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#2434988 Bettman getting a raise (again) 8 - 8,3 million in 2012 - 2013

Posted by Echolalia on 04 September 2013 - 03:33 PM

Because NHL profits as a whole are steadily increasing. Bettman makes relatively little compared to other sports commissioners.

#2434648 How much do the Wings need another defenseman?

Posted by Echolalia on 01 September 2013 - 08:40 PM

I'm ready to let the next gen take over. The Wings' defense has a lot of potential, and they've been groomed for this year for a while. Lets see what they can do behind the wheel.

#2434409 State your unpopular opinion

Posted by Echolalia on 29 August 2013 - 05:40 PM

I think that George RR Martin tells a much better fantasy than JRR Tolkien.

#2433931 Breaking Bad

Posted by Echolalia on 23 August 2013 - 11:46 AM



I'm loving every second of this ride.  I wasn't expecting the throwdown between Hank and Walk to occur so quickly, but here we are.  I'm thinking that Jesse is going to team up with Hank as a redemption of sorts, and they're going to take down Walt together.


Anyway, I'm with others in saying that this is one of the best shows (along with Game of Thrones) that I have ever seen.  I get so frustrated when I meet people who haven't watched it and they're like "eh, maybe I'll watch it some day, but I'm watching X right now and don't want to start anything".  AHHHH you don't know what you are missing!

#2433109 Any new Helm Updates?

Posted by Echolalia on 12 August 2013 - 03:42 PM

I hope so bad to see Helm between Nyqvist and Tatar this year.

#2432667 Shawn Burr has passed away per Bill Roose

Posted by Echolalia on 06 August 2013 - 08:28 PM

This one is especially tough to swallow.  He was good friends with my coach back in high school, and would show up to practice every now and again and lace em up.  I was lucky to be on a line with a kid who never came to practice, so coach would put Shawn Burr on my line, and we would practice three-on-twos, and power plays and whatever else we needed to work on together.  It was so awesome to have Shawn Burr feeding me one-timers, and vice-versa.  He was such a cheerful guy, always complimenting our game and giving us tips whenever we needed it.

#2432490 So the consensus on Shanny's #14 is a no?

Posted by Echolalia on 05 August 2013 - 10:29 AM

Anytime that there is even a debate whether someone's number should be retired I feel like they shouldn't be up.

#2430444 Best Hitter on the Team

Posted by Echolalia on 16 July 2013 - 11:09 PM

I don't know about him consistently, but Ericsson absolutely demolished Bickell during the playoffs, and I doubt anybody else on the team would have been able to do that without taking a pretty serious run.  Ericsson is strong as hell. 

I just went back and watched that highlight.   I miss hockey so much right now.


#2430232 Brendan Smith signs 2-year, $2.525m contract with Red Wings

Posted by Echolalia on 15 July 2013 - 08:33 PM

Awesome! I really feel this past year wasn't indicative of the type of player he is. I'm expecting Smith to regain some of that confidence and swagger that he had in his first dozen games with the Wings. It's tough to find a balance between aggressive playmaking and being defensively responsible, but once it comes together for him and he gets a few more years under his belt, I think he'll become one of the more valuable defenseman throughout the league

#2427892 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by Echolalia on 06 July 2013 - 01:02 AM

Seems bizarre reasoning to me, they're in a similar situation to us - 7/8 seed with some good kids coming through mixed with a few star players.  Are our chances of a cup really that much greater than the Sens?

This was my thought as well. I think there is something else going on that the public is not aware of.

#2423255 Jonathan Ericsson - should we consider trading him?

Posted by Echolalia on 28 June 2013 - 10:38 PM

Trading Ericsson would put a massive hole into our lineup and undo years of scouting and developmental work, and we would be getting in return a player with no guarantee that he would even crack the lineup, let alone benefit the Wings. At this point the scouting and development which made Ericsson into the player he is today would have to start over on whomever we drafted with the pick.

#2420346 Zetterberg wins NHL Foundation Player Award

Posted by Echolalia on 17 June 2013 - 08:34 PM

If you're donating your time and money for the betterment of those in need, I feel you should be immune to any criticisms of where those resources are allocated.

#2418618 Babcock named Head Coach for Canada at Sochi Olympics

Posted by Echolalia on 08 June 2013 - 04:03 PM

That's a shame.  It will be a bummer to have all the media jumping down his throat when USA wins gold.

#2417878 Puck Over Glass

Posted by Echolalia on 05 June 2013 - 01:26 PM

I like the rule. Not only has it removed delaying the game as a viable way to alleviate pressure, but it also rewards good forechecking teams, because defenders are more likely to accidentally shoot the puck over the glass when they're being heavily pressured.

#2417060 2013 Detroit Red Wings Eulogy

Posted by Echolalia on 02 June 2013 - 12:14 PM



Every post season Puck Daddy posts eulogies of playoff teams which are eliminated, written by fans of rival teams.  Sometimes they're really lame, sometimes they're amazing.  This year's Detroit Red Wings eulogy is amazing.  At least I think so.