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#2423056 Blackhawks Letter of Appreciation

Posted by Travis on 28 June 2013 - 10:32 AM

Must... not... give... credit..


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#2422661 Trade/Buyout thread

Posted by Travis on 27 June 2013 - 08:56 AM

Lecavalier, Stamkos, St. louis, and Hedman

For

White, Bertuzzi, Sammuelsson, Cleary, Filppula, Tootoo, and Colaoccovo.

Yzerman fired by Tampa Bay. Rejoins Red Wings as assistant GM.

.......(wakes up)........

 

At the press conference, Yzerman tears opens his dress shirt to reveal his Red Wings sweater, super kicks Phil Esposito. Red Wings' theme music blares through the PA as Jim Ross screams, "My God! He's back! He's back! He's back!" and the show fades to black.




#2422440 Wings looking to trade before using buyouts

Posted by Travis on 26 June 2013 - 12:44 PM

pretty sure he lost a fight to Crosby lol

 

:shock:




#2422178 Wings looking to trade before using buyouts

Posted by Travis on 25 June 2013 - 12:34 PM

Trim the fat Kenny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

 

Yeah!

 

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#2422163 The CapGeek Thread

Posted by Travis on 25 June 2013 - 11:48 AM

Okay, my turn, I guess.

 

After reading that article by KHAAAAAAAN, discussing the Wings' options at the draft and the possibility of moving Colaiacovo, Emmerton, or Tootoo and perhaps buying out Bertuzzi or Samuelsson I started to get curious as to what exactly that could look like.

 

As far as I'm concerned, those are the extra pieces that - with the exception of Tootoo - need trimming, so it was certainly an encouraging article - even if it is all conjecture at this point. 

 

FORWARDS

Michael Ryder ($3.500m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) 
Damien Brunner ($1.350m) / Stephen Weiss ($3.100m) / Johan Franzen ($3.955m) 
Tomas Tatar ($0.840m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Gustav Nyquist ($0.788m) 
Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Joakim Andersson ($0.605m) / Drew Miller ($1.350m) 
Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m) 

 

DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m) 

Kyle Quincey ($3.775m) / Brendan Smith ($0.827m) 
Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m) / Jakub Kindl ($1.050m) 
Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) 

 

GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m) 

Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m) 

 

-
Buyout: Todd Bertuzzi ($0.000m) 
Buyout: Mikael Samuelsson ($0.000m) 

 

--------

 
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000;
CAP PAYROLL: $57,813,920; BONUSES: $1,010,000
 
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $7,496,080

 

 

 
I know, it looks just like everyone else's.
 
Ignore the $7mil+ cap cushion, because I made no attempt to calculate the salaries of the UFA/RFA signings. I'm terrible at that, so there's no point. Feel free to substitute Ryder with any of the power forwards that have been mentioned here throughout the off-season, if you'd like.
 
In my perfect scenario, Colaiacovo is somehow moveable - perhaps packaged with Filppula's rights - and Sameulsson and Bertuzzi can be bought out. While, I like what Bertuzzi can bring to the line-up; he and Samuelsson are the most obvious buyout candidates and I don't see that changing at any point over the course of the next year.
 
I've accepted that the fact that this team will likely be unable to acquire a worthwhile defenseman and that they will move forward with the core that we saw in place at the end of last season.



#2421397 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by Travis on 22 June 2013 - 07:52 PM

heehee!!   Did you hear the Nothing But Chicago team bragging about how Rocky Wirtz sells this team 24/7 for the past 5 or 6 years???  ROTFL!!  Most of Chicago didn't know they HAD a hockey team.
 
Michelle Pfeiffer needs to cut the sale tags off that jersey and hat she had on.  Just sayin....


How will she take it back after the game?


#2421194 Grand Rapids Griffins Win Calder Cup! 5-2 win in game 6

Posted by Travis on 21 June 2013 - 11:14 AM

Rumor has it that Blashill will interview for the Stars' opening.

 

 

Oh please tell me that's a joke.  Good Grief...  They finally get GR on the same page and now one of the people in charge (Nill) goes to Dallas and will try to steal away the coach (Blashill) too?  F'n Dallas... 

 

Lindy Ruff hired as head coach of the Dallas Stars: http://www.cbssports...las-stars-coach




#2420792 Grand Rapids Griffins Win Calder Cup! 5-2 win in game 6

Posted by Travis on 19 June 2013 - 09:38 AM

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#2420747 Grand Rapids Griffins Win Calder Cup! 5-2 win in game 6

Posted by Travis on 18 June 2013 - 10:47 PM

They actually ride a bus. But I know what you're saying.


The Red Wings lent them Red Bird III for the trip to Syracuse.


#2420731 Grand Rapids Griffins Win Calder Cup! 5-2 win in game 6

Posted by Travis on 18 June 2013 - 09:24 PM

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#2420196 Calder Cup Finals Game 5 GDT - Syracuse Crunch @ Grand Rapids Griffins

Posted by Travis on 16 June 2013 - 06:26 PM

 
He really is the kind of player you want on your team.  He scores, he hits, he hustles every shift, he has speed, and so on.  The guy is on fire in the postseason.  I really hope the Wings brass is watching this guy because he is a great prospect.


He also dives constantly and embellishes non-stop.


#2420154 Calder Cup Finals Game 5 GDT - Syracuse Crunch @ Grand Rapids Griffins

Posted by Travis on 16 June 2013 - 09:35 AM

Mrazek has been great all year. He does let in soft goals from time to time, that seems to be his Achilles heel, but he is a big reason they've gotten so far - with 4 shutouts this post season.

I agree that he's not NHL ready, but at this rate he'll be a great successor to Howard.


#2420131 Calder Cup Finals Game 5 GDT - Syracuse Crunch @ Grand Rapids Griffins

Posted by Travis on 15 June 2013 - 11:10 PM

Ya no kidding. They need to do it at start of next game.


Also my jealous side is glad the 8000 bandwagon fans didn't get to see them clinch. Us real fans that were in the 3000 all season long deserve it but not the bandwagoners.


Your jealous side really sucks.

Tough loss, but Syracuse found all the breaks. More weak officiating only made it a worse game to watch. Hopefully the Griffins can regain their form. Everyone played mostly weak games, with the exception of DeKeyser. Syracuse seemed to give them fits - especially the defense.

That said, they had plenty of chances late in the first and second periods. They just have to get back to their game and it should click.


#2420062 Calder Cup Finals Game 5 GDT - Syracuse Crunch @ Grand Rapids Griffins

Posted by Travis on 15 June 2013 - 07:44 PM

The Crunch are talented but dammit do they flop all over the ice.


#2419972 Calder Cup Finals Game 4 GDT - Syracuse Crunch @ Grand Rapids Griffins

Posted by Travis on 14 June 2013 - 08:08 PM

https://vine.co/v/bllvZ6b6vVl
 
^ Video of the "spear"
 
I see no spear. f*** you Panik.


That looks like it was barely a hook.