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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.

#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."

#2523930 Wings sign Tomas Nosek to 2 year entry level deal

Posted by ogreslayer on 15 June 2014 - 11:15 AM

Ot: Since you are from Europe too I am annoyed by the exact opposite. Fans who don't care about identification and local heroes, same goes for nationalism there is nothing wrong with wanting to be proud of your club by expecting less foreigners and more homegrown boys, especially in soccer where everyone knows there are around 8 clubs worldwide who will get the best of the best.. People who only want to see points, points and success at all costs are the typical gloryhunters and event fans who have helped turning European soccer into what it is today, a business first industry, suit driven industry instead of a sport. In short not even worth watching, following anymore As for VM; I fully expect our scouts - who are one of the best in the business - to also look at Michigan boys but there really is a pattern with the Wings and all I expect is a different mixture of players. I know this worked great when others where behind the curve but nowadays almost every team has scouts worldwide so finding gems is a lot tougher. Maybe the kid will be good maybe not but personally I would have prefered another Dekeyser story just at the center position this time. like you said I think it would be important for Michigan boys to have that special feeling come draft time. I mean every kid dreams of playing for their local club once they are on the cusp of becoming pros.


"local boys" per season...


96-97: Aaron Ward (Windsor)

97-98: Aaron Ward (Windsor)

01-02: None

07-08: Brian Rafalski (Dearborn)

12-13: Justin Abdelkader (Muskegon), Luke Glendening (Grand Rapids), David Legwand (Detroit), Drew Miller (East Lansing), Danny DeKeyser (Detroit)


Good thing those good ol' local boys were around this past season to spur the Wings on to a Cup win, right?  Right?  Personally, I would rather have the front office concern themselves with building the best 23 man roster they can regardless of where the players come from.