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#2550876 Alfie not playing this season

Posted by Playmaker on 21 November 2014 - 09:31 PM

As much as I will miss the leadership in the locker room, his absence is giving the kids a chance to play.  The kids are part of the reason why I enjoy watching the Wings this season.  The kids are our future, and so far the future is very bright.

The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades....




#2550784 Alfie not playing this season

Posted by Playmaker on 21 November 2014 - 01:50 PM

I kind of felt like he was never "ours".  Having guys like Yzerman, Lidstrom, etc stay for their entire careers, I feel disappointed that he had to leave Ottawa.  That it only turned out to be for one season makes it especially unfortunate. 




#2550738 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by Playmaker on 21 November 2014 - 10:00 AM

Higher standards in that I went there and YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH

I see both sides of this one, but I've gotta say--hiring a professional that is skilled in handling large amounts of money does not equal not trusting your parents. My mom is my favorite person in the world, great at her job, and I trust her beyond any other human on this earth. That being said: she knows f*** all about handling millions of dollars (not to mention she can't remember where she put her own glasses half the time), and I would never place her in that position because she would feel terrible when she inevitably screwed everything up. Add that to the fact that JJ's parents sound like absolute trash cans, sprinkle in a little bit of why the hell would he give them power of attorney and you have one big WTF Pot Pie. Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?

Sad situation either way--hopefully he learns from this and moves on, but from the sounds of it he'll unfortunately be moving on without his parents.

I knew there was something especially intelligent about you  ;)

 

I'd give my mom every cent every day of the week and twice on Sundays.  I'd likely get double back.  

 

I don't know what lead to him firing Pat Brisson, but it doesn't necessarily mean it was a bad thing for him.  Agents negotiate contracts, they don't necessarily give financial advice.  In someone like Jack Johnson's case, he may have felt Brisson was spending too much time with his "star" clients and not enough with him.  As far as Crosby, Kane, Toewes, etc, they have good contracts, we don't know how or who is managing their money.  Just because they haven't filed for bankruptcy doesn't mean they're necessarily making all the right moves with their money either.

 

If anyone else saw the ESPN 30 for 30, Broke, you'd see that there are agents, lawyers, investors, parents, siblings and others who have taken advantage of athletes.  Many of them who were thought of as "professional" and "trustworthy".  Sometimes it's a deliberate scam, other times it's an attempt to turn a good amount of money into an obscene amount of money in what may have seemed like a good investment.  Many of them often mistakenly thought their agent was "handling" things.  

 

In any case, sounds like this all happened relatively quickly and it isn't like he let it go on for years before he noticed anything.  I hope it all works out well for him.  




#2549613 Kevin and Kelly Klima....

Posted by Playmaker on 17 November 2014 - 10:15 PM

Nah, his boys would be named Kevn and Klly  ;)




#2549255 Wings great Gordie Howe resting after 'serious stroke'

Posted by Playmaker on 16 November 2014 - 06:38 PM

Brittany Maynard had the right idea.  Just seems crazy we let our pets die with dignity and without pain but not other human beings. 




#2548303 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by Playmaker on 09 November 2014 - 07:46 PM

Never said Tampa was a bad team or that Yzerman wasn't doing a good job.   But sheesh, some fans here area already anointing them as one of the greatest teams of all time before they've really done anything. 

 

That's *my* point as well, that there ARE 29 other teams.   Winning the Cup isn't easy. Tampa may win multiple Cups, they many never win any in the Yzerman era. Like it or not, in professional sports, that's usually the way a team or player is perceived.  Many Wings fans only judge the Wings on whether they win the Cup or not.  Making the playoffs is not an accomplishment any more for the Wings, but yet it is for other franchises. 




#2548210 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by Playmaker on 09 November 2014 - 06:44 PM

Dear Amazon.com customer service,

I would like to order a Stamkos, yet I don't see any available on your website. Why is this? There is no "out of stock" notification therefore this is unacceptable.

Sincerely,

Red Wings Fans

Dear RWF,

 

We already sent you an Yzerman, a Lidstrom, a Datsyuk and a Zetterberg.  Your 4 Cups runneth over.  We are however, looking into the defective Weiss you received.  Thank you for shopping.




#2548136 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by Playmaker on 09 November 2014 - 05:39 PM

 

Not having their #1 goalie in that series sure didn't help them much. 

 

The Bolts have a scary amount of depth, and are building a team that will be great for a lot of years. It is a team that has as much, if not more, talent in their system as the Wings do, with the exception that their stars are still very young. Winning doesn't happen over night, and Stevie Y has done a lot of a job with that team. They will become the class of the East sooner rather than later.

Good thing the Wings were 100% healthy in the playoffs.  

 

If the Wings don't win the Cup every year, Holland sucks and the team needs to be blown up and he needs to be fired.  If Holland had signed Filppula, he'd have been an idiot, but Yzerman is a genius for signing him.

 

Completely rebuilding a team with low draft picks while not missing the playoffs doesn't happen easily or overnight either.  




#2548098 Brendan Shanahan: a letter to my younger self

Posted by Playmaker on 09 November 2014 - 11:57 AM

Wonder if his younger self told his older self to boink a team mates wife




#2547460 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by Playmaker on 05 November 2014 - 10:48 PM

Are you saying Cox sucks, BoS?




#2546267 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by Playmaker on 02 November 2014 - 07:40 PM

Franzen is such an anchor.




#2545978 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by Playmaker on 01 November 2014 - 03:58 PM

What is this ultra complicated "system" that the Wings run that is so impossible for a new player to adapt to? 




#2545431 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by Playmaker on 29 October 2014 - 09:01 PM

Now I get it.  Send him down, get him injured, send him to the Chris Pronger home for the "recovering injured hockey players" 




#2545198 Wings great Gordie Howe resting after 'serious stroke'

Posted by Playmaker on 29 October 2014 - 07:51 PM

If his mind and his body are gone and he is suffering, no, I don't think his family would want him to continue existing.  Thankfully, the Howe children seem to be treating their dad's life with the respect that it deserves.  I have the utmost respect for his family for the way they have cared for him in the twilight of his life. They have been honest and open about his condition. Caring for a dementia patient is physically, emotionally and financially draining.  It's a shame they've had to go through this with both of their parents. 




#2545016 Wings great Gordie Howe resting after 'serious stroke'

Posted by Playmaker on 29 October 2014 - 05:34 PM

Sorry, but he's been suffering immensely in recent years.  He is not going to get better.  Dementia doesn't get better and he isn't likely to make a miraculous physical recovery due to his age and other health issues.  He deserves to go with the dignity he lived his life.