Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jun 18, 2012, 11:24 AM   #1
Surely
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The NHL 2012 off-season thread. Lockout over!

As requested, welcome to the NHL 2012 off-season thread.

If anyone wants to see the 2011-2012 NHL season thread, it is here.

I guess we'll use this thread to discuss any trade or free agent signing speculation. I'm sure we'll also get into the upcoming CBA negotiations, and probable strike/lockout.

Last edited by Surely; Sep 18, 2012 at 02:56 PM.
Surely is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 18, 2012, 11:34 AM   #2
MooneyFlyer
macrumors 65816
 
MooneyFlyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Boston
Quote:
Originally Posted by Surely View Post
As requested, welcome to the NHL 2012 off-season thread.

If anyone wants to see the 2011-2012 NHL season thread, it is here.

I guess we'll use this thread to discuss any trade or free agent signing speculation. I'm sure we'll also get into the upcoming CBA negotiations, and probable strike/lockout.
I do like that someone downvoted you already and I didn't have to do it for a change.

What I'm watching:
- Bruins need a #1 goalie so there should be some news on Tuukka and Thomas coming up in the next week or so (I heard by 6/25).
- Bruins need a top forward but Chiarelli doesn't seem eager to get anyone given that he doesn't know the rules for next season yet.
- I'm pretty worried that the season is not going to open on time... I just don't see how it will given the current positioning. Both sides are going to need to feel some pain to give in at all.

Other news:
I ran into Daniel Paille and his wife Dana on Saturday walking around my neighborhood in Boston. Got to talk to him for ~10-15 mins. They are very cool, down to earth people.
MooneyFlyer is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 18, 2012, 11:47 AM   #3
Surely
Thread Starter
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by MooneyFlyer View Post
I do like that someone downvoted you already and I didn't have to do it for a change.
Meh, doesn't matter. I can't see the votes anymore. They don't exist to me.....

Quote:
- I'm pretty worried that the season is not going to open on time... I just don't see how it will given the current positioning. Both sides are going to need to feel some pain to give in at all.
Well, at least the Bruins already have your $$$$.
Surely is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 18, 2012, 11:57 AM   #4
MooneyFlyer
macrumors 65816
 
MooneyFlyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Boston
Quote:
Originally Posted by Surely View Post
Well, at least the Bruins already have your $$$$.
That is a very good point -- and they have for several months now I might add. I think I paid in March. That would be at least 2 of those new fully loaded Macbook Pro's...
MooneyFlyer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 18, 2012, 12:58 PM   #5
malman89
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Michigan
Pretty avid Puck Daddy reader - didn't really start reading his stuff regularly until the end of the regular season, but been hooked since, and man does he have a lot of stuff going on today.

- Gary Bettman could take over New Jersey Devils, according to NY Post - even with their ~$30mil in postseason sales, they're woefully short on an upcoming bank payment and drowning in debt. It's in case the current ownership group can't work something out, but interesting.

- Radulov probably heading back to the KHL

- Should Edmonton draft Neil Yakupov, regardless of their stocked talent up fnort, when he's clearly the best player in the draft? Or anti-Russian hysterics combined with addressing direct needs (defense) be the route taken?

- Then, Angry hockey mom turned viral video star explains her on-ice tirade against refs (Video) is worth a watch
__________________
Current Machine: Lenovo IdeaPad Z510

Old Machine: Late 2006 Model - 13.3" MacBook, 2 GHz C2D, 4 (3.3) GB RAM, 500 GB 7200rpm HD running OS X 10.6.8
malman89 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 18, 2012, 03:02 PM   #6
leekohler
Banned
 
leekohler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chicago, Illinois
I'm wondering what the Hawks are gonna do with Kane. The more I hear, the worse his drinking issues sound.
leekohler is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 18, 2012, 03:41 PM   #7
atticus27
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
I wonder what the pens will do with staal. Him and crosby are in the last year of their contracts and they're gonna be up to the brim on cap space once they resign sid. Fluery also needs to play more consistently or they might drop him(he'll put up a string of great games then goes on bad streaks like he did against philly).
__________________
mbp 15", rmbp 13",nexus 5, 5s
atticus27 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 18, 2012, 03:45 PM   #8
jbennardo
macrumors 6502a
 
jbennardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Lightning grabbed Lindback from the Predators so that makes the goalie situation in Tampa a bit better. That was just one of our issues - we need a healthy blue line too. Mind boggling that you have a 60 goal scorer but no playoffs. Here's to a better 2012 season - well, if there is a season.
__________________
Macrumors: Where android is king and the votes don't count.
jbennardo is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 18, 2012, 04:08 PM   #9
Surely
Thread Starter
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
^^^^Never mind the 60 goal scorer. To have a few of those other players on the team along with Stammer and not make the playoffs is pretty mind boggling.

