HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Central Division > Minnesota Wild
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Wild sign Zenon Konopka 2 years, $925K per

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
07-01-2012, 03:55 PM
  #101
TaLoN
All Hail the FBJ!
 
TaLoN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Farmington, MN
Country: United States
Posts: 13,406
vCash: 50
Like it...as has been mentioned, better option than Warren Peters for the 4th line, gotta love the added grit.

TaLoN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2012, 04:03 PM
  #102
Haite
x
 
Haite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,866
vCash: 2465
Good thing GMCF is addressing the Z quota. I don't mind the signing.

Haite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2012, 04:05 PM
  #103
rynryn
Progress to the Mean
 
rynryn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Minny
Country: United States
Posts: 21,316
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by geowild View Post
Staubitz was a joke as an enforcer here. I've never seen a guy who was supposed to be a tough, stand-up-for-his-teammates guy who picked his spots to be that guy more than Staubitz did. Konopka will dance with anybody, anytime.
okay, i was wrong. i guess some people are going to celebrate "stupid" penalties. Staubitz routinely tried to fight people. thats where he got most of his penalties. roughing, slashing, etc. expect the same from Konopka, but more of it. again, i don't find anything wrong with it within reason, but it's going to be the same sort of thing. You'll see. Or ****, just check out Konopkas penalties.

rynryn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2012, 04:11 PM
  #104
Jarick
Moderator
Doing Nothing
 
Jarick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
Country: United States
Posts: 23,606
vCash: 500
Digging this signing. An everyday 4th line center who wins tons of draws and can drop the mitts. Solid pickup.

Jarick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2012, 04:16 PM
  #105
J22
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,920
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by rynryn View Post
okay, i was wrong. i guess some people are going to celebrate "stupid" penalties. Staubitz routinely tried to fight people. thats where he got most of his penalties. roughing, slashing, etc. expect the same from Konopka, but more of it. again, i don't find anything wrong with it within reason, but it's going to be the same sort of thing. You'll see. Or ****, just check out Konopkas penalties.
I agree that there will be plenty of *****ing about Konopka's PIM's.

The diference between Staubitz and Konopka IMO is, Stuabitz seemed like he took penalties because he thought it was his job, Konopka takes them because he's a little bit crazy and doesnt give a sh. I want a guy that other teams have to worry about doing something stupid.

J22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2012, 05:09 PM
  #106
bozak911
Ignoring Idiots
 
bozak911's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3,911
vCash: 500
/shrug

Out of all of the games that I've watched Konopka in... In none of them would I have drawn a comparison to Staubitz.

Staubitz was an idiot 90% of the time. Konopka is not an idiot...

I don't expect everyone to buy into this signing today, but 10 to 20 games into the season, I am sure that Konopka is going to be a huge fan favorite.

bozak911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2012, 05:37 PM
  #107
WiscMNwildfan
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Country: United States
Posts: 82
vCash: 500
I like the signing and the Wild should be fun to watch with Kassian and Konopka on the fourth line.

WiscMNwildfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2012, 05:39 PM
  #108
rynryn
Progress to the Mean
 
rynryn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Minny
Country: United States
Posts: 21,316
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by bozak911 View Post
/shrug

Out of all of the games that I've watched Konopka in... In none of them would I have drawn a comparison to Staubitz.

Staubitz was an idiot 90% of the time. Konopka is not an idiot...

I don't expect everyone to buy into this signing today, but 10 to 20 games into the season, I am sure that Konopka is going to be a huge fan favorite.
i don't doubt it. look at all the fans that were bummed we got him. it's one of those things...the guy moves around a lot more than Staubitz did and he's a little crazy like j22 said. that's attractive in a 4th liner.

now we just have to keep a list of all the guys we know Fletcher has tried to get...chances are pretty good we're going to target them when their names come up again.

rynryn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2012, 06:44 PM
  #109
Blakkmantis
Old Time Hockey EH!
 
Blakkmantis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Country: United States
Posts: 1,054
vCash: 500
Konopka is a good sign for us, I think. Good they are addressing our bottom 6, but damnit, we still are going to need some talent to actually be able to score on our tops lines.

Blakkmantis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2012, 06:53 PM
  #110
Billy Mays Here
Optimistic Pessimist
 
Billy Mays Here's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Minnesota
Country: United States
Posts: 13,301
vCash: 50
Konopka sounds kinda like a Powe clone to me. Fine by me though, good 4th liner.

Billy Mays Here is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2012, 06:54 PM
  #111
Fel 96
JFC
 
Fel 96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Little Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 56,874
vCash: 2037
Send a message via MSN to Fel 96
The 4th line is gonna be fun to watch next season.

Fel 96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2012, 07:58 PM
  #112
Sportsfan1
Registered User
 
Sportsfan1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: State of Hockey
Country: United States
Posts: 1,897
vCash: 500
This totally works for me, i'll never have to see the likes of Peters and Ortemeyer again! Toughness and fourth line faceoffs, what more can you want from a 4th line guy, least center position is solved fairly well for us now.

Sportsfan1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2012, 08:21 PM
  #113
NHL1674
Whatever...
 
NHL1674's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Minnesota
Country: United States
Posts: 11,132
vCash: 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by rynryn View Post
we're not going to outskill Eddy, but we'll be able to pound the crap out of them.
Sounds like fun to me.

NHL1674 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2012, 10:24 PM
  #114
Northland Wild Man
Finnesotans?
 
