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Dish blacked out mine too....wtf. Anyone have a link online?
"On 4th and inches I'll take the whiskey drinkers over the milk drinkers any day"
Somebody stream that shit!
Nyquist isn't a 4th liner. Wings would rather have him playing in GR instead of not playing in Detroit. If Knuble gets signed things get interesting, but otherwise Nyquist will probably be the first forward called up.
In the absence of Brunner he's probably on the 2nd line, but they have 6 guys for their first 2 lines right now.
Drunk Teletubby could be a guy to come in on lines 3-4 a work his way up
I can see why you would want to give a guy more minutes in GR for his development rather than give him less minutes in Detroit. The problem is that then you have to bring up lesser talent from GR to play on Detroit's 4th line while your more talented players are rightfully upset they didn't get called up.
But you're not calling up Emmerton or Mursak from Grand Rapids really. Emmerton spent the whole season in Detroit, and played 71 games. Mursak played 25 in Detroit, and 25 in Grand Rapids.
If Helm and Samuelsson are ready to go, Emmerton and Mursak will be your healthy scratches, and they can't go down without going through waivers first. It'd be more likely that either of those guys would go unclaimed mid-season than on opening day, so there's definitely room to make a move if necessary.
I definitely get why people want Nyquist in Detroit. The best players should be in Detroit. I'd be very surprised if we don't see him in Detroit this season, and absolutely shocked if he wasn't on the 2nd line next season.
Thank you, Denicos.
Poor bastard is never going to a Halloween party again. Ever.
Wings may have interest in Wade Redden once the Rangers buy him out.
just saw that, not sure i want to give a 35 year old the money this guy will want, then again, Kindl looked like he was lost in space out there in a scrimmage last night
He's 35, he's getting his full salary from the Rangers this year, and he hasn't played in the NHL in 2 years. How much could he possibly expect to get?
The Flyers also waived Andreas Lilja today. He's probably hit the end of the road, but may be worth a look. Lilja's salary is $737,500.
The NHL never treats fans well. I was kind of hoping it would fail so someone would start a new hockey league.
Scrimmage was as expected last night. Not much to see. Ferarro and Tatar stuck out to me for the griffins guys. Brunner and Zetterberg looked good together. But I'd like to see Brunner play some real games before stating he's the real deal. Tootoo didn't look half bad. Filpula looked very sloppy at first but picked it up as the game went on. Goalies let in some poor goals and gave up bad rebounds. Everyone looked a bit rusty.
We'll know a hell of a lot about this team by February.
There's a toilet in the kitchen!
C'mon, man, it was just one goal...in a tie game...elimination game....
You should be slapped for posting something like this. He's not even a good player in the AHL anymore. Haven't we suffered enough with Ericsson?
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. - Frank Leahy.-- If you're going to be stupid, be smart about it. - Mike Milbury
What are the lines looking like right now?
Right now it looks like each line will have a center, a left wing and a right wing.
On DirecTV, the NHL Center Ice free trial will last Jan 19-31
Coach Mike Babcock has put Franzen on Valtteri Filppula's left wing to start the season, hoping the two will become so good a tandem that Datsyuk and Zetterberg can play with each other. Filppula is under pressure himself to prove last year's breakout year offensively wasn't a one-off, but no matter what, Filppula is responsible defensively, nimble on his skates, has great vision and is a first-rate passer.
"I love his speed, speed with the puck," Franzen said. "You've just got to get your feet going on the left side and he will probably find you
The good news -- Franzen, 33, is in better health than he has been since the knee injury, thanks to not having played for nine months.
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