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#2538666 Blast from the Past

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 October 2014 - 11:04 PM

So I was going through a bunch of my Dad's old things and stumbled upon one of his NHL contracts from the Red Wings lying in between the pages of an old program.


I've never seen an NHL contract before (let alone from the 70s) and thought it was interesting and that I would share for others interested as well.


The salary and bonuses give an interesting perspective in comparison to today.  The average salary (according to the HHOF) in 1970 was $18,000.










#2538641 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by toby91_ca on 06 October 2014 - 08:19 PM

One of the dumbest things I've ever read:



Detroit finished 16th last season in both goals-for per-game (2.65) and total goals scored (217)

#2538634 Holland interview with Mickey comment about a trade

Posted by number9 on 06 October 2014 - 07:58 PM

Eva was a legend.  I miss his super serious font, especially in the context of super serious font telling me Hudler can put up 70 points playing with Datsyuk.  It brought even more seriousness to his serious statistical analyses.

Aha I forgot about his font.

You know who I miss a ton? Crymson. I think he disappeared when this last bunch of knuckle heads rolled in. That guy was my daily Xanax bar. Come back Crym!

#2538530 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by kipwinger on 06 October 2014 - 10:52 AM


I suppose it could also just mean that he's trying to bring Weiss along slowly? Who knows with Babcock, he can be weird sometimes. See: Legwand, David - 4th line center.


You mean fourth line winger.  Babs actually had him playing on Glendening's wing lol. 

#2538398 NY Islanders Acquire Leddy and Boychuk

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 04 October 2014 - 08:11 PM


Yes the Islanders are a model f****** franchise aren’t they? 


Now we’re saying Snow is a better GM than Holland? Is that what we’re saying? I need you to put that in writing so I can make it my signature. 


No where did I say the Islanders franchise were model, nor better then the Wings. Didn't compare Garth to Kenny either, you did that. Hell, I didn't even say their defense is better then ours. All I said was Garth at least tries, he's quite the idiot usually, but today not so much. I'm sure Holland does lots of work behind the scenes, but nothing ever comes of it. Don't jump all over me for a sentence haha. Once in a while, I wouldn't mind seeing Kenny take a chance in a trade. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't but it's better then bringing back the same roster from last year that didn't do a whole lot. Now, if one of the kids gets a spot in the top 6 and Kindl is on the bench then I won't really care either way. If we're going to be mediocre again this season, I'd rather see young guys playing because the sooner they're in the lineup, the sooner we're one of the top teams in the East.

#2538389 10/4 Final Preseason GDT: Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins

Posted by rrasco on 04 October 2014 - 07:24 PM

I'm thinking out of Nestrasil, Ferraro, or Callahan that Nestrasil has the best chance of not being waived.

#2538387 10/4 Final Preseason GDT: Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins

Posted by Cloune on 04 October 2014 - 07:23 PM

wow, what a performace by Ouellet

#2538382 10/4 Final Preseason GDT: Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins

Posted by Echolalia on 04 October 2014 - 07:05 PM

I love how aggressive Mrazek is on these shots.  He's butterflying at the faceoff circle

#2538380 10/4 Final Preseason GDT: Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 04 October 2014 - 07:01 PM

So uhhh...was there a contest I missed that allowed a fan to dress up as Nyquist and play in a preseason game for the Wings?

#2538144 TSN Luke Schenn could be available

Posted by kipwinger on 03 October 2014 - 12:28 PM

How many games will Ericsson play this year?


How many turnovers will Quincey, and Smith have that lead to goals?


I'll be honest about having little knowledge of the Dmen we have have in GR, but how many will we see as regulars at the NHL level?


From what we've seen since Lids retired - we can never have too many Dmen who are capable in their own end, and are capable of blocking shots/clearing the crease.


I guess I see myself defending Schenn since I felt he was a solid 'throwback' Dman when he was a Leaf, and some here think less of him than Quincey...Truth be told - I'd take Schenn any day of the week over Quincey.


You're creating a little bit of a false dichotomy here.  That he may or may not be better than Quincey is still not a reason to acquire him.  "Better than Quincey-ness" isn't a good way to evaluate whether a player would help you much.  Where's he going to play (3rd pair at 3.3 million)?  What is his skill set (he's a less effective puck mover than Quincey)?  Also, I see no reason to believe that Philly would trade a marginal defenseman for a more expensive marginal defenseman. 


It seems like you're saying that in a vacuum you'd rather have Schenn than Quincey, which I  suppose isn't too unreasonable.  But that wouldn't address any of the problems with our back end, since the problem is that we can't move the puck, so why bother?

#2536990 9/23 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by Echolalia on 23 September 2014 - 01:11 PM

Hawks' Lines:













Its like there's still an inferiority complex going on

#2536862 Did the Wings change the font on their jerseys?

Posted by Branton87 on 22 September 2014 - 07:29 PM

Just kidding. I didn't see this thread this year, so I figured I'd make it. Go Wings!  :lol:

#2536553 TSN ranks all major league sport franchises.

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 September 2014 - 11:32 PM

ESPN more than enough to skip the whole article

#2536545 Flames adding Truculence...Yonkman, Gillies PTO

Posted by F.Michael on 18 September 2014 - 08:32 PM

With all this tuffness in the Flames lineup - it's certain Hudler will finally become the 40 goal scorer he was destined to become!

#2536437 Mantha's Injury

Posted by F.Michael on 17 September 2014 - 01:52 PM

Now if the Wings dressed some enforcers for that game.....That knee injury would've never happened.