gcom007

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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.
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    gcom007 reacted to krsmith17 in Rumors Thread   
    I agree. It's amazing how low most all Red Wings fans are on DeKeyser. Some even go as far as to say they'd eat half his salary for a 7th round draft pick. I would trade DeKeyser, but it would have to be worth it. DD isn't near as bad as fans make it seem, and on a better team, I think he's a legit top 3/4 defenseman. And like you said, he's getting paid as such.
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    gcom007 reacted to kliq in Rumors Thread   
    I dont trade DD. He's paid quite comparably to other top 4 D-men, and with a good coach I think he will play at that level. We need top 4 D-men, I'd rather not trade any away unless its for a better top 4 D-man.
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    gcom007 got a reaction from Learn2LuvIt in 2/6 GDT Bruins at Red Wings 7:30 PM EST   
    Maltby has been a favorite of mine since his first game as a Wing. He got into a fight and thus began a long and wonderful ride of him being a premier pest. He was so fun to watch. 
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    gcom007 reacted to Learn2LuvIt in 2/6 GDT Bruins at Red Wings 7:30 PM EST   
    IMO - Marchand falls in the the same type of player that was Kirk Maltby.  Malts would have been suspended a lot more if he played in today's NHL.  And gosh, I loved me some Malts.  He was such an understated, valuable piece, to our run of Cups.
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    gcom007 got a reaction from krsmith17 in Goalie Flame War   
    Yep. Best to wait and see and be patient, especially with the more talented ones. 
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    gcom007 reacted to kliq in Goalie Flame War   
    Goes both ways. I remember when Mantha broke his leg and struggled when he came back. Some people were making him out to be a flop.
    Prospects are exactly that, prospects. None of us know for sure how they will turn out. Some of us are too optimistic, some of us are too pessimistic.
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    gcom007 got a reaction from krsmith17 in 1/31 GDT - Sharks @ Red Wings - 8:00 PM EST   
    To early to tell on a team like this. I'd like to see him do better and perhaps we have reason to question, but we've got to give some of these guys more of a chance. I'm not saying I like it or it's somehow just acceptable, but I think we need to understand that when you have a team like this, you don't have a good supporting cast and it can probably become real easy to get into a funk and underachieve. Time will tell, but I'm hardly going to throw the towel in on him yet.
    And again, I have nothing against Franzen like some. He was disappointing but I completely get that it was out of his control, and no one should've been surprised that he was a fairly streaky one-dimensional player. It's not really a horrible thing; when he was on, he was on, and he had a knack for being on at the right times when he was healthy. What's to really gripe about?
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    gcom007 got a reaction from roboturner in 1/31 GDT - Sharks @ Red Wings - 8:00 PM EST   
    Please note, I'm not trying to rag on Franzen. He got screwed over by concussions/injuries, no doubt. I don't fault him for that and I'm not even saying the deal on paper isn't great. $4 million for a lifetime of healthy Franzen would've been nice. I mean, ideally I wanted them to keep both guys. If you have to choose, I say keep Hossa. Hossa would've been a $5-5.5 million cap hit (didn't he sign in Chicago at $5.5, which seems insane relative to some of our contracts now, and by insane I mean deeply depressing, Abdelkader...) which wasn't a huge stretch past Franzen relative to the fact that you still get plenty of offense and Selke-caliber defense, and again, that killer work ethic and example and bonafide star power. I always liked Franzen and don't think less of him now. When I say it's a no-brainer to go with Hossa, it had a lot more to do with Hossa than knocking on Franzen, and that remains true even in hindsight. 
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    gcom007 got a reaction from roboturner in 1/31 GDT - Sharks @ Red Wings - 8:00 PM EST   
    Did anyone ever stop to think that Holland kinda at least had a big hand in inventing that sort of insane ultra-long term model which is no longer allowed under the CBA and has largely become to be seen as a stupid approach and a surefire way to f*** a team over? And then all the long deals since that look so good...I'll give him this: he's very optimistic.
    And give me a break. Franzen was a beast then for a minute, sure, but he was coming off a couple strong runs. Hossa was the real deal. Hossa is a franchise player on many teams in the league. And he had that killer work ethic that's great to have in the locker room with a lot of young guys coming up. When a guy like that wants to be here, you find a way to make it work. I said it then, I'll say it now. I liked Franzen a lot more then than now obviously; hindsight is 20/20 in that sense, but still, the smarter hockey move in 2009 was finding any way you could to keep Hossa and extend the length of time we've got truly elite players in the dressing room. Guys like Hossa help attract guys like Hossa too, don't forget that.
    I'm not saying it was the more horrible move in history, and I get why it was tough, but I thought it was the wrong move then as I do now, because it wasn't the smart hockey move, and it truly was the beginning of his public bumbling of this team. He was caught flat-footed that off-season, and he hasn't recovered since.
    Who was talking about Swedish mafia as if it was a real thing awhile back? Those were some funny articles.