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#2183786 Latest Rumor: NHL Team Expected to Announce Rebranding in 2012

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 June 2011 - 06:18 PM

Duh you guys, it's gonna be the Pittsburgh Crosby's..... The jersey change is from White//black/Yellow Ocre to Canary Yellow/sky blue and White with a dominate yellow stripe down the back and a diving board for a logo! I swear you guys are sooooo naive!

#2183782 Kris Draper Works Out With Lions

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 June 2011 - 06:09 PM

Gosh I hope Draper doesn't get re-signed....

#2183771 Let's summarize...

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 June 2011 - 05:07 PM

I still think a 5 year Wiz is our best investment this season. I wouldn't mind seeing Jovo or Selanne here since they would both fill a role that the Wings lacked last season. The reason I think Wiz would be a nice 5 year plan is, Holland would still have plenty of money to persue Suter next year, plus re-sign Stuart and Kronwall (which I expect done before July 1, 2012.) That way if Lids does retire, there is one less glaring hole to fill with Wiz here long term. If Holland can land a Suter or Burns, you better believe they wouldn't just be one year deals and you would have a top four of Kronwall, Suter(Burns), Stuart, Wiz for four or more years with Kindl and Smith as well... Players like Selanne or Jovo can be one year fill in's to try to win a Cup, but someone as young as Wiz, you gotta sign him up thru his prime, and if it takes $4M to $4.5M to do it, then do it. how about a 5 year $23M contract? Then when Lids retires (and the Cap goes up again in 2012 (if there is a hard cap)) Holland can re-sign Kronwall for $5-6M and Stuart to $4-$5MM and still have a great amount of money to offer a Suter or Burns long term deals. (if they are still available) Bertuzzi and Holmstrom will be off the books, Hudler (if not traded) will either earn a fatter contract by returning to form or he'll fall off the book (or re-sign for FAR less) Abby and Helm will probably top $2M as RFA's (which will wash Bert and Homer)

This could happen for 2012, but this season coming up I do believe Wiz is worth a long term deal and anyone else should be one year investments...

#2183762 Changes in the offseason

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 June 2011 - 04:44 PM

No ones going to eat Hudlers contract, let alone give the Wings a pick in return. Any trade for Hudler will include almost a dollar for dollar swap.

Well then, I will trade Hudler and his $2.9M for the rights to either Kyle Turris, Luke Schenn, Erik Cole's or Ian White's $2.9M average salary...

-OR- Saku Koivu's $2.5M, Tim Gleason's $2.7M, Erik Johnson's $2.6M, Steve Ott's $2.9M, Matt Greene's $2.9M, Lattendresse's $2.5, Barker's $3.0, Clarkson's $2.6M, Salvadore's $2.9M, Okposo's $2.8M, Grabner's $3.0M, Eaton's $2.5M, Chris Phillip's $3.0M, Versteeg's $3.0M, Klesla's $2.9M, Morris' $2.7M, James Neal's $2.8M, Doug Murray's $2.5M, Chris Stewart's $2.8M, Armstrong's $3M, Grabovski's $2.9M, Shultz's $2.7M....etc etc... unfortunately, none of these teams would even think about trading ANY of these guys for Hudler...

If Holland cannot move Hudler, then I hope to the highest hope that the 2008 Hudler returns in 2011...

edit: What would you guys do if Holland signs Turco as Howards back-up?

#2183669 Former NBA players son on path to pros... in... NHL?!

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 June 2011 - 12:17 PM

Great Read! Thanks! And good luck to Seth! I find it disgusting some of the racial comments. I am white and proud, but if a kid, who just happens to have some African American in him, is that good at something that isn't normally associated with minorities, GOD BLESS HIM! I hope he gets drafted and plays 1000+ games in the NHL and score 1000+ points! Good Luck Seth!

#2183497 Hudler's Future

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 June 2011 - 09:28 PM

i think Huds will be gone before the start of the season for a late round pick that will help us sign a forward

This is my wish, I hope to maybe see Holland trade Hudler and our first to maybe scoot up a few spots in the draft, but you are probably right, he will get us a 4th or 5th rounder, which is fine, so long as the Hudler experiment is OVER!!!

