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#2016681 Sergei Federov

Posted by hellsson on 19 July 2010 - 09:14 AM

It's hard to say, Fedorov was always kind of flakey and it makes one wonder how much of his carrier drop off was mental. He's had many problems in his personal life and may let that effect his game. Now it's possible that he would have had less of those issues if he would have stayed in a more grounded community in Detroit rather that a western culture that is more "Liberal". Unfortunately we will never know.

I also remember that he was causing some issues in the locker room as well. I remember someone interviewing Yzerman and Yzerman asked the reporter to ask Fedorov why he was wearing a Hockey Sock on his head and kind of rolled his eyes.

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#2017653 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Kira on 21 July 2010 - 10:41 AM

The Red Wings probably aren't going to make any other major re-signings, Modano's status isn't changing anything regarding Abdelkader and Helm re-signing here, Modano isn't holding anything up. If he signs, great improvement to the team. If not, oh well and the roster is still solid. You may not want him on the team which is perfectly fine, but no need to make him out to be the bad guy in the situation when he clearly isn't.



He's not worth waiting for. Let some other team have him, and we'll get down to business.


#2017538 NHL Rejects Kovalchuk's Contract

Posted by puffy on 20 July 2010 - 09:19 PM

Screw the cap and revenue sharing!

Why the hell should the stronger teams like the Wings,Leafs,Habs,Rangers ect. be expected to pay for these hopeless markets like Phoenix and Atlanta? It's not our fault they can't form a decent fanbase.

The league has become watered down with 30 teams. Guys who would have never made the NHL in late 80s/early 90s are now becoming NHL regulars. It's no wonder the quality of the game has suffered. I would not be against eliminating a few teams and going back to a 24 team format.


#2017128 Hawkeytown? ...barf.

Posted by Jett1913 on 19 July 2010 - 11:23 PM

LOL...I could tell you the fanbase will stop grasping a name eerily similar to yours, except we don't do that. Hard to stop doing something we never did, ya know?

As for Detroit sucks...nah that's gotta continue. It's too fun. You all should take that as a badge of honor anyway. I debate with a fellow Hawks fan at work about the Detroit sucks chant all the time. He takes it a bit too serious for what it is, as a few here seem to do. It's all harmless fun.



...well, then you'll pardon us for laughing our asses off as we watch your championship team get dismantled... because it's just harmless fun, right?


#2015881 Philadelphia's cap issues

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 16 July 2010 - 01:50 PM

Get a load of this WingsfaninMA guy.LGW's newest troll.welcome to the forums,bro.

FYI,smaller contracts are a little easier to move than a contract like Gagne,hence the speculation of dealing bottom 6 forwards,which tend to have smaller contracts.
Get your s*** straight before you get on here and try to poke fun.


#2015854 Philadelphia's cap issues

Posted by Rufio on 16 July 2010 - 12:45 PM

I meant its not really about cap space because it isn't going to clear a whole bunch but its a start.

Second, not trading Powe would be dumb. Theyre just going to give their RFA away without recieving some kind of compensation? What youre suggesting is that trading an extra bottom 6er or 2 isn't goign to help clear any cap space, which it will. Trading one of those guys could be the difference i them being over the cap or under it.

Would it be better to trade someone with a 4 mil contract to clear space? yes

Would trading a couple bottom 6ers and clear a million still be a good way to clear some space? For sure. as a wings fan and the tight cap we've had the last few years you should know a million dollars can be huge when calling up for injuries.

I agree that they should probably move a few of their bottom 6 players. But once they move Gagne, they won't need to if they don't want. This thread is about Philly's cap issues. I thought that's what we were discussing. I have no idea how you were able to infer that trading players with lower salaries does not clear cap space -- particularly after I acknowledged it has in the past with Leino and Detroit.

All this notwithstanding, this isn't even really an argument or discussion anymore. We both know where we stand. You were just a little clumsy about it.


#2015852 Philadelphia's cap issues

Posted by newfy on 16 July 2010 - 12:36 PM

Firstly, you said it wasn't about clearing space. No you're contradicting yourself.

Second, my logic was to clear enough space to be under the cap. So by my logic trading Leino makes sense. The difference between Leino and Powe, is Leino had a cap hit for Detroit. He was actually under contract. Is there something wrong with the suggestion that trading someone with an actual cap hit would be better for their cap woes than someone who has no cap hit?

I meant its not really about cap space because it isn't going to clear a whole bunch but its a start.

Second, not trading Powe would be dumb. Theyre just going to give their RFA away without recieving some kind of compensation? What youre suggesting is that trading an extra bottom 6er or 2 isn't goign to help clear any cap space, which it will. Trading one of those guys could be the difference i them being over the cap or under it.

