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In Topic: Babcock quote about Jurco... Possible shot at Holland?

Today, 11:37 AM

You've got to assume after the way they played two nights ago, and Babs' post game comments that he's going to play with Sheahan and Tatar.  But where the hell does that leave Alfie should he decide to return (which I think is probably unlikely at this point)?  If you slot him with Datsyuk and Z, then Helm has to go somewhere else.  But does Babs really want Helm, Abby, and Miller one the fourth?  I mean, I do, but it's hard telling what Babs wants sometimes. 


That would leave Alfie with Weiss & Franzen if he does return, Nyquist up with D & Z, and Helmer back to the 4th line.  We're months away from this though.  IMO if Alfie does return, it will be right around New Years or a little later.

In Topic: NHL Gamecenter Live **No illegal stream discussion**

Yesterday, 03:28 PM

Does anyone know if the FCC ruling re: blackouts is going to have any real effect on games streaming and/or seeing them on tv? Because if I can just pony up the $10 bucks a month for the Fox Sports package through AT&T and get ALL of the Red Wings games that are on FSN-D (that aren't simultaneously broadcast on NHL Network or NBCSN) then I'd much rather do that than buy GCL again.


I was trying to get the jist of all that, but it mostly discussed the repercussions for the NFL instead of any of the other sports leagues.


The FCC ruling will have no effect on blackouts at all.  All the ruling means is that sports leagues no longer have government backing to support blacking out games if they aren't sell outs.  The leagues still have private blackout rules baked into their contracts with broadcasters that extend beyond simple rules for non-sellout games, like only getting access to out of market games by paying for Sunday Ticket, Extra Innings, or Center Ice.  


Basically if you're not in Michigan where FSD is considered your local market, you will not be able to see non-nationally televised Wings' games without Center Ice or Gamecenter Live. (Legally that is, not that I condone illegal means)  Simply buying a sports pack that gives you access to all of the local Fox Sports channels will mean you can watch everything else they broadcast but you'll still be blacked out from the actual games.  

In Topic: Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

23 September 2014 - 10:26 AM

Helmer with the broken nose already:



In Topic: Did the Wings change the font on their jerseys?

23 September 2014 - 09:34 AM

Just one year I would like to see them change it to Comic Sans in the preseason to really throw everyone off.

In Topic: Mantha's Injury

18 September 2014 - 02:57 PM

Someone needs to explain to me why some posters believe this helps Jurco's chances...?


It wasn't like Mantha was the reason Jurco will start the season in GR.


Not the sole reason but if Mantha had impressed enough to make the team, that pretty much would guarantee Jurco would start the year in GR at least in my opinion.  With one less body to compete against, his chances of sticking with the big club at the start of the year improve dramatically, especially without Alfie around & his main competition being Callahan & Ferraro who I still think would both make it through waivers.