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#2683203 Glendening signs 4-year, $1.8m AAV extension

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 14 July 2016 - 03:27 PM

I like Glendening. It's a bit too much money, but I'm not sure why people are complaining about the 4 year term. 27 year old players that could be UFAs don't usually sign contracts that short. He'll be 32 at the end of it - we'll get his best years. 


Also, something that might be considered for context in the overpayment is that Glendening's previous cahit (628.333) and salary was ridiculously low - if you think of it as back payment the 2 contracts probably equal out to a fair amount for cool hand Luke.

#2683049 Pulkkinen re-signs with a 1 year deal

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 13 July 2016 - 10:04 AM

UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings today re-signed RW Teemu Pokémon to a one-year contract: http://redwn.gs/29RCxMX


Amazing tweet lol


#2682920 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by kickazz on 11 July 2016 - 05:30 PM

And apparently Wayne Gretzky - aka "The Great One" saw Zetterberg in a different way than some of us as well. An article from about 3 years ago. 




“I think Zetterberg is the best player in the game (at his age),” Gretzky told NHL.com. “He’s been so physically beat up from the Stanley Cup playoffs, Olympics – all that goes with that – but he’s just very special.” Gretzky, the NHL’s all-time leading scorer, then took his admiration for Zetterberg to another level by saying, “I think he’s the best Swedish player they’ve ever put into the National Hockey League, and there has been a lot of great ones, from (Borje) Salming to (Nicklas) Lidstrom.”

#2682886 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by Holmstrom96 on 11 July 2016 - 08:07 AM

What about 96?


HA!  I love Holmstrom.  He was my favorite player for a long stretch and a part of FOUR Stanley Cup teams.


However, he's no superstar.  He's not universally heralded nor acclaimed.


Holmstrom is one of those dudes that gets stuff done.  He might not be the flashiest, or have all the deke's, ice time, or goals to show for it.


He's a breed of folks that won't have numbers retired, but will be in the hearts of folks for a long time.  When I think of his type of player, I think of the heavy lifters like Draper, McCarty, and Murphy (pre-new glasses).


No, there's no way in hell Holmstrom's number should be retired.

#2682737 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by kickazz on 09 July 2016 - 05:20 PM

The other point I'll make is this. Retiring Ted Lindsay, Alex Delvecchio Sid Abel and Sawchuk's numbers were also in discussions.


Only Howe, Yzerman and Lidstrom were players whose numbers were immediately retired. 


Lindsay and Delvecchio had their numbers retired in 1991

Sawchuck was retired in 1994

Abel in 1995


Discussing is completely unrelated to likelihood of retirement. Sid Abel retired from the game in 1954 and his number wasn't retired till 40 years after that. 

#2682935 For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 11 July 2016 - 07:46 PM

Holland is responsible for crashing the Pokemon Go servers.

#2682932 For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

Posted by NerveDamage on 11 July 2016 - 07:30 PM

Holland isn't responsible for Global Warming. That's Al Gore's fault.

negative, It's ManBearPig's doing

#2682928 For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

Posted by krsmith17 on 11 July 2016 - 06:30 PM

If Holland didn't make that trade and we were still stuck with Datsyuk's contract, with little to no activity on July 1st, it would be the exact same people b****ing and moaning. Just imagine how much backlash there would be if Stamkos did hit free agency and he went to Buffalo because we didn't have the cap space to sign him.

I don't think there's any question that today Chychrun is more skilled and more developed than Cholowski. My first reaction when we were trading the pick was "pissed" too, but after hearing what the trade entailed, I was stoked. It was a great trade, and you make it every time in that situation. Who knows how it will look in 5-10 years, but hindsight is 20/20...

#2682885 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by VM1138 on 11 July 2016 - 08:06 AM

This has been discussed ad nauseum. It's far easier to visit family within the same country than internationally. Plus, he will actually be nearby frequently because of the teams he will play. It's not that hard to grasp, people.

#2682654 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by NerveDamage on 08 July 2016 - 04:48 PM

Pavel Datsyuk writes open letter to Detroit Red Wing fans

Dear Friends,


I am blessed to have received an offer to continue my hockey career at home with SKA in St. Petersburg. It was a difficult decision to retire from the Red Wings and NHL, but in my heart, I believe it is the best decision for me an my family.


“My decision was not an easy one. Your support of the Detroit Red Wings and of me personally has meant so much to me. I arrived a young man that few had heard of and I am leaving with so many offering their kind wishes, love and respect. I am so thankful. You have provided so much for me and my family and I will be forever graceful to the game of hockey, the NHL, the Detroit Red Wings and most importantly, to you, our fans.


“With the reality that I will no longer be a Red Wing or playing in the NHL, I realize there are a lot of people I would like to personally thank.


