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#2180794 Former Red Wings asst Brad McCrimmon named new head coach

Posted by ogreslayer on 29 May 2011 - 08:38 AM

In Russia, the team coaches YOU.

#2179494 Will Nicklas Lidstrom Retire?

Posted by ogreslayer on 25 May 2011 - 10:37 AM

I'm hoping at the end of the Rafi presser that Kenny then takes the mic to announce a new one year deal for Nic.

#2176183 Money On The Board - Playoff Style

Posted by ogreslayer on 16 May 2011 - 10:51 AM

With 9 people still left to chip in, our current total for Children's Hospital is $651.40!!! Several people have added a little extra to their pledges - thank you!

You all rock.

And you rock the hardest for putting this together. Big thanks are in order.

#2175490 Interesting article about possible changes

Posted by ogreslayer on 14 May 2011 - 11:10 AM

Think E needs to talk to his countryman & former teammate Lilja about turning down offers from the Wings thinking he'll make more money somewhere else. Granted Brian Burke will probably turn around & sign him for $4m a year on a multi-year contract because another former Wings pylon worked out so well for him.

#2175108 Who Stays? Who Goes?

Posted by ogreslayer on 13 May 2011 - 01:26 PM

Want to let things settle a bit after the rollercoaster of the last week+ before throwing any names out there. The one thing I will say though is that Kenny absolutely needs to get in contact with Helm's agent & get him signed to a long-term extension right now. Don't even let him go into next season on the last year of his current deal.

#2173140 Money On The Board - Playoff Style

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 May 2011 - 02:24 PM

I'm adding a $10 kicker for a game 7 win for the rest of the playoffs.

#2156422 Dick Axelsson

Posted by ogreslayer on 22 April 2011 - 01:46 PM

From today's Malik Report:

Yesterday, I reported that Wings prospect Dick Axelsson had indeed terminated his contract with the Swedish Eliteserien champion, Farjestads BK, but he’d whined to Aftonbladet’s Mats Wennerholm that the Wings might as well trade him because the Wings’ contract offer to the restricted free agent probably wasn’t to his liking.

Well today, wouldn’t you know, it turns out that Aftonbladet’s Hans Abrahamsson and Emil Karlsson are reporting that the team FBK defeated, Skelleftea, is bidding for Axelsson’s services, though their GM, Lasse Johansson, “declined comment.”

Abrahamsson and Karlsson say that Skelleftea has a bigger budget than FBK, so they could offer Axelsson 80,000 more Swedish Kronor a month (or an extra $13,142.00 per today’s Krona-to-Dollar exchange rate) in pay, though FBK’s GM, Thomas Rundqvist, states the obvious in saying that Farjestad was led to believe that Axelsson would be leaving them for the NHL, but people can of course change their minds.

Like I said yesterday, you can see why Wings director of European scouting Hakan Andersson told Matthew Wuest of RedWingsCentral that while the Wings will retain Axelsson’s rights because they’re intrigued by his level of talent, they also think that he remains inconsistent and plain old immature.

He’s negotiating a contract with another SEL team, and a team which can offer him an extra $80,000-or-so in pay and the opportunity to play with his pal, Jimmie (brother of Jonathan) Ericsson, through the media.

Hell, earlier this month I I mentioned that Andersson himself was speaking to the other Swedish sports tabloid, Expressen, when he suggested to Tomas Pettersson that Axelsson’s still the kind of player who’d rise from his seat in the locker room and try to complain to Mike Babcock if he felt slighted or things were going poorly.

As Andersson so expertly put it…

“It’s enough that if he storms from his locker twice to go to Mike Babcock, he’ll be benched for good.”

#2146945 Lidström interview

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 April 2011 - 02:58 PM

I bet it would be hysterical if Nick just went off and started cussing in Swedish and English. Swenglish, if you will. Now that I'd pay good money to see.

Personally, I want to hear a Homer rant. Given his level of Swenglish, I would imagine he would come across sounding like Roman Moronie from "Johnny Dangerously" but even funnier.

Yes I just dropped a "Johnny Dangerously" referrence, you fargin' iceholes. :D

#2146520 How big of an impact has losing Scotty had on our franchise?

Posted by ogreslayer on 11 April 2011 - 03:48 PM

So lets see, Scotty goes to Mr. Illitch & says he wants to go work with his son. The same son who had been through two rounds of treatment for cancer, including stem-cell replacement. Letting Scotty go work with his son? Not a mistake really. By the same token, letting Stevie go to Tampa Bay to become a GM? Not a mistake. That's called caring about your employees like they're family & putting their needs above yours. That is the type of behavior that makes the Red Wings organization special.

Now not putting #6 in rafters, that's probably Illitch's biggest mistake as an owner at this point.

#2139558 Smith on the AHLs All Rookie Team

Posted by ogreslayer on 31 March 2011 - 02:20 PM

With as bad as the Wings' D has been all season, bring Smith in as a Black Ace during the playoffs & if Ericsson, Salei, or Kindl look particularly "Lebda-like", put the kid in & see what he can do.

#2130232 Valtteri Filppula watch thread

Posted by ogreslayer on 14 March 2011 - 01:45 PM

It's the number of the magazine. It means weeks.

Don't care. I'm going to keep pretending it was Future Kenny standing next to a souped up DeLorean looking a little bit like Doc Brown who gave that quote.

#2128905 Ryan Whitney Twitter

Posted by ogreslayer on 11 March 2011 - 03:21 PM

I heard Crosby is having Zetterberg nightmares.


He gets the shakes whenever he sees a healthy, bushy, manly beard.

#2128385 Red Wing Tombstones

Posted by ogreslayer on 10 March 2011 - 11:15 AM

would lebda have a tombstone? or would you just dump him in a field or something? maybe a swamp?

No he would get a proper burial but instead of a tombstone, it would be marked with a pylon of course.

#2128384 NHL could lose Air Canada sponsorship over headshots

Posted by ogreslayer on 10 March 2011 - 11:13 AM

Hmmmm.....Any chance that several of the head honchos with Air Canada are Habs fans based on this reponse? Oh I'm sure that's just a coincidence right?

#2124228 Wings sign Howard to 2-year, $4.5M extension

Posted by ogreslayer on 01 March 2011 - 01:52 PM

One could argue that Niemi is a better goalie and has proven himself in the playoffs making him worth the extra $1.6MM per year.

And one could also make the argument that the 'Hawks won despite Niemi's performance and for a team like the Wings, signing Howard at the cheaper price is a much better deal because it allows them to spend that $1.6m elsewhere.