Posted 23 June 2013 - 04:24 PM
I disagree that trading him at the deadline would have been a good thing. Flip could have broken out last season. Heaven knows we've been saying that for long enough. There's also no guarantee that a star would have performed up to our expectations.
He's just a little too good to trade for someone questionable, but a little too questionable to get us someone good.
That said, Flip just might like Calgary. He'd be back with his little buddy-
I fully expect his rights to be traded at the draft or him to be re-signed for a much more reasonable number.
He and his agent know the over-crowding situation in Detroit, and unless they figure that others will be gone before Flip, they have to know that their choices are to come down or go to free agency.
Money on the board! Current total: $5
$1 for each goal scored by a current Wing after whom I've named a hamster. +$5 if one scores a hat trick.
+$1 if a GWG. +$5 if it is a GWG in a series-winning game.+$50 if it is the GWG that wins us the Cup.
$5 for each time a goalie after whom I've named a hamster prevents all opposing shots from going in the net.
The hamsters names are as follows (current Wings in red)
Henrik Pavel Tomas Nicklas Dominik
Niklas Matthieu Daniel Robert
Johan Andreas Valtteri Jonathan
Andrew (Drew) Patrick Ian Todd
Jordin Damien Gustav James