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Unforgettable Moments in Red Wing History

08 August 2012 - 12:09 PM

Shanahan vs Corbet - Marc Crawford vs Scotty Bowman

Bob Probert and Tie Domi Saga

Rating the NHL Franchises and Predictions

21 July 2012 - 11:53 PM

I have identified the top 8 and the bottom 8 franchises in the NHL.

San Jose has a good team but their management is not on a successful path. The worst management is Phoenix, but the worst franchise is the NY Islanders. Anaheim and Columbus follow very closely behind. Nashville has excellent management but is stuck in a small market.

It's important to note that Anaheim and Washington each have 9 unrestricted free agents next year. Vancouver will have difficulty keeping their talent inside the salary cap. Alexander Burrows could be wearing the winged wheel! Also... Anaheim is not generating enough revenue to maintain big names like Corey Perry.

My prediction is Detroit will sign Alexander Burrows and Corey Perry next year. Rick Nash will be traded to the New York Rangers. Follow the money and it will help you make predictions.
Toronto $81,800,000 NY Rangers $41,400,000 Montreal $47,700,000 Vancouver $23,500,000 Detroit $16,300,000 Boston $2,700,000 Chicago $8,700,000 Philadelphia $3,200,000 Pittsburgh ($200,000) Calgary $1,100,000 Los Angeles ($2,000,000) Ottawa $2,800,000 New Jersey ($6,100,000) Minnesota ($5,900,000) Edmonton $17,300,000 San Jose ($7,800,000) Washington ($7,500,000) Dallas ($1,100,000) Buffalo $5,600,000 Tampa Bay ($8,500,000) Anaheim ($8,400,000) Colorado $6,100,000 Nashville ($7,500,000) Carolina ($4,400,000) Florida ($7,000,000) Columbus ($13,700,000) St. Louis ($2,700,000) Winnipeg ($5,200,000) Phoenix ($24,400,000) NY Islanders ($8,100,000)

Red Wings Rebuilding and Adapting to Maintain Dominance

15 July 2012 - 02:00 AM

Red Wings Rebuilding and Adapting to Maintain Dominance

The Detroit Red Wings have been in a rebuilding phase since Brian Rafalski hurt his knee and retired. But with Brad Stuart and Nick Lidstrom gone, this sends the Red Wing organization into a much deeper rebuilding process. We are the victim of our own success. The Wings were so dominate for so long that fans around the country figured who ever won the Detroit/Colorado series would become the Cup Champion. The Eastern Conference could only hope the two teams would beat each other up to have a chance. But not even the mighty Avalanche could keep up with the Red Wings. As a result the NHL introduced a policy of parity among teams. That’s why I laugh at all the knuckleheads on this forum who attack Kenny Holland and the Red Wing management. These are the same people who forced the NHL to change the rules toward parity.

The Wings not only dominated the ice with leadership and skill, but their marketing dominated even the NHL front office through its Hockeytown campaign. They redefined the game with the left wing lock and a specialized system which was unique to the league. The Wings dominated with an active owner willing to commit the resources for developing talent and building morale. The Wings dominated in attendance and fan base around the league. But the biggest domination has been in the draft and evaluating talent. It really would have been scary if 11th round pick Vladimir Konstantinov played a full career alongside Nick Lidstrom.

Kris Draper for a dollar from Winnipeg!
Kirk Maltby a trade with Edmonton in '95 for defenseman Dan McGillis! WHO IS DAN McGILLIS!!!!
Vladimir Konstantinov 1989: 11th round, (221st overall)
Sergei Fedorov 1989 - 4th round (74th overall)
Keith Primeau to Hartford for Brendan Shanahan!
Nick Lidstrom 1989 - 3rd round (53rd overall)
Slava Kozlov 1990 - 2nd round (45th overall)
Bob Probert 1983 - 3rd (46th overall)
Joe Kocur 1983 - 5th Round, (88th overall)
Johan Franzen 2004 - 3rd round (97th overall)
Darren Helm 2005 - 5th round (132nd overall)
Pavel Datsyuk1998 - 6th round (171st overall)
Valtteri Filppula 2002 - 3rd round (95th overall)
Tomas Holmstrom 1994 - 10th round (257th overall)
Henrik Zetterberg 1999 - 7th round (210th overall)
Jonathan Ericsson 2002 - 9th Round, (291st overall)
Chris Osgood 1991 - 3rd round (54th overall)
Jimmy Howard 2003 - 2nd Rnd, (64th overall)

This proves the Wings didn’t just throw money at players! They built a dominating franchise in all phases in the sport!


As Red Wing fans we need to accept this transition of rebuilding and not demand trades for overpriced forwards like Rick Nash ($7.8 annually). Don’t trade the youth… develop the youth! The NHL has changed the rules, now we need to adapt and dominate like we have in the past.

The following list of Red Wing youth all have a tremendous chance to contribute to the organization.

Brendan Smith D

Damien Brunner LW

Riley Sheahan C http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=PET_AGhPCg0

Petr Mrazek G http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TVpMrFNzOYTomas Jurco RW http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=biPsk6n2q5g

Teemu Pulkkinen RW http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzfGZwoiGjU

Gustav Nyquist LW http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGuCbnHiy3o

Tomas Tartar LW http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=OivN-x05v24

Calle Jarnkrok C http: //youtu.be/pJrqdY4HDDg

Ryan Sproul D http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fil5eZGVyb0

Xavier Ouellet D http: //youtu.be/aMgjqcQzbp0

Landon Ferraro C http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=20sz6_Aj4xc

Martin Frk http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEQbMQLgZO0

Sal Galatioto Predicts NHL Cap & Floor Dropping

11 July 2012 - 01:55 AM

Could the NHL drop the cap and floor after announcing a 70+ million cap???

Evander Kane is a Better Option than Zach Parise

06 July 2012 - 07:02 PM

Evander Kane is a Better Option than Zach Parise

I can’t lie; missing out on Ryan Suter was a huge blow to our defense and a run for the cup this coming year. However…

While left wing Zach Parise is a great talent, he is not worth the price Minnesota paid for him. At the prime age of 27 years, Zach Parise scored 31 goals. Kenny Holland was actually pushing the limit offering Parise $90 million over 13 years ($6.92Mp/r).

Left wing Evander Kane on the other hand is 6 years younger, stronger, tougher, and bigger! Not even in his prime yet at 20 years, scored over 30 goals last season. Currently he’s a restricted free agent in Winnipeg. I’d offer Evender Kane a long-term 13 year deal worth $80 million. That’s just over $6 million per year. It will cost the Wings a first, second, and a third rounder. However, in the long-term Evander Kane will become a better value than Zach Parise. Next year we need to gear up to buy Shea Weber.

$1,110,249 or below None
Over $1,110,249 to $1,682,194 Third-round choice
Over $1,682,194 to $3,364,391 Second-round choice
Over $3,364,391 to $5,046,585 First-round and third-round choice
Over $5,046,585 to $6,728,781 First-round, second-round and third-round choice
Over $6,728,781 to $8,410,976 Two first-round choices, one second- and one third-round choice
Over $8,410,976 Four first-round choices