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frankgrimes last won the day on January 29 2016

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  1. Little Caesars Sneak Peek

    I think they'll focus on the new experience in the new building instead of taking attention away from the team
  2. Ken Holland contract extension watch

    Even if Chris does extend Ken he can still be fired they just would have to pay him for the duration of the contract. I think the next GM in Toronto is going to be that young genius kid Dubas, he is learning at every position from top guys be it coaching, GM, draft or even the governor.
  3. Little Caesars Sneak Peek

    Even the entrances are sponsored and not one is named after a legend. Mr. I, Yzerman, Lidstrom and Gordie Howe would have been the right choice. After all Marian and Mike are responsible for Chris being born as a billionaire show some class
  4. Athanasiou Rumor

    Maybe the guy wants out?
  5. Wonder what the odds are for the 1st overall...

    Looking at it positively it means the Wings only have 1 other team to beat in order to get the best odds at the first overall
  6. The Detroit Red Wings: Decline and Fall of an Empire(video)

    Mr. I wanted Steve as the GM period. There is no indication if he was on board with a rebuild or not also fact. The video is telling the truth in a funny and entertaining way whether some people like it or not. Thankfully for the Wings the next draft should be better and they alongside Vegas should have the best odds at the first overall pick. Also if people wouldn't bring up the lame excuse of missing the playoffs for the first time there wouldn't be a need to remind them of what was sacrificed for that.
  7. Former Red Wing, Drew Miller gets PTO with Blackhawks

    wrong thread
  8. The Detroit Red Wings: Decline and Fall of an Empire(video)

    Things were clear after the team got destroyed by Nashville and when Lidstrom retired Sure some elements of the video like the voice were funny but all the points are true. Stevie took over Tampa and told everyone what to expect, the Wings didn't accept reality that's all true.
  9. The Detroit Red Wings: Decline and Fall of an Empire(video)

    Very well done, I like the fact that even Chris gets mentioned at the end. Will be interesting to see if he is about winning a cup or the bottom line.
  10. Athanasiou Rumor

    AA basically has 1 asset which is tremendous speed and he is still young enough to maybe witness a deep run in the distant future but the guy doesn't seem to have any defensive abilities so he will never be a reliable 2 way player. Saying he is already better than Nyquist is wrong Nyquist to me is the most dangerous pure goal scorer on the team right now but the league has long adjusted to him so it's much harder to do it regular. The NHL teams also planned for Larkin and he has yet to figure out how to adjust his game, the same is going to happen with AA stopping him is not that difficult keep the guy on the outside and force him to shoot his release is not that good. With that being said this whole saga just proves that the Wings are having the wrong priorities. Can't or don't want to sign him fine the trade the guy and get a pick or else sign him. The days of young guys signing low ball offers are over maybe the Wings front office needs to learn that the hard way.
  11. Athanasiou Rumor

    Very justified and understandable. I think KH and JB are a package deal because both are in the last year of their contracts. I'm sure Larkin and Mantha are watching closely
  12. Athanasiou Rumor

    See that's why it's better to focus on the positive things like the best draft pick since years, the chance to pick Dahlin in order to kick off the real rebuild. Looking at it this way is much better than getting depressed with the current office. AA has the chance to play with Pasha learn from him and make more money while doing so ad the Olympics and the decision is even easier. Young blood is needed from top to botrom in this organization. Hopefully it happens next year
  13. Larkin, Mantha, Dekeyser = 3 for hockey in general very glad it's back so my hype level is of course
  14. Athanasiou Rumor

    First off thank you still getting used to the new design of the site liked the old one much better and found it easy to handle. By precedent being set I meant the RFA market like everything else in this league is changing and front offices need to keep that in mind that's not just on the GM it's GM, AGM and whatever job description a cap guru has. There is no guarantee to land the top pick but the Wings should be one of the teams with the highest odds to land Dahlin and if that fails at least get the 4 overall. If I'm the GM with the roster right now I'd be looking for getting a good pick for him instead of losing AA to the KHL for nothing and then going through this again. That being said I would also work my butt of to get rid of vets in order to retain Larkin and Mantha.
  15. Athanasiou Rumor

    This precedent has been set long before that ship has sailed. It's not about AA being worth the asking price or not it' about not thinking ahead when signing veterans to unmovable deals, period. What's next Mantha and Larkin getting lowballed? When you are a team that's almost guaranteed a top pick you don't trade your first round pick and nobody is going to offer a top 4 dman for AA. AA can come back and ask for a trade so the Wings return would be even less that's the reality. Getting worked up over this stuff is useless but everyone saw it coming and it's just another reason why this franchise needs people from the outside starting next year