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In Topic: 10/5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4

05 October 2013 - 08:27 PM

Just to be clear, Babs - we're not losing 'cause Sammy didn't play.

In Topic: Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

03 April 2013 - 04:25 PM

Horrible trade by the Caps. Forsberg will be a star in a few yrs and Erat? Probably retired by then.

In Topic: 4 Forwards that are/may be available, that help us:

19 March 2013 - 11:41 AM

I'd say Kenny should look into the + 20yr -olds that are not playing their best atm for whatever reason, but who still have potential.

For every Turris, Voracek, Tlusty, Hodgson etc. there's still Wolski's around, so it can be a bit of a crapshoot.

In Topic: If Hossa is bought out

19 March 2013 - 07:57 AM

I don't know, this has been throwned around quite a bit, so maybe not as moot as we think. 

Our local season preview mag had Hossa as most likely to be bought out and Larry Brooks wrote in his last weeks NY Post column:


"It’s a spread-the-wealth mentality that may be attractive in the boardroom but is ugly on the ice. The NHL for decades has adopted a lowest-common-denominator approach — even in pre-cap days by refusing to enforce anti-obstruction rules on the ice, thereby negating the advantage of its most talented players and teams — rather a rising-tide-lifts-all-boats philosophy, even as the Blackhawks have done just that.

Chicago is going to face a painful decision over the summer regarding Hossa, the 34-year-old winger whose contract runs through the 2020-21 season. The cap-recapture formula would inflict penalties of a minimum of $4.6M per season and a maximum of $9.2M per if he were to retire before the expiration of his contract at age 42.

The Blackhawks, who will have approximately $4.6M to fill six NHL roster spots next season, may have to use an amnesty buyout on Hossa over the summer in order to avoid potential future debilitating dead cap space.

So it goes in a league that does everything possible to legislate a common one-size-fits all venture even while the sports world recognizes that uncommon excellence and uncommon excellence alone — such as demonstrated by the crossover Blackhawks — is worthy of celebration."


In Topic: 3/18 Around the NHL GDT

18 March 2013 - 04:21 PM

Kimmo Timonen with his 1000th NHL game tonight, Will check that out for sure.