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#2570283 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by e_prime on 12 February 2015 - 12:57 PM

Aaaaaaaand Bob McKenzie denies the rumor after three consecutive idiots (Bryan Yates, Clark Rasmussen, and George Malik) ran with the rumor as if it were true.  Malik even going as far as to vouch for the credibility of Yakes, who originated the rumor. 

 

Cautionary Lesson LGW:  Next time you find yourself about to post "Holland didn't land player X because the reported asking price was...," remember, those "reported asking prices" are almost always wrong, inflated, and made up by amateur jackasses (bloggers/podcasters). 

I'd like to see the denial... otherwise, I'm going to go with the word of the three idiots.  :lol:




#2570262 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by e_prime on 12 February 2015 - 12:00 PM

Holland has been griping about the prices of players in trades for years now... and has made exactly ZERO trades that have involved an active roster player or high impact prospect since when?  ...and yet we're to believe that he was willing to part with Larkin AND Mantha for Tyler Myers?

...or Tatar AND Nyquist for Jay Bouwmeester? ...or considering these outlandish trades.  HA.

 

Holland detractors need to try harder.




#2569836 So, Evander Kane...

Posted by e_prime on 11 February 2015 - 01:43 PM

So, th' Peg rids themselves of two problem children:  Kane and Bogo (who I believe has been a healthy scratch recently/in Maurice's doghouse)

 

...get Myers (who, I'm sorry, as far as consistency goes is no worse than Bogo and probably has a higher ceiling) plus Stafford plus a first round pick and a couple pieces.

 

Seems like Winnipeg won this trade.




#2569375 Babcock: "HE WINS, FULL STOP" - THN

Posted by e_prime on 08 February 2015 - 09:53 AM

I'll just say this about coaching the best player in the league:

 

There's a difference between being the best player and being touted at the best player in the league.

 

...and when I say touted, I mean being told, over and over, crammed down our throats, despite any shortcomings he may have, marketed until we're got BEST IN THE GAME drilled into our heads...

 

I'm certain that while Babcock would love to coach the current "best player in the league," there's a number of factors that surround that player that would give him pause in making the move to that organization, not to mention how good he has it in Detroit.

 

EDIT:  For the record, I think he's an amazing player, but he's still a crybaby and ******* to the zebras about non-calls and such way too much for my taste.  I think it's his face. I want to punch it. Repeatedly. Everytime I see him complaining to the officials or when they pan to him complaining from the bench. FIST to FACE.




#2568648 2/5 GDT - Red Wings 3 at Avalanche 0

Posted by e_prime on 05 February 2015 - 09:13 PM

A fight?!  WTF.  frankgrimes just became a Red Wings fan again.

 

Man, some serious hitting going on thusfar.




#2568624 2/5 GDT - Red Wings 3 at Avalanche 0

Posted by e_prime on 05 February 2015 - 08:47 PM

Roenick is embarrassingly horrible.  Tatar's nickname is 'Tuna'... because he likes Tuna Tartare.  :nono:




#2568440 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by e_prime on 05 February 2015 - 08:06 AM

Except it's really shanahan running everything now so your post doesn't apply

Actually it applies quite a lot. 

Those contracts aren't just null and void because Savior Shanny has come to TOwn.

 

...and they're not REFUSING to give Franson a huge contract.

 

Nonis/Shanny/whomever tried offering Franson a multi-year contract for just under $5 million (aprox. what Jake Gardnier is getting)

...because that's what they can afford to offer him. 

With the Phaneuf, Clarkson, and Kessel contracts they're stuck.  Very little cap flexibility. Hence all the rumors of moving Kessel or Dion.

So it's pretty obvious why they're incapable of offering him more.

Especially if Shanny is trying to fix some of Nonis and Co.'s mistakes.




#2568413 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by e_prime on 04 February 2015 - 10:35 PM

 

Why not wait for a real number one to become available? Because a real number one will never be made available in free agency, nor will they be available via trade, unless you're going to ridiculously overpay.

