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#2005730 Are We Not Good Enough to Win the Cup?

Posted by Majsheppard on 27 June 2010 - 06:46 PM

Yes we are good enough to win the cup. Will we?


We cannot overcome the amount of calls against us. Even though we are near the bottom in penalties taken in the regular season, we are always at the top of PIMs in the playoffs. They also seem to adjust what they call just to spite us. I hate to say its fixed, alot of it just happens to be that what they dont call last year to help us, they call it this year and we are busy doing it because we got bit last year. Plus Bertuzzi gets called nearly every time his hand leaves his stick, whether or not it is deserved.

We have been good enough to win the cup every year since the lockout, and we will continue to be for at least one more year. There is very little we can do to add to our team, save for addition by subtraction.

At least we still have the classiest organization and the only fans that don't act like jackasses by doing stupid s***. Hopefully that will never change.

#2004967 2010 NHL Draft Thread

Posted by Majsheppard on 25 June 2010 - 09:28 PM

You can never have too many prospects. Besides, Emmerton was a 2nd rounder. Statistically only a 25% chance of ever making the NHL in the first place.

We traded that first pick down for Emmerton, so he was our first pick and very early in the second round, and by that he should make the team at least. I just am going to be surprised if he used a second for a fourth line guy... I might see him traded at the deadline if there was anyway for us to aquire something of value. I doubt that because of our crappy cap.


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#2004963 2010 NHL Draft Thread

Posted by Majsheppard on 25 June 2010 - 09:25 PM

You just got decent size with that pick, he's 18 and 6'2" 200lbs right now. As far as offensive minded players in our system - do a little research: Tatar, Nyquist, Ferraro, Emmerton (has the ability, just needs to take it up a level), Nestrasil, and Pare (has the ability). All these players have the ability to be top 6 forwards and also be sound defensively.

Sure we don't have any 6'4" behemoths in our system right now, but skimming our prospects, we have plenty of guys who are 6' to 6'3" who will make an impact.

Stop trying to be experts because next to Holland and co. you don't know s***.

One, you are in agreement with me. I didn't complain about the size.

Two, Tatar might be a top line guy, should at least be a top six guy at worst. Ferraro Might be a second Center, but that is not a given.
Nyquist strikes me as an excellent winger and should be on that second line.

Emmerton is not a top six guy, he was supposed to be a third line guy and I don't see him on that either with the way our team is chalk full of players that fit in that spot. This kid we just drafted could be the same type of player as Emmerton. It feels like we just gave up on him with this pick. I know he hasn't impressed me in GR.

Nestrasil, and Pare may not even make the NHL, that is far from a given. I like our farm system right now, but when you get a really RARE 19th pick we need to hit one out of the park. I am thinking someone like Mike Richards who was 21st pick I believe.
I still don't like the idea of getting a role player with a first round pick. I bet that this was their forth choice, so you can't fault them for the picks being gone before they get to them.

As for the Dman we passed on that was a mean mother that Montreal picked, I am not worried a bit about our D corp. We have a bunch of quailty guys in our system. Forward was a bigger need. I just hope this guy is in Jordan Staal's league. Then we can play him on either 2nd or 3rd and get at least 20 goals out of him.

I am in the middle, I am not going to give Holland a tounge lashing, but I am not going overlook the fact that we have needs. I thought him a god until he decided to resign Bertuzzi the third time.

#2004941 2010 NHL Draft Thread

Posted by Majsheppard on 25 June 2010 - 09:14 PM

I get helm&abdelkader-visions when reading that summary about him...

So then... where the hell is Emmerton supposed to play? He is not a top six guy, and not a fourth liner... So is this a admission that Corey is a bust?

We need more playmakers now. As it stands, unless we pull another late round pick out of our asses, then when Pavel and Hank retire, we are going to have an old Johan (maybe) Fillpula, Tatar and possibly Ferraro. That doesn't even sound like playoff cailber.

Edit: Nyquist as well.

#2004919 2010 NHL Draft Thread

Posted by Majsheppard on 25 June 2010 - 09:02 PM

Exactly, I don't get it. We've got a surplus of defensive minded, low scoring forwards.