#2183466 Flyers acquire Bryzgalov's rights

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 June 2011 - 08:37 PM

Mike Richards and Braydon Coburn to Detroit for Jiri Hudler and Jakub Kindl :ph34r:

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?! With Hudler's "potential" we are going to get Ovechkin...mark it!

#2182420 Changes in the offseason

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 June 2011 - 03:47 PM

Why the hell would anyone want Tanguay on their team? Is it 2003?

Uh....Tanguay 22 goals 47 assists $1.7M.... Hudler - 10 goals 27 assists $2.89M...Who the hell would want Hudler on their team? Is it Squirt AA? BTW Tanguay is putting up points like it was 2003 when he had 26G 41A. I would GLADLY give Tanguay the $3.0M and see him score 30+ playing with Datsyuk, Hudler has played with Datsyuk and still stinks...

#2182208 Jonathan Ericsson's Value?

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 June 2011 - 07:04 PM

My link

geez now big E's agent has an argument...'Come on Ken,take a look at Polak's new contract' :ph34r:

Well, since the Blues seem to like to overpay their players, they can have Ericcson too...

#2182183 Brad Richards

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 June 2011 - 06:23 PM

The thing is, and i know its 99.99999% fact that he wont be a Red Wing next year, BUT Holland does have enough cash next year to offer him a $9M contract.

If the Cap goes up to the rumored $62.3M (third number I heard BTW) that will give the Wings $21.49M in Cap space before anyone is signed... Given that Lids will get at least $6, Wiz a generous $4.5M, they would then have to trade away Hudler's salary, giving them $4.8M to finish up the roster. Slight raises to Miller/Eaves and then add Mursak. That would leave $2.5M and they would have just enough for another $1M defenseman a 7th league minimum defenseman and a league minimum goalie... I know there has been a lot of talk about Jovo, but he made $6.5M last year, do you think he would sign for under $2M somewhere? Anyhow, I will leave the mopping up to Holland, but so far my pipedream roster looks like this...


Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Brad Richards ($9.000m)
Todd Bertuzzi ($1.937m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Johan Franzen ($3.954m)
Daniel Cleary ($2.800m) / Darren Helm ($0.912m) / Patrick Eaves ($0.950m)
Drew Miller ($0.850m) / Justin Abdelkader ($0.787m) / Tomas Holmstrom ($1.875m)
Jan Mursak ($0.550m)

Nicklas Lidstrom ($6.000m) / James Wisniewski ($4.500m)
Niklas Kronwall ($3.000m) / Brad Stuart ($3.750m)
Jakub Kindl ($0.883m) / ????????

Jimmy Howard ($2.250m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $62,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $59,783,711; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (19-man roster): $2,516,289

...BUT, this all depends on Holland being able to move Hudler before July 1st, if he cannot dump his salary, then even this pipedream goes up in smoke...

I sure hope the cap goes up the $5.1M that it has been rumored to (that would be $64.5M and would give Holland $4.7M to mop up,) that would help out alot! But, Richards it is not impossible, just improbable... (unless he does pull a Hossa for one year and then gets a multi-year deal next off season...)

#2181519 I think we're going to win it all next season

Posted by LeftWinger on 31 May 2011 - 10:19 PM

okay, buddy..

keep homer and bert right where they are. replace eaves and miller with two random 4-mil players.


are we better? yes...significantly.

Tanguay or Jokinen Datsyuk - Filppula
Bertuzzi - Zetterberg - Fanzen
Eaves - Helm - Cleary
Miller - Abdelkader - Holmstrom

...Tanguay or Jokinen will cost way less than $4M a piece, spend the money on the defense, even if it means giving Ericsson a one year $2.5M contract to prove he deserves more next go round.


Lids ($6M)
Ericsson ($2.5M)
Wisniewski ($4M)

if you wanted to keep Smith in GRR for another season, then add a Jovo for ($1.5 - $2M) or a higher end player like Pitkanen, but Joni is gonna cost more like $5M since he already makes $4M...

