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#2184391 Wings - Flyers Trade Partners?

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 10 June 2011 - 03:30 PM

That said, Holland could probably get Pronger for a bit cheaper since he has a bad contract...

Why don't you go sit in the corner.

#2180655 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 28 May 2011 - 02:13 PM

Don't want either team to win, so i'll say Vancouver loses in 7

#2179420 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 25 May 2011 - 07:27 AM

Here's something nobody has brought up. Do we really want the Wings to go out and spend a bunch of money on Wiz, Bieksa, Weber, or whoever when the CBA is going to expire after the 2012 season. With the unknown economy the new CBA could have an even more strict cap and could really handcuff the wings future with a bad deal. Not to mention Kronwall and Stuart will both need new contracts that summer. As much as i would love the wings to have a fluid transition from Raffi and Lids to the next breed, the front office will have to walk a very tight rope to make sure that it doesn't blow up in their face.

#2178937 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 24 May 2011 - 05:49 AM

Would you trade Sheahan, Ferraro, McCollum and Smith for Weber? I would

Smith is about as close to an untouchable as the wings have, and Sheahan has to much of an upside. No deal for me.

#2178770 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 23 May 2011 - 09:26 PM

This is the first of many moves that will happen over the next 15 months or so as the Wings try and shed the "old, slow, and soft" label and adjust to the ever changing post-lockout NHL. Depending on what happens this summer will obviously affect what the 2012 off-season which will be, IMO, the most important off-season for the wings since the lockout. Current players that have contracts for the 2012-13 season are:

Datsyuk $6.7(ends 2014)
Zetterberg $6,083,333
Franzen $3,954,545
Filppula $3.0(final year on contract)
Cleary $2.8(final year on contract)
*Helm RFA
*Abdelkader RFA

Kindl $883,333(final year on contract, will be RFA)

Howard $2,250,000

Prospects who have a chance to make 2012-13 roster(in no particular order)
Andersson $875,000(final year of contract, will be RFA)
Tatar $840,000(ends 2014 will be RFA)
Emmerton $533,333(ends 2014 will be RFA)
Nyquist $762,500(final year on contract, will be RFA)
Ferraro $715,000(final year on contract, will be RFA)
Mursak $550,000(final year on contract, will be RFA)
Aubry $615,000(final year on contract, will be RFA)
Callahan $558,333(final year on contract, will be RFA)
Jarnkrok Unsigned
Pulkkinen Unsigned

Smith $875,000(final year of contract, will be RFA)
Pyett Current RFA
Fournier $606,666(final year of contract, will be RFA)
Lashoff $523,888(final year of contract, will be RFA)
Almqvist Unsigned

McCollum $816,666(final year of contract, will be RFA)
Pearce Current RFA
Mrazek Unsigned

The bottom line is that the wings have plenty of forwards and "should" be set up front for the next decade with big skilled guys and a dusting of grit along with a few free agents.

On the back end something needs to change. Brendan Smith is the only D prospect currently ranked in the top 12 on RedWingsCentral.

In net the Wings look as thought they have a top 10 goalie in Howard. If McCollum can reach his potential the wings will be set in goal for the next 10-15 years.

#2178649 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 23 May 2011 - 06:20 PM

looked at UFA's on capgeek and I felt like the Wings could afford to give up a bit of offence to help the PK/defensive numbers.

NOTE: I didnt look into weather any of these guys are leaning towards re-signing/retiring/playing overseas/etc....


Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Daniel Cleary ($2.800m)
Todd Bertuzzi ($1.937m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Johan Franzen ($3.954m)
Rob Niedermayer ($1.000m) / Darren Helm ($0.912m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.000m)
Fernando Pisani ($0.650m) / Justin Abdelkader ($0.787m) / Drew Miller ($0.800m)
Tomas Holmstrom ($1.875m) / Cody McCormick ($0.750m)

Nicklas Lidstrom ($6.200m) / Niklas Kronwall ($3.000m)
Eric Brewer ($4.500m) / Brad Stuart ($3.750m)
Kevin Bieksa ($4.500m) / Anton Babchuk ($1.400m)
Jakub Kindl ($0.883m)

Jimmy Howard ($2.250m) / Chris Osgood ($0.750m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $60,000,000; CAP PAYROLL: $59,483,711; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $516,289

#2178590 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 23 May 2011 - 05:08 PM

#2172846 Are we ready for this?

