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#2538817 23 man roster set... say hi to your 2014/15 Wings

Posted by Jesusberg on 07 October 2014 - 02:30 PM

The roster moves have pissed people off so much that they're experiencing hallucinations involving talking dogs. Way to go, Kenny.

#2491152 Ken Holland's Moves From 2009-2014

Posted by gcom007 on 05 March 2014 - 06:10 PM

A year before your spreadsheet, he signed Marian Hossa.


And a year before that, he signed Brian Rafalski.


One won us a cup. The other got us to back-to-back finals.



Hossa called Holland. Then a year later, Holland made the colossal mistake of letting Hossa go.


Rafalski wanted to come home.


I'm glad we had them and all, but these weren't situations that you could say Holland hit out of the park based on his own efforts. I mean, Hossa pretty much negotiated his own deal.


And besides that, the real problem has come up in the years since 2009 when the reality of the Cap started truly affecting the team. When he wasn't getting away with paying Zetterberg $2 million a season, he struggled to build a team around Dats and Z. And it's not even just that he's not luring better players here, he's signing mediocre players to terrible deals. That's the problem.

#2491139 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Shaman on 05 March 2014 - 06:04 PM


The Wings cant say they knew about it. If they admit they dealt a player that was definitely bolting they would be sanctioned by the league for not negotiating in good faith. It would also prevent other teams from ever trusting the Wings in any deals from then on. They will never admit they knew anything.

Uh, if he had a deal on the table with SEL every team would have known about it, the IIHF has a transfer agreement for this very reason.

#2490731 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 05 March 2014 - 04:05 PM

This feels like when you're waiting for your friend to give you that pay-back punch he owes you.   

#2488204 Ryan Miller, Steve Ott traded to St. Louis Blues

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 01 March 2014 - 01:55 AM

"Nownownow wait a minute, whaddya mean Al doesn't loik me? Al and I getalong just foyne!"


That's how I imagine Jimmy Stewart would type anyway.






#2488176 Ryan Miller, Steve Ott traded to St. Louis Blues

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 March 2014 - 01:22 AM

They got good value for a guy who was going to walk in a few months anyway.  Stewart and Hitchcock have a history of not getting along, so moving him might be addition by subtraction in their eyes.  


Miller hasn't done anything in Buffalo because it's Buffalo.  he can only play one position, he can't make the defense defend or the forwards score.


Howard for Miller would have been horrible for the Wings.  





#2486406 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 February 2014 - 11:41 AM

Could care less if NHL players don't play in the Olympics again.


Unless the games are in North America, you can't watch any of them live without quitting your job.  And the primetime evening coverage doesn't show re-runs of hockey.  They only had one channel showing the evening coverage when most people have returned from their workdays. 


One the bright side, I got to see plenty of figure skating and women in khaki pants doing stupid stunts on a snowboard.  :sleepy:

#2451227 Marty the Marmot mascot attacked during WHL game

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 November 2013 - 10:31 AM

I think it probably doesn't look that bad because frankly everything looks kind of comical when you're in a mascot suit.  But being grabbed and driven to the ground like that hurts when it happens on grass.  Then imagine it on ice. 


The Kings have a mascot (who I find mostly annoying but am apparently in the minority) who often does the same thing during contests.  He'll mess around making it slightly harder for one person or help someone else.  But the contest is always for something fairly small.  It's not like they're about to win a car.


When you agree to run around on ice and try to sit on an inflatable chair between periods of a hockey game, you really shouldn't expect it to be officiated like an olympic event. Especially when one of the officials is wearing a giant Marmot suit.

#2449970 Philly Capitals line brawl

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 November 2013 - 11:35 PM

To make it even more pathetic, the Flyers press named Emery the 3rd star of the game. 


He had a .733 Save %, so they sure weren't giving it to him for his goaltending.

#2449402 Varlamov Arrested

Posted by amato on 01 November 2013 - 07:45 AM

He did raise a good point at the very end about how this is an isolated incident compared to other sports where this seems to happen weekly, even to the point where the crimes are worse ala Hernadez

That's not the point though.. when things like this happen we shouldn't think of "varlamov the athlete" & only compare the incident to other athletes.. he's a person like any of us and what he did was wrong. There is no lessening the blame on him by blaming the victim.

#2438156 Being in the East Is Going to Be Awesome

Posted by Nev on 21 September 2013 - 04:49 PM

Personally, I'm just hoping that being in the East, Pavel will get some of the recognition he deserves - both from fans and the media.  The post-season awards seem to have become even more east-centric the last few years, and I'm sick of hearing fans of Eastern teams yapping on about how defence and two-way play are over-rated and how they'd take Ovechkins 100 points and no defence over Pavel's 80 points and Selke level defence.

#2438271 Burke Wins Default Judgment Against Internet Defamers

Posted by Shaman on 22 September 2013 - 01:31 PM

So Burke sued the whole Internet?

#2438183 Devils sign Brunner 2 yrs. $2.5 million AAV

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 21 September 2013 - 06:50 PM

Brunner got an assist for anyone who is curious

Sign him to a six year $48m contract NJ I dare you! He deservesers it he is teh brstest frwrd EVAR according to Mr.brunner

Edit: k I'm busted I've been drinking

#2438147 Being in the East Is Going to Be Awesome

Posted by dat's sick on 21 September 2013 - 03:03 PM

I mostly think it's great because it means way less 0300-0400AM games for us in euroland.

And getting to see less of the Blues/Preds/BJs/Wild and more of Sens/Leafs/Canadiens/etc will be fun.

#2438145 Devils sign Brunner 2 yrs. $2.5 million AAV

Posted by Euro_Twins on 21 September 2013 - 02:48 PM

You look like crap in that sweater.  Red and white is your colors :(.

Sorry to be "that guy" but that sweater has both those colors. You're still right though