Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)



  • Please log in to reply
443 replies to this topic

#321 ogreslayer

ogreslayer

    1st Line All-Star

  • HoF Booster
  • 1,933 posts
  • Location:Indianapolis

Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:12 PM

 

Transcript when available plz kthx.

 

Not sure this is the actual "nuke" but according to this, the Sens are losing $9-10m a year.

 

http://www.ottawacit...9118/story.html


Money on the Board 2014: $5 per series, $5 per sweep, $5 per Kronwalling, $10 per Marchand Kronwalling, $1 per Zetterberg game, $1 per 2013 Calder Cup roster player goal


#322 puckloo39

puckloo39

    Champion, MVP and still the best!!!

  • HoF Booster
  • 21,397 posts
  • Location:Austin, Texas

Posted 16 August 2013 - 07:32 PM

All of this seems somehow familiar...

 

I have been cruising through lots of articles, most of them throwing Alfie under the bus for leaving Ottawa.  I think it's normal for the course for the fraying management team to deflect blame on the superstar who left because they wouldn't pay him what they promised and wouldn't/couldn't hire the talent needed to win.

 

Yes.  Very familiar.  Hope the result is the same...  ;)


puckloo39dom.jpg



"There is no passion to be found in playing small -- in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."

 

Nelson Mandela - RIP  1918-2013


Better than Ever


#323 FireCaptain

FireCaptain

    Whaddya mean I can't beat BOSTON?

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,787 posts
  • Location:Atoka, TN

Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:25 PM

OP: this is not meant at you.

 

Where's the big outrage and calls for the NHL to move the Sens??

 

Wait, just because it snows there and its in Canada, the team HAS to be successful, no?

 

Atlanta, Florida, Tampa, Arizona, etc.. all lose money and people scream for the owner's heads and demand (as fans with NO input) for the teams to be moved to more viable markets. What about the precious Sens? Should they be moved. The article spells it out, they've lost (and continue to lose) Millions per year.

 

Quick, back up the Uhaul, these Sens should head to Seattle/Portland/Kansas City/wherever. Someone will build them a new stadium and the new fanbase will love them and shower the owners with guaranteed profits!

 

Step 1: lose money, move franchise.

Step 2: ??

Step 3: PROFIT!

 

 

 

 

 

Not sure this is the actual "nuke" but according to this, the Sens are losing $9-10m a year.

 

http://www.ottawacit...9118/story.html


Most nights, my posts are brought to you by Heineken and sarcasm.
Success has a thousand fathers, failure is an orphan.
We not score, is hard to win. - Pavel Datsyuk #13

#324 Hockeytown0001

Hockeytown0001

    Legend

  • HoF Booster
  • 22,364 posts
  • Location:A2, Michigan

Posted 17 August 2013 - 08:24 PM

I'd be surprised to see that they're losing money. 


"All done? Five bucks." - Pavel Datsyuk after an interview
"Very few cities in the NHL have the history or the following of the Detroit Red Wings." - Steve Yzerman

 

 


#325 frankgrimes

frankgrimes

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,032 posts

Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:44 PM

[quote name='FireCaptain' timestamp='1376781932' post='2433514']OP: this is not meant at you. Where's the big outrage and calls for the NHL to move the Sens?? Wait, just because it snows there and its in Canada, the team HAS to be successful, no? Atlanta, Florida, Tampa, Arizona, etc.. all lose money and people scream for the owner's heads and demand (as fans with NO input) for the teams to be moved to more viable markets. What about the precious Sens? Should they be moved. The article spells it out, they've lost (and continue to lose) Millions per year. Quick, back up the Uhaul, these Sens should head to Seattle/Portland/Kansas City/wherever. Someone will build them a new stadium and the new fanbase will love them and shower the owners with guaranteed profits! Step 1: lose money, move franchise.Step 2: ??Step 3: PROFIT!     Not sure this is the actual "nuke" but according to this, the Sens are losing $9-10m a year. http://www.ottawacit...9118/story.html
Oh look another billionaire crying poor, it's called creative book keeping. I am sure the real numbers are much different but of course it's easier to cry poorMelnyk is turning is crynik larely

lidsretire2.jpg
 

Thank you so much perfect human being #5

Welcome to hockeytown Jonas aka Lundquist 2 Gustavsson!

Phase I: injury rattled roster Phase II: BABCOCK Phase III: Playoffs XXIII !


