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#2651025 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by F.Michael on Yesterday, 12:42 PM

You have three "kids" on this team, in the different positions right now that will be your leaders going forward and into your future molding the rest of the kids as they come up and these are the players you build your team around:



Up Front: Larkin, on D: Dekeyser and Marzek as you goalie.  Those three are you pillars you must build your team around moving forward from the old regime to the next...

A few years ago I would've thought Tatar, and Nyquist would be a big part of the future, but so far this season neither one has been impressive...Can throw Abby, and his new contract into the mix as well.

#2651019 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by F.Michael on Yesterday, 12:32 PM

It's undetermined. Mrazek looks like a star but who knows. I'm worried about the equipment/net changes will force small goalies out of the league

We do everything we can to acquire Buff, and throw his fat butt in net :lol:

#2651012 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by F.Michael on Yesterday, 12:27 PM

Exactly why I think trading Jimmy now and bringing up Coreau wouldn't hurt us in any fashion.  Coreau can come in at his sub $1M contract and start every tail of back to back games and give up 4-6 goals.  Get that cap relief now and have it ready for July instead of over extending your cap and forcing yourself to makes cut in other places that you really don't want to, or getting less value because the rest of the NHL know you have no choice but to deal Howard or waive him (or some other player for relief.)

Good point on Howard - with him we won't win the Cup - without him probably won't change anything except giving us some cap space.


With him signed thru the 2018/2019 season - maybe a team like Edmonton might see Howard as an upgrade?

#2651007 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by F.Michael on Yesterday, 12:06 PM


May I ask why? This isn't a cup run year for the Wings and the available players are either rentals or ridiculous pricetags because there isn't a huge market. I mean, would anyone here give up a first rounder for a guy like Komarov ? I know I wouldn't

This team is boring.


There's nothing to really get excited about...Yeah - we'll most likely make the playoffs, but chances of getting outta the 1st round will be slim.


The direction of the club is questionable...It's getting to the point where I honestly don't feel we'll contend for the Cup anytime in the near future.


By no means will a trade likely make us Cup contenders - however after these past few nights - I think a move would be welcomed - to shake things up a bit on the roster.


I don't think anyone here is delusional enough to offer up 1st rounders for mediocre talent...Exchanging 'mid level' talent is more what I wouldn't mind seeing, but as usual I won't hold my breath.

#2651001 2015/2016 Around The League

Posted by F.Michael on Yesterday, 11:35 AM

im not sure if this has been posted or not but the Toronto Maple Leafs will be unveiling a new logo tomorrow.

Here is the story.

Here is the teaser video:

Thoughts on what you think it will look like.

I like the new logo...Hopefully the Leafs will have a 'retro' styled jersey to match.




#2650549 Amusing stories you have heard or lived.

Posted by F.Michael on 30 January 2016 - 03:42 AM

Having 3 boys can be both fun, and frustrating (7, 6, and 4).


This past summer my wife got us a 'family pack' discount at a local bowling alley.


While the wife was at work I took the boys bowling...After standing in line to get shoes for nearly 15 min (large groups that day for whatever reason) I was eager to get the shoes on my sons, and start bowling.


There's a bar/restaurant attached to the bowling alley, and someone fired up the jukebox...I'm sitting - bending over at the waist to tie my shoes when Queens 'Another One Bites The Dust' is playing over the sound system...My eldest, and youngest sons both erupt in laughter...I look up to see what's so funny - only to find my middle child with his shorts/underwear pulled down to his ankles, and he's spreading his ass cheeks to the beat of the music.


Luckily we were in lane 1, and the other parties were several lanes over so they didn't see the free show :lol:



Now imagine seeing your child spreading his butt cheeks to the beat of the 1st twenty seconds of the song!

#2650479 Dennis Wideman Suspended 20 Games

Posted by F.Michael on 29 January 2016 - 12:45 PM

Even though Wideman doesn't have a reputation, and may very well have been in a fog after getting knocked into the boards - I still feel this warrants 8 to 10 games so the league sets the tone.

#2650477 Amusing stories you have heard or lived.