Exactly, we have alot lacking in two areas, size and top scoring prospects. We have a metric ton of role players. The biggest problem for us was last year is the only two forwards that filled that size and scoring level requirements were Johan who was injured and Bertuzzi who was a turnover machine.

a 19th pick may not necesarly get you both of those things, but at least this kid is not 5-10. We shall see about them in many years... though I would gladly put this guy in right now over Bertuzzi. At least we still have Tatar!

#2004909 2010 NHL Draft Thread

Posted by Majsheppard on 25 June 2010 - 08:58 PM

He is suppost to be like Jordan Staal, but without the goals??? WTF man. He better get that shooting percentage up if he is a Jordan Staal like guy...

#2004880 2010 NHL Draft Thread

Posted by Majsheppard on 25 June 2010 - 08:50 PM

f*** Notre Dame.

He better not be another Lebda.

#2004863 2010 NHL Draft Thread

Posted by Majsheppard on 25 June 2010 - 08:48 PM

We draft...

#2004851 2010 NHL Draft Thread

Posted by Majsheppard on 25 June 2010 - 08:44 PM

Trade out, I'd bet...

#2004842 2010 NHL Draft Thread

Posted by Majsheppard on 25 June 2010 - 08:42 PM

The three guys I wanted are gone... At least none of them went to s***sburgh.

#1939890 Early Penalty Watch For Game 1

Posted by Majsheppard on 13 April 2010 - 02:07 PM

Seriously though, when are there not BS calls against us. Honestly I look at the teams in the playoffs, just in the West I feel the league would rather see the Yotes, Nucks, Sharks, Kings, and of course the Hawks go further then us.

That isn't even bringing up the East which has the poster children of the NHL in it. I have a feeling that the Pens, Sabers, Sens, Bruins, and most of all Caps would get the calls over us this year.

I firmly believe that the league handed the Pens the cup by fixing game three. I always expect them to make calls to extend series and give extra chances for the best market teams to advance. Phoenix could use a deep run. Honestly if they were to make the finals the franchise would instantly be viable. People just want a contender. I mean how else can you explain the Penguins selling out now?

#1918810 "Detroit the hottest option for Zuccarello Aasen"

Posted by Majsheppard on 19 March 2010 - 03:40 PM

Problem is, I don't think we can sign him. As of right now, according to NHL rules, we cannot sign players to next year contracts exceeding a set amount of our possible Salary cap. Remember when we could only sign Franzen or Hossa before the next season, or the issue with signing Zetter and then having no potential cap left.

Not that we would go over the cap, but the league has some rule in place to prevent teams from going over the cap in the future so they cannot sign people like this, unattached AHLers, or former retiries to future contracts before the offseason offically starts. Basically they don't want teams to broker undrafted prospects beyond their cap capablities.

We are going to be right up against the cap again, and with Homer being up much could depend on him. Also Jiri Hudler is still our problem. Though he doesn't count against the cap, his arbitrated contract is still on our books potentially. If he were to change his mind next year, we would be require to play him the 2+ million that the arbitor gave him. I believe that makes a signing like this unlikely.

Long story short, if we choose to sign him, we have to be below some percentage of the cap with all the players on our books for next year. Whatever that number is though it most likely is lower then our preexisting cap. That is if I understand the NHL rules correctly, and I have been wrong before with these overly complicated rules.

As for the player, why wouldn't you want a player added to the system for no cost or risk beyond the salary?!?!? Lenio proved one thing, if you sign someone who is young enough you can always trade their ovreated selves away.

Why are people saying hes slow i found this scouting report on him

his scouting report:

•High-end skills, including incredible passing ability
•Hard, accurate shot, though not top-level
•Able to play the point on the power play
•Outstanding playmaker
World-class speed

He is likened to Steve Sullivan. I would be down with that, he can be a point a game guy when he is on.

Why not sign a 5'7 guy named Zuccarello that most of us have never heard of?

If you were watching the Olympics closely you heard of him. He really was their best player, and if they were able to actually beat some people and be in a medal game, he would have gotten all the credit.

There were three players in that tourney that I said would be most likely playing North American hockey very soon on the way to the NHL. Zuccarello is one of them. The Swiss forward, whose name escapes me is one, and the former NHLer from sweden is the other. (No, not forsberg :P)