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2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

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I'd feel a lot better about not getting anyone if we also somehow dumped Kindl and Quincey signed elsewhere, but I have a feeling those 2 are our 3rd pairing next year where I'd rather see Sproul and Ouellet as our 3rd pairing. Throw the inevitable Cleary cherry on top and you have a lately typical Wings July 1st. I'm having a really hard time staying positive with s*** like Kindl, Q, Andersson, etc clogging up the system and Cleary likely to return and take spots yet again from the likes of Jurco and Ouellet who are cheaper and better players that also give flexibility at the trade deadline to acquire someone.

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Whelp, thems the breaks. Nothing to be angry about guys. It's fate. There was literally nothing else that could have been done to improve this team over the last 5 years, other than what's already been done. Nothing. He went to the wall and it just wasn't in the cards.

Ken Holland is only one man. He can't produce miracles.

Exactly. Too many people are quick to chastise when we don't really know all the details. I think in some ways this could be a blessing in disguise. It means we get to play the kids on the back end

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Sorry, I have like an hour for lunch and then I'll be out of touch for another 3 hours. Don't have the time to read through everything. Just happened to hear it on the radio.

Radio? Okay. It all makes sense now.

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Whelp, thems the breaks. Nothing to be angry about guys. It's fate. There was literally nothing else that could have been done to improve this team over the last 5 years, other than what's already been done. Nothing. He went to the wall and it just wasn't in the cards.

Ken Holland is only one man. He can't produce miracles.

I disagree (unless you're being sarcastic?)

Replace Ken Holland's name with Dan Cleary and tell me if that line of reasoning still works.

Cleary works harder than almost anyone on the ice, but that doesn't matter. He simply doesn't produce the results necessary to remain competitive at the NHL level.

Holland has an incredibly difficult job. So do the other 29 GM's in the league. It's not always going to work out, but the results are still what matter. Not how hard he tried.

There were absolutely things that could've been done in the last 5 years. Just because Holland didn't make them doesn't mean they didn't exist.

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Admission - last year was the first year I did not go to Joe Louis to see a game since 1983. (Steve Yzerman's first game)

Reason - I did not feel the Wings organization was doing their best to put a the best possible team on the ice. Early indications are that I may not be going to the Joe this year either.

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Not surprised. Niskanen is looking to cash in and if a team is offering him $7 million a season, he is going to do it.

Looks like we get to see the kids play this year. Prepare for a little pain.

Then again, maybe what the fanbase needs is a bandwagon purge. If the Wings tank this year and miss playoffs, then we will have less undesirables. Not really what a want, but I guess there is a silver lining in the cloud of misery.

No cause we will sign a couple scraps for an overpayment

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Raise your hand if you'd appreciate the irony of Kyle Quincey rejecting Detroit and signing elsewhere because "they just aren't competitive".


I disagree (unless you're being sarcastic?)

Replace Ken Holland's name with Dan Cleary and tell me if that line of reasoning still works.

Cleary works harder than almost anyone on the ice, but that doesn't matter. He simply doesn't produce the results necessary to remain competitive at the NHL level.

Holland has an incredibly difficult job. So do the other 29 GM's in the league. It's not always going to work out, but the results are still what matter. Not how hard he tried.

There was absolutely things that could've been done in the last 5 years. Just because Holland didn't make them doesn't mean they didn't exist.

I was being sarcastic. VERY.

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Raise your hand if you'd appreciate the irony of Kyle Quincey rejecting Detroit and signing elsewhere because "they just aren't competitive".

I was being sarcastic. VERY.

:lol:

ok. I realized that right at the end after I typed my message. With what crazy things people say here genuinely, it's sometimes hard to tell.

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id sooner us not pay over the odds for Niskanen, in 1-2 year's we have 3-4 legit D ready in the A if not before.

This also says that this is Babs last year, if Kenny doesn't get Mike some bigger and better pieces to play with.

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