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#2010141 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 04 July 2010 - 09:21 PM

I know someone that works for the Ducks. He said Getzlaf is an alcoholic prima dona. He always says he has the personality of Ben Roethlisberger. No thanks. No trade.

Not to mention the general ******-ness vibe you get just by looking at him. He looks like a college frat boy who wears pink polo shirts with the stuck up collar who thinks he's the s***.

#2010096 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 04 July 2010 - 07:12 PM


#2009998 Freep interview with Yzerman

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 04 July 2010 - 03:42 PM

He'll be back someday.


#2009765 Is Vancouver the team to beat?

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 03 July 2010 - 07:37 PM

Chicago may have lost some depth, but they are the defending champs and are still dangerous and even more if Stahlberg and Beach can step in and contribute a little.

The defending champs will always have that aura of winning the Cup, but the Hawks have lost a ton of depth that they wouldn't have won without. IMO, they're a playoff team, but have taken a few steps back from a bonafide Cup contender.

Put me in the camp that thinks they won't win with Luongo in net... thanks.

And to think we all wanted Holland to trade Datsyuk for Luongo years ago.

#2009669 Free Agency Thread

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 03 July 2010 - 01:11 PM

Simple, they have 9 top six forwards and a ton of salary being eaten up by the oldest guys of the bunch. They move someone good now and they might have the money to keep their young guys later while also getting better all around and winning a cup.

Honestly, that would ruin any team. I would say straight to him if I were a random teams GM, unless you are the best player in the league, and he isn't, you don't get to make more money than the best player in the league. At least not from us.

Their forum, for the most part, is upset with losing Gagne and would rather trade Jeff Carter.

#2009309 Is Vancouver the team to beat?

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 02 July 2010 - 03:37 PM

Bingo. Luongo doesn't scare me in the playoffs.

"I only gave up 5 instead of 7 like last year, so I guess that's an improvement."

Those words from the team captain sure inspire fear in the hearts of opponents. Truly, the Canucks are the team to beat.

#2009157 Blackhawks doing their best to embrace change

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 02 July 2010 - 12:04 PM

All over NHL.com, and the hockey world in general are statements like:

"Blackhawks embrace change!"
"Blackhawks revamp!"
"Blackhawks really look up right now!"

Heh...bulls***. They changed out half their team, because they were the first team to really "buy" a cup under the salary cap.

After watching them work this post-season....I now realize.....they're desperately just trying to fill holes that they could not afford.

Bottom dwellers? Likely not. A Stanley Cup competitor? Yeah sure, maybe, anyone can be.

But next year when they say "The defending Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!"

I will simply laugh, smirk to myself, and say, "Yeah, a few of them."

At least Pittsburgh, after losing in the finals, primarily kept the same team.

Chicago...one hit wonder.

They have by far the most changes of any post-lockout champion.

2006 Carolina Hurricanes Offseason -

G John Grahame (FA from Tampa Bay)
D David Tanabe (FA from Boston)
D Tim Gleason (trade from Los Angeles)
F Trevor Letowski (FA from Columbus)
F Scott Walker (trade from Nashville)
F Brad Isbister (FA from Boston)
F Eric Belanger (trade from Los Angeles)

G Martin Gerber (FA to Ottawa)
D Aaron Ward (FA to Rangers)
D Oleg Tverdovsky (trade to Los Angeles)
F Matt Cullen (FA to Rangers)
F Doug Weight (FA to St. Louis)
F Josef Vasicek (trade to Nashville)
F Mark Recchi (FA to Pittsburgh)

While not exactly losing any big names like Staal or Brind'amour, the players they lost to retirement or free agency were duly replaced, and Carolina looked just as good, if not better than the previous season.

2007 Anaheim Ducks Offseason -

D Mathieu Schneider (FA from Detroit)
F Todd Bertuzzi (FA from Detroit)
F Mark Mowers (FA from Boston)
F Bobby Ryan (rookie)

F Dustin Penner (FA to Edmonton)
D Scott Niedermayer (temporary retirement)
F Teemu Selanne (temporary retirement)
F Shawn Thornton (FA to Boston)
F Ryan Shannon (trade to VAN)

2008 Detroit Red Wings Offseason -

F Marian Hossa (FA from Pittsburgh)
G Ty Conklin (FA from Pittsburgh)
F Ville Leino (rookie)

G Dominik Hasek (retirement)
F Dallas Drake (retirement)
D Kyle Quincey (waivers, picked up by LA)
F Mark Hartigan (FA to Russia)

2009 Pittsburgh Penguins Offseason -

D Jay McKee (FA from STL)
D Martin Skoula (FA from MIN)
G Brent Johnson (FA from WA)
F Mike Rupp (FA from NJ)

D Rob Scuderi (FA to LA)
F Miroslav Satan (FA to Boston)
D Hal Gill (FA to MTL)
G Mathieu Garon (FA to CBJ)

All in all, no major depth losses for any of the teams that weren't adequately replaced. Now let's look at Chicago thusfar.

F Marty Reasoner (trade from ATL)
D Ivan Vishnevsky (trade from ATL)
F Viktor Stalberg (trade from TOR)
Six prospects

F Dustin Byfuglien (trade to ATL)
D Brent Sopel (trade to ATL)
F Andrew Ladd (trade to ATL)
F Ben Eager (trade to ATL)
F Kris Versteeg (trade to TOR)
F Colin Fraser (trade to EDM)
F Adam Burish (FA to DAL)

That's seven players who played roles in the Stanley Cup win.

#2008893 Parents sue because kids suck at hockey

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 01 July 2010 - 09:35 PM

I still lol whenever I look at this thread.

#2007522 Versteeg a Leaf

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 30 June 2010 - 11:25 PM

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#2007383 Versteeg a Leaf

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 30 June 2010 - 09:40 PM

So you're replying to the bandwagon fanbase on your message board? That's weird.

I'm not 100% certain that the Blackhawks fanbase checks this board. I'm dubious. Perhaps we can do some IP checks to verify.

It depends on whether or not someone goes nuts on an offer sheet for one the RFA. If nobody does, this is most likely it. Even Ladd.

It turns out the cap hit for bonuses was only the 1.3 Toews Conn SMythe bonus, not the 4 mil + change that was initially reported.

Yeah, because 75% of the 8,000+ members on this board registered within the last year or so.

Wait, that's your board.

#2007373 Versteeg a Leaf

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 30 June 2010 - 09:33 PM

He never said they were done trading.

And what he said was obviously posturing anyways. Did anybody really believe they weren't going to be losing anything else?

Glad it's Versteeg.

I'd say a good half of Chicago's bandwagon base.

#2007286 Wings, City of Detroit extend lease talks on the Joe

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 30 June 2010 - 05:40 PM

Good. Playing at the Palace would have been brutal.

#2007173 The Best Hockey Commercials

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 30 June 2010 - 01:26 PM


#2006703 Sources: Flyers Land Evgeni Nabokov

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 29 June 2010 - 02:30 PM

He's better than people think. A lot of his faltering in the playoffs has to due with not only his teammates choking around him, but his own fatigue after playing 70+ games every year.

#2006655 Eurotwins to be reunited

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 29 June 2010 - 01:08 PM

I think if Mule scores like he can, then some of Bertuzzi's playmaking skills will help as well. And no, I'm not talking about his boneheaded no-look, drop passes...

You mean like at 0:42? :)