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#2017744 NHL Rejects Kovalchuk's Contract

Posted by Original-Six on 21 July 2010 - 02:39 PM

Why on earth does he think he is worth as much as he is?

Because teams are willing to pay him what hes demanding

#2014692 Dumbass Chicago prospects

Posted by SweWings on 13 July 2010 - 09:07 PM

Olimb must be one frail hockey player. That fight didn't look damaging at all.

Yes because no one ever got injured from a random hit/fall. Oh wait, that happens all the time. Some people are just unlucky. And in this case it was also incredibly unnecessary.

#2016568 Henrik Zetterberg

Posted by dragonballgtz on 18 July 2010 - 05:13 PM

Hank with a 50 goal and Pav with a 100 point season would be awesome. They deserve it. Maybe it will happen if they play together next year !

Also if he does not play a couple of half ass games like last year. Maybe it was his back but whatever it was you could tell he was not giving his all.

#2016521 Vintage Wings video -- 1988 Norris Final

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 18 July 2010 - 01:59 PM

I'm digitizing some old games and have done Games 2 through 6 of the 1988 Norris Semifinal. Wings beat the Leafs four games to two. So far I have posted edited segments from Game 2. More to come in the days and weeks ahead.

Full channel contents: http://www.youtube.com/user/pxw13

#2014902 Riley Sheahan puck-tricks

Posted by ogreslayer on 14 July 2010 - 02:23 PM

This is what has me excited most about Sheahan putting on the Winged Wheel one day. From the freep...

You noticed Sheahan's size out there," Nill said of Riley Sheahan (6-feet-2, 200 pounds), drafted 21st overall last month. "Guys take runs and bounce off him."

More of this please!

#2014836 Riley Sheahan puck-tricks

Posted by Majsheppard on 14 July 2010 - 10:31 AM



and Illegal... lol. The one and only time that will ever work. It was a great goal for sure. Just not a fan how that turned the game into lets see what kinda tricks I can do on a breakaway instead of putting the puck in the net.

#2015328 Red Wings re-sign Derek Meech

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 15 July 2010 - 02:25 PM

Despite what the article says, I again say Meech only needs to crack top-seven. If the Wings sign a UFA, then they have their current top four, plus Ericsson, Kindl, Meech, and UFA-guy. You can assume the UFA is at least going to be good enough to be top-six, otherwise there's no reason to sign him, right? So Ericsson, Kindl, and Meech are competing for the last two spots. And even in that situation, as I said before, Meech would basically have to play his way out of the top seven top be traded, rather than secure a spot in it, because it doesn't make sense for the Wings to keep Ericsson and Kindl rotating in the #6 spot playing partial seasons and minimal minutes per game, when one could be traded to a team needing an NHL ready young d-man for picks/prospects and Meech could still serve as one of if not the best #7 defenseman in the NHL. Yes he's older and doesn't have the top-pair potential that Kindl has... but if Kindl can't make the top six either, he'll get MUCH more than Meech in a trade just from his youth and potential, even if Meech is playing better.

We can speculate all we want, but I could post reason after reason as to why Kenny would try to hang onto both E and Kindl given a veteran 5/6th Dman is brought in. It's just as likely that Kindl's potential isn't something Kenny and Co. want to move at this point. While not ideal, Babs could run a revolving door on the 5-6 pairing amongst those three (E, Kindl, Veteran UFA) to help get Kindl acclimated and keep the team competitive. Besides, having a light work-load next year isn't exactly going to kill E or Kindl. Meech doesn't have the upside Kindl does and both Lidstrom and Rafalski are nearing the ends of their careers, which makes retaining someone as young and with more potential than Meech necessary. Meech's contract is more attractive to teams fighting the salary cap next season and there's less risk given the one-year deal. Shall I continue?

The list goes on and on, and its not as simple as just, Kindl will get "MUCH" more in a trade. The Wings brass may not be looking for getting the most out of a trade, rather hanging onto what they consider potential pieces of the puzzle for the future. Meech likely isn't one of them. E more likely, and Kindl even moreso, are.

#2013880 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by Crymson on 11 July 2010 - 09:28 PM

That sentence coming from you is prettyf****** hilarious.

Ow. You're hurting me so badly, baby.

#2013659 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by Crymson on 10 July 2010 - 09:49 PM

This is really important. Gats didn't play in game 4 due to flue... Remeber result? 6:3. Then he is back and we look bad. Who is the major reason for that? His line of Perry and Selanne (sometimes Ebbet or Ryan) or Getzlaf himself? Getzlaf was playing againgt the Red Wings and he lost.

