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#2366708 Ducks re-sign Getzlaf 8 year-contract

Posted by StormJH1 on 08 March 2013 - 03:34 PM

The only thing that surprises me is how many people thought the lockout would translate to lower cap hits. I thought he could get around $10M as a UFA so this seems about right.

I almost spontaneously combuted when I read that AAC value.  I agree that there are players who could get $10 million per year, but the idea that Getzlaf is an upper-end trend-setter for that trend is borderline absurd.  This guy had 11 goals in 82 games last year.  His playmaking is unquestionably elite, but his numbers are basically Saku Koivu. 


I know the guy won a Cup, but you can't contribute that kind of money to a guy.  As was said above, how do you Corey Perry or Bobby Ryan for LESS than that now?  I'm pretty sure anyone who had to guess who would be the most productive out of those 3 in the next 8 years would have Getzlaf 3rd in that discussion (I would, anyway).

#2361438 Gus Nyquist...

Posted by DSM on 26 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

We are over-ripening him instead of letting him rip it up with Datsyuk. Good strategy.


He's not "over ripening". It's only his second season in GR, if the Red Wings thought he would be "ripping it up with Datsyuk" he would be on the team right now.

#2361179 Wings sign (D) Brian Lashoff to 3-year, $2.175m extension

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

Not shocked by this at all! He was given the chance and took it! Way to go Brian, hold on tight!




Kindl's future? Just what I have been saying...trade bait. Won't get too much in return, but if someone offers a 3rd rounder, I'll take it!

#2359474 Mursak on waivers

Posted by Jedi on 22 February 2013 - 02:16 PM

George Malik put it in a rather "matter-of-fact"ly manner earlier...  At this moment, would you rather have Mursak's potential, Tatar's hands, or Andersson's size?  Seems that one of those 3 has to be odd man out, so it's a move that doesn't eliminate something the team needs right now.

#2359425 Mursak on waivers

Posted by dat's sick on 22 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

I like his speed and the potential is there, but I'm really not sure he'll ever become a good NHL player. He simply hasn't been strong enough on the puck from what I've seen. He's gotten some chances but never impressed.

Doubt he'll clear waivers but I don't think anyone would have traded anything more than say, a conditional 7th for him. Wonder if an injured team like Ottawa will take a chance on him.

#2357511 Howard = Average

Posted by Nev on 19 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

This thread is just wrong, plain wrong.  Howard, while not being necessarily elite, is a very solid goaltender.  I just think the Wings need to find a competent backup to spell him more often and give him rest.  I firmly believe the gets worn out playing as much as he does.  People seem to forget that he was putting up Vezina type numbers before getting the injury bug last season.


Being a Detroit 'tender is one of the most thankless jobs in all of Detroit sports and it's really obnoxious.  It couldn't possibly be the defense a lot of nights.


Very good point.  We were playing great up until the point he and Dats got injured.  When they came back, they weren't the same players, and we weren't the same team.


I also remember being 0-3 down to the Sharks in the playoffs, and being lucky to have nil, and Jimmy (and Pav) were the only players showing up.

#2357262 No need to panic

Posted by chrisdetroit on 18 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

Ah yes, the classic "It's not Holland's fault!" excuse.  Like there were no better d-men to be had via trade or free agency that were better than Quincey or Colieakmsxkndnhdsvo.  Poor old Holland.  I mean Lids and Stuart leaving were a complete surprise to him.  As you said though, at least Brunner has worked out so far, which again is because of a scout and not through Holland's trade prowess or draft genius.  Holland's real good at finding pieces that nobody really wants and hoping they turn it around in Detroit, but he hasn't competed against other teams for a top talent and won in a long time, and it's become painfully obvious.



If he went chasing the flavor of the month every year like San Jose does you'd be happy.  BUT look at San Jose, they have depleated their prospects to the point where their prosepect are LAST in the NHL.  But hey, they always seem to land the hot commodity.  A hell of a price to pay.  Mortgage the future for the flavor of the month..  LOL


We could probably get a top D man for Nyquist, Tartar, Smith, etc.