#326 number9

number9

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,728 posts
  • Location:East Lansing

Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:17 AM

To me it's not too surprising to see the Sens losing money. They're a team that's never really done much, that's also sandwiched between the Leafs and the Wings geographically, AKA two of the most popular franchises.... Especially of that region



#327 Euro_Twins

Euro_Twins

    Healthy Scratch

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,350 posts
  • Location:Windsor, Ontario

Posted 18 August 2013 - 07:53 AM

To me it's not too surprising to see the Sens losing money. They're a team that's never really done much, that's also sandwiched between the Leafs and the Wings geographically, AKA two of the most popular franchises.... Especially of that region


Don't forget Montreal
I'm a Red Wing for the next three years and I'm going to make sure every team we play knows that.'' -- Jordin Tootoo

#328 Kmahrle83

Kmahrle83

    Wings 4 Life!

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 97 posts
  • Location:Waterford, MI

Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:36 PM

http://www.grantland...-to-ottawa?wjb=

 

 

Five weeks after stunning the hockey world by signing with the Detroit Red Wings, former Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson addressed the Ottawa media for the first time Thursday.

 


Lets go RED WINGS!!!


#329 Hockeytown0001

Hockeytown0001

    Legend

  • HoF Booster
  • 22,364 posts
  • Location:A2, Michigan

Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:46 AM

Apparently, a doofus named Don Brenner at the Ottawa Sun thinks he's being funny showing his butthurt by calling Detroit "Detoilet" and saying that Alfredsson's children are going to be mugged outside Joe Louis Arena. 


"All done? Five bucks." - Pavel Datsyuk after an interview
"Very few cities in the NHL have the history or the following of the Detroit Red Wings." - Steve Yzerman

 

 


#330 frankgrimes

frankgrimes

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,032 posts

Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:49 AM

Apparently, a doofus named Don Brenner at theOttawa Sun thinks he's being funny showing his butthurt by calling Detroit "Detoilet" and saying that Alfredsson's children are going to be mugged outside Joe Louis Arena.


Someone should show him pictures, of Lidstrhouse and the enviroment

Going after the children and thinking about them getting mugged isn't funny, it's being stupid and embarrassing.

Edited by frankgrimes, 19 August 2013 - 10:49 AM.

lidsretire2.jpg
 

Thank you so much perfect human being #5

Welcome to hockeytown Jonas aka Lundquist 2 Gustavsson!

Phase I: injury rattled roster Phase II: BABCOCK Phase III: Playoffs XXIII !


#331 BottleOfSmoke

BottleOfSmoke

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,580 posts
  • Location:It's so hot in the P

Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:45 AM

Apparently, a doofus named Don Brenner at the Ottawa Sun thinks he's being funny showing his butthurt by calling Detroit "Detoilet" and saying that Alfredsson's children are going to be mugged outside Joe Louis Arena. 


The misconceptions most Americans have regarding Detroit are staggering. I've had to deal with it a lot here since the bankruptcy was announced. I've taken every opportunity to school people but it still gets me heated. Detroit is like family--I can talk s*** about it but god help anyone outside of the family that talks s*** about it :lol:

Love that city. Always hustles harder.

LGWsig_zpsa75c5d1e.jpg

 


#332 cusimano_brothers

cusimano_brothers

    Legend

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,405 posts
  • Location:Niagara Falls, ON

Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:53 AM

Alfredsson out at Sensplex in a Sens sweater pic.twitter.com/fo6LTrQpuT

BSCpYBeCMAIFKZ4.jpg

 

Ah...what?


"Mess up tomorrow, don't mess up now".

- Harry James Benson, CBE.


#333 RedWingsDad

RedWingsDad

    Bigot

  • Restricted
  • PipPip
  • 437 posts

Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:24 PM

The misconceptions most Americans have regarding Detroit are staggering. I've had to deal with it a lot here since the bankruptcy was announced. I've taken every opportunity to school people but it still gets me heated. Detroit is like family--I can talk s*** about it but god help anyone outside of the family that talks s*** about it :lol:

Love that city. Always hustles harder.

 

I guess I’m on the complete other side of the coin when it comes to people not from around here bashing the city of Detroit - I typically agree emphatically and then give them even more ammunition via facts and my own personal experiences to supplement their bashing of the city in the future. The city of Detroit has to be a deterrent when trying to get certain free agents...


Tim Thomas - Patriot and generally awesome human being.
 
Romans 10:13 - For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

#334 thegerkin

thegerkin

    Statue of Liberty!!!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,541 posts
  • Location:Grand Rapids, MI

Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:35 PM

 

 

Alfredsson out at Sensplex in a Sens sweater pic.twitter.com/fo6LTrQpuT

BSCpYBeCMAIFKZ4.jpg

 

Ah...what?

 

 

"Alfredsson joined other NHL players at an informal skate at Bell Sensplex on Monday."

 

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=430100

 

That had to be weird for most involved, especially with Alfie donning the Sens jersey after signing with Detroit.



