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#2309973 Peter Mueller

Posted by ogreslayer on 26 June 2012 - 09:29 AM

Eklund must read this site:


Hockey Buzz Eklund@Eklund
Peter Mueller was not qualified by the Avalanche so he enters the UFA markets…the perfect player who Detroit could grab and turn around.

Well if Ekland is mentioning it....there's no chance in hell it will ever happen. I would much rather see what some of the youngsters in GR could do on the big club instead.


#2309818 Blashill to coach Griffins 12-13 season

Posted by ogreslayer on 25 June 2012 - 04:38 PM

So who is our #2 going to be now? Was Blashill offense or defense?

Well he was in charge of the PP, so changes coming there...thank god...


#2309816 Garth Snow...

Posted by ogreslayer on 25 June 2012 - 04:33 PM

Can the NHL just merge the Jackets & Islanders into one team and do the same with Howson & Snow? The New Columbus Jackanders, GMed by Garth Snowson. Could they then be slightly better than either team separately or would they just suck twice as bad?


#2309690 How do entry level contracts work?

Posted by ogreslayer on 25 June 2012 - 10:39 AM

http://capgeek.com/f...tracts-work.php


#2309463 Your top 5 Wings

Posted by ogreslayer on 24 June 2012 - 10:14 AM

1. Hot BBQ
2. Wild
3. Spicy Garlic
4. Asian Zing
5. Hot

Of the current Red Wings though, a combination of Hank, Pavs, Kronner, Helm, & Howie.


#2308718 Pavel and his girlfriend at the NHL Awards

Posted by ogreslayer on 22 June 2012 - 11:12 AM

In Russia we put it on the right hand.


OK, I had to give into the urge.... In Soviet Russia, ring wears you. :tounge:


#2308713 Top Swiss-leaguer Brunner to sign with Wings, Babcock has big plans

Posted by ogreslayer on 22 June 2012 - 10:55 AM

I'm sure he learned from the Fabian Brunnstrom ordeal & wants to earn his way onto an NHL roster instead of being handed a spot immediately, which he easily could have done signing just about anywhere else. For Kenny's next step: Now paging Justin Schultz. Paging Justin Schultz. Please pick up the nearest red courtesy telephone...


#2308618 Red Wings make offer to Damien Brunner

Posted by ogreslayer on 22 June 2012 - 05:38 AM

Looks like it's down to 3 teams & the Wings might lead the pack if Kenny hasn't locked him up already: http://www.blick.ch/..._medium=twitter


#2308422 NHL Awards

Posted by ogreslayer on 21 June 2012 - 09:51 AM

Now that I think about it some more, I really hope the NHL cuts their contract with Nickelback and send them to the NBA

If the owners are thinking about locking anyone out next season, it should be Nickelhack.


#2308335 NHL Awards

Posted by ogreslayer on 20 June 2012 - 09:51 PM

The highlight of the show for me, and the only one for that matter, was Lundqvist dropping an f-bomb under his breath while excepting the Vezina. Goes to prove there's still only one perfect Swede in the world. Other than that, the show was absolute cheese, but it always is.


#2308071 Parise and Suter - how much are they really worth?

Posted by ogreslayer on 19 June 2012 - 01:46 PM

"Chatted briefly w/Rinne. He said he tried to call Suter today, but no answer. He still thinks there is a good chance Suter signs w/ Preds."

And there are people who believe the world will end in December too. It's just like, his opinion, man.

So Nashville only spent $52m against the cap last season. They're on the hook for $7m to Rinne, probably another $7.5 for Weber, & it will probably take the same $7.5 to sign Suter. That's slightly over 42% of their payroll based on their internal cap from last year. With what they already have on the books, that would put them at ~$58m and they still need to sign at least 1 more d-man, a backup goalie, & 4 more forwards minimum to put a team on the ice. Unless ownership really opens up the wallet, I don't see it happening. And if they use the same ratio for their internal cap when compared to the actual, their internal cap this year would come in around $56m total.


#2308042 Red Wings Prepared to Offer Hudler Contract

Posted by ogreslayer on 19 June 2012 - 11:53 AM

Early favourites for LGW whipping boy are: Franzen, Quincey, Abdelkader, Ericsson. Wait, that's the same group we had at the end of the playoffs minus Hudler.

Personally, I'm hoping for Ryan Suter to become the new whipping boy for not being nearly as perfect as Nick was.


#2307982 Darren Helm signs 4 year extension

Posted by ogreslayer on 19 June 2012 - 09:46 AM

Good signing & while it seems just a little high right now, I think over the 4 years that will end up being a good price, maybe even a little bit of a bargain. So Abby next but how many years/$s? 2-4 with a hit around $1.6-1.8 maybe?


#2307974 Red Wings make contract offer to D Justin Schultz

Posted by ogreslayer on 19 June 2012 - 09:23 AM

I wonder how long it will take for everyone to turn on Smith like they did with Ericsson.... The kid has Potential and a good skill set but he has played like 9 NHL games and wasn't phenomenal. People aren't being realistic and are setting themselves up for disappointment

I know it's a limited sample size in some cases (Smith & Commodore), but here's what the Wings d-men looked like from a points per game standpoint last season:

Smith: 0.5
Lidstrom: 0.49
Kronwall: 0.44
White: 0.42
Stuart: 0.26
Kindl: 0.24
Ericsson: 0.16
Commodore: 0.12

Now I'm not saying that Smith is going to be the next Lidstrom, but 7 points in 14 games and from what I remember watching those games, Smith did not look out of place at all. Oh, and he got those points playing on the 3rd pairing if I remember correctly. And yes, there are higher expectations for Smith & assumed much more potential than Ericsson because Smith=27th pick/Ericsson=291st.

I think though that ultimately the debate on Schultz will be solved by him turning down a contract with the Wings because he won't have a guarantee to make the big club his first year. He'll wind up playing big minutes in Toronto or Edmonton & missing the playoffs year after year instead based on current rumors.


#2307813 Power Play

Posted by ogreslayer on 18 June 2012 - 10:41 AM

Ericsson should be on the PP at the point. He has a 100+mph slapshot and it is under used. Teach him to put it about knee height and let him go.

100+ mph doesn't mean much when it he has to pull his backswing all the way to the UP to fire it off, giving defenders plenty of time to get in his shooting lane. Better to teach him how to speed up his mechanics & give up a some on the mph to get the puck on net before there are bodies in the way.