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#2462736 Yzerman commits to Alumni Game roster!

Posted by dragonballgtz on 10 December 2013 - 03:04 PM

I just damn near shead a tear after reading that. Fookin awesome!

#2462602 Howard = Average

Posted by dragonballgtz on 09 December 2013 - 09:00 PM



Howard is #1 in Detroit, I agree with what this guy is saying... in fact, I've said most of it at one time or another.  ;)


I love Monster, too, don't get me wrong - but he's the back up. 


Just wait until Mrázek gets up here. He will give Jimmy a run for his money

#2453698 Cleary in, Tatar out against Caps

Posted by dragonballgtz on 14 November 2013 - 03:56 PM

How in the hell do they expect Tatar to get better? He cannot fix his game from the press box or just practice, he needs to play to learn the NHL level game.

#2449966 Philly Capitals line brawl

Posted by dragonballgtz on 01 November 2013 - 11:23 PM

Why in the hell did no Washington player help out Holtby, the hell what the ref wanted.

#2442856 Fedorov lacing up the skates Friday

Posted by dragonballgtz on 09 October 2013 - 04:00 PM

I wonder how he will do. Yes, he might be the same age as Selanne (Fedorov will be 44 by years end though) but he did not age as gracefuly. Selanne got better after the 04-05 lockout, Fedorov career went to the craper after the lockout.


Still, good luck to ya Fedorov!

#2434350 One player to put us over the top

Posted by dragonballgtz on 28 August 2013 - 07:06 PM

Milan Lucic.

#2429961 kronner a #1?

Posted by dragonballgtz on 13 July 2013 - 10:31 PM

When I think of a true #1 defensemen I think of a franchise defensemen. I'm talking Pronger, Lidstrom, Chelios, Niedermayer caliber. Kronner is good but he is not on that level.

#2427997 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by dragonballgtz on 06 July 2013 - 11:24 AM

Losing Brunner will amount to almost nothing when this season gets underway - because what exactly are we losing?

With the depth at forward this year, Brunner would be in the same position he ended last season, playing RW on our 3rd line. If you remember, Brunner scored his first 10 goals playing with Zetterberg in the first 19 games of the season getting close to first line minutes. When the rest of the league started to get their legs back and the quality of play increased, he scored only 2 goals in the remaining 25 games from the third line. The playoffs showed a better GPG rate, but 5 goals in 14 games isn't worth gambling on a 3 year contract when he hasn't played an 82 game season yet.

So, back to the original question which was what are we losing? Considering that Tomas Tatar will be taking his spot, an equally fast but better two-way winger, the answer is almost nothing. I understand depth, but there is no room in the top 6 for Brunner and certainly nowhere on the checking line. You could argue that with Tatars cheaper contract, the fact he is 5 years younger and plays with Grit, this is probably an upgrade. Oh, and not to mention Tatar also proved to be a pretty good playoff scorer last year in the Calder Cup.

Just like most NHL rookies he hit a wall from playing so much and just wasn't use to it. Brunner and Nyquist gave use a damn good 3rd line, a defense liability but that will take time to learn to straighten out. 


With a full training camp, more time to get use to the NA game, and not such a condensed schedule I think he would be just fine.

#2427702 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by dragonballgtz on 05 July 2013 - 07:09 PM

Brunner and Nyquist made an awesome 3rd line, I will miss him.

#2427462 Dan Cleary Watch

Posted by dragonballgtz on 05 July 2013 - 04:13 PM

Bert and Sammy's contacts are bitting Holland in the ass today, and yet he still wants to re-sing Cleary!?!

#2427392 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by dragonballgtz on 05 July 2013 - 03:41 PM


Ken Holland: "Still in touch with Daniel Cleary, expect Damien Brunner to be moving on to another situation.... But been a tremendous day."



#2420607 Datsyuk agrees to 3-year extension, $22.5m total, $7.5m/year

Posted by dragonballgtz on 18 June 2013 - 02:19 PM

Now please Holland, give him a winger that can put the puck in the net.

#2416511 Franzen Buyout?

Posted by dragonballgtz on 31 May 2013 - 10:19 AM

Yes...yes I would. The lack of consistency needs to be address in the top 6. Z and D are not gonna be moved... so might as well supply them with wingers that can play with some effort and consistency. Be it the replacements are our own young players or they came via a trade.


Flip, Mule, Bert, and Sammy (even though he didn't play much this season) are all expendable. 

#2406538 WCSF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 1 - (Series Tied at 1)

Posted by dragonballgtz on 18 May 2013 - 12:51 PM

we dominated most of this period. keep it up.

And we lost any momentum at the end of it.


I understand the Wings like the puck possession style, but we need to start being simple when clearing the zone. Just flip it out and stop trying to skate it out with Hawk players hounding the puck carrier.


More traffic in front the net would help as well. There are some juicy rebounds to be had.

#2404055 Helm Status Update

Posted by dragonballgtz on 13 May 2013 - 04:56 PM

I wasn't expecting Helm to come back till next season anyway. Back injuries are no joke, take your time Helm, see you next year.