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#2683111 Pulkkinen re-signs with a 1 year deal

Posted by F.Michael on 13 July 2016 - 10:28 PM

Too funny. I remember watching Benny Hill when I was a kid.

Fond memories of watching Benny Hill back in the late 70's...Damn near peed myself with those crazy sketches.

 

We started to giggle during the 'Thames' intro - knowing it was gonna be a good show...

 




#2683090 Pulkkinen re-signs with a 1 year deal

Posted by F.Michael on 13 July 2016 - 03:05 PM

Small European forwards.... Kenny just has to catch them all.

Made me think of a 'Benny Hill' sketch...Holland is running around an open field with a butterfly net, and he's nabbing these smallish Euro forwards all to the music of 'Yakety Sax'...

 




#2682595 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 08 July 2016 - 01:23 AM

I don't think that's necessarily true. I dont think two guys signed to one year contracts for less than a million are necessarily going to be penciled into the lineup. Obviously Helms going to play (and he should), but not the other two. I dont think they're safe. Especially Ott. Holland waived Tootoo, why would he be reluctant to waive Ott?

The more interesting question is why did Holland sign Ott to begin with?

 

It's not like he's the biggest-baddest guy in the league that our smallish team can rally around...IMHO he's yet another Tootoo part two.

 

The $$$ spent on this contract, and Miller's could've been used more effectively - such as for DD, and Mrazek's.




#2682476 Wings file for abitration with Peter Mrazek

Posted by F.Michael on 06 July 2016 - 07:48 PM

OP Mrazek ... sound it out.  

 

He got Holland by the balls ... M knows that he is the man in net.  

That would've been the case had he not burnt out in the back half of the season, and when Jimmy stepped up.




#2682403 DeKeyser files for arbitration...

Posted by F.Michael on 06 July 2016 - 12:19 PM

Most players have different hearing dates; sometime between July 20th and August 4th. They have not been determined yet.

Yup - and by filing it will get the 2 sides to the negotiating table instead of dicking around

 

I believe both sides want a 4 plus year deal, and it'll be in the $5 million range (give or take $500K).




#2682383 DeKeyser files for arbitration...

Posted by F.Michael on 06 July 2016 - 10:26 AM

Can't anymore because he filed for arbitration and if it gets to the hearing he will only get a one year deal. That's why I said DK is playing it smart.

But yea hopefully before it even gets there (august i think?) he ends up signing a contract.

Holland, and DD can continue negotiating until their arbitration hearing.

 

In other words - even though DD filed for it - if the 2 sides come to an agreement the case will be dismissed...Basically Holland will have a few weeks to negotiate.




#2681847 Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

Posted by F.Michael on 02 July 2016 - 12:54 AM

That's pretty disgusting. Did you learn that from your Dad?

Your mum actually  :hehe:




#2681589 Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2016 - 02:54 PM

Don't know much about Vanek other than he's got a good shot.

 

NHL Network analysts say he's not 'fleet of foot'...Well - at this point I don't care how slow/fast he is...We have a team full of guys who are 'fast', but can't score goals worth a damn.

 

1 yr deal - that'll do  pig Holland.




#2681456 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2016 - 01:32 PM

I'm a fan of Matt Martin. It would be great to have a guy like that, even if we have a dismal season, at least he punches people in the face. That's something to cheer about.

And he hits everything that moves...To top it all off - if he rams an opponent hard into the glass, and it knocks/spills the fans' beverage - Martin has a tab, and ensure that fan will be given a fresh brew...Mind you this only takes place at home games. 




#2681450 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2016 - 01:26 PM

I hope Holland takes a serious look at Matt Martin.

 

Good team guy, good locker room presence, and popular with the fans.

 

Rumor has it he visits the local hospitals' OB depts...Punches pregnant women in the gut to expedite their labor...:crazy:




#2681443 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2016 - 01:16 PM

 

One was for the Wings moves specifically, the other was for all other teams

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#2681406 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2016 - 12:54 PM



Look it's a bad contract simply because of the length of term. No need to justify with "well it can be traded". 

 

Nielsen is a good player and a good leader. I'd consider him a bit underrated in the league especially because I can tell most people have no idea who this guy is and jumping to conclusions. 

 

I'm not happy with the contract but looking at the positives, he's fills a hole that Datsyuk created. He is officially our top 6 penalty killer that I've been pressing for and bitching about for the last few months. He will reduce Zetterberg's ice time. And will likely push Miller out of the picture.

If ya want pushing, and shoving - Matt Martin is still available.

 

The guy hits everything ;)




#2681339 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2016 - 12:26 PM

 

Helene St. James Retweeted David Faes

If Wings add another UFA, will be to address grit.

 

Some of the stuff she tweets makes me think that she's either Holland's pet, or she's huffing glue.




#2681188 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2016 - 11:28 AM

Everyone prepare for that feeling just like the last few years.

It's a dog turd sandwich that we keep getting served.

 

This year I'll order mine with the spicy brown mustard.




#2681149 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2016 - 11:20 AM

Hope this won't turn into another Weiss.