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#2484425 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by FlashyG on 16 February 2014 - 11:43 AM

Shall we acquire him to override our D and make that 1st pass out of the zone every time?  :lol:

 

That may not be such a bad idea...I sure wouldn't want Howard trying to make passes like that. 
 

Sometimes I wish he was tied to his posts so he wasn't able to handle the puck at all.




#2484422 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by FlashyG on 16 February 2014 - 11:30 AM

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Lehtonen has outscored a ton of people in this tournament.

 

Sharp, Duchene, Kunitz, Toews, Tavares, Benn, Perry, St. Louis, Nash, Crosby, Vanek, Parise, Stepan, Callahan, McDonagh, Wheeler, Pacioretty, Semin, Anisimov,Nichushkin, Kovalchuk, Tarasenko, Jurco, Handzus, Tatar, Hossa, Kruger, Eriksson, Zetterberg, Nyquist, Hagelin, Landskog

 

That's a pretty crazy list




#2484414 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by FlashyG on 16 February 2014 - 11:06 AM

THAT'S WHY WE SHOULD HAVE SIGNED TATAR INSTEAD OF FRANZEN WHO IS LAZY AND SUCKS

GET IT TOGETHER KENNY

WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN

Olympic hockey is the boobs. I'm thoroughly enjoying myself!

 

Tatar's new nickname should be the 10 ton Elephant.




#2484358 International Hockey Rivalries.

Posted by FlashyG on 16 February 2014 - 06:51 AM

I voted Canada Russia because of the history, but I think USA vs Canada has been the more prominent rivalry since the NHL started taking part in the games.




#2484354 10 ton elephant in the room.

Posted by FlashyG on 16 February 2014 - 04:37 AM

Whether Franzen is healthy or not he should be bought out or told to retire. We don't need crap like him on the team.

Then we can sign a guy like vanek in free agency and play some of the younger guys. Maybe make a trade or two but ya... Holland REFUSES to do either of these....

 

Yeah why would we want to keep one of our best goal scorers on a team that struggles to score goals!!!

 

Holland refuses to buy out Franzen because he's not clinically insane. There isn't a GM in all of hockey who would buyout his contract, the value on it is fantastic.

 

We could still sign someone like Vanek and keep Franzen so there's absolutely no point in buying him out. Although I personally don't think Vanek is worth the 8+ he'll probably get on the open market. 

 

Its also hard to say Holland won't pursue free agents when we signed 2 of the biggest this past off-season and just missed out on the biggest one the year before. You'd be hard pressed to find a GM who is more active in Free Agency. 




#2484341 10 ton elephant in the room.

Posted by FlashyG on 16 February 2014 - 12:28 AM

Guys, I was clearly talking about if Z can't play anymore, which is a legit possibility. Something we will all find out over the next few months. Same is true with franzen and his multiple concussions. These can be career enders. Under that context only if they can't play, we have 1 buyout left to use, that has to be used this summer.

 

There are so many things wrong here its stunning.

 

1 - if they are injured that seriously they would just stay on LTIR until their contracts were up and that last buyout could be used on Tootoo who continues to cost the team money while having no chance of playing any time soon.

 

2 - If a player is injured they CANNOT be bought out.

 

3 - There is no situation where buying out either of those players makes sense.

 

4 - letting them retire is better for the team financially than buying out either one.

 

5 - there is no indication that either player is injured seriously enough that their careers are in jeopardy.




#2484120 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by FlashyG on 15 February 2014 - 09:48 AM

Its odd being on the receiving end of Datsyuk isn't it?




#2484014 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by FlashyG on 15 February 2014 - 08:28 AM

Datsyuk is looking night and day better today than he has since coming back from injury.

 

I'm less worried about the Wings surviving without Zetterberg for a while if this is the Datsyuk we're getting back from Sochi.




#2483999 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by FlashyG on 15 February 2014 - 08:03 AM

Watching this game makes me like the changes they made to the Womens tournament even more.

 

They put the top 4 teams in one pool and the bottom 4 in the other with all 4 of the top pool moving on to the next round with 2 getting byes and the other 2 facing the top 2 of the weaker pool.

 

I'd love to see a round robin with any combination of Russia, USA, Canada, Finland, and Sweden with less lopsided games vs the weaker teams in the tournament.

