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    Your Favorite Defenseman 2 Years From Now

    I have long maintained that Bleacher Report is a total clownshow.
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    Blackhawks Fire Coach Quenneville

    Good thinking, y’all. McClellan out in Edmonton, Ken Hitchcock in. Good move for Edmonton I think.
  3. I think there’s a bit of a difference between thinking Holland has run his course in this organization as GM and expecting a 1st year NHL coach to sweep in and be the savior because “he had successs at every level before.” That was stupid and I was one of about three people who thought so at the time. I took a ripping for it too; I was “negative” for questioning. Ridiculous. But I still think Holland could use replacing. I will totally acknowledge that he’s been on an uptick lately with some solid moves given what he’s had to play with, but this comes after years of mishandling of a great many aspects of this team. Bad contracts, a lack of moves that should’ve been made, no semblance of an answer for losing 3 of your top 4 defenseman in a short amount of time, etc... Regarding trades, I’m not talking about making trades for the sake of trades and fanboys, I’m talking about moving smaller assets mostly and the huge disparity in the amount of trades the Wings have made and the second lowest team relative to the lack of success. If we had much success to write home about during the period Holland made half as many trades as the second lowest trading team, I’d not bring it up, but instead, the team has continued to go downhill and Holland’s been slow to react and slow to take a definitive stand. I don’t think he’s been as good or as bad as most have suggested, but I do think it’s time for a change. All that said, as much as I’d love to see Yzerman come back as GM for perhaps more sentimental reasons (like we all probably feel on some level), I have similar reservations as I did about Blash. It’s not quite the same as Yzerman’s been playing in the GM big leagues for a bit now and has had a fair amount of success, but he’d be walking into a wildly different situation in Detroit and there’s no quick fixes for this team at this point. I can see the upsides though; fresh perspective but rooted in this teams tradition, familiarity with the org, and perhaps most importantly, if someone could be a rallying point for management in terms of bringing big brains together to have a top notch management team in Detroit, it’s probably Steve Yzerman. At some point I’m sure we’ll find out what that looks like. I’d actually enjoy seeing Yzerman get the chance to bring this team out of this pit; it’d make a great story, and that’s the story we want out of Yzerman coming home to be GM. But Yzerman was captain for a long time before we got a Cup again, and any way it goes, we’re a long way off from that kind of success. It’s going to be a long story. If people don’t manage their expectations, he’ll absolutely disappoint sooner rather than later, and that’s a shame.
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    10/4 GDT - Red Wings vs Blue Jackets - 7:30 PM EST

    How did this team win so many preseason games?
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    10/4 GDT - Red Wings vs Blue Jackets - 7:30 PM EST

    Oh man, glad NHL.TV has pre-game shows now. Always ridiculous lol.
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    10/4 GDT - Red Wings vs Blue Jackets - 7:30 PM EST

    I have this weird feeling this season could go better than expected. I could also see it being a huge dumpster fire in every way, complete with a last minute push to send us strutting into 7th from bottom to screw up our high draft pick chances again. But in any event, I’m excited for hockey again!
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    Howard = Average

    Hard to believe this gem’s been around for 5 years. I doubt it’ll even die when he retires. I’m sure Howard’s golf game is average to someone.
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    Flyers new mascot will haunt your nightmares

    Gotta love the wooks... And this looks like a joke from 30 Rock.
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  11. Phew... Good to be back, y'all. And good opportunity to say thanks to Matt for all he does. You realize when it's gone how great it is to have this community of fans, all the more so when you no longer live in Detroit among the faithful.
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    2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Thread

    Watching this Cup win took me back to 97 for sure. Definitely some parallels. Very happy for Ovie finally getting his Cup.
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    GDT Detroit V. Ottawa; "Tank" Battle!

    This team kills me. Stop trying. Stop. Come on. Pride ain’t worth s*** if the team is s***. Do better...at tanking.
  14. I don’t even really dislike the deal in terms of the return, but I think Mrazek was mismanaged and unless he somehow sneaks back into the fold this summer as a UFA, I think this was a dumb move. As I’ve said all along, we are sorely lacking in prospects with his upside. He squandered a lot of good faith, but beggars can’t be choosers unless they want to live with regret. I think there’s a high likelihood we’ll regret this one. And f***, Mrazek has been good in the playoffs. That’s what really kills me. He seems to have that rare extra gear. Will be interesting to see how he plays with Philly in the playoffs.
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    Wings Interested In Resigning Green

    $4-4.5 mil for 2-3 years would sit okay with me if he’s healthy. Still should’ve found a way to trade him.
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    Rumors Thread

    Viagra is for closers.
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    Rumors Thread

    Exactly. This is way too fishy. I think Kenny went soft. We’ve seen it many times before.
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    Rumors Thread

    So you're telling me you couldn't get anything for Green at all? I just don't buy this line one bit. A minor neck injury that he's close to coming back from shouldn't dramatically affect a deal for someone who only a week ago was considered to be the top guy available. Something doesn't smell right about this. They should've been able to get something from someone.
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    Rumors Thread

    I bet he signs an extension. I don't mind the idea of him signing on again, but he absolutely should've been traded. If this turns out to be some asinine loyalty move, Holland absolutely needs to GTFO of the GM office this summer. He's too soft for the cap era.
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    Rumors Thread

    Unless there's something to the injury we don't know, this seems utterly and completely inexcusable. My mind is truly blown. This was as obvious as any move Holland has ever had to make. I had a feeling he overplayed his hand. Insane.
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    Rumors Thread

    Anyone want to defend Holland now?
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    Rumors Thread

    Still worried about Green relative to the teams we've heard are out and other deals and no whispers. Who didn't make a big move that was interested in Green? Didn't we hear Toronto was out? Caps out, assuming Lightning out unless we got hosed. Sharks?
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    Rumors Thread

    Killer deal for Tatar. Kinda bummed to see him go but I definitely dig that return.
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    Rumors Thread

    Another happy Czech gone...
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    Rumors Thread

    For sure, but have there even been many whispers? Getting the feeling the hand might've been overplayed and it's going to be a last-minute scramble.