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#2685170 New arena construction updates

Posted by SetecX on 28 August 2016 - 08:44 PM

Hey guys. Almost 1 year away from completion now. This update here ( http://wingsarena.tumblr.com ) is probably the last one I will be able to have where you can actually see into the arena.


I shall keep providing updates though. Crazy that 1 year ago, the place looked like this:



#2683355 For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 July 2016 - 04:22 PM

The only way Helm gets protected over Sheahan is if he has a NMC. if not, and Helm gets protected over Sheahan? Something is more than wrong...but Helm shouldn't have been re-signed anyhow.

Obvs no one knows for sure, but I think the rules state only 1 goalie can be protected. Consensus seems to be that with the other goalies on offer, and with the other pieces that we'll have to expose, Howard isn't the option to go for. But we don't know how the Vegas team will value him.
Just read another breakdown which suggests Howard also still has a NMC. Is that right?
EDIT: Modified NMC with a 10-team 'no-trade' list

Has NTC not a NMC. He doesn't have to be protected.

#2683360 For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

Posted by kickazz on 17 July 2016 - 04:51 PM

If you had the choice between Howard, Malcolm Subban, Niemi, Riemer, Neuvirth, Fleury, Bishop, Miller, Hammond, Varlymov (as that article guesses) would you chose Howard? I don't see it happening, especially with his caphit - though Vegas probably won't have any really big contracts so they won't really have to worry about that.

To be honest, I'd pick Bishop or Varlamov first and then Howard as top 3 choices. Riemer is not very good, Fleury is good but sort of a choker and Miller is going to be 38 by the team expansion draft hits. 


But I get a feeling if Bishop is not going to be a Lightning it will be a trade (a Vezina finalist, I'd assume Stevie is going to want something for this guy). So the next two best goalies on the list to me would be Varlamov and Howard. 


Howard has the better playoff experience. It really is a toss up. The other thing is that the Vegas team will likely want to hit the cap floor. No team is going to give away their expensive superstar contracts. Goalies will likely be their best way to reach cap floor. 


Also, Howard's contract is only till 2019 so they would get him for about 2 years and the 2nd goalie they pick up could be someone like Subban (basically could be their future goalie). 

#2682136 Who do you have as the top 5 Wings of all time..

Posted by kickazz on 04 July 2016 - 08:43 AM

Overall Fedorov had better linemates long term but during their primes I'd say Datsyuk had better linemates.

Federov had Koslov and Larionov in his peak. Shanny came around a bit later.

Datsyuk basically had Zetterberg and Hull from the get go. Had Zetterberg all the way until he turned 30 before Babcock split them up

#2667063 Free Press: Pavel Datsyuk to return to Russia following Playoffs

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 11 April 2016 - 11:47 AM


#2666654 25 YEARS BABY!

Posted by amato on 09 April 2016 - 08:30 PM

The wings sliding into the playoffs :P


#2641537 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by Echolalia on 07 December 2015 - 03:04 PM

Florida also ahead of Tampa, with an extra game to play. If they get in a battle with each other or Tampa look at it being "5 teams ahead of us" rather than looking at points, a distraction like that could make 2nd very achievable for us. Bear in mind Montreal have lost 2 straight as well, so catching them isn't impossible - they also have the WC to prepare for, which is always a tad of a distraction.

Without price Montreal is as vulnerable as they're gonna get.

#2641506 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by kliq on 07 December 2015 - 12:54 AM

This thread...


And this new article...






Some fans are ridiculous lol, this thread was started because of a basically .500 start after 9 games. That would be awesome if he wins the Jack Adams!

#2635761 2016 NHL Outdoor Games Jerseys.

Posted by sputman on 08 November 2015 - 09:37 AM

The Montreal Canadiens just unveiled their Winter Classic Jersey


Beautiful sweater.

#2635282 So who were the Wings scouting ?

Posted by luvmnger on 05 November 2015 - 01:36 PM

i would chop it up to staying on top of players that "may" hit the market.


information is king. if holland gets the sudden call...he just hits his notebook, and replies...ummm...no.


i'll give you...#*%^ for that guy. 


go away, "you pancake eating..........."

#2624438 New arena construction updates

Posted by vladdy16 on 02 September 2015 - 01:05 PM

Live web cam.

#2624425 So this is why teams hate the wings

Posted by kipwinger on 02 September 2015 - 12:11 PM

I may be in the minority, but I actually think the recent rebuilding years 2003-2006 and 2011-Present, are far more interesting than the contending years.  There's more to think about, talk about, speculate about, and (quite frankly) ***** about.  Watching your team win the Cup is awesome, but I don't want to see it every year.  Or even be a real possibility every year.  Sometimes you have to struggle a little bit in order to work through it and know what optimism feels like. 


IMO being a fan of a super team is lazy.  And boring.  Which isn't to say that I want our team to be the Chicago Cubs of hockey.  But I don't want us to be the Yankees either.  If you choices each season are A) compete for the championship, or B) be disappointed, then you're missing out on a ton of awesome fan experiences. 

#2622173 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by number9 on 03 August 2015 - 04:26 PM

Take a look at Toews beard and then take a look at Zetters beard. Does that answer the question?

Case closed

#2620277 Brian McGrattan

Posted by WingsAlways on 12 July 2015 - 12:34 PM

Oh look!


OFFICIAL: Brian McGrattan (@bigern10) signs #NHLDucks to a one-year contract through 2015-16: http://bit.ly/McGrattan_071015 



Fixed it.

#2617304 HHOF #5 Lidstrom head of 2015 class

Posted by vladdy16 on 29 June 2015 - 03:28 PM


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.  

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.