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#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

#2527096 Ehrhoff or Niskanen

Posted by chances14 on 29 June 2014 - 11:15 PM

i would rather have salo than Jovanovski ;)

#2526984 Ehrhoff or Niskanen

Posted by chances14 on 29 June 2014 - 04:07 PM

I'll take the player with the proven track record over the guy who has had one good season

#2526930 BUF to buy out Christian Ehrhoff

Posted by chances14 on 29 June 2014 - 01:19 PM

Ehrhoff scored 33 points last year in 73 games.


Apparently, I'm supposed to get on my knees and blow him for that amazing accomplishment.    :rolleyes:

on one of the worst teams in the nhl statistically since the 05 lockout

#2526894 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by chances14 on 29 June 2014 - 12:18 PM

The problem, I think, is if we do end up signing Niskanen, or now possibly Ehrhoff, what the **** do we do with Kindl? Stick him on the 3rd pairing? I doubt many GMs are going to want to eat his salary after the season he just had, but I maybe wrong. Could we trade him to Florida for a bag of pucks so they can get to the floor? 


I think what might happen if he does stick around is that our 3rd D pairing will likely be a rotation of Kindl/Lashoff and whichever kid makes it from GR - most likely to be Ouellet. I think I'd rather have Ouellet and Sproul with Lashoff rotating in tbh

give him to buffalo for a bag of pucks. they are going to need some salary to get to the cap floor. Plus, kindl sucks so buffalo's plan of tanking for mcdavid should go on as planned. win win for both sides

#2526892 BUF to buy out Christian Ehrhoff

Posted by chances14 on 29 June 2014 - 12:16 PM

I don't get why so many seem to think this would be a better signing than Niskanen. Erhoff turns 32 in about a week. he isn't physical at all, average defensively, and hasn't been great offensively either. yes some of that is because of playing with Buff, but overall just average. he is at the age where he is just leaving what should have been the prime years of his career.


Erhoff 32, 6-2/195 LHed, on a good team good for 35-40 points per season, going to make 5+ million and I am sure he is going to be looking for at least 4 years, maybe 5.


Niskanen 27 6-0/210 RHed, on a good team good for 40+ points, strong in his own end, and going to be looking for 6 million on a max term-7 years.


Now if we don't get Niskanen then going after erhoff makes some sense. he is an upgrade over quincy. But at this point he is clearly a second option.

erhoff is more proven than niskanen. even at his age, he has a good 5 years of good productivity left. But if anything, erhoff being put on the market should lower the cost of obtaining a top 4 dman


Question...if they are going to buy him out are they going to put him through waivers first? I'm not sure of his contract situation and if someone would pick him up before we even got a shot at him?

not sure how the waiver rules work but according to tsn he is now an unrestricted free agent

#2487206 2/26 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Canadiens 1 (OT)

Posted by chances14 on 26 February 2014 - 10:41 PM

Good win on the road but that extra point is stinging a little. Oh well, 5 points back of MTL with one game in hand. Tomorrow is going to be a tough game.

Meh I'm not too concerned about the that. Wings don't need to pass anybody to get in the playoffs. What's important is that they got 2 more points of separation on the teams behind them and they got a ROW

#2486929 2/26 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Canadiens 1 (OT)

Posted by chances14 on 26 February 2014 - 05:31 PM

i thought babcock was finally getting over his veteran deadweight syndrome, but it's making an ugly return

#2486715 Injury Updates

Posted by chances14 on 25 February 2014 - 07:40 PM

The wings more than respect Datsyuk. They offered him a nice extension, allowed him to play in Russia, and gave him time off afterwards to be with his family. This wouldn't be done by the wings - or any organization - because a player dangles the "I can leave at any time." If any player did imply that I am sure the wings would let him walk because that is piss-poor attitude and a cheap bargaining ploy. 


I think Datsyuk probably should have been back right after elimination to receive treatment and assessment going forward (and brought his family along to visit because they are important too). That would have been the fair thing to do for him and the organization considering everything they have done for each other. Instead we are 1 game before the season starts up again and we don't know what his status is. 



This is the issue i have


From mlive


Pavel Datsyuk (knee) practiced and said he hopes to play, but didn’t sound too sure.

“I hope,’’ Datsyuk, who wasn’t particularly long-winded, said.

Asked if he feels much better than he did before the Olympics, he said, “Similar.”

Asked if his status will be determined after the morning skate, he said, “I hope. I don’t know. Hard to say.”

Asked if this injury will bother him the rest of the season, he said, “I hope so one day the pain is left. Now it’s still the same.”



so he can play through this injury while playing for his country, but he can't play through it for the red wings? i'm sorry but i'm not giving him a pass for that.

#2437108 Preseason Game #1: First Impressions

Posted by chances14 on 17 September 2013 - 12:45 AM

I don't think smith was that bad. He had a couple bad shifts early in the game but he settled down and contributed nicely to the offense

Mantha and jarnkrok are definetly not nhl ready.

Once again Tatar proves he is more than nhl ready

#2432270 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by chances14 on 02 August 2013 - 02:56 PM

bet brunner now is wishing that he would have accepted the wings offer

#2429607 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by chances14 on 11 July 2013 - 06:02 PM

i heard that the new jersey devils are looking for some offense