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#2679844 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by chances14 on 28 June 2016 - 11:54 AM


I mentioned Nielsen before, lets say we lose on Stamkos, would Nielsen, Okposo and Lucic be an upgrade for our team? The three together would probably cost about $5M more than Stamkos would alone.  Don't get me wrong, I am not saying just forget Stamkos and go for 2-3 others to make up for it, but only one team is going to get Stamkos.  I just hope that he turns us down early so we don't miss out on the others...Maybe Holland will have a good gauge early and that'll be that. If we missed out on Stamkos, I'd be ok with a couple of Nielsen, Lucic, Ladd, Okposo, etc...


We need an electric superstar, but all we can do is match the money and see what happens.  Can you imagine the boos he'll get in Toronto if he chooses Detroit? or Buffalo for that matter.... :lol:


Does anyone know the offers we tendered our RFA's? I know it was deemed "qualifying offers" but not quite sure if that is a set price based on RFA status and last years salary, or if it was a competitive offer...

there is not a chance that holland would be able to get all three. it's going to be one of the three. most likely nielson if they can't get stamkos since they really need another center


qualifying offers are a set amount based on last years salary. You can't negotiate a qualifying offer

#2679756 Lesser FA players.

Posted by chances14 on 27 June 2016 - 09:57 PM

justin schultz wasn't qualified by the pens and is a UFA. could be a low risk/ high reward signing

#2679613 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by chances14 on 26 June 2016 - 11:38 PM

radulov's agent claims he is still a free agent and hasn't signed in the KHL yet


it would make zero sense to sign before July 1st

#2678956 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by chances14 on 24 June 2016 - 07:11 PM

the first of many disappointments this offseason

#2678874 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by chances14 on 24 June 2016 - 04:03 PM

if bishop is truly looking for a 7 year, 7 mil contract, howard looks a lot more attractive for calgary. a lot less risk and should be had for cheap

#2678174 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by chances14 on 18 June 2016 - 06:48 PM

I would think he would want to have something done by the UFA interview period June 25th. 



if anything he might want to wait until the interview period so he can see if stamkos is even interested in coming to detroit

#2678168 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by chances14 on 18 June 2016 - 05:45 PM


Not making excuses for him. Holland's MO for a while now has been hanging onto players for too long. Why would this be any different?

because at the time of signing the contract, datsyuk was still an elite player. according to holland, datsyuk did not want to do one year deals. which as datsyuk said in the mitch album article says was a mistake and that he should have taken the one year deals


holland has made a lot of mistakes the last few years, but the datsyuk situation is not one of them

#2678126 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by chances14 on 18 June 2016 - 01:42 PM

now we know why datsyuk stayed last season


Holland said Wings told Datsyuk they'd fight him playing in KHL 15-16, agreed if he honored that, accept him leaving this summer.


#2678117 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by chances14 on 18 June 2016 - 01:17 PM

ken holland said pavel originally wanted a 5 year deal. so we can put all this "holland pushed him into a long deal nonsense" to rest

Holland said ex agent Greenstin wanted 5 yr deal. Holland only comfortable with 3 yrs.Said Datsyuk might have left if he offered only 1 year


#2677781 Hawks trade Teravainen and Bickell to Carolina

Posted by chances14 on 15 June 2016 - 03:36 PM

Let get it going Holland! Start cutting cap, today!

Nice to see that The Bowman's are still doing their thing!



the only reason why bowman had to make this trade in the first place is because of a loyality contract handed out to an easily replaceable player in bickell. total mismanagement of the cap by stan

#2674845 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by chances14 on 01 May 2016 - 11:39 PM

Someone said above that people are complaining because LC's pizza sucks? It's more than that. Is any other NHL arena named after a fast food restaurant? It's just a dumb idea. Illitch didn't name Tiger Stadium Little Caesar's Stadium, but all of a sudden it's a good name for the new home of the Red Wings? Not surprising though I guess since he seems to care about the Tigers a lot more these days. The Wings have won four cups since he's owned the team, so maybe he's taking a break from caring too much about them until he gets his Tigers a World Series. Thanks Mikey.

