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  1. 15 points
    Holland trades down every single one of our picks. We end up with all 30 7th round picks, and draft the entire Swedish pee-wee league championship team. Then, he re-signs Ericsson, Eaves, Miller, MacDonald, and Salei. Finally, on the last day before training camp, Holland completes the roster by signing the wily veteran Joe Skrubz for his invaluable "experience" and "leadership". Holland proclaims the off-season to be the busiest and most successful in Red Wings' history. When asked why the team was barely able to clear the cap floor, Holland cites that free agent prices were "too high" and his desire to save cap space for injuries and make trades at the deadline. LGW members rally in support of their GM, arguing that signing any free agent for anything close to fair market value is ridiculous, insisting that we must save cap space to re-sign our own free agents the following off-season. They then proceed to mock all other NHL GMs for their gross overpayment of trade and free agent acquisitions, and declare Ken Holland the greatest general manager in the history of professional sports. Not surprisingly, a dejected Nicklas Lidstrom decides to announce he will retire early after reporting to training camp to learn that he is expected to lead this team to the Stanley Cup. Nevertheless, the Lidstrom-less Wings hit the season in full stride, shattering league records for wins, points, and shootout losses while coasting to their 21st consecutive playoff berth. Then, despite most analyst's predictions of an evenly matched, hard fought 7 game series, the President's Trophy winning Red Wings manage to pimp-slap the lowly Albuquerque Desert Mongrels back to the stone age in a savage 4 game beatdown. Puppy dogs and ice cream rule the day as LGW erupts with jubilation, spawning countless "We believe" and "This is the Year" threads. Rested and confident, the Red Wings advance to the second round to face their arch-rivals, the Golden State Toilet Fish... However, confidence quickly turns to apprehension when it is discovered that the Red Wings might have to break a sweat on their preordained crusade for the Stanley Cup. Though unpleasant to watch, Babcock is not concerned when the Red Wings break an NHL record during their game 1 loss after they suffer the most fatalities in a playoff home game (4), reiterating that "the power play is our enforcer". Holland appears unfazed as well, announcing that the team will promote young players to replace the deceased; Cleary (head trauma), Bertuzzi (complications from bite wound), Holmstrom (natural causes), and Hudler (decapitated while attempting to skate onto the bench, running into the door that has been inadvertently stuck shut. Eva maintains that he is still a top 5 playmaker in the world). LGW reaction is mixed and violent, but all are soothed when they learn that Franzen will return after missing 81 regular season games and the entire first round with a torn Anterior Nejrav Flavin. Their faith is rewarded when Franzen leads the team to a game 2 victory by effortlessly scoring 60 goals in 60 minutes. Replays of the game-winning goal show Franzen yawn as he skates into the neutral zone, deke all 3 Golden State forwards, skate onto the opposing bench, pull out Pavelski's mouth guard and throw it to the ice, pause to text message Bjork back in the Fjordland, jump back onto the ice, split the defense, and deftly flip it in top shelf. The play is featured at #10 on Sportcenter's top 10 plays of the night, followed by 9 different ways LeBron James managed to dunk a ball that night. Unfortunately the victory is short-lived, as the Toilet Fish manage to eke out a pair of 1 goal games on their home ice. Though the series shifts back to Detroit with the Red Wings facing elimination for the third straight year, confidence amongst the faithful remains high. After all, the Wings have out-scored the Fish by nearly 60 goals throughout the series! Game 5 starts off fast and exhilarating, with both teams exchanging huge saves and momentum-shifting goals. Things couldn't get any more exciting when Zetterberg ties the game at the buzzer and sends it into overtime! Fond memories flood the arena as images of Stevie Y jumping and flailing his arms after his double overtime game winner against St Louis flash on the jumbo-tron. Then the unthinkable happens. As both teams return to their benches at the end of intermission, fans are stunned as they watch Ryane Clowe, sidelined since game 1 with a severed arm, walk down the tunnel and take his seat on the bench. The crowd at the Joe is horrified as they watch, as though it were scripted in a movie, Ryane Clowe manage to single-handedly (!!!) power his way through Ericsson and Kindl (shocking) and jam home the series clinching goal. LGW plunges into agonizing despair for about half a day, until a consensus is reached that injuries and travel are to blame, in addition to Brad McCrimmon, despite the fact that he hasn't been seen in over 8 months after disappearing in a Siberian Gulag. This rationalization allows order to return and gloating over our 4th Stanley Cup in, ummmm, 16 years now??? to resume. Or something like that.
  2. 7 points
    The only way I see a trade like this happening is if Montreal grants Detroit permission to speak with Wisniewski's agent prior to July 1st (think Marian Hossa in 2009, though Detroit didn't trade him prior). If they have a deal in place and Detroit doesn't want to run the risk of another club offering bigger money and term clouding things you make that deal. That's it. The moves made today now makes Chicago a potential suitor (another tour there? meh), and the Montreal beat writer that first mentioned the Habs were shopping his rights replied to me via Twitter that he's heard on the draft floor that the Wild were interested in trading for Wisniewski's rights as well. There are plenty of suitors for Wisniewski -- and all the warm fuzzy "pls home HOME!!!1!" talk means less and less the more years and million(s) you attach to a contract. Make no mistake, if Wisniewski hits the open market I would be shocked if the Wings would have the highest offer on the table for him.
  3. 4 points
  4. 4 points
    You did fine. As for my guess - the Wings trade the 3-2nd round picks for 6-3rd round picks, then in a stunner, they stand up, flip the draft table and declare "OUR TEAM IS GOOD ENOUGH!" and promptly exit the arena forgoing the rest of the draft for a shopping trip to Mall of America.
  5. 4 points
    Simple reply - why not give up OUR late 2nd rd pick in a weak draft, as long as we can iron out a deal beforehand? Well worth it in my mind...
  6. 4 points
    I'm sorry, I'm not gonna play part in the sheeple "I trust in Kenny garbage anymore." It was he himself who has stated "the time to make trades is during the draft. And if they were gonna make a trade it would be in the draft." Watch that interview with Art Regner and you hear it out of his mouth. He fell asleep at the wheel and other teams have 1uped him whether people here wanna admit it or not.
  7. 3 points
    Or it sounds like he's a player you won't have to worry about getting a DUI. Some religious folks wear it on their sleeve and some don't. But on this side of the world North/Central/South America the majority of athletes are religious. And if you can't tolerate that well maybe you should follow athletes and teams from different parts of the world.
  8. 3 points
    Bar Down

