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#2533371 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Jesusberg on 30 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

Stars sign defenseman Derek Meech to a standard AHL contract.

 

Nill, you sly dog.




#2533177 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 28 July 2014 - 02:05 PM

In 3 years we will say this signing is a steal. Look at all the people that complained about the Kronwall signing at first. The cap will continue to go up and he will be a bargain scoring 20-30 goals a season.


#2533078 Winter is coming..

Posted by FlashyG on 27 July 2014 - 02:58 PM

For some reason, going by the topic title I thought this was going to be some kind of Game of Thrones related thread.

 

 

There's no reason it can't be.

 

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#2532818 Hockey News: Detroit has the easiest schedule

Posted by Son of a Wing on 22 July 2014 - 02:49 PM

With the exception of Detroit, Tampa Bay and possibly Columbus, every other Eastern team who made the playoffs has taken a serious step back or are in cap hell.

 

Washington looks good on paper but they have always looked pretty good on paper. (aside from their goaltending)

 

Carolina did nothing to improve.  Islander's defence is a joke and who knows with the Leafs.

 

Personally, I like our chances....




#2532789 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by Son of a Wing on 22 July 2014 - 12:21 PM

Regarding Tatar...
 

 

Tomas, what's the current situation in terms of your future overseas?

 
"For some time, together with my agent, we've been negotiating a new contract with Detroit. But it's not easy; it's a business, and both sides want to have the best conditions."
 
Do you already have a specific proposal on the table?
 
"Yes, I have three options. The team's offered me two, three and five-year contracts. Of course the offers have other financial circumstances."
 
Which one of the alternatives do you prefer?
 
"It looks like I'll sign a two or three-year contract. We're close to an agreement, but a few things need to be resolved."
 
Do you have a red line deadline, or do you have some time to think?
 
"No, we're not in a rush. It doesn't matter whether I'll sign today or in two weeks."
 
Why?
 
"Detroit has my rights until I'm 27, so I can't negotiate with any other NHL team, so I have time" (Tatar says, and laughs).
 
But could it possibly happen that Detroit would sign you to a new contract and then let you go?
 
"It might. Especially because hockey and the NHL are a big business. But I don't think that will happen."
 
Now what are you doing?
 
"I'm recovering from a short weekend trip to Croatia, but I'm training fully and preparing for the new season."
 

 




#2532718 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 21 July 2014 - 02:53 PM

I thought we had settled on Hampus Melen Arena? No takesie backsies!


#2532444 Hockey News: Detroit has the easiest schedule

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 18 July 2014 - 06:03 AM

All I know is let's get this season started...

 

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#2532459 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by hooon on 18 July 2014 - 10:09 AM

I'd be very surprised if we sign either of these guys for more than $2M per year, look at Smith and Nyquists' contracts over the last two years as a guide.

 

This. Neither has even played a full NHL season yet.

 

These are RFA contracts, not UFA guys that any team can sign. Nyquist is making 950k a year and Smith is making 1.2. While I do think both TT and DD will make a bit more, it won't be MILLIONS more as some people are suggesting. That isn't how it works with restricted free agents.

 

They will be short "bridge" contracts to hold them over until they get paid for real (and prove they're worth it over a larger sample size). 




#2532442 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by kipwinger on 18 July 2014 - 03:59 AM

The Wing's front office obviously realizes that fans are upset, because this is pretty clearly Babcock doing damage control for Holland. 

 

Here's an article also referencing the interview.  

 

 

http://www.thescore....nhl/news/538908

 

I guess we'll just wait and see what the future and Cleary's knee holds. I'm also not sure how much confidence I should give their trainer given the Wing's extensive injuries last season. 

 

Obvious speculation about "damage control" aside, Mike Barwis isn't the Red Wings trainer.  He's an outside specialist and (based on my very brief internet search) seems to be pretty well respected and established. 




#2532347 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by number9 on 17 July 2014 - 02:04 PM

I laughed when they asked what Cleary brought to the team last year and Babs said "nothing" lol at least he sees what we see


#2531696 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by FlashyG on 11 July 2014 - 09:21 PM

Don't worry Kenny's got a firm grip on the wheel.

 

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#2531045 Kane & Toews Sign Identical 8-year, $10.5M AAV Extensions

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 10 July 2014 - 02:58 PM

What I wanna know is - will Hank's beard have a chance at the Hockey Hall of Fame?
 
If Hank makes it - I'll assume his beard will follow within a few years?


No way Hank gets in before his beard. Bet.


#2532318 Ex-NHL Referee Paul Stewart Blog

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 July 2014 - 09:51 AM

True, but with players like Crosby you can tell because they over-react to every call in a really embarrassing way.


Crosby cries worse than my 5 year old when he skins his knee.



#2532312 Ex-NHL Referee Paul Stewart Blog

Posted by VM1138 on 17 July 2014 - 06:21 AM

It's one thing to whine to the ref and another to whine publicly, I think. Yzerman never did the latter. I remember him talking to refs a lot but I don't remember him being whining, unless it was a rivalry game and passions were high. Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2


#2532140 Alfie wants to play

Posted by rick zombo on 15 July 2014 - 11:27 AM

Where is Alfie going to play? Top line?

 

Z - Pav - Alfie

Nyquist - Weiss - Franzen

Jurco - Sheahan - Tatar

Helm - Glendening - Abby

 

Cleary/Andersson

 

That doesn't look bad bad, but our D is atrocious...and our goaltending is average at best.

 

Someone should start a thread about this..............