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#2624486 So this is why teams hate the wings

Posted by TheXym on 02 September 2015 - 10:03 PM

Being a fan from 1984 - that was 13 seasons (and 1995 Final) of frustration, and near misses for me until Detroit won the Cup in '97.

I became a fan in December '83 after seeing the Wings live for the first time. I was a kid and thought Yzerman had the coolest name and was just awesome on the ice and loved the uniforms. I instantly converted from Flyers fandom to my dad's chagrin.

#2622894 Franzen's Gift to Nyquist

Posted by TheXym on 11 August 2015 - 05:01 PM

Sleeping on them is ok, but who wants to be judged by Babcock while having sex? Or hearing his voice in the throes of passion, "You need work harder, be tougher in the crease" Too much pressure. I shutter just thinking about it.

Totally changes the concept of "back side pressure," doesn't it.

#2621375 Wings lose scout to leafs

Posted by TheXym on 23 July 2015 - 06:26 PM

Next thing you know Shanny will show some real chutzpah and offer Craig Janney a job.

#2620694 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by TheXym on 16 July 2015 - 11:03 AM

If he was sent down, my understanding is the full amount would be offset by the cap relief if that was to happen. If he gets$1.5 million, then $575,000 would still be on the wings cap hit.

#2620691 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by TheXym on 16 July 2015 - 10:52 AM

The wings get approx $925,000 salary cap relief if a player is sent down, anything below that amount no longer affects them, anything above does. If it's a two-way deal odds are his NHL salary is below that $925,000 threshold and would be offset by the cap relief. That's probably why many folks are OK with Andersson being waived (plus he'd likely clear).

#2620686 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by TheXym on 16 July 2015 - 10:40 AM

A two-way deal simply means a player receives a different salary at the AHL level than the NHL level. It has nothing to do with waivers. A one-way deal means the player is paid the NHL salary even if they are sent down.

#2620674 Pittsburgh: America's hockey capital? Lol

Posted by TheXym on 16 July 2015 - 08:58 AM

Pittsburgh is Steelers and Pirates territory. If the Pens aren't winning, they don't care about them. I remember being in Pitt for all-states in 2009 (coinciding with the start of the playoffs). My Zetterberg jersey got lots of dirty looks. When we went to a Pirates game (a 20-0 loss to the Brewers), the guy behind me started talking smack to me due to the Konstantinov jersey. My response was "If you suffered through the dark days of Dickie Tarnstrom leading the Pens in scoring from the blue line we can have a great conversation about hockey, if you're a Crosby bandwagoner zip it because you can't spell Crosby without sob and cry."

His buddy started laughing and said "the Wings fan knows more about the Pens than you ever will". We ended up having a nice discussion during the game, they bought us several rounds and recommended some good places to watch hockey. They also said that it's a bandwagon hockey city.

#2620376 Mitch Callahan signed 1-year - 600k

Posted by TheXym on 13 July 2015 - 01:42 PM

As much as I'm a fan of Miller on the fourth line (& of course star wars nicknames), I'd really like to see how well a callahan-glendog-ferrero fourth line would play together sometime in the next couple seasons.

Han-Luke-Lando works with the Star Wars motif

#2620289 Brian McGrattan

Posted by TheXym on 12 July 2015 - 04:16 PM

That 4th line could seriously wreck shop.

#2620078 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by TheXym on 11 July 2015 - 07:02 AM


Thanks for the fix... All the McCarty mentions made me nostalgic for Darren. :)

#2619726 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by TheXym on 08 July 2015 - 09:48 PM

He is in no way faster than sheahan.
I thought it said elf your own butt.
Which would've been way funnier.

There's a Will Ferrel meme waiting to happen.

#2619725 Wings‬ sign left wing Eric Tangradi

Posted by TheXym on 08 July 2015 - 09:43 PM

I hope he finds his home with this organization and learns to use his size and become a hockey player. I have nothing against an enforcer but I don't want a caveman on skates, I want a power forward that doesn't put up with BS and can contribute.

From what I saw of him with the baby pens, he was not a physical force at all, so he definitely needs to "learn to use his size"

#2619724 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by TheXym on 08 July 2015 - 09:42 PM

And Nyquist has the right to wear number 14? Sheesh

More of a right than Darren Meech did. ;)

#2619615 Wings‬ sign left wing Eric Tangradi

Posted by TheXym on 08 July 2015 - 01:02 PM

Depth signing for GR, as others have said. I saw him a couple of times in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre when he was with the baby Pens and he didn't really stand out.

#2618699 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by TheXym on 02 July 2015 - 11:40 AM

Maybe Holland saw the Babcock departure coming a couple years back and decided to take a longer view to player acquisition to get past the first round AFTER Babs left (coupled with TO missing the playoffs again would be quite irksome to the Leafs loyal). Babs is a good coach, and seems to be a good guy, but his message ran its course here and I think having Blashill will energize the team more than we realize.

Cue Kenny lighting up a cigar, Hannibal Smith style, "I love it when a plan comes together".