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#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.




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



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 -      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


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

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


#2469431 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by FlashyG on 01 January 2014 - 09:11 AM

Jurco was sent back to Grand Rapids for Luke Glendening.


They wanted another center so Datsyuk and Zetterberg could play together.

#2456838 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by FlashyG on 22 November 2013 - 11:01 PM





Slightly early, but I won't be on at midnight, Hopefully 11pm is ok.

#2451631 11/7 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by FlashyG on 07 November 2013 - 03:04 PM

If I knew there wouldn't be GDT graphics for tonights game I would have done one.


Hockeytown normally gives me a headsup when he's not going to get one done.

#2450807 Marty the Marmot mascot attacked during WHL game

Posted by FlashyG on 04 November 2013 - 07:50 PM

Dumb move, but it didn't look like he was actually trying to hurt the mascot.


It almost seemed staged until they kicked the fan out.

#2450767 11/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Jets 4

Posted by FlashyG on 04 November 2013 - 04:12 PM


Howard is starting in goal.


OH, and thank God Cleary is still on the 2nd line...  :nono:




That's what happens when you're the coach and GM's boy.

#2450498 11/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 0

Posted by FlashyG on 03 November 2013 - 01:39 AM

I thought Sammy actually had a pretty good game tonight. I'd like him off the point on the PP and I wouldn't shed any tears if we got him to waive his no trade clause but I'd much rather cut Cleary loose than Sammy.

This image was supposed to go with the GDT but I forgot to add it to the bottom



#2450011 Tyler Bertuzzi

Posted by FlashyG on 02 November 2013 - 05:43 AM

A lot of people were really puzzled by the Wings using their extra 2nd round pick in the draft on him this season but the Wings scouts have to be feeling good about themselves right now.


He's grown from 5'9 155lbs to 6'1 187 lbs, and is 1 point from equalling last years scoring #'s in 28 fewer games.

On top of that he's also been winning fights this season.


It helps that the Storm are a powerhouse offensively, but those are still awfully good numbers for a guy we're hoping can be a good 3rd or 4th line pest.

#2449998 11/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 0

Posted by FlashyG on 02 November 2013 - 02:32 AM


Had to put this one together last minute so I wasn't able to do images for rosters. 

#2449351 Varlamov Arrested

Posted by FlashyG on 31 October 2013 - 08:19 PM

Personally I find what Varlamov is accused of to be even more reprehensible than vehicular manslaughter.


Someone who commits manslaughter had no intention of harming anyone, generally its a death as the result of an accident.


If Varlamov did the things he is accused of, its not an accident but a willful act intended to hurt a woman.


There are 2 sides to every story though and he has the right to defend himself so I'll wait until all the facts are out before casting any judgement on him.

#2447137 10/23 GDT: Senators 6 at Red Wings 1

Posted by FlashyG on 22 October 2013 - 10:14 PM

Kronwall expected to play this game?


He said he expects to play, he just has to be cleared by the doctors. From what I read that should happen by tomorrow.