Quote:
Originally Posted by atticus27 View Post
I wonder what the pens will do with staal. Him and crosby are in the last year of their contracts and they're gonna be up to the brim on cap space once they resign sid. Fluery also needs to play more consistently or they might drop him(he'll put up a string of great games then goes on bad streaks like he did against philly).
Fleury is a solid goalie, and is one of the best in the league. He just had a bad playoffs. He was 42-17 with a 2.36 GAA in the regular season. No way the Pens are going to deal him.

The Pens have a couple of really hard decisions to make. They need to hold onto Staal because of Crosby's health. But they're up against the cap, so it'll be really difficult for them to figure it all out. I think it's a given that they'll re-sign Crosby, so how they'll handle Staal's situation will be interesting.

But hey, we'll take both Fleury and Staal off your hands, no problem.
Surely is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 18, 2012, 04:30 PM   #10
atticus27
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
I think they can deal staal, since they've got malkin and crosby and still be good. They need to trade away paul martin his salary is 5 Mill a year and he sucks. It'll be interesting to see if staal wants to stay on a team that's gonna be a contender every year or if he'll leave for more money.
yea fleury's still a great goalie, but he had a bad start to last season too he's great when he's hot, you never know if the good or bad fleury will show up.
__________________
mbp 15", rmbp 13",nexus 5, 5s
atticus27 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 18, 2012, 04:37 PM   #11
Surely
Thread Starter
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by atticus27 View Post
yea fleury's still a great goalie, but he had a bad start to last season too he's great when he's hot, you never know if the good or bad fleury will show up.
I'm confused, because Fleury had the best year of his career in terms of wins, second most minutes he's ever played, and the second lowest number of losses. His GAA was also closer to the lower end over his career.

He had 42 wins last season, and he only played 67 games. I'll take that kind of consistency any day.

Look, I know he had a horrible playoffs, but that was more out of character than in character for him. You can't expect him to be perfect for his entire career.

Plus, he has the trust of his teammates. That goes a long way, even after a not so great playoff performance.

Fleury's career stats
Surely is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 18, 2012, 04:53 PM   #12
MooneyFlyer
macrumors 65816
 
MooneyFlyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Boston
Quote:
Originally Posted by leekohler View Post
I'm wondering what the Hawks are gonna do with Kane. The more I hear, the worse his drinking issues sound.
Yikes. 20-something and lots of money = trouble. Seguin will be watched here for the same thing. He's got some leadership to keep him going the right direction I hope.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Surely View Post
I'm confused, because Fleury had the best year of his career in terms of wins, second most minutes he's ever played, and the second lowest number of losses. His GAA was also closer to the lower end over his career.

He had 42 wins last season, and he only played 67 games. I'll take that kind of consistency any day.

Look, I know he had a horrible playoffs, but that was more out of character than in character for him. You can't expect him to be perfect for his entire career.

Plus, he has the trust of his teammates. That goes a long way, even after a not so great playoff performance.

Fleury's career stats
Good summary. I think people fold in the playoffs sometimes. Being there, especially for a goalie, is a skill that generally needs to be developed. Granted, Quick did some amazing stuff this season but I don't think that is the norm.
MooneyFlyer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 18, 2012, 09:04 PM   #13
cuestakid
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Fran
Quote:
Originally Posted by leekohler View Post
I'm wondering what the Hawks are gonna do with Kane. The more I hear, the worse his drinking issues sound.

this is weird- Kane does have a "no movement clause" but read this from capgeek-

Quote:
NMC (only eligible in 2014-15, details TBA)
does that mean the NMC doesn't kick in until then? If so what does he have now?

