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  1. It's also Saturday night, while this doesn't apply to me, people have lives haha.
  2. Out of market is easy because you can use Game Center (except for the absurd number of blackouts for national broadcasts.) Local when you don't have cable has been tough as there is no streaming that doesn't blackout all the games.
  3. ^ I think Weber only gets traded with a #1 defenseman coming back, which we don't have.
  4. I remember though, the biggest complaint from non hockey fans as to why they didn't watch the sport was that they couldn't follow the puck, and remember the biggest TVs back then were like 26",(At least for the average person). They were trying to appeal to a larger audience and I think it was a good idea on paper but was more annoying than helpful in practice.
  5. It has the opposite effect when you do it with a specific outcome in mind. 😀
  6. I think a trade will happen after the season has started and they have an idea of what the team looks like. Hopefully a playoff team will find themselves without a goalie around the trade deadline and Howard can be traded, that's the only scenario where I can see some value coming back.
  7. Signed

    Tatar may be a better scorer, but you can't have a successful team comprised of all one type of player. There is a reason every team then had a "checking" line. Swapping Tatar for McCarty would've made it more difficult to win.
  8. I believe we are an unwanted destination. Most of the big names weren't considering Detroit, success is cyclical in sports, it's designed to be so.
  9. Given the system that is in place (salary cap, draft order) it is incredibly difficult to build a team to a contender without a long and painful rebuild, which is also no guarantee of success (see all teams that aren't the Hawks and Pens haha). I could be open to a full blown rebuild but I understand why they don't, it's just the nature of sports. I think there are likely better GMs out there, but it seems unlikely that anyone could have put the wings in anything but a marginally better position than they are now.
  10. According to Lebrun they did.
  11. You said Holland was asleep during the McGinn signing which implies he could have signed him had he been actively pursuing him, which he may have been. But as has been reported most of the desirable free agents have had their hearts set elsewhere.
  12. I'm not talking about the people he did sign, I'm addressing the fact that Holland is accused of "sleeping on a free agent" because they signed somewhere else as if Holland had first dibs on every free agent.
  13. There's no guarantee these players wanted to come to Detroit, what is Holland supposed to do? The only leverage he would have is to overpay and look at the criticism he gets for that.
  14. I assume he's puck handling in there.