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  1. Wings Interested In Resigning Green

    There's a difference between being a bad hockey team and downright embarrassing. With our current D corps, if we don't resign him next year, the Wings could be flat out embarrassing. Like dumpster fire bad.
  2. Howard = Average

    Glad to hear you're feeling better. I can make your re-acclimation back to the Wings much easier with a two word summary: Piss Poor
  3. Zetterberg HOF Worthy?

    I totally agree with this. Remember the good ol days when the Wings via Hakan Andersson were on the forefront of European/USSR scouting and were hitting Jackpot after Jackpot on players that the rest of the league really knew nothing about. That quickly changed after we starting pulling the Russian 5, Lids, Dats, Z, Homer, etc. You had to suspect that wouldn't last that long and NHL teams would surely start having full time staff overseas to scout. Quite frankly, I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner than it did.
  4. Zetterberg HOF Worthy?

    I agree expansion has helped grow the NHL from a fan/exposure perspective. On the actual product and players, in the past 10 years the increase of US players in the NHL has only increased 3.2% though.
  5. 2/6 GDT Bruins at Red Wings 7:30 PM EST

    You may be right. But, our ownership has had a lot of bad signings, and non role models, just as the Cavs. BTW...Role models you say?? Riley Sheahan had a DUI (dressed in a Barney outfit to boot), Tootoo had severe alcohol problems. Todd Bertuzzi was an NHL outcast for ending another players career with a total bush league sucker punch and we signed him (people even in Detroit initially protested the signing), Probert and Darren McCarty with highly publicized Drug and Alcohol problems (I love these guys but it's the truth)?? I don't think the Wings are in business to produce/staff their roster with role models and nor do I expect them to be, but we've had our fair share of players with questions around their character that ownership willingly signed to play for us. You allude to us not having any sort of problem that the Cavs had with bad signings. "Don't make dumb decisions to start with". We've totally made some just flat out bad signings...exhibit A is Stephen Weiss. Brad Richards? Mike Commodore? Darien Hatcher? Cujo? Ray Whitney? Uwe Krupp? Our ownership and management has had their share of horrible signings and dumb decisions from the start.. My point was/is, would different ownership be more shrewd than Chris Illitch and therefore have a more success product year-in and year-out. Would we be in a better position if we would have committed to a rebuild years ago, rather than trying to piece together teams that were built to keep a historic playoff streak alive? We point a lot to our GM, and our coach, and after seeing what the Cavs did yesterday, just throwing out the question of our ownership being a part of our problem.
  6. 2/6 GDT Bruins at Red Wings 7:30 PM EST

    The Cleveland Cavaliers just did yesterday what the Wings should have done 5 years ago. Traded six players (and in the process free'd up a lot of money, got rid of player's who were good but not going to win them a Championship, got rid of locker room distractions/drama, created roster space, got draft picks, at the very least they cleared room to add a big time superstar, etc.). What happened yesterday with the Cavs clearly had to come from, or at least be approved by Dan Gilbert. Maybe we should be wanting different ownership that is less loyal, and knows when to throw in the towel and prepare for the future? Ownership that understands the concept that all professional teams(minus the Patriots) need rebuild periods and that putting together teams that have what it takes to win Championships is often cyclical.
  7. 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.
  8. Rumors Thread

    Do you think we could make a case to Bettman that with the new arena, we are really an expansion team in a new market, and therefore the Wings want to have an expansion draft to replace our entire team (coaches and management included)?? Just thinking of how to extinguish this dumpster fire.
  9. 1/25 GDT - Blackhawks @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST (NBCSN)

    Last nights game: Wow, that escalated quickly I don't even know where to start. Game was over half way through the 1st. Bad, ugly, bad, horrible.
  10. DeKeyser

    Ericsson creates quite the diversion for Danny. I will say though, I've been pretty vocal on my disappointment in E, I thought he played a great game against Philly. Best effort by him that I've seen in a long, long time. Good on him!
  11. Wings Recall Hicketts

    I kinda liked what he brought to the game last night. Don't know about his long-term upside though. Seems like not very much. However though, I kept thinking last night....Is this kid Brett Lebda in disguise? Basically the same player from a position and size perspective.
  12. Babcock Resurfaces

    I'd love to see the Leafs lose in game 7 of the SCF on an overturned goal call. Guaranteed their would be a serious and substantial effort by the Toronto consortium of hockey elite to either replay the entire game, or extend the series to a "best of 9" games. Bettman would abide.
  13. Babcock Resurfaces

    Babs is hilarious. If you play for him, you are living in his world. 50,000,000 reasons why he couldn't care less about the media scrutiny.

    He'd at least provide some levity and laughs in a season that is headed to be a (not so funny) joke. That's more value then Ericsson right there
  15. 1/16 GDT - Stars @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    Totally agree. Previously I watched him play, and thought that he was another Griff here for the short term...looked like he was playing over his head. Lately, he looks like a confident NHL player who is making great plays, making the players around him better, seeing the ice nicely, calm and collected/no panic, etc. Helm and some of our other players who are a bit older/more experience had better get their act together. Some of our young guys are playing like they are here to stay and possibly taking jobs away from others. Love it.