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#2579636 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by ogreslayer on 06 March 2015 - 10:50 PM

You can retain up to 50% cap hit on 2 or 3 contracts. The dollar amount is irrelevant.


It's actually up to 50% of 3 contracts at a time & the total dollar amount can't exceed 15%, or $10.35m this season, of the upper cap limit so overall dollar amounts are very much relevant.


Source: Section C on page 272 of the CBA  http://www.nhl.com/n...PA_2013_CBA.pdf

#2566811 Franzen on IR

Posted by ogreslayer on 29 January 2015 - 07:23 PM

Isn't there a clause in the CBA that prevents teams from buying out injured players?  If he hasn't recovered from whatever's going on with him, Wings may not have that option, even if they did want to execute it.


You are absolutely correct.  That was actually the reason the Wings had to play out the string with Sammy's contract.  He was still considered injured during the buyout window.  


It's sounding more & more though that Franzen's career could very well be cut short by concussion symptoms.  If that's the case, the Wings will get cap relief with the sole exception that they'll need to be at or below the cap with Franzen's salary included for one day at the start of each season which is what Philly & Boston have to do with the Pronger & Savard situations.  Well, that is until the trolls in NHL HQ decide to change that rule too eventually.  

#2565535 Stadium series Wings vs Avs 2016!

Posted by ogreslayer on 22 January 2015 - 11:27 AM

Great.  Can't wait to see what abomination they come up with to use as the jerseys...
On a related note, the Kings will wear white pants for this year's Stadium Series, the first team since the 1974 Washington Capitals to do so...


That so looks like a toddler's onesie to me

#2563330 Brodeur retires. Named Sr. Advisor to Blues GM

Posted by ogreslayer on 15 January 2015 - 11:17 AM


Terry Sawchuk

Dominik Hasek

Glenn Hall

Martin Brodeur?



Wings have had more legendary goalies suit up than any other franchise.  


So maybe the Wings should also sign Ken Dryden or Vladislav Tretiak to back up Brodeur after they trade for him to add to their number of legendary goalies?

#2554823 Jonathan Bernier - Nelson Mandela Comments

Posted by ogreslayer on 08 December 2014 - 12:19 PM


Right.  Did he not google Mandela on the way to the event? 


Ohhhhh, you know what it is.  He probably forgot to look it up, and couldn't on the way to the event because everbody knows that smart phones still don't exist in small provincial Canadian towns like Toronto. 


By answering the way he did, Bernier pretty much just said, "I am completely ignorant as to who who this guy is & was too lazy to look up even the most basic of information on him.  I am only here because I was offered free tickets to the game.".


If only the reporter had responded with...


#2554818 Jonathan Bernier - Nelson Mandela Comments

Posted by ogreslayer on 08 December 2014 - 11:57 AM

exact! I knew his story a bit, knew some things he did, knew why he was arrested.  I researched him with my son a few years ago, so I knew more than I would've if I hadn't, but even today I had to go to wiki to "remember" some things. But I for sure knew he wasn't a professional athlete...still a dumb ass reporter to ask that question.  I am willing to bet that 75% of the basketball players in attendance that night don't know the whole story of Mandela. Especially that he was a communist.


You are invited as a celebrity, athlete or not, to attend an event with a red carpet & reporters to honor someone.  You clearly do not know anything about said someone.  You can't take a couple of minutes before hand to at least google the guy for god's sake?  You don't even need to spend 10 minutes reading his wiki, just pull out your phone & google the dude.  None of that is on the reporter who is there to cover the damn event, it's Bernier being an utter & complete moron.  


And with that, here's a picture of the ugliest Christmas Elf standing next a guy collared after an appearance on Dateline NBC.



#2553095 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by ogreslayer on 01 December 2014 - 04:44 PM

Is there a website that I can go to which will show me when our prospects are out of minor league options and have to go through waivers to be sent down?  Or do any of you happen to already know?


capgeek.com has a 'Calculate Waiver Status' option if you drill down on individual players

#2549773 11/18 GDT Red Wings 5 @ Blue Jackets 0

Posted by ogreslayer on 18 November 2014 - 07:30 PM

Anybody having sound issues with the game center feed?


Yes.  It sounds like they're broadcasting from the parking lot.

#2546001 What should I name my blog?

Posted by ogreslayer on 01 November 2014 - 10:39 PM

Red army? Reds clues? Red rover Red rover send Zetterberg over? Butt pats? Chuck Norris? Franzen is lazy? Quincey sucks? Fire Holland? Tank the season? Wait I think I started reading thread names now...


I believe you forgot Howard Is Average

#2538062 NHL Gamecenter Live **No illegal stream discussion**

Posted by ogreslayer on 02 October 2014 - 08:29 PM

Hi. I just signed up for GameCenter Live. However, after reading about the blackouts, I'm a bit confused. Does this mean that I won't be able to watch any Red Wings games live at all, as I live in the Detroit area or just the home games?


Might want to read the FAQs about Gamecenter blackouts on the NHL's site here:




You'll find one of the paragraphs in particular rather interesting.

#2538044 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

Posted by ogreslayer on 02 October 2014 - 02:57 PM

It's crazy because I didn't even know who the kid was a couple weeks ago, but I gotta say Jensen looks like the biggest difference-maker of the bunch from what I've seen. I can't believe how solid he looked at all ends of the ice. It doesn't hurt that he has a good set of wheels and a right-handed shot either.


Got to wonder how further along he would be if Little Bert hadn't goaded him into the fight that screwed up his shoulder in last year's development camp.

#2538041 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

Posted by ogreslayer on 02 October 2014 - 02:39 PM


UPDATE: The ‪#‎RedWings‬ have sent Ryan Sproul, Colin Campbell, Martin Frk, Mattias Backman, Richard Nedolmel and Andreas Athanasiou to theGrand Rapids Griffins.

Additionally, Joe Hicketts will go to the Victoria Royals, and Berschbach, Hirschfeld and Zengerle have been released from their tryouts.



Looks like Jensen, Marchenko, & Ouellet are considered the front runners to take spots with Sproul & Backman being sent down.  Just hope they are given a legitimate shot yet at taking Kindl & Lashoff's jobs to start the season, especially with how bad those two looked against the Pens last night.

#2537853 NHL Gamecenter Live **No illegal stream discussion**

Posted by ogreslayer on 30 September 2014 - 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.  

#2536964 Did the Wings change the font on their jerseys?

Posted by ogreslayer on 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.

#2536527 Mantha's Injury

Posted by ogreslayer on 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.