If you have a line with your two best pure scorers and your best playmaker and you then remove the playmaker, the snipers will really have a lot more difficulty in scoring. It's basic logic.

PS Don't get me wrong I love to death our centers, Zetter and Dats... There are no players in this league I would trade any of them (yeas, Crosby included).... except for R. Getzlaf.

Great. You're very much entitled to your own opinion. Also important is the awareness and acceptance of the fact that others may not agree with it.

PPS A guy who CAN TAKE OVER THE GAME? And there is only one in this league now.

And who is that? It's not Getzlaf, right?

#2013328 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by SweWings on 09 July 2010 - 06:05 PM

Wild GM Fletcher confirms they are after modoano


Ending his career in Minnesota would be cool actually.

#2012790 Nabokov leaves the NHL, signs with KHL

Posted by ami on 08 July 2010 - 04:59 PM

Does anyone else see the irony of the N. American hockey league using a centrally planned system (salary cap) and the Russian using more of a free market system for a team's roster based on supply and demand and simple cost/benefit projections?.

Sheesh. What's this country coming to?

Although, N.American hockey system is obviously moving out of free market system, it is a big fallacy to think of Russian system as a free market. Russia's 'demand' on free agents is fueled with money that earned somewhere else not in hockey (oil, local and federal budgeting, laundering, etc.). Same as US economy was fueled and overflowed with cheap money as Greenspan lowered interest rate in early 2000's. What that system eventually has produced? Bubbles and than ... bursts, collapses!

As to the question where this country is coming to? Pretty clear. Socialism. Meaning: wherever Russia and/or Germany were in 1930's. And the West is moving toward these targets since 1930's too (thanks to FDR and Hoover), with short stop in late 1970s/early 1980's with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.

/back to hockey
let them (hockey players whatever their nationality is) go wherever they want to play, win or earn money. The less imposed restrictions or regulations, the better hockey we're going to witness.

#2011686 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by Original-Six on 07 July 2010 - 12:31 AM

Also, I love how I get massively negged just because I quoted some dumb ass who thinks that would be the worst trade ever.

How am I getting worked up? I just don't see how stating facts makes me a troll... unless you think that a Getzlaf for Zetterberg trade would be as bad as giving up Adam Oates for nothing. I'm done though, you clearly are only interested in throwing insults and accusations because someone disagrees with you, instead of actually discussing the matter at hand. Have fun acting like a brat the rest of your life.

lol I'm not throwing around insults I'm just simply pointing out your hypocrisy. Have fun.

#2011694 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by EZBAKETHAGANGSTA on 07 July 2010 - 01:03 AM

lol I'm not throwing around insults I'm just simply pointing out your hypocrisy. Have fun.

Hate to butt in here but... doesn't someone claiming a Zetterberg-Getzlaf the worst ever trade deserved to be called a dumbass? To me that is not hypocrisy, but rather calling a spade a spade after being attacked.

#2012022 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by HankthaTank on 07 July 2010 - 01:11 PM

Letsgowings.com where delusion is the drug of choice.

Says the 10 post regular....

#2012043 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by EZBAKETHAGANGSTA on 07 July 2010 - 01:34 PM

huh? its a terrible trade idea, it doesnt make our team any better. i never said it would be one of the worst trades ever.

You said it would have been one of the worst trade ideas you've ever seen. You do know what worst means right? Worst basically means bad to the highest degree. To say it would be one of the worst trade ideas ever means to me that it would be within the top few worst trades ever on this board, when it is cleary not even close to it. The idoicy of this board has proven again and again to be far above that of a potential swap of near equal players.

Sorry but you're wrong, and so are all the people who will neg me for this. Take your homer and anti-hawks glasses off and realize how much of douchebags you guys are sounding like. The guy had an opinion, and it wasn't even agaisnt the wings, he simply said worse trades had been made and suggested. Are you seriously that delusional to think he is wrong in this? He was not instigating anything, for f*** sakes he even added a smiley face. Suddenly everyone attacks him for no reason, and then quotes his response post in which he called
you (and deservedly so in my mind), a dumbass. That is not "hypocrisy" that is defending yourself. But feel free LGW to mass neg me instead of replying in a civilized and actually intelligent matter. It's absoloutly hilarious how people think that an anymous rating system somehow makes someone wrong.