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#2020460 Pick Your Favorite Wings' Title

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 29 July 2010 - 03:23 PM

2008 for me. At the time, I didn't think it would mean the most, but my dad was in the hospital for much of the summer of '08. No matter how dull the stay, or how painful or annoying the tests, he's always raise his spirits by saying, "oh, well. At least we won the Cup." It got him through. He died in February of '09, so he went out on top.


your dad was :thumbup:


#2020160 Wings offer Aaron Downey Tryout?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 July 2010 - 04:38 PM

I'll take him over Modano six days a week and three times on Sunday. Even if it's a two-way deal for the minimum, he's still worth twice Modano. :)


What? How is the guy potentially going to be our third line center even remotely close to Downey signing for a frickin tryout? While I have no problem with Downey, it's absurd to believe he would contribute more to the Red Wings success next season than Mike Modano would. That also means Downey would have to make the team and jump an abundance of far better forwards to even crack the line-up.


#2020211 Free Agency Thread

Posted by Guest on 28 July 2010 - 07:17 PM

Just false information that's all, he never got a camp invite nor a contract.

June 26, Detroit Free Press: Reports out of Russia that defenseman Evgeny Ryasensky is headed to Detroit were smoke. "Nothing going on," Nill said. "His agent called to inquire about interest, and that is all of the discussions."




#2019493 Free Agency Thread

Posted by Guest on 26 July 2010 - 05:11 PM

Fair enough.

His agent has now confirmed it.

http://twitter.com/dchesnokov


#2019491 Free Agency Thread

Posted by Guest on 26 July 2010 - 05:07 PM

Where did you see that?

I've got my sources, this one is probably from twitter


#2019483 Free Agency Thread

Posted by Guest on 26 July 2010 - 04:57 PM

Frolov is going to Rangers, 1 year contract.


#2019433 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Z and D for the C on 26 July 2010 - 02:09 PM

You have to either be 27 or have played 7 years in the league to be a UFA. It has nothing to do with how many deals you've signed.

http://proicehockey....free_agents.htm


Now for my post to get negged in 3...2...1...


#2019431 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by redwingfan19 on 26 July 2010 - 02:03 PM

Because they're RFAs for the next few years. Learn how the league works before you *****.

Plus, they're not even being treated like cast aways. They're the one who have chosen not to sign yet. Stop acting like a child looking for excuses because you don't want Modano here. Modano signing will have no effect on how long Helm and Abds are with us.


im not 100% sure how the RFA thing works but if we sign modano they will sign 1 year deals. Would they not then become UFA's after this season?


#2019429 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Z and D for the C on 26 July 2010 - 01:57 PM

who's to say that helm and abby may want to test the FA market after these deals are up because of the way holland has handled them. they are being treated like cast away's for someone who is not even needed on this team.


Because they're RFAs for the next few years. Learn how the league works before you *****.

Plus, they're not even being treated like cast aways. They're the one who have chosen not to sign yet. Stop acting like a child looking for excuses because you don't want Modano here. Modano signing will have no effect on how long Helm and Abds are with us.


#2019733 Ponikarovski to L.A

Posted by Guest on 27 July 2010 - 02:13 PM

Poni is lazy and he sucks though, worse player than frolov...


#2019731 Ponikarovski to L.A

Posted by Guest on 27 July 2010 - 02:09 PM

http://twitter.com/DarrenDreger


#2019705 NHL Rejects Kovalchuk's Contract

Posted by StevieY9802 on 27 July 2010 - 12:43 PM

not being biased, but the only 2 deals that should have been approved are Zetterberg and Franzen. simply because their contracts end at the "generic" retirement age of 40. Luongo goes to 42 or 43 and Hossa goes to 42, which is ridiculous. the CBA should state that players can only sign multi year contracts to take them to the age of 40. anything after the age of 40 is 1 year deals until retirement.

the NHL should do away with front loading contracts. every year the player is under contract should be the same amount. if a player signs for 5 years 25 mil, it should be 5 mil/year. none of this 8mil, 8mil, 3mil, 3mil, 3mil contract bulls***. any contract like that should be circumvention of the salary cap. all of the ridiculous loopholes and cap rules and what not are digging the business side of the NHL into a very large hole.

I agree to an extent with you. I have no problem with a 40 year old signing a 2 year deal. I think saying someone like Mark Recchi can only sign a year at time isn't right. But I get what you're saying. I am with you that these longer term deals should stop at age 40. So if you are 31 you can go ahead and sign a long term deal but it can't be longer than 9 years. Most players start to decline a lot after the age of 37 or 38.

As for front loading I'm not against it. Zetterberg gets most of his money by 38 and I think that's ok but I wouldn't be surprised if the NHL changes that in the next cba. Pierre LeBrun mentioned that one GM said they were throwing around the idea of taking the highest paying 5 years of the long term deals and the average of those 5 years is what would be the cap #. That way you can front load all you want but aren't circumventing the cap.


#2019699 NHL Rejects Kovalchuk's Contract

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 27 July 2010 - 12:31 PM

Will be interesting to see how the arbitrator rules, but if he/she rules in favor of NJ/Kovalchuk, the cap really becomes pointless.

The league will face some challenge because of the Luongo and Hossa deals, but the Kovalchuk deal goes quite a bit further than those (i.e. not all that comparable). However, I don't think those deals should have been approved either.


not being biased, but the only 2 deals that should have been approved are Zetterberg and Franzen. simply because their contracts end at the "generic" retirement age of 40. Luongo goes to 42 or 43 and Hossa goes to 42, which is ridiculous. the CBA should state that players can only sign multi year contracts to take them to the age of 40. anything after the age of 40 is 1 year deals until retirement.

the NHL should do away with front loading contracts. every year the player is under contract should be the same amount. if a player signs for 5 years 25 mil, it should be 5 mil/year. none of this 8mil, 8mil, 3mil, 3mil, 3mil contract bulls***. any contract like that should be circumvention of the salary cap. all of the ridiculous loopholes and cap rules and what not are digging the business side of the NHL into a very large hole.


#2019479 Zetterberg & Emma's Wedding

Posted by Guest on 26 July 2010 - 04:53 PM

She's a bit too skinny, where are the curves?


#2019917 I'm Boycotting the Winter Classic...

Posted by Original-Six on 27 July 2010 - 11:56 PM

I'm not watching it either. I guess Bettman still hasn't realized Crosby isn't liked outside Pittsburgh and some parts of Canada. Man the NHL is stubborn and doesn't know how to market themselves properly! Cash in on the USA Olympic Team's success and the Chicago-Philly Stanley Cup Final you morons, quit this Crosby crap already!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IU1bzZheWk