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|3 weeks 4 days ago||Well said||
Well said, and I agree. "Those who stay" and all that jazz, but I wouldn't be surprised to see some players drop. Not saying it is right, or that it isn't, But Harbaugh is a maniac. He is going to weed out those that don't fit his program and there might be some turnover in the next couple months. Just curious if there is any data on it.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I agree||
Davis is probably your leadoff hitter against lefties. They may move Kinsler up and Cespedes to the two hole against righties. I don't think its the dumbest idea ever to hit avila in the two hole. High OBP and when he is not striking out will generally hit the ball to the right side.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Believe it or not, Avila||
Believe it or not, Avila isn't as bad as people make him out to be. Plus defender behind the plate, and walks a shit ton. Its nothing fancy, and he strikes out too much, but you can do worse. *ducks*
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Lineup will most likely be||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I'm out||
I'm think I'm finished following the talking heads on this until somebody is signed. Too many agendas, and people throwing nonsense around, followed by PANIC and a bunch of dur hurr hurr comments from trolls on twitter. Wake me up in 2015.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I'd switch Glasgow in for||
I'd switch Glasgow in for miller, and leave Kalis at RG. Didn't notice Miller much today, which is good, but just can't imagine him being an upgrade over Glasgow after last year.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||100% agree||
I think it has become increasingly clear since Nill and Yzerman left. This is three straight years of mind boggling stupidity in the trade market, and free agency (signing Tootoo, and Samuelson, trading a first round pick for Quincey, resigning Cleary so Nyquist would get sent down, dealing Jarnkrok for Legwand last year, and then this face plant). Its made even worse by watching Stevie Y turn Tampa into a legit East contender, and Nill turn around the Stars in one year.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Wow, kid has a great head on||
Wow, kid has a great head on his shoulders! Welcome aboard, Grant!
|35 weeks 2 days ago||1. Cheetahs are fast, and||
1. Cheetahs are fast, and mean.
2. I'll take the GED dude anyday, at least he can party, and likes, you know, cheering at a sporting event.
3. Dave Brandon pisses all over the seat to mark his territory. It now has a gold encrusted plaque that reads "University of Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon's seat of champions.- Those who stay will get hemorrhoids."
4. Brady Hoke spends his whole time in the stall muttering about toughness, with little progress made, making me increasingly uncomfortable.
5. I think they can find money for both in the coffers, but I'd drop a few teams in the name of paying the people that actually make the money, if it came to that.
6. Catty Corner.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||For the life of me, I will||
For the life of me, I will never understand the mindset of a troll. Not even taking into account that you're a Notre Dame fan which, yikes. But to take the time out of your day to go to other teams message boards to gloat over a potential recruit is just a sad I can't comprehend.
|36 weeks 6 hours ago||Seriously love these things.||
Seriously love these things. Have been searching online for them, with no luck (pants are the only thing I can find, and they are only available in xs and s). Wouldnt mind finding the "turn down for what?" T-shirt either.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Hoke is not getting another||
Hoke is not getting another season if they finish 6-6.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||This ^||
He is playing for 2 reasons in my mind. The first, as mentioned is he provides a net front presence on the PP with some decent hands. The second is protection for Zetterberg. In the event that the B's target Hank (they will), there is someone in the lineup capable of giving an appropriate response.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||There is no "draw" of a #1||
There is no "draw" of a #1 seed. It is the Atlantic divisons side of the bracket. They would play the winner of TB/MTL, the 2 and 3 seeds in the Atlantic.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||I think the Wings chances||
I think the Wings chances hinge on just how soon Zetterberg can get back. the B's have a significant edge on the blueline, but the Wings have a speed edge. If they find a way to steal one in Boston and Z can return in game 4ish, I could see the Wings stealing this series.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||To me, its not even close.||
I want Pittsburgh. Boston is solid all the way through their lineup, plays incredibly physical hockey, and has the (probable) Vezina winner in net. Pittsburgh has some really talented forwards, and can kill you if you let them play up a man. They do however have a goaltender who has been shaky in the playoffs previously, and a 3rd and 4th line that will struggle to matchup with the Wings bottom 6. Also, its not a sure thing that Malkin is ready for the start of the playoffs.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Both great endings!||
I also think that the ending to Six Feet Under was one of the most perfectly executed endings I have ever seen.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||By this logic, Bo was merely||
By this logic, Bo was merely a Red Hawk since he only worked for the University. Good grief.
