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#2534070 Helmer: First one to get a herniated disc in the new Season?

Posted by kipwinger on 12 August 2014 - 08:19 AM

Booooooring.  Tomas Tatar could do that drunk.




#2532552 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by Echolalia on 19 July 2014 - 12:11 PM

The entertainment center (whatever that ends up being) is being built in a great place. Just on the other side of the freeway, it will be able to expand downtown into a currently blighted area, and just about connect the gap between downtown and midtown, which would make that entire stretch of Woodward healthy and thriving. Gilbert has been buying up tons of blighted real estate with his own projects of revitalization in mind, and it finally looks like Detroit has a competent mayor in Duggan, and he's already done a ton for the city in his short time in office. Detroit has been taking it on the chin for years, but we are on our way back up, and there are several dedicated parties looking to make sure these visions are met.

Edit, the post I responded to has been deleted, which makes my post seem kinda random. Anyway, I'm excited about hearing what the details will be about this arena (and entertainment complex), and what it means for the area in general.


#2532544 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by TheCaptain19 on 19 July 2014 - 09:55 AM

http://www.mlive.com...s_arena_en.html




#2533934 Marchenko

Posted by number9 on 09 August 2014 - 08:58 AM

Jiri Fischer is the new Morgan Freeman

Marchenko is the new Fetisov

Hampus Melen is the new Hampus Melen


#2533622 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 August 2014 - 03:33 PM

I'd say Holmstrom.

 

Guy was never remotely close to being an All star caliber player, and his 530 career points won't impress anybody who didn't see him play, when they look back at his stats 20 years from now.  

 

However, he was so important, even when he didn't score a point.  Imagine how many goals were scored that he didn't even register a point on, where he was somehow largely responsible for the goal with his screens.    




#2533280 Samuelsson signs new contract....... with Djurgarden.

Posted by germanwing on 29 July 2014 - 11:01 AM

Chris Johnston @reporterchris 

Mikael Samuelsson is returning home to Sweden this season after signing with Djurgarden. Veteran winger played 699 NHL games.

 

http://kuklaskorner....-djurgardens-if

 

Bye Sammy!




#2533370 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by Dabura on 30 July 2014 - 01:11 PM

Fancy stats suggest the deal is a steal:

 

Why the Tomas Tatar deal is a win for Detroit Red Wings [Prashanth Iyer, The Washington Post]




#2533338 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by matthewdanna on 30 July 2014 - 01:26 AM

MOST IMPORTANTLY... he ain't getting traded. 




#2533326 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 29 July 2014 - 08:35 PM

According to that Czech article someone posted in another thread his choices were 2, 3, and 5.

 

Well three puts him right into his prime, and if he were to get low-balled, he has an arbitrator to fall back on.  I see the appeal of a 3 year deal.  This signing is a solid one in my book as I think Tatar will turn out to be very consistent and solid for the team.




#2533201 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 July 2014 - 04:12 PM

Mmmm Tatar tots...

 

Each time he scores a hat trick, free "Tatar" tots for everyone at the JLA.  




#2533049 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by kipwinger on 26 July 2014 - 01:42 PM

I'm going to laugh and laugh and laugh if Tatar signs a more "team friendly" deal than Dekeyser.  Everybody is overly worried about Tatar, but the local guy isn't signed either.  What if he's the one with the "ego problem" or whatever else is being suggested  about Tatar?  People act like Tatar is some kind of bad seed because he's trying to get the best deal he can.  But clearly Dekeyser is doing the same thing and everyone is mum. 

 

Truth is, neither are currently signed because their value is really hard to determine.  They've both played better than your average rookie but don't have a track record.  As such, it's hard for both management, and their agents, to figure out what their proper value is.  So it takes time. 




#2532789 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by Son of a Wing on 22 July 2014 - 12:21 PM

Regarding Tatar...
 

 

Tomas, what's the current situation in terms of your future overseas?

 
"For some time, together with my agent, we've been negotiating a new contract with Detroit. But it's not easy; it's a business, and both sides want to have the best conditions."
 
Do you already have a specific proposal on the table?
 
"Yes, I have three options. The team's offered me two, three and five-year contracts. Of course the offers have other financial circumstances."
 
Which one of the alternatives do you prefer?
 
"It looks like I'll sign a two or three-year contract. We're close to an agreement, but a few things need to be resolved."
 
Do you have a red line deadline, or do you have some time to think?
 
"No, we're not in a rush. It doesn't matter whether I'll sign today or in two weeks."
 
Why?
 
"Detroit has my rights until I'm 27, so I can't negotiate with any other NHL team, so I have time" (Tatar says, and laughs).
 
But could it possibly happen that Detroit would sign you to a new contract and then let you go?
 
"It might. Especially because hockey and the NHL are a big business. But I don't think that will happen."
 
Now what are you doing?
 
"I'm recovering from a short weekend trip to Croatia, but I'm training fully and preparing for the new season."
 

 




#2532771 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by Echolalia on 22 July 2014 - 09:44 AM

I wonder what "not close" means here, because the article makes it seem like "not close" is more that they haven't really started working though this process of negotiating. Tatar is overseas, Dekeyser they haven't spoken with since the draft. Holland gave each of them offers and hasn't heard anything back. It sounds like these guys are just enjoying their summer and aren't even focusing on contract talks right now.
But given that my perspective is one of very limited access, who knows what's actually going on.


#2531028 What is the plan with Mrazek?

Posted by number9 on 10 July 2014 - 02:04 PM

Mrazek is better off with a heavy workload in GR. And if monster or Howie go down with injury he's the only one I trust to step in. The teams done a good job managing tender depth since Conklin IMO


#2531260 Who has been Ken Holland's worst recent free agent signing?

Posted by Shaman on 10 July 2014 - 05:44 PM

Can I just vote "Yes"?