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#2014562 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 13 July 2010 - 04:59 PM

I don't think many people actually make the HoF without having a good team around them. While I see the point you are making, I personally feel that he has done enough on his own to make it.

Remember D-Mac's words:


#2014274 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 12 July 2010 - 09:47 PM

He will be a Hall of Famer, but I don't see him getting in 1st try unless its a weak class. I think the voters will keep in mind the fact his numbers were more a product of the teams he played on and not overwhelming stand out play on his part.

That same case could be made for a lot of players in the Hall.

#2014250 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 12 July 2010 - 09:19 PM

If it is indeed Ozzie's last season, I bet nobody wears #30 in Detroit again for a long time, if ever.

#2014071 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 12 July 2010 - 01:42 PM

No. :( He needs more Cups. At least 1 or 2...and it makes it worse because if we had won it in 09 I think he would have gotten the Conn Smythe. He still hasn't gotten the recognition he deserves IMO, and he can't retire until he does.

He for sure would have been the Conn Smythe winner in 09 had the Wings won, and that would have been one of the better stories of the season for Ozzie - being named playoff MVP after such a sub-par regular season.

#2013971 Sharks sign RFA Niklas Hjalmarsson

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 12 July 2010 - 10:52 AM

that's the million dollar question and you could easily argue that Bolland isn't a top 6 player anyway and won't be anywhere near as effective without the players around him...

It will basically be a matter of shutting down one offensive line and getting your top offense out on the ice against either of the bottom 2 d pairings and they can EASILY be exploited...

It's not a good sign when Bolland is one of your top players.

#2013867 Smith sustains shoulder injury at prospect camp

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 11 July 2010 - 08:53 PM

I don't care for these sorts of setbacks.

#2013755 Eaves signs 1 year deal

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 11 July 2010 - 09:01 AM

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#2013746 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 11 July 2010 - 08:18 AM

Still think he signs with Detroit.
What is up with this guy?

Compilation of his quotes and interactions below:

Chicago: "Patty is an energetic kid and a phenomenally gifted player," Modano said. "It'd be fun to play with him." "I'd like to see what kind of wiggle room they have left under the salary cap, if they can fill that third- or fourth-line void and see how I would fit in with those guys," Modano said

Detroit: "There isn't any other team," said Modano, standing outside Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch's suite at Comerica Park Tuesday night. "It will be here or I'm not playing. I think it's narrowed to that." "If I could get it here, it's probably a given with the talent and the type of team they have. To be able to go out winning another Stanley Cup, that would be phenomenal."

Minnesota: "It would be a fun storyline," Modano said. Modano said Minnesota may want to meet face-to-face with him soon, but no date has been set.
San Jose: The 40-year-old forward said Friday that the San Jose Sharks and Minnesota Wild have contacted him about the possibility of playing next season.
Detroit -- So on Friday, Mike Modano apparently told the Dallas Morning News he would listen to recruiting pitches from San Jose and Minnesota, and that talk that his only options were to play for the Red Wings or retire was wrong.

Phoenix, Washington, St. Louis, LA:
Modano is keeping a close eye on teams like the Los Angeles Kings and possibly even the Phoenix Coyotes to see what moves they might make to create an opening. Those close to Modano believe Detroit would be a great fit for him to play a puck possession style that suits his game and where hed have a chance to win. Other teams have expressed interest in Modano as well including Washington and St. Louis who contacted Modano directly.

And so it goes on and on and on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where did you get those quotes?

#2013360 Datsyuk goes back to school

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 09 July 2010 - 08:30 PM

Good for Pavs. He now can school other hockey players in more ways than just on the ice.

#2012901 Shea Weber named Nashville Captain

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 08 July 2010 - 11:26 PM

Obvious choice for them.

#2012399 Eaves signs 1 year deal

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 July 2010 - 11:41 PM

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#2012084 Eaves signs 1 year deal

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 July 2010 - 02:34 PM

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#2011945 Eaves signs 1 year deal

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 July 2010 - 11:46 AM

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#2011769 Antti Niemi files for arbitration

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 July 2010 - 06:29 AM

Who is the Biggest Winner With Jaroslav Halak's New Contract? Antti Niemi.

Earlier today, new St. Louis Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak, formerly of the Montreal Canadiens, signed a four-year contract with the Blues worth $15 million. While the Blues are likely ecstatic they got a budding young superstar locked up for a cap hit of $3.75 million a year, there's another team out there that's probably terrified by Halak's deal: The Chicago Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks have to be scared because they've got a restricted free agent goaltender of their own in Antti Niemi. The Blackhawks also have some salary cap issues of their own to work with and around as well. In other words, a semi-reasonable deal for Jaroslav Halak becomes Antti Niemi's "Exhibit A" to use in a potential arbitration hearing with the Hawks. Ken Campbell of The Hockey News examines the situation a little bit himself.

That doesn't necessarily mean Niemi will get a contract worth $3.75 per season in arbitration. Niemi's award would be only a one- or two-year award and it's difficult to compare that to a four-year deal, particularly since one of those seasons Halak would have been an unrestricted free agent. Generally speaking, more of a premium is put on longer contracts and every year a team can avoid unrestricted free agency comes at a cost.

The fun part of this analysis here is that Niemi can become an unrestricted free agent after next season since he'll be 27. If the Blackhawks are looking to keep Niemi on the long term, they'll have to negotiate that out with him themselves and deal with Halak's numbers. If they go to arbitration, Niemi's case is made for him already with Halak setting the precedent. Niemi can then say something along the lines of, "Sure, Halak's season and post season were nice and all but he still got pulled three times and finished 9-9. I won the Stanley Cup. Pay me."

Only problem there is that Niemi wasn't exactly playing the part of Patrick Roy on his way to helping the Blackhawks win the Cup, he looked a bit more like Grant Fuhr in that he wasn't exactly stellar in goal but he didn't cost his team any series and certainly wasn't quite as poor as Michael Leighton was in the finals.

#2011765 Bob Probert passes away at 45

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 July 2010 - 06:22 AM

Good to have you around again :thumbup: