Akakabuto

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    News From Around the NHL *Mod warning page 75*

    The tweet says OHL, not NHL GM's.
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    2020 Offseason

    Why should he bother the arbitrator with how he views Bertuzzi beyond this next season? And why should the arbitrator care at all about the usage of the Red Wings dollars? The second part though I could see being more of an issue.
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    2020 Offseason

    I don't think you have to go all Mike Milbury on your players. I fairly confident Stevie handled this hearing just as classy as he does everything else. Just state your case. Show them the numbers that supports your claim. In arbitration you don't have to concern yourself about the future of the player as only 1 or 2 years can be rewarded. So any discussion about how the team views the player long term shouldn't take place at all. It's all about next year. (I don't know anything about baseball but that's an interesting read. Thanks.)
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    2020 Offseason

    Yzerman is probably very pleased in how this turned out.
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    2020 Offseason

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    2020 Offseason

    Maybe Abdelkader could get a job as an organist? Heard that he is real gud at pulling the piano.
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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    I think I remember posting before the start of the season that people here in sweden are really hyped for the kid. Like you, I had no real expectations or hopes for this season other than him being healthy. Now I'm working real hard on tempering my expectations of what he can become.
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    2020 Offseason

    Daley is the first ex-wing to get a new job this offseason. Off the ice.
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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    Well, that sucks. Could they move Hronek to, say, Finnish Liiga? I want that boy playing games...
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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    So whats going on with the Czech league? Covid-break? Postponed? Maybe @ely s can shed a light on things?
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    2020 Offseason

    Even tho I don't like this going to arbitration thats works for the Red Wings. I think it's safe to assume term was the hangup between Detroit and Bertuzzi. “When you get into the longer-term contracts, generally you’re locked into them,” Yzerman said. “We’re just trying to move cautiously. In the climate we’re in, with uncertainty about our salary cap for years to come (it remained flat at $81.5 million), we just felt this was a good way to go. We’re prepared to sign players to longer-term contracts, but we’re going to be careful, including our own players. We’re going to move slowly for the time being and be careful about handing out long-term deals.” Steve Yzerman: Red Wings looked to upgrade every position in free agency
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    2020 Offseason

    re Nielsen buy-out Upside: Get a bad player off the roster and save real money, Downside: A cap hit of less than 700K under two years where it wont hurt us.
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    2020 Offseason

    When can we expect to hear of a verdict?
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    2020 Offseason

    No settlement between Detroit an Bert apparently. Going to arbitration.
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    2020 Offseason

    39 is his big hockey butt pants size.
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    2020 Offseason

    Was just about to post this. How is a deal not done yet?
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    2020 Offseason

    It was embarrasing. Our forwards were constantly in their own zone digging for the puck. No wonder they never scored.
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    The Athletic hates Dragon Ball, don’t they?
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    2020 Offseason

    I would like to add that it's also important in todays speedy hockey that you have a defense that consists of players that can play the puck. They don't all need to be "puck moving defensemen", just capable of sending the puck out of your own zone to the right adress. A good transition game is key today.
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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    I hope it’s vodka. It would be nice if the one who’s on the clock tonight as a member of Detroits player development staff isn’t the only one boozin’.
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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    By the swedish newspaper Aftonbladet's live feed it's reported that Kronwall is drinking beer and Zetterberg water.
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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    Your trolling has gone too far.
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    2020 Free Agency

    One more year of Helm and two more years of Nielsen still means Hollands contracts are dropping off every year. You're right, the Abdelkader deal doesn't fit the timeline but nothing about that deal makes sense. It's the worst contract given to any player in the league in the last ten years at least. Call it the exception that proves the rule.
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    News From Around the NHL *Mod warning page 75*

    I found this on Barstool Sports. Not sure of the source.