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#1867429 Bettman says solving hits to the head will take time

Posted by stevkrause on 21 January 2010 - 12:37 PM

New commissioner, new deputy commissioner in charge of discipline.

Problem solved.

Until there is ANY consistency in this league, it will continue to be a fringe league at best...



#2000834 Bertuzzi Signs 2 Year Deal

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 17 June 2010 - 03:01 PM

Eric Nystrom + an extra million to spend at the trade deadline >>>>>>>>>> Bert
Winchester, Pyatt, Asham, Malhotra, Miller, maybe Comrie, Higgins, or Tanguay...

Good chance all of them sign for less, some significantly less so we could save a good chunk for the deadline.

There's still room to bring in a physical 4th line player. Bert's cap hit didn't take that away. Not to mention the fact that

- Winchester: Career High 21 points...meaning not greater or less than but more importantly *not equal* too Bertuzzi.
- Pyatt: 23 points last season and 19 the one before...meaning not greater or less than but more importantly *not equal* too Bertuzzi.
- Asham: Hasn't scored more than 24 points in the past 7 years...meaning not greater or less than but more importantly *not equal* too Bertuzzi.
- Malhotra: Has never scored more than 35 points his entire career...meaning not greater or less than but more importantly *not equal* too Bertuzzi.
- Miller: Completely different type of player (who Kenny still could re-sign anyway).....meaning not greater or less than but more importantly *not equal* too Bertuzzi.
- Comrie: Hasn't played more than 43 games per season the past 3 years and only once in the past 6 years has he played more than that. Now he's a year older and more brittle.
- Higgins: Currently earns $2.25 million *per* and hasn't played a full season the past 3 years...meaning not greater or less than but more importantly *not equal* too Bertuzzi.
- Tanguay: Cap hit of $2.5 million...meaning not greater or less than but more importantly *not equal* too Bertuzzi.

this is exactly the answer to the several people that say there was no better option. to me it stems from holland saying he wanted another 4th line drake type player. with bertuzzi back, all of a sudden you have another roster spot unavailable. i would much rather see someone like nystrom brought in over bertuzzi and then that would still gives spots to guys like eaves and miller. i was not totally against bringing bert back, but certainly not for the cap hit he now has. that severely limits the wings this year and next year. as has been mentioned, you have guys like lidstrom and holmstrom taking discounts, then you have bert getting a raise even though he has said he would take less to stay in detroit? in the cap era it is all about having players outperform their contract. Z & D did that for several years before their big deals kicked in. currently, other than howard, do we really have any 'value' contracts? sure our top end guys have manageable hits thanks to their super long deals, but its hard to say anyone is a 'value' contract when their hit is 5-7 million.

...and why is it Bert's responsibility to be a "value" contract?


#1999529 Pronger Responds

Posted by Trapt1307 on 14 June 2010 - 04:26 PM

Hate the guy, but he would easily be one of my favorites if he played for the Wings.


#1999523 Pronger Responds

Posted by Sprsquirt7 on 14 June 2010 - 04:17 PM

HAHA ok Pronger may be one of the most hated players ever but he is so damn entertaining and he has some actual wit. The minors comment is great. Although Burrish will probably find a place somewhere.


#1999194 Brad Stuart Appreciation Thread

Posted by Puckpossession on 13 June 2010 - 09:57 PM

i appreciate him choking in game 7 of scf 08-09


#1998954 Toews: Most undeserving Conn Smyth winner in history?

Posted by Aussie_Wing on 13 June 2010 - 12:17 PM

Should've been Kane IMO.

Gun.


#1998560 Did the Hawks get a little lucky?

Posted by Broken 16 on 12 June 2010 - 11:28 AM

Ok, I'm sorry. I should have worded the OP differently. 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks.... Easiest road to the Cup in the last 10-15 years? Yes or No. Focus on that and forget about the breaks EVERY team catches year in and year out to hoist the cup.




A 1 vs 2 match-up in the WCF's? That doesn't seem lucky to me. Ya, they swept them... maybe that was the lucky part?

Ok, I'm sorry. I should have worded the OP differently. 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks.... Easiest road to the Cup in the last 10-15 years? Yes or No. Focus on that and forget about the breaks EVERY team catches year in and year out to hoist the cup.




Agreed and Thank you for picking up what I was laying down.



