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#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.


#2318854 Holland Content with Current Roster

Posted by ogreslayer on 13 July 2012 - 06:41 AM

Quincey- offensive upside is there, if healthy a 30-40 pts campaign is probably were hell land which is pretty good for a 4/5 dman in the NHL. If he makes simple plays on the breakout and improves his coverage he could be a pleasant suprise. (I dont like his face or his style period. I hope he canchange that).


If the Wings pay for his plastic surgery, would it count against the cap?


#2318727 Who is worse A. Semin or A. Kostitsin

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 July 2012 - 05:25 PM

Which one supposedly has ties to the Russian mob? Whichever one it is, the other guy is worse.


#2318655 Teemu Selanne re-signs with Ducks, 1 year, $4.5m contract

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 July 2012 - 01:29 PM

Should we turn this into a "I don't care if he was only interested in signing with the Ducks, Kenny should have gone after him!" thread? Nah, probably not.

It's nice to see Teemu going for another year though. Would expect he'll still be in the top 3 in goals & points for the Ducks again this season.


#2318603 Holland Content with Current Roster

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 July 2012 - 11:41 AM

Sweet zombie jesus, I just don't get all of this angst over what Holland is saying in the media. His comments always strike me as the GM equivalent of a players "We just have to skate hard & put more pucks on net" cliched answer to a reporter's question. Just the typical hockey answer meant to not give too much away. While I can't guarantee that the message being sent behind the scenes in the organ-i-zation are vastly different from what Kenny's saying in public, I would still rather hear him talk like this to the media then take a "We're screwed! Close all the shops in the mall! Cancel the 3 ring circus! The sky is falling!" approach to sound bites about the roster. Yeah, if he did that, he would really attract the UFAs then wouldn't he?

Edit: I'm sure that would endear him to the players currently on the roster too.


#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.