Majsheppard

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  1. Red Wings Expansion Draft Protected List

    I am officially out on this team. I cannot handle how ******* awful Holland is at his job. Runs his team into the ground with bad contracts, and at least is given a miracle long shot at getting out on some if the player is taken. The team should have 100% bad contracts unprotected. I know it is unlikely... but wtf Mrazek might be better than Howard. IF you were close to winning a championship, you might take that risk going with the more proven person... but Detroit is no where near that point now. If I could take Mrazek in the expansion draft, I would because his potential is amazingly high, and a single bad year on a team with a bad defense is hardly enough to throw him out on. Howard is not going to win a championship here in Detroit, and his contract is nigh untradeable. Mike Green shouldn't be on this list because he should have been traded for anything because of this. DeKeyser also shouldn't be on this list, as he is the type of player that would come back to us later if we needed him. The NHL right now is about two things. Defensemen shortages, which will only get worse with another team added, and superstars that get coddled and protected by zebras. When it comes to this draft, the two take away only lead us to ONE result that should be taken. Protect our Defensive prospects. Danny and Mike are not those, our window has shut, and neither are good enough to drag this team to a cup. In fact Mike Green, is one of the worst defensive defensemen in the league. That was the reason he was dropped by Washington. However, Sproul and Ouellet?!?! WTF, they are definitely going to be taken. They might never become bedrock pieces of a team, but they are young and proven capable of contributing to a team at the second and third paring, and might end up being power play pieces. These are the types of players that if all things were equal would be worth a 1st or 2nd round pick, but with Defensive shortages they might be worth a lot more after just one breakout year. Mrazek, Coreau, Ouellet, Spoul, these are horribly risky to expose. Combine that with the fact that Howard, Green, DeKeyser, are s***ty contracts and won't help in either rebuilding or competing. This is enough to make you angry. Furthermore, combined with the fact that the NHL keeps giving the cup to Pens and Hawks over and over again with bad penalties and drastically unbalanced amounts of power play time... it makes this whole sport empty. There isn't any grit anymore when the rewards go to the worst behaving, and your team is run with extreme ignorance. I have the feeling Yzerman would have at least made us closer. Holland has put us so far away, that we aren't going to be good until we crash and burn and get our own whiner or rapist. I am out. The glory days before the lockout are all the NHL level hockey that I guess I will get in my lifetime that is truly quality.
  2. Grade the deadline

    I addressed that a few sentences later.
  3. 2017 NHLTrade Deadline Discussion

    Because this is a trade deadline thread, his job is to fix the team in the trade deadline, and he is making an argument about his past failures are not being addressed? I think the point is that, these are all pieces that are put together by Holland. If you screw up something, you have to compensate. All that is happening now is he is trying to fix his past mistakes, and isn't doing a very good job of it.
  4. Grade the deadline

    Okay, maybe that is being too down on Gustav. However, he isn't a piece to build around. Tangent question... Did anyone really think we would be a first pick overall candidate coming into the season? I thought we would be a 9-10th team in the East type...
  5. Grade the deadline

    Except Coreau has earned a backup job and Howard is an anchor dragging the team down. He should have been already shipped out with us eatting his contract. I feel like he is destined to be a buyout, or worse. Many writers suggested we would keep Coreau and Howard, move Mrazek and start from there. To me that is the WORST possible option. Howard is the one past his prime. Coreau and/or/neither Mrazek could turn into a legit starter and to move either is risking giving away a solid piece. Howard is past it. His body hasn't been holding up, nor has he been able to win a cup with solid teams in front of him. We have to get rid of him, and I know you cannot trade him when he is hurt. But the issue is, he shouldn't have been on the team at this point anyways. That has to factor in on his grade. I don't think we should trade away Tatar for just anything either. However, we have to get past the idea that Gustav is worth anything. He isn't... I doubt we could get more than a 5th for him right now, he just is too inconsistent. Sure makes us look stupid, when there were trade spoke of in the past where we could have added a top 2 Dman for Gustav and picks... and we passed because he was just SOOOOOOOO good.
  6. Grade the deadline

    BTW... How has no one addressed that we still have the three goaltender problem. That is a serious fail. Or is it that there isn't anyone left that cares?
  7. Grade the deadline

