I actually feel bad for him because his dream of playing in Toronto may be a nightmare. Luckily for him, that Toronto team us pretty solid. Just imagine if they happen to win the Cup. I wish him nothing but success.
Am I missing something??? Vanek is a UFA making 6.4 in real dollars and 7+ cap hit and we have people wanting to send Henrique the other way? Pleae explain what I am missing. I can see Kincaid going back.
Posted by hystyk28
on 23 September 2013 - 05:57 PM
Instigating fights is illegal. Slew foots, low bridges, and high sticks are also all illegal, and if intentional, suspendable plays. NHL players have been told by the media and coaches that enforcers are necessary, but they are almost a non-entity at the NHL level. They don't play critical minutes and they seldom fight anyone but each other. I don't really see what protection they add - plenty of guys get run despite the presence (or non-presence) of an enforcer. It's just not something teams need in this day and age, but it's going to take another generation of coaches and general managers for them to finally be banished from the league.
It's just not something teams need in this day and age, but it's going to take another generation of coaches and general managers for them to finally be banished from the league.
So says the guy the analyzes shots for and against. Go down to ice level and do some research instead of looking at spreadsheets, then you just might just understand the game a little better. Better yet, go get some skates and play the sport where you will not only see puck possession in action, but you will also learn to quickly respect the game and if you don't you better be ready to answer the bell.
I agree that the Scott's of the league are indeed on their way out in the next 3-5 years,but then I expect to see more of what you are starting to see now, the hybrid enforcer. This is why Clarkson just got that fat paycheck. However, if you don't have a hybrid teams are opting for a goon and now you have the Scott's of the world on the roster. Yet, with roster spots being value so highly, the hybrid is the enforcer of the future.
1. If you were in Clarkson's situation you'd see what numbers get thrown at you. I am guessing that $50, 000 is a lot of money to most people. David is talking millions.
2. If there was any hint your employer MAY have financial issues, then you would certainly be exploring the market.
3. The Devils haven't given their best offer yet. Classic Lou at work.
4. Anyone that doesn't believe David is a huge part of this team is delusional. I am not saying he worth crazy numbers, but let's be honest with ourselves, he is worth every bit of 4.5-5. We just signed Zubes for 3.1.(not a knock on #8)
5. Who is scoring goals on this team? Unless Lou goes buck wild, last season might look like the 84 Oilers offense.
6. For better or worse you know what you have in guys that have been on your roster. Why is Boston shopping Seguin? Seems the kid likes to party more than play. It' always buyer beware.
7. Clarky should fire that agent, not because of the douchey comments, but because his agent should be saying that the Devils put out an unbelievable offer that other teams are really gonna have to work at to match.
8. If he leaves he will get paid, but his hockey career may become not as enjoyable and only David knows what means more to him. Going home to Toronto may be his dream, but it could turn into a nightmare.
The boys came out late to the VIP room. Actually, Andy Greene and a few others came out almost right away, literally crossed the velvet ropes and I think it was Andy that said " we're not doing this" and turned right around and left. I think PK Subban was with him. Hartnell and Clarkson was there later, albeit Clarkson was only there very briefly, ala Sunset Strip style. The atmosphere was awesome at this once in a lifetime event. The Queen put on quite a performance. Watching Jody Shelley trying to play with skilled boys was downright funny.