Sorry. I guess I just don't agree with the whole notion of trying to discredit another teams accomplishment by looking for instances of luck. I'll find another thread.


#1998553 Did the Hawks get a little lucky?

Posted by Broken 16 on 12 June 2010 - 11:04 AM

Every team that wins the Cup gets a little lucky. In fact, most get a lot lucky. Luck played a part in every Wings Cup.


So... yes.


#1998552 Did the Hawks get a little lucky?

Posted by wingsownnhl43 on 12 June 2010 - 11:02 AM

To me, the 2009 Red Wings, 2009 Penguins, and even the 8 seeded 2009 Ducks were all better than the 2010 Blackhawks.

Dont get me wrong, the Preds and Canucks are nice teams but they arent elite by any means.. The Sharks series was impressive, but come on, they are perennial chokers. The Sharks were outscored in a series against a Wings team decimated by the salary cap. Lastly, the Flyers made a cinderella run in a very weak conference.

Maybe Im underestimating them, however I just dont think they had to beat any elite teams this playoff,and I still think the Wings of last year would have beat them pretty easily.

I think this was the easiest road to the cup in the last 10-15 years? What do you guys think?


#1998118 Would you want Byfuglien?

Posted by Sprsquirt7 on 11 June 2010 - 10:06 AM

Byfuglien had only like 34 points in the regular season. He was a team worst -11 in the regular season. He was tied for a team worst -4 in the postseason. Byfuglien had an offensive outburst in the postseason which is why I understand the current trend to like him. He is not worth 3m. He hasn't shown that he can continually produce and do it consistently. I honestly don't see him fitting in with the Red Wings because of his semi liability in the defensive zone. He will fit in somewhere and be a major contributor but it will have to be on a certain team in which defense isn't a major priority, ie not the red wings.

I don't know of a replacement for Byfuglien but I'd rather have someone like Asham. That guy played exactly how I would want someone in a Wings jersey to play and he has a nice scoring touch for being a "grinder". For the price especially Asham > Byfuglien in my mind.

edit: my answer was no if you didn't get it from the post lol


#1998105 "Detroit sucks" chant at Cup celebration?

Posted by Red Wings 2010 on 11 June 2010 - 09:22 AM

Ah, we have another fan, the chicago blackhawks! :zzz:


#1998091 Jeremy Roenick

Posted by Real1 on 11 June 2010 - 08:50 AM

You guys are just downright cold. This guy spent his whole life chasing after one thing. ONE thing. And he never got it. You spend the same amount of time chasing after one thing, NEVER GET IT, then sit there and watch it being handed from person to person live after you retire, and tell me you don't tear up.

Some of you need to grow up, and stop saying how much of a Wing hater he might be. Tell me this. If you had the chance to trade lives with him, and play the game you love for as long as he did, you'd take it in a heartbeat.

Sometimes you people here at LGW just amaze me.


#1997960 Adam Burish: Chris Pronger Is The Biggest Idiot In The League

Posted by Nev on 11 June 2010 - 12:33 AM

Let me get this straight...

1) I say the factual statement that Burish is a scrub compared to Pronger, and would most probably lose in a fight against him, despite Burris's bravado.


Have you seen Pronger's fight card? Dan Cleary, Michael Handzus, Jiri Slegr........and, er that's about it I think. Guy is the biggest coward in the league.

And I'm with Doc on this one - if Burish can't criticise Pronger, then you can't criticise Burish.


#1997804 The Curse of Marian Hossa

Posted by Carman on 10 June 2010 - 07:12 PM

The second Crosby can step on the ice during any PK time is the split second I can give a s*** about these 2 being compared. Crosby cannot play both ends, its fact. Gretzky's point totals are definitely sickening but I would never consider him the best ever.


Crosby actually does play on the PK in critical situations.

It's just his abilities are much better used on the offensive, and Pittsburgh has plenty of very good depth players that can effectively kill penalites.

You do realize that Crosby averaged more PK time per game this season than Datsyuk did right?

Since when did the amount of PK time become the sole determining factor of someone's two-way ability anyway?


#1997801 Adam Burish: Chris Pronger Is The Biggest Idiot In The League

Posted by drwscc on 10 June 2010 - 07:06 PM

I like the fact that Burrish was scratched for like the last 3 games in the series, yet he comes out all dressed up in "his hockey suit" like he was actually part of the win. What a tool bag. At least Pronger played.