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#2429705 Ilya Kovalchuk announces retirement

Posted by Yzerfan1999 on 12 July 2013 - 09:20 AM

Per @NHLDevilsPR (The NJD communications department twitter feed)...
 


Looks like the Devils won't get hit too hard with his "recapture" penalty for retirement, according to CapGeek.  $250k/year, which isn't too bad.  But it's until 2024/2025...   :blink:

 

Welllllll.....

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=a-fraAN7in4




#2428908 So.. what are our expectations for this roster?

Posted by martinezsvsu on 08 July 2013 - 10:47 PM

stanley cup champs.




#2428432 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by The Axe on 07 July 2013 - 11:55 AM

Good point. Many folks have been crying over losing Brunner as a huge loss to the team. So dramatic that somehow they forget that fact that we have 3 future hall of famers on our top 6, one of the fastest centers in the league in our bottom six (helm) and two of the better NHL youngesters in the bottom six (Nyquist and Tatar). Losing Brunner is not as bad as people think it is.


Agreed.

And we got Emdog as cheap insurance.


#2428428 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by kickazz on 07 July 2013 - 11:46 AM

 

As for Brunner...meh. I was upset that we lost him, but, you know what? If losing a Damien Brunner is a huge blow to our Stanley Cup chances, we're in a lot of trouble. Plus, with Brunner and Nyquist and Tatar, we'd be beating the soft, smallish Euro thing past the point of death. And, knowing Babcock, he'd have them all pllaying in the bottom-six. So we'd get our asses kicked by Boston and cry.

Good point. Many folks have been crying over losing Brunner as a huge loss to the team. So dramatic that somehow they forget that fact that we have 3 future hall of famers on our top 6, one of the fastest centers in the league in our bottom six (helm) and two of the better NHL youngesters in the bottom six (Nyquist and Tatar). Losing Brunner is not as bad as people think it is.




#2427662 The Optimism Thread

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 05 July 2013 - 06:31 PM

I feel that it's only fair that we have one of these alongside the "overreaction thread".  Although, I suppose optimistic overreactions are just as possible as negative ones :X

 

Did we become the Stanley Cup favorites today?  Lord, no.  Did we improve today?  I think that's fair to say.

 

I'm very happy with what happened today.  Started off great but got a little sad towards the end.  But you know what?  I'm still happy with Kenny and am excited for the group he's put together.  I can't help it.

 

Alfredsson will come in and contribute.  I don't think anyone can argue with that, and I certainly can't.  We aren't paying for 40 goals and 80+ points.  He still has tread on those tires and is a legitimate top-6 winger, something I think we really needed.  He knows the East and is a real presence in the room.  We will benefit greatly from the TOTAL package of Daniel Alfredsson.

 

When the Weiss number went down from the rumored 6 million per to the correct 4.9 million per, I shot from "on the fence" to all for it pretty quickly.  A legit top-6 center with great skill, a strong two-way game and is good on faceoffs.  A guy who has been a healthy, consistent contributor on a terrible team.  If you aren't excited about someone like that, I feel sorry for you.

 

Filpulla is soft, inconsistent and doesn't play hard.  He isn't even worth 3 million, if you ask me.  He's had one...ONE...decent season.  The "He's ready to break out" argument just slays me.  How long have we been waiting for this "breakout"?  If you were willing to wait any longer, promptly throw your computer away. That SHOULD NOT get you 5 million. 

 

But it did, and now it's someone else's problem.  I hope Lightning fans aren't expecting effort and consistent production.

 

As for not getting Clarkson, would he have been nice to have?  Sure.  Do I want to pay him what he's going to make for what he MIGHT do?  Absolutely not.  He has been vastly, and I mean VASTLY, overrated.  A good, hard-nosed player who will hit everything that moves and isn't afraid to drop the gloves.  Oh, but he MIGHT score some goals, so that instantly makes him worth a blank check.

 

...Wrong.

 

We have a lot of forwards, yes.  We have some dead weight.  Even I can't argue that.  Are we the only team carrying dead weight?  Ask yourself that.  But to think that it stays that way much longer is just extremely pessimistic and, quite frankly, unrealistic.  We can't even enter the season as we are now, correct me if I'm wrong.