I don't see the Hawks moving him-too much money, too much ego for a team to handle

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbennardo View Post
Lightning grabbed Lindback from the Predators so that makes the goalie situation in Tampa a bit better. That was just one of our issues - we need a healthy blue line too. Mind boggling that you have a 60 goal scorer but no playoffs. Here's to a better 2012 season - well, if there is a season.
This summer will be an interesting test for Yzerman. There are a lot of names that could be available (Nash, Suter, Ryan, Getzlaf) and I think the Bolts could get one of them and even one would make that team better.
__________________
15in 2.2ghz i7SB, 750GB HD,16GB RAM Apple TV Hockey PuckiPhone 5S 32GB Verizon iPad3 WiFi 32GB
cuestakid is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 18, 2012, 09:18 PM   #14
leekohler
Banned
 
leekohler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Quote:
Originally Posted by cuestakid View Post
this is weird- Kane does have a "no movement clause" but read this from capgeek-



does that mean the NMC doesn't kick in until then? If so what does he have now?

I don't see the Hawks moving him-too much money, too much ego for a team to handle[COLOR="#808080"]
I don't know. But I bet they put him through rehab. Apparently, the Hawks had his Dad live with him during the playoffs, so he wouldn't go out on a binge. That's not good. If that's the case, there are problems. I hope he gets all that worked out.
leekohler is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 18, 2012, 09:45 PM   #15
atticus27
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Surely View Post
I'm confused, because Fleury had the best year of his career in terms of wins, second most minutes he's ever played, and the second lowest number of losses. His GAA was also closer to the lower end over his career.

He had 42 wins last season, and he only played 67 games. I'll take that kind of consistency any day.

Look, I know he had a horrible playoffs, but that was more out of character than in character for him. You can't expect him to be perfect for his entire career.

Plus, he has the trust of his teammates. That goes a long way, even after a not so great playoff performance.

Fleury's career stats
yeah he's a great goalie and I don't think the pens would have won the cup in 09 if it wasn't for his performances in the caps and red wings series. I just think he has a high salary for someone who plays as inconsistent as he does. It's kinda frustrating watching go down early in the playoffs the last 3 years when he was a big part in them losing, but when he's hot he's defiantly a top 5 goalie. I think johnson struggling all season hurt the pens a lot. I'm glad they got vokoun he's a solid backup and can step up if he needs to

with staal I'd rather see the pens keep 3 solid players like dupuis, kennedy, and cooke rather than sign him and not have cap space for those 3
__________________
mbp 15", rmbp 13",nexus 5, 5s
atticus27 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 18, 2012, 09:50 PM   #16
malman89
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Michigan
Quote:
Originally Posted by leekohler View Post
I'm wondering what the Hawks are gonna do with Kane. The more I hear, the worse his drinking issues sound.
Quote:
Originally Posted by leekohler View Post
I don't know. But I bet they put him through rehab. Apparently, the Hawks had his Dad live with him during the playoffs, so he wouldn't go out on a binge. That's not good. If that's the case, there are problems. I hope he gets all that worked out.
Well, if he got over punching a cabbie and acting like a jerk so far, I think he'll be fine until he gets arrested. Wasn't his dad already doing that? Or just like half living there? Kind of got that impression from his NHL 36 episode.

Quote:
Originally Posted by atticus27 View Post
I wonder what the pens will do with staal. Him and crosby are in the last year of their contracts and they're gonna be up to the brim on cap space once they resign sid. Fluery also needs to play more consistently or they might drop him(he'll put up a string of great games then goes on bad streaks like he did against philly).
They should not give Crosby $90M/10 years and should re-sign Staal. Should incentivize Crosby's deal as much as possible because amazing as he is, if he's gone in a few years, that deal can cripple the franchise. If Vokoun bounces back at all from last year, he'll be a solid back up for Fleury. Johnson was no good except for punching people.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbennardo View Post
Lightning grabbed Lindback from the Predators so that makes the goalie situation in Tampa a bit better. That was just one of our issues - we need a healthy blue line too. Mind boggling that you have a 60 goal scorer but no playoffs. Here's to a better 2012 season - well, if there is a season.
Lindback had a setback year last year, so really wonder how he handles the pressure of the starting gig. He does still have a great upside (and [up] SIZE) given his age, so we'll see.
__________________
Current Machine: Lenovo IdeaPad Z510

