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#2536860 9/22/14 7:00 PM. Preseason GDT - DET 2 @ PIT 1

Posted by chances14 on Yesterday, 07:29 PM

pens announcers never cease to amaze me at how awful they are year in and year out. jumping to conclusions on a hit before even seeing a replay, which btw showed that the pens player lost his balance

#2531382 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by chances14 on 10 July 2014 - 09:18 PM

Well, while it's mind boggling that he got re-signed at all, let alone for $1.5 million and a $1 million bonus, it doesn't really matter.  Since they're not going to use up the cap space, they could've given him $10 million and it wouldn't have affected anything but Mr. Ilitch's pocketbook.


The team has struggled for a few years, but I don't remember the Wings ever taking such a beating in the eyes of the media and general public. Utterly pointless signing.  And the fact that it's for so much money and it's one way doesn't make sense to me.  If this were pure loyalty, it would've been under a million and two way. 


Cleary is here to actually play in the NHL, guys.  Good lord.


We should start a drinking game.  Every time Cleary falls down without being pushed or touched, we take a drink.


the money isn't an issue. it's a roster spot and the reason why he was signed that people should have an issue with

#2531332 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by chances14 on 10 July 2014 - 07:35 PM


But in the end, old guys were benched for the kids. It didn't start well, but in the end the best players did play. If it continues to be that way, this isn't a big deal.

it is a big deal. not having nyquist last season cost the wings points in the standings early on. that could have been the difference between playing against boston or against a more favorable team like the penguins come playoff time. every single point matters

#2531298 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by chances14 on 10 July 2014 - 06:49 PM

I think it would lighten the mood in the locker room if they had a team/teammates that they could be proud of and have confidence in.


I don't understand telling Alfie (who was actually pretty good last year, and actually has great leadership) he has to wait and see if he's healthy enough to play, but Cleary, who can barely stand up (and even if he could is totally useless anyway) gets a pass.

from what i've read it was alfie that said he wanted to wait to see how his back feels before deciding if he wants to play

#2531113 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by chances14 on 10 July 2014 - 03:54 PM


He's most likely gonna end up hurt or benched. Not the end of the world. I don't like it, but it's not like it's a multi year deal.

one game of cleary on the roster is one game less that a deserving prospect is going to get. this is an inexcusable signing

#2530869 Kane & Toews Sign Identical 8-year, $10.5M AAV Extensions

Posted by chances14 on 09 July 2014 - 03:27 PM

the fact they didn't take hometown discounts bodes well for the rest of the league

#2530626 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by chances14 on 08 July 2014 - 02:23 PM

Again, you wouldn't give up Tatar but you would be completely okay with giving up Jurco in a trade such as this?...


Neither would be going the other way in this trade anyway... I would expect a mid level roster player or mid level prospect and a draft pick.

nah, i think you're going to have to give up one good cheap young player to get this deal done


something like tatar, andersson, and 2nd


holland might have some leverage here with the capitals close to the cap limit and green having only 1 year left on his deal. green has a modified no trade clause as well

#2528611 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by chances14 on 01 July 2014 - 04:07 PM


nope. suter debacle was way worse

#2528245 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by chances14 on 01 July 2014 - 01:54 PM

...not unless there is a trade to be had, but hell, even Buffalo and Florida are getting better...



Kenny, nobody cares that its Detroit, Original 6, Storied Franchise, Rich History...they aren't going to come here for less money and they aren't going to come here to lose.  You failed this team over and over and over again. You failed these fans...you haven't won crap without a Scotty Bowman influenced team...Even Lidstrom recognized this and left us...



Holland needs to step up NOW and tell Niskanen...$8M, 7 years...let's do this! And show the entire NHL that he is serious about making this city THE only logical choice for UFA's... I feel so bad for Datsyuk....Zetterberg should ask for a trade.  He will rot here for the rest of his contract if he doesn't get out now...

and yet holland did offer boyle and ehrhoff better contracts, yet they still went somewhere else.


panicking and massively overpaying for niskanen would be a huge mistake. i say roll with the kids and see what happens at this point

#2527372 UFA day looking up

Posted by chances14 on 30 June 2014 - 07:48 PM

Chris Nichols @NicholsOnHockey 15s

McKenzie: Ehrhoff probably five-year range, $5 million per. Looking for chance to win. Mentions #NHLDucks, #TBLightning, #Pens, #RedWings

#2527370 UFA day looking up

Posted by chances14 on 30 June 2014 - 07:45 PM

Chris Nichols @NicholsOnHockey 29s

Dreger: Dan Boyle's list is down to #NYR, #TBLightning, #Leafs, #Habs, #RedWings. He wants a two-year deal.

#2527295 UFA day looking up

Posted by chances14 on 30 June 2014 - 04:50 PM

BUFFALO NEWS:  John Vogl reports Sabres GM Tim Murray isn’t concerned about spending to reach the cap floor. Murray also decided not to qualify the rights of RFA defenseman Jamie McBain, making him eligible for UFA status on July 1.

what time does it start on tuesday guys? Im 4-5 hrs in front of yous over here

12pm eastern standard time

#2527214 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by chances14 on 30 June 2014 - 01:17 PM

Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie 4m

MTL acquires P.A Parenteau from COL. I believe Daniel Briere is headed to COL in return.

#2527211 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by chances14 on 30 June 2014 - 12:58 PM

I'm a guy that mentioned Niskanen months ago but honestly the more I think about a 7 year deal the more I think it could backfire. What if he just a good year and doesn't end up being what we thought and we're stuck with this guy and a big contract. If the Wings sign him I hope it's not over 5 mil per. 5 year/25 million would be a great contract but that's not going to cut it.

this is why i would rather go with ehrhoff. might not be a righty and a few years older, but you know what you're going to get with him. niskanen has had one good season

#2527150 Ehrhoff or Niskanen

Posted by chances14 on 30 June 2014 - 10:29 AM


Just as long as Ken Holland isn't scared.  Niskanen is a risk.  Sure.  I get it.

...but I think it's a calculated risk, and this team needs to get out of it's comfort zone. 


The truth is... I want a grand slam.

I want both Ehrhoff and Niskanen, but I'd lean more towards Ehrhoff.  I've always liked the guy. Coveted him when Lids was wrapping up his career. Felt it was a big miss when we weren't able to sign him. Now we have another opportunity to grab him up... I think it's time Ehrhoff is in the Winged Wheel.


I know, I know... he's not right-handed.  ...whatever...

holland has already said that he is willing to offer niskanen a 7 year contract via ansar kahn. it's the salary that is going to be an issue