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#2571847 Team next season?

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 February 2015 - 07:52 PM

Kindl out for a rookie.
Cleary out.
Pulkinnen in.
Gustavsson out for Mrazek.
Andersson maybe out.

Anyone wanting a lot of changes is going to be disappointed.

#2572490 Getzlaf calls Ovechkin a diver, O says "I have hair"

Posted by rick zombo on 19 February 2015 - 02:48 PM



It's pretty obvious to me that frank's favorite NHL team is Canada.

#2571480 Franzen on IR

Posted by Yzerfan87 on 17 February 2015 - 12:17 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?

Part of his cap stays. But I think we should go the NHL approved Pronger approach to retirement. Permanent LTIR.

#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.

#2571165 Next Number to be retired

Posted by Learn2LuvIt on 16 February 2015 - 04:29 PM

Being in the rafters is very, very rarefied air.  And I would hope to keep it that way.  I wouldn't have any considerations of anyone as of right now.  The only possibilities are with Dats and Z depending how long and how prosperous their careers carry on-and it looks doubtful right now.  IMO...it's a slippery slope to start making stretches on players being in the rafters if it's not a dead on LOCK.  The criteria, the numbers, the intangibles, fan perception, etc.. then become relevant arguments.  If it's not a "no brainer", then the answers NO.  If you put Fedorov up there, then you'll have people asking why Shanny isn't up there, or Ozzy...and on-and-on it will go.


btw...I have hopes that this organization will be around in 50-100 years from now, so is there a rush to start filling the rafters??

#2571100 Steve Montador Found Dead At His Home

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 16 February 2015 - 09:52 AM


#2569749 So, Evander Kane...

Posted by Smite on 11 February 2015 - 11:14 AM

As much as non love Dreger get here:



Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie  3m

My (delayed) flight from TOR to NYC is going to take off any moment. Check in with @DarrenDreger for possible WPG/BUF trade updates.



Darren Dreger ‏@DarrenDreger  5m

Huge deal. Hearing Myers Stafford Armia and Lemieux plus a first for Kane and Bogosian as principles of deal getting close btwn Buf + Wpg.


Seems expensive price for kane IMO

#2569590 Leafs Make History

Posted by amato on 10 February 2015 - 10:02 AM


#2567703 Marchenko recalled from GR... Ouellet sent down

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 February 2015 - 04:16 PM

Kronwall scores well over 40 points a year and is on pace to do so again, but he's not good offensively and his offense has dried up because he hasn't scored a ton the last week or two, because nobody goes through stretches like that. Gotcha.

#2567732 Ovechkin joins elite company

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 February 2015 - 07:41 PM

All those other guys played in a more high scoring era.  Ovechkin is scoring in this oversized pads, butterfly goalie era where not as many goals are scored.  


He has a chance to retire as one of the 5 best wingers in NHL history.  

#2549127 11/14 GDT : Blackhawks 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by rick zombo on 15 November 2014 - 05:53 PM

Love how physical Quincey has been.

Also loved the Smith straight-arm throw down of Kane.

#2542652 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 20 October 2014 - 03:07 PM

I think after last years debacle, the Wings are being cautious here, and rightfully so, especially with Franzen off to such a good start. 


Also, it delays the inevitable roster crunch decision for a little while longer - gives Nestrasil a few more games to hopefully impress. IMO they need to waive Cleary and send him down to GR rather than the easy way out (which would be to send Jurco back to GR)

#2542117 Pavel Datsyuk update?

Posted by turbowhistle86 on 18 October 2014 - 11:58 AM

Funny story....if you want a Datsyuk update, we just saw him in a black Mercedes SUV at a stoplight outside The Joe! His shoulder is apparently fine, as he was able to wave back.

#2533225 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by kipwinger on 28 July 2014 - 09:19 PM

The problem with placing all our hopes on a healthy team is that it ignores the fact that for the first part of last season we were totally healthy and we still weren't that good.  We were also totally healthy for the 4 post seasons before last year.  Same results though. 


Like everyone else, I'd obviously prefer we were healthy rather than not.  But a lot of people are going to be very disappointed when they realize that we can make all the excuses we want, but there are a lot of holes in our team that didn't get solved in the offseason, and won't be solved by Datsyuk staying healthy. 


We've got an undersized, perimeter, team that can't play in the crease.  We don't have a single top flight player in his prime.  We've got a defense that can't move the puck efficiently. We've got horrible special teams.  And we've got an offensive scheme that hasn't yielded quality results in 5 years. 


Obviously, I'd love to be wrong.  The best case scenario is that we get healthy and win a Cup.  But I'm not holding my breath.  Second best scenario?  Get healthy and struggle just as much as we did a year ago.  At least that way nobody can use the "injury" excuse anymore. 

#2527102 Ehrhoff or Niskanen

Posted by luvmnger on 30 June 2014 - 12:49 AM

erhoff AND gilbert!


kindl & lashoff get demoted to NYI  :lol:


quincey gone....rotate kids in 7th man tryouts