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#2369119 Datsyuk Leaving?!

Posted by Matt on 14 March 2013 - 06:28 PM

Taken at face value if someone had asked me if I thought Datsyuk would head back to Russia after his contract expires, at the age he'll be then (and the state of the team at the time), I'd strongly lean toward yes. Ultimately the state of the team is going to weigh heavily on that decision: if the team makes move(s) necessary to keep the team as a legitimate Stanley Cup contender the "loyalty" card to do something like Lidstrom's play-it-by-year contract re-signings seems to be a strong possibility.

 

But the status quo of the last couple of seasons? Happy trails, Pavel, and enjoy the company of your daughter. Couldn't ask for more from him.




#2364445 Forum Problems?

Posted by Matt on 03 March 2013 - 05:27 PM

This was a setting that was altered when the maintenance update took place earlier this week. It should be back to normal now!


#2357314 Spammer runs wild, snuffed out by mod

Posted by Matt on 18 February 2013 - 04:03 PM

Dude it's almost 11:30 now. Not one mod has got on in over 5 hours? I mean yeah i can see 6am being a lil early for some. But it's now going on noon and the guy is STILL posting new spam threads. Sorry but that's a lil ridiculous. Especially considering how quick they are to ban for sometimes very small infractions

 

You're one of those guys that sees a piece of litter on the ground and then complains about it loudly rather than doing anything about it, aren't you? The 'Report' function is there. Use it.

 

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Back to the main gist of the thread: Not hacked, no hacker. Just an actual person that signed up an account and spammed the forums. Nothing more, nothing less. 99.9% of spammers are caught as soon as they attempt to register. For moderators there is a small widget near the board statistics on the main page that displays how many spam accounts have been blocked. As of this post, it sits at 23,772. (That total is ONLY from this passed fall, which is when I added it.)

 

So, of course, one makes it through and goes crazy for a few hours and TheDetroitRedWings wails about how it's so pathetic one got missed, early on a Sunday morning no less.

 

Anyway -- thank you to those of you that did use the report function and thanks to Jedi for getting it sorted out. I was, shamefully, in a deep sleep for once on a Sunday morning after a late night working on the blog -- and taking full advantage of having the kids at the grandparent's house for the weekend.




#2349497 February 2013 Schedule Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 31 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

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Widescreen: 1920x1200 | 1920x1080 | 1680x1050 | 1600x900 | 1440x900 | 1366x768 | 1280x800

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iPad/iPad2: 1024x1024 iPad3: 2048x2048 iPhone 4/4S: 640x960 iPhone 5: 640x1136 Android: 480x800

Enjoy!


#2349496 February 2013 Schedule Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 31 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

2013feb_600a.jpg

Widescreen: 1920x1200 | 1920x1080 | 1680x1050 | 1600x900 | 1440x900 | 1366x768 | 1280x800

4:3: 1600x1200 | 1400x1050 | 1280x1024

iPad/iPad2: 1024x1024 iPad3: 2048x2048 iPhone 4/4S: 640x960 iPhone 5: 640x1136 Android: 480x800

Enjoy!


#2341670 January 2013 Schedule Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 19 January 2013 - 06:46 PM

2013jan_600a.jpg

Widescreen: 1920x1200 | 1920x1080 | 1680x1050 | 1600x900 | 1440x900 | 1366x768 | 1280x800

4:3: 1600x1200 | 1400x1050 | 1280x1024

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#2338945 Please clear your browser cache (template update)

Posted by Matt on 09 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

If you're not aware: the forums underwent an upgrade on 12/28 (part security update, part new version) and following that update forum members started experiencing various errors here. Sometimes the stylesheets for certain pages wouldn't load, sometimes the WYSIWYG editor wouldn't show in a Reply box, pop-up menus wouldn't work, HTML wouldn't be parsed correctly (on quoted replies this was most common), etc..

 

Today I performed some further updates to remedy these issues: a small database fix, re-caching the forum skins and then finally (tonight), rebuilding the updated template skins (Red and White versions) from the default template that came with the updated forum software.

 

What's this mean for you? It should be the end of any issues you were having on the site. But first you'll have to clear your browser's cache. You can do so while viewing the site by pressing Ctrl+F5 (PC) or Cmd+R (Mac). That'll force it to re-load all of the site's template files: specifically the CSS and javascript files -- both of which underwent some significant updates and must be re-cached.

