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#2650870 Players Tribune: John Scott A Guy Like me

Posted by Nightfall on 01 February 2016 - 10:18 AM

What happened should be remembered as what an All-Star game should be.  The fans wrote Scott in, and while some at the NHL didn't like it, what it turned into was a great PR move.  The NHL is going to learn from this mistake and keep the fan vote in as part of the All-Star game.  It also made Scott a household name.  He won't get a multi-million dollar contract to play hockey, but what he will get are opportunities down the road.  He could go into broadcasting or some other job if he gets tired of playing in the minors.  He has charisma and sometimes that is all you need to be successful.  Most people when they thought of John Scott before was something like what you would see in the movie "Goon".  A brainless idiot that just loves to beat the crap out of people.  Here was a guy that obviously wasn't top tier NHL talent, but he loves the game and it shows.

#2650868 Bettman signed through 2022

Posted by Nightfall on 01 February 2016 - 10:06 AM




Bettman signed a contract through 2022, he confirmed in an interview Sunday on the NHL Network before the All-Star Game. The deal was signed in September but was first reported and confirmed by sources Sunday.


He gets a lot of flak and some for good reason, but the league has never been more successful.

#2639264 Ferraro on waivers

Posted by Nightfall on 25 November 2015 - 12:40 PM

Really never enjoyed seeing him on the team. I was hoping Holland would package some of these non-producers in a trade but guess that was asking too much.


Packing up 5 non-producers won't bring in anyone worth getting.  They are non-producers for a reason.  Every team can get 5 4th line plugs from their AHL affiliates.

#2634838 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by Nightfall on 03 November 2015 - 02:36 PM

Yea it pretty much is over.  The people who thought that Kane raped a woman will continue to think that way while the people who think she was after a quick buck will continue to think that way.  No one will change their opinions.  The fact of the matter is that she just chose to stop going after him.  I know I wouldn't mind reading all the facts of the case, but those won't be coming out for the public to get their hands on.


As I said before, if Kane was guilty, he knows it and he will have to live with it.  Same goes for the woman if she is falsely accusing Kane of rape.  She is going to have to live with her decision as well.



#2630534 10/13 GDT : Lightning 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Nightfall on 13 October 2015 - 08:49 PM



I love our fans.

#2627582 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by Nightfall on 28 September 2015 - 10:35 AM


Let's wait for the justice system to rule out what happened before we assume she's just after a pay cheque.


I am not assuming anything at this point.  Presenting a video where professional athletes have went broke for various reasons, including being taken advantage of, isn't bias.  So far, there is no proof of innocence or guilt.  Either way, I hope the truth comes out for the sake of the NHL and hockey and Kane is either exonerated or put in jail accordingly.

#2627394 If Larkin forces his way to the team , what will we look like?

Posted by Nightfall on 25 September 2015 - 01:35 PM



This 100%. I'd much rather see larkin play top six minutes in GR and potentially dominate than play bottom six minutes in Detroit. 

They'll watch him carefully all year long of course and, depending on how he develops, there could be strong consideration to bring him up next season. 


I agree with this.  I hope the Wings don't just keep him up to play bottom 6 minutes.  He has the potential to learn at the AHL level this year and they really should make sure he starts with the Griffins.  Keep in mind that Larkin has not felt the grind of a long AHL/NHL season.  I would like to see how he does after 40 games, 60 games, and then 70 games.

#2624746 Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

Posted by Nightfall on 05 September 2015 - 07:06 AM

As expected and really I don't see a problem with this. At best he will be an emergency call up from the Grand Rapids and while being there he can show some younger guys (Mantha, Larkin) the way and since the 950k aren't counting against the cap it doesn't really matter. Personally I'm in favor of everything that helps prepare Larkin, Mantha better for the big club in a few years if that includes signing a veteran with a great work ethic so be it.


I can't believe I am agreeing with frankgrimes, but I am.  I think this is the 4th time in LGW forum history for this, so it isn't the first time.


The organization has shown loyalty to Cleary.  The cap hit isn't going to hurt the team.  They are in essence paying him out of their own pockets to be an emergency call up.  Who cares if they let him into training camp and give him preseason minutes.  Who cares if he ends up in the AHL.  In fact, no one should care that they signed him to this deal.  If anything, other players will see this as loyalty that is being rewarded after all these years and want to come play here.


Hell, if I am at the end of my career, and my workplace decides to keep me around out of loyalty even when my most productive years are behind me, I would be very grateful.

#2624698 Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

Posted by Nightfall on 04 September 2015 - 04:56 PM

Cleary would provide some great leadership for the kids down in Grand Rapids.  I really do hope he finds himself down there playing 3rd line minutes, and educating the kids obviously.


I really am not concerned with this contract.  The entire salary can be buried in the AHL.

#2623971 Mike Richard's Contract Terminated (Not Bought Out)

Posted by Nightfall on 27 August 2015 - 06:15 PM

This is what the judge will say.



#2617540 Brendan Smith re-signed 2 yrs $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by Nightfall on 30 June 2015 - 02:52 PM

Solid deal for a defenseman of his caliber.  Good 2nd pairing.

#2617444 Free agents this off season

Posted by Nightfall on 30 June 2015 - 07:46 AM

Rumor has it Brandon Saad might be further apart on a deal with the Blackhawks than previously thought.  I think he'd be worth an offer sheet., he's an RFA, I believe.  Anyone else agree?  Oduya is also going to test free agency, but I don't think he's worth anything, really.


I wouldn't put an offer sheet in for him.  He is a good player, but not worth the 3-4 number 1 draft picks we would lose to get him.

#2614848 The Bowman Effect

Posted by Nightfall on 16 June 2015 - 07:15 PM

I know I have said this before but I will say it again.


Dave Tallon deserves much of the credit for the rebuild of the Hawks.  Keep in mind that he was the GM from the mid 90s to 2009.  He drafted all the top talent that you see out there today.  Stan Bowman has drafted some key players.  Shaw was a big pickup for them in the draft.  Still, the Bowmans were not a factor back when Tallon was drafting these great players.


If the Wings want to follow in the success of Chicago, then they should do what Chicago did.


1. Suck for 10+ years.  Get a number of top draft picks.

2. Draft great players and develop them.

3  Sign a big free agent like Hossa.

4. ?

5. Profit


How many would be happy with missing the playoffs for a period of time to get top draft picks?  Not many.

#2614627 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Nightfall on 15 June 2015 - 10:04 PM


#2614609 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Nightfall on 15 June 2015 - 09:56 PM

Yup, if you have a team that is utter crap for 10 years, you too can build through the draft like the Hawks and win 3 cups.  Dave Talon and Stan Bowman built this team smart.


Unless your management is as worthless as Edmonton.

No matter who wins at the end of these things, I still get chills when the final horn sounds.

And I like watching the losing team cry too.
Not gonna lie.


So you liked watching the Wings cry in 2009?