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#2609641 Slava Fetisov: Giant Hypocrite.

Posted by kipwinger on 22 May 2015 - 10:28 AM

Slava Fetisov, former Red Wing defenseman and star of the wildly popular documentary "Red Army", wants Russian law to ban Russian hockey players from coming to the U.S. before their 28th birthday. 

 

You'll recall Fetisov's story.  He bucked Soviet law preventing him from coming to the U.S. to play hockey, by refusing to play for their national team.  In the documentary he explained how he wanted to be free to make his own decisions, make his own money, and determine his own future, without being coerced by federal authorities. 

 

And now he's a federal authority.  And he's trying to restrict young players from having those very same liberties. 

 

Here's a thought Slava.  Rather than using a draconian legal system to force people to stay against their will, how's about you work toward reforming said legal system, and equally restrictive and authoritarian economic policies, so that people will WANT to stay in your s***ty country.  You are, after all, a Senator. 

 

What a dick.

 

http://espn.go.com/n...sians-going-nhl




#2621323 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by rick zombo on 23 July 2015 - 12:32 PM

I agree with Gretzky, Nyquist should have started that season in Detroit, also I agree last season, Jurco should've spent the year in GR, considering he had the exemption, he would've developed a little more to the NA game. Not that he would've been a big hit here, but we would have never lost Nestrasil for nothing.  Sure, the log jam this year would've been a body larger, but who knows...I know he wasn't a huge loss, but you guys know my disgust with losing someone or nothing.

 

ALTHOUGH, after Nyquist was called up he was the hottest scorer in the league practically, could you imagine the contract he'd have now (as opposed to $4.75M) if he had played that entire season and scored at that pace for 65-82 games?

 

Adam Gretz. Hockey writer.




#2620784 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by FlashyG on 17 July 2015 - 03:14 PM

Sometimes its easy to forget that while Dan Cleary the player has long since outlived his usefulness as a Detroit Red Wing, that Dan Cleary the man is actually a great person and a wonderful ambassador for not just the Red Wings but professional athletes in general. That story above my post is a good reminder of that.

 

In no way do I want him taking a roster spot up on the team anymore, but I'll always respect how he turned his career around with the Wings and his contributions to the team over the years.




#2620762 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by e_prime on 17 July 2015 - 09:37 AM

I used to love Dan Cleary and this whole situation has kinda turned me off towards him... but I certainly blame Holland as much as I blame Cleary... but this situation would never keep me from going to games.




#2620455 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by SetecX on 14 July 2015 - 06:01 AM

For anyone interested, I started a blog to follow the construction progress of the new arena, via my drone.

 

http://wingsarena.tumblr.com




#2620429 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by Z and D for the C on 13 July 2015 - 09:26 PM

I think he has a good point but Detroit is in a unique situation. A) it's more than just a new arena (it's a whole new neighborhood) and B) It's going in a blighted area. It's not just replacing something in the city, it's adding to the city. That is the difference.




#2620076 Gustav Nyquist signed 4-Year Deal $4.75 mill AAV

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 11 July 2015 - 05:30 AM

Wow Goose left some serious money on the table here. He would have gotten much more on the open market

But he wasnt in the open market.

Obviously if he was a ufa He would've gotten more, but he was an rfa an He signed A bridge deal that buys two ufa Years, with the two remaining rfa years. He didn't really leave money on the table, hell be making 5million/yr In his ufa years. That's about Market value for what he's done so far. His playoff performances also changes the Money, had he been scoring at the same Rate in there playoffs as he had during the regular season, he would've gotten more...

He still has quite a bit to prove before he hits ufa.


#2620007 Gustav Nyquist signed 4-Year Deal $4.75 mill AAV

Posted by Euro_Twins on 10 July 2015 - 04:23 PM

A bit more and a bit longer than I'd expected.  I tend to be more cautious with longer contracts.  Give someone a shorter one to keep them on the leash, so to speak.  I'm also notoriously cheap.
 
Nonetheless, I'm very pleased.  He has several good years ahead of him, and we have him for four of them.


I wouldn't call 4 years a long contract, not short either, but it shows the player they want him around, shows the team he wants to be there, and the cap hit is low enough that he will work hard for a raise, and short enough he doesn't become complacent.


#2619962 Gustav Nyquist signed 4-Year Deal $4.75 mill AAV

Posted by e_prime on 10 July 2015 - 01:58 PM

So this deal will take him into his 30s. If it is under $5M I will be surprised.

4.75 -- not too shabby.




#2619838 Pittsburgh: America's hockey capital? Lol

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 July 2015 - 01:00 PM

Every team's state/city tries this, it's like they all want to jump on the Hockeytown wagon.  Get over it, there is only ONE Hockeytown. Its just too bad you didn't coin a phrase first...now it just makes you look like you are trying to copy us, and failing miserably...thanks for playing...




#2618506 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by Carman on 01 July 2015 - 06:57 PM

Good signing. It's a contingency plan, with the worse case scenario is a 40 point 3rd line center. We weren't going to use up all our cap space, and Brad Richards is a very reliable, experienced center. This is a nice low risk move I like it.




#2618407 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by Copenhagen848 on 01 July 2015 - 04:42 PM

It's laughable at how people complain about Holland doing nothing in years past, and now he goes out a makes some deals today, and some people still complain.

 

Holland signed one of the biggest d-man F/A's today, then picks up an UPGRADE over Weiss, for only one year, and people still aren't happy.

 

I'm 100% happy with what Holland did today.  Well done, sir!




#2618395 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by Jersey Wing on 01 July 2015 - 04:38 PM

Are they better for the singings today? YES they are. More competition from the kids, more insurance for injuries. No prospects lost. Money comes and goes.

 

So far the Wings have gotten better.




#2618284 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by rick zombo on 01 July 2015 - 03:42 PM

 

Except he hadn't just won the Cup. 

 

 

Meh. He'd be a depth signing. Still good on the PP. And waaaaay better than Cleary. 




#2618397 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by darkmanx on 01 July 2015 - 04:38 PM

 

More Green on TSN: "I was willing to take a little bit less on term to go to a great organization that I’m extremely excited to play for."