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#2318563 Homer

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 July 2012 - 10:24 AM

It's a simple old tale - The mind wants what the body can't do... he still has the desire and love and isn't ready to hang them up, but his body is... ultimately, I think he'll come to that conclusion and retire, but Holland is allowing him to go out with grace and rather than come out in the media and say "He's old and useless, we're not bringing him back", he's going about it the right way, for a warrior who has given this team a LOT and deserves to go out on his own terms, so to speak...

He will not be back here next year as a player, I guarantee that.

Hire him on as a media liaison so he can still hang around the lockerroom & be all over 24/7 too. Perfect fit for sure.


#2318461 How bad are we if our roster is now finalized?

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 July 2012 - 06:57 AM

Oh, and it deeply pains me to admit this about my childhood idol and my favorite player of all time... but...

Yzerman hasn't done that great in Tampa, yet people are willing to anoint him the next coming of Lord Stanley himself, remove a GM who is at least partially responsible for 4 cups in the last 15 years, and give him the reigns, just because he makes more moves (on a team that failed to make the playoffs last year mind you)... Grass is greener mentality if there's ever been one...

And I would bet good money that he's not even the front runner to replace Kenny at this point. That would be one Mr. Jim Nill unless he jumps at another GM spot in the next couple-few years.


#2317251 Doan staying in PHX 4 yrs $21.2 mill

Posted by ogreslayer on 09 July 2012 - 09:43 AM

I think an in depth testicular examination should be made when hiring future GMs
If they were functioning properly he should have had Semin by now

Hoping that either way, this is the last reference we have to testicles & Semin in the same post.


#2317175 Doan staying in PHX 4 yrs $21.2 mill

Posted by ogreslayer on 08 July 2012 - 11:05 PM

The reason the Wings have to pick up Doan is rather simple:

We need to replace this face...
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With this one...
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Think of the photoshoppers Kenny, those innocent little photoshoppers.


#2316832 Wings hire Lidstrom as overseas amateur scout

Posted by ogreslayer on 07 July 2012 - 06:45 PM

Why do we want swedes so bad? I want some big fast canadians who hit.

Is that you Don Cherry?


#2316282 Semin

Posted by ogreslayer on 06 July 2012 - 10:12 AM

https://twitter.com/alexsemin

Is this actually Semin? If so he's a pretty funny dude, if not it's strange...

Clearly states in the profile that it's a parody account.


#2316276 The Ever-Increasing Cap, Ridiculous Contracts, and Hitting

Posted by ogreslayer on 06 July 2012 - 09:55 AM

I had to share this. An absolutely hilarious find given what happened on Wednesday. An excerpt from an interview with Craig Leipold done in April of this year:

Are you making money? “We’re not making money, and that’s one reason we need to fix our system. We need to fix how much we’re spending right now. [The Wild's] revenues are fine. We’re down a little bit in attendance, but we’re up in sponsorships, we’re up in TV revenue. And so the revenue that we’re generating is not the issue as much as our expenses. And [the Wild's] biggest expense by far is player salaries.”


Well it's a good thing that Leipold isn't contributing to the problem personally by overpaying players right? Right?

http://m.startribune...d=146998015&c=y


#2316270 Could Wings still make a move on Weber this year?

Posted by ogreslayer on 06 July 2012 - 09:28 AM

What does it mean if he can't come to terms with the Preds though? Since he didn't elect arbitration and they can't take him to arbitration, if he doesn't want to sign an offer sheet and doesn't like the Preds offer does he just sit out until an agreement is reached?

Nashville already sent a qualifying offer to Weber & at his salary, it has to be at minimum what he made last season. By not filing for arbitation, that leaves the options at:
  • Accepting the qualifying offer from Nashville, which locks him in at 1 or 2 years depending on what Weber wants & then he becomes a UFA at the end of that contract.
  • Accepting an offer sheet from another team. If Nashville matches, they're locked in at the same exact contract in the offer sheet & they can't trade Weber for a year. If Nashville doesn't match, Weber moves on & the Preds get draft picks as compensation.
  • No offer sheet is extended/accepted & Weber rejects Nashville's qualifying offer. He remains an RFA & if he's not under contract by 12/1, he sits out the entire season.
My guess is that no teams extend an offer sheet, he accepts Nashville's qualifying offer for 1 more year, & then becomes a UFA after the season.


