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#2535034 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by wings87 on Yesterday, 02:11 PM

The logo will be a man at a pay phone calling his wife to wire him more money.
"I have a system!"

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#2535027 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by wings87 on Yesterday, 01:10 PM

So two years the league was in such bad shape that it was shutdown with the lockout, but now let's add 4 teams? The ineptitude is mind-boggling, either Bettman was dropped on his head as I child or someone should drop him on it now. 

#2533244 Hockey News: The 5 most evil hockey photoshops we could come up with

Posted by wings87 on 28 July 2014 - 11:56 PM

I could honestly say I would never EVER like crosby. Yes he is a very skilled player but there just is no way I like him even if he was on the wings. 

That's been said by many fans about many players, but when the goals start going in and the points are being racked up, like him or not it would be impossible not to root for him.

#2531985 Rule Changes in the AHL (what the NHL has considered)

Posted by wings87 on 14 July 2014 - 02:05 AM

I'll disagree with you since the tie has a long history in hockey, but I'll certainly agree with eliminating the 3 point system. You can see teams all season long hanging on, floating around until the end of regulation just to get one point. No points for losing teams. 
You didn't mention how you'd end a regular season game. No tie, no shootout....what does that leave you with?

Ties have a long history in the NHL, but it was changed for a reason. I don't know about anyone else, but I don't look forward to watching a 3 hour game just to see it end in a tie. Also going back to the old tie system, will cause the same issues as a 3 point game, it would allow teams to just hang on for that 1 point.
As far as how to end a regular season game goes, you play till someone wins. But with the 3 point game gone it would force teams to work harder so they don't have to play in OT.

The only other option I see would be to, first get rid of the loser point and then play a full 20 minute period before having a shootout.

#2531711 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by wings87 on 11 July 2014 - 10:19 PM

Remember after the '13 playoffs, and even though we had just dropped a 3-1 series lead against the hawks, thinking "well at least next year we can improve by not having Cleary on the team"....
Does Cleary not realize that he is making everybody hate him? He could have retired after that season and been remember as a warrior and contributor for his time with the Wings.
Now the only thing main thing people are are going to remember about him is this f***in debacle two years in a row.
He'll be remembered as the guy who made the wings worse because he was too selfish to just hang them up.
He better hope like hell that this isn't the year they miss the playoffs because he will be the scapegoat for a LONG time (as well as Holland, he hasn't thought about his impending legacy as the guy who f***ed up the great Red Wings either)

I don't hate Cleary as much as I hate Holland for making me hate a player I used to really like.

#2531695 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by wings87 on 11 July 2014 - 09:19 PM

Maybe Cleary is married to Holland's sister

Maybe Cleary is his sister... Talk about a plot twist... Mind blown!

#2531424 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by wings87 on 10 July 2014 - 10:50 PM

This is actually very sad because instead of being hated vehemently, Cleary should be celebrated for the hard-nosed player he used to be. But with this latest move Holland has turned him into a persona non grata.

#2531345 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by wings87 on 10 July 2014 - 08:06 PM

Helene St. James ‏@HeleneStJames 1m
#RedWings GM Ken Holland: "My program has been one of loyalty and there's good and bad that goes with that. Way more good, in my opinion."
so is holland himself admitting that the cleary signing is a bad one?

He wasn't particularly loyal to Schneider who he let leave. Or Draper/ Maltby/ or Ozzy who all wanted to keep playing but were forced into retirement because Holland didn't want them back. I'm sure there have been others but I neither want to remember nor research it.

#2531179 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by wings87 on 10 July 2014 - 04:36 PM

I believe in loyalty and in rewarding players for past accomplishments, but here is what I don't get. Last off-season the Wings offered Cleary a new deal (a pretty fair one to boot) but he decided he was worth more and the team moved on.


He was the one that was ready too leave, I'm going to say that again- he wanted to leave. The team didn't push him out or forced him to retire like they did with Draper and Ozzy. Loyalty should go both ways, why is the team being so loyal to a player that refused to sign a fair deal in the beginning and only took a discount late because the Wings had no cap space.  

#2531141 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by wings87 on 10 July 2014 - 04:11 PM


#2531109 Kane & Toews Sign Identical 8-year, $10.5M AAV Extensions

Posted by wings87 on 10 July 2014 - 03:52 PM

They aren't ridiculous you want two of the best players in the game, gotta pay and it's not their fault that longterm contracts are no longer allowed.
Put yourself in Toews shoes, he would have gotten maximum and left money on the table so I don't know what some are expecting. To me 1.5 million per year is a huge discount, one I wouldn't have given.
As for Keith: great defenseman yes but overall Weber and I would argue even Suter are better, because they are playing a more complete overall game.

I think there's some misunderstanding, it's a great deal for both of them. It's not a great deal for the team or the league.

The first lockout happened because the league and owners wanted spending limits after that the cap started climbing and the players were getting more money so there was another lockout. Which once again cut salaries and imposed spending limits- and now ones again the cap is spiraling out of control and so are the salaries. So my point is market value or not what exactly was the point of the lockouts? The owners essentially took money from players with existing contracts and are now giving that money out in new contracts. There should either be a hard cap, no cap, or get rid of the team cap and just cap the length and salary of each contract. But the owners want to be able to do what they want and have restrictions, it's a flawed system that's leading the league into another lockout.

#2531020 Kane & Toews Sign Identical 8-year, $10.5M AAV Extensions

Posted by wings87 on 10 July 2014 - 12:55 PM

The Owners/League never learn, do they? I guess they can just continue to give out ridiculous contracts, while raising the cap, and in a few years ***** and moan until another lockout occurs- pulling their ass out of the fire once again. This has occurred 3 times on Bettman's watch and it's destined to happen again if this continues. There should either be no spending limits or strict ones, the system they have now is a complete joke. 

#2530916 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by wings87 on 09 July 2014 - 08:03 PM

I love when people start differentiating between us real and us fake fans...  I'd never be able to tell us apart....

You have to look really close, the "non-real" fans have a birthmark of Crosby on their ass.

#2530273 Please Help Me Win GDT of the year.

Posted by wings87 on 06 July 2014 - 03:50 PM

Unfortunately once its activated you need to have 45 posts and 45 days of membership before you can vote in polls.

Geez, who runs half boards? Hydra? I guess instead of a vote I'll send out good wishes.

#2529259 Can Z and Pav do anything to protest? (not that they would)

Posted by wings87 on 02 July 2014 - 12:13 AM

Not show? Protest? Are they hippies? Are you thinking Occupy Joe Louis or something?

With the way Holland is designing this team pretty soon only the players will be occupying Joe Louis Arena.