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#2685170 New arena construction updates

Posted by SetecX on Yesterday, 08:44 PM

Hey guys. Almost 1 year away from completion now. This update here ( http://wingsarena.tumblr.com ) is probably the last one I will be able to have where you can actually see into the arena.


I shall keep providing updates though. Crazy that 1 year ago, the place looked like this:



#2684322 Fox Sports DET to stream DRW games online

Posted by Echolalia on 01 August 2016 - 08:28 PM

IP reroute perhaps?


I mean there are options, such as proxies and whatnot.  They just aren't kosher.  But more to the point, I think that here in 2016 convenient and legal options for folks to watch games regardless of whether they're in Texas, Australia, or Michigan should be available and independent of a cable or satellite subscription.

#2683575 Fans rank front offices....Wings 21st

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 July 2016 - 12:32 PM

Number 1 in terms of quotes with excuses, however.   

#2683533 Brad Richards Retires

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 July 2016 - 05:53 PM

LOL at him being in the HHOF.  Even the Hall wouldn't stoop that low.


Richards/Weiss/Modano.  Who are we going to retire next?  

#2683023 Tyler Bertuzzi goal.. Savage lol

Posted by krsmith17 on 12 July 2016 - 06:54 PM

That isn't even close to the same as moving a stick laying on the ice... If you watch the video again, he swiped the stick away, there was no slashing down motion. It's on Sadowy for not holding on to his stick... "No penalty on the play. We have a good hockey goal"...

#2681931 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by Dabura on 02 July 2016 - 11:55 AM

I think perhaps since Helm took the "discount"  (I do believe he would have gotten more yesterday from one of the teams interested in his services) that Kenny will have Helmer on the trade block-he doesnt have a no trade clause does he?  He could fit nicely in a package


Holland isn't one to sign-and-trade. (No GM is these days, honestly.) Bottom line, this is a Ken Holland Veteran Loyalty Program Extension. Helm will be with us for at least five more years, making considerably more money than he's worth. (And I say that as a big Darren Helm fan.)

#2681929 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by Dabura on 02 July 2016 - 11:41 AM

The more I think about this deal, the more I hate it.

#2681767 Steve Ott signs 1 year, $800k deal with Detroit

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 06:49 PM

"To be honest with you Ive waited for this moment ever since I was drafted," Ott said. "Ive always wanted to be a Detroit Red Wing. Its my childhood team that I always grew up admiring with the teams and runs that they had with Steve Yzerman and the rest leading the way. It has always been a dream to wear the winged wheel and now that this has all come together this is the most exciting contract I have ever signed."


#2681683 Steve Ott signs 1 year, $800k deal with Detroit

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2016 - 03:57 PM

I've always had a soft spot for Steve Ott, I'm not gonna lie.

#2681661 Steve Ott signs 1 year, $800k deal with Detroit

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 July 2016 - 03:41 PM

FINALLY some grit and physicality, like it a lot

#2681641 Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 July 2016 - 03:23 PM

LW you know you want KFQ back on here. hahaha =)

Nah, I'm going to have my fill of blaming Helm and Howard for everything!

#2681633 Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

Posted by VM1138 on 01 July 2016 - 03:14 PM

Net front presence we've been missing for years? I'll take it. None of our changes will light the world on fire but they DO make us a bit more dynamic, which we badly needed. Give the offense a different tool to use and suddenly we aren't so one dimensional, even if that tool isn't a top line star.

We still need a star or two but I'm making peace with the fact that we won't get them this offseason. But we still need a defenseman and to clear up some dead weight. I was almost as excited for the reductions as I was the additions this offseason.

#2681632 Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 July 2016 - 03:13 PM

Let's not get personal guys, not worth suspension.

Most folks are just angry at the Helm deal. Once we lost Stamkos we all knew it was going to be a patchwork day.

I like Nielsen and Vanek. They'll score here and will help the PP and the shootout.

Look at it this way, with only $9.9M left after LTIR and with DD and Mrazek left to sign, NO KFQ!!!!

#2681629 Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

Posted by Euro_Twins on 01 July 2016 - 03:10 PM

Who isn't happy on here? I think for the most part everyone is saying its fine for the 1 year...A real low risk signing..

So you want to go personal now? We can if you want.

Didn't want him but of course the Wings sign him at the plus side it's only for 1 year so if it doesn't work out they can just let him walk.

so much for becoming heavier and tougher to play against lol

So the talk of getting "tougher" and "harder to play against" was just to get me through the week?

Meh, not super excited but not unhappy about it, and I did tease about pre-ordering your Vanek jerseys a couple of days ago, so there. Can I read Holland or what.

Honestly. 2,6 millions one year is okay...but Vanek is done unless he agrees to finally compete. He was terrible recently. Slow turnover machine. I think this is mainly to help our powerplay as Vanek still has his excellent hands.

#2681610 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by greene709 on 01 July 2016 - 03:02 PM

Vanek at 3.5-4 million on a 1 year, Brouwer at 4.5 for 4 years, McGinn at 3.5 for 4 years... or if those players truly didn't have any interest in the Wings, let Athansiou play real minutes on the third line.  Helm's deal screws the young guys, unless he plays 2C, and that would be him sorely over-valued.

Think he just did better on Vanek than you thought was a good idea. Holland is such an idiot!

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