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#2621624 Free agents this off season

Posted by kipwinger on 27 July 2015 - 09:49 AM

I agree completely. Screw the Rangers. 


As far as Stepan goes, it's really not too much of a gamble though.  Even if he never improves, you're still getting a 50 point, top six center, who plays great defense, for the prime of his career.  And you'd only be paying him about a million more than his actual value if he never improved at all.  A 50 pt. guy, at Stepan's age, is generally worth 5.5 on today's market, so it's a mild overpayment if does doesn't improve, and a quality contract if he does.  It's not like they're paying for potential here, he's already a very good player, they're just overpaying slightly under the assumption that he'll take the next step. 


I'm always happy to slightly overpay for a good player, rather than slightly overpay for an unproven guy.  The risk seems less. 

#2621404 Wings lose scout to leafs

Posted by arag on 24 July 2015 - 08:10 AM

Next is Helene St. James to move on and start writing about Babcock and the Leafs.

#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




#2620815 Stan Bowman (CHI) on CBA troubles

Posted by kliq on 18 July 2015 - 02:11 AM

I cant speak for anyone else, but I'm not losing any sleep at the thought of Chicago being brought down a peg. I'm sick and tired of seeing them in the finals. This is a perfect example of why cap management is so important in today's NHL. Being reckless now can screw you later.

#2620376 Mitch Callahan signed 1-year - 600k

Posted by TheXym on 13 July 2015 - 01:42 PM

As much as I'm a fan of Miller on the fourth line (& of course star wars nicknames), I'd really like to see how well a callahan-glendog-ferrero fourth line would play together sometime in the next couple seasons.

Han-Luke-Lando works with the Star Wars motif

#2620420 Ryan O’Reilly Charged With Impaired Driving

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 13 July 2015 - 08:56 PM

The only way this sentence could be more Canadian, is if it said "sorry aboot that" somewhere in there.

Was just gonna post the same thing :lol:

Kidding aside, I will never understand why grown ass adults STILL GET BEHIND THE WHEEL WHEN IMPAIRED. It's all fun and games when you hit a Tim Horton's, but when you are responsible for murdering someone the shine kind of wears off. Ryan, I am disappointed in you, your beard, AND your ridiculously adorable face and hot body. SHAME.

#2620268 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Helmethead on 12 July 2015 - 11:11 AM

#4. The great Uwe Krupp. Mush!

#2620277 Brian McGrattan

Posted by WingsAlways on 12 July 2015 - 12:34 PM

Oh look!


OFFICIAL: Brian McGrattan (@bigern10) signs #NHLDucks to a one-year contract through 2015-16: http://bit.ly/McGrattan_071015 



Fixed it.

#2620054 Gustav Nyquist signed 4-Year Deal $4.75 mill AAV

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 10 July 2015 - 10:53 PM

How is 4.25 for the next five years a "horrible, Unmovable contract" because he's 31.
We all know Ericsson didn't play like a top pair defenseman last year, but the year before that he was playing very well, so much So that people were talking about how important Ericsson is to the team when he went down with an injury a couple years back...
He is a good top four dman, and yes serviceable on the top pair, not very good, But serviceable. And he clears the front of the net better than any of our other d, he plays 20+ minutes a night, and for those of you who complain there's not enough fighting, he is our best fighter and the one who's fastest to stick up for teammates.

He makes some bad plays, he could make one bad play in ten games and be completely solid the rest of the time and there would still be people complaining about that one bad play, extrapolating it into worse and worse things...
I get that there has to be a scapegoat so everyone can vent their frustration, and since Quincey was one of our better d last year, and kindl barely played, so it all reverts to Ericsson.

Who didn't even get to fully prepare for the season because his hand/finger injury to the point he could barely grip a hockey stick. Its maddening how fickle some of us fans can be.

#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.

#2619912 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 09 July 2015 - 10:58 PM

Yeah, but what no one has mentioned is Tatar only had one season of 27+ goals, and nyquist has two.

Nyquist has proved more consistent, so he deserves to ask for more since Tatar signed his deal after only one good season.
Why has no one said this over and over in this thread?

I feel like I'm in the twilight zone.

#2619834 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by number9 on 09 July 2015 - 12:49 PM

Man I made an issue out of nothing with my comment.
I see McCarty, Probert, and Kocur in a class all their own, so 24, 25, and 26 will always remind me of them. (Probert and Chelios pretty much swapped jerseys.) That's it. It's not a personal attack on any players, I don't care what they do off the ice.

Emdog bro. Don't tell me u don't kno Emdog....

#2619113 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 July 2015 - 05:00 PM


By filing for arbitration, Nyquist not eligible to receive an offer sheet. Will continue negotiating with Wings. Hearings are July 20-Aug. 4


Ansar Khan ‏@AnsarKhanMLive  50m

Wings usually sign the player before it gets to the hearing.

#2619111 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 July 2015 - 04:55 PM

It's amazing how fast people will turn on a player.


If memory serves, this is more of a basic procedural thing than a real indication that things are going poorly.  By filing for arbitration Nyquist forfeits the right to accept an offer sheet from other teams.  In other words, he's committing to the Wings by filing.  


Today is the deadline to file so the timing is likely a result of that, not something that happened with the Wings.  I'm pretty sure this is something players do that's just a backup plan for a worst case scenario. And again, by doing so he cannot accept an offer sheet from another team. 

#2618808 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by FlashyG on 02 July 2015 - 10:04 PM

Another couple Holland off-season gifs.


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