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#2491471 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by sean on 05 March 2014 - 10:52 PM

He  was 44 games away from playing his 1,000 as a nashville predator,Most of y'all aren't happy about this trade,but think about the preds fans feel,This guy was our very first draft in 1998,played 15 seasons for us and not once could we give him the gift that every hockey player dreams about:Winning a Stanley Cup

 

Interesting take.  If he's going to be a more talented Dallas Drake, I'm in.




#2491108 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by sean on 05 March 2014 - 05:51 PM

Let's have a look at the positives of this trade though:

 

1. Legwand has 40 points in 60 games under Barry Trotz's Nashville system

2. Legwand waived his NTC to come here, has a place here, so chances are he re-signs here (hopefully for a good cap hit)

3. Our centre depth is ridiculous, and will be for at least another 4-5 years (D,Z, Legwand, Weiss, Helm, Sheahan, Andy, Glendening) which made Jarnkrok expendable (Babcock would have none of that attitude)

4. Legwand has managed to stay relatively healthy most of his career, whereas our other centres are made of glass right now

5. He's got great speed and is a decent 2 way centre (you can't play in Nashville if you're not a 2 way player)

 

All in all, Legwand makes our team look much, much better. He gives us a chance at the playoffs, especially since Datsyuk is now out for three weeks and Helm is out. Andersson as our 1C for one game is one game too many. On another note, I absolutely love Sheahan and his line. Their shifts are easily our most exciting shifts each game.

 

Our center depth is decent now, but in 4 -5 years?

 

Dats might be done, Zetterberg is going to be decidedly on the back-end of his career, as is Legwand.

 

Andersson is...passable I guess, Glendening is not a real hockey player. Helm can't seem to put more than 5 games together, and Weiss, almost a season into his DRW career, hasn't shown is anything at all.

 

It's like a lot of names, but really not a great group, IMO.




#2275267 Early Off-Season Thread

Posted by sean on 28 March 2012 - 10:40 PM

i just negged you by mistake <_<


#2274676 Early Off-Season Thread

Posted by sean on 27 March 2012 - 09:57 PM

Let's get real people, Holland is never going to trade Cleary. I wish he would, but it's never going to happen. I'll be surprised if Holland doesn't resign him (again, I hate to say to say it).

If Lidstrom retires (he won't), then Suter is a lock.

We will resign Quincey.

We NEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD top 6 talent. We have 3 solid top 6 players who can be counted on game in game out. Franzen is a toss up, who knows what the hell he'll bring. The point is, he can't be counted on. Bertuzzi will obviously play in the top 6. We need a good UFA signing. Parise is perfect and he have the space to sign me. He'd probably take Datsyuk money. I base this off nothing.

Then hopefully we can sign Gaustad or someone for the bottom 6.


Continuity is the reason this team has made the playoffs 21 years in a row.


#2274673 Early Off-Season Thread

Posted by sean on 27 March 2012 - 09:52 PM

I don't think remaining cap space is Holland's primary criteria when considering acquisitions. If that were the case, we'd have probably shelled out the cash for Jagr this off-season. I really think for Holland, it's more about value -- Am I getting what I paid for? Pretty much every move he makes is a steal, because, well, those are the only moves he cares to make.

To this end, I really don't see Holland moving on a Parise or Suter this off-season. While they are likely amongst the best players available, the media salivating over them and the way GMs blow cap space these days pretty much ensures they won't be a good value. Of course, there is always some chance -- perhaps Parise really wants to play in Detroit.

I can't believe the hype that surrounded Paul fricken Gaustad on deadline day.


#2274668 Early Off-Season Thread

Posted by sean on 27 March 2012 - 09:31 PM

Let's get real people, Holland is never going to trade Cleary. I wish he would, but it's never going to happen. I'll be surprised if Holland doesn't resign him (again, I hate to say to say it).

If Lidstrom retires (he won't), then Suter is a lock.

We will resign Quincey.

We NEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD top 6 talent. We have 3 solid top 6 players who can be counted on game in game out. Franzen is a toss up, who knows what the hell he'll bring. The point is, he can't be counted on. Bertuzzi will obviously play in the top 6. We need a good UFA signing. Parise is perfect and he have the space to sign me. He'd probably take Datsyuk money. I base this off nothing.

Then hopefully we can sign Gaustad or someone for the bottom 6.



lol


#2272113 Did Holland build a BMW instead of a Chevy?

Posted by sean on 20 March 2012 - 09:11 AM

I have a feeling that Holland is going to get burned for playing by the rules -- a very sad state of affairs for the NHL.

