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#41 Playmaker

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:48 PM

Seems that everyone thought that the Wings were keeping Jimmy Howard in the minors too long by signing old former Wing goalies.  That seemed to work out okay. 

 

No GM in any sport makes all the right moves.  No team is going to win it all every year.  The Wings have stayed competitive for over two decades.  Some of the decisions the Wings brass make aren't necessarily ones that I'd make, but I'm a fan, not a lifetime hockey professional.  I don't think I'd really trust his opinion when it came to doing my job.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:56 PM

Seems that everyone thought that the Wings were keeping Jimmy Howard in the minors too long by signing old former Wing goalies.  That seemed to work out okay. 

 

No GM in any sport makes all the right moves.  No team is going to win it all every year.  The Wings have stayed competitive for over two decades.  Some of the decisions the Wings brass make aren't necessarily ones that I'd make, but I'm a fan, not a lifetime hockey professional.  I don't think I'd really trust his opinion when it came to doing my job.

 

I recall the rather ironic furor seen on these forums when Holland decided to keep Howard in 2009 rather than re-signing Conklin.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:24 PM

Yzerman knows what he must do this offseason to be sure.  Get a bona-fide starter in net.  Garon isn't.  He's a serviceable backup.  Lindback isn't, at least not yet.  Desjardins isn't, he's still in the AHL.

 

....Think he might try to poach Jimmy?  Because Howard + Tampa = Playoffs.

 

 

He could try for Nabokov to solidify the position for a year or two. 

Or even Tim Thomas.  Both are UFA this year

 

Backstrom's up in Minnesota....

 

 

2nd thing to do would be get some shut down defencemen.  Think we could trade him Huskins?


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:14 AM

Sometimes a "gut feeling" is nothing more than indigestion. 


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:15 AM

Mick said last night that Yzerman isn't enjoying being a GM. Said he doesn't like the firing and callong up and sensing down players. Wonder of it was an overstatement or if Yzerman might want out in a few years?
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:19 AM

Stevie did not do hard-ass well as a player.

 

When he did do it, I got the impression it was because he was so frustrated he finally lashed out.

 

As a GM he needs to be in Hard-ass mode all of the time, I just don't think that is in his character.

 

He needs time as an assistant to learn what the job will need from him, I don't like the idea of rookie GMs who did not cut their teeth as an asst with another team.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:46 AM

Sad... Murph was a goof, but he was our goof.  We make fun of his broadcasts a lot, but not because they're bad.  He's just goofy, and you kind of knew he was just being himself in front of the camera.  He also enjoyed what he was doing, and was enthusiastic.

 

 

One last "Wooo the fries!!!!"  :hehe:



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:51 AM

Sad... Murph was a goof, but he was our goof.  We make fun of his broadcasts a lot, but not because they're bad.  He's just goofy, and you kind of knew he was just being himself in front of the camera.  He also enjoyed what he was doing, and was enthusiastic.
 
 
One last "Wooo the fries!!!!"  :hehe:


Me thinks you got lost in the wrong thread lol





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