krsmith... you make a strong case, but I still would love to see Holland make a smart move at the deadline and not wait until Free Agency/Off Season to make a move on D. No overpayments for Myers, or Yandle. ...but SOMETHING! Even if it's just a Kindl for Petry swap. Get a RH D-man on the back-end.
With Franson turning down a long term deal with the Leafs (It was reported they couldn't come to terms for a multi-year deal at 4.6 per season) that certainly does make it possible for him to be available to us ...and 28 other teams.
I think Toronto will try very very hard to move Phaneuf and keep Franson though,
He's been shouldering the weight on the defensive side with Dion out with injury.
If Shanny and Co. are blowing up the Leafs, Franson is a guy they should be keeping around.
kip... I agree, I don't think Green is going to get moved at the deadline for anything less than a kings ransom.
I don't think Washington will re-sign him in the offseason though... I think with Green coming off the books, they'll be looking to finally make another big splashy move at Forward.
so... lazy mule is always lazy, but especially when he's sitting on IR nursing a fake injury.
Let me amend that: "So... you're willing to defend a lazy mule*, but not when he's sitting on IR nursing a fake injury?"
*just noticed that you claim to defend Franzen, not that I'm going to go back into other threads to check for legitimacy of such claim.
Look, I'm not trying to get all up on your case about this... and certainly there are players that are willing to play through pain and injury, and Franzen isn't that guy... but do you honestly believe that trainers, doctors, and Ken Holland would allow Franzen to just sit on IR because he wants to nurse the injury? Sure, they might let him sit there because they want to keep him on IR -- whether it be cap or chemistry issues, but I can't imagine you're going to let a guy like that, if healthy, to nurse his fake wounds. Offensive struggles or not.
What the he'll did krejci leading the playoffs in points twice have anything to do with the fight?
I think They were just trying to say how awesome he is, like "hes the playoff point leader, and he's sticking up for himself and fighting his own fights, he's the next great one!"
No, it was more like "He's A STAR PLAYER! NO ONE SHOULD TOUCH HIM! He's sacred and holy and how dare that fourth line "hack" take exception to be wrapped up by him! Also, please disregard my earlier comments about Chara taking on Paquette because they are totally in opposition to what I just said."
That's Jack Edwards in a nutshell. Hypocritical ******-nozzle. Over the top and to the edge. I think Kip's got him pretty much figured out.
Used to think it was comical, but now it's just plain ridiculous. Everyone has their likes and dislikes when it comes to their announce team, but this guy's just a frigging joke.
I'm not going to personally attack anyone. Or even allude to it.
What I will say is, there are plenty of dips***s holding the "Boston point of view", and it's because of people like them that Jack Edwards calls games the way he does. If fans held themselves, and their home announcing teams to a higher standard, then Jack Edwards would be in Southie, drinking himself silly after a long day in the garbage truck, bitchin' about the smarty pants' with their fancy math stats, and the decline of the enforcer, and the overall pussification of America.
The Detroit Red Wings suffered a serious blow when goaltender Jimmy Howard, recently selected to appear in the NHL All-Star Game, suffered a partial groin tear. The 30-year-old Howard is expected to miss at least two weeks, possibly longer.
With Howard on injured reserve and backup Jonas Gustavsson still sidelined by a shoulder injury, Jared Clinton suggested there could be talk of the Wings pursuing St. Louis Blues netminder Martin Brodeur. Clinton, however, notes the 42-year-old Brodeur’s woeful stats are reason enough for the Wings to avoid the former Vezina winner.
Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman wonders if Wings GM Ken Holland might contact the Buffalo Sabres and inquire into the availability of Jhonas Enroth as short-term relief. Enroth and fellow Sabres netminder Michal Neuvirth are both UFAs in July and there’s speculation one of them could be dealt by the trade deadline.
I think it's time to pull the trigger on a deal for an offensive defender, whether we're in contention or not. I'm not sure we've got a bona fide top 4, offensive defender in Smith. Maybe it happens in a couple seasons, but I'm not really sold on it. Even if he has that potential, it seems evident that Babcock doesn't trust him, which makes me doubt he'll be played in a role where he can thrive. I know we don't have that in Kindl, and Ericsson has been suspect. In all honesty, Kronwall and DeKeyser are the only guys I trust in a top 4 role right now.
If there's one person on this board that agrees with you more than anyone else on this sentiment, it's kip.