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#2203180 Brett Lebda traded to Nashville

Posted by e_prime on 10 August 2011 - 04:30 PM

<_< Can't we keep the Jason "Friggin'" Williams talk in the Jason "Friggin'" Williams thread?

#2202236 Weber Arbitration hearing...

Posted by e_prime on 03 August 2011 - 03:01 PM

they can't walk away from it

beaten to it

I stand corrected?? It is totally not clear in the CBA that it stands that way.
Read the bolded. Doesn't that read to you the team can still walk away?

12.6. Walk-Away Rights.

(a) If a Club has elected to arbitrate a one year contract,
and the award issued is for $550,000 or more per annum, then the
Club may, within 72 hours after the award of the Arbitrator is
(or if a Club has any other player still eligible for
salary arbitration at that time and for whom a decision has not
been rendered by an Arbitrator at that time, and the Club still
has a walk-away right available to it in such League Year
pursuant to paragraph (d) below, 72 hours after the award of the
Arbitrator for such other player is issued), notify the player,
the NHLPA and the NHL in writing that it does not intend to
tender to the player a Player Contract based on the award as
determined by the Arbitrator.
Upon receipt of that notice, the
player shall automatically be deemed to be an Unrestricted Free
Agent, subject to the provisions of paragraphs © and (d) below.

For the record, I'm not saying that you guys are wrong that the club can't walk away... but I'd love some clarity.

#2200203 Red Wings sign Ty Conklin to 1 year contract

Posted by e_prime on 21 July 2011 - 07:08 PM

So glad it's not Turco.

I understand the "shine" that Emery has... Honestly, I kinda hoped for him, but I understand we're talking about Emery vs. a proven backup. A guy that's helped tend goal for several Finals Teams vs. a guy who had good time in Russia taking on his trainer/coach because he tried to put a cap on his head "rehabbing" his career.

Sorry, I like Emery... and maybe it was a good fit, but I'll go with the known commodity.

To the naysayers.... it was the fu<<ing Blues. THE BLUES. What did you think would happen to his numbers?

#2196882 Barnaby arrested

Posted by e_prime on 06 July 2011 - 01:37 PM

Matt would like to remind you all, Please refrain from littering on the highway... at least for the next few months. :ph34r:

Who wears brown jeans?


Thems some straight-up snazzy slacks. Love the Lacoste belt buckle too. Yes, I spotted that little alligator straight away.

#2196641 "We feel good with the people we have," Holland said

Posted by e_prime on 05 July 2011 - 06:57 PM

You do realize this is what Holland says EVERY summer. And so far, Ian White and Mike Commodore are laughable additions. White couldn't find a spot on the 3rd or 4th worse team in the NHL. And aside from hitting, what else is Commodore going to bring? <_< Forgive the arrogance here, but we are the Detroit Red Wings, not the Maple Leafs or the Bluejackets.

Geez, last year we needed to add at least one more top 6 or 9 goal scorer to our forwards. This year the team is definitely weaker, and all we have is the same-old-same-old from Holland. The famous, "wait and see, I won't overpay, I won't rush even if it means waiting until the trade deadline. I have a plan ..." nonsense.

As many have started asking the past few weeks, what the hell is Lidstrom thinking right now, as Holland hasn't done anything at all to improve our club. Not good enough, Mr. Holland. Not good enough at all.

White played for, and contributed to the Sharks team last year who, lest you forget, beat us in the playoffs.

As far as Commodore goes, isn't that exactly what we need?

You act as if Holland threw huge money at either of these guys and has left himself no other options.

Modano as supposed to be that goal scorer last year and we all saw how that worked out. He got injuried and we had very little money to make moves with when the trade dead line came.

You act as if the season is over before it's even begun, and I'm sure your GM skills would be just stellar.

#2195694 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by e_prime on 03 July 2011 - 07:40 AM

I'd love to see Kaberle in a wings jerseys.
Great Passer.

True, but other than passing the guy's invisible and soft as marshmallow fluff.

#2195522 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by e_prime on 02 July 2011 - 06:44 PM

Realistically what were you expecting?

Something completely unrealistic. :lol:

#2195492 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by e_prime on 02 July 2011 - 05:56 PM

where are people getting this better defensively than raffi from? was it from the 7 playoff games you saw him play? guy is terrible, trust me. i watched him play for the leafs for years, i just got a few texts from a couple of leaf friends of mine bashing the white signing. guess this is their payback when i did the same thing about lebda.

I can't wait to bump this thread in the middle of november when people are calling for his head.

would have been better off just playing smith instead.

From reading the Sharks message boards... you know, people that have seen him play recently, it looks as if most people were wanting White back if they could afford to sign him, but once Burns was traded for, he seemed too expensive and unlikely to be re-signed.

Also, remind your friends how well Lebda played for the Laffs. Should even it out just a smidgen.

it's not called hoping. it's knowing.

Just like you know Smith is NHL ready?

this board is full of them. get used to it. I am only basing it on what I have seen of white from the many leafs games i have watched. I admit, i stopped following him when he left the leafs, but the guy is nothing special and a liability in his own end. i would have rather seen kaberle, who is just as bad defensively and soft, but a much better passer and skater.

I will not post in this thread or about Ian White until the season starts. If he does well, I will gladly eat crow, but I expect him to be his same mediocre self.

Good day.

Kaberle will sign for some stupid amount of money somewhere for way too long. He was over-valued by just about everyone at one point in time and showed his worth by failing to bolster Boston's powerplay. I am glad Holland did not sign him.