    2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

    Man you're a broken record. Chill out. There's a reason Kenny is regarded as one of the best GMs in the league.
  9. 3 points
    Jesus Christ it's not even July 1st and you're saying you're disappointed with Holland because he traded one ******* pick away? Get a grip, dude. And what the f*** are you going to do with Holland gets THREE STRIKES! lol
  10. 3 points
    I can't think of anyone obtainable that I'd want from Montreal in place of Hudler. I'm okay with the 2nd pick if this draft class is really as weak as people are saying. We already have 2 now that we traded down with Ottawa.
  11. 3 points
    Lol, damned gosh-darned modern composite sticks! [/mickey]
  12. 2 points
    I will say that I'd be shocked if the Wings keep all of those 2nd rounders and use them to draft players tomorrow. You've got Nick for one more year, it's additional ammo you can use to bolster the roster. Use it!
  13. 2 points
    Beat them in the 1st round next year and proceed to the SCF?
  14. 2 points
    I bet he secretly follows LGW and now he's been brainwashed by eva. He tried to push Hudler on every single trade proposal and now no other GMs will return his phone calls.
  15. 2 points
    Gosh, these last days have been terrible. SJ gets Burns. Chicago looks like they'll be dumping the Campbell contract to Florida. Columbus picks up Jeff Carter. LA Kings get Mike Richards. Not getting to see the Wings during the draft. : (
  16. 2 points
    I was waiting for Buttman to say Detroit trades #24 and Jiri Hudler
  17. 2 points
    ***, wait all night for our pick and he trades it. Fail.
  18. 2 points
    Montreal takes the french name guy, Burke trades up to take the tough guy. Suuurrppprriiiise.
  19. 2 points

    2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

    wings will draft a name we've never heard of, probably with 9 consonants.
  20. 2 points

    Nashville's New Logos

    I AM PROUD TO BE A NASHVILLE PREDATORS FAN,the city of nashville is not a joke and neither are fans of the nashville predators.nothing can take away my love and support for the nashville predators,whether the preds win or lose,make the playoffs or don't make the playoffs,win a stanley cup or not win a cup. don't count on the preds moving to quebec anytime soon,because hockey is growing in music city. i must be idiot,beacuse i keep buying the teams crap and i will continue to keep buying.
  21. 1 point
    You should whine some more about how little Holland has done in a week. It's June ******* 24th. Free agency hasn't even kicked up, and you and Left are going nuts on how Holland is being passive. You guys are going to look like morons if/when the guy makes some serious moves this offseason. Take a chill pill.
  22. 1 point
    Yea, San Jose has a long way to go before they catch up with us...
  23. 1 point
    Red Wings Addict

    Trade Speculation Talk...

    f*** the Sharks... God...
  24. 1 point

    Rumor: Wings in play for Bobrovsky

    Stevie doesn't know what he is doing, I mean Tampa only got to the ECF within the first year of him taking charge. Might as well try another approach You know the philosophy, Stanley Cup or Bust...
  25. 1 point

    Maxime Talbot

    I actually wouldn't mind Talbot at the right price. You classic team guy who is a playoff warrior and score some huge goals as we all know. I remember in the back 2 backs with the Pens that he was one of there most dangerous players. I know I will get flamed and negged hard for this but I would take Talbot over Eaves... I'm not afraid to admit it, both are similar players but like I said, Talbot is a playoff warrior...