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Barrie

Member Since 15 Sep 2003
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In Topic: Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

22 May 2016 - 11:07 AM

 

Playing in a 2 or 3 week tournament in your home country where your daughter lives is much different then being across the world for 9 months a year. Who is to say that his daughter isn't at the game watching her father, going out for dinner with him afterwards etc.  And even if she isnt, its a very short tournament, just not the same.

 

I understand it, just sounded funny.


On the locker clean out day Datsyuk signed everyones jersey and took individual pictures with his teammates. That doesnt sound like someone coming back.

 

Has he talked to Holland yet? When Dats said he still needs to talk to Holland, that was big for me. If he retires, fine, but if I'm betting money, I'll put in on he's coming back.


In Topic: Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

21 May 2016 - 10:15 PM

I know the World Championships are in his home country, but I thought it was funny Datsyuk said he wanted to spend more time with his daughter, but he's playing for team Russia... I haven't been following things close, but I still think Dats comes back to finish his contract. Even if his Detroit  house is sold, he can rent a year.


In Topic: IIHF World Championships

09 May 2016 - 05:28 PM

When is this tournament over? Oh woe is me, living in Canada, the all sports radio station I listen too for The Dan Patrick Show, has these games on instead.


In Topic: They're BAAAAAAACK

05 May 2016 - 09:35 PM

I'm not a fan of local sports talk radio. I like the national shows, The Dan Patrick Show is my favorite. Anyone else listen to him and the Danettes?

 

The local talk can get annoying after a while, due to the lack of topics. Right now, only one Detroit team is playing. I watch as many Wings and Tigers games as I can, so I know what's going on. The Tigers need starting pitching help, ok next topic.


In Topic: Ownership shows Support for Kenny Holland

05 May 2016 - 09:24 PM

I'm guessing Holland will be GM until his contract is done, then take over for a retiring Jimmy Devellano. With Datsyuk retiring, the streak will end, and the team will be rebuilt through the draft. The Wings were built around Datsyuk, Zetterberg, and Kronwall since 2006-07. We made it to the Cup Finals twice, winning in 2007-08, now it's time to rebuild via the draft.

 

I don't understand Zetterberg's more aggressive comments. This isn't 2002, big named players don't become free agents anymore, and the only players traded at the deadline are 3rd and 4th line forwards, and 3rd line defencemen. Due to the lack of high quality players available, the UFA market and trade deadline deals are over valued with low supply and high demand. With a hard cap, smart GM's don't want to be stuck with bad contracts. The only UFA we may have missed out on was Suter, but he wanted to play on the same team with Parise. Again, with a hard cap, we would have had to build our team around those 2 for the next 13 years. No thanks! The Wild haven't got past the 2nd round yet with them, so it hasn't paid off, and there's still another 8 years to go. Add to that, the Wisniewski and the Ehrhoff deals were a complete joke.

 

We've had the hard cap since 2005-06, I thought people understood by now how it works, and the risks involved signing UFA's? I guess not.