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#2677915 Dustin Brown losing captaincy

Posted by amato on 17 June 2016 - 05:20 AM

Kopitar named captain of the kings as expected.


#2677914 Cap may drop

Posted by amato on 17 June 2016 - 05:17 AM

Its already been hinted at before, but it sounds like the NHLPA will vote in favor of a five-percent escalator for the salary cap in regard to the 2016-17 season.

The precise bump is unclear, yet such a move would mean that the ceiling for each team would rise by a little more than $3

Sportsnets Elliotte Friedman and the New York Posts Larry Brooks both report that the escalator would boost the ceiling to $72.8 million.


http://nhl.nbcsports...-17-salary-cap/



Well that's good I suppose.. Anyone know if that escalator also bumps up the cap floor? That'd be slightly more convenient for moving pavs contract if he leaves ha


#2677907 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 16 June 2016 - 09:04 PM

Yeah the only thing I can think of is there isn't enough interest most of the time. Goligoski must just be a guy that Arizona had on their radar and thought would receive a lot of interest on the open market? Who knows what goes on behind the scenes..


#2677902 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 16 June 2016 - 08:49 PM

I think krsmith meant why doesn't holland make trades the other way (as if we were Dallas).. Maybe because no one wants our players badly enough? I don't get it either


#2677856 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 16 June 2016 - 07:38 AM

Also, we can't offer sheet him 8 years..

Or frank, if your intent by saying "offer sheet trouba with a massive signing bonus then extend him" was meant to mean a huge one year contract then extension, I disagree with that.

Anything above 9.5 mill-ish (I forget the exact number) would compensate the jets with 4 first round picks. I like trouba as much as the next guy, but I wouldn't ever trade 4 first round picks for him


#2677852 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 16 June 2016 - 05:32 AM

Vanek and Brown are likely being bought out.. We wouldn't have to pay them their current salaries. But regardless, i don't want either of them for any contract.


#2677642 Gordie Howe has passed away. 1928-2016.

Posted by amato on 14 June 2016 - 10:44 AM

gordie on the cover would be pretty sweet. but let's just at least be glad it's not another blackhawk :P 




#2677606 Petition to change Lil Caesars Arena to Gordie Howe Arena

Posted by amato on 13 June 2016 - 06:33 PM

 
I like those odds.


Never tell me the odds


#2677589 Ron Mason, legendary MSU hockey coach and AD passes at 76

Posted by amato on 13 June 2016 - 09:45 AM

2016 has been brutal.. RIP :(


#2677495 Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

Posted by amato on 12 June 2016 - 08:02 AM

I don't know about completely giving up on a shot at winning but I agree with the notion that the streak is too important to them to not do everything in their power to improve the team both next year and down the line.. And that would mean moving Datsyuk's cap hit if he were to leave but only if they have something else lined up of course.

I think that new one week (or however long it is) interview period rule is pretty huge for GMs in general but especially for holland in a year like this. Interviewing upcoming UFAs and then possibly exploring trade options will tell him if he even needs to move the cap hit.


#2677441 Petition to change Lil Caesars Arena to Gordie Howe Arena

Posted by amato on 11 June 2016 - 09:00 AM

I'd be happy with something like "Gordie Howe Arena at Little Caesars Colosseum." They get their corporate sponsorship, fans get "The Gordie" or "The Howe" to replace "The Joe" instead of just the pizza pizza arena arena. They can even keep the stupid logo on the roof :P

But agreed it's highly unlikely


#2677439 Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

Posted by amato on 11 June 2016 - 08:36 AM

Agreed, krsmith. I would be fine with something like pav + pulk for a fifth or maybe a mid level d prospect, assuming we use the 7.5 mill in extra cap space for something productive.


#2677327 Gordie Howe has passed away. 1928-2016.

Posted by amato on 10 June 2016 - 09:12 AM

"I pick Gordie as my No. 1 all-time player. He played the longest. He was the toughest player of his era. He was the best offensive player and defensively. He was used in all situations. He could play center, right wing, and defense. He could shoot right and he could shoot left. If you could make a mold for a hockey player it would be him. I never thought there was another player close to him.

-Scotty Bowman


#2677154 Biggest need for Red Wings in Off-season Poll

Posted by amato on 08 June 2016 - 02:31 PM

Agree with a top pairing two way D man.. But I think a pure goal scoring forward is a very close second.


#2677134 2016 SCF: San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by amato on 08 June 2016 - 05:02 AM

http://m.imgur.com/WoMcQkC?r

:P not my creation but I love it. Here's to hoping they come back and win it though