 

Also, I'm not sure why us not getting Bobby Ryan has everyone in such an uproar.  Ask any Ducks fan and they'll tell you he's just like Franzen.  I'll pass on that.  If you want to give up a package for him similar to what Ottawa gave up, then go right ahead.  He didn't impress me at all in the playoffs.  I don't remember his name being called much.

 

I can admit to being very hard on Holland.  I can even admit to doing this to excess.  But with what he added today and what we have waiting on the farm...how can you not be excited?  What, because Alfie's old he's instantly useless and a waste of money?  Hasn't even played a game for us, yet.  Weiss is a real good player and fills a big need nicely.

 

I am, however, sad to see Brunner go.  Notice that I said "sad", not "furious".  This is a business, people.  Brunner, for whatever reason, seems hell-bent on testing the market.  And you know what?  He's probably going to get a ridiculous deal.  He scores goals.  In some GM's minds, that's justification for long term and big money.  I loved having him here and was excited about him from the moment he got here.  But, we have players who can do what he did.  He's not irreplaceable.  This is Damien Brunner we're talking about here, not Ilya Kovalchuk.  A good player with a lot of promise...but not the ONLY good player with a lot of promise.

 

In closing, I think this was a really good day for us and I'm excited.  You want to be angry and fume about how "dumb" Holland is and how we should fire him?  Go right ahead.  That's your choice.




#2424966 Jeff Schultz

Posted by Johnz96 on 02 July 2013 - 06:26 PM

I guess he's okay, but i don't think he's an upgrade to any of the younger defenders Wings have.

Obviously you are completely oblivious to the fact that the grass is always greener on the other side.




#2418591 Babcock named Head Coach for Canada at Sochi Olympics

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 June 2013 - 12:31 PM

I will not cheer for Canada unless Dan Cleary is on the team.  




#2418084 ECF - (4) Boston Bruins vs. (1) Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 06 June 2013 - 12:28 AM

Here's hoping that Jagr scores the winner in Game 4. 




#2417890 Puck Over Glass

Posted by jeff48109 on 05 June 2013 - 01:45 PM

we already lose our minds with discretionary calls, and you want to add another discretionary call for the ref?

 

i'd rather they make puck over glass like an icing. defensive zone faceoff and no change of players




#2416791 Wings interested in Stalberg and Bickell

Posted by Crymson on 01 June 2013 - 12:19 PM

And even better if franzen bought out....put Brunner there. And your 3rd is Nyquist Anderson and Tatar.

But that's living in lala land cause it makes too much sense.

Buying out a perennial 25-30 goal scorer who makes only $4m might make great sense to you. To many of the rest of us, it doesn't.




#2414186 Interesting stat

Posted by wingsfan4795 on 28 May 2013 - 11:25 PM

The last 5 teams to win the cup (Detroit-2008, Pittsburgh-2009, Chicago-2010, Boston-2011, Los Angeles-2012) are the only remaining teams in cup contention.
After tomorrow this stat will no longer be true as Chicago (2010 winners) will be out. :)
LGW


#2412491 WCSF Game 6 GDT- Blackhawks 4 @ Red Wings 3, - (Series tied 3-3)

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 27 May 2013 - 12:28 PM

This game starts at 2 am(not really, thanks NBC) GMT+1 May 28th. My birthday is May 28th. Come on Wings, give me the Conference Finals as a gift! GO WINGS!

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We shall light the beacons to signal a Red Wings victory to you.  Godspeed weary traveller of ye old European mountainside.




#2412306 WCSF Game 6 GDT- Blackhawks 4 @ Red Wings 3, - (Series tied 3-3)

Posted by puckloo39 on 27 May 2013 - 09:24 AM

This game starts at 2 am(not really, thanks NBC) GMT+1 May 28th. My birthday is May 28th. Come on Wings, give me the Conference Finals as a gift! GO WINGS!

 

Happy birthday!!  Hope the Wings light the candle (goal light) a lot for you!

 

This must happen.  Send them packing, Wings, and move on to greater things... 




#2409592 2013 Round 2 Photoshop War: Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by FlashyG on 23 May 2013 - 12:59 PM

If the Glee Shop isn't to your taste this one should serve as a fine compromise.

 

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#2410821 2013 Round 2 Photoshop War: Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by puckloo39 on 24 May 2013 - 09:16 AM

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