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#2014454 Bettman makes how much?

Posted by FireCaptain on 13 July 2010 - 11:18 AM

I hear Bettman took a home town discount.




... there's a joke in there somewhere..


#2014438 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by titanium2 on 13 July 2010 - 10:12 AM

The fact is, that all 3 of them took less here than they would have got on the open market and we should just be grateful we still have them, than nitpicking over small variances on the cap...


Same discussion this board had at the time he resigned.

Would it have been friggin sweet if he took less? Of course.
Are we thankful he's back? Absolutely.

The end.

Just trying to save others the hassle.


#2014437 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by stevkrause on 13 July 2010 - 10:05 AM

But doesn't it make you wish Lidstrom, Holmstrom and Bertuzzi would have taken just a little bit less?

The fact is, that all 3 of them took less here than they would have got on the open market and we should just be grateful we still have them, than nitpicking over small variances on the cap...


#2014407 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by mindfly on 13 July 2010 - 08:50 AM

Seriously Mike is retarded not to come to detroit at this stage of his career with all the stuff that's going on, best chance to win, coming "home", getting the most out of veterans, top notch classy organisation etc.... mind boggling how he picks another team than detroit... How can still money be the most important factor at age 40? s***...


#2014146 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by mackel on 12 July 2010 - 04:54 PM

Osgood is a Legend.


This is a joke right? Because I laughed out loud when I read it.


#2014317 How are you dealing with the off-season?

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 12 July 2010 - 11:06 PM

How is everyones answer not boozing it up like maf***as? Jesus, how else do you spend a summer! :lol:


#2014238 How are you dealing with the off-season?

Posted by e_prime on 12 July 2010 - 08:55 PM

Lovin' Every Minute of Hawks Cap Hell.


#2014063 How are you dealing with the off-season?

Posted by Hossa4Life on 12 July 2010 - 01:26 PM

Motion seconded, pleased get rid of that disturbing thing. :hehe:



wish and it shall be done


#2014055 How are you dealing with the off-season?

Posted by McAwesome on 12 July 2010 - 01:13 PM

How can I lobby to get you to change your avatar? lol


Motion seconded, pleased get rid of that disturbing thing. :hehe:


#2014033 How are you dealing with the off-season?

Posted by T.Low on 12 July 2010 - 12:44 PM

How can I lobby to get you to change your avatar? lol



:thumbup:

I must say, I'm part of the demographic DatsDeke is lobbying for. :)


#2014028 How are you dealing with the off-season?

Posted by DatsyukianDeke13 on 12 July 2010 - 12:40 PM

Dude that video the girl messing with her boyfriend while watching a hockey game... Not cool. I don't even know where to start in terms of payback for that one.


I have an idea....let's just say it's not LGW appropriate :ph34r:

omg so funny though. His reactions were priceless. I felt so bad for him once he found out though because he was cool about it. I thought he would be a total dick.


How can I lobby to get you to change your avatar? lol


#2014053 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by wingnut40 on 12 July 2010 - 01:12 PM

No. :( He needs more Cups. At least 1 or 2...and it makes it worse because if we had won it in 09 I think he would have gotten the Conn Smythe. He still hasn't gotten the recognition he deserves IMO, and he can't retire until he does.


#2014037 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by hooon on 12 July 2010 - 12:46 PM

Everyone seems to be getting hung up on the number of players we have or will have signed once Helm, Abdelkader and Meech re-sign. Everyone should realize that the re-signing of Meech (and depending on what happens maybe even Miller) will be done to retain assets. If Modano, or another forward, can be signed at the moment we'd have 15 forwards going into camp. But that doesn't matter because someone would be moved. If Modano signs that most likely means Miller is moved/waived.

It's the same for a defenseman. If we pick up someone like McKee then Meech will be moved/waived.

Even when looking at our cap number ppl should realize there is wiggle room. You have to be cap complaint at the start of the season but while we attempt to sign another forward and a d-man I believe we can go over the cap by 10% in the summer. So say Modano is signed for $1M and then we move Miller our current cap number only increases by 350k.

So don't get hung up by roster size and the cap number. They're not true numbers until everything is set in stone - which isn't until opening day of the season.


This.

Dunno why everyone is so worried about having too many forwards. Holland has already said they would move people if need be. They will go to camp and compete for their jobs, the best players will get a spot. Whomever we don't need will get traded off... which means we get something in return for their services, rather than just letting them walk.


#2014001 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by Opie on 12 July 2010 - 11:55 AM

Let him get 400 first please!


#2013949 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Hatethedrake! on 12 July 2010 - 10:01 AM

So your opinions are a function of time and whatever excitement generated, with no real objectivity at all?


I don't think Modano is some sort of god or anything (though I do think it's a great signing, and Holland agrees with me) and I won't kill myself if he doesn't sign, but some people here are just acting ridiculous...


Nah, the only one acting ridiculous here is you.