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#2535956 FanSided.com's All-Time Red Wings Team (as a 23-man roster)

Posted by ogreslayer on 11 September 2014 - 11:26 AM

{sarcasm mode /ON}


Who wants a goon like Probert playing alongside such fine talents as we see with Datsyuk, and Zetterberg?


{sarcasm mode /OFF}


I'm sure Red Wings owner Dave Ilitch would.

#2535799 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by ogreslayer on 09 September 2014 - 11:16 AM


Only a sith deals in absolutes


And saying so is an absolute, which in turn means you're Sith?  

#2535794 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by ogreslayer on 09 September 2014 - 09:24 AM

Do not ever place in my head the image of Bettman in a thong again or I will force you into a Penguins jersey and leave you in Philly.


Ew.  Ew ewewewewewewewew.


The Las Vegas Thong and Dance?


I believe he takes a suitcase full of these when he goes to Vegas:



#2535613 "But I don't want to be a pirate."

Posted by ogreslayer on 05 September 2014 - 12:12 PM

As much as I like Seinfeld - I'd get into it more if it had a 'Big Lebowski' theme night.


The Dude could abide that:






#2535359 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by ogreslayer on 02 September 2014 - 07:16 AM

I am surprised no one suggested the Las Vegas Hookers.  ;)


So would there be no hooking penalties at all when playing in Nevada?

#2535254 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by ogreslayer on 31 August 2014 - 11:20 AM

Tuskan Raiders!  Yes!!!!!





#2535085 Fedorov and Yzerman vs. Datsyuk and Zetterberg

Posted by ogreslayer on 28 August 2014 - 12:46 PM

Here is an interesting question......of the 3 remaining, which get their jersey's retired?


I'm guessing D and Z both do, while Fedorov does not.


Given some quotes I've seen from the front office over the years, the first question that will need to be answered is which of those 3 will make the HoF which is the first step in getting their number retired.  "But, but, but Stevie & Lids got their numbers retired before HoF induction", I hear you say.  Yeah, but there was no denying that those two would be in the HoF before they even hung up their skates.  Personal HoF opinion is Feds might not be a 1st ballot HoFer but he should be, Dats might have to wait a year or two but he'll get in, & Z has at best an outside chance if he stays healthy.  So out of those 3, Pavel has the best chance of having his jersey in the rafters in the near future with Sergei maybe getting a shot with a little forgiveness & time, like in another decade plus as nostalgia begins to outweigh the bad vibes that a large part of the fan base still have in regards to Sergei.


As to the question posed by the OP though, Stevie & Sergei in a no-brainer.  


Instead of posting this as a new thread, I'll throw out a similar question to everyone here.  The Wings are in a tough battle for a Stanley Cup.  It's game 7 and right before the game, Doc Brown pulls up in his DeLorean, tells you the fate of the world hinges on the Wings winning & offers you the opportunity to pluck one former Wing in his prime from the time stream to guarantee a victory.  Who do you pick & why?  My choice is a close one, but I would take the quiet, consistent perfection of Lidstrom over the more manic variety of Hasek.  So who you got?

#2533155 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by ogreslayer on 28 July 2014 - 01:37 PM

And with a 3 year deal, Tatar is an RFA not UFA, when the deal expires. 

#2533041 Ferraro re-signed: 1-year $550K (2-way)

Posted by ogreslayer on 26 July 2014 - 09:43 AM

If another team claims him on waivers, doesn't he have to be placed on their active NHL roster?  Or can you claim someone and assign them to the AHL?


In 99.999999% of the time, a claimed player would have to go through waivers a second time if claimed by an NHL team who then wanted to assign the player to the AHL.  The lone exception to that is when a player who was already claimed on waivers is waived a second time & the team that initially lost him on waivers reclaims him.  In that case, the original team can send him straight to the AHL.

#2531498 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by ogreslayer on 11 July 2014 - 09:28 AM


Sorry, I was trying to follow what you were saying but was distracted by your choice to use an injured Red Wings player down on the ice as your avatar. 


But I guess it goes with you hoping for a Wings player to get injured. 


Hmmm, that feels a little like a baiting reply to me...


Nowhere in my post did I say I'm hoping Cleary will get injured.  I'm just flat out predicting that he will & it will happen early in the season.  Too much of a history of injuries the past handful of seasons & way too many miles.  I'll go on the record in fact on how I think this plays out...


  • Around the week of 9/15, we'll start seeing media reports of Cleary not skating due to groin soreness
  • He'll try to go in the last pre-season game in Boston or maybe 2 of the last 3 and skate like his age matches his jersey #.  Yes, I'm assuming Alfie will be back so Dan will not skate like he's 11.
  • Despite struggling in the 1 or 2 pre-season games he appears in, he'll still make the team & Jurco winds up in GR.  I'll save this rant until another time but my theory is Cleary making the team has much more to do with Babcock than Kenny.
  • Danny looks terrible to start the season & after 3-4 games (around 10/15-17) we start seeing commentary on him being a warrior for playing through either what is thought to be a sports hernia or complications with his knees again.  HSJ will be the one leading the pack on those reports.
  • After a rather lopsided loss to either the Canadiens or the Pens the week of 10/21 where Cleary checks in with at least a -3 for the night with a couple of particularly boneheaded turnovers, he's put on the DL & Jurco is recalled.  
  • He tries to make an early return right after Thanksgiving & only lasts a few games before heading back to the DL.
  • Trade deadline day rolls around, there's no action from the Wings, & the board goes crazy when "The return of a healthy Dan Cleary and ... are our deadline acquisitions" ("and ..." being one of the following: Zetterberg, Datsyuk, or Franzen, my money's on Franzen) comes out of the mouth of Holland.  Much weeping & gnashing of teeth ensues.  

So in actuality, I'm hoping everyone stays healthy.  Given past history though, I'm expecting that won't happen & in Cleary's case, I'm expecting it to happen fairly quickly.  

#2530845 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by ogreslayer on 09 July 2014 - 01:46 PM


As Kip mentioned, it's part of negotiating. They likely ask for Mantha, Detroit replies with Ferraro. And for the record, I'd take Red Green for comedic relief on the 4th line.

The Legwand trade was made out of desperation. Poile had Holland over a barrel there.


But then where does Cleary fit in if he re-signs?

#2529013 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by ogreslayer on 01 July 2014 - 07:11 PM

And somewhere in a dark, quiet room, Brett Lebda & Derek Meech are waiting for their calls from Kenny too at this very moment.  

#2528428 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by ogreslayer on 01 July 2014 - 02:54 PM

I smell a Commie plot!  This has got to be Soviet payback for stealing Fedorov in '89.  Putin's replaced the real Ken Holland with a look alike, cloned in a jungle laboratory a la "Boys From Brazil". 

Commie plot you say?



#2524213 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by ogreslayer on 17 June 2014 - 11:31 AM

Ultimately, I think this is going to be like a Draper/Maltby situation, an insurance policy in case one of the kids they're relying on blows it in camp.  There's barely room for Jurco on the team, especially if Alfie comes back, let alone a broken down Cleary plus you got Ferarro & Callahan out of options.  He either winds up in GR as a player/mentor or he'll take a job with the organization somewhere else.  

#2524160 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by ogreslayer on 17 June 2014 - 09:14 AM

How does that saying go?  "If you love someone, set it free.  If it returns to you, lock the doors & don't take any of his agent's calls."