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#2325484 12-13 Biggest Surprise

Posted by ogreslayer on 16 August 2012 - 11:04 AM

You should look in the mirror. He played 71 games last year. Thats an awful lot for someone with no future.

In counter to that argument...

Brett Ledba: Games played per season
2005-06: 46
2006-07: 74
2007-08: 78
2008-09: 65
2009-10: 63

Sometimes you have to play someone because a lack of other options. The Wings already have at least 13 other options ahead of Emmerton as of right now.

Eaves and Miller are spare parts.

Who have proven themselves much more in the NHL than one Cory Emmerton has, are key PKers for the team, & have shown in a pinch that they can move up beyond the 4th line & still contribute.

#2325347 12-13 Biggest Surprise

Posted by ogreslayer on 15 August 2012 - 12:51 PM

Eaves and Fragile Jan cant stay healthy. Nyquist and Brunner are top 6 guys. So Emmerton will see a lot of games.

If the Wings do carry 14 forwards & they want someone who can add to the bottom 6, there's a better chance of Sheahan making the team at this point then Emmerton. Sheahan brings more size, can cycle like a demon, & has more offensive upside too.

Given the current state of the defense though, I wouldn't be surprised if Kenny signs 2 cheap UFA d-men yet & goes with 8 d & 13 forwards given the lack of d-prospects the Wings can call up from GR in case of injury while still having the likes of Sheahan, Tatar, & possibly Nyquist to call up if a forward goes down.

#2324475 12-13 Biggest Surprise

Posted by ogreslayer on 09 August 2012 - 03:22 PM

Who do you think will be the best surprise of next season for the Wings? I think Kindl and Emmerton are going to come into their own.

...at Grand Rapids or another team when he gets claimed on waivers. As the roster stands now, he's not making the big club.

Biggest surprise: Smith ends up on the 1st D pairing before the halfway point of the season.

#2324319 Unforgettable Moments in Red Wing History

Posted by ogreslayer on 08 August 2012 - 01:21 PM

Unforgettable: Brett Lebda signs with Toronto in 2010, ending his stay in Detroit...



#2324182 Mike Modano & Willa Ford divorcing

Posted by ogreslayer on 07 August 2012 - 03:13 PM

Can she play defense? If so, sign her up now that she's a UFA Kenny.

#2322939 Wings & Yandle twitter-rumors? Believable?

Posted by ogreslayer on 30 July 2012 - 07:36 AM

Eklund 2.0 in my opinion. Throw enough s*** at the wall & see what sticks.

#2321731 Who is your favorite player from a team besides the Wings?

Posted by ogreslayer on 24 July 2012 - 09:47 PM

Jiri Hudler for the simple fact that he left

#2320880 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by ogreslayer on 21 July 2012 - 12:42 PM

It is a pretty interesting read. I wonder who the player is?

To me the best point he makes is:

His proposed soft-cap/luxury tax system I think is an interesting one as well, though I agree that it'll likely never happen.

And touches on another big point that doesn't get talked about a lot, but is starting to with the new CBA negotiations. Hockey Related Revenue. Not only do owners want to reduce the percentage of HRR that the players get, they want to change what constitutes HRR. And it's safe to say they're not going to end up with a larger number when they change the definition.

I'd be curious to know what currently does and does not constitute HRR.

To summarize what is defined as HRR in the CBA:

1) Regular season & playoff gate receipts
2) Pre-season games
3) Special games with the exception of All-Star games
4) National, International, & National Digital broadcast revenues
5) Revenues from the NHL network
6) Local cable, over-the-air, satellite, & radio broadcasts
7) Club internet
8) Publications
9) In-arena & non-arena novelty sales
10) Concessions
11) Luxury boxes/suites & club/premium seats
12) Fixed signage & arena sponsorships
13) Temporary signage & club sponsorships
14) Dasherboard advertising
15) Parking
16) Other revenues i.e. league sponsored events, sale of game used equipment, sale of special memberships, etc.

And based on the legalese in the CBA, you have to assume owners are already playing fast & loose with what is & is not HRR within those categories and that they're going to try to get some of them removed in the next CBA. Not only do they want to reduce the player's share, they want to reduce the size of the pool they play in too.

#2320677 What Should Be Addressed in the New CBA?

Posted by ogreslayer on 20 July 2012 - 10:31 AM

What they should actually address is teams taking revenue sharing kick-backs from the teams that make money going out & dropping huge bucks on free-agents while complaining that salary expenses are too high. I'm looking at you, Craig Liepold.

#2320065 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by ogreslayer on 19 July 2012 - 12:34 AM


And Dreger may have overestimated the picks. How does it work again? He's revising his totals saying it may be a couple firsts and a couple 2nds.

All depends on how much he signs for. If over $8.41m, it would be 4 1st rounders. Figure it will be in the next tier down which would be 2 1st rounders, a 2nd, & a 3rd.

He's trying to avoid the wings having a go at him next year! aggressiveness in the front office is just the one thing we lack and philly has all of....Holmgren loves big splashes that SOB

And how's that been working out for the Flyers? I would say it hasn't been responsible for winning a Cup, but his moves did manage to win one in LA.

#2320051 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by ogreslayer on 19 July 2012 - 12:20 AM

If Weber does indeed end up as a Flyer, this means one thing... Lilja becomes expendable & ready for another go-around with the Wings :sarcasm:

#2319712 Red Wings make "helluva" offer for Nash, no response

Posted by ogreslayer on 18 July 2012 - 10:12 AM

Just out of curiosity, are you allowed to add cash in a trade? Like it says above give columbus a player and like 15million cash? I've never heard of anyone who has done that.

If it's possible it might be time for Mr. I to bring out the big wallet... ;)

Can't add cash to deals under the current CBA. The reference to Carson, Gelinas, 1st rounders, & cash was what LA traded to Edmonton for Gretzky i.e. joking that Howson thinks he's trading The Great One.

#2319698 Should Pav and Z play on the same line for the majority of this season

Posted by ogreslayer on 18 July 2012 - 08:35 AM

I think that all depends on Flip's production if he moves back to center. If his offense regresses if they move him off the wing & there's nobody that picks up the slack on the 2nd line, the Wings can't afford to have Z & Pavs together for any extended length of time.

#2319694 Red Wings make "helluva" offer for Nash, no response

Posted by ogreslayer on 18 July 2012 - 08:32 AM

What did Kenny offer I wonder? Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, 3 first rounders, & $15m in cash? :sarcasm:

Last I've heard, Howson's asking for 2 NHL proven forwards along with prospects/picks. So what do we think, the offer was Flip, Mule, Nyquist, & next years 1st rounder?

#2319053 Dominik Hasek's agent: "He will play, and he will excel"

Posted by ogreslayer on 13 July 2012 - 09:07 PM

Scott Howson needs a goalie + Scott Howson is stupid as hell = The Dominator has a new job. It's simple math really.

Garth Snow's going to beat him to it & sign him to a 15 year deal. How often do the Islanders get a chance at a guy with Dom's credentials after all.