who cares if it's named after restaurant? Like was mentioned before, airline companies and banks are way more corrupt than little ceaser's, yet nobody complains about stadiums being named after those companies


I'm surprised more people don't realize how much little ceaser's has been involved in promoting and developing youth hockey in michigan. That alone makes it a better choice than a lot of other companies imo

#2674783 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by chances14 on 01 May 2016 - 04:29 PM

the overreaction to this is quite hilarious


can't imagine what the reaction would be if an actual fraud company like amway got the naming rights. heck, there should be more hatred towards airline companies and banks. these companies have been ripping people off for years


little ceaser's has been associated with hockey in michigan for decades all the way back to the 70's with the start of the little ceaser's amateur league. Little Cesar's has done more to promote and devleop hockey in this area than any other company


it's a shame people are using something so petty such as their dislike of the pizza as the reason why the arena shouldn't be named after little Ceaser's

#2566210 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Posted by chances14 on 27 January 2015 - 07:19 PM

aside from the young guns and team europe concept, i'm all for this. It's the best hockey players in the world playing against one another. what's not to like about it?

#2537315 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by chances14 on 25 September 2014 - 06:25 PM


I love fighting. I like the spectacle. I love that extra dimension it gives to the sport. It's truly unique. I wish the instigator rule was not in place. I loved when their was a heavy weight matchup of Probert v. Domi, and seeing who was going to win the belt from the other. I loved that if anyone touched Yzerman Probie would immediately turn into the hulk and smash their face in, no matter what the consequences were for himself. I loved when McCarty turtled Lemieux, because I literally wanted vengeance and blood for what he did to Draper.


But here's why I think your argument stinks Frank. Everyone who I know that is pro-fighting (including myself) whines about how - since the instigator rule - the enforcers ability to protect and scare off the rats is almost completely diminished. Fighting USED to protect stars to an EXTENT, but not anymore, and that's what pisses off pro-fighting advocates and why everyone calls for the repeal of the instigator penalty.


So please, don't act like having McMeatbag on the fourth line/bench is going to protect Datsyuk. All that guy can do is instigate a revenge fight at a later time. And Scuderi can easily just say no at that time, and then we have another possible Bertuzzi-Moore situation on our hands.


If you want the culture of protective fighting you have to:


1) repeal the instigator rule

2) find a guy who can drop the gloves AND play top line minutes


3) time-travel back to the 1980s


Fighting these days is used to possibly change the mood of a game and/or to seek vengeance. And it puts fans like you and I in the stands. That's it.

agreed. i love fighting as much as the next guy but the reality is that in today's game, it serves no purpose other than to entertain the fans

#2537284 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by chances14 on 25 September 2014 - 01:51 PM

Because many of them know they can hide behind the refs. And I dont necessarily mean the instigating rule -I mean literally hide behind the refs, and the NHL will let them. For what reason? To clean up its act...??



If McGrattan played for our team, Scuderi would have hit someone like Miller or Cleary instead.


At least I would, in his position.  

lol. and you know this how? there have been so many instances of players taking runs at star players on pertty much every team that this notion is laughable.


enforcers do not deter players from taking cheapshots anymore thanks in large part to how the nhl has changed the rules


Remember in 2008, when lapeirre took a run at lidstrom and injured him. downey was in the lineup but that didnt stop him from going after lidstrom


or how about kronwall this past season when mcleod boarded him right next to tootoo.

Yes, and this is because the league will protect the dirty players. Scrap the instigator rule and leave the policing to the players. If a guy is willing to face the music after running a star then so be it, I agree there's no stopping them, but at least dont protect these clowns. Let there be another Lemieux beatdown. I bet more than a few players would think twice and even change their game. Frankly, it cannot get worse than the current state.

it's hilarious to think by today's standards that mccarty only got a 5 min major for fighting after that beatdown. If he did that today, he would probably be gone for the year