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#2001194 Ex-Red Wings star facing foreclosure

Posted by F.Michael on 18 June 2010 - 04:03 PM

Have you not heard about what *actually* happened to his finances?

Fedorov Sues Ex-Business Partner for $43 million in Losses

Yeah - I remember reading about that last year...There was another clown whom bilked quite a few current/former NHL'ers outta alot of $$$ (he was claiming to be an developer with a grand idea of a resort in the Cancun area), and spent it on a bash which involved dancers/prostitutes/drugs/etc and his invites were mostly ex-MLB'ers such as class acts like Roger Clemens <_<

#2001163 Good news for the Euro haters

Posted by F.Michael on 18 June 2010 - 02:43 PM

I think it has more to do with the fact that you specify 'gritty North American' as opposed to simply 'gritty'. It suggests that if there were two equally gritty players, one being Euro and the other NA, you would prefer the NA, based solely on nationality. Your stereotyping of Euros also lends to that.

If you're going to make generalizations, you have to live with the consequences. In this case, it means people assuming you have an anti-Euro bias.

And there is a world of difference in those two statements. The second implies the slang form of 'hater', rather than literal 'hate'.

And McIlrath will never be Pronger. Not even close. He'd be lucky if he could get close to Chara level.

Hell - even "Chara level" would be damn good...From what little I've read about this years draft - McIlrath is said to be somewhere between Derian Hatcher, and Chris Pronger...Anywho - the Red Wings could def use a guy with his size, and snarl on the blueline.

#2000810 Holland thinking of re-signing Kirk Maltby

Posted by F.Michael on 17 June 2010 - 02:31 PM

The more I think about the possibility of signing Eric Nystrom and re-upping Lilja, the more I love this roster and the more I do NOT want to see Maltby brought back - we're already tapped out on roster spots and pretty close to the cap under this scenario... so unless they sign him with the knowledge that they are going to waive him and send him to GR (which I can't see him being ok with, because then if any team claims them, he has to go play there, or retire, whereas, if he chooses to sign somewhere else, at least he'll be able to choose the team somewhat *cough* TB *cough*) - it makes absolutely NO sense...

Tell me this doesn't look like a damn solid and complete roster?
**NOTE - Lines are arbitrary for formatting purposes**
Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Johan Franzen ($3.955m)
Jiri Hudler ($2.875m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Tomas Holmstrom ($1.875m)
Todd Bertuzzi ($1.938m) / Justin Abdelkader ($0.920m) / Daniel Cleary ($2.800m)
Eric Nystrom ($0.800m) / Darren Helm ($0.640m) / Patrick Eaves ($0.550m)
Kris Draper ($1.583m) / Mattias Ritola ($0.517m)

Nicklas Lidstrom ($6.200m) / Niklas Kronwall ($3.000m)
Brad Stuart ($3.750m) / Brian Rafalski ($6.000m)
Jonathan Ericsson ($0.900m) / Andreas Lilja ($1.000m)
Jakub Kindl ($0.883m)

Jimmy Howard ($0.717m) / Chris Osgood ($1.417m)

ROSTER: 23; CAP:$58.8m; PAYROLL: $58.102m; CAP ROOM: $0.698m BONUSES: $0.000m


#2000806 Holland thinking of re-signing Kirk Maltby

Posted by F.Michael on 17 June 2010 - 02:29 PM


#2000801 Halak traded to Blues

Posted by F.Michael on 17 June 2010 - 02:26 PM

Habs get Lars Eller & Ian Schultz.

Seriously - who are these 2 guys?...I've never heard of them.

#2000355 Bertuzzi Signs 2 Year Deal

Posted by F.Michael on 16 June 2010 - 06:53 PM

Yikes almost 2 mil a year?

I don't like this signing.So much for getting younger....

I agree with ya that we could've used that $$$ towards some younger more physical guys via UFA - however if there's 1 thing Holland is guilty of it's his loyalty/going with players he knows.

On the bright side Bert was looking good the 2nd half of the season, and had decent numbers in the playoffs...Hopefully this will continue.

#2000228 kirill kabanov

Posted by F.Michael on 16 June 2010 - 02:42 PM

True. There isn't huge difference between an 18 year old and a 23 year old guy. Thats more then enough time for him to be a prick, burn his bridges and decide to go somewhere else.

If we're takign a Russian I would take Tarasenko over this guy. (but I wouldn't go Russian in the first round at all)

With the transfer agreements in a mess I agree - it would be risky to take a kid not knowing if he'll be "allowed" to play on this side of the pond.

I hear you can never go wrong with drafting a kid from Canada...Rumour has it they love the sport ;)

#2000223 Chelios to rejoin the Wings?

Posted by F.Michael on 16 June 2010 - 02:38 PM

Anyone who threatens Bettman is a friend of mine :hehe:

He seems like a good canidate for an assistant coaching job instead of a front office job, but what do I know.

#2000214 kirill kabanov

Posted by F.Michael on 16 June 2010 - 02:22 PM

Given his age it might not be - he's just a kid.

True - however chances are if this kid is an A-hole at age 18 - there's a good chance he'll be an A-hole at age 22, and older.

#2000012 kirill kabanov

Posted by F.Michael on 15 June 2010 - 05:53 PM

Was reading the TSN blog on the prospect work-out in Toronto few weeks ago...One of the top Russian players was said to be decked-out with tatts; not sure who it was, but I thought it might've been Kabanov.

#2000009 Leafs changing jersey; naming Phaneuf captain

Posted by F.Michael on 15 June 2010 - 05:48 PM

Any updates on which rookies he plans on keeping and which ones he wants to deal?

Not following ya?

#2000005 Chat with Red Wings assistant GM Jim Nill at 2 p.m

Posted by F.Michael on 15 June 2010 - 05:46 PM

Well, so no McIlrath..... DAMN!

Dude you're making no sense whatsoever!!!

Why would you want McIlrath when you can trade down, and get 2 Hudler clones in the 2nd round!!!


#1999974 Leafs changing jersey; naming Phaneuf captain

Posted by F.Michael on 15 June 2010 - 04:37 PM

Don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting that you need to be eloquent etc. to be a good leader - I was just raising the issue that he doesn't always seem comfortable in interviews, but will be the centre of huge media attention. It will be interesting to see how he reacts.

I hear ya - regardless how he plays the media in T.O. is relentless when it comes to the Leafs.

#1999951 July 1st...

Posted by F.Michael on 15 June 2010 - 03:28 PM

I can't see him finding a way back into the first round and if he does, I'm sure it will be to go top 10, in which case, I don't see McIllrath going that high, as he's still pretty green and needs development... but with Burke, I wouldn't be surprised by anything at this point...

I hope I'm wrong, but I could see any team from 14-20 taking him :thumbdown:

Chances are Anaheim will pick him up.

#1998239 Leafs changing jersey; naming Phaneuf captain

Posted by F.Michael on 11 June 2010 - 02:12 PM

On Monday the Leafs will unveil a new/old look for their latest jersey change.

The team will revert back to the jersey worn during the "Gilmour Era" from 1992-1998.

At the same time, they will name Dion Phaneuf the new captain.

So I take it they're going back to this
Posted Image OR Posted Image

I like this jersey; these past few years they wore what I felt looked like practice jerseys.

Now are you sure it's the earlier version above, or the gimmicky "TML" shoulder patch with silver lining :puke: