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#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.


#2124206 I've decided-Datsyuk for Captain

Posted by ogreslayer on 01 March 2011 - 12:36 PM

Yes both Hank & Pavs deserve the C. You know how you solve it? Give it to Huds. Happiest...captain...ever... :hehe:


But seriously, it's pretty obvious that Hank is the captain in waiting so I really see no use in debating it.


#2120303 Babcock - Dove For Men - commercial

Posted by ogreslayer on 22 February 2011 - 03:02 PM

His daughter will be watching the next couple of family meals from the pressbox after that.

Or stuck at the kiddie table with Hudler next Thanksgiving.


#2117269 Joel Quenneville hospitalized

Posted by ogreslayer on 16 February 2011 - 12:01 PM

I heard there were concerns with his "core" temperature. What, too soon?


#2116290 Forsberg Joins Avalanche

Posted by ogreslayer on 13 February 2011 - 09:16 PM

But I thought Quincey was going to become the next Bobby Orr?

And I would think it would be difficult for him to help the Avs' defense while sitting out the rest of the season after shoulder surgery in December.


#2113192 John Buccigross

Posted by ogreslayer on 08 February 2011 - 08:45 PM

Used to read his stuff but I can't say I miss it now. Most of what he was writing about near the end seemed to be more about music, his kids, baby names, etc. Personally, I prefer to have more than just a little hockey in my hockey writing but I guess I'm weird that way.


#2113096 Ritola has inner ear disease

Posted by ogreslayer on 08 February 2011 - 03:14 PM

what is going on with former wings??

konstantinov - limo crash
fischer - heart problem
fleischmann - pulmonary emboli or something like that (bloodclots in lungs)
and now ritola with the ear thing.

messed up.

Add another to the list...
Lebda - Sucks at hockey


#2113033 Valtteri Filppula Leg Injury

Posted by ogreslayer on 08 February 2011 - 01:02 PM

Per the Freep, he's out at least Wednesday vs. the Preds. Calling it an injury to his left knee.

http://www.freep.com...inst-Predators-


#2106637 We need an Irishmen on the team....

Posted by ogreslayer on 28 January 2011 - 04:27 PM

lebda is not irish born and raised in chicago


You mean playing for the Notre Dame Fightin' Irish really doesn't mean he's of Irish descent? Really? I guess you're going to tell me now that Justin Adbelkader isn't actually from Sparta. :hehe:

It would explain why he played like he drank nine pints of Guinness before every game.


I've done nine pints of Guinness before. Lebda's play wasn't '9 pints drunk'. It was more like 15 at least.


#2106210 Maltby to have jersey retired by Owen Sound Attack

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 January 2011 - 01:18 PM

Hey, did you know he was a 50 goal scorer in juniors? :hehe:


#2100411 Wings Negotiating w/ Nabokov

Posted by ogreslayer on 20 January 2011 - 12:51 PM

Well if he can get through waivers, this might turn out to be one hell of a steal. I think the problems in SJ didn't start & end with Nabby in goal like some would believe. I do think the move says less about the organization's belief in Howard & more about Ozzie's injury status.


#2098823 All-Star Game

Posted by ogreslayer on 16 January 2011 - 10:13 PM

Going to the skills competition might be interesting but I wouldn't drop that much money on tix for the ASG. Save it & use it to buy tix for the Wings in the finals this season.


#2095987 Name Me a Better 2-Way Player Today than Henrik Zetterberg…

Posted by ogreslayer on 11 January 2011 - 03:44 PM

Best 2 way player in the game on a consistent basis? Currently watching games from the press box with a broken wrist.

OK, granted Dats & Z are like 1A & 1B. And I have to add, if either one of them wanted to concentrate on offense only, there's no question in my mind that either one would lead the league in scoring.


#2095882 2011 All-Star Rosters Game rosters named

Posted by ogreslayer on 11 January 2011 - 01:41 PM

Gotta admit I would have been psyched to see Helm in the 'Fastest Skater' competition though. :P


I really want to see Helm compete in the shooting accuracy event myself :hehe:


#2087290 What's the deal with Stuart

Posted by ogreslayer on 30 December 2010 - 08:35 AM

I agree with you and the other guy who mentioned this. They asked Stuart to change his style of play a bit and he's adjusting. It makes sense that he would be out of position more frequently because of that. He'll adjust, or if he doesn't they'll put him back to his old style of play. They're auditioning for Lidstrom's replacement.


I think it has more to do with the fact that being paired with Lids means he's playing on the side opposite of what he's used to. He's said in the past that he doesn't feel comfortable doing that & I would have a feeling that being out of his comfort zone has effected his game somewhat.