyway, and we have a number of our RFA's to sign. With guys in Grand Rapids ready to make the jump to the NHL, I'd rather see what we have first.

#2616835 2015 Draft

Posted by Barrie on 26 June 2015 - 09:56 PM

Your crazy.
There all typing the best they're phones will allow, don't you know what its like typing on you're phone?
So Calm down over their,


#2615589 Sean Avery - Transition Season

Posted by Barrie on 21 June 2015 - 08:38 PM

Good read. I also read his other article from January where he mentions how much $ the players actually see. If they sign for $13 Million, after the Feds take 50%, their agents 25%, and the NHL 20%, they only see $660,000 of that! ESPN's 30 for 30 "Broke" mentioned how much athletes actually make too. Considering what they put their bodies through, I think athletes earn every penny.

#2613374 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by Barrie on 06 June 2015 - 10:17 PM


It's not a strawman argument at all.  I'm not suggesting you think he's dumb.  I'm saying he's dumb.  He turns the puck over , frequently blows his coverage, and was benched the first two games of the playoffs for playing the puck from the bench.  His judgement is questionable, to say the least. 


I'm not really sure why you're being contrary here.  All I've said is that he needs to earn powerplay time, not be handed powerplay time.  Seems like a truism. 


Are you suggesting he should be used on the powerplay just because it seems like he'd be good there based on his skill set?  Because that's a horrible way to run a team. 


Nobody would argue that Jurco should replace Abby in the top six because he's faster and a better stickhandler.  Nobody would suggest Gustavsson should start over Howard because he's bigger, more athletic, and is safer with the puck. 


They actually have to play better, consistently, when they're called upon.  To date, Brendan hasn't done that.  Which is why Babs didn't trust him, why his icetime was reduced, and why his stats suffered.  Not because he was being misutilized.  If Smith gets an opportunity and runs with it, good.  If not, too bad.  He's not entitled to powerplay time just because he has more raw talent than somebody else. 


I've watched a lot of games the last couple years, I understand people have different opinions, but I like the the Smith plays. Yes, he makes mistakes, but I like how he takes risks, and he's always stirring things up. I like to have a few players like Smith on a team, because he disrupts the opposition and keeps them on their toes. Just pair him up with a more responsible defensive partner, and things should be fine.