gcom007

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gcom007 last won the day on September 6 2011

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  1. 10/26 GDT - Red Wings at Lightning - 7:30 PM EST

    Anyone having issues with nhl.tv streaming?
  2. 10/16 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

    It really bums me out that Abdelkader is part of our power play unit.
  3. Maybe we’ll get royal flush lucky and the kids will blossom into stars. Optimism...soon to be shattered. But hope lingers...
  4. What the f*** does that face mean, Jeff Blashill?
  5. Pierre McGuire on Wings-Tavares

    Hossa called Holland Hossa took less money on a bridge deal basically and left millions on the table hoping Ken would find a way to get him a long term deal and Holland bungled it. The Hossa situation and all the side situations around it was Holland at his worst. That was when he did permanent damage to this team.
  6. Ken Holland contract extension watch

    He didn't even do that job very well. Too many of the moves he's made over the last 6-7 years defy any sort of justification. He did nothing to help the team get into the playoffs handing out many of the contracts to the players he did.
  7. Hossa's Career Might Be Over Already

    The board collective doesn't like any Red Wings goalie for more than a few minutes at a time.
  8. Athanasiou Signed 1 year $1.4 mil

    AA ain't no star. Not even close. That's the sad part. We're in this s***ty of a situation with an above-average prospect who could maybe be a 40-50 point guy one day if things pan out extremely well? These are sad times. That said, tough to argue still that he's not one of our better prospects. Again, sad times... Exactly. You can like the guy or think little of him, but he's one of our best young players on a team that doesn't have many promising guys. It's a sad state to be in, but you can't put yourself in a position where you're willing to let guys like AA and Mrazek head out of town. We cannot afford to give up on our promising prospects that easily, and again, it scares the s*** out of me that in one summer, we've realistically had to deal with the potential of losing both. I'm completely over defending Holland at this point. The guy is bordering on pure cap incompetence.
  9. Athanasiou Signed 1 year $1.4 mil

    I’m no tax expert, but where does the “no taxes” info come from? I feel like I’ve read it and seen it enough that if what you’re saying is true, someone would’ve said something by now. Or perhaps it is true, but there are other factors? Perhaps it’s $3 million guaranteed and any tax burden accumulated is covered? Again, no expert, and I don’t follow KHL contracts very closely at all, but I don’t feel like agents and many in the press would continue on with saying “tax free” money if there wasn’t more to it. I guess I’m just saying that I don’t think any players are going to read this and go “oh snap!” They’d be pretty pissed at their agents at this point if so.
  10. Athanasiou Signed 1 year $1.4 mil

    And clearly his method is kicking all of the ass. Brav-effing-o.
  11. Athanasiou Signed 1 year $1.4 mil

    I think it's really interesting, and also pretty damn scary, that we've been in the position of potentially losing AA and Mrazek this summer because this team couldn't find a way to make them work in the system for one reason or another. No matter what you think of either of these players all in all at the end of the day, on a team that's sorely lacking in young talent, these are two guys who have at times shown some of the best potential we've seen from our roster. Why is Mrazek struggling so much when he's shown that he's clearly capable of elite-level play and has had two solid playoff outings under his belt, and why in the hell are we seriously in a position where we made him available to Vegas in the expansion draft? Why is AA ready to go to Russia at this point in his career? Again, on a team that's so sorely lacking in legitimate young talent, these two things should be unthinkable. You've really got to wonder what is going on with this team from the top down that this stuff is going on. Money always plays a part in it, but it seems reasonable to suggest that it's a given that there's gotta be more to it, and clearly Blashill doesn't seem to be a player favorite, and few people seem able to come up with much to defend him. Only thing I'll say to defend Blash is that he is a young NHL coach, and he's been dealt a s*** hand. Has he made countless fumbles? Yes, absolutely. But he could come around down the line, I'm willing to be open minded about it. But not on this team. Already too much poison in the air. Holland has to move aside for someone with a clear and new direction, and Blash has got to go. Probably next summer. But hey, like Frank said, maybe we can ride this dumpster fire to that big #1 pick! Funny.
  12. Athanasiou Signed 1 year $1.4 mil

    And this is another part that I don’t think all are considering. We’re not going to get the best out of our kids if we run the team like we do. And the kids would do well to have some solid veterans on the team that aren’t on the verge of retiring, and the way things are going now, we’re in no position to land anyone. We don’t have the money, we don’t have the assets, and we’ve long sinc destroyed our reputation as a destination club. There are so many problems that have been neglected or dealt with poorly over the last 6-7 years in particular, and I really don’t see Holland pulling us out of this nosedive.
  13. Athanasiou Signed 1 year $1.4 mil

    Big or small part, by no means can it help. I don’t think AA would be thinking so seriously about the KHL if he was getting more playing time and he felt that the team had his back more. Between Blashills use of him and Holland’s negligence, he clearly must not feel like a priority to the Wings. Why shouldn’t he at least consider going for the money, the Olympics, and extra minutes? I think if most people here translated the situation to a context they could relate to more in their personal lives, they’d be more understanding.