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Greatness=PavelDatsyuk

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In Topic: Mantha named CHL player of the year

25 May 2014 - 12:12 AM

The kid is such a beast! Despite Kenny's usual protocol regarding prospects, I'm optimistic that we'll see Mantha in a Wings jersey soon. Personally, I'm hoping for next season. But I'll be shocked if Kenny let's him bypass the AHL. My guess is he'll play next season in GR. And if he continues to have success hopefully he'll get to play with the big club the following season.

 

Holland has said will let him bypass the AHL if he can prove he can play as a top-6 forward, so it's all on Mantha at this point. A couple of recent quotes from Holland:

 

“He’s going to get a chance to make our team (in 2014-15). He’ll play five or six or seven exhibition games, and if he belongs in the NHL, we’ll put him in.” — Holland (May 2014, Detroit Free Press)


“We’re going to give him every opportunity to make our team in training camp. He’s big, he can score, he’s got tremendous hands and hockey sense. The question is, can he score at next level? We’re going to give him an opportunity to play with our top six in training camp … If he can help us, we want him on our team. I don’t want him on the team as a 13th, 14th forward or on the fourth line playing eight minutes a night, penalty kill. If he can play in our top six with Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Franzen and Nyquist, and contribute, he can play on our team. If not, we can put him in Grand Rapids, do the thing we’ve done through the years — let him learn to be a pro down there.” — Holland (Sportsnet, May 2014)

In Topic: 1 Round Playoff Wallpaper

14 April 2014 - 08:48 AM

Matt does an amazing one for each round, it should be out in a few days so just keep an eye out for it.


In Topic: Jurco Called Up

14 January 2014 - 04:04 PM

 

Good news. Assuming he'll just take Tatar's spot if none of the injured guys come back. 

 

 

Or Sammy's if one of them does.


In Topic: December Schedule Wallpaper Now Available!

01 December 2013 - 07:30 PM

Awesome as always Matt, thanks!


In Topic: CBC partners with Rogers in landmark NHL rights deal.

26 November 2013 - 01:36 PM

 

The last I heard, NBC don't actually pay a penny for their NHL rights.  It may have changed, but it certainly used to be the case.

That hasn't been the case for a while, the contract that is in place right now started in 2011 and is a 10-year deal for $2 billion dollars that has NBC paying the NHL about $200 million a year. The deal before that had NBC paying the NHL roughly $17 million a year, though I'm not sure when that one started. The deal you are thinking of was back from 2004 and lasted 2-4 years, I can't find specifics though.