Just noticed this and Pulkkinen is not one of the guys at risk. If anything, a healthy Franzen creates a battle for the 14th forward spot between Andersson, Callahan and Ferraro. Why in the world would Holland put a guy like Pulkkinen on the chopping block before Callahan or Ferraro?
...b-b-b-but I don't want to lose or trade ANY prospects!!!!!
I try not to read too much into these interviews -- mainly due to the translation issues, but also because the player isn't going to say much... ...but I did want to point out that he doesn't expect the moon, just that he wants a little more than his qualifying offer.
He seemingly has an understanding of how being a player in Detroit "works" noting his comments about Tatar and Nyquist and their respective salaries. Also seems like he just wants to have a good season. If you want to speculate anything, you gotta imagine he's feeling good about Blash being the head coach.
I thought That was the joke, that People Are just continuously taking seriously.
He's just being sarcastic saying all our prospects suck. The same way everyone rips on the scapegoats in Detroit...
You pick out What you think his biggest flaw is and extrapolate it into something so ridiculously skewed that every time something bad happens its their fault.
We love Our prospects unconditionally, then they become nhl regulars and we all turn on them, beg For them to be traded or waived, and then turn on Holland for not Trading them away for 6th&7th round picks. And the narrative after he keeps them instead of moving them for stale peanuts Is that Ken Holland is horrible at managing our assets.
I could be wrong, but what seems more plausible, kip being a smart ass:, or him genuinely thinking all our prospects are garbage. it seems obvious when its laid out that way, right?
Sometimes I think people just don't read other people's posts... or they read too much into them... or don't consider who's written the post.
Doesn't count if your 5'8 and when you hit someone your the one that falls
Where did you see that? Nhlnumbers says we got 1.2 million left , and I thought we had around 5 million before is signing so I can't see how we'd have 4 million left to sign jurco and pulks
NHLnumbers, GeneralFanager, and CapFriendly all have different cap totals and include different contracts in their totals.
So, I used the contract numbers available (which are all correct) for the players that will probably be on the roster and a calculator.
Also, you have to remember that we can be over the cap (forget the exact %) and just have to be compliant by the start of the season.
I fully expect that we will be over until we trim the roster. I'm just pointing out that currently, we would be cap compliant with Franzen on the roster with Jurco and Pulks signed and with Marchenko and XO in GR. So, we don't have to fret too much about moving someone right away.
Who's to say that he doesn't make the fourth line or at least get a call up here and there? Even if he only gets 2 call ups I hope it's against Dallas and Ottawa .
Are people really pissed off about a depth signing probably around league minimum? Just be happy the Wings finallyGriffins have a winger who has great size and will win some battles along the boards.
You know who's to say if me makes or doesn't make the fourth line? The coaching staff.
You know who else has a say in it: Eric Tangradi. If he plays like a house on fire and beats out someone like Ferraro, so be it.
I have no problem with him as a depth forward. It's a smart signing.
Do I think he's going to get specific call ups play play specific "hard-edged, tougher" teams? No way in hell.
We have a few on here that think any sort of toughness or someone who will drop the gloves is worthless. Just ignore them. I still like watching big hits and fights. And I'm sure some others do as well. Not everyone wants pansy hockey.
I love big hits and fights, but I also want skill. A marriage of both would be phenomenal, but it's hard in this day and age when the league is shifting more and more towards skill. Big hits and fights are great, but just because we don't have someone that will drop the gloves doesn't make it pansy hockey. It's just the game now.
Can't belive there are 3 pages about a guy that will play on the 4th line of the Griffins
You obviously haven't been around very long.
I'm surprised Brian McGrattan hasn't been brought into the conversation yet.