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#2497242 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by e_prime on 19 March 2014 - 10:12 AM

Ray Petkau @RayPetkau 12h

As is customary in Toronto, when your team plays poor defensively game after game you blame your goalie.

 




#2494087 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by e_prime on 10 March 2014 - 03:40 PM

I'm not ready to give up on Smith just yet, but Kindl can get packed off to a team that has trouble signing players and/or is in re-build mode and can trade us a better defenseman - ASAP.




#2492339 3/6 GDT: Avs 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) Sorry Nick.

Posted by e_prime on 06 March 2014 - 11:28 PM


 

On a side note, I love, love, LOVE that we stood pat with our blue line. We are absolutely going to win the Cup with Kronwall and Ericsson playing like a second pairing and Quincey ruining DeKeyser.

Dude, I am as frustrated as you are with the fact that we were unable to get anything done on D move yesterday, but realistically... no real D moves were made yesterday.  None.  Nada.  Zip. Zlich.  Zero.




#2492331 3/6 GDT: Avs 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) Sorry Nick.

Posted by e_prime on 06 March 2014 - 11:22 PM

You know how Babs' coaching strategy is aimed at keeping the games close and winning low scoring games?  Wouldn't it carry more wanter if we didn't lose every single low scoring game?  Every single one.  If that strategy worked for this team, as Babs' if fond of telling everyone, then why doesn't it work for this team? 

 

I don't know how he can be coaching this strategy with our D-corps we currently have... his strategy should be to keep the puck out of zone as much as possible, no matter the score... and to score as many goals as possible, no matter how injury plagued our current compliment of forwards happen to be.  Also, telling Jimmy to freeze the puck and pull in as many rebounds as possible would be great too.

 

You know, hockey basics.




#2492324 21 games to make it 23 years

Posted by e_prime on 06 March 2014 - 11:15 PM

Game #21:  We pick up a point and are tied with Columbus with 69 pts.

 

Around us:  #lumbus loses. Washington loses.  Tampa loses.  

 

Game #20 to 23 :  Tomorrow night vs. NJD.  A win sure would be swell.




#2491605 3/6 GDT: Avs 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) Sorry Nick.

Posted by e_prime on 06 March 2014 - 10:17 AM

it would be great if they could pull out a win for nick's retirement night, but i don't see it happening.

:eh:

Your optimism is a bright ray of sunshine on this cloudy day. 




#2491475 Ken Holland's Moves From 2009-2014

Posted by e_prime on 05 March 2014 - 10:58 PM

"Hey prime, what are you up to tonight?" a friend casually asked.

 

Who me?  Oh, just sippin' on some Capri-Sun and filling in a couple new lines on Ye Olde Spreadsheet.




#2491060 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by e_prime on 05 March 2014 - 05:28 PM

The "hockey-trades" on defense were just not there.  Let's not pretend that there were any made today that we missed out on.

 

Andersson, Sheahan, Glendening, Emmerton as our Centermen for the next three weeks made trading for a Center a high priority if making the playoffs for the Detroit Red Wings is a desired result for Holland.  It obviously is.




#2490984 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by e_prime on 05 March 2014 - 05:04 PM

This is so short sighted. Actually Jarnkrok is out performing Sheahans rookie AHL year and he actually has an excuse (moving from the big ice) to have a rough transition. Just because Sheahan is on the big club doesnt mean he's better. Sheahan is likely a third line player long term. If were lucky, he's somewhere between Abby and Mule. Jarnkrok has always been billed as a poor mans Zetterberg and has been playing against men since he was 17.

 

Then he should, "act like a man," not talk about exiting back to Europe, and stick around the Griffs until it's his time.




#2490942 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by e_prime on 05 March 2014 - 04:52 PM

whoops.  wrong thread.




#2490933 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by e_prime on 05 March 2014 - 04:48 PM

Really surprised we made no moves on D.   HOWEVER.

 

Arguably, the best D-man to be moved was MacDonald and the price of a 2nd (2015) 3rd (2014) and F prospect is pretty steep for a rental.

 

None of the D-men moved today, are better than calling up a prospect from Grand Rapids and cost us nothing.  No picks. Conditional or otherwise.

No prospects. 

 

So, I'm fine with that.  It's not as if Edler or Ehrhoff was moved anywhere else and we once again... "missed out."




#2490879 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by e_prime on 05 March 2014 - 04:31 PM

I think people are a bit quick to stomp on the panic button here. What a lot of you aren't considering is Jarnkrok's verbal desire to return to Europe and play hockey over there. If that is the case down the line, Eaves and a 3rd for Legwand isn't bad, especially if Legwand re-signs here. 

 

Look at how many we have injured and Eaves still barely makes the line-up. We have a lot of players that can fill in his role. A 3rd might equate to a bottom 6 forward in 5-6 years, the rarity of getting a gem in the 3rd doesn't outweigh the risk. 

 

A lot of this decision was based around Jarnkrok potentially pulling a Kovalchuk and bailing out of the NHL system. If that happens, a lot of you are gonna feel better about this deal. I'm assuming management knows more about this scenario than we do. 

 

Take a deep breath, this isn't the end of the world.

Honestly didn't know about the desire by Jarnkrok to return to Europe until just now.

 

Yes, it would.

 

Yes, they do.

 

Thanks for talking me down.




#2490865 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by e_prime on 05 March 2014 - 04:29 PM

So if he goes to Sweden...how does that work out for nashville and can he come back to detroit at some time?

 

No.  With transfer agreements and such, he'd be a Euro prospect for Nashville.




#2490662 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by e_prime on 05 March 2014 - 03:49 PM

How much value do you guys put on Eaves?! Even with all these injuries he barely cracks the lineup.

Exactly. No way he's coming back next year.  I like the guy, and I wish him nothing but the best in Nashville.

 

Someone mentioned that moving Eaves is doing him a favor...  and I agree Eaves being moved will net him some playing time with a team that needs offense. 




#2490628 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by e_prime on 05 March 2014 - 03:41 PM

Ray Ferraro says "Prospect is sleeping."

 

Ken Campbell @THNKenCampbell 1m

Wouldn't it be strange if the prospect going from Detroit to Nashville was @rayferrarotsn's son Landon?