• I don’t know. I think it’s warranted by everyone else. I mean, even the guys who didn’t see it coming are allowed to believe their eyes once the results are obvious. On top of that, Sutter traded Jokinen and accepted a terrible bet in Kotalik in return…and then went and re-acquired Jokinen, making a bad initial trade positively dog-retard stupid as a result.

    Even if you were over the moon with Jokinen the first time, I think you’re allowed to call bullshit on this move, based solely on that.

    Oh, I don’t think so Kent. I mean these clowns who call for the GM’s head daily, well it’s their money in the end so I suppose technically it’s their “right”.

    But their constant whinging, about-facing, fixation on hindsight without an eye to foresight, complete lack of courage in their convictions and utter inability to see the game on the ice… well for this fan it’s a bit much.

    I give Sutter a bunch of crap but I doubt I would run the team much better, so at least I’m a bit more reserved with the firing calls.

  • I don’t know. I think it’s warranted by everyone else. I mean, even the guys who didn’t see it coming are allowed to believe their eyes once the results are obvious. On top of that, Sutter traded Jokinen and accepted a terrible bet in Kotalik in return…and then went and re-acquired Jokinen, making a bad initial trade positively dog-retard stupid as a result.

    Even if you were over the moon with Jokinen the first time, I think you’re allowed to call bullshit on this move, based solely on that.

    Oh, I don’t think so Kent. I mean these clowns who call for the GM’s head daily, well it’s their money in the end so I suppose technically it’s their “right”.

    But their constant whining, about-facing, fixation on hindsight without an eye to foresight, complete lack of courage in their convictions and utter inability to see the game on the ice… well for this fan it’s a bit much.

    I give Sutter a bunch of crap but I doubt I would run the team much better, so at least I’m a bit more reserved with the firing calls.

  • Gange

    I can respect what Darryl did initially. Took the team to a Stanley cup win (if there was video replay) from not even having a sniff at the playoffs.

    That being said, it’s hard to see what it is he’s doing now. From the outside there appears to be no rhyme or reason to his moves.

    There was a time when I defended Darryl’s moves even when I raised an eyebrow. Now I think that time is over. It’s time for a new direction and an obvious path back to the “elite team” status.

    That being said, if this happens to change everything and all of a sudden Tangs and Joker turn it around I’ll happily eat crow.

  • Gange

    A bunch of no-names (Raitis Ivanas and Tim Jackman) have apparently been signed for a combined $1.15M per year. One for 550k the other for 600k.

    I’d prefer Dawes at 850k, though I doubt the difference is large. Whatever we’re doing going forward, well, if it hinges on saving 400k, from the 4th line…

    Penny-wise, hopefully not pound-foolish.

  • Gange

    you got to be kidding me , i have been waiting for the free agent frenzy and when i heard that tanguay was reaquired i thought well thats not so bad but when i seen that the idiot sutter picked up jokeinen again wtf. what about kris versteeg andrew ladd anyone but jokeinen ,sutter should be fired and so should ken king . can anyone make sense of this crap that is going on .

  • Gange

    i can only hope we’re planning some more stuff. i hate this but i’m of the mind if you don’t like it, learn to love it, cuz its the best thing going. obviously sutter has no respect for the fans, and i can’t believe king let him do this.

  • Is that really you, “Rod Blogojevich”? Maybe it’s your roommate, your friend, maybe you’re using a different Internet handle, a different IP address?

    Is it really worth all that trouble and effort and hijinks?

  • Graham

    I guess it could have been Savard with no Regehr, vs Jokinen and Regehr. We still have room to trade a dman or two…

    Vancouver adds Ballard and Hamhuis to a strong team, Edmonton adds Taylor to an excellent young prospect group, Chicago and the Flames have taken steps backwards.

    Sutter must have something else up his sleeve, maybe packaging a dman and a center for something. As it stands we don’t have any money for White?

  • Arik

    I’m still trying to think why sign him? He kept saying “this was the only offer on the table”. Kypreos said you dont sign these guys the FIRST DAY FOR THIS MONEY, you call them at the end of the month. If there were no other offers um demand is low, therefore. . . Darryl take an economics class.

    One of my favorite movies is Shawshank Redemption. In it Andy says “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of all things. And never let hope die.” If Darryl is running this team on “Hope”, oh boy! You dont spend $60M and hope that Tanger isnt washed up, that Jokinens time here was just a joke, that Kotalik, Bouwmeester, etc will bounce back. Thats a lot of hoping.

    I truely think that this is his last swan song. He will sink or swim with these.

  • Arik

    Thats a awesome pick up!

    Maybe you should re-sign Jason Wiemer (for a third time around)

    Maybe Dutter can ask Richie or Ron if they might be open for some extra work this fall in the organization…or current roster. Nothing would shock us Now!