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#2554546 12/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 1

Posted by FlashyG on 07 December 2014 - 05:03 PM

Nope.  He's abandoned us.  He is dead to me.  He has been Phanuefed.


I have not abandoned you at all! Please no phaneufing.


I was too late to get this game on LGW's and it wouldn't have made any sense to do a nesty themed GDT for any team but Carolina. Now that my personal life has settled down a bit I have a bit of free time to do some more GDT's.


I've got a few ideas kicking around that aren't themed for anyone specific so I'll be signing up for a couple very soon.

#2546554 The lesson here? Cheating pays off once in a while

Posted by FlashyG on 04 November 2014 - 12:40 PM

Really this could easily be prevented by treating it like throwing your stick with the goalie pulled.


If the penalty for blatantly knocking the net off during a clear scoring chance was an automatic goal no goalie would ever do this.


I have to admit though I admire his outside the box thinking and had a good laugh when I saw this yesterday.

#2546546 What happened to Calle Jarnkrok?

Posted by FlashyG on 04 November 2014 - 12:24 PM


And just because some jackass in the rumor mill said something doesn't make it legit either.  I'm basing my information on the guy himself and Wings management.  While not 100% it's better than a completely unsubstantiated rumor. 


Is your point that there's no way of knowing 100%?  If so, I agree.  If your point is that because the Wings and Jarnkrok COULD be lying that there's something to the rumor, then I disagree.  Isn't that how all rumors catch on?  The fact that they can't be proven wrong doesn't mean that they're even remotely right. 


I'll take my information from the source.  You take it from wherever you want. 


Link to Swedish article


Calle Järnkrok, 22, was thinking of giving up and moving home to Brynäs.




Yes, of course I thought about it for a while. It was heavy and I did not like this game. It was a very big change in the AHL and it is very go-ahead, which is not suited me particularly well - Calle Jarnkrok


He does go on to say that it would be hard to give up after only one season, and that he still wanted to play in the NHL. I think there is truth to both sides of the argument. Calle clearly did have thoughts about going home, but I think the seriousness of those thoughts were blown out of proportion by fans and media trying to justify the trade.


On the other hand I think a lot of the denials of having those thoughts was Calle trying to calm the fears of Predators fans, Media and management about his previously documented thoughts about going back home.

#2546520 What happened to Calle Jarnkrok?

Posted by FlashyG on 04 November 2014 - 10:00 AM

At the time of the trade he absolutely was considered by most Wings fans and anyone who followed the Wings to be our number one prospect at any position. He was certainly ahead of Sheahan, who was considered by most people before last season, to have been another first round bust. He was definitely considered to have a higher ceiling than most guys in our system, even a highly regarded player such as Tatar. And to be honest, even though I wouldn't trade Tatar for Jarnkrok and I am glad we kept Tatar, I would not be at all surprised if Jarnkrok is the better player in 5 years from now...


At the time of the trade Jarnkrok was most certainly not anywhere near the #1 prospect in the system by most fans, or by any reputable publications.


He was well behind Mantha, Nyquist, Tatar, Mrazek. Jurco, and Sheahan. He was in a group along with Ouellet, Sproul, Marchenko etc. He was closer to 10th than 1st, especially considering the Wings brass felt Glendening was more ready to play in the NHL over him.


As far as the rumors about him wanting to go home, he did eventually admit that he had considered returning to Sweden when he realized his chances of cracking the Wings line-up any time soon were remote. I don't think any sort of move was imminent though and I don't think he had vocalized those wishes so they likely had little to no impact on the Wings decision to trade him.


I think he was dealt because he wasn't going to be able to crack the roster for years and they had a pressing need for a center right then, having lost their top 5 centers to injuries at the time.

#2539785 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by FlashyG on 11 October 2014 - 02:07 AM


#2538988 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by FlashyG on 07 October 2014 - 11:40 PM

Stop the presses.

