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#2684667 Sad News: ESPN's John Saunders has passed away

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 11 August 2016 - 11:23 AM

Sad news. I would see him do the sports on CITY-TV, Toronto ON and you knew that wasn't going to

be his last job. I had forgotten that he was the original television play-by-playannouncer of the

Raptors.

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The Saunders brothers: John and Bernie, Western Michigan University, 1976.




#2684691 Patrick Roy steps down as Head Coach and VP of Hockey Operations

Posted by GoalieManPat on 11 August 2016 - 07:46 PM

I'm elated at the Avs failing under Joe Sakic though. That clown is the most overrated player in the history of the NHL.

 

Are you kidding? Sakic was basically Steve Yzermans hockey doppelganger. Saying Sakic is overrated is saying Yzerman was. The fact that Brett Hull physically grabbed and sat Avery down and told him hes not allowed to talk to "Mr Sakic" shows the level of respect that guy earned. Through the whole rivalry Sakic was the only guy you couldnt hate. Pure class. 

 

As for Roy leaving 

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#2684676 Patrick Roy steps down as Head Coach and VP of Hockey Operations

Posted by krsmith17 on 11 August 2016 - 04:03 PM

Sakic, overrated? Seriously? Why do fans that hate opposing teams have to hate every player on those teams? The Wings Avalanche rivalry is long over. Not a single player involved remains on either team. Why do people still hate them so much? I guess for the same reason they still hate the Penguins and Crosby... or should I say "Criesby".....

Burnaby Joe was a beast in his day and to say otherwise is flat out wrong...


#2684086 Mrazek avoids arbitration... signs 2 year deal

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 July 2016 - 05:21 PM

 
As soon as you start your response with "stupid post" you lose all credibility and nobody really cares what you have to say.
 
Call me any name in the book in response, I really dont care. I'm not going to engage. All I have to say is that if you want to have logical/rational discussion with posters, dont post like an angry 12 year old. If you are trying to troll, then have fun.

 
I thought I read this morning that you were going to stop referencing Helm in every thread?
Just because you dont say his, doesnt mean we don't all know who you are talking about lol.
 


Howard's 5 year deal....but you're right about the other guy too.


#2684070 Mrazek avoids arbitration... signs 2 year deal

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 July 2016 - 03:04 PM

everyone being too positive...so ill be the first overpaid. guy fell apart mid season. who knows if he'll ever recover


At least it's only 2 years. He'll either earn more or not. Not like it's 5 years when he's already declining.


#2684206 DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

Posted by NerveDamage on 29 July 2016 - 11:43 AM

https://twitter.com/...887530180046848

 

Something about that Line from Z is fishy......

I just thought of that game compared to the baptism scene. every Ottawa goal as one of the murders.




#2684125 Calle Jarnkrok

Posted by NerveDamage on 28 July 2016 - 11:33 AM

You took the red pill. Overripe is the blue pill.

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#2684090 Mrazek avoids arbitration... signs 2 year deal

Posted by gcom007 on 27 July 2016 - 06:13 PM

Great deal for 2 years. Goalies like Mrazek that can elevate for the playoffs don't grow on trees. As good as we all know he is, I think he's still underrated. Again, being able to elevate your game in the playoffs is huge, and he's done it twice now, second time doing so completely cold. He's going to be great for a long time.


#2684074 Mrazek avoids arbitration... signs 2 year deal

Posted by poel on 27 July 2016 - 04:18 PM

He only went to arbitration because Mrazek wanted like $5 million. Holland requesting arbitration brought Mrazek back down to earth. Holland gets full credit on this one to be honest. We were the only team in the league to file arbitration AGAINST a player rather than the usual players filing against the team. 

 

We did well. Not to mention Mrazek will be an RFA after this contract is up too. This is a perfect win-win for us. 

 

Down to earth? Andersen got 5 millions longterm. Mrazek > Andersen. And it's not even close. Mrazek was better last season despite Andersen playing behind the better team and a far better defense. Mrazek also proved to be a clutch player. Always was at his best in the playoffs. Andersen hardly stops anything in the postseason.

 

We're talking about pure goodwill from a player probably wanting to help the organization and keeping a good relationship with the management. He might even saved Holland's job by accepting 4. Would have been tough to fit Mrazek in at 5 millions. 

 

Inconsistency is no reason to lowball Mrazek at all. He clearly wasn't himself after that Schenn attack. Was reportedly ill right after and hardly stopped a puck the following four games he played. Call me whatever you want but I immediately felt that something was wrong with him after the incident. Either him or the club probably just didn't want to reveal the reason behind it all. What's for sure is that he got misused at that time. Should have given a rest. He definitely lost his way there. 

 

 

https://twitter.com/...925727366307840

 

 

In the future Holland better stops wasting money for useless or average players. We got several terrible contracts we'll probably never get out of (Nielsen, Helm, Green, Nyquist, Ericsson, Howard). I also think that Glendening and Ericsson earn too much for what they bring to the table. How things go at the moment maybe even the Zetterberg contract will come back to hurt us. It's 1 to 12 for Holland.




#2684040 Mrazek avoids arbitration... signs 2 year deal

Posted by kickazz on 27 July 2016 - 11:09 AM

Always good to avoid arbitration. I was worried Holland was losing his mojo. If he is good at anything it is signing restricted players. Although sometimes too high. This is a good cap hit.

He only went to arbitration because Mrazek wanted like $5 million. Holland requesting arbitration brought Mrazek back down to earth. Holland gets full credit on this one to be honest. We were the only team in the league to file arbitration AGAINST a player rather than the usual players filing against the team. 

 

We did well. Not to mention Mrazek will be an RFA after this contract is up too. This is a perfect win-win for us. 




#2684019 Mrazek avoids arbitration... signs 2 year deal

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 27 July 2016 - 10:04 AM

Mrazek has signed a two year deal. $3.85 and $4.15

 

Very respectable deal!

 




#2683941 DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

Posted by marcaractac on 26 July 2016 - 10:05 AM

No one here yet... a lot of backlash on Twitter though...

 

Unfortunately a large portion of the Red Wings fanbase have become insufferable. There is literally nothing to complain about with this deal at all. 5 million per season for a dman of his calibre coming into his prime is as ideal as it gets. Some ***** at the term, but he'll be only 32 when the deal is up. I see no issue.  




#2683645 Fans rank front offices....Wings 21st

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 22 July 2016 - 02:32 PM

Yeah, 200 fans equates to 6-7 fans per team IF they spread out equally the responders over the fanbases. But it doesn't seem that they did that - they just took whoever responded. Could be all Tampa fans. Regardless of what fans they are, they ranked the entire league and I guarantee most fans know very little about how all teams draft, etc.




#2683643 Fans rank front offices....Wings 21st

Posted by Echolalia on 22 July 2016 - 01:35 PM

Lol this article is meaningless. Let's ask a very small sample size some questions about every team, most of which they're inequipped to answer, and then draw conclusions from this data. How does this s*** get published? I'm done with this thread lol


#2683624 Fans rank front offices....Wings 21st

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 22 July 2016 - 10:44 AM

It's probably a relatively fair assessment, but at the same time, this is the result of polling fans and only 200 of them, so the results don't really mean that much.

 

Maybe not but I'm sure it's pretty accurate.