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#2307532 Why isn't the Wild in hot water for their owner's comments?

Posted by ogreslayer on 15 June 2012 - 02:03 PM

Because, per the source, it wasn't anyone from the Wild that actually made the comment public. The guy who made the comment is the former GM of the Minnesota North Stars and the comments were based on a conversation he supposedly had with the current owner & GM of the Wild. Minnesota North Stars...Minnesota Wild... See the difference? In fact, Lou Nanne has never been affiliated with the Wild at all. It wasn't Leipold, Fletcher, or anyone else in the Wild organ-i-zation that made public comments.

To give you an example, that would be the equivalent of former Maple Leaf's GM John Ferguson coming out & saying in an interview that he just played golf with Kenny Holland & they had a long chat on the back 9 about the Wings going after Ryan Suter. Does he now represent the Wings organ-i-zation by making that comment? No, it is considered hearsay unless it can be confirmed with Holland & that wouldn't happen. IF Kenny confirmed it, THEN that would be tampering.


#2307103 Nashville to trade Suter's rights?

Posted by ogreslayer on 13 June 2012 - 09:56 AM

I hope to god that this not true,not ready to face the truth that the preds will never be a stanley cup contender. :crybaby:

Search your feelings. You know it to be true.


#2307014 Nashville to trade Suter's rights?

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 June 2012 - 08:01 PM

Interesting rumor coming out of the league offices evidently:

From Denis Bernstein

League exec told us last night he expects Preds to deal Suter rights around draft, 'just like they did with Hamhuis, Hartnell and Timonen'



https://twitter.com/...623343097098242

So what are the chances Nashville will want to deal with Kenny & if so, how much of a higher price will Kenny have to pay? Maybe Kenny can get Stevie to trade for his rights & then flip them over ala the Quincey deal. :hehe:


#2306914 Helm gets his cast off

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 June 2012 - 10:31 AM

Is it wrong that the first thing I thought of was Harry Potter?

Would that make Helm...The Boy Who Skated or The Forward Who Lived?


Why yes, yes I am a geek :P


#2306131 Please Mr. I...

Posted by ogreslayer on 08 June 2012 - 11:06 PM

I do like the horn too! But they also need to stop all the personal goal scoring music AND the music that "means something" like the Billy Joel 1..2..3..4, I cannot stand it personally. Just blast the f'ing horn and play a song like maybe go back to EMF's Unbelievable or Gary Glitter's Rock N' Roll Part 2. I have always wished for Welcome to the Jungle when the starting lineups skate out on the ice too. Or someting by Ministry, like NWO or Just On Fix or Jesus Built My HotRod...That would get the NEW place rockin!

No on EMF because it's not 1990 and the song sucked back then too & no on Gary Glitter because it's not 1972 & personally, I think it would be a good thing to keep all association with kiddie porn out of the new arena. Parents, keep this guy away from the young 'uns:

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I say keep the personalized goal songs for players but just update them a bit. I've always been disappointed they never busted out Tool's song 'Hooker with a Penis' as Hudler's goal song.


#2305853 Red Wings make contract offer to D Justin Schultz

Posted by ogreslayer on 07 June 2012 - 03:02 PM

Did not Abdelkder go straight from MSU to the Wings? yes he did.


Uh no, not really unless you're using the 2 games he played in the regular season in 2008 after leaving school as "straight to the Wings". He spent a good portion of 2 seasons in Grand Rapids.

http://www.nhl.com/i....htm?id=8471716

If that really is the definition of straight to the Wings then, I guess we can say Riley Sheahan did the same thing.


#2305566 Looking at Holland comments.

Posted by ogreslayer on 06 June 2012 - 09:16 AM

Start at goalie, it is the easiest to answer. McDonald will be gone and a UFA will come in. McDonald has zero trade value, so either will be cut or become a throw in on a deal. There are several veterans goalies that could be had this year. No major changes in the roster, cap, or status of the team. If possible I would try to extend Howard now, rather than risk him next offseason.

Who is this McDonald guy you keep talking about? The Wings have no such person on the roster. Oh, you mean Joey MacDonald? I seriously doubt he'll be cut or thrown in on a deal. He'll be put through waivers & either play in GR or the Wings lose him if another teams wants to claim him. So realistically, he'll be in GR splitting time with McCollum and/or Petr Mrazek throughout the season.


#2305199 Would you make this trade?

Posted by ogreslayer on 04 June 2012 - 02:59 PM

Short answer: No

Long answer: Noooooooooooooo

Helm is the straw that stirs the drink that is the bottom 6 as was seen in the Nashville series as soon as he went down. No way Kenny trades off Draper 2.0.


#2304424 Red Wings Next Captain

Posted by ogreslayer on 31 May 2012 - 07:18 PM

I say bring Homer back for one more year, give him the C, & watch hilarity ensue as refs across the NHL have to translate his Swenglish.


#2304323 Red Wings Next Captain

Posted by ogreslayer on 31 May 2012 - 12:57 PM

1. Zetterberg
2. Datysuk
3. Kronwall
4. Franzen

1. Zetterberg
2. Datysuk
3. Kronwall
4. 20. Franzen

Or maybe...

1. Zetterberg
2. Datysuk
3. Kronwall
20. Al Sobotka
4. 21. Franzen


#2304239 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by ogreslayer on 31 May 2012 - 10:36 AM

He should be a special guest there to speak for Lids. Damn the Lightning fans that get upset

Personally, I think Nick is doing well enough speaking for himself.


#2304012 Red Wings Next Captain

Posted by ogreslayer on 30 May 2012 - 06:42 PM

It's been obvious for years that Z is the guy. The question is whether they rotate Parise and/or Suter in as an A if they sign.


#2303844 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by ogreslayer on 30 May 2012 - 03:04 PM

Ryan Suter

Hopefully the first thing out of Kenny's mouth after Nick speaks is that he's traded for Suter's rights from Nashville & is pleased to announce a signing. Too much to ask?


#2303827 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by ogreslayer on 30 May 2012 - 02:54 PM

So is Holland retiring tomorrow also?

That's what he's said all along right? Either way, I think it will be time to say the hell with worksite dress codes & pull on the #5 sweater tomorrow.


#2303788 Red Wings make contract offer to D Justin Schultz

Posted by ogreslayer on 30 May 2012 - 01:56 PM

It sounds nice but nowhere near as great as the Minnesota Wild prospects. That team should win the next 10 Stanley Cups with all the great young talent they have in their system. They will be even better once Suter and Parise sign there.

I know, right? I'm just waiting for this place's eventual turn into letsgowild.com :hehe:

Still think Schultz would be a good pick-up but even if Lids retires, we don't get Suter, & Stewie leaves for Cali, I still don't see him in the lineup for the Wings right away. If NHL ice time is going to be the key to his signing, don't think it will be Detroit.