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In Topic: Who should sit?

27 March 2015 - 08:12 AM

I'd like to see Ericsson sit and bring in Marchenko. With the forwards I know Babcock will sit whoever he doesn't like but Weiss shouldn't be scratched every game and only play on the 4th when he finally gets a chance...

In Topic: Ilya Kovalchuk announces retirement

25 March 2015 - 08:11 AM

well, i'm not judging his paycheck or geographical location.
i'm more interested in his actions. even if that Finnish newspaper is wrong and he has no intention to return to nhl, what he had been doing signing and resigning his contract with devils and then retiring... it looks to me as if he is mentally handicapped.

Or smart enough to know that if he comes back he's no longer tied to that ridiculous 2nd contract he signed with the Devils.

In Topic: Ilya Kovalchuk announces retirement

23 March 2015 - 07:32 PM

I wouldn't mind seeing him on a 1 or 2-year deal here. I know he kind of has a reputation of being lazy defensively but he can still score and has a rocket of a shot.

In Topic: Connor McDavid

23 March 2015 - 05:18 PM

As long as McDavid and Eichel don't go to Edmonton or Toronto, I'll be happy.  Neither of those organizations know how to develop young players and I actually want to see these guys play well and become stars instead of being handicapped by poorly run management.

In Topic: The Futures of Tatar & Nyquist

23 March 2015 - 05:15 PM

I would say that I think Detroit will not be in that same situation is because Ken Holland will not let his salary cap get out of control again.  Hudler left them once before for more money (to the KHL(which really soured me on him)) and then he was looking for top dollar again when he signed in Calgary. (by this time everyone wanted him gone so it was no big loss) So he was just looking for the biggest payday he could find.  When Filppula left, the going rate for a 2nd line center was through the roof and Holland's plan for the rest of the team (I believe that was the same year he went balls out for Suter) didn't have any room left under the cap for that going rate.  Holland will not let the cap control him again, he will contiue to grow his own talent, pay them accordingly and if the time comes where they are just looking for the payday and they no longer fit in the team cap structure, that is when he will lose them.


BUT, by the time Nyquist, Tatar, Mantha and Larkin are all in their primes here, we will no longer have to contracts of Dats, Z, Weiss and Franzen. Plus the hopes that the Cap increases slightly every year will also help.  By the time Ouellet, Sproul, Marchenko, Dekeyser are all in their prime, Kronner, Ericsson will be gone off the books or on their last small career contracts.  Same goes for Mrazek, by the time he is ready for that elilte contract, s*** stain's contract will be off the books.  I know Mrazek is a RFA soon, but I think he still has that one bridge contract he'll sign before his big one.


Holland has enough young talent spread apart from each other to where he probably won't have to worry too much about having 5-6 stars making top dollar all at the same time.


IMO, there are only two scenarios where he may lose ANY of his "kids." 1. They just don't want to be here, or 2. He trades them.  Like I said, the reason's Hudler and Fil left were more to do with wanting (some say deserving) more money than Holland had available without crippling his team.  Kenny will not let his cap get that close again.


Or, if Holland retires before then and whoever takes his place screws it up.  I don't think that's very likely to happen but Holland may be gone before this whole situation plays out.