#2195476 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by e_prime on 02 July 2011 - 05:32 PM

The HF thing is from a book by Gare Joyce about scouting. I met the assistant coach who helped throw out White's equipment and he had said White had the biggest attitude problem he's seen in junior. These things don't just go away.

Again, we're talking about what he was like in junior. I'm sure the coach that threw his equipment out was a real humble and attitude free guy himself. Sounds about right if you're tossing someone's equipment out the back door. Real direct and mature way to handle the situation. A life lesson for White, I'm sure.

Three times in 18 months, and then not re-signed for a bargain price when he became available as a UFA. Tell me that doesn't sound off any alarm bells.

Alarm bells? No. Hardly.

10 Forwards, 8 defensemen, 2 Goalies. They've got just under four million to shore up three roster spots -- likely forwards.

White became expendable when the Sharks traded for Burns.
Also, they went even more bargin with Jim Vandermeer for a cool million. Solely for veteran presence to round out their bottom tier defensemen. White wasn't going to sign with SJ for that price.

Prior to that he was traded from Carolina to SJ for a second rounder in order to bolster the Sharks D.
Sounds like a solid move and he played solidly for San Jose.

Prior trade: From Calgary to Carolina for Anton Babchuk. To quote the Hockey News: "This is a swap of a pair of underachieving defensemen, mainly. The 'Canes get the smaller White, who is usually a bit more reliable in his own end. Babchuk's big point shot could make him a strong candidate to see quality time on the power play. More than anything, this deal is a bit of a shakeup for the Flames."

He got traded from Calgary when Calgary was sucking and needed a change. He played solidly, but not spectacularly in Carolina and then was grabbed up by the team that beat us in the 2nd round to bolster their puck movement.

I've tried to be patient and optimistic, but this off-season has been really disappointing, even after last year didn't get us anything important we needed. The July 18th signing of Jason Williams, followed by Kenny's "Well, we're done making changes!" press conference that I can see coming is really going to send me over the edge.

Your optimism is lighting the way for all to follow. Hope this all works out for you, bro.

In the real world, Ken Holland has not thrown insane money at second rate free agents. I for one am relieved.

#2195431 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by e_prime on 02 July 2011 - 04:46 PM

White was a total dick in junior and has been on four NHL teams in 18 months.

Coincidentally, we're getting him for a bargain.


First, a thread from HF from 2007 to talk about his bad attitude when he was in Juniors?
He's had four years to grow up some. You're grasping for straws here.

Second, as if no one has ever been traded before.

Finally, bargin price and low risk.

#2195371 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by e_prime on 02 July 2011 - 03:58 PM

If Holland is able to get one of the as-of-yet unsigned RFA defencemen (Yandle please) he'll move Kindl and use Commie as an affordable 7th d-man.

Would not be averse to this at all. ...but Holland isn't really doing any more work this offseason is he?? :ph34r:

Not all that knowledgable about him. Glad to see we signed someone, and people seem to think it's a bargain, so cool. Doesn't sound like he's anything to put us over the top, but if it pushes Big E down the depth chart I'm okay with it. Thumbs up, Holland!

Like the C64 signing, White will offer some serious competition for ice time for the D-men not named Kronwall, Stuart, and Lidstrom. I like this move. Hopefully the new D-coach will inspire some competition between them as well.

#2195338 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by e_prime on 02 July 2011 - 03:38 PM

terrible, way to panic holland...

white will be the new LGW whipping boy, you guys will see.

i have seen enough of white play with his time with the leafs. if people complain about rafalski's questionable defensive play and give away's, you ain't seen nothing yet..

Hmmm. Do you maybe not like this guy? Three posts in less than ten minutes. Tell us how you really feel.

I'm sure all you Negative Nancys out there think this was Holland's first phone call all off-season.
So, I'll leave you to your endless bitching.

I am satisfied with this signing in both term and price and I think some of you may be surprised how this signing turns out.

#2192102 Ehrhoff's rights traded to NYI, then traded to Buffalo

Posted by e_prime on 29 June 2011 - 07:50 PM

I'm just saying he woulda traded for rights already... He Is waiting for what's left over at FA. He just doesn't want to give up picks on guys rights apparently.

You're right. He is better than this. Still hope this isn't our free agency answer. I think I wanted him before, but now that he's turned down an offer with VAN for a reasonable amount. I do not want. I almost want Wiz to sign with CBJ. He's right. The first team that actually made an offer for him. It's almost respectable... except it's with the BJs... and it was a 7TH ROUND PICK... FOR HIS RIGHTS. C'mon WIZZER!

...come home to daddy. :ph34r:

#2192073 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by e_prime on 29 June 2011 - 07:11 PM

Not true. He is not under contract with any NHL team, therefore there are no rules against saying he was going to sign.

Oksy. So let me rephrase Maj.. and no offense to you... you, I like.

This bulls*** can f*** off.
Jagr can f*** off.
I like this signing, if it is with the Wings, as much as I liked the Modano signing which is NOT AT ALL.

I hope he signs with Pitts. Has his fun. Has his farewell, and goes off to "GM" his Slovak team.
Good luck and piss off.

As I originally said in this thread: DO. NOT. WANT.

#2192033 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by e_prime on 29 June 2011 - 06:27 PM

Did he f**king sign with somebody, yet? Christ. I'm over his old czech ass. HELLO!?!?!