How does his style of play (defensive minded or more offensive minded) compare to Stuart? Or is he more like White? I have not really watched him play, so I was looking for some input on his type of play other than just his stats.
Sure, you hate to see the guy lose his job midseason and possibly blow a shot at the Cup, but he's repportedly made over $5m throughout his hockey career. Any way you look at it, that's an awesome life to have lead. 5 milllllllion dollars! Damn.
Loose his job ? The guy was payed 750k. That is a little too much for a "great" or "cool" guy just to be in a team and suck every game he played, except that one game vs Avalanche. I think he should not play another NHL game if that is the way he plays. Well good luck to him anyways.
Was stuck in LA traffic and listening to hockey night in Canada. Bettman asked Kenny regarding deadline trades. Kenny confirmed that it would be a dept forward and or a D if he could find one. Those were his words " if we could find any" So it would be safe not to excpect a big name player.
Nostradamus has mentioned the Preds in his 5th quatrain...
In the time of the Spring the booger eaters from the south drank in celebration as joy was seen from all corners of the earth. No neck humans (Trotz) looked up at the sky and cried as his army raged on an ice sheet with strange colours on it. The booger eaters ruled and showed passion and courage as they triumphed against the men from the city of the woman with the torch (New York). The No Neck man inspired many as his army swept through and torched their enemies with extreme vigor and mammoth high flying boogers all through the south as they carried a strange looking silver chalice held high above their heads for all booger dwellers to see..
While a blockbuster trade for Nash would make headlines, it might not be the best move for the Rangers, according to The Wall Street Journal. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204883304577223682329163866.html
You can always blame a professional athlete for being lazy. It's their choice as to whether or not they give their all every night. If everyone followed your philosophy, no bad team would ever stand a chance of getting better.
I agree that Nash and everyone should show up to work every day. However some professionals: scientist, doctors , hockey players require encouragement and or motivation. Nash gets none in Columbus. Sometimes you have to squeeze it out of them, sometimes they need a change to get motivated. By that I don't mean bigger paycheck. That is what I ment. On a personal note my understanding of professionalism is far greater than you may think. Go Wings!
Franzen has a playoff record like no other. Keep him always.
Filp has been an awesome alround performer on the ice, and this year he is having the breakout production year we knew he was capable of having. He does more things better than Nash. Keep him.
We have a ton of depth, a ton, wich translates to assets.
Hudler has been very good this year, but we ultimately want to get bigger, stronger, faster, and score more. Plus, he gets knocked off the puck too easily come playoff time. And he let us know in his own terms (by going to KHL at the last minute after we already made player movements to committ to him) that there is no family loyalty between he and the Wings.
Hudler will atleast alleviate some of the scoring loss for Columbus. The fact that he is too small, slow, and weak for playoff hockey should be a moot point with Columbus.
Package Hudler and Kindl with a balance of picks and prospects that we are comfortable with and hope for the best. If it doesn't work, we have lost nothing. If it does work, we have lost minimal and gained more than we ever could have hoped for.
Sell, Kenny, sell that deal!
package Hudler with big E and send them to Columbus. but it wont happen. Just a wish.
Shanny explained in great detail the reasoning. The comparison with the line, and height difference between the two players, and the obvious launching of himself. I doubt he would have gotten anything other than a 2500 dollar slap, but history caught up to him on this one.
Shanny is doing a great job out there. That contact was totally unnecessary. Good that Big E did not get hurt.
Here is something for fun.
With a large number of NHL players with Italian background I have put this team together.
Actually it may be a pretty good team.
Here it is.
All Italian NHL Team
Line 1 Michael Cammalleri Jason Spezza Zach Parise
Line 2 Brian Gionta T.J. Galiardi Todd Bertuzzi
Line 3 Max Pacioretty Matthew Lombardi Jason Chimera
Line 4 Daniel Carcillo Jay Pandolfo Matt D'Agostini
Line 1 Michael Del Zotto Carlo Colaiacovo
Line 2 Chris Campoli Dan Girardi
Line 3 Alex Pietrangelo Marc-Andre Gragnani
1 Roberto Luongo
2 Rick DiPietro
3 Jason LaBarbera
I think team is playing with a lot more passion the we have been seeing lately. Wings also show that they can play any style of agame, which makes it harder for other teams to come up with a perfect game plan against Wings.