Irrelevant goon complains that goons are becoming irrelevant!

#2536474 Mantha's Injury

Posted by FlashyG on 17 September 2014 - 11:04 PM

Now if the Wings dressed some enforcers for that game.....That knee injury would've never happened.


Yeah an enforcer would have pounded that rut right out of the ice and Mantha would be fine.


You can always count on an enforcer to make sure the ice is at its highest quality.

#2536392 Ericsson and Alfredsson not 100%

Posted by FlashyG on 16 September 2014 - 11:14 PM

Canadian income tax rates for Individuals - current and previous years Federal tax rates for 2014

  • 15% on the first $43,953 of taxable income, +
  • 22% on the next $43,954 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income over $43,953 up to $87,907), +
  • 26% on the next $48,363 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income over $87,907 up to $136,270), +
  • 29% of taxable income over $136,270.


Provincial/territorial tax rates (combined chart)


11.16% on the next $69,758, +
12.16% on the next $70,000, +
13.16 % on the amount over $220,000



Plus, don't forget EI and CPP, I assume they pay that as well.





It's not that simple to calculate, Most professional athletes keep a residence either in their home country or the United States which allows them to pay their taxes a little differently than the average person.


Because not all of their money is earned within Canada they can only be taxed based on the income they make while playing at home or in another Canadian city. The rest of their tax would be payed to the government of the city/state/country their "official" residence is in.


It all depends on what state you live in. Michigan's tax rate combined with the federal tax rate actually costs Alfredsson more than he would be paying in Ontario.

On his 5.5 million contract he just finished he would have paid approximately 2.49 million in taxes. (45.3%) vs the maximum (42%) in Canada.


Of course you also have to assume that professional athletes making that kind of money likely have a pretty good accountant and/or financial planner who helps them pay the lowest tax rate possible.

#2534340 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by FlashyG on 15 August 2014 - 07:13 PM

Holland like any other GM makes lots of moves I either hate or don't understand but at the end of the day I still think he's the best GM in the history of hockey.


If ANY GM has earned enough trust to see a team through a rebuild its Holland.

#2533078 Winter is coming..

Posted by FlashyG on 27 July 2014 - 02:58 PM

For some reason, going by the topic title I thought this was going to be some kind of Game of Thrones related thread.



There's no reason it can't be.



#2532206 Red Wings & the Media

Posted by FlashyG on 15 July 2014 - 10:10 PM

I believe he is talking about the guy who cancelled his ticket plan and explain why he didn't agree with the things they were doing.

They told him to go support another team or somethig along those lines.

I can't remember the exact thread it was in.


I've read that in a couple places but its just a claim made by a fan with no screenshot or any sort of proof that it's a legitimate email from anyone within the organization.


For all we know it was made up by the person that originally made the claim in the first place.

#2532201 Tomas Jurco's Ridiculous New Stick Trick

Posted by FlashyG on 15 July 2014 - 09:23 PM

As talented as he is, this is what it might look like when Holland and Babs are handing out the roster spots after training camp.



#2532036 Please Help Me Win GDT of the year.

Posted by FlashyG on 14 July 2014 - 02:33 PM

Yeesh.  I'm just glad you guys already used your two buyouts.


As far as HF goes, I'm pretty sure professional contracts don't preclude doing a bit of fancy stickwork for charity organizations, so there should be no problem with him putting in a little time with HF.  It's for the kids.


Someone has to class that place up a bit...Charity work is a good way to describe it.

#2531915 Favorite Ken Holland Catchphrase / Quote

Posted by FlashyG on 13 July 2014 - 03:24 AM

This reminds me of a GDT I did earlier this year called the "Ken Commandments"



#2531831 Please Help Me Win GDT of the year.

Posted by FlashyG on 12 July 2014 - 12:28 PM

I missed that, but was there a ntc/nmc given?


Matt's stingier than Holland, he doesn't hand them out like candy im6p95.gif