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#2530270 Trial date set in Steve Moore’s lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi

Posted by _SP_ on 06 July 2014 - 03:38 PM

A $20 million jump for "after hockey earnings"? How much should my "after career earnings" be?

 

Interest? Investments? Real Estate?  This guy graduated from Harvard.  If you don't think he stood to make a LOT of money, you're out of your mind.  Don't be hateful; the money isn't coming out of your pocket, it's coming from the NHL- a group of individuals who did everything in their power to essentially cover this up and make it his fault.

 

Also, there are such things a PUNITIVE damage. Better known as, "Since you screwed up, we're not only giving him COMPENSANTORY damages for what he lost out on personally, but we're penalizing you for your role."

 

Not to mention prevailing plantiff $$$.  Basically, in a civil court, the court can put a percentage on negligent responsibility of both parties- meaning that the plaintiff may only be awarded a "partial win" in that they too were worthy of a portion of blame for the incident and therefore not entitled to all of the money they are seeking.  But if they are labeled a prevailing plantiff, it means that they are reasonably entited to having attorneys' fees paid for by the other party due to their "prevailing" win.




#2530186 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by _SP_ on 05 July 2014 - 10:14 PM

I'd sign subban for7 or 8m and gladly lose four first rounders when you get a guy like that. But like others have said it will never happen for various reasons.

 

Risk Management. You can sign a guy like that, use up 1/9th of your cap space, move him into a different system, and pray that he still performs at the same level-- all while giving up chances in the next FOUR drafts to make up for it if he busts, or you can pass, fill from within, or take a shot in the next FOUR DRAFTS to find FOUR players who have similar potential to be as good.




#2530160 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by _SP_ on 05 July 2014 - 08:30 PM

Any offer sheet over 3.5M will cost a 1st round pick... do you all really want to give up a 1st in the "best draft evar"?




#2530015 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by _SP_ on 04 July 2014 - 06:27 PM

Do you even watch the wings? Like I'm not tryig to be mean...but really. Do you not remember ANDERSON as our top line center? What caused that? Injuries. The same injury prone players being injured and you think it's going to change this year why?

Why do you think year after year when the same players are injured Itll change this year? Legwand is just a cheap insurance policy that we now wont have.

 

Are you kidding??? Who was injured when AndersSon was playing??? Datsyuk... Zetterberg...Helm... Weiss... all those guys we just listed.  DEPTH = 6-8 guys who can play center, NOT who can play center ON THE FIRST LINE. 

 

I get the feeling you just like to argue with people.  Half your arguments make no sense, other than to rile people up.




#2530011 Hockey News: Red Wings ‘D’ hunting

Posted by _SP_ on 04 July 2014 - 06:16 PM

By the way, 'D' hunting sounds like the PMS-version of a golf outing....




#2529453 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by _SP_ on 02 July 2014 - 12:18 PM

LOL As someone who was expecting big things this off-season and is HIGHLY disappointed... it's a SHAME to think some of you are so blinded by your hatred for KH that you don't think this team can compete.

 

NOBODY thought the Rangers would come out of the East- not with the Bruins, Penguins, Canadiens, or Red Wings in the playoffs.

 

But they did.  Because they made a good move at the deadline, were healthy, and believed in themselves.

 

 

Do you all think that Nyquist, Sheahan, Jurco, Smith, Tatar, and DeKeyser are ALL going to play WORSE than they did last year??  Let's say Nyquist regresses to a norm of 25-goals... with Zetterberg and Datsyuk back, that should be enough!  If Weiss puts up even just 40 assists, this team is going to be better.  The strides made between years one and two are usually very noticeable (ie. Brendan Smith, anyone?).  And if you think all of the rookies are going to regress, why not have some faith that Kindl improves to his average after an awful season last year?

 

This isn't a bad team.  This team should finish anywhere from 4th-10th in the conference.  You don't initiate a firesale before the season's began if you know you have a fighting shot.




#2529220 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by _SP_ on 01 July 2014 - 10:03 PM

If you would have told me the Red Wings signed absolutely nobody, I would have been okay with that, over the alternative.  Bringing back Quincey to play in a system that doesn't work for him doesn't make a lick of sense to me.

 

Kronwall-Smith

Ericsson-DeKeyeser

Ouellet-Kindl
Marchenko

Great? No.  Better than Quincey at $4.25M for TWO years (with Ouellet and Sproul coming on strong)? NO THANKS!


The forwards don't look horrible...

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Alfredsson
Franzen-Weiss-Nyquist
Tatar-Sheahan-Jurco
Miller-Helm-Abdelkader


Is it what I wanted? No.  Is it OMG FIRE EVERYBODY horrible? No.  I don't like Franzen, I wish we were able to get Iginla, and I have NEVER liked Weiss -- even the day he was signed.  But do I think it gets us to the playoffs? Yes.  Do I think there are pieces that can be moved around for a run at a dominant blueliner or winger? Sure.  Drew Stafford, Bobby Ryan, Martin St. Louis, and Chris Stewart are all candidates to move on after this upcoming year.  Paul Martin and Mike Green might be moved, too, as their teams won't be able to pay them for extensions.  The team has trade pieces and I wouldn't mind seeing a guy like Tatar being moved straight up at the deadline for a player whom won't remain with his current team anyway.  

 

This team isn't broken by any means.  And further strides by Smith and DeKeyser could make a world of difference in the top-4.




#2528733 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by _SP_ on 01 July 2014 - 04:56 PM

Dumb. No way I'm signing Boyle for a third year. 

