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#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.

#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. 

#2609125 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by e_prime on 20 May 2015 - 03:26 PM


Yeah, he wants to let the guy focus on the playoffs. Hopefully by Holland not being blunt about it, the media won't start nagging Blash

Glosses right over the coaching search and heads right into talking about pro-scouting for the off-season, the combine, the draft. 


Say what you will about his moves as a GM.  The guy is as professional/classy as can be.

#2609075 About the 3rd Rd. Pick compensation...

Posted by e_prime on 20 May 2015 - 02:24 PM

Maybe you can swing that 3rd round pick back to Toronto in some sort of package deal, but I doubt it's for Phaneuf... unless Babs is ready for a COMPLETE rebuild situation.

#2609068 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by e_prime on 20 May 2015 - 02:19 PM

I'd thought we get a thread going for any potential rumors


Pete Wallner @petewallner  ·  27m 27 minutes ago

#RedWings AGM Ryan Martin confirmed to me in text Jeff Blashill will stay w @griffinshockey for playoff run. @GRPress


Why wouldn't Blash stay with the Griffs for their playoff run?  Seems to me that our wait for an announcement of our new coach might take a while if Grand Rapids keeps going.

Hitchcock should be a frontrunner

Isn't he still employed?

#2608800 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by e_prime on 20 May 2015 - 12:10 PM

Somebody let me know when he makes up his mind.  I'm out.

#2608530 Question for the Board regarding Babcock

Posted by e_prime on 19 May 2015 - 11:16 AM

What would the money matter.  Babs has already said his decision comes down to winning and what his family wants. 


If he goes to Buffalo, it's clearly because they've got a better chance of winning than Detroit...lol. 

I don't blame him for not showing all of his cards when it comes to what he wants or is looking for...

I'm sure in talking to other teams, he's gotten a lot of different offers with a lot of different levels of opportunity.


I certainly don't blame Babcock for not saying that part of the decision is the money... he's already got people that think it's all about the money anyway.  ;)


...but as far as winning goes. Yes, Detroit has the better chance of winning a Cup sooner than Buffalo does.

HOWEVER, if we continue in the same trajectory with players, types of off-season/in-season/trade-deadline moves, coaching, etc. are we any closer to doing anything more than what we've been doing for the past few seasons.


I'm torn about whether I want him to stay or go and I really don't care how much he gets paid.

I'm just glad this should all be over by tomorrow and we can end "Babwatch"

#2607592 ECSF : (4) Washington Capitals vs. (1) New York Rangers

Posted by e_prime on 13 May 2015 - 08:39 PM

Yea because that automatically negates all the positive about Green....

We already have enough defensemen that take bad penalties... I mean, I know his right-handedness is coveted... But really? Really? REALLY?

Green won't be a Wing regardless come July 1. And I am glad for that. He will get a ridiculous contract elsewhere. 

...and then, there's this.

#2607181 2015 Draft

Posted by e_prime on 11 May 2015 - 12:55 PM

As far as I know, we traded away our 2nd and got a 3rd back in the Cole trade. And we lost our 3rd in last years draft in the Turgeon trade... That would leave us with 1, 3 (from Dallas), 4, 5, 6, 7...

That is correct. 




See left side of screen.

#2595007 Post-GDT ECQF Game 1: Red Wings 3, Lightning 2 (DET leads, 1-0)

Posted by e_prime on 16 April 2015 - 09:21 PM

Take the win.  Take the win and play better next game. 


Complaining about the shot differential.  Ok.  Look at the scoreboard.  Look at Tampa's oh-fer-six on the powerplay.

Stranger things have happened.

#2594992 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 16 April 2015 - 09:16 PM

I can complain about how this win wasn't...



wait ...




Why would I complain about the win?