I just realized if you remove the BS from Bieksa, you can spell IKEA
~It's a conspiracy~
Posted by AustinDuck27 on 21 January 2016 - 09:52 AM
Hey guys, Avs fan here, just wanted to say good luck with that trade and hope it works out for you. Your team has played like offensively constipated all season, it's pretty clear they were simply missing a Garbutthole to help things flow freely.
Take care all!
Posted by Sojourn on 05 December 2015 - 12:14 PM
I only had to take 6 shots last night from playing the "Getzlaf give away drinking game." Much improved over the 12 shots I took for the TB game. Phew! thank you Ryan.
I can see it now:
Boudreau: "Getz, we need to talk. We're getting reports that fans are ending up in the hospital due to alcohol poisoning. About those passes..."
Posted by tayhart on 04 July 2015 - 07:35 PM
Posted by ZTHER on 30 June 2015 - 02:51 PM
I'm with you. I love Beauch, but he seems to have made too many key mistakes in the playoffs, and I've always thought Bieksa was solid. If Z doesn't like it, though, I'm concerned.
Bieksa just turned 34 and still has plenty of gas in the tank, though we can probably expect him to miss 10-15 games this season due to his aggressive style of play. His point totals didn't look all that great last season but he does have a decent shot from the point, he's defensively responsible, can play big minutes, and plays with a agitating edge. Can and does take bad penalties at times.
Murray only needs to land Marchand now from Boston and Anaheim would be the most hated team ever.
I'll miss Beauchemin - one of my all time favorite Ducks - but Bieksa is a upgrade.
Posted by ImFromCanada on 10 November 2015 - 08:46 AM
Get over it. Did you start a new thread when he came back from surgery and got 3 assists? No? Okay.
Not meaning to sound like a prick, but he obviously knows that he messed up. It doesn't excuse the 2nd period where we let a 2 goal lead out to the dogs (both literally and as a figure of speech).
Posted by dtsdlaw on 06 August 2015 - 10:42 AM
SB: Dean! It's Stan the Man! Long time no talk. Listen... can I get the phone number of that motivational speaker you hired? You know, the one who was supposed to tell the boys not to use drugs, abuse women, yadda yadda yadda. We've got a little issue.
DL: Sorry, no can do, Stanarino. That was just a publicity stunt to try to trick Gary into letting me have some extra cap space. I never hired one. I'd already decided to let go of Richards and Stoll instead. Both those guys were on their last legs anyway, so screw them.
SB: What about Voynov?
DL: What's that? Sorry, the connection went bad for a sec. Anyway, I did hire a new PR firm though. Boys will be boys, right? You want their number?
SB: Nah, we're good on that front. The one we've got on retainer was nails after Patty beat the crap outta that cab driver. It's like it never happened! [belly laughs]
DL: Fine. Good luck this season without Saad and Sharp. Hope your aging Slovakian superstar and your half-a-defense doesn't let you down.
SB: Yours either.
Posted by Shadowduck on 10 April 2015 - 11:52 PM
I wanted to post this in the Ducks section but it really isn't about the Ducks. It's about all of you who post here.
I will be busy with some personal stuff and will not be able to watch the final game tomorrow or participate in the game day thread. But since it is the end of the regular season I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who posted on these boards this season.
I may not have agreed with everyone but for the most part everyone on these boards behaves in a polite mature manner. I think this is a special group of Ducks fans we have here and I look forward every season to reading everyone's comments. whether it is about the playoffs, off season signing/trade, the draft, bagging on the Queens....(okay mostly mature).
So thank you to all of you. You make following the Ducks a much richer experience and I am grateful to be able to read and participate in all of the discussions we have here.
Now let's all go cheer and pull for the Ducks to go bring the Stanley Cup back to Anaheim where it belongs!!!
Posted by AustinDuck27 on 05 February 2016 - 09:32 PM
Posted by pennaduck on 21 January 2016 - 02:48 PM
@AnaheimDucks: #NHLDucks G.M. Bob Murray on today's trade: "We're trying to solidify our bottom six and our style."
@AnaheimDucks: Murray: "Our team definitely needs to play harder, a little more on the inside than they have. We need to get better."
Interesting he mentions "our style". Ducks' style changed with his summer signings. Solidify our bottom 6? The entire lineup is a crapshoot.
"I messed up thinking we could build a finesse puck possession type team around the core of Getzlaf and Perry and brought in some soft players which changed the team into one with no discernible identity, so now I am going to trade for players who can hit, forecheck, cycle, and grind because if we can't score goals, we need to make sure we can keep the score low. Also I hate Ducks fans."
Posted by pennaduck on 24 December 2015 - 10:39 AM
GP 31, 4 Goals, 11 Assists, TOI 16:02
On Pace for 38 points
GP 35, 14 Goals, 13 Assists, TOI 16:35
On Pace for 63 points
GP 27, 3 Goals, 5 Assists, TOI 11:41
On Pace for 22 points
GP 35, 5 Goals, 14 Assists, TOI 24.21
On Pace for 45 points
GP 33, 3 Goals, 5 Assists, TOI 14:55
On Pace for 19 points
GP 33, 3 Goals, 3 Assists, TOI 17:00
On Pace for 14 points
GP 15, 1 Goal, 2 Assists, TOI 13:24
On Pace for 13 points
GP 33, 0 Goals, 4 Assists, TOI 21.59
On Pace for 10 points
The Kesler for Perreault change is one I can live with because we all assume Kesler will pick up his scoring at some point, and because he brings a lot of other assets like defense and faceoffs. Switching Beleskey for Hagelin clearly made our top six softer and has thus far proven to be a downgrade on offense as well. Silf may be a nifty two way player and great at shootouts, but Palms is going to pot 30 this season. Think of how often a GM gets a 30 goal scorer signed at 1.5 million and still RFA eligible for a 2nd and 3rd round pick. Murray gave him away. In a larger hockey market that alone would be causing a riot, let alone the rest of the details of this awful season. Sekac has looked ok this season and I am holding out hope that he develops into a top six wing, but as for now this move looks like a wash at best, and until Sekac picks up his regular season scoring or scores a clutch playoff goal or two like DSP has done for us it will feel like a downgrade for me. The most glaring is the Beauch for Bieksa swap. Beauch clearly still has game, it is well acknowledged by now that losing his presence on the blueline and locker room has hurt this club, and Murray should have freaking known better after already losing and having to reacquire the guy before. This is a move that i (as well as many others) saw as a lateral move to slight upgrade in the offseason, but it is looking more and more like a terrible management decision, particularly if Beauchemin ends up playing more games and minutes this season than Bieksa and continues to grossly outscore him.
I've supported Murray through many of these decisions and most everything he has done as Ducks GM, but in hindsight, these moves have dismantled our identity, our offensive depth, and a key component of our defense, and, with the exception of bringing in Kesler as the "missing piece" to our cup contention, there really wasn't a dire need to make any of them.
Posted by JackPolo on 14 December 2015 - 08:36 PM