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#2621103 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 July 2015 - 03:33 PM

Nothing unusual about it teams are going intro arbitration with the lowest offer and players with the highest. I think they'll meet somewhere north of 6.

Holtby had two good seasons his rookie one and now the one under Trotz. But he for sure hasn't proven enough to be in the King Henrik, Rinne, Rask, Quick and Price class.

#2620818 Stan Bowman (CHI) on CBA troubles

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 July 2015 - 03:35 AM

That's just rogers, Canadian market. As stated above the finals were the second most watched in many years...

Also, its looking like the kings are going to get away with just voiding Richards contract.

I get the argument that more super teams would draw interest from more casual fans, but the league right now has the same amount of powerhouses as the NFL, who's popularity the NHL will never be able to match in the u.s.

Unless You're making an argument here that you haven't said yet, you're just wrong on this one bud.
It would be cool for the wings to just be able to buy/horde all the talent they can, but then there would be no chance teams like Arizona, Florida, or Ottawa could survive.

Ok my bad then sorry, yeah Rogers is well just annoying and tsn crushed them again with their trade dead line.

See that's the difference I don't care about the other teams, if the Wings win in let's say a 7 team league that's way more entertaining than watching them aging and struggling to make the playoffs and on top of that not being THE July 1 team, not long ago this was our second Christmas :(

Don't get me wrong the Blackhawks can go down as much as much as possible but I don't think punishing successful teams is the right thing. For sure I feel a bit of satisfaction watching other teams going through the same crap we've gone through since 2009

#2620808 Stan Bowman (CHI) on CBA troubles

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 July 2015 - 12:54 AM

Difference is ratings are down, GMs are starting to get fed up so it's not just fans anymore.


I mean I'm not an NFL fan but even I know who the Patriots, Seahawks are a league needs super-teams.

#2618977 Saad traded to Columbus

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 July 2015 - 09:14 AM

So we should pay any 50 point guy that's 200 pounds and won a Stanley cup $7million? This is exactly why these contracts are getting out of hand because of people like you. Yes 22, so an rfa and he should accept a prove it bridge deal first. But nope these young guys want their huge payday now.

Because of people like me? Sadly I don't own an NHL team I'm just a wings fan but I will always side with the players. Why should he do that? As shown with the Saad and Hamilton contracts they are worth much more so signing a "prove it"contract that's way beyond market value doesn't make sense.

People really have to realize now how pissed of the players were with the last lockout the time of taking under market contracts and being forced into bridge deals is over.

Fans are crazy if they think Nyquist will sign for anything less than a long term north of 5 contract. Which like it or not is his market value.

#2618969 Saad traded to Columbus

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 July 2015 - 07:49 AM

I know Wings fans wanted us to put an offer sheet in on Saad, but if Holland would have paid him $6 a season for 6 years, I would have been furious.

What's not to like a young big upcoming star getting paid well. Would have been over the moon if Holland offered him that hell I would have been happy with 7 too.

#2618768 Tj oshie to washington

Posted by frankgrimes on 02 July 2015 - 04:31 PM

I think this is to create capspace for Tarasenko otherwise it doesn't make sense at all, they gave Oshie away for peanuts

#2618536 Phil Kessel Traded to Penguins

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 July 2015 - 07:39 PM

Getting out of Toronto was the best thing he's ever done. 
I feel that same negative spotlight will be on Babs when Toronto doesn't make the finals next year or wins the cup the year after. But he knew what he was getting into when he went to Toronto.

I think they'll cut him some slack the Leafs are rebuilding and if they try it good luck..Babs is going to tear them apart just like he did with that buffalo reporter lol

#2618512 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 July 2015 - 07:04 PM

The Richards signing kind of confuses me. I'm not sure what he brings to the table that we don't already have.  I guess he is center depth but we already have so many third-line caliber centers.  We already had veteran presence but I guess they felt we needed a bit more.


Nobody knows when Pasha will be back and it's really a low risk, high reward signing.

#2617661 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by frankgrimes on 30 June 2015 - 06:36 PM

Oh look after the ridiculous Mantha hype now it's Larkin .. This team isn't going anywhere so why not let him get used to the pro game in the ahl and call him up for a few games here and there

Best of luck to Weiss

#2616954 2015 Draft

Posted by frankgrimes on 27 June 2015 - 11:48 AM

Do you know how asset management works? You deal in a position of surplus. We have way too many forwards, someone is going to be traded.

Yeah and others don't? The only guys who get net a legit top pairing guy are Larkin and Mantha, that's why other teams are only asking for them.

#2616943 2015 Draft

Posted by frankgrimes on 27 June 2015 - 11:42 AM

So wings needed a center and a defenseman they've got 1/2 of a defender and still no center..

Holland just can't help himself with picking undersized guys

#2616893 2015 Draft

Posted by frankgrimes on 27 June 2015 - 10:12 AM

So the oilers paid less for a better goalie than Buffalo did,I don't understand why they didn't just wait?

#2616219 Yzerman wins GM of Year (& other awards discussion)

Posted by frankgrimes on 25 June 2015 - 11:13 AM

Agreed. I was going to say something like this since the Norris has basically become for the defenseman with the most points..

Personally I think a purely offensive defenseman should be in the same category as some other point producers. That would greatly improve the Norris and actually make sure that guys who shouldn't even be in the conversation for the trophy won't take it away from much more deserving players . Or if that's not possible just split it into the best overall defender and the one with the most points that way everyone knows which award is the more important one for a ..defender.

I mean not even nominating Weber, Suter and Keith ? Too bad Giordano for hurt guy would have won otherwise.

#2615910 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by frankgrimes on 24 June 2015 - 11:26 AM

The best example is how good Phaneuf was when he first entered the league, this guy was heralded as a young Scott Stevens he was that good of an open hitter. I don't need the usual suspects flower power Greenpeace folks to know what I'm expecting from hockey and what I don't expect..sissy hockey, gimmicks such as 7 outdoor games , Rogers instead of Bell, less hitting hip checks, almost non exciting ufa lists...are for sure not things that I associate with hockey neither are showboaters and other questionable grow the game crap.

Anyhow Phaneuf will get dealt and I think he benefit tremendously from it...Toronto is just too tough of a market for most athletes especially if one has the burden of the C

#2615868 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by frankgrimes on 24 June 2015 - 03:44 AM

I think we can all agree on this finally: hockey in the 90s and pre 2005 was just so much better and more exciting it's not even close. But as long as the stupid BOG doesn't act or finally getting changed to guys like Mr. I, Pegula...we won't see an improvement.