Would it be better to trade someone with a 4 mil contract to clear space? yes

Would trading a couple bottom 6ers and clear a million still be a good way to clear some space? For sure. as a wings fan and the tight cap we've had the last few years you should know a million dollars can be huge when calling up for injuries.


#2015845 Philadelphia's cap issues

Posted by newfy on 16 July 2010 - 12:27 PM

this is a good one.

so you're saying the problem is not that theyre well over the salary cap, but that they have too much depth and need to be rid of that depth. HAHA wtf???

seriously do you give any thought at all to your posts... any?

Yeah thats really smart. Lets have 3 NHL calibre players sitting in our press box while we're in cap trouble instead of trading a couple of them, clearing a bit of space so we're not in as much trouble, then see what kind of move we can make with Gagne.

You really think theyre gonna sit on 3 NHL players not getting ice time while they're 2 million over the salary cap?

Give your head a shake if thats the case

I don't see anything wrong with clearing salary of low-key players that don't play much anyway.

Thank you. Cap space is cap space. Whether its 5 million youre clearing or just a million, Philly is going to trade players they wont use in order to clear it.


#2015843 Philadelphia's cap issues

Posted by wingsfaninMA on 16 July 2010 - 12:23 PM

Oh I didn't realize he was an RFA, and it still wouldn't surprise me to see him either not signed or his rights traded since he's an RFA. Its not so much about clearing cap space as it is getting rid of an unnecessary amount of bottom 6 players. They have more bottom 6 guys then Detroit does right now and instead of paying 3 guys to sit in the press box they can save probably a million or so by trading 1 or 2 of them.

this is a good one.

so you're saying the problem is not that theyre well over the salary cap, but that they have too much depth and need to be rid of that depth. HAHA wtf???

seriously do you give any thought at all to your posts... any?


#2015808 Philadelphia's cap issues

Posted by newfy on 16 July 2010 - 11:02 AM

Gagne - Richards - Carter
Hartnell - Briere - Leino
JVR - Giroux - Zherdev
Lappy - Betts - Shelley

Pronger - Carle
Timonen - Coburn
Mezsaros - O'Donnell

That's the lineup I'd make as it currently stands. Of course, it looks like Gagne will be moved by them, so they will either promote someone to the number one wing or make some sort of move. I bet the Hartnell-Briere-Leino line stays intact after the playoffs, however.

They have a s*** load of forwards. I can't see them not trading someone moving forward. Maybe Darrel Powe is the one traded

Cote is absolutely useless. He can't skate, play or win fights. With Shelley they have no need for him.

He can play enough that he would be a decent 13th forward to plug in there when we need a tough guy I think. He's compareable to Downey hockey wise but a bit tougher I would say. I wouldn't mind him in GR and being there if we need a tough guy or something.


#2015829 Philadelphia's cap issues

Posted by wingsfaninMA on 16 July 2010 - 11:57 AM

How is trading a player they haven't even re-signed gonna solve their problem of being $2.5m over the cap?

:lol: i dont think that guy gives much thought to his posts.


#2015008 Sharks sign RFA Niklas Hjalmarsson

Posted by Doc Holliday on 14 July 2010 - 05:55 PM

Datsyuk
Regular season:
592 points, 606 games: .977 ppg
Playoffs:
76 points, 110 games: .691 ppg


Minus his 2002 season as a rookie on the third line his ppg is much better.

Their last three years:

Datsyuk ppg: 264/244 1.08 45/50 .9
Hossa's ppg: 188/203 .92 56/64 .875

He still has been at almost a ppg pace the last three years despite his poor 09 post-season. This coming off a great cup win giving him two total for the career. Hossa was without a cup, signed a one year deal in order to get that same cup, scored 40 goals in the regular season, and talked about wanting a long term deal while playing against his former team. He severely underacheieved and in the goal scoring department suffered as well.

Also considering Datsyuk has been able to perform brilliantly offensively without 100+ point playmakers centering him (which was Hossa's only ppg post-season), I would say he is a bit more reliable in the playoffs than Hossa.


#2015247 Red Wings re-sign Derek Meech

Posted by redwingfan19 on 15 July 2010 - 11:20 AM

but guys, derek meech was dion phenuefs d partner in junior!


#2015231 The Blues to Win the Central This year?

Posted by Z and D for the C on 15 July 2010 - 10:43 AM

I think the central will be ours no doubt, and if we sign Modano I think we're almost a shoe in for the best record in the West too (and if we don't sign Modano, we'll still be fighting for it).


#2014066 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by ben_usmc on 12 July 2010 - 01:29 PM

I was one of those people who were extremely hard on Ozzy this season; and justly so. But for some reason anytime Ozzy is supposed to be a back up he plays amazing, so I'm all for letting him be the back up for the next year or two.