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#2565511 Ray Whitney announces retirement

Posted by kliq on 22 January 2015 - 12:50 AM


Right, but there was no 04-05 season due to the lockout and then the salary cap came into effect starting the next season (05-06).  As I mentioned, I am only speculating.... based on the fact that the season he played in Detroit was the final season without a cap and he was not back the following season (the first with a cap).... I'm guessing they couldn't afford him.  You are right, though, that his season in Detroit was far from the peak of his career, and that may have played a part as well.


Despite some of the posts here, you are correct. Coming out of the lockout, teams were given a $39 million cap going into the 2005/06 season. As a result, the Wings had to buyout some players. They bought out Whitney, Hatcher, and McCarty.


Here is an article talking about it




#2565503 The Maple Leafs finally put a quality product on the ice...

Posted by TheXym on 22 January 2015 - 12:24 AM

Montreal did it better, proving once again that Toronto is and will always be Canada's #2


Depends on what your comparing them to.

Don't some people refer to crap as #2?

#2542723 Buffalo to retire Hasek's number

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 October 2014 - 08:12 PM

His tenure in Buffalo was the highest peak any goalie ever reached.  The 1998 Gold Medal and 1999 Finals run was the pinnacle of that, although some would argue it was the Hart trophies.  Truthfully, he could have won the Hart trophy every year during that stretch.  

#2539785 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by FlashyG on 11 October 2014 - 02:07 AM


#2538666 Blast from the Past

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 October 2014 - 11:04 PM

So I was going through a bunch of my Dad's old things and stumbled upon one of his NHL contracts from the Red Wings lying in between the pages of an old program.


I've never seen an NHL contract before (let alone from the 70s) and thought it was interesting and that I would share for others interested as well.


The salary and bonuses give an interesting perspective in comparison to today.  The average salary (according to the HHOF) in 1970 was $18,000.










#2533394 Samuelsson signs new contract....... with Djurgarden.

Posted by kliq on 30 July 2014 - 09:31 PM

Where's the loyalty, Kenny?


Holland shows loyalty to players that show loyalty back to him. It sets a good precedent, especially to young players within your organization who at some point need to make a decision to either stay and sign a long term contract, or to jump ship for more money. Obviously it won’t work 100% of the time, but I think it is no coincidence that the Wings very rarely lose star players when they want to retain them.


As frustrating as the loyalty can be at times as a fan (ie. Cleary) I believe long term it helps the organization.


Obviously you are being sarcastic in your comment, but Samuelsson left after the 2008-2009 season. Holland shouldn’t show him the same loyalty he showed Cleary. Cleary has played here for years, never left, sacrificed his body, and even stayed after being offered a 3 year 9 million deal with the Flyers (I believe). Holland promised Cleary last year that he would sign him for the 2014/15 season, if Holland doesn’t make that signing, he pisses off a lot of players. Not a message I want sent to players like Tatar, Nyquist, Jurco, Mantha, Dekeyser etc.

#2533293 Samuelsson signs new contract....... with Djurgarden.

Posted by Namingway on 29 July 2014 - 01:05 PM

As fun as it is to bash on Sammy, I'll never forget him for starting and finishing this play:



Also the two opening goals in Game 1 of the 2008 Finals against the Pens.


And the hundreds of logo shots.

#2533305 Samuelsson signs new contract....... with Djurgarden.

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 July 2014 - 02:51 PM

As fun as it is to bash on Sammy, I'll never forget him for starting and finishing this play:



Also the two opening goals in Game 1 of the 2008 Finals against the Pens.


And the hundreds of logo shots.




All shin pad assassin jokes aside, Sammy was a bargain during his first stay here in Detroit.   He had good size, was irritating to play against, and put up good numbers for his salary. 


It's just unfortunate that Holland keeps repeating the mistake of bringing back former players, but I hold no ill will for Sammy. 

#2527127 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 30 June 2014 - 09:35 AM

I would think Stevie could get more than a 6th round pick for Gagner. He's only 24 and has a $3.2 million dollar cap hit over the next two seasons.

Good job freeing up cap space, but bad asset management IMO.


It's sounding like the most important goal was cap space before the free agent market opened.  So Yzerman trades Purcell (who was a buyout target for Tampa) rather than buying him out because he's older and would be a 2/3 buyout.  Now he has Gagner, who I guess they weren't terribly interested in.  Then instead of buying out Gagner (which would only be 1/3 buyout because of his young age), Yzerman trades him while retaining salary equivalent to a buyout, but gets a 6th rounder for his troubles.   


I'm not super familiar with Tampa but aren't they neck deep in good young forwards?  So they don't have much of a need for Gagner and Yzerman is trying to clear space immediately.  

#2511369 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by Nev on 19 April 2014 - 03:40 AM


#2511293 Poking the Bear

Posted by Shinzaki on 18 April 2014 - 09:36 PM

Poked that bear pretty hard tonight.   Glendening eating that hit to hold the puck in the corner and kill the clock was the kind of tough play that wins playoff games.

#2507211 Lightning sign GM Yzerman to contract extension

Posted by Shutemdown on 08 April 2014 - 02:59 PM

WOW. JUST WOW. Still so many people butt-hurt about the Legwand trade? Y'know what? Holland should have just dressed Jarnkrok as our #1-4 centers and we'd probably be at 110 pts and first place in our division. Getting really sick of hearing all of the crying about Legwand and Holland as a bad GM. Try to take your fingers off the keys for a sec and realize that it needed to be done and, realistically, that we might not be sitting where we are right now if it wasn't for Legwand being brought in.

Just my 2 cents. You can't drink that milk anymore, stop f'in crying over it.

#2491692 Dear Mr Legwand

Posted by shoe on 06 March 2014 - 01:30 PM

Dear Mr Legwand
Welcome to Detroit.
I cant speak for all of us but I am very happy you waived your no trade to join the Red Wings. Some people here may not understand how much we need you. With four of our regular centers injured you have some big skates to fill. As a Veteran of many years you should be able to jump right in there. Maybe more so than some young high flying European.
I think you will do very well here, your brand of hockey that you have played for 15 years should fit with exactly what we will need to do to win games to get us in the playoffs. It may not be pretty but I'm sure Mike Babcock has a plan to shut down the opposition rather than outgun them.
You may not be the defence man we thought we were all going to get this trade deadline, but a 2 way speedy center in my mind is the closest and next best thing. Your defensive skills I'm sure will be relied on to keep the puck out of our net in the dying seconds of the game something we have watched our red wings have much trouble with this year.
As much as Patty Eaves, and Jarnkrok will be missed, I would at least like to welcome you as a fan to a player of the Red Wings.
Welcome aboard, Stay Healthy, have a fun run.

#2491799 Dear Mr Legwand

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 06 March 2014 - 05:21 PM

The only 42 page thread I see is the one railing the guy and discussion about how bad the trade was. I support a positive thread with an official welcome to Legwand without all the anger and venting. Thanks for posting Shoe.

#2481628 2/6 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Panthers 1

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 06 February 2014 - 04:51 AM

A special mascot for today's GDT, in honor of The Xym and BottleofSmoke as requested...