“I also want to especially thank Mr. and Mrs. Ilitch and the entire Ilitch family for all their support over the years. They are tremendous owners and I loved playing for them. Similarly, I owe a great deal to Ken Holland for his understanding and support during the last few years in particular, but really throughout my career. Ken and the entire organization have always treated me well and he, together with all of the organization, are a major reason why every player in the league wants to play in Detroit.


“I would also like to thank all of my teammates. We have had many successes, and many times fell short of our goals, but it has been an honor and privilege to play by your side.


“I also want to thank all of my coaches, in particular Mike Babcock for his support, wisdom and guidance over most of my career and Jeff Blashill for taking over and leading us to another playoff year. I am confident that Coach Blashill will have a high level of success and will continue to add to the great history of the Detroit Red Wings.


“Finally and most importantly, to the fans of the Detroit Red Wings throughout Michigan, the United States and Canada (as well as those in Russia and elsewhere). I so appreciated your passionate support over the years and truly enjoyed playing for you. I loved playing in Detroit!


“From the bottom of my heart I thank you all for everything.”



#2682560 Tootoo to TwoCity (CHI aka Second City)

Posted by 55fan on 07 July 2016 - 04:47 PM

Now that's a clever title. :D

When he was with the Devils I wanted him to play with Ruutu"..." Imagine that

Sometimes he did.  It was fun listening to it.  Our local USHL team has a guy named Roo.  I wanted to get him on a line with them.  Ruutu to Tootoo to Roo to Ruutu.....


I'm glad Jordin is employed, but I hate that he's with a team that I hate to watch.  Maybe he'll accidentally injure Kane and get traded...

#2682535 This year vs last year: a poll

Posted by NerveDamage on 07 July 2016 - 11:20 AM


I guess your left hand is the winning hand then


#2682524 This year vs last year: a poll

Posted by Echolalia on 07 July 2016 - 10:17 AM

Dude those are just words. You had a solid 8hrs of rest and now you're voting better. That's all there is to it.

#2682523 This year vs last year: a poll

Posted by kickazz on 07 July 2016 - 09:45 AM

I changed my vote to better. For now.

Last year almost everyone on the team regressed which is an extreme outlier for a team full of youngsters who are projected to get better. I think part of their regression was due to poor coaching.

This year we still have the same youngsters and many of them are entering their prime. With the change in coaching staff and Blashill gaining some insight, they should be better.

Datsyuk was good on paper but when it came down to it he wasn't here for the first few months and if you guys recall he didn't find his mojo for a few months (remember how LGW were bashing him in november and december?) additionally he didn't really show up in the playoffs. So realistically Datsyuk aka The Magic Man was only really here between January and April. I think Nielsen is Datsyuk's replacement with the added element that he'll probably actually play most of the season. So he'll be an "upgrade" in terms of long term reliability to an older, injured Datsyuk.

I take back what I said about Vanek being Richard's replacement. I no longer consider him Richard's replacement, but rather Johan Franzen's replacement. The two are similar in that neither is as fast in their current phase of hockey while both are supposed to be goal scorers around the net in close quarters and PP specialists net front presence.

I don't think Larkin is going to have a "sophomore slump" , I actually think he'll be better. I actually can't recall if any of our rookies have even gone through sophomore slumps. Tatar went from scoring 17 to 29 goals in his second year and Nyquist maintained his 27-28 goal range in his second year. If anything they had a "junior" slump.

Lastly, and I think this is the main reason why I switched to better.. is Petr Mrazek. After his first legitimate 82 game season he showed us flashes of what we see consistently from Carey Prices hightlights. Mrazek went through a pretty s***ty slump after having a Vezina like performance for 2-3 months. First goalie to stop 15 shots on goal by Alexander Ovechkin, (arguably the best goal scorer in NHL history) in a single game speaks volumes to his potential Imo. Mrazek is now one year more experienced, and if he can maintain his consistency HE will be the sole reason this team wins out games. He was our Carey Price from November- January. He needs to be our Carey Price from October - April. The rest will follow suit.

So I think they'll be better than the 2016 Red Wings and as good as the 2015 Red Wings. But not as good as 2013 Red Wings that took Chicago to game 7.


#2682518 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 07 July 2016 - 07:34 AM

I never take much stock in +/-, and certainly not for a player on a team as terrible as Flint was last season. They finished 3rd last in the league, with a 0.338 win percentage a -95 goal differential... Also when you consider only one player on the entire team had a positive +/- rating with a +2, and the worst was a -45, it puts Vili's -15 somewhat in perspective...


Saarijarvi had a great year in junior and I expect him to improve on those numbers next season in Mississauga, but whether or not his game and lack of size (5'9, 165lbs.) will translate to the NHL is the question...