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.
Bit of a surprise but I agree the price was too steep for what he'd bring to the Wings, and I concur it would have been even steeper for the Wings. He's a good fit for the Preda, though. Looks like they're planning to make a serious run in the postseason.
Overall, the Leafs got fleeced, though. If that continues, after their fire sale, it could be really ugly for the white and blue.
Way too many greats to choose from, so I'm going to make two teams... And still there are a lot of pretty good players left out...
Brendan Shanahan - Steve Yzerman - Brett Hull
Vyacheslav Kozlov - Igor Larionov - Sergei Fedorov
Henrik Zetterberg - Pavel Datsyuk - Tomas Holmstrom
Bob Probert - Kris Draper - Dino Ciccarelli
Ray Sheppard - Darren McCarty
Nicklas Lidstrom - Vladimir Konstantinov
Paul Coffey - Chris Chelios
Matthew Schneider - Brian Rafalski
Ted Lindsay - Alex Delvecchio - Gordie Howe
Syd Howe - Sid Abel - Norm Ullman
Frank Mahovlich - Marcel Dionne - Mickey Redmond
Gerard Gallant - Dale McCourt - John Ogrodnick
Jimmy Carson - Nick Libett
Red Kelly - Marcel Pronovost
Mark Howe - Reed Larson
Willie Huber - Larry Murphy
That's probably the best way to do it due to both the huge differences between eras and the vast number of great players the Wings have been fortunate to have on their roster. I mean, how many other teams would have the alumni for two games at a Winter Classic that were actually higher end when they played?
Wow, I hope the Wings do better than this anthem singer. Just about every one of my students in my senior high chorus and most of my jr high students would blow her away. Tension induced vibrato coupled with an almost complete lack of intonation is NOT a good thing.
The good old days of Hasek and Osgood, those were some fun threads to read through. I'm sure Mrazek/Howard won't head in that direction though, we're all older and more mature
Those wars were epic, and left quite the Legace behind for us all to remember.
Monsters not signed after this season...
He's a free agent.
Just for the record.
I wonder how many people forget this, and also that Mrazek is on a one way contract next year. Let Monster stick around for depth, he has been a good soldier for the Wings when healthy. If he wants to go elsewhere, then honor that. In any case, I don't see him back with the organization next year at the NHL level.