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#2595007 Post-GDT ECQF Game 1: Red Wings 3, Lightning 2 (DET leads, 1-0)

Posted by e_prime on 16 April 2015 - 09:21 PM

Take the win.  Take the win and play better next game. 

 

Complaining about the shot differential.  Ok.  Look at the scoreboard.  Look at Tampa's oh-fer-six on the powerplay.

Stranger things have happened.




#2594992 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 16 April 2015 - 09:16 PM

I can complain about how this win wasn't...

...

 

wait ...

 

...

 

Why would I complain about the win?




#2594843 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 16 April 2015 - 08:58 PM

Glenny, Petr, and Pavs.  Keeping us alive.




#2580586 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by e_prime on 10 March 2015 - 12:53 PM

KESSEL

 

No fatties on the team.




#2580242 Franzen on IR

Posted by e_prime on 09 March 2015 - 05:43 PM

So, the forum that decries the guy every chance they get because he's lazy, sucks, and doesn't try hard enough... is now going to complain about the fact that he's actually going to try to come back from serious injury?

Seriously?!  Come ON!

 

I really shouldn't be surprised, but...

Do you really think the Wings would allow him to hit the ice if he weren't ready to at least give it a real shot at coming back?

 

On top of that -- None of us are doctors... so don't pretend you know what's best for his career, his long term health, etc. despite anything you may have learned in HS Physiology/Anatomy classes.  You don't know. 

 

AND if he's at least trying to get back out there on the ice for his team, with his horrible boat anchor of a contract (not actually) you should give him around of applause for trying.




#2580001 3/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 5

Posted by e_prime on 08 March 2015 - 01:28 PM

 

It is, but that's what half of the "positive" posters are always complaining about is people who are always complaining.  It's not much better, really.  

 

Would you rather we all act civilized and boring?  

WTF!  Another goal for the Bruins.  God we suck. f*** this team.  Is that better?




#2576801 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by e_prime on 01 March 2015 - 08:02 PM

"People" will be mad about "anyone"

Over-valued. Depth. Prospect. Likelihood to actually make the roster.

All air-quotes to be considered.


#2572483 Getzlaf calls Ovechkin a diver, O says "I have hair"

Posted by e_prime on 19 February 2015 - 01:21 PM

Sure, Frank. Whatever. Getz is the epitome of class and sportsmanship and Ovi is euro trash. We get it. (Still would prefer my hair.)


#2572452 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by e_prime on 19 February 2015 - 10:16 AM

I don't recall hearing Henrik Zetterberg's name mentioned a single time last night.  That's probably not good. 

The focus of the play-by-play and commentary was so Chicago-centric there was no time to mention the Zetterberg line. 

Not that they weren't playing well.




#2572352 Teemu Pulkkinen called back up

Posted by e_prime on 18 February 2015 - 11:05 PM

Hug it out, bros. srsly.


#2572174 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by e_prime on 18 February 2015 - 10:03 PM

Wow Howard is, by far, the most non clutch goalie on the planet.


Oh yeah, totally on Howard. 😕


#2571832 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by e_prime on 18 February 2015 - 07:40 PM

I dunno.  This guy's a little over the top for me.

 

EDIT:  But he does have a strong voice.




#2571814 Team next season?

Posted by e_prime on 18 February 2015 - 07:19 PM

I'm gonna save my thoughts about NEXT season until THIS ONE is done.




#2571487 Franzen on IR

Posted by e_prime on 17 February 2015 - 12:32 PM

I guess I'm not really up to speed on the new CBA rules about retirement.  Does the over-35 thing not apply anymore?  What would happen if Franzen just retires?

 

The over-35 thing only applies when a player signs his contract when he's over-35.  Which Franzen was not when he signed the contract.

 

If he retires now, part of his cap-hit stays because of the cap-recapture penalty in the new CBA. 

It's the big F-U from the league for all those front loaded cap deals.

 

EDIT:  WingingItInMotown has the breakdown of numbers on their site.

 

http://www.wingingit...ans-for-the-red

 

...but here's a table of just Franzen's cap hit penalties depending on when he retires.

 

Johan Franzen    Total Recapture Pool       2015-16       2016-17      2017-18        2018-19         2019-20

Retires Summer '15 $7,272,730              $1,454,546   $1,454,546  $1,454,546   $1,454,546     $1,454,546

Summer '16             $8,318,185                                   $2,079,546   $2,079,546   $2,079,546    $2,079,546

Summer '17             $7,863,640                                                        $2,621,213   $2,621,213    $2,621,213

Summer '18             $5,909,095                                                                             $2,954,548    $2,954,548

Summer'19              $2,954,550                                                                                                   $2,954,550

 

So, if he were to up and retire this summer it'd be approximately $1.5million against the cap over the next 5 years.

 

EDIT:  ACK!  That table looks like s***. 

 

EDIT: Okay, slightly better.




#2571439 Around the NHL -- GWT -- 2/16 thru 2/22

Posted by e_prime on 17 February 2015 - 10:56 AM

I disagree. I'd rather have Cleary as our 13th/14th forward at practice every day, in the weight room, and teaching the kids how to be a pro, rather than a scrub like Nestrasil. He might be a slight upgrade over Andersson, and even that is questionable. That coming from one of Andersson's biggest critics... Andersson will be the next to be waived, and he will be claimed by another team, and just like Nestrasil (and Leino and Ritola...) will have a decent stretch of games before vanishing off the face of the earth...

 

The Wings players are going to be best served playing against NHL caliber players in practice.  Danny is not, or he would be playing.  But if his other intangibles are of value bring him into the organization as a coach.  Don't WASTE a roster spot.  He definately won't be on any roster next year.  Holland gave up a young kid with size for nothing.  Nobody is saying the Wings are going to vanish off the face of the earth. It is about assets. They will be bounced in the first round though.  They are certainly a good team, but not a special team.

 

No.  No one is.  Nestrasil, as stated by krsmith, on the other hand, probably will...  Reading.  It's fun-duh-mental.

 

In other news:  Players that move on from the Wings often time play some decent games for the team they're playing for now.  It happens.  ...but when you're speaking of asset management, you have to pick and choose.  Not every player needs to stay.  Not every player that gets moved should have gone.  If there's a team in this league that knows about asset management it's this one. Let's not get confused.  We haven't had any major botches... such as trading away a Filip Forsberg type player since... well... I can't quite recall.  Anyone?