Old Machine: Late 2006 Model - 13.3" MacBook, 2 GHz C2D, 4 (3.3) GB RAM, 500 GB 7200rpm HD running OS X 10.6.8
malman89 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 18, 2012, 10:13 PM   #17
leekohler
Banned
 
leekohler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Quote:
Originally Posted by malman89 View Post
Well, if he got over punching a cabbie and acting like a jerk so far, I think he'll be fine until he gets arrested. Wasn't his dad already doing that? Or just like half living there? Kind of got that impression from his NHL 36 episode.
Let's hope it doesn't come to that. I just would rather not see that happen.
leekohler is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19, 2012, 12:40 AM   #18
saccento
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Northern NJ
should be a lot of trades around draft day.. I hear about 2-3 blockbuster trades so far.. I'll be hearing a lot about Nash the next couple weeks as I'm a Rangers fan lol.. should be interesting
__________________
13'' MacBook Pro, iPhone 5s 32gb Space Gray, Apple TV 1080p, Nikon D90
saccento is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 12:19 PM   #19
Surely
Thread Starter
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Here's a good, reasonable article about how Toronto is probably the only team where Luongo will land.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey...to-luongo?bn=1
Surely is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 01:55 PM   #20
leekohler
Banned
 
leekohler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Quote:
Originally Posted by Surely View Post
Here's a good, reasonable article about how Toronto is probably the only team where Luongo will land.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey...to-luongo?bn=1
Do the Leafs even want him though?
leekohler is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 02:01 PM   #21
Surely
Thread Starter
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by leekohler View Post
Do the Leafs even want him though?
For the right price, yes.

His contract sucks, but if the Canucks take one or two of our crappy contracts to offset Luongo's 10 year contract, it would work.
Surely is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 08:00 PM   #22
rick snagwell
macrumors 68040
 
rick snagwell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: oceanside, ca
how horrible was that award show?!

and nothing about the kings?! they won the STANLEY CUP!
__________________
------||------
rick snagwell is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 10:25 PM   #23
cuestakid
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Fran
Quote:
Originally Posted by rick snagwell View Post
how horrible was that award show?!

and nothing about the kings?! they won the STANLEY CUP!
Maybe they were all wasted at the balagio?

I am sure Quick is thinking

"Henrik you can have that vezina. I will hold onto my Conn Smythe, My cup and my ring."
and yes the awards stunk

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Surely View Post
For the right price, yes.

His contract sucks, but if the Canucks take one or two of our crappy contracts to offset Luongo's 10 year contract, it would work.
What is your dream trade and what is one that is realistic ?
__________________
15in 2.2ghz i7SB, 750GB HD,16GB RAM Apple TV Hockey PuckiPhone 5S 32GB Verizon iPad3 WiFi 32GB
cuestakid is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 10:34 PM   #24
leekohler
Banned
 
leekohler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Quote:
Originally Posted by cuestakid View Post
Maybe they were all wasted at the balagio?

I am sure Quick is thinking

"Henrik you can have that vezina. I will hold onto my Conn Smythe, My cup and my ring."
I don't think so. I'm pretty sure they were probably all happy for the winners tonight.
leekohler is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 10:34 PM   #25
cuestakid
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Fran
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?id=53192

HHOF candidates-
lets throw sakic and Shanny and off that list-both will get in right away no question.

The only others i can see getting in this year would be burns and housely.
__________________
15in 2.2ghz i7SB, 750GB HD,16GB RAM Apple TV Hockey PuckiPhone 5S 32GB Verizon iPad3 WiFi 32GB
cuestakid is offline   0 Reply With Quote


Reply
MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The 2013-14 NHL Season Thread xAnthony Community Discussion 176 Jun 7, 2014 07:39 PM
2014-15 NHL season thread albertfallickwa Community Discussion 7 Mar 14, 2014 11:02 AM
2012-2013 NBA Season Thread Moyank24 Community Discussion 84 Jun 5, 2013 11:34 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:52 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC