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#2626247 Hockeytown Authentics 40% off sale

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 September 2015 - 04:20 PM

Someone should buy me something


How about a David Legwand Wings jersey?  

#2490880 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 March 2014 - 04:32 PM

Eaves-no big deal

conditional pick, 2nd or 3rd- not a big deal

Jarkrok-guy who may never play in the NHL if he really wants to go back home.  Not a big deal.


Legwand was the best center moved.  Detroit got him.

#2490871 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Nightfall on 05 March 2014 - 04:30 PM

And now the phase begins where Wings fans lie to themselves and play UP Jarnkroks skill and potential to disguise this as a horrible trade.


Fixed it for you.


We have way too many people thinking that Jarnkrok was a top tier talented prospect.  The fact of the matter is that he wasn't.  He was a above average rated prospect with a C level probability of success.  I have watched this guy in Grand Rapids, and while he is good, he isn't elite by any stretch of the imagination. 

#2490864 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 05 March 2014 - 04:28 PM

I think people are a bit quick to stomp on the panic button here. What a lot of you aren't considering is Jarnkrok's verbal desire to return to Europe and play hockey over there. If that is the case down the line, Eaves and a 3rd for Legwand isn't bad, especially if Legwand re-signs here. 


Look at how many we have injured and Eaves still barely makes the line-up. We have a lot of players that can fill in his role. A 3rd might equate to a bottom 6 forward in 5-6 years, the rarity of getting a gem in the 3rd doesn't outweigh the risk. 


A lot of this decision was based around Jarnkrok potentially pulling a Kovalchuk and bailing out of the NHL system. If that happens, a lot of you are gonna feel better about this deal. I'm assuming management knows more about this scenario than we do. 


Take a deep breath, this isn't the end of the world.

#2487754 Very Chris Very, Very Osgood...very

Posted by LAWings on 28 February 2014 - 09:44 AM

I know he's a rookie broadcaster, and he has said there's more learning and work to do.  I think he's a great guy, always enjoyed his work on the ice, but find myself lately tuning into the opposing team's broadcast (I have NHL Center Ice).


Everything is either good, very good, or very, very good.

A player is playing well, very well, or very, very well.

very, Very...very, very


He needs to vary up his use of very. :cheesy:


I would recommend he takes another broadcasting class to learn synonyms and different ways of expressing oneself other than to use the word very, all, the...time...



#2488458 Naming the New Arena

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 01 March 2014 - 10:57 PM

The Coliseum of course :w00t:

#2463782 Wheres Mickey?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 December 2013 - 09:48 PM

I think the content of what Ozzie says is very good.  He just needs to learn to be more dynamic in how he talks. 



I thought with Mick it was celiac disease or something like that.  Which isn't really a reason not to travel these days.  You can get a fair amount of gluten free stuff in most cities.  Maybe he just doesn't like traveling anymore after so many years.  I can't really blame him.

#2430130 Ilya Kovalchuk announces retirement

Posted by Danielsm on 15 July 2013 - 09:54 AM

Per Puck Daddy, Ilya Kovalchuk's new contract with SKA Moscow could be worth $20 million a year.




#2427803 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by Nightfall on 05 July 2013 - 09:43 PM

Keep telling yourself that.....you'll be a #1 center someday too. So you're saying talent means nothing, as long as you get along with your teammates?


I don't think anyone is in a position to say if a change of scenery will make Flip a better player or not.  Chemistry is just as important as talent.  I wouldn't be surprised one way or the other.  If I was a betting man though, I would say that Flip doesn't do well in Tampa Bay.  

#2427327 Dan Cleary Watch

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 05 July 2013 - 03:08 PM

That has gotta be the douchiest call in the history of telephones.

#2427312 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by puckbags on 05 July 2013 - 03:01 PM

Babcock said as of now Helm is 3rd-line C and Andersson is slotted to be 4th line C. Weiss at No. 2. Datsyuk with Zetterberg on top line.









Loving this. Hope Helm can get healthy because that is great depth down the middle. Abby and Z can also play center.

#2427067 Free Agent Signings

Posted by amato on 05 July 2013 - 01:39 PM

I think he'd be a good fit in Boston. Size and skill. A [very] poor man's Horton.



very poor man's horton now that columbus got their hands on him :P  but yeah, agreed he'd be a good fit.


no surprise boston (lost horton) and jersey (lost clarkson) are the two targeting him most..

#2427019 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by puckbags on 05 July 2013 - 01:27 PM


good old days?? LOL  we didnt get 40 yr old washed up players and overrated injury prone guys , back in the day we got the best

injury prone guys? Weiss has averaged 74 games a year in his career and that number is only at 74 because he was injured last year. Make some sense before you post this garbage.

#2427017 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 05 July 2013 - 01:27 PM

Weiss was just on Sportsnet being interviewed.


- Said signing with Detroit was a "no brainer"


- Was down to St Louis and Detroit - Toronto didn't contact despite rumors they were in


- Is excited to put on the Wings jersey, and to play for a classy organization. 


- Is excited to learn from Datsyuk, Zetterberg and now Alfredsson

#2426757 Dreger: Filppula looking for $5.5m/season over at least 7 years

Posted by Zetts on 05 July 2013 - 12:17 PM

Past two years:
Filppula: 122g, 32g, 51a
Weiss: 97g, 21g, 40a
Grabovski: 122g, 32g, 35a

How are weiss or Grabovski any better than Filppula?

At this point, anyone on the FA list is a downgrade from Flip. If we sign Weiss for anything around $4.5m, it would be insane.

That's because you're taking Filppula's ONE good season in there.  That's the whole point, nobody believes that that's the player he really is.  He finally breaks through and then regresses.


Here's some more telling stats of the top 5 seasons for each player (from best to worst):

Filppula: 66 pts, 40 pts, 39 pts, 36 pts, 35 pts

Weiss: 61 pts, 60 pts, 57 pts, 49 pts, 48 pts.


And Weiss played on a crap team for most of those years.


There is no way Filppula is better.