 

You mean current deadline defensemen options -- rental or otherwise in Sekera, Petry, Zidlicky, Green, Myers, and Yandle aren't number ones either?    (They're not.)

 

...and neither is Staal, Boychuk, Martin, Ehrhoff, Methot, Oduya, Michalek, Beauchemin, Mezaros?  (NOPE. None of these guys either!)

 

All sarcasm aside, I'm with you on this man! We don't need a number one!  We need a solid RH, puck moving 2/3/4 guy that will compliment what we already have on the team.  Franson would be ideal if the price is right! 

 

Certainly, it's everyone's right to have an opinion otherwise, but I'm unsure why you'd really be against it.


 

Do you find it even remotely ironic that the guy who supposed wants to "pretend the horrible Choice never happened" is also the same guy who won't shut up about it?

Not surprising.




#2568358 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by e_prime on 04 February 2015 - 06:23 PM

You expect us to believe you watched a ton of Nashville games? Your from canada as am I so I assume you've watched leafs games occasionally on Saturday night hockey and on sportsnet etc... During the week , although like myself I highly doubt you watched every single leafs game
 

Woah, whoa, whoa slowdown there man... who are you to call someone out on their viewing habits?  Maybe if you paid attention you'd see that krsmith17 has readily admitted that he watches a TON of Leafs games because his GF is a Toronto fan.  Now, in my book, that's a tough thing to admit... so the fact that he has should be worth it's weight in gold (or at least bitcoin) for internet credibility.  On top of that, you don't have to watch EVERYSINGLELEAFSGAME to get a good sampling of what Franson is and is not.  He didn't say he's watched "every individual play"  he said, "followed his individual play closely"  which means, he's scouted the guy.  He's on good basis with his abilities, his positives, his shortcomings, etc.    Reading fully, and maybe more than once helps with formulating clarity in your posts, responses, etc.




#2568260 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by e_prime on 04 February 2015 - 11:56 AM

Why do we need a puck mover when we already have Kronwall and Brendan Smith???

 

 

 

Because one offensive defenseman isn't enough?

 

 

You really consider Kronwall a stay at home guy? Never thought of him that way myself

 

 

 

Well I read recently, on one of these threads, that his offense is in decline.  We should trade for Tyler Myers to fill in the gaps. 

 

You two... I see what you're doing here!!  :lol: :lol: :lol:




#2568017 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by e_prime on 03 February 2015 - 12:58 PM

The question is are we willing to give Franson over 5 million / year? That is what the Leafs offered him and he turned it down.

It was under $5 million... for an undisclosed term... but if you were Franson would you sign with the Leafs? 

 

He says he wants to stay with them, but players say that ALL OF THE TIME. 

He's saying the right things because he's supposed to and that's what guys like him say.

 

I don't think there's a chance in hell he gets traded here for only a second rounder.  I just hope that the info. I dug up earlier is bunk.

Either that or someone ponys up that 2nd round pick (or more) and then he signs elsewhere in the off-season.  (Here.)




#2567975 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by e_prime on 03 February 2015 - 10:06 AM

Hell, give em a first

How about a first in the form of a former first rounder?

 

...Kindl.   :lol:




#2567969 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by e_prime on 03 February 2015 - 09:45 AM

Here you go kr: 

 

 

Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: Talk around the league is that the Maple Leafs are looking to get a 2nd round pick for Cody Franson.




#2567786 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by e_prime on 02 February 2015 - 09:56 AM

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.




#2567674 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by e_prime on 01 February 2015 - 01:06 PM

 

A 29 year old Mike Green is too old to help us, but a 31 year old Johnny Boychuk isn't? 

 

Do you have a fever?

...but he's injury prone, and can't defend (although that's not what we need anyway) and not a rough-and-tough former Bruin. 

 

Also, we're not contenders... so there's no reason to go after him.