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#2538865 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 October 2014 - 04:05 PM

Yeah - pretty much - other than biding time until our top line catches their breath.

 

But that's kind of exactly what it's about.  They kill penalties and absorb some tough minutes so Datsyuk and Zetterberg don't have to.


While guys like Orr and to a lesser extent Tootoo would be a liability in those circumstances.




#2538856 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 October 2014 - 03:56 PM

Apparently they'd be useless on our 4th line cause you know - they cannot possess the puck...

 

It's more that Miller can actually serve a purpose. ie. kill penalties

 

Before you say "anyone can kill penalties". Orr and Tootoo sure can't...




#2538852 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 October 2014 - 03:47 PM

He's out of touch.  How about this quote from his twitter...

 

 

 

In all honesty I would rather play against Drew Miller 82 games a year vs Colton Orr or Jordan Toottoo.

 

 

I had a good laugh that he actually thought he's good enough to crack a lineup for 82 games. lol




#2538761 Blast from the Past

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 October 2014 - 01:08 PM

Ha yes those are him rrasco and yes he had a pretty rockin mustache for most of his career . lol

 

I was born after his hockey career was over but have a ton of Red Wings memorabilia including old programs and tons of pictures and a bunch of international keepsakes while he played for Canada and the London Lions in Europe.

 

Many are the items international teams exchange with each other before/after games.

 

Also if you don't know about the London Lions, I'd recommend checking them out.  It's a cool part of Red Wings history.




#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.

 

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#2538628 Holland interview with Mickey comment about a trade

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 October 2014 - 07:38 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.

 

I'm just happy to not have the constant temptation to play classic Nintendo and Mario Bros...




#2537309 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by Son of a Wing on 25 September 2014 - 05:07 PM

 

But I believe Babcock truly is anti-scrapping

 

He's against losing a good player to a fight and/or putting your team in a bad situation. ie shorthanded.




#2537306 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by Son of a Wing on 25 September 2014 - 04:35 PM

You guys are going to love this...

 

 

Flames devote part of practice to learning how to fight

 

The Calgary Flames are learning their lessons in truculence at training camp. 

 

In a rare sight for an NHL club, the team devoted part of Thursday's practice to fighting, showing several players from their group of non-regulars about technique, how to engage an opponent and what to do when engaged in a fight.
 
"As we did in the past years, we're just trying to teach the kids to defend themselves," head coach Bob Hartley explained after practice. "That's what we're trying to teach our young players."
 
The players - which included centres Paul Byron and Corbin Knight, right winger Ben Hanowski and left winger Trevor Gillies - paired up and sparred under the watch of an outside instructor and threw punches without the intent to connect.
 
Hartley added that the purpose of the instruction wasn't to use them as an aggressor or fight instigator. "If you’re going to drop your gloves you have to know the dangers,”  he said.
 
The Flames' regular roster already includes enforcers like wingers Brian McGrattan and Brandon Bollig and defenceman Deryk Engelland who signed a three-year, $8.7 million contract over the summer.

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#2537305 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by Son of a Wing on 25 September 2014 - 04:29 PM

Holland is not anti-fighting.  

 

He's anti-haveaguythatcanbarelyskateandhasmeathooksforhands 




#2537299 TSN new website a mess ?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 25 September 2014 - 03:31 PM

I think it's quite clean and sharp...  The old one was quite cluttered.

 

As for the podcasts, they can always be found on Itunes.


Also you can click the Radio tab... then choose a station...then choose Audio....Then choose....




#2536576 Training Camp Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 19 September 2014 - 09:43 AM

I used to walk in every year in training camp," Babcock reiterated Thursday on the eve of training camp, "and tell them the tie goes to the veteran."

Not anymore.

"Ties goes to the best player," Babcock said. "If you're ready to play, we got a young group, you're playing. We'll find a way to do that."


Article


Actions speak louder than words Babs...




#2536363 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

Posted by Son of a Wing on 16 September 2014 - 06:09 PM

I hope we can see some highlights of the 3rd game.

 




#2536361 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by Son of a Wing on 16 September 2014 - 06:03 PM

Can't we all just be happy for once? Everyone's under contract! YAY!

 

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#2536299 Nice article on Mantha

Posted by Son of a Wing on 16 September 2014 - 01:03 PM

Soooo apparently if Mantha plays less than 10 NHL games, his entry-level deal doesn't even start until next year...

 

Source

 

 

 

If a player aged 18 or 19 signs an entry-level contract with a club (with his age calculated on Sept. 15 of the year he signed the contract) but does not play in at least 10 NHL games, the contract will "slide" or be extended one year. The extension does not apply if the player turns 20 between Sept. 16 and Dec. 31 in the year he signed the contract.
Depending on the contract's structure, the player's cap hit can be affected either by an increase or a decrease. Players who sign at age 18 can have their contract extended (or "slide") two seasons.
CBA reference: Section 9.1 (d) (P. 23-24)

 

That's quite the loophole...




#2536213 Official $25 BUY-IN Fantasy Hockey League Sign-Up is CLOSED

Posted by Son of a Wing on 15 September 2014 - 12:44 AM

I highly recommend Matt's LGW Fantasy buy-in league.

I had an absolute blast in my first year last year and happened to claim my first championship.

I look forward to defending it to any LGWers looking to challenge. Hope to see some of you there!