 

Let's play a game... which of the signings do you feel WEREN'T overpayments, and you truly wish KH beat?

1) Iginla
2) Richards
3) Ehroff

That's it.  The rest of these were significant overpayments and no guarantee to be better than what we have for the price they're at.  If you could have guaranteed me the team was able to move Weiss, then I'd say sure sign Stastny for $7.25M AAV... other than that, this wasn't a particularly strong FA class.  I like Ouellet to win a spot and produce moreso than Niskanen or any guy not named Ehroff or Boyle -- but not at three years....




#2528493 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by _SP_ on 01 July 2014 - 03:22 PM

The team has a number of players whom are seemingly loaded with potential: Nyquist, Tatar, Sheahan, Mantha, Jurco, Sproul, Ouellet.... That's four wingers and a center with top-six potential (say, Nyquist-?-Mantha as a top line & Tatar-Sheahan-Jurco as the second) going forward.  Ouellet and Sproul project to top-4 defensemen.  Same with DeKeyser and Smith.   Who knows if they're all going to pan out, but we're not the Panthers or Islanders by any means.  We still have a core of other quality players, including Kronwall, Ericsson,  Zetterberg, and Datsyuk.  Helm and Abdelkader should be quality third-line guys.... this team is still a playoff-contending team. 

 

 

That being said.. I'm not happy with today. But that doesn't mean it's time to abandon ship by any means.




#2523245 GM moves

Posted by _SP_ on 08 June 2014 - 10:43 AM

Dude, really?  The Kings finished SIXTH in their conference and are now on their way to winning another Stanley Cup. Nobody picked them over the likes of Chicago and the Blues to make the finals.  Even then, they beat three teams in a row who ALL had home ice advantage.  That's a significant thing to accomplish in the NHL playoffs.

 

Similar thing in the East- the talk was who could compete with the physicality of the Bruins or the skill of the Penguins?  Montreal was the only other team to get significant love.  The Rangers were an afterthought.

 

So, yeah, swinging a trade for Legwand and making the playoffs could have been the catalyst for this team.  Could you imagine if Zetterberg had his legs under him and Ericsson was playing?  Totally different defense, too!  No more Kindl-Lashoff pairing...




#2521725 Dan Boyle not coming back to the Sharks

Posted by _SP_ on 25 May 2014 - 06:00 PM

Everyone complaining about Boyle's statistics this year... do you take into consideration his significant concussion he sustained at the beginning of the year?  Or the fact that those of us who are advocating for his signing only want him in the bottom four and on the power play??  You're not signing a #1 Defenseman because... there isn't one.

 

Kronwall-Smith
Ericsson-Ouellet
DeKeyser-Boyle

PK1: Kronwall-Smith
PK2: DeKeyser-Ericsson

PP1: Smith-Boyle
PP2: Kronwall-Ouellet

 

 

Leave Kindl on the bench or roll with Lashoff/Marchenko as #7.  The team has the cap space; I say keep Kindl as a top #7 option.




#2517359 Was Legwand worth it?

Posted by _SP_ on 26 April 2014 - 07:06 PM

If your asking then you know the answer

We got No choice but to accept we got seriously raped in that deal .... I sure as hell don't wanna see legwand return to detroit among a few other guys

Time to let the kids fly
I like how our saviour was a 4th liner here

I said he was a good 3rd line center on most good nhl teams and got sh*t by some ... Can't even crack the top 3 in detroit

Adios legwand

 

aaaaaaaand by that logic, Franzen is a legitimate top-6 winger, considering that's where he played in the lineup?  Same for the people that complain about Abdelkader being up there?

Ahhh... right.




#2517263 Was Legwand worth it?

Posted by _SP_ on 26 April 2014 - 05:36 PM

Absolutely it made sense!  For the business side.  Keeping the streak alive is a HUGE marketing opportunity.  For the team?  No way.  Seeing how we brought up Sheahan, we could have brought up Jarnkrok next season and I HIGHLY doubt he was leaving the AHL/States.


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#2516625 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by _SP_ on 26 April 2014 - 03:35 PM

You can't compliance-buyout Weiss; he was signed AFTER the new CBA.  If you're not going to use Tootoo, cut him; it'll cost $600K for one year, that's it.  Franzen better be bought out or I will lose all confidence in the FO.  That's a move that MUST be made.




#2515762 Bertuzzi in, Jurco out

Posted by _SP_ on 25 April 2014 - 11:43 AM

Except for that totally unnecessary penalty that took the Wings off the PP when they could have put a fork in Boston, gave the Bruins a brief PP which they scored on.  It was a game, and likely, series changer.

 

Are you kidding? You should invest in a DVR if you're going to start criticizing players about penalties and whatnot.

 

 

I remember that looking like a huge bit of embellishment from a player that has a very long list of embellishing things..... I don't think a bump like that should completely corkscrew a 6' 9" behemoth. Nor the previous game when 5' 9" Tatar somehow mustered the strength to throw the same 6' 9" man.

 

ABSOLUTELY.  And that's why Bertuzzi was LIVID.  Chara skated backwards into him and their elbows connected SLIGHTLY- I don't even know if it was Bert's elbow or just his sleeve, it looked PATHETIC.

 

The NHL is going to have to do something much like the NBA, fine-fine-fine-suspension.  Until that happens, captain embellishment is going to continue to directly affect games in a way that lacks integrity and displays unsportsmanlike conduct.