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 12 May 2011 - 07:08 AM

anybody wanna real quick build a time machine and go back a week and let us know that this was going to happen, we could use that decade that has been taken off our lives.

Seriously though, "IF" the wings are able to actually win tonight where will the win rank among the greatest moments in Detroit Red Wings history. Will it be a big enough win to be among the all the cup wins, will it be the greatest moment in wings history not involving the stanley cup, or will it be just another game 7 victory if lord Stanley isnt back in Hockeytown in a month.

"IF" the wings lose, where will the loss rank among heartbreaking losses in wings history. Will it be there with "the game we do not name", will the wings use it as motivation to win next year and then move on, or will we treat it as "the wings were out of it after game 3 lets just be happy we got an extra 3 games to watch our wings this season"

win or lose, this week will be one we will never forget. We will tell our grandkids how the Wings were down 3-0 against the hated Sharks and time after time the wings seemed like they couldnt find a way to win and then howard stood on his head in game 5, and Filppula had the game of his career in game 6, and in game 7........

#2170055 Game 6

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 09 May 2011 - 08:00 AM

while game 5 will go down as a game we will never forget and will be something that will make us smile watching the highlights on youtube in august, lets not forget that game 6 isn't a gimme. The wings MUST NOT THINK ABOUT GAME 7!!!! if they do, it's all over. Think back to the 2008 playoffs, WCSF DAL vs SJS: dallas won first 3 dropped games 4 & 5(dallas had 2 goal lead in 3rd) then closed it out in game 6. WCF DAL vs DET: detroit wins first 3 doppped games 4 & 5 then closed it out in 6.

SJ will give us the best effort of the season on tuesday. If the wings start to think that they are in the sharks heads, or have the momentum, or relax because they are at home, or whatever. they are cooked.

play like it's game 7
play like its Lids last game
play like its your last game
play like you've come to far to lose
play like Howard has given you an opportunity to play again this season
play like the first period of game 4
play like Pavel Datsyuk
play like Nick Lidstrom
play like Henrik Zetterberg
play like Darren Helm
play like Nicklas Kronwall
play like Dan Cleary
play like Jimmy Howard
play like Val Fippula
play like Johan Franzen(if you play)
play like Mike Modano(if you play)
play like Justin Abdelkader(minus the penalties)
play like Tomas Holmstrom
play like Jiri Hudler(from 2008-2009)
play like Drew Miller
play like Todd Bertuzzi
play like Kris Draper
play like Patrick Eaves
play like Johnathan Ericsson(from 2008)
play like Brian Rafalski
play like Ruslan Salei
play like Brad Stuart
play like The Detroit Red Wings!
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#2165168 WCSF Game 3 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 04 May 2011 - 05:58 AM

Its been 18 days since the Wings have played a home game, that alone should get the wings fired up enough to come out and make a statement. oh and the last time the sharks played a playoff game at The Joe this happened:
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#2164795 650 posts for a Game 3 Victory

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 03 May 2011 - 03:02 PM

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Wings need to start wearing the winter classic jerseys as 3rd jerseys, they own to much to not wear

#2162388 Red Wings terrible playoff OT record since 2000

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 01 May 2011 - 02:07 AM

I'll just leave this here

#2152802 WCQF Game 3 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Coyotes 2

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 18 April 2011 - 10:42 PM

Flip flip flip!

#2116348 Post Lidstrom Off-Season

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 14 February 2011 - 05:46 AM

Not a chance nabby signs for anywhere near 750k

#2102483 Nabokov claimed by NYI, refuses to report, suspended

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 22 January 2011 - 03:45 AM

my $0.02: Kenny has nothing up his sleeve. he has an opportunity to add a proven goalie for next to nothing to give Howard some rest before the playoffs start and thats all it is, and who knows maybe Nabby takes over as the #1 and is our guy for the playoffs. If he is claimed by another team(which i'am expecting) he will stay with that team for the rest of the season and there will be no weird or unusual deals that will get him to Detroit, Kenny saw what NJ went through with the whole Kovi thing and doesn't want anything like that to happen here(plus if bettman ACTUALLY does have it out for the wings, as a lot of us think he does, he would love to screw us out of draft picks and money). Nabokov will not be with Detroit next year, he will either re-sign with the team that claims him or take a good-great deal with a team that will have a shot to win a cup within the next few years.