 

If you have any problems after re-caching your browser please feel free to PM me or post your problem in the "Member Services" subforum (and include screenshots if you can,)

 

Note: The site templates are visually no different from the previous look -- just changes in some functionality and placement (like the "share" capability).




#2338127 2013 BlueAdams Where Are You, Line Thread

Posted by Matt on 07 January 2013 - 09:54 AM

What I imagined blueadams was doing when I saw this thread title:

 

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#2324571 Winter Classic ticket e-mail codes sent out, purchase available

Posted by Matt on 10 August 2012 - 07:49 AM

Well then, if we're throwing around fantasies, I want 5 mintues alone with Kate Upton.


Let's be honest, you only need 2.





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#2322592 Money On The Board Conundrum

Posted by Matt on 28 July 2012 - 12:29 AM

The children's hospital had no trouble accepting our contribution.


This. The Children's Hospital of Michigan was very grateful for the donation from the site that we put in last year.


#2321326 Rick Nash traded to the New York Rangers

Posted by Matt on 23 July 2012 - 06:19 PM

I read that Holland offered filpulla, nyquist, and a first. I believe that was on hockeyyinsiderr's twitter, so take it for what it's worth.

Nothing. You're better off unfollowing that account. It's trash.


#2320426 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by Matt on 19 July 2012 - 02:23 PM

The Flyers did sign Weber to a market value deal -- they just front-loaded it, and that's the key difference here. His AAV is right in line with other comparable elite players for their positions. I don't think the Red Wings would have any qualms throwing an offer out there like this: they have the financial wherewithal and the desperate need to improve at that position. I just wish Holland would throw the "pointless" or "not our modus operandi" that St. James mentions out the window.... You have to change with the times, and if Philadelphia lands a franchise defenseman that roams their blueline for the next 10 years, it was worth it.

That players of the caliber of Suter and Weber were both even available is shocking (less so since they're from the same team, however) and increasingly frustrating that the Red Wings didn't grab one or the other with such a glaring need (despite the salary requirements -- they needed one).

The four 1st-rounders don't concern me when it's a franchise defenseman.


#2320419 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by Matt on 19 July 2012 - 02:08 PM

You can't possibly pay a player more than Weber will be making for the next few years. On top of that if he gets him, it also costs him 4 first round draft picks.

Weber is a great defenceman but he isn't the best player in the NHL


No one is saying he's the best player in the NHL, he's just one of the top three -- if not the best -- player at his position and he's now compensated as such. Regardless, the cost of successfully prying a player away via offer sheet -- and offer sheets for *any* players, for that matter -- is done via two ways: vast overpayment or handcuffing a franchise via poison pill(s).

I don't believe Weber is overpaid in this case over the term of the contract, but in order for the Flyers to even pry him from Nashville they had to put in a monster of a poison pill to the tune of $52 million in bonus money alone over the first four years that cannot be reduced by a new CBA-forced salary rollback.

That's $52 million over the first four years no matter what. Period. No way to get around that, have it reduced by 24% Rollback Part 2, etc., etc..


#2320391 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by Matt on 19 July 2012 - 01:04 PM

They can't. As of now he is not signed to a contract by anybody, so only his rights could be traded; and because he has signed an offer sheet, his rights cannot be traded.


You didn't understand what I was saying. Once the decision is made on the offersheet -- in this case Nashville choosing not to match -- the Flyers can still trade player assets to re-acquire the the four 1st round picks they lost as part of the offer sheet. See Chris Gratton: http://en.wikipedia....ts#cite_note-19

If the Flyers get Weber they'll have to shed salary, Nashville needs to add it, and the Flyers would probably like to add those No. 1s back. In the end it likely won't end up being as simple as four 1st rounders. Philly could end up re-acquiring up to three of them and send a forward or two back the other way. It's the scenic route to a standard Flyers/Predators trade, the offer sheet just expedited and locked in Philadelphia as the destination.


#2320388 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by Matt on 19 July 2012 - 01:00 PM

Can someone explain me what's so brilliant in a fact that Holmgren and the Flyers can throw more $$$ in bonuses than Poile and the Preds?

Because forking over $27-million to one player in a calendar year before you could trade him is a huge stumbling block for a small market club that Forbes valued at $168 million in 2011. Almost 1/3 of the value of the franchise will be doled out to one player ($56-million) during the first four years of the contract. It's a big pill to swallow for a small-market franchise. It's sole purpose is to put the screws to Nashville's ability to match the offer. If the money was spread out over the term evenly Nashville would have matched it the second it was submitted to the league office.