Old Fat Bald Guy
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@JasonKeller @Old Fat Bald Guy Khan said he didn't think Lashoff would clear waivers. He's under contract through the 2016 playoffs and his cap hit is $725,000. He's 23. He's plus-2 even though he only has two points.
5 days, 15 hours ago on Alfie's Return to Ottawa Recap 12.01.2013
Good discussion about when DeKeyser comes back on Khan's blog today. Commenter theorizes that Miller's recent play makes him a good bet to stick around, and that if no one else goes on LTIR to create the space for DeKeyser, they won't have much choice but to waive Cleary. (Bert and Sammy have over-35 contracts, so waiving them won't supply the necessary cap relief.) Khan replies: "You might be right. Another possibility sending down Lashoff and hoping he sneaks through waivers."
NO. NO. TWENTY-THREE TIMES NO.
6 days, 10 hours ago on Alfie's Return to Ottawa Recap 12.01.2013
Where is the Mule the Playmaker phase coming from? All of a sudden he's a primary assist machine.
1 week, 1 day ago on Red Wings Thanksgiving Recap 11.29.2013
Hey, Kenny! He followed us home! Can we keep him?
2 weeks, 3 days ago on #TheyFreedNyquist
Well, this is getting old. Would really like to see Nyquist.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Red Wings Recap 11.12.13
No jump. That will happen a few times a year, and the third road game in four days is a likely time for it to happen. It usually bothers me when they get outworked by an inferior team, and that happens way too often, but last night they didn't look overconfident or disinterested. Just tired.
1 month ago on Win In Winnipeg Puns! Derp. Recap
As much as I'd like it to be true that he scored on his first shift, alas, Ken Daniels got that one wrong. He had played 21 seconds on the kill of Smith's first penalty. It was his first even-strength shift.
1 month ago on Red Wings vs Oilers Recap: 11.2.13
Hoo boy. I'm not saying the Wings deserved to win, but that game was a primer on what's wrong with the NHL rulebook and its officials. A BS whistle over an imagined medical issue -- I hope you don't like to see goals off extended periods of pressure, guys, because Smith just showed everybody what to do about that. An even-up embellishment call, something that is still in the rules even though the refs get it wrong the vast majority of the time they call it, and even though the 2005 changes of emphasis pretty much eliminated the diving problem (because you don't need to dive to get a call). All it needed was an "I lost sight of the puck" call where the replay showed the puck was never frozen and was in the goal before the whistle, and they'd have covered the whole menu. There are times I feel like turning off the TV when they show the names of the referees before the opening faceoff, and last night I should have listened to my gut.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Red Wings Recap 10.19.2013
That looked like the Avs of the mid-90s, and they largely got away with it. Miller getting the extra penalty was a ridiculous call -- the hit that started that might not have needed to be a penalty, but it was worse than his mild retaliation for it -- and Colorado scored on that power play. Gutsy effort by the Wings.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Red Wings vs Avalanche Recap: 10.17.13
5 months ago on Honest Question
I'm extremely disappointed about Brunner and I think the whole day has an Oates-for-Federko feel about it. Everybody is talking about sample size with Brunner, but he's already played in about as many big games as Weiss has. I think they overpaid for both guys.
@Jay Argentina White is a free agent, so no need for a buyout there -- not sure if that's what you meant.
6 months, 1 week ago on Mule is Staying Put
I get the frustration, because Franzen is streaky and when he's not scoring it feels like he's not doing anything -- whether that's accurate or not. But the cap hit isn't that bad and the goals happen eventually, at a rate that's consistently (per season) above one for every three games he plays.
I'm with you on buying out 37 and 44, too.
@HoweRYa And then Obi Wans Ginobili went to San Antonio and said "Manu, I am your father." :D
6 months, 1 week ago on Red Wings Game 7 Recap
Agree about Babcock and the future. Disagree about the refs. Laughing at "ignore all media outlets that don't have a pro-Red Wings bias. Because they're click whores if they don't think we wuz robbed."
I'm amused by all this chatter about goal posts after this game. There's a lot of luck in hockey, to be sure, but coming close and being unlucky aren't always the same things. Pro tip: If you hit the inside of the post, it might go in, if you hit the outside of the post, it won't.
I'm as surprised as I am happy by the turn in this series. No matter what happens from here, this team is maturing far faster than I thought. And the situation with Toews is mystifying. Who'd have thought that in late May 2013 Kane would look like the mature one?
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Blue Falcons vs Red Wings Recap: 5.23.2013
I think you're right.
I guess 28 minutes of keeping the score tied when your team is being dominated is not long enough to impress some people.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on In Defense of... Howard?
@haiggrinder @Old Fat Bald Guy I don't think Lashoff is available. He's playing for the Griffins and if I correctly understood something Ansar Khan wrote a while back, they've used up their non-emergency callups.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Red Wings Playoff Recap 5.15,2013
I hope you're right, Twig, but this game was about the way I expect this series to go. Too many dangerous forwards vs. not enough reliable defensemen.