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#2526906 FLA to Buyout Jovanovski

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2014 - 12:38 PM

Ah, I might be thinking of Wisniewski. Or maybe it was both.


Pretty sure Wisniewski said it.  Not sure about Jovo.


In any case, what they said was true.  Kenny is cheap.  

#2526683 NHL Trivia: Part One

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 June 2014 - 03:02 PM

I get bored a lot in the offseason, so I thought we'd play some hockey trivia this year.  I found a pretty cool sports trivia site, which includes NHL trivia.  


The first one I linked below is to name all the 500 goal scorers in NHL history in less than 10 minutes. 


I got 39/42 right on this one.  Was disappointed in two of the three I missed.  And there was one I would have never gotten right.  


Try your hand.




#2525712 Adam Almquist signed with KHL club

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 June 2014 - 01:14 PM

I would have rather Kenny traded him to a team where he would get an immediate chance to play instead of letting him walk. He had a great season with the Griffins last year with 31 points and you get nothing out of it.


If he couldn't "immediately" play for our terrible defense, then there aren't many places he would have played around the league.    

#2525394 Which (retired) *non* DetroitRedWings player would like to meet?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 June 2014 - 10:03 PM

Pavel Bure.


We could go racing sportscars and picking up hot girls in Russia.  It would be epic.  

#2524870 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 June 2014 - 01:25 PM


Changed what dynamic against Vancouver?


His manhood intimidated the Canucks from wanting to win the Cup.  

#2524859 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 June 2014 - 12:45 PM


Highest PK time per game as well. Still has the best gva to tka ratio too. Only forwards who really did better in hits per game are Abdelkader, Tootoo, Helm and Jurco. So basically Miller is our best 4th liner checker at the moment. I won't claim he's a bigger hitter, but the kid grinds, is fast, and smart in the D zone. He's a great PK man.


I'd rather dress a player that has the highest TKO's per game ratio.   ;)

#2524705 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 June 2014 - 09:07 PM

What good does running around hitting people and creating energy do if they get scored on? Don't get me wrong, I'd love a high energy big hitting defensively responsible 4th line, but defensively responsible comes first. That's what our 4th line is right now. Besides, a healthy team could see a 4th line of Abby-Glendening-Helm and that actually could be a decent energy line. Either way, we don't really have room for Thornton.


I don't want Thornton, but I'll take a younger enforcer.  We have plenty of room, especially with our injury projection for next season.  


Abby is a guy that Babcock puts on the top line. :lol:   What makes you think he'll be a 4th liner all of a sudden in the coach's mind?  A team that puts a jobber like Abby on the top line has plenty of room for an enforcer.    

#2524496 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 June 2014 - 09:03 PM


Glenfidditch and Miller actually had the same amount of pts as Thornton did in that series. In fact they had the same amount of pts as Thornton got in both series he played in. 


But they make our 4th line easy to play against.  We haven't had an effective 4th line since the grind line.  Your 4th line should be an energy, hitting line.  Miller doesn't really hit anyone.  

#2524488 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 June 2014 - 06:21 PM

This move only makes sense if Holland is doing it to troll Wings fans.


It feels like he actually reads this board and wonders what he could do to piss people off the most.  

#2523913 Wings sign Tomas Nosek to 2 year entry level deal

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 June 2014 - 01:02 AM


Who says they aren't getting a chance?  You think Wings scouts travel the entire world scouring for future talent, but don't bother to check around the metro area?


I know it's cool to have a local guy on the team, but you don't go out of your way to sign someone of lesser talent just because they're local.  I know it's important for "Michigan boys" to feel like they're specially chosen, but maybe that's the problem. If their only shot is getting picked because they're local, they might not be good enough.


I wish Holland had signed Mike Grier, back when he was a free agent, and like always, the Wings were needing big, physical right handed shooter.

#2523656 Trading up?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 June 2014 - 09:21 PM

Franzen for kopecky!!!!


Remember Kopecky's last shift in Detroit?


No reason to taint that memory.  

#2523608 Trading up?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 June 2014 - 01:00 PM

Franzen would enjoy playing in Florida.  Hopefully, their scouts haven't seen a Wings game since 2010.  

#2523351 2014 SCF : (2) The Big Apple vs. (3) Hollywood

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 June 2014 - 09:45 PM

So, after a playoffs full of evenly matched, game 7-filled rounds, we come to the SCF and it looks like we're back to the old sweep. The Kings are great, but I was hoping for something a little more competitive.


Yeah, it's a bit of a letdown.  espn will spend even less time on hockey now, and more time sucking Lebron's dick.  


Good thing the World Cup starts this week.  

#2523251 GM moves

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 June 2014 - 11:51 AM

Holland is like someone who inherits a big savings account, and then lets it dwindle down over the years without supplementing his income.  


Account will be almost empty when Datsyuk and Zetterberg retire.  

#2522884 Rendering of Joe Louis Arena from NHL 15

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 June 2014 - 01:13 PM

Shouldn't the lower bowl be empty?   ;)


Also, will Dan Cleary be on the roster, or do the roster updates take care of that later on?