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#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.




...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?

#2571253 2/16 GDT : Montreal Canadiens 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by e_prime on 16 February 2015 - 09:12 PM

*bwahahahahhahhaha* smooth subban.

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#2571077 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by e_prime on 16 February 2015 - 08:26 AM

Grandson? Who trades away their grandson for a draft pick? Awful grandparents if you ask me. At least the leafs got this guy

There are literally endless jokinen gifs on Google.

Did your phone change it to SANTA as well?  Okay, that could be short for Santorelli... but autocorrect is such a nightmare.

#2570956 Franson to Preds

Posted by e_prime on 15 February 2015 - 01:57 PM

Hmmm... Would I want to play for a team that's playoff bound for years to come... Or a team that's in "scorched Earth" mode?

#2570909 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by e_prime on 15 February 2015 - 12:07 PM

Preds got franson and santorelli for a 1st rd pick

Leipsic is a 20 year old prospect.  Leading scoring in the WHL last year... Nothing to scoff at.


How we got to a first rounder and Santorelli in the mix...

I'm guessing it went down something like this:


Poille: "I've got a second round pick and Leipsic for Franson"


Nonis: "Well... we really want a first."


Poille: "I'm not giving you a first for a rental. What else can you do?"


Nonis: "Well, I'm not..."

Shanny:  "Ok, David... How about Franson and Santorelli for the first and Leipsic?"

Nonis: "But Bren..."

Shanny: "Look Dave. Neither Cody nor Mike are gonna re-sign here, let's get that first round pick we need."

Nonis: ...


Poille: "Great. I can give you an expiring contract back if it'd make you feel better about this deal."

Nonis: "That sounds fair."

Poille: "Olli Jokinen"

Shanny:  "...whatever..."

#2570398 What should we do with the Monster?

Posted by e_prime on 13 February 2015 - 02:16 PM

Apparently they're unsure what to do with our goalie situation so the wings will carry three goalies for now....




PHT: http://prohockeytalk...-backup-goalie/

Is Danny Cleary still on the roster?  Can't we waive him already so we can carry these three goalies, plus 8 defensemen... please?  LOL.

#2570378 2/11 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4

Posted by e_prime on 13 February 2015 - 10:25 AM

Laughable.  Seriously.  Does Toronto think they've got any leverage in this situation?

Toronto wants to deal him.  Get something for a guy that isn't going to re-sign with them.

Teams know that Toronto wants to deal him because they can't really afford to sign the guy to the contract he wants.


So, why anyone would give the Leafs what they want? 

A 1st round pick {PLUS} for a guy who in all likelihood could end up just being a rental?

A week ago, word on the street was a second rounder could get you Franson.  Now it's a 1st++. 

Talk about lessons in negotiations.  You start high and go from there... not the other way around.