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#2622063 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by Mckinley25 on 01 August 2015 - 08:18 PM

But Datsyuk and Zetterberg go fishing together every summer... Is that not boy love? 

That's MAN love, and it is good.

#2622053 Who is better Nyquist or Tatar?

Posted by Echolalia on 01 August 2015 - 05:50 PM

I think Gus has more talent to work with than Tatar, but I think Tatar makes up for that with how hard he plays every shift, and how involved he gets.

#2621134 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 July 2015 - 09:59 PM

I think its funny how folks already say he stinks or is going to stink. He led the entire AHL in points and that is with playing 31 games up here.


Nyquist led the AHL in points as well when he first spent some significant time up in Detroit.


BTW, in Nyquist's 1st 40 games as a Red Wing, 4 goals, 13 points - Pulk's first 34 games, 5 goals, 8 points. Nyquist played with Z a lot in those first 40 games, Pulk played mostly 4th line (or less) minutes.  This guy is not as quite of a playmaker as Nyquist, but he is a pure scorer.  I predict a 25-30 goal season for Pulk IF he stays 3rd line or higher and sees significant PP time. His shot is unbelievably fast, unlike the Wings have had since Brett Hull.  He will most likely get a 2-3 year $3.5M deal after this season, if not more.


Jurco also had 15 goals while playing mostly 4th line minutes.  When this guy get back with Sheahan (or even a better center) he too could very well top 25 goals.  This is a good thing, but he too will get that $3.5M deal or higher and then things really get sticky with the cap.  You know Mrazek is getting at least $5M, Danny D is getting at least Q's $4.75M, Abby with his emergence will most definitely top $3M (he's a UFA, so it may be $4M+) Helm, as well.  He has proven that he is at least in the median player salary area, so his modest contract now will be at least $4M next year...this does not add up too well for the cap.  You think we are over now? Just wait until next year.  IF Franzen, Howard and Ericsson aren't gone this season, they have to go next.  There just won't be any cap space to re-sign your players that are your core of the future.


s***, I nearly forgot about Sheahan and the raise he will garner. Maybe won't be as significant as others, but he most certainly will top $2M I would think...

#2620962 Stan Bowman (CHI) on CBA troubles

Posted by marcaractac on 19 July 2015 - 06:14 PM

So players that are on their drafted team should get a bonus that doesn't count against the cap


Pretty much. Just have a percentage of home grown talents contracts not count VS the cap. It would reward teams that build through the draft, instead of having them get blown up like the Blackhawks have had to do twice now. 

#2620783 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by roboturner on 17 July 2015 - 03:02 PM

My sister passed away about 3 weeks ago from cancer.


A couple of seasons ago she had a chance to go to a Wings game.


My dad had been in contact with the Wings people and they were trying to work out who she might want to meet if she got the chance. It was up to me to ask her who she wanted to meet. Of course, we were trying to surprise her so I didn't want to just come out and say "Hey you're probably going to get to meet one of the players, who do you want to meet?"


So i would ask, "Hey Care, if you got to meet anybody on the wings who would you want to meet?"


"DAN CLEARY!" she'd exclaim.


So a couple of days later I would ask again. "DAN CLEARY!!" was the answer I got again.


She knew they were going to be going to the game when she went down to Ann Arbor, so I tried again, "No..Seriously....If you really got to meet one of the current Wings players when you go to the game, who would it be?"  I could not have given her a bigger hint without flat out just telling her!




So she and my dad and uncle went to the game and had a good time. Then the game was over. As they are trying to 'leave' the building, my uncle is leading the way with directions on where to go with my dad and sister following him. She still has no idea.


They end up in an area where she figures they aren't supposed to be. "Are we allowed down this way?"


Finally they end up standing against a wall with a bunch of other people with a Wings/arena employee telling them to just wait where they are.


"Are we meeting players?!" She had finally figured it out.


While they were waiting she felt she had accidentally bumped into someone behind her. She turned to say she was sorry to them. But nothing came out of her mouth. It was Nicklas Lidstrom that she had bumped into!! (This was during his last season when he wasn't playing due to his ankle) He saw she was trying to apologize and told her it was no big deal. Other players like Pavel and Zetterberg had walked through the hallway where they were waiting.


Finally Dan Cleary came out and asked "Are you Carrie?"


I don't remember much of what else happened (I wasn't there, just heard the stories afterward), but he was super nice to her, took a couple of pictures, and signed some things.

The jersey says

"To: Carrie    Best Wishes

 Your friend, Dan Clear 11"


He also had a signed bobble head sent to our house a couple of weeks later.


I always teased her about wanting to meet Cleary over anybody else, but she really enjoyed the whole experience




#2620634 Johnny Oduya signs with Stars 2 yrs $3.75 AAV

Posted by kipwinger on 15 July 2015 - 12:42 PM

Oduya isn't better than Ericsson OR Quincey.  He's very comparable to both though.  Signing him and shipping one of those guys out is just shuffling deck chairs. 

#2620005 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by Caanis Cooper on 10 July 2015 - 03:55 PM

I think Quincey played amazing this last season. I would be totally against moving him at all. I know we need to make some cap space room now, but we just can't lose his toughness and good defensive play.

#2620157 Brian McGrattan

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 11 July 2015 - 10:35 PM

Brian McGrattan once beat all the halo games on legendary using a broken guitar hero controller.

#2619871 Pittsburgh: America's hockey capital? Lol

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 09 July 2015 - 04:14 PM

Yeah well Minnesota can suck it too LGHT



#2618885 Depth chart for RW/Griffins

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 03 July 2015 - 01:58 PM

Quincey was one of our best d-men last season, him and Dekeyser were a really, really good second pair.

#2618846 Voynov pleads "No Contest" to Domestic Violence Charge

Posted by number9 on 03 July 2015 - 10:16 AM

This probably never would have happened in the first place if she had a guy like Anthony Peluso with her.

#2618443 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by rick zombo on 01 July 2015 - 05:08 PM

In typical LGWs fashion, the thread about the Richards signing has more pages than the Mike Green one. 

#2617793 Alexander semin being bought out

Posted by Bannedforlife on 30 June 2015 - 11:28 PM

Whoa! No need to get vulgar bro!

#2617637 Alexander semin being bought out

Posted by MaynardJmzKeenan on 30 June 2015 - 05:37 PM

Taking on Semin would be hard to swallow....

#2617598 Brendan Smith re-signed 2 yrs $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 30 June 2015 - 04:44 PM

I'm happy  :yahoo: .  Here's to a better season Smitty!