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#2615520 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by e_prime on 20 June 2015 - 05:55 PM

e_prime, being a non fighter doesn't necessarily mean that player is also non physical. A player can hit everything in sight and never drop the gloves, there is no direct correlation between the two. For me, I don't want a top 4 defenseman that fights and leaves his team short benched for 5+ minutes. I do however want some physical defenseman, that aren't afraid to lay the body when the opportunity presents itself. That is Cody Franson.
You stated that Franson was big but doesn't use his size to be physical. That's just not right at all.

Did you read my previous responses to your initial response? 

I don't even believe that what I typed in my initial response.

Also, do you really think that I want a top four guy that fights?  I'm in favor of signing Green for chrissakes.

I do not disagree with your assessment of Franson AT ALL.

I would take Franson in a heartbeat.  The guy is totally the physical presence we need.  I understand.

 

Franson seems like one of those guys that is big, but not one to use his size to be "physical."

 

So for Frank, Phaneuf is the best option...

 

I'm not disagreeing with you.  I just don't think you can find Cody Franson on hockeyfights.com.  I'm just trying to round out Frank's argument for Phaneuf for him.

 

Personally, I don't think Phaneuf gets moved now that Babs is coach.

I would very much like to have Franson on this team and if not, the very non-physical,  Mike Green would be okay with me.

If both of those guys get signed by other teams and we're looking to make a trade for an upgrade, I'd say Wisniewski would be a cheaper option than Phaneuf.

 

...have you not noticed that I'm a complete smartass around here?  Veiled shots at Frank, dude.  Not you. 




#2615057 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by e_prime on 18 June 2015 - 09:54 AM

Yandle's so affordable I don't know why you wouldn't let him play out his contract.  Assuming, of course, you think you'll still be in the hunt later on.  Hang on to him, and trade him at the deadline for a fortune if you don't want him later, but throw the baby out with the bathwater?  You're not going to get a more talented defenseman for 2.75 million dollars. 

Because Sather is still the GM.  Other than that... who knows why?!?!?




#2613974 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by e_prime on 11 June 2015 - 10:22 AM

Discussion boards are for... pandering to each others opinions?




#2613959 Time for an offer sheet?

Posted by e_prime on 11 June 2015 - 09:19 AM

 

Thank god.  I don't think I could seriously cheer for something called "Dougie". 

Is that a dance that the kids were doing a few years back?  I think someone tried to teach me... I didn't get it.

 

#Dadjoke




#2613953 Time for an offer sheet?

Posted by e_prime on 11 June 2015 - 09:07 AM

Our GM, Ken Holland, is NEVER going to offersheet someone like Dougie Hamliton.




#2613841 Free agents this off season

Posted by e_prime on 10 June 2015 - 08:49 AM

Is this Carl Soderberg any good? Hes 6'3 and a swede and detroit has plenty of manlove for swedes...

 

Carl Soderberg's agent, J.P. Barry, has told the Boston Globe his client will not be brought back by the Bruins this off-season.

Barry informed the Globe that the Bruins to not plan on pitching a contract offer to his client.

The Bruins are battling salary cap issues and GM Don Sweeney appears to be moving in a different direction with Soderberg.

Barry told the Globe the Bruins "can't make an offer at this juncture."

Soderberg, 29, will become an unrestricted free agent July 1 after his three-year, $3.25 million contract expires.

In 82 games with the Bruins this season, Soderberg registered 13 goals and 31 assists for 44 points.

Sheahan is our Soderberg. Developing player that has fulltime 2C written in their future.

 

There are other teams with depth at Center issues that will ****** him up before we'd be able to make the requisite moves of off-loading Weiss and at least one other forward to make room for him.  Not saying I wouldn't take him, I just don't think we NEED him.

 

Really, I can't say ******... okay... then GRAB.




#2613607 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

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

For as much as I hate Chicago fans.  I don't hate their team.


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#2613316 Red Wings in on D Mike Reilly

Posted by e_prime on 06 June 2015 - 08:52 AM

Can I trade Mike Reilly for Ryan O'Reilly?

 

Bob McKenzie: The haven’t been any substantive talks between the Avalanche and Ryan O’Reilly’s camp about a contract extension. He will be a UFA after next season. The Avalanche love him as a player, but they may not be able to or may not want to pay him market value. They need defensemen and McKenzie has always assumed they would trade him.

