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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Yesterday, 06:11 PM

What's going on with Burke's hair?

White/grey wire hair :)

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

21 June 2016 - 04:43 PM

Interesting article by Pat Caputo:


Thanks for the read:) I myself am making my judgement of kenny post cap era this off season. I have been hesitant to write him off, but this is it for me. Show them all kenny!

In Topic: Leafs acquire Goalie, F. Anderson from the Ducks

20 June 2016 - 07:48 PM

So...bernier to brian burke coming?


$5.5 mill for Anderson and $4.2 mill for Bernier for Toronto. 


Basically have two starting goalies. Wonder if they're going to trade Bernier or something. 

calgary i wonder...brian burke still there?

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

20 June 2016 - 04:05 PM

If they do bring larkin to center, i hope he plays on the second line. Because that means we got a better center :)

In Topic: Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

20 June 2016 - 03:58 PM


Again, Incorrect in bold.


His cap hit was $7,500,000. His actual salary would have been $5,500,000 in a state with an income tax rate close to 42%. His actual take home would have been just over $3,000,000. I don't pretend to know what his tax rate in Russia will be next year, but I am confident his KHL salary over the next 2 or 3 seasons will be close to what he would have made in the NHL - which was an impossibility when he left in 2001. The other interesting financial tactic the KHL employs (which I've posted about before) is bonuses per goal, per assist, and per victory... This is a top 3 player the KHL has ever recruited, and the captain of Russia's Olympic team - if you don't think his salary, bonuses, and new endorsements will exceed $3,000,000 next year - I simply disagree.


At the end of the day, I understand and appreciate your optimism - but sometimes it is what it is. Pavel Datsyuk didn't do us any favours with this decision, and we won't be much better for it because AA, Bertuzzi and Mantha could see a little more ice time (assuming the last two even make the team). Maybe it makes pursuing Stamkos more important, but if we don't trade his contract away (which would come at a different type of cost) it's financially impossible - not exactly ideal.


Here's a different way to put it: If Datsyuk's family situation was so urgent that he needed to leave, why is he still going to play professional hockey next season? The commitment is largely the same? In my opinion, the money is similar and he would rather be in Russia - which is funny, because in most industries if I terminate my contract a year before it expires, to go do the same thing for a competitor - I would be facing a lawsuit. But in hockey, we are talking about retiring his jersey.

Datsyuk was my favorite wing since he broke into the league,but i do not support his decision to leave.