Posted by F.Michael on 29 January 2016 - 12:32 PM

Years ago while in my 20's I worked as a security guard in a hospital (good pay, cushy job - great for a college student).


One Sunday morning I arrived to work a tad hung over...The secretary in the ER (Barb) noticed this, and gave me some s*** (all in good fun of course).


So there's this 'Healing With Care' award that was given out yearly (sorta a big deal considering it included all 4 hospitals - thousands of employees - that were in the group), and the top 3 nominees chosen have a posh dinner, gift certificates, pics with the heads of admin.


I figured I'd pay it back for the ribbing Barb gave me - so I nominated her via a fictional German tourist 'Gustav Meinhardt' from Stuttgart (can't believe I still remember the name).


'Gustav' was suffering from bleeding hemorrhoids so he came into the ER, and it was Barb who re-assured him that he was in great hands, and would be fine (I went into detail about the bloody stools, and pain - both sides of the nomination card were filled with all the nasty details of how 'Gustav' suffered, and how compassionate Barb was). 


Several weeks later - Barb was a finalist, and chosen by the admin to have the dinner/gifts/pics (pics of the event were in the hospital cafeteria for employees, and visitors to see - all were dressed up for an elegant evening) - she ended up taking 2nd place  :hysterical:


Not knowing that it was I that pulled this stunt - I congratulated her, and asked who nominated her...'Oh some German guy' she said.

#2650434 Players Tribune: John Scott A Guy Like me

Posted by F.Michael on 28 January 2016 - 09:41 PM

The thing is though....he calls himself in the group of one of the 700 best players in the world....I don't really agree with that.  There are many, many, many players better than him at hockey outside of the NHL, he's there for a very specific reason, not because he's one of the best 700.

Well that might be true, but how many of them want to tell that to John Scott in person?



#2650356 2015/2016 Around The League

Posted by F.Michael on 28 January 2016 - 07:25 AM

I don't want Matthews in our division.

Also, I was going to make a new thread for this, but thought it would fizzle out as its own.

Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman cross checked a ref.

No idea if he was mad at not getting a penalty called for the hit he had just taken, and decided to exact some revenge or if he was woozy from the hit he took and couldn't distinguish the linesman from a predator.
Still, seems pretty blatantly intentional.


#2650317 Jimmy Howard's Stadium Series mask

Posted by F.Michael on 27 January 2016 - 06:23 PM

I always like Mike Vernon's 1st mask when he joined the Wings...



#2650308 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 27 January 2016 - 04:44 PM

To Winn: Ericsson (2 mil retained), Pulk, 3rd
To Detroit: Byfuglien (resigned 6x6.5)

To NYI: Helm, Ouellet, 2nd
To Detroit: Okposo (resigned 5x5.5)

Next year...


Fixes the transition game, fixes the power play, makes us bigger, grittier, more offensive, AND leaves us in good cap condition going forward. Only one bad contract (Buf) which is offset by the fact that E, Q, Richards, and Helm would be replaced by cheaper guys.

Not sure how he did it, but it looks as though LeftWinger hijacked your account.

#2650280 Jimmy Howard's Stadium Series mask

Posted by F.Michael on 27 January 2016 - 10:28 AM

Once Mike Illitch sees this mask Howard is number 1 goalie again


#2650277 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 27 January 2016 - 09:35 AM

I think this team is struggling too much with every area to make any sort of run in the playoffs, so I don't see Holland making a move for a rental. My bet is he waits until the offseason to make some big moves. The usual, top four d-man, offensive Dynamo forward. Howard might be worth something but he's about all we have that could bring anything more than a draft pick that we'd be willing to part with.

The only move Holland will make is announcing that Franzen is medically clear to play for the 2016/2017 season.

#2649377 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 21 January 2016 - 04:49 PM

Kinda hope Yzerman lets him rott in the AHL for a bit to teach him a lesson. 

I have no idea what Drouin is thinking. His GM is Yzerman. That guy has taken more crap and dealt with bigger s*** and been coached by hard asses his entire career. Drouin is taking the wrong approach with the wrong GM imo. 

I tell ya - kids these days...