More of a feeling than a fact.

 

 

Reilly is a defenseman. Avs need D. ....hmmm.  lol.

 




#2613315 Time for an offer sheet?

Posted by e_prime on 06 June 2015 - 08:18 AM

SoaW has it right.  UFAs and RFAs are not the same thing. The thing to remember is that even though an offer sheet can be made to the player, the team that has a player under the restricted tag of free agency has ultimate bargaining power.  Just because Hamilton's agents think he's worth 7 million doesn't mean Boston is going to make him a 7 million dollar man-child.

If Boston doesn't offer Hamilton 7 million and no team is willing to offer-sheet him...

7 million is just a dream number in some agents head... and lets be honest they're not going to offer him anywhere NEAR 7 million.

Subban didn't get a big pay day in his first RFA years... didn't get an offer sheet.

Hamilton is going to be exactly the same.

 

Offer sheets get brought up EVERY year and EVERY year they don't happen. They're too risky.

GMs can't afford to lose draft picks, most can't afford to offer big cap numbers to ensure a player will accept an offer sheet, and they can't afford to back another GM into cap hell without losing the ability to negotiate/trade with them at a later date or without the possibility of getting screwed over themselves with a retaliatory offer-sheet.

 

After all this offer-sheet talk is said and done, in the end, Hamilton will get a 2 or 3 year bridge deal, at $3.5-4 million. Watch it happen.




#2611399 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by e_prime on 29 May 2015 - 12:43 PM

 

Our center depth is awesome. Dats, Hank, Weiss, Sheahan, Helm, Glenny, are just what we have on the roster right now. No slouches down in GR either. We don't really have any weaknesses in the prospect pool. We just gotta hope some of the D turn out to be impact players. And because of dudes like Pav, Hank and Kronner, the Wings have the TIME to develop their youth. Toronto doesn't have that luxury. We can get away with not getting those top 5 nhl ready picks for that reason. 

I know our center depth is fine. (You forgot Andersson... probably because like many of the above listed - bolded - he doesn't often play center.)

 

  ...but TO's center depth is weak. Bozek and Kadri... and... 

 

As far as similarities go, I'm just being cranky because we keep making the playoffs and lose in the 1st round.  There's really not that much similarity at all. 




#2609677 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by e_prime on 22 May 2015 - 11:29 AM

 

Good players still need a good coach to steer them all in the right direction.

 

 

What's that? Put pucks in the net? Try to win the game?

...and butt pats.  BoS for COACH!




#2609656 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by e_prime on 22 May 2015 - 10:54 AM

Blashill has never coached in the NHL before and had success in the AHL because he was spoon fed great prospects by Holland

Thankfully he's still got that guy feeding him.  Maybe he'll add a new entree to the menu this offseason?

 

man.  now i'm hungry.




#2609529 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by e_prime on 21 May 2015 - 05:22 PM

Who would you rather keep, stamkos, or their triplets line?

Luckily Tampa will have a little bit of time before having to make that decision... also, we'll see if Stamkos is willing to take a discount to stay. 




#2609351 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by e_prime on 21 May 2015 - 11:17 AM

Lilja's back?




#2609348 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by e_prime on 21 May 2015 - 11:14 AM

For a young Chara ? Heck yes there are only two guys I wouldn't have traded Larkin and Mantha Ehrhoff wanted one more year than Kenny was willing to offer, at some point he has to understand that this team sadly isn't seen in the same light as before so to get a deal done some giving in to the demands has to happen.. Man buffalo man up and don't act like girls which didn't get their prefered shoes ..sending reporters to Toronto is just stupid.

I'd say the book hasn't quite been written on Tyler Myers to say he's a "young Chara."  Except that he's big.

 

Also, talking about Ehrhoff... he got 10 years from Buffalo after his negotiating rights were traded from VAN to NYI to BUF, was then bought out and signed a one year contract with Pittsburgh. So I don't know when we missed out on Ehrhoff by not offering him enough years. We didn't have a chance at him in 2011 and he obviously wanted to go to Pittsburgh last year.


 

Erhoff was a flop this year, I'm glad he re-signed Quincey over him.

 

Ehrhoff was injuried quite a lot so that certainly didn't help.

KFQ certainly was a pleasant surprise.