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  1. 2017/2018 Season Targets

    Hi Everyone... Happy Summer! I'm greatly looking forward to the start of the new season in a couple of months time and it got me wondering about what would be a "good" 2017/18 season for the wings. I think we all accept winning the cup is an long outside shot at best, so where's the bar set for you on whether the season is a success or not? Curious to hear your thoughts. BW
  2. 4/7 GDT : Red Wings at Boston Bruins, 7:00 ET

    Sit down a few mins late and we're down two-nothing already. WTF GUYS.... Wake up!
  3. 1/14 GDT : Red Wings at Arizona Coyotes, 9:00 EST

    Yeah. Great to watch Larkin play!
  4. 10/30 GDT : Ottawa Senators 3 at Red Wings 1

    Whole team is a hot mess right now. Garbage in red and white. Agree it's been tough to watch for a couple of weeks now.
  5. ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

    Well things just got a lot harder in the first. I'm hoping Bishop has a Luongo-style melt down in the next 2 periods...
  6. 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

    smith + howard = double face palm
  7. 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

    I won't pretend to know why. But its more than likely for a combination of reasons. Chances of winning the cup, how they see themselves fitting in to the team and area, ownership/management, and of course, money. Before yesterday, I don't think the Capitals, TBL, Cannucks or Wild had a better chance of winning the cup than the Wings (if they do, its negligible), but managed to sign some big name FA's. so I doubt its just that. Also, KH may be tight fisted, but supposedly did offer good money to players we were genuinely interested in. If I was a FA thinking about coming here, one of the things that might put me off is the (for want of a better term) "homerism" for home grown talent - if you weren't drafted here, you're almost like a second-class citizen. Also, what FA's have come here and excelled since Hossa? FA's don't seem to gel or perform here for some reason - be it the system, quality of talent we have acquired recently, etc. Finally, any decent company to work for identifies the need to hire and keep key talent. They all run investigations and programs to ensure they are successfully doing this. If I were KH I'd be investigating why players are choosing elsewhere, not just throwing my hands up in the air and lamenting that I don't understand their reasoning.
  8. Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

    Hey. It's not the best signing I've ever seen, but it's not Cleary or Samuelson!! Knock on wood.
  9. 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

    Fourth year in a row I've been excited for "FA Frenzy" only to be disappointed when 9 out of the 10 top FA's are signed up already... When will I learn?! I didn't have anyone in particular in mind - I just wanted to see us get better. Its getting pretty close to us just needing asses to fill bench seats.
  10. ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

    If I'm a bruins fan, I not worried. Even with a one goal lead - wings are showing pretty much nothing offensively. It's in and out or a weak shot from just inside the blue line that rask sees all the way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

    Lucky f***s.
  12. ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

    Great. We're back to dumping the puck in and having one guy follow it in.
  13. Not one plus from that period. Awful. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Not ready to play. Slow. Not engaged. Looks like that's game. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk