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#2532531 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by Dabura on 19 July 2014 - 01:52 AM

i would like a 1 million $ bonus for showing up to work for 10 days too


Ha! Well said.


To me, it says Holland knows Cleary is done but feels *just awful* about *cheating* Cleary out of that *big contract* he was *guaranteed* by the Flyers and is now simply trying to give the man money.

#2494157 Andersson breaks foot - down another center

Posted by Shaman on 10 March 2014 - 09:02 PM

Injured: Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Weiss, Helm, Andersson.


Not Injured: Sheahan, Glendening...Emmerton.


We should get Sheahan and Glendening into a witness protection program or something.

Oh God, what if Legwand gets injured?


#2491286 Nicklas Lidstrom:Greatest Red Wing Ever

Posted by midnightpulp on 05 March 2014 - 07:51 PM

Man, I just don't get how you can compare a player from the 50's to a modern day guy.... it just doesn't work, tbh...

#2488489 Naming the New Arena

Posted by darkmanx on 02 March 2014 - 04:04 AM

The "We Like Our Team Arena"

#2470210 Datsyuk vs. Zetterberg

Posted by ben_usmc on 02 January 2014 - 11:38 AM

It's basically a modern day Stevie Y vs Feds.  Datsyuk has more ability than Z in my opinion.  But Z just has an insane amount of will power and another gear. 

#2449195 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by kylee on 31 October 2013 - 12:08 AM

Met our 2 goal a game quota, Go Wings!!!

#2432653 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by Powerplay on 06 August 2013 - 05:37 PM

Ok - he had a fair chance then.

We probably will never get to know wether his particular spot in the team or the amount and duration of the contract (or both?) was the main reason why Brunner did not re-sign with Detroit (or Detroit with him).

I agree that Detroit would have been a good showcase for Brunner. Basically everybody here in Switzerland is quite surprised that he didn't sign for 2.5 mil/p.a. Looks like a fair amount to me given the figures rumoured are corect?

#2431455 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by T.Low on 25 July 2013 - 02:24 AM

Anyone seen the Brunner Contract thread?  Coulda sworn I was in it a minute ago...

#2388107 4/22 GDT: Coyotes 0 @ Red Wings 4

Posted by Crymson on 22 April 2013 - 08:44 PM

Ah '07. Probably could have won the Cup that year if Schneider didn't break his hand.


And if Kronwall wasn't out altogether, and Zetterberg didn't have an awful back, and Bertuzzi weren't having back spasms.


That team  could have run away with the Cup.

#2384384 Can someone tell me why Brunner is playing the point on PP?

Posted by Crymson on 13 April 2013 - 12:27 PM

I have no idea what Babs is doing here but why do we have Damien Brunner playing the point when in fact he is not a sniper, probably one of the weakest players on our team when it comes to shooting (besides Helm) and he is not a good defensive forward. Give me Kindl! 


He's weak at shooting? What on earth are you on about?

#2380117 Shocking, Wings aren't active as trade deadline expires

Posted by ogreslayer on 04 April 2013 - 09:07 AM

The Jackets acquire Gaborik...


The definition of irony would be if they made the playoffs as the 8th seed and the Wings came in 9th place.....

No, the definition of irony would be the now Columbus "Rangers" making the playoffs while Rick Nash & the New York "Blue Jackets" don't.  

#2378097 4/1 GDT : Avalanche 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by dat's sick on 01 April 2013 - 07:51 PM

Crazy the things that can happen when you pair up a playmaker with a shooter. Huh. 

#2377558 Brunner hasn't hit the wall. He has slammed into it.

Posted by Echolalia on 31 March 2013 - 11:38 PM

Fatigue isn't the only issue here.


He was an unknown commodity with no NHL experience when the season began.  He scored a few goals early off, had a highlight reel shootout experience, and a few weeks later he's among the lead leaders in goals.  Suddenly, teams stopped treating him like a soft Euro and started taking away his time and space.  He's more tightly covered whilst sneaking into the slot from the soft-side.  Defense are on him much quicker and harder in the corners, and while Brunner can mentally adjust to North American hockey, it will be a slower process to build up the physical strength to be able to fight through the coverage that he is now experiencing.

Secondly, Brunner has really focused hard on playing a more defensively sound game.  He is back-checking much more effectively than when the season began, and he's playing much deeper in our own zone instead of floating at the blueline waiting for a breakout.  He has also been more conscious of opponent's breakout potentials and is adjusting his game in the offensive zone to accommodate this.  His new-found defensive responsibilities are also going to lower his offensive output.

Combined with the brutal North American schedule and travel, its no surprise at all why Brunner has suddenly gone quiet.  He's with good role models though, and I suspect that he will be able to overcome the schedule and the added defensive attention he has over the next few years.  Given his commitment to learning the defensive side of the game, and how far he has come already, I'd say the guy is willing to do whatever it takes to be successful at this level.  Lets hope my assumption is correct.

#2375755 Dreger: Wings 'very interested' in Bouwmeester *merged*

Posted by Ally on 29 March 2013 - 02:40 AM

The only thing more annoying than hearing Holland say "we like our team" is seeing that quote posted in every single thread.

#2314979 Has the Detroit diamond lost it's shine?

Posted by Dabura on 04 July 2012 - 03:57 PM

We kicked the tires. I like our team. Our power play is our enforcer.