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#2621902 Voynov pleads "No Contest" to Domestic Violence Charge

Posted by vladdy16 on 31 July 2015 - 07:42 AM

Thanks, that would be much appreciated.  There are 3 mods to the hundreds of members.  We aren't online all the time, especially at the time these threads are being created, which is usually during work hours or at 3am.   I'd rather get 12 reports about the same thread than no reports.  

#2621904 Voracek gets rich! over 8mil per

Posted by kipwinger on 31 July 2015 - 09:11 AM

I agree with your overall point, but I wouldn't look too much into your examples.  Toews and Kane are worth whatever they want, for the most part.  You can surround them with anybody else and they win you Cups.  The return on investment with those two is insane. 


With O'Reilly it's just a matter of a bad team trying to put itself on the map.  Any competitive team wouldn't have paid him that.  But Buffalo desperately needs some legitimacy, to get it you need good players, and to get them (if you're a small market and you suck) you have to overpay.  Guys like O'Reilly ain't going to Buffalo for the girls and the nightlife.

#2621381 Wings lose scout to leafs

Posted by FlashyG on 23 July 2015 - 11:07 PM

I'm not sure what losing a scout has to do with Babcock. His involvement with scouts would be minimal at best.


Shanahan would be the one who poached him, but I think it has more to do with him getting a promotion he was never going to get in Detroit. The Wings have Hakan as their director of European Scouting and I'm sure Shanahan was well aware that Vuori has spent the past few years learning from him. Who better to choose to become your own director of European Scouting?

#2620978 Pronger (contract) and Grossman to for Sam Gagner and conditional pick

Posted by toby91_ca on 20 July 2015 - 08:26 AM

Due to the bump, I read some of the earlier comments in this thread, specifically with the issues around Pronger being eligible for the HHOF even though he isn't "technically" retired.


To be clear, retirement is not part of the eligibility criteria.  The actual requirement is as follows:  "Must not have played a game in a professional or international hockey game during any of the three (3) playing seasons prior to his or her election."

#2620735 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by roboturner on 16 July 2015 - 07:58 PM



Yeah, so his last contract was 1 year for $2,500,000.

But last year he only had a cap hit of $1,500,000.


So his $1,000,000 bonus for playing in 10 games last season did not count against lasts year's cap.


Which means we already have $1,000,000 of cap hit against this years cap due to Cleary's bonus last year.


They did the same thing with Alfie a couple of season ago.

#2620457 Ryan OíReilly Charged With Impaired Driving

Posted by wings87 on 14 July 2015 - 07:20 AM

All joking aside. Drinking and driving is a serious and dangerous activity. Let's hope that the punishment and public embarrassment is enough to deter him from doing it in the future.

#2620321 Sharp & Johns to DAL for Daley and Garbut

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 12 July 2015 - 11:04 PM

Could someone who's more familiar with Dallas than I am tell me what their plan is for defense?

There's a lot of hype around Klingberg. He is supposed to come into his own next season. They've got a pretty young, inexperienced blueline at the moment. I think they'd benefit greatly from a guy like Oduya, though I'm not sure if they have the cap space. 


They've got Stanley Cup-caliber offense. I'm sure Nill recogizes that something else needs to be done for the defense before the season starts. 

#2620268 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Helmethead on 12 July 2015 - 11:11 AM

#4. The great Uwe Krupp. Mush!

#2620054 Gustav Nyquist signed 4-Year Deal $4.75 mill AAV

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 10 July 2015 - 10:53 PM

How is 4.25 for the next five years a "horrible, Unmovable contract" because he's 31.
We all know Ericsson didn't play like a top pair defenseman last year, but the year before that he was playing very well, so much So that people were talking about how important Ericsson is to the team when he went down with an injury a couple years back...
He is a good top four dman, and yes serviceable on the top pair, not very good, But serviceable. And he clears the front of the net better than any of our other d, he plays 20+ minutes a night, and for those of you who complain there's not enough fighting, he is our best fighter and the one who's fastest to stick up for teammates.

He makes some bad plays, he could make one bad play in ten games and be completely solid the rest of the time and there would still be people complaining about that one bad play, extrapolating it into worse and worse things...
I get that there has to be a scapegoat so everyone can vent their frustration, and since Quincey was one of our better d last year, and kindl barely played, so it all reverts to Ericsson.

Who didn't even get to fully prepare for the season because his hand/finger injury to the point he could barely grip a hockey stick. Its maddening how fickle some of us fans can be.

#2619778 Watch the Final Development Camp Scrimmage

Posted by Dabura on 09 July 2015 - 09:58 AM

Mantha I am not impressed with; he looks like a good secondary support but seems to give up on that play very easily a few time sor is it only me?


Mantha is an opportunistic sniper who's trying to re-wire his hockey CPU to make himself a more complete, dialed-in hockey player. It's a process; he's a bit of a project. I don't consider him a question mark, though. He's so ungodly gifted and genuinely committed to improvement that I know it's only a matter of time before he "puts it all together."

#2619589 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 08 July 2015 - 10:51 AM

Their chemistry was noted to be the best in the league at some point, some consider it better than Sedin twins chemistry. Even at this age, some of the plays they make is absolutely ridiculous. They're all over the opposing team and their finesse is ridiculous combined. Their no look passes are godlike at times. 



nothing beats this one


#2619613 Which Sweater Do RWs Retire First - Feds or Ozzy?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 July 2015 - 12:52 PM

Next year there aren't many flashy names. I'd say Ozzie and Lindros both go in and the hockey world EXPLODES.


Lindros will get in.  It's a matter of time.  Osgood, I'm not sure about.  I'd be shocked if he makes it next year.  


These players are not alike either.  One was a driver.  The other, a passenger.  


Come to think of it, though, if Housley is in the HOF, why can't Osgood be?  Osgood also accumulated stats and was never one of the best players at his position.  And unlike Housley, he's had some big team successes.  

#2619615 Wings‬ sign left wing Eric Tangradi

Posted by TheXym on 08 July 2015 - 01:02 PM

Depth signing for GR, as others have said. I saw him a couple of times in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre when he was with the baby Pens and he didn't really stand out.

#2619591 Wings‬ sign left wing Eric Tangradi

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 08 July 2015 - 10:53 AM



Red Wings sign winger Eric Tangradi

#2619554 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by Buppy on 08 July 2015 - 12:58 AM

I don't see why it's a problem if Babcock didn't want him. It's the coaches will who he wants playing on his roster. You're acting like it's uncommon. Blashill will be the same way just like any coach in the NHL. You're either suited to play a coaches system or you're not. 


Remember than Bowman turned Sergei into a defenseman for a good month. It's what they do. The chess board is theirs and they can move each piece (player) they way they see suited in order to win the game. 


BTW it was Hollands decision to not bring Fedorov back. Columbus wanted Valterri Filpulla and a First round draft pick. Holland didn't want to give that up. So no, you can't blame Babcock because it was Hollands decision at the end. 

It's easy to blame Babcock. Now that he's gone, if we can convince ourselves that everything was his fault it gives us reason to be optimistic.


LW also tends to ignore reality at times. Like with Fedorov. The one season he played for Babcock was the one non-Wing season he had that was similar to his production with the Wings. But Babcock couldn't figure him out, misused him, and didn't want him on the Wings. Because then that's why he never came back, and why his number isn't retired, and now that Babs is gone there's hope for the future.