    I would have liked to see us own our disaster and go full tilt at rebuild. If you had to get rid of smith, get a better return. Otherwise, why not give him a huge short term deal that will make us terrible next year cap wise? Move everyone that isn't untouchable, which is Larkin, Mantha, AA, and Defense under the age of 27 that look decent. Don't be afraid like when Gustav could have yielded us a Top tier Dman but we assumed he would get even better. Then I would have made outside the box trades. Approach teams and offer draft picks for one of their high quality expensive players with a condition... They would agree to a second trade right away... Take their player, give them the pick, and then trade them back and keep half of their salary for this year, next year, and the year after that. Get back your picks plus a rich reward for eating cap for them. Make sure everyone you want is locked up, and go ahead and give them stupid large short term deals. So you are left with people you like and enough cap to bring up prospects. Next year buyout any bad contracts that would give us a hangover that last past the three year hell window and move on. Repeat the strategy for 3 years. While not bringing up any top prospects during that period without letting them go through the minors like everyone else. Tanks for the memories, we might have a Penguins style team after that. Plus the guys you signed for huge overpayments, you go back to their agents and pitch them that it was a 10 year deal, and you want an average that is market appropriate. If they say no. you keep half their salary as a rental and move them, no harm.
  8. Grade the deadline

    D I do not understand how he can get so little for these players when others can get so much for their garbage. The one that dragged the grade down was Smith. Everyone continues to say how impossible it is to get Defensemen now. They really are the gold of the realm, and you have a proven youngster with a lot of skill there when there are next to no other options and you don't get a first round pick out of it? He didn't even wait until the biggest part of the deadline. This feels like a trade that should have happened at 3:01 to me. Yes Smith isn't a stud. His faults are defensively oriented and would vanish if paired with the right defenseman. The entire team is broken because there isn't the right people on the backend to build pairs. This is the same problem with Green, who btw should have been moved as well if the goal was a true rebuild. Getting anything for forwards is tricky... but usually you can get a 2nd for someone like Vanek. Getting a "basically a fourth" for him is crap in my book. I have been calling for Holland's head for years, I left the forum because people gave me too much crap about it. I think it is clear he shouldn't be at the helm come draft time. L Lotto system, no it doesn't.
  9. Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

    More evidence that Holland has lost it. Petry was just traded for a 2nd and a conditional 5th to the Habs. The type of player they were hoping to get, a basic upgrade on Alexi Holland gives up two, players that could have at least added depth or grown in trade value AND a second for a player 10 years older who is arguably as good as Cleary when you have decent depth to begin with... Not saying it was a damaging trade... it just is another example where another team is able to get more for less.
  10. The Overreaction Thread

    Oh and yeah, sniff around Morrow as well. Not like you have to sign Nyqvist, Anderson, and Brendan Smith with 2.3 million dollars. WHAT A ******* JOKE!
  11. The Overreaction Thread

    Congrats on keeping to your plan of making the team bigger, younger, and increasing scoring by signing a 5'11 guy who got .24 ppg last year to a 4.9 5 year deal that will take a roster spot from one of the kids going forward. He replaced a guy who over the last two years had . 68 ppg to Weiss' .62 ppg, and was an inch taller. An aging 5'11 guy will help that out on top of that who is really old, and got .55 ppg last year to replace a 27 year old who got .59 ppg and two more goals in his first season who you could have gotten for a lot less than 5.5 Million. Holland sure is doing a great job. Good show old boy. Bonus, you let Val walk without trading away his rights or anything like that... What a s***ty, s***ty, s***ty job he has done the last three years. If Jim Nill was the reason we draft well, this team is going to be defunct in five years. He doesn't have the guts to make a good move, then gets into a panic and throws money into horrible contracts that hurt the team. He didn't even buy out the right freaking contracts!
  12. Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

    Congrats on keeping to your plan of making the team bigger, younger, and increasing scoring by signing a 5'11 guy who got .24 ppg last year to a 4.9 5 year deal that will take a roster spot from one of the kids going forward. Holland sure is doing a great job. Good show old boy. What a s***ty, s***ty, s***ty job he has done the last three years. If Jim Nill was the reason we draft well, this team is going to be defunct in five years.
  13. Cap might be worse than expected.

    And these comments, all of which illustrate that the article was not read fully are the reason why I am never on this website anymore. The point is that the cap is tight and this cap figure is what is to be dealt with for the next two seasons. Do not expect any signings of significance. With that I am done with this site for another year. You can read me in my blog or just trolling.
  14. Cap might be worse than expected.

    He is healthy now, I doubt they can put him on that. Also if you READ the whole thing, you will note I put that these are realistic figures based upon what people can overpay and that they are inflated but not more than the other players already signed, but they are very generous to put across the point. Furthermore I stated that if they limit those contracts, they could get 2-5 million extra based on how stingy they are, but that this isn't going to really get us anyone special or particularly useful. In fact much of that could go to Pavel next year who could make 3 million more than he already does. Then again, you didn't read the whole thing because you couldn't wait to open your mouth and then pat yourself on the back for being internet witty on a forum.
  15. Rules regarding salary

    The Maximum under the old CBA was 1/5th the cap. I am not positive they changed this. If they didn't it is 12.68 which I believe I heard that number before when they talked about how much money Crosby could get before they signed him.