Weiss will be playing this week and as long as he is put with a couple decent linemates he will produce. He will be fine.
I don't think Datsyuk will be playing the first few games, but once he gets back he will be back to his same old magic.
Side note: Am I the only one who tries to picture what some people look and act like outside of this site? I have a lot of people pegged, whether I'm right or not, I'll probably never know... Either way, it entertains me to see some people act so childish on here, I can only assume that some of them are still children, but you never know...
It was Dirty Harry specifically, but really it was a culmination of all the lame and obnoxious nicknames a certain poster insisted on creating for the team. Like Laser, Fire, Diesel, etc. I was like, what the f*** are you talking about?
Why would we have better off with Hossa? Is it because of your blinded man love for him or brutal hatred for Franzen? In the 5 seasons since Hossa went to Chicago he has scored 125 goals in 315 games , .39 goals/ game average @ 5.275 million a year. In the same amount of time Franzen has 97 goals in 275 games, .35 goals per game average @ 3.9 million per year. 1.8 million per year difference for .04 more goals per game. If I'm doing the math correctly it seems that on cold hard facts alone we are actually getting a bargain with the Mule over Hossa. With that being said I hope we can trade Franzen, I still think the Canucks are a good trade partner for us. They can stick Franzen with the Sedin sisters and I would be glad to see some kind of deal that involved Kesler coming back this way.
If you don't know that Hossa is a better hockey player and a better value than Franzen, then I really don't know what to tell you. Its not even close.
And to the guy that said that Hossa turned down the Wings offer because he wanted to test the market, thats not how it went down at all. Hossa wanted to sign here, and he was willing to do it for less than he ultimately signed with Chicago for. Holland wanted to sign Franzen first, and then he didn't have the cap space to sign Hossa because of Hudler's impending arbitration.
Can we please shelve the "kick the tires," "we like our team," "(player x getting healthy) is our deadline acquisition," and "our PP is our enforcer" jokes alongside "(player y) is lazy and sucks," and "what's to stop Chris Chelios from..." as tired? I'm begging you, please. This board needs new material.
PS: The beard quote is pretty great.
There's a new clown joke going around that I really hope catches on because it is HILARZ!
Broken record, but Niskanen would be a huge gamble. He's had a really good season, while playing for a contract, on the Pittsburgh Penguins, with Jacques Martin working his evil strategic voodoo. For that, Niskanen is going to score a massive contract. Just so incredibly massive you won't even believe it. And it'll probably be a team that needs to reach the cap floor. And everyone will probably be laughing at that GM in a year's time. And we'll probably want to laugh, but then we'll remember we have Franzen. But then we'll rationalize Franzen as a tremendous value.
For the record, we're dangerously close to being a salary floor team ourselves.
You need to focus on one corner. I put my highest tile in the top right corner and build up and the right. The second highest tile should be directly to the left of the biggest, the third to the left of that. Make sure you always have the top row completely full of tiles. The biggest thing to remember is to not let a lower tile get into that top right corner, it makes the puzzle a nightmare to beat after that. Once you start attacking the puzzle this way, you can really start whipping the tiles around pretty quickly, I can generally finish the puzzle in under 15 minutes. The only time you need to slow down is near the end when the box gets pretty full. Good luck!