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#2192130 Ehrhoff's rights traded to NYI, then traded to Buffalo

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2011 - 08:20 PM

Overrated as of right now, sure...Still better then Wiz.

He was money in the first two rounds until he seperated his shoulder against San Jose.

First, he was never better than ordinary, and second, we don't need a guy coming off a separated shoulder.

He doesn't give us anything we don't already have, while Wiz does. Wiz is a right handed shot, and is physical and gritty. Ehroff is a poor man's Kronwall.

That's the important thing in all this.

#2192119 Ehrhoff's rights traded to NYI, then traded to Buffalo

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 29 June 2011 - 08:10 PM

Erhoff is better then Wiz, and it's not even close really.

But everyone, let's get Wiz because he's had one good year and supplies grit!

He was surrounded by a ton of talent in Vancouver. He's overrated as hell. Quit kidding yourself.

#2190593 Panthers Acquire Tomas Kopecky's Rights

Posted by Doc Holliday on 27 June 2011 - 09:27 PM

Seriously, it's as if the Hawks hired Tallon to be hired by the Panthers (as if they had any credibility as a franchise to begin with) so they could unload all of their crap contracts and overrated players.

f*** you, Tallon.

#2189375 Habs shopping Wisniewksi's rights + for a 2nd rounder

Posted by Matt on 24 June 2011 - 10:55 PM

This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard.

If this were to happen, and I give it a 1% chance. I would demand Holland retires immediately.

Ugh, I wouldn't make that deal even if there was a contract in place.

Bottom line, he is from here. If the kid wants to play for the Wings he will have his chance to play for us. If he wants money more than that, would theyf****** be able to convince him to sign before the UFA anyways? When you are talking about a UFA, unless that guy is going to be the most coveted player at the position why would you give up a second rounder?

The only way I see a trade like this happening is if Montreal grants Detroit permission to speak with Wisniewski's agent prior to July 1st (think Marian Hossa in 2009, though Detroit didn't trade him prior). If they have a deal in place and Detroit doesn't want to run the risk of another club offering bigger money and term clouding things you make that deal. That's it.

The moves made today now makes Chicago a potential suitor (another tour there? meh), and the Montreal beat writer that first mentioned the Habs were shopping his rights replied to me via Twitter that he's heard on the draft floor that the Wild were interested in trading for Wisniewski's rights as well.

There are plenty of suitors for Wisniewski -- and all the warm fuzzy "pls home HOME!!!1!" talk means less and less the more years and million(s) you attach to a contract. Make no mistake, if Wisniewski hits the open market I would be shocked if the Wings would have the highest offer on the table for him.

#2187463 July 1st UFA Wish List

Posted by Buppy on 21 June 2011 - 09:15 AM

The cap doesn't work that way. The cap hit is the player's salary prorated to how much of the season has already gone by. If we had only $200K cap space, then the team would have no way of calling up anyone from the AHL throughout most of the season (unless a player went on LTIR, and that means losing a player for ten games and 24 calendar days). This cap mechanic is why the Devils ended up playing with ten forwards in some early games last season while roster players (i.e. Rolston) were injured: they were too close to the cap.

The only way your logic would succeed were if Smith or Tatar to be called up late in the season.

I'm aware of how the cap works. I'm also aware that Smith and Tatar both make under $900K in the NHL. Thus we would need only 5 days to pass without calling anyone up before we could call one of them up for one day. And for every 5 days without a call up we could have one of those guys for a day.

Sure, there's some risk being that close. But it's also a 23 man roster, so we'd need 4 skaters (or a goalie) injured before we even need a call-up. And honestly, what would it really matter if we did have to play a few games here and there with a short roster. Really no different than someone getting hurt during a game.

So, small risk of being slightly handicapped for a meaningless game or 3 and a better roster while healthy. I'll take that.

#2186443 Wings unlikely to sign Osgood/Draper

Posted by Guest on 17 June 2011 - 09:10 AM

I am under the belief that mindfly created a new name just to come in her and harass us. 83 just simply isn't enough for this taco

as far as i can see, mindfly never said a bad word about anyone on this site. that's one difference between us.

#2185956 Filppula & The Selke

Posted by Guest on 15 June 2011 - 11:53 PM

thanks for ranking filppula in the same defensive group as bolland, malhotra, etc. i needed a good laugh.

protip: stop eating paint chips.

#2186161 Morons at large

Posted by Konnan511 on 16 June 2011 - 12:01 PM

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#2185970 Wings unlikely to sign Osgood/Draper

Posted by Guest on 16 June 2011 - 12:12 AM

great news! get lost, both of you.

#2185974 Wings unlikely to sign Osgood/Draper

Posted by Guest on 16 June 2011 - 12:14 AM

True fandom, right here.

only delusional homers want osgood back.

get a clue.

#2185977 Wings unlikely to sign Osgood/Draper

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 16 June 2011 - 12:20 AM

Love them both, great players and have meant alot to this franchise. But it is time to move on. Good on ya Kenny.

#2185979 Wings unlikely to sign Osgood/Draper

Posted by Doc Holliday on 16 June 2011 - 12:20 AM

only delusional homers want osgood back.

get a clue.

Never said I wanted Osgood back.

But as players on the team who were once valuable assets to the franchise, you would think it would be easy to tone down the hate. Though from you that is hard to expect.

#2185980 Wings unlikely to sign Osgood/Draper

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 June 2011 - 12:22 AM


This should make a lot of Wings fans giddy.

I'm not giddy about it, but I think it's the right move. Osgood has just had too many injury problems and they're right in that he hasn't been able to play a lot of hockey the last couple seasons. And Drapes is a huge part of the the Wings history, but he doesn't offer much that can't be replaced by younger guys who could have a future with the team.

It's more pieces of the 90's era ending.

#2185983 Wings unlikely to sign Osgood/Draper

Posted by Guest on 16 June 2011 - 12:27 AM

all the negs in the world won't change the fact that both of these players not returning is GREAT news for the detroit red wings!

neg away, folks!

#2185968 Wings unlikely to sign Osgood/Draper

Posted by Doc Holliday on 16 June 2011 - 12:10 AM


The Wings also will need a backup goaltender. Osgood would like another season in the role, but the club is wary because he suffered repeated setbacks after undergoing groin surgery in January.

“The injury is a major concern,” Holland said. “He hasn’t played a lot the last two years.”

With Draper, it comes down to a numbers crunch. The Wings have 11 forwards signed to one-way contracts for 2011-12 and are trying to re-sign Patrick Eaves and Drew Miller. Holland does not want to risk losing prospect Cory Emmerton by exposing him on waivers, as would have to happen for him to be sent to the minors.

Even with the likelihood of a trade — such as moving Jiri Hudler — management then would have to consider whether Draper brings more to the team than a newcomer.

“Right now, we owe it to ourselves to wait till July 1,” Holland said. “I’ll talk to both players, but so much is unknown right now. We don’t know who is going to be on the market July 1. Is there somebody out there we think brings something we’d like to our team?

“We owe it to ourselves to look at options. The torch has to be passed. If 40-year-olds aren’t passing the torch, we aren’t going anywhere.

This should make a lot of Wings fans giddy.