#335 ogreslayer

ogreslayer

    1st Line All-Star

  • HoF Booster
  • 1,933 posts
  • Location:Indianapolis

Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:11 PM

 

"Alfredsson joined other NHL players at an informal skate at Bell Sensplex on Monday."

 

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=430100

 

That had to be weird for most involved, especially with Alfie donning the Sens jersey after signing with Detroi

 

As weird as Val Filppula working out at Michigan State with a bunch of current Wings players still in his Wings gear?  Just another case of the media trying to make something out of nothing here with the Alfie situation.  Will be so happy when camps start & there's actual hockey news they can cover.


Money on the Board 2014: $5 per series, $5 per sweep, $5 per Kronwalling, $10 per Marchand Kronwalling, $1 per Zetterberg game, $1 per 2013 Calder Cup roster player goal


#336 frankgrimes

frankgrimes

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,032 posts

Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:00 AM

That man gave Ottawa the best years of his career on a very favourable contract. It's not Alfie's fault that Melynk is playing it ala Wang, because he doesn't get his top of the art casino. Also I don't think it is that uncommon under hockeyplayers to train together, even if they are on different teams Fairly sure, Alfredsson will return to Ottawa once he is done with playing hockey.

lidsretire2.jpg
 

Thank you so much perfect human being #5

Welcome to hockeytown Jonas aka Lundquist 2 Gustavsson!

Phase I: injury rattled roster Phase II: BABCOCK Phase III: Playoffs XXIII !


#337 Dabura

Dabura

    Cake Eater

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,057 posts
  • Location:In an octopus's garden

Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:23 AM

Alright. So. Question: Is it kinda weird that Ken Holland did this? Of, if you like, ...*is responsible* for this?

 

Like, we all had him pinned as Mr. Nice Guy. Would never dare offer sheet an RFA, and would probably say about an Alfie situation, "You know, we just figured it wouldn't be right to stir someone else's pot like that" (or whatever).

 

And then he just sneaks in behind Ottawa's back, all Solid Snake-like, and he's all like, "Psst. Alfie. Over here. I have caaandyyyy." And, well, Alfie loves him some candy...

 

Is it wrong?

Is Ken Holland secretly a badass?

Is he following this drama that's unfolding in Ottawa with perverted glee?

When he looks at himself in the mirror, does he say, "Yeah, I'm pretty much amazing"?


Don't Toews me, bro!


#338 hillbillywingsfan

hillbillywingsfan

    Awww poor butch

  • Gold Booster
  • 3,486 posts

Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:22 AM

That man gave Ottawa the best years of his career on a very favourable contract. It's not Alfie's fault that Melynk is playing it ala Wang, because he doesn't get his top of the art casino. Also I don't think it is that uncommon under hockeyplayers to train together, even if they are on different teams Fairly sure, Alfredsson will return to Ottawa once he is done with playing hockey.

Of course its not uncommon to do so. Ever off season players hold camps/workouts and such that other players from other teams come to, but its the fact that he wore his sens jersey when he is not part of the org anymore. Not that to me is a little weird. Beit I will let it slide this time because I understand his situation but I don't want to see it again=) Maybe he hasn't gotten his wings jersey yet??? hahaha


Alright. So. Question: Is it kinda weird that Ken Holland did this? Of, if you like, ...*is responsible* for this?

 

Like, we all had him pinned as Mr. Nice Guy. Would never dare offer sheet an RFA, and would probably say about an Alfie situation, "You know, we just figured it wouldn't be right to stir someone else's pot like that" (or whatever).

 

And then he just sneaks in behind Ottawa's back, all Solid Snake-like, and he's all like, "Psst. Alfie. Over here. I have caaandyyyy." And, well, Alfie loves him some candy...

 

Is it wrong?

Is Ken Holland secretly a badass?

Is he following this drama that's unfolding in Ottawa with perverted glee?

When he looks at himself in the mirror, does he say, "Yeah, I'm pretty much amazing"?

I think it was more along the lines of "right place at the right time"


msg-10491-1258682020.jpg


I LIVE IN TEXAS SO I DON'T DESERVE HOCKEY

#339 TheXym

TheXym

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,350 posts
  • Location:PA

Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:44 AM

Wouldn't Alfredsson be issued his Wings gear at training camp, which hasn't happened yet? No biggie IMHO.
It's pronounced "Zim" not "Exim". Aw heck with it, just call me Scott.

#340 haroldsnepsts

haroldsnepsts

    "Classy"

  • HoF Booster Mod
  • 16,549 posts

Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:44 AM

I'm guessing even if Alfredsson had his Wings jersey, he wouldn't wear it to a practice skate in the Sensplex with his old teammates.  That would likely be seen as rubbing everyone's nose in it. 

 

No matter what jersey he wore, it was going to get attention.  







Similar Topics Collapse


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users