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Old 05-31-2012, 05:42 PM   #901
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Yes it's true, I watched the press conference this morning. Nick Lidstrom is done playing. It is not just a sad day for wings fans, but for all fans of hockey.
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He left at the top of his game.

I wonder if the realization that the Wings probably aren't going deep into playoffs for
awhile and wanting to retire as a Wing had any bearing on his decision?

Here's some info on the news.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nhl-sta...PwsQ5KbSg5nYcB
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:41 PM   #902
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He did leave at the top of his game. I think maybe it might have more to do with the ankle injury he had late this season. As sad as it makes me to say it, after that he wasn't quite up his level of playing. I think he knew that better than anyone, and realized that he will only get more prone to injury as he gets older. He knows he had nothing left to prove, and honestly I think he misses home. With all that why not retire? He will be remembered as the greatest defenseman of his generation (or maybe two). Some might even argue ever. So what next for him?

Hall of fame....check
Retired number..... check
Good gig in Wings front office.....if he wants it (I think if he does it will be something with scouting in europe,)

What is next for the Wings?
It seems obvious that they will be a bidder for Ryan Suter, and it will be a big offer. I imagine it will be truckloads of bags bursting with $100 dollar bills, and all the Little Caesars you can ever eat. Everything else the Wings do over the summer will depend on what happens with this.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:58 PM   #903
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Holy fucksickle....

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BOSTON—Tim Thomas, who has emerged as one of the NHL's top goaltenders despite an unorthodox style in hockey and in life, has told the Boston Bruins that he is thinking about sitting out next season -- apparently for family reasons, general manager Peter Chiarelli said Friday.

"The reason why, I'm not exactly sure. But he did give some reasons regarding family," Chiarelli told reporters in a conference call originally scheduled to discuss the contract extension of forward Daniel Paille. "As of right now, I'm operating under the premise that he will take a year off."
http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/...ng_a_year_off/
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:02 PM   #904
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The Dominator wants to come out of retirement.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=632862
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:17 PM   #905
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Something smells fishy here. Did they threaten to trade him in the backroom and he is refusing a trade? His kids are all young, so it is not the moving them in high school thing. Hope no one is sick. Could just be his agent posturing for the contract extension too. They are learning from the more carnivorous sports.
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:08 AM   #906
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Both of Thomas' parents are in very poor health, and that may be a reason why. He's played his last game as a Bruin, I'll bet. Time for Rask to step up.
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:52 AM   #907
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Something smells fishy here. Did they threaten to trade him in the backroom and he is refusing a trade? His kids are all young, so it is not the moving them in high school thing. Hope no one is sick. Could just be his agent posturing for the contract extension too. They are learning from the more carnivorous sports.
The fucked up part is the Bruins have to eat the cap hit unless he retires. They don't pay him, but still lose 5 million in cap space. If he retired and Savard went on long term IR, that would give them 9 million in cap space. I know he moved the family to Colorado mid season. 9 million in cap space is more then enough to cover Rick Nash. I hope he mans up and retires. Playing this little game of trying to fuck them over is BS.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:33 AM   #908
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The fucked up part is the Bruins have to eat the cap hit unless he retires. They don't pay him, but still lose 5 million in cap space. If he retired and Savard went on long term IR, that would give them 9 million in cap space. I know he moved the family to Colorado mid season. 9 million in cap space is more then enough to cover Rick Nash. I hope he mans up and retires. Playing this little game of trying to fuck them over is BS.
Offer him the golden parachute. Here is $5mil to retire, now go away, if that is the issue. No cap hit and they can even do it as deferred comp. There is more here than that. He does not seem like a vindictive guy by nature. Having followed him since he was at UVM. Always smiling.... More is coming out on this. Chiarella can't keep his mouth shut, it will come out.
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Offer him the golden parachute. Here is $5mil to retire, now go away, if that is the issue. No cap hit and they can even do it as deferred comp. There is more here than that. He does not seem like a vindictive guy by nature. Having followed him since he was at UVM. Always smiling.... More is coming out on this. Chiarella can't keep his mouth shut, it will come out.
I am reserving judgement, but think about what 5 million extra in cap from him plus 4 million for Savard on long term IR would do. So thats 9 million right there. Trade Krejci and then some to get Nash. Nash is 7 million. That means the trade alone to get Nash could wash his contract price. That leaves 9 million free. That is Zach Parise money
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I want to heat that uncensored rant dammit, you can't hire Milbury and then muzzle him
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Not to take away from the OT about to happen, but has anybody seen Tim Thomas's Facebook page today? Holy fuck he has gone off the deep end.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:23 PM   #912
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Not to take away from the OT about to happen, but has anybody seen Tim Thomas's Facebook page today? Holy fuck he has gone off the deep end.

What's facebook?

I am loving this game....
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:26 PM   #914
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Hmmmm,,,,

I may have been wrong. The Kings may take it in 4.
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