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#2531475 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 11 July 2014 - 06:51 AM


You're right, we do have an impressive pool of prospects.  Shame they can't get a game because they're blocked by the likes of Quincey and Cleary.

This upsets me most about the Q and Cleary signings. The Wings have players who are ready to take those roster spots, but can't this season without injuries.

#2529299 Can Z and Pav do anything to protest? (not that they would)

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 02 July 2014 - 06:14 AM

I read somewhere a few months ago Pav saying something like, "Our main goal next year shouldn't be a 24th straight playoff appearance, it should be focused on trying to win the Stanley Cup." Don't know where from. Could Pav and Z not show as a form of protest.  I know they won't and they would be buried for it, but at least it would send a message about management ... Thoughts?

What would be the message to management? According to mlive, the Wings made a big push to improve the defense.



Holland declined to reveal details about any of the Red Wings' offers, but a source said Niskanen's agent told the Red Wings over the weekend that he was on their "short list." They offered him a seven-year deal for $38.5 million. The agent called Tuesday and told the Red Wings they didn't make the final cut. They were not given an opportunity to negotiate.


The Red Wings made Boyle a three-year, $12.5 million offer ($5 million in each of the first two seasons, $2.5 million for 2016-17). Boyle, who turns 38 on July 12, took less to go to the Rangers.

The Red Wings spoke to Anton Stralman, but he wanted a five- or six-year deal (he signed with Tampa Bay; five years at $4.5 million per season). The Red Wings didn't want to sign him for that long because they believe some of their young defensemen (Xavier Ouellet, Ryan Sproul, Alexey Marchenko, Mattias Backman) will be better than Stralman in a couple of years.


The Red Wings offered Stephane Robidas, 37, a comparable deal to the one he signed with Toronto (three years at $3 million per season). Robidas, who is from Quebec, wanted to be closer to home for family reasons...


...A source said Ehrhoff's camp had told the Red Wings he was seeking a five-year deal for $5 million per season. They weren't prepared to offer more than two or three years. Ehrhoff clearly wanted to play for the Penguins because he didn't give the Red Wings a chance to beat that offer, which they would have.


#2528366 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 01 July 2014 - 02:32 PM

I'm not upset since Boyle and Ehrhoff decided to go elsewhere despite the Wings' offer, and the other options weren't that attractive. I will be upset if the Wings make a bad panic signing.


If needed, I do think the D in GR can step up like the forwards did last year.

Brian Boyle is out there. Willie Mitchell is still hanging around. Not a bad idea to bring a proven vet to help on D

I like Brian Boyle, but there's no room for him on the Wings.

#2528175 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 01 July 2014 - 01:32 PM

I would honestly take a flier on del zotto now

Short-term deal instead of Quincey...I'd be on board.

#2528146 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 01 July 2014 - 01:25 PM

I swear if Holland comes out and says "in the end the price was too steep and we want to go with our young guys" instead of admitting no one wanted to come here I'm going to lose it.

He is rumored to have offered Boyle 2yr/10m, so you can't say he was cheap.

#2524082 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 16 June 2014 - 08:11 PM

Wings need a Thornton-like player that is 5-10 years younger.

#2520397 Canada can support 3 more teams in 20yrs

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 14 May 2014 - 01:24 PM

The Canadian sports media goes crazy over any Canadian team now and I'm sure CBC or TSN would be all over a deal. Hell, CBC even shows games in Punjabi so I'm sure they'd want to serve English Nordique fans. As for financial backing, the municipality is building them a rink and there's not even a team yet so clearly there's money to back them. 


Also, the Canadian dollar argument isn't as meaningful as it used to be since the CAN dollar has been pretty high for quite a while.


The problem with expansion in Canada from the NHL point of view is that the media and citizens are already into hockey. That is, the NHL wants teams in new areas (like Seattle) where the television market is large and they can get new fans watching hockey, buying merchandise, etc. As I said before, I would like a team in Quebec City.

#2513331 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 22 April 2014 - 06:47 PM

Good on Abby for standing up for Howard.

#2512284 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 20 April 2014 - 03:21 PM


#2504870 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 02 April 2014 - 08:12 PM


#2495608 A great scrap ends in....A high five and a hug?

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 16 March 2014 - 03:51 PM


There's a difference between having respect for your opponent (in the sense that you won't continue to throw punches once he's on the ice or the linesmen have stepped in) and making out with him after the fight. It makes it look theatrical. I get that guys wanna set the tone for the game, but that is ridiculous.

This is the LNAH- they fight for the fans as often as for hockey reasons. Few, if any, of these players are making it past the ECHL- although some have played at higher levels in the past- and the league has a tradition of physical hockey and fighting.

#2494385 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 11 March 2014 - 06:40 PM

Smith should be benched. I'm not even kidding. PATHETIC! He should know better that the team comes first. What a rookie move.


The CBJ player got a embellishing penalty- Smith did nothing wrong by challenging the CBJ player.

#2494355 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 11 March 2014 - 06:31 PM

That better be 2 min for diving on CBJ if Smith gets a penalty.

#2493435 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 09 March 2014 - 11:29 AM

I hope Babcock tries Andersson in Glendening's spot- that line needs a center who can control the puck.

#2492910 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 07 March 2014 - 09:54 PM