No thanks.

#2356354 Healthy starters the problem, Not young replacements

Posted by amato on 16 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

This is really just a poorly worded response that doesn't seem to have a point or go anywhere.....
Thank you Dan Cleary for all of those clutch playoff goals you have provided in the past, but injuries have caught up with you. You can't skate and you never get an opportunity to shoot.
Here is a positive: Cleary/Bert/White all have expiring contracts

I'm pretty sure Bert's still signed thru next season.

#2356370 2/15 GDT : Anaheim Ducks 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Guest on 16 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

Z and Brunner were fine, Cleary was just there. They missed an assignment on the first goal as a line, but the other two weren't on the forwards. That was Ian White's doing for both.


Yes, he deliberately exploded his stick. Right?

white + filppula for yandle and torres


Haha. If you want to see routinely blown coverage in the defensive zone, watch Yandle.

#2355700 Bertuzzi's continuing back problems

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 15 February 2013 - 07:04 AM

Sheeesh the body isn't even cold yet for some of you.


Praying for you Bert! 

#2355145 Dan Cleary appreciation thread

Posted by Guest on 13 February 2013 - 09:41 PM

He's been beyond awful.


I don't often doubt Babcock, but I have no idea why Cleary continues to get time on special teams or on scoring lines. Every other player on the team is vastly more effective than he is. He cannot skate or hold on to the puck.

#2354491 Biggest mistake Red Wings have done

Posted by shoobiedoobin on 12 February 2013 - 07:12 PM



could be not giving up osgood for roy after the 11-1 game.  probably directly cost them multiple cups.


recenlty, keeping franzen over hossa looks really, really bad.

I still think there was much more to the Colorado/Montreal trade than anyone involved let on. I don't think we would've gotten him, he'd made up his mind that he was going to Colorado before we shelled him.


The rumor anyway was Ozzie and Fedorov. Sorry, no thanks.

#2353385 2/9 GDT : Oilers 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Guest on 09 February 2013 - 05:03 PM

As soon as you come up with a reason why Cleary is on the team.  


I can tell you why he's still on the team. I can't tell you why he's still being played.

#2353446 2/9 GDT : Oilers 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by mackel on 09 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

Did anyone else watch the game on CBC? Canadian hockey coverage is the worst! They're so pro Canada with their comments that it really makes them look stupid. All game long they talked about Lidstrom retiring, how bad the Wings PP and PK was (after only 10 games), fast the Oilers are, and have the 4th best PP in the League. They also made a comment about how the Wings are retooling and the Oilers are ready to win now. :glare:  Last I checked, the Oilers are still in the bottom 1/3 of the Western Conference. What's taking their rebuild so long?
Canadian stations (CBC and TSN) seem to have an agenda before the game starts, they don't call the game as it happens. As a Canadian, it's embarrassing.
To reply to all their stupid comments, the Oilers PP sucked today! They played sloppy all game, and had way to many turn overs.
The best announcers are ones you don't really notice. They let the game control the broadcast. Mickey, Ken, and Murph have to be amoung the best in the League, they just seem to enjoy themselves, and the game of Hockey. You won't find a better broadcast team out there then them.

As for the Wings, I think the first game was a wash, that wasn't this team. Take away Game 1 and we're 6-3-1.

I think it's a matter of perspective. You don't notice Ken and the gang because you agree with their take on the game... They are broadcasting the game to the red wings home market. The CBC broadcast is geared toward their home market Edmonton and Canada more generally.

As a wings fan I could see no more bias toward the Oilers on CBC than toward the Wings on an FSD broadcast.

Use the Chicago crew as the bar. They are disgustingly "homer" in their call of the game. The CBC broadcast today was not even on the same planet as that bar.

#2352909 Franzen spear on Perron

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 08 February 2013 - 11:25 AM

Wings' Johan Franzen will face no disciplinary action for spearing Blues' David Perron last night, as NHL said no hearing scheduled.


Which is rightfully so. Perron boarded mule...mule speared perron...mule was kicked out of the game. And thats that.