 

This game is what Olympic hockey is all about.




#2483988 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by FlashyG on 15 February 2014 - 07:13 AM

Let's go Russia!  Hoping for a win for the home team against the US today.

 

That's going to go over well here.

 

I actually hope the US wins, I want Datsyuk done as soon as possible so we don't lose him too.




#2483968 10 ton elephant in the room.

Posted by FlashyG on 14 February 2014 - 09:54 PM

That is quite a statement. Any source?

 

Next season the cap is projected to be at 71.1 Million, higher than it was when the lockout happened.

 

Source

 

The cap rises based on revenue the league makes, and this season the league still has to account for the revenue from the Stadium series, the heritage classic, the winter classic then next season the 5.2 billion in that TV deal starts inflating revenue further.

 

Estimates are that that salary cap will reach 80 million by 2016/17 and 100 million by the end of that TV deal in 2022

 

Retiring

If Franzen were to retire today it would cost the Wings 1.03 Million a season for 6 seasons.

If Zetteberg were to retire today it would cost the Wings 1.01 Million a season for 7 seasons.

 

2.04 million wouldn't have much of an impact at all on the Wings even in the worst case scenario.

 

We could only compliance buyout one, and the other would have to be straight bought out and that buyout would cost us more than the recapture penalties from letting both retire.

 

Hypothetically here is the cost for a straight buyout of either player.

 

Johan Franzen buyout from CapGeek.com

  • 2014-15: -$73,232
  • 2015-16: -$73,232
  • 2016-17: $1,426,768
  • 2017-18: $2,926,768
  • 2018-19: $3,926,768
  • 2019-20: $3,926,768
  • 2020-21: $972,222
  • 2021-22: $972,222
  • 2022-23: $972,222
  • 2023-24: $972,222
  • 2024-25: $972,222
  • 2025-26: $972,222

Henrik Zetterberg buyout from CapGeek.com

  • 2014-15: $242,857
  • 2015-16: $242,857
  • 2016-17: $242,857
  • 2017-18: $742,857
  • 2018-19: $4,392,857
  • 2019-20: $6,742,857
  • 2020-21: $6,742,857
  • 2021-22: $1,659,524
  • 2022-23: $1,659,524
  • 2023-24: $1,659,524
  • 2024-25: $1,659,524
  • 2025-26: $1,659,524
  • 2026-27: $1,659,524
  • 2027-28: $1,659,524



#2483546 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by FlashyG on 13 February 2014 - 12:05 AM

If this is against the rules hopefully a Mod will delete it and I'll share it via PM, but if you are outside of Canada and would like to take advantage of CBC's webcast here is how you can get around the Geo blocking.

 

For those that aren't familiar with CBC's web coverage of the games you can select any event from any point in the games and watch it in its entirety. 

 

To access it you'll need to first connect to a proxy server in Canada (this one here was working when I tested it just now) 

 

IP - 199.185.61.1      Port - 8081

connecting to a proxy server is different depending on which browser you're using here is how you get to those settings in the most popular browsers

 

Firefox - Tools > Options > Advanced > Settings > Manual proxy configuration

Google Chrome - Options > Under the hood > Network > Change proxy settings > LAN settings > Use a proxy server > Advanced > HTTP

                         - If you're running the newest version of Chrome, go to Settings, then at the bottom click "show advanced settings" > Change proxy settings  > LAN settings > Use a proxy server > Advanced > HTTP - Then enter the IP and Port addresses and delete the numbers under "Secure" if there are any.

Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet options > Connections > LAN settings > Use a proxy server > Advanced > HTTP.

 

I've only tested it with Chrome and it worked great. Hopefully that helps my American friends who are busy during the day keep up with the games. (I can't help with the Beer Fridge unfortunately.)




#2481135 John Tortarella Re-Mixes

Posted by FlashyG on 04 February 2014 - 01:57 AM

Don't Push me will be in my head for days.

 

 

 

 

I posted one in the Flames vs Nucks thread but I thought with there being a 2nd one that it was worthy of its own thread.




#2476442 1/24 GDT: Canadiens 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by FlashyG on 23 January 2014 - 11:35 PM

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#2470446 1/4 GDT : Red Wings 5 @ Stars 1

Posted by FlashyG on 03 January 2014 - 11:42 PM

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