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AtlantaHotWings

Member Since 20 Jan 2004
Offline Last Active Jul 25 2014 10:52 PM
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In Topic: Dekeyser/Tatar status update

25 July 2014 - 06:51 AM

Ya, there is no way you can compare a rookie to a 12 year vet.  Who would do that? Especially the best two way forward in the NHL...C'mon!

 

 

KRSMITH17, if you take Tatar and Datsyuk and put them as rookies together, they are VERY comparable.  When Pav started, he was FAR from the player he is today, he was a 3rd line center playing with Hull and Boyd.  He actually had a stigma about him that he couldn't score in the playoffs (he had 15 points in 4 years.)  It wasn't until 5 years into his career that he shook that off his back (16 points in 18 games.) And it wasn't until that same year that he got his first votes as a Selke candidate, finishing 20th in voting. No one is saying he is as good as Datsyuk today, what they are saying is Datsyuk started out similarly and it is not out of the realm of possibility to foreshadow Tatar maybe taking same path to greatness.  No one knew in 2002 that Pavel would be the player he is today.  They knew he had potential and showed some flash of something special, but to become a near Hart trophy winner, nobody could see that.  Tatar could very well be as good as, or even better than Pavel after he is in the league 12 years from now.  Nobody knows...but it isn't way off base to compare both of them as rookies. That would be like comparing Pavel in 2002 with Fedorov in 2002.

 

 

One thing to bring up in this discussion was that Dats was the 3rd line center on an absolutely stacked team in 02. Tats was relied upon a bit more to even make the playoffs. Not saying Tats will be the god like creature Dats is but lets all pray for it.

 

OMG you switch one letter at the front and they are interchangeable!!  

 

2 Mil 3 yr prove it deal with some bumps for performance.


In Topic: Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

11 July 2014 - 07:09 AM

Seriously what the f*** are you talking about? Losing Cleary was addition by subtraction, the fact that this piece of s*** is taking both money from the cap and a roster spot from a more deserving player is exactly why Holland should be fired.  Not to mention the countless other terrible moves he's made the last 4 years. The NTC is just icing on the cake.


Really?  So we haven't been relevant since 2009? How much good faith do you give someone before they are in the hot seat, I think 5 years of not doing the right moves is enough of a sample size to call for changes.  What did he do to fix losing Rafalski?  what about Lidstrom? Or Stuart? Oh at least he brought in Bert, Sammy, Tootoo, Cleary x2, Coliacavo, Williams, White, Commodore......Yep you are right, we should all swing from Hollands nuts because he f****** managed to put a team together a decade ago, in an entirely different league.  Most fans do not pay to see there team bring in players because they are bffs with thef****** GM, they pay to have the best product available, and I question any fan who would ask otherwise out of their team. 

 

 

AAAAAAmmmmmmeeeennnn!!!


In Topic: Can Z and Pav do anything to protest? (not that they would)

02 July 2014 - 07:17 AM

In Nyquist we trust! :P

Ha yea seriously though, talk about pressure on the kids.. if they rise to the challenge this season and continue to grow, the wings could be a really exciting team to watch. *fingers crossed*

 

Or they have a sophmore slump which the steak ends and we get a good pick. I see no downside either way!


In Topic: 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

01 July 2014 - 04:00 PM

I'm certain Holland has better use for that $$$ he would've spent on Niskanen...What that is I dunno.

 

New Zamboni for Al ?


In Topic: 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

01 July 2014 - 03:28 PM

 

You mean we're preggorz?

 

 

With the love child of Cleary and Holland....ewww the humanity of it all!!