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#2533219 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by Euro_Twins on 28 July 2014 - 07:35 PM

He proved more than sheahan has, and more than nyquist had when he signed his deal so I understand it. Nyquist will get a better contract than Tatar after this year. I predict 4 million for 4 years or 5 for 5


#2529844 Favorite Ken Holland Catchphrase / Quote

Posted by themcityblues on 03 July 2014 - 05:06 PM

My favorite... all time and probably forever...

 

"Kids are not the answer"

 

It just has a ring to it after what Nyquist, Tats and Sheahan showed us weeks later. The irony is still hilarious to me.

 

I also like

 

"It's a tough league"




#2527601 Sheahan Re-Signed: 2-Years @ $950k/season

Posted by germanwing on 01 July 2014 - 09:56 AM

Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive 

Wings have signed center Riley Sheahan to two-year contract at $950,000 per season.




#2525784 Adam Almquist signed with KHL club

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 June 2014 - 10:07 PM


It's not just size, you can be small if you're fast. He's not fast enough. It doesn't matter how well he moves the puck if 99% of the league can win most puck battles against you.


Actually it does. You haven't considered that one reason our current defensive squad looks so terrible is because they can't move the puck very well? We get stuck in our own zone because Lashoff, Kindl, Quincey, even Dekeyser, Ericsson and to some extent Kronwall struggle to cleanly start breakouts. It doesn't matter how good you are at winning puck battles if when you win the puck you do nothing constructive with it. 
 
Fingers crossed Holland has some big plans because if we go into next season with Kindl and Lashoff still around I'll be a bit upset that we let our best puck-moving d-man leave for Russia. 


So you want to trade one problem for another. I'd rather fix the issue.


#2525655 SC winners and the draft.

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 25 June 2014 - 09:37 AM

I will take that bet. In 5 years after all of those top 5/10 picks have developed and matured, they will have a great team-provided they keep them all. Just like every other team that has won the SC the past 30 years. They have 5 years period of sucking, then a 5 year period were they are developing into a good team, and then a period were they dominate. happened to Pitt, Bos, Chicago, and LA as well.


14 of the last 20 SC winners disagree with you. Each of those teams including us in 97 and 98 had 4 or more top 10 picks. As I also mentioned earlier, when you pick in the top 10 in the first your whole draft is going to be better in every round.

 

Would you though? The Oilers are the laughing stock of the league and have been for some time. Take a look at their drafts since 09. The only good pick really they've got from the bunch has been Taylor Hall. Paajarvi was essentially a bust and he was drafted at 10. Nugent-Hopkins the jury is still out on, but it's not great if you ask me, especially for a number 1 pick. And Yakupov? What you're essentially trying to say is that we need more top 10 picks, when really do we actually? I think we've been able to acquire ample amounts of talent without drafting in the top 10 for years. And really, I don't want to see this team tank for a couple of years ala Colorado just to get a couple of kids that then wouldn't be able to help us for another 3 years or so because then we're looking at nearly half a decade, probably longer of mediocrity, when in reality right now if we let our current group of prospects grow and develop and add the right pieces we can be right in the hunt. 

 

 

To think that we NEED to miss the playoffs for a few years to stock pile some top 10 draft picks is absolutely crazy. Our scouts are still more than capable of finding great players in the later rounds. But it's a lot more than just our scouts, it's the way we groom our players, and make sure they are good and ready before they step into the NHL. We don't have one of the top prospect pools in the entire league by accident, the Detroit Red Wings organization does it right, and that definitely does not involve tanking for top 10 draft picks. Besides, I guarantee at least two or three of our current top prospects will be viewed as a top 10 draft pick in their draft year in 10-15 years.

 

Exactly. This organisation has consistently shown you don't need to tank to get good players. It's a lot more than that, and tbh I'm not really sure what you're trying to get at here




#2523779 Wings sign Tomas Nosek to 2 year entry level deal

Posted by Namingway on 14 June 2014 - 01:37 AM

Tried looking him up and saw a bunch of pics of some oiled up body builder. For a second I thought "good, we could use some more muscle on the Wings" :tounge2:




#2522561 Redwings great R/H D men.............?