Take this trade deadline as an example: He (IMO, correctly) assessed that there wasn't anybody out there worth the asking price. Other GMs indeed did pay these prices. Other GMs have handed out unsustainable contracts over the past 5 or so years. Already, talks of another lockout are circulating. Likely, this would include some kind of amnesty clause for big-ticket contracts, or at least offer a way for GMs to fix their mistakes. This pretty much nullifies Holland's game-plan, IE don't mortgage the future.

So, I think this is the analogy with respect to the car industry you really want to make :cool: : Other GMs are going to be bailed out one way or another by the NHL, much the same way certain automakers have, while those who worked hard to sustain a team will, in a way, have their work undone.


#2231033 Wings are soft as hell.

Posted by sean on 30 November 2011 - 12:04 AM

lucic and chara would destroy anyone on this team without breaking a sweat.

lol @ suggesting the bruins aren't a tough team. get real.



in what? UFC?

There seems to be a disconnect these days between what is fun to watch and what makes an effective NHL team/player.


#2216662 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by sean on 21 October 2011 - 10:23 AM

Holland brought in Brett Hull, not Bowman. Holland brought in Marian Hossa. Brian Rafalski, Brad Stuart. Derian Hatcher was considered a top defenseman when Holland signed him; calling that signing a mistake because he was injured is like saying the Wings shouldn't have drafted Jiri Fischer because of his then unknown heart condition.


And on top of this, think of all the stupid moves he DIDN"T make. In the midst of GMs everywhere throwing stupid money around and handing out unsustainable cotracts, Holland has played it pretty cool.


#2216548 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by sean on 20 October 2011 - 05:22 PM

He's not too overpaid IMO, even if he only plays at this level (which is actually decent).

Things will look a little more proportionate when Kronwall gets his new contract, which will probably be 5-6 million. Lidstrom taking a huge pay-cut, with respect to what he could be making, also makes E's contract look bigger.

Also, you can bet that having 10 million or so in cap-space this offseason sure played into his agent's hand.

Finally, keep in mind that E's contract is only about 2.8 million in 2010-2011 dollars.


#2216339 Asham KOs Beagle

Posted by sean on 19 October 2011 - 10:16 AM

You truly believe that the medical community has the concussion thing down-pat? That there is nothing left to learn? That we went from smelling-salts to experts in 10 years? I am no doctor, but based on what I've read, nothing could be further from the truth, especially with respect to long-term impact. If doctors did know everything, I'd doubt they'd be collecting brains.

The 15 minute time-outs are indeed a result of the fact that we are so UNCERTAIN about head-injuries. If you are uncertain about something, the only logical recourse is to take every precaution.

Other than the above, I think you make some good points.

I, too, have thought about boxing, wrestling and the like, where concussions are pretty much the goal. But I think it just goes back to branding. No sane human wants their child to turn out like Mike Tyson. I personally hope that children don't idolize UFC champs. Again, if one day, Crosby does something that the media even suggests is weakly connected with his then-history of head-injuries, that will be a black day for the game of hockey. The NHL's success has much to do with its reputation.

As business entities, I don't think comparing NHL and NFL is apples to oranges. Reputation and 'friendliess' of the game go a long way.

I don't know, I'm personally all for being as cautious as possible with respect to the brain. Other injuries, I agree, part of the game. But, moreso than any other organ, your brain is who you are. That is indeed your essence. You look at players like Igor Grigorenko, who broke his legs, and can't play on the level he wants because of it. But, I would argue he is still Igor Grigorenko. Someone like Savard, who can't even stand to be in the sun, I'd argue he's a changed man to some degree. That's f***ed up.


#2214443 schedule?

Posted by sean on 13 October 2011 - 12:17 AM

who the hell makes the schedule. Since they beat the Avs they have had 5 days off. After thursday game they play on saturday. The next game after the blue jackets on saturday is friday which is another 6 days. I just hope this isnt a scheduling trend throughout the year.


I always give schedulers (human and computer) a break.

It can't be easy to schedule 2460 dependent events, subject to an insane number of stipulations.

Give it a shot and see if you can make it ten games without playing on a basketball court! :cool:


#2214313 Hudler?

Posted by sean on 12 October 2011 - 11:08 AM

In terms of his role with the team, he is a little Kozlov-esque, isn't he? Great, skilled player, but for a variety of reasons, not integral.

There's nothing ensuring his stay here, but consider the following:

-Holland and Co. rarely make deadline deals, no matter what the case.
-DRW put a premium on team chemistry, and Hudler knows the system.
-If he's playing well, he's obviously valuable to us.
-He's not costing us that much, really.

Like many other players, Huds could always be traded, but it'd be for something we want in return. This thread seems to suggest a Leino-esque 'dump', not gonna happen.


#2208371 Maybe it's Homer that gets sent down?

Posted by sean on 21 September 2011 - 12:32 AM

texas: the usa of the usa