|46 weeks 2 hours ago||Yup.||
They jumped the shark the second they followed Favre with a helicopter.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||The fact is, in a couple||
The fact is, in a couple years the Tigers could be in a very tough spot, payroll wise. The farm system is not exactly stocked with young talent. Max, JV, Annibal, and Miggy could take up to 100 million dollars in payroll, which makes it increasing difficult to field a competitive 25 man roster. Max is a hell of a pitcher, but I'm not convinced he is worth top 10 pitcher money after one dominant year.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Really?||
Not sure where I said his wins were primarily a result of his run support, but it does play into it. He put together a career year in ERA, WHIP, and K's. Combine everything together and you get a 21-3 record. Not sure why its unreasonable to question whether its a aberration before shelling out 23 million a season, on the conservative side. You better be sure before you give a pitcher the kind of term Max is gonna be looking for, because more often than not, they end up being an albatross on the team's payroll. All I said was that I thought it was the smarter move to let someone else take the risk of paying him top dollar at age 30 when the Tigers had the ability to throw out a top 5 rotation without him.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||The point was, I'm not sure||
The point was, I'm not sure if its a sustainable effort from him. You don't get almost 6 runs per 9 from your offense very often. In my opinion it would have been a better move to trade him while his value is at its peak, collect some A+ prospects, and avoid a situation where you have 60 million in payroll tied to 3 starting pitchers. Thats not even getting into the fact that Miggy is up for a raise very soon.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||I would have actually||
I would have actually preferred to trade Scherzer. Not that I think Fister is better than Scherzer, but I think last season is Max's ceiling, and might have been a benefit of the run support he got. I love Max, but his next contract is gonna be massive (probably too big), and pitchers are always a huge risk when you sign them to a long term deal. I get that we are playing for a World Series now, but Max could have pulled a huge return in assets, and a rotation of JV, Sanchez, Fister, Porcello, Smyly is still pretty damn good.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know if I'm ready to||
I don't know if I'm ready to call Holland overrated, but his performance over the last couple years has opened him up to criticism. The scouting department of the Wings is still second to none (they sit at the lower end of the top 10 in farm systems), But the FA acquisitions he has made over the last couple years have been terrible. He has struck out on his last few attempts to jump into the trade market.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||I wouldn't point to Vanek as||
I wouldn't point to Vanek as a knock on Holland, Garth Snow is a boob who is incredibly over his head. That doesn't change the fact that Holland overpaid for a decent player who isn't gonna change a thing come playoff time if people are still hurt.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||I'm seriously at a loss for||
I'm seriously at a loss for words with this trade. Calle Jarnkrok may have been the Red Wings best all around prospect. He is a 22 year old sweedish playmaker who has been compared to Zetterberg on more than one occation. The fact that we just traded him away for a 32 year old center (that isn't THAT good), who is a free agent at the end of the year is an unbelievable overpayment. Compare this trade to LA trading a 2nd and 3rd round pick along with a 26 year old winger with 6 points this year for Gaborik, and MTL sending a comparable package to NYI for Thomas freakin' Vanek as the Wings did for Legwand. Holland got utterly fleeced in a moment of desperation with the injuries piling up.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||I knew we were young on||
I knew we were young on offense, but it hadn't dawned on me that with the exception of Gardner we, in theory are bringing back our entire offense next year.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Even at 36, I would say he||
Even at 36, I would say he falls somewhere in the top 5 forwards in the world, and has been for quite some time. Crosby, Malkin, Datsyuk, Stamkos, and Ovechkin, in some order.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||I do.||
Him and Hank both will be up there eventually. When Datsyuk hangs em up (please sign one more extension), he may go down as a top 3 Russian player ever to play.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Datsyuk is a point a game||
Datsyuk is a point a game player, and the best two way forward in the NHL. Hes top 5 in the NHL in takeaways annually, and makes every player on the ice better by opening up the ice with his hands and vision. You dont have to be a 40 goal scorer to be worth that kind of money. If you want to get on a high priced player about not putting the puck in the net, Franzen is your guy.