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#2425274 Report: Red Wings out on Lecavalier - signs with Philly 5@4.5 per

Posted by vladdy16 on 03 July 2013 - 08:51 AM

 

You have found your taker. Let's make $200 to the charity of the winner's choice, shall we?

 

 

I want in on this

 

 

I'll do it. $200 bucks for the charity of the others choosing. Philly will win a Cup before the Wings.

 

 

 

I really want in on this, if philly wins first you get $400 for your charity, if wings (not if but when) win first, your $200 goes to stillwater's charity 

I'm merely quoting these for your future reference.  

This should be interesting.




#2424665 Red Wings No Longer "Presented by Amway!"

Posted by vladdy16 on 02 July 2013 - 12:09 PM

The posts on this thread make me wonder about our education system. Cleary economics isn't being taught in school anymore. If the RW or any pro team doesn't have sponsorships, what happens? Ticket prices go up. Concession prices go up. Parking goes up. TV/cable prices go up. For the RW to spend 64.3 million on player salaries, they have to bring in twice that to cover all their expenses. GM's cost money, scouts cost money, the beer and hot dogs cost money, the JLA has utility bills to be paid. Plus all owners want to make a profit. or at worst, break even.

 

Now for those that dislike Amway, please get some idea of what you are talking about. You do realize that the De Vos family-co-founders of Amway own the Griffins right? The arena they pay in is owned by the Van Andel family, the other co-founders family. Not to mention the ties with the Whitecaps, the various lector hall/labs/residence halls on many of Michigan's college campuses. Plus the 5000 or so hourly workers at the Amway plant in Ada. The business model of Amway is no different than the franchise model of Little Caesars. Little Caesars doesn't make money off of selling pizzas. They make money off of selling the ingredients to the thousands of franchises around the world.

Let me be the first to thank you for enlightening the rest of us who so obviously don't seem to measure up to your apparently lofty standards.

Most of the posts express regret at having to be sponsored is all; only one or two failed to see the need, but thanks so much for your eagerness to educate the unwashed masses.

 

And if you'd like to discuss the difference between how Amway makes their money and Little Caesar's does, by all means, PM me.  I'd be happy to explain it to you.




#2424388 Red Wings No Longer "Presented by Amway!"

Posted by vladdy16 on 01 July 2013 - 10:45 AM

Still embarrassing.

It's a step in the right direction; I hate, hate, hate, hate, HATE AT&T, but if we have to be sponsored, better them than Amway.




#2424372 Red Wings No Longer "Presented by Amway!"

Posted by vladdy16 on 01 July 2013 - 10:14 AM

Seems AT&T has taken over!  I was unable to locate any article announcing the change in sponsorship, but the website says "AT&T".  *whew*




#2424065 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by vladdy16 on 30 June 2013 - 05:00 PM

Mr. Hockey helping with the draft:

 

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#2423522 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by vladdy16 on 30 June 2013 - 09:13 AM

Around 8 pm ET, U.S. TV draft coverage will flip over from @NBCSN to @NHLNetwork but it's all still the same TSN produced event.




#2421280 Who would you rather have: Marchand or Shaw?

Posted by vladdy16 on 21 June 2013 - 09:22 PM

I agree it would take a gun to my head to make me choose, but in that scenario it would have to be Marchand - he's a dick, but Shaw is in a class by himself these days.




#2420522 Datsyuk agrees to 3-year extension, $22.5m total, $7.5m/year

Posted by vladdy16 on 18 June 2013 - 10:17 AM

Not that we will ever be able to replace him, but I hope Kenny's taking note of all this and doesn't get caught off guard 3.5 years from now.

 

*does happy dance*




#2420329 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by vladdy16 on 17 June 2013 - 07:55 PM

Crawford comes out to challenge on the PP (!) - pulls it off but it almost came back to bite him in the ass.  This game is not a comedy of errors so much as guardian angels working overtime.




#2420115 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by vladdy16 on 15 June 2013 - 10:00 PM

Normally I LOVE overtime in playoff hockey, but I just want to see Boston manhandle the Hawks.  Short, sweet and to the point.




#2419796 Wings Sign Drew Miller to 3 year extension @ 1.35m/yr

Posted by vladdy16 on 14 June 2013 - 10:58 AM

Breaking News! Red Wings sign Drew Miller 1.35/year for 3 years!

Freep article.




#2419579 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by vladdy16 on 12 June 2013 - 09:53 PM

 

And I'll love you even more if Shawn Thornton does a beat down on Shaw.

Can't believe I forgot that part!  And Bickell.  Tweak Bickell as well.



And we're headed to overtime just as my Benadryl is kicking in..  Crap!  Off to watch OT in bed.  Behave, all and YAY Bruins!




#2419576 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by vladdy16 on 12 June 2013 - 09:49 PM

In what way is that not a penalty

In the finals or with O'Halloran are the only ways.

 

Dear Bruins:  If you crush the Hawks in 6 games or less, I promise not to hate you too much the first season we're in the same conference.

Please and thank you.



Scotty in 17th Stanley Cup!  He's looking pretty damn good all things considered.  




#2419551 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by vladdy16 on 12 June 2013 - 09:22 PM

Marchand casually trips Crawford and then pushes Keith to the ice.  Really pressing his luck here.  I'm firmly on Boston's bandwagon this series, but crap like this is not enhancing their reputation.




#2419531 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by vladdy16 on 12 June 2013 - 08:44 PM

Pez-Dispenser Shaw offers Chara some candy.

 

 

Well now the Hawks can't even gain the zone on the power play. They're looking more and more like the Rangers.