Posted by kipwinger on 02 June 2014 - 07:20 PM

 

his cap his is 7.5 yes, his salary is 12, he has one of them there front loaded contracts. He is being overpayed, like so many complain Franzen is, and mention how his cap hit is too long and all that jazz. I am not here to debate Suter's contract though, I used it as reference, and you ignored all the other players I mentioned anyways. Niskanen will be vastly overpayed, it is almost guaranteed. id put $100 on it he will be getting at least $6 million for at least 5 years

 

It's the cap era, nobody gives a s*** about his actual salary.  It's Mike Illitch's money, not ours.  Cap hit is all that matters, not salary and you know that.  Again, you're just using that figure to try and win an argument.  As for the rest...

 

David Clarkson got a 2.6  million dollar raise.

Clowe, 1.2 million dollar raise. 

Bickell, 3.5 (coming off entry level contract)

Perry, 3.3 (elite player and Hart trophy winner)

Parise, 1.5 million dollar raise

Letang, 3.7 million

Phaneuf, .5 million

 

 

These are the biggest overpayments you can think of off the top of you head and they're still not nearly as big as the 4.7 million dollar raise you're saying Niskanen will get.  If you're so sure he's going to get so hugely overpaid, or at least more overpaid than your list here, I just want to know why?  What's so much more extreme about this year than all those you mentioned here?  Remember, the Parise/Suter UFA class was weak too and they don't get a 300% markup on their contracts.




#2522081 If Renny goes to Florida, who replaces him?

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 May 2014 - 10:49 AM

He wasn't just good he was excellent the guy knows how to run the PP, when someone like Lidas talks you better listen and execute his plan. He doesn't need to coach just work on the strategy and Babcock then tells the team how to do it win-win.




#2521862 Puck Daddy: Trotz Head Coach for Caps

Posted by kipwinger on 27 May 2014 - 10:35 AM

I'm calling for a disaster.  The team isn't built for Trotz' style of game and I don't think Leonsis will stomach huge roster turnover and/or significantly less scoring.  This will be a real test for Barry.  He's going to need to coach a (more) offensive game to get wins initially.  We'll see how he fair. 

 

Oh...and Ovechkin will eat him alive.  Alex is an institution in D.C. and nobody, but nobody, will make him do something he doesn't want to do. 

 

I expect the honeymoon to be short, a lot of internal problems (e.g. Hunter and Ovie) and eventually Trotz will be let go because Ovie sells merchandise and tickets.  That's my prediction. 




#2521833 WCF: (6) California Dreamin' v (5) The Night Chicago Died

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 26 May 2014 - 11:08 PM

Hope the Kings did what the Wings couldn't do last season, finish off the Hawks after being up 3-1. 




#2521469 ECF : (5) New York Rangers vs. (4) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 22 May 2014 - 07:28 PM

Am I the only one here that kind of wants the Habs to win? At first I thought I was coming down in the side of the Rags, but I keep finding myself rooting for Montreal. I think it's because they were our avengers...

They're our boyfriends, sticking up for us when some crusty homeless guy tries to grab our ass.

Or something *grabs popcorn*


#2521019 Regner: Next year could be Babcock's last

Posted by Dabura on 18 May 2014 - 12:58 AM

Babcock is lazy and he sucks.




#2486299 Anthony Mantha

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 23 February 2014 - 12:06 AM

Fun fact! Jonathan Drouin who was selected 3rd overall last year had 105 points in 49 games last season. Anthony Mantha has played 49 games so far this season and has how many points??....ding ding ding 105 points! This guy is going to go down as a steal at the 20th overall selection.


#2520874 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by FlashyG on 16 May 2014 - 04:05 PM

we need to trade for Kesler and Edler.

 

Considering what it would cost to get them vs what they bring, I think there are better options out there.

 

Edler might be worth going for considering he's coming off a disaster of a season and his value is at an all time low, but I wouldn't even inquire about Kesler.

 

They'll want a ton for him and he's not worth any of the prospects the Canucks would want for him.




#2520757 Dan Boyle not coming back to the Sharks

Posted by number9 on 16 May 2014 - 08:38 AM

I'm ok with trying Boyle but only as one year deal and I'm not paying him big money. If he wants money or years let him go somewhere else. I'd rather go after Niskanen and/or Zidlicky


Niskanen would be good but much rather grab Boyle than Zidlicky