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#2536061 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by F.Michael on 12 September 2014 - 11:51 AM


I wonder if he quietly chuckled to himself as he walked back to the locker room after giving this interview. 

Shortly after - he went out for fish tacos.

#2535798 Ottawa Senators are trying "European style" supporter sections

Posted by F.Michael on 09 September 2014 - 10:52 AM

I predict the games will be more fun...right up until fans from the supporter sections start beating the hell out of opposition fans.  I get the feeling that in North America this will turn violent.  Then again, maybe not.  The Canadiens already have an atmosphere very much like this, and as far as I know nobody had been injured.

Unless those Canadien fans go to Boston...


Euro football hooliganism remains to be a problem, and I don't wish to see that behavior here in N.America.

#2535639 "But I don't want to be a pirate."

Posted by F.Michael on 05 September 2014 - 07:55 PM


The Dude could abide that:










Bathrobe themed jerseys? 



I like the Seinfeld idea - its a pretty bizarre thing to do, but what the heck!

And 'white Russians' instead of water for the players on the bench.

#2535194 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by F.Michael on 29 August 2014 - 04:50 PM


Someone posted a link to an article in the Toronto Star that referenced the billion dollars in potential franchise fees the existing owners would collect from expansion, so that's not glue they're sniffing.  It's cash. 


Bettman's track record demonstrates that he is willing to risk the integrity of the league in order to make his owners as much money as possible, so it's not really that surprising.  He has his circle of cronies on the BOG, and can probably drum up support from owners drooling at the prospect of the new franchise fees.  That fee is not considered Hockey Related Revenue so it's not something they even have to share with players. 


Plus with the CBA set for at least 7 more years, if there's a couple more struggling franchises it really won't effect owners until then.  And even when the CBA ends they'll likely just have another lockout and hammer the players salaries down further instead of increasing revenue sharing.  So it doesn't seem like there's  a ton of financial risk to the existing owners.

I agree with you that Bettman is selling this like he had in previous years to the BOG - you'll get more $$$, and that alone will get many members to sign on.


The issues in Glendale, AZ are far from over, and then there's the Panthers in Miami, and who knows who'll be next on the list of financial doom & gloom.


This league has some serious issues, and placing teams in non-traditional markets continues to dog them...I know I'm beating a dead horse here, but I'd much rather see a team in Quebec City, and a 2nd team in Toronto before any city here in the USA, but that's just me.

#2535151 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by F.Michael on 29 August 2014 - 09:09 AM

How about the 'Quebec Nordiques'?


oops - wrong thread

#2533933 Greatest Wings game ever

Posted by F.Michael on 09 August 2014 - 08:39 AM

Ugh...So many to choose from.


March 26th 1997.


June 7th 1997.


May 29th 2002.


Numerous others

#2533930 Marchenko

Posted by F.Michael on 09 August 2014 - 02:20 AM

Aw man I can't wait until they do one of those for Hampus Melen. Then we can have a Hampus Melen thread, and I can get a Hampus Melen jersey to wear to games at Hampus Melen Arena in honor of our new captain Hampus Melen. The future sounds amazing!

But anyway Alexei Marchenko!

Edit: Alexey? Alexee? Hampus?

Have you been hittin' the Lagavulin again?

#2532900 Jim Paek leaves Griffs to help run Korean Hockey

Posted by F.Michael on 23 July 2014 - 06:19 PM

We're so bad, that people would rather go to North Korea than work with the Wings.






I've already registered with letsgopanthers.com


GMR.....I need to go welcome you there then...Hillbillypantherfan is my name there.......hahahahahahhahahah 



You losers need to follow a team with a bright future.....Join me here http://www.leafsforever.ca/

#2531879 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by F.Michael on 12 July 2014 - 09:45 PM

As far as the 2014/2015 season - this is what I keep telling myself...  

#2531407 Who is this player

Posted by F.Michael on 10 July 2014 - 10:12 PM


Liam Neeson played for the Wings?



I'll give it a try.  Who's this guy?  



Why it's Thomas Hayden Church. 





#2529155 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2014 - 08:52 PM

And somewhere in a dark, quiet room, Brett Lebda & Derek Meech are waiting for their calls from Kenny too at this very moment.  

...and Ian White is wiping his butt in the bathroom across the hall.

#2528939 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2014 - 06:40 PM


Who cares? The other players went elsewhere. It's not like that money was gonna be spent elsewhere. I get being disappointed in not landing a big UFA today, but the amount of hate and overreacting going on in here is ridiculous. 

I personally would've rather seen kids from GR get their chance at the #5, and #6 spots on defense.

#2528829 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2014 - 06:09 PM

@AnsarKhanMLive: Wings didn't get a right-hand shooting defenseman, but still need someone. They've made offer to Kyle Quincey (left). Waiting to hear back.


Why are some here so surprised?

#2528330 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2014 - 02:16 PM

I see Holland like 'Mikey'



#2528260 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2014 - 01:58 PM


Any trade for a proven top 4 d-man will center around Nyquist or Mantha.

Not really...


Again - I'm beating a rotting dead horse carcass...


Buffalo fleeced Montreal with Josh Gorges - costing them a 2nd round draft pick.


Gorges would easily be a top 3 Dman in Detroit.