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#1 Din758

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:43 AM

Well with pretty much ever dman FA we wanted gone, is it safe to say this isnt going to be our year?

Is Lidstrom sitting at home saying "f***, why did I sign that contract?"

I think at this point the only way we are saving our D corps this year is if we make a trade (which id hate to see anyone leave except Huds).

Or we need Smith and Ericsson to come out like mad men this season, but I dont believe either of them are ready for that pressure.

f***...
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#2 AARedWingFan

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:46 AM

Ian White might be a solid pick up. However, I'm waiting for a trade.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:47 AM

Ian White might be a solid pick up. However, I'm waiting for a trade.


Trading for help is the best way to avoid overpaying for a defenseman.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:48 AM

Yah, Lidstrom might be questioning Kenny right now. Where are you going to find me that D partner?

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:48 AM

Maybe Holland will trade Ericsson. Posted Image One can wish.

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#6 Heroes of Hockeytown

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:48 AM

I dislike these turns of events, but I think it's worth the patience to see what Kenny does with a possible trade before we make a bunch of dumb statements that will be on the Internet forever. :P
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#7 10 Minute Misconduct

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:49 AM

Have a smoke, bro.

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#8 grwingfan

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:51 AM

Hudler, Stuart and 1st round pick for Doughty. :P

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:54 AM

A. Calm down
B. FA isn't the only way to go
C. Many of the FA were GROSSLY overpaid and some way over-rated (*cough* Ehrhoff *cough*) - so we're better off without them
D. Ian White is still a decent plan B and is still available
E. I honestly believe a trade is in the works

back to A - Relax.

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#10 Din758

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:54 AM

Have a smoke, bro.


ive killed about 8 parliament lights already today, which is about triple my typical days worth. maybe its time to switch to reds for the day...

...or pull out the chronic :cool:
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#11 10 Minute Misconduct

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:57 AM

Yes, a blunt or two should ease your mind ;)

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:40 AM

One of two things could happen:

1) Holland will sit tight and hope Ericsson plays up to his contract. (He won't) Holland will be forced into a trade later in the season.

2) Holland will have to work out a trade. Hudler will not be traded because I think Holland already mentioned no teams were interested in a trade. So look for a bigger trade, including Flip probably, to fill the needed gaps.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:08 PM

Hudler to LA for Doughty. Ericsson to Nashville for Weber.

See how easy it is?

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:12 PM

I dislike these turns of events, but I think it's worth the patience to see what Kenny does with a possible trade before we make a bunch of dumb statements that will be on the Internet forever. :P


What if this is Holland's next move?

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#15 Heroes of Hockeytown

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:13 PM

What if this is Holland's next move?

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Then I authorize you to panic, for it will be the beginning of the End Times.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:15 PM

Yah, Lidstrom might be questioning Kenny right now. Where are you going to find me that D partner?


I doubt it. Most of the FA signings were out of Holland's control. As for trading for negotiation rights, I can't remember so many FA's signing under those conditions as this year.

Edited by ElCapitan, 01 July 2011 - 12:17 PM.


#17 GMRwings1983

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:15 PM

Then I authorize you to panic, for it will be the beginning of the End Times.


And this?

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:23 PM

Kenny dropped the ball on this months ago. If he really didn't see Rafalski's retirement coming or at least the potential for it, he's not doing his job. If he had been doing his job, he wouldn't be stuck once again as free agency starts like a couple years ago when he watched his four free agents all walk out on him. I gave him the benefit of the doubt that year as we were in a bit of cap hell and there were a lot of strange factors involved. But this year, we've got plenty of cap space to play with and the warning signs had to have been there if you're the GM of this team months ago, yet still, he's just not prepared.

I'm not really panicking as I'm just not surprised at this point and at worst, we still have a solid core up front. I'm just not happy with Holland right now at all. We'll probably sign Jovanovski in the next couple of hours which I'm fine with, but it and Ericsson aren't the deals we really needed to be making. If he doesn't have a trade up his sleeve, this is just another rough off-season for Holland. As I've said in other threads, I'm really starting to question his effectiveness in Detroit at this point, and I've generally been a longtime Holland-defender and most certainly not a basher.

Edited by gcom007, 01 July 2011 - 12:24 PM.

-Elliot...does not panic.

#19 echos myron

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:24 PM

Worst GM in the league!!!!

#20 LionsAndRedwingsAndPistonsOhMy

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:51 PM

I haven't seen any deals made that I would have been happy with anyway. Have you seen some of the money being tossed at people? Rediculous amounts in some cases, no way a lot of those players actually earn the amount of $$$$ they will be making.

You can panic if you want, but it's not very constructive =)





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