Found September 01, 2012 on The Majors Detroit:
According to Businessweek, Ken Holland and the Detroit Red Wings are the smartest spenders in the NHL over the past five seasons which probably won’t make the Holland haters feel any better about the offseason the Wings had this summer. Businessweek took into account all four major sports in the United States and ranked the Tampa Bay Rays as the smartest spending team across the board while the St. Louis Rams came in dead last. The rankings were based on payroll per wins, with bonuses for wins above .500, playoff wins, and championships. Here’s an example by way of… In their Super Bowl winning season in 2011, for instance, the New York Giants got credit for 9 regular season wins, plus a .5 game bonus for their ninth win—the one that put them above .500. Their 4 playoff wins earned them 6.4 more wins. And the Super Bowl victory 8 more, for a total of 23.9 “weighted” wins. Like the guys at ProHockeyTalk, we too are a little confused as to why wins above .500 gets bon...

Khan: Red Wings’ NHLPA members call out the NHL’s CBA proposal as bunk

MLive's Ansar Khan spoke to several Red Wings players about the NHL's second CBA proposal to the players, and the players spelled the proposal out in plain English: “It (the proposal) was a pig with lipstick on, instead of a pig,'' Detroit Red Wings forward Danny Cleary said on Thursday. ... Cleary, who has been active in union matters for years and...

Two Red Wings press releases: Wings at ‘Arts, Beats and Eats’ and launching a reading program

I'm more than a little under the weather, thus the lack of posts (sorry), but these two press releases from the Red Wings are noteworthy and, in the case of the first one, invole something you can enjoy this weekend: RED WINGS EXPERIENCE PRESENTED BY COKE ZERO TO APPEAR AT 15th ANNUAL ARTS, BEATS & EATS FESTIVAL IN ROYAL OAK … Event Patrons set to Enjoy Interactive...

Meet September 2012 Girl Next Door Contestant #1 – Lucy Gradolph

Lucy Gradolph 360 Page: Photo Gallery 360 Role: Girl Next Door Contestant Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI Birthday: Sept. 17th 1992 HT: 5’7     Eye Color: Blue     Favorite Athlete: Pavel Datsyuk Favorite Team: Detroit Red Wings If you could win a date with any famous athlete, who would it be and why? Pavel Datsyuk [...]

Who’s got the lockout crack?

With two full days' worth of Red Wings catching-up to do for this blog and two days' worth of CBA rhetoric to catch up on for the job that's probably going to become my main occupation when the Red Wings go on "hiatus," and none of that work getting done tonight... I'm going to try to put this in a way that won't cost me my job. I am, first and...
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