Lids - Stuart
Kronner - Wiz
Ericsson - Jovo

that would be a nice solid lineup that I would be happy with....(not that Ken Holland is too worried about what makes ME happy)

just a question for anyone out there, can teams carry 14 forwards and 7 defensmen or is it only 13 forwards? If they can have 14, then you could try to get two forwards and keep Mursak and Miller to rotate in and out of the top 12...

#2181515 I think we're going to win it all next season

Posted by LeftWinger on 31 May 2011 - 10:08 PM

Next year is a repeat of this year which was a repeat of last year. Good team, but a few old guys that drag it down, and a coach who's hands are tied by the general manager because the old guys have contracts that aren't any good anymore.

With Holmstrom, Bertuzzi, and Rafalski in the line-up, the Wings have no chance. It would take way too many breaks (and I mean broken bones to the 3 I've mentioned and NOT Franzen) to get the Wings the cup next year.

:blink: Did I miss something?

I find it hard to understand that if Rafalski does anything while retired (including but not limited to, breaking a bone,) it would have any kind of affect on the Wings...

To the OP, seriously? Bertuzzi as the 13th forward? If the Wings sign three $4M players, two of them will be on the defense... Eaves and Miller are pretty much locks to re-sign, Mursak cannot be sent down without clearing waivers and Hudler is going to be traded... I don't get where that makes Bertuzzi #13 on the list... Even if Holland pulled Brad Richards out of his ass (not intended to sound that way, pervs) Bertuzzi would still be AT LEAST on the third line...

#2181461 Changes in the offseason

Posted by LeftWinger on 31 May 2011 - 09:06 PM

Pitkanen sucks for what he brings to the table. He can move the puck on the power play, and that's about it. He's horrendous defensively. Even 'Canes fans and bloggers will admit this.

Legace is terrible. That's why he currently has no job.

Legace is far from terrible...

#2181428 The Unthinkable

Posted by LeftWinger on 31 May 2011 - 07:43 PM

Here is a guarantee, if Lidstrom signs with Tampa, then Weber will sign with Detroit... this COULD happen, but I think I would win the mega-millions before either happened (which also COULD happen)

I believe that you have a better chance of the United States Government confessing the truth behind 9/11 than any of that happening though...sorry...

edit: The question wouldn't be if you will still like Lidstrom, the question would be would you still like Yzerman for poaching our best defensman of ALL TIME...

#2181105 Ken Holland: Open to trade to replace Rafalski

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 May 2011 - 04:23 PM

This is true, I guess I have the mantra if I'm going to neg someone I'll at least post why instead of cower like a little *****. I guess not everyone can man up?

I suggested this a little while ago. People should have to comment on why they negged someone. But with the mentality of some of the folks here that neg just because someoneisnt a fan of acertain player (cough cough, Hudler, cough) there would probably be explanations like: "You Suck!" or "EAD"

Hardly anyone would leave legit reasons that they left a negative...


I would love to move up in the draft, but not if he is gonna grab that Swedish d-man that some of the mockers have him taking. Jonas Brodin....BLECH!

Legendary Detroit Red Wing defenseman Brian Rafalski just announced that he is retiring. Rafalski is irreplaceable, but the Red Wings will need to try to draft defenseman to one day take his place.

They can start by drafting Jonas Brodin in the first round.

Brodin is ranked third amongst European skaters, second for defensemen. He scored four points for his team this past season.

He has won two silver medals playing for Sweden in the U-18 World Junior Championships.

But, the guy I would love to have in the organization is projected at #27 Joseph Morrow...

Morrow could be the biggest steal of the draft.

This past season, Morrow led his team's defensemen in points, scoring 49, 18 more points than he had scored the previous season.

Morrow has been overshadowed by teammates Sven Bartschi and Ty Rattie in Portland, and in the draft is overshadowed by top defensive prospects Adam Larsson, Dougie Hamilton, Nathan Beaulieu, Ryan Murphy and Duncan Siemens.

However, the team that drafts Morrow will get an excellent defenseman.

I read this and thought if they are so high on this guy and the fact that they made reference to Rafalski retiring, why wouldn't they mention him for Detroit? The other defensmen mentioned above are all projected to go before Detroit's pick, so all that leaves is Brodin and Morrow, but it sounds like they are higher on Morrow than Brodin. They just must be used to Holland taking Swedish defensmen....