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#2520220 Will Mantha join GR after the QMJHL playoffs?

Posted by Rick on 13 May 2014 - 12:17 PM

Why is the Hockey media saying Mantha could join the Griffins for the remainder of the playoffs?


I don't know enough to know either way. but you'd think they would know right?


Why aren't they mentioning any paper transaction? If you search "Mantha AHL" on twitter all you see are reputable hockey analysts saying Mantha will join Grand Rapids if Val D'Or is eliminated.


I'm not saying anyone in this thread is wrong because I don't know. 

What I am saying is how does some anonymous poster on a message board know this rule but people whose livelihoods depend on knowing hockey inside and out don't? I'm confused damnit! :lol:

#2519586 Wings will buy out Tootoo, not Franzen.

Posted by Rick on 07 May 2014 - 10:45 AM

Wish things could have worked out with him. Seems like a good dude.



#2474577 1/20 GDT: Blues 4 @ Red Wings 1

Posted by Rick on 20 January 2014 - 04:55 PM

So glad Helm is back in the lineup.

Abby is still in the top 6? Come on! its time to put tatar up with Z and Gus. enough is enough.

#2470841 1/4 GDT : Red Wings 5 @ Stars 1

Posted by Rick on 05 January 2014 - 09:28 AM


#2442814 Tomas Hertl

Posted by Rick on 09 October 2013 - 07:20 AM

Teenage Mutant Ninja Hertl

#2441437 Patrick Roy goes crazy on Bruce Boudreau

Posted by Rick on 03 October 2013 - 07:52 PM


#2359461 Isles place Rick DiPietro on waivers

Posted by Rick on 22 February 2013 - 01:40 PM



$4,500,000 per year.




Per rules of the new CBA, DiPietro still carries cap hit of (pro-rated) $3.6mil ($4.5m minus $900k) even if he stays in Bridgeport

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#2321103 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by Rick on 23 July 2012 - 07:45 AM

Dobberhockey perspective:

Puck Daddy – Red Wings GM criticized for lack of offseason splash, but is it premature? First of all, any criticism is stupid. Secondly, it’s not premature because even if nothing is done by the Red Wings this summer, they’re fine. So they were runner up in the Ryan Suter sweepstakes. You can’t win every free agent. So now what, they’re supposed to settle for the next best guy? Dumb. They need another defenseman, but there is certainly no rush. If they don’t get one until January or February, will that hurt? Not one bit. They don’t need to make a big splash. I love the forward group:

Valtteri Filppula Henrik Zetterberg Johan Franzen
Gustav Nyquist Pavel Datsyuk Mikael Samuelsson
Dan Cleary Darren Helm Todd Bertuzzi
Drew Miller Justin Abdelkader Jordin Tootoo
Patrick Eaves Cory Emmerton Jan Mursak

With Damien Brunner, Joakim Andersson and Tomas Tatar as the first three call-ups. I like it because I’m high on Nyquist making a splash right away. And on defense, Kronwall is a fine No.1 guy and White and Quincey are fine as No.3 and No.4.Brendan Smith can certainly slide in as a No.5. So the only hole is a No.2 defenseman. And until January or February, just give more responsibility to the rest of them. The Wings are fine, no need to make a splash. Suter would have been nice, but if I’m a Wings fan I don’t want them to settle or rush

#2259311 freeredwings.tv stops streaming NHL games

Posted by Rick on 20 February 2012 - 12:30 PM

My response was aimed solely at the "blaming" comment. It's one thing to set up such a site, but another to then complain when the copyright owner steps in and exercises their legal rights.

Yes, it's a bummer that it's gone, but its days were numbered from Day 1, and the URL might have accelerated things a bit.

read it again perhaps?
I know people get instantly defensive when it comes to an issue like this and love to argue their side and lecture other adults about morels, right/wrong but if you look at his last sentence he isn't blaming the nhl. he simply states he would love to continue to provide this service but the party's been ruined. I'm just saying he is already being forced to close his site; chastising the dude like he is ignorant of the law comes off as a little insulting.

#2259280 freeredwings.tv stops streaming NHL games

Posted by Rick on 20 February 2012 - 11:19 AM

I don't know why you got hit with a lot of negative reviews for something that is just so obvious. I for one also thank the OP for his efforts. At the same time, I have to agree with you. This kind of thing wasn't going to last forever. The NHL is a big business, and every major sport out there is looking to squash these free streaming sites. Its a shame when it happens, because all they are doing is making this content available to those of us who don't have cable TV or don't have access to the game. At the same time, we shouldn't be surprised.

Thanks again for your efforts! It was good while it lasted.

It probably happened because it's so obvious it didn't need to be mentioned. OP isn't naive I'm sure. No need for "Duh, what did you expect" (paraphrase)or other remarks. thanking him for his time and efforts was really all that needed to be said.