• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by FireCaptain

  1. FireCaptain

    ISO: 4 tix to FLA @ DET 12/22/18.

    Driving the long way from Memphis to Buffalo just so the fam and I can take in a game at LCA. I need 4 tix. Does anyone have anything for sale?
  2. By now you've all read the article where Z basically admits the contract he signed was a sham to circumvent the cap. Option A) Of course, if he retires, the Wings get stuck with 2 years of the recapture penalty at around $5.5M/year. Option B) If he suffers another back injury, they could 'Pronger' him to LTIR and bury that cap hit like Frazen. I would say this is a BIG "IF" right now since he flat out admitted that everyone involved lied/cheated/stole when it came to fitting this contract in the salary cap. An attempt at LTIR would surely be met with INTENSE scrutiny. No one mentions Option C) BUY OUT. If he's bought out, the Wings can spread the cap hit over 4 years at 2/3s the cost. Disregard this.. As I was researching the content for this post, I learned of the F'd up formula used to calculate the actual buy out payroll and the buy out cap hit.. (Buy out cap hit - explained HERE) Numbers and stuff: Henrik Zetterberg is 38 years old at the date of the buyout Salary remaining: $2,000,000 The buyout ratio is 2/3, which results in a total buyout cost of $1,333,333 There are 2 years remaining on this contract The buyout will be spread out over 4 years The annual buyout cost is $333,333 The buyout cap hit is displayed in the far right column SEASON SALARY INITIAL CAP HIT ACTUAL COST SAVINGS BUYOUT CAP HIT 2019-20 $1,000,000 $6,083,333 $333,333 $666,667 $5,416,666 2020-21 $1,000,000 $6,083,333 $333,333 $666,667 $5,416,666 2021-22 $0 $0 $333,333 -$333,333 $333,333 2022-23 $0 $0 $333,333 -$333,333 $333,333 Wait, there's more: How about Option D) He can be loaned to a team in another league. (SEL, anyone?) Completely legal in regards to the cap and saves us minimum salary + $375K against the cap. So, $650,000 (minimum) + $375,000 - $6,083,333 = $5,076,333 as a cap hit. A meager savings, but a savings nonetheless. OK, feel free to pick this apart and let me know what I may have misinterpreted.
  3. FireCaptain


  4. FireCaptain

    Athanasiou Signed 1 year $1.4 mil

    No, he wouldn't. He's an RFA - he'd come back as... wait for it... an RFA whose rights belong to Detroit. His contract status doesn't change.
  5. FireCaptain

    Eddie Olczyk

    Little known fact - he discovered his own cancer because his head is always up his ass.. Get well soon.
  6. FireCaptain

    2017 Draft

    This guy? ah, you're crazy - with legs like this, he'll never amount to anything.
  7. FireCaptain

    Top Buyout Candidates 2017

    You mean FARTSMELL?
  8. FireCaptain

    2017 WCQF: Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks

    As I re-watched focusing on the background, not the babe - I see the NBC Olympic logo too.. Grrrr. haha
  9. FireCaptain

    2017 WCQF: Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks

    I stand corrected. I thought someone had captured it during the BH series. Bummer, my Craw(fish) joke is out of place now.
  10. FireCaptain

    Tootoo to TwoCity (CHI aka Second City)

    Oh Jordin... How's that crow tasting, buddy? Of course, he then backpedaled on the statement.
  11. FireCaptain

    Tootoo to TwoCity (CHI aka Second City)

    Ok, Jordin signed with Chicago.. I just wanted to make the too/to/two joke. I'm going back to disliking Tootoo now. Stupid Hawks.
  12. FireCaptain

    Johnny Toews Ripping it Up

  13. FireCaptain

    2017 WCQF: Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks

    That right there is a good ol' fashioned Southern Girl, clearly not afraid or grossed out to handle that catfish. I like how she give it a mini-Sobotka twirl by flapping its tail at Craw(fish)ford.
  14. FireCaptain

    2017 WCQF: Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks

    Have been for years. I think it started during the first few Wings v. Preds playoff series.
  15. FireCaptain

    04/09 GDT : NJD vs DRW : 5 PM ET Last Game at Joe Louis Arena

    I wasn't sure if they were boos, but there was DEFINITELY less cheering. This was amazing. Ol Karen's looking and sounding a little rough in HD. His kid had a hockey tourney in AZ. The article I read said he watched the ceremony on his ipad and his kid's team lost.
  16. FireCaptain

    Detroit's first rounder.

    Last night on the broadcast, Mick said between 9th and 5th.
  17. FireCaptain

    2017 ECQF: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

    Let's Go Jackets! FIRE! **BOOOM** Ok, if it means ending the Penguins' season, I'll happily listen to that damn cannon.
  18. FireCaptain

    ADs/LOGOs on jerseys

    And so it begins.. first major US sport to allow ads/logos on jerseys during an actual game, not warmups, etc.. Hopefully this test fails miserably or the NHL will start looking like one of those damn euro leagues.
  19. FireCaptain

    New Injuries For The Last Game(s)

    This just in, KH orders emergency presser: KH: Our deadline acquisitions for the playoffs are our regular players returning from injury, I will not be calling up any Black Aces from GR. HSJ: Sounds great, KH! Can I get a picture? Actual Reporter: Um, KH, the Wings were eliminated from playoff contention weeks ago. KH (flustered): *pointing* Hey look over there, it's a Stanley Cup banner from 2008! *flees the dais in the opposite direction*
  20. FireCaptain

    Can we NOT suck at tanking?

    Thanks for reminding me to do that.
  21. FireCaptain

    When will the Wings fall?

    I was 22. WTF happened to us? We got old.
  22. FireCaptain

    Tomas Jurco traded to Chicago for a 3rd rounder

    But wait, Random_Poster found a youtube video that condensed all *Prospect*'s goals from pee-wee to college into a 3 minute score-fest! He'll be an all-star.. Sample size and condition doesn't matter b/c LGRW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  23. They just announced it on NHL network. Further conditions: DET retains 50% of salary IF FLA makes playoffs, the FLA 3rd becomes ARI's 3rd (higher pick) MARCH 01, 2017 FLORIDA PANTHERS F Thomas Vanek DETROIT RED WINGS D Dylan McIlrath 2017 3rd-Round Pick
  24. FireCaptain

    Shut down time?

    I don't remember which article I saw it in but Holland has said emphatically that NONE of those folks will be going down to help.
  25. FireCaptain

    Time for a reset/restore

    Fixed it for you. TL;DR: In OldTimeWinger's opinion, Holland and anyone not new and shiny need to go.