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#41 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:57 AM

Article 17.17: not to be messed with. Lucky for him he's drawing two paycheques.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:05 PM

Yup. I don't really care that they are overpaid but I do get annoyed when people try to justify entertainers/pro athletes getting paid millions of dollars. There is none

I can think of 3.3 billion reasons why they get paid as much as they do.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:11 PM

Devellano has had a huge hand in the Wings success, but whether he believes them or not, those comments are idiotic. I'm guessing it's just misplaced and poorly worded loyalty to Ilitch, but I wonder how the Wings players feel like being called cattle by the Senior VP of the Wings.

I also don't get the part about him saying about what Fehr would have people believe about the cap. What Fehr believes about the cap or not, never in this negotiation has he proposed eliminating the cap. The proposals have been less of a reduction in players salaries.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:17 PM

Well this just in, apparently the league is fining the Wings and undisclosed amount due to Jimmy D's comments. Here's the link.

http://mobile.mlive....ll=true#display

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:23 PM

Man, that money could have gone toward some player's contract.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:59 PM

Well this just in, apparently the league is fining the Wings and undisclosed amount due to Jimmy D's comments. Here's the link.

http://mobile.mlive....ll=true#display


HAHA! And Jimmy D really stuck up for Bettman! I guess that won't happen again...

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:19 PM

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:15 PM

250k? Damn

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:50 PM

Dang, Jimmy, tell us how you really feel! The players are cattle on the owners' cattle ranches? If that's true, then they best be taking good care of their cattle, or else no one's going to want to buy their product. I get that the owners are running a business and not a charity organization, but I think that metaphor is taking it a little far, and I think the players deserve a little more credit for what they do.

Also, I don't buy his argument that the players should be so incredibly grateful and bow down to the owners for what they receive from them. Let's face it, both sides are grubbing for as much money as possible, so one side can't play the victim and say the other is being greedy and unfair when they both have the same goal in mind - making money. I just find it a little hard to swallow that he tries to justify the owners making bazillions and then criticizes the players for going to Russia when a) they have jack all else to do and b) have just as much right as anyone else under the capitalist system to make as much money as possible.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:24 PM

Yup. I don't really care that they are overpaid but I do get annoyed when people try to justify entertainers/pro athletes getting paid millions of dollars. There is none

Um, they make millions because they generate an even bigger income for their clubs/record labels/film studios. Duh.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:51 PM

There is a different between cattle and people, cattle can't leave the ranch.


^^ This.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:16 PM

While I side with the owners that percentage of revenue going to the players should go down, contracts signed before the old CBA should be grandfathered in. That's a very legitimate player gripe. It also happens to greatly favor the Wings, who really have not signed any outrageous deals.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:07 PM

Boom there ya Dumbellano, sticking up for a midget and yet getting fined 250.000.

I think the fine is still to small he may have damaged the great DRW reputation with his cattle comments, he'd better be glad Datsyuk is busy playing in the KHL otherwhise this could really backfire for the whole organizsation.

Can you imagine still having the perfect human on our team and Jim coming out with something like this? WoW, classless idiot. Hope he gets fired on top of the fine.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:27 PM

Jimmy D is a high school dropout who grew up in the bad part of Toronto (yes, they exist in Canada). Eloquence is not his strong suit, but I frankly love it.

But the man is a hockey genius and has been a key component on 8 Stanley Cup winning teams. Yeah, fire him.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:22 AM

The Red Wings players should put horns stickers on their helmets as a practical joke for the first game.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:39 AM

Hmm...Interesting interview.

Boom there ya Dumbellano, sticking up for a midget and yet getting fined 250.000.

I think the fine is still to small he may have damaged the great DRW reputation with his cattle comments, he'd better be glad Datsyuk is busy playing in the KHL otherwhise this could really backfire for the whole organizsation.

Can you imagine still having the perfect human on our team and Jim coming out with something like this? WoW, classless idiot. Hope he gets fired on top of the fine.

Seriously - Red Wings rep damaged?

You must've not been around when Probert was a Red Wing.

I honestly :lol: at the cattle comment - ya know - he's bloody right, and brutally honest...Gotta give him props for that.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:50 AM

Seeing the name "Detroit Red Wings" in the headlines is usually good, but in the this case.
How many dimes are in two hundred and fifty thousand?

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:59 AM

Seeing the name "Detroit Red Wings" in the headlines is usually good, but in the this case.
How many dimes are in two hundred and fifty thousand?


$1 = 10 dimes

$250,000 = 2,500,000 dimes

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:22 AM

Hmm...Interesting interview.

Seriously - Red Wings rep damaged?

You must've not been around when Probert was a Red Wing.

I honestly :lol: at the cattle comment - ya know - he's bloody right, and brutally honest...Gotta give him props for that.

Brutally stupid is more like it.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:25 AM

Boom there ya Dumbellano, sticking up for a midget and yet getting fined 250.000.

I think the fine is still to small he may have damaged the great DRW reputation with his cattle comments, he'd better be glad Datsyuk is busy playing in the KHL otherwhise this could really backfire for the whole organizsation.

Can you imagine still having the perfect human on our team and Jim coming out with something like this? WoW, classless idiot. Hope he gets fired on top of the fine.


Jimmy D is a hockey genius. He hasn't damaged the reputation of the Wings. The Wings have the likes of Jack Adams in their cupboards. You don't have to be likable or wise to be great at your job. Scotty Bowman was a jerk, too, but any team would kill to have him come back and coach them. Jimmy D is on one side of the negotiating table, that's it. Maybe he was a bit crass, but that's his style. It's his opinion, it doesn't affect his job performance, and I doubt many players take it personally outside of using it as a negotiating tactic.
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