gcom007

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    gcom007 reacted to kipwinger in Is Hughes > or = to Gudreau   
    This is an aside:  But when people say "finishing last doesn't guarantee you a top pick" I want to kill them.  Nobody thinks finishing last GUARANTEES you anything.  But it does give you the best possible odds to get the top pick.  If someone offered to give you a lottery ticket with the best possible odds of winning, and your response was "well it doesn't guarantee anything" you'd be retarded.  So can we all agree that this is stupid and we shouldn't say it anymore?
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    gcom007 got a reaction from krsmith17 in Steve Yzerman to step down as GM for TBL. Will serve in "Advisory Role".   
    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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    gcom007 got a reaction from krsmith17 in Steve Yzerman to step down as GM for TBL. Will serve in "Advisory Role".   
    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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    gcom007 reacted to ChristopherReevesLegs in 10/11 GDT - Maple Leafs at Red Wings - 7:30 PM ET   
    Yeah, normally he's really good
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    gcom007 reacted to F.Michael in 10/4 GDT - Red Wings vs Blue Jackets - 7:30 PM EST   
    Is it me, or does the LCA look like it's marinading in pot smoke?
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    gcom007 reacted to F.Michael in 10/4 GDT - Red Wings vs Blue Jackets - 7:30 PM EST   
    You do realize Blashill is the coach...Right?
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    gcom007 got a reaction from Dabura in 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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    gcom007 got a reaction from Dabura in 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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    gcom007 got a reaction from Wheelchairsuperhero in If site ever goes down (update: was faulty security update, note from Admin)   
    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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    gcom007 got a reaction from Wheelchairsuperhero in If site ever goes down (update: was faulty security update, note from Admin)   
    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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    gcom007 got a reaction from Wheelchairsuperhero in If site ever goes down (update: was faulty security update, note from Admin)   
    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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    gcom007 reacted to Datsyukian-Deke in Rumors Thread   
    You can tell it’s the off-season when we have 3-4 pages straight of Hicketts chat 
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    gcom007 reacted to GMRwings1983 in 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Thread   
    Yzerman was in his 14th season when he won his first Cup.  Much like Ovechkin, he was the face of the franchise and got most of the blame when the team choked in the playoffs.  There was even talk of trading him, like I've heard said about Ovechkin after the last few playoffs.  
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    gcom007 reacted to kliq in Bad Fans?   
    I agree with pretty much everyone, you're not a bad fan, its a bad system. If you cheer for us to win, and we do win, then we pick lower and are less likely to be better. Its a stupid system.
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    gcom007 got a reaction from chaps80 in Mrazek traded to Philly for Conditional 3rd and 4th Picks   
    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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    gcom007 got a reaction from chaps80 in Mrazek traded to Philly for Conditional 3rd and 4th Picks   
    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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    gcom007 got a reaction from chaps80 in Mrazek traded to Philly for Conditional 3rd and 4th Picks   
    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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    gcom007 reacted to krsmith17 in Mrazek traded to Philly for Conditional 3rd and 4th Picks   
    We can trade both, but we shouldn't trade both. Howard should have been the one traded though.
    Their "total salary sum"? Howard's salary (cap hit) is higher. *For a team rebuilding* we should have traded the more expensive / (one year longer) contract. Our "progress curve"? Howard is much older with no upside. Mrazek is younger with upside. *For a team rebuilding* we should have traded the older goalie.
    You're damn right Mrazek was easier to trade. You know why? Because of the reasons I just mentioned. Better contract, younger, and more upside. Athanasiou would be easier to trade than Helm too. Does that mean we should trade him?
    "In a snapshot of the present" it doesn't matter that we traded Mrazek? Mrazek shouldn't have just been viewed as the goalie of "the present", but maybe, just maybe, the goalie of the future.
    I'm not saying Mrazek should have been untouchable, but we should have never given him away for a (maybe two) mid round draft pick(s).
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    gcom007 reacted to krsmith17 in Mrazek traded to Philly for Conditional 3rd and 4th Picks   
    I know this is likely sarcasm, but yes, yes we did make a mistake trading Mrazek and keeping Howard...
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    gcom007 reacted to kickazz in Rumors Thread   
    Green for 2-3 years at $4.5 million max with a modified-NTC is what I would do. 
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    gcom007 reacted to Son of a Wing in Rumors Thread   
    It still doesn't explain why Green couldn't have been traded for a conditional pick. That's the whole point of conditional picks. 
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    gcom007 got a reaction from krsmith17 in 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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    gcom007 got a reaction from Jonas Mahonas in 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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    gcom007 got a reaction from ChristopherReevesLegs in Rumors Thread   
    Zero f***s.