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#2677981 NHL Chooses Las Vegas for 17-18 Expansion

Posted by HelmFan on 17 June 2016 - 03:56 PM

Bob Mckenzie's reporting that it was basically a toss up between Vegas and Syria.

#2642017 12/10 GDT : Montreal Canadiens at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by HelmFan on 10 December 2015 - 01:13 PM

Sounds like the perfect recipe for the Wings to get blown out 6-0



No kidding,hey?  If Montreal only threw in a couple of guys who are still looking for their first career goal

#2580728 Helm injury update and a very good one too

Posted by HelmFan on 12 March 2015 - 08:23 AM

I'm aware the chances are that he won't continuously put up points.
My question was, if he put up a point every other game, would you object to him staying there.
I get that it seems crazy to have a prototypical 4th line c as a first line winger, I understand that.
If he scores or is directly involved the scoring at a .50 ppg was the context of the question.
Whether or not it was a fluke that he scored, or a soft goal, or any other knock against him being on datsyuks wing is irrelevant.



that's an odd question. 


If he scored if every other game he would be a 40 goal scorer, and making 7 million dollars.  Of course he'd be on the first line.


last time we had a guy even close to that good, we signed Franzen instead.

#2548597 Ranking Wings Players by Draft Order

Posted by HelmFan on 11 November 2014 - 06:30 PM

You could invert that list and make it look more sensical.


I was thinking the exact same thing.

#2541406 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by HelmFan on 15 October 2014 - 10:01 PM

I can not believe I didn't see Nyquist on the power play in OT.

#2535076 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by HelmFan on 28 August 2014 - 10:53 AM

If there's four more expansion teams I might be able to make the NHL.



Vegas is pretty close to California. ( a hockey hot-bed)  Is there a chance Vegas gets some spill over fans from Cali? ( Much like Buffalo does from Toronto.)

#2471056 If we become sellers...

Posted by HelmFan on 06 January 2014 - 02:05 PM

The return should be similar to the Jaromir Jagr to Boston trade.

Dallas got a 2nd rounder and two prospects.

Boston got a 41 year old with 26 points in 34 games.

For the record, I don think it will happen. It could, though, if Alfie asks for it.

#2449245 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by HelmFan on 31 October 2013 - 07:40 AM




got the wings coming into the arena tonight



Franzen's the only one too lazy not to put on a tie, do up his collar.

#2434600 Franzen: "I am not a goal scorer"

Posted by HelmFan on 01 September 2013 - 01:59 PM

Maybe Franzen was misunderstood, and he was trying to say he does more than just score goals (hence, he doesn't see himself as one-dimensional).

Then he needs to watch some game tape.

#2434577 Franzen: "I am not a goal scorer"

Posted by HelmFan on 01 September 2013 - 11:09 AM

WTF!! if you're not a goal scorer, then what are you?


he's not a skater, he's not a checker, he's not a grinder, he's not a set-up man, he's not a net front man.


Now he's telling us that he's not going to score goals. He's a big lazy ***** who got his payday. that's it. 


What a waste.  I can't imagine he will be in the top 6 much longer.  It won't be long before Nyquist or Tatar takes his spot.


and you know what? Franzen won't care. He'll be happy that he gets less ice time.


lazy,lazy,lazy.  So much potential. such a frustrating waste.


/end rant

#2434535 New enemies, whom do you fear the most?

Posted by HelmFan on 31 August 2013 - 02:28 PM

The East should be crapping their pants.  We were one goal away from the eliminating the Stanley cup champs.


  Now we're adding Alfie, Weiss, Helm, Dekeyser, Bertuzzi, Samuelsson and a more seasoned Nyquist, Tatar,Anderson and Smith.


older? yes. but the lack of travel will take a few years off of the Vets and they will all look rejuvenated because of it.


This will be the year we turn our power play around; it will be our enforcer again. (it won't be as great as 2008, but it'll be a heck of lot better than the last few years)


BOLD PREDICTION: within a few years the East teams will start adapting to us, and people will be wondering why the whole league is now playing a "west conference" style game.

#2427581 Wings sign forward Luke Glendening to 1-year, 2-way

Posted by HelmFan on 05 July 2013 - 05:25 PM

Nice to see hard work & determination get rewarded.  Would it be wrong to suggest that's a lesson some players on the big club might need a reminder of?

I doubt that Franzen is reading the forum today.

#2418552 ECF - (4) Boston Bruins vs. (1) Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by HelmFan on 08 June 2013 - 10:38 AM

I'd like to point out the obvious fact that the Pens only won one more game then the Wings did this postseason.

#2368116 Babs: " ....the players decide who plays, not me...."

Posted by HelmFan on 12 March 2013 - 05:11 PM

total BS.  see Abdelkader



or better yet, see Franzen.  He decided to play in the playoffs 4 years ago. that seems to have earned him quite a lengthy leash.

#2361122 2/24 GDT : Canucks 3 at Red Wings 8

Posted by HelmFan on 25 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

it's way too early to tell if Brunner is worth big money. He's only played 19 games. We don't even know if he has the gas to play a full 82 game season plus playoffs. (the Swiss play only around 50, less physical games)


It's Kenny's best interested to get him signed now, before he proves that he can score at this pace for 80 games for more than a season or two.


If he continues to prove himself, YIKES, is he in for a big payday.