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#2617313 New Coyotes jerseys for 2015-2016

Posted by F.Michael on 29 June 2015 - 04:26 PM

These look much better...



#2617309 HHOF #5 Lidstrom head of 2015 class

Posted by F.Michael on 29 June 2015 - 04:00 PM

Because you are eligible 3 years after you retire.  Pronger is not retired, therefore he is not eligible.  Not sure how they're working that out.

This is my beef as well.


Pronger doesn't deserve any special recognition, nor should he be inducted into the 2015 HOF class considering he's under contract.


It's this sort of BS (along with what's going on in Arizona) that makes me scratch my head.

#2617303 HHOF #5 Lidstrom head of 2015 class

Posted by F.Michael on 29 June 2015 - 03:25 PM



What was that quote Bing Crosby had about Sinatra?  

Something about 'sloppy seconds'?


Oh wait - that was Sean Avery...

#2617296 HHOF #5 Lidstrom head of 2015 class

Posted by F.Michael on 29 June 2015 - 03:08 PM



EDIT - f**K Pronger!


Why wouldn't Pronger be in the HOF?  He's one of the best players of his generation.  I don't see them looking the other way because of some lame salary cap loophole the idiotic NHL has created. Pronger isn't the mastermind behind the league's idiocy.  

Pronger shouldn't be in this class since he's still collecting $$$ from his contract which was just traded to the Coyotes.


Personally - I think Pronger is a d-bag.

#2617275 HHOF #5 Lidstrom head of 2015 class

Posted by F.Michael on 29 June 2015 - 02:09 PM

Osgood lol

Bit off topic ... Just read both of lidstrom's kids are coming to camp and are 21 and 19 ... Anyone think were gonna sign one or both of them? Guessing since they weren't drafted yet they basically got no nhl futures to help the wings :(

Still a 15 yr old so playing as well so some hope


Link to the 19 yr old and on top you can click on the other brothers

I'm still hoping the Lidstrom boys mate with the Yzerman girls so we have 'superhuman hockey dudes'.

#2617270 HHOF #5 Lidstrom head of 2015 class

Posted by F.Michael on 29 June 2015 - 02:04 PM

Apparently that d-bag Pronger is also a shoe-in.


Technically - isn't he still under contract, and wasn't his rights just traded away to the Coyotes?


If the HOF looks the other way on this - well they lost alot of respect from me.


EDIT - then again - it would be no surprise since Pronger has gotten away with crap for his entire career.

#2616757 Lucic to LA

Posted by F.Michael on 26 June 2015 - 07:27 PM


Has McDavid been placed on suicide watch yet?


Seriously Looch to LA I did not see that coming, will make the Kings/Ducks rivalry interesting.

Perry vs Lucic.....Sorta like a battle between 'Massengill' vs 'Summers Eve'.

#2616564 2015 Draft

Posted by F.Michael on 26 June 2015 - 09:59 AM

I'll take the Blue Jackets 3 2nds for 19

3 second round picks for our 1st round at 19?


Sounds like sumthin Holland would do...Might be a good move since this draft is said to be very deep in talent.

Mantha's going to be a good NHL player.

Holland won't make any major trades tomorrow, or this summer.

Holland won't sign any UFAs.

The Wings will trade down a few spots in the draft, and take Oliver Kylington in the 1st round.

That's all I know. Anything more would only be pure speculation

Normally I'd question your reasoning, and thought process, but since you have Abba as your avatar I have faith in your analysis.

#2615975 Looking ahead to expansion draft ... If Vegas comes to the nhl etc

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2015 - 06:20 PM

Expansion is such a silly idea when there's franchises in dire need of re-location.


EDIT - and IMHO - forget Vegas...Seattle (Coyotes), and Quebec City (Panthers) should be the 2 top destinations.

#2615918 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2015 - 11:58 AM


Just mute your TV during hockey games and blast TOOL on the stereo. Works for me.


