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#2619886 Pittsburgh: America's hockey capital? Lol

Posted by darkmanx on 09 July 2015 - 05:50 PM

That's why one of there owners is trying to sell before they fall off more then they already have.

#2619712 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by darkmanx on 08 July 2015 - 08:47 PM

All the right answers.


#2619555 Babcock's already losing it?

Posted by darkmanx on 08 July 2015 - 06:42 AM


To each their own, I live 40 minutes south west of downtown Toronto, I only go once a year. I think it's a great concert town, but a bad sports town. The constant noise between plays at game is embarrassing. It's like Toronto fans have ADD and need to be entertained all the time. It's so loud, you can't even talk to the people you're with about the game. I refuse to go to Toronto sporting events anymore. Plus Toronto's crowded, they keep building condos downtown without being able to widen streets (they're going to have to eventually go to one way streets to move traffic), also the subway system is awful. My first trip to New York city I was impressed with how well traffic moved there after spending hours in Toronto traffic.


I know people who live downtown Toronto, and they love it, which is fine. Personally I spend more time in Buffalo and Detroit because it's cheaper, much better sports towns, and the traffic moves. But again, to each their own.


They have to build condo's for a reason, there simply isn't any room in Toronto anymore. Developers are already buying all the detached mansions with huge lots and converting them into Condos, just the way it is. The subway is not that bad, I use it all the time when I'm downtown and never had an issue (barring the 6AM rush hour). As a sports town how can anyone be happy when you look at the winning history. Leafs last win: 1967. Raptors: Never. Jays: 1993. No championships in 22 years in the 3rd largest city in North America.

#2619525 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by darkmanx on 07 July 2015 - 08:01 PM

If you say intangibALLS it carries more truculence



#2619521 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by darkmanx on 07 July 2015 - 07:54 PM


Do you know what a "pay-cut" is? A pay-cut is when you take less money then what you used to get. Jonathan Toews NEVER took a pay-cut. http://www.spotrac.c...jonathan-toews/


You say Winnipeg & Buffalo were prepared to pay Towes 13.3 million a year? Please post a link to someone from either organization verifying or even hinting to this. Or are you just making up things as if they are facts because it helps your argument?


I don't think Towes is a top 3 player, I think he has been lucky enough to play with great players for the last 6 years, but that is irrelevant to this argument. I'm starting to see your philosophy Frank, you are pissed at the NHL/owners and anytime a player can get as much as they can out of them, you consider it a small "win". Nyquist is the perfect example, you seem to want him to get paid as much as possible even though if he does get a ridicoulas O'Rielly type contract, it hurts the Wings.


No one is disputing with you that these players CAN ask for the moon, what people including myself are saying is that in a team game where the team can only spend so much money with the cap, for a player to take a huge percentage of that money especially when the player is not worth it (ie. O'Rielly) can and will hurt the team. Players that only look out for themselves are then perceived as selfish and entitled.


There is a reason why guys like Lidstrom & Datsyuk are so well respected around here, they never put themselves first and even though they COULD get more money, they are/were willing to take a slight decrease in salary for the good of the team. They are stilled paid well, but not to the point where it hurts the team.


Why "cant you wait" for Stamkos to sign a huge contract? It's odd that get satisfaction from that. Do you think these guys are struggling financially or something?


Good post. :thumbup:

#2619501 Tarasenko re-signs with the Blues (60 mill/8 years)

Posted by darkmanx on 07 July 2015 - 06:04 PM

Well that explains it then, I guess I missed the rule change.


Two changes: If a player re-signs with his current team he can sign 8 years. If the player elects to go through FA the max he can sign is 7 years.

#2619333 Free agents this off season

Posted by darkmanx on 06 July 2015 - 10:58 PM

I would try to sign him and then we can package a few folks together and move them out for another upgrade on the back end


Trade our future for 1 year of Semin? wtf?

#2619305 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by darkmanx on 06 July 2015 - 07:46 PM

Not sure if this will effect Nyqist's deal but Evgeny Kuznetsov just signed a 2 year $6 million deal with the Caps. I don't know much about him but what I do know is he has only scored 14 goals in the NHL regular season. $3 million cap hit seems kinda high. Makes me think Nyquist can ask for the moon.


He put up 37 points in his first full NHL season, and is only 23. He is going to be a very good player for the Capitals.

#2618589 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by darkmanx on 01 July 2015 - 09:44 PM


#2618537 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by darkmanx on 01 July 2015 - 07:45 PM

This was made by FlashyG posted on another forum. Another absolute gem that has to be shared and I haven't seen him around in awhile.



#2618503 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by darkmanx on 01 July 2015 - 06:48 PM

Would have prefered - as mentioned - Franson he is better defensively, a more physical player and can chip in a point here and there.


The panel on TSN just discussed Mike Green and they basically said he's a powerplay magician but a trainwreck defensively.


Only one person said he was a trainwreck, and it was Ferraro. The rest of the panel was saying how much of a good fit it is for Detroit because they felt he fits our system very well.



And my wish came true. Except the cheap part. Not thrilled at the price. But we have money to spend I guess. Does this mean no cleary?


The only way the money changes is if Green gets more term. It's very fair where it is right now imo. Plus you have a player that is very excited to come to play for the Wings.

#2618497 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by darkmanx on 01 July 2015 - 06:19 PM

So, I assume he'll wear #91...


If he doesn't I think we have our answer for if Feds jersey will get retired.

#2618477 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by darkmanx on 01 July 2015 - 05:45 PM

Ward still got 19 goals and is a big body that hits and is a beast in the playoffs every year , he brings something we lack ... Too many of the same players here


Goals are nice, but we don't need anymore wingers. You were complaining earlier about Jurco / Pulks not getting a chance but then you want to bring in a winger? We have a position open at center, which allows us to slide Sheahan down to 3rd line center to provide more depth.


I just gave the example of how good Richards was in the playoffs last year. He would most definitely help us against some of the East teams, seeing how much better the West is.

#2618468 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by darkmanx on 01 July 2015 - 05:37 PM

He's a roster spot isn't he?

Still think playing with the hawks made him look better than he is, don't forget he's 35 and just had 37pts playing with great players

Anyways it's done, just a one year deal so I won't lose any sleep over it , just rather of added someone like a ward if we had to sign someone but whatever it's done


A roster spot that plays center. Who else is going to play there? Datsyuk is out to start the season. Injuries are going to happen this year.


Playing with the Hawks will defininetely help the stats, no doubt. He just scored 37 points, playing center. Ward only had 1 season with a higher PPG, let's also mention he is 35 years old. Ward had less points last year the Richards and got to play with Ovechkin and Backstrom.

#2618455 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by darkmanx on 01 July 2015 - 05:23 PM

RIchards had 14 points, in 24 playoff games last year.


Was there best forward against Anaheim as well.