Northland Wild Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Grand Forks, ND
Country: United States
Posts: 7,463
vCash: 500
Good 4th line signing by GMCF. I like the fact that teams will have to look over their shoulders because of Konopka. The Wild needed someone who was willing to start **** with other teams on a consistent basis. The Wild are slowly becoming a team that nobody will want to play against. Now if GMCF could just get the 2 big FAs to come here we will be set.

Northland Wild Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2012, 11:19 PM
  #115
Wildfish
Registered User
 
Wildfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Siberia, ND
Country: United States
Posts: 361
vCash: 500
Stupid signing IMO. The team signed one no talent figher, Kassian, and now Fletcher has signed another in an era where many successful teams don't waste money or TOI on any no talent goons.

Konopka lasts for one year on teams - why? If he's worth anything, if he's such a great fan favorite and such a valuable team guy, why haven't any of the last four teams been willing to keep him for more than one season?

Wildfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2012, 11:22 PM
  #116
Fel 96
JFC
 
Fel 96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Little Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 56,874
vCash: 2037
Send a message via MSN to Fel 96
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildfish View Post
Stupid signing IMO. The team signed one no talent figher, Kassian, and now Fletcher has signed another in an era where many successful teams don't waste money or TOI on any no talent goons.
Really?

First, Konopka is not a goon.

Second, he's a decent hockey player. I've seen him play a lot with the Sens last season and he's not that bad.

Fel 96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2012, 11:23 PM
  #117
Victorious Secret
Dr. Chuck Evil
 
Victorious Secret's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Arkansas
Country: Ireland
Posts: 11,006
vCash: 16145
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildfish View Post
Stupid signing IMO. The team signed one no talent figher, Kassian, and now Fletcher has signed another in an era where many successful teams don't waste money or TOI on any no talent goons.

Konopka lasts for one year on teams - why? If he's worth anything, if he's such a great fan favorite and such a valuable team guy, why haven't any of the last four teams been willing to keep him for more than one season?
You do know he can play PK and wins 58% of his faceoffs, right? Hardly a no talent fighter. This is an underrated deal. Team is built with not only superstars, but role players. Clearly, he is one.

Victorious Secret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2012, 11:41 PM
  #118
Al Lagoon
Registered User
 
Al Lagoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 776
vCash: 50
The profile of a fist-fightin' centerman reminds me of Jason Wiemer.

The guy has had 20+ goals in the minors, so he isn't a raw goon.

Al Lagoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2012, 12:04 AM
  #119
squidz*
dun worry he's cool
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: South of the Border
Country: United States
Posts: 11,897
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Al Lagoon View Post
The profile of a fist-fightin' centerman reminds me of Jason Wiemer.

The guy has had 20+ goals in the minors, so he isn't a raw goon.
Two PPG seasons (albeit both partial ones) at the AHL level. Also, is PPG in the playoffs at the AHL level and put up 0.29GPG.

squidz* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2012, 12:12 AM
  #120
IHaveNoCreativity
HFB Partner
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Somewhere in Quebec.
Country: Canada
Posts: 9,165
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by squidz View Post
Two PPG seasons (albeit both partial ones) at the AHL level. Also, is PPG in the playoffs at the AHL level and put up 0.29GPG.
Most ''Goons'' can't put up a PPG in the ECHL....

He brings more character here, which is good, you can never have too much of it.

IHaveNoCreativity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2012, 02:37 AM
  #121
Pinchy11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 124
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Victorious Secret View Post
You do know he can play PK and wins 58% of his faceoffs, right?
Not only that, we now have 4 centers that can play the pk very, very well.

Pinchy11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2012, 02:50 AM
  #122
IHaveNoCreativity
HFB Partner
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Somewhere in Quebec.
Country: Canada
Posts: 9,165
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinchy11 View Post
Not only that, we now have 4 centers that can play the pk very, very well.
And plenty of PK options, which keeps our top guys fresh.... Koivu...

IHaveNoCreativity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2012, 03:23 AM
  #123
Billy Mays Here
Optimistic Pessimist
 
Billy Mays Here's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Minnesota
Country: United States
Posts: 13,301
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildfish View Post
Stupid signing IMO. The team signed one no talent figher, Kassian, and now Fletcher has signed another in an era where many successful teams don't waste money or TOI on any no talent goons.

Konopka lasts for one year on teams - why? If he's worth anything, if he's such a great fan favorite and such a valuable team guy, why haven't any of the last four teams been willing to keep him for more than one season?
Ladies and gentlemen, somebody posted something more negative than me, AMAZING!!!

In all seriousness though, this is a solid signing. Wouldn't mind our bottom six giving some of Eddy's fragile young guns some bruises, maybe even more. . . . yes. . . . . definitely more.

Billy Mays Here is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2012, 03:25 AM
  #124
squidz*
dun worry he's cool
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: South of the Border
Country: United States
Posts: 11,897
vCash: 500
Am I the only one who wants to see Dumba make the team even more after the Konopka signing? Just imagine rolling in on a soft team with a lineup including Dumba, Clutterbuck, Konopka, and Kassian.

squidz* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-02-2012, 05:33 AM
  #125
NHL1674
Whatever...
 
NHL1674's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Minnesota
Country: United States
Posts: 11,132
vCash: 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by squidz View Post
Am I the only one who wants to see Dumba make the team even more after the Konopka signing? Just imagine rolling in on a soft team with a lineup including Dumba, Clutterbuck, Konopka, and Kassian.
Those guys would have more hits than the Beatles.

NHL1674 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:30 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.