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#2208340 Maybe it's Homer that gets sent down?

Posted by ogreslayer on 20 September 2011 - 07:13 PM

You can send anyone down before the season starts

If teams could do that with players under contract that would be a HUGE loophole, so no it doesn't work like that. Any waiver eligible player has to go through that system to be loaned to the AHL i.e. any player that has a contract with the Wings organization, from an entry level contract like Mursak & Emmerton all the way to someone like Homer. If a player is not under contract with an NHL club but is on a prospect invite to training camp, they of course can be sent back to their junior club at any time. A contract with the big club though means you have to be waived to move off of it & that can only be done during the waiver period which is defined as starting 12 days before the start of the season & ends one day after a team's season ends according to the CBA.

For younger players like Mursak & Emmerton, they may be waiver exempt depending on at what age they signed their entry level contract and/or games played at the NHL level but once their exemption is up, they have to go through the waiver process to be sent i.e. loaned to an AHL affiliate. Mursak & Emmerton are out of waiver exemptions meaning they would have to go through waivers to be sent to Grand Rapids & that can only happen once the waiver period begins which is 9/25 this year I believe. If a team could simply send any player signed to a contract down to the AHL prior to the season, or prior to the waiver period more like it, Kenny would send Emmerton down to Grand Rapids before this Sunday & would be in no danger of losing him at all. By the same token, he would have done the same thing with Ritola previously. Can't be done though according to the CBA. So yeah, if the Wings wanted to send Homer to Grand Rapids to start the season, odds are a team with the cap space & looking for a final and unique piece to round out their team would certainly pick him up.


#2207580 Everyone has rejoined the team for skating...except one player...

Posted by ogreslayer on 14 September 2011 - 01:10 PM

He's been working out with an MMA trainer? Ladies & gentlemen, your new enforcer for the 2011-2012 Detroit Red Wings...

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#2207536 Everyone has rejoined the team for skating...except one player...

Posted by ogreslayer on 14 September 2011 - 09:29 AM

so he will be both lazy and suck, but he will be more buff doing so?

This means he'll hit with just a little more force when he takes his own teammates out this season. I think that's Happy's strategy for finally getting time in the top 6.

#2207374 Should the Wings go back to two alternates?

Posted by ogreslayer on 13 September 2011 - 12:38 PM

I like the idea of rotating 3 & my picks would be Z, Dats, & Kronner.

#2205253 Your Favorite Wings Lines Ever

Posted by ogreslayer on 26 August 2011 - 03:09 PM

Favorite Wings line. Let's see..."Our power play is our enforcer"

What, not that kind of line? OK, the Russian 5 is right up there for me.

#2205252 St. Louis Blues slogan

Posted by ogreslayer on 26 August 2011 - 03:06 PM

Don't stop believing...that someone will actually want to buy this team...

#2205005 Patrick Kane's Mouthguardian

Posted by ogreslayer on 24 August 2011 - 08:17 AM

The Mouthguardian? Wasn't that one of the really bad team inspired super-heroes the NHL had Stan Lee create last year? :ph34r:

#2204333 Bleacher Report 50 Best Announcers/Personalities in Hockey History

Posted by ogreslayer on 18 August 2011 - 11:33 AM

Personally, I would have Jim Hughson in the top 10 at least.

#2204043 Brunnström to try out for Wings

Posted by ogreslayer on 16 August 2011 - 03:30 PM

I hope he impresses - Emmerton would probably be the casualty, however. Maybe he could be traded for a late round pick like Ritola?

Ritola was a straight waiver pick up, not a trade.

#2203919 Bold predictions for the year!

Posted by ogreslayer on 15 August 2011 - 09:12 PM

God, why do you need to s*** on everyone elses predictions so much?


#2203778 Brunnström to try out for Wings

Posted by ogreslayer on 15 August 2011 - 10:24 AM

No harm, no foul to bring him into camp for a tryout imo.

#2203618 Datsyuk or Zetterberg

Posted by ogreslayer on 13 August 2011 - 06:19 PM

What is this, Sophie's Choice? If forced to pick one, I would keep Pavs. The back problems Hank deals with do not bode well for the future I'm afraid.

#2203616 Bold predictions for the year!

Posted by ogreslayer on 13 August 2011 - 05:42 PM

1. Darren Helm is probably not going to score 20 goals in this or any other season. If we're talking 20 goals based on 1993 scoring rates, sure. But that's like 15 goals this year.
2. Jiri Hudler is not going to be sent to Grand Rapids. If the Wings waive him, he's off to a team that needs another scoring forward and never makes it to the 'assignment' part.
3. Kronwall is going to lose his defensive and physical abilities, and go bald?
4. It hurts. It hurts so much. Why must you do this to me?
5. Seems like a reasonable thought. Except for one thing; what assets are given up? Holland won't be giving up any significant assets unless the defenseman is more than a rental. Which severely limits options and the chance of a deal.
6. He'll be a very mediocre player who has one iconic moment in his time with the team, and many fans clamor for his jersey to be retired because of it?
7. McCarty will be back to teach Commodore how to deal with all of his newfound fame as the expendable superstar?
8. Abby making 30-35 is pretty bold. It's not impossible, but he's in a situation where the only reasons he wasn't fourth line all year last year were injuries and the fact that Helm's line had great chemistry. He's less likely to get those offensive chances this year, with Hudler back on track and a speedier, more talented Mursak ready to go.
9. The sun will rise tomorrow. Seriously.
10. Conklin will start closer to 35 games. Howard's workload is going to start looking like what Ozzie used to carry in the 90s, otherwise he won't have anything for the playoffs. Ever notice that throughout history, a lot of great teams ran tandems? Edmonton did, Pittsburgh did, Detroit did, Montreal did, Toronto did. Historically running with a tandem has assisted the starting goaltender's playoff performance.

Another prediction from me....

-Eva will continue to misunderstand that to be really bold, a prediction must look to be impossible & he will continue to s*** on everyone else's postings, especially the ones that mention Hudler

OK, this prediction is in no way "bold" given that it is based totally on past performance in this thread

#2203342 This writer has no clue

Posted by ogreslayer on 11 August 2011 - 06:22 PM

Bloggers who think they're actually journalists....so cute. I put absolutely zero stock in this given the source.

#2203289 Bold predictions for the year!

Posted by ogreslayer on 11 August 2011 - 11:32 AM

My predictions...

- Pavel leads the team in fighting majors
- The Mule throws out his back due to a particularly nasty sneezing fit & misses half the season
- Huds gets caught in another prostitute scandal in December & decides to retire from hockey to join a monastery
- Despite Hudler's retirement, Eva still predicts a 70+ pt 2011-2012 season for him & wonders why he's not getting time in the top 6
- Hank's beard becomes even more manly in an effort to make up for the loss of Drapes' Chuck Norris playoff beard
- Mike Modano re-signs with the Wings to become a flight attendant on RedWingsIII
- Brett Ledba signs a big contract to play in the KHL only to find that even in Russia, his name is still pronounced "pylon"