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#2526416 NHL Draft 2014: First Round

Posted by evilmrt on 27 June 2014 - 08:16 PM

Wow, they did pick Larkin. Thats pretty cool, this kid is about as Michigan as any of you guys could want.


He's from freaking Waterford, played for the Belle Tire club, then for USNTDP in Ann Arbor, and now he's suiting up for U of M.


Surely some of you guys know this kid? 

#2523237 GM moves

Posted by evilmrt on 08 June 2014 - 08:14 AM

Wow. Someone finally figured it out. Hollands just trying to keep up appearances. He doesn't even want to build a good hockey team. He just wants to play GM and hang out with Zetterberg.

I'd rather hang out with Pasha

#2523191 2014 SCF : (2) The Big Apple vs. (3) Hollywood

Posted by evilmrt on 07 June 2014 - 09:46 PM

Nash, what a great actor

#2520600 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by evilmrt on 15 May 2014 - 08:15 AM

It just dawned on me after watching the Lucic interview who's kid he is:



#2520503 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by evilmrt on 14 May 2014 - 09:36 PM

This makes me so happy. First the Pens fall, and now the "mighty" Bruins. 



#2520415 Canada can support 3 more teams in 20yrs

Posted by evilmrt on 14 May 2014 - 05:12 PM

I understand that but the problem is:
not enough people - including media - are willing to get into hockey or embrase it = less merchandise sale than say in Canada. Seattle only wants the NHL as an after thought and we all know how that turned out. Dallas at least has some fans showing up when the team does well = competing in the playoffs.
but the truth is, some markets aren't just made for hockey no matter how big their population is.
Canadian teams should boycott revenue sharing till the NHL front office is giving them more teams, Seattle would start with no fans at all, in a non hockey market AND with the NHL being an after thought to me that's a disaster waiting to happen.

I would agree but with one additional point... The Seattle area is one of the most likely US metros that could potentially be converted to a hockey city (to some degree). Washington already has a lot of junior hockey, and they have a natural rival right across the border. Some very concerted grassroots efforts, and media presence, I think they'd be in very good shape after ten years, a solid hockey city. You don't have such potential in other scenarios in the US.

This would probably take better league leadership than they currently have now, though.

#2519539 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by evilmrt on 06 May 2014 - 09:09 PM


#2518909 Who will be LGW's whipping boy this season?

Posted by evilmrt on 02 May 2014 - 03:33 PM

The Ken Holland signature "veteran signing" that everyone will flip out about in July.

#2518873 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by evilmrt on 02 May 2014 - 12:24 PM

Some idiotic Boston fans and is not reflective all their fans.  Every fan base has morons like this unfortunately.

Stop giving them a pass. Wings fans haven't done anything like that, and I can't imagine them doing it either.

Boston has some decent fans, but they have a ton of entitlement issues.

#2518854 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by evilmrt on 02 May 2014 - 10:20 AM

The fact that Price played out of his mind and the Bruins still got three while Rask's performance was mostly ordinary, does not bode well forMontreal unless they improve in front of Price.
That being said, the Bruins, the Boston media, and their select few rotten-apple fans need to go away now before they ruin hockey for everyone.
Habs in 4!!!!!!!!!!1

It certainly looked like rust. Two of the Boston goals, if I recall correctly, were screened by the Habs themselves. Was a double OT game enough to knock it off? We'll see...

#2518088 ECQF - Series C - Penguins versus Blue Jackets

Posted by evilmrt on 28 April 2014 - 08:47 PM

I hear panic in Pierre's voice worried about Pens not winning?  That's just pathetic.


Yeah, what a meltdown for NBC that would be. WHEW THEY DODGED A BULLET!  :glare:

#2517272 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by evilmrt on 26 April 2014 - 05:40 PM

Not his 90 year old owner.  Probably doesn't even know we lost.  

OK, that's not really necessary. Chris Ilitch has already been running the show for years. He can fire KH whenever he wants, so blame him.

#2516956 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by evilmrt on 26 April 2014 - 04:31 PM

Fire Holland
cut Franzen/Lashoff/Kindl/Weiss/Sammy/Cleary.  don't resign Bert or Alfie.  Dangle Howard as trade bait.
Blow it up.  Bring in a new GM (Jarmo in Columbus would be epic for this franchise and I think they could get him too) and rebuild.

I agree. Look at the squad that Jarmo put together over the course of a couple seasons. They function as a team,and have a real chance of bouncing s***sburgh and Cindy from the first round.

#2516516 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by evilmrt on 26 April 2014 - 03:02 PM

So you don't think Babcock is equally responsible for the bad moves or lack of moves Holland has made over the years?
Sounds like many people here think Holland is operating without input from Babcock.  I doubt it.  Babcock is just as responsible, imo.  

A good GM is supposed to listen to roster input from the coach, yes. However, we have no idea if KH actually listens to anyone.

#2515881 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by evilmrt on 25 April 2014 - 06:54 PM

Didn't see this anywhere else.....Babs vents on Franzen to the media (mlive):



Babcock said Franzen is a good person and family man who tries to be a good teammate but doesn’t handle the media as well as he should.


“If you stepped right up and talked it makes it easier,” Babcock said. “When you don’t, things build and I think that puts more pressure on you. I don’t know why you’d do that.”


He drew a comparison to an ordinary job.

“You have a meeting and no one says anything; you walk out the door and talk behind each other’s back,” Babcock said. “If you just call each other out and have the hard meeting, then everyone can get on with progress.

“He’s a man; he’s got to deal with that himself.”


Franzen was a force in the playoffs between 2008 and 2010, with 31 goals (including nine game-winners), 59 points and a plus-29 rating in 51 games. Since 2011, he has seven goals, 11 points and a minus-9 rating in 31 postseason games.


“We need more out of the Mule,” Babcock said. “It’s simple.”


The tone here from Babs is a bit harsher than before. Reading through his professionalism, you'd almost think he was fed up with Franzen. Not a huge stretch of the imagination to see a buyout this summer.