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#2533169 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 July 2014 - 01:55 PM

If you remove Jurco's salary (assuming Alfie returns) it leaves a little over 6 million for DD and Alfredsson. Looks like they'll be right up against the cap again.


With a roster that's nowhere near the league's best, no less.  That's totally on the GM for letting a mediocre team be up against the cap.  

#2533143 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 July 2014 - 01:15 PM

He's going to demand Kyle Quincey money.  

#2533135 Wings stuff on clearance at Dick's

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 July 2014 - 01:04 PM

****'s is not a curse word filter on here is it?


Holy crap, it is.  Feels like I'm in the 6th grade.  

#2533045 Favorite Dan Cleary Moment or Play

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 July 2014 - 11:48 AM

My favorite moment is when GMR roots for him all game long....thats not my favorite moment..I hate it. hahaha


Well, he does provide a comic element.


This team lacks offensive talent and has no toughness.  Hard to find anything else to be positive about besides the village idiot.  

#2533008 Hockey News: The 5 most evil hockey photoshops we could come up with

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 July 2014 - 12:46 PM

I'm betting most Wings fans could never envision Chelios playing for the Wings either.  

#2532885 Jim Paek leaves Griffs to help run Korean Hockey

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 July 2014 - 12:29 PM

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





Didn't you know? The Redwings org has lost its shine. no one wants to be here anymore. It's only a matter of time before the fans start leaving.


I've already registered with letsgopanthers.com

#2532478 NHL Trivia: Team Leaders in Goals, Assists, Wins, PIMS

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 July 2014 - 12:19 PM

This is probably the last trivia I'll do.  It's also my favorite one I've done so far.  Basically, you have to name each team's all time leader in goals, assists, goalie wins and penalty minutes.


I thought this would be the hardest test, but I did really good.  Got 114/120 right.  


Some of the ones were impossible.  I typed in the name of every goon, enforcer, thug and criminal I could think of, and still couldn't come up with the Rangers all time PIMS leader.  Blues' leader in goalie wins was a tough one also.


Anyway, enjoy.



Hint:  If you're having a tough time with the PIMS one, just think of power forwards of the 90's.  That one worked pretty well for at least three of the teams on there.  








#2532141 Alfie wants to play

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 July 2014 - 11:28 AM

If Alfie wanted to win the Cup, he obviously wouldn't want to come back to Detroit.


So that begs the question.  Do we really want a player on our team that isn't serious about winning the Cup?

#2532080 Renney out, Granato in

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 July 2014 - 07:26 PM

That was the night Aaron Downey won us the Cup.  

#2532028 Favorite Dan Cleary Moment or Play

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 July 2014 - 02:03 PM

I voted for the game 7 winner in 09.


That will probably win, but I like to forget anything that happened in those playoffs.  


Cleary was awful in the 2008 playoffs, but the Wings won the Cup.  In 2009, he was brilliant and scored a lot, but the Wings lost and he missed that crucial breakaway at the end of game 6 against the Pens.  


2007 is a better memory, because the team vindicated itself after choking in the playoffs in 2003, 2004 and 2006.  Losing to Anaheim on a deflection sucked, and I still feel we'd have won the Cup if not for that play, but overall, that playoff feels better.  Also likely because we won the Cup the following year.  2009 still stings because the Wings haven't won anything since then.

#2532026 Favorite Dan Cleary Moment or Play

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 July 2014 - 01:54 PM

I figured there's not enough Dan Cleary threads around, so we should have another one  Quite simply, what was your favorite Dan Cleary moment or play?


For me, there's always been one answer, and it is the penalty shot goal he scored on Kiprusoff in game 5 of the 2007 WCQF.  


If you remember, the Wings had choked in the playoffs the previous three seasons, as a higher seed playing against a lesser seed.  The season before, we had been embarrassed by an 8 seeded Edmonton team.  Once again, in 2007, the Wings were the top seed heading into the postseason.  We beat Calgary the first two games at home, but they tied it at 2-2 in Calgary.  Coming back home, everyone thought the Wings were on their way to another choke against an 8 seed.  There was a lot of tension and panic around (and I wasn't even on LGW then).  


The game was 0-0 in the 2nd period, until Cleary got a penalty shot.  This is what happened next.  




We went on to win that game comfortably and the next game in double OT, and went to the WCF.  It's technically not the biggest goal he scored for the Wings (the one against Anaheim was), but the Wings needed that goal, because we might have been facing another choke job in the first round and a possible dismantling of the team.  It was also a great move against a top goalie.    


What's your favorite Cleary play?  

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#2532019 Red Wings new assistant coaches

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

Would be awesome if we could get Bylsma or Melrose.  .  

#2531947 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 July 2014 - 03:00 PM

We're not getting anyone.


Getting Weiss back from injury will be our big free agent signing.  

#2531813 Rule Changes in the AHL (what the NHL has considered)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 July 2014 - 11:39 AM

Every single proposal is idiotic.


Weeding fighting out of the game has been going on slowly now.  Gimmmicky overtimes are absurd.  3 on 3 is not a situation you see in normal play.  It's not much different than deciding a game by shootout.  Just another gimmick to avoid a tie.  

#2531668 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 July 2014 - 06:12 PM

I called and canceled my half-season ticket plan yesterday over voice mail as well as gave my great displeasure, directly but professionally, over the mismanagement and lack of professionalism of this organization.


I actually received a follow up this morning from the head of ticket services telling me, "If you don't believe in the vision or management style of the best GM in sports, perhaps you might think about following another team". 


I can see they really value the fans. 


Surprised they didn't tell you, "We like our team"