#2615827 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by F.Michael on 23 June 2015 - 09:31 PM


Just write down the information to your savings account for me and I'll tell the nurse to turn you over in the afternoons so you can watch the birds like you like

I need an adult!

#2615728 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by F.Michael on 23 June 2015 - 09:48 AM

What top three guy is there top trade for though? I've heard rumors (probably more speculation than anything) that the avs may trade duchene if they can't trade ROR.. Which would be incredible but also cost a fortune. Maybe t.j. sochi? But would he be considered "top 3?" I just don't see any big trades happening.. I think KH saying he'd be willing to part with our 1st/Mantha was just a way to see if there were any potential trade partners out there. I expect the off season will just consist of trading back in the first (although I don't think we should if kylington is available at 19) & promoting within.

I see what you did there...

#2615722 Free agents this off season

Posted by F.Michael on 23 June 2015 - 09:29 AM

I will personally turn my back on this team if Cody Franson is signed.


Scouting report from Khan:


Strengths: His offensive ability, He moves the puck well, has a good shot and can quarterback the power play.

Weakness: Is not widely regarded as a strong defender, lacking consistency. He registers a fair number of hits but isn't overly physical.


(1) - He has only had 2 seasons in which he scored over 30 points (33 in 2014 + 36 in 2015),  Both with Toronto, who (in his time as a leaf) were actually among the highest scoring teams in the league, but he was -20 in 2013-14, and -7 last year.


(2) - As a Leaf, he was essentially a top pairing player - typically playing with the Kessel, Lupul and Bozak line. He was on the #1 PP unit as well as the PK. What I'm trying to say is that he played in all situations, logged the most ice time and was generally in a good (if not great) situation to maximize his point totals - in spite of win totals.


(3) - At age 27, it was the Toronto Maple Leafs who decided that he was in no way/shape/form a part of this teams future. They traded him to Nashville, where he could barely crack the lineup (forget the top 4). On a good team full of good defenseman, he only registered 4 points in 23 games.


Say what you will, but we are a lot closer to the Nashville Predators than the Toronto Maple Leafs - and haven't we already seen what happens when signing a player (with the ability to consistently produce points on a bad team) to a multi year contract? Just like Stephen Weiss, Cody Franson has never shown he could combine individual production with team success.


No, he isn't worth 6 years at $6,000,000+.

While I agree that he's not worth $6 million, but since he's a UFA - there's a good chance he'll get that.


I'm not sure what can be expected in a player (in terms of production) if they're not given the ice time? He seems to have decent production when given top 4 ice time. Is he better than anyone who's currently in our top 4?

#2615716 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by F.Michael on 23 June 2015 - 09:07 AM


I know we're no longer known as being a physically "tough" team but I never want to see Bongos on this team.  I feel like his presence would inspire the rest of the guys to stop hitting all together.

He'd become our enforcer...Orpik nails Zetterberg - Semin unloads his bongos on him.

#2615707 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by F.Michael on 23 June 2015 - 08:01 AM

I don't get where people get that Franson isn't a physical defenseman... I've watched him a ton over the years and he is very physical, especially for a defender that can provide the offense he does. No, he's definitely not Brooks Orpik physical, but not many are. He would instantly be our most physical defender, as well as most teams. He hits a ton, he wins the majority of the one on one battles, and he can clear the front of the net, all while providing offense...

IMHO - Franson plays to his size - meaning he'll put his big frame to use along the boards, or in front of the net, but he doesn't make the 'big' hits that we see with Phaneuf, Kronwall, or Orpik...It seems many question the taller players physical attributes if they're not sending opponents to the hospital courtesy of carted off the ice via a stretcher.


His play style suits the Wings; from what I've seen he doesn't look outta place if he's given big minutes, and has the skill set to play on both the pp/pk.


I'm certain he'll sign on July 1st for $6 million (as is the case with many UFA's - overpaid)...Me thinks there's a good chance that he'll stay in Nashville, but hopefully Holland will be in touch with his agent.