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#2622119 Free agents this off season

Posted by amato on 03 August 2015 - 05:33 AM

1a/1b until management determines Howard is expendable. He'll be traded before his contracts up but it won't be until next off-season at the very earliest.. even that seems like a stretch.

#2621542 Free agents this off season

Posted by amato on 24 July 2015 - 09:06 PM

Heatley 2.0


#2621500 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by amato on 24 July 2015 - 01:00 PM

If Franzem retires he doesn't get paid. If he sits on IR he does. It's to his advantage to not retire.


Yeah, that too. Whatever happens, it's very unlikely he'll retire so I don't think we'll have to worry about the penalties is all I was trying to say. 

#2621495 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by amato on 24 July 2015 - 12:39 PM

We had room to add one veteran forward (barely). Richards > semin

#2621454 Free agents this off season

Posted by amato on 24 July 2015 - 10:39 AM

make it or break it season for semin's nhl career, imo. 

unless he's ok with cheap one year deals year after year 

#2621331 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by amato on 23 July 2015 - 01:19 PM

Good article, pretty much my thoughts all along. Dunno who was calling him a "reclamation project"..? Other teams' fans hoping to land him cheap?

#2621312 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by amato on 23 July 2015 - 11:55 AM

There is an interview for slovak portal http://hokejportal.netwith Jurco.

Summary, they are close to 2-years contract, because he has some medical problems, and in case of possible injury during a season, he would like to have more opportunity to convince redwings, that he is a right player for red wings.

He also mentioned, that he welcome Blashill as a coach, because he (blash) knows him, and he will not probably try to make him a 4th line player

This. Jurco last year was basically the definition of misuse.. would love to see a jurco-sheahan-pulks third line.

#2621257 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by amato on 23 July 2015 - 06:03 AM

I wouldn't trade pulk for buff (and you can count me as cautiously optimistic re: pulk) simply because we likely wouldn't be able to re-$ign him with the amount of raises players will command in the next couple off seasons.. granted Quincey comes off the books next year and of course Richards, so it's certainly possible but we'd have to make sure any player signed long term is a great fit. Getting rid of pulk isn't worth that kind of a one season or less gamble, imo. You just don't deal his kind of potential for a possible rental.

#2621168 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by amato on 22 July 2015 - 08:45 AM

If our Henrik  were a netminder - he'd never wear a goalie mask since his Viking-Warrior like beard would be more than adequate.

The league might make him wear a mask though.. to protect the puck from his beard.

#2621087 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by amato on 21 July 2015 - 12:57 PM

There's no doubt he will be with the big club. He would have to clear waivers to get sent down, and he would definitely get claimed. I'm expecting him to be a fixture on the 3rd line and 2nd power-play unit under Blashill.

I hope he plays regularly and succeeds is more of what I meant by "stick".. my bad ha. But yeah, I agree with your assessment.

#2619921 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by amato on 10 July 2015 - 07:24 AM

Kid on back, Cup in hands, cigar in mouth. #25 

Let's hope Mike Green has this opportunity here as well ;)

#2619808 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by amato on 09 July 2015 - 11:40 AM

McCarty is probably #1 on my list of Red Wings I'd like to have a beer with

If you pay, he's probably the most likely red wing to join you for a beer too :P

#2619376 Preliminary Red Wings Training Camp Roster

Posted by amato on 07 July 2015 - 10:54 AM

Don't know about here, but there are multiple articles floating around social media about the kid:

@DetroitRedWings: READ: Meyer makes very big impression; At 6'9" free agent D is raw with an incredible upside - http://t.co/oV0twKuLgx http://t.co/356oCsJKsi



yup yup. saw all that too. hopefully he develops well.... chara size with red wings class could be a deadly combo. 

#2619066 Saad traded to Columbus

Posted by amato on 05 July 2015 - 09:55 AM

Hahaha saads deal though. They know they don't get Kane and Towes with him right? :P

#2618712 St. Louis announces retirement at age 40

Posted by amato on 02 July 2015 - 12:35 PM

"@frank_seravalli: Marty St. Louis has announced his retirement at the age of 40. The 2004 Hart Trophy winner had 52 points in 74 games last season. #TSN"

"@frank_seravalli: St. Louis interested in playing nxt season but wanted to be close to family in Connecticut. Few options. He's earned approx. $70M since '98."

From undrafted to an outstanding career, congrats Marty!