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  1. The Real Osgood Question

    This topic is a joke, Osgood in the HOF is a joke, & putting his number in the rafters is a cruel joke. Take off the Red & White wheel rimmed glasses.
  2. Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

    It wouldn't be a huge surprise, since he finished the regular season as a minus, & they usually don't give the Norris Trophy for the top D in the league to a minus player.
  3. Why Holmstrom

    Very well said, & exactly what I was looking for when I asked Why Holmstrom? I do however think there are better options
  4. Why Holmstrom

    I don't know that, you don't know that & he hasn't scored 25 goals under $2M yet. Why couldn't we use his salary & combine it with others to aquire somebody alot better but at a higher cost. Use Lilja's, Maltby's, Lebda's, or Meech's combined with Holmstroms. There is also a possibility of a trade & the Wings needing that money.
  5. Why Holmstrom

    Not saying Rafalski outplayed Lidstrom, just justifying his salary & why I'm not that upset about it.
  6. Why Holmstrom

    Look at the stats. I said it could be argued, & in some situations. Rafalski Year Team League GP G A PTS +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG PIM Shots PCT Hits 2009-10 Detroit NHL 78 8 34 42 23 5 14 0 0 1 26 134 5.97 - 2009-10 United States Olympic 6 4 4 8 7 1 - 0 - 0 2 11 36.36 - 2008-09 Detroit NHL 78 10 49 59 17 5 23 0 0 1 20 141 7.09 - 2007-08 Detroit NHL 73 13 42 55 27 10 21 0 0 1 34 175 7.43 - Career Playoff Stats Year Team LeagueGP G A PTS +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG PIM Shots PCT Hits 2009-10 Detroit NHL 12 3 8 11 4 1 4 0 0 0 2 23 13.04 10 2009-10 United States Olympic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2008-09 Detroit NHL 18 3 9 12 11 3 4 0 0 1 11 24 12.50 - 2007-08 Detroit NHL 22 4 10 14 6 2 3 0 0 0 12 58 6.90 - Lidstrom Year Team League GP G A PTS +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG PIM Shots PCT Hits om 2009-10 Detroit NHL 82 9 40 49 22 5 15 0 3 1 24 194 4.64 - 2009-10 Sweden Olympic 4 0 0 0 -1 0 - 0 - 0 2 8 .00 - 2008-09 Detroit NHL 78 16 43 59 31 10 23 0 1 4 30 180 8.89 - 2007-08 Detroit NHL 76 10 60 70 40 5 29 0 1 4 40 188 5.32 - Career Playoff Stats Year Team League GP G A PTS +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG PIM Shots PCT Hits 2009-10 Detroit NHL 12 4 6 10 7 3 2 0 0 0 2 39 10.26 13 2008-09 Detroit NHL 21 4 12 16 11 3 8 0 0 1 6 59 6.78 - 2007-08 Detroit NHL 22 3 10 13 8 1 8 1 0 1 14 41 7.32 - Now we are comparing one of the best D of all time to Rafalski. I would say Rafalski has done okay.
  7. Why Holmstrom

    I could mention thing likes Jason Chimera made $1.875m last season with his 15 goals and 34 points. Is that the kind of scorer you're looking for? What about Eric Belanger's 15 goals and 41 points for $1.75m? Hey what about Radek Dvorak's 14 goals and 32 points for his $1.7m cap hit? Better option than Holmstrom? Okay, I see your point, but you have to remeber some players are a product of their environment, like Osgood, he was terrible in NY & below average in STL, but on the Wings he was better than average. This will be the same with Chimera, who is and will be much better on WAS. Also remember, if you are going to give stats from last year, you have to use salaries from last year also. Holmstrom made $2.25 last year. Radek Dvorak, really?????? He had one good season in NY on a decent team, he was horrible in EDM, and bad in FLA. In my opinion, they are over payed for him too. I think Belanger could be a decent player given a different roll, & maybe that will happen, he could be that diamond in the rough you speak of.
  8. Why Holmstrom

    Quote The Wings need forwards who can score, that was evident all year. Is there something else you think Homer is doing? 25 goals, right? FYI that 25 goals came from a player making $2.25M/ per. You can't predict what he will do next year, he is however another year older & can he get any slower? We could have used that money to get younger, bigger and faster.
  9. Why Holmstrom

    Never said he was a free agent, was just comparing salaries to what he made last year, I have no idea what his next contract will be & neither do you, it's all speculation at this point. Still does not debunk my point that money could be spent more wisely & better talent generated.
  10. Why Holmstrom

    I started to go though each NHL team & cap money to compare salaries, but I just don't have the time to really investigate & not to mention that the $1.875 we gave Holmstrom could be combined with other money to sign a better forward. Believe me, I'm not happy with Cleary's contract at all! Rafalski has been very good since coming here & in some aguments has played better than Lidstrom at times, so that one I will let go. Not that I have investigated it fully but Jussi Jokinen for instance last year made $1.7M, he had 30 goals & 35 assists. All I'm saying is to take a step back, & take off the Red Wing hat, the Holmstrom jersey & the Red colored glasses, & look at the possiblity that we could have spent that money more wisely.
  11. Why Holmstrom

    Yes, I know, but it is just less money we have to spend for free agents that could help our team in all situations, not just on the PP.
  12. Why Holmstrom

    Okay, maybe the Holland think was written out of emotion, & I have always liked Holland & thought he did an outstanding job. My point is, the Wings were in a great position to really make a splash in free agency. And if you don't think we can't get anybody to replace Holmstrom "Specialty" then you all are sadly mistaken. I would much rather have a player that can carry the puck, make plays, & score 5 on 5, then someone who sits in front of the net tips pucks or bangs in rebounds. The Wings need forwards who can score, that was evident all year. I'm just saying, don't you think there will be better options this summer, than to handcuff ourselves with cap money?
  13. Why Holmstrom

    In this day and age of big speedy forwards, and great two way players, why in the world would the Wings resign Holmstrom? He is only good for the powerplay, he is a liability on defense, & my grandma can skate faster than him. This was our chance to get younger, faster, bigger with Free agency. We signed Lidstrom, okay fine, still think we paid too much, but I'm okay with it. I'm not okay with the human pylon being resigned. We probably should have kept Leino instead of Holmstrom seeing as how he is playing right now. I'm also starting to think we should have kept Steve Yzerman & let Holland walk too, that was a bad move for the future Holland, you blew it!
  14. Free Agents

    Ugh, it's because he played at U of M, somehow that makes him a great player in the NHL.........NOT! He is big Height: 6-1 Weight: 225lbs, if you call that big, & young, but that is about all he has going for him. There are much better D out there to be had than Jack Johnson.
  15. Shawn Horcoff from Edmonton, he needs to get out of Edmonton & get back to playing like he can, what better place than Detroit, besides he is a former Sparty & I think would enjoy coming home sort to speak. I know he did not grow up in Michigan.