Jump to content

GoalieManPat's Photo


Member Since 05 Feb 2007
Offline Last Active Private

#2424901 Report: Red Wings out on Lecavalier - signs with Philly 5@4.5 per

Posted by GoalieManPat on 02 July 2013 - 05:48 PM

The thing with the current NHL is that to get that top FA you need to overpay a bit. Hollands continual reluctance too leads to what happens last year where you just end up with table scraps (Sammy and Tootoo) and the ironic thing with those two is he ended up overpaying them. Do you overpay for every free agent? No. But when your team has a glaring need and nobody to fill it yes you might have to overpay. 5/5 may sound like a lot now but come the end of the contract the cap will be back up another 10-12 million at-least. Every player that the Wings seem to have interest in this season seems to have the tag line "but the Wings dont want to match his asking price" attached to it. This organization is no longer the Wings of 96-08 where players were willing to take a discount just to come play in Detroit. With the parity in the league that advantage is now gone. You want a top FA you have to pay them like a top FA.

#2424529 Tim Thomas watch 2013

Posted by GoalieManPat on 01 July 2013 - 06:06 PM

When he was playing his best, he was the #1 goalie in the entire league.


fixed. No telling what a year off does to him.

#2424162 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by GoalieManPat on 30 June 2013 - 06:39 PM

waste of a pick.


Just think. They gave up nothing to get this extra pick so its a free gamble.

#2424159 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by GoalieManPat on 30 June 2013 - 06:36 PM

when a guy is ranked 230th by CS you can wait. No I have no idea how he will turn out. But there is no reason to take him now. He would have been there in the 5th, 6th, 7th rounds.


I can give you a good reason why to take him now. Another team shows interest in taking him before you pick again. CS means nothing when your own scouts think hes better. If CS meant everything then Dats and Hank would have been 1st rounders.

#2424145 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by GoalieManPat on 30 June 2013 - 06:23 PM

Terrible pick.


No way for you to know that until 5 years from now. 

#2423900 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by GoalieManPat on 30 June 2013 - 03:55 PM

Only two spots back and you pick up another 2nd rounder. Gotta count that as a win.

#2422602 Bryan Bickell

Posted by GoalieManPat on 27 June 2013 - 01:01 AM

Do not want. Hes going to be Marty Lapointe v2.0. Except Marty was a better scorer.

#2422599 17yr old hockey player charged for on-ice assault.

Posted by GoalieManPat on 27 June 2013 - 12:54 AM

Kid started it. Other kid took it WAY too far. Still don't think he should be criminally charged. Just banned from the league or something equally serious but not criminal.
I just think it's a slippery slope to press charges on a hockey fight.


I agree pressing charges for a hockey fight is a slippery sloap. But this wasnt a hockey fight. A hockey fight is two guys willingly squaring off and going at it and stopping if one is defenseless. This was one kid grabbing another kid off the ice who had no intention of fighting and just laying into him with sucker punches like a punk. The kid goes down and the punk continues to lay punches into him. That is not a fight. Its one kid throwing a hissy fit and assaulting another. So what that the kid sprayed the goalie. The goalie isnt going to die. It barely effects a goalie. Laying into a kid when hes not looking and while hes on the ice can cause serious harm though. There is to much of this junk in youth hockey. Its going to take a couple punks getting charged to stop it. I dont like the idea of it but if it cleans up youth hockey then Im all for it.


-I'd like to state its much more "cowardly" to snow a goalie in a blowout win than to stick up for your goalie in that matter. Overboard? Hell yes but not cowardly.


Sucker punching someone and then continuing while they are down and defenseless is the definition of cowardly.

#2422383 Howard a top 6-8 goalie?

Posted by GoalieManPat on 26 June 2013 - 04:58 AM

Goalie stats are affected by the team in front of them. A goalie that plays on a good defensive team would have better stats with them than he would on a team that isn't as good defensively.


Which helps his case even more since hes been playing behind the worste defenses the Wings have had since the early 90's and still putting up top 10 numbers.

#2420846 Ilitch reveals plan for new $450m, 18,000-seat Red Wings arena

Posted by GoalieManPat on 19 June 2013 - 04:54 PM

I love the Joe but its time. When I go with my pops we have to leave before the game ends so we don't get caught in the mosh pit to get out. He doesnt walk well enough anymore to handle that. 

#2416470 Standing pat according to Malik

Posted by GoalieManPat on 31 May 2013 - 07:51 AM

Standing pat and going with youth development only works if you move the old ineffective players out so the kids can get the experience they need. IE Sammy and Bert at minimum.

#2416293 Franzen Buyout?

Posted by GoalieManPat on 30 May 2013 - 05:05 PM

Franzens last couple seasons were summed up perfectly in one shift last night. It was in the 3rd when the Wings were pressing. Hank was in the corner working hard trying to shake a defender for a good 10-15 seconds. Franzen parks his ass at the faceoff circle and just stares at Hank. Doesnt try to improve his shooting angle, get open, or support Hank in any way. Just stares at him while Hank is working away the whole time. When Hank finally shakes the guy and is able to get the puck to Franzen shoots a weak shot into Crawford chest. I dont care how "managable" the guys cap number is. A manageable cap number means nothing when you don't produce when it matters. Franzen has been a no show in the playoffs for three straights years now. You cant claim he "turns it on in the playoffs" anymore because he just doesnt. Thats not even mentioning the multiple times Franzen has gone 15 to 20 games without a goal. Thats fine if your in the bottom 6. Not if your getting top 6 and PP time. Add in that he brings absolutely nothing to the team when hes not scoring and that manageable cap number looks worse every day. 

#2416291 Wow... Danny Cleary

Posted by GoalieManPat on 30 May 2013 - 04:54 PM

Who said anything about choking? We played ABOVE our talent level. Which s the point. We can't eep bringing the sme old tired, beat up, worn out guys back and expect to improve. It doesn't work that way.


While its true the Wings did play above there talent level. Dropping a series you lead 3-1 including a game you held the lead in going into the 3rd at home is a choke job. Your expectations of what a team should do is fluid through a series. You can be a favorite but if you go down 3-0 you expect to lose. Same the other way a around. If your an underdog and you go up 3-1 you expect to advance. Anything else is a choke job.

#2415918 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by GoalieManPat on 29 May 2013 - 11:52 PM


Sure, a bad bounce makes him terrible. No matter that NBC spent the entire series praising him.


Plenty more than a bad bounce. Lets not forget that he was part of the awfull line change that led to the first goal. Chicago never gets that shot off in overtime if he actually goes out to challenge a DEFENSEMAN carrying the puck. Instead he backs off allowing the line to be gained and an uncontested shot from the slot while creating a screen and chance for a deflection. Being praised by the muppets on NBC pretty much proves how poor he was playing.

#2415519 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by GoalieManPat on 29 May 2013 - 09:52 PM

Millbury: "This whole room erupted" Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2