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#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

:lol:


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.


#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.