Music (I teach high school choir, music theory, music history, and music technology plus play bass in several bands as well as freelance on keys); Reading sci-fi, fantasy, and military fiction; plus a wide variety of other stuff.
You know, with the salary he makes, he could be sent down to GR and the cap hit would be largely gone. As far as waivers, he's pretty much shown he doesn't want to play anywhere else so you'd only have to worry about Garth Snow trying to pick him up.
I'm glad he's playing elsewhere for that cap hit. You can bash him all you want (I know I complained about him in GDT's more than once), but there is no denying that he was a warrior on the ice, and always left it all on the ice. In some ways he personified the Red Wings ethos IMHO, but his body just couldn't hold up. Thanks for your contributions to the Winged Wheel, Danny. Good luck in Philly (but I hope you don't score a point against the Wings unless they already have the game won). Give the Pens hell!
The best part about this tournament's outcome? Our best prospect (Jarnkrok) had, I believe, zero points across all four games - and still we dominated. (That's not an anti-Jarnkrok sentiment.)
That's a great point, and I look at it as a testament to the overall depth and balance of our prospect pool. There are lots of areas where they are starting to show signs of potential synergy causing the whole to end up being greater than the sum of its parts.
If I recall correctly, during the Cup years the Wings had quite a few players reach double digits in the goal column. With that kind of depth, even if a "star" has a slump or is shut down due to the opposition keying on him (as you could consider Jarnkrok in this tourney), there is plenty of firepower to give the defense fits.
I'm stoked to see how these guys end up fitting into the big club in the future.
Siegfried and Roy doing something insane when Datsyuk scores
Depending on how insane, I could go with it. Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall" (just the line "all you are is just a...nother brick in the wall" after 55 levels someone then cue the You Got Kronwalled chant could work.
IMHO, Kenny has done a masterful job this offseason with his signings of Alfredsson, Weiss, and getting Goose and Andersson at great cap hits. Now we just need to see how he trims the roster. I've got a good feeling this season. I also think Nyquist is going to have a breakout year.
I took it as a dissing of the Bruins' miserly ways at the time. It could also have been viewed as disrespectful to the guys who spent a much longer time there that deserved it (such as Sakic, Forsberg, Roy) by setting the bar for retirement so seemingly low. He did not play there nearly long enough, and it reeks of the franchise being desperate to put a number in the rafters. Borque may have won a Cup with the slush, but I'd think that the vast majority of hockey fans consider him a Bruin.
Even though I don't like Soccer, there's not much of an argument to be made about it's worldwide popularity. It is hands down the number one sport on the planet, nothing even comes close to comparison.
I don't like the idea of any logo alteration but maybe "ticks" on the jersey sleeve or something would be cool. In the military you get a small stripe on the lower left sleeve for every 3 years of service, so maybe something along those lines for each cup won in franchise history. It doesn't have to be all that noticeable or large but something to permanently represent that team's history integrated on the jersey would be interesting.
I think the Islanders had 4 small stripes on their jerseys at one point in the late 90's-early 2000's to represent their four championships.
Filing for arbitration is used quite a bit just to kickstart negotiations & get a deadline out there to get a deal done before it does go to an arbitrator. It was speculated from the start that Smith filing was nothing more than that.
It also takes offer sheets from other teams out of the picture.