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#2335432 Swiss League Topscorer Damien Brunner

Posted by ogreslayer on 06 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

This Swiss league is missing some stuff. Defense, checking, and goalies being the most noticeable.

Yeah, Cory Emmerton could probably put up 20 points playing 70 games in the Swiss league instead of the 10 he put up last year. :lol:

So does anyone else think that the Swiss league took their inspiration for the flaming helmet from the NBA Jam video game series?

#2335148 Holmstrom appreciation thread

Posted by ogreslayer on 03 December 2012 - 03:39 PM

Sort of like when Gretzky retired & the NHL painted 99 behind the goals, when Homer finally hangs them up the Wings should at least play a game with 96 painted in front of the crease to honor him.

#2334906 New fan.. need advice

Posted by ogreslayer on 28 November 2012 - 10:16 PM

The other day I was watching a lot of "goal review" videos on YouTube and there were some cases where it was inconclusive whether the puck crossed the line etc. and even for a total NHL noob I was shocked that those guys would say things like "well I'll be shocked if it's not given as a goal" even though clearly there was no way of saying something was over the line.. just kinda made me question that already.

Thanks. The video was great, some rules knocked out in a heartbeat :D As for going to an NHL game, the closest venue is a bit far away but I'll probably do that some day and see what happens. :)

It doesn't have to be NHL really. Minor league, beer league, college...it doesn't matter all that much in my opinion. Watch even a few games live at any level and you'll be hooked for life. I mean even Columbus has dozens of fans now.

#2334799 Sheahan arrested for "superdrunk" driving

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 November 2012 - 03:13 PM

Are we really sure it was Sheahan & not Tinky Winky?

#2329125 Who is the Best Russian the Wings Have Ever Had?

Posted by ogreslayer on 17 September 2012 - 10:22 AM

Fedorov > Datsyuk. More goals, more points, faster/better skater, better playoff performer, and based on Bowman's assertion that Fedorov could have won a Norris Trophy had he played defense for an entire season, I'll give Fedorov the nod on play in his own zone as well. As for physicality, both possess(ed) the goods to give it as much as take it, but Fedorov showed this side more often. As electrifying as Datsyuk is, it's easy to forget that Fedorov possessed immense amounts of flair as well in the 90's due to how he is poo poo'd by fans because of how he left the team.

I have to give the edge to Fedorov due to his flair

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#2327769 One Dumb move made by each team this offseason

Posted by ogreslayer on 05 September 2012 - 08:19 AM

P.S. I love Minnesota's dumb move....spending 196 million on Suter and Parise, while our dumb move was not signing Suter.

Well it's not like the salary cap will end up going down significantly, leaving them to cut a huge amount of salary when the season actually starts. Oh wait....

#2326109 andrei kostitsyn - worth a risk ?

Posted by ogreslayer on 20 August 2012 - 11:34 AM

Better off seeing what Brunner, Gus, or even Tatar can do over signing Kostitsyn. His peak was 53 points in his debut season with Montreal and it's been downhill ever sense.

#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.