Bio not provided
@shoot_the_goalie @MikeBlue @Scott from SEC 224 Yeah, ^ That. No Team is letting a Norris trophy winner under 25 to walk away via offer sheet. When's the last time an offer sheet wasn't matched? Penner? How many are actaully made per off season? Last one I recall is Vanek.
2 days, 12 hours ago on Lundqvist to Be Extended for 7 Years, $8+ Million Per
@MikeBlue @shoot_the_goalie Subban is a RFA next year & he aint going anywhere.
2 days, 14 hours ago on Lundqvist to Be Extended for 7 Years, $8+ Million Per
@Adam J. Bernstein The league would void that trade on account of insanity or severe intoxication on the Hawks GM behalf.
3 days, 8 hours ago on Senators, Blackhawks & Bruins Scouts Attended Last Night's Game
Marchands goal was pretty. Blown D coverage, goalie moving, perfect shot up top. If Hank gets it, it's a great save, but that was a legitimate goal, no doubt it.
4 days, 12 hours ago on Talbot Gets Second Straight Start Tonight
I would have offered MDZ, Brian Boyle & a 3rd Round pick.
Zack Smith & Eric Gryba.
(A) Not having MDZ, B) Gryba would slide in well as a 3rd pair D- Man with Faulk waiting in the wings as a 7th D & Allen & McIrath waiting in Hartford if anyone slips or Injury.C) Smith is a gritty player that can chip in some goals. He's locked up for 3 more years at a reasonable 1.875 Cap hit. He can play 3rd line minutes & Kill some penalties. He plays center & the wing. The team needs to change some of it's identity.
Not a blockbuster but does anyone think either MDZ or Boyle is going to be here next year?
1 week, 3 days ago on REPORT: Rangers, Senators Fail To Find Common Ground On Del Zotto Trade
@johnnyb3910 @Kevin DeLury @LanceGold1 They are grooming McIlrath to be a be a top 4 defense-men. He's physical and he can fight.. They are trying to round out his game with Jeff Beukeboom & since Ulf Samuelsson is an AC,, id say that's where they want him to be. Tough, can drop the gloves when needed, not be a liability with one way PIMS and keep the other guys honest. Beuky & Ulfy didn't score a lot or skate so pretty but they both have multiple Stanley Cup Rings. (side note, I hated Ulf as a player and i probably wouldn't shake his hand if i met him, because of that Cam Neely hit) That's where we need this kid to be. AT 21, he may need some more work but, some on the job training with the big club shouldn't be out of the question.
1 week, 3 days ago on Lightning 5, Rangers 0
@LanceGold1 I think McIlrath needs to be up sooner than later. This team is soft. Dorrsette taking that beating took the Rangers physical game way. They played on the perimeter all night & made Bishop look like Ken Dryden (he did make some tough saves at times)
The stone hands of the Rangers are killing them. This team flat out can't score & sure as hell won't score doing their best Petr Nedved impressions. What? get to the inside and shoot from the inside of the circle? What if someone hits me?
2nd too last in the league in goals (48) to Buffalo!!! Can't blame Hank for that.
The lack of traffic in front of the net, incredibly low percentage shots, failure to take advantage on the PP, and the lack of grit are the real problems.
Every once in a while if your goalies off you should put up 4, 5 or 6 and bail him out... When's the last time that happened for Hank? (or Cam?) Can't hitch your wagon to Hank and Nash, they need balance.
@MikeBlue @Melissa (blknblueshirts) I like Gryba. He reminds me of Brooks Orpik from the Pens, except he's a righty. I wonder if he has a ceiling like Orpick, haven't seem him play enough to offer an opinion. That's the kind of DMAN they need to add. Tough doesn't have to equal fighting majors. I'd move MDZ if we could get Gryba & a pick (2nd -3rd) I'd be happy.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Not Another Del Zotto Trade Rumor
@gravey94 Flat out crazy talk.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Five or Six Teams Have Inquired About Del Zotto
@TruBluEsp Kids got a load of talent, no way the Sens are moving him.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Five or Six Teams Have Inquired About Del Zotto
Neil has 2 more years on his deal and a modified NTC. Just don't seeing him leaving Ottawa.
Michaleck for MDZ, St Croix OR Hrivick & 2nd OR 3rd rounder. Waive Pyatt and/or Pouliott. (hell see if they'll take either of them as well.)
@KreiderisTheChosenOne @Scott from SEC 224 Me neither, that's i why i said , that's what OTT would be be "asking " for. Michaleck. No ones taking Poluilot. I would deal MDZ, St Croix & a pick (3rd,4th, hell maybe even a 2nd) for Michaleck.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Kreider Doing It All But Scoring
@KreiderisTheChosenOne I don't Think Ottawa will take Pouliot in that deal, another former first round retread. I see them asking for MDZ & Kiisto for MM. Maybe send MDZ, ST Croix & a 4th Rounder. Could waive Pouliot and/or Pyatt to make cap sapce.
I'd keep an eye on Mike Cammalleri in Calgary if i'm keeping tabs on potential scores available at the deadline or sooner. (UFA in 2014 - 6 Million Cap hit for this year & a 7 Million Dollar actual Salary)
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Rumor: NYR Interest in Martin Havlat?
Havlat is due 6 Million in salary with a 5 Million Cap hit NEXT year.
If SJ agree to pay 4 million of that, does that come off the NYR cap? Not sure how that's working with the new CBA.
Not that anyone has played all that well but Pyatt & Zuc need to take a seat.
I think when Hags is ready, Fasth heads to Hartford to work on his NA game, along with Lindberg.
I think Mats Z maybe needs a change of scenery to find his NHL game. The results & the effort don't seem to match up.
I'd like to see McIrath get more top 4 minutes (15-25 games) in the AHL before he gets called up for a look. Necessity may make that not an option.
No word on the Rangers bringing in any other Goalie retreads (Hedberg, Bryzgalov) so hopefully it's a 3-7 day thing with Hank.
Not the start I expected but the bows not under the water yet.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Lundqvist Out vs. Flyers; Zuccarello Possible Scratch
Any chance the Av's really love their hot start are looking for a veteran center with post season experience , a ring & a Conn Smythe? I'd take Stasny's inflated cap hit (6.6) for the rest of this year & hope he finds his forum and not have to worry about Richards potentially getting hurt and being on the hook for the rest of his deal. Unlikely scenario but one can dream.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rangers Scouts Attend Avalanche/Sabres Game Last Night; Shopping Kreider?
As far as Hank goes, he's got to be made the top paid Goalie in the league & is probably looking to get money in the top 10 salaries overall. With that being said, and taking a peek at Cap geek . I'd say, 4 years @ 9.25 . The thought being , that doesn't even put him in the top 10 overall (it ties him for 10th) but does put him at the top among goaltenders. (based on next years current contracts) With the expectation that the cap is going up & Richards will be bought out/traded during or at the end of the year. If they add years i think the average could come down ( 6 years 8 - 8.5). After 4 years Hank will be 35. Key age afterwards for FA Deals. 4 years (& a ton of cash regardless) and reexamine what Hanks got in the tank post 35.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rangers/Lundqvist Having Positive Contract Discussions
@tygalpin That Henrique goal was no "softie" perfect shot. If he saves it it's a highlight reel save but 90% those go in no matter who's between the pipes. I'm not that worried about Hank.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Vigneault: Lundqvist Needs to Be Better
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Callahan Does What A Captain Should Do