#2316248 Could Wings still make a move on Weber this year?

Posted by ogreslayer on 06 July 2012 - 08:30 AM

Weber has declined arbitration with Nashville.

http://www.prosports...ors-685266.html

Does this mean anything though?

Just basically means that he can still accept offer sheets from other teams which means jack & squat since I would be surprised if he gets any. After losing Suter, Nashville will be desperate enough to match any offer that comes in.


#2315904 Semin

Posted by ogreslayer on 05 July 2012 - 04:15 PM

ill take doan over semins right now. doan could lure in yandle

No real need to "lure" Yandle in given that he's under contract. What we would need to do is have Doan convince the Coyote's organization to trade Yandle for a song. And by song, I mean for Emmerton & a Karen Newman CD.


#2315884 Wings hire Tom Renney as Assistant Coach (3-year contract)

Posted by ogreslayer on 05 July 2012 - 04:00 PM

Good news everyone!!! I found my Pavel Datsyuk jersey!!! Oh and this is a great hire!

Probably will go done as the most important signing off the offseason for the Wings. Now whether that's a good or bad thing....I'll let you determine that for yourself.

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#2315648 Has the Detroit diamond lost it's shine?

Posted by ogreslayer on 05 July 2012 - 11:34 AM

Go back & take a look at Sammy's comments from a couple of days ago about how he never wanted to leave in '09 & how glad he is to be back. Look at Tootoo's & Gustavsson's comments about how they felt when Kenny reached out to both of them about coming to Detroit. Just because 2 UFAs decided they would rather play somewhere else is more a reflection on them than it is on the Detroit Red Wings organ-i-zation imo.


#2315593 Bottom 6

Posted by ogreslayer on 05 July 2012 - 09:57 AM

I wouldn't mind seeing:

Cleary-Helm-Bertuzzi
Abby-Sheahan-Tootoo

I think that 4th line could be a terror cycling in the offensive zone & on the forecheck. Doubt it will happen this year though.


#2315497 The Ever-Increasing Cap, Ridiculous Contracts, and Hitting

Posted by ogreslayer on 05 July 2012 - 07:12 AM

After the dust settled yesterday, I got to thinking. Here are two very good players (not superstars, mind you) with enormous contacts. It seems the salary cap increases every year, which gives teams more and more money to dump into inflated contracts. In the future, will so-so players be making undeserved millions? In the near future, I can see a strong push by owners to eliminate hitting in the game because of their major investments. In turn, every "back in my day" sportscaster will say the game has gotten soft and the penalties are unwarranted. This will make for an even larger demand for skilled finesse Europeans into the league.

Just some thoughts. I would like to hear some of your opinions.

The dust may be settling on the UFA frenzy but it's just beginning on the CBA front. What's really going to be fun is listening to the owners ***** & moan about rising expenses due to players salaries while they completely ignore the fact that they're the ones who are handing out $5m+ contracts to the likes of Denis Widemans & Matt Carles and dropping $24-26m in salary & bonus each to Suter & Parise over a 12 month period.


#2315486 Is Mike Babcock the issue?

Posted by ogreslayer on 05 July 2012 - 06:13 AM

Absolute nonsense. The guys on 97.1 generally have no clue what they're talking about, especially when it comes to hockey. Terry Foster repeatedly caled Suter Sutter the other day. He sounds like a complete moron when he tries to talk sports period, let alone hockey.

I'm pretty sure I saw an NHL player poll last year that asked players which coaches they would most like to play for and Babcock was either second or third (I think second).

These guys wanted to go home, simple as that. Not much the Wings could do outside of offer more money, which would have been stupid (they're both already grossly overpaid IMO).


That was a poll done by the CBC with the NHLPA. Bylsma was first with 21%. Babs was 2nd with 18%:

http://www.cbc.ca/sp...nt-to-play-for/

From there it drops to Tippet at 9%. Babcock an issue? Highly doubtful.