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#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...



#2480893 2/3 GDT: Canucks 0 at Justin Abdelkader 2

Posted by kipwinger on 03 February 2014 - 09:21 PM

The six best Ryan Kesler tumbleweed gifs.  You're welcome everyone.



#2471879 Franzen having trouble processing information

Posted by LAWings on 10 January 2014 - 12:47 PM

A lot of folks have been giving Franzen a hard time over his concussion and I would like to provide my own experience in the hope people can understand that a seemingly innocent 'love tap' can cause a TBI (traumatic brain injury). 


With all the strides being made on TV about concussions, with so many men who have now committed suicide because they could no longer live in such pain, it hurts me that the Wings community is so callous and shallow in their responses to such a very serious injury. 


A brain injury is THE MOST SERIOUS injury a player can sustain, and we as the Wings community should be pulling together to give our fallen warriors their support when this happens.  And not belittle them and accuse them of malingering or lying.


I sustained my first concussion 2 years ago and I've never had any head, neck, back or head injuries in my life (I'm 37, fit, former Marine).  I didn't get hit in the head, I fell down, hard.  So hard in fact that it caused my head to snap back and I got a concussion.  A bad one, it took 6 months before the headaches stopped.  18 months before I didn't have symptoms, but 2 years on I still have some problems.  After 6 months I went to see the specialist Crosby saw in Los Angeles when he wasn't getting better because I wasn't getting better, I had all the classic symptoms and they would just not go away.  The truth is, doctors can't do anything for a concussion, there is no test, there is no drug, there is really no treatment.  When you injure your brain it's a traumatic brain injury and everyone heals different and the only medication is time.


When Franzen says he has a problem processing information I feel for the guy.  I know what that's like, to barely be able to drive yourself to the doctor, to not be able to watch TV, or even wash dishes because there is too much going on and after a few minutes you have to sit down and collect yourself because you're so exhausted.  Or having to take two breaks while walking to get the mail.  Or it takes 5 minutes to type a sentance while writing an email.  This is so frustrating, there is NOTHING you can do but let it run its course.  On the outside one can look strong, fit, and healthy like a mule, but on the inside, the brain is going completely haywire beyond your control.  The way Franzen got popped is how many concussions occur, and since this is not his first concussion he is risking serious injury to his long term brain health.  (Think Junior Seau)


I hope more people will have an open mind when we're talking about a TBI, and do more to help those in need, with understanding and giving people space and time to recover.  But to mock the injury in any way, is cruel and you would not want to go through the same pain of any player having to live with the recovery of this injury.  I am embarrassed by some of these responses I'm reading here, on line and in the news sections, as a Wings fan, as a man, and as a human being.


Thanks for reading.