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#2483083 NHL players will not participate in 2018 Olympics (Mod Post #99)

Posted by joshy207 on 09 February 2014 - 08:47 PM

Olympic Hockey will never be good again.  I sincerely hope the World Cup will be revived in the next couple years.  This sport needs ultra-high-level international competition.

On the World Cup subject, I'd like to see them have the top 7 countries (USA, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Czech, Slovakia, Russia) and an 8th team made up of players from all other countries, an IIHF/"World" team.




#2478769 Sammy Waived

Posted by joshy207 on 29 January 2014 - 04:04 PM

If he retires, his entire cap hit counts against the Wings.  If he stays with GR, they at least get the $100K in relief from sending him down.  So there's that.




#2473816 Would Samuelsson ever consider retiring mid-season?

Posted by joshy207 on 18 January 2014 - 12:17 PM

I'm sure Samuelsson has pride and that he'd rather be playing and isn't happy sitting out or playing few minutes when he does dress.




#2473557 Andersson out...Emmerton up

Posted by joshy207 on 16 January 2014 - 09:47 PM

The injury "thing" is beyond ridiculous...




#2471498 Pissed off: JJ speaking out

Posted by joshy207 on 09 January 2014 - 03:29 PM

I think the main thing to take from this article is the unprofessionalism displayed by USA Hockey and its officials.  This type of insider information, while craved by all of us, should never be released to the public.  If after the announcement, a coach, GM, or other official wants to say "this is why we took/didn't take Player X", that's fine, but it can then be a more polished statement.  Also, players who have been part of the program for years--like Johnson--and were passed over deserved a call before the announcement.  It's just the right thing to do.




#2471496 Look who's top in GR scoring

Posted by joshy207 on 09 January 2014 - 03:20 PM

How about just referring to players by their NAMES?




#2470520 Helm has sore groin...

Posted by joshy207 on 04 January 2014 - 11:51 AM

I'm sure waiving all these guys (Tootoo, Eaves, and whoever else is going to have to go) and benching Samuelsson is going to do wonders for Detroit's image for free agents... bringing Cleary back has been a colossal error.




#2470120 Helm has sore groin...

Posted by joshy207 on 01 January 2014 - 08:04 PM

If it's not one thing, it's three others.  Poor guy.




#2469421 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by joshy207 on 01 January 2014 - 04:03 AM

 

it is toronto in 2015, then montreal in 2017

 

http://www.hockeycan...Men/Junior/2015

 

"In 2015, Montreal will host the preliminary round group including Canada’s National Junior Team, as well as two quarter-finals, for a total of 12 tournament games. Toronto will host the other preliminary round group, plus two quarter-finals, the relegation series, fifth-place game, both semifinals and both medal games, for a total of 19 games. Canada will move from Montreal to Toronto for the medal round.

Everything will be reversed in 2017 – Canada’s preliminary round group will play in Toronto, while Montreal will host the medal round. The number of games in each market for 2017 will be finalized at a later date."




#2468453 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by joshy207 on 30 December 2013 - 01:00 PM

Could be a huge swing here, Mantha goal and a PP right after.

Mantha definitely knows how to find the back of the net.  You can't teach that.

 

As we've seen SO many times with the Wings, it's quality of shots, not quantity, that really matters...




#2468009 Drop the announcer and "Light the lamp goal"

Posted by joshy207 on 28 December 2013 - 07:30 PM

Obviously, DTE is shelling out money for that.  No different than a "Belle Tire Power Play" or the "Call Sam Studios" on TV.  I agree though, it's annoying.




#2467799 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by joshy207 on 27 December 2013 - 01:33 AM

Supposedly, Sheahan, Ferraro, Callahan, and Almquist are out of options next year and would have to clear waivers to be sent down.  Depending on who Holland can (and actually WOULD) move this summer, most, if not all, of those guys might be here.  I can see Ferraro being let go, he hasn't even gotten a sniff of NHL action yet... Callahan and Almquist could stay or go, depending on roster limitations, and Sheahan should be up next year.  Glendening could beat out Callahan and Ferraro, but I believe he is still waiver-exempt.  Ouellet (and Sproul) still have waiver exemptions, and I'd venture a guess that Holland will use those and let them develop in GR for another year.

 

I'd let every UFA walk, with the possible exception of Alfredsson.  I'd try and move Kindl for a mid-round pick (3rd/4th).  I would explore moving Franzen, maybe see if Vancouver is interested in trading Edler for him... Edler and a F prospect (Cole Cassels?) for Franzen and a D prospect (Sproul?)  Explore the veteran backup goalie market, but strongly consider the fact that Mrazek might be the backup next year.  Howard gets 55-60 starts, Mrazek the rest.  Then explore the UFA market, see if there are any good fits at top-6 F and mid-level D.  DO NOT "OVERBUILD" THE ROSTER.  This season's roster management has been nothing short of an embarrassment.  Sticking NHL-caliber forwards in the AHL because you can't trade them and don't have room for them is NOT a good look.  Especially when you re-signed a washed-up returning veteran after training camp opened and you did not have the room to do so.  I think Holland has made a lot of miscalculations since 2009, and I think he has THIS SUMMER to make up for them.  If he can't, then it's time for someone else to step in.  This club is ripe for some change... I think too many guys are content here.




#2465172 Can't remember the last time we were this pathetic

Posted by joshy207 on 15 December 2013 - 11:19 PM

Sheahan, Ferraro, and Callahan are 4th liners, too.  No better than what is already here.  Just younger.  I think a strong dose of fresh blood is needed... this team is stale.  Too many guys who have been here for too long, too comfortable.  That includes management and coaching.  Status quo has become acceptable.  For a team that says they expect to win, not winning seems to be OK.  You can't have it both ways...




#2461874 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by joshy207 on 07 December 2013 - 12:03 PM

The reason you seriously explore buying out Franzen isn't his streakiness, perceived laziness, or cap hit... it's the length of his contract and his age.  He will turn 34 in a couple weeks, and he is signed for SIX more seasons after this.  Do you honestly see him playing until age 40?  I don't.  If he does retire before the end of his contract, the Wings are subject to a cap-recapture penalty.  Depending on when he hypothetically retires, that penalty could be almost $3M per year.  This calls for an open and honest discussion between Franzen, his agent, and Wings' management.  If Franzen doesn't want to play until he's 40, they should buy him out.

The one fly in the ointment is Weiss.  If he continues to struggle all season, he's the top candidate for the last compliance buyout.




#2451489 Tootoo Waived

Posted by joshy207 on 06 November 2013 - 10:02 PM

Yes re-entry waivers should be gone. I was referring to if we sent him back down to grr once he came back up to the NHL. If we wanted to send him down once more, that's where I was confused if he would be exempt from passing waivers again and technically on a two way contract from that point on.

 This would have nothing to do with a one-way or two-way contract.  A two-way (NHL/AHL) contract means a player gets paid one salary in the NHL and another (smaller) in the AHL.  Players in the AHL on a one-way NHL contract get paid the same salary they would make in the NHL.