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#2621112 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by marcaractac on 21 July 2015 - 04:41 PM

Starting to feel like Pulk is gonna need to break out like Nyquist did two seasons ago just to avoid getting torn apart on these forums. 


Over/under on how long it takes for fans to turn on him? I give it a month. 

#2620962 Stan Bowman (CHI) on CBA troubles

Posted by marcaractac on 19 July 2015 - 06:14 PM

So players that are on their drafted team should get a bonus that doesn't count against the cap


Pretty much. Just have a percentage of home grown talents contracts not count VS the cap. It would reward teams that build through the draft, instead of having them get blown up like the Blackhawks have had to do twice now. 

#2620918 Stan Bowman (CHI) on CBA troubles

Posted by marcaractac on 18 July 2015 - 04:45 PM

The only thing I'd change is having some kind of break towards the cap for home grown talent. Parity is nice and all, but it is kind of a bummer when teams who draft and developed well are punished because of the cap. The cap should prevent teams from buying championships. Not force them to lose homegrown talent. 

#2620635 Johnny Oduya signs with Stars 2 yrs $3.75 AAV

Posted by marcaractac on 15 July 2015 - 12:42 PM

Nill does it again

2 yrs at 3.75 per

Could of been a good deal for the wings , and a short term as well.







As someone who gets upset every time Holland trades a prospect, why exactly do you think this would have been a good deal for the Wings? You realize it would mean trading away kids, right?

#2619991 Brian McGrattan

Posted by marcaractac on 10 July 2015 - 02:58 PM

Oh look!


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

#2619984 Gustav Nyquist signed 4-Year Deal $4.75 mill AAV

Posted by marcaractac on 10 July 2015 - 02:31 PM

With the following forwards/dmen + Howard and Mrazek we sit just over 67.5 million*.


Dats, Zetterberg, Nyquist, Franzen, Richards, Tatar, Helm, Abdelkader, Miller, Sheahan, Glendening

Green, Kronwall, Ericsson, Quincey, Smith, Kindl, Dekeyser


$3.891 of space to sign Jurco, Pulkkinen.  MORE than enough room.


*This assumes that Franzen will start the season on the roster, that Andersson, Ferraro, XO, and Marchenko will all be in GR.

So, we don't have to move a single player


Exactly. Moves will only be made because of roster space, not cap hits.

#2619464 EC on paper for 15/16.....

Posted by marcaractac on 07 July 2015 - 02:06 PM

I think detroit finishes second to Tampa in the division, 3rd or 4th over all. Top four will be Tampa, Detroit, Washington and rangers. In no particular order.

Islanders, Montreal, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Florida, Ottawa will fight for the last four spots. Sabres and flyers won't be far behind.

#2619370 Free agents this off season

Posted by marcaractac on 07 July 2015 - 10:35 AM

This kid in the AHL is awesome look at his numbers there oh wait he played a few games in the NHL and didn't dominate he sucks dump him right now

While I don't think he sucks by any means, I am unconvinced his success will ever translate to the nhl. I hope I'm wrong. I just don't see it.

#2619352 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by marcaractac on 07 July 2015 - 08:23 AM

Well the rangers are shopping Yandle. However seeing as they gave up so much just to put him on the third pair, I doubt we will give up whatever they are asking

We also don't need Yandle now that we have Green.

#2619274 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by marcaractac on 06 July 2015 - 04:45 PM

Stewart, Semin, Franson, a big pile of nope. Let them be someone else's problem. 


As much as I'd love to see a trade for another top 4 dman (to replace Ericsson), I only see players getting moved for picks/prospects at this point. Unless a GM out there happens to be shopping someone Holland wants. But taking up more roster spots for the players left on the market makes no sense. The team has enough depth to wait for the right players.  

#2618761 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by marcaractac on 02 July 2015 - 04:24 PM

It seems like the hall of fame inductance has really boosted Feds case. I think this solidifies #13. Not so sure about #40 yet. I hope Z ends up breaking Yzerman's franchise record for playoff goals. He needs 15 more. That would be a huge accomplishment among other things he's got going.  


I can't imagine a word where one euro twin is in the rafter without the other. Both are very special players and have been equally important to this team for many years. 


I completely agree about it solidifying #13, and I don't see z not breaking that record, and when he does you almost have to retire #41 too...
The c on his sweater helps his case as well.


The disney.com love is strong  :lol:

#2618260 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 03:34 PM

no not Mike Richards...lol, Dreger and LeBrun tweeting, but I can't paste for some reason :(


Got ya covered!


Deal isn't quite done, but Brad Richards and the Red Wings are working on a 1 yr deal.

#2618246 Phil Kessel Traded to Penguins

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 03:30 PM


So your position is that Crosby is elite, and might improve Kessel's play, but then again might not? Bold. 



My position is that it's very likely he does make Kessel better, but that s*** happens and there is no such thing as a sure thing. Common sense, really. What is life like in your everything is a 100% sure thing fantasty land?

#2618243 Free agents this off season

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 03:28 PM

I like richards on a one year deal. Gives us certainty for a second line center, and a year for larkin/sheahan to grow into that role

#2618201 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 03:14 PM

Maybe Quincey gets moved during the season? There is always a team that's completely decimated by injury early on in the season. Don't think he gets resigned anyways


Would much rather keep Q over E.