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    Hall of Fame Boards

    I'm touched anyone even remembers me around these parts. I still lurk from time to time here and on HFboards and Reddit but my posting slowed down when the fan base became insufferably negative for me. Maybe I'll surprise everyone with some new photoshops this upcoming season.
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    Tyler Bertuzzi

    A lot of people were really puzzled by the Wings using their extra 2nd round pick in the draft on him this season but the Wings scouts have to be feeling good about themselves right now. He's grown from 5'9 155lbs to 6'1 187 lbs, and is 1 point from equalling last years scoring #'s in 28 fewer games. On top of that he's also been winning fights this season. It helps that the Storm are a powerhouse offensively, but those are still awfully good numbers for a guy we're hoping can be a good 3rd or 4th line pest.
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    D-Boz tearin 'em up in the D!

    Switched jobs, moved and don't have enough free time this season. Hopefully once I've been at this place a while I can work from home a little more often so I have time to do some more GDT's and post a little more.
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    Dreger: Ryan Johanson is in play

    Not only will the Wings be unlikely to part with the assets required to get him, I don't think they have the salary cap space to take his 4 Million cap hit without shedding nearly equal salary going to Columbus
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    Ian White Preparing for War?

    The Unauthorized possession of a firearm charge means he didn't have a license to carry at all, and the breach of recognizance means that he was already in legal trouble and failed to show up at his court appearance. You also seemed to miss the fact that the gun was a prohibited firearm in Canada which means it was either a handgun with a barrel equal or less than 105mm in length, an adapted rifle or shotgun (ie. A sawed off shot-gun), or an automatic firearm that hasn't been altered to fire only one bullet per trigger pull. Even if your proposed version of events were true, which is unlikely, its pretty stupid to go hunting when: You're not authorized to even carry a gun. The gun you're carrying is illegal You also have said gun improperly stored You're already wanted for failure to appear in court and you have a prior criminal history. There's a reason he was remanded into custody and not just fined and let go, and its not because Canada has a strict criminal justice system. He's in real trouble.
  7. It's a little bit early, but I wont be around at Midnight to post it. Hopefully that's ok.
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    11/13 GDT | Sharks @ Red Wings | 7:30 PM ET | FSD

    I doubt Blashill has any issues with confidence in either of his goalies. They've swapped back and forth for almost every game this season. They also have almost identical numbers.
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    2015-16 GDT Sign-up Sheet

    I'll take tomorrows vs San Jose if nobody minds.
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    Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

    damn. I wish I had thought of the Hudler face. I could've used one to replace Eddie O.
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    Wings lose scout to leafs

    I'm not sure what losing a scout has to do with Babcock. His involvement with scouts would be minimal at best. Shanahan would be the one who poached him, but I think it has more to do with him getting a promotion he was never going to get in Detroit. The Wings have Hakan as their director of European Scouting and I'm sure Shanahan was well aware that Vuori has spent the past few years learning from him. Who better to choose to become your own director of European Scouting?
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    Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

    Negativity and Pulkamania, 2 things that don't go together brother. NHL...Whatcha gonna do when the Pulkster runs wild on you?
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    Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

    I don't think you'd shed any tears if the team lost Franzen for nothing.
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    Stan Bowman (CHI) on CBA troubles

    Canadian ratings are down, but that has more to due with Rogers being awful than the product being bad. Ratings in the US are soaring
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    Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

    Sometimes its easy to forget that while Dan Cleary the player has long since outlived his usefulness as a Detroit Red Wing, that Dan Cleary the man is actually a great person and a wonderful ambassador for not just the Red Wings but professional athletes in general. That story above my post is a good reminder of that. In no way do I want him taking a roster spot up on the team anymore, but I'll always respect how he turned his career around with the Wings and his contributions to the team over the years.
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    Nyquist Files For Arbitration

    The sad part of Nyquist getting a new deal is that this will probably be the last year of him being a fan favorite, unless of course he significantly improves. We as a fan base love guys who overproduce for their salary but when they get a salary that's more in line with their production we heap unrealistic expectations on them. Gus could put up the exact same numbers he's put up the past 2 years and because he'd be making 4-5 million a season instead of his current .95 million a year it will be seen as not good enough. If he has another couple playoffs like his first couple, he'll be in the doghouse with Franzen.
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    Nyquist Files For Arbitration

    The mistake many making here is assuming that this case even gets before an arbitrator. Neither side wants that, no player wants to hear his employer explain all his shortcomings in an effort to cut his salary. Nyquist has excellent regular season production but he'd be roasted on his awful playoff numbers to this point. Still I think he'd get a better offer by going to arbitration than what I think he's going to sign before it gets there. I expect him to take a deal in the 3.75 to 4.25 million range, similar to Kadri's but perhaps a little longer.
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    Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

    Another couple Holland off-season gifs.
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    Tj oshie to washington

    In the AHL before 3 on 3 overtime 35.3% of games that went past regulation ended before the shootout. After going to 3 on 3, that number jumped to 75%. It should be even more effective in the NHL considering the NHL will have 5 full minutes of 3 on 3 vs the 4 minutes of 3 on 3 in the AHL.
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    Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

    He managed to find us a RHD we've been looking for since Rafalski retired, he addressed our lack of center depth after buying out Weiss. More importantly he did both without tying us to either player long term so even if they don't work out, it won't be a disaster. To top if off he and Mr. Ilitch already worked out a pretty awesome new dance routine with our new additions.
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    The Bowman Effect

    I was just pointing out that he's not the type of guy who can build a team. He is, however fantastic at taking an assembled team and getting the most out of them. Bowman is often treated as a god, whose mere presence within an organization will bring them cups. (Call it the Bowman effect). When in reality he just always picked the team that was most likely to be the next big winners and attached his cart to that horse. He's a fantastic coach, but he's no god.
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    The Bowman Effect

    I don't hate Bowman, I think he's the greatest coach in NHL history. As a GM however he was bad, very bad. I didn't say he was the worst though, there are many GM's who were even worse than he was, but that doesn't make his record as a GM any better. He won 5 cups with Montreal, but he had no part in building those teams. Sam Pollock built them, and the core of those teams were in place before Bowman took over as coach. With the Wings Bowman had to be stripped of his GM powers because he was attempting to trade Yzerman to Ottawa for Alexei Yashin. He played a huge role in their success in his time here, but as a coach, not as a builder of the teams, that credit should go to Jim Devellano, Jim Nill, Bryan Murray, Hakan Andersson and most of all Ken Holland.