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  1. Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

    Thank you lil baby Jesus... https://youtu.be/q6AlEYreD6k
  2. Question for the Board regarding Babcock

    I'm surprised we are not offering him an incentive structure. Win the cup, 5M that year. etc. Kenny seems to love those kinds of deals.
  3. DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

    I think it could work like your saying if we had a couple of defense men that could move the puck better. I'm not confident this team could play that style and win. I think it might turn into some run and gun blow outs. Do you think of Babs as coaching this way in 07/08/08? I don't remember it that way.
  4. DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

    I don't see what you see. Anytime Helm and Abby are playing in the top 6 you can't call this a skill roster. Tats showed up for 1-2 games in the playoffs playing against the other teams 3rd/4th line. Nyquist mostly disappeared, Jurco had a horrible year, and Pulkkinen didn't really translate to the NHL even with all the power play time he was given. Weiss is in the coaches dog house so I won't touch that one. He made some mistakes and Babs never let him have a chance to recover. I don't see how playing people who can't get it done against 3rd and 4th lines in the top 6 is going to make things better.
  5. DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

    Thanks Kliq. Everyone keeps accepting us to sign people like we are still a skill team that can win on skill, when in fact we have been a heart and soul work team since 2010. Babcock has been asking for what he needs to win, because it is unrealistic to expect Holland to sign enough talent to make us a skill team again in the course of a couple years. I'm happy with there we are, and where we are going. I also think Babcock adapts extremely well to the players he is dealt. Keeping him is a good idea and if we turn the corner back into a skill team he is good at that too. Most people fire coaches when they go from being one type of team to another because most coaches only know how to do the one thing they have made a name doing...
  6. Red Army Documentary

    Went to see this today and it was pretty good. Definitely worth checking out.
  7. Going To My First Wings Game - Suggestions?

    Go to slows! Go early, it gets busy. Nemo's bar is down the street to and they shuttle and have on site parking. It's a small place and it gets full so don't get there late!
  8. Devils sign Brunner 2 yrs. $2.5 million AAV

    That contract is really going to hurt him. Will be hard for the Devils to move him.
  9. The NHL reffing affecting the game

    Sports in general are in the dark ages when it comes to using technology to streamline, verify, and interpret live play. You can easily come up with 5 things the NHL could be using already in a couple minutes. That said, the NHL does a better job of implementing new technologies than most leagues. Most of the time sports takes the cautious option and does nothing or waits for someone else to do it first. The NHL is already using centralized review (with on ice primary decision taking into account when inconclusive) and most other sports are using TVs in the same stadium on a closed circuit network.
  10. The Dan Cleary Hate Zone

    I'll reserve my judgement on Cleary until playoffs assuming we make them. I have to think some of the problem is just mental the way he turned up his game in the playoffs last year.
  11. Just let Sammy start practicing. He will injury multiple people like he has in the past and we won't have a roster limit problem anymore.
  12. I really don't get the Bert hate. He is a good playmaker, back checks, scores in the shoot out, and protects the puck well. We are better with him in the lineup than without. Do we just hate people when they get old now?
  13. When Bert is playing I think it really changes the team. People really under rate his creativity and playmaking. I'm not sure what Sammy will bring if he is healthy this year. Doesn't sound like he is doing that well from what I've been reading.
  14. I swear our ticket package said we had to keep it for rights to winter classic tickets... Not much of a secret.
  15. 2/15 GDT : Anaheim Ducks 5 at Red Wings 2

    Just drove 6 1/2 hours to go to this game. Hopefully a good one.