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If an overhaul of this team is needed, which of the following players who should MG shop around...

Hank and Danny
12
7%
Edler
44
25%
Booth
45
26%
Higgins
8
5%
Bieksa
15
9%
Ballard
45
26%
Hamhuis
2
1%
None of the above
2
1%
 
Total votes : 173

Re: Roster Questions

Postby RoyalDude » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:49 pm

Meds wrote:
I think they also said they would probably be taking things a year at a time. Daniel said after the World Championships that he really enjoyed playing on the big ice again and was no longer ruling out a return to the SEL before hanging up their professional skates for good. If that's the case then chances are they come back after next season and the longest Gillis will be able to convince them to sign for will be 2 years.



I would not be surprised if the Sedins pack it in early. The game is changing and certainly does not suit their cycle, lateral, back passing game. It's all north/south straight ahead, fight through checks. So not Sedin hockey. Not surprising they love the Big Ice European game, it's like no hitting, recreational hockey for the dipsey doodlers and cyclers.
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Re: Roster Questions

Postby Strangelove » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:52 pm

RoyalDude wrote:The Sedins game is fading. They will be 33 at the start of next season.


Hmmm Datsyuk signed a 3 year contract extension today, he'll be 36 when it kicks in.

$7.5mil per.

But yeah, stick a fork in the twins. :roll:
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Re: Roster Questions

Postby Rumsfeld » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:56 pm

Strangelove wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:The Sedins game is fading. They will be 33 at the start of next season.


Hmmm Datsyuk signed a 3 year contract extension today, he'll be 36 when it kicks in.

$7.5mil per.

But yeah, stick a fork in the twins. :roll:


You gotta admit that Datsyuk is performing far better than most players at 36. He is a truly exceptional player whose two-way game makes him one of the best players in the world, STILL.

But I don't like that contract if I'm a Wings fan. 2 years at 14 million sounds about right. Father time will catch up and probably soon.
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Re: Roster Questions

Postby RoyalDude » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:00 pm

Strangelove wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:The Sedins game is fading. They will be 33 at the start of next season.


Hmmm Datsyuk signed a 3 year contract extension today, he'll be 36 when it kicks in.

$7.5mil per.

But yeah, stick a fork in the twins. :roll:


Datsyuk is a better player than the twins, come on Doc. The Sedins can't hack the new game.
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Re: Roster Questions

Postby Strangelove » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:09 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:You gotta admit that Datsyuk is performing far better than most players at 36. He is a truly exceptional player whose two-way game makes him one of the best players in the world, STILL.

But I don't like that contract if I'm a Wings fan. 2 years at 14 million sounds about right. Father time will catch up and probably soon.


Point is it's a tad early to worry about the Sedins.

They've got a Cup in them if they're given some protection.

And they won't be demanding Datsyuk money.

We've got a coupla years to build a new number one line, Sedins + ASSHOLE becoming the 2nd line.

It's all good.

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Re: Roster Questions

Postby Rumsfeld » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:11 pm

Strangelove wrote:It's all good.

Contenders forever.


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Re: Roster Questions

Postby RoyalDude » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:13 pm

For me Doc, the Sedins and the playoffs don't mix. The playoffs is too tight checking, north/south, straight ahead, grind through checks after checks and get the puck to the the net and collapse. The Sedins are too perimeter for how the game is played in the playoffs now.
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Re: Roster Questions

Postby Rumsfeld » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:14 pm

I wonder if there is ANY trade market for Ballard. Like at all.
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Re: Roster Questions

Postby tantalum » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:16 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:I wonder if there is ANY trade market for Ballard. Like at all.


In a world where Gonchar, Streit and Wideman (last year) get over $5 mil a year you have to think you can get some pucks for him.
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Re: Roster Questions

Postby Strangelove » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:19 pm

RoyalDude wrote:For me Doc, the Sedins and the playoffs don't mix. The playoffs is too tight checking, north/south, straight ahead, grind through checks after checks and get the puck to the the net and collapse. The Sedins are too perimeter for how the game is played in the playoffs now.


All they need is assholes.

Lots and lots of assholes.

Surround the Sedins with assholes and they'd be a lot more comfortable.
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Re: Roster Questions

Postby Strangelove » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:22 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:I wonder if there is ANY trade market for Ballard. Like at all.


I believe so.

There's gonna be a shortage of top 4 dee available this summer.

I'd say he goes for a 7th round pick as a reclamation project and everybody's happy. :mex:
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Re: Roster Questions

Postby Rumsfeld » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:23 pm

Strangelove wrote:All they need is assholes.

Lots and lots of assholes.


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Re: Roster Questions

Postby RoyalDude » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:25 pm

Strangelove wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:For me Doc, the Sedins and the playoffs don't mix. The playoffs is too tight checking, north/south, straight ahead, grind through checks after checks and get the puck to the the net and collapse. The Sedins are too perimeter for how the game is played in the playoffs now.


All they need is assholes.

Lots and lots of assholes.

Surround the Sedins with assholes and they'd be a lot more comfortable.


Well, I think this is a huge season for Kassian. It's pretty much put up time for Zack. No more wasted shifts, wasted games. He's got enough experience under his belt now. We need him. If he doesn't show up game in game out, then he is on his way to being the next Dustin Penner, Jim Sandlak type. Never quite getting there. All the tools no tool box.
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Re: Roster Questions

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:33 pm

RoyalDude wrote:Well, I think this is a huge season for Kassian. It's pretty much put up time for Zack. No more wasted shifts, wasted games. He's got enough experience under his belt now. We need him. If he doesn't show up game in game out, then he is on his way to being the next Dustin Penner, Jim Sandlak type. Never quite getting there. All the tools no tool box.


Put him on the first line and keep him there until for at least two months.
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Re: Roster Questions

Postby Strangelove » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:34 pm

RoyalDude wrote:Well, I think this is a huge season for Kassian. It's pretty much put up time for Zack. No more wasted shifts, wasted games. He's got enough experience under his belt now. We need him. If he doesn't show up game in game out, then he is on his way to being the next Dustin Penner, Jim Sandlak type. Never quite getting there. All the tools no tool box.


Agreed that we need Kassian to have a breakout season.

He's only 22 though so it might be a tad early.

What we REALLY need is to bring in some more assholes through trades or as UFAs.

When you have two weenies in your top 6 (Sedins) and two agitators in your top 6 (Kess + Burr)

.... you NEED those other two top 6 guys to be assholes!

And of course, as we both know, our dee needs to become more assholish.

Gillis has TRIED to make this team more assholish... and failed.

This summer may very well be his last chance.
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